2. Production and ICT

Manufacturing is a key element of our society. It provides the goods we all like to buy and it employs a huge number of people.

Manufacturing makes heavy use of automation.

production systemThe benefits of automation include

  • Reduced piece cost over the life time of the production plant
  • Higher quality
  • More consistent quality
  • Can run 24 hours a day
  • Very fast
  • Improved reliability
  • Huge volumes can be produced in a short time

To carry out this automation, production engineers develop ingenious machines that are designed and built to complete a specific task.

Much of this production plant include ICT elements such as industrial robots, programmable logic controllers, computer networks for co-ordinating the production process. Input / output devices and a whole array of sensors.


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