Due to our systems engineering approach to designing and manufacturing customer-driven computing solutions, the TRC4008 4U rackmount computer offers users a unique combination of power, longevity and configurability. It starts with an extremely rugged, yet lightweight aluminum chassis designed to withstand the level of shock & vibration commonly found in military, as well as industrial automation applications. To accommodate demanding data storage requirements, the TRC4008 features eight, hot-swap, front-access 2.5″ drive bays for mounting HDD or SDD devices.
In order to satisfy the widest range of power, memory and I/O card options, the TRC4008 can be configured with a number of PCI Express backplanes, such as the BPG8155, BPX8093 or BPG7087, which support single or dual-processor single board computers, such as the TSB7053 or BXT7059.
TRC4008 4U rackmount computer, configured with BPG8155 PCIe backplane and BXT7059 SBC
It’s all about configuration options…
- Supports PCI-X & PCIe 1.1/2.0/3.0 option cards
- Backplanes configured with x1, x4, x8, x16 slots
- Single & dual-processor single board computers
- Powered by two up to twenty processing cores
- Customize the 19″ rugged rackmount enclosure
- Full system BIOS control with factory support
Call Trenton Systems today and let us design a customer-driven computing solution that meets your exact specifications. Our single board computers and PCI Express backplanes are Made in the USA, carry a five-year factory warranty, and come with full lifetime technical support. Dial: 770-287-3100
When IBM first released the 5531 Industrial Computer some thirty years ago in 1984 there was a lot of speculation as to how big of an impact such systems would have on modern industrial automation. In a world of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) / Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) solutions, it was unclear as to the role these new rackmount computers would ultimately play.
Covering a range of applications that involved data acquisition alongside motor control and machine vision, industrial computing allowed for the development of analog input boards designed to amplify and multiplex the input signals from thermocouples, strain gauges, accelerometers, photo sensors, flowmeters or thermistors, and multiple I/O cards could reside in one industrial rackmount computer.
As communication protocols expanded from RS-232 and RS-422/485 to Ethernet (first wired and now wireless), the industrial computer buss architecture evolved from ISA to PCI, and ultimately to PCIe, yet the parameters of measurement remain much the same as analog output modules continue to control the relays, solenoids and valves that support industries such as paper and steel production, chemical manufacturing, oil refining and semiconductor fabrication.
- light & sound
- temperature & pressure
- voltage & current
- wind & humidity
- shock & vibration
- velocity & acceleration
- time & distance
- motion & location
- size & weight
- thickness & density
- speed & position
- flow & level
Even after thirty years the importance of industrial computing remains critical, while new technology is increasing the connectedness of all devices on the factory floor and the Internet-of-Things & Big Data enable faster and more meaningful decisions to be made in real time.
Multi-core processors now drive a new generation of single board computers, and PCI Express backplanes continue to provide ever greater levels of bandwidth as PCIe technology goes from Gen2 to Gen3 speeds and GPU computing becomes pervasive.
Along the way, Trenton has continued to develop new industrial computing solutions based on our customer’s unique configuration requirements, and we still provide a 5-year factory warranty on all of our Made-in-USA single board computers and backplanes.