Industrial Automation is going through rapid changes in recent years. Industry 4.0 as it is called, the securely connected systems, sensors, and robots, will significantly improve productivity with the aid of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The building blocks that will enable this revolution range from intelligent software systems, secure communication protocols to smart robots taking over the manufacturing.
With the dawn of newer technologies such as cloud computing, big data and a host of newer generation sensors and actuators, old standards such as PLC, SCADA, and DCS are increasingly being challenged to improve or die. More than 60% of today’s industries and factory floors will undergo a major overhaul in the next 10 years to reduce manpower and improve productivity. What are the major automation technologies that will become the standard in these future factories?
We are venturing into the post-pandemic world and the manufacturing industry has undergone significant disruption and transformation. What are some of the key technologies that helped the industry weather the storm? What were some of the key takeaways? How can industries become more resilient by adopting the newer technologies and processes?