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“Lighthouse Factories” And How They Use Industrial Computers

This year has been hitting the industrial sector hard, but with demand surging for items such as automobiles there is still hope for the sector to bounce back. But some factories have still seen growth in their productivity during these trying times, making use of the latest technology like industrial grade computers to stay on track. These factories are helping usher in the fourth industrial revolution, but amongst these factories are another subset entirely. Lighthouse factories are factories that are making full use of fourth industrial revolution technologies and concepts to drastically improve their efficiency and productivity.

What Are Lighthouse Factories?

The World Economic Forum created the Lighthouse Factory classification system in 2018 to keep track of which factories are on the bleeding edge of productivity. These factories can help serve as a blueprint for other factories to also increase their productivity. By utilizing the latest industrial computers, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), these factories leverage technology in entirely new ways to reduce labor costs and drive up productivity. It’s these factories that have helped push the fourth industrial revolution to new heights. Factories like Schneider Electric saw customer satisfaction up 20%, demand forecasts up 20%, and reduced energy costs of 26%

Bringing The Fourth Industrial Revolution To Your Factory

While it may be difficult to bring your factory up to Lighthouse status, there are ways that your factory can begin the transition into the fourth industrial revolution. The savings of your initial reduction of energy and labor costs can be translated directly into profits for further factory overhauling. Investing in the latest industrial computers from Tangent is one way to help bring your factory into the modern age. Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E3 are small in both size and power consumption, but big in processing power. With up to 32 GB of lightning speed RAM, the Rugged Mini E3 industrial computer can run a multitude of industrial applications simultaneously.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Of Tomorrow, Today

With constant advancements in technology, maintaining the upper hand on your competitors is becoming increasingly challenging. The fourth industrial revolution offers a way for factories to get ahead of the curve by implementing the technology of tomorrow, today. Tangent is here to help your factory make the transition, Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

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Keeping Autoworkers Safe At Auto Plants

Automakers have made an impressive recovery from the start of this pandemic. Whereas April saw automakers shed some 90% of their workforce, August saw them at nearly full capacity. Automakers aren’t just making new cars, they are working through a backlog trying to catch up with previous demand. While these plants were down, auto sales were up. As your auto plant roars back to life and even expands its operation, it may be time to look at new industrial equipment that can both boost productivity and help keep your autoworkers safe.

Industrial Computers For Safe Auto Plants

With workers returning to auto plants, keeping them safe should be every automaker’s top priority. With Tangent industrial computers, this is an achievable and realistic goal. Tangents full lineup for industrial computers lend themselves to both the ever present needs of auto plants and the current pandemic induced ones.

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S Series Of Industrial Computers

Industrial grade computers like the S Series are IP69K waterproof, meaning that they can be fully sanitized on a regular basis. Workers can safely sanitize their industrial computer at the end of the shift, mitigating the risk of contamination for the next shift. These computers are also versatile and fully customizable to the many needs of auto plants. With tactile touchscreens, workers can use industrial computers like the S Series from Tangent with needing a full desk and keyboard setup.

Antimicrobial Computers For Safe Auto Plants

While it may seem odd, medical grade antimicrobial computers can offer auto plants an even safer method for their workers to return. Antimicrobial computers like the M24T from Tangent feature antimicrobial enclosures which mitigate the growth of pathogens on their surfaces. This adds an extra, constant layer of sanitation to every computer in your auto plant.

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Tangent Antimicrobial Computer

These computers are also built to run intense medical software, and can easily run industrial grade computer software with ease.

Industrial Computers For Social Distancing

Social distancing requires space, but auto plants require nearly every square foot of space to be used and optimized. These dueling interests don’t have to collide. Space saving mini industrial computers from Tangent can create social distanced workstations without taking up large spaces. With mini industrial computers, workstations can be mounted in areas of your auto plant that don’t typically see workers. These small industrial computers pack the same punch as larger industrial computers, and can run multiple industrial applications simultaneously.

Reopen Safely With Tangent

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to reopening your auto plant safely, but Tangent is here to help. With a full lineup of customizable industrial computers, Tangent can help keep your auto workers safe and productive. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Industrial Grade Computers: Types And Uses

Industrial grade computers are the building blocks of today’s modern factories. Industrial grade computers have helped usher in the next industrial revolution, the smart factory revolution. With the smart factory revolution has come the need for specialized industrial grade computers to fulfill specific niches in the manufacturing process. Tangent has filled these niches with three types of industrial grade computers, each ready to help increase the productivity of your industrial facility, whether it be a factory, oil rig, or any type of facility.

Mini Industrial Grade Computers

Industrial needs come in many different shapes and sizes, and so does Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers. Mini rugged industrial grade computers from Tangent are versatile computers that can fill many different roles in the factory. Mini industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent are highly adaptable and customizable. This fanless mini industrial grade computer is smaller than a dictionary, making it perfect for use in tight areas of your factory.

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

Need an in-vehicle computer that can withstand an industrial grade beating? Industrial grade computers from Tangent are up to the task. With a rugged mini industrial computer as your in-vehicle computer, you don’t have to worry about shock or vibration damage. Simply plug in a rugged mini computer and you’re ready to go. With solid bodies and no internal moving parts, Tangent’s mini industrial computers are perfect for vehicle use.

Industrial Grade Touchscreen Computers

Sometimes there simply isn’t enough room on the factory floor for a whole computer setup. This is where industrial grade touchscreen computers from Tangent come in. With these slim all-in-one industrial computers, you never have to worry about space. Simply mount an all-in-one industrial grade computer like the S22 and you are ready to go. These powerful industrial computers can run any industrial software needed, without needing a keyboard or mouse to operate.

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

These touchscreen industrial grade computers are also perfect for system monitoring and other auxiliary needs in the factory.

Industrial Grade Computer Tablets

There’s no reason to not have your workers plugged into the factory from wherever they are. With industrial grade Tablets from Tangent, this is entirely possible. Industrial grade computer tablets like the P13 allow workers to check in on systems, manage production, and more from anywhere in the factory. Equipping your industrial workforce with industrial grade computer tablets is a surefire way to keep everyone productive.

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

Industrial Grade Computers: A Fit For Every Situation

The many situations that your workers may find themselves in on the industrial job site demands many solutions. To that end, Tangent has created industrial grade computers for every occasion as the perfect solution to this dilemma. Contact Tangent sales today for more information.

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Industrial Grade Computers For Chemical Processing

Chemical processing and refining plants are some of the most technologically advanced and complex industrial facilities known to man. The changing of one group of compounds into another is a process that requires time, energy, and money. But there is a way to save all three of these during the course of production. With industrial grade computers from Tangent, your chemical processing plant can achieve a level of production unseen.

Industrial Computers For Chemical Processing

We are in the midst of a new industrial revolution. Utilizing the power of industrial grade computers, factories are transforming into smart factories. That’s not just some label either, sensors, cameras, and tracking systems are working in tandem with industrial grade computers to produce levels of productivity only before dreamed of. Chemical processing plants don’t have to miss out on this revolution either.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer From Tangent
Rugged Mini O From Tangent

With industrial grade computers from Tangent, smart chemical plants are possible. Industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent are perfect for chemical processing plants. With a rugged exterior and IP69K certification, the Rugged Mini O can take any beating that your chemical processing plant throws at it. With full water resistance and dust resistance, this industrial grade computer can work in nearly any environment in your facility and maintain your computational needs.

Industrial Grade Computers For Monitoring

With the transition to a smart facility comes the need to parse and understand vasts swaths of data. Luckily, with an industrial grade computer by your chemical engineers’ side this is completely manageable. Industrial grade computers like the Vita KW are perfectly suited for monitoring data. With a large touchscreen, workers can easily take a peek into what is happening during production without halting it.

VITA KW Line of Industrial PCs
VITA KW Line Of Industrial Computers

With a system of sensors and production modules such as RFID trackers, your workers can manage the supply and output of your industrial equipment with ease.

Do More With Tangent

It’s no secret that with better technology, productivity increases. With Tangent industrial computers by your side, your productivity can increase and help your facility enter into the future as a smart facility. Chemical processing plants are poised for a revolution in productivity, contact Tangent Sales to learn more about how our lineup of industrial grade computers can aid your facility.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

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Weatherproof Industrial Computers For Outside And Vehicle Use

While the ongoing pandemic has brought uncertainty to U.S. manufacturers and oil refiners, there is now even more to worry about. As fall approaches, the weather is changing. With the seasonal change comes an unprecedented double hurricane event. Weather phenomena like these are nearly certain to continue occurring as the climate changes. With weatherproof industrial computers from Tangent, unpredictable weather patterns don’t have to impede on your business.

Industrial Computers For In-Vehicle Use

Industrial machines are meant to be rugged, and capable of taking on the worst that weather can offer. Their industrial computers shouldn’t be any different. With Tangent’s line of mini rugged industrial computers, your industrial vehicles can finally have the complementing computing power they need.

Mini rugged pcs are industrial computers specifically designed for operation in small spaces such as inside an industrial vehicle. What sets Tangent’s lineup of mini industrial computers apart from others is their sheer ruggedness. Mini industrial PCs like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent are the perfect fit for industrial vehicle use in rough weather.

The Rugged Mini O sports an IP69K certification. That means it is both fully dustproof and waterproof. Need an industrial vehicle to operate in a dry, dusty environment? No problem for the Rugged Mini O. Have an industrial vehicle in a flood prone area? No need to worry about your industrial equipment, the Rugged Mini O has you covered.

Industrial Computers For Outdoor Use

Just like when in industrial vehicles, mini rugged industrial computers from Tangent operate with ease in outdoor conditions. Whether they are used on oil rigs, or in mining operations, rugged mini industrial computers from Tangent can handle the job. With IP certifications across the board, mini industrial computers can handle both dust and water.

With worsening weather conditions, keeping your industrial equipment alive and operational will be harder and harder to achieve each year. But with industrial computers from Tangent, your facility, whether it is an oil rig or factory, can be prepared for the worst.

Industrial Computers: There When Needed

When you need reliable industrial computers, look no further than Tangent. Contact Tangent Sales today to learn more about our rugged industrial computer lineup, and how it can assist you in your industrial efforts.

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Preventing Disease Spread In Food Processing Plants

How often should a food processing plant be in the news? Ideally, never. But as the pandemic continues on, food processing plants have come up more and more often in the news as potential hot-spots for infection. While these facilities are crucial to supplying Americans with the food they need, it is nevertheless important to acknowledge that poor working conditions and workplace hazards are a detriment to the branding of any company. Food processing plants are no exception, and preventing disease spread in your food processing plant is crucial to protecting employee lives, keeping the facility running smoothly, and maintaining your brand.

Perform Strict Virus Testing

The easiest solution to preventing an outbreak at your food processing plant is to ensure that one can never start in the first place. Remember, it is always better to be overly cautious now than to be dealing with strikes, plant closures, and lawsuits later. These outcomes could be disastrous for your facility, and preventing them is crucial.

Tyson Foods has implemented a weekly virus testing policy for all of its food processing plant workers. This is a bold step in the right direction. While it may be costly in the short term to perform weekly testing, a full food processing plant closure will be extremely costly in the long term. Keeping workers safe is the same as keeping your plant open during this pandemic.

Increase Safety Measures

While your food processing plant has more than likely already implemented some safety measures, it is time to implement the very extremest of measures. It is not enough for employees to wear masks and be tested regularly, they must also maintain social distance and keep their industrial hygiene at its peak.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer From Tangent
Rugged Mini O From Tangent

Industrial hygiene is crucial during this pandemic. Workers should be able to clean their industrial computers regularly. Industrial computers like the Mini O from Tangent are fully waterproof, receiving the highest IP rating (IP69K) for water resistance. Implementing these industrial computers into your facility will allow workers to fully sanitize their industrial computers before and after use. These strict measures can help ensure that asymptomatic workers do not become the point of an outbreak for your food processing plant.

Augment Your Facility To Handle Social Distancing

Your food processing plant may be experiencing some level of social distancing currently, but chances are these measures have resulted in diminished productivity. Simply removing some workers from one area without altering the way your facility is set up is wasting both labor and space.

It may be time to reimagine your food processing plant entirely. With the addition of industrial grade computers, the amount of workers that need to be in one place can be drastically reduced. Small, rugged mini industrial computers from Tangent can be placed in virtually any situation. With extreme water resistance, temperature resistance, and fanless designs, mini industrial computers from Tangent can fit into your food processing plant and augment the way you do business.

Stay Safe With Tangent

Neither your or your workers want an outbreak to occur at your food processing plant. With industrial computers from Tangent, the chances of this occurring can be reduced. Contact Tangent sales today for more information on our lineup of durable and safe industrial computers.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

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Expanding Food Processing Plant Capabilities To Meet Demand With Industrial Computers

Despite looming economic uncertainty, the food processing industry is doing well. Many food processing companies are even struggling to meet demand, as sales of foods such as canned tuna surge, driving wholesale prices up by 41%. How can food processing plants keep up with demand? Keeping their equipment such as industrial computers up to date can help the food processing industry keep up with increasing demand.

Industrial Grade Computers: Keep Your Facility Moving

One of the reasons that StarKist Co. struggled to meet demand for their canned tuna was the failure of their main facility’s equipment. Keeping your equipment up-to-date is one of the surest way to ensure that your food processing plant can meet demand. With the latest industrial grade computers from Tangent, this is not only possible, but achievable.

Industrial grade computers from Tangent are built for the food processing industry, with multiple industrial grade computer models for every situation. For refrigerated facilities, Tangent offers multiple mini industrial grade computers capable of working in subzero temperatures. These mini industrial computers are perfect for control systems, quality control, and more.

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Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

For meat processing facilities, industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent allow you to bring automation to the facility floor without excessive maintenance. Meeting the highest rank for water and dust resistance, IP69K, the Rugged Mini O industrial grade computer can take whatever byproducts are flung its way at your meat processing facility and continuously perform.

Industrial Grade Computers: Improve Automation

With an increasing demand for food products comes an increasing demand for facility productivity. Time and time again, the surest way for food processing facilities to become more productive is for them to employ the latest technology. With fully customizable industrial computers from Tangent, the latest technology is only a click away. With 24/7 U.S. based technical support, your facility will be able to quickly and easily take control of any outages at your facility and bring it back online in record time.

Tangent Offers 24/7 U.S. Based Technical Support

The reliability and customization of industrial computers from Tangent allows your food processing plant to make the most of its available square footage. Mini industrial computers can be set up in nearly any environment, and do not require the same floor space as traditional computers. These industrial computers can be set up directly on the food processing floor, allowing workers direct access to controls.

Take Control Of Rising Demand With Tangent

Meeting rising demand is a challenge, but with Tangent this challenge can easily be overcome. Industrial grade computers from Tangent can help your food processing plant meet demand and increase productivity.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

Tangent industrial computers are a great way for industries to recover from the pandemic induced recession.

How Can Industries Bounce Back?

While some sectors of the economy have seen success in their reopening efforts, others have floundered. The industrial sector has been hit hard by the pandemic-induced recession. Keeping your factory or industrial facility afloat during these times may be a challenge, but there are ways that some factories are bouncing back.

Manufacturing PPE

Some factories have been retooling their efforts to produce equipment needed during this pandemic. Bringing in new industrial computers, molds, and other equipment to produce things like face masks and plexiglass barriers. This has been one way that the manufacturing industry has been able to bring workers back to the factory and reopen production. With new industrial computers and equipment, factories can be retrofitted to meet the demands that this crisis has imposed on them.

Possible V-Shaped Recovery

Manufacturing jobs feel by around 1.3 million between February and April according to Pew Trusts, a devastating blow to the sector. However, just in May and June about 700,000 jobs were recovered. While this number is still below the amount lost, it is possible that in the coming months that the manufacturing sector will witness a complete recovery. While this may be wishful thinking, it is certainly something to look out for.

Rethink And Retool Your Facility

Many stores such as Barnes and Noble are taking this time to retool their stores. This same approach may work for factories, meat packing companies, and other industrial sites. With the upcoming smart factory revolution still underway, there has never been a better time to upgrade your facility’s industrial computer infrastructure. Updating your factory with the latest technology and industrial computers can help ensure your factory’s continuing success during these uncertain times. Industrial computers from Tangent come in all shapes and sizes to meet the demands of your facility.

Bounce Back With Tangent

With the industrial sector poised for an astronomical comeback, now is the best time to get ahead of the competition. Upgrading your facility today to meet the demands of tomorrow is one of the best ways to stay competitive and bring jobs back. With Tangent, whether you are making PPE, automobiles, or any goods, you can be sure that you are doing so in the most efficient manner.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

Tangent industrial computers are the easiest way to increase your factory's efficiency

3 Best Mini PCs For Efficient Industrial Use

When looking for ways to make your factory more efficient, there are a number of options to consider. One of the prime ways to make the most of your facility is to equip it with mini PCs. Mini PCs are small, compact industrial computers that can do the work of larger industrial computers without taking up as much space or power. With Mini PCs, factories and industrial facilities can streamline their operations while reducing costs.

Mini PCs: Save Power And Money

One of the major advantages of deploying mini PCs in a facility is their ability to use a wide range of power inputs. This not only allows them to access power from any machinery they are attached to, but it also allows them to save on energy costs compared to larger industrial computers. Mini PCs like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent have a wide range of voltages going from as low as 9 VDC to as high as 48 VDC.

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Rugged Mini E3 By Tangent

With this range of input powers, mini PCs can not only take the place of larger industrial computers, they can also be used in situations where their larger counterparts can not. Mini PCs work great as in-vehicle computers on forklifts and industrial machinery, as well as attached directly to stationary industrial machinery.

Usable In Any Environment

While some industrial computers claim to be able to operate in any environment, this is not always the case. But mini PCs are an exception to this, being built in a rugged manner that combined with their small form allows them to be used in virtually any environment. The Rugged Mini O from Tangent is IP69K certified water and dust proof.

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Rugged Mini O From Tangent

Mini PCs with the IP69K certification have the highest possible waterproof rating, making them nearly impossible for water to penetrate. Not only does this mean that this mini PC can take the occasional water stream, but it can be used in areas that see constant condensation and evaporation like in meat processing plants.

Space Efficient

The most obvious advantage of using mini PCs in a facility is that they take up virtually no room whatsoever. Mini PCs like the Rugged Mini Q1 from Tangent are less than 5 inches across, making them the perfect industrial computer for use when space is of the essence. The Rugged Mini Q1 also comes with standard VESA mounting, allowing it to be mounted directly behind a computer monitor for maximum space efficiency. With mini PCs, your facility can make the most of its limited space.

Rugged Mini Q1 From Tangent
Rugged Mini Q1 From Tangent

Mini PCs: Efficiency At Its Max

Mini PCs help industrial facilities save time, energy, space, and — most importantly — money. With Tangent’s line of mini PCs, your facility can see its true efficiency unleashed.

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Small spaces do not have to compromise on their usability. With mini PCs, even the smallest of spaces can become a workstation capable of taking on the largest of tasks. Whether it's an industrial software program or remote camera monitoring system, mini PCs like the E3 Rugged Computer from Tangent are up to the challenge. This rugged computer is smaller than a dictionary, and can be mounted virtually anywhere with its standard VESA mounting. What's more, with up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, this mini PC can run any program you throw at it.

Rugged Mini PCs For Space-Confined Areas

As industries reopen, they may have to rethink the way they use their space. Whether it’s in the industrial space, scientific research, or public safety, nearly every sector can benefit from rethinking the way they use space. Given that social distancing guidelines are likely to stay in place as more businesses open, now is the best time to make the most of your space. To that end, mini PCs may be the best way to make the most of a confined space.

Mini PCs: Make The Most Of A Confined Space

Small spaces do not have to compromise on their usability. With mini PCs, even the smallest of spaces can become a workstation capable of taking on the largest of tasks. Whether it’s an industrial software program or remote camera monitoring system, mini PCs like the E3 Rugged Computer from Tangent are up to the challenge. This rugged computer is smaller than a dictionary, and can be mounted virtually anywhere with its standard VESA mounting. What’s more, with up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, this mini PC can run any program you throw at it.

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Rugged Mini E3

Instead of needing an entire section of the floor to operate, mini PCs simply mount behind a computer monitor or in any convenient location. This allows you to save both space on the floor and on the desk, allowing for workstations to be built in smaller sections spread further apart. Maintaining social distancing guidelines has never been easier!

Rugged Computers Built Small

While other industrial computers use traditional commercial components, Tangent’s lineup of Mini PCs are built to be rugged computers. Tangent’s rugged computers are built with industrial grade materials, allowing them to be shockproof and vibration resistant. This makes them perfect for situations where lesser computers simply will not do. Whether they are on oil rigs, mining platforms, or inside industrial vehicles, rugged computers from Tangent are up to the challenge.

Mini Rugged Computers: Ready For What’s Ahead

Mini rugged computers from Tangent make it easier to implement social distancing guidelines and allow industries to make the most of the space they have available. With powerful components on the inside and rugged cases on the outside, mini rugged computers from Tangent are built for what’s ahead.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.