Dashboard-Enabled Data Visualization for Increased Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 16, 2018 10:20:00 AM

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. 

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

Entering a New Era of Smart Manufacturing

Posted by Kari Grosser on Feb 14, 2018 10:20:00 AM

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.

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

Case Study: Converting to Industry 4.0

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jan 29, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Automation Software, Remote I/O

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

Realizing Interoperability in Factory Automation without Blowing Your Budget

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 27, 2017 10:15:00 AM

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.

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

PC-based PAC Solution for Material Handling AGV Optimization

Posted by Kari Grosser on Oct 12, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Project Introduction

Widely used across many industries, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) have been scooting around factory floors for decades. Thanks to evolving technologies like sensors, wireless networks and automatic control technologies, their guidance methods and physical dimensions continue to evolve and now small lightweight trackless AGV are being rolled out.

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Topics: Industrial Communication, Remote I/O

Intelligent Gateway Controller for Emergency Solutions in Transportation

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 21, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Project Introduction

There are two differing views about passenger safety at stations which have dictated station design for the last 150 years or more. For most of the world, it has been assumed that passengers (and other members of the public) will take care of their own safety when walking on or near a railway.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

IBCON Leverages Advantech's WebAccess Solution to Build a Factory Equipment Monitoring System

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

Introduction

In Thailand's export-oriented economy, manufacturing is the primary driver of economic development and growth. In an effort to remain globally competitive, Thai manufacturers have begun adopting advanced technologies to modernize their production facilities and management strategies. This includes employing SCADA systems for monitoring equipment to facilitate the shift towards factory automation.

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

Advantech's WebAccess Platform with WISE Wireless Solution Enables Equipment Networking and Process Visualization

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 31, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Introduction

A well-known panel maker that produces various sizes of thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels and touch panels was eager to improve efficiency of all of its factories through the implementation of a production line monitoring system. The company selected its factory in Nanjing, China, to be the first site for implementation. After which, the adopted intelligent application would be subsequently rolled out to its other production bases around the world.

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Topics: Automation Software, Remote I/O

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