Automation is the modern verbal form of automatic control. They use various control systems in order to operate any machinery or system to complete a particular process. One of the important benefits of automation is the reduced use of labor. It also helps in increasing the precision, quality and accuracy of any system. Nowadays, automation has spread into all industries like mechanical, hydraulics, airplanes, computers and many others. These systems help in easing the job and can be used even in the worst case scenario where a human hand will have no effect. The systems like robots can operate in the most hazardous situations where a man can’t be. Thus the system has occupied a majority of industries and is an important aspect to be studied.
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Listed below is the top 10 automation companies in the world.
Siemens is a German company based from Berlin and Munich and is the largest engineering company in Europe. The main activities of the company includes energy, infrastructure, automobile and industry. Most of the company’s profit comes from the automation systems. The company is also one of the oldest and most trusted ones with over 350,000 employees. It had a global revenue of $50 billion last year and is the best automation company according to a report.
ABB is a leading technological and automation company which enables utility, infra and transport customers to improve their performance with less environmental impact. The company is based from Zurich, Switzerland. The company is famous for robotics. The company spreads over 100 countries with 135,000 employees offering valuable services to the automation field.
3. Emerson Process Management
This is an American Multi-national company which mainly focuses on electrical equipment. The company also provides services to the field of industrial, commercial and consumer markets. The company has a rich history of about 120 years and is spread in 205 different locations in the world. The company has over 111,000 employees with $22 billion global revenue.
4. Rockwell automation
This is an US based industrial automation and information products provider. The company has its headquarters in Milwaukee with offices in more than 80 countries worldwide. The company had a revenue of around $6 billion in last year. The company mainly concentrates on architecture and software segments. It has over 22,000 employees offering services in the automation field and is one of the top automation companies of the world 2017.
5. Schneider Electric
This is a French- based MNC which specializes in energy management and automation systems by providing both software as well as hardware. The company has a history of 180 years and has been a supplier of hardware from screws to the complex robots in most of the places. The company has about 160,000 workers working under automation systems and had recently obtained a revenue of $20 billion. Thus it occupies number 5 in the list.
6. Honeywell process solutions
It is an American based company which produces a variety of commercial and consumer products and offers services in the field of aerospace engineering. The clients are ranged from small private sector companies to government companies and it provides same quality service to all. It has a workforce of 125,000 all over the world. The company is known for the wide range of products it manufactures.
7. Mitsubishi electric
It is a Japanese electrical and electronics equipment manufacturing multinational company. The corporation was established in 1921 and is one of the most important part of Mitsubishi family. It is known for producing the highest number of photovoltaic panels. The company has been a supplier to many other automation companies ranging from TV’s to fighter jets.
8. Yokogawa electric
This again is a Japanese electrical and software based company with businesses on measurement, control systems and IT. Some of the most important products of the company are flow meters, oxygen analyzers, manufacturing execution, automatic control systems and many others. The company has a workforce of 20,000 and is a top tier automation company. Thus it occupies number 8 in the list.
9. Omron automation
This is a Japanese company with headquarters at Kyoto. The company has a history of 80 years and is one of the top companies in the world. The primary business of the company is the manufacture and sale of automated equipment and systems. It was one of the first manufacturer of ATM. It had a revenue of $8 billion in last year and is placed in 9th position.
10. Danaher Industrial Ltd
This is an American MNC with Washington as its headquarters. The company produces design for industrial and consumer products and manufactures it. It offers services in the field of Life science, Industries, environmental, Testing and control and many others. It has a workforce of 63,000 which produced a revenue of $20 billion last year and is placed 10th in the list of the world’s best Automation Companies 2017.