- 1 Industrial Automation trends in 2021
- 1.1 1.Edge computing platforms become edge automation platforms
- 1.2 2.Remote Operations are enabled
- 1.3 3.Technology convergence
- 1.4 4.automated operations become autonomous operations
- 1.5 5.Powering up cloud networking
- 1.6 6.Improving training and knowledge bases
- 1.7 7.the collaboration of safety
- 1.8 8.The innovation Decade
- 1.9 9.Ramping up process analytics
- 1.10 10.shifting to functional-based business process automation
- 1.11 Digital trends in the manufacturing industry
Industrial Automation trends in 2021
1.Edge computing platforms become edge automation platforms
Edge computing platforms and applications continue to grow, but we require support from IT personnel with specialized skills to program, install, operate and support them. It is designed to provide the full capabilities and benefits. Such as gathering, analyzing, storing, processing the data. The main difference is personnel without specific IT skills will be able to support this automation.
These platforms are important because edge computing platforms are used in both industrial and manufacturing applications. It will create savings in time and personnel costs. It is designed to run continuously without the need for remote IT Support.
2.Remote Operations are enabled
In this present situation, heavily spreading of covid-19, the companies, shift their employees to their workplace by remoting operations. So many employees working their locations,i.e., their homes.
For this, we require a connected workforce, with real-time visibility and control and meet the challenges of remoting operations. These remote operations require technology to connected and remoting the workforce. By this, we can reduce paperwork, secure access to information, and support interactions with remote access. By thus improving the task efficiency and offers a safer working environment for employees.
The remote operation has many technical benefits, such as Augmented Reality. AR devices sense what the remote worker is looking at and display the needed data for specific operations using smartphones, wearable computers, tablets, smart glasses, etc.
Information technology and operations technology is progressing. It is key for digital transformation. Connectivity between information technology and operations technology is essential for businesses. The technologies included are additive manufacturing, advanced analytics, digital twin, AI, ML, etc.
power and automation also provide an integrated, digitalized approach. By this increases production efficiencies, decreases reduce CAPEX and OPEX expenditures and improve overall profitability.
4.automated operations become autonomous operations
By this pandemic, all industries urgently require different modes of operations. For this, we step on to advance digitalization and open new process automation standards. Manufacturers of digital transformation have an opportunity to move from automated to autonomous operations. By this, we can improve the predictability and reliability of the operating plant.
In the coming days, autonomous systems may be making unpredictable decisions. Artificial intelligence-based applications can enhance the human understanding of plant operations.
5.Powering up cloud networking
Remote work has become the norm and a hybrid model adopted to post-pandemic, cloud computing. It will provide more flexibility and agility. We anticipate companies will build out cloud capabilities, this includes robotic, AI, and data analytics.
6.Improving training and knowledge bases
Manufacturers, investing in automation is an easy way to attract and retain talent.
the load and unload a machine tool. Product safety and engagement affecting the entire workforce. manufacturers will need to spend more on software going ahead.
7.the collaboration of safety
Everything is safe, whether it is wired or wireless, PLCs, or autonomous technology. The safety though is in the implementation and design of robotics, autonomous material, and autonomous mobile robots.
8.The innovation Decade
Some universities and institutions create technologies that solve niche problems. individual companies investigating innovation spaces, labs, and buildings. Innovation efforts pay off for shareholders, stakeholders, and customers.
9.Ramping up process analytics
Here, users can analyze a huge amount of data in real-time, contributing to an end-to-end intelligence platform. The main business analysis is understanding how the process is performed currently.
Task mining helps organizations visualize and discover the process. Across the enterprise, analyze operative process data. The challenges are more prevalent than digital transformation programs, global business services, and the introduction of bots and other AI into the business process.
Here, process and mining offer a set of tools and techniques for the business processes. Based on the automatic map, we have to execute how the processing will be done.
10.shifting to functional-based business process automation
Optimizations focused on creating digital versions of old systems. Digital technologies improve the entire enterprise value chain. In this pandemic situation, so many companies look into digitalization technologies.
Here we have multiple tasks and areas to process automation from task-based automation to business process automation.
Digital trends in the manufacturing industry
- Total CRM view of the customer and new experiences
- Connect the dots to better predict
- Bring management closer to sales to minimize the risk
- Customer service to build honesty and increase B2B sales
- Systematic and digitally optimized field service
- Addition of new customers through a digital journey
- Digital B2B commerce, a business imperative for the industry
- Subscription for better membership and return revenues
- Attract and retain more with a loyalty program
- Arrange the value chain through system integration