American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) announces their open, Standard HMI System is suitable for Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Process Automation Systems (PAS) applications. The Standard HMI from AIS is a PC-based, Rugged HMI Touch Panel with TCP/IP communications protocol and industrial Ethernet network connection necessary for the connection of machines and systems, transferring and sharing of data and communication used in process automation, control and monitoring operations. Common Process control and monitoring applications include: Chemical plants, Water and Waste Water Management Systems, Paper and Pulp, Food and Beverage and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
AIS’s Standard Touch Panel HMIs are energy efficient, cost-effective, turnkey control and monitoring systems equipped with Intel Atom E3845 processors. They are rugged, PC-based touch panel computers ideal for a broad range of HMI and SCADA applications for harsh and challenging industrial environments in process automation and control. Designed to meet the broad range of requirements in PAS and DCS applications, AIS ‘s Standard HMI Touch Panels are available in display sizes from 12.1” to 24” in analog resistive single-touch and project capacitive multi-touch panels. In multi-touch formats, process facilities and plants can choose 15.6”, 18.5” and 21.5”. For resistive single-touch display formats and sizes, they can choose Standard HMI PC-based systems in 12.1”, 15”, 17”, 19”, 21.5” and 24”.
AIS’s Open Platform, Standard HMIs Help Visualize & Interconnect Devices, Sensor and Controllers via Network Communications, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Connection in PAS and DCS Applications
AIS Standard HMIs are used in process automation or automation systems. They are utilized in plants and factories to help automate, control and monitor processes in applications such as chemical, oil refineries, paper and pulp factories and more. Moreover, AIS’s open architecture PC-based HMI also enables networking via TCP/IP communications protocol and Industrial Ethernet to interconnect sensors, controllers, operator terminals and actuators. A PAS is often based on open standards in contrast to a DCS, which is traditionally proprietary and may not require complex SCADA capabilities. Due to its affordability, capabilities and flexibility of AIS’s open, Standard HMI systems, are finding favor in both process control applications and distributed control and in OEM machinery and equipment.
Supporting Network Infrastructure Layers with Open PC-based HMI Systems via AIS’s Rugged, Standard Touch Panel Computer Series
AIS’s Standard PC-based Touch Screen HMI support the key requirements for effective networking of equipment, machinery and systems in plants and factories.
- Application Layer: OPC, FTP and HTTP. An application layer is an abstraction layer that specifies the shared protocols and interface methods used by hosts in a communications network. The application layer abstraction is used in both of the standard models of computer networking and the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP).
- Transport Layer: The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a core protocol of the Internet protocol suite. It originated in the initial network implementation in which it complemented the Internet Protocol (IP).
- Network Layer: The Internet Protocol (IP) is the principal communications protocol in the Internet protocol suite for relaying datagrams cross network boundaries. Its routing function enables internetworking and essentially establishes the Internet.
- Data Link: Ethernet IEEE 802.3 is a working group and a collection of IEEE standards produced by the working group defining the physical layer and data link layer’s media access control (MAC) of wired Ethernet. This is generally a local area network technology with some wide area network applications.
Connecting of Facilities, Machines and Data, AIS’s Standard HMI Solutions Help Process Plants & Factories Reduce Energy Consumption Costs with High-Speed Networking
Industrial factories and facilities require their equipment to deliver the highest output with minimal production cost as possible. In many industries including oil, gas and petrochemicals, energy costs can represent 30 to 50 percent of the total production cost. Combined with 3rd party SCADA software, AIS’s PC-based Touch Panel Computers help industrial plants and facilities develop optimal production strategies to learn and analyze production trends, automate, control and monitor processes, develop predictive maintenance and help speed up the responses to changing conditions to improve their operations. AIS Standard HMI also helps facilitate reduction of energy consumption costs by networking with two on-board, high-speed gigabit, Ethernet ports, which provide high-speed networking and sharing of data at various levels, from the enterprise to manufacturing execution systems, to process automation and distributed control systems.
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