Industrial automation

What is industrial automation?

For efficient processes: Industrial automation in logistics

Whether in order picking, in the handling of purchasing and sales or in the reduction of error rates: Industrial automation creates the basis for more efficient processes. The term generally refers to automation technology that uses control elements (gripper robots, etc.) to increase production and manufacturing throughput.

Possible areas of application can be found above all in tasks that are characterized by a high degree of repetition and monotony. Typically, warehouse logistics processes are therefore optimized using industrial automation. Industrial robots are connected to the application controller by means of software so that, if necessary manual intervention in processes.

Objectives and benefits of industrial automation at a glance

  • Increase in production throughput
  • Reduction in error rates
  • Relief for staff by eliminating monotonous, sometimes non-ergonomic tasks
  • Better production planning thanks to higher system productivity


Logistik-Lexikon Industrie Automation

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