How an AI Software Vision Company Uses Machine Vision PCs & Touch Monitors for Defect Inspections on The Factory Floor

Explore how a system integrator uses Premio’s Machine Vision Computer & Modular IP65 Touchscreen Panel PC to process their machine vision solutions.

The Challenge 

  • A reliable machine vision computer that can run their edge AI vision software. 
  • Solution must be rugged and withstand harsh warehouse environment and easily be integrated into their assembly lines.  
  • Solution had to also include a rugged Touch Panel Monitor for a human machine interface (HMI) with the EDGE AI computer for an overall holistic hardware solution  
  • Machine vision solution that supported a dedicated full size GPU, expansion slots for future additional add on peripherals, and a 10GB LAN Card for high-speed IoT communication  

The Solution

  • Premio’s VCO-6000-CFL-Series configured with Intel® Core™ i7-9700TE  & NVIDIA RTX A4000.  
  • Premio’s VIO Series - Rugged IP65 Modular Panel Touchscreen Monitor  
  • 30+ years of design and manufacturing of industrial-grade computing expertise, Premio's advanced industrial rugged solutions are highly suitable and reliable for commercial/industrial applications. 
  • Premio’s dedicated sales and engineering team providing guidance, testing, and  local support.  

The Benefit

  • The VCO-6000-CFL – Machine Vision Computer allowed the customer to customize their compute needs with PCIe Expansion Card Acceleration for intelligent computer vision and a dedicated full length GPU card accelerator.  
  • The Rugged IP65 Industrial Touch Panel VIO Monitor allowed the customer to fully integrate their machine vision software with full touchscreen capability for HMI use.  
  • The VCO-6000-CFL allowed the customer 3x PCI/PCIe expansion slots for RTX A4000 GPU Expansion for compute acceleration, 10GB Ethernet Card for device communication, and front-accessible I/O for easy cabinet installation. 
  • The VIO Series’s modular design was able to adhere to the VCO-6000-CFL using the MX100H module. Allowing the VIO Panel to turn into a full functioning Rugged Panel Monitor with extended I/Os.  
  • Customer was able to fully run their advanced machine vision software while still connecting real-time high-speed cameras to reduce manufacturing errors for the end user.  
  • Customer was able to also cut down on their power supply using Premio’s 120W power supply for the VIO Panel Monitor and another one of their application.  
  • Customer was able to securely integrate both the VCO – 6000 – CFL and the VIO-W221-MX100H within their system and securely mount it in their environment.  
  • Established partnership with close proximity for local support on current and future projects in North America.  


In the world of machine vision systems, compute power and advanced features & technologies are what make hardware solutions obsolete. This customer is an AI technology company that manufactures machine vision solutions to streamline inspection process, reduce production risk, and more. Like any machine vision manufacturer, high-resolution imaging, artificial intelligence integration, and robust design for durability are what enhances their solutions in the market. Facing the challenges of having a high performance solution with customizable I/O configuration, while still being able to withstand challenging environmental conditions is crucial. The customer quickly realized Premio’s solution was tailored to their unique machine vision application needs and connected with Premio’s team for a Machine Vision Computer with 9th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor with PCIe Expansion capability, and a modular IP65 rated Touch Panel Monitor for an improved holistic hardware solution. The solution included the following features:  



  • 9th Gen Intel® i7-9700TE 
  • 3x PCI/PCIe Expansion Slots 
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A4000 
  • Additional Storage Support  
  • Wide Operating Temperature (-25° to 60°C) 
  • IP-Rating 65 
  • Projected Capacitive Touch Screen Interface for Enhanced Productivity  
  • 9 to 48 VDC Wide Range Power Input 

The Challenge 

The customer’s overall requirement was a machine vision computer that can smoothly run their machine vision software, integrate their high-speed cameras, and be able to securely operate it in their rugged industrial environment. The customer required the machine vision computer to have a high-performance processor with more than 6 cores and support an enhanced graphics card. The customer also needed front accessible I/O for easy access in their assembly line cabinet and as well a 10GB ethernet card for device communication. Lastly, the customer required the system to be highly durable and reliable in a dusty industrial environment without compromising any of their other requirements, and must have a wide input power range to support their power supply connection. 

With Premio’s off-the-shelf solution, the VCO-6000-CFL-3-2PWR Machine Vision Computer with 9th Gen Intel Core addressed the specific customer needs with no compromises. During the project's testing phase, the customer also realized they needed an HMI to operate synchronously the Machine Vision Computer in their rugged environment. In which Premio simply had the perfect solution with the Modular IP65 VIO-W221-MX100H Touchscreen Monitor.  

The Solution

The customer connected with Premio at a tradeshow and realized that Premio would have their perfect needed solution that would meet all their requirements. The customer knew Premio’s solution was reliable considering Premio had worked with tier 1 companies within the same machine vision industry as the customer. Overall, Premio’s VCO-6000-CFL Machine Vision Computer and the VIO-W221-MX100H stood out to be the best solution for the customer as it maximized reliability and eliminated an unwanted tailored solution for the customer which would’ve led to downtime.  

The VCO-6000 Machine Vision Computer checked off all the customer’s compute and application requirements. Premio met the immediate availability for the customer and provided them with a ready of-the-shelf unit for them to test and assess. The customer’s application engineer easily realized Premio’s VCO-6000 was the perfect solution for their machine vision application and proceeded with deploying the VCO-6000-CFL-3E-A4000 Machine Vision Computer throughout their machine vision system.  

The VCO-6000-CFL-3E-A4000 Machine Vision Computer met all of the customer’s application requirements including:  

  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700TE, 8 Cores, 12MB cache, up to 3.8 GHz 
  • Advanced Nvidia Quadro RTX A4000 GPU  
  • 10GB Ethernet Card with 2x Intel® GbE supporting Wake-on-LAN and PXE 
  • Wide Range Power Input (9V to 48V) DC 
  • 4x 2.5” SATA HDD Bay with RAID 

The customer’s need for a rugged touch panel monitor was easily met with Premio’s IP65 Modular VIO-W221-MX100H Touch Panel Monitor which allowed for an overall holistic Machine Vision system.  

  • 21.5” TFT 1920×1080 FHD 16:9 LCD 
  • IP65 Rated Front Panel  
  • Wide Range Power Input (9V to 48V) DC 
  • Multiple Display Connections (1x VGA, 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort)  

The Benefit 

Premio’s off the shelf ready solution effectively addresses the customer’s primary challenge of a High-Performance Machine Vision Computer. The customer did not have to compromise any of their compute system requirements, but also benefited from the VCO’s ruggedized design for ultimate reliability. With the Touch Panel Monitor VIO Series, the customer now has a more holistic solution; and due to the VIO’s modular design, the customer can easily decide to turn the VIO into a Touch Panel PC instead of a Touch Panel Monitor by simply switching the PC module from the MX100H to the PC100-EHL. Premio’s seamless solution integration and reliability ensured the customer was able to efficiently meet all their compute performance requirements without compromising downtime or durability.