island of automation

island of automation

[′ī·lənd əv ‚ȯd·ə′mā·shən]
(industrial engineering)
A single robotic system or other automatically operating machine that functions independently of any other machine or process.
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Two commonly seen automation types in mid- to high-volume settings include Island of Automation and Total Laboratory Automation (TLA).
Cummins and Ford are working hard to see that I&M is no longer the last island of automation.
Squirreling I&M data away in engineering silos perpetuates inspection and measurement as the last island of automation, the repository of information learned and lost.
In fact, we can use this solution for control when is possible to look on technology as an island of automation or group of islands of automation.
She outlined Intergraph's innovative approach that will move GIS from an island of automation by deploying open, geospatial management, analysis, visualization and distribution technology as a core component of an information-centric enterprise.
That's because the factory or warehouse was an island of automation.
The key to getting that flexibility was creating an island of automation for order picking.
With those issues in mind, many warehouse managers choose to begin with an island of automation when they need to test a new concept or process.
No longer will CAD/CAM/CAE or GIS be an island of automation in the enterprise.
According to Kenber, software QA has been yet another part of the software development process that has remained isolated on its own island of automation without direct ties to software design or business requirements.