Modular Box PC Provides a Reliable Solution that Enables Four-Way Shuttle Robots

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Traditionally, the logistics industry is heavily reliant on human resources. However, with the advancement of technology, logistics robots are being increasingly deployed for superior accuracy and efficiency. Automation robots are also utilized as human resource replacements especially in highly compact 3D storage systems and hazardous working environments such as cold temperature warehouses.  
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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

High-Performance Embedded Computers Deployed in Substation Inspection Robots

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 25, 2018 9:55:00 AM

Electrical substations are crucial for transmitting electric power between the generating station and consumers. Therefore, inspections must be conducted periodically in order to identify potential safety hazards and prevent power failures. In the past, these inspections were mainly conducted by inspection officers. However, the likelihood of errors and negligence was high due to the heavy inspection workload in large-scale substations, as well as the potentially harsh and challenging working conditions in remote substations. Thus, full-time inspection robots have become an increasing trend in recent years, especially for substations that are unmanned or have minimal personnel. 

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Factory Automation Solution for Existing Machine Equipment

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 16, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Increasingly more enterprises need to transform and upgrade their production lines to intelligent manufacturing. The biggest problem for enterprise equipment monitoring is how to complete signal acquisition and establish communication between devices from different brands and different types. This customer required the status of each of their machines to be monitored, including power on/off times, production quantities and stack lights. Without the additional costs of purchasing new machines, Advantech offers an integrated solution that achieves factory automation with existing machines. 

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Topics: Industrial Communication, Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

Software and Hardware Integration Delivers Key Precision Solutions

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 5, 2018 10:15:00 AM

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.

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

Chatting with Chuck Episode 27: PC-Based Motion Control

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 24, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Its time to Chat with Chuck! In this week's podcast Chuck chats about PC-Based Motion Control.

In conjunction with PC processing power increases over the recent years, powerful motion controller plugin PC cards have become available. The combination of the two is fueling the use of hybrid, PC-based industrial motion control solutions for automation applications. 

Listen as Chuck chats about real-time basics, achieving high-performance motion, benefits of a combined multi-tasking and real-time motion control solution, high speed pick and place and 3D glass hot compaction. 

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

How Advantech's Innovative Solutions Are Advancing Manufacturing

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 11, 2018 10:45:00 AM

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. 

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

Chatting with Chuck Episode 26: Transportation Communication

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 9, 2018 10:25:00 AM

Its time to Chat with Chuck! In this week's podcast Chuck chats with Advantech's Shawn Tovey to learn more about transportation communication. Tune in to learn more about:

  • How communication in transportation is transforming
  • What are some changes in how automation is used in transportation
  • How wireless networking is used in transportation
  • Where the trends in transportation communication are going

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Palm-size Embedded Computer Provides Cost-effective Preventive Maintenance for Industrial Band Saws

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 25, 2018 10:25:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers

Advantech Launches Control Cabinet PC with TPM 2.0 Technology

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 24, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the UNO-1372, a low-cost control cabinet PC powered by Intel® Celeron® J1900 quad-core processor with four GB DDR3L memory, dual display interfaces (HDMI and DisplayPort), two GbE LAN, two mPCIe/mSATA, four COM, four USB, and eight digital I/O for convenient connectivity and data transfers.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

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