07.03.18
Creating Safer Workplaces through Industrial Automation
Safer working environment for humans is one the biggest boons of automation. Every
passing day, innovative automation systems are being created all over the world to keep
humans away from dangers. These dangers might pose an immediate risk to the life or body
parts of humans or they might be in the form of tasks which put human health at risk if they
carry out these tasks over a long term. Here is how automation can help in eliminating these
dangers.

Preventing loss of life or body parts
In automotive manufacturing, press shop is one of the most accident prone areas. There are
innumerable cases where operators have lost their fingers or even hand while working with
the press machine. In fact, in one of the unfortunate accidents, a maintenance operator lost
his life while doing the routine maintenance of a press machine.
Press machines require an extremely high level of eye-hand / foot coordination. Not to
mention, the machines are absolutely unforgiving of mistakes. A single blink of an eye and
the operator can lose a precious part of his body. Press loaders and unloaders from
Cybernetik can help manufacturers keep workers away from this accident prone area and
make the workplace safer for them.

Eliminating cumbersome tasks
Certain industrial tasks need to be done and need to be done at a specific speed to continue
the production line without being interrupted. This is also necessary to achieve economies of
scale in price-sensitive markets like automotive manufacturing or FMCG products like snack
food items.
Such tasks and their speed requirements make them too cumbersome for humans. Imagine
a shop floor worker lifting and moving a 100 kg bag several times a day. It not only puts the
worker’s health and safety at risk, it also negatively affects the manufacturing line as humans
will inevitably work at reduced speed after some time. This creates a bottleneck in the
system, which can be easily and efficiently avoided through automated systems like robotic
Production of food items may not be an obviously risky or unsafe process. However, when
food items are produced on the industrial scale, it can quickly transform into a cumbersome
task. Take the example of a worker who is working in a factory that produces savoury fried
snacks and who has to deep fry the food items. He needs to work in the dangerous vicinity
of an enormous quantity of boiling oil. Besides, the fire and heat also pose the risk of
dehydration.
Apart from this, the highly repetitive task can quickly become a boring chore for humans.
Bored humans may or may not follow the standard procedure while doing the task. This not
only puts humans in the close vicinity of a danger, it might also lead to the production of
substandard quality food items, which again becomes a health risk for consumers. Snack
food automation helps in avoiding these risks, making human resources available for more
skilled tasks.

Keeping humans away from hazardous materials and environments
In industrial manufacturing, humans need to work with all kinds of materials. Some of them
are not safe for humans and might put their health at risk. For example, there might be
hazardous chemicals, which need to be packed in bags. Exposing humans to these
chemicals might put their health at risk in the long term or sometimes even in the short term.
Automatic bagging systems help in eliminating this risk.

In certain cutting tasks, the dust produced during the process is harmful for humans. It
becomes a health risk for them when it enters their eyes, mouth or nose. To prevent this,
completely automated systems are designed, which are then covered with a canopy so that
the dust does not get spread into the atmosphere.
There are several such examples of automation systems that help prevent or reduce safety
risks to humans in different industries. Cybernetik can work with you to design and create
automation systems to enhance safety in your industry. Get in touch with us to know more.
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21.09.18

Streamlining a Food Factory with Automation

Food industry is one of the most demanding industries and often requires near perfection and consistency to survive and thrive. Consumer requirements like higher quality standards, lesser costs, more accountability, more product variety as well as industry requirements like regulatory compliances, ability to meet increasing labour costs and sustainability pose the challenges for food processing companies. Processes in the food industry were traditionally considered difficult to automate. Robotic automation has made its mark in agriculture eliminating several back-breaking tasks for the farmers. However, as food moved down the production line in a factory, automation would take a backseat. But in the last few decades, as technology advanced and food companies started realizing the benefits of automation, this scenario changed and automation slowly but gradually started making its strides in the food industry. It streamlined the industry in several ways and helped tackle many challenges faced by the industry. Quality & Safety  Food industry is one of the most quality-sensitive industries. Even a single instance of contamination can significantly affect sales and impede business growth. Automation provides a reliable solution to fulfill the quality and safety requirements in the food industry. Automated food processes are easier to standardise and the chances of deviation from the standard process are considerably reduced. Automation eliminates the possibility of contamination caused by human intervention. Faulty products can be more easily isolated and prevented from entering the marketplace. Automation can also help in maintaining a uniform taste throughout the production process. The demand for different variants of a product can be fulfilled by bringing in more flexibility in the automation systems. Enhanced Traceability  Automation makes it easy to track down a product from the start to the end of the production line. Enhanced traceability helps maintain the product quality and companies are better equipped to protect their brand. Consequently, it also reduces the cost of regulatory compliances. More Storage Space End-of-line automation systems like palletisers help in better utilization of the available storage space. Smart methods like matrix formation and utilization of vertical space result in increased storage capacity for factories. This helps in inventory management and scaling up production capacity. Creating Safer Work Environment  Food production when carried out on industrial scale can be potentially dangerous to humans. Industrial applications like deep frying, boiling, cutting and peeling make employees risk their life and limb. Automation helps in shifting humans from harmful tasks to safer work environments. Starting the Process of Automation As companies decide to automate, they have several questions. One of the main concerns is flexibility that is needed. But some processes like mixing, bagging and palletising are indeed generic and can be easily automated. Along with the companies that opt for complete automation, there are as many companies that decide to take a hybrid approach. Cybernetik offers both turnkey solutions and individual systems for automating specific processes. Get in touch with us to know more.

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21.08.18

Implementing Automation Through Project Management Approach

Acquiring and implementing state-of-the-art automation systems in a manufacturing company poses multiple challenges with the varying levels of difficulty. Some of these challenges can be so daunting that they become a main reason for companies to delay the decision of getting advanced technologies. Implementing automation with a project management approach is one of the best ways to tackle these challenges. Through project management, we are able to predict the timelines, costs, performance, ROI and other important metrics. This can help companies in making the important decisions like whether they should go for an end-to-end solution or an automation system for a specific operation. Project management also helps in proper execution and delivery of the project so that our clients can get the best returns on their investment. The main stages in the lifecycle of an automation project are explained in the infographic over here. Click the image on the left to see the complete infographic. Our project management approach makes it easier for you to take the right decision at the right time. Whatever your requirements, Cybernetik can provide you with end-to-end services starting from project initiation to after-sales maintenance and support. Here are some Case Studies of the projects that we have implemented. Communicate your requirements and let us figure out the best course of action for your company to benefit from the advanced automation technologies.

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18.07.18

Hiring: Technical Proposals & Marketing Engineer

Get in touch if you fulfill the following requirements and wish to work on exciting projects in industrial automation. Education: DME / BE or equivalent. Experience: 2-3 years in Industrial Automation in Automobile/Food/Chemical/Pharma industry. Technical Knowhow: Conveying systems, packaging systems, robotic systems and applications, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Languages: English, Hindi and Marathi (spoken & written) Willing to travel across India. Work Profile: As a Technical Proposals & Marketing Engineer, you need to handle the following and other related job responsibilities. 1. Visit client sites with the marketing team for understanding requirements, feasibility study, input data collection and capture site details.2. Prepare layouts on 2D/3D CAD software.3. Write technical proposals as per standard templates.4. Study existing systems and suggest improvements, if any.5. Handle costing and purchase of items and collect technical data from the respective supplier. 6. Collect commercial offers from sub-vendors (mainly bought-outs).7. Collect data of previous projects from ERP systems and verify from the respective project / design person. 8. Interact with the project person to verify technical and commercial aspects of the requirement. 9. Interact with the design department and verify the parameters suggested to the client before submitting the quote.10. Standardize quotations, costing and revisions as per client requirements. Send your resume to: career.automation@cybernetik.com

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