Industrial Application Spotlight - Water Treatment Plants - Cactus Technologies

Water Treatment Plant

When you think of Industrial applications which require mechanical systems to perform an important process for society, Water Treatment Plants provide a great example.

Most people take for granted clean water and properly working sewage systems they live with in their offices and homes. But it is because of what happens behind the scenes that they can take this process for granted.

Many Processes to Water Treatment:

Water Treatment Processes

As you can see by the processes needed above to successfully treat wastewater, it is not a one step process. A number of these processes are directly controlled via computer automated systems which open and close valves and other mechanical functions.

The last thing anyone wants in these applications is a failure that could disrupt hundreds to many thousands of people. The computing platforms required should be robust and able to support 24/7 operation.

Millions of Cactus Technologies flash storage devices have been deployed to Industrial applications over the past 15 years. It is a key component for running the Operating System, Control Application and Logging Data of Water Treatment and other systems.

Many Industrial Grade Form Factors:

Industrial Grade Flash Storage

The Cactus Industrial Grade Flash Storage products are offered in an extended (-45C to 90C) operating temp range and always come with a locked-BOM (Bill-Of-Material).

The locked-BOM is important since it makes no sense to qualify a flash storage device for months or years in your application when the production units will be built differently.

Most flash storage devices look the same from the outside, but without a locked-BOM, they are different on the inside. Different controller or memory silicon as well as firmware can have drastic effects on the performance, reliability and functionality of the product.

Final Thoughts:

Cactus Technologies focus is to make the most reliable Industrial SLC Flash Storage Devices based on SLC NAND memory, with a locked-BOM (Bill-Of-Material) to ensure the performance and reliability characteristics never change over the many years of production.

We also offer alternative OEM and Industrial MLC products to meet budget constrained applications. In addition, Cactus offers other interfaces to meet needs of embedded OEM application designers everywhere.

If you need assistance with an OEM design or needing special features, please contact us.

Steve Larrivee has over 30 year's experience in the data storage market, including 5 years at Seagate Technology and 10 years at SanDisk. He joined Cactus Technologies Limited as an equity partner and Co-Founded Cactus USA in 2007 with partner Tom Aguillon. Learn more about Steve on LinkedIn.