More Information on Electronics for Industrial Automation
Automated electronics are supposed to optimize drive systems by measurement and control technologies. Within this field energy efficiency has become the most important issue.
Automation applications include industrial robots, machine and process control (printing, textile, milling, ceramic, enveloping), quality inspection, diagnosis and test, security and energy systems, water or gas management, video surveillance systems, humanoid robots, traffic light and speed control or even movie cameras.
The applications are mission-critical if a computer failure leads to costly downtimes or safety-critical if a failure results in damage or loss of life or damage of the environment. These applications require reliable computer components together with a safe computer architecture.
Made for Harsh Environments
In addition, environments are often harsh, and volume and weight can be a challenge, so that computers must be robust, compact and lightweight. Mission-critical industrial applications typically require long-term availability of the computer systems and suitability for industrial environments.
Extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, chemical influence and humidity are common issues in this industry and require high-quality electronic solutions. MEN offers rugged electronics designed to meet the specific requirements of industrial applications. They comply, for example, with the extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C, they are shock and vibration proof and can be coated against humidity.
MEN's product range offers the perfect solution for any automation application. From industrial box PCs to HMI panel PCs up to compact and space-saving computer-on-modules, MEN designs its products according to the customer's needs.
Application Examples for Industrial Automation
Textile Machine Supervision
These Human-Machine Interfaces based on the computer-on-module concept are used in the interaction with different types of textile machines.
Speed Camera Control
The speed camera control application is based on a Computer-On-Module concept, alternatively a 19” CompactPCI solution, depending on the complexity of the control tasks.
The computing core for the industrial tightening system is based on PowerPC Computer-On-Module technology.
High-speed, high-precision robots are needed in the production process of plastics materials, in painting, for semiconductor production in clean rooms, for machine tending and all general automation purposes.
Digital Camera Control
Using standard-based embedded hardware with sufficient ruggedization, processing and graphics performance and IP connectivity changes the way movies are made.
QoS Testing for Mobile Networks
This CompactPCI PlusIO based system is used for Quality of Service (QoS) testing of mobile networks all over the world.
Bottling Facility Control
In this application, a customized CompactPCI PlusIO CPU board supervises the fluid levels during the bottling process.