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Introduction to Automation

INTRODUCTION: Automation is a technology concerned with the application of mechanical, electronic and computer-based systems to operate and control production.

This technology includes:

  • Automatic Machine tools to process parts
  • Automatic assembly machines
  • Industrial robots
  • Automatic material handling and storage systems
  • Automatic inspection systems for quality control
  • Feedback control and computer process control
  • Computer systems for planning, data collection and decision making to support manufacturing activities.

The scope of this text will be limited to primarily to automated systems used in discrete-product manufacturing. Examples of industries using these types of systems include: metalworking, electronics, automotive, appliances, aircraft, and many others.



Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Ministry of Education
Government of Pakistan
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