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Avalue Introduces Highly Customizable, Modular CNC Solution - OTC

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022, 11:34 am
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Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. The acceleration of digital transformation in manufacturing driven by IoT, data analytics, progress in communication technology and the COVID pandemic has fueled the maturity of Industry 4.0. Avalue Technology, the global leader in industrial solutions, is targeting smart manufacturing and actively expanding its presence in the field of industrial automation. Avalue’s innovative modular HMI system OTC is a highly customizable and integrable HMI control system designed for the manufacturing industry. Providing continuous upgrades for smart factories, improving stability and optimizing allocation and monitoring, OTC is ideal for applications such as digital central control system for CNC machines and HMI for production automation.

The central control system is the core of factory automation. To maintain efficacy, precision and reliability, the manufacturing process must be monitored in real time with highly responsive allocation of resources. This will ensure safety during the production process, effectively reduces human error, energy consumption and raw material depletion, and improves equipment utilization and labor productivity. By integrating embedded touchscreen computer and highly customizable modular control panel, Avalue provides a HMI system solution that is high integrable with a simple and intuitive operating interface and highly expandable functions, creating a brand-new automated factory control system with flexible production structure.

- Highly flexible modular HMI panel

The HMI panel may be used according to the visual presentation of the main screen, viewed in landscape or portrait orientation depending on the user’s preference. To achieve space efficiency and effective layout, the interface is divided into five modular areas for flexible allocation according to usage scenario. Area A is the main touchscreen area, area B/D is the secondary screen (either LCD or E-ink) or control buttons, area C is the expansion ports, and area D is the physical buttons (emergency stop button, manual pulse generator and MPG handwheel). Click here to Watch OTC video

The main system or display (including touchscreen) in area A main screen is available in three sizes, i.e. 15”/ 15.6”/ 21.5”. If there is a need for second display screen, an LCD or E-ink display may be added in area B or D. Control panel buttons may be added in area B and D. Buttons are available in a variety of materials, including color-printed membrane buttons, patented modular crystal acrylic buttons, laser-etched ABS buttons and newly released transparent buttons. Compatible with major brands of numerical control system, including FANUC, Siemens and Mitsubishi, basic CNC function buttons may be made for lathe machine, milling machine, grinding machine and multi-axis machine. By arranging panel buttons closely together, Avalue optimizes circuit integration, and in turn improves wiring and panel size. With customizable plate metal and film size, the HMI panel is also IP67 waterproof and dustproof, and CE and RoHS certified. Other requirements, such as adding a handle on one or both sides of the panel to facilitate movement of machine and adjustment of viewing angle, can also be customized.

- Rugged industrial-grade ultra-thin touchscreen PC, compatible with RS2 remote monitoring, iFace-Designer®

Avalue HMI system’s main touchscreen (area A) is compatible with high-performance PCs, i.e. rugged ARC series/ OFT series, and touch screens, i.e. rugged ARC touch screen/ industrial-grade OFM touch screen. The touchscreen panel is not only waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, it is also exceptionally customizable, e.g. coating technology, sunlight visibility, and specific touchscreen operation (switching between different touchscreen profiles, such as glove and water droplet) according to changes in environmental conditions.

Avalue’s modular HMI system integrates hardware, software and firmware requirements to speed up the implementation of automated production. Object-oriented visualization HMI package software iFace-Designer® connects elements in the program with multiple devices, such as PLC, inverter, thermostat and motor driver, to monitor and control the manufacturing process. Furthermore, Avalue’s remote monitoring software Renity Sentinel 2 monitors system health at all times, ensuring that data is secure at any time and there is no disruption to system operation. Through customized expansion, it supports fieldbus communications systems such as EtherCAT, Profinet and Profibus, achieving high-speed and high-performance industrial automation applications, accelerating the development of modern factories in industrial IoT.

Click here to watch OTC Video, or contact to talk to our sales team.