Kari Grosser

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Industrial vs Commercial PC - Which is Better?

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM

So you need a PC and can't decide between an industrial or commercial PC. Sure, a commercial PC is less expensive but is it capable of performing consistently in an industrial environment? Industrial PCs provide numerous benefits including durability, expandability/flexibility and a lower overall cost of ownership.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Dashboard-Enabled Data Visualization for Increased Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 16, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) refers to the percentage of planned production time that is truly productive. Most factories have an OEE score of only 60%, which indicates substantial room for improvement.

With visualized data, machine availability can be monitored and machine downtime managed to improve operational efficiency. Advantech's OEE solution optimizes operations by enabling data visualization for convenient real-time machine monitoring and supporting multi-platform data access for remote management and improved efficiency to increase manufacturing productivity. 

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Topics: Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

Entering a New Era of Smart Manufacturing

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 14, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Introducing the SRP-FPV220 Solution for MES Integration & Production Optimization

This Solution Ready Platform allows users to easily collect data from shop-floor devices via multiple communications such as Modbus, OPC UA and MQTT and automatically generates Excel reports of production activities. A 100% web-based dashboard allows users to view visual production information such as yield rate trends, equipment utilization or downtime alarms, available anytime on any mobile device supporting HTML5 browsers. Valuable information about field equipment, energy consumption and the environment can also be integrated within the MES system via open interfaces including SQL database and RESTful/SignalR API's to help optimize production planning and provide efficiency analysis improvements.

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Topics: Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

Building a Wireless Remote Monitoring and Management System for an Appliance Manufacturer

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 9, 2018 10:45:00 AM

As a leading electrical appliance manufacturer and employer of approximately 100,000 people across 200 countries, this customer is a major exporter of lighting products, water appliances, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, kitchen appliances and refrigeration appliances. Demonstrating their understanding of the dynamics of product development, manufacturing processes and logistics, the management possesses an acute awareness of how much industrial IoT means to the company's success.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Advantech's Full Range of Industrial Platforms

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 8, 2018 11:15:00 AM

Advantech delivers a full range of industrial computers for various applications in the field of automation. Offering sophisticated system integration services from customization to integration, validation and certification. We provide one-stop solutions for rugged systems for customers who require a trusted partner to optimize their solutions.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers, Industrial Servers & Storage, Modular IPC

Tunnel Monitoring System for Superhighways

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 5, 2018 11:03:00 AM

The Longling-Ruili Highway, a section of the National Superhighway Network between Hangzhou and Ruili, Yunnan, stretches 157.712 km from the four-lane Baoshan-Longling Expressway to Ruili at the China-Myanmar border. Along the way, there are 154.6 km of expressways and 3.112 km of Class 2 highways, as well as a mega bridge, 158 regular bridges, eight tunnels (including the 3.130-km Mangsa Tunnel), and nine highway intersections, al of which amount to a total investment of RMB 10.941 billion.

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Topics: Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Industrial Communication, Human Machine Interface

Intelligent Parking System Powered by PC-based AGV Parking Robot

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 1, 2018 10:35:00 AM

Automated guided vehicle (AGVs) are most often used in industrial applications to transport materials around a manufacturing facility or warehouse. In today's era of IIoT, factories are not only undergoing a fourth industrial revolution, but AGVs are also shifting from automation toward intelligentization, with applications expanding from the factory to parking lot. Using a Wi-Fi module, laser navigation, and comb-exchange technology, an AGV has created an intelligent parking robot that can lift and park a car in just 120 seconds. To ensure the parking robot can accurately receive tasks from the centralized dispatch system and execute commands without collision or accident, a palm-sized, fanless, in vehicle industrial communication gateway was incorporated.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Case Study: Converting to Industry 4.0

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 29, 2018 11:00:00 AM

A global partner for the automotive industry who develops products for transmissions, engines, drivelines and fasteners started a company optimization program with the support of Net Surfing to optimize internal industrial asset management and energy consumption starting from the existing machinery and infrastructure by combining the asset management system with IIoT energy saving technology.

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Topics: Automation Software, Remote I/O

Designed for Industrial Environments - Advantech's SKY Servers and Storage

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM

With Innovative technologies for the IoT, Advantech has transformed embedded systems into intelligent systems with smart, secure, energy efficient features, with remote manageability, virtualization services, as well as professional system Configure-To-Order Services (CTOS) and Design-To-Order Devices (DTOS). Advantech SKY series industrial server and storage products include Industrial Server System, GPU Servers, IStorage (Industrial storage), from components to systems, providing flexible assembly and longevity. We cooperate closely with out partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries, such as equipment building, transportation, surveillance, broadcasting, intelligent video and industrial cloud.

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Topics: Industrial Servers & Storage

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