Embedded industrial computers power smart logistics

Embedded industrial computers power smart logistics

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

The Rugged Computing — Diamond product line of industrial computers from Cincoze has become the preferred choice among players in the smart logistics industry, and has achieved remarkable project results in both European and American markets.

The high-performance and power-saving series (DI-1100), and high-performance and basic series (DV-1000) embedded industrial computers stand out as favored choices. According to data from the US market research firm eMarketer, global retail e-commerce sales were approximately US$5.7 trillion in 2022, with a projected increase to over US$7 trillion by 2025.

In response to this thriving market, it is essential to overcome labor shortages and enhance efficiency. Moreover, driven by advancements and maturity in overall AI and warehousing technologies, numerous large logistics and warehousing companies are actively expanding smart warehousing by upgrading logistics systems and enhancing operational models. Within this context, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and parcel sorting machines have emerged as key drivers, and the DI-1100 and DV-1000 series embedded industrial computers, as their core components, play indispensable roles.


Autonomous mobile robots as optimal warehouse managers

Picking and sorting operations have always been the most labor-intensive and time-consuming aspects of logistics centers. The emergence of AMRs has shifted the burden of carrying and transporting loads to these robots. Through path planning, different AMRs can cooperate effectively, solving labor shortages in logistics centers while accelerating shipping efficiency.

The compact Cincoze DI-1100 series of industrial computers, with a footprint roughly the size of A5 paper, easily fits into AMRs. It is equipped with an 8th-gen Intel® Core™ Whiskey Lake-U series processor (i7/i5/i3), meeting the high-efficiency computational requirements of real-time dynamic detection, obstacle avoidance, and other tasks. Its 15-W TDP power-saving design reduces the overall power drain and charging time, effectively boosting operational efficiency. Additionally, the DI-1100 series offers various I/O options, including 1GbE LAN, USB, and COM, facilitating connections with cameras and sensors. With two mini PCIe slots for expanding Wi-Fi, GPS, and 4G capabilities, it supports real-time communication, tracking, and positioning, paving the way for further development of unmanned warehouses.

Parcel sorting machines are key to swift shipping

In the process of logistics automation, the parcel sorting machine enables efficient and accurate package handling. These machines are typically equipped with advanced automation technologies, including barcode scanners, image recognition, and robotic arms. As packages move along conveyor belts, the parcel sorting machine reads barcode information or image features from packages and automatically sorts them to the correct processing area based on postal codes, destinations, or other criteria.

The DV-1000 series of industrial computers boasts a robust, fanless, cableless, and anti-vibration kit design. It is certified to MIL-STD-810G military standards for shock and vibration resistance, ensuring robust performance in high-vibration environments around parcel sorting machines. With a 9th/8th-gen Intel® Core™ processor, efficient computing power can quickly perform multi-tasking processing and on-site data analysis at the edge and easily handle barcode scanning, image recognition, and other package sorting machine requirements. Meeting the 24/7 operational demands of smart logistics centers, the DV-1000 series excels in heat dissipation and industrial-grade protection. With features like a wide temperature range (-40 to 70°C), wide voltage input (9 to 48 VDC), overvoltage, overcurrent, and ESD protection, the DV-1000 remains the preferred model for parcel sorting machines, even in harsh environments.

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