Acceed has incorporated a new series of high-performance industrial Box PCs for flexibly configurable application in Automation, Safety Engineering, Plant Control and Production Technology in its portfolio. The Nuvo-9000 series of industrial Box PCs stands for a new generation of high-performance one-for-all platforms. Six 12th generation Intel processors (Alder Lake Core) are available for selection of the processor power. The large number of possible interfaces, including up to six gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE, several USB interfaces with 3.2 to 20 Gbps, the MezIO interface, the PCI/PCIe cassette and the M.2 socket for connecting an SSD convince. The area of use is clearly adjusted to industrial requirements, also via the admissible operation in the extended temperature range from -25 to +70 °C at full CPU load.
Under the brand name ExpertDAQ, Acceed offers a comprehensive range of scalable and cost-efficient IO modules for networks in demanding operational environments. The modules with analogue and digital inputs and outputs also serve to link distributed sensors, actuators, meters or relays in extensive areas or via the Internet. They are robust, energy-efficient and can be installed and commissioned without any great effort. The EX9250-MTCP is a digital I/O module with ten inputs and six outputs. Two Ethernet interfaces enable the linking of several modules. Here, the auto-bypass function ensures the further operation of the other modules in the chain if one fails.
The IGPMC-111GP, now newly available from the German distributor Acceed, is a compact gigabit media converter suitable for top-hat rail assembly which meets high industrial demands regarding robustness and secure use. The compact IGPMC-111GP has respectively one RJ-45 interface 10/100/1000Base-T (X) with PoE up to 30 watts and an SFP (small form factor pluggable) socket for optical cable connection. The admissible ambient temperature for operation is specified with -40 to +75 °C. Assembly sets for top-hat rail and wall assembly are included in the scope of delivery, SFP modules are available optionally.
The newly available series EOS-JNX controllers from Adlink are equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and designed for “on the edge” use (Edge Computing) as image processing systems. Moreover, with their high-performance graphics components they offer new automation options in the IoT, also based on comprehensive image data. In addition to testing tasks, this also incorporates security and monitoring applications. All series EOS-JNX models provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) for the supply to connected cameras or further devices within the network. This renders the laying of additional cables, which causes costs and not seldom further error sources, unnecessary.
The expansion of the IoT infrastructure will still take quite some time. In particular, the retrofitting of existing architectures in the industrial sector as also in the facility management area for private and public real estate projects still requires the use of a large number of IoT components. Unfortunately, broken delivery chains have been causing problems for quite some time. The German distributor Acceed has now reacted to this situation and taken over the business area Europe for the manufacturer TOPSCCC and its ExpertDAQ brand. With this, Acceed extends its wide-ranging network technology portfolio with important and, above-all, IoT components which can be delivered fast.
High performance, easy interface access, flexible data communication and a compact construction at the same time: these are not really easy requirements to be fulfilled by embedded controllers for demanding edge computing. The German distributor Acceed has the answer to such inquiries in its portfolio which is specialised in industrial applications. One example of this is the ultra-compact and fanless embedded PC POC-40 with its 10 nm Atom processor from the Intel Elkhart-Lake x6211E series. With its extremely compact construction, the controller has two gigabit network connections, four USB interfaces, a display port as well as several serial interfaces. Radio modules for 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6, which enable real time data transfer for mobile and gateway applications, can be used via M.2 sockets. The POC-40 shows its strengths primarily in space-critical situations associated with decentral automation and data communication tasks.
The Nuvo-8111 is a newly developed series of cost-efficient computer platforms which are geared to the use of AI without compromise. The industry box computer, which is now available from the distributor Acceed with several design combinations, convinces with its three extension slots and support by a high-end graphics card from Nvidia, for example the RTX 3060/3060 Ti. With a GPU performance of up to 20 TFLOPS (benchmarking with FP32), performance and efficiency in factory automation, image recognition and optical in-line manufacturing tests when controlling pick-and-place robots and generally in new GPU-accelerated applications can be significantly improved.
The picture which many people have in their minds when they think of a constructor’s and hardware developer’s workplace: a chaotic workbench full of cables, clamps and printed circuit boards, topped by a heavy oscilloscope and a fuming solder gun. Even if measuring instruments are becoming increasingly efficient and have a less pretentious appearance, one problem appears to remain persistent: too little space for too many devices.
The recording of conditions measured by sensors in all important positions of a system forms an essential prerequisite for intelligent processes in Smart factory scenarios and efficient automation. Data recording, abbreviated as DAQ, incorporates the recording of analogue signals from sensors and their conversion to digital values for further processing with software. The new ultra-compact MCM-216 is a DAQ computer which functions autonomously and has 16 channels for feeding voltage values. Its sister model MCM-218 works with 8 inputs for recording analogue current values from 0 to 20 mA. Both models support a maximum sampling rate of 250 kS/s.
The new PXIe-3988 controller with a XEON-E-CPU is the first of its kind with server quality and is available with immediate effect from the German distributor Acceed. Equipped with the Intel Xeon E-2276ME and up to 64GB DDR4 working memory with 2,400 MHz, the new controller provides workstation performance for hybrid PXI systems in multitasking environments with several simultaneous and independent measurement or testing tasks. The integrated GPIB interface (Micro-D) is an additional highlight for fast data communication with PCs and further external devices.
The new high-performance card PCIe-HDV72 with the PCI Express x4 Gen2/3 format, now available from the German distributor Acceed, supports HDMI 2.0 and therefore loss-free 4K or ultra HD image transfer. The uncompressed audio and video data is entered via the MHL 3.0 interface and can be output in RGB format up to 36 bits without loading the CPU. When operated, the card can be used at ambient temperatures of 0 to 55 °C.
The ultra-compact, fanless top-hat rail computer POC-400, now introduced by the German distributor Acceed, provides increased functional security. Its core element is the new 10 nm “Elkhart Lake” Atom x6425E processor from Intel. Despite its highly compact construction, the embedded controller has three 2.5G base-T Ethernet ports, of which two have PoE, four USB interfaces, two display ports and a configurable serial interface. The MezIO slot with high-speed interfaces, for which an array of special modules are available for the integration of application-orientated I/O functions, is a highlight. With these, it becomes easy to realise made-to-measure embedded applications affordably, which is ideal for space-critical applications in building automation or image processing within industrial surroundings.
A switch must always be affordable and easy to install if high port density is required in extended industrial centres. Robust design for the highest possible permissible ambient temperatures during operation is a further factor in favour of enabling rail mounting and the installation of several switches in switch boxes. With its compact metal casing (41 x 90 x 127 mm), a total of 10 network interfaces and the extended temperature range of -40 to +75°C, the unmanaged switch IGS-182GP, now available from Acceed, meets exactly these conditions.
“Measurement data is the driver of digital transformation”. That is how Technology Consultant Rahman Jamal, until recently primarily known as a Business and Technology Fellow at National Instruments, phrased it. One matter is certain: no company will get around digital transformation in current times any longer. Model-based development, manufacturing analyses and the monitoring of products during operation constitute just a few examples of this. On the other hand, automated measurement and testing is an integral component of the digital product life cycle. Measurement data provides a wealth of information, also giving information pertaining to the performance of the product or the system component, regarding quality and even pertaining to operational performance. Production data is recorded and trends are analysed, with the objective of improving the manufacturing process. Limit values are adapted by learning and routines optimised with the target of reducing the statistical danger of failure.
The new DLAP-4000 series industrial embedded computers are characterised by their PEG slot (PCI Express for Graphics). The PEG incorporates a PCIe-x16 slot which directly offers a higher power supply. PCIe cards in standard slots may only use a maximum of 25 watts, low-profile cards even only 10 watts. A PEG slot provides up to 75 watts, additional output can be accessed via the power supply. For edge computing tasks such as the intelligent control and monitoring of processes, machines and systems with large data quantities and complex algorithms, high-performance graphics processors such as the Nvidia Quadro models are essential. With its models, the DLAP-4000 series offers a variety of combinations with the Nvidia high-performance cards up to the RTX 8000.
The now newly announced industrial Box PC SEMIL-1300GC from Acceed convinces with a clever extension concept. Here, the basic model SEMIL-1300 is extended to the full rack width and then has a high-performance GPU Tesla T4 or a Quadro P2200 from Nvidia in addition to the integrated Intel UHD graphics card. With this, the SEMIL-1300GC is equipped perfectly for edge computing use and generally for inference tasks in AI-based applications. The series SEMIL-1300 and SEMIL-1300GC industrial Box PCs are well-protected against weather, dust and vibration influence with M12 connections. Certified in accordance with EN 50155, the compact, fanless IPCs are also prepared for operation within the extended temperature range of -25 to +70 °C and use in all vehicle types.
Whether on-campus, in an industrial area, a residential complex or a leisure park, the requirement for comprehensive WLAN is on the increase. This is not changed by the increasing spread of the 5G standard. Free WLAN has become a service magnet which plays a role in virtually all business fields. Stable, secure WLAN which is designed for high access numbers retains customers, tenants and own staff, to name a few examples. The outdoor area poses a challenge here. Although the ranges are further than in buildings, the requirements pertaining to weatherproofness, temperature tolerance and robustness are also more exacting. With its new IGAP-W99110GP+, Acceed from Düsseldorf has incorporated a dual outdoor access point into its programme, which is tailored precisely to these requirements with WiFi 6, IP68, PoE, a wide temperature range and a large number of security protocols.
The new SEMIL-1700 series industrial Box PCs are extremely robust and resistant against weather, dust and vibration influence. Certified in accordance with MIL-STD-810G and EN 50155, the compact, fanless IPCs are excellently prepared for use in all vehicle types, in machinery and production plants and in regions with high temperature fluctuation. The model SEMIL-1710J even offers the integration of a patented emergency power module based on SuperCAP.
The new mobile compact chassis PXES-2314T for four PXI express hybrid slots offers a hitherto unreached portability for testing and measurement applications. A full mobile setup arises as fast as lightning from the PXES-2314T chassis, a power supply and a laptop with a Thunderbolt cable. The chassis can be used for the full PXI measurement module spectrum. Three of the four PXI/PXIe slots support the latest measurement module generation based on PCI Express Gen3 and all the slots are downward compatible with PXI and Compact PCI, enabling the further use of older measurement modules.
The admittedly somewhat cumbersome product designation IGMG-P83244GC+-D4G gives some idea that this machine presented as an M2M gateway for IoT applications can do considerably more than only forwarding data or conveying data between IT systems. It really is an extremely high performance controller with industrial quality which the German distributor Acceed has incorporated in its IIoT portfolio. Last but not least, the software equipment supports a large number of applications in the industrial IoT. The robust and fanless chassis design for an operating temperature range of -40 bis +75 °C is also attuned to these high requirements.
Applications based on innovative AI technology are becoming increasingly popular and finding their way into numerous industrial areas. With the AI platform NRU-120S and integrated Jetson AGX Xavier module from Nvidia, the German distributor Acceed offers a cost-efficient solution for future AI edge computing applications. The compact device has a robust, fanless design in accordance with industrial requirements and convinces with a mere 30 W energy consumption with the same GPU performance offered my a mainstream GPU PC with 120 W. At the same time, the NRU-120S is low-service and equipped with the essential interfaces.
The German distributor Acceed and the globally operating manufacturer Adlink are connected with a partnership which has already existed for several decades. The focus is on specialised hardware for industrial Ethernet applications with high-quality components and systems for the IIoT, Industry 4.0 and edge computing solutions. This partnership has now been extended to incorporate the DDS (Data Distribution Service) area and, in conjunction with this, the Adlink Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform service. Vortex is an intelligent data exchange platform for IoT-specific real time data exchange between devices, machines and people, created for IoT systems which have to reliably and safely provide large data quantities with high end-to-end service quality. Acceed supports customers in developing IoT applications with consultancy services, software development as well as the selection and assembly of the hardware.
Vision systems provide the basis for efficiency, productivity and quality in virtually all areas of automation. The manufacturer Adlink, specialised in edge computing, sealed its collaboration with Nvidia as a Jetson Preferred Partner last year and has developed several specialised controllers and systems with high processing power for AI applications and machine learning since then. Now, the all-in-one camera system NEON-2000-JT2, consisting of a high-resolution Smart camera and the Jetson TX2 module from Nvidia in its core have been added to the programme. The pre-installed software enables short development times and fast integration into machine vision and AI applications.
The intelligent control and monitoring of processes, machines and systems is increasingly based on large data quantities and complex algorithms, whose calculation requires specialised hardware and a high bandwidth for data communication. In particular, the provision and processing of image data from connected cameras poses the controllers used in the industrial environment challenges. They must be space-saving, robust and powerful and at the same time low-service and equipped with the essential interfaces. With the DLAP-301-Nano, Acceed now announces a new AI platform with an integrated Jetson nano engine tailored to these requirements.
Approval requirements for medical devices are known to be high, in particular with regard to the hygienic aspect. But, also in industry and public buildings hygiene has in the meantime become an important factor with regard to interaction between people and computers. Hygiene measures hinder the spread of bacteria, viruses and further substances detrimental to health via surface contacts. The prerequisite is a device design which allows effective cleaning and disinfection, for example via gapless casing and operation elements and surfaces resistant to cleaning measures. With the new MLC 8, Acceed has now incorporated an accordingly equipped, high-performance all-in-one PC in panel format with protective category IP54 into its portfolio. The MLC 8 is approved for the medical area, but can be equally recommended for industrial applications in cleaning-intense environments.
Despite its highly compact form, the new fanless embedded PC Nuvo-7531 from Acceed offers wide-ranging standard equipment. The robust controller continues the Nuvo series which has been successful in the industrial area for several years and, with 8th and 9th generation Intel processors, achieves a 50 percent performance increase vis-à-vis its predecessors. The German distributor Acceed equips the controller specifically for the customer and thus cost-efficiently tailor-made for its planned use. The selection available includes various processors, HDD and SSD disks, storage options, installation accessories, mini PCIe cards for special tasks (for example radio modules) and a special ventilation kit for using a 65W CPU at environmental temperatures of up to 60°C.
Artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, finally also arouses increasing interest in the more classical industrial applications, whether for servicing and error prognosis or the optimisation of operating and manufacturing parameters: the use of specialised and high-performance hardware supports the rapid development of software and algorithms effectively. Acceed has now added several robotics controllers from the ROScube series to its programme in order to support these development steps by its customers optimally. The ROScube-X has an integrated Jetson module, whilst the ROScube-I was developed specifically for the extension with Intel VPU or Nvidia GPU.
With the Adlink EOS-J vision system, Acceed introduces a fully new industrial image processing system for “on the edge” (edge computing) use. Developed for Smart Manufacturing, vision systems form the basis for increasing productivity, quality and efficiency. Since the manufacturer Adlink sealed its collaboration with Nvidia as a Jetson Preferred Partner last year, several specialised controllers and systems with high processing power for AI applications and machine learning have already been developed. These also include the EOS-J with its integrated Jetson TX2 chip and optionally four GigE or USB 3.0 interfaces for connecting cameras or frame grabbers.
Industrial image processing, specifically the analysis of moving objects under demanding environmental conditions, develops as one of the most important factors in automation. “Vision systems” are the future, in particular in the areas of robotics, traffic control, transport safety, logistics, local traffic and in-line quality control. Video data provides important information for automated actions within numerous further application fields. The performance of the hardware used is decisive for all applications. With the new series AVA-5500 AI platform, the German distributor Acceed has incorporated a range of high-performance, robust and fanless industrial controllers, based on Nvidia Quadro GPUs, into its portfolio.
The patented cassette and air tunnel design of the new industrial GPU computer Nuvo-7166GC from Acceed promises system operation at ambient temperatures of up to 60°C at a constant 100% GPU load. Two PCIe slots can respectively record one Nvidia Tesla T4 for the fast calculation of interferences with which the platform can achieve up to 8.1 TFLOPS in the FP32 benchmark and 130 TOPs in the INT8 benchmark for real time calculations based on a trained neuronal network model. In interplay with the available 8th and 9th generation Intel processors (6/8 cores) and 64 GB DDR4-2666 RAM, the Nuvo-7166GC presents itself as a robust industrial AI inference platform with a specially well-balanced relationship between the CPU, GPU and memory performance.
When developing the new NUVO-8208GC computer platform, three priorities were set: top equipment flexibility with a focus on support by two 250W NVIDIA graphics cards, safe in-vehicle operation and robust ergonomic design in accordance with industrial standards. The high-end computer, which is now available from Acceed with several design combinations, is the first industrial dual GPU platform worldwide which has been specifically developed for supporting two high-end graphics cards with 250W, thus providing the gigantic GPU performance of up to 28 TeraFLOPS (benchmarking with FP32). Possible areas of use include GPU-accelerated simulation applications, virtual reality, optical in-line manufacturing inspection or autonomous driving.
Data recording, abbreviated as DAQ, or the recording of analogue signals and their conversion to digital measurement data for further processing with software is one of the fundamental prerequisites for efficient automation and intelligent processes in Smart factory scenarios. The new MCM-204 is a highly compact, autonomous DAQ computer with four high-resolution 24 bit analogue inputs and dedicated digital outputs which, for example, can immediately be used for recording and analysing vibration signals.
Roscube robotic controller series support customers implementing their individual AI application
Computers in vehicles must be particularly robust, vibration-free and impact-resistant and designed for direct connection to the vehicle’s battery. The new in-vehicle Box PC POC-551VTC from Acceed moreover convinces with hitherto unachieved CPU output in this category and equipment ready for use such as four PoE ports with 25 watts’ output, CAN bus integration and slots for up to four modules for mobile communication and WLAN.
The new industrial switch RGS-R9004GP from Acceed offers up to 48 gigabit ports and a further four 10G SFP ports (SFP+). The switch is designed as a flexible, modular system for installation in IT switch cabinets. As a layer 3 switch, the RGS-R9004GP combines sophisticated routing and switching functions and is therefore ideally suited for networks where high performance and high data throughput are required.
The new industry PC Nuvo-7501 from Acceed demonstrates strong performance in a small space. The latest fanless controller development works with 8th and 9th generation Intel processors and achieves a 50 percent performance increase vis-à-vis its predecessors. The casing and equipment are attuned to industrial requirements, also via the temperature range from -25 to +60 °C at full CPU load. With its reduction to the most important interfaces GbE (2x), USB 3.1 (4x) and COM (4x) as well as various hard drive options (SSD, HDD, SATA), the new controller achieves a convincing cost-performance ratio.
The method of unleashed flashes is familiar in photography. The simple idea of “freeing” the two interlinked system components camera and flash and the creation of more leeway for creativity and application options via disengagement is concealed behind this somewhat sensational term. This simple, but highly efficient method can also be applied to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Instead of restricting oneself to a package of interlinked system components from a single manufacturer, system architecture with project-specific tailored selection of components from various manufacturers offers optimum performance and that often at more favourable terms. Here, both data communication and hardware interaction are secured with tailored software.
Servicing and maintenance costs for machines can be reduced considerably if continuous vibration monitoring warns against abnormalities early enough. In this case, on the one hand the time for servicing can be self-determined for maintenance in order to avoid production interruptions and on the other hand early intervention enables the hindrance of larger-scale damages. A compact and cost-efficient system for high-speed oscillation data analysis is now available from Acceed. It consists of a compact industrial Box PC as well as optional sensors, software and radio modules (WLAN, 4G).
Avoid power supply failures with super capacitors (SuperCaps) providing longer-term and better solutions for your controller and Box PC power safety.
The GPU-supported Industry PC Nuvo-7160GC based on 8th generation Intel CPU (Coffee Lake), supports GPUs with up to 120W output and 4 to 6 teraflops, including up to 6 GbE (optionally with PoE), 4 USB 3.1 Gen 2, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1, MezIO interface, PCI/PCIe cassette and mini PCIe.
POC-351VTC: A vehicle controller providing a GigE port, an integrated CAN bus, up to four radio modules per plug-in card and two PoE ports with 25 watts output, robustly designed for direct connection to the vehicle’s battery.
The I/O modules of the EDAM-4200 series offer a cost-effective solution for communication with local terminals in automation and building control networks.
The industrial Box-PC Matrix-750 from Artila can be used as a serial Ethernet radio gateway for your individual IoT application, as radio modules can be used as mPCIe cards.
ORing's IGS-9822DGP redundant 12-port Gigabit switch is ideal for implementing fail-safe ring circuits in industrial networks.
The fanless Nuvo-7000 embedded computer from Neousys with coffee-lake core provides Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, USB 3.1, (m)PCI(e) and MezIO interfaces for industrial use.
With SSL encryption and redundant power supply, the Serial Ethernet Device Server IDS-311F from ORing guarantees fail-safe network operation.
The programmable device server Aport-214PG from Artila with Real Time Operating System (RTOS), based on ARM Cortex-M4, offers individual Serial Ethernet conversion.
Space-saving and fanless high-performance embedded edge computing with the MXE-1500 from Adlink, realized by Celeron Quad Core and many interfaces in the extended industrial temperature range.
GPU acceleration in parallel computations use with the high-performance embedded computer Nuvo-6108GC from Neousys.
With the serial gateway ORIO-G30218 from ORing you can transmit RS232/RS422/RS485 and digital input signals to your IoT network via different radio standards.
Mobile video surveillance by 8 PoE cameras on the vehicle in full HD with the mobile embedded computer Nuvo-5608VR from Neousys.
If laying new cables is not an alternative, simply connect networks to the IMC-V111ET-TB Industrial Media Converter from ORing using 2-wire lines (telephone cables).
Connect your serial and individual wireless networks with the Embedded PC Matrix-713 from Artila as Industrial-IoT-Gateway, expandable by mPCIe-cards.
We recommend the Aport-213 from Artila for the transmission of serial data to WiFi, since it is one of the most compact industrial device servers available.
With the fanless MVP-60xx series, Adlink presents an Embedded Edge PC with 4 PCI(e) cards and Intel Core 6 Gen. for your Industrial IoT network.
Create your own high performance embedded computer by choosing the components for the Nuvo-5026E from Neousys.
The fanless embedded edge computer MXE-210 from Adlink is the Industrial-IoT stand-alone solution, since it combines an embedded computer and an IIoT gateway in one device.
Prevent unnecessary downtime with our Preventive Monitoring Starter-Kit, consisting of sensor, fast DA-converter and evaluation software.
The search is over: Neousys presents the first frame grabber PoE PCIe card in low-profile format for server applications.
Control 6 relay outputs easily with the EDAM-9466 from inLog, which requires no additional power supply, thanks to PoE.
EN 50155 compliant power supply with PoE injector TINJ-101GT-M12 from ORing - well protected against external extreme conditions and voltage fluctuations.
EtherCAT is by far the fastest industrial Ethernet technology. In particular in the rapidly growing application areas of Automation 4.0, the Internet of Things and M2M communication, EtherCAT results in higher precision if the right components are used, to increase throughput and with this also to lower costs in all areas of automation and controlling. Therefore, Acceed has incorporated the latest EtherCAT components from the manufacturer Adlink in its portfolio, including the master controller Talos 3012 and the modular slave system EPS with a large variety of modules including analogue and digital I/Os, motion controllers, communication and measurement modules.
PCs for installation in vehicles must be robust, vibration-free and impact-resistant and designed for direct connection to the vehicle’s battery. The new PC for vehicles, the Nuvo-2510VTC from Acceed, meets these criteria, additionally providing an integrated CAN bus (2.0A und 2.0B) in addition to two GigE ports with 25 watts output as well as the option to add two 3G/4G modules and also a WiFi module.
High processor performance, robust, service-free casing, a compact construction as well as a large number of interfaces which are already integrated: the Nuvo-2500 has everything which an efficient embedded PC needs for all-round use. In particular its already installed interfaces as possible PCI / PCIe extensions make this controller interesting in the current Internet of Things (IoT) and Automation 4.0 application range.