With the arrival of Industry 4.0, and the resulting shift in market demands, a rapid time-to-market and customer responsiveness have become key concerns for the manufacturing industry. Automation systems and equipment are exceedingly powerful, but can become quite complex to deliver all of the required features and functionality. There is a continuing push in industry for methods, equipment and systems which are more open and modular. End users have expressed their displeasure at the way automation systems have evolved … they want a solution built on modular, standardized elements that can be easily integrated together.Qunlink Modularized Industrial Panel PCs fit this vision.
Box PCs configured as all-in-one units with integral displays are very attractive from an installation standpoint because they fit nicely into constrained locations.The obvious downside is that any failure, and many types of performance upgrades, require a complete replacement of the in-service unit. This is costly, introduces challenges with maintaining spare parts, and can extend repair times. Users have looked for a better option.
Qunlink creats Modularized Industrial Panel PCs, where users can select from a range of available display modules and box modules. In particular, Qunlink’s Modularized Industrial Panel PCs easily allows users to concoct the exact automation PC/display unit to meet their needs. The PCs package is optimized for easy installation, and if needs change it is a snap to modify the configuration. End users can stock a reduced subset of parts, and also benefit from minimal downtime if a repair or upgrade is needed. Performance is improved while overall cost is reduced.
System integrators can select the display and box modules according to the formats and performance required for specific applications, selecting products from a single product family. Modularized Industrial Panel PCs can be integrated with existing systems and allow system integrators to make incremental changes and upgrades with the addition of new projects.
The commonality of components allows factory operators to produce multiple products using the same equipment, enabling flexible production that meets customer needs.Factory operators only need to replace faulty components without sending the entire system for repair, thereby reducing system downtime and interruptions to production.
The innovative modular design of Qunlink's Modularized Industrial Panel PCs offers increased flexibility and updatability that allows manufacturers to more promptly respond to market demands and reduce operating costs. This modularization also enables cost-effective equipment upgrades for truly future-proof infrastructure.