Increasing the Efficiency of Information Management with Seamless Data Integration

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Since the 1960s, the manufacturing industry has used computers to control cost and production to optimize company resources and efficiency. The rapid development of information technology has resulted in the creating of a wide range of information systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, manufacturing execution systems (MESs) and digital systems for managing customers, supply chains, products, manufacturing processes and equipment. However, regardless of the type of system, data and statistical analysis provides the basis for operation. And although many companies have implemented digital management systems, rather unfortunately, they still rely on manual collection and entry for data acquisition.

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Topics: Industrial Communication, Human Machine Interface, Remote I/O, Industrial Servers & Storage, Industrial Computer Chassis

Modular Panel PCs Provide Flexibility for Industry 4.0

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 15, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Industry 4.0 is Transforming Manufacturing

With the arrival of Industry 4.0, and the resulting shift in market demands, a rapid time-to-market and customer responsiveness have become key concerns for the manufacturing industry. The innovative modular design of Advantech's latest TPC-5000 series of products offer increased flexibility and updatability that allows manufacturers to more promptly respond to market demands and reduce operating costs. This modularization also enables cost-effective equipment upgrades for truly future-proof infrastructure.

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

Chatting with Chuck - Episode 9: Two Layer Modular Touch Panel Computers

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 31, 2017 9:35:00 AM

Join Chuck this week as he chats with Tim Stone, Product Sales Manager, about modular displays. Are you dying to know if modular displays are the future of HMI? Chuck and Tim chat about what exactly are modular displays and how they are good for your business. You don't want to miss this episode!

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

Advantech Launches Two-Piece Modular Touch Panel Computers

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 19, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Advantech's IIoT Group is pleased to announce the launch of the 15" TPC-5172T, 17" TPC-5172T and the 21.5" TPC-5212W two-piece modular touch panel computers.

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

Advantech Launches a Configurable Panel PC

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 14, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Adventech is pleased to announce the launch of the PPC-6151C, a 15" true-flat resistive touch TFT LCD display modular configurable panel PC with a 2.5" SATA HDD bay. The PPC-6151C can be equipped with our upgraded to after the fact, various certified mini-ITX motherboards and configured to specific application requirements. In addition to multiple I/O ports, including RS-232/422/485, DisplayPort 1.2, VGA, USB 3.0, Line-Out, Mic-In, the system features an integrated PCI/PCIe x 4 slot to enable flexible expansion. The entire system is CE and FCC Class A certified with a front panel IP65 rating for protection from water and dust, making the PPC-6151C ideal for industrial applications in a wide range of environments.

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

HMI Total Solution Enables Bus Manufacturers to Realize Smart Factory

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 6, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Industry 4.0 is gradually becoming a reality, and manufacturers are actively transforming their production process into intelligent manufacturing systems by leveraging Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT). The main concept of Industry 4.0 is to realize transparent vertical and horizontal integration from the production line to management level so as to increase productivity and efficiency. In other words, the resources available throughout the entire production process must be digitalized and networked so that they can be visible and completely available. 

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

Automated Food/Beverage Production with Simplified Touch Control

Posted by Kari Grosser on Nov 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Project Introduction

China's growing domestic market has resulted in a two-digit growth of food & beverage processing and packaging equipment and has drawn many companies around the world to explore this huge developing market, including TCP Pioneer Co. Ltd, a liquid food and beverage manufacturing/packing facility provider headquarted in northern Taiwan with its products sold to several top beverage brands in China. Over the years China's food/drinks packing industry has evolved from that of comparatively straight forward mechanization carried out by hand and electric or pneumatic systems to a higher degree of automation based on information collection and processing, and the need for automation products like Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) combined with the use of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is soaring. Addressing China's market needs, about three years ago, our customer started to upgrade their products from those of more traditional mechanical types to the use of PLCs matched with Advantech's human-machine interface (HMI) product - WebOP - a touch panel display through which the operators at beverage plants can easily manipulate the machines and increase productivity and efficiency. The result is that our customer is selling their equipment units for twice the price of their original products; and the customers are dramatically reducing their use of manual labor and saving huge costs.

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Topics: Automation Software, Human Machine Interface

Pneumatic Energy Saving & Efficiency System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 10, 2016 9:45:00 AM

Introduction

Industrial forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. The blows are delivered with a hammer (often a power hammer) or a die. In a hot forge the metal is heated and used to manufacture parts weighing from less than a kilogram to hundreds of metric tons. In an industrial forge air compressor consumes about 60% of the total electricity in the factory. By introducing a pneumatic energy saving system an awful lot of this electricity can be reduced. Once installed, this new system needs to be properly maintained to ensure that it reduces production costs.

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Topics: Automation Software, Industrial Communication, Human Machine Interface

Integrated SCADA Solution for Wind Farm Management

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 3, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Project Introduction

Renewable energy sources have become an important part of balanced energy supply. Like other green sources, wind is a suitable, clean, abundant source of energy that does not produce any emissions. Generally, each wind farm may install tens to hundreds of independent wind towers and cover an area of hundreds of square miles in harsh environments and only a few maintenance staff. As a result, the question of how to supervise a large number of wind turbines at the same time and how to ensure reliable and secure operation in each wind farm are the essential elements to manage the wind power plant is a major question. Advantech has been involved in the field of renewable energy for many years and is able to provide all kinds of hardware devices and dedicated software programs to assist system developers and wind power plant owners to implement a comprehensive monitoring system so as to achieve professional management and optimum performance.  

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Topics: Automation Software, Industrial Communication, Human Machine Interface

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