Process Terminal & Attendant
inForce™ Devices Connect Operators and Equipment to your Aegis MOS system without a PC.
inForce Digital Process Terminal is a turn-key operator interface, an intuitive user information center, a scanning and tracking terminal, and a multi-function bridge to your Aegis MOS system to physically control the process to ensure control. Its full color touchscreen display delivers operators useful alarm and production status information without the need for a PC. Wherever an interface to your Aegis MOS system is required, its compact, full color touchscreen console can be mounted using standardized VESA arms, under shelves, or even on a tabletop like a self-standing picture frame.
- + Operator Interface, Barcode Tracking & Conveyor Control
Ensure every unit is scanned accurately on a conveyorized line, stop the line automatically when Aegis alarm conditions occur, and inform operators about line status at each station. In this configuration, the inForce console is mounted where visible at the conveyor point of use, connected to your scanners and the Interface Module. The interface module is placed on the floor and electronically connected to your conveyors via SMEMA, the factory Ethernet, and power.
- + Conveyor WIP Monitoring Only
Track the counts of units moving through conveyorized lines for WIP quantity monitoring without specific barcode identifier capture. In this configuration, only the inForce Interface Module is integrated to power, the conveyor, and Ethernet. (Coming Soon via Automated Update.)
- + Workstation MES Interface
Most processes include workstations that require only unit scanning and ‘pass/fail’ entry at a given point. More advanced functions requiring a full PC user interface are not required at these stations. For such situations, inForce eliminates the need for a costly, bulky PC and provides the operator a simplified and compact interface at their workstation. (Coming Soon via Automated Update.)
- + Interactive and Informative
With a full-color touchscreen display that responds even to gloved hands or a stylus, inForce does not simply control the process, it informs the operator as to status and the ‘why’ behind the control decisions. An interactive, informative solution for your operators to keep lines running efficiently. Vivid LED alarm lighting, audio prompts, and even optional light towers ensure operators are instantly made aware of problems.
- + Supports Your Green Initiative
inForce consumes a fraction of the electricity required for a full PC and monitor, a thin client or even an all-in-one PC.
- + Simple, Automated, and Central IT Management
From a central server application, all inForce settings can be adjusted and immediately all endpoints update automatically. Simple act of placing new firmware on the server automatically updates each endpoint.
- + Visually Announces Your Lines are State of the Art
Every manufacturer takes pride in their lines. inForce’s elegant custom housing and its vivid and dynamic display announces to visitors or customers that your factory is at the pinnacle of information management and process control.
- + Easy Setup and Maintenance
With a full touchscreen display, configuring the initial setup and ongoing IT maintenance is simplified.
- + Assured Barcode Acquisition
Since inForce is actually a compact Windows-based computer, it is capable of implementing continuous barcode scanning for a moving conveyor. As failsafe, if a barcode is not acquired, the system stops conveyor movement and informs the operator why.
- + Flexible Mounting Options
The inForce console design accommodates a vast array of mounting options to make installation easy. It’s articulating and locking rear bracket can swing out to act as an integrated desktop stand. If you wish to use any VESA arm or mount, such as used with all PC monitors and TVs, it is VESA compliant. Or, pass the provided ballistic strap through the bracket slots to fasten it to a surface. And of course, the provided mount holes enable direct-attachment when desired. It even mounts under-shelf. Where broader visibility to the status of an inForce-controlled station is required, an optional light tower integrates directly to the inForce Interface Module.
- + CE Certified
CE certification ensures safety and reliability in factory environments that are often particularly hostile in terms of EM interference.
- + Future Proof & Expandable
inForce is more than a single-use device. It is a true miniaturized computer incorporating a compact Windows operating system. As a true computer, inForce may be a conveyor control and MES portal today, but can evolve to deliver richer and broader functionality in the future through updates.
- Touchscreen Factory Information System Interface
- Visual and Audio Operator Notification
- Barcode Scanner Interface
- Flexible VESA Mounting Options
- Automatic Updates, Low Energy, Small Footprint
- Process Interlocking Via Conveyor Control
- Light Tower Interface
- Barcode Scanner Interfaces
- Central and Automatic IT Updates