Embedded systems are utilized in a variety of industries to perform specific tasks within a broader mechanical or electrical system. From heating and ventilating to avionics, Embedded Systems are omnipresent. In large systems, Industrial Embedded Systems serve as a programmable operating system that performs specific tasks such as driving motors, controlling assembly line speeds, networking equipment, and/or adjusting temperatures. They are designed to maximize performance, control processes, and control power efficiency.
The Industrial Embedded System is used in industrial equipment to handle a variety of functions, including regulating fluid flow rates in CNC machines, controlling assembly line speeds, and automatically modifying gear ratios in motor-driven processes. Thus, the Embedded Systems can easily integrate into the machine control, taking advantage of automation software along with proprietary NC and CNC functionality. They help to lower maintenance costs, optimize performance capabilities, and centralize control architecture which overall improves the product quality.
Embedded Systems analyze the system’s condition in real-time, measuring power, pressure, temperature, vibration, flow rate, and more. In the machine monitoring process, current manufacturing systems can take advantage of the available network connections to send performance data to the main server or cloud-based gateway. The data is combined and analyzed, then it provides information through reports, notifications, and dashboards.With the help of Forecr industrial embedded computers, machine monitoring and productivity are improved, also equipment capabilities are optimized. If you want to learn more about the capabilities of embedded computers, our article "What is an Embedded Computer?" is a good place to start.
Today, Industrial Embedded Systems are present in almost every electronic household appliance. From tv and music systems to gaming consoles, coffee machines the usage area is enormous. Embedded software is also used to regulate the temperature in devices such as fridges and microwave ovens. Further, they are used in home automation systems like wired/ wireless networks that control lights, security systems, room temperature, and entertainment units.
In the medical sector, Industrial Embedded Systems are used in imaging systems such as MRI, CAT, PET scanners, and auditory devices such as stethoscopes. Also, digital flow sensors used to monitor respiration, heart monitoring machines, and simple diagnostic machines that test for blood pressure or glucose content use embedded systems.
With the development of the IoT, embedded systems for healthcare create new trends. Doctors and engineers mention that in the future patients will use wearable devices to track their vital signs with data regularly transmitted to their hospital or physician in real-time.
The largest user of Industrial Embedded Systems in the automotive sector. Embedded Systems play a critical role in safety systems such as Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, and Anti-Lock Braking systems. Other examples are motor and cruise control systems, body or engine safety, entertainment, and multimedia in the car. Embedded Systems are also having an active role in the development of hybrid and electrical vehicles.
The telecommunication sector is also leveraging from Industrial Embedded Systems. Embedded technology is used in data routers, network switches, and mobile phones. Also, it helps to develop high-speed network capabilities. Because connection and uptime are so important in the communications business, having key operations that don't use a lot of power is a plus. Embedded systems are also secure since they are contained within a larger device.
Industrial Embedded Systems maintains the train's safety and precision control, as well as the increasingly sophisticated entertainment systems seen on today's trains.Railroad Systems combine industrial embedded technology into their signaling systems for safe travel. Embedded Systems help to reduce the chances of mishaps by aiding in managing railroad signals and heavy railroad traffic. As system developers attempt to utilize the various benefits of data collecting and passenger monitoring, trains are turning into moving Internet-of-Things (IoT) platforms.
In aviation, the space industry, and military activities, high-performance sensors, navigation, and communication solutions play a key role. Industrial Embedded systems in military applications have different requirements than the ones we use in our daily life. . Embedded Defense Systems should be extremely secure to avoid reverse engineering or data interception, ruggedly engineered to resist harsh battlefield conditions, and use components purchased from a trustworthy source to prevent unauthorized software from being put onto the devices. Forecr military products MILBOARD-XV and MILBOX-XV are designed to work in high-performance military applications.
Manufacturing is highly affected by technological innovations. Now, with the active implementation of robotics, IoT, AI, and Big Data into production processes, we can call it “smart” manufacturing. A variety of devices, from small-sized sensors to large, sophisticated units, they can be found at every factory. They can be used for online monitoring, data collection, and placing people on the assembly line. Forecr products DSBOARD-NX2, DSBOX-N2, DSBOX-NX2, and DSBOX-TX2NX help the manufacturing process by detecting failed products and making quality control with image detection.
Around the world, multiple electronic devices and IoT systems are used in cities. With the extensive smart networks, the new ecosystem is called a “smart city”. The purpose of smart cities is to support security and streamlining processes in large areas where millions of people reside. This technology enables smart parking, surveillance systems, traffic control systems, pollution monitoring solutions, interactive kiosks, and various community services. Forecr products DSBOARD-NX2, DSBOX-N2, DSBOX-NX2, and DSBOX-TX2NX are designed to perform with high precision when detecting vehicles on a road, measure the traffic density, etc.