Industrial automation and controls is a broad term that refers to the use of technology and systems to automate and control industrial processes and operations. This can include things like manufacturing, production, and assembly processes, as well as material handling, logistics, and other industrial activities. Industrial automation and controls typically involve the use of computers, sensors, and other electronic devices to monitor and control industrial systems and processes. This can include things like programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are used to control machine and process operations, and industrial robots, which are used to automate tasks that are dangerous, repetitive, or difficult for humans to perform. The goal of industrial automation and controls is to improve efficiency, accuracy, safety, and productivity in industrial settings.