Automated systems have been incorporated into production lines and machines for years. The main purpose of an automated system is to help speed up a process. Tasks that are time-consuming or inconvenient are often incorporated into systems. Some manufacturing companies will work to develop automated systems that can handle jobs that would be difficult for a human to do.
Automated systems can be used to handle a wide range of tasks. Systems have key components that allow them to function properly including a control system, a way to interpret and distribute data and a human interface. Programmable logic allows the system to process data and control it.