The trends in the automation - start of the serial „automation, supplier structure, economic crisis“

Bochum, Deutschland, (PresseBox) - Bochum, May 25, 2010. The Quest Trend Magazine has recently published the first part of a three-part series of articles to the topic „automation, supplier structure, economic crisis“. It concerns the connection between automation technology, its suppliers and the economic crisis.

By now two main trends in the automation technology have been appearing. The first main trend of the automation substituted the electro-mechanics by microelectronics. The second main trend consists of an ever higher degree of integration of the microelectronics. This trend dominates these days, however, continuing to differentiate it.

The today's automation technology started to substitute the electro-mechanics at the machines by microelectronics. So e.g. the programmable controller PLC substituted the electromechanical contactor-based control technology, the control panel with text display the individual switches and pushbuttons or the frequency converter substituted the Dahlander-connection. This substitution process shaped the development in the eighties and nineties.

Since at the beginning of 2000 an ever higher degree of integration of microelectronics became determining. The article calls the most important technological applications. A current trend counters this main trend, i.e. the efficient and inexpensive non-integrated automation component.

The article already indicates the changes these two main trends caused on the market structure of the suppliers of automation technology. This is continued to pursue in the second part of this series of articles.

This series of articles addresses the today effective general connections between automation, supply structure and economic development. Particularly in times that are more rapidly, partly precipitously changing the Quest Trend Magazine seeks to facilitate the orientation and decisions both of the machine-builders and the suppliers of automation technology with this serial of articles.

Quest TechnoMarketing is the publisher of the Quest Trend Magazine. Quest TechnoMarketing, analyses the automation market for more than 20 years.

The article „The trends in the automation technology“ is available on

Quest Trend Magazine

The print edition of the Quest Trend Magazine is published since 2001 and dispatched to 3,200 personally addressed decision-makers in the automation technology in the machinery industry of Germany, Austria and Switzerland and in the automotive and F&B industries in Germany. It has at least 10,000 readers according to the reader questioning and enjoys a high degree of attention due to its focus on trends in the automation technology from users’ point of view.

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The Quest Trend Magazine is published by Quest TechnoMarketing.

About Quest TechnoMarketing:

Quest TechnoMarketing, founded 1989, is specialised in market surveys for the automation technology. Location is Bochum and as Quest TechnoMarketing Ltd. London. At Bochum a team of 6 specialists are employed.

The market studies of Quest TechnoMarketing cover very detailed the demand trends in control technology, drive technology, field buses, Ethernet and sensor technology in the machinery industry and in the automotive and F&B industries.

These demand trends are based on interviews with the decision-makers. The trends are professionally, representatively and manufacturer independently recorded.

The customers of Quest TechnoMarketing are the manufacturers of automation technology. The majority of the well-known manufacturers belong to them. The customers use the market studies for their product development and market processing.

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