The 21st Century is the age of machines and robots. Mankind has come a long way. From the invention of the wheel to designing spaceships, we keep on pushing forward, and the manufacturing industry is no exception to this. Although these inventions and automation have provided significant results, a steam engine would not have evolved into a bullet train if we had been stuck with the same methodology. These advancements have been possible thanks to continuous monitoring of automation and striving for continuous improvement. Similarly, automating a factory is just a first step, and won’t yield the best output until and unless it’s complemented with an Industry 4.0 technology like production monitoring.
Manufacturing automation is the skeletal system and body of an industry, whereas production monitoring is the heart of automation. It makes sure the automation is running according to the desired outcome of the industry.
Let’s get into why production monitoring is so important after implementing manufacturing automation.