A Robust Solution for Industrial Wastewater Monitoring System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 7, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Project Introduction

Industrial wastewater is one of the key contamination sources in the pollution of water. With the rapid economic development, a huge amount of industrial wastewater has been discharged in to rivers, lakes and coastal areas during the last century and caused serious pollution and brought negative effects upon the eco-system and human life. This has resulted in many governments taking action to prevent, control and abated water pollution, thereby promoting the environmental monitoring industry to accelerate its transformations and upgrade. Compared to the accustomed method of examining wastewater discharge by manually sampling once every six months, there are more and more requirements for gathering real-time and long-term data so as to improve effectiveness of monitoring.

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Topics: Automation Software, Remote I/O

Advantech WebAccess Seamlessy Links Upper and Lower Systems

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 31, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Embracing Industry 4.0 Starts with Cross-system Integration

Industry 4.0 is the latest technology hot topic. In simple terms it is: a Cyber Physical System which combines computing, communication and control functions through the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Cloud services. This concept can be used in various fields, including production, testing, equipment monitoring, machinery automation, factory service monitoring, energy management, etc. In terms of manufacturing applications, Advantech presents two success stories to demonstrate the utilization of WebAccess as the core method of improving a factory's current situation. At the same time, system developers integrate a variety of heterogeneous hardware and software with less effort, and end-users can make efficient use of corporate resources, thus boosting production and management efficiency.

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Topics: Automation Software

Create Your Own Interface in HTML5 Business Intelligent Dashboard

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 26, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Advantech WebAccess is a 100% web-based HMI/SCADA software with excellent networking capability. It is also a HTML5 Business Intelligent Dashboard which can be viewed from anywhere on any HTML5 compatible browser and provides developers with the tools to design their own widgets without programming. WebAccess 8.1 has an integrated video system which can be used to perform real time monitoring, track video playbook and check video with alarm mechanism and Signal R open interface that is used to push data to the dashboard from the WebAccess core the moment that changes on the system occur, thereby speeding up the time it takes to respond to an issue.

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Topics: Automation Software

A Truly Total Solution for Factory Automation

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 19, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Project Introduction

In order to optimize manufacturing management, manufacturers need visibility to accurately control workflow information. As a result, there are more companies willing to implement Manufacturing Executing Systems (MES). According to the definition of Manufacturing Execution System Association (MESA), "MES delivers information that enables the optimization of production activities from order launch to finished goods". However, the lack of bottom layer information, which is responsible for the physical control of machinery and equipment, makes MES unable to maximize effectiveness of factory automation. In addition, industrial grade devices to precisely acquire signals and immediately deliver data are also important for such automation applications due to the harsh environments in factories.

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Topics: Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

Real-Time Temperature Monitoring for PCB Baking Equipment

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 14, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Introduction

Baking, a process that involves lamination, soldering, and printing, is often used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCB) to eliminate moisture, dry graphite, and harden resin. However to avoid damage to or failure of the board components, the baking temperature and duration must be carefully controlled. Traditionally, PCB factories use standalone ovens with an embedded proportional integral derivative (PID) controller.

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

Advantech Facility Monitoring & Control System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 12, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Optimize Your Facility Management for High-tech Factories

For hi-tech factories that operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week, the occurrence of unstable voltage, fire alarm, gas leaks or liquid leaks is likely to reduce production rate and even result in downtime incurring huge losses. These factories, for example, plants for fabricating semiconductors, TFT-LCD panels, multi-crystalline solar cells, or LED, usually use facilities such as high-voltage equipment, emergency power supply system, nitrogen or other special gas system, ultra-pure water systems, waste water treatment equipment or clean rooms to supply continuous production. Advantech Facility Monitoring and Control System is especially designed for hi-tech plants to provide automatic monitoring over their facilities, which takes control of power supply systems, water treatment systems, gas supply systems, clean rooms and other plant facilities and closely watches over their status with automatic detection and real time alerts and alarms which will notify plant workers if any abnormal situation happens, so as to reduce downtime as well as minimize production losses.

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Topics: Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

A Truly Total Solution for Factory Automation

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 11, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Project Introduction

In order to optimize manufacturing management, manufacturers need visibility to accurately control workflow information. As a result, there are more companies willing to implement Manufacturing Executing System Association (MESA), "MES delivers information that enables the optimization of production activities from order launch to finished goods." However, the lack of bottom layer information, which is responsible for the physical control of machinery and equipment, makes MES unable to maximize the effectiveness of factory automation. In addition, industrial grade devices to precisely acquire signals and immediately deliver data are also important for such automation applications due to the harsh environment in factories.

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Topics: Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

WebAccess Highly Integrated Solution Perfects the Automatic Monitoring and Control System of Wasterwater Treatment Plant

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

Introduction

Wastewater treatment plant is a basic infrastructure in modern society to purify wastewater created by homes and businesses. Its operation is 24 hours a day and wastewater treatment comprises multiple processes to remove solids, organic compounds and other matters. Such a complex work flow needs a careful management and it is insufficient only being supervised by plant personnel. Besides, the source water quality can be changed in an instant and any negligence or mistake may lead to improper treatment or cause environmental pollution. Therefore, the treated effluent to meet the environmental regulations and government criteria before discharging into the sewer or river.

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Topics: Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Industrial Communication

Enabling Enterprise Cloud Energy Management for a Greener Earth

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 5, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Many of the world's big companies are actively engaged in energy conservation and carbon reduction efforts not only to reduce business operation costs but also to fulfill social responsibility. By doing so, they are building a respectable corporate image as well as promoting their company's "green competitiveness" which is becoming ever more important global trade. Among these efforts, building energy conservation is critical. However, most building energy management software is designed for HVAC professionals and is difficult for managerial staff engaged in administration. finance and general affairs to read and understand and offer energy use improvement opinions from their respective points of view. Advantech BEMS 2.0 provides a platform for building energy management systems with easy-to-use and intuitive interfaces to help managers who do not have engineering backgrounds to easily understand their company's energy use, with a few simple clicks.

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Topics: Automation Software

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