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Advantech Launches Explosion-Proof Data Gateways with C1D2 Certification for Harsh Industrial Environments

12/11/2021
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November 2021, Taipei, Taiwan - Advantech, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, is pleased to announce its new explosion-proof data gateways, UNO-410 and UNO-430 EXP.  Powered by an Intel® Atom® E39XX processor with 8 GB of DDR3L memory, both gateways feature an optimized form factor to ensure easy deployment and maintenance in diverse environments. For in-cabinet installations, the ultra-compact UNO-410 gateway supports DIN-rail mounting; whereas for cabinet-free installations, the UNO-430 EXP gateway features an enclosure with an easy-access front door that allows convenient maintenance. Aimed at industrial applications in harsh environments, UNO-410 and UNO-430 EXP are UL C1D2, ATEX, and IECEx certified for explosion tolerance, making them ideal for a wide range of applications in the oil & gas, mining, food & beverage, and chemical & pharmaceuticals industries.

Rugged Design with Explosion-Proof Certification

Designed to withstand industrial applications, the explosion-proof UNO gateways feature a rugged design and certification for safe operation in hazardous environments, including in-cabinet and outdoor environments. Specifically, UNO-410 is certified for operation in UL Class I, Division 2, ATEX/IECEx Zone 2-classified locations, i.e., explosion-proof enclosures. Meanwhile, the UNO-430-E1H standalone gateway is certified for UL Class I, Division 2, ATEX/IECEx Zone 2, Zone 22-classified environments, making it ideal for outdoor/roadside installations.

IECEx/ATEX Explosion Proof Rating for UNO Gateways

UNO-410 is also equipped with a cable locking mechanism for securing USB cable connections to prevent data losses and fire. The COM and digital I/O ports with 2500 VDC isolation protection eliminate noise between devices, thereby enhancing the overall system stability. Regarding the UNO-430 EXP gateway, the industrial-grade design supports a wide operating temperature range (-40 ~ 70 °C/-40 ~ 158 °F) and is IP66 rated for protection from water and dust, ensuring optimal operation under extreme conditions. The ATEX-certified cable gland protects electrical components by sealing the outer cable sheath and excluding dust and moisture from the enclosure. Moreover, the provision of a cable gland also supports the installation of a ½-inch NPT metal conduit (for U.S.) or poly-filled cable (for E.U.) for greater ease-of-installation and deployment flexibility.

Scalable Wireless Communication for Remote Management

With the provision of dual expansion slots for wireless and LTE modules, the explosion-proof UNO gateways support scalable wireless communication for remote monitoring, data transfers, and mobile operation. UNO-410 features an mPCIe slot for integrating a Wi-Fi module and a M.2 3042 (B key) socket for an LTE module, while UNO-430 EXP features M.2 (E and B key) sockets to enable the provision of Wi-Fi, 5G/LTE, and GPS capabilities. With UNO gateways, extensive wiring is no longer required, making them ideal for industries with large-scale factories and outdoor equipment.

Easy Installation and Maintenance in Diverse Environments

To withstand the most demanding applications, UNO-410 and UNO-430-E1H gateways are designed for rapid installation, flexible deployment, and reliable operation in hazardous environments. UNO-410 is equipped with an optimized DIN-rail kit with a new sliding hook design and user-friendly release latch, enabling easy installation in environments with limited space. By contrast, UNO-430 EXP features an enclosure with front door to provide easy deployment, access, and operation. UNO-430 EXP also supports dual-direction mount options (wall and pole mount) to ensure flexible deployment in diverse industrial environments.

Key Features

UNO-410 

  • Intel® Atom® E3940 processor (1.6 GHz) with 8 GB DDR3L memory
  • 8 x Digital Input, 8 x Digital Output, and 2 x COM ports with isolation protection
  • Dual storage with M.2 2242 SATA SSD and 2.5” HDD/SSD
  • Onboard TPM 2.0 chip provides hardware-based security
  • Supports M.2 3042/3052 module
  • UL C1D2, ATEX, and IECEx certified for explosion tolerance

UNO-430 EXP

  • Intel® Atom™ E3950 quad-core processor with 8 GB DDR3L memory
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x RS-422/485 with isolation protection, and 1 x RS-232 console port
  • IP66-rated protection from water and dust ingress
  • Wide operating temperature range (-40 ~ 70 °C/-40 ~ 158 °F)
  • Built-in TPM 2.0 chip provides hardware-based security
  • 1 x M.2 (E-key) and 1 x M.2 (B-key) expansion sockets for integrating CE-RED-compliant Wi-Fi, LTE, and GPS wireless communication modules
  • Enclosure with front-facing door and cable gland ensures easy installation and maintenance
  • UL C1D2, ATEX, and IECEx certified for explosion tolerance

Advantech’s UNO-410 and UNO-430 EXP explosion-proof gateways are available for order now. For more information about these or other Advantech products, contact your local sales support team or visit our website at www.advantech.com.

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. With Advantech products, the application and innovation potential becomes unlimited. (Corporate website: www.advantech.com).

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