VELA Rack - Powered by Advantech

Through our long standing technology partnership with Advantech, the worlds #1 manufacturer of Industrial Computers, Impulse have launched a new range of custom built Industrial Computers to the UK market. Utilising our increased capacity, these systems are available to configure online, built, tested and stocked in the UK and delivered to you in a matter of days. 

VELA - Built for engineers, by engineers

Stock systems
To your spec
Software & expansion
Customised
Thinking globally
Need an Industrial PC fast?
Owing to our spacious 35,000 sq.ft. UK facility, and our close partnership with Advantech, we are able to keep stock of all major chassis and components ready for you to select during your configuration stage. Once we receive your order, our dedicated Build Technicians get straight to work and will deliver your built, configured and tested rack computers in just a few days.
We're thinking a little differently
Rather than only offering inflexible, pre-configured systems, the brains at Advantech HQ have tested and certified a huge number of combinations of components to IEC 62368-1. We then stock these components here in the UK, and allow you to configure and order your systems to your exact specifications online through our configurator tool. We'll then get in touch to discuss how we can tailor your system to your exact requirements before we begin your build.
Your software and expansion cards? No problem
At Impulse we build thousands of bespoke industrial and embedded computers every year and have done so for over 25 years. Our experience of integrating expansion cards, configuring software and creating bespoke disk images ensures you can have confidence in the reliability and compatibility of your VELA systems. You can free-issue your expansion cards and upload your software to our secure servers, or even come and visit us if it's safe to do so. We will discuss all the settings and configuration you require and apply this to your build specification and system.
Did you need something a little different?
If you need something a little more bespoke, with your logo perhaps or even a complete chassis redesign, our Design Engineers can perform a 360 Assessment with you and help you through your design stage, please just don't ask us to deliver in a few days! So, if you are an OEM, or a system integrator who needs something a little specific than our COTS systems, there is a whole world of customisation options available to you by speaking to our team.
Global certification and service
All of our VELA Rack systems have the ability to be certified for global distribution and service through our close relationship with Advantech. If you are a UK OEM but your primary market is in a different territory, or you are a manufacturer with sites located globally, we can help create a system that enables deployment of all your systems regardless of their location. Contact our technical sales team for further assistance.

Configured. Expanded. Customised.

Tailored configuration & build

The concept of our VELA Rack range of industrial computers extends beyond simple component selection. Impulse Design Engineers lean on decades of industrial computing experience to ensure every system can be tailored to your exact requirements. Following an agreed build specification and using the meticulous attention to detail required for devices serving mission critical applications, every system is guaranteed to be rock solid, reliable and repeatable.

BIOS
Our engineers will tweak the system BIOS to your requirements to enable additional motherboard features required for your application.
VMWare
VELA computers are available with VMWare support via our 360 assessment - talk to our design engineers before ordering.
Linux
If you require Linux our engineers can install Ubuntu as standard or other variants via our 360 Assessment.
Raid and hot-swap
Software or hardware RAID can be configured with some of our VELA rack systems to maximise system reliability and minimise downtime, contact our design engineers for assistance.
Windows 7
For backwards compatibility with Windows 7 choose our VELA H6 range, perfect for keeping ageing control assets running.
Windows 10
The most up to date Windows 10 operating systems are all available with our VELA range.
Server OS
For both Linux and Windows Servers operating systems, please discuss with us prior to ordering.
Quiet cooling
If your systems operate in a noise free environment please ask us about our low noise acoustic cooling and fan options.
Power
We specify power supplies with high and stable current ratings on all power rails to ensure reliable and sufficient supply of power to all your expansion cards and peripherals. Power redundancy solutions are also available for mission critical applications.
Airflow
With over 25 years’ experience building rack systems, we optimise cable management and peripheral board placement for better airflow within your system to maximise reliability.
Build Specification
Every VELA system comes with a comprehensive build specification which ensures build repeatability.
Testing
In addition to the build specification each system comes pre-tested and boxed with our stress and soak test reports included.
Warranty
All of our VELA Rack systems come with a 3 year return to base warranty as standard. Detailed service level agreements and in country service can be arranged where required.

Configure online.
Buy online.

  • Rack computers powered by Advantech
  • Built by Impulse
  • Configured online, by you
  • Delivered in days
VELA-R2H6-Q170
Configurable Rack-Mount Computer
19" 2U Configurable Industrial Rack-mount Computer System w/ 6th Gen. Intel Core i7/i5/i3, Q170 Chipset, up to 64GB DDR4, Windows 7 support, 4x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0, 1x COM and 2x Hot-swap drive trays
CONFIGURE ONLINEIN STOCKFREE DELIVERY
From £974
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VELA-R4H6-Q170
Configurable Rack-Mount Computer
19" 4U Configurable Industrial Rack-mount Computer System w/ 6th Gen. Intel Core i7/i5/i3, Q170 chipset, up to 64GB DDR4, Windows 7 support, 10x USB, 1x COM and 4x Hot-swap drive trays
CONFIGURE ONLINEIN STOCKFREE DELIVERY
From £1079
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VELA-R2V9-Q370
Configurable Rack-Mount Computer
19" 2U Configurable Industrial Rack-mount Computer System w/ 9th Gen. Intel Core i7/i5/i3 up to 64GB DDR4, 10x USB, 1x COM and support for up to 4 storage devices
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From £966
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VELA-R4V9-Q370
4U Rack-mount Industrial Computer
19" 4U Customisable Industrial Rack-mount Computer System w/ 9th Gen. Intel Core i7/i5/i3, up to 64GB DDR4, 10x USB, 1x COM and up to four storage devices
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From £1011
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VELA-T1H6-Q170
Configurable Industrial Computer
Wall mount Configurable Industrial Tower Computer w/ 6th Gen. Intel Core i7/i5/i3, Q170 chipset, up to 64GB DDR4, Windows 7 support, 10x USB, 1x COM and 2x Hot-swap drive trays
CONFIGURE ONLINEIN STOCKFREE DELIVERY
From £1070
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VELA-T1H9-Q370
Configurable Industrial Computer
Wall mount Configurable Industrial Tower Computer System w/ 9th Gen. Intel Core i7/i5/i3, up to 64GB DDR4, 10x USB, 1x COM and 2x Hot-swap drive trays
CONFIGURE ONLINEIN STOCKFREE DELIVERY
From £1083
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“We are delighted to power the VELA Rack range by Impulse Embedded. There is a sizeable market demand for configurable rack PC systems across the UK. We feel Impulse is ideally positioned to support its customers’ projects, and serve as an essential link between themselves and manufacturing partners like Advantech.”

Jash Bansidhar, Managing Director, Advantech Europe

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