How Control Systems are Driving the Future of Industrial Automation
Published by : Industrial Automation
Global market witnessing a wide change in the operational activities of industrial companies, as these companies are shifting their preference for adopting industrial automation. Also, the growth in rapid technological change and growing in demand for new systems and networking architectures and looking toward interoperability of devices and systems are primarily driving the development in industrial automation in order to meet the demand for design complex components and high-quality product manufacturing.
According to L&T Technology Services, the control system primarily drives the future of automation in terms of providing easier integration, connectivity, and advanced intelligence.
Beyond Industry 4.0: Drivers of change
Considering the current market trend, the manufacturers are focusing on digitization to use data in a variety of ways such as analysis, monitoring, and optimization. These companies are aiming for a collective approach to meet the need to implement scalable control systems to enables the business operation to be more efficient and understand the business needs. Also, large manufacturing companies focus on a continuous and parameterized industrial device to meet the complex changing demand of the consumer.
In addition, the growth in demand and need for advanced information, communication, and networking technologies in the manufacturing plant are primarily driving automation and its industrial applications in the global market. This further anticipated to lead the demand for integration and collaboration of humans and machines across the supply chain ecosystem. It mainly impacts on the demand of industrial controllers worldwide, while industrial automation is expected to generate a revenue of over USD 200 billion by 2020, along with the growth in the development of new instrumentation and control products.
The use of process integration to lower the system load
The manufacturing companies are primarily investing in the integration of processes to minimize the extra load on the system to enhance productivity at a large scale. In addition, they intend to integrate advanced control systems with lower field sensing and data acquisition layer along with the enterprise management systems. The integration will result in one integrated control platform where the companies can access sequence control, logic control, motion control, remote access, condition monitoring, programming and human-machine interface (HMI) configurations, and remote diagnostics among others. It is expected that the manufacturing companies will enhance the production and operation efficiency, process optimization, and better user experience through the investment in the development of control systems, that further accelerate the industrial automation capabilities.