AUTEM offers an ultra-compact dedicated IPC - BLACKBOX 4 for PLC process data recording, monitoring and remote maintenance. BLACKBOX 4 Edge can record and archive process data for a very long period of time. After turning on the BLACKBOX 4 Edge, it automatically starts recording the signal
and then works offline.

Meta manufacturing systems is official distributor of AUTEM GmbH. Meta System implements IIoT to small manufacturing enterprises with expertise
in engineering and process automation. With verified IIoT solutions, we help manufacturing enterprises increase their efficiency with minimal investment.
Fields of use
  • Long term recording of PLC signals
  • Diagnostics of equipment failures
  • Objective monitoring of equipment operation data
  • Explanation of plant shutdown
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Quality guarantee
  • Packet control
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Remote service
Manufacturers and users of machines and plants benefit greatly
from this form of continuous recording. It is used for operation
of the equipment, documenting the operating behavior and elimination of errors. This allows to get more extensive information for maintenance, construction and quality services.
For whom?
The technical manager — has access to all important process data in the event of equipment failure. The BLACKBOX 4 Edge can also be used as a condition monitoring system for predictive maintenance.
The production manager — will be able to receive messages about the status of the equipment via SMS or e-mail.

Technical information BLACKBOX 4

Technical features

  • Massive aluminium case
  • Mini-PC (FANless) with Intel® Celeron® Quad-Core 1.5 GHz
  • 1 TB SSD / 8 GB RAM
  • Control-LEDs for RECORDING, PWR, HDD, LAN
  • 2 x USB 3.0 (each 900 mA load-bearing)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (each 500 mA load-bearing)
  • 2 x GbE LAN Port (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • 2 x DP-Display Port Video output
  • 2 x 9 pol. D-Sub RS232 (COM1/COM2)
  • Mini-PCIe slot for opt. Wi-Fi / 3G/4G-Modem
  • 2 x Antenna connection
  • Power supply 24 V DC / 2,5 A
  • Plug with cable for ext. DC power supply is scope of delivery
  • Ext. power supply 100 ~ 240 V AC / 60 W
  • Plug for remote PWR-ON/OFF is scope of delivery
  • Adapter DP-Display Port to HDMI is scope of delivery
  • Watchdog monitoring
  • Status messages via E-mail or SMS (opt.)
  • Signal recording capacity typ. Ø 3 years*
  • 3 potential-free contacts led out (Plug is scope of delivery):
POWER-INDICATOR: Signaling BLACKBOX 4 operating state
LIFE-INDICATOR: Signaling PLC-ANALYZER operating state
ACTION-CONTACT: Signaling trigger action
  • Remote control via LAN, WAN, (Radio-) Modem/Internet (VPN) possible
  • BLACKBOX-license PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 with desired PLC-driver incl. documentation
  • Environment: -5°C ~ 55°C operating temperature (ambient with air flow / according to IEC60068-2-1, IEC60068-2-2, IEC60068-2-14), 10 % ~ 95 % rel. humidity non-condensing
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 185 x 131 x 54 mm / 1,35 kg
  • DIN rail mounting / Adapter scope of delivery
  • Windows 10 pro (64-Bit) (multi-language)
  • System completely installed („ready-to-use“)
  • CE, FCC Class A
  • 48 hour Burn-In, 12 months warranty

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