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Manufacturers turn to automation and smart tech as coronavirus hits production
The coronavirus pandemic is likely to hasten the rollout of automation and smart technology in the manufacturing industry.
Government rules aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 have kept employees at home and disrupted supply chains. As a result, manufacturers around the world have been forced to chose their factories and radically rethink how they operate.
In a recent article for CNBC.com, Rebecca Fannin looked at how the virus has impacted manufacturers based in China, the first country to be hit by the virus.
The biggest impact was seen in sectors with large assembly operations such as auto manufacturers and electronic component makers. Resuming production "has been a struggle" at many factories, but highly automated plants such as Cadillac's new Shanghai facility had a head start, Fannin explained.
The Cadillac factory, opened in 2016, has 386 robots and two fully automated production lines that do welding and painting.
One clear, long-term impact of the crisis on China's automotive, consumer electronics and smartphone makers will be an emphasis on robotics and automation, Fannin believes. Such technology can reduce labour costs and increase productivity -- and help prevent future plant shutdowns.
China had already been investing heavily in manufacturing tech over the past few years, becoming the world's largest market for industrial robotics and the fastest-growing market worldwide, according to the International Federation of Robotics.
The virus outbreak has put a "renewed urgency behind the trend towards increased automation and use of robotics in China," Emil Hauch Jensen, vice president of sales at Mobile Industrial Robots in Shanghai, told CNBC.
from industrial automation solutions, energy management and control also plays
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In commercial and industrial buildings, as in the home, monitoring your energy usage is the first step to taking control of your energy bills.
Once you know which systems in your facility use the most energy, it makes it much easier to understand where savings could be made, explains lighting consultant Daisy Energy in a recent article.
However, there are many things that can be done -- with or without an energy audit -- to reduce the energy consumption of your business.
Here are eight top tips:
1. Changing shifts to avoid peak energy costs: If your energy provider offers variable rates, find out when the highest and lowest charges apply and think about adjusting employee shifts and machine operating times to off-peak hours.
Similarly, demand side response incentivises a business to reduce consumption or switch to on-site energy generation resources in response to signals when demand on the grid is at its highest.
2. Daylighting: Using skylights and windows to bring natural light int…
First of all, let’s define what the phrase of
„energy-management system” means. An energy-management system includes
measurement device sub-systems with the possibility of user-intervention on
failure. By utilizing such a system we are able to continuously track and analyse consumption/quality patterns, and determine low-efficiency areas
quickly and easily, giving the opportunity to respond fast and efficiently.
Recently the ISO 50001 standard has been released,
which defines in great detail the expected structure of an energy-management
system and the requirements of its installation.
Installing energy-management systems is outstandingly
significant for enterprises to keep their market competency, which I would
For the companies its a vital factor to create their
products as economically as possible. With energy-management systems we are
able to recognize the inefficient areas of our production-cycle.
to define these statements in greater detail: In produc…
Industrial users can reduce their energy bills by up to 10% by participating in demand response programmes, according to the UK's Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE).
With demand-side response, energy users vary the amount of electricity they use at certain times in response to a signal or incentive from their energy supplier. For example, they can power down certain equipment for a while, use on-site generation and/or battery storage technology, and use more power when supply is plentiful.
Businesses that are able to be flexible in their energy use can benefit from price fluctuations in the energy market and receive payments for reducing how much energy they use at times of peak demand or when the capacity of the grid is constrained for technical reasons.
A joint report from ADE and RenewableUK says that UK industry is not yet taking full advantage of the significant cost and carbon savings available from demand response and flexible grid services.