Production Automation: Why So Important?
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One of the challenges that constantly faces the world of manufacturing is the ability to create quality products for an ever-expanding customer base. This situation becomes even more daunting when one begins to deal with small and intrinsically complex parts. Obviously, experience becomes extremely important when any company needs to adopt more innovative approaches to production automation. This concern is all but eliminated through the turnkey solutions provided by IMS. As we boast over 50 years of experience within this industry (at one time being a component of Texas Instruments), we posses both the knowledge and the flexibility to meet even the most demanding of automation needs. How is this accomplished?

Client Concerns a Top Priority

A malleable approach is required to produce viable results within this sector. To put it simply, every company will require different production and automation solutions. Thus, the first step is to develop a robust understanding of the discrete needs of the facility in question.

These are then paired with tried-and-true technologies. However, modern problems require equally modern solutions. We also embrace the concept that innovation is one of the most critical keys for success. With the marriage of the traditional and the novel, more targeted approaches can be expected as the end result.

Furthermore, we appreciate the fact that many facilities need to address an around-the-clock work schedule. Downtime equates to loss of revenue and lower levels of customer satisfaction. Arising from the fact that our approaches are as modular as they are efficient, the prospect of a system suffering an endemic failure is vastly minimised (if not eliminated altogether).

Fostering Cutting-Edge Technologies

It is a foregone conclusion that one of the most essential components of any modern automated system is the large-scale presence of integrated computer networks. Not only will these enable even the most exacting of processes to be carried out in a fraction of the time that would otherwise be necessary, but greater levels of quality control are also a reality. Therefore, IMS likewise embraces the presence of these devices and will employ the most appropriate software packages.

This is not to say that humans are removed from the equation. On the contrary, management and oversight both need to be able to work with these systems in order to assure streamlined production control. Not only will this enable small and complex products to be finished in an agreeable amount of time, but greater levels of transparency will naturally equate to a higher ROI.

Staying Ahead of the Curve

If there is one maxim which is entirely appropriate within the field of production automation, it is that the solutions of today may very well be outdated tomorrow. IMS has encountered this situation for more than five decades and continues to evolve as necessary. This will ultimately result in all of our customers being able to enjoy what can only be called second-to-none production solutions that span a wide range of needs.

As we are now fully within the 21st century, the need for such a reliable and yet flexible approach continues to grow. As such, IMS is quite pleased to offer our unique approach to production automation.


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