The best solution based on modular design.
The Prime Cube Modular System is a concept that intelligently combines system-supporting modules depending on requirements. The best solution for exactly fitting system applications, simple extensions and flexibility when integrating future technologies.
The components and modules consistently geared to customer needs can be perfectly combined. The innovative precondition for the configuration of individual system variations - for hardware and software alike.
Scalable CPU-performance from Atom to Core-2-Duo processors. Compatible design of the computer cores, based on three architectures: "SBC" (single-board computer) - preferably for general operating and visualising tasks, "CBX" (COM-Express) - ideally suited for embedded controls with real-time requirements, and "ITX" - the open platform with high PC-performance at low costs. All computer platforms bridge short times of power failure to increase the systems safety.
No matter if data entry, process visualisation or parameterisation - you can choose the most suitable screen diagonal for your application out of three standardized formats: 12.1"/15"/19". The high-quality TFT-displays primarily excel by the features relevant for use in industrial applications: They are luminous, rich in contrast and durable (high MTBF). Furthermore, they can be used vertically as well as horizontally and offer the operator a wide viewing angle.
Depending on the requirement the IPC-fronts with touch screen can be selected specifically - both in terms of housing type (enclosed, attached) and material (stainless steel, aluminium, steel sheet and plastics) and of surface finishing (varnished, anodized). The Clean-Line-Technology offered for the stainless steel housing supports GMP-compliant models for use under hygiene requirements (pharmaceutical and food industry). Furthermore, the equipment of additional operating elements (e.g. buttons, emergency switches) is possible.
Apart from Windows XP Prof. we offer comprehensive support for embedded operating systems with performance-optimized system adaptation. The images created specifically for the respective use with Windows Embedded Standard guarantee high system performance with minimized hardware resources. A separate Linux distribution allows for the free adaptation of the open source components and meets hard real-time criteria with extended functionality. By means of Hypervisor the systems can be used in combination and operated in parallel mode.
There are four types of cooling elements to accommodate the computer cores. Basically, the types for the attached resp. enclosed panels are distinguished by two format sizes with two installation depths each: The "Small" cooling element is designed for energy-efficient CPUs with low power dissipation (SBC), while the "Compact" version integrates high CPU-performance (CXB, ITX). Both can host a plug-in card to extend the functionality. The innovative heat emission concept allows for a continuously fanless CPU and system cooling.
The great variety of tasks to be completed results in manifold requirements. For any case "suitable" additions are available. PCI and PCI-Express modules, field-bus interface as well as an I/O module (24 inputs/outputs which are freely configurable) allow for the integration of peripheral resp. additional system functions. On the software side common Soft-PLC and visualisation/SCADA software packages can be installed. New variants and components - geared to customer needs - are permanently updated.
Among other mass storage devices highly shock and vibration-tolerant drives (HDD) as well as semiconductor hard disks (SSD) and CompactFlash cards (CF) are available. Furthermore, in order to achieve an optimum adaptation, a combined configuration of the storage devices in one system is possible. So the Embedded Operating System might be write-protected on CF, while the continuous data entry is performed on a hard disk. The MRAM-extension allows for the storage of remanent data and increases the system safety in the case of power failure.
In order to further modify the system with application-specific features the respective functions can be integrated on request: both WLAN as well as RFID-readers or barcode scanners, or on the front side a USB-port under protected IP65-cover (alternatively on the rear side at the computer core) or additional operating elements in variable number - the options are manifold. Further options are determined by future technologies and can be taken up successively.