The AMR-Dedicated Industrial Motherboard RCB 600 Steers Toward a Smart Factory
In the post-pandemic era, promoting robot automation for smart manufacturing is essential to keep factories running smoothly. With NexCOBOT’s professional PC-based controller customization capabilities, RCB 600 responds to Industry 4.0’s automated norm. This industrial motherboard provides high specifications, a Linux-based real-time operating system, and rich I/Os, functioning as a real-time robotic controller, solving problems, and providing benefits for hardware solutions such as Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) deployments in countless fields.
industrial motherboard features the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, offering high-performance recognition and AI computing capabilities via its strong integrated graphics. This makes it perfect for machine vision applications, saving costs for users. With the use of Intel® OpenVINO and Intel® DL Boost, it can further accelerate inference speed of visual recognition and path navigation applications.
NexCOBOT has developed a Linux-based real-time operating system called NexRTOS for a real-time robotic controller. This system is an economically viable solution for logistics robot automation, facilitating real-time communication between software and devices, including collaborative AMRs. With built-in Intel® TCC, NexRTOS enhances performance, enabling stable fast cycle time response with low latency of 1 millisecond and less than 30 microseconds respectively. Furthermore, NexCOBOT provides a tool to easily tune collaborative mechanical arms via Ethernet communication, which streamlines implementation without disrupting factory layout. This leads to improved productivity, efficiency, and safety while minimizing labor costs.
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The rich and practical I/O interfaces of the RCB 600 ensure the compatibility between practical hardware and the AMR such as mechanical arms, cameras, or sensors. Through software customization services, customers can develop recognition, equipment, and system connection applications on the Windows platform, or use ROS, motor motion control system, and its SLAM kit to develop path planning and robot control applications on Linux. All industrial control components are integrated via 24V DI/O. When combining this machine vision technology with its platform or electric lifter, this industrial motherboard supports robot automation, reducing logistic delays and workplace injuries, while simultaneously collecting all the information of the environment
The RCB 600 offers numerous ideal protocols such as CAN Bus, an efficient protocol used to minimize heavy wiring, cost, and weight yet excellent in error detection. Additionally, it is robust towards electrical disturbances and interference. The EtherCAT protocol also assists in real-time applications by eliminating data collisions in the factory.
The RCB 600 is an industrial motherboard designed specifically for the AMR applications. It comes equipped with a wide range of I/Os, essential protocols, high-performance AI computing capabilities, and a robust architecture. Moreover, it is fully compatible with NexRTOS, a practical operating system that can help you build a smart factory with ease. Overall, it is an excellent choice for anyone looking to optimize their AMR systems and streamline their manufacturing operations.