Automation is the creation and application of technology in a process of production and delivery of goods or services in a way that minimizes human intervention. Collaboration between information technology, machine sophistication, and process automation will increase efficiency and effectiveness. Speed, repetitive work, and safety as the 3 main factors that are the target of automation.


What Does Automation Bring Into The Industrial World?


1. Increasing Production Results and Performance Productivity

Automated deployment gives employees more time, resources, and freedom. Because they can shift their focus from manual tasks that require a lot of repetition. Existing resources can be diverted to designing better strategies, innovations, and technologies. This will create a much higher level of employee productivity where production results can be maintained and even increased.


2. Use of Materials Becomes More Efficient

With more data, we can design better work processes and procedures. Because the combination of sensor capabilities in capturing information and the use of sophisticated technology in processing this information will give us a more detailed and specific picture of what is happening in the factory. This will increase the efficiency of material use due to a more planned supply chain.


3. Better Product Quality

Improved production quality occurs because automation can provide greater control and far better consistency over product quality than manual processing. Automation can prevent or at least minimize human errors if set up properly. Repetitive tasks are the target of implementing automation. Because it means, the task is easy task for a robot to imitate, however, when the task is repeated, and people do it, again and again, mistakes and carelessness are very common due to fatigue and loss of focus and concentration.


4. Security Guarantee

Besides better productivity, safety is the main reason why industries need automation. Automated systems can reduce the risk of accidents and prevent worker injuries, resulting in a safer workplace for everyone. Besides that, if we're being honest, there are a lot of tasks that are too dangerous for humans but we're forced to do them anyway, simply because we don't see any other option. Well, if we have a robot to do that task, then the problem is solved!.


5. Shorter Work Weeks for Workers

Apart from the fear that robots will take over a lot of human work, we can see it as a reduction in workload both in terms of load and time. Because, according to the Journal of the World Economic Forum, by 2022 42% of total task hours will be completed by machines. Wouldn't that create a better balance between our personal and work lives?


Types of Automation that PORTS Can Manage are Sorting, Routing, and Access.