Kari Grosser

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IBCON Leverages Advantech's WebAccess Solution to Build a Factory Equipment Monitoring System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 15, 2017 10:15:00 AM


In Thailand's export-oriented economy, manufacturing is the primary driver of economic development and growth. In an effort to remain globally competitive, Thai manufacturers have begun adopting advanced technologies to modernize their production facilities and management strategies. This includes employing SCADA systems for monitoring equipment to facilitate the shift towards factory automation.

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

Smart Metering for Environmental Monitoring using Cellular Routers

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 14, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Remote sensors measure radiation levels in nuclear power plants and carbon monoxide levels in parking garages. They report floodwater levels in rivers and seismic activity along fault lines. They collect huge quantities of data all over the world, and none of it is useful until it has been read and interpreted. Additionally, much of this data needs to be reported in real time so that human beings can make appropriate responses before environmental disasters unfold.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Advantech Introduces Two New Protocol Gateways

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 10, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Advantech's IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the EKI-1221IEIMB and EKI-1221IPNMB protocol gateways devices for protocol conversion from Modbus TCP to EtherNet/IP and PROFINET.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Advantech Launches New High Performance Multifunction PCIe DAQ Cards

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM

When advanced DAQ card features such as analog trigger and a waveform generator is needed, Advantech's PCIe-1800 series with A/D resolution from 12-bit to 26-bit and a sampling rate from 500KS/s to 500MS/s as well as simultaneous or multiplexed sampling can fulfill a variety of solution needs.

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

Fishing for Real Time Data

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 3, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The Challenge

When tourists visit an aquarium to admire the fish, the dolphins, the penguins and the coral reefs, they rarely stop to think about the headaches involved in providing healthy environments for all of the resident flora and fauna. Management has to rigidly control an enormous variety of parameters like air and water temperature, humidity, salinity, pH, water levels and water flow rates. There are sensors everywhere.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Advantech's WebAccess Platform with WISE Wireless Solution Enables Equipment Networking and Process Visualization

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 31, 2017 11:15:00 AM


A well-known panel maker that produces various sizes of thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels and touch panels was eager to improve efficiency of all of its factories through the implementation of a production line monitoring system. The company selected its factory in Nanjing, China, to be the first site for implementation. After which, the adopted intelligent application would be subsequently rolled out to its other production bases around the world.

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Topics: Automation Software, Remote I/O

Advantech's High-Speed Pick and Place Solution for an LED Sorter Machine

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 28, 2017 10:45:00 AM


In backend LED sorting process, as the blue tape that is stuck beneath the LED chip is peeled off, because the bottom pin needs to be re-positioned to the film on top to allow the LED chip that is to be sucked away to be removed by the upper suction pod. During high-speed movement, the impact strength of the upper pin may be too strong, causing the LED chip to crack. In addition, to shorten the motion cycle period, the swing arm must conduct short, high-speed movements, which involve rapid acceleration/deceleration. To ensure that the mechanism can endure these vibrations, most machines decrease the speed and consequently decrease throughput. The term Backend refers to dicing the wafer into individual chips and all the processes thereafter; such as test, assembly and packaging. The goal of inline packaging inspection equipment is to provide high precision 100% analysis while maintaining high throughput.

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Advantech Launches Modular Customizable Single or Double Stack Fanless PC with up to Four iDoor or Five HDMI Ports

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 27, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the UNO-2484G, a highly ruggedized modular computing box platform.  Equipped with an Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor, eight GB of DDR4 memory and rich I/O, including four GbE, four USB 3.0, four RS-232/422/485, one HDMI, and one display port (4K), as well as an optional second stack expansion kit that adds four iDoor or five HDMI ports for added flexibly functionality, the UNO-2484G is designed to deliver high-performance computing and maximum flexibility.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Advantech Launches Solution-Ready Platform Series

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 19, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Advantech's IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of its SRP-FPV240 series of application-oriented solution-ready platforms (SRP).

With the arrival of Industry 4.0 and the resulting trend for increased automation and data communication in manufacturing; technology solutions that can centralize management and streamline data visualization have become essential. To address the need, Advantech created its SRP-FPV240 solution series based on eight thin client options equipped with ACP BIOS that are fully compatible to the innovative ThinManager® software.

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