The Difference Between an Industrial PC and a PLC

The manufacturing process is always being reevaluated to discover ways to increase productivity and reduce costs. It was eventually the introduction of industrial automation that changed the way such efficiency is achieved. This came about through the use of control systems that could handle…


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The Struggle of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Why AI Projects Fail

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing is an incredibly promising prospect many industry leaders have been chomping at the bit to implement- and the reasons why are plain to see! With just some IoT connected devices and industrial grade computers designed to gather that data, an AI in…


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Policies That Could Change the Manufacturing Industry Overnight

There’s no denying that automation is the future of manufacturing: it would be impossible, considering its pretty much the present of manufacturing as well. And while news that “all robots will replace our jobs” in the next few years is generally overblown, it’s assured that there are profound…


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Why Your Factory Needs Wireless Industrial Automation

Manufacturing plants can be a twisted snarl of machines, conveyor belts, robots, and cables. These busy floors become hard to navigate and nearly impossible to troubleshoot: if the line goes down, it becomes a titanic effort to trace every cable and point of connection. This impedes repair, which…


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Automating Production with Industrial PCs

The idea of "build the machine, build the empire" has been a concept since the dawn of the industrial revolution in the 18th century. Machines are largely the force behind manufacturing today for mass produced goods. Once the machine is built, the time saved in altering a manual process to…


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Military Grade Computers and Their Role in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry constantly adapts with new methods of manufacturing as technology improves. Using this new technology requires the use of hazardous equipment, such as furnaces and welding robots, in order to successfully manufacture an automotive body frame. The intent is to drive cost down…


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How ERP Software is Changing Industrial PC Demands

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a product that operates on several different business operational levels to streamline and unify processes such as project management, accounting, manufacturing, customer resource management, and others. As technology and software development grows,…


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Real-Life Applications for Rack Mounted Computers and DIN Rail Computers

Mounting a computer isn't just screwing in a few bolts into a strip of metal and calling it a day; there are stronger reasons for rack mounted computers and DIN rail computers than just looking professional. Rack mounts are best employed to keep hot and cold air moving at efficient rates. DIN rail…


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Types of Industrial PCs Used in Industrial Automation

The industrial sector is increasingly experiencing the impact of the Industry 4.0 concept. Whether you are looking to optimize the workflow, increase production or savings in maintenance, or explore new automation opportunities, there are many ways industrial automation and the underlying…


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Industrial Automation & The Future of Employment

The discussion about industrial automation replacing the human workforce has a long history and goes back to the Industrial Revolution, but it is the advent of the PC in the 80s that has changed the way we work forever. The discussion has generated a number of myths. What often remains behind the…


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