The Future of Pharma Manufacturing

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

Among the various types of manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers may face the greatest requirements of all in terms of product quality and attention to detail. Drug makers must, above all, strictly maintain the quality and safety of their products, as the release of any low-quality products could adversely impact consumer health and severely damper their brands and bottom lines. Given these concerns and related concerns about the security of their data and production processes, pharmaceutical manufacturers have been slower than other manufacturers to embrace and fully realize the potential of IoT technologies. Nonetheless, the power of IoT-based asset management solutions to increase production line efficiency and profitability is undeniable, such that drug makers who fail to innovate, risk being left behind. 

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Topics: Human Machine Interface, Remote I/O

Smart Water Treatment & Network Solutions

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 25, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Water supply plants play an important role in providing daily and clean water. Essentially, a water supply system can be divided into three sections: purification, transmission and consumption. The purification of untreated water ensures the water is safe for a variety of purposes. A total solution with advanced technology and robust equipment to control the treatment process and remotely monitor the situations of devices has become an essential measure of water plant management. 

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

Chatting with Chuck Episode 27: PC-Based Motion Control

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 24, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Its time to Chat with Chuck! In this week's podcast Chuck chats about PC-Based Motion Control.

In conjunction with PC processing power increases over the recent years, powerful motion controller plugin PC cards have become available. The combination of the two is fueling the use of hybrid, PC-based industrial motion control solutions for automation applications. 

Listen as Chuck chats about real-time basics, achieving high-performance motion, benefits of a combined multi-tasking and real-time motion control solution, high speed pick and place and 3D glass hot compaction. 

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Realizing Big Data for IIoT via Remote I/O with SNMP and MQTT Protocols

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

SNMP, the open standard protocol, is widely used for information management of IoT systems and MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a publish/subscribe messaging protocol for constrained Internet of Things devices in low-bandwidth high-latency, or unreliable networks. 

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Topics: Remote I/O

Production Management Solutions for Greater Manufacturing Precision

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 18, 2018 10:55:00 AM

Semiconductor and related equipment fabrication requires exacting precision and rigorous attention to detail. In fact, the manufacturers of such products must rely on clean room environments in which the temperature and humidity are strictly controlled and possible contaminants are eliminated to the utmost degree possible. The products themselves are highly valuable, so any production line problems that may occur, whether due to environmental issues, accidents, or equipment failure, can be extremely costly. 

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Equipment Monitoring and Preventive Maintenance

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 16, 2018 10:50:00 AM

Predictive and preventive machine maintenance have become indispensable parts of Industry 4.0. Machine condition monitoring (MCM) systems upgrade consumable and damage replacement practices, as well as periodic maintenance activities, to preventive maintenance or even predictive maintenance. This prevents situations in which machines are halted without warning for parts replacement; which causes additional overhead. 

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How Advantech's Innovative Solutions Are Advancing Manufacturing

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 11, 2018 10:45:00 AM

By enabling seamless data acquisition and visualization, Advantech's WebAccess/SCADA technology is amplifying the production line efficiency of the nation's manufacturers.

In Thailand's export-oriented economy, manufacturing is the primary driver of economic development and growth. However, although globalization provides increasing opportunities to sell Thai products around the world, it also fosters fierce competition between rival companies. In this ever more competitive market environment, manufacturers must leverage every innovation available to maximize the value and efficiency of their production lines. 

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

Chatting with Chuck Episode 26: Transportation Communication

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 9, 2018 10:25:00 AM

Its time to Chat with Chuck! In this week's podcast Chuck chats with Advantech's Shawn Tovey to learn more about transportation communication. Tune in to learn more about:

  • How communication in transportation is transforming
  • What are some changes in how automation is used in transportation
  • How wireless networking is used in transportation
  • Where the trends in transportation communication are going

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

When Can Real-Time I/O Benefit Smart Factories?

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

EtherIO is an Ethernet-based real-time sensing technology which can enable high-speed data acquisition and remote serial communication in one bus. It is suitable for machine automation, predictive maintenance, equipment monitoring and optimization and production traceability applications. By transforming standard LAN ports in dedicated real-time I/O ports, EtherIO provides a cost-effective alternative to fieldbus-based data collection with than 10% CPU usage. 

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Topics: Automation Controllers

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