29 Dec '16, 12am

Rugged computers are a requirement in automotive factories...

In the automotive industry, advances in technology are regularly being adopted to streamline the production of cars, vans, and trucks. The goal behind this is twofold: automakers want to produce cars faster and more easily with fewer overhead costs, and in turn pass those savings on to consumers. The technology that automakers rely on to achieve these goals is not just limited to the machines used in the assembly of automobiles. In the process of workflow management, automakers also rely on computer technology for on-the-ground data entry and communication between departments along the production chain. Granted, the environment in which automobiles are manufactured is inhospitable to most conventional computers. With chemicals, air pressure, coatings, and paints being applied along various parts of the assembly line from an assortment of pneumatic tools, a nearby computer ...

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