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AIS's Compact, Industrial HMI Panels for M2M Communications & Industry 4.0 Technologies Deliver Smarter Manufacturing Capabilities for OEMs and End-Users

Monday, Feb 23, 2015

Improve Manufacturing Operational Efficiency, Productivity, Reduce Wastes and Costs With AIS's All-in-One, Value Line PC-Based HMI Panels for Smart Factory Applications

American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), the industry's leading manufacturer of new intelligent HMI solutions, including: customizable touchscreens, operator interface terminals and industrial panel PCs (IPC) for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Industry 4.0 applications, has recently introduced a new affordable, high performance family of PC-Based HMI Touch Panels: the AIS Value line Series.

The new Value HMI Panel PCs from AIS are equipped with NEMA 4/IP65-compliant aluminum front bezel, corrosion resistant surface making them suitable for rugged, industrial applications and environments. Powered by an energy-efficient, Intel Celeron Processor N2930, the Value line comes with a bevy of standard features for web-enabled applications including on-board non-volatile DDR3L-1333 memory and a standard SD card slot. Other key highlights for the AIS Value series include:

Energy efficient, high-performance processor, graphics, memory and power
Wireless networks enable communication between devices and HMI applications
High availability, communications and storage
Reliable touch-screens with long display life
Extremely rugged and nearly maintenance-free

The new Value Line was designed and engineered specifically for OEMs and End-Users needing to improve their Smart operations in factories and plants. In addition to lowering system investment costs, the Value line is an "all-in-one integrated" compact and rugged touch panel solution. This is ideal for OEMs developing equipment and machinery for a variety of new smart factory applications in many industries including: industrial automation, automotive, aerospace, electronics, materials and mining, food and beverage, oil and gas, packaging, pharmaceuticals and energy.

Easy Integration & Connectivity with Web-Enabled Systems, PLC, SCADA, MES and MRP Applications with AIS's new Value line of Smart PC-Based Touch-Panel HMIs

The open platform design of AIS's Value line series of HMI touchscreens allow compatibility with Wireless, Web, PLC, HMI, SCADA, MES, MRP and other enterprise software applications. In Smart Manufacturing operations, interoperability between hardware, systems and networks is critical in maximizing the benefits of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. As a hallmark of AIS's open architecture design approach, the Value line is an intelligent family of operator touch-panels for Industry 4.0 applications. By connecting machines, a manufacturer can create intelligent networks along the entire value chain that communicate and control each other autonomously with significantly reduced intervention by operators.

Intelligent PC-Based HMI Touch Panel Technologies from AIS Provide Resource and Significant Cost Advantages to Smart Manufacturing Operations with Real-Time Error Correction

Major advantages of utilizing AIS's Value line of powerful PC-based HMI touch panels include trouble-shooting, real-time error correction and predictive maintenance. Operators are empowered to respond more quickly on the factory floor to production and manufacturing situations by correcting problems and trouble-shooting machinery and equipment issues in real-time. Real-time production error improvements have a dramatic impact on improving productivity and throughput by reducing waste and costs. With these capabilities enabled by AIS's Value line of HMIs, improved troubleshooting and diagnostics will result in cost savings potentially up to millions of dollars on an annual basis for customers' Smart manufacturing operations. AIS's new family of rugged and compact Value line of open, touch-panel PCs facilitate improved data sharing throughout Smart factory operations and help companies achieve their KPIs and production goals with lower costs.

Improve Operational Efficiency, Reduce Costs, Extend the Life of Production Assets & Big Data Analytics with Value Line Intelligent HMIs from AIS

Smart Factory provides data models and factory-specific MES templates for rapid use. The uses of smart factory technologies boost quality, productivity and cuts down the operational cost as compared to traditional production systems. In today's global and fierce competitive global economy, manufacturers of all sizes from all industries are experiencing the same pressures to continuously improve their Smart operations as new technologies become available to implement. AIS's Value line of PC-based Touch Panel HMIs and their advanced features will help them:

Combat increased global competition with Smarter solutions
Achieve faster product cycles and delivery to market
Respond to rapid changes in customer demand
Obtain Smart HMI solutions with less capital investment
Succeed in applications requiring compliance to laws and regulations with AIS's Smart HMIs

Available in a wide variety of screens ranging from 7" to 21.5" in both single and multi-touch technologies, Value line HMIs come standard with Windows Embedded Compact 7, Embedded 7 or 8, and either 32 or 64 bit operating systems. Made in a lightweight, die-cast housing makes the AIS Value series compact, easy to service, nearly-maintenance-free, space saving and fan-less for reduced energy consumption. These all-in-one HMI solutions are also able to withstand high electromagnetic environments and are resistant to shock and vibration and come with UL Listings and CB scheme certificate.

As an "all-in-one" integrated HMI solutions design, the Value line compliments it's other Smart HMI family members, now available in AIS's new offering of IIoT, M2M and web-enabled HMIs. Recently introduced by AIS, the Premium and Standard Series touch-panel HMIs feature a rugged, modular design and expandability features. These allow users to easily modify, expand or revise their systems by simply replacing the box PC or touchscreen. The Premium and Standard series HMIs also offer fast and easy maintenance, as they are field replaceable and require minimum tools to disassemble the system. HMI functions are identical throughout the entire family.
AIS's New HMI Families: Premium, Standard and Value Line Overview of Features & Benefits
AIS recently introduced their new series of HMIs including, the Premium, Standard and Value HMIs. Key features of the entire range of new, open HMI touch panels from AIS include:

Open & standard interfaces in hardware & software for HMI, SCADA & MES applications
PC-based automation using standard Ethernet & TCP/IP for easy HMI/SCADA & IT/OT integration
Web-enabled HMI with HTML5-compliant web browsers for improved real-time decision making
Easy to replace, highly modular designed field-replaceable front display and box PC
Maintenance-free illumination system with lifetime rating of 80,000-100,000 hours on Eco mode
Expandable HMI solutions with multiple configurations & options for fast project engineering
International marks and schemes for safety equipment, certification and regulatory compliance
Suited for IT-OT convergence, M2M communications, Industry 4.0 and IoT ready for future requirements

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest range of industrial computing solutions, AIS solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit:, email: or contact: 1-888-485-6688.
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