Project Description

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Multi-Camera Vision Controller M180 GigE

Accurate control and open architecture

M180 GigE is an industrial PC dedicated to Machine Vision applications. Entirely “in-house”: designed, developed and manufactured by Tattile, the M180 gives to the customers a wide range of applications according to specifications and it can be employed in many industrial sectors.

The M180 features 6 independent GigE ports, each one with its own direct connection to the CPU, and all Power over Ethernet (PoE), so the cameras can be powered directly through the Ethernet cable connection without the need to add extra power cables.

The M180 GigE features a 6th generation Intel processors i7 and installs Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) or Windows 10* operating systems.
The open architecture allows the user to decide whether to develop the vision application using Tattile’s software platform or other manufacturers’ software/ libraries or to use a previously developed program.

Camera sync can be implemented using the 6 high-speed triggeroutputs or via the  Precision  Time  Protocol  (PTP)  IEEE1588.  One additional Gigabit Ethernet port is dedicated to the LAN connection.

The isolated high-speed digital I/O (8 in / 14 out) allows the perfect low-latency synchronization between vision system, cameras and machine automation.

Thanks to the FPGA technology, implementing real-time logics is incredibly easy.

It is 24 VDC powered and it is a fanless system, therefore with minor problems of maintenance.

The completely “in-house” development guarantees the life of the product up to at least ten years: Tattile’s architecture longevity translates for the OEM into a safe replicability of its machines.

The system provides a default SSD hard drives up to 256 GB of capacity and allows you to install two extra dedicated hard disks, for example: to the images storage, data, back-up, log files. It also allows “customization” and provides one PCI Express 8x free slot, so the customer can install a third-party card to expand the functionality of the system.

It features two standard USB ports, an internal USB port and two Display Port video outputs.
The intelligent diagnostic service enables to verify the functioning of all devices and hardware; this would not be possible on common industrial PC, where the hardware components are installed at a later stage.

Key points

  • Multiple inspections available thanks to 6 GigE Vision port and 4 USB 3.0 port
  • Maximized acquisition performance through 6 GigE independent channels.
  • Easy cabling with PoE
  • Ethernet network connectivity and Real Time Input & Output
  • Customizable using 1 PCIe 8x expansion card
  • Huge data record with 2 dedicated HD for storage
  • Fanless design reduces maintenance cost
  • Long Term Longevity up to 10 years
  • Open System: Windows Embedded Standard (WES) 7 or Windows 10*.
  • Improved inspections capabilities through 6th gen Intel i7 high performance processor* Windows 10: coming soon
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Applications

  • AOI
  • Web Inspection
  • Print inspection
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Sorting Applications
  • 2D/3D Measurements

more…

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Gigabit Ethernet

6 Gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE (Power over Ethernet) allow the connection of GigE Vision cameras using only one cable (Ethernet + power supply).

Each Gigabit Ethernet port is connected to the CPU through a dedicated PCI-Express interface in order to guarantee the maximum acquisition performance.

Camera sync can be implemented using the 6 high-speed trigger outputs or thanks to the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) IEEE1588.

One additional Gigabit Ethernet port is dedicated to the LAN connection.

Real Time I/O

The isolated high-speed digital I/Os (8 in / 14 out) allows the perfect low-latency synchronization between vision system, cameras and machine automation.

Thanks to the FPGA technology, implementing real-time logics is incredibly easy.

USB 3.0 / 2.0

4 USB 3.0 ports allow the connection of high-speed USB 3.0 Vision cameras with a shared bandwidth up to 350 MB/s.

Additionally, two USB 2.0 ports are accessible from the front panel.

SSD/HDD internal data storage

The internal SSD disk stores the operating system and the user program; it can be write-protected to enhance reliability.

Two separated 2.5″ hard disk slots provide space for image storage, statistical data and more.

Separate storage slots increase the bandwidth for high-speed applications and reduce the possibility of data loss.

PCIe Expansion

One PCI Express x8 expansion slot gives the possibility to install an additional card like a frame grabber or a vision processing unit (from Tattile or other manufacturers).

Open Architecture

Thanks to the use of standard WES 7 or Windows 10*, it is possible to develop Vision Application with Tattile software or third party library/software.

* Windows 10: coming soon

Long Term Longevity

M180 Series is designed to guarantee long term longevity of the main electronic components (up to 10 years).

Intel 6th generation i7 processors

Today’s multi-camera vision applications require a performing processing engine. The M180 is powered by Intel 6th generation i7 processors with 16GB DDR4 RAM (up to 32 GB) in order to tackle the most demanding inspection tasks.

Direct encoder input

If the vision system must be interfaced to an incremental encoder, the line-drive RS422 encoder input of the M180 allows a perfect synchronization of the system without the need of other interface devices.

Internal USB port

M180 provides one internal USB 2.0 port to integrate a Dongle key for software licenses or copy Protection.

DIN Mounting

The M180 GigE Series have 2 DIN mounting point for quickly assembly inside rack.

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FEATURES
PROCESSING
CPUIntel i7 6820EQ 2.8 GHz Quad Core
FPGAAltera Cyclone GX 22K LEs (I/O management)
RAMup to 32GB
Storage1x SSD up to 256 GB
2x SATA HDD/SSD (optional)
CAMERA INTERFACE
ProtocolsGigE Vision - USB 3.0
GigE Vision ports6
USB 3.0 ports4
Camera supplyPoE - USB
MACHINE INTERFACE
LAN1x Gigabit Ethernet
Video output2x Display Port
Serial interfacesRS232/RS485
Expansion bus1x PCIe x8 expansion card (Frame grabber, interface board, etc..)
USB 2.02x USB 2.0 External / 1x USB 2.0 Internal
Digital inputs8x isolated PNP
Digital outputs8x isolated PNP
Trigger6x fast isolated PNP
Encoder inputs3-channel Line drive RS422
ELECTRICAL
Power22 - 27 VDc
Power Consumption Max 100 W
MECHANICAL
Dimensions286 mm x 197 mm x 73 mm
Weight3,5 Kg
ENVIRONMENTAL
CoolingFanless
Operating Temperature 0 °C - 45 °C
Conformity2004/108/CE - EN 61326-1:2066 - EN 62311:2008 - RoHS
SOFTWARE
Operating SystemWindows Embedded Standard (WES) 7 64 bit,
Windows 10 (coming soon)

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