Automation

Automation

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Computers are increasingly used in the automation of process, production and manufacturing lines throughout the manufacturing sector. As machinery becomes more automated and intelligent, these machines are being grouped together into ever growing networks and becoming part of fully managed, automated processes.

Captec’s supply of computing systems to the automation arena covers a very wide range of industries, from food processing to steel production. Whilst each has its own specific requirements, there are a number of common factors across these industries. These include the need for reliable, long life hardware and resilience to environmental extremes like cleaning chemicals and high pressure hoses used to clean equipment in food and beverage production, or heat and dust in heavy manufacturing industries, and many variations in between.

We have developed a number of products designed to meet these requirements, including general purpose computers in various physical formats, HMI computers suitable for food, beverage and pharmaceutical production, HMI computers for heavy industry environments, automation computers for SCADA applications, embedded computers, image processing computers and many more. In addition there are specific applications requiring their own solutions, such as security gateways between industrial networks and business IT networks, and industrial embedded servers for which Captec has also developed products.

Many of Captec’s standard automation computers have extensive expansion capabilities to accommodate I/O and interface cards, graphics cards, additional memory and increased storage capacity enabling them to be configured for almost any situation. They can also be supplied fully configured and integrated into racks.

Customers for Captec’s automation computer products are as varied as the industries they serve, and include ABB, Coopervision, Loma, Solarsoft, Marel, Sarclad, Ford, Rolls Royce, Nestle and many more.

Custom Computers for Additive Manufacturing

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Additive manufacturing (AM), also termed 3D printing, represents a significant breakthrough in industrial production....

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X-ray Inspection Control Systems

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X-ray inspection control systems are used for the non-destructive testing (NDT) of large manufactured parts...

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Warehouse Management Systems

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  Warehouse management is a crucial element of the supply chain, ensuring receipt, storage and movement...

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Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs)

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  Industrial and embedded marine computers are increasingly being adopted for a wide diversity of...

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Manufacturing Execution Systems

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  Manufacturing Execution Systems are moving from the safe office environment onto the production floor to...

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SCADA

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  Scalable software solutions are specifically tailored to meet the demands of today’s 24/7 production environment, covering: •...

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Optical Inspection

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  Many production processes use automated, or assisted visual inspection techniques to ensure product quality is maintained....

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Tablet Computers & Charging Stations

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Specialist tablets designed for the needs of business and light industry, where the expense and additional weight of fully rugged tablet is unnecessary, but the long battery life, protection...

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Rackmount Computers

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Our rackmount computers suit a broad spectrum of industrial and specialist applications and are designed for simple...

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Embedded Computers

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Captec’s embedded PCs are designed for integration into larger machinery or equipment. The range of embedded computer...

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Panel Computers

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Our panel computer (panel PC) range features ingress protected touchscreen panels for a wide range of factory...

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Mobile Computers

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The mobile computer range comprises of Rugged Laptops and range of Ruggedised Tablet computers from Semi-Rugged to...

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Stand Alone Computers

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Our stand alone computers suit a variety of industrial and specialist applications where the computer is...

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Peripherals & Displays

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Complementing our specialised computers, this range of peripherals and displays is available as rugged, certified and...

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News

Rugged Tablets – Creating a Smarter Manufacturing Workforce

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Increasingly, manufacturers are seeing the benefits of deploying rugged tablets on...

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Save Time and Manpower with Expert 19” Rack Integration

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The need for more computing and volumes of data continues...

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Introducing a Better Solution for Mobile Order Fulfilment

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Captec have developed an integrated, yet fully customisable Mobile Picking Solution...

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Rugged Mobility on a Diet – New Light Weight Tablet Computers

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Ruggedisation often comes with a penalty to size...

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New Rugged Laptops for Economical Field Operations

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Captec’s new Rugged Laptop computers deliver cost effective, powerful computing on the...

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New Touch Panel Computers Accelerate Information Delivery

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Captec have introduced a new range of Touch Panel Computers designed to...

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Events

Join us at our Next Rack Integration Masterclass Forum

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Following the successes of our 2015 events, we are hosting...

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A Rack Integration Masterclass @ Dell Solutions Centre

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Following the successes of our 2015 events and the high demand...

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Blogs

Updating our IC Range for Increased Power and Extended Life

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Captec’s successful IC range of rackmounted industrial computers was...

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Taking Off-road Online

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Recently it’s become apparent that technology isn’t limited to just helping people at home or in...

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Rugged Tablets vs Commercial Tablets

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I’m often asked, why should I buy a Rugged Tablet instead of a Commercial...

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Captec Joins the Automation Show in Nuremberg

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Lee and I spent 3 days exhibiting at the SPS/IPC/Drives show in...

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What does Intel’s Sandybridge mean for Industrial Computing?

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Since Intel announced their ‘tick-tock’ strategy for processor development in 2007,...

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