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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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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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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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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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.

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.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
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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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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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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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.

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Utilize Industrial PCs To Their Fullest It is becoming more clear that the path forward for many industrial facilities is to take advantage of new technology and transition into a smart factory. With Tangent industrial PCs, this can be easily accomplished. Tangent has a wide range of industrial PCs, ranging from mini industrial PCs to full panel PCs. From touchscreen industrial PCs, to ones that can withstand extreme temperatures, there's a Tangent industrial PC that can help your facility.

Tangent: Three Ways For Industry To Bounce Back

As the nation looks towards reopening, industrial sectors around the country will need to rethink how they do business. As our economy recovers, it will be at the expense of sectors unwilling to transform the way they operate. Keeping your business looking toward the future is crucial to maintaining a healthy and successful company. To that end, here are three ways to help businesses in the industrial sector get back on track.

Make Use Of New Technology

With coal consumption recently falling behind renewable energy, it is becoming more clear that new technologies are being mainstream. Ensuring that your factory, food processing plant, or industrial business is making use of these technologies is crucial to recovering. Besides ensuring that your business is making full use of green technology, there are other ways to keep your business ahead of the curve. For instance, the use of the most advanced industrial PCs can be a game changer for recovering from this crisis.

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Transform Your Facility Into A Smart Factory

With advanced industrial PCs, your facility can begin the transformation into a smart factory. A smart factory is a factory that uses industrial PCs to create a fully networked factory. With a combination of industrial PCs, sensors, and networking, your factory can see productivity increase dramatically. This process of transitioning to a smart factory is being coined as Industry 4.0, a new industrial revolution of sorts.

 

Utilize Industrial PCs To Their Fullest

It is becoming more clear that the path forward for many industrial facilities is to take advantage of new technology and transition into a smart factory. With Tangent industrial PCs, this can be easily accomplished. Tangent has a wide range of industrial PCs, ranging from mini industrial PCs to full panel PCs. From touchscreen industrial PCs, to ones that can withstand extreme temperatures, there’s a Tangent industrial PC that can help your facility.

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Tangent Industrial Computers

Transition Into The Future With Tangent

With Tangent industrial PCs, the future does not have to be as murky as it is now. Tangent industrial PCs can help your facility transition into a smart factory and be ready for the future of manufacturing.

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Industrial Grade Computers Versus Commercial Computers

While it may be tempting to think that all computers are created equal, this simply is not the case. Every computer is built for a specific purpose whether or not it is labeled as such. Industrial grade computers are computers that are designed for industrial applications like manufacturing and oil processing. Industrial grade computers differ from commercial computers in a number of ways that make them more versatile and well suited for industrial use.

Industrial Computer Applications

The biggest difference between an industrial computer and a commercial computer is in their applications. A commercial computer is generally designed for use in an office setting. This allows for commercial computers to be built less ruggedly than industrial grade computers. Commercial computers also have the benefit of working in air conditioned spaces, meaning that they do not have to use advanced cooling systems. Commercial computers also do not have to operate on a 24/7 basis, meaning that they can be built to consume more power.

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Rugged Mini E3 industrial computer from  Tangent

Each industrial computer is designed to handle situations that a commercial computer simply could not. Take the Rugged Mini E3 by Tangent for instance. With a rugged, shock and vibration rated chassis, the Rugged Mini E3 industrial computer is capable of being used in nearly every industrial setting. In manufacturing, this industrial grade computer’s extreme temperature operating range from -13°F to as hot as 158°F means that it can handle nearly every environment. With an advanced, fanless cooling system, the Rugged Mini E3 is able to operate on a 24/7 basis without needing to be dusted constantly.

Longer Lifetime In Harsher Environments

Because commercial computers are used in the same environments as people, they are able to be built with less stringent guidelines than industrial grade computers. While this may be fine for use in the office, this simply would not do on an oil drilling platform off the coast. Industrial grade computers are built rugged, smart, and to last. With industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent, there is virtually no worrying about if your computer system will hold up.

Rugged Mini O industrial computer from Tangent
Rugged Mini O industrial computer from Tangent

The Rugged Mini O industrial computer is built to the toughest specifications possible. With an IP69K fully waterproof enclosure, this industrial grade computer can be used virtually anywhere. A solid state drive allows the Rugged Mini O to operate in areas where vibration and shock would render lesser computers worthless.

Versatile And Customizable

Tangent’s entire lineup of rugged industrial grade computers has the ability to help your industrial facility run longer and more productively. With industrial computers as small as a book to ones as powerful as industrial workstations, there’s an industrial grade computer that will fit your need perfectly.

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