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Shalini Chakraborty

THE FUTURE IS HERE

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Industrial Automation is the new trend in the new millennium. There has been numerous technological advancement and researchers in the field of Industrial Automation. One can definitely realize that the world is easily transcending towards the philosophy of production in huge volumes with increased precision and quality with minimized human intervention. The PLCs have completely surged the market and with the advent of cheaper digital technologies, the implementation of them in different industries has been easier.

The Internet of Things is one of the most prevalent topics discussed in the current global world. The ongoing developments have intensified with the aim of low cost, higher performance, and high valued industrial automation systems. Innovative industrial automation has taken one step further with systems using PLM, ERP, asset management, operation management and so on which has further enhanced the flexibility and efficiency of the manufacturing systems.

The simultaneous development of Lean Automation Architecture, Smart Sensors, Cooperative Robots and what on!!!! The developments have been rampantly going on and on. Hence, companies and individuals who are thriving for change will sustain themselves easily by adapting the new global rules and services and we can together step up to discuss pros, cons, new innovations and amazing future possibilities yet to come.

 

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You speak of automation as though it was a brand new idea, new in the 21st century. Are you unaware of the automation that took place in the 20th century? It is certainly true that new developments continue, but the whole idea is not nearly as new as you make it sound. Automation has been around for a very long time. You might want to Google the term "Luddite" for a bit of history.

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I read somewhere that the Romans known for their great engineering feats used brute force to accomplish said feats. Human power was used when horses were available and domesticated. Even then there were worries about unemployment and labor unrest if the human labor was replaced (aka automation) with "high tech" methods. http://www.jagengrg.com/blog/-dump-trucks-vs-donkeys

 

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16 hours ago, DrD said:

You speak of automation as though it was a brand new idea, new in the 21st century. Are you unaware of the automation that took place in the 20th century? It is certainly true that new developments continue, but the whole idea is not nearly as new as you make it sound. Automation has been around for a very long time. You might want to Google the term "Luddite" for a bit of history.

DrD

Thank you, Sir. I was actually unaware of Luddite and protests in 18 Th century by mill workers. I went through the article recently and knew about the same.

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