The manufacturing and industrial sectors are incredibly different. It comprises food processing, metal fabrication, and everything in between. The one thing every industry has, in general, is that the conditions they work in are hard, and wreak havoc on regular computers. Dust and other scraps damage internal parts. Extreme heat and cold, with varying moisture, can kill a computer promptly. Even something as simple as getting a place to install a tower can be complicated and produce a security risk.
That’s why companies in the industrial sector depend on industrial-grade computers. But what exactly sets an industrial-grade computer apart from a standard commercial-grade computer?
Military Grade Components:
Panasonic uses military-grade components in our industrial computing in UAE. These components are specially designed to be shock and vibration proof, withstand heat and moisture variants. They have a much higher MTBF (mean time between failure) than standard commercial-grade components.
Fanless Cooling Technology:
One of the common points of collapse for any computer is the cooling fan. Itis particularly right in industrial settings. Producing floors are filled with particulates in the air that get sucked up by fans and create appliance breakdown. Fanless industrial PCs use a mixture of heat sinks, low power consumption components, and fewer moving parts to decrease heat, allowing for fanless cooling.
Multiple Mounting Options:
Moreover, not only is space typically at a premium on most production floors but having towers on the ground and extra cords create a safety hazard. All of Panasonic’s industrial PCs can be VESA mounted applying 75/100 mm standards. Some of our computers are also dinned rail and rack-mount proficient, permitting you to place the computer where you require it without it getting in the way of workflow.
Types of Industrial Computers:
The industrial sector is so diverse; there is no such thing as a one dimension fits all hardware solution. While choosing a fanless industrial PC, it is essential to examine the application before deciding on the right hardware. Moreover, there are two different types of industrial-grade computers, as well as industrial tablets.
Fanless Mini-Rugged PCs:
Also identified as box PCs, these computers are compact and designed with rugged housings. Hiving din, rail, and VESA mount harmonious typically and can be mounted on anything from a forklift to an outdoor courtyard. Profoundly customizable, these units should have various legacy ports and expansion slots so they can be mixed into any device or application. Variable DC power also indicates that fanless mini-rugged computers can run off their power supply, or be powered by the equipment in which they have been integrated.
Industrial Panel PCs:
These are all-in-one computers built with industrial-grade and military-grade elements that serve any amount of industrial applications. Most regularly, industrial panel PCs are used as HMI (human-machine interface) or control panels for massive equipment. Featuring responsive touch displays, industrial panel PCs are ideal for three-dimensional rendering and CAD software applications. Extra features can be directly integrated into these devices, like RFID, to assist with inventory management and state control. Moreover, all of Cybernet’s panel PCs are IP65 rated, protecting them from dust and water ingress.