A global car manufacturer employed AAEON’s BOXER-6710 DIN rail mount Embedded Box PC as an IoT Gateway to digitalize their factory’s defect detection stations. By doing so, they were able to incorporate both edge and cloud-based controls to their manufacturing quality control process.
The device had to maintain continuous operation and stable edge-cloud communication amid the extreme temperature changes and power supply fluctuations of such a harsh environment.
With a wide operating temperature of -4°F ~ 140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C), the BOXER-6710 could sustain the temperature changes of the factory. The BOXER-6710’s fanless chassis and 9-36V power supply also provided immunity to contaminants and power fluctuations.
Assembly interruptions are incredibly expensive and have a knock-on effect on other production units, so the customer required a solution that was easy to deploy.
With the BOXER-6710’s small 1.73" x 6.54" x 4.17" (44mm x 166mm x 106mm) form factor, it was easily deployed via DIN rail mount. This prevented interruptions to the assembly process during installation, and also reduced the space required for deployment.
The application called for hardware able to host multiple cameras and sensors, while having the processing capability to analyze and transmit data between its cameras, sensors, and the cloud.
Its two RJ-45 LAN ports and four USB 3.2 slots meant the BOXER-6710 could host numerous sensors and cameras. Further, its full-size and optional half-size mini card slots facilitated data transmittance to the cloud by accommodating Wi-Fi modules.
Due to the BOXER-6710’s role as an IoT Gateway, the company could obtain, analyze, and transfer defect detection data, streamlining their quality assurance process. Consequently, the company will be scaling up their integration of the application to additional factories, illustrating AAEON’s reliability in providing exceptional Industry 4.0 solutions.