Advantech's Solution for Centralizing Productivity and Downtime Management

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 26, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Advantech's Solution Ready Platform, the SRP-FPV240, allows users to easily manage all server applications and thin clients from the plant floor to the control room on a single user interface. Users can decide which client/user to access and what content to be displayed. The SRP-FPV240 thin client also presents superior visualization via multi-monitor, multi-session and flexible screen tiling functions, especially suitable for multi-tasking. Also, its diskless industrial thin client features high reliability in any automated environment to greatly reduce extra costs from unexpected downtime. This ERP also supports fast failover by plugging it in a backup unit. 

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Industrial vs Commercial PC - Which is Better?

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM

So you need a PC and can't decide between an industrial or commercial PC. Sure, a commercial PC is less expensive but is it capable of performing consistently in an industrial environment? Industrial PCs provide numerous benefits including durability, expandability/flexibility and a lower overall cost of ownership.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Dashboard-Enabled Data Visualization for Increased Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 16, 2018 10:20:00 AM

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. 

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

Entering a New Era of Smart Manufacturing

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 14, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Introducing the SRP-FPV220 Solution for MES Integration & Production Optimization

This Solution Ready Platform allows users to easily collect data from shop-floor devices via multiple communications such as Modbus, OPC UA and MQTT and automatically generates Excel reports of production activities. A 100% web-based dashboard allows users to view visual production information such as yield rate trends, equipment utilization or downtime alarms, available anytime on any mobile device supporting HTML5 browsers. Valuable information about field equipment, energy consumption and the environment can also be integrated within the MES system via open interfaces including SQL database and RESTful/SignalR API's to help optimize production planning and provide efficiency analysis improvements.

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

Advantech's Full Range of Industrial Platforms

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 8, 2018 11:15:00 AM

Advantech delivers a full range of industrial computers for various applications in the field of automation. Offering sophisticated system integration services from customization to integration, validation and certification. We provide one-stop solutions for rugged systems for customers who require a trusted partner to optimize their solutions.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers, Industrial Servers & Storage, Modular IPC

Intelligent Parking System Powered by PC-based AGV Parking Robot

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 1, 2018 10:35:00 AM

Automated guided vehicle (AGVs) are most often used in industrial applications to transport materials around a manufacturing facility or warehouse. In today's era of IIoT, factories are not only undergoing a fourth industrial revolution, but AGVs are also shifting from automation toward intelligentization, with applications expanding from the factory to parking lot. Using a Wi-Fi module, laser navigation, and comb-exchange technology, an AGV has created an intelligent parking robot that can lift and park a car in just 120 seconds. To ensure the parking robot can accurately receive tasks from the centralized dispatch system and execute commands without collision or accident, a palm-sized, fanless, in vehicle industrial communication gateway was incorporated.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Benefits of Digitalization for Manufacturing

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

From supply chain management to production monitoring to customer service, digitalization is transforming all aspects of industry and unlocking global opportunities for value creating.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Digitize Your Factory for Intelligent Manufacturing

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

Enhance Decision Making and Factory Optimization

As a leading promoter of Industry 4.0, Advantech has developed its UNO series of powerful yet flexible embedded box PCs to serve as intelligent machine coordinate solutions that facilitate digitization. With their innovative yet reliable design and intelligent software, UNO systems enable smarter interconnected machines capable of communicating and learning.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Realizing Interoperability in Factory Automation without Blowing Your Budget

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 27, 2017 10:15:00 AM

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), the trend in industrial automation for all devices, equipment and controllers with different protocols to be able to connect with each other and speak the same "language" has become essential. Advantech recently introduced two new Protocol Gateways for protocol conversion to further complement our comprehensive product range. Our Protocol Conversion Solution gives you an unparalleled advantage of realizing interoperability in factory automation to avoid replacing incompatible network devices and extend their useful life without a heavy price tag of major upgrade.

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

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