Industrial Automation And Control

Industrial Automation is the use of control systems, such as computers or robots, to replace humans in a variety of industrial processes and machineries. In terms of industrialization, it represents a second step beyond mechanization.

As the industry's competitiveness has grown over the years, it now demands top-quality, most consistent products at a competitive price. A number of industries are examining various new product designs and integrated manufacturing techniques in addition to using automated devices in order to address this challenge.

A noteworthy and influential step towards finding solutions to the above-mentioned challenge is industrial automation. Through the adoption of new, innovative, and integrated technologies and services in Industry Automation, it is possible to increase product quality, reliability, and production rate while simultaneously reducing production and design costs.

What is Industrial Automation & Control?

Automation includes a type of mechanization that is aided by a machine mechanism for assisting human operators while performing a task. In a mechanical process, powered machinery can be used to perform a task manually with human intervention.Basically, industrial automation replaces computers and machines with human thinking. The word Automation means 'self-dictating' or 'moving by itself', which comes from the Greek words autos (self) and Matos (moving).Briefly, industrial automation involves the use of specific technologies and automatic control devices to regulate industrial processes without significant human interference and to achieve better results than manual control. Automation devices such as PLCs, PCs, PACs, etc. and technologies such as various industrial communications systems are part of these systems.

The importance of industrial automation control systems is increasing in several fields of manufacturing. Although considered technical solutions, they come under the remit of the senior engineering team in the field.In reality, control systems for industrial automation affect the wider organization, which means they can have an impact on your business. These enhancements are focused on improving output on the production floor as well as in other areas of the company.This, in turn, makes you more viable and versatile in fast-moving markets, while also increasing revenues and making sure your organization is future-ready.

Why Businesses Needs Industrial Automation & Control?

Obviously, Organization tend to know about multifold advantages before implementing any type of methodology to get better and consisted results. So let’s have a glance to know more about the advantages of using automation & control systems/ methodology-

  • Increased Quality of Product-Because automation reduces the need for human intervention, the chances of human mistakes is reduced. Automation can sustain uniformity and product quality with higher compliance by adaptively measuring and managing industrial processes at all stages, from product creation to end product.
  • Increased Productivity-Despite the fact that many businesses employ hundreds of production workers for up to 3 shifts to keep the plant running for as long as possible, the business therefore must close for servicing and holidays. Industrial automation helps the business accomplish its goals by allowing it to operate a manufacturing plant 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. This results in a significant growth in the company's productivity.
  • Increased Flexibility & scalability-Flexibility and scalability are further enhanced through automation control systems. Introducing new items to the production line, for example, is a much easier and quicker procedure. It's also a lot easier to scale manufacturing up or down depending on the demands of the industry.
  • Reduced routine checks-The requirement for human checking of several process parameters is fully eliminated with automation. Using closed loop control methodologies and automation technology, industrial processes automatically switch process conditions to set or desired values.
  • High Leveled Safety-Manpower safety is enhanced by industrial automation by replacing them with automated machines in hazardous working environments. Usually, industrial robots and robotic systems have been used in such dangerous and harmful situations.
  • Increased level of Information Accuracy-Implementing automated data collection to your business can help you gather major production data, enhance data accuracy, and save data acquisition expenses. Data collection will be more precise, resulting in considerable enhancements in batch and individual product accountability. This saves you money because you'll have to devote less resources to this procedure, and it also enhances levels of customer service. In regulated industries, it enhances compliance.
  • Increased Level of Operations-In addition, industrial automation and control solutions promote better efficiency in your production line. This is due to the fact that a programmable controller, such as a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), will consistently be doing a task to almost the same standard and within those parameters.
  • Reduced Downtime-Automatic processes may foresee failures, thus it schedules maintenance at the most optimal timings, and more, leading in little downtime for a manufacturing facility.

Different Types of Industrial Automation Systems

There are basically three types of industrial automation systems. These are-

  1. 1. Fixed or Hard Automation
  2. 2. Programmable Automation
  3. 3. Flexible or Soft Automation

Now we’ll discuss more about these three variants of industrial automation systems.

Fixed Automation -
In order to attain high production rates, this kind of automation is used to execute fixed and recurring processes. It automates fixed-sequence assemble or processing activities with particular function or dedicated machinery. It's difficult to update or vary the product design once it's been implemented. As a result, it is restrictive in regarding product variety, but it improves quality by reducing production rate and minimizing expense.

Programmable Automation -
With the alteration of the control program in the automated machinery, a particular class of product can be updated, as well as assembled or processing processes.This automation is suitable for batch manufacturing processes with medium to high product volumes. However, changing and reconfiguring the system for a new product or sequence of processes is very challenging. As a result, a new product or a variation in the sequence of activities entails a prolonged setup.Computer aided machines, paper mills, steel rolling mills, industrial robots, and so on are examples of this industrial automation.

Flexible Automation -
This type of automation system gives automatic control devices with a high level of flexibility in terms of product design adjustments. Such changes can be made fast employing commands given by manual control in the form of codes. Instead of producing several items with various ranges separately, businesses can use this technology to make multiple products with various capabilities as a combined combination process. Automatic guided vehicles, autos, and versatile CNC machines are some examples of that kind of automation system.

Here in Technitab, we offer rich and competent Industrial Automation Engineering Services for various systems like PLC, DCS, HMI, SCADA, Batch, Safety, Robotics, Drives, MES, MII, ERP Data Integration, etc. We have Platform Independent Engineering Services expertise across Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, ABB, etc.

We are dedicated to keeping updated, cutting-edge technology that enables clients to produce competitively today and future. With new technological advances, there are a plethora of robotic and machine vision applications that can benefit you in overcoming your business problem. Our team of skilled engineers develop and integrate solutions that improve the efficiency and profitability of your operations, from basic picking and sorting to enhanced vision inspection, from custom made end of arm tooling to complete work cell construct and implementation.We'll gain more insight into your process of manufacturing and develop a smart, customized automation system that seamlessly integrates measuring and automation to boost productivity and quality.

Industrial Automation And Control

Our Industrial Automation Services:

  • PLC, SCADA & HMI Engineering
  • DCS Engineering
  • Safety systems & Drives Engineering
  • CNC, Motion & Robotics Engineering
  • Documentation & Specifications (FDS/ DDS)

We have a dedicated team of SCADA engineers who are having vast experience in the power sector, also our engineers undergo training facilities which enable them to acquire a wide range of skills on growing technology needs and achieving customer satisfaction by focusing on quality at work.

We have executed many automation projects across various systems. Following is our competence across various tools and automation platforms.

Industrial Automation Work Experities

  • Siemens
    S7- 400 H/ F, 300, S7-1200, S5, S7-1500, Fail-safe Controller, SINAMICS, SIMODRIVE
  • Rockwell Automation
    ControlLogix, CompactLogix, SLC-500 PLC 5, Power Flex drives, GuardLogix, Advance
  • GE Digital
    Working with real engineering systems on real onsite platforms at real project sites
  • Schneider Electric
    Quantum, Premium, M340, Altivar Drives, 1024 I/O multi-rack configuration
  • Honeywell
    MasterLogic, Safety Manager & Fail Safe
  • Mitsubishi
    MELSEC-Q, L & F Series
  • ABB
    AC500, AC800F, ACS 800 Drive
Industrial Automation And Control

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Technitab is an engineering organization extending Automation PLC SCADA Engineers services solutions for all industries in the power sector. It has gained vast experience in the field of testing & commissioning activities in various Power system projects involving Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution networks Power utilities, and Process industries. We are competent in Engineering, Design, erections, testing and commissioning, pre-commissioning, Operation, and maintenance of HV, MV, and EHV sub-stations, Power networks, and other heavy industrial sectors. We are the emerging service provider for Testing and commissioning and substation automation services:

  • Survey and Data collection from Site.
  • Panel Erection, Cable laying, and Termination.
  • Preparation of RTU Configuration files and PLC logics for substation automation.
  • Testing and commissioning of RTU and obtaining SAT certificate from the customer.
  • Preparation of engineering documents, SLD, Layout Preparation, BOM and I/O List, cable schedule, and adaptation schedule preparation.
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