As manufacturing companies expand and leverage their scale and manufacturing capacity, one of the major challenges they face is to improve their operational efficiency. However, most plants have numerous complex systems that are critical for managing scheduling, production, inventory and quality data - especially if the company owns several factories in different cities, which complicates management. What is needed is an easy and effective approach to supervising each factory and sharing information across multiple sites.
Advantech's IIoT Group announces the launch of WebAccess/SCADA 8.3 with improved performance and user satisfaction with the introduction of the new WebAccess Dashboard 2.0, a new mobile app and other added features including improved MQTT protocol and driver support.
Topics: Automation Software
A top EMS company global leadership is defined by the ability to provide unrivaled capacities in design and development, product and process engineering and technical support for a wide range of complex, high-value products. With expertise ranging from mechanical and electrical systems design to regulatory compliance engineering and software design development, the company provides its partners and clients, which include leading electronics companies around the world, with best-in-class solutions to maximize the efficiency and value of their supply chains and operations.
By enabling seamless data acquisition and visualization, Advantech's WebAccess/SCADA technology is amplifying the production line efficiency of the nation's manufacturers.
In Thailand's export-oriented economy, manufacturing is the primary driver of economic development and growth. However, although globalization provides increasing opportunities to sell Thai products around the world, it also fosters fierce competition between rival companies. In this ever more competitive market environment, manufacturers must leverage every innovation available to maximize the value and efficiency of their production lines.
Advantech's IIoT Group announces the launch of our WebAccess/MCM machine condition monitoring software that provides for convenient sensor signal acquisition, signal analysis, feature extraction, data management and interpretation, and alert notifications for online monitoring and intelligent inspection. With this software, Advantech provides customers with a comprehensive solution for machine monitoring and management that meets the needs of multiple applications.
Topics: Automation Software
Based on the concept of Industry 4.0, intelligent factories should not only strive for manufacturing technology innovation but also focus on machine monitoring and preventive maintenance, which is an important part of optimizing the production process. Unlike traditional periodical maintenance or emergency break-down repair, preventive maintenance can detect and troubleshoot hidden faults in advance. Take the metal-cutting band saw as an example; equipment manufacturers can collect and analyze data to predict when, after thousands of cutting operations, saw blades or other components will wear out. Meanwhile, plant managers do not have to urgently call their suppliers to arrange for repairs on damaged machines, thus recording equipment downtime and increasing overall plant productivity while also improving the quality of finished goods.
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.
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.
Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) refers to the percentage of planned production time that is truly productive. Most factories have an OEE score of only 60%, which indicates substantial room for improvement.
With visualized data, machine availability can be monitored and machine downtime managed to improve operational efficiency. Advantech's OEE solution optimizes operations by enabling data visualization for convenient real-time machine monitoring and supporting multi-platform data access for remote management and improved efficiency to increase manufacturing productivity.