It seems like everything is becoming automated. From cars that drive themselves, to computers that check you out at the grocery store, to hotel bellhops that run on electricity, the number of things that are completely automated is growing at a faster rate than ever before. This increased demand for automation doesn’t seem likely to be slowing any time soon.
People will constantly think of new things that can be automated, and with our technology and current success, you have to believe that we could, at some point, automate pretty much anything that we would want to automate.
But, it’s not like thousands of researchers and scientists woke up one morning and all simultaneously thought, “I’m going to try and make something operate completely without need of human monitoring!” Maybe some of them did, but there had to be something that provoked the demand for automation.
The manufacturing industry has been developing and advancing automation for a long time now. Indramat servomotors are a prime example of automation in action.
The manufacturing revival has increased the demand for automation.
Modernization is the name of the game when it comes to manufacturing. Companies are in constant competition with each other to make sure that their factories are staying current and up to date.
There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to push research and technology on the fast track. Manufacturing companies are constantly looking for ways to cut costs and increase efficiency, and more often than not, automation seems to be the solution.
Advancements in manufacturing automation translate to new automation technologies for other areas. And, once most people get a taste of a good thing, they want more. Consumers can only be content with automated lighting and sound system for so long, before they want laundry to be automated. Once the laundry has been washing itself for a few years, people will want shirts that can fold themselves, and so the cycle goes.
Not only has the manufacturing revival increased demand for automation, but it has made more and better automation possible. We specialize in legacy Indramat motion control, but we also work with the new Indradrive from Bosch Rexroth. Contact us when you need support for your Bosch Rexroth electric servo motors, drives, and controls, new or seasoned.