Advantech Launches Solution-Ready Platform Series

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 19, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Advantech's IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of its SRP-FPV240 series of application-oriented solution-ready platforms (SRP).

With the arrival of Industry 4.0 and the resulting trend for increased automation and data communication in manufacturing; technology solutions that can centralize management and streamline data visualization have become essential. To address the need, Advantech created its SRP-FPV240 solution series based on eight thin client options equipped with ACP BIOS that are fully compatible to the innovative ThinManager® software.

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Increasing the Efficiency of Information Management with Seamless Data Integration

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Since the 1960s, the manufacturing industry has used computers to control cost and production to optimize company resources and efficiency. The rapid development of information technology has resulted in the creating of a wide range of information systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, manufacturing execution systems (MESs) and digital systems for managing customers, supply chains, products, manufacturing processes and equipment. However, regardless of the type of system, data and statistical analysis provides the basis for operation. And although many companies have implemented digital management systems, rather unfortunately, they still rely on manual collection and entry for data acquisition.

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Topics: Industrial Communication, Human Machine Interface, Remote I/O, Industrial Servers & Storage, Industrial Computer Chassis

Reduce Costs and Improve Performance with Advantech's DAQNavi

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 13, 2017 10:05:00 AM

What is DAQNavi

DAQNavi is Advantech's next-generation driver package for programmers to develop their applications using Advantech's data acquisition and I/O devices. This free software package offers device drivers and complete SDKs, including libraries, example code, documentation (such as a manual and tutorial videos) and a utility.

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

Cellular Networking and Decision Analytics for an Improved Customer Experience

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 12, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Challenge

A theme park was always looking for ways to enhance the customer experience, and minimizing wait times at attractions and food service outlets was one of the key concerns. Tracking and analyzing visitor behavior could potentially let management address it. The first step would be to have the analytics software look at things like advanced ticket sales, weather forecasts and previous attendance records to help management make staffing decisions several days in advance.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Chatting with Chuck - Episode 12: Windows 10

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 11, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Don't miss this episode as Chuck this week as he chats with Advantech Application Engineer, Rob Tonnis about Windows 10! Learn more about Windows 10, update options, different types of licensing and more! 

 

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Advantech's Construction of Linkou Smart Factory Accelerates Implementation of Industry 4.0

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 10, 2017 10:10:00 AM

Advantech's manufacturing centers began their active intelligence-oriented transformation years ago, collecting information from sensors at operating sites and uploading it to the cloud for real-time analysis with visual presentation. Now factory directory and leaders can see the current status of production lines no matter where they may be located. Previously, data monitoring in a factory required manual operation, which not only wasted time but also resulted in higher error rates. Machine failures and unsuccessful staff dispatch, if any, affected factory production schedules. Generally, yield statistics would only be available when production was completed or at the end of the month, when work order progress could finally be understood and operation results be reviewed. But now, since the digital production line management upgrade has been complete, the benefits of Industry 4.0 are obvious: reduced production time, reduced manufacturing costs, and improved capacity and quality yield.

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A New Standard for a New Generation of Industrial Computers

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 6, 2017 9:15:00 AM

In recent years, driven by trends in Industry 4.0 and intelligent factories, manufacturers have expanded the depth and breadth of automation equipment to meet a whole new range of targets. Consequently, increased development of automatic control systems were required to satisfy market needs.

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Topics: Modular IPC

One Solution for 49 Flavors

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 5, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Challenge

Modern creameries produce a multitude of different ice cream flavors, with all kinds of ingredients. Keeping everything at exactly the right temperature and the correct humidity is the key to protecting flavor and controlling bacterial growth. A creamery uses a lot of refrigeration, and that means that the operations will not only have to monitor the temperature and ambient humidity in many different parts of the plant; they'll have to monitor the refrigeration systems for ammonia leaks and do preventative maintenance before small problems become catastrophic.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Creating Smart Factories Through Equipment Networking

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

Through the influence of Industry 4.0 and IoT, manufacturing industry is ready to transition to smart factories. The first step in the process of transformation is to collect production line data from the automated equipment network.

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Topics: Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers

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