Industry 4.0 Industrial HMI Panels

Date: 2/23/2015

AIS’s Compact, Industrial HMI Panels for M2M Communications & Industry 4.0 Technologies Deliver Smarter Manufacturing Capabilities for OEMs and End-Users

Improve Manufacturing Operational Efficiency, Productivity, Reduce Wastes and Costs with AIS’s All-In-One, Compact Line PC-based HMI Panels for Smart Factory Applications

PC-based HMI PanelsIRVINE, CALIFORNIA – February 23nd, 2015 – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), the industry’s leading manufacturer of new intelligent HMI solutions, including: customizable touchscreens, operator interface terminals and industrial panel PCs (IPC) for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Industry 4.0 applications, has recently introduced a new affordable, high performance family of PC-Based HMI Touch Panels: the AIS Compact line Series.

The new Compact HMI Panel PCs from AIS are equipped with NEMA 4/IP65-compliant aluminum front bezel, corrosion resistant surface making them suitable for rugged, industrial applications and environments. Powered by an energy-efficient, Intel Celeron Processor N2930, the Compact Compact line comes with a bevy of standard features for web-enabled applications including on-board non-volatile DDR3L-1333 memory and a standard SD card slot. Other key highlights for the AIS Compact series include:

  • Energy efficient, high-performance processor, graphics, memory and power
  • High availability, communications and storage
  • Reliable touch-screens with long display life
  • Extremely rugged and nearly maintenance-free

The new Compact Line was designed and engineered specifically for OEMs and End-Users needing to improve their Smart operations in factories and plants. In addition to lowering system investment costs, the Compact line is an “all-in-one integrated” compact and rugged touch panel solution. This is ideal for OEMs developing equipment and machinery for a variety of new smart factory applications in many industries including: industrial automation, automotive, aerospace, electronics, materials and mining, food and beverage, oil and gas, packaging, pharmaceuticals and energy.

Easy Integration & Connectivity with Web-Enabled Systems, PLC, SCADA, MES and MRP Applications with AIS’s new Compact line of Smart PC-Based Touch-Panel HMIs

Industrial Wireless HMI PanelsThe open platform design of AIS’s Compact line series of HMI touchscreens allow compatibility with Web, PLC, HMI, SCADA, MES, MRP and other enterprise software applications. In Smart Manufacturing operations, interoperability between hardware, systems and networks is critical in maximizing the benefits of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. As a hallmark of AIS’s open architecture design approach, the Compact line is an intelligent family of operator touch-panels for Industry 4.0 applications. By connecting machines, a manufacturer can create intelligent networks along the entire value chain that communicate and control each other autonomously with significantly reduced intervention by operators.

Intelligent PC-Based HMI Touch Panel Technologies from AIS Provide Resource and Significant Cost Advantages to Smart Manufacturing Operations with Real-Time Error Correction

Major advantages of utilizing AIS’s Compact line of powerful PC-based HMI touch panels include trouble-shooting, real-time error correction and predictive maintenance. Operators are empowered to respond more quickly on the factory floor to production and manufacturing situations by correcting problems and trouble-shooting machinery and equipment issues in real-time. Real-time production error improvements have a dramatic impact on improving productivity and throughput by reducing waste and costs. With these capabilities enabled by AIS’s Compact line of HMIs, improved troubleshooting and diagnostics will result in cost savings potentially up to millions of dollars on an annual basis for customers’ Smart manufacturing operations. AIS’s new family of rugged and compact Compact line of open, touch-panel PCs facilitate improved data sharing throughout Smart factory operations and help companies achieve their  KPIs and production goals with lower costs.

Improve Operational Efficiency, Reduce Costs, Extend the Life of Production Assets & Big Data Analytics with Compact Line Intelligent HMIs from AIS

Smart Factory provides data models and factory-specific MES templates for rapid use. The uses of smart factory technologies boost quality, productivity and cuts down the operational cost as compared to traditional production systems. In today’s global and fierce competitive global economy, manufacturers of all sizes from all industries are experiencing the same pressures to continuously improve their Smart operations as new technologies become available to implement. AIS’s Compact line of PC-based Touch Panel HMIs and their advanced features will help them:

  • Combat increased global competition with Smarter solutions
  • Achieve faster product cycles and delivery to market
  • Respond to rapid changes in customer demand
  • Obtain Smart HMI solutions  with less capital investment
  • Succeed in applications requiring compliance to laws and regulations with AIS’s Smart HMIs

Available in a wide variety of screens ranging from 7” to 21.5” in both single and multi-touch technologies, Compact line HMIs come standard with Windows Embedded Compact 7, Embedded 7 or 8, and either 32 or 64 bit operating systems. Made in a lightweight, die-cast housing makes the AIS Compact series compact, easy to service, nearly-maintenance-free, space saving and fan-less for reduced energy consumption. These all-in-one HMI solutions are also able to withstand high electromagnetic environments and are resistant to shock and vibration and come with UL Listings and CB scheme certificate.

As an “all-in-one” integrated HMI solutions design, the Compact line compliments it’s other Smart HMI family members, now available in AIS’s new offering of IIoT, M2M and web-enabled HMIs. Recently introduced by AIS, the Premium and Standard Series touch-panel HMIs feature a rugged, modular design and expandability features. These allow users to easily modify, expand or revise their systems by simply replacing the box PC or touchscreen.  The Premium and Standard series HMIs also offer fast and easy maintenance, as they are field replaceable and require minimum tools to disassemble the system. HMI functions are identical throughout the entire family.

AIS’s New HMI Families: Premium, Standard and Compact Line Overview of Features & Benefits

AIS recently introduced their new series of HMIs including, the Premium, Standard and Compact HMIs. Key features of the entire range of new, open HMI touch panels from AIS include:

  • Open & standard interfaces in hardware & software for HMI, SCADA & MES applications
  • PC-based automation using standard Ethernet & TCP/IP for easy HMI/SCADA & IT/OT integration
  • Web-enabled HMI with HTML5-compliant web browsers for improved real-time decision making
  • Easy to replace, highly modular designed field-replaceable front display and box PC
  • Maintenance-free illumination system with lifetime rating of 80,000-100,000 hours on Eco mode
  • Expandable HMI solutions with multiple configurations & options for fast project engineering
  • International marks and schemes for safety equipment, certification and regulatory compliance
  • Suited for IT-OT convergence, M2M communications, Industry 4.0 and IoT ready for future requirements

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS open platform control and monitoring solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for Industrial, Building Automation, Food & Beverages, and Oil & Gas applications. The company’s HMI solutions are key enabling technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) and Industry 4.0 applications. AIS is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, control, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays. For more information,, email: or contact: 1-888-485-6688.