NEXCOM introduces NIFE 103 PC-based controller | Automation.com

NEXCOM introduces NIFE 103 PC-based controller

September 122017
NEXCOM introduces NIFE 103 PC-based controller

September 13, 2017 - NEXCOM's PC-based controller NIFE 103 is an industrial automation solution that allows clients to facilitate production with a  firm grasp on processes while embracing future changes. Powered by Intel Atom processor E3826, the NIFE 103 takes over entire processes such as sorting, labeling, packing, dispensing, and monitoring. 

The PC-based controller NIFE 103 is a industrial control solution. Its processing power features I/O control of up to 512 points operating at 1us cycle time speed based on CODESYS Control Runtime to lead an entire system or specific equipment. Combined with PC capabilities, it simultaneously handles and stores large amounts of data, which evaluates in real-time and produces response signals to achieve a complete industrial automation. Moreover, the PC-based open architecture mitigates efforts of system integrators when processes require updates or upgrades.

NIFE 103 offers support for industrial communication protocols,and also the flexibility to be paired with additional peripherals. A mini-PCIe slot facilitates connection with fieldbus modules, including PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and EtherCAT, when machines foresee addition of new functions demanding more I/O modules. Peripherals can be attached through USB, COM, and GPIO ports to fulfill an array of needs. This  level of interoperability and integration smooths convergence of both operational and information technology systems.

Furthermore, combining gateway and controller functions, the NIFE 103 is ready to bring Industry 4.0 to factories. The PC-based controller represents a solution for a variety of processes including packaging, conveyor systems, water treatment and poultry farming. Configured with scanners and cameras, NIFE 103 documents production records by reading QR codes and barcodes in packaging lines as well as sorting and moving products by controlling conveyor belts. Water treatment benefits from its easier configuration capabilities when processes vary regularly depending on the level of pollutants. In the case of farms, it can monitor real-time internal environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, or ammonia gas through sensors, to generate alerts and notify personnel in charge accessing internet over GbE LAN or 3G/Wi-Fi.

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