AI News, Industrial Automation: What it is and How it Will Evolve
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Industrial Automation: What it is and How it Will Evolve
Industrial automation traces its roots back to the 1970s when the original distributed control system (DCS) was developed by a team of engineers at Honeywell.
Once Dick Morley, an American mechanical engineer, developed the first programmable logic controller (PLC), several startups released human interface software to help add innovative automation solutions to a wide range of industries.
While delving into the brief history of manufacturing application, it’s important to note that some innovators get stuck in growth plateaus and others continue to generate success.
Many industrial automation manufacturers focus on niche applications, and most suppliers only recently have begun expanding products beyond their initial applications and local geographies.
Industrial robots typically help perform long production runs for large manufacturers, but new capabilities may soon bring industrial automation to small and medium industries.
The concepts being developed by the Industry 4.0 revolution (referring to a new phase in Industrial Revolution that focuses on interconnectivity, machine learning, automation, and real-time data) include networked connections that will allow robots to collaborate, not only with humans, but with other industrial robots.
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