What is Automation?
At its most basic level, automation consists of three elements: measurement, control and actuators.
- Measurement – instruments known as sensors take the measurements, then send the readings to the control.
- Control – this acts as the brain of the process, deciding which actions to take and then sending those instructions to the actuators. For industrial or process automation, you need a complex device like a programmable logic controller (PLC).
- Actuators. There are lots of different types such as – pumps, heaters, flow valves, pistons, rotors, robotic arms and so on – and each performs a different action. Attached to actuators are end effectors which include grippers, magnets, vacuum cups, cutting tools and so on.
Measurement (for example, a thermometer measures the temperature in a liquid) sends a reading to the control. Control (decides the temperature is too high or low) and tells the actuators (heater) to change their actions (heat the liquid). Then the sensor measures the new values and sends them back to the PLC, and the PLC decides what to do and sends commands to the actuators to stop or continue. The whole process repeats in a closed loop.
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