Advantech's Motor Control Integrated Solution for High-Precision Dual-Channel Adhesive Dispensers

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 15, 2018 10:10:00 AM

For manufactured products requiring the applications of industrial adhesives, paints and other liquids, high precision dispensers are employed to accurately dispense, inject, smear, or drip the substance in specific locations, typically as a point or in a line, circle, or arc. Adhesive dispensers are widely used in electronics, lighting, automotive, power generation and other industries; in fact, they are one of the most basic types of equipment found in product manufacturing.

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Industrial Ethernet Solution for a Device-to-Cloud Remote Asset Management System for Electronic Generators

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Using ADAM-6000 series remote I/O modules, Advantech has developed a compact device-to-cloud cloud IoT system that is compatible with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. This system can aid power generator maintenance service suppliers with installing remote management systems. Real-time generator status can be monitored for predictive maintenance and instant debugging can be performed to prevent serious breakdowns. High-value, zero-tolerance equipment operation and maintenance service can thus be realized.

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Topics: Remote I/O

Wzzard Mesh Gen 2: Low-Power, Low-Cost Wireless Sensing for Environmental and Energy Monitoring

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

B+B SmartWorx, powered by Advantech, has announced the release of its Wzzard Mesh Gen 2 Wireless Sensing Solution, offering advanced environmental and energy monitoring in both industrial and commercial applications.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Modular Box PC Provides a Reliable Solution that Enables Four-Way Shuttle Robots

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Traditionally, the logistics industry is heavily reliant on human resources. However, with the advancement of technology, logistics robots are being increasingly deployed for superior accuracy and efficiency. Automation robots are also utilized as human resource replacements especially in highly compact 3D storage systems and hazardous working environments such as cold temperature warehouses.  
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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

EtherCAT Solution for Integrated IC Packaging Machine

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 1, 2018 10:45:00 AM

The semiconductor industry has some of the most demanding applications, a combination of extreme accuracy and precision combined with high throughput. The semiconductor processing can be divided into two parts - "frontend" and "backend".

The term Backend refers to dicing the wafer into individual chips and all the processors thereafter; such as test, assembly and packaging. 

To deal with faster and more powerful chip technology, semiconductor process linewidth technology has continued to evolve down to the nano-level, and the backend of semiconductor processes also needs to provide a shorter production cycle, in order to increase production throughput per unit of time.

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Topics: Automation Controllers, Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

Advantech Shows Rapid Market Growth

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 28, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Advantech is proud to announce that the leading research company, IHS Markit, has ranked Advantech as the 7th largest global supplier of industrial communication solutions.

Attributed largely to increased demand for products designed for IT initiatives and generalized industrial growth in Asia, the 2018 IHS Markit Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Components reports “The world market in 2015 is estimated to have been $1.56 billion and grew 18.1% to 1.85 billion in 2016”.  In 2017, revenues are forecasted to grow by 18.8% overall and from 2016 to 2021, the revenues are forecasted to grow 19.3%.

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Realizing Human-Robot Control and MES Management with Advantech's Total Industrial HMI Solution

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 26, 2018 9:40:00 AM

Industry 4.0 is changing the way the manufacturing industry operates. Increasingly more manufacturers are leveraging advanced technologies such as robotics and automation systems to improve productivity and efficiency. As a result, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are becoming more important in their role in the digital connectedness of humans and machines. However, using the wrong HMI can lengthen development times and increase implementation costs. 

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

High-Performance Embedded Computers Deployed in Substation Inspection Robots

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 25, 2018 9:55:00 AM

Electrical substations are crucial for transmitting electric power between the generating station and consumers. Therefore, inspections must be conducted periodically in order to identify potential safety hazards and prevent power failures. In the past, these inspections were mainly conducted by inspection officers. However, the likelihood of errors and negligence was high due to the heavy inspection workload in large-scale substations, as well as the potentially harsh and challenging working conditions in remote substations. Thus, full-time inspection robots have become an increasing trend in recent years, especially for substations that are unmanned or have minimal personnel. 

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Advantech’s ITA Series Provides Comprehensive Product Solutions for Transportation Self-Service Applications

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 24, 2018 10:10:00 AM

Advantech's IIoT Group is pleased to announce the launch of the ITA-1501, a new addition to the ITA series. Along with the existing ITA-1611 and ITA-1711 products, the ITA series now offers a comprehensive product solution, from entry to advanced level, for applications in self-service.

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