Factory Systemes, the best Advantech distributor in Europe, offers a series ofPAC (Programmable Automation Controller)to manage the collection and processing of automation applications as close as possible to the equipment. Designed on a PC basis, the Advantech APAX range offers a flexible and scalable infrastructure at a very attractive cost.
A single automation platform for all its applications
To remain competitive, manufacturers must make their production tools agile and efficient. Until then, multiple types of automatons were needed to ensure the control of manufacturing processes (discreet, continuous, batch), control of multi-axis movements, control of PID... This approach is complex in terms of engineering and costly, as many skills must be maintained in parallel. The range of PAC offered by Factory Systemes brings all these capabilities together within a single control platform. The benefits of this offer are significant: reduced development costs through a single platform, reduced maintenance costs through a reduced stock of spare parts and a better level of integration between control systems.
Natively, APAX modules manage CPU redundancy to significantly increase application availability.
Simplicity of architecture
Advantech's PAC systems have major advantages, particularly in terms of architectural flexibility, as they have a proprietary communication bus to reduce the cost of installations.
Entry/exit modules deported to an installation do not require the implementation of a specific communication coupler - often very expensive. Thus, each block of inputs/exits can integrate directly on the APAX communication bus thanks to a dedicated RJ45 connection.
Simplicity of use and implementation
APAX modules offer a great simplicity of use and implementation.
Hot replacement of entry/exit cards: the entry/exit blocks of the APAX modules are powered by the basket bottom of the automaton. They can be replaced hot without interruption of power or CPU.
Inflow/exit wiring simplified to the extreme: thanks to a "clipping" system, the wiring time of the APAX's input/exit blocks is reduced by almost 75% compared to traditional screw systems.
Simplicity of identification of the entrance/exit blocks: with a switch on the front, it is very easy to set up the address of the entrance/exit blocks. In addition, an LED on the front indicates both that the module is energized and its condition.
Programming software and computing power
APAX solutions have been designed to meet the needs of developers in automation and industrial computing. The .NET bookstore will be suitable for experienced developers who want to make specific programs for their machines. Similarly, developers accustomed to automation systems will naturally find themselves there thanks to programming that complies with the IEC-61131-3 standard. Advantech relies on KW MULTIPROG software for development in: Instruction List (IL), Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Function Block Diagram (FBD) and Ladder Diagram (LD).
About FACTORY SYSTEMES
Factory Systemes is a distributor of hardware (industrial PC, fanless PC, hardened tablet, Panel pc, industrial switch, industrial communication...) and industrial computing software (SCADA, supervision, MES, Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence...) for more than 25 years. To date, more than 5,000 French customers trust Factory Systemes.
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