Enabling Tomorrow’s Industrial Production
Every day, the world’s factories are growing smarter and more connected. In no small part, this is driven by developments in industrial computer platforms, the central components for the control, interaction and connection of machines and processes. As a global leader in embedded computing technology, Kontron closely collaborates with its extensive network of partners and suppliers to push boundaries in security, reliability, manageability and datability – opening up new horizons in predictable productivity.
At Kontron, we don't just repackage personal computer technology. Instead, we develop true industrial computer platforms to enable tomorrow's production. Kontron’s IoT-ready industrial computer platforms are designed to ideally prepare your production facility or asset ready for Industry 4.0 to pave the way for highly efficient and flexible automation solutions. They accelerate your time to deployment and optimize your TCO without sacrificing your innovative potential.
Kontron's IoT-ready KBox family is an industrial computer platform, designed to enable predictable productivity in a connected environment.
Kontron's rackmount systems are designed and tested for challenging environments, and are therefore the perfect fit for extreme temperature and mechanical ...
The 100 % industry-capable monitors meet the toughest environmental requirements concerning shock, vibration and temperature resistance.
Computer on Modules (COMs) are highly integrated component SBCs that support system expansion and application-specific customization. The CPU module delivers ...
CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial provide solutions for high-density integrated systems as well as excellent EMI shielding, optimized cooling, and utilizes ...
COMe-bSL6 and COMe-bSL6R E2S deliver a new generation of high performance, feature-rich COM-modules based on the COM Express® basic standard form factor (125 x 95mm) and Intel® ...more
COMe-bKL6 and COMe-bKL6R E2S deliver a new generation of high performance, feature-rich COM-modules based on the COM Express® basic standard form factor (125 x 95mm) and Intel® ...more
Smart Factory Automation
In order to achieve its smart factory objectives, a major requirement for Kontron has been the successful implementation of a totally paperless manufacturing ...more
From idea to industrial reality
voxeljet uses Kontron's KISS Rackmounts for its industrial 3D printers 3D printing systems have revolutionized many industrial sectors. The automotive ...more
Heidelberg Postpress relies on embedded technologies from Kontron
Working with Kontron, Heidelberg Postpress developed a high-quality control IPC to handle and coordinate its paper folding machines. The unit is easy ...more
Adding IoT to Water Works Wonders for Malaysian Rice Growers
Kontron's Industrial Computing Platform enables innovative IoT precision farming solution. In Malaysia demand for rice puts the country's ...more
High-speed vision systems
A high degree of customization is required for image processing systems – both in terms of compiling the hardware and the software. This leads to ...more
High-Performance Control for Mining Trucks
Mining trucks are huge transport vehicles used on open-cast mines all over the globe, and the T 282 C made by Liebherr is the most powerful model in ...more
Intelligent positioning systems
To enable faster and more precise positioning with less wear and tear of transfer carriages in automatic warehouses, the Automotive Aftermarket Business ...more
Kontron COMs help Glacier industrial computers keep their cool
CHALLENGE: Glacier Computer needed a powerful and rugged small form factor embedded computing solution for its industrialbased Everest products. SOLUTION: ...more
Robust and long-term available Panel PC in a cost-effective housing
In order to improve order picking for the large base of small warehouses and assemblies, SSI Schaefer developed an affordable Pick-by-Light (PbL) system, ...more
Laser control in semi-custom design - TRUMPF migrates from VME to customized Computer-on-Module design
With the migration from VMEbus to a solution with Computer-on-Modules on tailor made carrier boards, the new laser control from TRUMPF Laser GmbH & ...more
iNOEX relies on Intel Atom processor-based HMIs with the Kontron Nano Client Panel PC
The Intel Atom processor-based Kontron Nano Client panel PC with stainless steel housing has been implemented as a visualization client and HMI (Human ...more
Kontron Panel PC controls biogas plants with Open Source software from Awite
For the smooth operation and economic success of biogas plants, robust and durable components with long-term availability are essential factors. Additionally, ...more
Soccer player versus machine
The Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund, Germany has developed a robot goalkeeper with lightning fast reflexes that ...more
Agent software from Asentics with multicore industrial servers from Kontron
The new agent-based software architecture from Asentics for industrial image processing on surface inspection applications, such as PCB inspection, ...more
Sophisticated Image Processing
Sophisticated image processing systems are becoming an increasingly indispensible part of quality control on automated filling and packaging lines that ...more
Surviving in Death Valley
Before a vehicle reaches the mass production stage, countless measurements need to be made to coordinate all components optimally. Mobile measuring ...more
Production Planning and Control System in the Automotive Industry
The target of this project was to create the entire system that monitors the production process on the semiautomatic production machines, records all ...more
Robust Control Technology in use Underground Worldwide
Eickhoff shearer loaders use modular CompactPCI hardware from Kontron and the CoDeSys Soft PLC together with Profibus and CANopen in a single-system ...more
CompactPCI computers control automated systems in open-cast mining operations. The objective was clear: a control system on a bucket-wheel excavator ...more
HMI for the Printing Industry - Printing Press
Replacement of PLCs and NC controls by IPC based controls A customized HMI is integrated into the operating panel of a sheet fed offset printing press, ...more
The laser is a universal tool for non-contact cutting, welding, marking, drilling, punching and forming materials. It is not subject to wear and tear. ...more
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. The Intel® Communications Alliance is a community of communications, embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies. Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.www.intel.com
As a Gold member of Microsoft's OEM System Building Program, Kontron works directly with Microsoft on new releases of MS operating systems. Testing these products on Kontron platforms in advance insures compatibility and maximizes performance.www.microsoft.com
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500®, is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies.www.freescale.com
Wind River®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 2 billion products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for addressing the system-level challenges and opportunities of IoT that is backed by world-class global professional services, award-winning customer support, and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the software and expertise that enable the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems.www.windriver.com
KW-Software is the worldwide leading software manufacturer of IEC 61131 programming and runtime systems in the field of industrial control and automation technology. MULTIPROG is the hardware-independent IEC 61131 PLC programming system for creating control applications and the basis for more than 250 control systems. ProConOS is the very fast, realtime and multitasking-capable IEC 61131 PLC runtime system that is available for a great number of embedded platforms. It can also be used in different variants as Soft-PLC. KW-Software is the predominant provider of software for safety technology according to IEC 61508 up to SIL3. The safety-relevant software components are already certified completely manufacturer-independent and can thus be used immediately. KW-Software is intensely and successfully working with the latest technology. This way, we allow our customers to gain a competitive edge and a technological head start.www.kw-software.com
3S-Smart Software Solutions develops and distributes CoDeSys the well-known IEC 61131-3 programming system. Today, CoDeSys is the widest-spread IEC 61131-3 development tool in Europe and has established itself as the satadard in controller and PLC programming. CoDeSys is a complete automation suite with object oriented programming, version profiles and controller networks. It contains integrated compilers for all important CPU families, an integrated visualization tool CoDeSys Visualization, an integrated motion control tool CoDeSys SoftMotion and an integrated product extension CoDeSys Safety. CoDeSys SP RTE is the CoDeSys real time SoftPLC under Windows.www.3s-software.com
KUHNKE Automation develops and sells customer-specific mechatronic solutions to optimize automatic processes. Core competencies are control and positioning systems, pneumatic solutions and solenoids. Based upon broad technological expertise, KUHNKE creates world class solutions and products which enhance our customer's competitiveness and reduce costs significantly. Ventura, the modular control platform for automation solutions, is the central device for the integration of process control- and field-level. It features EtherCAT, PROFIBUS, CAN and AS-Interface as well as standard interfaces and is custom-designed for the industrial environment. The automation software Ventura Life supports computer simulations for machine and electronic design engineering. Thanks to (repeated) interpretation of the simulation results and subsequent model adaptations improved solutions for machine motion sequences can be developed. Ventura Life thus optimizes the overall design and reduces start-up times. The programming system is based upon CoDeSys in line with IEC 61131. In addition KUHNKE Automation offers Condition Monitoring Systems as well as engineering and maintenance services.www.kuhnke.com