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Production and Processing

This is how computers were built for production and storage


The industrial production of the various products after the Industrial Revolution was much more than hammering and casting. Much more complex work was introduced and machines were invented one after the other for production and processing. In the textile and metal industries, the first computers to replace manual labor were used. By the 1940s, almost every field of production had embraced manufacturing and produce machinery.

The Variety of Machines for Production and Processing

For production today, a wide range of storage devices are used. In addition, various machinery tools, grinders, filters, breakers, rotary valves, autoclaves, compactors, heat exchangers, mezzanines, conveyor belts, mounting lines and many more are covered in the category. The class also includes various types of industrial engines, automated robots, compressors and other industrial equipment.

We call robotic the so-called numerically controlled machines. In 1937 Bill Taylor designed the first, which looked like an electric motor-powered crane. George Devol later invented his own model and could move objects within a short distance of his invention. In 1956, his company Unimation was established. By 1962, General Motors began using an automated Unimate robot. The Stanford arm and, subsequently, the MIT arm were invented by Victor Scheinman, which really mattered for further industrial robot development. In 1975 ASEA developed a chipset-based electrically-powered model. In 1979, Japan created the first welding robot.  The 80s were a time for rapid growth in the industrial robot sector. Robots became flexible, faster and more intelligent, and their efficiency grew immensely. The so-called collaborative robot was introduced in 2008 – these industrial machines work side by side with humans. Companies like KUKA, ABB and Adept are among the leading industrial robot manufacturers today.

The Essential Operations Related to Processing and Production



In most manufacturing processes, packaging and labeling machines are an essential part. In this region there are innumerable differences and everything depends on the service or the demand. Packages have existed since ancient times, but in 18th century the first modern ones had been made. Tinplate boxes were made in England in the 1730s and the first plant was opened in the 1800s. The vacuum machines, the seaming and sealing machinery, the cartoon-and converting-machine, the wrapping, filling and closing-maker and the tag dispensers and the industrial printing presses form part of packaging and labeling systems.


The first major breakthroughs in machine tools and methods came with the Industrial Revolution in 1750. John Wilkinson's first metal boring machine in 1774 was used a few years later in the building of James Watt's first commercial engine. Then there have been use of lathes, framing devices and shapers. Damp, pneumatic and hydropower sources for manufacturing machinery were later used as power sources. The 1960s introduced computers to this area and later a major breakthrough was the machines of CNC. Today, robots and presses are still used alongside equipment such as drills, grinder and gear shapers.

Transmitter belts and assembly lines are likely one of the world's most widely used manufacturing machinery since mass production became a problem. In the beginning of the 19th century the manual processing of the goods became redundant, as progress by material supply, storage, processing and assembly necessary for the manufacture of items such as horse-drawn vehicles, locomotives, textiles and horns. In the Portsmouth Block Mills in 1801 the first continuous assembly line was used. The first assembly line that was similar to what we used in 1853 was later built by Richard Garrett & Sons.

The Important Milestone

The important thing was put into the industrial world at the start of the 1900s. It was realized that interchangeable parts were required by mass production. Different new machine tools have been created. Introducing the metal planter, the frying machine and the screw-forming plate. The assembly line technology was introduced and interchangeable parts production started.

In the late 1880s conveyors became electric, but not before the advent of steam power. For the loading and unloading of ships mainly steam transporters were at first used. Once electrical power was used, conveyor belts, for example tin cans, were used in mass production. By 1860, when meat processing firms in the U.S. started using them, they became popular with assembly lines. Henry Ford was the man who actually understood the value of the assembly line in different industries. Nevertheless, the technology was not used in the manufacturing process of automobilesThe first man to do this was Ransom Olds, the owner of Oldsmobile. In 1901, he also patented and introduced his idea in his factory. The manufacturing manager of the corporation, Henry Ford, Peter E. Martin, proposed that the technology should also be embraced.  The first one to be made in 1913 was the Ford T. The plant was fitted with conveyor belts and reduced production time to one and a half hours per vehicle.

Now, the production and processing machinery of no industry is short, and the rapid growth of computer technology has significantly improved all processes and made the industrial world more effective.




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