Industrial-grade handheld devices are widely employed for outdoor operations, component production applications, and equipment and vehicle inspections. Equipment inspections are essential for monitoring operational conditions and environmental changes, identifying equipment faults and potential safety concerns, and implementing effective measures that ensure equipment safety and system stability. Although not all industrial equipment presents a health and safety risk when operational, regular inspections are necessary for equipment where significant risks to health and safety may arise from incorrect installation, maintenance delays, deterioration or system failures, and any other circumstances. In the past, equipment inspections did not involve real-time communication or comprehensive management systems, leading to a high incidence of
- Inadequate, missed, or delayed inspections
- Inefficient inspection reports prone to human errors and omissions
- Managers not having immediate, accurate, and comprehensive information regarding wiring conditions, and thus not being able to optimize operations and maintenance.
- To address these failings, wireless inspection equipment is increasingly employed for equipment inspections. This equipment regulates inspectors’ standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enables management staff to supervise inspection personnel. Advantech’s rugged, full-coverage, wireless handheld inspection instrument supports on-site data collection and inspection scheduling. Inspectors are required to adhere to a strict inspections guideline to ensure quality control, eliminate faults, and implement improvements. Once a fault is identified, relevant data must be collected and analyzed. With the rugged design of Advantech’s handheld device, inspectors can maintain operations and respond to emergencies even in dangerous industrial environments. This durability substantially optimizes the inspection process, while also facilitating outdoor applications. Advantech’s various handheld computing solutions not only enable operations monitoring, but also facilitate the implementation of paperless operations and reduces staff-related data input errors for improved work efficiency.
Hexagon: Territory Mapping
Hexagon is a leading global supplier of technology solutions that assist clients with planning, measurement, and visualization in order to optimize data processing and presentation. Moreover, by collaborating with Advantech and adopting its PWS-470 rugged handheld computer, Hexagon has achieved further development and success.
Advantech’s PWS-470 system can be used in conjunction with Hexagon’s surveying and mapping instrument. Data collected by the instrument is stored on the PWS-470 device and processed using customized system software before being transmitted to the backend system via wireless communication technologies. These features also allow backend managers to monitor the progress of mapping personnel. With traditional paper-based operations, all mapping data must be documented on paper forms before being manually summarized and input into a computer. By comparison, with the adoption of Advantech’s industrial-grade handheld PWS-470 device, Hexagon substantially increased the efficiency of outdoor surveying and mapping operations while eliminating the mistakes and typographical errors of manual data recording and input. In summation, the PWS-470 system substantially increased the accuracy of mapping data.
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