We do NOT guarantee the Zero will be available, or available in industrial quantities, or available at the current price point, or will stay the same shape. So while you could use it, I would not recommend it. You can still only buy one at a time as well.nipam.bhavsar wrote: ↑Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:09 pmDear Jamesh,
I forgot to ask one more query.
We have new project based on Raspberry Pi Zero W. Can we use RPi zero W board in industrial application? Is there any chance that after some time RPi zero W board will obsolete?
Looking forward for your positive response.
Yes definitely and easy to deal with compliance: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbe ... programme/nipam.bhavsar wrote: ↑Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:07 pmHello,
We are currently working on project that is based on Raspberry Pi 3. We are currently in application development phase and it is about to complete. We will start production after approx. 2 months once our demo will complete. Before going into production, I have some questions and mentioned below. Please try to address those questions.
1) Can we use Raspberry Pi 3 as an Industrial Application?
2) Can we go for production using Raspberry Pi 3 for Industrial application?
It would be greatly appreciated if I can get any kind of suggestions.
Requirements for compliance testing are a matter of law in the jurisdiction in which you are going to sell the product. For US and EU markets, that means testing the whole product even if parts of it have been tested as standalone devices. Your own legal department should be on top of these issues. (You *do* have a legal department, or at least a knowledgeable lawyer you can get opinions from, don't you?)nipam.bhavsar wrote: ↑Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:12 amDear All,
Thanks for your kind response. I understood your all points about RPi3 and RPi Zero W board. We can move further with RPi 3 for production.
Our application is based on Industrial and IoT. Application is like turning ON and OFF the industrial heaters(6000 W) as per readings of Industrial Thermocouple Temperature. We need to send this status on Web application over the internet. Also we require to streaming CCTV camera videos in our application.
My question regarding compliance. Is it compulsory for product compliance testing for RPi 3 based product?
Thanks again for giving quick responses.
Thanks for the inputs regarding risk. We will take care of that thing.Usually the term "industrial" defines a larger operating range than "consumer". For critical control it is better to choose good quality parts with lower risk of failing. So if there is a risk of damage caused by leaving the 6000W heaters on when the Pi 3 crashes you need to address this in your risk analysis.
I am using Pi 3 at work. Not as part of any control systems but as part of service tools.
For control systems I use parts that confirm to "industrial" specs. In my case IEC 60945. The Pi 3 does not fulfill these.
Thanks for giving the understanding of compliance testing. I understood your point.Requirements for compliance testing are a matter of law in the jurisdiction in which you are going to sell the product. For US and EU markets, that means testing the whole product even if parts of it have been tested as standalone devices. Your own legal department should be on top of these issues. (You *do* have a legal department, or at least a knowledgeable lawyer you can get opinions from, don't you?)
Thank you for fast and explained reply.jamesh wrote: ↑Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:00 pmNEC use the CM in their display TV's. Slice use the CM in their media player. Many many digital sign makers build Pi's in to their signage (cannot give names). Loads of museums use them, also lots of them used on productions lines for monitoring. Some bitcoin farms use them in that way. Then there is the 3000 Node super computer simulator at Los Alamos https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbe ... me-of-age/
Of course, we don't see every industrial application, and there are loads we cannot talk about. But we have sold quite a few million in to specifically industrial applications.
However, what I cannot do is say that its perfect for your particular application, because i don't know what your application is. What I can say is that the Pi is a Linux based computer, that costs $35. So buy one, and test it, and see if it works for you.