02/07 2014

ARBOR's TOKIN Series Enable Hyundai Motor Making Faster Decision with Real-time Information

Under intense global competition, quality and efficiency are the two vital elements for meeting the driving needs and taking the lead in the market. In order to achieve the requirements, Hyundai Motor Company, a South Korean multinational automotive plant, has chosen ARBOR’s TOKIN series industrial panel PC to manage the flow of data from sensors on the production floor to servers located in the office of the factory. With integrating TOKIN series industrial panel PC into its cloud-based centralized monitoring network, relying on centralized servers via the Internet to consolidate production data collected from the factories around the world, Hyundai requires the benefits of the real-time data collected from factories, identify issues instantly, and further to become a dynamic player in the auto industry.
As a typical manufacturing company, Hyundai’s assembly factory is composed of five manufacturing facilities that produce parts such as dashboards, tires, car shells, headlights, and engine systems, which are then assembled into ready-to-market automobiles in Ulsan. To complete this processing and pursue its aggressive drive for quality and efficiency, Hyundai established a cloud-based centralized monitoring network to monitor and analyze the production. To enhance the centralized network, the TOKIN series panel PC is integrated into the five manufacturing facilities to collect the data. By consolidating the data, the management team can access to the real-time data from the central office and share the relevant information to workers at the factories, thus minimizing any disruption to the flow of parts and assembly and further reduce the total costs.

TOKIN series industrial panel PC based on Intel® Architecture, it provides an upgradable platform with Celeron 827E or Atom D2550 CPU module designs for flexibility selections. Featured with a seamless resistive touch screen, a robust and rugged design as well as IP65 compliant, it brings excellent durability and usability advantages. Plus, it can perform reliably under extended operating temperatures from 20°C to 60°C, making the platform more suitable for harsh environment; it also comes with rich necessary external I/O ports for intelligently integrating the resources from the facilities to satisfy all kinds of needs of data connectivity; As the factory floor space is a valuable asset, TOKIN series has a small footprint design in a compact and fanless enclosure, taking up less room on factory , it also has ability to control robotic arms to perform a variety of tasks. All of the above advantages, TOKIN series industrial panel PC offers flexibility, efficiency and connectivity to support the cloud-based centralized monitoring network.

With ARBOR’s TOKIN series industrial panel PC as part of the connections—from factory floor to servers in the central office, and then to centralized network—it provides an upgrading performance to enable Hyundai to scale its computing infrastructure promptly as the business grows. Additionally, integrating TOKIN series panel PC into the distributed assembly network is an important component to enhance the processing performance to optimize the production data management, and further make Hyundai Motor, a global automotive company, more competitive by making faster decisions based on real-time information.