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2014.04.02 Enabling Smart Factories

VideoBy Advantech | 4/2/2014
Manufacturing factories are getting smarter and smarter. The transformation of productivity technology is evolving from solving visible problems to creating value by using smarter information and utilizing new methods & techniques to solve hitherto undiscovered problems. We’ll see many successful cases and discover great business opportunities behind the transformation.

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  • Wait a minute Mr. Postman

    Wait a minute Mr. Postman

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 4/1/2014
    In the USA mail hasn’t been sorted by hand since the 1957 when the first automated mail sorter was introduced. Back then operators still needed to read the destination and then type a sorting code which would send the letter to one of 300 chutes. By being able to sort 15,000 letters per hour it doub...
  • DAQNavi - Data Logger資料擷取軟體

    DAQNavi - Data Logger資料擷取軟體

    VideoAdvantech | 2/20/2014
    Advantech DAQNavi Data Logger is an easy-to-use application software that engineers can leverage to perform data logging, display and recording.
  • DAQNavi: Demonstrates  how to use Data Logger to record, display and playback the data which is acquired

    DAQNavi: Demonstrates how to use Data Logger to record, display and playback the data which is ...

    VideoAdvantech | 2/17/2014
    Advantech DAQNavi Data Logger is an easy-to-use application software that engineers can leverage to perform data logging, display and recording. Without spending any time programming, engineers can benefit from flexibility to acquire and store data from various Advantech data acquisition devices. Ad...
  • It’s all in the mind

    It’s all in the mind

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 2/13/2014
    Controlling objects using the mind has been the stuff of science fiction for a long time, but are we any closer to achieving it? We’re not talking telekinesis and being able to levitate objects and throw them around the room, but the idea that we can control machines through our mind and perfo...
  • The PPC-6150A/6170A - A Simple Solution for Machine Vision

    WhitePaperAdvantech | 2/6/2014
    As we know, machine vision inspection is the most efficient way to speed up production but the high entry costs and large space requirements are two major obstacles in the way of manufacturing automation. Advantech’s PPC-6150A/6170A have been designed to conquer these problems by combining hig...
  • Ethernet I/O Modules with Daisy Chain: ADAM-6200 Series Trainingkit
  • Automated Food/Beverage Production with Simplified Touch Control

    Automated Food/Beverage Production with Simplified Touch Control

    Case StudiesAdvantech | 12/25/2013
    hina’s growing domestic market has resulted in a two-digit growth of food & beverage processing and packaging equipment and has drawn many companies around the world to explore this huge developing market, including TCP Pioneer Co.Ltd, a liquid food and beverage manufacturing/packing facil...
  • Where’s the clickety-clack?

    Where’s the clickety-clack?

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 12/23/2013
    For years typists, computer operators and industrial operators have been used to the clickety-clack of their keyboards. The familiar soft feel of a keyboards keys, so much easier on the fingers than typewriters have echoed through offices and factories around the world for decades, but now there is...
  • Watch the Birdie

    Watch the Birdie

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 12/3/2013
    Whether your digital camera is on your cellphone, or you’re a hobbyist with a digital SLR the problem for manufacturers remains the same. In an industry where precision is essential, and it is felt that humans can do a better job than robots, the challenge is how to automate the assembly of the comp...
  • Foxy Robots

    Foxy Robots

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 11/4/2013
    In 2011 Hon Hai aka Foxconn aka the folks that build many of our electronic devices, suffered a bit of a PR nightmare, with their Chinese mainland workers having the unfortunate habit of choosing death rather than continue to work long hours in pretty difficult conditions. That’s the problem with hu...
  • Motion and Vision Control Combine to become Visual Servoing

    Motion and Vision Control Combine to become Visual Servoing

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 10/7/2013
    Traditionally motion control and vision control systems are separate beasts doing different jobs. But recent developments have worked to combine these two technologies into a single unit. Traditional motion robots are often preprogrammed arms that carry out a wide range of tasks such as the placing...
  • Will Robots Dream?

    Will Robots Dream?

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 9/2/2013
    The robots in our factories are quite “dumb”, they receive information from programs and carry out that task and occasionally make “yes” “no” sorts of decisions, whether it’s collecting goods from a shelf or welding one part onto another. This is all well and good, but what if we want our robots to...
  • Touch Screens – Present and Future

    Touch Screens – Present and Future

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 8/5/2013
    We’re all familiar with touchscreens. Once restricted to high-tech kiosks now every mobile phone, GPS, tablet has one and without them we’d all be lugging around much heavier devices. The big advance in touch screen technology in recent years has been multitouch, where screens recognize two or more...
  • A Robust Panel PC for Intelligent Tightening Machine in an Automobile Assembly Factory (Shandong Chunlong Group)

    A Robust Panel PC for Intelligent Tightening Machine in an Automobile Assembly Factory (Shandong...

    Case StudiesAdvantech | 6/17/2013
    As China becomes one of the world’s largest auto markets, the relevant manufacturing industries are also booming; leading to a strong demand for highly accurate manufacturing machines. During the assembly process in an automotive plant, bolt tightening is a critical task to ensure car safet...
  • Introducing DAQNavi

    Introducing DAQNavi

    VideoDAQNavi | 6/5/2013
    With the latest Advantech’s DAQNavi, you now can develop your data acquisition and control systems more efficiently and take system performance to the next level. Advantech’s DAQNavi focuses on its ability to make the user experience much easier and more intuitive while at the same ti...
  • Advantech Syncing Motion Control Solutions

    Advantech Syncing Motion Control Solutions

    VideoAdvantech | 4/11/2013
    Advantech is committed to providing PC-based machine control solutions with distributed motion control technology and the best synchronization. Full machine control solutions range from distributed and centralized configuration, including a full EtherCAT solution, Soft Control to Advanced drive t...
  • Advantech DAQ Solution Meets Your Measurement Challenges

    Advantech DAQ Solution Meets Your Measurement Challenges

    VideoAdvantech | 4/11/2013
    As a leading supplier of data acquisition and control products worldwide, Advantech offers a wide range of I/O devices with various interfaces and functions based on PC technology. The devices and software are installed on your computer, transforming it into a PC-based data acquisition system....
  • Feature Story – Factory Automation

    Feature Story – Factory Automation

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 3/27/2013
    The automation of factories has changed significantly over the years. From the first punch card automated looms to the earliest car factories manufacturers have been looking at getting their products made better, cheaper and faster. Whenever humans are involved in making things on a mass scale, e...
  • Automatic Gauging for Quality and Quantifiable Inspection

    Automatic Gauging for Quality and Quantifiable Inspection

    Case StudiesAdvantech | 3/26/2013

    For manufacturing activities that demand for highly precise gauging in order to improve production yield and maintain product quality, automatic inspection assisted by machine vision can always justify the capital investment on equipment.

  • The benefits of using Multitouch and Widescreen in Machine Automation

    The benefits of using Multitouch and Widescreen in Machine Automation

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 3/18/2013

    Industrial HMI (Human Machine Interface), has evolved to use the multi-touch capabilities that is now standard on smartphones. With multi-touch functionality, HMI is not only simplified , but also enhanced.

  • Automatic Wafer/LED Defect Inspection

    Automatic Wafer/LED Defect Inspection

    Case StudiesAdvantech | 3/13/2013

    For high-tech electronics productions like semiconductors which often deal with tiny components, human visual and manual operations more than often fail to meet this trade’s high standards for speed and precision.

  • Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C# Console

    Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C# Console

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013
    When developing a project for Advantech's data acquisition cards, you can use the DAQNavi SDK to program more efficiently. This video demonstrates how to create a C# Console project and an application development environment for data acquisition. It also shows how to add the BioDAQ.dll library an...
  • Advantech DAQNavi for LabVIEW Analog Input (AI) Programming

    Advantech DAQNavi for LabVIEW Analog Input (AI) Programming

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013

    In this video, we are going to show you how to use DAQNavi assistant to write a LabVIEW program for analog input (AI) application. You can download DAQNavi here: http://downloadt.advantech.com/download/downloadsr.aspx?File_Id=1-KS5XV3

  • Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using VB.NET

    Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using VB.NET

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013
    When developing a project for Advantech's data acquisition cards, you can use the DAQNavi SDK to program more efficiently. This video demonstrates how to create a Visual Basic .Net (VB.NET) project and an application development environment for data acquisition. It also shows how to add the BioDA...
  • Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using Delphi

    Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using Delphi

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013
    When developing a project for Advantech's data acquisition cards, you can use the DAQNavi SDK to program more efficiently. This video demonstrates how to create a Delphi project and an application development environment for data acquisition. It also shows how to add the BioDAQ.dll library and ho...
  • Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C# Control

    Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C# Control

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013
    When developing a project for Advantech's data acquisition cards, you can use the DAQNavi SDK to program more efficiently. This video demonstrates how to create a C# Control project and an application development environment for data acquisition. It also shows how to add the BioDAQ.dll library an...
  • Advantech DAQNavi for LabVIEW Digital Input/Output Programming

    Advantech DAQNavi for LabVIEW Digital Input/Output Programming

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013

    In this video, we are going to show you how to use DAQNavi assistant to write a LabVIEW program for digital input/output (DI/O) application. You can download DAQNavi here: http://downloadt.advantech.com/download/downloadsr.aspx?File_Id=1-KS5XV3

  • Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C#

    Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C#

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013
    When developing a project for Advantech's data acquisition cards, you can use the DAQNavi SDK to program more efficiently. This video demonstrates how to create a C# project and an application development environment for data acquisition. It also shows how to add the BioDAQ.dll library and how to...
  • Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C++ Console

    Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C++ Console

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013
    When developing a project for Advantech's data acquisition cards, you can use the DAQNavi SDK to program more efficiently. This video demonstrates how to create a C++ Console project and an application development environment for data acquisition. It also shows how to add the BioDAQ.dll library a...
  • Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C++ MFC

    Programming with Advantech's DAQNavi using C++ MFC

    VideoAdvantech | 3/8/2013
    When developing a project for Advantech's data acquisition cards, you can use the DAQNavi SDK to program more efficiently. This video demonstrates how to create a C++ MFC project and an application development environment for data acquisition. It also shows how to add the BioDAQ.dll library and h...
  • Flexible SoftMotion to Meet Customers Demands

    Flexible SoftMotion to Meet Customers Demands

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 3/4/2013

    Today’s products focus on fine quality and fast time to market; however, traditional motion control equipment has not been able to meet the quality that the market demands. The highly compatible Advantech SoftMotion can fully solve these problems.

  • Integrated Solutions for IC Packaging Machine

    Integrated Solutions for IC Packaging Machine

    Case StudiesAdvantech | 2/25/2013
    High throughput and quality are always demanding in semiconductor. The output of the semiconductor manufacturing process covers a diversity of products, including: flash memory, logic chip, analog device etc. Such diversification of products needs a single machine that integrates multiple procedu...
  • Automated Optical Inspection - An Example of the PCB Solder Detection Solution

    Automated Optical Inspection - An Example of the PCB Solder Detection Solution

    Case StudiesAdvantech | 2/25/2013
    Printed circuit boards (PCB) must be laden with more components than before, making automatic optical inspection technology even more important. From 2-D to 3-D inspection, the present technology is able to effectively detect the mounting of components and their soldering quality and position. In...
  • Four Architectures: Realizing a Vision for Advantech Intelligent Manufacturing

    Four Architectures: Realizing a Vision for Advantech Intelligent Manufacturing

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 2/18/2013

    In intelligent manufacturing systems, software integration is inevitable. In the past, integration was hardware-based. In recent years, however, software interoperability of different layers has become the trend of automation equipment.
     

  • Sketching the Blueprint of the Industrial Machinery

    Sketching the Blueprint of the Industrial Machinery

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 1/28/2013
    Today's consumer market demands low prices and fast delivery. Under such pressure, the performance of automation systems must be enhanced. With the global trend of rising wages, advanced industrial countries and emerging economies have begun pondering the future development of manufacturing. Auto...
  • From Automation to Intelligent Automation

    From Automation to Intelligent Automation

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 1/22/2013
    Some believe that machine automation began with the industrial revolution, but some 200 to 300 years before that, in the 16th~17th centuries, water wheels were used to power rolling mills that would roll strips of sheet metal that would then be stamped into coins. By 1808, and the start of the in...
  • Feature Story – Factory Automation

    Feature Story – Factory Automation

    Technology HighlightMA | 12/18/2012

    Factories are complicated places, where, surrounding the warehousing, offices and manufacturing departments is a maze of subsystems responsible for the facility’s water, gas and electrical systems for heating, cooling and air exhaustion systems.

  • Intelligent Process Control in Artificial Vision Technology

    Intelligent Process Control in Artificial Vision Technology

    Case Studies 11/23/2012
    Industrial artificial vision is a field that includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images and high-dimensional data from the real world in order to perform a range of tasks such as: control processes, e.g. an industrial robot; detecting events, e.g. for visual s...
  • A Vision of the Future: Purchasing directly from Advantech's eStore means this Machine Vision system integrator can deliver their solutions on time and on budget

    A Vision of the Future: Purchasing directly from Advantech's eStore means this Machine Vision sy...

    Technology HighlightMA | 10/19/2012
    Industrial Machine Vision is a field that includes methods for the acquisition, processing, analyzing, and understanding of images and multi-dimensional data from the real world in order to perform a range of tasks such as: control processes, e.g. an industrial robot; detecting events, e.g. for v...
  • Enabling Automatic Production of Mobile Phones

    Enabling Automatic Production of Mobile Phones

    Case Studies 10/19/2012
    A world-renowned smartphone maker was seeking to expand its production capacity by increasing domestic and overseas manufacturing plants and their levels of automation.  Assisted by Advantech’s IPC solutions, the automation project has multiplied the throughput of their facilities, whi...
  • Solar Cell Test Solution

    Solar Cell Test Solution

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 10/19/2012
    With a global increase in the demand for green energy solutions, the use of solar cells (aka solar panels) is quickly spreading to residential and commercial facilities, resulting in an increase demand in manufacturing and production equipment. The essential steps in the production process of a s...
  • Solar Cell Test Solution

    Solar Cell Test Solution

    Case StudiesAdvantech | 10/19/2012
    With a global increase in the demand for green energy solutions, the use of solar cells (aka solar panels) is quickly spreading to residential and commercial facilities, resulting in an increase demand in manufacturing and production equipment. The essential steps in the production process of a s...
  • Six trends of Industrial Automation You Should Know

    Six trends of Industrial Automation You Should Know

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 8/14/2012

     

    It’s critical to seize opportunities during the transformation in the industrial automation market. Here are some hints to understanding the industry.

     

  • Soft Motion Simplifies Motion Control Programming

    Soft Motion Simplifies Motion Control Programming

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 5/18/2012
    Motion control was once performed exclusively through tedious and painstaking low-level code-based programming of hardware devices; but, modern machine automation hardware and software greatly simplified this task and allowed some of elements of machine motion software programs to be automaticall...
  • Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) – A Solution for PCB Inspection

    Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) – A Solution for PCB Inspection

    Case StudiesAdvantech Co., Ltd | 5/10/2012
    There is a growing trend to use AOI in PCB inspection applications and the built-in printed circuit boards (PCBs) will contain more components than in the past. This project explains how Advantech’s new generation industrial computers and Softmotion image capture and detection software tech...
  • Control & Automation Technology Exhibition and Conference

    Control & Automation Technology Exhibition and Conference

    Events 4/18/2012
    Automation Technology Egypt 2012, the 6th International Industrial Control and Automation Technology Exhibition and Conference from 6-8 May 2012. We take great pleasure in extending an invitation for you to participate in the Automation Technology Egypt 2012 that is scheduled to be held at the...
  • High-pressure Cylinder Tester for Airbag Inflator

    High-pressure Cylinder Tester for Airbag Inflator

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 2/21/2012

    In 1951 the first airbag was invented, but it wasn’t until 1967, when a practical component for crash detection was developed: An electromechanical sensor with a steel ball attached to a tube by a magnet that could inflate the airbag in under 30ms, so that it could be utilized.

  • High-pressure Cylinder Tester for Airbag Inflator

    Case Studies 2/21/2012

    In 1951 the first airbag was invented, but it wasn’t until 1967, when a practical component for crash detection was developed: An electromechanical sensor with a steel ball attached to a tube by a magnet that could inflate the airbag in under 30ms, so that it could be utilized.

  • Currency Inspection Machines for China

    Currency Inspection Machines for China

    Case Studies 1/5/2012
    While China’s economy has taken off, Chinese Yuan has become a strong international currency. Currency manufacturers seek to provide fast, better-performing currency inspection equipment that can ensure banknotes are not picking up ink spots or smears during the printing process. Advantech...
  • CNC Industrial Control

    CNC Industrial Control

    Case Studies 12/5/2011

    Partners’ customer is a local company who is specialized in CNC machines and industrial control with long experience and good visibility in the local market, also with interesting studies and collaborations with some universities

  • Auto Safety Airbag High-Pressure Tank Testing Machine

    Auto Safety Airbag High-Pressure Tank Testing Machine

    Case Studies 12/2/2011
    When an airbag-equipped vehicle is involved in a collision, a storage tank full of compressed air causes airbags in the center of the steering wheel and on the sides of the instrument panel to rapidly inflate, preventing people in the vehicle from suffering injury. In line with maintaining the sa...
  • Integrated IC Packaging Machine Solution

    Integrated IC Packaging Machine Solution

    Case Studies 12/2/2011
    As semiconductor firms race to introduce ever faster and better-performing chips, process line width has been shrinking steadily and is now at the nanometer level. In addition, in view of the great diversity of semiconductor products, which include flash memory, logic chips, analog chips, etc., s...
  • Touch Panel Inspection & Testing Solution

    Touch Panel Inspection & Testing Solution

    Case Studies 12/2/2011

    The growing need for touch panels due to the emergence of products such as smart phones and tablets has also spurred a large and growing demand for control equipment and testing machines. As a result, equipment manufacturers are working hard to improve their product technology and quality.

  • Solar Cell Solution

    Solar Cell Solution

    Case Studies 12/1/2011
    Today's steadily growing environmental protection energy conservation trends are creating rapidly increasing demand for low-power household devices, and energy-efficient public transportation signals and lighting, LCD TVs, and personal computers. In parallel with this trend, there has been a surg...
  • LED Die Bonding Machine Solution

    LED Die Bonding Machine Solution

    Case Studies 12/1/2011
    The world's environmental protection and energy conservation trends have spurred the emergence of the LED industry. LEDs are widely used in many fields, including streetlights, advertising signs, traffic signals, consumer electronic products, and transportation vehicles. Because of these burgeoni...
  • Touch Panel Linearity Test Solution

    Case Studies 11/15/2011
    Thanks to the popularity of smart phones and tablet PCs, the rising demand of touch panels is driving machinery requirements which need higher precision and stability in their manufacturing process. As widely used in panel manufacturing, the linearity testing machine requires simulating the movement...
  • Advantech's Machine Automation Application

    Advantech's Machine Automation Application

    VideoAdvantech | 10/21/2011

    There are six applications in the video, including eautomation overview, building automation and energy management system, environmental and facility management systems, machine automation, power and energy and transportation.

  • Advantech’s iAutomation Applications

    Advantech’s iAutomation Applications

    Video 10/21/2011

    In our efforts to enable an intelligent planet, we at Advantech's Industrial Automation Group provide a complete range of system components to fulfill a wide range of industrial automation needs.

  • Automotive Assembly System Solutions for Partner Baccanelli

    Case Studies 10/17/2011
    Assembly departments in the automotive sector are usually the least automated processes in the production chain; this means that it’s very difficult to improve parameters such as efficiency, quality alignment and data collection. In order to achieve these objectives our customer, one of the main sys...
  • The Benefits of PAC Solutions

    The Benefits of PAC Solutions

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 9/15/2011
    Summary: Since the introduction and use of the PLC as a relay replacement device, the uses of small, self contained automation controllers have mushroomed and have changed the complexion and even the architecture of the control system itself. This white paper discusses the benefits of using PACs...
  • Connecting and Controlling the Food and Beverage Industries

    Connecting and Controlling the Food and Beverage Industries

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 8/20/2011
    The food and beverage industries have a history of manual operations, from one end of the plant to the other, including lab and quality operations. In order to improve productivity and quality control, many food and beverage operations have begun integrating these operations and making them confo...
  • Connecting Advantech ADAM-6100 EtherNet/IP Modules to an AB PLC?

    Connecting Advantech ADAM-6100 EtherNet/IP Modules to an AB PLC?

    Video 8/1/2011
    This tutorial video shows you how to configure and connect an Advantech ADAM-6100 EtherNet/IP I/O module to an AB PLC. Advantech’s ADAM-6100 series is a new line of Industrial Ethernet Remote I/O modules. Designed to work with the EtherNet/IP protocol, the ADAM-6100 series is capable of transferring...
  • Advantech Embedded Automation Computers Overview

    Advantech Embedded Automation Computers Overview

    Video 7/11/2011
    Introduce All Embedded Automation Computers and Technologies, UNO Series
  • The Age of High-Performance Computing Has Arrived:Server-grade IPC Provides Big Boost in System ...

    WhitePaper 5/26/2011
    Diversification of industrial PC applications has been accompanied in many areas by a rapid increase in system requirements. In response, Advantech put its extensive experience with IPCs to good use in developing the "Server-grade IPC" range, in order to provide high performance product...
  • Expanding the Use of Smart Operator Panels

    Expanding the Use of Smart Operator Panels

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 5/10/2011
    The evolution of operator interfaces has moved quite far beyond the pushbutton you see below. Once, the intelligence resided in the operator’s brain and considerable experience and training were required to operate any complex piece of machinery or process. The evolution of the operator pan...
  • LED Die Bonding Solution

    LED Die Bonding Solution

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 2/24/2011
    As part of the global green-energy initiative, energy saving LEDs are being increasingly applied worldwide in lighting, traffic, and consumer electronic applications. These applications are creating a high demand for automatic LED manufacturing machines that meet balance of performance, cost and...
  • Weighing and Packaging Machine

    Weighing and Packaging Machine

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 7/9/2010
    Automatic and highly accurate weighing & packaging machines are critical for many sectors, like pharmaceutical, medicine, food & beverage, jewelry, gold, silver, and more. After the weighing process, a conveyor system will transport the material to the packaging system. In recent years, t...
  • IC Packaging and Test Machine

    IC Packaging and Test Machine

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 7/9/2010
    Integrated circuit (IC) packaging is the final stage of semiconductor device fabrication, followed by IC testing. In IC packaging and test machines, providing a total solution from wafer probes, manufacturing, packaging, and testing to module assembly is the key to success. One machine maker want...
  • Solar Cell Loader/Unloader Application

    Solar Cell Loader/Unloader Application

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 7/9/2010
    In the solar cell manufacturing process, cells need to be loaded into each in-line system and then unloaded after the process is complete. In order to properly handle these cells, the position control of the conveyor belt and robotic machines must be highly accurate, or there can be significant r...
  • Transmission Testing System

    Case Studies 2/25/2010
    Transmissions are one of the most essential components of an engine, increasing and reducing engine speed by increasing torque. Transmissions are also used on bicycles, fixed machines, and anywhere else rotational speed and torque needs to be adapted. Often, a transmission will have multiple gear...
  • Jet Engine Test System

    Case Studies 1/12/2010
    Jet engine testing is a complicated and tricky process. Due to the expensive cost of fuel and materials, testing needs to be implemented quickly with high sampling speeds and precision. Large-sized engines needs to be mounted on an engineering vehicle for field tests. In these scenarios the syste...
  • Jet Engine Test System

    Jet Engine Test System

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 1/12/2010
    Jet engine testing is a complicated and tricky process. Due to the expensive cost of fuel and materials, testing needs to be implemented quickly with high sampling speeds and precision. Large-sized engines needs to be mounted on an engineering vehicle for field tests. In these scenarios the syste...
  • Driving the Networked Industrial Plant – Power over Ethernet

    Driving the Networked Industrial Plant – Power over Ethernet

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 12/18/2009
    Summary: In the 1990s, industrial plants began to integrate and merge their "islands of automation" by networking devices to programmable controllers and controllers to control systems and HMIs (human machine interfaces). As the number of intelligent devices increased, the demand to sup...
  • Switch with Confidence: Avoiding the Pitfalls with Industrial Managed Switches

    Switch with Confidence: Avoiding the Pitfalls with Industrial Managed Switches

    Industry FocusAdvantech | 11/16/2009

    Summary:This white paper looks at how industrial managed switches, together with the right network topology and an understanding of failure modes, can lead to almost 100 percent network uptime.

  • Laser Marking System for Disk Media

    Laser Marking System for Disk Media

    Technology HighlightAdvantech | 8/11/2009
    A machine equipment manufacturer in Singapore that manufactures laser processing machines was developing a system for marking and labeling finished disk media. Instead of using a conventional laser scribe to cut into the delicate disk surface, they wanted to create a system that uses laser markin...
  • Hard Drive Manufacturing Quality Control System

    Case Studies 4/27/2009
    Many electronic device manufacturers use machines with PLCs as controllers that need to be able to communicate with a central server for auto process sequence control. A major hard drive manufacturer in the US was facing problems with the communication between their older PLCs and their new serve...
  • Pharmaceutical Machine Vision Application

    Case Studies 1/21/2009
    As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bar-code regulation raises packaging standards, drug manufacturers are turning to increasingly sophisticated machine vision inspection solutions for optical character verification to inspect human-readable data such as the date, lot code, and expiration d...
  • CNC Wire Cutting Machine

    Case Studies 12/23/2008
    Due to the increasing efficiency and reliability of automation computing products, many Electronic Discharge Manufacturing (EDM) machine applications have become much more cost-efficient. One of the leading EDM equipment builders in Taiwan was developing a leading edge wire cutting machine and wa...
  • Embedded CIM PC in Fabrication

    Case Studies 10/31/2008
    Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) is a method of manufacturing in which the entire production process is controlled by computer. Typically, it relies on closed-loop control processes, based on real-time input from sensors. It is also known for providing flexible design and manufacturing by...
  • Machine Automation

    Machine Automation


    Advantech Machine Automation offers application ready platforms from industrial workstations, industrial-grade CPUs control motion, high quality industrial computers, serial device servers and automation controllers for centralized and distributed motion control solutions which could be widely applied in the SMT/PCB, ...
  • Automation Controllers

    Automation Controllers


    In the automation controller series, Advantech’s programmable automation controllers ( PACs) are open development environment PC-based controllers. These PACs are designed with the latest processing technology. Also, these PC-based controllers have a single platform with multi-disciplined automation controller ...
  • Embedded Automation Computers

    Embedded Automation Computers


    Advantech offers complete embedded automation computers with rugged and cableless designs, including fanless box PCs, industrial control devices. With compact and multiple IOs, multiple expansion solutions and multiple mounting methods, each embedded automation platform is suitable for a wide variety of automation ...
  • Human Machine Interfaces

    Human Machine Interfaces


    With a complete range of intelligent operator panels, touch panel computers, industrial automation panel PCs, and industrial monitors, Advantech offers a wide range of human machine interface (HMI) products for industrial automation panel needs. The intelligent WebOP-2000 series of operator panels with WebOP Designer 2.0 ...
  • Compact System

    Compact System


    Compact system aims at machine automation applications such as Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), Vision Inspection, all of which feature a small footprint, either with performance computing or low power consumption, intelligent management, security and longevity. With the latest, Intel® Core™ processors, they deliver ...
  • Data Acquisition (DAQ) & Control

    Data Acquisition (DAQ) & Control


    Advantech is a global leader in plug-in IO card design and manufacturing, providing a full range of industrial data acquisition (DAQ) and control products which are widely used in industrial and laboratory applications such as: monitoring, motion control, data acquisition, and automated testing. There are five major ...
  • Remote I/O Modules

    Remote I/O Modules


    Advantech is a global leader in data acquisition IO module design and manufacturing, offering complete stand-alone data acquisition modules which are broadly used in industrial applications, such as facility monitoring, environment monitoring, and industrial process control. Advantech distributed IO modules are categorized ...
  • Industrial Communication

    Industrial Communication


    Advantech is a global leader in industrial communication, industrial Ethernet switches, data acquisition (DAQ), industrial computer and control products which are widely used in industrial and laboratory applications such as: monitoring, motion control, data acquisition (DAQ), and automated testing. There are five major ...
  • Panel PC

    Panel PC


    Advantech panel PCs, including fanless panel PCs and other multifunctional panel PCs, combine a CPU board, LCD display, and user-friendly human machine interface touchscreen within a slick, compact chassis. Each fanless panel PC and other multifunctional panel PCs are compact, highly integrated, network-ready computer ...
  • Class I, Division 2 Solution

    Class I, Division 2 Solution


    Class I, Div 2 remote I/Os, such as CID2 monitors and CID2 solutions, have met the requirements of hazardous area computer such as explosion proof, oil field drilling, pump station monitoring, chemical plants, pharmaceutical factories, oil pipeline monitoring, tank storage monitoring, and fuel station management. Class I, ...
  • Server-grade IPC

    Server-grade IPC


    Advantech offers industrial servers, server boards, and server chassis. Our server systems deliver outstanding high-performance IPC, rigorous reliability, and scalability in rack-optimized enclosures. The industrial servers, server boards, and server chassis are designed with enterprise-class chipsets and cutting edge ...
  • Industrial Computer Chassis

    Industrial Computer Chassis


    Offers industrial computer chassis, rackmount chassis, to wall-mountable (desktop system) solutions that support single board computer (SBC) / motherboard form factors, such as ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX, PICMG 1.0/1.3 full-size/half-size SBC, etc. IPC Chassis features include quiet system, redundant power supply, hot-...
  • Industrial Motherboards

    Industrial Motherboards


    Advantech ATX motherboard (MB) is built to a standard form factor, which allows customers to seamlessly upgrade without compatibility issues. The standard ATX mounting holes and I/O bracket area are ready-to-use, and reduce cabling as well as total cost. In addition, the life-cycle of a commercial motherboard is typically ...
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