Systems Designed for Smart Factories

Applications in Smart Factories

Cincoze’s latest DI-1100 series of compact, high-performance and power-saving rugged embedded industrial computers with rich interface options is receiving a warm welcome in the smart factory industry. The DI-1100 series is ideal for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), ensuring on-time delivery of components to the production line or goods to warehouse racks and suitable for 24/7 operation in outdoor remote monitoring systems. These diverse applications are crucial to all smart factories looking to reduce personnel, control costs, increase shipments, and implement outdoor monitoring.

The Heart of the AMR
Structurally, an AMR has three major parts: the hardware, the software, and the user interface. The robot’s hardware consists of the mechanical design, sensors, motion control, and computer. The computer is the most critical for integration because it must serve as the robot’s center and interface with various devices and software interfaces. For this application, choosing a high-performance, power-saving, and compact, rugged industrial embedded computer with diverse I/O is essential. Cincoze’s latest DI-1100 series uses a high-performance 8th Gen quad-core Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 (Whiskey Lake-U) CPU and supports one DDR4 2400MHz SO-DIMM up to 64GB to meet the high-efficiency computing requirements for real-time dynamic detection, obstacle detection, and multitasking.

Measuring 203 x 142 x 66.8 mm (WxDxH), the series makes for an easy fit into an AMR while leaving sufficient space for other devices like lifting and safety devices. The 15W low-power consumption design reduces the AGV/AMR charging time, improving production efficiency and productivity. The DI-1100 series has a range of I/O options, including GbE LAN, USB 3.2, USB 2.0, and RS-232/422/485 to connect to cameras, network, and sensors, and two Mini PCIe slots for Wi-Fi, GPS, and 4G modules that enable real-time communication and location tracking for group collaboration.

The Heart of Outdoor Remote Monitoring Systems
An outdoor remote monitoring system must continue to transmit surveillance footage and collect data even in adverse weather conditions. The newly launched Cincoze DI-1100 rugged embedded industrial computer series is ideal for outdoor monitoring applications. The series supports Cincoze’s exclusive CMI, CFM, and MEC modules that provide 10GbE LAN, M12 X-Code LAN, DIO, and other I/O capabilities. Of particular importance for remote monitoring, the four-port PoE card provides up to 25.5W of power per port, is designed explicitly for PoE cameras, and supports useful functions like remote restart and shutdown at night. The front access panel has a hot-swappable 2.5″ HDD/SSD tray and an mSATA slot to store surveillance footage in high volume and collect data from production equipment, which can then be transmitted through 4G for analysis.

A significant pain point for our customers is the overheating caused by the 24/7 operation of outdoor monitoring systems and the uninterrupted transmission of a substantial amount of data over the network. The combat heat buildup, the DI-1100 series, comes with an optional external cooling fan that can be attached to the top, helping to dissipate heat and stabilize operation. Outdoor monitoring equipment also faces challenges such as extreme temperatures, considerable electromagnetic interference, or the limited power supply from solar panels. To tackle these challenges, the DI-1100 offers wide temperature support (-40-70°C), wide voltage support (9-48 VDC), overvoltage protection, overcurrent protection, ESD protection, and 15W low power consumption, the ideal combination for outdoor remote monitoring systems.

The Cincoze DI-1100 series has wall-mount, side-mount, DIN-rail, and VESA mounting options for maximum installation flexibility. In addition, the DI-1100 series has multiple international safety certifications, such as the US military equipment inspection standard (MIL-STD-810G), rail transit EN50155 (EN 50121-3-2 only), and E-mark for use in any application. With the steep trend towards smart manufacturing, Cincoze’s tough, reliable, rugged embedded computers are the best choice for building a high-productivity smart factory.