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.
In order to gradually transform their passive factory into an Intelligent Factory, a well-known panel manufacturer, which supplies various sizes of thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels and touch panels was actively improving their factory's production and management. By reforming its factory it would act as a demonstration site before copying intelligent applications to other production bases around the world.
Many plant managers seek various means for shortening time to market and increased productivity, yet they are wary of the time-consuming, costly process of having to replace or upgrade complex systems to realize digitization. By implementing Advantech's multi-protocol, cross-system integration solution, managers can migrate seamlessly from traditional to future network infrastructure with minimum downtime and maximum flexibility.
From highways to inner-city streets, and through bridges, to tunnels to transport hubs, the endless streams of vehicles, passengers and cargo add up the difficulties of effective traffic management and complicate the tasks for today's city planners and traffic operators everywhere.
Advantech's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions aim at providing cutting-edge technologies to further assist transportation operators to better plan transportation application and management, which ultimately facilitates a safe, convenient and seamless travel for all travelers around the world.
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.
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.
A global partner for the automotive industry who develops products for transmissions, engines, drivelines and fasteners started a company optimization program with the support of Net Surfing to optimize internal industrial asset management and energy consumption starting from the existing machinery and infrastructure by combining the asset management system with IIoT energy saving technology.
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.
In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), the trend in industrial automation for all devices, equipment and controllers with different protocols to be able to connect with each other and speak the same "language" has become essential. Advantech recently introduced two new Protocol Gateways for protocol conversion to further complement our comprehensive product range. Our Protocol Conversion Solution gives you an unparalleled advantage of realizing interoperability in factory automation to avoid replacing incompatible network devices and extend their useful life without a heavy price tag of major upgrade.