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Having an edge-connected factory allows you to access your data at anytime, on or off the factory floor. No more manual reports, no more wondering what’s happening on the factory floor while you’re away. You can track efficiencies and identify weak points in your factory as well as bring together data from multiple sites to manage resource distribution and maintenance and compare performance across facilities. Sounds great, right?

Even better, you don’t have to start from scratch. Building an edge-connected factory does not require replacing all your legacy equipment—whether you have a system based on PLC-5, S3 or a cutting-edge ET 200SP or NX102. You can still use your existing field devices, network connections and controllers to build an edge-connected system and create custom dashboards from multiple data streams for every level of user at every level of the business. Capture low-level data for maintenance and continuous improvement. Create a high-level dashboard for operation managers to monitor facility output and keep processes moving smoothly. To keep all stakeholders informed and up to date, you can create a feature-rich visualization system users can access from anywhere with an internet connection.

Because a cloud system is based on data, not hardware, the system is brand agnostic. Your factory equipment does not need to be on one type of fieldbus and you can add pieces quickly and cost-effectively, with data behind your decisions.

Download the Engineering.com whitepaper, “Bringing Your Factory to the Edge in 2021,” to learn the details involved in converting your legacy equipment into an edge-connected system—the layers of components and connectivity involved as well as edge architecture choices—plus the advantages that come with this digital transition. You will understand how an edge-connected factory can enable you to view and harness your production data and make it work for you, and you’ll see how this digital transition is within reach.

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Extremely space-saving and flexible

The C60xx series of scalable ultra-compact Industrial PCs combines maximum computing power in what is currently the most compact format with a wide range of options for installation in the control cabinet. It is ideally suited for control, visualization and communication, for example into the cloud.

The latest Intel processors − in three different performance classes, from the Intel Atom with one core to the Intel Core i7 with eight cores – offer maximum scalability and power density with an optimal price-performance ratio.

Performance classes and application areas

The C601x series offers Intel Atom computing power for a wide range of automation and visualization tasks. Due to their impressive computing power in relation to their size, the PCs are mainly suited for use in Industrie 4.0 applications, for example as an IoT gateway.

The C603x series unites high-performance Intel Core-i processors with extremely compact housing dimensions. The processors from the 65 W class have only been used in the much larger ATX-based Industrial PCs up to now. The devices thus represent a new dimension in terms of power density. They are suitable above all for particularly complex automation and visualization tasks, but also for a wide range of other applications in the field of image processing, the handling of large volumes of data and in the IoT environment.

The C602x series is the link between the C601x and the C603x, and the fanless integration of Intel Core-i-U processors of the 15 W class opens up new application areas and options.

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Reversible Flow Fans for Indoor & Outdoor Kiosks/Cabinets from Orion Fans

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Orion Fans Reversible flow fans provide the same level of cooling performance in either direction reducing total fan footprint and project cost. Speed and airflow direction are controlled by one fan without supplemental excess wires or circuitry. This series of microcontroller-based, IP68-rated, reversible flow fans utilize PWM signals to control fan speed.

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For their next meeting with an OEM or system integrator, can panel builders simply grab their smartphone and project the digital prototype of a control cabinet onto the desk of the managing director? Or right into the customer’s production facility? This admittedly sounds fantastical – but is already a reality. The new augmented reality (AR) add-on for the EPLAN eVIEW Free cloud software, in combination with the free Vuforia app from PTC, enables the free projection of completely assembled control cabinet into virtual space.

With EPLAN eVIEW Free AR, a new augmented reality (AR) application, EPLAN now brings the digital twin wherever users happen to find themselves. Designers can share their 3D designs of the control cabinet layout from EPLAN Pro Panel with co-workers and business partners via the cloud. EPLAN Program Manager Digitalisation Tim Oerter oversees the development of AR solutions and explains how to get started with EPLAN eVIEW Free AR: “A control cabinet is constructed in EPLAN Pro Panel and subsequently uploaded to the EPLAN ePULSE cloud environment. This makes it possible to share 3D designs with other users within an ePULSE organisation.” This also automatically generates both a link and a QR code that can be forwarded to the desired recipients. They can then use their smartphone or tablet computer to scan the code using the gratis app Vuforia View from PTC. Now the 3D design can be displayed anywhere using the camera of the end device – and can thus be projected onto a desktop or in the production environment as examples. Changes can also be made by touching any control cabinet components: simply tap the component and the system opens the 2D view of the schematics, for instance for further finetuning using the redlining and greenlining functions.

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