As the application in the industry has matured in recent years, embedded industrial computers have replaced some traditional industrial computers in some industries or fields.
And its application is more and more extensive. Why choose an embedded industrial computer? What is the difference between it and traditional industrial computer?
Traditional industrial computers generally use a 4U standard chassis that is easy to install. The chassis is a steel structure and has high anti-electromagnetic interference and anti-shock capabilities.
There is a dedicated power supply in the chassis, which has the ability to work continuously for a long time. The chassis needs a fan to dissipate heat. When the fan fails, the power supply and the industrial motherboard will be damaged.
The embedded industrial computer adopts a closed fanless design. The embedded box PC can not only prevent dust, moisture, vibration, and enhance the anti-electromagnetic interference ability, but also realize wide temperature operation.
In terms of heat dissipation: the embedded industrial computer uses heat sinks distributed on the surface of the chassis to dissipate heat, which effectively solves the problems of high internal temperature of the chassis and easy failure of the cooling fan after working for a long time.
The embedded industrial computer improves the stability and reliability of the long-term operation of the industrial computer in the field. At the same time, the fanless operation avoids the requirement of air convection, thereby effectively preventing dust from entering the interior of the industrial computer.
Embedded industrial computers are often organically combined with specific applications, and the upgrading of embedded industrial computers is also carried out simultaneously with specific products. Therefore, once embedded system products enter the market, they have a long service cycle.
Embedded industrial computer is a compact industrial computer designed for application in various small spaces. It is compact in size, small in size and light in weight and takes up little space. It is easy to install and maintain, flexible and easy to operate.
It supports various expansion interfaces such as PCI, PCIE, mini PCIe and mSATA, providing maximum flexibility for different industrial applications.
The high-performance embedded box PC also supports POE ports, allowing data to be transmitted over Ethernet cables, reducing complexity, installation and maintenance costs, while increasing network security and reliability.
The traditional industrial computer has a broad and solid user base, and the system composition is highly flexible, which has been familiar and recognized by the majority of technical personnel. The embedded industrial computer occupies a small space and is suitable for applications with higher requirements on reliability, size and power consumption.
Both have their own strengths. Compared with traditional industrial computers, embedded box PCs are more suitable for complex and harsh on-site environments.
At present, embedded industrial computer has been widely used in industrial automation, intelligent transportation, network, communication, medical equipment, vehicle equipment, electric power, financial monitoring, machine vision, video monitoring and other fields.