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Automation is the application of technology to perform a process or procedure with minimal human assistance. The word was inspired by an earlier word, automatic, meaning a process working by itself, without conscious thought or attention.

Automated processes are found everywhere and within everyday life. Automated scheduling is a common process to carry out next tasks after another has taken place. For example most central heating can be run on an automated schedule, setting up automated payments and money transfers with banking, and scheduling wake up alarms, to name a few. All of these use technology to run the automated system but many automated events are run without modern technology. 

Automation in manufacturing refers to the assistance of automation processes in tasks. At Tharsus, automation is used in many of our systems and processes, as well as incorporating automation technology into our customers Strategic Machine through out a range of industries investing in UK robotics and technology, helping to increase efficiency and ultimately reduce costs. Some types of manufacturing automation: 

  1. Fixed automation - single part, large volume production, with one set task
  2. Programmable automation - batch production, ability to produce varied parts 
  3. Flexible automation - real time production, system controlled by programming

At Tharsus, we use automation technology when designing and manufacturing the parts for strategic machines for our customers. Our manufacturing operators follow automated processes to make sure the build of strategic machines are to the highest, and of the same, quality. Our Digital technology use programmable automation in machine software development. This helps to run rapid prototyping and testing, as well as automating robots, making our strategic machines actually strategic.