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The shift from automated physical manufacturing to automated cyber-physical systems is referred to as Industry 4.0. Today’s technology has facilitated an unprecedented level of interconnection and autonomy for machines, with which data collection and analysis can be done real-time with little to no human intervention necessary. Industry 4.0 not only fosters productivity and gives business owners the leverage to manage data better, but it also calls for great attention to data security and management.
Reliable untended operations
Where human intervention is removed or minimized, reliability is critical for machines to operate smoothly on their own. Temperature control is also important to maintain normal operation. Transcend’s Thermal Sensor allows devices to monitor temperature changes and defend against overheating damage. In addition, Wide Temperature technology allows devices to withstand temperature extremes from -40°C to 85°C, increasing reliability.
Conformal Coating technology protects devices from dust, electrical interference, and moisture, while Underfill and Corner Bond increase protection against mechanical stress. Transcend’s modules are designed to withstand shocks and vibrations, ensuring robust systems. When power supply is unstable, the Intelligent Power Shield prolongs data write time during a sudden power outage, enhancing data transfer reliability. In harsh factory environments where sulfur is present in high concentrations, Anti-Sulfur Technology prevents sulfur buildup from resulting in abnormal operations.
Assured data security and easy management
When sensitive data is tied into the Internet and cloud computing, data security becomes essential. Transcend’s SSDs equipped with hardware-based AES encryption are compliant with TCG Opal 2.0 Specifications, offering superior data protection and performance. To facilitate management, SSD Scope Pro software is there to help users monitor and manage up to 16 SSDs simultaneously via an intuitive interface, ideal for monitoring, for example, automated equipment in factory.
Recommended Industry 4.0 Solutions at Tekdis
Transcend’s SATA III 6Gb/s MSA452T mSATA SSD delivers fast performance, long-term reliability, and high cost-effectiveness. With DRAM cache for fast access and state-of-the-art 96-layer 3D NAND flash, the MSA452T is fully tested to guarantee reliability in mission-critical applications. Other features include: endurance rating of 3K Program/Erase cycles, wide-temperature model available (from -40℃ to 85℃), and built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality.
Transcend’s SSD425K is the ideal high-speed, lightweight, and shockproof replacement for traditional rotating hard drives. It features, among others, a SATA III 6Gb/s interface, a powerful controller, a wide operating temperature, Advanced Global Wear-Leveling and Block Management, Advanced Garbage Collection, and a Power Shield embedded to prevent data loss in the event of sudden power outage.
Designed for industrial use and mission-critical applications, Transcend’s CF220I Industrial Temp CF cards are ruggedised and feature excellent temperature flexibility. It is compliant with CompactFlash specification 6.0 and RoHS 2.0 standards, and also features enhanced S.M.A.R.T. function, Security Command, and Erase Count Monitoring.
To find out more about these and other Industry 4.0 solutions, please contact Tekdis directly.