Smart Automation

Manufacturing

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Introduction

Manufacturing is perhaps the industry sector where Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (AIoT) is talked about the most. With more efficient factories, smarter manufacturing lines, and easier monitoring, AIoT solutions are expected to bring immense benefits in terms of efficiency, safety, and overall factory output.

With the introduction of AI technology in factories, robots and devices along the production line can make correct split-second decisions—autonomously—with a speed and level of precision simply untenable for regular humans. Further, with enhanced connectivity throughout entire factories, operators can easily monitor and manage all equipment and devices from a safe distance.

As we are moving toward a fourth industrial revolution and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), AIoT technologies are paramount to achieving these visions of a better and more efficient industrial sector.

Challenges

Manufacturing applications presents AIoT devices with diverse and challenging working environments that can pose immense challenges to device integrity and operational stability. Further, the need for high-performance components and extreme precision require the best possible components and devices. Some of the challenges faced in manufacturing are:

Environmental challenges​

Environmental challenges

  • Extreme temperature environments
  • Shocks and vibrations
  • Exposure to gases and pollutants

High-performance requirements​

High-performance requirements

  • Rapid machine vision
  • Split-second decision making
  • Excellent precision

Management and security requirements

Management and security requirements

  • Detailed and effective monitoring
  • Minimum downtime
  • Maximum data security and data integrity

Solutions

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
Industrial Robot
Conveyor System

Conveyor System

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Wide Temperature DDR4 SODIMM

Conveyor systems can put components under considerable thermal and mechanical stress, with extreme temperatures and repeated movements simply facts of life for any embedded hardware. Innodisk’s wide temperature DDR4 SODIMM modules tackle these challenges with true -40 to 85 °C wide temperature design and the highest-quality materials to ensure that they are ready for any challenge that comes their way. Better yet, they provide blazing-fast data transfer rates to ensure that information is always transmitted quickly and accurately.

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mSATA 3TE7 with iCell

The mSATA 3TE7 is the perfect flash storage device for conveyor systems in industrial applications, fully satisfying the application’s demands for industrial-grade storage in a small form factor. Featuring Innodisk’s exclusive iPower Guard and iData Guard technologies, the mSATA 3TE7 with iCell also brings additional protection against unstable power supply situations while also ensuring the data integrity and reliability required by industrial applications.

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AI Accelerator

Innodisk’s AI accelerator cards bring artificial intelligence and advanced machine vision capabilities to conveyor systems without requiring a system redesign or replacement. The AI accelerator module can easily be plugged into existing systems without any modifications, and – thanks to its wide framework support – allows operators to implement AI functionalities in their systems in no time. Most importantly, the embedded Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPUs provide more than enough performance to keep things moving at a rapid pace.

Industrial Robot

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CAN Bus Modules with CANopen

Innodisk’s USB to dual-isolated CAN bus modules bring CANopen support – ideal for servo motor control – to any system. Allowing the simultaneous transmission of multiple messages at excellent speeds, it is an ideal choice for industrial robots with many motors, sensors, and connected devices. Best of all, the expansion module format combined with CAN bus’s pared-down, single-cable, two-wire structure provides unparalleled installation and maintenance flexibility.

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mSATA 3TE7 with iCell

Featuring Innodisk-exclusive technologies for unwavering stability in challenging applications like industrial robots, the mSATA 3TE7 meets all industrial requirements. The mSATA 3TE7 with iCell leverages iPower Guard to protect circuits against unstable power supply. Moreover, its built-in thermal sensors and iData Guard ensure complete data integrity and operational reliability.

All this, combined with the mSATA 3TE7’s small size and wide compatibility, makes it the right choice for industrial equipment in smart factories everywhere.

DRAM

DDR4 SODIMM VLP

The DDR4 SODIMM VLP series delivers exceptional performance that ensures that robots operate flawlessly and perfectly in synchronization with other devices and equipment. The SODIMM VLP form factor provides a high degree of flexibility thanks to its space-saving 0.7” (1.78 cm) PCB height – making it an excellent choice in industrial robots where keeping systems lean and light is of the essence. Moreover, Innodisk’s DDR4 SODIMM VLP modules are made with the highest-quality materials to ensure unparalleled stability, reliability, and longevity – even in industrial robots where modules are subject to repeated movements close to 24/7.

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

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Display Cards

Innodisk’s display cards bring all the high-resolution video performance required by modern human-machine interface applications while maintaining a small thermal footprint in a small form factor – making them an ideal choice for space-constricted HMIs. With multi-platform support and wide-temperature capabilities, they are a great choice for any industrial application and system.

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CFast 3ME4

Innodisk’s CFast 3ME4 packs remarkable performance in a tiny and portable form factor that makes it an ideal choice as both a boot device and a data storage device in industrial applications. Optimized to provide high both sustained and random read/write performance and without requiring additional driver, CFast 3ME4 brings well-balanced performance without sacrificing flexibility. Supporting hardware write protection, Innodisk’s CFast 3ME4 can also prevent valuable data from getting modified or deleted by unauthorized personnel.

DRAM

DDR4 2666 SODIMM

Innodisk’s DDR4 2666 provides ample performance for all the data analysis and constant data transfers in HMI applications. Moreover, with their small size and high-quality materials, Innodisk’s DDR4 SODIMM modules are ideal for HMI devices – easily fulfilling requirements for small form factors and reliability.

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