With 20+ years of experience in the electrical and automation industry, we have the expertise to get the job done right and share a bit of wisdom along the way. Learn about automating your factory, and the added benefits it provides here: 

What is Factory Automation? 

Factory automation refers to the use of various technologies and control systems to streamline and optimize the production processes in a factory or manufacturing plant. It involves the use of robotic and other automated systems to replace human labour in repetitive and dangerous tasks, reduce errors, improve efficiency, and enhance overall productivity. 

How Can Factory Automation Help My Business? 

Factory automation can help revolutionize business by improving efficiency, productivity, quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and speed, giving businesses a competitive edge in the market. It can also help streamline and optimize workflows, reducing the time and effort required to complete tasks. This can lead to faster production times, increased output, and greater efficiency overall. 

Types of Factory Automation: 

  1. Robotic automation: This involves the use of robots to perform tasks such as assembly, painting, welding, and packaging. 
  2. Machine vision: This involves the use of cameras and other sensors to identify and inspect products, ensuring that they meet quality standards. 
  3. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs): These are small computers used to control and automate various aspects of the production process, such as assembly line speed and temperature control. 
  4. Conveyor systems: These are used to transport raw materials and finished products between various stages of the production process. 

Benefits of Factory Automation: 

  1. Increased efficiency: Automated systems can perform tasks faster and more accurately than human labor, leading to increased production rates and reduced waste. 
  2. Improved quality: Automation can help ensure consistent product quality, reducing defects and improving customer satisfaction. 
  3. Enhanced safety: Robots and other automated systems can perform dangerous tasks, such as handling hazardous materials, without risking human health and safety. 
  4. Cost savings: Automated systems can reduce labour costs, eliminate the need for overtime and reduce the risk of human error, all of which can lead to significant cost savings. 
  5. Increased flexibility: Automated systems can be programmed to adapt to changing production requirements, enabling manufacturers to quickly adjust to market demands. 
  6. Faster time to market: Automation can help speed up the product development process by reducing the time and effort required for repetitive tasks, allowing businesses to bring new products to market more quickly. 


In short, factory automation can revolutionize a business by improving efficiency, quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. By investing in factory automation, manufacturers can increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive advantage in the market. Want to learn more, or get your factory automation started? Call RBT Electrical and Automation Services at 519-752-3675 today!