Realizing Interoperability in Factory Automation without Blowing Your Budget

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 27, 2017 10:15:00 AM

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), the trend in industrial automation for all devices, equipment and controllers with different protocols to be able to connect with each other and speak the same "language" has become essential. Advantech recently introduced two new Protocol Gateways for protocol conversion to further complement our comprehensive product range. Our Protocol Conversion Solution gives you an unparalleled advantage of realizing interoperability in factory automation to avoid replacing incompatible network devices and extend their useful life without a heavy price tag of major upgrade.

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Topics: Industrial Communication, Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

Chatting with Chuck - Episode 19: Today's New Small Screen HMI Technology

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Chuck is chatting again! Join Chuck and Tim Stone, Product Sales Manager, as they chat about the newest trends in small screen HMI technology. Listen as they discuss the rise of demand and how the technology is evolving. 

 

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

Municipal Sewage Treatment Plant Networking System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 24, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Introduction

The municipal sewage treatment in Tianjin, China is currently one of the biggest sewage plants in China. Not only is the layout well designed, but many of the systems and processing techniques are the most advanced in the country, with various techno-economic indicators reaching the highest level in China. This plant has applied state-of-the-art Advantech industrial communication products, which can realize the communication between the lower level controllers in each system so as to ensure real-time communication between control systems, monitoring data and the central room.

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Topics: Automation Software, Industrial Communication

Advantech Wins "ROI Industry 4.0 Award China" for Its Digital Factory

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 19, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Global Intelligent Systems leader Advantech received an award from ROI Management Consulting for its Industry 4.0-compliant digital factory. The "ROI Industry 4.0 Award China" was given to Advantech at the awards ceremony in Shanghai to honor its Industry 4.0 achievements as a pioneer in the practical implementation of "real-time equipment and resource monitoring."

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Advantech's Integrated Quality Control System Enhances Automobile Manufacturing

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 18, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Project Introduction

Automobile manufacturing involves a wide range of operations and processes, such as sheet metal welding, vehicle body painting, metal forging, engine manufacturing and processing, interior assembly and factory testing. The smooth execution of each process is essential to producing premium quality products. This, the equipment used in automobile manufacturing must be correctly installed and employed for quality assurance.

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

One Week To Go! Intel, Micron, NVIDIA, DataCore on AI, IoT, Industry 4.0

Posted by Ken Ott on Oct 17, 2017 10:11:00 AM

One week to go until Advantech Solution Day!

This free event is for businesses looking to greatly speed up their shift to Industry 4.0 enabled by AI, IoT and fast NVMe data storage. 

Our Star Speakers include:

Stephen Chenoweth

  • Intel: Smarter IoT Solutions Enabled by the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor
  • Stephen is responsible for understanding IT decision maker needs and communication the benefits of the Intel® Xeon® processor product line. Stephen has been with Intel for over 25 years with positions ranging from user-centered product design to strategic marketing. 

Adam Scraba

  • NVIDIA: Building the Foundation of AI Enabled Cities
  • Adam is responsible for driving NVIDIA’s growth and innovation strategies across the public safety and smart city ecosystem.  
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Topics: Server Chassis, Solution, Event, advantech, IOT, Industrial Servers & Storage, servers, NVMe, industrial IOT, IIOT, intel, datacore, micron, nvidia, industry 4.0

PC-based PAC Solution for Material Handling AGV Optimization

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 12, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Project Introduction

Widely used across many industries, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) have been scooting around factory floors for decades. Thanks to evolving technologies like sensors, wireless networks and automatic control technologies, their guidance methods and physical dimensions continue to evolve and now small lightweight trackless AGV are being rolled out.

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Topics: Industrial Communication, Remote I/O

Webinar: Powering Edge Applications with OT and IT Convergence

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In the IoT era, companies are seeking solutions that can help them utilize data analytics in order to raise service levels, create better products and reduce operational costs. This not only means that increasingly more data needs to be analyzed, but both the volume and diversity of such data are also increasing. From the advantage of field experience gained from operational technology (OT) experts and data analytics solutions from the IT sector, the convergence of OT and IT has become critical to business success. 

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Chatting with Chuck - Episode 18: Machine Vision

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 9, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Join Chuck this week as he chats machine vision. Recently developments in scalable embedded hardware and accompanying software have advanced machine vision from a specialized inspection tool into a powerful, flexible and cost-effective automation solution. 

 

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