Manufacturers using a relay panel or outdated controls are typically dependent on manual operations. By updating a control platform, production time and downtime are reduced through steps that can be automatically controlled and give machine feedback and fault management.
Automated systems increase accuracy, which results in higher quality output, streamlined processes, and fewer errors. In addition, a reduction in quality inconsistencies leads to less waste.
In “Liberty Mutual’s 2018 Workplace Safety Index,”6 the insurance company estimated that employers paid more than $1 billion per week for workers’ compensation in 2015 for disabling, non-fatal workplace injuries. Automation reduces employee exposure to dangerous or repetitive tasks, which decreases the risk of incurring these costs.
An automated process increases output, enables faster production times and reduces costs to help operations quickly meet customer demands.