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Building the Future of Autonomous Systems
Industry 4.0 is no more a novel concept. As manufacturing ramps up automation supported by software and hardware interfaces, we are
beginning to see highly automated factories. Automation is essential to the implementation of Industry 4.0 as manufacturers are still dealing
with labor shortages triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Industrial automation is being used by a wide variety of industries to address this
labor shortage by creating more efficient processes through the application of various technologies. In this interview, Dave Gallop, Product
Specialist at Dewesoft, discusses what's driving manufacturing automation forward and where is it heading.
Tech Briefs: Automation is no more a buzz
word. What are the key factors driving increased
automation in the manufacturing
industry?
Dave Gallop: Primarily, it's being driven by
quality and consistency, and the reality is
moving toward more of an autonomous or
less interactive process. These two factors
have some side effects that increase the throughput ultimately
reducing the cost and increasing the profitability of the entire process.
And in automation, we can remove a lot of the failure modes
that are caused by subjective decision-making.
Tech Briefs: What are the new technologies that have made automation
more accessible to more manufacturers?
Gallop: The most revolutionary technology
advances in automation include
the ability to have sensor interpretation.
The ability to put sensors where we
couldn't put them before and use sensors
that simply weren't even available
before to monitor these processes. Of
course, the ability to analyze in real-time
and make decisions in real-time is a
very critical part of that. So, it's not just
about perfecting the process, but it's
also about the ability to be able to monitor
the process with the new sensor
technologies.
Tech Briefs: What role does automation
play in the field of measurement
and control?
Gallop: With any system to really be considered in the realms of
automation there has to be a fully integrated sensory component.
There must be processing capability and an outcome objective.
To integrate a fully automated system, we should be able to make
observations in real-time and across potentially distributed networks,
and they all have to be combined into this Obsidian kind of
approach of decision-making. It also has to involve third parties.
Measurement expands way beyond the sensory side of things
because the sensory side of things may be things that you have
complete control of, whereas a third-party facet is that you may
have no control, but you do need to be able to intercept the data
that's coming from the third party. That becomes a measurement
component as well. We also must be able to have systems where
the measurement system must be able to differentiate between a
norm, an expected outcome, and a deviation from the expected
outcome. And obviously, that system needs to be able to not just
Tech Briefs, June 2022
Tech Briefs: In what industries do you expect to see the greatest
demand for automation in the next five years?
Gallop: Sadly because of the situation the world is in, it may be dominated
by industries such as farming, agriculture, and energy. But I think
as we emerge from this pandemic, we will probably see the demands
for things like automotive products increase. A lot of those will have an
increased demand for electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and to some
degree autonomous vehicles. On the autonomous vehicles side, this is
something that's been the pinnacle of automation for some time now,
and it's evolving very quickly. I think that the autonomous vehicle industry
will become one of the most prominent users of the technologies.
Watch the full interview with Dave Gallop at https://www.
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measure that, but also be able to quantify and validate it, and then
make decisions based on those outcomes.
Tech Briefs: What are some of the innovations Dewesoft is applying
to this space?
Gallop: Dewesoft is trying to make this process as intuitive and
as streamlined as possible. From both a hardware and a software
perspective, we try to integrate systems where a novice user
could become an expert very quickly and not be challenged by a
difficult and complex interface. We are also more than happy to
integrate with third parties, so we try to work with multiple tiers
of operational systems in whatever technology is implemented in
that system and then provide the desired kind of interactions and
interfaces for other systems as well.
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