eWON - Cosy vs. Flexy

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jun 4, 2020 1:30:00 PM

An industrial router is a key tool to meet a modern factory’s connectivity and data collection needs. Through on-demand remote connectivity to PLCs, on-premise data monitoring, and data collection for IoT applications, industrial routers help streamline and condense your factory’s workflow into one finite place. However, there are different models of industrial routers depending on your business’ needs. Below, we’ll explore the distinctions between two industrial routers developed by eWON - COSY and FLEXY - and hopefully assist you in selecting which router works the best for your company.

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Topics: ACD Online, Monitoring Solutions, IoT, ewon

VPN and Cellular Options for Remote Monitoring

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 20, 2018 12:41:08 PM

Globalization has been a driving force for the industrial world for decades now. Multinational enterprises no longer limit themselves to a single geographical area for the production needs and often spread their plants across continents. While such diversity does lead to lower costs when serving a specific area, it does bring its own pitfalls, most serious of which is extending technical support.

Things often go wrong, and it isn’t always feasible to have an engineering team on-site to diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix the problem. Even if there is an engineering team, they won’t always have the skills required to fix problems belonging to a wide spectrum.

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Topics: Networks, Industry News, MonitoringSolutions, Monitoring Solutions, Remote Monitoring

RFID in Industrial Applications

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 9, 2018 12:48:17 PM

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions can play a detrimental role in industrial applications, increasing their automation and accuracy. Siemens offers a wide range of RFID solutions fit for industrial use, from mid-range & compact environment to ultra-high-frequency ones.

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Topics: RFID, Monitoring Solutions

Industrial IoT Monitoring Defines the Next Phase of Automation

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 16, 2017 2:02:29 PM

The use of IoT technologies in manufacturing is what simply constitutes Industrial IoT. The concept relies heavily on the use of big data technology and machine learning, making use of sensory & communication data to automate different processes. Without Industrial IoT monitoring, operations managers, plant managers and logistics coordinators throughout the manufacturing & distribution fields would lack the ability to make real-time decisions based on their assets’ health.

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Topics: Industry News, Monitoring Solutions, IoT, industry 4.0

Temperature Monitoring: Are You Getting Accurate Data Recordings?

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 7, 2017 11:39:56 AM

Temperature is one of the major physical parameters that are monitored & regulated in a wide range of industries. The entire process of sensing, logging and analyzing it is mostly critical, and the maintenance of specific temperature ranges is vital to ensure proper operation. Temperature data is also an important indicator to determine the lifetime and health of equipment. Banner has effective solutions when it comes to monitoring & regulating temperatures, capable of registering even the slightest of fluctuations. Coupled with a wide & reliable portfolio of connectivity products, Banner can ensure that your temperature data is accurately recorded in the shortest time possible.

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Topics: Monitoring Solutions, Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology

Machine Monitoring & Equipment Effectiveness

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 1, 2017 12:00:28 PM

The worst method of operating machines is running them to a point of failure, carrying out repairs and then operating them again. This method, in addition to being overly expensive in terms of lost output is also hazardous to the workspace. Machine Monitoring can give your plant the capability to monitor, control & automate itself according to the changing requirements of the various systems. The concept is the epitome of modern industrial technology and utilized every available resource, hardware & software to ensure maximum uptime & minimum, yet scheduled maintenance.

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Topics: Monitoring Solutions, Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology

Benefits of Bearing-free Magnetic Encoder Systems

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 5, 2017 1:56:55 PM

Magnetic encoder technology is vastly used in heavy industries such as steel mills, ship drives, gas turbines, power stations, drilling rigs, and so on. The rugged landscape and threat of harsh elements require delivery of control signals over a long period of time in a reliable and efficient manner. While optical scanning encoder systems are always an option, the extreme conditions make it unsuitable for installation. Extremely confined spaces, large shaft diameters and no free shafts are just some of the reasons as to why Magnetic Encoder technology needs to be adopted.

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Topics: HMI, Monitoring Solutions, efficiency

RFID: Doing More with Less

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 15, 2017 8:02:11 AM

Even though IoT based industrial automation is still in the works, manufacturing technologies have advanced to such a level that they have taken over the most repetitive tasks from human operators. A prime example is inventory management and component-level tracking system.

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Topics: RFID, Monitoring Solutions

How RFID Tags Can Help Clean Up Your Inventory

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 3, 2017 9:01:23 AM

It is very likely that you encounter RFID tags everyday, even if you aren’t familiar with them. Radio-Frequency Identification tags (RFID) are small transponders attached or embedded in objects for identification. Common examples include clothing theft tags, EZ Passes, and implanted chips in pets.

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Topics: RFID, Monitoring Solutions

ACD Receives the Carlo Gavazzi Outstanding Distributor Achievement Award for 2017

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

July 14, Cranberry, PA  ACD was recently recognized by Carlo Gavazzi for our sales performance this year and received the Carlo Gavazzi Outstanding Distributor Achievement Award for 2017.  ACD is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Carlo Gavazzi, and we look forward to much more successful business in the future!

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety, Controls, Monitoring Solutions

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