Impact of COVID-19 on the automation industry
Numerous countries have resorted to enforce a lockdown in order to slow the rate of the pandemic. This includes the halt in operations of schools, restaurants, and business establishments, where people cannot avoid being in contact with each other. With the treatment and vaccine against the disease is still in the process of being developed, there is no assurance in when businesses can resume to stimulate workforce and the global economy.
Automation manufacturers and suppliers have their factories and manpower paralyzed, due to inability of on-site labor, ultimately disrupting the supply chain network of different enterprises. The decline in economic activity has lowered the consumer and material demand for industrial products. The decrease in human activity and productivity has caused the reduction in consumption and usage of automation technologies during the global lockdown.
Addressing the demand and designing new distribution methods
This pandemic has given rise to an unparalleled demand to automation suppliers and distributors for technologies that can be used as safety precaution in response to COVID-19. These technological solutions involve symptom detection, contact tracing, and population screening that are critically deployed in public spaces and facilities. Another problem of automation enterprises is the conforming to meticulous sanitation practices in manufacturing, packing, and delivering the products to ensure safety of consumers from the virus. This calls for the dispatching of items straight to the customer or straight to the access area of the premise it will be used at.
Key role of thermal devices in COVID-19 pandemic
The Philippines has become extremely vulnerable to the disease and is unable to flatten the curve due to the fact that government funds and resources were not efficiently invested in detecting and isolating symptomatic persons and conducting mass testing. One method to determine if a person is infected or not is to observe if they are exhibiting general symptoms and one of those symptoms is having a fever. During the pandemic, many establishments have installed temperature checkpoints in their entrances to prevent people infected with COVID-19 from spreading the virus. Thermal screening cameras and devices plays a vital role in the pandemic for it can rapidly and accurately detect people with increased body temperature, enabling them for further screening and testing. Although it does not directly prevent or cure coronavirus, it is better for facilities to take extra precautions to protect their spaces from increased exposure to the disease. It also works from a safe distance, in which contact is not required for the device to operate.
Solutions USTDI, Inc. offers against the pandemic
These Thermal & Optical Bi-Spectrum Network Cameras can be attached on a wall corner, placed in an integrated wire hiding box, mounted on a pole, or installed on a tripod. These cameras support AI human body detection and multiple targets detect body temperature at the same time. These cameras feature a 160 series support audio alarm, a built-in speaker, and an alarm voice that rises when the detected body temperature of a person is too high. The accuracy of blackbody scheme is ± 0.3℃ and the accuracy of non-blackbody scheme is ± 0.5℃. These cameras are best used in hospitals, schools, police stations, government offices, enterprise zones, airports, railway stations, bus stations, metro stations, and other security check entrances for temporary control.
- With Wi-Fi function
- Without Wi-Fi function
These Thermographic Cameras are handheld by the person assigned on the temperature checkpoint. DS-2TP21B-6AVF/W and DS-2TP21B-6AVF functions at a face distance of 1.5-2.5m, while DS-2TP31B-3AUF functions at a face distance of 1.0m. These scanners are best utilized highway exits, train cabins, airplanes cabins, etc. for flexible detection.
This Black Body Calibrator supports calibration of thermal device in high accuracy and different temperature settings. It has notable feature of anti-interference. It is best used at hospitals, schools, police stations, government offices, enterprise zones, airports, railway stations, bus stations, metro stations, and other security check entrances for temporary control.
These Temperature screening face recognition terminals can be installed on a wall, floor standing with mounting pole, or desktop mounting with table bracket. These operate by measuring the temperature of forehead by thermographic after face detection. These feature a visualized temperature screening, in which visional results and audio prompt are accessed through the 7-inch touch screen terminal. The ability to measure temperature of a person wearing a mask is the significant attribute of these temperature terminals.
This Monitoring tablet has an Android operating system. It can mirror the live view of the door station camera. It supports significant features of abnormal temperature alarm, people counting, and abnormal temperature counting. Through the 7-inch touch screen tablet, real-time temperature display and abnormal temperature filter are accessed. It has a built-in 32G TF card data storage.
This Walk-through detector has an alarm that is triggered when body temperature of a person is above normal. Copper, aluminum, zinc (over 150 g), controlled knife, and gun are detectable, and indicates the metal position on the body of the person. It is best utilized at passageways such as airports, railways, stations, customs, schools, hospitals, enterprise parks, etc.
The products mentioned above are only a few of the solutions USTDI, Inc. offers against COVID-19. This pandemic has been difficult for everyone and it is our utmost desire to ensure the well-being and safety of our partners, as well as everyone in our country. An extra layer of protection is a must in spaces people gather and it is our duty to provide the most efficient technology for thermographic detection.