Building a Wireless Remote Monitoring and Management System for an Appliance Manufacturer

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 9, 2018 10:45:00 AM

As a leading electrical appliance manufacturer and employer of approximately 100,000 people across 200 countries, this customer is a major exporter of lighting products, water appliances, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, kitchen appliances and refrigeration appliances. Demonstrating their understanding of the dynamics of product development, manufacturing processes and logistics, the management possesses an acute awareness of how much industrial IoT means to the company's success.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Tunnel Monitoring System for Superhighways

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 5, 2018 11:03:00 AM

The Longling-Ruili Highway, a section of the National Superhighway Network between Hangzhou and Ruili, Yunnan, stretches 157.712 km from the four-lane Baoshan-Longling Expressway to Ruili at the China-Myanmar border. Along the way, there are 154.6 km of expressways and 3.112 km of Class 2 highways, as well as a mega bridge, 158 regular bridges, eight tunnels (including the 3.130-km Mangsa Tunnel), and nine highway intersections, al of which amount to a total investment of RMB 10.941 billion.

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Topics: Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Industrial Communication, Human Machine Interface

Industrial Communication in the IoT Era

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 24, 2018 10:40:00 AM

Connecting Legacy Devices to IoT

Most legacy devices are isolated and unconnected; however, as the use of legacy network technologies remains prevailing in industrial automation, new solutions that connect legacy devices to modern networking systems are needed in order to extend the useful life of the existing machinery as to avoid an expansive machine purchase of major upgrades.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Advantech's Network Switches Ensure Always-on Connectivity for Vietnam's ETC System

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

The Vietnamese government is planning to implement an ETC system at all of the country's toll booths to end delays and cut costs. Currently, the system is in effect at some booths on Expressways 1 and 14. An Ethernet network will be deployed at each toll collection station, with stations connected via a fiber network.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Building Interconnectional Factories with Advantech's Wireless Infrastructure

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

Founded in 1958, Nan-Ya Plastics Corporation (NYP) is the No.1 manufacturer of secondary plastics, the No.2 for copper clad laminates, No. 4 for mono ethylene glycol, and No. 6 for polyester fibers worldwide. With more than 10,000 employees and capital of $2.6 billion, NYP's consolidated annual revenue for 2016 was $9.15 billion. As one of the world's largest manufactures in terms of production capacity, NYP has long been committed to Industry 4.0 practices, aiming at sustainable business development as well as social wealth and prosperity.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

High-Power PoE Solutions for Harsh Industrial Networking Environments

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 3, 2018 10:35:00 AM

To strengthen security at one of the UAE's biggest marine ports, this customer required an intelligent video surveillance system to monitor on-site personnel and cargo. Major considerations were the size of the property, which requires more than 500 PTZ cameras for surveillance, and Dubai's tropical desert climate, meaning that the customer needed ruggedized managed switches with advanced features and management capabilities so that they could operate in outdoor environments under extreme temperature conditions.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Advantech's Highly Integrated WebAccess Solution Optimizes Automatic Monitoring and Control Management at a Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted by Kari Grosser on Dec 20, 2017 10:15:00 AM

A wastewater treatment plant is a basic infrastructure in modern society to purify wastewater created by homes and businesses. It operates 24 hours a day and wastewater treatment comprises multiple processes to remove solids, organic compounds and other matters. Such a complex workflow needs a careful management and it is insufficient only being supervised by plant personnel. Besides, the source water quality can be changed in an instant and any negligence or mistake may lead to improper treatment or cause environmental pollution. Therefore, the automatic monitoring and control system has been playing a very important role in ensuring the treated effluent to meet the environmental regulations and government criteria before discharging into the sewer or river.

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Topics: Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Industrial Communication

Case Study: Creating Smart Factories from Equipment Networking

Posted by Kari Grosser on Dec 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM


Through the influence of Industry 4.0 and IoT, the manufacturing industry is ready to transition to smart factories. The first step in the process of transformation is to collect production line data from the automated equipment network.

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Topics: Automation Software, Industrial Communication, Remote I/O

Mobile Management and Security for First Responders

Posted by Kari Grosser on Nov 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

There are more than one billion vehicles on the planet and the number keeps growing. Managing them all is an increasingly complex task, often requiring communication with vehicles that are nowhere near any central office. Fleet managers need to monitor OBDII data from vehicles that may be hundreds of miles away. First responders need two-way communications with dispatchers and databases. Governmental agencies must rack parameters like traffic density and road conditions from devices that are scattered all over their jurisdictions. Devices like traffic signage and parking machines need reliable links to their control centers, and it the installation includes video surveillance they will require good bandwidth as well. But in many cases, stringing cables out to the desired locations would be impractical or impossible.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

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