American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Touch Panels, Single and Multiple HMI Touch Panels, Operator Interface Terminals, Smart HMIs for control, monitoring and visualization, offers their robust family of Industrial PCs and Thin Clients, Industrial Box PCs and Industrial DIN Rail PCs, which also support Open Platform Communications (OPC) for Cloud Computing applications.
This complete range of control solutions from AIS are engineered for a myriad of industries and markets including IoT, M2M, Industry 4.0 and Cloud-based applications, from the factory floor to back office IT applications. Open Platform Communications (OPC) was designed to provide a common bridge for Windows-based software applications and process control hardware. Standards define consistent methods of accessing field data from plant floor devices. This method remains the same regardless of the type and source of data.
The new family of Industrial visualization, control and monitoring components from AIS offer a wide range of application versatility including: HMI distribution with client server architecture, machine level control, monitoring and automation and complex SCADA controls systems and operations. With OPC Unified Architecture (UA) which can be implemented with Java, Microsoft .NET or C, AIS’s family of Industrial Thin Clients, Box PCs and DIN Rail PCs help combine the functionality of existing OPC interfaces with new technologies such as XML and Web Services to deliver higher level MES and ERP support.
AIS’s Next Generation Box IPC, DIN Rail IPC, Thin Client IPC, and IoT Gateway Series Are Suitable for Cloud Computing Applications in Challenging Manufacturing and Process Environments
AIS applied its popular open architecture and rugged HMI design to a portfolio of IPC component solutions so that customers have the flexibility and option to build and assemble control, monitoring and automation systems utilizing AIS’s IPC components or turnkey visualization systems. Here is a summary of AIS IPC component solutions:
Industrial Box PCs – These rugged, fanless, embedded computers are designed specifically for continuous-duty, mission-critical applications. They are based upon AIS’s popular, open platform Premium, Standard and Compact PC-Based HMIs and utilize the same Intel CPU engines for processing.
Industrial DIN Rail PCs – Featuring ATEX and UL certifications for higher performance and safety, AIS’s DIN Rail PCs and embedded automation computers are cost-effective, open architecture control solutions designed to replace traditional, proprietary controllers such as PLCs and other control devices. It’s popular DIN-Rail mounting design and hardware makes for easy installation inside control cabinets.
Industrial Thin Clients – AIS’s ACP ThinManager Ready® thin clients and control terminals allow control and monitoring from a central or remote location. ACP’s “ThinManager” shows various statuses and states of operation of AIS’s control and monitoring terminals and thin clients. This includes what AIS industrial thin clients and controls terminals are operating, what terminal servers they are assigned to, what applications are running and whether they are logged in or not. AIS’s ThinManager-Ready Industrial Thin Clients are easy to configure and install and have no moving parts for maintenance-free operation, exceptional reliability and higher up time.
Rugged, Reliable and Compact, AIS Industrial PCs Offer the Ultimate in Scalability and Expandability for Collecting, Processing and Transferring Data for Industry 4.0 And Industrial IoT Applications
AIS Industrial PCs, Thin Clients and Box PCs reduce control and automation systems hardware costs and improve network system security with a scalable and sustainable platform. Utilizing an open architecture in all of AIS’s embedded computer hardware, provides interoperability between other systems and components. They also enable easy application development and faster deployment than propriety control systems and solutions. With AIS’s Industrial PCs, DIN-Rail PCs and Thin Clients, users can leverage new TCP/IP-based networking, PC-based automation, PC-based HMI, Soft PLC and DCS. This flexibility makes AIS’s thin clients and embedded computers a superior choice for data acquisition, communications gateway, M2M, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
AIS ThinManager-Ready® Thin Clients Have the ACP BIOS Pre-Loaded onto The Box IPC, DIN Rail IPC, and Touch Panel Terminal and Can Download Firmware Directly from the ThinManager Server
AIS’s ThinManager-Ready Thin clients and control terminals are available in touch displays to serve a wide range of applications and uses including: 7.0, 10.1, 12.1, 15, 17, 18.5 and 21.5 screen sizes. For added flexibility, they can also be configured in a central location instead of individually at each client. With the ACP BIOS pre-loaded onto the Embedded Box Industrial PC (IPC), DIN-rail IPC and Touch Panel Terminal, AIS’s ThinManager-Ready Thin Clients can download firmware directly from ThinManager after the ThinManager Servers IP(s) are specified.