automation, mechanization, mechanisationnoun
the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
"automation replaces human workers by machines"
the condition of being automatically operated or controlled
"automation increases productivity"
equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation
"this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"
The act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls.
Etymology: From automatic (coined by a Ford Motor Company leader in the 40s)
Automation is the use of machines, control systems and information technologies to optimize productivity in the production of goods and delivery of services. The correct incentive for applying automation is to increase productivity, and/or quality beyond that possible with current human labor levels so as to realize economies of scale, and/or realize predictable quality levels. In the scope of industrialisation, automation is a step beyond mechanization. Whereas mechanization provides human operators with machinery to assist them with the muscular requirements of work, automation greatly decreases the need for human sensory and mental requirements while increasing load capacity, speed, and repeatability. Automation plays an increasingly important role in the world economy and in daily experience. Automation has had a notable impact in a wide range of industries beyond manufacturing. Once-ubiquitous telephone operators have been replaced largely by automated telephone switchboards and answering machines. Medical processes such as primary screening in electrocardiography or radiography and laboratory analysis of human genes, sera, cells, and tissues are carried out at much greater speed and accuracy by automated systems. Automated teller machines have reduced the need for bank visits to obtain cash and carry out transactions. In general, automation has been responsible for the shift in the world economy from industrial jobs to service jobs in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human organs of observation, effort, and decision. (From Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1993)
The numerical value of Automation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Automation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
It's a constant reduction in personnel through hard work and automation.
I don't think there is any replacement for more flying around and getting experience, the issue of automation is a real one. I do get concerned that it could bite us.
She said' Andrew, there's no reason for you to do this because someone else is going to run on universal basic income and the automation of jobs,' and I was like,' I'm not sure that's really happening,'.
You know what the talking heads couldn't stop talking about about after the last debate ? It's not the fact that I am somehow No. 4 on the stage in national polling, it was the fact that I wasn't wearing a tie. Instead of automation in the future, including the fact we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs. Hundreds of thousands right here in Michigan.
I've been really for the past 20 to 25 years pushing people to fly manual, automation is what makes your life much easier but then the minute you need to use your skills you find that most pilots have lost some.
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Translations for Automation
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- automatitzacióCatalan, Valencian
- automatisation, robotisationFrench
- オートメーション, オートメ化, 自動化Japanese
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