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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Chatting with Chuck - Episode 25: Modular Fanless PCs

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 23, 2018 9:40:00 AM

Welcome back to Chatting with Chuck! Do you know what modular fanless PCs are or how they are used? Tune in to find out!

Be sure to leave us a review on iTunes!

Read More

Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Advantech Ensures Reliable Computing with TPM 2.0 Technology

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 20, 2018 9:55:00 AM

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology is designed to provide comprehensive enterprise-level, hardware-based security. Accordingly, Advantech's various industrial products are equipped with TPM technology for enhanced security and data protection from digital and physical attacks, theft or loss. Additionally, with the inclusion of additional peripherals, such as a smart card reader, TPM technology can be used to ensure system integrity and reliable computing. 

Read More

Topics: Human Machine Interface, Embedded Automation Computers

WISE Remote Facility Monitoring Solution for a Wind Power Plant

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In order to reduce the dependence on traditional coal-fired and nuclear power generation, governments around the world have been actively working on the development of renewable energy. Among the various renewable energy sources, the wind power is regarded as the most mature technology, and its cost of electricity is closest to traditional power generation, resulting in a booming wind power industry. Since wind power plants are often located in the sparsely populated remote areas, in addition to the three main components (tower, blade and generator), each wind turbine has to be equipped with Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) to be used as the human machine interface (HMI) for the on-site operation and to collect information for the managers in central control room to remotely monitor all devices in the wind farm.

Read More

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

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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

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.

Read More

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

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts