What are the stages of designing industrial automation systems?

Preparation of an industrial automation system is a complex process that requires knowledge and experience in various fields. It includes many stages, starting from taking measurements, collecting information about specific customer requirements, ending with the execution of tests and commissioning of the entire system. When designing individual elements, it is necessary to take into account the elements available on the market, both standard and technological novelties. In the course of building the concept, the specification of the software operating the system is also prepared. Along with the development of the specification, a list of procedures to be followed in the event of various events, both predictable and random ones, is built.

The stages of designing industrial automation systems are as follows:

  • developing the assumptions and budget of the project with the client,
  • verification of the return on investment,
  • optimization of final solutions in terms of current implementation,
  • execution of electrical projects,
  • purchase and completion of equipment,
  • software development,
  • prefabrication of cabinets,
  • pre-installation of server systems and environments,
  • preparation of visualization and driver applications,
  • implementation of applications and optimization systems,
  • execution of tests and commissioning