Tips on How to Implement Automation in Manufacturing Plants

The development of internet technology in Indonesia continues to grow rapidly. Nowadays, the internet of things or IoT can make all processes more transparent. IoT technology also helps factory managers to assess work performance and to lead business operations better. Modern technology allows all aspects of the business to get the convenience that cannot be obtained in earlier decades.

You can improve almost all business industries using automation and robotic technology. One of the businesses that have the biggest impact on internet technology is the industrial business. Nowadays, many factories and companies need industrial automation. There are 3 tips that you need to do if you want to implement industrial automation in your company, such as:

Start Slowly

The first thing to do if you want to implement industrial automation is by starting slowly. The implementation of industrial automation is not cheap because you need to replace several traditional equipment and machinery into a new modern machine that can connect to the internet system. Therefore, you have to choose which equipment you need to upgrade in order to use the Internet of Things to facilitate your work and improve company’s performance.

Commonly, when you choose to implement business automation, the equipment is not installed automatically, So you need to make an adjustment to the equipment. Then, You also need to train your employees about the upcoming system and technology.

Long Term Plan

The second thing to do if you want to implement industrial automation is by planning long term business. Industrial automation is not an easy task and requires a lot of money. If you build a business from scratch, it will not be a big problem because you can implement industrial automation from the start. However, if the company has been running for a long time and still uses traditional equipment, business automation will be very costly.

You should think about long-term plan if you want to implement industrial automation. When you start industrial automation, it might be costly at first. However, if you are running a long term business, industrial automation will save more money and reduce failure rates. You can choose to replace and upgrade all the equipment at once or upgrade it step by step.

Choosing the Right Equipment

You need the equipment and hardware to automate your machines. Therefore, if you want to implement industrial automation, you need to find the right and suitable equipment for your company.  There are several tools that are usually used in industrial automation such as cameras, special sensors, PCs, and human-machine interfaces (HMI).

If you still don't know which equipment you need to implement industrial automation, you can ask for some advice from the engineer in your office and ask which items or equipment that your company needs. You don't need to follow all the industrial automation trends. You only need to choose the right equipment for your company.

Well, those are 3 tips on how to implement automation in your manufacturing company. if you want to build a factory with integrated technology, you should choose a factory area that has a strategic location and has supporting facilities.

One of the industrial areas that have a strategic location is Karawang New Industry City (KNIC). Located close to the capital city of Jakarta and has plenty of transportation access, make KNIC a suitable area for building warehouses and renting warehouses.

In addition, KNIC has 6 national infrastructure access such as the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road, Jabodetabek LRT, Trans Java lines, Jakarta-Bandung Railway, Kertajati International Airport, and Patimban port. KNIC is also supported by facilities such as premium electricity, natural gas, and fast internet connections to support the performance of manufacturing companies.

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