SOURCE: American Industrial Systems, Inc.

American Industrial Systems, Inc.

April 06, 2015 03:00 ET

AIS's Industrial Automation Panel Optimizes Smart Manufacturing Execution System's Real-Time Production Process Information and Efficiencies in Automotive Plants

AIS's Compact HMI Panel Connects MES, SCADA, PLC, DCS and/or Batch Automation Systems for Automotive Manufacturers and Drive Factory Visibility, Intelligence and Performance

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - April 06, 2015) - American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), a leader in development and manufacturing of Open Architecture HMI solutions, including their Premium, modular, HMI panels, expandable Standard series and other PC-based touch-panels and interfaces, introduces their new family of Compact Automation Panels. The new series of windows-based, rugged, HMI panels are specifically designed to provide real-time monitoring, data processing and improved communication between Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Supervisory Control Acquisitions & Distribution Acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Batch Automation Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.

AIS's Compact Industrial HMI Touch-Panels Help Automotive Manufacturers Realize Greater Plant Productivity & Efficiencies with MES Systems

MES systems work in real time to enable the control of multiple elements of the production process (e.g. inputs, personnel, machines and support services).The functions of MES are to improve productivity and efficiencies at automotive plants to follow regulations, reduce shipping time, and to cut down manual dependency of processing data. MES acts as a bridge between machine level operations and enterprise resource planning, so all the manufacturing operations can be controlled centrally. In addition, MES provides more timely and accurate information so that well informed decisions can be taken and bottom line can be improved. AIS's Compact Automation HMI Panels help enable MES capabilities and functions such as scheduling, resource allocation and status, production and dispatch, document control, product tracking and genealogy, performance analysis, labor management, maintenance management, process management, quality analysis, data collection and acquisition, overall equipment effectiveness and inventory management.

AIS's Compact PC-Based HMIs help Passenger Car Manufacturers Address Design Challenges Driven by Market Dynamics & Environmental Concerns

The automotive industry is a highly competitive market place with tremendous pressure to meet demand for new models and improved safety features while also meeting quality, fuel economy and environmental expectations. It is also a massive market, estimated at $750 billion annually with the top 10 auto manufacturers producing over 40 million new cars each year. AIS's Compact HMI Panels combined with MES, SCADA, DCS, PLC and automation systems help automakers contend with many challenges including: cost reduction, design for manufacture and the ability to deliver the necessary economic volumes to their target markets to be profitable. AIS open architecture, Compact touch-screen interfaces also help visualize assembly line operations and workflows while reducing bottlenecks in logistics, supply chain and sustainability.

Actionable Intelligence & Reporting via AIS's HMI Visualization Operator Touch-Panels to Boost Labor Productivity, Efficiency, Quality & Output

AIS's new Compact HMIs help bolster productivity and improve all aspects of manufacturing processes and labor productivity. High-performance, open platform, HMI systems from AIS in conjunction with MES systems, provide operations and management teams with in-depth data and reports on performance from the shop floor. This in turn can help provide operators on the shop floor with best practices and skills training to improve performance. Advantages of an integrated, AIS Compact HMI and MES, SCADA, DCS, PLC and automation systems for auto makers include:

  • Workflow and task management
  • Improved process capabilities
  • Improved inventory management
  • Preventive maintenance programs
  • Reduction in unscheduled downtime
  • Reduction of materials, time and energy waste
  • Higher returns on assets
  • Improve operational effectiveness
  • Real time performance management
  • Compliance management
  • Workflow and task management

The Compact Series HMIs from AIS Combine the Advantage of Compact and Rugged Aluminum Die-Case Housing with the Flexibility of an Open Architecture System

AIS Compact Automation HMI Panels are equipped with NEMA 4/IP65-compliant aluminum front bezel, corrosion resistant surface. Integrated with an Intel® Celeron® Processor N2930, on-board non-volatile DDR3L-1333 memory and a standard SD card slot, the new series of touch panels deliver a great combination of performance, features and functionality at an affordable price. The Compact line of HMIs come standard with Windows Embedded Compact 7, Embedded 7 or 8 (32/64-bit) operating systems and are available in a variety of screen sizes (7" to 21.5") in both single and multi-touch. These systems offer real-time performance, compact and lightweight aluminum die-cast housing and are: easy to service, maintenance-free, space-saving, fan-less, able to withstand high electromagnetic environments and are resistant to shock and vibration.

AIS recently introduced their new series of HMIs, including: the Premium, Standard and Compact 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 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

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit: www.aispro.com, email: sales@aispro.com or contact: 1-888-485-6688.

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