2nd October 2019


What is automation and why is it used?

Automation or automatic control, is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching in telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention.

Just so, what is an industrial automation technician?

Job Description of an Automation Technician. Automation technicians troubleshoot, service and fix the computerized systems and robotic devices that are designed to reduce human interaction, such as robotic assembly devices and computer-controlled building air-conditioning systems.

What are the different types of automation?

Different types of automation tools exist:
  • ANN – Artificial neural network.
  • DCS – Distributed Control System.
  • HMI – Human Machine Interface.
  • SCADA – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.
  • PLC – Programmable Logic Controller.
  • Instrumentation.
  • Motion control.
  • Robotics.

What is industrial automation training?

An automation engineering course trains students to troubleshoot, repair and maintain automated industrial equipment, such as computer numerical control (CNC) equipment and robots. Automation engineering courses include instruction in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and electrical circuits.
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