Advantech Australia Pty Ltd
Advantech has been an innovator in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms since 1983. It offers comprehensive system integration hardware, software, customer-centric design services, global logistics support and an industry-leading front and back office e-business infrastructure.
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Advantech has launched a range of widescreen 4.3 to 10.1″ HMI industrial panels for controlling a wide range of programmable logic controllers.
The DAQ Navi application for configuring PCI, USB and PCI-104 data acquisition devices has been released. The DAQ Navi application includes the Software Development Kit, Device Driver and Device Test Utility with User Guide to replace the previous multiple drivers, device manager and SDK.
Advantech has launched the APAX-5090P, a 4-port (RS232/422/485) communication module for its APAX-5570 programmable automation controller (PAC) series. Two APAX-5090P modules can be attached to a single APAX-5570 unit expanding the number of communication ports to eight.
Advantech has launched the BEMG-4110/4220/4221/4222 energy data concentrators to manage the energy consumption from a large number of energy meters on sites.
Advantech has released two PAC power supply modules with 72 W output power for their APAX series. The APAX-5343 and -5343E have passed Energy Star compliance and provide a power transmission efficiency of over 88% from AC input to DC output, providing power for more APAX modules.
Advantech has released four EtherNet/IP-based modules. These modules include the ADAM-6150EI, a 15-channel isolated digital I/O EtherNet/IP module; the ADAM-6151EI, a 16-channel isolated digital input EtherNet/IP module; the ADAM-6156EI, a 16-channel isolated digital output EtherNet/IP module; and the ADAM-6160EI, a 6-channel relay output EtherNet/IP module.
Advantech has launched its APAX-5202P motion master module to leverage the benefits of the new APAX PAC series, as well as expanding its line to motion control applications.
Advantech has launched two Intel Atom-based embedded automation computers: the UNO-2174A and the UNO-2178A. Both models feature low power consumption, dual core, 1.67 GHz, Atom CPUs and 2 GB DDR2 RAM. They are also Energy Star certified, IP40 anti-dust ingress rated and assessed to work in temperatures ranging from -10 to 70°C.
The Advantech APAX-5080 counter module is the latest module to join the APAX series of products and features up to eight channels and hot-swappable functionality. With its 4/8 counter channels, the APAX-5080 is capable of simultaneously taking counts from multiple sources using any of its five operating modes (up, up/down, frequency, pulse/direction, and A/B phase modes), therefore saving hardware installation costs and providing greater scalability.
Advantech has announced upgrades to its PPC-L128T and PPC-L61T panel PCs. Both models are fanless and suitable for use in HMI applications in factory automation, machine automation, equipment and intelligent services. The new models have been enhanced to provide better performance as rugged and compact HMI solutions.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has launched a multifunction USB data acquisition module, USB-4704, designed to provide a low-cost personal measurement tool. This model is bus-powered with many portable capabilities, and is equipped with analog I/O, digital I/O and counter functions in a single unit, making it suitable for lab experiments, testing, data logging, and training.
The IPPC-6192A industrial panel PC features a 19″ SXGA TFT LCD and Intel Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo for high computing performance. With a front-accessible USB design, DDR3 memory bus (twice the data rate of DDR2), slim CD-ROM drive, two PCI expansion slots, and two SATA hard drive interfaces with RAID 0/1 support, this IPPC is designed to provide an HMI platform for any industrial application.
The EKI-2525SPI is a singlemode fibre-optic industrial PoE switch that features four PoE ports, a fast fibre-optic connection and redundant power inputs.
The UNO-3084 is a fanless embedded automation computer with front accessible I/O design. It features an Intel Core2 Duo L7500 1.6 GHz processor, 2 GB DDRII RAM (expandable up to 4 GB), an Intel GMA X3100 graphics engine, dual DVI-I ports with support for up to three displays, dual IEEE-1394b interfaces for vision inspection devices, two RS-232/422/485 ports with automatic flow control, two 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ-45 ports with teaming function support and five USB 2.0 (one internal) ports.
Advantech has introduced an industrial-grade, Mini-ITX motherboard featuring the latest Intel Atom processors. The single-core N450 and the dual-core D510 integrate the graphics and memory controller hub onto a single chip.
The PCM-3362 is an industrial-grade PC/104-plus CPU board with an Intel Atom N450 processor, featuring a super low-power design. It is suitable for outdoor integration in military, transportation and diverse space-saving embedded applications.
The PCM-9562 is an industrial-grade EBX CPU board with an Intel Atom N450/D510 processor. The D510 processor is the latest Intel Atom dual core CPU with a thermal design power rating of 15 W.
The PCM-9362 is an industrial-grade 3.5″ SBC with an Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz processor and the dual core D510 1.66 GHz processors with ICH8M chipset.
The UNO-2173A and UNO-2173AF Atom-based fanless box PCs are equipped with Atom 1.6 GHz CPUs, gigabit ethernet ports, a Mini-PCIe socket for WLAN and 3G solutions and Moblin (Mobile Linux) support. These models are also compatible with Windows 7, have passed Energy Star certification, include IP40 anti-dust protection and feature a wide operating temperature range of -20 to 70°C.
The EKI-7659CPI is an industrial managed PoE ethernet switch featuring eight PoE ports and two gigabit ethernet ports. The EKI-7659CPI supports IP-based monitoring and control, allowing users to access up to eight devices connecting through a standard web browser to manage features such as power status, shutdown and restart.
The UNO-3272 is a fanless box PC equipped with a Celeron M 440 1.86 GHz CPU, 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM, two gigabit ethernet ports, four serial communication ports (two RS232 and two RS232/422/485 with auto-flow control), two PCI expansion slots, audio, DVI-D, VGA dual video output and an external CompactFlash slot.
The PPC-L128T and PPC-L157T are 12.1 and 15″ fanless panel PCs that are designed to deliver high performance while consuming low power. They operate with low noise and provide display resolutions up to 1024 x 768 (XGA) pixels. Both panel PCs are equipped with dual gigabit ethernet connectors supporting either failover or LAN teaming. The PPC-L128T optionally supports a sunlight-readable display, making it suitable for outdoor use.
Advantech has announced support for the release of Windows 7 for Embedded Systems. Windows 7 adds several new functions into this release, including Windows Touch and Windows XP Mode. Windows 7 is claimed to give more muscle to embedded devices with advanced technologies that deliver better user experiences.
Advantech has introduced the PCM-3761I, a form C-type, 8-channel relay and 8-channel, isolated digital input PCI-104 card for machine and production automation.
The PWS-8101M is a 10.4″ XGA TFT LCD rugged mobile computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 processor, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, built-in Class2 V2.0+EDR Bluetooth, Windows XP Pro and an optional 3.5 G/HSDPA GPRS and SiRF III GPS interface.
The PPC-L61T panel PC is powered by an AMD LX800 processor, has a bright 6.5″ LCD and features a fanless and compact design. The PPC-L61T is designed for industrial computing applications such as factory and machine automation.
The EKI-1528 and EKI-1526 serial device servers feature 8 and 16 RS232/422/485 serial ports in a 1U rackmount chassis.
The UNO-1170 is an embedded automation computer which features an Intel Celeron M or Pentium M CPU and 512 MB/1 GB DDR SDRAM. The UNO-1170 provides higher computing power than other device-level controllers and comes in a compact aluminium chassis with fanless and diskless design. The UNO-1170 can operate in temperatures up to 60 °C and has a 512 KB SRAM battery back-up system in the event of sudden shutdown.
The UNO-3282 is a high-performance embedded automation computer with a fanless, diskless and cable-less design. The UNO-3282 comes with a Core 2 Duo CPU, a PCI slot and one PCI Express slot. A user-replaceable kit is included which can replace the PCI Express/PCI slot combination with two standard PCI slots.
The EKI-1220 series Modbus Gateways are designed for quick and easy integration of Modbus serial devices with industrial ethernet networks. Available in two configurations, the EKI-1221 and EKI-1222 feature one or two RS232/422/485 serial ports, with redundant 10/100 Mbps ethernet connections, for transparently connecting Modbus ASCII/RTU and Modbus/TCP devices and equipment.
The EKI-1528 and EKI-1526 serial device servers feature 8 and 16 RS232/422/485 serial ports in a 1U rackmount chassis.
The IPPC-7158B is a 15” industrial panel PC with a 15” XGA TFT LCD. It features a passive backplane with up to 12 ISA/PCI expansion slots, a front-accessible design with water-resistant cover, a flat-sealed front panel, and can be bundled with high-performance PICMG 1.0 Core2 Quad/Dual or Pentium 4 single board computer (SBC). An aluminium detachable side-open front panel (NEMA4/IP65 compliant) allows for easy installation and maintenance.
The PCM-3202I PCI-104 interface card supports two independent AMONet (Advantech Motion Network) RS485 master rings with each ring controlling up to 2048 I/O points, 256 axes, or a combination of I/O points and axes for motion control. The PCM-3202I allows direct data transfer between master and slaves without any operations in between. This customised solution saves wires, covers long distances and supports high-speed real-time communications.
Advantech has launched the ADAM-5091 module equipped with four RS232 ports, making it especially suitable for bi-directional communication. The ADAM-5091 can simultaneously read data from other third-party devices such as a modem, bar code reader or PLC, as long as these devices are equipped with an RS232 interface.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has introduced the TPC-1770H, a high-resolution 17" SXGA TFT LCD low-power CeleronM 1 GHz touch-panel computer with 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM. The system is fanless with spindle-free storage, which makes the TPC-1770H a durable and reliable platform. For applications where spindle-free storage is not critical, a fast-access HDD module can be used.
The ARK-3399 offers flexibility to embedded application developers because of its improved storage speed and reliability.
The EKI-1351 (1-port) and EKI-1352 (2-port) 802.11b/g wireless device servers allow RS232/422/485 serial devices to be remotely monitored, managed and controlled wirelessly, eliminating the need for hardwired cable connections.
The SOM-4430 module, a super low-power SoC (system on chip) ETX CPU solution, uses Advantech’s super low-power EVA-X4300 SoC to provide a balance between computing performance and power saving with a minimum power consumption of less than 5 W.
Advantech Australia has introduced the IPPC-6172A industrial panel PC. It features a 17" SXGA TFT LCD with an Intel Pentium M/Celeron M processor (up to 2 GHz), five USB 2.0 ports, up to 2 GB DDR2 memory, CD-ROM, two PCI expansion slots, gigabit LAN support, and supports Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/NT.
The FPM-5151G 15" (1024 x 768 resolution) LCD flat panel monitor is specifically designed for industrial applications. It features direct-VGA and DVI-D signal transmission, which allows any VGA control card to be used in a system.
The IPPC-6152A 15" XGA TFT LCD industrial panel PC has a 2 GHz Intel Pentium M processor, a front-accessible USB design, a DDR2 memory bus that supports up to 2 GB, a slim CD-ROM drive and two PCI expansion slots.
The ADAM-5081 is a high-speed quadrature encoder and counter module for use with the ADAM-5550 series programmable automation controllers (PACs) form Advantech. The ADAM-5081 has a high isolation of 2500 VDC, a high-speed frequency mode (5 Hz–1 MHz), and a counter code at 1 MHz.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has released LogixView, a software package for developing graphical user interfaces for monitoring and controlling Advantech eAutomation products on WindowsCE-based devices.
The EKI-1521 and EKI-1522 serial device servers allow RS232/422/485 serial devices to be remotely monitored, managed and controlled over ethernet and internet protocol (IP) networks. Equipped with dual 10/100Base-Tx ethernet ports, these devices ensure data transmission even in the event of a network link failure.
The TPC-870H 8" VGA TFT LCD touch panel computer is designed with an Intel Celeron M 1 GHz fanless processor with low power consumption. Its spindle-free storage makes the TPC-870H a durable and reliable platform. For applications where spindle-free storage is not critical, a fast-access HDD module can be used.
A firmware enhancement for the ADAM-6000 ethernet I/O modules adds advanced peer-to-peer (P2P) and graphic condition logic (GCL) functionality.
Advantech Australia's industrial automation product division has released the TPC-1260H fanless touch-panel computer. Combining a rugged 12.1" SVGA TFT LCD touch screen display with a powerful, passively-cooled 1 GHz CPU, it provides a high-performance HMI workstation for mission-critical automation applications.
Advantech has introduced the industrial-grade 19" FPM-3191G, which is designed with a stainless steel chassis and NEMA4/IP65 compliant aluminum front bezel. The FPM-3191G is designed to withstand caustic wash downs, it has a front bezel with a hard anodic coating to prevent panel abrasion and acid corrosion.
The Adam-4022T temperature PID controller supports both BACnet and Modbus protocols. This protocol flexibility combined with the built-in thermistor input, makes the Adam-4022T suitable for advanced building automation solutions.
Advantech Australia and Citect have teamed together to deliver an HMI solution.
Advantech has announced the release of the ADAM-4579, the fast ethernet-enabled data gateway between RS232/422/485 and ethernet interfaces.
Advantech has announced the release of its first wireless Internet camera, the ADAM-6090. Designed to provide a simple and low-cost solution for remote monitoring applications, the ADAM-6090 transmits high quality video images via a wired or wireless network.
Advantech has introduced another member to its industrial chassis family, the IPC-611, which is designed with an all-steel chassis, available in 14 slot passive-backplane or ATX motherboard factor.
Advantech has announced a partnership with McAfee to distribute their OEM Embedded McAfee security solutions for solution partners that embed security into their final product.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech and Industrial Video and Control (IVC), supplier of industrial video solutions, have announced their partnership to provide video surveillance solutions.
Advantech has acquired an area in an industrial park in Taiwan to establish its second R&D and manufacturing headquarters.
Advantech and Wonderware have announced they are collaborating to provide what they call ‘one-click’ factory automation computing.
Advantech has been named the winner of The Most Innovative Corporation Award for 2009 in China.
‘Faster to Market’ Training Seminars have been expanded to more major cities in 2010.
Enough has been written during the past couple years to convince most plant managers of the benefits of connecting plant floor equipment and processes to the internet or intranet.
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In the last 150 years, factoIn the last 150 years, factories have gone from totally manual operations with each work station operated byries have gone from totally manual operations with each work station operated by a single worker, to fully automated and integrated processes that can sometimes be operated 'lights out'.
This paper looks at the transformation of plant operations and the growth of automation intelligence.
Having conquered the factory floor from its office stronghold, ethernet is now migrating down the automation network hierarchy. This tech paper discusses the ways in which advances in industrial ethernet technology provide solutions for control engineers and other involved in industrial processing.
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