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

High Performance Open HMI Maximize Your Development Efficiency

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

High performance open HMI can help maximize your development efficiency. Advantech's HMI's are cost efficient, robust, integrated, and connected.

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

Advantech Launches a New 6.5 Industrial-Grade Panel PC

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Advantech is pleased to announce the launch of the PPC-3060S, a 6.5" industrial-grade panel PC for compact applications.

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

Heading Towards Smart Factories Through Connected Equipment

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Human Machine Interface, Embedded Automation Computers, Power & Energy, Remote I/O

Industrial PCs - Making the Right Choice White Paper

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Whether developing a consumer-facing kiosk or creating smart factory machinery, today's automation designers and engineers are faced with a wide variety of hardware platforms to choose from. Different platforms are suited for varying ranges of roles, but it is crucial to understand where each family of devices plays best so the right selection can be made for each application.

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

Advantech Introduces an 18.5" All-around IP65 Touch Panel Computer with Waterproof M12 Connectors

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Advantech's IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the SPC-1881WP widescreen multi-touch stationary panel PC with Intel Core i3-4010U 1.7GHz processor with independent graphical processing unit which provides support for Windows 10 and DirectX11 so it can handle more complicated and detailed graphics.

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Topics: Human Machine Interface

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