Advantech’s UNO-2000 Embedded Hardware Solution for Data Management
The customer wanted to track all production parts and orders throughout the workflow while maintaining the alarm status of the machines (17 signals in total). To help the customer, the system integrator needed affordable, industrial-grade hardware to connect the signal output by the stamping presses. Moreover, the hardware needed to be flexible and powerful enough for customized software installation.
Advantech’s products were selected because the price and features were viewed as the best value compared to other market options. The system integrator was able to help the customer by leveraging the computing power, industrial-grade specifications, and connection possibilities of Advantech’s products. In particular, the UNO-2272G was a perfect fit for this project because of its flexible connection options. The Ethernet capability of the Modbus TCP/IP, coupled with its processing and storage capabilities, allowed it to run a Linux distribution system in addition to the customer’s own software. Moreover, the UNO-2272G’s compact size and rugged design made it particularly suitable for the factory environment.
Factory production has now been significantly enhanced: being able to track production means less time is now spent addressing corrective actions when issues arise. In the future, the customer plans on upgrading all work cells in the factory to implement a total predictive maintenance system.