The digital factory is the goal of ongoing industry initiatives to digitize factories, and enterprise operations. In manufacturing and production, being able to link information across all levels of the organization and all systems opens the door to unprecedented levels of efficiency. In turn, this places insights into the hands of management in near real time – enabling rapid strategic adjustments to gain market share and raise profitability. However, these powerful new technologies greatly increase the demands placed on organizational computing power – a trend that will only intensify in the years to come as digitalization gathers momentum.
Siemens SIMATIC Industrial PCs (IPCs) are the building blocks of Digital Factory and the Digital Enterprise, enabling organizations to keep pace with computing demands. The latest model, the SIMATIC IPC327E Box PC provides a preconfigured, turnkey and complete solution for all industrial applications. It can be purchased with or without an operating system (preinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 OSes are available).
The IPC327E offers a fast and simple introduction into the world of SIMATIC IPCs. It is ideal for the acquisition and networking of production and energy data in any production environment. It is also well suited to industry-related environments, such as assembly workstations, warehouses and logistics systems, and for standard applications in the image processing field.
The Box PC provides fast and reliable data transfer using a maintenance-free and compact gateway to the enterprise cloud. At the same time, it offers powerful data acquisition and machine automation capabilities. Users are harnessing it for a diverse range of functions such things as measuring, controlling, regulating and verifying process and machine data, and for industrial image processing.Have an Inquiry for Siemens about this article? Click Here >>