Raspberry Pi for industrial Applications

Raspberry Pi: capture, control, regulate

The use of Raspberry Pi in industrial automation offers several advantages that make it an attractive option for various applications. Here are some key benefits based on the provided keywords:

Widespread Use and Testing

Raspberry Pi computers have been deployed millions of times worldwide, meaning they have been extensively tested and proven in a wide range of use cases. This widespread usage ensures high reliability and stability of both hardware and software, which is particularly valuable in industrial applications where downtime can be costly.

Wide Selection of Software

Thanks to a large and active community and its widespread use, there is a vast selection of software available for the Raspberry Pi, including operating systems, tools, and applications for industrial automation. This allows users to find or adapt solutions that are precisely tailored to their specific needs.

Well-Maintained Operating System

The Raspberry Pi comes with the Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian), which is regularly updated and maintained. This ensures that security patches and software updates are continuously provided, essential for use in the industry where security and reliability are of utmost importance.

Cost Efficiency

Raspberry Pis are extremely cost-effective compared to traditional industrial control systems, allowing businesses to implement automation solutions with lower investments.

Flexibility and Scalability

With the availability of GPIO pins (General Purpose Input/Output) and various communication interfaces (such as USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), Raspberry Pis can be easily connected to a wide range of sensors, actuators, and other devices to create customized automation solutions.

Community and Support

A large and active community provides extensive resources, support, and knowledge sharing, which facilitates development and troubleshooting.

Compact Size

The compact size of the Raspberry Pi makes it ideal for use in environments with limited space.

These advantages make the Raspberry Pi an attractive option for many applications in industrial automation, from controlling machinery and equipment to monitoring and data acquisition systems.

Advantages of the Andino Controller together with the Rasperry Pi

Andino Systems offers a range of extensions and solutions specifically designed to optimize the Raspberry Pi for industrial applications. Combining the Raspberry Pi with Andino Systems’ products brings several advantages that go beyond the basic benefits of the Raspberry Pi. Here are some key advantages:

Industrial-grade Interfaces

Andino Systems develops extensions that provide industrial interfaces and inputs for the Raspberry Pi. This enables the direct integration of the Raspberry Pi into industrial control systems, sensors, and actuators, which would not be possible directly due to differences in voltage and signal levels.

Robust Enclosures

Andino offers robust enclosures that protect the Raspberry Pi in harsh industrial environments. These enclosures are often sealed against dust, dirt, and moisture and can provide additional protection against mechanical stresses.

Expandable Hardware

Besides base modules, Andino also offers extensions like relay cards, digital and analog I/O modules, which allow for easy customization to specific industrial requirements. This modularity and expandability facilitate the scaling and adaptation of projects.

Pre-built Solutions for Specific Applications

Andino Systems provides solutions tailored to specific industrial applications, such as data acquisition, machine control, and monitoring. These pre-built solutions can save time and resources in development and implementation.

Increased Reliability and Operational Safety

Combining Andino’s hardware with the Raspberry Pi achieves higher reliability and operational safety in industrial environments. Andino’s hardware is designed to withstand the demanding conditions of the industry, including dealing with electromagnetic interference and voltage spikes.

Professional Support and Consulting

Andino Systems offers professional support and consulting for their products and solutions. This support can be particularly valuable when it comes to integration into complex industrial systems.

Compatibility and Interoperability

Andino Systems ensures that their products are fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi, facilitating interoperability with existing systems and software.

In summary, the combination of the Raspberry Pi and Andino Systems offers a powerful, flexible, and cost-effective solution for industrial automation projects, supporting both easy integration and reliable long-term operation in demanding environments.


Andino X1 Pico

Andino X1-side-frei
  • Possible Versions are with Raspberry 4 B | CM4 | Pico2Pi
  • Raspberry Pico (for handling I/O)
  • Galvanically isolated
  • RS-232/RS-485/CAN bus Expandable
  • Real Time Clock (RTC)
  • Made in Germany
  • EMC-tested
  • Raspberry Pi compatible