Automation can be a million different things. It can be a simple solution that controls and monitors a small part of a machine. At the other end of the spectrum is technology that controls complete systems for extremely complex processes. But they have one important thing in common. They all require you to have a handle on the process to be automated.
The three secrets of automation
We love all things automation, so believe us when we say this - you want an automation system that's robust, flexible and quick to implement. If you're going to take away just one thing from what we're talking about here, it's just that. The holy trio of the automation world. Here's the deal: the more stable the system, the more efficient the production. And the more flexible, the easier it is to build on and rebuild when needed. Add to that rapid implementation that allows you to modify and test the system offline without affecting production, and you're home free.