What is Industrial Panel Computer and How to Choose?

What is Industrial Panel Computer and How to Choose it
What is Industrial Panel Computer and How to Choose it

Industrial Panel Computers are designed for use in harsh and severe environmental conditions such as production facilities and factories; They are preferred in data collection from production, machine and process automation applications, process analysis and control and operator panel applications.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDUSTRIAL PANEL COMPUTER AND PERSONAL COMPUTER?

Industrial-grade computers can operate 7/24 with full performance in harsh industrial environment conditions such as temperature, dust, humidity, vibration, where personal computers cannot show competence and full efficiency.

Therefore, in demanding industrial production conditions, industrial grade PCs must be utilized to maximize production efficiency.

WHICH FEATURES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN CHOOSING?

So how should an industrial panel computer be selected, what criteria should be considered when choosing? In order to choose the right Industrial Panel computer, first of all, it is necessary to determine the purpose of use and the environment in which the device will be used.

In this context, it stands out with the following criteria:

Processor: When choosing an Industrial Panel PC; It is important to choose a processor at the appropriate level for the operating system, software, place of use and purpose to be used. Processors used in Industrial Panel PCs must be resistant to harsh environmental conditions such as temperature and vibration.

Artech™ Industrial Panel computer series offers different next generation fanless processor options from Intel® Celeron® level for Windows® based applications, to iCore® level, and ARM® Cortex series for Android® based applications.

Working Environment Temperature: While personal computers are durable at a temperature of 35°C, Artech™ Industrial Panel computers can work 60/7 without any problems, even in environments with a temperature of 24°C due to their structure. In addition, all models are equipped with an industrial-grade SSD with an operating temperature of up to 70°C and an industrial-grade RAM with an operating temperature of up to 80°C.

Liquid Protection Required for the Working Environment: While all Artech™ Industrial Panel PC series have at least IP65 front face protection class, it would be right to choose a different product in a wet and industrial working environment that requires washing. At this point, Artech WPC-67 series with IP400 front face protection stands out as a good solution.

Dust Protection Required for the Working Environment: The decision whether to use a fan in Industrial Panel computers is directly proportional to the amount of dust and dirt in the environment. In a dirt and dusty production site, a fanless Panel computer is an ideal choice with its completely sealed structure. Since the said Panel PCs do not have air vents, dirt and dust cannot get inside. Ultimate Series IPC-600, Endurance Series IPC-400 and Performance Series IPC-700 models from Artech™ Industrial Panel PCs work with high performance even in the toughest industrial conditions thanks to their fanless, fully closed, dust protected, industrial type stainless steel metal bodies. . In addition, these models allow to reduce energy consumption as they emit less heat with their fanless structure.

Ergonomics: Factors such as the area where the Industrial Panel computer will be located, the amount of information to be displayed on the screen, and the distance from which this information can be seen come to the fore in the selection of screen size, resolution and ratio. Artech™ Industrial Panel PC series has 10” / 15” / 17” / 21” TFT screen size, screen resolution up to FullHD, 4:3 and 16:9 screen ratio options. In addition, depending on the usage and environmental conditions such as heavy chemical, heavy work glove use, 3 mm. Different touch screen options, thickened, strengthened against impacts, Resistive and Capacitive, as well as a built-in Industrial Membrane Keypad and Touchpad option are also offered in Artech™ Industrial Computer series.

Shock, Impact, Vibration Protection: Shock, impact and vibration resistance, which is frequently encountered in factories in the industry, is among the key criteria affecting the service life of the product. Disk drives of Artech™ Industrial Panel PC series are mounted by providing cushioning and mechanical insulation with shock absorbers, the cables used in the internal structure of the products that will be subject to friction due to vibration are armor-protected, and all sockets and connections are locked sockets. Thanks to these features, Artech™ Industrial Panel PC series are highly resistant to shock, impact and vibration and have a long life.

Easily Removable and Replaceable Disk Slot: Failure of disk images or hard disks are among the problems that can be seen in Industrial Panel computers and therefore cause time and production losses. In order to eliminate this problem, it may be necessary to copy the image in the field or to change the disk by removing the device. Such interventions may result in a longer downtime of production, different risks of failure and additional technical personnel costs. At this point, thanks to the Easily Removable and Replaceable Disk Slot in Artech™ Endurance Series IPC-400 and Ultimate Series IPC-600 models, in case of any failure, the failure can be intervened immediately without stopping the production line, and the disc change lasting for a maximum of 15 seconds continues to work without loss of production. can be done. The change that may take an average of 15 minutes on an ordinary Industrial Panel computer can be done in 15 seconds with Artech™ technology.

Suitable Installation for the Working Environment: According to the working area, whether the Industrial Panel PC will be embedded in a kiosk or machine, whether it will be mounted on a wall or not, must be decided during the field exploration before purchasing the device. If the Panel PC selected for the facility will be embedded in a kiosk, it is important to determine the correct panel size and depth. If the selected Panel PC is to be mounted on a wall, stand or pendant arm, its mounting must be VESA compatible. Also, if machines require a Panel PC to be embedded in the surface, a Panel PC with a panel mounting option should be preferred. With Artech™ Industrial Kiosks, suitable solutions are offered for the Panel PCs you want to be embedded. All Artech™ models suitable for VESA mounting also have a design and accessories suitable for panel mounting.

After-Sales Technical Services: One of the criteria to be considered when choosing an industrial Panel Computer is the after-sales technical services of the company that produces the product. Cizgi Teknoloji delivers Artech™ Industrial Panel Computer solutions to its customers with a guarantee of up to 3 years and a spare part supply guarantee of up to 5 years. The company offers products with sustainable, trouble-free working performance with 27 years of industrial system technologies, domestic production experience, competent and fast technical service.

In order for its customers to make the right choice of Industrial Panel Computer, Cizgi Teknoloji visits their production facility and conducts field exploration and proposes the Artech™ Industrial Panel Computer model that will provide optimum benefit.

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