Smart Manufacturing
Smart Manufacturing
Smart Manufacturing
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Smart Manufacturing: The Future of Industry 4.0

The term “smart manufacturing” refers to the use of advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics, to optimize the performance and efficiency of manufacturing processes. In the age of Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing is becoming increasingly crucial for companies looking to stay competitive in the global marketplace.

IoT and Machine Learning in Smart Manufacturing

Edge Computing

One key aspect of smart manufacturing is the use of IoT devices to collect and transmit data from manufacturing equipment and processes. This data can then be analyzed using machine learning algorithms to identify patterns and trends that can be used to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase overall productivity.

For example, IoT sensors can monitor individual machines’ performance, allowing manufacturers to identify and address issues before they result in costly downtime. Similarly, data from multiple devices can be analyzed to determine bottlenecks in production and optimize the flow of materials and resources.

Predictive Maintenance and Quality Control

Another critical aspect of Smart manufacturing is predictive maintenance and quality control techniques. Predictive maintenance uses machine learning algorithms to analyze data from IoT sensors and predict when equipment is likely to fail, allowing manufacturers to schedule maintenance before issues occur. This can help to reduce downtime, improve equipment performance, and extend the life of assets.

Quality control is also improved through the use of Smart manufacturing technologies. By analyzing data from sensors and cameras, manufacturers can identify defects and issues in real-time, allowing them to take immediate corrective action. This can help to improve the overall quality of products, reduce the number of defective items, and increase customer satisfaction.

Smart manufacturing is the future of Industry 4.0, and it is essential for companies looking to stay competitive in today’s global marketplace. IoT, AI, and data analytics are helping to improve manufacturing processes performance and efficiency, while predictive maintenance and quality control are helping to reduce downtime, improve equipment performance, and increase customer satisfaction.

As we can see, Smart Manufacturing is about the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Predictive Maintenance Quality Control. By implementing these advanced technologies, companies can improve their competitiveness and efficiency in the marketplace. Portwell has much relevant expertise in innovative manufacturing applications. We provide technical consultation on products and services for manufacturing developers, accelerate the development of industry 4.0, and phase IoT and AI into smart manufacturing.


Portwell is involved in industrial automation processes in different industries, such as CNC, textile machines, inspection machines, and factory improvement. We create industrial design criteria to meet specific target solutions and match industry requirements. Work with customers onsite to check issues and real-time status and provide accurate answers. In general, Portwell industrial solution will cover the features below:



Customer requests will be very different. Some are limited in small space constraints, some request specific regulations, and some customers need particular input voltage. We will customize accordingly.

Diversity Device Control

Diversity Device Control

Portwell smart manufacturing solution connects different devices through a diverse interface such as POE, CAN bus, and COM port. We also discussed with customers to reserve an expansion slot for future upgrades.



Waterproof and dustproof will be very different in various industries. Most smart manufacturing developers request IP65 and some customers request PCB conformal coating.

Anti Shock and Vibration

Anti Shock and Vibration

Anti-shock and Vibration is a standard in Portwell smart manufacturing solution. We design anti-shock and Vibration from connectors, cables, memory, and storage to the system level.

Wide Temperature Range

Wide Temperature Range

Portwell's embedded systems are designed with a wide temperature range from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius to meet the requirement of different situations. Ensure the systems run stable in all demanding environmental conditions.

Fan-Less System

We have to keep system performance in a harsh and windless environment. The fan-less design is the basic standard in Portwell's smart manufacturing solution.

Smart Manufacturing Successful Stories

CNC Solutions

The CNC industry is moving towards innovative digital control systems. That integrates hardware, software, and services to improve productivity and resource management by collecting and analyzing machine data, remote control, and customized services. A CNC is a machine equipped with a management system. The embedded system will command the movement of the CNC tool to perform the metal cutting.

Textile Industry | Automatic Yarn Winding Machine

In an Automatic Yarn Winding Machine, an optical sensor will inspect yarn and automatically remove off-standard bobbins. Automation and our design must collect all production information and update it to the control center concurrently for extensive data analytic management.

Automatic Optical | Inspection in Automobile Factory

Portwell helps automobile manufacturers to improve paint shop production performance. We evaluate their status onsite and phase in AOI to control paint shop inspection quality. In the mechanical industry, the product line has the following characteristics: a small number of production models, the structure of the test object are very different, and the production temperature and humidity are very different, so AOI implementation is slower than in the electronic industry.


  • Intel® Core™ i High performance Fan-less Embedded Box PC
  • 6th generation Intel® Skylake-S Core™ i3/i5/i7 Desktop processor (Quad-Core CPU supported)
  • Rich I/O is good for versatile applications
  • Different add-on card expansion options
  • Innovative PCI/PCIe expansion module is easy for add-on cards installation and replacement
  • Rugged design is good for using in harsh environment
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor
  • Support 2x LAN and 1x M.2 for wireless module
  • Extended I/O interface of RS-232/422/485
  • Heavy Industry EMC standard
  • Support customized appearance (Optional)
  • Support extended temperature (Optional)
  • COM Express Rev3.0 Mini Type 10
  • Intel® Atom™ E3900 Series ultra low power processor
  • 1 DDI, LVDS/eDP display interface
  • 4K resolution (*HDMI® 3840×2160 @30Hz)
  • Support eMMC storage (Option)
  • Support -40°C to +80°C wide temperature
  • intel® Apollo Lake x5-E3930 Processor
  • 8GB DDR3L/1600 SO-DIMM
  • 128G TLC mSATA
  • 10-Points Projective Capacitive Multi-Touch
  • 2 x 3W speaker
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI®, 2 x GbE
  • 1 x COM for RS-232/422/485 Support
  • Windows 10 IoT, Android 6.0, Linux Ubuntu™ 16.10
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