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Partner News: Cincoze Awarded UL Certifcation
In harsh industrial environments, product safety is critical. Our partner Cincoze knows this. So, as a leading rugged embedded computer brand, their whole product line-up is specifically designed to improve safety. During product design, Cincoze engineers use Hazard-Based Safety Engineering (HBSE) design principles and material selection to ensure our products meet and exceed information and communication technology (ICT) and audio-visual (AV) safety standards to comply with the international IEC 62368-1, the EU CE mark for low voltage directive (LVD) EN 62368. Now, Cincoze is applying for UL certification for more products to further ensure they meet strict safety standards.
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A safe industrial environment is built on environmental and equipment safety, and any embedded system built in line with HBSE and installed in a device must pass IEC 62368-1 at a minimum. HBSE requires that, regardless of normal or faulty product operation, the safety of the operator is ensured when touching the device. The device must protect the operator from injury due to electric shock or burns, allow safe use with the predictable operation, and prevent any electrical fires that could cause personal injury or property damage. HBSE requirements include the use of self-extinguishing plastics, fuses for all connectors, fire-resistant wires, and additional thermal protection, to eliminate any chance of shutting down the production line or causing danger that could result in inestimable losses.
Underwriter Laboratories Inc (UL) is the most authoritative safety laboratory in the United States engaged in global safety testing and identification. UL certification is not mandatory, but based on the insistence on product quality and safety, Cincoze took the initiative to apply for UL certification. Currently, the Rugged Computing – DIAMOND product line’s power efficient and basic embedded computer (DA-1100) and the Display Computing – CRYSTAL product line’s computer modules (P2102, P2102E) have achieved UL Listing Certification in the US and Canada, while the Display Computing – CRYSTAL product line’s 19-, 21-, and 24-inch display modules (CV-100 series) and sunlight readable display modules (CS-100 series) have achieved UL Component Recognition Certification in the US and Canada. New products will also be set for certification.
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We are proud to partner with Cincoze as they are committed to the research and development of reliable and stable embedded computers. In addition to the safety that the product itself must have, and numerous robust design features, they have passed strict international testing standards, ensuring continuous stable operation in harsh environments. Some of the extensive international tests include EMC, ruggedness, vibration and shock resistance, and operating temperature.
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