Industrial Computers

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Industrial PC, Industrial Computer

Industrial Computers from Impulse can be built and configured online, or we can build a completely custom industrial PC to your exact specification. Our comprehensive range of industrial computers caters for a wide range of industrial applications.

Our industrial computers are rugged and can withstand wide temperatures, shock and vibration. They can be configured with Intel, AMD and ARM based processors and the latest high performance computing features.

Rack-mount Industrial PCs
Catering for both market-specific 19" rack mount PC requirements and also custom rack PCs, you can depend in Impulse to deliver the perfect rack mount PC solution for your application.
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Industrial Computer Chassis
Chassis-only, in 1-4U Rack-mount, Microbox and tower formats.
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Industrial Automation PCs
Expandable PC based automation controllers for a wide variety of industrial applications that require additional expansion cards.
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Industrial PC Expansion Cards
Impulse have a range of expansion cards in PCI Express, PCI, ISA and PC/104 form factors for connectivity, control and data acquisition applications.
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VELA Rack - Powerful Industrial PCs, configured for your industry
Combining 38 years of Advantech's world-leading industrial computing development with 28 years of Impulse's industrial computing capabilities, the new VELA Rack range of configurable rack PC systems has the pedigree to support the most critical applications.

What makes an Industrial PC... industrial?

Industrial computers offer a number of key advantages over commercial or enterprise computing platforms. Aside from having a more diverse range of mounting options, such as DIN-rail, rack and panel mount, Industrial computers are designed for use in harsh environments. Shock, vibration, impact, temperature, humidity and even chemical resistance are all considered in the design process.

A wide-temperature specification tells us that a product can operate in extremely hot or cold environments, with many wide-temperature industrial computers able to function as low as -40°C and up to +85°C. To further protect against environmental extremes, conformal coating can be applied to PCBs forming a barrier between critical components and moisture or contaminates.

Industrial Computers also allow for much more flexible expansion and I/O options to cater for the needs of both legacy and emerging industrial control trends. Because these trends differ between industries, there is a whole subset of industrial computers designed for specific applications, railway, automation, oil & gas and marine to name only a few.

All industrial computers should have a stabilised bill of materials ensuring each industrial computer system is assembled to an exacting spec. This ensures repeatability and consistency across all deployed instances of a defined industrial computer system.

Where commercial or enterprise computers generally have a limited lifecycle, industrial computers have long-term availability, often extending for up to 15 years. Furthermore, with Impulse’s strict revision and obsolescence control, any product changes or end-of-life notifications are taken care of well in advance. This process ensures a reliable and repeatable computer system which engineers can depend on for years without having to go through a costly redesign.

Using computers in industrial applications can be challenging... here's why.
After 25 years building computers for industrial applications, we've learned a lot about about how to spec, build, test and support the right system for every demand.
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The latest in Industrial Computers

The latest news, case studies and insights in the world of Industrial Computers.

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