Since the introduction of Automation in industrial &manufacturing sector increased and eased production at less cost. After several decades of improvements in automation technology, in the last couple of years we have seen important activity in this region and this will continue in the coming year.
For the last few years advancement in the field of automation become rapid mostly in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-enabled solutions, cybersecurity, and continued movement on the Open Process Automation (OPA).
Top 7 IndustrialAutomation Trends:
Industrial Cybersecurity Management
The Digital Transformation Monitor
Online Research and Purchasing
Merging of Virtual and Physical Worlds
Over the industrial markets, Edge is the next big thing. As clients embrace digital to drive the efficiencies of capital, resources, and assets, computing becomes more distributed and converged at source to create resilience and responsiveness.
Companies benefiting from self-managed, edge computing infrastructures will be able to unlock information that has been trapped in computers and procedures for a long time. They will also be able to define inefficiencies in production rapidly; compare product quality with circumstances in production; and identify future safety, production, or environmental issues.
Muti-Touch technology started slowly grabbing attention industrial automation sector too. The driving force behind this trend is the demand of the consumer for the velocity, energy, and flexibility of multi-touch apps in their plant floor operator interface,
Suppliers are responding by incorporating multi-touch technology into their products. Most Application software also has indigenous multi-touch assistance, which makes it simple for users to design their apps to make complete use of their skills.
Industrial Cybersecurity Management
Additional developments in industrial cybersecurity management solutions will be implemented to tackle the distinctive demands of industrial automation machinery, apps, and plants; especially as these relate to stringent system update and network communication limitations.
More importantly, these new industrial cybersecurity management solutions will extend this functionality to include unique, non-PC-based industrial assets and control system protocols.
The Digital Transformation Monitor:
The MONITOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION lists fifteen domestic “digitizing” sector projects that have been introduced in latest years across Europe. With value chains increasingly spread across Europe, further sector digitization poses difficulties that can only be resolved through a coordinated attempt across the EU. There are seven more initiatives being prepared.
Online Research and Purchasing:
Industrial automation goods were bought from retailers who went to donut-bearing plants, product brochures, and data on pricing and which then recomment to manufacturers.
Users now prefer to discover products over the Internet, relying on search engines and other instruments, as this Control Design study demonstrates. In many instances, these same users choose to proceed online from studies to purchases. And there are websites emerging for suitable product search.
Industrial robots used to be stupid instruments intended to conduct the same easy procedure over and over, such as selecting and putting a particular portion at the same place from a specific place. Nowadays, software-driven and vision-driven robots can be programmed to conduct a range of functions that meet today’s demand for flexible production.
Merging of Virtual and Physical Worlds:
New innovations accelerate the merging of the virtual and physical worlds, allowing new business models to be created. Manufacturers are introducing fresh business models under which together with the brand they sell digital services.
Manufacturers add real-time condition monitoring and predictive analytics to the digital twin service. Using Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, virtual design is connected to physical equipment for operator training and visualization as well as machine maintenance.