Automation or automatic control, is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching in telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated.
The biggest benefit of automation is that it saves labor, however, it is also used to save energy and materials and to improve quality, accuracy and precision.
Automation has been achieved by various means including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic and computers, usually in combination. Complicated systems, such as modern factories, airplanes and ships typically use all these combined techniques.
Automated technology in today’s workplace calls for individuals who are highly skilled; that is why implementation and training at SAKURA INTEGRA is a great choice. In the packaging field, work varies according to the product manufactured, the process and machinery used, and the utilization of the product. What they have in common is the need for automated machine mechanics or technicians who have knowledge and hands-on experience.
With implementation and training at SAKURA INTEGRA, you will be ready to apply your skills in the designing, building, installing, and troubleshooting of high-tech, high-speed automated electro-mechanical machinery systems for packaging and other manufacturing applications. Whether it is diagnosing and quickly solving problems so production flow is maintained or assisting engineers in the development and modification of new and existing designs, you will be prepared for a career that is set to grow as technology advances.
Work in the packaging field will vary according to the product manufactured, the process and machinery used, and the utilization of the product. However, most companies categorize the work into the following positions: Automated Machine Mechanic – a highly skilled individual whose skills include the ability to diagnose and quickly solve a problem so production flow is maintained. This person is competent in electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, welding, machinist skills, and the use of micro-processors and programmable controllers.
These skills, plus a knowledge of packaging fundamentals, make the Automated Packaging Mechanic invaluable in today’s automated technology. Automated Machine Technician is knowledgeable in packaging materials, machinery, and systems used in the field of automation. Technicians are called upon to assist engineers in the development and modification of new and existing designs. Technicians set up production lines and train in-plant machine operators and maintenance personnel on its operation and troubleshooting techniques.