American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), the leading designer and manufacturer of customizable, single and multi-touch panels, industrial panel PCs, comfort HMIs, thin clients and rugged touchscreens for OEMs, ODMs and end-users; introduces their new Value Line series of Smart Touchscreen HMIs. The new Value Line series from AIS represents their latest family in their portfolio of Smart HMIs designed to complete their offering of open architecture, touch-panel PCs for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), ICT, M2M communications and simple OEM machine control and monitoring applications.
Most recently, AIS introduced the Value Line's other family members, the Premium and Standard HMI Series. These two other series of Smart HMIs are designed to meet the demanding challenges of Big Data projects and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) now facing industrial companies, as IT continues to converge with the factory floor, MES, SCADA and other applications.
New Value Line Series Provides Simple, yet Powerful Control and Monitoring in a NEMA 4/IP65 Package for Industrial OEM/ODM Applications Requiring Intelligent, Web-based, Smart HMIs
The Premium and Standard HMI series recently introduced from AIS are fully modular, scalable and upgradable with impressive expandability for Smart applications where video and/or massive data sets are generated, processed, shared, analyzed and stored. The Value Line series is at the other end of the spectrum of open architecture, web-based Smart HMIs available from AIS. The new family design focuses on simplicity, ease of use and affordability for basic machine control applications.
Designed as a fully, integrated, Smart control and monitoring solution to solve the needs of OEMs and ODMs, the Value Line series touchscreens are sure to find favor with OEMs making machinery for discrete and process applications that require touchscreen interfaces that provide both affordability and durability with AIS's world class HMI functionality as an integral part of their equipment designs. OEMs and end-users manufacturing food & beverage machinery, packaging machinery, power generation equipment, water/wastewater machinery, oil & gas equipment, chemical processing equipment, pharmaceutical equipment and other industrial machinery will utilize AIS's new Value Line series of Smart HMIs for its superior control and monitoring functionality and rugged design. The Value Line series of touchscreens are equipped with a NEMA 4/IP65-compliant aluminum front bezel, and corrosion resistant surface ideal for tough and abusive environments.
Combining the Advantages of a Compact and Rugged Design with an Open Architecture Platform
While the Value Line series is an affordable and Smart HMI solution for OEM machine control applications, it doesn't skimp on any features, performance or build quality. Featuring a rugged, aluminum die-cast housing and open platform design with many connectivity options, the AIS Value Line series is much more than just a budget touch-panel interface as its name may imply. HMI functionality is identical throughout the entire range of all three new families including: the Premium, Standard and Value Line series and is based upon AIS's proven and successful open architecture platform designs.
Conserving Energy While Delivering High Performance at a Low Cost for Industrial Control, M2M Communications & Industry 4.0 Applications
The new Value Line series is powered with Intel's Celeron N2930 processor and comes with on-board non-volatile DDR3L-1333 memory and a standard SD card slot. The new Intel Celeron processor was designed specifically as a high-powered chip that will work in a wide range of thermal conditions making it highly desirable for industrial control applications. The Celeron N2930 was selected by AIS for their Value Line series of HMIs as it offered several improvements over previous generations, including: easier integration, higher performance, better power utilization and lower system costs. In addition, AIS also lowered overall HMI system costs by using an aluminum die-cast housing which resulted in a lightweight frame, high dimensional stability, superior corrosion resistance, improved mechanical properties, high thermal and electrical conductivity and the ability to retain strength at high temperatures.
High Reliability & Availability Makes this "All-In-One" HMI Nearly Maintenance-Free with Lower Field Service Expenses and Repairs
These new touch-panel solutions are lightweight, easy-to-service, nearly maintenance-free and space-saving. They are able to withstand high electromagnetic environments and are resistant to shock and vibration. The Value Line series HMIs also come with UL listing and CB certificate. Available in a variety of screen sizes ranging from 7" to 21.5", in single resistive and multi-touch screen versions, the Value Line Smart HMIs from AIS comes standard with Windows Embedded Compact 7, Embedded 7 or 8 (32/64 bit) operating systems.
AIS's New HMI Families: Premium, Standard and Value Line Overview of Features & Benefits
AIS recently introduced their new series of HMIs including, the Premium, Standard and Value HMIs. Key features of the entire range of new, open HMI touch panels from AIS include:
•Open & standard interfaces in hardware & software for HMI, SCADA & MES applications
•PC-based automation using standard Ethernet & TCP/IP for easy HMI/SCADA & IT/OT integration
•Web-enabled HMI with HTML5-compliant web browsers for improved real-time decision making
•Easy to replace, highly modular designed field-replaceable front display and box industrial PC
•Maintenance-free illumination system with lifetime rating of 80,000-100,000 hours on Eco mode
•Expandable HMI solutions with multiple configurations & options for fast project engineering
•International marks and schemes for safety equipment, certification and regulatory compliance
•Suited for IT-OT convergence, M2M communications, Industry 4.0 and IoT ready for future requirements
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