Automation the Key to Success

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Nov 5, 2013 (4 years and 8 days ago)

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Automation the Key to Success

Cristian Craciun, Instructor and

Lab Engineer of Engineering
Laboratories

and

Paul P. Botosani, Ph.D., Professor and

Director of Engineering Laboratories

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut


Competition Laws


Time is Money

Faster
-

Better
-

Cheaper

Efficiency
-

Quality
-

Cost

Emerging Technologies


Microelectronics


Telecommunication


Embedded System


Web


Nano Technology


Mecatronics

Emerging Technologies


Smaller


Smarter


Sophisticated

Need for Automation


Improving the customer services


Ensuring the survival of the Company

Automation


Software Automation


Home Automation


Automation in Industry

Software Automation


Automation is a COM (Component

Object
Model
)

-
based technology that enables
dynamic binding to COM objects at run
time.


Automation was previously called OLE
Automation and ActiveX Automation.


Home Automation


Home automation

is a field within building
Automation specializing in the specific automation
requirements of private homes and in the
application of automation techniques for the
comfort and security of its residents.


As a very basic definition, we tend to refer to
home automation as anything that gives you
remote or automatic control of things around the
home.

Home Automation


Audio


HVAC


Intercoms


Lighting


Security


Video



Home Automation Companies


Home Autom.ation Inc


AMX Corporation


Crestron Electronics


Lutrox


Etc.

Levels of Automation


There are five levels of Automation

in a
production plant

1.
Device level
, the lowest level it includes the actuators,
sensors, and other lower devices.

2.
Machine level
, the hardware from device level is
assembled into individual machines.

3.
Cell or system level
, a group of machines or
workstations connected and supported by a material
handling system, computer, and other equipments
needed for a manufacturing process.

Levels of Automation


There are five levels of Automation

in a production plant

4. Plant level
, it receives instructions from the
corporate information system and translate
them into operation plan for production.

5. Enterprise level
, the highest level it is
concerned with all functions necessary to
manage the company: marketing and sales,
accounting, design, research, aggregate
planning, and master production scheduling.

Factory Automation


Example of an
Automated Warehouse
Management and
Control System




Testing Automation


Software


LabView


Visual Basic


Hardware


Instrumentation

»
PICO

»
Digital Multimeter


Sensors

Education


Final Product

Conclusion


Without Automation the Companies can
not succeed in the global economy.


Society, governments, education, and
economy need automation to compete in
global economy.


Questions