American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) open platform HMI designer and industry leader with a comprehensive portfolio of Industrial HMIs, Touch Panel Computers, Industrial PCs (IPCs), Industrial Box PCs, Industrial DIN-Rail PCs, and Industrial Thin Clients, release their family of Compact Plus and Touch Panel PC. The new Compact Plus HMI and embedded panel PCs from AIS represent the highest levels of industrial computing and are designed for heavy equipment and discrete manufacturing in automotive and electronics industry applications. As an advanced Industrial Panel PC (IPC), AIS’s Compact Plus HMIs are utilized for a broad array of high-end, SCADA, MES, HMI, machine control and other visualization applications.
Rugged and Compact Plus HMI Design with Powerful Capabilities to Address the Requirements of Discrete Production Lines
Discrete manufacturing poses unique challenges in production line design due to the wide variation and complexity of technologies required. In addition to AIS’s Compact Plus Touch Panel HMI, a contemporary discrete production line may also include precision machinery, injection molding, welding, motion control, robotics, vision systems and PLCs. Combining the advantages of compact and rugged aluminum die-cast housing with high performance and an expandable HMI platform, AIS Compact Plus series of HMIs are designed to meet the challenges of discrete product lines with flexible, configurable, open architecture control and monitoring. They are powered by the Intel Core i3-4010U Processor which is ideal for industrial control and automotive factory automation applications. 64-bit, multi-core processors deliver an outstanding balance of CPU/media performance and low power along with enhanced security and I/O flexibility. AIS advanced IPCs also offer on-board non-volatile DDR3L-1600 memory up to 8GB and a standard SD card slot for data and system back-up.
The Highest Level of Panel Industrial PC (IPC) with Advanced Performance and Features for a Broad Range of Automotive & Discrete Manufacturing Applications
AIS HMI systems are a combination of software and hardware that provide an interface between automated systems and humans by using their HMI touch panels. AIS Embedded HMI helps operators interact with automated systems in vehicles and understand the plant floor automation process. Automotive electronics are a demanding application, encompassing a wide range of products, from body electronics, engine components, and access systems to lighting and entertainment components. They must support small designs and offer a high level of integration to fit the limited space available in automotive machinery and environments.
AIS’s compact footprint and robust design of Embedded Panels and Industrial PCs make them suitable for a great number of applications in automotive manufacturing operations. In an automotive manufacturing plant a variety of heavy equipment and conveyors are used to move the car body as it is being built and moves items through the plant for example. AIS’s Compact Plus and touch panel PCs are control and HMI monitoring solutions used throughout discrete manufacturing for visualizing tasks for operators and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). AIS Compact Plus HMIs can be utilized for control and monitoring in applications such as painting, tire delivery, seat delivery and door assembly. Other common automotive operations and applications AIS Compact Plus IPCs can be incorporated into or embedded in design include: stamping, assembly, welding, finishing, machining, part transfer, packaging, cutting, finishing, robotic, production data collection and SPC, bar code/RFID tracking.
AIS Compact Plus Touch Panel PCs Deliver Robust Performance and Safety for Pick-and-Place Assembly Systems, Automated Semiconductor and Fabrication Facility Deposition Systems
In addition automotive industries, AIS Compact Plus Touchscreen HMI Systems are also suitable for electronics production due to the complexity of the operations and their demanding requirements. AIS’s industrial touch panels rugged designs and certifications allow them address electronics production and their environmental considerations in clean rooms, corrosive gas protection and resistance to some acids and other corrosive agents. The Compact Plus HMI incorporates rugged, NEMA 4/IP65 compliant aluminum front bezels with a corrosion resistance surface required for electronics production. The Compact Plus HMIs and embedded touch panels from AIS come standard with Windows Embedded 7 or 8 (32/64-bit) operating systems, and are available in a variety of screen sizes in both single and multi-touch screens. The Compact Plus line offers 12.1”, 15”, 15.6”, 17”, 18.5” and 21.5" displays.
Key Features & Benefits of AIS Compact Plus HMIs & Embedded Panel PCs
- IT-OT convergence, M2M communications, Industry 4.0 and IoT ready for future requirements
- High Performance Processor, Graphics, Memory and Power
- Highly Available Communication and Storage
- Highly Reliable Touchscreens and Long Lasting Displays
- Extremely Rugged and Maintenance-Free
- Automatic Battery Backup Power Module
- Wide Selection of Multi-Touch Screen Panels
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