Industrial Automation in UAE
About Industrial Automation
Industrial Automation refers to the use of various control systems like robots and computers, and information technology in handling a number of machines and processes in an industrial establishment. Industrial Automation is a product or service to replace manual labor either to increase productivity, reduce manual labor in hazardous processes, or to eliminate human error in industrial processes. Automation is the second step in the course of industrialization, which preceded by mechanization.
The basic purpose of automation in the Industrial sector was to increase productivity in the production process and to reduce overall costs. Unlike manual labor, automated production machinery can work continuously with the same consistency, with minimum errors. Another original purpose of automation, to reduce costs was met by lower cost requirements of automated machinery (purchase and maintenance) when compared to manual labor (wages and benefits). However, today, the reason industrial automation has shifted to improved flexibility and quality of production. In the Automobile Industry, after the introduction of automation, error in engine piston installation dropped from 1 - 1.5% to 0.000001%, which reduced the number of defective products and improved the consistency and quality in production.
Industrial Automation eliminates various costs related to manual labor that do not apply to machinery, such as healthcare costs, holidays and paid leave. In addition, Industrial Automation, or the use of automated machinery requires less added expenditure on employee benefits like pension and bonuses. Although Industrial Automation is subject to high initial costs, it leads to substantial cost-saving in the long run. These benefits, especially regarding quality and consistency are the main reasons why automation in industries is highly demanded. Many Local and Overseas production houses in the UAE avail the services of industrial automation service providers, and technical experts. These companies deal with various industrial hardware and machinery and offer various services like automation, programming and maintenance. These services providers can be found in places like Al Mamourah Street in Ras Al Khaimah, Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai Mina Road and SAIF Zone in Sharjah.