Industrial panel PCs meet the demands of Industry 4.0

4th March 2015
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
Industrial panel PCs meet the demands of Industry 4.0

Industrial panel PCs, designed to meet the demands of Big Data, M2M, IoT and Industry 4.0, have been released by ARBOR Technology. For optimal efficiency and performance, the ASLAN computers are based on the quad-core Intel Celeron J1900 CPU. The PCs feature 16:9 ratio widescreen displays, which provide a greater operational and viewing experience than traditional 4:3 displays. 

Equipped with three Gigabit LAN ports, the panel PCs have the ability to connect facilities, collect data streams and control the production process in accordance with current and Industry 4.0 application requirements. The three Gigabit LANs may simultaneously facilitate RTU connections, M2M communication between machines or factories, as well as support company intranet and cloud connections. 

In an Industry 4.0 application, vast amounts of relevant production information generated by various manufacturing sources, sensors and communication with RTUs and/or other devices can be collected, processed and passed on to centralised production management via one LAN. A second LAN can be used to integrate additional industrial equipment, enabling better M2M communication by exchanging information within buildings and remote locations. A third LAN can then be used to link servers via clouds and cloud-based applications, resulting in conclusive information for viewing and real time control.

By taking advantage of ASLAN’s triple Gigabit LAN configuration, factory automation projects will experience accelerated time-to-market, increased efficiency, cost reductions, as well as higher overall system quality. Currently, the panel PCs are available in three display sizes: 15.6”, 18.5” and 21.5”.

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