Lean Manufacturing: Start with the Control Loop: Essence of Lean Automation

Automation trainer Doug Bell, Interconnecting Automation, continues the video series with Richard Harwell, Advanced Solutions Manager, Eaton Corp. They cover how lean thinking can and should extend beyond manufacturing to automation design, hardware, and software. The control loop (sense, decide, and actuate) is the essence of lean automation. Control loops can be centralized or distributed depending on needs. Build out from the control loop, adding hardware, software, and networking as needed. Device examples include sensors, controllers, and actuators.

Sponsored by Eaton Corporation; produced by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, CFE Media publications, to be non-commercial and educational. Runtime is approximately 8:40.

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