In this automation, a specific class of product changes and also assembling or processing operations can be changed with the modification of control program in the automated equipment.
This automation is best suited for batch production process where product volume is medium to high. But in this, it is hard to change and reconfigure the system for a new product or sequence of operations. Therefore, new product or reconfigure of sequence of operations requires a long setup.
Examples of this automation system are numerically controlled machines, paper mills, steel rolling mills, industrial robots.