Advantech launches the ADAM-3600 Intelligent RTU that utilizes Advantech’s TagLink technology, a modular wireless expansion system.
Topics: Automation Controllers
City flood prevention is mainly to prevent the problems of heavy rain. The function of the pump station needs to be combined with the water forecasting system for scheduling the tasks. Even in dry arid countries in the Middle East, storm water management is an essential tool. The local authority in Al Ain, in the UAE, started installing advanced storm water management systems in 2012.
The scope of this project was to improve and upgrade the operation and maintenance of storm water networks and pumping stations in the UAE. This was designed as a two phase project, the first of which was completed in 2012, the second phase of the project looked at phase one and evaluated its efficacy. The conclusion was that phase one had problems that needed to be resolved and in March 2014, ETEK won the contract to build stage two. ETEK is a UAE based technology and integrated solutions provider that delivers a full range of products, services and support to clients within the GCC & Levant region. They provide industrial applications, industrial automation and business applications solutions and focuses on the water, utilities & IFMS, MES/MIS industrial automation solutions and infrastructure markets.
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.
One of the most difficult problems facing the world is conserving energy in buildings. However, it is not easy to have a cost-effective solution to reduce energy usage in a building. One solution for saving energy is to implement an intelligent building automation system (BAS) which can be controlled according to its schedule. In Indonesia, a large university with a five floor building and 22 classrooms wanted to save the amount of energy being used.
Under the impetus of the Internet of Things technology, water control equipment will be equipped with an intelligent network. Water pumping stations are the most important node in a water network (i.e., the booster pumping station can influence the public water and the drainage pumping station can ensure normal drainage during flood season). With an increase of population in areas of rivers, oceans, and lakes , the supervision of the water pumping station must rely on science and technology to reduce the inspection cycle or achieve unmanned control. By installing a water network information system, the relevant department can view the operating status of the pump station and can also record the efficiency parameters to provide the basis for equipment maintenance and significantly increase management efficiency.
In recent years, the rapid development of information technology has popularized calculator technology, control technology and network communication technology, therefore, the costs of the remote monitoring system is no longer unattainable. As with oil and gas fields, they need to use the wide-area remote monitoring system to monitor the output efficiency of oil and gas and the operation condition of machines and tools
Advantech's new UNO-2483G embedded automation computer is the latest to include the Intel 4th Generation Core i processor, new modular iDoor technology, and fault tolerant Gigabit Ethernet. The UNO-2483G comes with a choice of three processors (Core i7-4650U, Core i3-4010U, and Celeron 2980U) to meet a range of SCADA and surveillance application needs. Also, the UNO-2483G includes four Intel GbE network ports that provide fault tolerance, link aggregation, and load balancing for network redundancy. One port also supports the latest Intel AMT technology with enables engineers to access the UNO-2483G remotely or if it can't be accessed through the operating system.
Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group introduces the latest embedded automation computer to include 4th generation Intel® processor and Advantech’s new modular iDoor technology and fault tolerant Gigabit Ethernet.
Advantech's ADAM Remote I/O Modules have been a consistent and reliable figure in the industrial automation field for over 20 years. Although the core functions have remained relatively unchanged, Advantech's research & development teams have been constantly analyzing and improving the ADAM series with applied technology more advanced than its competitors. From the early RS-485 based ADAM-4000 series to the more recent Ethernet-based ADAM-6000 I/O series, Advantech has been developing technology ahead of the curve with advanced networking technologies.