Intelligent Factory Connectivity

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 18, 2018 10:30:00 AM

As manufacturing companies expand and leverage their scale and manufacturing capacity, one of the major challenges they face is to improve their operational efficiency. However, most plants have numerous complex systems that are critical for managing scheduling, production, inventory and quality data - especially if the company owns several factories in different cities, which complicates management. What is needed is an easy and effective approach to supervising each factory and sharing information across multiple sites. 

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

Factory Automation Solution for Existing Machine Equipment

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 16, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Increasingly more enterprises need to transform and upgrade their production lines to intelligent manufacturing. The biggest problem for enterprise equipment monitoring is how to complete signal acquisition and establish communication between devices from different brands and different types. This customer required the status of each of their machines to be monitored, including power on/off times, production quantities and stack lights. Without the additional costs of purchasing new machines, Advantech offers an integrated solution that achieves factory automation with existing machines. 

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

An Internet Solution for PCB Equipment

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 9, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Urgent and customized orders are recurring trends in the PCB industry. To shorten production times, it is necessary for production lines to be highly flexible while still satisfying customer quality control requirements. Common to traditional PCB factories are systems for solder paste printing, sampling, reflow soldering, and so on, all of which store relevant information for each corresponding station. Low-level equipment information, such as that from PCs, PLCs, and sensors, is typically not integrated, thus limiting maintenance and management processes that require production data,leaving manufacturers unable to promptly clarify the root of any issues that arise.

Smart productions systems provide a solution to this problem,and these can be realized only by establishing equipment connectivity. The obvious advantages of such systems are that the complete production history can be recorded and yield tracing can be conducted while integrating the data in the control room.

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Remote I/O, Data Acquisition & Communication, Industrial Computer Chassis

Software and Hardware Integration Delivers Key Precision Solutions

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 5, 2018 10:15:00 AM

A top EMS company global leadership is defined by the ability to provide unrivaled capacities in design and development, product and process engineering and technical support for a wide range of complex, high-value products. With expertise ranging from mechanical and electrical systems design to regulatory compliance engineering and software design development, the company provides its partners and clients, which include leading electronics companies around the world, with best-in-class solutions to maximize the efficiency and value of their supply chains and operations.

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

The Future of Pharma Manufacturing

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 30, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Among the various types of manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers may face the greatest requirements of all in terms of product quality and attention to detail. Drug makers must, above all, strictly maintain the quality and safety of their products, as the release of any low-quality products could adversely impact consumer health and severely damper their brands and bottom lines. Given these concerns and related concerns about the security of their data and production processes, pharmaceutical manufacturers have been slower than other manufacturers to embrace and fully realize the potential of IoT technologies. Nonetheless, the power of IoT-based asset management solutions to increase production line efficiency and profitability is undeniable, such that drug makers who fail to innovate, risk being left behind. 

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Topics: Human Machine Interface, Remote I/O

Smart Water Treatment & Network Solutions

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 25, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Water supply plants play an important role in providing daily and clean water. Essentially, a water supply system can be divided into three sections: purification, transmission and consumption. The purification of untreated water ensures the water is safe for a variety of purposes. A total solution with advanced technology and robust equipment to control the treatment process and remotely monitor the situations of devices has become an essential measure of water plant management. 

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

Realizing Big Data for IIoT via Remote I/O with SNMP and MQTT Protocols

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

SNMP, the open standard protocol, is widely used for information management of IoT systems and MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a publish/subscribe messaging protocol for constrained Internet of Things devices in low-bandwidth high-latency, or unreliable networks. 

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Topics: Remote I/O

How Advantech's Innovative Solutions Are Advancing Manufacturing

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 11, 2018 10:45:00 AM

By enabling seamless data acquisition and visualization, Advantech's WebAccess/SCADA technology is amplifying the production line efficiency of the nation's manufacturers.

In Thailand's export-oriented economy, manufacturing is the primary driver of economic development and growth. However, although globalization provides increasing opportunities to sell Thai products around the world, it also fosters fierce competition between rival companies. In this ever more competitive market environment, manufacturers must leverage every innovation available to maximize the value and efficiency of their production lines. 

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

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.

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

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