What is industrial automation and what are advantages

What is industrial automation and what are advantages

Today, industrial automation marks a fundamental chapter in corporate evolution and innovation. Using cutting-edge technology, industry leaders such as Arcos are committed to creating robotic systems for polishing, grinding, deburring and satin-finishing, providing solutions that not only optimise production time, but also raise efficiency and quality.

In this article, we gain a better understanding of what industrial automation is and what benefits it can bring to companies that adopt it. Follow us in reading!

What is industrial automation?

Industrial automation refers to the use of computer-controlled systems and information technology to manage machinery and production processes. This revolutionary technological approach allows companies to automate tasks that previously required human intervention, significantly improving efficiency, precision and repeatability of operations.

The main objective of automation is precisely to increase productivity and reduce operating costs.

Industry 4.0 and industrial automation: a close and indissoluble connection 

Industry 4.0 and industrial automation are closely related concepts that are fundamental to each other. Automation transforms machines into autonomous units, paving the way for Industry 4.0, which is the evolution towards smarter and more interconnected production.

Together, they form the pillars of the revolution in modern manufacturing, where automation, originating from the use of machines for repetitive tasks, has laid the foundation for an advanced and synergetic production environment.

Today, Industry 4.0 is a hot topic and encouraged, also at government level, by the Transition 4.0 Plan. On this, we have dedicated an article in which you can find out what incentives are provided by the legislation and how to access them.

What are the advantages of industrial automation?

Industrial automation has led to many improvements within the industries involved, in particular:

  1. Increased productivity: robotic systems can work around the clock, reducing downtime and increasing production rates. This enables a faster response to market demand.
  2. Reduced operating costs: the decrease in the need for manual labour for repetitive or hazardous tasks not only reduces personnel costs but also reduces the risk of human error, which can lead to wasted material or the need for reproduction.
  3. Improved quality and safety: robotic machines are designed to perform tasks with extreme precision, reducing the risk of defects.

Industrial automation: the future of manufacturing with Arcos

Integrating automation into production processes is not only a matter of efficiency and cost reduction; it is also a step towards the future of manufacturing. The adoption of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics opens the way to new possibilities for product innovation and customisation, enabling companies to meet the increasingly specific needs of consumers.

Arcos robotic machines are the benchmark of cutting-edge technology. Our robotic polishing and deburring cells are a clear example of this: their technology is capable of supporting various machining operations, from assembly to object handling to quality control, all performed in total autonomy. In addition, they are equipped with an island supervision system developed with LabWindows/CVI for customised engineering applications.

Arcos’ strength lies in offering highly customised robotic systems: in this way, industrial automation is introduced into every business, bringing the resulting benefits such as reduced cycle time. For example, the Arcos CNC rotary table has the capacity to machine several parts simultaneously: the result is a significant time saving in the production cycle

In addition, Arcos robot systems provide a high degree of flexibility, i.e. the ability to adapt to different machining operations. For example, robot islands are able to perform diverse machining operations, from object handling, assembly, to quality control.


Every day at Arcos, we use the expertise of our engineering team to design ever more advanced and customised systems for our customers.

Automation is now a necessity for those who want to keep up with the times and make the most of the opportunities offered by modern technology.

Contact us for advice tailored to your needs and to remain competitive in an ever-changing market!


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