Advantech Unveils a Compact and Versatile Machine Automation Solution (Cincinnati, Ohio 6/01/2007)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chuck Harrell at 513
-
742
-
8895 ext 333 or
Chuck.Harrell@advantech.com










Advantech
Unveils
a Compact and Versatile Machine Automation Solution

The
AMAX embedded

automation modules start at $485
.


(Cincinnati, Ohio



6
/01
/
2007
)
-

The eAutomation Group of Advantech
introduces

the
AMAX series
embedded
automation solution

for use in machine control system architectures.
Continuing the advancement of the
Programmable Automaton Controller (PAC) concept, the AMAX system represents the convergence of analog,
discrete and motion control.

Machine control systems generally fall into two categories


centralized and
distributed. In a centralized system, all control loop
s, trajectory generation, and motion

control are executed on a
single
,

centrally located
processor
.

The AMAX
system is
a d
istributed
control
system, the trajectory generation
and logic control executes in th
e central processor, but the motion control loops are

executed in the intelligent
slave
module thus,
requiring less centralized processing power w
hile reducing overall wir
ing cost and system
complexity.


According to Craig Resnick, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group, “Automated production machinery requires
a rigorous criterion for control functions. Thus, when the capabilities of a machine depend upon precision control

and synchronization and event handling, an embedded automation solution design can offer advantages. A PAC
embedded automation solution is capable of allowing data to be shared between domains in a much easier
manner, which makes an automation solution f
ar easier to deploy. Through the data sharing facilities of a PAC
embedded automation solution, real time data can be used to improve the overall performance of the machinery
or simply to distribute the information to production management systems.”


The
AMAX
-
2050KW

master module is a
n embedded Pe
ntium III grade platform with an onboard AMONet
*

cont
r
oller
that can c
ontrol up to 2048 I/O points or

64 axes. It offers
two USB interfaces
, two RS
-
232 and one

RS
-
422/485 communication ports

with automatic flow c
ontrol, one 10/100 Base
-
T
Ethernet

port, four
progr
ammable diagnostic LEDs, soldered

AMD Geode GX2 process
or with up to 256 MB RAM
, 128 KB battery
backup RAM,

and supports Windows CE.Net. “AMAX
-
2050KW makes it easy for engineers to create and deploy
relia
ble and deterministic applications through

one complete progr
ammable automation controller for

multiple
domain applications” says Mars Huang, Product Manager at Advantech.


The
AMAX
-
27XX

series consists of digital slave modules for AMONet that expands digi
tal I/O capacity. With
these modules, actuators/sensors can be connected directly with minimum effort. I/O points can be accessed
up
to
100 meters away using simple and low
-
cost wiring
with network speeds capable of scanning
2048 I/O channels
in 1.04 ms.



The
AMAX
-
2210

series are used to increase the number of axes for an AMONet distributed motion control
network. They are designed with friendly front
-
access all
-
in
-
one wiring sol
ution to save space and provide easy
cabling.


T
he
AMAX series are
availab
le for purchase
directly fr
om Advantech at 1
-
800
-
205
-
7940 or from an Advantech
authorized dealer.


* AMONet is the
high
-
speed distributed network
used to communicate
among
AMAX
modules
.


Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group

Founded in 1983, the eAutom
ation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in
eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC
-
based automation technologies.
Product offerings include: Open HMI

platforms, Industrial Ethernet
, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O
Modules, Plug
-
in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.

With more than 2,700 talents, Advantech operates an
extensive support, sales and marketing network in
17 countries and 33 major cities to deliver fast time
-
to
-
market services to our worldwide
customers
.

Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding approximately 30 new products each year. US operations for the

eAutomation Group are based i
n Cincinnati, OH (800
-
205
-
7940). Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive,
Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America:
www.eAutomationPro.com
. Email:
info@advantech.com

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