Four-slot modular industrial PC supports factory automation

Industrial computer specialist, Axiomtek, has announced the IPC964-512-FL, a four-slot, fanless barebone system. It is modular in design, and expandable.

The rugged industrial PC supports the 7th/6th generation Intel Core and Celeron processors (codenamed Kaby Lake/Skylake) with the Intel Q170 chipset. It has an I/O module slot and three different types of I/O modules. Four PCI/PCIe slots allow expansion with the ability to support add-on cards. Customers can assemble the modules and their add-on solutions rapidly because of the innovative mechanical design of the IPC964-512-FL, claims Axiomtek. The industrial PC system is suitable for a variety of industrial IoT applications, such as automatic optical inspection (AOI), motion control, robotic industry, and factory automation.

To meet various industrial environments, the rugged modular industrial PC supports a wide range 19 to 30V DC power input with a lockable terminal block-type connector and a wide operating temperature range of -10 to +60°C.

The IPC964-512-FL features dual DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM slots with up to 32Gbyte memory. For easy cabling and maintenance, the IP40-rated embedded system features a choice of front-accessible I/O interfaces, including two Gigabit LAN ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one VGA, one HDMI, one audio (mic-in/line-out), and three optional I/O modules – a four-port isolated RS-232/422/485 module, an isolated eight-in/eight-out DIO module, and a two-port isolated RS-232/422/485 and four-in/four-out DIO module. The compact industrial PC also provides four flexible PCI/PCIe expansion slots with three different combinations of expansion kits: one PCIe x16 and one PCIe x4; one PCIe x16 and one PCI; and two PCI. There is also a full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot for 3G/4G, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, and two easy-swappable 2.5-inch HDD trays for storage.

For flexible mounting options, the IPC964-512-FL is compatible with a wall mount, a VESA mount and a DIN-rail mount. There is also an external switch for AT/ATX mode selection. The fanless embedded PC can be run on Windows 10 and Linux operating systems, and supports Axiomtek’s exclusive AXView software for smart device monitoring and remote management for Industrial IoT applications.

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