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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Distributed Control System with EtherCAT Remote I/O Modules

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

Advantech's AMAX-4800 series industrial control system includes all the equipment you need to operate production line machinery. Our EtherCat slave modules communicate with your production line via EtherCAT protocol. The AMAX-4800 features compact size and an integrated DIN rail mount kit for easy installation. Plug-and-play terminal blocks and LED indicators enable simple setup and maintenance. All modules are protected by an isolation circuit for demanding industrial applications.

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Advantech Announces Accelerate Industry 4.0 Solution Day

Posted by Ken Ott on Sep 27, 2017 10:43:00 AM

Advantech Announces Accelerate Industry 4.0 Solution Day

(Cincinnati, OH – September 27, 2017)Advantech’s IIoT Automation, Intelligent Systems and Network Computing Groups are pleased to announce Accelerate Industry 4.0 Solution Day October 26, 2017 at Advantech’s Silicon Valley offices, featuring Advantech SKY Compute and Storage Servers. Speakers from Advantech and premier partners Intel™, Micron™, NVIDIA™ and DataCore™ will present the newest Industrial IoT, Automation and AI technologies and trends. Attendees will have a chance to interact with all speakers as well as network with industry colleagues and win prizes.

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Topics: Solutions, Solution, Event, IOT, servers, storage, cloud storage, private cloud storage, rack storage, network attached storage, direct attached storage, storage area network, IIOT, AI

Chatting with Chuck - Episode 17: Modular PCs and HMIs

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 26, 2017 10:35:00 AM

Join Chuck this week as he chats with Matt Dentino, Director of North American IIoT iAutomation AOnline Sales, about Modular PCs and HMIs. Be sure to listen to hear the detailes on the modular concept and why they could be your perfect solution!


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Topics: Human Machine Interface, Embedded Automation Computers

Intelligent Gateway Controller for Emergency Solutions in Transportation

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 21, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Project Introduction

There are two differing views about passenger safety at stations which have dictated station design for the last 150 years or more. For most of the world, it has been assumed that passengers (and other members of the public) will take care of their own safety when walking on or near a railway.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

Smart IoT Technology for Flood and Water Level Monitoring

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 19, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Flooding and excessive rainfall can wreak havoc with indispensable assets and infrastructure. Water treatment plants, for example, are typically near a body of water, and thousands are located on flood plains. By tracking data like rainfall, ground saturation, and upstream water levels, industries and utilities can get early warnings about flooding and take action to protect their customers and equipment.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Simultaneous Connection and Powering for IP Surveillance Cameras

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 11, 2017 11:25:00 AM

The Challenge

When a successful European toy manufacturer outgrew its facilities, it built a brand new campus that included the office, manufacturing and warehouse space. Since copper Ethernet cable has a range limitation of about 100 meters, multi-mode fiber was used to network the three new buildings. Multi-mode fiber provided the necessary range, immunity to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), speeds of up to 40 GB/s and high security. As the facility received daily visits from toy sales representatives and other outsiders, security was an important consideration.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Chatting with Chuck - Episode 16: Industrial PCs vs. Commercial PCs

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 8, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Join Chuck this week as he chats with Marlea Handler, Product Sales Manager, about the difference between Industrial PCs and Commercial PCs.


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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Advantech Expands its Industrial Managed Switch Offerings

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 6, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Advantech's IIoT Automation Group has expanded its industrial managed switch product offering with the introduction of the EKI-9600 series. The EKI-9600 series are L3 managed Gigabit switches that support static routing and network address translation (NAT) features, enabling an easier and faster setup for network backbones at a lowest cost.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

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