Company : Advantech Co., LTD.

Category : Control and Instrumentation Systems Annunciators

Key Products : Browser based HMI SCADA Software, Real time Ethernet IO Modules, Ethernet IO Modules

Cloud Connectivity for Industrial IoT Applications

Cloud Connectivity for Industrial IoT Applications

A hardware communication hub such as an RTU or a gateway is often the best tool to collect, format, and forward industrial automation system big data to the cloud.

Industrial automation systems are increasingly using the cloud as a repository for big data storage and as a means for accessing and implementing internet of Things (IoT) applications. The cloud provides a low cost and secure way to store big data and it offers a wide range of wired and wireless access methods to this data from anywhere in the world, chief among them the internet. In an industrial setting, integrating IoT devices are over the internet creates what is called an industrial IoT (IIoT) application.

Tech Trends in Machine Vision

Tech Trends in Machine Vision

Machine vision has long been a mainstay of science fiction, so much so that many consumers may think that most of the industrial world is completely vision-enabled. That isn’t quite true yet, but machine vision has actually played an important role in improving manufacturing operations since the 1980s.

As the technology progressed out of research laboratories and into practical implementations, and as hardware and software underpinnings have advanced, machine vision capabilities and applications have multiplied.

Advantech IXM Technology, the Master to Network Deployment

Advantech IXM technology is a base protocol specifically designed for most EKI devices. Its design approach was based on the knowledge that devices negotiate with each other for specific purpose. With this in mind, two directions were defined to implement IXM: Synchronization and Supervision. It also benefits different phases of device deployment:Installation and Maintenance. IXM partially accomplishes the concept of IOT, which is allowed to control everything remotely and utilizes BIG DATA collected from other network devices. IXM fulfills the expectations that we applied to the network: simple, quick installation and operation reliability.

Industrial Protocol Switches

How to choose the right one for your application

An industrial control network is a systemof interconnected equipment used to monitor and control physical equipment in industrial environments. These networks differ quite significantly from traditional enterprise networks due to the specific requirements of their operation.

Unlike a conventional network, which supports data processing and transfer, the primary function of Industrial Networks is to control and monitor physical equipment; in particular, for manufacturing, processing and utility distribution. Industrial network equipment must perform under harsh environmental conditions, such as heat, dust, and vibration. High reliability is critical, and round trip times must sustain no longer than 20 ms.

Modular Panel Platform Provides Flexibility

Modular Panel Platform Provides Flexibility

Industrial personal computers (IPCs) are widely used in automation, data acquisition and related applications due to their superior price-performance ratio, extensive data handling capabilities, numerous connectivity options and other features. They function much like a traditional PC, but with additional features and hardening specifically for tough environments. When an application requires both a box PC and a graphics display, which is usually the case, the most compact and cost-effective solution is to combine both of these components together in one housing.

Enable Intelligent Maintenance on Cloud-based WebAccess

Enable Intelligent Maintenance on Cloud-based WebAccess

The concept of “smart manufacturing” has flourished in recent years. Industry 4.0 will upgrade global industrial
capabilities by increasing communication among equipment, devices, and humans via Internet connectivity. A
cloud-based IIoT SCADA gateway is a system capable of supporting data storage and performing data
communication from data concentrators to data consumers. Its equipment uses sensors/devices that retrieve
hundreds to thousands pieces of data per second. A large amount of device data is generated in the
manufacturing system. Big data and has a massive influence on industry. A PR Newswire article reported that
“Companies that effectively analyze and act on the huge amount of information available today and in the near
future will improve decision making and enable the accurate delivery of advanced functionality like predictive
insights.”1 

Data Acquisition with the Cloud and Mobile Devices

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is on the radar of every business, and the interest is getting bigger. According to Gartner Group, over 4.9 billion connected devices will be in use by the end of 2015, not including smart phones and tablets. The Internet of Things is the way data will be created and collected by the rapid and enormous growth of sensors in the physical environment. This growth will occur in residential, commercial, and industrial settings, in virtually every application from household device asset management to command and control of commercial building automation systems and factory and process automation systems in large facilities.

ADAM Series

Intelligent Remote Terminal Unit (iRTU) in the IoT Era

The power of the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabled by the implementation of intelligent electronic devices and sensors on communication networks with real-time data exchange and control functionality between the field and a control center. It allows utilities to have better visibility into the system conditions anywhere and at any time utilizing advanced automated applications that improve system reliability, efficiency, and customer service.