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Cincoze DS-1302: Powering X-ray Inspection System to Optimize Production Quality Control

POSTED 03/30/2023

Introduction

X-ray inspection systems are one of the most efficient non-destructive inspection technologies in the industrial field today, performing quality control and testing by scanning objects with X-rays to detect internal defects or foreign objects. Compared with traditional detection methods, X-ray inspection is non-destructive, high-precision, and highly efficient. It is widely used in automotive, aerospace, electronics, food, medical equipment, and other industrial fields, playing a key role in optimizing quality control and testing, and effectively helping manufacturers to bolster production efficiency. According to a market report released by ReportLinker, the global X-ray inspection systems market is estimated to exceed USD 1.1 billion by 2030.

A well-known European X-ray inspection equipment manufacturer needed an embedded computer to integrate into its industrial-grade automatic X-ray inspection system. The system is suitable for a variety of material detection, such as metal casting, steel components, aluminum alloys, plastics, ceramics, and more. Combined with the deep learning software developed by the equipment manufacturer, it can detect, locate, and classify defects, making it a great tool for automated quality management. They selected the Cincoze DS-1302 rugged embedded computer as the core platform for the inspection system.

Customer Requirement

High-performance Processor
As the processing core of X-ray machine vision detection, the embedded computer must have high-performance computing capabilities. In addition to capturing a large number of images through the frame grabber card and then analyzing those images with deep learning technology, it also needs to connect to a variety of peripheral devices and networks to provide high-speed and flexible processing capabilities.

PCIe Expansion
To implement machine vision in an inspection system, the embedded computer must be capable of installing a frame grabber card in PCIe slots to provide high-resolution image processing and image analysis functions.

Multiple High-speed LAN and High Expandability
In order to meet different job demands, the embedded computer must have multiple high-speed network interfaces, in order to perform high-speed and large-scale data transmission with network storage servers and the cloud. Also, it needs to have a high degree of expandability to connect with handling axes or other related peripherals, and it must meet the interconnection requirements between edge computing devices.

Why Cincoze?

Excellent Computing Performance
The Cincoze DS-1302 is a high-performance, highly expandable, rugged embedded computer supporting an Intel® Xeon® or Core™ processor of up to 10 cores and 80W TDP, and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. The computing performance is powerful, making it suitable for machine vision, AOI defect detection, and other applications in factory automation. The DS-1302 has a special heat dissipation structure design to achieve passive cooling, and when faced with high workload applications it can also support external fans to accelerate heat dissipation and ensure stability.

Rich I/O and Modular Expansion
In addition to the rich selection of native I/O ports, including 2x GbE LAN, 6x USB 3.2, and 2x USB 2.0, a selection of expansion options are available for various industrial applications. Cincoze’s exclusive CMI and MEC modules allow for an additional 12x GbE LAN, 2x 10 GbE LAN, 32x DIO, 8x M12, 4x COM, or 4x USB 3.2, while the CFM modules support IGN and PoE. Furthermore, two PCI/PCIe slots can be connected to various high-speed I/Os, GPU cards, video capture cards, motion cards, and more. To keep expansion cards firmly secured, Cincoze’s patented two-stage Adjustable Card Retainer (patent no. I773359) fits expansion cards of almost any size.

Rugged and Certified
A variety of industrial-grade designs and protections enable the DS-1302 to operate non-stop in harsh industrial environments. The DS-1302 complies with industrial specifications for a wide operating temperature range (-40°C to 70°C), wide-range DC power input (9 - 48 VDC), and industrial-grade overvoltage, overcurrent, and ESD protection to ensure long-term stable operation. In addition, DS-1302 has passed stringent tests, including superior MIL-STD-810G military standard and EN50155 (EN 50121-3-2 only) for rolling stock environments, providing the necessary reliability and stability.