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AIS’s Scalable Human Machine Interface Panels and Enhanced Operator Terminals Improve Factory Automation and Process Control Efficiency

American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), the leader in visualization, control and monitoring and displays solutions, with comprehensive in-house custom engineering and management capabilities, announces the availability of their expansive family of scalable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and operator interface panels for automation and process control industries. Applications in process industries such as Oil Refineries, Rigs & Processing Plants, Chemical Processing Plants, Gas Pipelines, Coalmines, Printing Industries, Paper & Textiles, Automotive Refueling Stations & Petrol Stations, Power Generation, Water & Waste Water, Food & Beverage, benefit from utilizing AIS’s HMIs, operator interfaces and rugged panel PCs for visualizing, controlling and monitoring for automation, process flow and batch control.

Human Machine Interface HMI, Operator Interface Panels, HMI Touch Screen Panel PCs (Photo: Business  ...

Human Machine Interface HMI, Operator Interface Panels, HMI Touch Screen Panel PCs (Photo: Business Wire)

AIS’s Control & Monitoring Solutions Closing the Gap Between Process and Operator Interaction

As factories and plants become more complex and more connected, they need to improve communication and visualization of all their processes. Furthermore, they need to integrate their entire plant process, replacing isolated cells of activity with control and monitoring solutions that visualizes process control and improve the flow of information, from the simplest sensor on the plant floor to corporate intranet and extranet. AIS operator control and monitoring solutions help simplify automation complexity, layers of process detail and user interaction. The benefits to a well-designed HMI and operator interface and control system include increased safety, quality and production efficiencies. Nelson Tsay, President of AIS, adds, “AIS HMIs and operator interface panels minimize the risk of disruption in the production process, reduce overall downtime and allow for fewer operators to manage more information with less machine or application specific knowledge.”

AIS Offers Family of Rugged and Industrial Panel PC and Displays that Empower Operators in Plants

AIS offers powerful all-in-one industrial PCs in its portfolio of industrial and rugged panel PCs. From close-to-machine operation and monitoring, to control, data processing and motion control tasks, AIS industrial PCs are extremely flexible. With easy touch screen operation, they are ideal for production processes in harsh industrial environments. They provide industrial OEMs and packaging machinery manufacturers with a vast selection of industrial embedded computing technologies and solutions that help customers simplify PLC, HMI, or SCADA applications. With fully integrated industrial-grade LCD flat screen touchscreen interfaces, Intel's comprehensive embedded processors and chipsets, fan-less design and low power consumption, AIS all-in-one industrial computers deliver to customers the features and performance they need for their applications.

AIS rugged PCs and ruggedized computers include hazardous areas HMIsstainless computers, vehicle mounted computers, and marine PCs. These visualization and control solutions from AIS feature ruggedized touchscreen displays that are waterproof and dustproof and carry a multitude of certifications and marks including: UL Class I Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D, ATEX Zone 2 and IEC-Ex Zone 2, ISO 11783 and SAE J1939 Can bus conforming devices. AIS ruggedized computers carry IP65 NEMA 4/4X ingress protection rating and offer multi-touch capacitive touch screen technology, wide operating temperature ranges, high brightness and outdoor sunlight-readable capabilities. With these features and capabilities, AIS ruggedized PC are designed to reliably operate in harsh usage environments and conditions, such as strong vibrations, extreme temperatures and/or wet or dusty conditions.

Open and PC-Based HMI & Visualization Solutions for Process Automation & Control

AIS offers computers in different performance classes, a wide selection of operating units, touch screen, displays with industry-appropriate design, and complete systems that provide a perfectly balanced combination of hardware and software. Their broad range of open and PC-based HMI solutions include:

  • Hazardous Areas HMI Panel PCs carry UL Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2 or Class 1 Div 2), Groups A, B, C, D, T4, ATEX 94/9/EC Zone 2, and IECEx Zone 2, Ex “nA” and Ex “ic”, T4 certification on its Hazardous Areas Panel PCs and Hazardous Locations (Hazlocs) Panel Computers.
  • Rugged Multi-touch HMI Panel PCs combine high-performance Intel® Atom™ Dual Core Processor D2550 1.86 GHz with Projected Capacitive Touch (PCT or PCAP) Technology in a sleek industrial-grade IP65/ NEMA 4/4x Ingress rating TFT-LCD flat panel with flat front surface design
  • IP66 Stainless Front HMI Panel PCs feature high-performance Intel® Atom™ processor N455 1.66 GHz, in an industrial-grade LCD flat panel with resistive touch screen and IP66 stainless steel front bezel that meets Federal Regulation Title 21, Sec. 110.80 process and control requirements in the manufacture of consumer packaged goods.

AIS In-House Engineering & Management Services for the Complete Solution

For total project success and integration, AIS offers in-house engineering services which include: system design, electrical design, software design, mechanical design, image design, video & vision design, environmental design, and safety design. Management services which entail quality control efforts, supply chain management and complete produce lifecycle management are also key components of AIS’s suite of engineering and management services they provide to their customers.

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of Industrial Computing solutions, AIS solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for Industrial, Oil & Gas, Military and Marine applications.

The company is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit: www.aispro.com, email: [email protected] or call 1-888-485-6688.

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