Integrating Fanned Industrial Computers in Manufacturing Machinery for Welding

Many items from around the world require precise craftsmanship and attention to detail to create. Industries from all over the world utilize specialized machine tools to design, form, and craft the many intricate parts we use on a day-to-day basis. Since its inception, the company has been a leader in providing innovative machinery to various sectors of American Industry. From automotive to telecommunications, the company’s metalworking machinery has been a global powerhouse in advancing manufacturing and addressing fabrication challenges. 

In this case study, we will follow how one leader in innovative metalworking machines and equipment empowered their machines with a Premio industrial embedded system.  

The Challenge:

  • Seeking an industrial grade solution to integrate within their existing and future manufacturing machinery.
  • Original workstations were constantly EOL and needed to be upgraded or replaced.
  • Needed an embedded long-life system that allowed for cost savings.
  • Sought a local manufacturer in California, CA for reliable sales and engineering support.

The Solution:

  • Premio’s KCO-3000-RPL for its for easy installation and interoperability with existing system components.
  • Ruggedized reliability with a fanned industrial-grade design.
  • World Class Certifications: CE, FCC, UL.
  • KCO-3000-RPL also offering the necessary expansion for additional add on cards – able to customize based on their own needs.

The Benefits:

  • Premio’s strategic location in California, USA provided enhanced localized support such as lower lead time and cost savings. 
  • Effective communication between Premio and solution provider established a strong business relationship.
  • Dedicated engineering and sales team to address any on-going issues and future projects.

The Challenge

The company’s manufacturing machines were facing significant challenges with their existing integrated workstations. The original workstations, critical to their manufacturing product’s operations, were reaching their end of life (EOL) and required frequent upgrades and replacements. These workstations proved to be a big issue, as they were not ruggedized enough to handle the intense environmental workloads that these machines were placed in. The constant need for replacements was proving to be costly and time-consuming, impacting the overall efficiency of their operations.  

The company needed a more reliable and long-lasting embedded system that would not only offer competitive price savings, but also integrate seamlessly with their existing manufacturing machinery. Additionally, they sought to look for a local manufacturer in California, CA to ensure reliable sales and engineering support, minimizing downtime and improving response times. 

The Solution 


When the company reached out to Premio, the KCO-3000-RPL was identified as an ideal candidate for their outdated workstations. The KCO-3000-RPL offered ease of installation and seamless interoperability with existing system components, ensuring smooth transition and minimizing downtime. This compatibility was crucial for maintaining continuous operations without extensive reconfiguration. 

The KCO-3000-RPL delivered high-speed performance powered by 13th Generation Intel Core processors. This robust processing capability significantly enhanced the efficiency of the manufacturing machinery, meeting the high demands of the company's operations. 

Due to the KCO’s design, it allowed the industrial computer to retrofit easily into the existing setup, eliminating the need for additional re-certifications, which saved both time and resources. The KCO-3000-RPL boasts world-class certifications including CE, FCC, and UL, which ensured compliance with international safety standards and enhanced the overall quality and safety of the system.

Another critical feature of the KCO-3000-RPL was its provision of essential expansion slots for additional add-on cards. This flexibility allowed the manufacturer to customize the system according to their specific needs, enabling the addition of new functionalities as required. The ability to tailor the system to their exact specifications meant that the company could optimize their operations and respond quickly to any evolving requirements. 

The Benefits

With the KCO-3000-RPL, the company was able to satisfy all their requirements and replace their existing workstations that were designed for embedded long life. The integration of Premio's KCO-3000-RPL not only met the immediate needs of the company but also offered scalability for future growth and adaptation. The KCO-3000-RPL also brought several significant benefits to the manufacturer, fostering a robust partnership with Premio.  

Localized Support  

Premio’s strategic location in the city of Industry, CA proved to be a considerable advantage, providing enhanced localized support that resulted in significantly lower lead times. This proximity not only reduced costs but also ensured rapid response times for technical support, minimizing any potential downtime for their OEM system builds. In addition, Premio’s proximity also facilitated effective communication, establishing a strong and collaborative business relationship. The ease of interaction established a strong and collaborative cadence, which was essential for swiftly addressing any ongoing issues and planning future projects. 

Dedicated Engineering and Sales Team 

Premio’s dedicated engineering and sales teams played a pivotal role in the success of this integration. Their availability and readiness to address any issues promptly ensured that the manufacturer could maintain their operations smoothly and without interruption. Premio’s commitment to ongoing support also meant that the manufacturer could confidently focus on innovation and growth for their business. 

In summary, the benefits of integrating Premio’s KCO-3000-RPL extended beyond an industrial computer. The localized support, effective communication, and dedicated engineering team created an ongoing partnership that led to OEM system building success.