Industrial Automation Defined

Modern manufacturing relies on industrial automation
Industrial automation is part of modern manufacturing.

AX Control states at the top of our “About” page that we are “a global supplier of industrial automation parts.” But what exactly is industrial automation?

As a basic definition, “industrial automation” is the control of machinery and associated processes in industrial settings using computers, interfaces, software, and robotics. But let’s delve a little deeper.

Benefits of Industrial Automation

Some believe Henry Ford’s assembly line was the first example of industrial automation. But today industrial automation goes far beyond the assembly line. It includes the use of control systems run by robots or high-powered computers. Control systems run information technologies that take care of processes and jobs that were formerly the responsibility of human beings. The advantages of the change to automation are several:

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