The Top 5 Trends and Predictions in Automation in 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The pace of technological change in the automation industry is accelerating. And as we near the end of the first quarter of 2019, it’s important to note the upcoming trends and predictions in automation.

  1. Greater emphasis on Incorporating AI into the workflow
    1. Experts believe AI will add nearly $16 trillion to the global economy by 2030, and 20 % of companies surveyed are already planning to incorporate AI into their company’s workflow.
  2. Robotics systems cost will be on the rise
    1. It’s estimated that companies will spend a total of $115.7 billion on robotics systems and drones by next year, a 17.6 percent increase from 2018. With technology ever increasing, the adoption of robotic solutions will intensify over the next five years. We’ve already discussed how robotics will shape automation in a previous blog entry ( make sure to check it out here).
  3. Manufacturing Competitiveness at Stake
    1. In countless industries, we have seen companies, who leverage disruptive innovations, position themselves to become industry leaders, bastions of productivity, and economically prosperous. With automation changing rapidly with technology like AI, it’s imperative that companies must be adopted in order to remain competitive and profitable
  4. 3D Printing
    1. 3D printers reduce the time spent in waiting for replacement parts, make short production runs cost-effective and can also recycle the materials used for fabrication. 3D printing manufacturing, with its numerous innovations, will see broader implementation in 2019.
  5. Implementation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    1. Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT, is the use of smart sensors and actuators to enhance manufacturing and industrial processes. IIoT is making the industrial environment and factories smarter and more efficient. It’s estimated that within the next year, manufacturing, transportation and utility companies will spend $100 billion on IIoT technologies. Expect to see a greater implementation in 2019.

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