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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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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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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.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer From Tangent
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.

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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.

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

 

 

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.

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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Every All-In-One PC by Tangent is an Industrial Grade Computer. This means that each All-In-One PC can handle the rugged environment of an industrial facility. From dust, particle exposure, and liquid exposure, an All-In-One PC like the S Series Industrial Grade Computer from Tangent can handle it. Fully IP69K water resistant, the S Series All-In-One PC can handle extreme bouts of water pressure with ease. The S Series, like every All-In-One PC, also features a full touchscreen and can be mounted anywhere, no desk required.

Industrial Grade Computers For Essential Businesses

Despite everything that is happening, many businesses are still open. Essential businesses are the backbone of our nation’s collective public health effort, and supplying them with the equipment they need is crucial to keeping the U.S. afloat. Critical manufacturing, chemical production, and food production have all been deemed essential, and Tangent remains committed to helping these industries that help us all.It is this commitment that drives Tangent to continue to produce high quality industrial grade computers for essential industries and essential businesses.

 

All-In-One PC: An Industrial Grade Computer For Essential Industries

There are a broad range of industries that fall under the label of critical infrastructure, but they all have something in common: they can benefit from the use of an All-In-One PC. Every All-In-One PC is built with industries like food processing, metal fabrication, and oil processing in mind.

Every All-In-One PC by Tangent is an Industrial Grade Computer. This means that each All-In-One PC can handle the rugged environment of an industrial facility. From dust, particle exposure, and liquid exposure,  an All-In-One PC like the S Series Industrial Grade Computer from Tangent can handle it. Fully IP69K water resistant, the S Series All-In-One PC can handle extreme bouts of water pressure with ease. The S Series, like every  All-In-One PC, also features a full touchscreen and can be mounted anywhere, no desk required.

S Series Of Industrial Compuers
     S Series Of Industrial Computers

The Different Types Of Industrial Grade Computers

While an All-In-One PC may be the right fit for your industrial facility, there are many kinds of industrial computers that fall under the label of industrial grade computer.Mini Rugged PCs from Tangent are also known as Mini PCs and are perfect for areas where space is crucial. This type of industrial grade computer is compact and can feature military grade components, giving them a near impenetrable housing. With extreme operating temperature ranges, multiple I/O ports, and flexible mounting, this type of industrial grade computer can be used anywhere

A Mini Rugged Industrial Grade Computer like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent has an extreme temperature operating range from -13°F to as hot as 158°F. This industrial grade computer is perfect for use in situations where the failure of an industrial grade computer cannot be tolerated.

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     Rugged Mini E3 From Tangent

Make The Difference With An Industrial Grade Computer From Tangent

Whether it’s an All-In-One PC or a Mini Rugged PC, each industrial grade computer from Tangent is designed to fulfill a purpose. Right now, that purpose is keeping vital industries supported, and Tangent is here for them.

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Mini PCs For Demanding Applications

Mini PCs For Demanding Applications

There’s no doubt that Industrial PCs are a vital part of every industrial facility. But sometimes, for various reasons, a smaller approach may be preferred. That’s where Mini PCs from Tangent come in. Mini PCs are Industrial PCs that come in small yet powerful form. Rugged Mini PCs are perfect for situations where space is of the utmost concern, but powerful processing power is still required. At Tangent, our lineup of Mini PCs are built for the most demanding applications practiced—whether that’s inside or outside the factory.

High Performance Mini PCs

Embedded control systems don’t have to be tethered to large Industrial PCs. With high performance Rugged Mini PCs from Tangent, embedded control systems can run on a small yet powerful device directly adjacent to the system being controlled. Whether it’s suspension or fluid levels, there’s a Rugged Mini PC from Tangent that can control it. Rugged Mini PCs like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent are IP69K certified waterproof and can withstand temperatures from -4°F – 140°F, making it the perfect controller for nearly every application.

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Rugged Mini O

Fanless Mini PCs

Digital Signs are not an industrial endeavor, but nevertheless experience industrial grade conditions. Digital signs posted outside can be exposed to sun damage, dust, and blistering hot summer days. In order to keep these signs running, Tangent has designed Rugged Mini PCs like the Rugged Mini L2 to be fanless, thus making them perfect for digital signage. Without fans, there is no risk of dust buildup in the Rugged Mini PCs, allowing it to withstand all the rigors of outdoor life without constant maintenance.

Rugged Mini L2
Rugged Mini L2

Interactive Kiosks can face similar problems when exposed in the elements. Even more so when these Kiosks offer the user a touchscreen interface. In order to keep these Kiosks from quickly being worn out by daily use, employing Mini PCs from Tangent is crucial. Mini PCs like the Rugged Mini Tank ensures that your kiosk, quite literally, will be built like a tank. Meeting official military grade standards, the Rugged Mini Tank is the perfect Mini PC for interactive kiosks that see daily use.

Rugged Mini Tank
Rugged Mini Tank

Mini PCs: Perfect For Every Occasion

Whether it’s inside or outside the factory, Mini Industrial PCs can find applications in nearly any environment. These industrial PCs are custom built to be able to withstand any industrial application, making them perfect for situations that see just as many rugged conditions as factories see. With Mini Industrial PCs from tangent, there is nothing that can’t be done with industrial efficiency.

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Feature Packed Industrial Computers

When it comes to the needs of industrial facilities, no two sets of needs are alike. Every type of facility— from factories, to oil processing plants, and even refrigerated facilities—has its own unique set of problems requiring unique solutions. Tangent is highly aware of this, and has designed multiple industrial computers to meet the needs of many facilities. Our feature packed industrial computers are custom designed for nearly every environment, guaranteeing there are multiple Tangent industrial computers to meet the demands of your facility.

Flexible Mounting Options

Not every facility has the square footage to accommodate multiple office spaces, but this shouldn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your workstations altogether. Industrial computers from Tangent like the F15 industrial grade computer are built for just such instances. With flexible VESA 75/100 and M8 Heavy-duty screws mounting options, the F15 industrial grade computer is capable of being placed nearly anywhere. The F15 industrial grade computer is an all-in-one PC that does not require a mouse or keyboard, meaning that it also does not require a large desk. Simply mount the F15 anywhere—even on a forklift—and “anywhere” can become an industrial workstation.

F15 Industrial PC From Tangent
F15 Industrial Computer

Military Grade Hardware

While other manufacturers claim to have “military grade” industrial computers, Tangent has actually gone through the accreditation process for its line of qualifying industrial grade computers. Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini Tank industrial computer meet MIL-STD-810F shock standards. This makes this industrial grade computer the perfect fit for industrial areas where vibrations and drops are a fact of life. The Rugged Mini Tank lives up to its name, and can withstand military levels of punishment while operating as though it was sitting in a coffee shop.

Rugged Mini Tank
Rugged Mini Tank

Advanced Cooling Systems

It is true that not every industrial facility’s needs are the same, but one thing holds true across the board: industrial facilities require industrial computers with specialized cooling systems. Traditional fan based cooling systems used by commercial computers assume that the location they are used in will have an air filter to remove dust and other contaminants. It goes without saying that this is not the case in industrial facilities. Tangent has created a passive cooling system for its lineup of industrial grade computers that not only cool them off, but allow them an extreme resistance to temperatures.

Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini C from Tangent can withstand temperatures from  -40° – 185°F. This extreme range of operating temperatures makes the Rugged Mini C ideal for facilities where temperatures are either ice cold or beating hot.

Rugged Mini C Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini C Industrial Computer

Feature Packed And Factory Ready

Industrial grade computers from Tangent are custom designed to meet the needs of every industrial facility. Whether your facility lacks space, requires military grade hardware, or even has extreme temperatures, Tangent has created an industrial computer that will be the perfect fit.

 

Smart factories can benefit from complex networks built by rugged mini pcs from Tangent

Industrial Computers For Complex System Networking

When making a new network for your facility, there are many things to consider. Should you invest in smart factory infrastructure entirely? How many networks should your factory have? How many switches and routers do you need? While these are some of the most pressing questions, the question of the actual computers that will comprise the network should not be overlooked. While traditional computers rely on switches to create a network across multiple computers, there are other options that can be more effective. Industrial computers from Tangent can create networks via switches or simply by being connected to one another, allowing for more choices in your network building process.

Industrial Computers Are Perfect For Complex Systems

Complex networks require advanced infrastructure, and industrial computers from Tangent are more than advanced enough to be the building blocks for your factory’s network. Tangent’s lineup of rugged computers are built for the factory setting. These rugged computers can withstand temperatures from -40°F to 185°F with ease, making them perfect for nearly any facility.

In addition to this wide operating temperature range, rugged computers from Tangent are specially designed for every industrial need, including the creation of complex networks. Every rugged computer from tangent has, at minimum, two Ethernet ports. This allows Tangent’s rugged computers to connect to two networks at once, allowing for the daisy chaining of rugged computers.

More Ethernet Ports: More Networks

While it is common to see the use of centralized networks in most facilities, the use of decentralized networks is not to be ignored. Decentralized networks differ from centralized networks in that instead of every computer being connected to one network, computers are networked to each other directly. This has distinct advantages in certain situations, namely that a large bandwidth use by one computer does not slow the whole network down.

One way to accomplish a decentralized network is with industrial computers from Tangent. Rugged computers like the Rugged Mini FX come standard with four separate Ethernet ports. With four Ethernet pots, this rugged computer can connect to four separate networks. This means that it can potentially connect to four other industrial computers, which are all in turn connected to three other computers, and so on. Or, the Rugged Mini FX can connect to three industrial computers and a separate, centralized network. The possibilities with multiple Ethernet ports are endless.

If four Ethernet ports are not enough for your complex system needs, then the Rugged Mini C from Tangent is the way to go. This industrial computer has a whopping six Ethernet ports. This nearly absurd amount of Ethernet ports allows the Rugged Mini C to potentially connect to six separate networks. With an optional solid state drive, this industrial computer can make the most out of its six Ethernet ports.

Complex Systems Don’t Have To Be A Complex Headache

With industrial computers from Tangent, creating complex systems doesn’t have to be a chore. Industrial computers can help you create complex networks that are ready to help your facility transition into a smart factory.