With continuing advancements in information and communication technology (ICT), the intelligence level of smart buildings is increasing. Using advanced construction, computing, communication and control technologies, building managers and construction companies can optimize the structure, system, service and management of buildings according to specific requirements to create an efficient, comfortable and convenient building environment. However, smart buildings typically comprise numerous systems (such as air conditioning, electricity, lighting, access control and fire detection systems) that are generally sourced from different manufacturers or system suppliers. If these systems are simply automated without integration and comprehensive coordination, the benefits of smart buildings will be difficult to achieve.
Topics: Automation Software
In the field of machine automation, the PCI bus has long been the first choice for card expansion interfaces but by comparison, a PCI Express has higher performance and a simpler I/O configuration while offering accurate real-time transmission and a layered structure. Advantech offers impeccable solutions in machine vision, motion control and data acquisition to meet the needs and improve the overall efficiency of various industries.
With the ubiquity of IoT and development of related platforms, e-commerce has become even more prominent. To drive consumer purchase intentions, e-commerce companies must devise creative marketing strategies.
Besides the wide variety of affordable goods the e-commerce companies offer, it is the quality of their logistics services that is becoming of higher relevance to consumer satisfaction. With immediacy and availability being virtually implicit influences in consumer decisions to purchase their favorite products online (as opposed to making purchases in traditional brick-and-mortar stores), how quickly and conveniently goods can be delivered are thus important considerations made by customers choosing between online shopping platforms. To improve their competitiveness, e-commerce businesses must therefore ensure that their logistics efficiency is high, because in light of this logic, it has a direct and positive influence on consumer purchase behaviors.
The popularity of smartphones, tablets and mobile devices has driven market demand for high-speed drilling machines, which are used in their manufacturing (e.g., ventilation holes, mic input, etc.). Whether rolling out news machines or improving old ones, all equipment manufactures seek to maximize their market share. For drilling machines, it is ultimately their quality and speed that determines the extent to which this can be achieved.
Topics: Automation Controllers
Advantech offers a full portfolio of hardware equipped with CODESYS technology, which is the premier IEC-61131-3 automation software for developing and engineering controller applications. Advantech's CODESYS solutions provide system integrators and automation vendors with highly reliable and innovative technologies, control and fieldbus I/O systems, as well as application-ready platforms. Advantech is committed to producing optimized hardware-software solutions that enable system integrators to easily develop IoT and Industry 4.0 applications.
Advantech's IIoT Group is pleased to announce its modular industrial panel PCs.
With the arrival of Industry 4.0 and the resulting shift in market demands, conventional all-in-one automation panels lack the flexibility to meet industry requirements. To address this need, Advantech created a series of modular panel PC solutions based on three performance-segmented models - a control panel, industrial thin-client, and an industrial monitor. The modular design of Advantech's solutions allows the computing modules to be interchangeably combined with various display modules to provide up to 15 flexible platform solutions for specific field applications. These platforms can be rapidly customized and easily configured according to usage requirements. Customers can choose from an industrial thin-client or standard box PC equipped with an Intel® Atom™ or Core™ i processor, analog restive single-touch or projected capacitive multi-touch displays, as well as over 30 I/O expansion modules in order to assemble the ideal solution based on their exact specifications.
Topics: Human Machine Interface
As electronic products required larger numbers and more intricate arrangement of electronic components on printed circuit boards (PCBs), the PCB development trend of high density wiring has brought about innovations and advances in drilling technology. Of these innovations, the non-contact laser process, requiring no blades, has become an important process instrument for high density PCB manufacturing. Besides precluding problems such as blade blunting and chipping, its pros include better performance on hole diameter accuracy, process speed and quality consistency.
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