Industrial PCs blend the finest aspects of traditional industrial computers with the ease of touch screens. They are an automated variant of the all-in-one PC: they are built with dependable equipment and take up the least space. Panel PCs take full advantage of the most recent advancements in the “consumer” IT market: they are becoming more powerful, networked, and immune to harsh environments. Modern Panel PCs come with a variety of setup, operating, and mounting choices. As a result, they may be used in nearly any industrial setting.
To choose the best industrial panel PC for you, you must first identify its purpose and the area in which it will be utilised. The following aspects will be determined by the working environment and the desired application:
- Dimensions (starting at 3.5 inches, or about 9 cm)
- Format for the screen
- Resolution of the Display
- Brilliance and the possibility of backlighting
- Option to use a touchscreen (choice between a resistive or capacitive screen)
- Installation and integration
The screen is tough. Semi-rugged, rugged, and ultra-rugged are the three degrees of protection. Ruggedness refers to the capacity to withstand being dropped, vibrations, and severe temperatures, among other things.
Other considerations should be made while selecting Panel PCs, based on your specifications and required performance:
- Extension ports (i.e. extra video outputs)
- Processor type
For Panel PCs, which touchscreens do you choose?
A touchpad combines the functions of a display with a pointing device. Touchscreen innovation is divided into two categories:
Touchscreens with a high level of resistance:
Two conductive parts are separated by an insulating layer in these touch controls. The two conductors sheets come in contact when the user taps a layer, causing a current flow. The sensor will track a change in resistance in the conductive layers and calculate the screen’s contact point dimensions. When a stylus, covered hand, exposed finger, nail, or other object is placed on a responsive touchscreen, it responds. Liquid, oil, and dirt are all resilient to this sort of touchpad.
This touchscreen style is more precise than a capacitive touchscreen, especially when used with a stylus. The production costs are significantly cheaper. On the other hand, resistive screens are more vulnerable to scratches as well as other damages incurred by sharp things. They’re also less responsive than capacitive touchscreen devices, and their responsiveness diminishes over time. Finally, resistive touchscreens are less clear, resulting in a loss of 20 to 25% of light levels and hazardous reflections due to the built-up coatings.
Touchscreens with capacitive technology:
A layer put on the glass face collects charges using this method. Charges are transmitted to users when they contact the stratum with their fingertips. This causes a quantifiable change on the layer, and sensors identify the impacted area’s measurements. This sort of technology has the drawback of not working while the user is wearing gloves.
Touchscreens with simulated capacitive technology are required for “multi-touch” operations. With thicker displays, this technique works. This implies that a toughened glass screen may protect the touchscreens. Touchscreens with capacitive technology are brighter and have a clarity of over 90%.
A multi-touch screen lets users activate actions by using several touchpoints on the screen at the same time. It is quite simple to use; the most frequent and basic motions are resized and tilt, but multi-touch also adjusts pages by sliding the screen, for example. Another benefit of multi-touch is that activities necessitating the use of two hands for essential or possibly dangerous procedures can help reduce inadvertent operator mistakes.
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