The SIMATIC IPC1047 is a ruggedized rack PC designed to support computationally intensive tasks in the industrial environment. It starts with a dual-socket motherboard featuring INTEL XEON E5 processors with up to 2x 14 CPU kernels/2x 24 processing power makes this PC effective for demanding applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtualization. The addition of high-performance graphics cards and GPUs enables the unit to tackle image recognition/evaluation and other complex applications like vision-guided motion.
One of the core benefits of the platform is the degree of flexibility that it provides. Six PCIe slots (three x8 and three x16) enable OEMs to create a custom computing environment, for example adding PROFINET functionality so that the unit can interface with a Siemens SIMATIC PLC. Customers can configure memory to suit the application with up to 2TB of DDR4 RAM plus solid-state drives with capacities ranging from 480 GB to 2 TB, and a 2 TB hard drive.
PCs offering this level of performance normally aren’t compatible with plant-floor conditions but the SIMATIC IPC1047 has been designed for 24/7 operation and certified for the industrial environment. It’s qualified for an ambient temperature range of up to 50° C (40° C if the unit incorporates a GPU). The metal enclosure includes an EMC seal designed for industrial use. Units feature redundant 700-W power supplies for high failure safety.
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