Fixed Automation Process Sequence
Fixed automation is a type of advanced and efficient production process in which the sequence of processing operations is determined by equipment settings. In fixed automation, the machine settings are fixed and remain unchanged from one workpiece to the next. This type of production process is particularly effective when it comes to highly standardized products that do not require a long setup time before each production run.
When utilizing fixed automation, companies don’t have to worry about frequent equipment set up and take down because there’s no need for such flexibility during manufacturing or processing operations. Therefore, fixed automation helps save both time and money – especially if the same sequence of processing operations can be carried out on various workpieces without needing to reset/reconfigure machinery.
What is fixed automation good for?
It’s an efficient way of completing repetitive tasks with maximum precision and high productivity. In addition, fixed automation also brings about an improvement in quality control and reliability of manufacturing. As fixed automation becomes more widespread, machine operators begin to focus on the overall efficient operation of the fixed assembly line rather than just individual machines. This requires fewer workers to operate high-tech fixed assembly lines because there is a reduced need for human interaction.