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The trends in the automation - start of the serial „automation, supplier structure, 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, www.qtm.de/e analyses the automation market for more than 20 years.
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