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.
The 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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