Industrial computers drive efficiency and research has shown that, where manufacturing is concerned, every little thing counts: improving efficiency at every step in the process adds up to big gains in productivity in the end. To achieve those gains in the modern environment, industrial computers provide immediate access to information and communication right on the factory floor. Maintaining product standards, meeting safety codes, securing data and personnel, and reacting to the needs of the business require every member of the workforce to be linked to each other and to the flow of materials. Industrial computers provide that link.
"By pressing a button on the screen, the press operator can alert a team member on the forklift that he's almost ready for a refill coil. That saves 15 to 20 minutes of 'up time' that the operator used to waste by stopping the press, walking the floor, finding the fork lift operator, giving him the job information, and then waiting for the coil to be delivered and loaded onto the press. That extra 20 minutes makes a big difference in the bottom line."
- Mike Brueggeman
Director of Information Systems S&Z Tool & Die Company
Of course, every manufacturing environment has extreme conditions: heat, dust, chemicals, heavy machinery, or even just the pressure of working fast and well in the demanding global economy. Glacier industrial computers put power where it’s needed, in a rugged, all-in-one package designed to withstand whatever conditions the steel mill, chemical plant, or food or pharmaceutical processing center can throw at them. Customize an industrial computer system for your needs, then install Glacier’s all-in-one computer units right where they’re most effective: on the wall, mounted as a forklift computer, on carts and vehicles, or on CNC or other machines. An 802.11 wireless connection provides access to the network, while the latest Linux-based USB thumb-drive means an operator can recover his hard drive in minutes.
Whether optimizing efficiency from any point along the line, or else tracking quality control from above, Glacier’s industrial computers, data systems, and networking devices work with unparalleled reliability to ensure production is at is best for your business.