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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.

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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.

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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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Creating Smart Factories With Industrial Computers

It may seem like everyday, a news outlet discusses the impending smart factory revolution. While this phrase may seem like a buzzword, the smart factory revolution has been underway for some time. Most recently, Alibaba has gotten in on the trend and has begun looking at how they can revolutionize chinese facilities.

It’s no secret that chinese manufacturers have, for some time now, outpaced and outnumbered American manufacturers. But now, with smart factories becoming the norm this outpacing could accelerate. In order to stay competitive, U.S. manufacturers will need to join in on the smart factory revolution. Luckily, Tangent and their lineup of industrial grade computers are here to help.

Tangent: Designed For The Future

Unlike other industrial computer companies, Tangent doesn’t design their industrial computers for today. They design them for tomorrow. Take, for instance, the Rugged Mini O from Tangent. The Tangent Mini O is the perfect industrial computer for situations where other computers couldn’t last a day. With a rugged IP69K dust and waterproof rating, the Mini O is capable of being placed in nearly every industrial environment. Not only can it survive in grueling conditions, but it can thrive while doing so. With 24/7 U.S. based support included, the Rugged Mini O is one industrial computer that won’t quit today, tomorrow, or any time soon.

Tangent: Prepared For What’s Next

Of course, it wouldn’t matter that Tangent’s industrial computers can last multiple years unless they had components that are futureproofed for that long. Tangent has, of course, designed their industrial computers with futureproofing in mind. Each industrial computer comes with some of the latest Intel processors, a hefty amount of RAM, and customization options like optional SSD storage. With these computer components, Tangent industrial computers can stay relevant on your production line far longer than other industrial computers could.

Tangent: Many Options For Your Needs

Tangent knows that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to your computing needs. But, there are all-in-one industrial computers that can help. Tangent’s all-in-one industrial computers are fully fledged industrial computers that can run industrial applications, have touchscreens, and can be mobile.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Don’t have enough room for an industrial computer?Look no further than Tangent’s mini rugged industrial computer lineup. Like the Rugged Mini O, all of Tangent’s mini rugged computers are designed to save space without compromising power.

With Tangent, there’s always a solution to fit your computing needs.

Smart Factories Of Tomorrow, Today

Turning your facility into a smart factory is no longer an option, but a competitive necessity. With Tangent industrial computers, this transition can be both painless and productive. Contact Tangent Sales today to learn more about our lineup of industrial computers.

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Industrial Computers For Safe Manufacturing

Infection cases are once again on the rise not just in the U.S. but across the world. With countries like France imposing lockdown restrictions once again, the question of if the U.S. will follow suit has been posed. If the U.S. does reenter a lockdown scenario, is your industrial facility prepared to have workers come in? Making sure your facility meets the highest level of safety precautions will be crucial to making workers feel at ease in their work. One of the best and easiest ways to create a safe workplace is with Tangent industrial computers.

Creating A Safe Working Environment

It’s a fact that workers perform more productively when they are less stressed. But how can industrial factories make their workers feel more comfortable in the midst of a pandemic? The answer is more simple than you might think. Ensuring that your factory has the best safety precautions available and telling your workers about this fact can help them.

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Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent are just the solution they need. Unlike other industrial computers, the Rugged Mini O is IP69 certified waterproof. This means that the whole outside of this computer can be safely sanitized on a regular basis. With a small form factor as well, the Rugged Mini O can be placed in numerous locations that traditional and bulky industrial computers cannot. This allows you to create more workstations across your facility and promote social distancing.

Deploying The Best Technology

When you deploy the best technology in your facility, the amount of workers needed to perform at the same — or even a higher — level of productivity can be reduced. This is true with Tangent’s full lineup of industrial computers. Each workstation that features a Tangent industrial computer is equipped with up to 32 GBs of RAM, some of the latest in Intel processors, and lightning fast storage.

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

Industrial computers like the VITA KW are the perfect all-in-one solutions for your factory. With a full and dynamic touchscreen, the VITA KW is the best tool for any industrial job. Industrial software, from design software to monitoring systems, run flawlessly on this industrial computer. When it comes to being the best, Tangent industrial computers can’t be beat.

Socially Distant And Safely Efficient With Tangent

Preparing for the worst doesn’t have to mean preparing for a drop in productivity. With Tangent, workers can feel safe and confident working in your factory, even as the pandemic continues. Contact Tangent Sales today to learn more.

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Meeting Rising Oil Demand With Industrial Computers

While times still remain uncertain, there are signs that some industrial sectors may soon stabilize. One such sector is the oil sector. While demand for oil plummeted in the early months of the pandemic, prices have seen some stabilization. Last week, according to Bloomberg, Oil futures advanced in New York, suggesting that demand may be picking up. While cases continue to climb around the world, governments may be reluctant to impose as harsh of restrictions as they did in the early days of this pandemic. This may be a sign that demand for oil will continue to improve, albeit at a slower pace than is typically expected. With this in mind, oil companies may want to once again expand their operations to accommodate an increase in demand.

Increasing Oil Production

Increasing your oil production doesn’t have to be a costly endeavor. While the market may be trending towards stabilization, it goes without saying that there will be some hiccups. To combat this, having a versatile and customizable oil production facility is key. A versatile facility will allow you to scale production up and down to meet demand, without ever having valuable equipment sit idle.

Some of the most versatile equipment that oil production plants can make use of are industrial computers. Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent are purpose built for customization. Mini industrial computers are capable of being placed in a variety of situations to perform numerous tasks.

As in-vehicle computers, Tangent’s industrial computers are perfect for keeping your industrial vehicles operating at their maximum potential. Inside facilities, these industrial grade computers can multitask with their impressive 32 gigabytes of RAM. When it comes to industrial tasks, Tangent’s industrial grade computers can do it all.

What’s more, these industrial computers are small and easy to customize. Moving them from one task to another takes virtually no time at all. With Windows 10 built in, Tangent’s industrial grade computers can run nearly every program and industrial software possible.

This allows your oil production facility to scale back production in one area, while still making use of the computing power you’ve invested in. With Tangent, a fluid allocation of resources is not only possible but within reach.

Building Back With Tangent

With demand for oil once again on the rise, now is the time to plan ahead for the future. With Tangent, this can be done in an efficient and cost effective manner. Tangent’s lineup of Industrial grade computers are here to help you restart your oil production and build your capacity back. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

 

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Building Autonomous Factories For The Future

The big question on everyone’s mind is if and when AI and robots will be able to take over human workers in factories. While this question doesn’t have an easy answer, there are inklings that such a transformation is just beyond the horizon. Hotcars.com recently looked at the Changan car manufacturing facility in China, which features a 90% autonomous production line. Yes, you read that right. With 90% of the work being done to produce cars automated, the Changan factory is capable of producing 600 finished cars per day.

With the smart factory revolution well underway, facilities like the Changan car manufacturing plant are becoming less of outliers each day. Keeping up with the competition is key to staying afloat during these times. Luckily, following in the footsteps of other factories is an easy way to catch up. Here are just some of the ways that your facility can increase its autonomous production.

Building Autonomous Factories For Higher Efficiency

The more you increase your factory’s automation capacity, the higher you can expect your yields. While automation isn’t synonymous with efficiency, it can help drastically reduce labor costs across the board. This in turn, can create a profit buffer for your business.

The question then becomes, how can factories increase their automations efforts? The simplest solution is to look at what other factories are doing in their own efforts. Many facilities are taking advantage of sensor networks and the Internet of Things to increase efficiency. By tagging parts in production with RFID chips, workers can easily monitor production in real time and see if things are going wrong. This removes the worker from the factory floor, and allows them to monitor multiple systems simultaneously.

Preparing For The Future Of Automation

One way to help your facility enter the smart factory revolution is to incorporate more industrial computers into your facility. Industrial computers are computers that are custom tailored for industrial use. From small, rugged mini industrial computers that can withstand temperatures of -40° to 158°F to ones that are completely IP69K certified waterproof, there’s an industrial computer that can make your factory more efficient.

Rugged Mini O From Tangent
Rugged Mini O From Tangent

Tangent Industrial Computers: The Future

The future is just around the corner, and Tangent is here to help you prepare. We are constantly thinking about how manufacturing will change in the coming years, and create our line of industrial grade computers to reflect this. Our fully customizable industrial computers are adaptable and versatile, making them perfect for futureproofing your facility. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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The Best In-Vehicle Industrial Computers

There is a lot going on these days, and it can be difficult to focus on the little things. But the little things can quickly build up and turn into larger, overarching challenges for your business to overcome. Keeping your facility up to date with the latest industrial computer technology is one of the best ways to keep little problems from growing into system-wide issues. One area which may be overlooked currently in your facility is the industrial computers serving as in-vehicle computers for your facility. Industrial, refrigerated, and oil facilities can find increases in productivity through the use of new industrial computers for their industrial vehicles.

Best Industrial Computers For Vehicle Use

Industrial vehicles come in many different shapes and sizes. From the lowly but powerful forklift, to the earth-shattering enormity of Earth movers, there’s an immense variety of sizes when it comes to industrial vehicles. But one thing remains certain across the industrial vehicle spectrum: a design for efficiency. These vehicles are just as big as they need to be, with every possible space filled and used for maximum efficiency. It’s the same theory applied to factories: that wasted space is wasted productivity.

Because of this, even the massive Earth movers need to be conscious of what equipment they use. To that end, Tangent is offering a unique lineup of in-vehicle industrial computers. These industrial computers are not only built to be used inside vehicles, but they are built extremely small.

How small?

Go ahead and grab the nearest magazine next to you. Get a good feel for the size of it. Not imagine an industrial computer that’s even smaller than that. The Rugged Mini L1 isn’t just small, it’s sleek and slim and barely noticeable. Just look at it when it is attached to the back of a monitor, impossible to notice.

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This is the level of discreteness that Tangent brings to the table with their lineup of rugged mini industrial computers. Other industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent are built to be in-vehicle computers. With a fanless design, high shock resistance, and extreme operating temperature range, the Rugged Mini E3 is perfect for industrial vehicles in harsh environments. This includes mining equipment, equipment in forges, and equipment in refrigerated facilities.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

Other industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O take this harsh environment resistance one step further. The Rugged Mini O is completely IP69K water and dust proof, making it the optimal industrial computer for in-vehicle use. There is simply no environment that is too taxing for the Rugged Mini O, as it can take poundings from any situation with ease.

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Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Upgrade Your Efficiency With Tangent

Tangent takes efficiency seriously, and this is reflected in their lineup of industrial grade computers. Learn more about our in-vehicle solutions by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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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.

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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.