Automation generally describes the transfer of manual work to machines. Production processes that were previously implemented by people can now be carried out independently by artificial systems. The underlying program logic enables the system to make independent decisions and therefore control and regulate processes. In recent decades, particularly repetitive, consistent processes have been automated in industry, such as those involved in the picking, storage and relocation of products.
Due to advances in technology and the progress of artificial intelligence, it is also now possible to automate more complex and varying processes and consequently to achieve greater flexibility. This trend sets the cornerstones for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Fixed processes can be optimized and further improved. As a result, automation can now take over various tasks. From condition monitoring and associated response, through to complex control methods that allow machines to optimize their own processes independently.
Our modules can contribute to automating the different procedures and processes. With our wide range of products there are numerous possibilities for the control of different components within vehicles, machines or even entire manufacturing processes.
The CAN I/O PLC controller with 14 inputs and outputs and compact design