WISE Remote Facility Monitoring Solution for a Wind Power Plant

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In order to reduce the dependence on traditional coal-fired and nuclear power generation, governments around the world have been actively working on the development of renewable energy. Among the various renewable energy sources, the wind power is regarded as the most mature technology, and its cost of electricity is closest to traditional power generation, resulting in a booming wind power industry. Since wind power plants are often located in the sparsely populated remote areas, in addition to the three main components (tower, blade and generator), each wind turbine has to be equipped with Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) to be used as the human machine interface (HMI) for the on-site operation and to collect information for the managers in central control room to remotely monitor all devices in the wind farm.

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

Wireless Solution for Establishing Production Line Monitoring Systems

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 26, 2018 11:15:00 AM

In order to gradually transform their passive factory into an Intelligent Factory, a well-known panel manufacturer, which supplies various sizes of thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels and touch panels was actively improving their factory's production and management. By reforming its factory it would act as a demonstration site before copying intelligent applications to other production bases around the world. 

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Topics: Automation Software, Remote I/O

Upgrade to an IIoT Plant

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 16, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Advantech's Fieldbus gateway EKI-1242 series can connect edge devices to the core industrial network and free plant operators from time consuming procedures of integrating industrial protocols to help you build a green intelligent IIoT plant. 

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Reducing the Electricity Consumption of Electric Motor-Drive Systems (EMDSs)

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

EMDSs are widely used in various applications such as industrial, building and appliance applications. Pumps, fans, air compressors, conveyor belts, lifts and air conditioning systems are all examples of mechanical operations that benefit from the power-generating ability of EMDSs. However, according to an International Energy Agency survey, one drawback of EMDSs is that they consume a tremendous amount of electricity, accounting for almost 70% of all industrial electricity consumption. This is because EMDSs always run at full spinning speed under continuous power, even when the end device requires very little power. Therefore, variable-frequency drives (VFDs), which first appeared in the early twentieth century,have been utilized to accelerate or decelerate the spinning speed of EMDSs. 

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Multi-Protocol, Cross-System Integration Solution

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 13, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Many plant managers seek various means for shortening time to market and increased productivity, yet they are wary of the time-consuming, costly process of having to replace or upgrade complex systems to realize digitization. By implementing Advantech's multi-protocol, cross-system integration solution, managers can migrate seamlessly from traditional to future network infrastructure with minimum downtime and maximum flexibility.

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

Advantech Launches Industry's First Robust SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Digital I/O Modules

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Advantech is pleased to announce its USB-5800 series of isolated digital I/O modules with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 capabilities. Advantech’s USB-5800 modules are aimed at diverse industrial control applications that require easy-to-install portable digital I/O capabilities, particularly for systems without PCI/PCIe slots. Featuring SuperSpeed USB 3.0 capabilities, USB-5800 series I/O modules provide high data transfer speeds (up to 5 Gbps), extend the system I/O functions, and support daisy chaining for easy I/O expansion. The front-facing LED indicators, ID switch, and terminal blocks provide convenient access for easy installation and maintenance. To prevent sudden failures or disconnection, the USB-5800 series modules also feature exclusive Auto Recovery® technology to ensure zero failures. Moreover, the inclusion of surge protection ensures stable operation even in high surge environments, making the modules ideal for a wide range of industrial applications. Furthermore, to ensure easy deployment and integration with existing systems, the USB-5800 modules support numerous development tools, including C#, C++, LabVIEW, VB.Net, MFC, BCB, VB6, Java, Delphi, and Qt, and are compatible with Windows XP/7/8/10 and Linux operating systems.

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Digital I/O Modules for Diverse Industrial Control Applications 

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 9, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Advantech's new USB-5000 series of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 digital I/O modules are suitable for diverse industrial control applications that require easy-to-install portable digital I/O capabilities, particularly for systems without PCI/PCIe slots. With SuperSpeed USB 3.0, Advantech's USB-5800 series I/O modules provide extremely high data transfer speed (up to 5 Gbps), extend the system I/O functions and support daisy chaining for easy I/O expansion.

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Topics: Data Acquisition & Communication

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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