Avalue, Novakon Join Hands to Boost Industries with HMI Help to Restart Traditional Manufacturing Industries, Realize Industry 4.0 Vision
December 2nd, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan – Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. As the urgent need for higher productivity continues to drive the recovery and transformation of manufacturing industries worldwide through Industry 4.0 and automation, and the increasing impact of the pandemic on labor shortage worldwide pushes the need for faster adoption of factory automation in traditional manufacturing industries, HMI is now facing a new outlook. Avalue and Novakon have commenced on a new partnership to introduce HMI Turnkey Solution, which is especially suitable for industrial applications and monitoring of automated equipment, into manufacturing and production. The tight linkup between equipment and various steps in the production process with IoT, cloud computing, big data and AI applications enables communication between machines and between humans and machines, building a strategic business command center for real-time quantitative management.
The Avalue and Novakon HMI Turnkey Solution is the critical pivot for OT and IT systems’ information transmission. By combining Avalue’s industrial-grade rugged computers with Novakon’s iFace-Designer® HMI Visualization Software, components and services of HMI programs are connected via tag system to register or IO locations of various equipment, such as PLC, inverter, thermostat and motor driver, enabling cloud retrieval of data uploaded from various end points, thus transforming the entire production into data and process. Furthermore, with its highly visual and intuitive user interface, iFace-Designer® allows the user to quickly drag GUI widgets from component database to add or remove items, and index tab search enables settings to be completed quickly. In terms of remote monitoring and maintenance, iFace-Designer® supports VNC, VPN, FTP and IIoT transmission protocol. VPN and VPC connection enable mobile management and remote monitoring, allowing managers to access real-time information anytime, anywhere; FTP support enables easy access to HMI alerts and data records; and MQTT used in IIoT may be used for continuous monitoring of temperature, humidity, pressure, electric power, water level, etc.
While iFace-Designer® provides a complete range of functions for factory production management and control, Avalue’s industrial-grade rugged computers ensure the comprehensiveness of the HMI Turnkey Solution. Avalue’s three series include rugged HMI system, light industrial computer system and industrial touchscreen (computer system required), which are waterproof/ dustproof/shockproof for use in harsh industrial environments, such as factory or manufacturing facility. Avalue also provides a host of customized services, including anti-scratch coating and sunlight visibility for its panels. To counter visual disturbance caused by strong light, reflection or quick-changing lighting conditions outdoor, Avalue’s touchscreen panels are stabilized with multiple coating technologies, including anti-glare, anti-reflection and anti-fingerprint coatings, for different application environments. Furthermore, Avalue’s touchscreens are designed with enhanced sensitivity so they can be operated by gloved hands in harsh environments where oil and water are present.
With stringent requirements faced by manufacturing industries in the end market and massive deployment of IoT devices continuously accelerating the applications of IIoT and automation, HMI collaboration not only must provide immense data gathering and linking functions but also plays the more complex and critical role of seamlessly integrating system management and remote monitoring. The Avalue and Novakon HMI Turnkey Solution establishes a highly integrated factory automation architecture that eliminates the painstaking and time-consuming effort of integrating different PLC data formats and communication protocols, allowing management to make accurate decisions based on real-time, quantifiable and transparent information provided, successfully making the digital transformation into a smart factory.
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About Avalue Technology
Avalue Technology (TAIEX: 3479-TW) is a professional industrial computer manufacturing company, who is dedicated to developing the x86 and RISC architecture products, including Industrial & Embedded Motherboard, Industrial Computer, Panel PC, System On Module, POS Terminal, Tablet, Software and various IOT ready products. Having expanded, Avalue offers its expertise on PCB/ Assembly/ BIOS version control and all types of after-sales services. An ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO-45001: 2018 certified company; Avalue offers assurance to customers in every aspect of business. With headquarter located in Taiwan, Avalue has global subsidiaries, including offices in Shanghai, New Jersey, California and Tokyo. In addition, Avalue Technology operates an extensive distribution network to accommodate and serve customers all around the world.