Advantech ADAM-6700 Series: reliable, simple and cost effective distributed I/O

Advantech’s ADAM-6700 series are I/O-integrated gateway devices with a unique all-in-one design. With the versatility of a small computer, it not only collects data but also aggregates data collected from other I/O modules, and performs storage, processing, analysis and control.

Part of Advantech’s range of edge devices, it features:

  • Linux open platform
  • I/O interface which collects analog and digital data from temperature, humidity, vibration, water levels, current, pressure sensors
  • The ability to write custom software via C language AP
  • Built-in Node-RED for fast, flow based graphical programming
  • Transmission of data directly via SCADA, database, or cloud service providers such as Azure, and AWS for AI deep learning and other advanced applications
  • Edge data analysis

Intelligent design, smart management

ADAM-6700 series intelligent I/O gateways have Linux OS installed and come with a built-in small footprint Node-RED graphical programming toolset. With this, you can intuitively perform drag-and-drop programming based on your application requirements. In addition, Node-RED has a built-in dashboard that can present visualised data and analysis results. ADAM-6700’s intelligent features reduce project management costs, optimise performance, and help you respond to rapidly changing developments in IoT.

Gateway – integrating edge computing functions

ADAM-6700 is as versatile as a small computer. It not only collects data, it also aggregates data collected from other I/O modules, and performs storage, processing, analysis and control. In addition, if an abnormality is detected, it can trigger an alert and send email notifications immediately. It supports Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, and other network communication protocols. Once the data is processed and analysed, it is transmitted directly via SCADA, database, or cloud service providers such as Azure, and AWS for AI deep learning and other advanced applications. ADAM-6700 is a high-performance data gateway that meets the needs of contemporary edge computing. It is a smart manufacturing solution with low entry barriers, easy-to-use features, and cost optimisation advantages.

Where is it used?

Common applications of ADAM-6700 series include factory management, environment monitoring and management, and energy management. Taking CNC equipment in an electronics factory production line as an example for factory management, ADAM-6700 detects all the operating data of the equipment and improves equipment utilisation (OEE), as well as plans predictive maintenance. In environment monitoring and management, ADAM-6700 can be used to test water quality, read changes in water pressure, and manage wastewater and air pollution. In energy management applications, ADAM-6700 can be used monitor power consumption of residences, campuses, and factories to manage all power-consumption and distribution, as well as compare results and analyse behaviours.

For more information about the ADAM-6700 series or any other Advantech product, contact the Pacific Automation team.