Automation is the process of using a system of controls to operate different types of equipment. Application automation is used to allowing reduced human interaction, which improves safety. There are many different types of automation products, from automated video surveillance to automated telephone networks and automated mining.
Softrol provide various types of automation in the textile Industry.
The many different functions automation can be used for can be classified into two main types, feedback control, and sequential control. Feedback control requires a controller and typically is used for processes that require measuring and making calculated adjustments. The second type, sequence control, is used for processes that have a programmed sequence of events.
A subcategory of automation is motion control. Again, this is a process that does not involve human interaction with a particular device. Like automation, motion control is the process of operating various devices using a controlled system.
Motion control typically involves an electric motor, hydraulic pump or linear actuator that is used for the automated process. This subcategory of automation is commonly used in several industries including assembly, packaging, printing, and textile.
Automating processes has several benefits. Automation can increase productivity, quality, and consistency while removing the likelihood of human error.
It also reduces the amount of money a business has to spend on labor and other employee expenses, and further, reduces risks some workers might incur. For example, monotonous or dangerous tasks can be automated.