China’s Economy Grew Last Year, How Will This Affect U.S. Manufacturing?

While the pandemic sent most major economies reeling, China’s economy managed to do the unthinkable — rise. The Chinese economy rose 2.3% last year. The stock market in Shanghai rose on the news by 1%, after having already made considerable gains throughout the year. The Chinese response to the pandemic has proven successful on both a human and economic side, but what does this mean for U.S. Manufacturing?

U.S. Manufacturing, How Can It Recover?

While the Chinese economy overall rose during 2020, certain areas felt the pandemic-inflicted economic woes worse than others. The New York Times reports that blue collar workers are finding themselves hard pressed for work, as well as recent college graduates. So while China’s recovery has been successful, there are pockets of doubt.

But there are lessons to be learned from China. Chief among them is that protecting workers works. With stay-at-home orders imposed throughout numerous areas in the country, including large swaths of California, commerce is down. In order for the economy to safely reopen, places of business must do everything they can to protect both workers and patrons.

Keeping workers safe ensures that their families remain safe, and helps reduce the spread of the pandemic overall. Make sure that your employees have access to the best possible PPE that your facility can provide. More than this, make sure that your employees are actually wearing their PPE when around others.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer From Tangent
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer From Tangent

Social distancing, as always, remains one of the most important ways for workers to remain healthy at work. Consider having some employees use industrial grade computers rather than be exposed to each other on the floor. With industrial grade computers, certain aspects of your facility can be automated or done remotely, instead of having employees close together.

This can be especially useful in industrial areas such as meat processing. Meat processing plants have been a site for mass infections since the beginning of the pandemic, largely in part to poor PPE usage and lackluster social distancing efforts. By doubling down on these important points, workers can feel confident and comfortable at work, and at their homes.

The pandemic has caused strain across U.S. manufacturing and industry, but China’s swift recovery shows that there is light at the end of this tunnel. Tangent is here to help facilities of all kinds in their recovery efforts, contact a Tangent Specialist today for more information.

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Industrial Computers For In-Vehicle Use

While the pandemic continues on, essential work still needs to be done. That’s why at Tangent, we are doing everything we can to help support every essential worker and workplace. As the demands of the pandemic pile up, you may find your worksite in need of new equipment. To that end, Tangent has designed a line of in-vehicle computers for use in industrial grade vehicles.

Industrial Computers For Construction Sites

The demands of construction sites are unique in the industrial world. Unlike the factory setting, construction sites have to deal with a lack of standardization across the board. Dust and water can easily penetrate delicate machinery, such as traditional industrial computers.

This isn’t the case with Tangent industrial grade computers.

Each of Tangent’s industrial, in-vehicle computers is designed to survive in the most rigorous of environments, including construction sites. With industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E2 inside your vehicles, you no longer have to worry about damage to your vehicle’s brain. The is Rated for shock and vibration resistance, meaning that it can take an industrial sized beating on the daily and continue operating.

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Rugged Mini E2 Industrial Computer

Industrial Computers For Oil Processing

Transporting Oil is no easy task, but it can be made simpler with Tangent industrial computers. Industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini E3 are perfect for use in Oil tankers and transportation vehicles. With up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, the Rugged Mini E3 is capable of running numerous programs at once, centralizing your industrial vehicle’s many computational needs into one platform.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

Other industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O are fully water and dust proof, meeting the IP69K certification for both. With this industrial computer in your vehicles, workers will not have to worry about accidentally damaging their in-vehicle computer.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Tangent Industrial Computers: Built To Last

The demands put on industrial vehicles are strenuous on the best of days, and this extends to their in-vehicle computers. With Tangent industrial computers in them, your vehicles can withstand harsh conditions without a loss of productivity. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Preparing For Oil Prices To Stabilize With Industrial Grade Computers

Demand for oil has significantly increased since the early days of this pandemic, but the question of when prices will truly stabilize is worth looking at. The price per barrel of crude oil was at a high of over $70 at the beginning of the year, and has since fallen and leveled off between $40 and $50 per barrel. When can oil producers expect these prices to rise, and how can they best prepare?

According to a new article by the Wall Street Journal, it may take some time. The good news, however, is that the recent approval of multiple vaccines has made the price of oil rise, and we may see prices well into the $60 range. By late 2021, the Wall Street Journal expects prices to restabilize, and the oil market to have completely recovered. In some places such as China, demand has already returned to nearly pre-pandemic levels.

While late 2021 may seem like a long ways away, the reality of the matter is that this timeframe is right around the corner, and prices will rise gradually rather than all at once. Oil producers can prepare for this rise now, and be ready for when prices increase by having their supply chains modernized. With Tangent industrial grade computers, oil production facilities can prepare for an increase in demand in a flexible and efficient manner.

Tangent Industrial Grade Computers For Oil Production

If these last few months have taught us anything, it’s that oil production needs to be flexible. In the early days of this pandemic, oil producers were forced to turn off wells, and were uncertain of the long term damage this could cause said wells. Preparing for situations like these is now in the playbook for oil producers, and flexibility is the name of the game.

With Tangent industrial computers, oil producers can customize their oil rigs, processing plants, and supply chains to maximize their flexibility. With multiple customization options, Tangent Industrial computers can be a part of numerous operations in your oil production chain, regardless of their levels of production.

Tangent’s mini industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E3 are fully customizable, with options for RAM up to 32 gigabytes. This means that they can run as few or as many industrial programs as needed. Their small form factor also allows them to be situated in nearly any part of an oil production facility, or even inside an industrial vehicle as in-vehicle industrial computer.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

Other industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent are IP69K rated to be water and dust proof. This allows them to be used in harsh conditions like on oil rigs without worry about their long term performance.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

With all of Tangent’s industrial computers, your facility is utilizing computational power that can be shifted and altered at your discretion. In-vehicle computers can become oil rig monitors, oil rig monitors can make their way into oil production plants — the list goes on.

Prepare For Rising Oil Demand With Tangent

Tangent knows that it’s hard to imagine what the future will look like. But with widespread vaccinations on the horizon, a new normal is also appearing. Prepare for this new normal with Tangent by contacting Tangent Sales today.

 

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Fully Customizable Industrial Computers

This pandemic has hit the industrial sector hard. But signs of recovery are present, and factories such as car manufacturing plants are roaring back to life. This is in no small part due to these factories ability to customize and alter their chains of production, meeting demand head on. Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers can help your factory turn into a fully customizable and scalable facility, and accomplish a turnaround.

Customizable Mini Industrial PCs

When your facility needs to make use of every square inch available, look no further than Tangent’s lineup of mini industrial PCs. Mini industrial PCs like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent are designed to fit nearly anywhere, and take up exponentially less space than traditional industrial computers. With rugged mini PCs, your factory can harness the computing power of industrial computers without sacrificing square footage.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

Regardless of where they are needed, mini industrial PCs from Tangent can make a huge difference in your factory’s productivity. Mini industrial PCs like the Rugged Mini O are fully IP69K waterproof and can be used in areas where traditional industrial PCs cannot.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

At the same time, these mini PCs can be customized to include varying amounts of storage, RAM, and processing power. With Tangent mini PCs, customization is everything.

Customizable Industrial Grade Computers

For spaces with a little more room, Tangent’s all-in-one industrial PCs are the right solution. These Industrial PCs pack enough punch to take on multiple industrial programs at once, all while having a convenient touch screen interface. Workers can use these industrial computers anywhere with their standard VESA mounting, no desk required. Like the rugged mini PCs, these all-in-one PCs are powerful and customizable.

Customize Your Factory With Tangent

When faced with the struggles this pandemic has brought on, factories need every edge they can get. Industrial grade computers from Tangent can offer this edge. With Tangent’s industrial computers, factories can customize their factory to suit ever changing demands. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information on our full lineup of industrial grade computers.

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Protecting Workers In Meat Processing Facilities

While many employees are essential during this pandemic, few fit the label as well as meat processing plant workers. These workers are vital to keeping the nation, and world, fed during these trying times. But more often than they should, these essential workers are falling to the virus at work. This cannot only upend their lives and livelihoods, but hinder the supply of one of the world’s most vital resources: food. Keeping meat processing plant workers safe is synonymous with keeping the global food chain safe, and Tangent is here to help.

Keeping Workers Safe With Social Distancing

The easiest way to keep workers safe in your meat processing plant is to ensure they keep their social distance from one another. While it may be difficult to achieve this when multiple workers are needed in one area, there are some workarounds. Creating “pods” of workers can ensure that if an infection does occur, it only affects a small portion of your facility’s labor force.

Outside of social distancing, replacing workers on the line with industrial computer solutions can help isolate potential outbreaks. With industrial computers, meat processing plants can space out workers while still maintaining the same — or even an increased — level of productivity.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Industrial grade computers by Tangent are built for food processing facilities. Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent are fully IP69K rated water and dust proof. This means that they can withstand the messy environment of meat processing plants, while still maintaining their computing edge.

Other industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E2 can withstand temperatures as low as -40°F — making them perfect for use in refrigerators and freezers. These industrial grade computers are perfect for keeping your facility running smoothly and safely.

Rugged Mini E2
Rugged Mini E2

Tangent: Here To Help

Tangent is committed to providing industrial facilities of all kinds with the tools they need to produce goods safely and efficiently. Tangent industrial computers are one way we do this. With Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers, your facility can promote social distancing and keep employees safe. Contact Tangent Sales Today for more information.

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Manufacturing Electric Vehicles For The Future With Industrial Computers

There’s no doubt that electric vehicles are the path forward for the auto market, but this truth has been hard to see during the pandemic. Auto sales rose for a fifth straight month in China, that’s according to Bloomberg News. This 5 month trend is beginning to give the impression that the two year automobile sales slump in the country, and woes from the pandemic, are over in the country. Auto manufacturers like Tesla are leading the way in the electric vehicle sector in China, but other car manufacturers are also getting a slice of the pie.

Electric Car Manufacturing

The challenges of electric car manufacturing are many when compared to traditional combustion engine vehicles. However, the challenges are well worth overcoming. According to Bloomberg, passenger-vehicle sales excluding minivans will rise by 7% next year in China, with electric vehicle sales increasing nearly 35% to 1.7 million units over all. With only 275 million of China’s 1.4 billion people currently owning a vehicle, this trend may continue for years to come.

In order to prepare your facility to produce electric vehicles, preparations need to be made as soon as possible. With Tangent industrial computers, this transition can be easily made. Tangent industrial computers are designed from the ground up to be fully versatile and customizable machines, able to adapt to the needs of your burgeoning car manufacturing facility.

Tangent Industrial Computers

Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers come in three distinct categories, each with their own advantages and uses in the factory.

Mini industrial computers from Tangent are small in size, but big on power. These small machines can fit up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, making them capable of running multiple industrial applications at once. They can also fit neatly in numerous places in your factory where larger industrial computers could not.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

All-In-One Industrial PCs are the workstations of tomorrow. With robust touchscreens, Intel processors, and IP rated water and dust resistance, these machines are built for car manufacturers.

S22 Industrial Grade Computer From Tangent
S22 Industrial Grade Computer From Tangent

Your car manufacturing plant is large, and workers may need to move around the facility constantly. This doesn’t mean they can’t have an industrial computer at their side. With industrial computer Tablets from Tangent, workers can stay productive while on the move.

P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent
P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent

Tangent: Prepare for the future

With Tangent industrial computers in the hands of your workers, the future of auto manufacturing can be realized in your factory today. Contact Tangent Sales for more information on our lineup of industrial grade computers.

 

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Automation With Industrial Computers On The Rise

Automation is on the rise both nationally and globally, in part because of the ongoing pandemic.85 million jobs are set to be upended by automation by 2025 — that’s according to a report by the World Economic Forum. However, this same automation is also slated to bring 95 million new jobs to the economy, and may help usher in a boom of manufacturing. In the short term, automation with tools such as industrial computers can help factories operate in effective, socially distanced ways. In the long term, automation can help manufacturing facilities survive the pandemic and prosper while doing so.

Industrial Automation With Industrial Grade Computers

It’s no coincidence that automation is on the rise currently. Automation in factories has seen a recent boom even before the pandemic thanks to the introduction of smart factories. Smart factories leverage the latest technology to create cutting edge facilities that often employ more robots than people. These facilities can serve as a blueprint for other factories, including your own.

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S Series Of Industrial Computers

By using the latest industrial grade computers, your factory can run the latest industrial software with ease. Tangent’s lineup of industrial computers has been designed from the ground up to be ready for automation, and can help your facility cut down on labor costs and manufacturing time.

Social Distancing In The Factory

During this pandemic, every factory’s top priority should be the safety of its employees. By automating key steps in the manufacturing process, less workers can be stationed on assembly lines and on the factory floor at once. This can help guide social distancing efforts, and allow employees to work in smaller crews that limit their contact with other personnel.

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Creating More Productive And Efficient Factories

Above all, the biggest advantage to including Tangent industrial grade computers in your facility is the boost in productivity they bring. Tangent industrial computers can house up to 32 gigabytes of ram — more than enough to run multiple automation applications at once. Smaller, mini industrial computers can fit into your facility while taking up the lowest possible amount of space, no rearranging required. With Tangent, a boost in productivity is both possible and seamless.

Automate With Tangent

Tangent industrial computers are designed to help your facility make the jump into automation. With Tangent industrial grade computers in your factory, your facility can operate in a safe and efficient manner. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Is U.S. Manufacturing Back?

U.S. manufacturing, like most sectors, took a nosedive at the start of the pandemic. Since then, the sector has seen a drastic and rapid recovery. Today, signs suggest that U.S. manufacturing is finally rounding the corner. Factories are once again outputting goods, demand for these goods is rising, and the economy is seeing stability for the first time in months. But the pandemic is not over, and factories need to continue their vigilance in order to make sure this recovery stays on track.

Contact Tracing Efforts

Contact tracing is crucial to keeping U.S. factories open. When a worker falls ill, the potential for cases to spread is real. Keeping on top of workers with regular testing is key to stopping cases in their tracks, but contact tracing is just as important. Make sure that workers who test positive recall every other worker they interacted with, and all equipment they may have used.

Social Distancing With Industrial Computers

If workers share the same equipment, outbreaks in your facility may be more severe than they otherwise would have been. Giving workers their own workstations with industrial computers can potentially cut back on the potential of widespread cases in your factories.

Industrial computer workstations don’t have to be entire cubicles, with rugged mini PCs they can be as small as your factory requires. Rugged mini PCs are small industrial computers with all the power of their larger counterparts. With Mini industrial PCs, workers can have entire workstations without the square footage they require. Mini industrial computer-based workstations also promote social distancing by allowing every worker to do their tasks on separate devices.

Re-Energize With Tangent

Manufacturing is up, but so are cases. Make sure that your factory is equipped with the technology to keep your workers socially distanced and safe. Tangent industrial computers can help your factory do just that. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Industrial Computers Built For Car Manufacturing Plants

Consumer spending is up, and it is looking like demand for consumer goods is once again on the rise. We are nearing pre-pandemic levels of consumer spending on all sorts of goods. But one shining example is the automotive industry, which has seen a drastic increase in demand. To meet this demand, car manufacturers may need to increase the production capacity of their factories. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is with Industrial computers.

Industrial Computers For Car Manufacturing

Many of the challenges of car manufacturing have been overcome through the use of automation. Industrial computers have helped companies transform their archaic assembly lines into futuristic beltways. These industrial computers have helped organize and program robotic arms, keep track of auto parts as they move around the plant, and keep workers operating efficiently.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent can help take assembly lines to the next level. The Rugged Mini O is Tangent’s most durable industrial computer, with an IP69K rating for being water and dust proof. This industrial grade computer can operate in nearly every environment, staying fast and efficient all the while. With extreme temperature resistance, this industrial grade computer is perfect for situations where other computers simply couldn’t operate.

Small Form Industrial Computers

One of the main downsides with traditional industrial computers is their size. Often, industrial computers are large, bulky machines needing entire desks to be functional.

This isn’t the case with industrial grade computers from Tangent.

P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent
P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent

With tools like the P13 industrial grade computer, workers can harness the power of full scale industrial computers on the go. The P13 is an industrial computer built into a tablet, and operates similarly to your worker’s cell phones for ease of use. With the P13, workers can take inventory, manage tasks, and more from anywhere within your facility.

Customizable Industrial Computers

One of the best solutions offered by Tangent’s line of industrial computers is their customization options. Industrial grade computers by Tangent can sport up to 32 gigabytes of RAM each. With this amount of RAM, they can easily run numerous industrial applications without delays or lag. Intel processors are also standard with Tangent’s industrial computers. Customers can choose between Intel’s three chip options, I3, I5, and I7 depending on their facility’s unique needs.

Tangent: The Best Industrial Computers

Tangent has gone to extreme lengths to ensure that each of their industrial computers is both tailored to manufacturing and adaptable to new situations. With Tangent, you get the best of both worlds. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Top 3 Reasons To Incorporate New Industrial Computers Into Your Factory

Stocks are once again on the rise, approaching a new record. Signs seem to indicate that a quick recovery is in the works, and demand may soon rise. With this in mind, now is the time to plan for how your industrial facility will rescale its production to meet increased demand. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with Tangent industrial computers. here are three reasons why your industrial facility should recover better with Tangent.

Industrial Computers Are More Versatile Than Ever

Gone are the days where one-size-fits-all computers dominated the industrial landscape. Now, all-in-one computers have emerged. All-in-one industrial computers that have the full functionality of an industrial computer without the bulk. With an all-in-one industrial computer like the KW24, no keyboard, mouse, or even desk is necessary to have a full workstation. Simply mount the industrial computer and workers have access to every piece of industrial software they need.

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VITA KW Line Of Industrial Computers

For the production line, Tangent offers a line of small, mini rugged pcs that are perfect for small spaces. Mini industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O are purpose built for industrial facilities with harsh environments. With full IP69K water resistance, the Rugged Mini O is perfect for meat packing facilities, factories, and oil rigs.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Create Better Smart Factories

We are in the midst of a fourth industrial revolution. By harnessing the power of industrial computers, the internet of things, and new manufacturing processes, many factories have adopted the mantle of being dubbed “smart factories.” These factories go above and beyond traditional manufacturing methods with their inclusion of technology. The common factor for all smart factories is a solid base of industrial computers.

With Tangent industrial computers, you can build up your factory into a smart one. Tangent industrial computers make use of some of the latest Intel processors, and sport massive amounts of RAM — up to 32 gigabytes. With this much RAM, Tangent industrial computers can run multiple industrial applications at once, both in the present and in the future.

Rescale Production

Most importantly, Tangent industrial computers can help your factory rescale production to levels seen before the pandemic. The economy has rebounded significantly in the last few months, and consumers are gearing up for the holiday season. The time to prepare for an increase in demand has passed, and factories must now play catch-up.

Accelerate Your Recovery With Tangent

Turning back production to pre-pandemic levels doesn’t have to be a capital intensive process. With Tangent, industrial facilities can recover in a timely and affordable manner. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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