Let’s say your organization has found the best automation system for its intended application. Now what? A motion control system can’t work alone. In fact, your organization needs to build new processes around the motion control system.
Consider the following factors involved in integrating motion control systems.
A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) permits human operators to monitor the motion control process. They can issue commands to change the result and override automatic controls if the system glitches. Without a person carefully monitoring your system’s HMI, your processes may face challenges.
Alarm management is an essential step in motion control systems integration. You should instill measures in case a systemic disaster occurs. Alarms are the best way to alert operators of emergencies and abnormal situations.
Your motion control system is specifically designed for your implementation. Your alarm system should be custom as well. Custom design your alarm system to identify the issues specific to your motion control system. That way, you’ll better prepare yourself, your counterparts, and your motion control system to react before problems grow.
You’re sure your motion control system will be efficient. But how do you measure results? How are you storing and analyzing them? Financial management is another integral part of motion control systems integration.
With proper financial management, your organization will be able to analyze the efficiency, risks, and assets of your motion control system. Without it, you’ll rely on nothing but the hope your system is performing to its intended degree.
Motion control systems integration is a multi-step process. And by successfully integrating your motion control system your organization can find tremendous success.
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