As artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 technologies continue to evolve, industries and manufacturers are realizing the importance of Smart Manufacturing. Beyond using computers, Intelligent Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 covers the entire production chain, including before and after production. Using embedded technologies, tasks ranging from assembly to quality assurance and even worker safety can be accomplished with AI-powered machine vision and edge computing systems.
ICC offers a wide range of products to ensure and facilitate every aspect of Intelligent manufacturing. Our products are robustly manufactured to withstand the harsh environments of factories and industries and can work exactly where the work is done. This robustness helps bring AI solutions to a workplace where connections to cloud-based solutions may not be reliable. This means that you don't have to link to remote servers at critical points that can cause security problems and keep putting security second. At ICC, we offer everything from embedded industrial cards to turnkey compact AI Edge platforms and expandable machine vision systems. We also keep a range of IIoT and AIoT gateways and devices on our product scale to ensure full connectivity across the workspace. With increased reliance on automation, it becomes easier and easier to discard the element of human error in Intelligent Manufacturing. At ICC, we offer a range of robust panel PCs and tablets for human-machine interface and field applications. In addition, AI Edge and network video systems are included in our product scale. With these products, you can sign projects that increase worker safety not only to ensure safety through virtual fence applications, but also by ensuring that employees are equipped with the necessary protection and safety equipment.
• AI Edge Computing
• Machine Vision and Learning
• Human/Machine Interface
• Virtual Fence
• Smart Safety
Industrial PCs are now included in smart factory applications that extend far beyond industrial automation. Industrial computers, especially those that perform the task of visualizing plc and DCS controlled machinery and line management, are used in management function through touch screens in panel PC models with screens.
Industrial PCs offer the best hardware platform for large-scale production that exceeds the labor limits of the average human workforce. The infrastructure established for mass production with machine automation has moved the boundaries considerably higher by including the communication of the internet with the industry 4.0 trend. In the initial period, industrial PC systems approached with hesitation, data collection requirements from machinery and equipment for predictive/preventive maintenance, not only for machine vision and robot management, have become the fixtures of applications.
Another important application in production, of course, is vision-controlled quality assurance, which is operated by humans at much higher speed and with higher accuracy than possible. Machine vision and packaging monitoring systems quickly automate the quality assurance of their products. With the use of 3D artificial vision camera systems, it has become a necessity to calculate the extra Z size. Industrial computers with triple multi-core CPUs for systems that can perform ultra-high-speed control and enable 100% quality assurance on the object have taken over. Thus, the success/failure decision of the quality control system has taken it to the next level, where it can depend on many other parameters such as proportion, shape, surface, size.
The manufacturing sector is increasingly tasking industrial PCs. The retail and healthcare sectors have also applied industrial PC hardware to their day-to-day operations due to their assets and ability to track and monitor inconsistency and anomaly processes. In this way, it allows system operators to monitor their assets or processes with human workforce in a much more precise and efficient way than is normally possible, both on site and remotely.
Industrial PC platforms use powerful processors to mimic and create simulations of potential real-world scenarios. This provides advanced insights to analyze risks, predict other possibilities, and test systems within any framework. Being able to conduct such tests and analyses allows for further development and development of existing infrastructure based on comprehension from simulations and predictions. While there is a lot of excitement about artificial intelligence and machine learning, advances in the near future have combined these three technologies to create more advanced simulations.
In the age of Automation and the Internet of Things, data is one of the most valuable commodities. The ability of remote IoT sensors to send and receive data about the use of remote machines, tools, hardware, and other connected devices enables operators deploying them to receive actionable data about operational processes, equipment fatigue, and overall performance. This data allows control systems to know when to adjust the power to the equipment, trigger actuators, temperature or pressure controls, and other operational functions with utmost precision.
The aforementioned applications are just a few of the ways in which industrial PCs are used to further develop and improve existing industrial automation technologies. From PLCs to PACs and now industrial PCs, it is only possible to predict what the future will be in the store. However, if the costs of computational and communication technologies continue to fall at the same pace as new innovations, we are certainly exploring the full potential of IoT in projected timeframes, resulting in unprecedented productivity and higher customer satisfaction in production. PC is the heart of the internet, which is open to the revolution of things, especially the industrial internet of what will become the brains that control the infrastructures that societies and economies can rely on in their daily lives. Legacy operational technology systems and instruments must be protected with smarter computers until they are replaced with the latest technology. IoT communication gateways not only require superior robustness in their structure and components, but also robust cybersecurity embedded in the software that manages communication between objects.