In the age of supply chain disruptions and vast technological advancements, the role of industrial automation software companies has become paramount. Here, we highlight our Top 10 industrial automation software companies, ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Honeywell, AVEVA, SAP, Omron, Rockwell Automation, Emerson and Oracle.
AVEVA’s tightly-secure industrial cloud platform and its range of applications support collaboration between customers and their suppliers. AVEVA helps clients to deliver energy, food and medicine, as well as infrastructure, through connecting clients with its AI-enriched insights which helps businesses to optimise operations and increase sustainability across their work. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, and supports its global range of customers with 6,400 employees, 5,000 partners and 5,700 certified developers.
OMRON Corporation was founded in 1933 and is a leader in the field of automation, using a “Sensing & Control + Think” core technology. OMRON manufactures controls equipment and electronic components, in addition to equipment for social systems and the healthcare sector. The company has 30,000 employees and customers in over 130 countries.
Automation machinery manufacturer Rockwell Automation is an expert in industrial automation and manufacturing, as well as building safety products and automation systems. Its control systems allow real-time monitoring, to help streamline operations and minimise downtime.
“Adopting new technologies, while balancing quality with profitable growth, are top of mind for automotive leaders,” said Paul Epperson, Vice President of Global Industry – Auto, Tire & Advanced Mobility, at Rockwell Automation.
Emerson is a technology, software and engineering company which balances customer focus and innovation. Emerson offers those working in industrial and commercial markets a way to make their products and services healthier, safer, smarter and sustainable. The company won the title of ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’, out of 4,000 nominations, in 2022.
Its latest automation solutions are built for Industry 4.0 - and beyond. These include industrial automation solutions designed to optimise industrial processes safely, securely and reliably.
Siemens is known across transport, healthcare, manufacturing and infrastructure. It is dedicated to building smarter and more sustainable products and services and uses the latest technology breakthroughs to achieve this, including advanced automation in its manufacturing. Siemens’s industrial automation drives digital transformation forward each day, with automation concepts such as Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), to ensure seamless interaction of all components.
Automation leader ABB is building a sustainable and resource-efficient future, robotics, electrification and industrial technology.
ABB estimates that the market for autonomous mobile robots will increase by 20% each year till 2026, reaching US$9.5bn by 2026. The company has brought robotics-start-up Sevensense, which manufactures AI systems that give factory robots the eyes and brains to manoeuvre around the factory floor.
Software development company SAP upholds the sustainable supply chain with its manufacturing software. In the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies, such as the Industrial Internet of Things and intelligent automation, these technologies are used to power efficient machinery and factories, by offering manufacturers the visibility and transparency they require to lower their emissions and meet customer expectations.
Schneider Electric has a goal to make the most of energy and bridge progress and sustainability, for all. Its industrial automation makes use of automation control systems, such as computer systems and industrial equipment. Schneider Electric's variety of industrial automation solutions advance system lifecycles.
Through the adoption of industrial automation control systems, Schneider Electric can improve the quality and flexibility of customers’ manufacturing process.
Honeywell was founded in 1906 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company uses smart manufacturing technologies to improve efficiency for customers and its partners.
Read our interview with Rick Winick, Honeywell’s VP and General Manager of Automotive Refrigerants here, where Winick discusses the company’s involvement with electric vehicles.
According to Honeywell, the key benefits for industrial automation include:
This technology offers the ability to move personnel out of danger.
Industrial automation lowers the need for manual steps by implementing automation.
Increased productivity of people and processes
Automation can be used to control processes at a higher level which is closer to maximum capabilities, on a 24/7 basis.
Oracle is a cloud technology company which offers computing infrastructure and software for customers to become more effective. Its autonomous database also helps to organise and safeguard customers’ data. Oracle offers five products: Oracle AI Apps, Oracle Data Science Platform, embedded machine learning in Oracle Cloud, Oracle Digital Assistant and Oracle DataFox.
Oracle Cloud offers its customers a platform for managing its industrial automation applications, allowing businesses to utilise the benefits of automation, without investing in hardware. Oracle’s Manufacturing Execution Systems help manufacturers to control production across the shop floor and offer them real-time visibility into production and other activities.
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