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Programmable Automation Computer
Industry type:PC and software
Product model number:APAX-5620
Advantech Co., Ltd.
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APAX-5620 is an innovative product of Advantech PAC (Programmable Automation Controller) team in recent years. It combines the latest PC technology and open system architecture to provide customer a new option of controller. It is a long history for introducing PC/IT technology into industrial automation world. However, nowadays the reliability of embedded computer was accepted in the market by the highly integrated and low power CPU technology. Advantech PAC team is a product division which leverage the embedded computing technology combine with the mature DA&C capability in the past 20 years, to offer customer a highly integrated and easy-to-use open control platform. Below summarized few innovated points:
1. Integrated IT technology to provide high speed DA&C channel
Controller needs the real-time data response. APAX series leverage powerful CPU computing power and the high speed data processing capability of DSP to let the real-time data performance work on the PC-based controller platform
2. Improving Reliability to Availability
For controller, customer needs stability more than efficiency. While embedded computer can reach the required reliability, the next requirement will be the system availability.
After APAX provide the high speed DA&C solution, PAC team start to build up a new redundant architecture to achieve high system availability. Different from the regular redundant controller system. PAC aim to provide customer an easy and inexpensive redundant solution.
3. Open Architecture is another Option of Controller
Controller is a device which carries human intelligence regarding the industry. It needs to interpret and execute instructions correctly. For PAC, as an open platform, provides KW softlogic to simple logic programming and provide .NET programming package for high-level control strategy planning. Through the high performance CPU, user can do more than a traditional controller


About Advantech Co., Ltd.

Advantech’s corporate vision is to enable an intelligent planet. The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence.


Over the past 36 years, Advantech has always followed its LITA (altruistic) philosophy and worked under the "Good to Great" principle. The corporate LITA tree has grown bigger and become a forest covering multi-business groups including Automation, Embedded and the Intelligent Services.
Looking forward, we will continue to nurture our LITA concept and develop future talent to fully realize our vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet.
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