Kontron presented the third generation of its high-end industrial computers in Box PC format - the KBox C-103-CFL series - at SPS 2019. The systems are based on the latest Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® E processors of the ninth generation with up to six processor cores and thus provide an enormous performance boost with ever constant power dissipation. Thanks to their substantial number of M.2, mPCIe and PCI Express® expansion slots, the systems are characterized by high flexibility and expandability; customer-specific adaptations can thus be implemented quickly and without any design risk. All systems of the KBox C-103-CFL family are specifically designed for use in control cabinets in automation environments. In addition to the control and visualization of machines or inspection and AI-based vision applications, Soft-PLC applications can also be implemented using the optional NVRAM and the integration of fieldbus extensions. The KBox C-103-CFL is currently available with two PCI Express® slots; further variants with up to four slots will follow during the first quarter of 2020.
The systems of the KBox C-103-CFL series are equipped with powerful CPUs of 9th generation Intel® Core™ i3, i7 or Intel® Xeon® E processors; the Intel® Core™ i5 is based on the 8th generation. The maintenance-free system enables fanless operation up to 75 degrees Celsius; the Goldcap option and redundant power supplies as well as the recovery functionality guarantee maximum system availability and a long life time.