|By Business Wire||
|October 15, 2012 03:00 AM EDT||
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of industrial grade touch screen Panel PCs with NEMA 4 and IP66 stainless steel front bezel designed by the AIS Engineering team with extensive and successful experiences implementing continuous process improvement, control and monitoring in a broad range of manufacturing and process industries. AIS 10.4, 15, or 17 inch industrial HMI operator touch panels are designed to achieve brand loyalty through consistent quality, delivering measurable improvements with packaging OEE, and achieving flexible and agile processing for snack food and confectionery.
Achieve Brand Loyalty through Consistent Quality
Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) is now a very common practice in many Snack Food and Confectionery plants; replacing the long and tedious process of manual strip down, cleaning, and rebuilding of process systems. The production of high quality snack food and confectionery using highly efficient operating techniques requires effective and careful cleaning of equipment. The primary commercial advantage of CIP is the substantial reduction in production downtime, and the ability to utilize more aggressive cleaning chemicals in a contained environment, normally not safely handled using manual cleaning methods. The design of the process plant must conform to all documented hygienic design criteria as a pre-requisite to utilizing CIP, and these are extensively documented by the European Standard EN 1672-2.
Achieve Flexible and Agile Processing
AIS industrial panel PCs with IP66 stainless steel front bezel are industrial monitors with an integrated industrial-grade PC. The open panel PCs can operate as stand-alone solutions for combined plant control and visualization. Standard interfaces include: Ethernet network, USB and serial connection. The Windows operating system (XP Professional or Windows 7) allows the user to install 3rd party software packages for collecting and sharing real-time and historical data across all business levels — providing actionable visibility to monitor and control plant processes, equipment and resources. Its process visualization, data acquisition and supervisory control provide a solid and reliable data foundation for digitized production management.
Deliver Measurable Improvements with Packaging OEE
Food and Drug Administration guidelines require that manufacturers of food and drug products not only validate their production and packaging processes, but demonstrate control and consistency as well. This helps customers improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), production rate, availability, and order fulfillment, while reducing waste and labor costs by providing critical insights into high-speed packaging line operations. AIS HMI application capabilities coupled with visualization and control solutions help monitor, control, and optimize packaging operations with high flexibility to meet rapidly changing customer demands.
Partners Ecosystem Pre-tested Hardware and Software
AIS easy to use human machine interface touch panels have been pre-tested and pre-configured for high availability, high performance, manageability, and security appropriate for workload running on complete supervisory control, process monitoring and operator interface software.
- Wonderware ArchestrA System Platform: Invensys Operations Management ArchestrA System Platform provides a single, scalable software platform for integrating your existing SCADA, Supervisory HMI, MES and EMI systems into a unified operations management solution. It helps drive a culture of success to solve your business problems and accomplish your initiatives.
- InduSoft EmbeddedView: InduSoft EmbeddedView was designed to give users the use of every feature available in InduSoft Web Studio, with the ability to scale applications effortlessly from the smallest capacity device to large scale monitoring and data acquisition projects. InduSoft EmbeddedView includes the full use of the 240+ drivers available from InduSoft, as well as the rich feature set in InduSoft Web Studio.
- Avnet Electronics Marketing: Avnet is your quickest and most efficient source for AIS products in the channel. AIS will work closely with Avnet in ensuring that you have the best possible price and service. The AIS operator interface computers are fully tested, certified, and ready to go out of the box with pre-installed InduSoft EmbeddedView software.
About American Industrial Systems, Inc.
AIS is a leading global designer and manufacturer of specialty military embedded computing, industrial panel pc and industrial display solutions for customers in the Government, Aerospace, and Defense, Building Automation, Chemical and Petrochemical, Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, Pulp and Paper, Solar Power, Utilities, Water and Waste Water, Wind Power markets. AIS specialize in designing and manufacturing cost-effective LCD and embedded computing products for the industrial market, as well as ODM/OEM applications worldwide. Whether your vision involves off-the-shelf displays or highly customized embedded computing solutions, AIS can supply the experience, technology, and resources needed in building it right and getting you to market first. For additional information on AIS products and services, please call AIS toll-free at 888-485-6688 or visit: www.aispro.com.