Every month, we will be highlighting some of the innovative products and solutions that we offer to customers through our extensive range of partners. This month, we are putting the spotlight on smart manufacturing solutions specialist Cincoze and their new DS-1300 embedded PC range.
What is it?
The DS-1300 series is a range of embedded PCs with 10th Generation Intel® Xeon/Core™ Series Processors. They are high-performance computers designed to facilitate the move into smart manufacturing. The expandable, modular, and rugged design gives businesses the flexibility to be able to work and expand in a range of environments, giving them the platform to perform rapid optimization of manufacturing processes.
The DS-1300 range, which includes multiple expansion options and a rich I/O, can quickly connect to peripheral sensors and devices. Through data integration and analysis, it becomes the central smart hub for edge computing critical for the migration to Industry 4.0.
Data recording, monitoring and transmission
The DS-1300 has built-in sensor inputs to collect data from the factory floor. This data can then be utilized to make corrective feedback, automatic scheduling, and failure prediction analysis for a whole range of applications.
The DS-1300 has native high-speed I/O including GbE LAN, COM, and USB 3.2, and supports expansion modules with 12x GbE LAN, 2x 10GbE LAN, 32x DIO, 8x M12 LAN, 4x COM, or PoE for easy connection with different interfaces. Two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots support up to 64GB of memory, and storage options include M.2 NV Me, 3x mSATA, and 2x 2.5” HDD/SSD drive bays. Together, the enhanced storage and memory capacity provides the speed and performance necessary for recording and analyzing production cycles to improve yield and enable parameter transfer. The DS-1300 has a mini PCIe slot, supporting an optional WiFi/4G/GPS communications module that enables a real-time wireless connection to the central control center.
Making the move to smart manufacturing takes a huge amount of computing power. The DS-1300 range supports 10th generation Intel® Xeon® or Core™ CPUs; up to 10 cores, and up to 80W. This presents a 31% performance increase over the previous generation, giving the range faster and more efficient processing power to optimize various instructions and data.
Further capabilities are possible with up to two PCIe expansion card slots. These slots support either a single GPU expansion card (up to 110W) or up to two cards such as image capture cards for visual inspection, motion control cards to actuate robot arms, and more. To prevent PCIe cards from shaking loose in high vibration situations, Cincoze’s patented Adjustable PCIe Retainer keeps the PCIe cards (up to 235 x 111mm) securely in place.
The DS-1300 range has a fanless and cableless industrial-grade design that can withstand a range of rugged environments. It has a unique thermal casing that can operate within an extended temperature range from -40°C to 70°C. The DS-1300 series also passes a number of stringent industry standards, including MIL-STD-810G military standard and EN50155 (EN 50121-3-2 only) for rolling stock environments.
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