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What types of industrial computers are there?

Pulished on Aug. 21, 2020

Industrial computer is a computer specially designed for industrial control, which is mostly used in the measurement, control, management and other links of industrial production process. However, with the advent of the Industry 4.0 era, industrial computers are shouldering more historical burdens, and people have put forward higher requirements for industrial computers, allowing industrial computers to derive more functions and types. With the continuous derivation of embedded industrial computer and industrial tablet computer, the application of industrial computer is no longer limited to the field of industrial automation, and has now become the core of automation equipment and basic equipment of the information industry. So, how do people classify industrial computer? Let us follow the industrial control editor of Edao Information to take a look.


At present, the main categories of industrial computer are: IPC (PC bus industrial computer), PLC (programmable control system), DCS (distributed control system), FCS (field bus system) and CNC (numerical control system).


IPC industrial computer


IPC industrial computer is an industrial computer based on the PC bus. Because of its low price, high quality, large output, and rich software/hardware resources, it is familiar and recognized by the majority of technical personnel, and even once set off industrial computer craze. Specifically, the IPC industrial computer has the characteristics of reliability, scalability, compatibility, etc., can easily solve the problems of electromagnetic interference, vibration, dust, high/low temperature in the industrial field, and can interact with various peripherals and boards in the industrial field. , Video monitors, vehicle detectors, etc. are connected to complete various tasks.


IPC has the following characteristics: Industrial PC has the ability to diagnose dust, smoke, high/low temperature, humidity, vibration, corrosion, and rapid diagnosis and maintainability. Its MTTR (MeanTImetoRepair) is generally 5min and MTTF is more than 100,000 hours, while the MTTF of ordinary PCs is only It is 10,000 to 15,000 hours. Moreover, with the development of new technologies and new applications, IPC industrial computers have also crossed the field of industrial field applications and set foot in the home office field, appearing in people’s daily life in the form of home office microcomputers, enriching people’s lives, such as people Home theater control center and so on.


MTTF: Refers to the expected average operating time of a component.


PLC industrial computer


PLC industrial computer, programmable logic controller, is a digital operation operation electronic system specially designed for industrial environment applications. It uses a programmable memory to store and execute logic operations, sequence control, timing, Operation instructions such as counting and arithmetic operations, through digital or analog input and output to control various types of mechanical equipment or production process, are widely used in various fields of industrial control.


DCS industrial computer


DCS industrial computer, that is, distributed control system, it is a high-performance, high-quality, low-cost, flexible configuration of distributed control system products, which can form various independent control systems, distributed control systems DCS, monitoring and data acquisition The system (SCADA) can meet the needs of process control and information management in various industrial fields.


FCS industrial computer


FCS industrial computer is an all-digital serial, two-way communication system. In the classification of factory network, it is used as part of process control (such as PLC, LC, etc.) and application of intelligent instruments (such as inverter, valve, barcode reader, etc.) The network has the built-in function of distributing control applications on the network, and has a wide range of application prospects.


CNC industrial computer


CNC industrial computer, that is, the computer digital control system, it is a numerical control system that uses a microprocessor or a special microcomputer. The control logic is realized by the system program (software) stored in the memory in advance, and part or all of the numerical control functions are realized. Peripheral equipment is connected, and the application is also relatively wide.


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