Automation is a process in manufacturing that requires little or none external control by a human being. It saves labour, reduces the amount of energy and materials used and also increases quality. The first automated machines were commercially used at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.

Examples for the first uses include an automatic telephone switchboard or a glass blowing machine. In the case of the glass blowing machine, the automated process lowered the cost of glass bottles from $1.80 to $0.10 and the daily output increased from 2,880 to 17,280 bottles.

Newer automated applications:

  • retail (touch screen ordering system, self-checkout)
  • video surveillance (motion detection, house security)
  • highway systems (smart cars, traffic lights)
  • home automation (heating, locking)

Even though the object of automation is to eliminate all human labour, the initial setup, supervision and maintenance cannot do without it. Manuals, software, guides and online helps are needed for a French engineer or Japanese repairmen. Aspena knows what materials have to be translated for each product or machine. We can assist you to determine, the correct localization system for your automated applications.