Advantech: Enhancing Productivity at the Hospitalier de Luxembourg

Advantech’s POC-S196/S176 Slim Point-of-Care Terminals provided good performance-cost ratio with needed I/O connections. Saves space and increases productivity.

The Hospitalier de Luxembourg, opened in 1976, is one of the largest hospitals in Luxembourg. It employs about 2000 medical professionals, admitting and caring for about 25,000 patients a year and seeing around 400,000 patients on an outpatient basis. Services of the Hospitalier de Luxemboug include hospital, diagnosis, care, treatment, research, and education. Administrative overhead at a facility of this size is significant. Management personnel are constantly trying to operate more efficiently and speed up clinical processes.

Solution

After careful consideration, the Hospitalier de Luxembourg chose Advantech’s POC-S196/S176 Slim Point-of-Care Terminals, with LCD panels capable of displaying high contrast images in 16.7 million colors. Advantech slim point-of-care terminals are available in 17” and 19” models, and are very easy to integrate into an existing ICU environment. The touchscreen provides a friendly and easy-to-use interface for medical personnel, and the all-in-one design offers a perfect solution for areas with limited space. The hospital divided the project into four phases with a plan to install wall-mounted 19” POC systems in the ICU, and 17” units elsewhere,either wall-mounted, or on anesthesia devices or mobile carts. The primary deciding factors for the hospital were an outstanding cost/performance ratio, and the inclusion of a variety of I/O connectors as standard features.

Advantech’s POC-S196 Point-of-Care Terminal has a slim 19” TFT LCD display and Intel® Core™ Duo processor. With an IPX1 rating, it is designed to resist spills and water damage, and the sealed, IP65-certified front panel is dust tight. The POC-S196 has a variety of I/O connectors: 1 x RS-232/422/485 (isolated, and set by jumper) serial port; 4 x USB ports; and 1 x DVI-I port. The system supports up to 4 GB SDRAM and has a wireless option. The quiet, fanless design is perfect in the quiet environment of the hospital, as well as making it suitable for audio measurement applications. Additionally, the POC-S196 meets UL60601/EN60601regulations.

  • Improved efficiency
  • Easy monitoring and access to patient information
  • Enhanced medical quality and easy for staff to use
  • Space saving
  • Fanless
  • Isolated design reduces electrical leakage
  • Easy to integrate within existing hospital
  • Best cost/performance ratio on the market

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ASSA Abloy-owned Portsystem

Opening the door to the warehouse of the future

Portsystem searched for an HMI solution that would help the company to sustain its business strength – to offer docking systems that are customized based on their customers´ wishes.

Operation via buttons on control cabinets are replaced by pressure-sensitive operator panels and iX software from Beijer Electronics. The embedded flexibility in the iX user interface and a strong support offer was decisive in the selection of Beijer Electronics as a supplier.

The result of this technology shift is that Portsystem today and in the future can offer their customers easily served systems that leads to time savings, fewer problems and improved overview compared to previous solutions. This will increase competitiveness.

This application success story is from Beijer.
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Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval sharpens the competitive edge with iX

Alfa Laval needed a new user interface to live up to their successful company strategy– to make machines just as intuitive to use as today’s personal computers and mobile phones.

An intensive evaluation of the different HMI concepts on the market made Alfa Laval decide on iX from Beijer Electronics. No other vendor could offer as strong features, flexibility and graphic possibilities in an open architecture.

Today Alfa Laval has an aesthetically pleasing HMI solution with a modern feel and with lots of advantages for the technicians. And while end-users are satisfied, Alfa Laval obtains simplified installation and maintenance service.

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Unitronics cuts cost and provides flexibility in food packaging process.

A&B Packaging of Lawrence, MI specializes in fresh packing and cleaning equipment for fruits and vegetables worldwide. They had been using custom, pre-programmed PLC boards to control their packaging and cleaning equipment that had quickly become out of date. They were facing upgrading and re-programming costs of over $85,000 on top of additional costs per-board. Ultimately, they were unable to change the program on their own, which forced them to add an outside HMI.

Application Solution
Unitronics’ V570 and V350 PLCs with onboard HMIs were brought in to give A&B Packaging more flexibility to react to their customer’s unique needs; versus giving them a canned package. “Our biggest advantage with the Unitronics PLC is the lower overall cost.” Said Allen Roggow, Field Tech Supervisor for A&B Packaging. “These units also gave us the ability to customize software and gave us the benefit of having one database to put together the HMI screens.” Most of the units A&B Packaging is using are the V570’s due to the size of the screens (5.7”) and the restrictions on their panel size. They are utilizing the V350 models for their smaller machinery.

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Milk Pasteurizers Use Unitronics for Machine Control and Logging Process Parameters

Unitronics Is  Used in Milk Pasteurizing Process

ZOOTECHNIKA Machinery Ltd. has been serving dairy farms for over 25 years. They produce dairy machinery in order to help farms produce their own milk products and sell directly to consumers.

The machine is equipped with a Vision V350-35-RA22 OPLC. The OPLC measures the temperatures and pressures of the media using the PT100 and analogue inputs- this regulates the temperature using the PID function via an analogue output. The device registers the process values and displays them via online trend and logs it on to an SD card. The main advantages of using the V350 is the small and compact design, a useful HMI, wide range I/O capability and SD memory card functions.

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Our solutions range from the Internet of Things (IoT), remote monitoring & data acquisition, HMIs, PLCs, motion control, safety, sensors, to programming including panel builds and design.