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What is Automation?

At its most basic level, automation consists of three elements: measurement, control and actuators.

  1. Measurement – instruments known as sensors take the measurements, then send the readings to the control.
  2. Control – this acts as the brain of the process, deciding which actions to take and then sending those instructions to the actuators. For industrial or process automation, you need a complex device like a programmable logic controller (PLC).
  3. Actuators. There are lots of different types such as – pumps, heaters, flow valves, pistons, rotors, robotic arms and so on – and each performs a different action. Attached to actuators are end effectors which include grippers, magnets, vacuum cups, cutting tools and so on. 

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