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Industrial panel mount computers are commonly used in automation and manufacturing to control and communicate with equipment. There are many applications that panel PCs are easily integrated into, and they aren’t just limited to industrial machine operation. Panel PCs are also ideal for use with kiosks and order selection terminals.
Panel mount touchscreen PCs are often utilized as an HMI (human machine interface). An industrial HMI is an interface that allows humans to communicate and control machines in plants or on manufacturing lines. Panel mounted computers are now being used as the HMI in facilities because of the versatility and functionality they bring to the table. They are able to report and store data while offering easier process visualization and control. Computers are capable of carrying out many different functions at the same time, which cuts down on the amount of equipment needed to do the same job. Panel mount touchscreens can be a highly versatile tool when used in conjunction with a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software platform.
Kiosks are often placed outside and need to be durable enough to last through any type of weather or conditions. They usually have touchscreens for ease of use and are commonly used with movie rentals, transportation tickets and information, drive-thrus, and restaurant and fast food order selection terminals. The units used in these applications need to be easy to operate and have industrial components, since many different people will be using them.
Teguar’s panel mount PCs are fanless, so they can last without pulling in dust and dirt if they are installed outdoors. The front bezels are also waterproof, so if they are placed in a waterproof enclosure, they will be able to operate in all weather conditions without sustaining water damage. They are designed to be reliable in harsh environments. Because of this, panel mount computers have lower failure rates and maintenance costs than consumer-grade computers, and therefore, less downtime for repairs or replacements.
The units have a special mounting frame that allows them to be easily integrated into machinery, control panels, and kiosks. Panel mount computers are ideal for these types of applications, and are built to operate 24/7 wherever you need them. Contact the team at Teguar to find out more about our panel mount touchscreen computers; available with Atom/Celeron processors or Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs.