Intelligent Connectivity, Seamless Travel - Smart Transportation

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 2, 2018 9:45:00 AM

From highways to inner-city streets, and through bridges, to tunnels to transport hubs, the endless streams of vehicles, passengers and cargo add up the difficulties of effective traffic management and complicate the tasks for today's city planners and traffic operators everywhere. 

Advantech's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions aim at providing cutting-edge technologies to further assist transportation operators to better plan transportation application and management, which ultimately facilitates a safe, convenient and seamless travel for all travelers around the world.

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Topics: Automation Controllers, Industrial Communication, Remote I/O

Unleash the Power of Process Visualization for Smart Factories 

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 28, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Recent statistics have indicated that the use of insufficient technology and unmanaged devices reduces annual manufacturing by up to 40%. For chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, effectively managing numerous servers deployed in local factories presents a critical challenge. Accordingly, Advantech created its SRP-FPV240 series of process visualization packages to provide an effective platform for centralized and scalable management. 

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Advantech's Solution for Centralizing Productivity and Downtime Management

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 26, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Advantech's Solution Ready Platform, the SRP-FPV240, allows users to easily manage all server applications and thin clients from the plant floor to the control room on a single user interface. Users can decide which client/user to access and what content to be displayed. The SRP-FPV240 thin client also presents superior visualization via multi-monitor, multi-session and flexible screen tiling functions, especially suitable for multi-tasking. Also, its diskless industrial thin client features high reliability in any automated environment to greatly reduce extra costs from unexpected downtime. This ERP also supports fast failover by plugging it in a backup unit. 

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

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

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