The basic requirement for complete process automation is the correct and automatic identification of every object.
The tendency is obvious: products are being increasingly customised, batch sizes are shrinking, product ranges are becoming wider and product quantities vary. At the same time, the demands on product quality are also increasing as people are thinking more sustainably. Companies looking to make responsible use of energy and resources will find additional approaches for doing so.
This wide spectrum of requirements means that processes have to run more efficiently. Leaner processes, reducing the error rate and merging digitalisation with automation – these are just some of the aspects that lead to the increased effectiveness of production systems while also enabling the use of new business models, such as for manufacturers. Assembly and testing systems automatically monitor their productivity and notify the operator of problems or failures at an early stage.