Best Way to Avoid Automation Madness: Adding Productivity

In this article we will discuss how systems integrator gives good value by serving as the manufacturing plant’s MAC or main automation contractor that reduces project risk and overall maximizing production’s productivity? 

In improving manufacturing process, one of the best ways to make it happen is by using automation. This is the most important element that builds a reliable system and making its value more maximized. The technology is continuing to make innovations on how companies make businesses, how things are built and how we can continually satisfy customer demands. 

Daily, new solutions can improve processes, reduce waste, gain quality control, and ultimately increase the bottom line. The world of technology can be intimidating, and many manufacturers find it too costly to maintain internal expertise. 

By depending on the automation experts that gives an efficient way to integrate technology, the system integrator can give huge and best value by serving as the manufacturer’s primary automation contractor. 

Usually the first focus of this kind of project is the controls. Integrating controls to the project initiation makes the project valuable. Consequently, one can tap into the creativity of the main automation control that contributes to the overall design. MAC is expert in managing very large and complicated projects and MAC gives knowledge on the various systems available. In return, a company will not only minimize the risk but will also have control systems that utilizes the plant’s productivity. 

There are three factors that can help companies achieve this result: 

Integrating a lead integrator early in the process; 

Integrating a well-structured methodology and its best practices; 

And depending on best technical resources available 

With this, they can create good production alignment and make sure that the companies achieve its integration goals 

It is of vital importance to create a team that approaches this system efficiently from the start of the integration process. This is to make sure that all the members of the team – including the operations and controls – have a final say to the final system that will be implemented. 

In order to have a good foundation for the success of main automation control, an engineer should follow these basic simple tips: 

An engineer should have a well prescribed methodology that addresses and initiates the project by first identifying the scop, project kick-off and the final detail and functions of the design. Next to this is the building of the system and testing it. This process involves planning, system development, procurement and assembly, panel quality control, factory acceptance testing, and final step which is shipment. In the last process of the system building, it should have integration, installation and training for the key personnel using the overall system. 

The company should involve all the employees at the start of this process so that their perspectives and requirements are already designed and integrated into the system design. These steps should also include the automation and networking standards, the communication protocols and different factors unique to the plant where it will be integrated.