Industrial automation is a general term for information processing and process control such as measurement and manipulation according to the expected goal of machine equipment or production process without direct manual intervention. Thanks to the actual application of a series of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G and edge computing, the future industry is steadily moving towards large-scale flexible production, full-process transparent production, distributed production, and intelligent automatic production. How to improve the efficiency of in-plant logistics, adapt to higher-frequency changes in the production rhythm, and match the more precise and strict requirements of production and processing has become an urgent problem to be solved in the future industry, and the theoretical development of flexible logistics and more and more technical applications are implemented. It brought a new dawn.
Industrial automation can be divided into: (1) semi-automation according to its development stage. That is, part of it uses automatic control and automatic devices, while the other part is produced by manual operation of the machine. (2) Fully automated. Refers to all procedures in the production process, including loading, unloading, loading and unloading, etc., without the need for people to directly perform production operations (people only indirectly watch and supervise the operation of the machine), and the machine continuously and repeatedly automatically produces one or A batch of products.
1. High quality. Automation mitigates human-related errors. In addition, unlike humans, robots do not involve any fatigue, which results in products of uniform quality being manufactured at different times.
2. High flexibility. Adding new tasks to the assembly line requires operator training, but the robot can be programmed to perform any task. This makes the manufacturing process more flexible.
3. High accuracy of information. Adding automatic data collection can collect key production information, improve data accuracy, and reduce data collection costs.
4. High security. Industrial automation can handle dangerous situations by deploying robots to make the production line safe for employees.
With the development of industrial automation, combining scientific and technological innovation with logistics, enhancing enterprise automation capabilities, providing a safer, cleaner, and more efficient working environment, various industries have set off a wave of "machines instead of labor", AGV, AMR, etc. As the core of the automated construction of logistics systems, these machines are gradually replacing traditional tools. These AGV vehicle types have the advantages of being automatic, efficient and consistent. In recent years, market demand has increased year by year. It has become more visible in production lines, warehouses, and logistics distribution centers. It has become a new era of manufacturing logistics and warehousing. The main force of logistics.