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HMI Operator Touch Panels target dairy processing plants.

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October 8, 2012 - Available in 10.4, 15, and 17 in. sizes, IA99 Series operator control panels and panel PCs feature IP66 stainless steel front bezel to ensure food safety and compliance. Units have virtually gap-less housing design with flush-mounted touchscreens and optimized profile that allows liquids to run off, preventing accumulation and contamination. Providing Ethernet, USB, and serial interfaces, open panel PCs can operate as stand-alone solutions for combined plant control and visualization.

American Industrial Systems, Inc.

1768 McGaw Ave., Irvine, CA, 92614, USA

Original Press Release

AIS Introduces HMI Operator Panels with Stainless Steel Fronts for Dairy Industry

Press release date: October 1, 2012

IRVINE, California-American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of low-cost operator control and monitoring touch panels for simple HMI applications in dairy manufacturing. Milk and milk products are among the safest and highest quality foods in the U.S., in large part due to the strict food safety controls and vigilance at every stage of dairy production and processing. In the dairy processing plant, incoming milk is tested for quality and milk is pasteurized to assure its microbiological safety. Dairy processors take measures (e.g., refrigerated storage, adherence to sanitary procedures) to prevent post-pasteurization contamination of milk and other dairy products. AIS 10.4, 15, or 17 inch industrial HMI operator touch panels with IP66 stainless steel front bezel are designed to ensure food safety and compliance, improve packaging efficiency, control milk loss and increase margins for dairy manufacturing.

Ensure Food Safety and Compliance
AIS IA99 series operator control panels and panel PC with stainless steel front meet the strict hygiene regulations for the food, packaging, and dairy industries, as well as in cleanrooms.  These panel PCs  feature stainless steel panels with IP 66 protection, virtually gap less housing design with flush-mounted touch screens, a housing geometry and an optimized frame profile that allows liquids to run off, and prevent accumulation and contamination. Other features are: resistance of the stainless steel surfaces and touch screens to cleaning agents and disinfectants, and equipping the display with a splinter guard, which all cover the requirements for cleanroom applications.

Improve Packaging Efficiency
Food and Drug Administration guidelines require that manufacturers of food and drug products not only validate their production and packaging processes, but demonstrate control and consistency as well. These help customers improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), production rate, availability, and order fulfillment, while reducing waste and labor costs by providing critical insights into high-speed packaging line operations. AIS HMI application capabilities,  coupled with visualization and control solutions help monitor, control and optimize packaging operations with high flexibility to meet rapidly changing customer demands.

Control Milk Loss and Increase Margins
AIS industrial panel PCs with IP66 stainless steel front bezel are industrial monitors with an integrated industrial-grade PC. The open panel PCs can operate as stand-alone solutions for combined plant control and visualization. Standard interfaces include Ethernet network, USB and serial connection. The Windows operating system (XP Professional or Windows 7) allows the user to install 3rd party software packages for collecting and sharing real-time and historical data across all business levels—providing actionable visibility to monitor and control plant processes, equipment and resources. Its process visualization, data acquisition and supervisory control provide a solid and reliable data foundation for digitized production management.

Partners Ecosystem  Pre-tested Hardware and Software
AIS low-cost operator control and monitoring touch panels have been pre-tested and pre-configured for high availability, high performance, manageability, and security appropriate for workload running on complete supervisory control, process monitoring and operator interface software.
• Wonderware ArchestrA System Platform: ArchestrA System Platform provides a single, scalable software platform for integrating your existing SCADA, Supervisory HMI, MES and EMI systems into a unified operations management solution. It helps drive a culture of success to solve your business problems and accomplish your initiatives.
• InduSoft EmbeddedView: InduSoft EmbeddedView was designed to give users the use of every feature available in InduSoft Web Studio, with the ability to scale applications effortlessly from the smallest capacity device to large scale monitoring and data acquisition projects. InduSoft EmbeddedView includes the full use of the 240+ drivers available from InduSoft, as well as the rich feature set in InduSoft Web Studio.
• Avnet Electronics Marketing: Avnet is your quickest and most efficient source for AIS products in the channel. AIS will work closely with Avnet in ensuring that you have the best possible price and service. The AIS operator interface computers are fully tested, certified, and ready to go out of the box with pre-installed InduSoft EmbeddedView software.

About American Industrial Systems, Inc.
AIS is a leading global designer and manufacturer of specialty industrial panel pc and industrial display solutions for customers in the Building Automation, Chemical and Petrochemical, Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, Pulp and Paper, Solar Power, Utilities, Water and Waste Water, Wind Power markets. AIS specialize in designing and manufacturing cost-effective LCD and embedded computing products for the industrial market, as well as ODM/OEM applications worldwide. Whether your vision involves off-the-shelf displays or highly customized embedded computing solutions, AIS can supply the experience, technology, and resources needed in building it right and getting you to market first. For additional information on AIS products and services, please call AIS toll-free at (888) 485-6688 or visit: www.aispro.com.

Contact:
American Industrial Systems, Inc.
Alan Wong, 949-681-7461
Alan.wong@aispro.com

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