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How Can An Industrial Workforce Enter The Digital Age?

While the smart factory revolution rages on, the workers that make up these smart factories should not be ignored. It is true that the use of industrial computers to create smart factories has helped increase productivity, but the synergy between workers and their industrial computers should not be ignored. Increasing your workforce’s ability to use industrial computers is crucial to maximizing productivity.

Digitize Your Industrial Workforce

In order to keep up with the rapidly evolving industrial workforce, industrial grade computers are a must. Industrial computers enable workers to connect with their equipment and other workers from anywhere in the factory, allowing them to streamline production with ease and speed. Every industrial computer by Tangent offers different advantages to each worker and their environment.

Q1 Mini Industrial Computer From Tangent
Q1 Mini Industrial Computer From Tangent

With the level of customization offered by industrial computers from Tangent, workers in every corner of the factory can find a way to utilize them. From the compact Mini Q1 from Tangent to the extremely Rugged Mini O from Tangent, there’s an industrial computer that will help your workers in any situation they face.

Rugged Mini O From Tangent
Rugged Mini O From Tangent

A Connected Workforce Creates A Connected Factory

Due to their rugged design, industrial grade computers from Tangent can withstand even the harshest environmental conditions in your workplace. Other industrial computers lack the design and engineering that makes Tangent industrial grade computers reliable on this front. This rugged design allows each industrial computer from Tangent to work wherever your workers are.

From oil rigs, to oil refining plants; from refrigerated facilities, to foundries, there is an industrial computer from Tangent that can offer workers more productivity for their role. With so many possibilities, there has never been a better time to digitize your workforce..

Industrial Computer Based Workforce

One of the key benefits of using industrial grade computers in your factory is the boost in productivity they bring to the facility. But making sure that your workers can knowledgeably use the industrial computers they operate is crucial to this productivity. Tangent industrial computers run the latest version of the Windows operating system. Workers can feel comfortable in using Tangent industrial grade computers, as they most likely use the same type of computer in their own homes.

Build The Smart Factory Of Tomorrow, Today

The smart factory of tomorrow demands smart workers today. With Tangent industrial computers, workers can make use of the latest industrial grade computer technology with ease.

 

Industrial grade computers buitl for food processing plants and refrigerated facilities

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.

This an industrial computer. The Rugged Mini from Tangent is an industrial computer. This is also an industrial grade computer. The rugged Mini O is and industrial grade computer.
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.

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.

The Rugged Mini E3 Is One Industrial PC Fanless Solution
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.

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.

tangent industrial computers how to restart my factory

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.

Industrial Computers
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.

Mini C3
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.

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

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.

Mini C3
     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.

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

 

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.

Rugged Mini O
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.

factory and infrastructure. Industrial PC from Tangent

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.

 

Industrial Computers From Tangent For 24/7 Factories

Industrial Computers Built To Run 24/7

As the U.S. industrial sector continues to expand, factories are looking for new ways to beat the competition in terms of efficiency and productivity. This may mean that creating multiple shifts and transitioning your facility to operate around the clock is in your factory’s future. But even if your workers can operate in three separate shifts, their equipment cannot. Making sure that the equipment your workers use can withstand 24/7 use is crucial to maximizing your facility’s productivity and efficiency.

Industrial Computers Built For 24/7 Use

Industrial computers are computers custom-designed to operate in factories, oil rigs, and every other industrial facility currently in use. Unlike commercial grade computers, industrial computers are able to withstand the temperatures and environments of the industrial sector with ease. But not all industrial computers are built equal. Industrial computers are seldom designed to operate on a 24/7 schedule—unless they are designed by Tangent. Tangent designs all of their industrial computers to be able to withstand a 24/7 use cycle with ease. Here’s how:

All-In-One PC Housing

In order to maintain a 24/7 use cycle, industrial computers need to be designed accordingly. One way to accomplish this is design the industrial computer as an all-in-one PC. All-in-one PCs are industrial computers that are similar to tablets in that the entire PC is contained behind the screen. All-in-one PCs like the S Series from Tangent make full use of this technology in their design. The S Series, when equipped with a solid state drive, features no moving parts whatsoever. In addition to its touchscreen, this means that the S Series rarely requires maintenance, making it perfect for 24/7 use.

S Series Of Industrial Compuers
      S Series Of Industrial Computers

Extreme Temperature Resistance

A 24/7 use cycle means that an industrial computer must be able to withstand wide ranges of temperatures. From chilly nights to scorching days, the F15 all-in-one PC from Tangent can do just that. Able to withstand temperatures ranging from -4 – 140°F, this all-in-one PC is ready for any environment. Even when used on an oil processing facility under the desert sun, the F15 will run as though it was positioned in an air conditioned office. 

F15 Industrial PC From Tangent
             F15 Industrial Computer

24/7 U.S. Based Technical Support

If your facility intends to run 24/7, then your technical support should run 24/7 too. Tangent’s United States based technical support agents are more than ready to assist you in all your technical support needs at any time. Whether it’s in the middle of the night or during a lunch break, Tangent’s trusted technical support team is there to keep your factory humming along. With remote troubleshooting, advance parts exchange, and on-site technician availability, Tangent’s United States based technical support team ensure your facility’s 24/7 dream comes true.

Tangent: Built For 24/7

If you want to upgrade your facilities’ equipment to run 24/7, then Tangent’s lineup of all-in-one PCs are the way to go. Combined with their 24/7 technical support, Tangent’s all-in-one PCs are the perfect fit.