In today’s context, automation is the key to 21st industrial revolution. The foundation of industrial automation is based on ICT technology, control system, machine learning, and M2M technology. The use of robotics in different fields is allowing business to map an agile way to manage production. Automation, in the last few years, has evolved as the primary factor to streamline mass production and mitigate human errors, while saving time and reducing cost factors. Because of such benefits, companies and businesses are slowly transcending towards automation technology. Not only it streamlines operational workflow but also controls production, shop floor, business process, and supply chain.
- The introduction of nanotechnology will decrease the size of IoT components which can be easily adjusted with large physical devices. This will reduce the power consumption of the machine and boost its efficiency.
- All the devices will be connected to a single cloud network, allowing the employees to monitor the production work happening in each department. Besides the data collected by each device will be saved and analyzed by the system, saving operational cost and time.
- The IoT manufacturers will develop more sophisticated technologies which will optimize the workflow in any working ecosystem.
Artificial Intelligence/ Automation technology is a heavenly gift for companies of every stature. If implemented properly, the advantages of IoT can easily surpass the disadvantages. Here are few benefits of implementing artificial intelligence.
More efficient and productive
Artificial Intelligence has indeed increased the efficiency and productivity of different industry. Automated technology has streamlined the supply chain and mitigated the requirement of human intervention to operate different systems. This, in turn, has enabled predictable analysis and speedy deployment of finished goods. And if any difficulty occurs, a message is forwarded to related personnel. Besides that, the report can be accessed from anywhere, anytime by the authorized personnel.
Automation technology has eradicated human-induced errors and removed all the roadblocks of mass production. With artificial intelligence, there is greater monitoring of all system and precise control over quality. Businesses across the world are implementing this technology to improve their product quality and boost sales.
Significant cost savings
As mentioned earlier, automation reduces the requirement of human labor which, in turn, cuts costs from every corner including salaries, insurance coverage, and more. The initial cost might be little higher, but it will help entities to achieve a high return on investments.
Safety of workforce
We regularly hear the updates about workers getting into accidents in big production factories. Automation technology will prevent hazardous incidents by mitigating human workforce involvement. Machines can operate in extremely perilous conditions where human presence is not possible. Replacing human labor with machine intelligence will reduce the significant threat to life especially in conflicted zones such as mining, nuclear sites, and explorations.
The introduction of automated systems has eased the manufacturing process in a plethora of companies. Besides production industry, this technology can be used in different other industries such as automotive, healthcare, transportation, defense, and more.