Teguar industrial panel mount computers are designed for reliable operation in harsh working environments. For maximum performance, each computer comes equipped with a powerful Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU. Built with industrial-grade components, these touchscreen PCs use a totally fanless cooling system. The front bezels carry IP65 and NEMA 4X waterproof protection ratings so components are kept safe from water, moisture, dust, and heat.
The rugged design of Teguar computers enable them to withstand and endure extreme environmental conditions such as vibration, oil, and water; without faltering or malfunctioning. Thanks to the special mounting frame, these panel PCs are easily installed into machinery, control panels and switching cabinets. These units are ideal for applications including process visualization, machine and operating data acquisition, order selection terminals, or even employee time and attendance tracking.
Manufacturing areas are often times very harsh environments, and one of the most invasive sources of contamination in these settings is dust and other airborne particulates such as carbon powder, metallic debris, and oils. When this contamination enters a computer, it coats components and reduces performance, shortens the product life, and can cause outright failure. Teguar fanless panel PCs include unique thermal designs that allow for fanless operation without ventilation holes. Fanless panel PCs are protected from dust contamination, as they do not draw dust into their enclosures.
Panel Mount Computers
Teguar’s fanless panel PCs are designed to be mounted into cutouts in enclosures, so the touchscreen human machine interface is flush with the surface. These panel mount computers may be mounted into a door in a cabinet, a Hoffman box, or custom designed enclosures connected to automation equipment such as PLCs or CNC machines. When panel mounted into an enclosure, fanless panel PCs are protected from liquids and dust on the front side. Most of Teguar’s fanless panel PCs are IP66 rated and are available with an optional stainless steel front bezel for a NEMA 4X waterproof rating.
It is important to select an industrial computer with a processor that matches the performance requirements of the application. Production areas for optical inspection, machine vision, data acquisition, or CAD viewing require higher processing performance than typical HMI computers. Teguar fanless panel PCs are available with Core i3, Core i5, and even Core i7 processors to meet the needs of the most demanding automation and manufacturing applications.
Projected Capacitive or Resistive Touchscreen Panel PCs
Teguar fanless panel PCs are available with either a resistive touchscreen or projected capacitive touchscreen. Resistive touchscreens are still the most prevalent in industrial computer applications, as they are pressure sensitive, which means they can be used with bare hands, gloves, or stylus. Projected capacitive touchscreens (PCAP touchscreen) are becoming more popular for their multi-touch touchscreen capabilities. PCAP touchscreens allow for multiple touch points on one screen, and they have a harder surface than resistive touchscreens, making them more resistant to scratches and other touchscreen damage. Projected capacitive touchscreens work well with bare hands, thin gloves, or a conductive stylus.
Full Flush Touchscreen for Hygiene and Performance
Many applications require frequent cleaning. Teguar’s fanless panel PCs excel in these environments, as they have IP66 front panels with optional stainless steel bezels. These fanless panel PCs include a true flat front bezel, where the touchscreen surface mates seamlessly with the panel PC front bezel. Other manufacturers have recessed touchscreens, where the touchscreen surface is on a different plane behind the front bezel, and this is problematic for many applications. Recessed touchscreens have a ledge between the metal bezel and the touchscreen surface, and this area collects debris that is difficult to clean, which can cause false touches, touchscreen failure, and contamination to the production line. The touchscreens on Teguar fanless panel PCs meet seamlessly with the font bezel, so there is not gap where debris can build up and therefore no contamination to the production line and no failure.