Success Story

24-02-2021

Success Story: Pipeline Robots

Pipelines run through our cities mostly unseen. They run underground, through buildings, and in our ceilings to form a network that facilitates the flow of gases, liquids and other fluids. 
Our customer, a leading company specializing in machine vision and image system integration, is involved in helping to develop pipeline robots. These small-sized robots are used for inspection, cleaning, maintenance and repair of pipelines, which would otherwise be inaccessible. The robots serve an important role in ensuring public safety by identifying any issues that need fixing before pipes burst.

The tight area inside the pipes requires the robots be small and heat-resistant while performing complex functions. Our customer asked us for storage solutions that could meet these requirements. In a nutshell, the storage modules needed to process data quickly and reliably without taking up too much space or breaking down in extreme temperatures.

In short, the Cervoz solution we provided to our customer had the following, three key attributes:

Cervoz offers a range of industrial embedded modules with different form factors. We recommended the M.2 2242/2280 T405 PCIe Gen 3x4 embedded module for pipeline robots. The T405 PCIe Gen 3x4 is 4 times faster at data processing than the standard SATA module, making it ideal for multi-tasking applications. Catering to the needs of the pipeline robots, the form factor is compact and can be fitted with a heatsink for heat dissipation. The product comes in a wide temperature version that can operate normally from -40˚C to 85˚C. If needed, Cervoz can apply conformal coating to the product to protect it from moisture or other environmental factors it may be exposed to inside the pipelines. 

 

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