Role of Industrial Automation in Industry 4.0


Automation refers to the employment of machines in manufacturing operations with little or no human involvement. Industrial Automation allows facilities to take advantage of these processes for a more efficient operation. Manufacturers use machines operated through different control systems like Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMLs) and robotics.

Automation uses logic and programming to feed the machine information on how to carry out functions. High control is possible with these machines, which enhances manufacturing efficiency. The many types of industrial automation systems are numerous.

● Automation that is robust or fixed is designed for high-turnover repetitive operations.
● Batch production employs programmable automation. Where changes can be made to the automation process.
● Soft automation allowed for flexibility and cost-effective production quickly and easily.

Some benefits of Industrial Automation in a manufacturing environment include

Reduced production time: Because machinery is able to operate more quickly and efficiently than human workers in many cases, it can help production move faster.
Higher-volume production: Machinery can create products in less time and produce more of them within a given time frame.
● Less human error: Human workers are susceptible to misjudgment and forgetfulness, but these are mistakes machines don’t tend to make.
Increased safety: Because people don’t have to be as involved with the production process, they’re able to stay safer. If something goes wrong on the assembly line, the worst-case scenario may be a broken machine part rather than an injured worker.

Evolution of Industrial Automation

From Ford first set of Model-T assembly lines in the early 1920s through the contemporary factory floor, automation has been a top objective for the industrial sector. An automated system was intended to  rationalize production and maintain process control. The achievement of such targets relied heavily on process variable measurement equipment.

We have reached a revolutionary phenomenon known as Industry 4.0 due to Industrial Automation and its potential. Furthermore, factory automation has improved significantly to become autonomous.

The future potential of industrial automation includes eliminating dangerous and pointless employment functions by outsourcing them to a machine. By reducing errors and increasing productivity, the quality of work is improved.

What is the role of Industrial automation 4.0?

Industry 4.0 automation now places a greater emphasis on task margins of error reduction than just efficiency and profitability. It also increases flexibility and significantly improves the quality of manufacturing processes.

Some of the roles which were automated under 4.0 include:

● IoT: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that refers to the links between actual physical objects, such as machinery or sensors, and the Internet.
● Business process management solutions can be used to manage information across a business, including enterprise resource planning (ERP).
● IIoT: The term "Industrial Internet of Things & quot (IIoT) describes how people, data, and machines are connected to manufacturing.
● Artificial intelligence (AI): It is the term used to describe a computer  capacity to carry out operations and make decisions that, in the past, would have required some degree of human intelligence.
● Cloud computing: Utilizing networked remote computers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data.
● Smart Factory: A smart factory invests in and uses Industry 4.0 tools, techniques, and strategies.

Advantages of 4.0

  • Industry 4.0 also enhances the client experience by offering individualized goods and services.
  • By lowering waste and improving resource efficiency, Industry 4.0 assists businesses in minimizing their environmental impact.
  • For businesses to be competitive in the global market, Industry 4.0 adoption is crucial.

How is Glomore actively supporting Industrial Automation 4.0?

Glomore Electro-Tech provides electronics components solutions for the power, telecom, consumer, industrial, automotive, and medical markets. Glomore supports IoT smart cities, robotics, automation, healthcare, and automobiles, LED Signage and Advertising, elevators, and industrial. Smaller and less priced PLCs, DCSs, supervisory control, and data acquisition systems are not extrapolated in the automation business. These features are simply built into hardware and software. Future growth will instead come from entirely unanticipated
directions. Some of the areas where Glomore Electro-Tech is continuously supporting Industrial Automation 4.0

IoT For Machinery: Here the IoT is used to link the machinery and the internet, such technologies requires the components like sensors, relay, and IoT supporting components such as display solutions, batteries, etc.

Machines & Automation- This technology is used in industries to minimize human efforts and increase productivity. Although various components are required to manufacture such machines as display solutions, sensors, relays, capacitors, connectors, etc.
Apart from this Glomore Electro-Tech is continuously developing and implementing its technologies into its components to meet the regular needs of Industrial Automation 4.0.


Automation in everyday life has evolved throughout history and will continue to do so in future generations. We can now anticipate that the development of robotic process automation will have a profound impact on our industry as our technology continues to grow in the future. In this journey of innovation and invention, Glomore Electro-Tech Solutions aims to be the all- encompassing solutions provider towards creating, smarter, more efficient, and empowering technology solutions.