How Is an Industrial Panel PC Built To Last?

The most common reasons why electronic devices fail are due to moisture, extreme temperature, and unprotected components. That’s why industrial panel PCs were made to withstand harsh environmental conditions. They’re built for enhanced dust protection and to prevent water damage or overheating. These devices even have enclosures without ventilation holes to prevent dust contamination. Industrial computers were made for manufacturing and processing facilities that are often exposed to sunlight, liquids, chemicals, and dirt. And they’re sold as long-term solutions with long life-cycle components for industrial applications. Learn all about how industrial panel PCs are rugged technologies that are built to last.

Panel PCs are waterproof.

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Because industrial panel computers from Teguar use 316 stainless steel, the housing protects the unit from all types of liquids, even with something as tough as saltwater. Computer control panels can be mounted to create waterproof solutions and operate reliably even when exposed to chemicals, sprays, and humidity. That’s what makes industrial panel PCs ideal for food and beverage manufacturing or even medical computer solutions. You’ll find stainless steel front panels and aluminum back covers that never rust. You can even clean these types of industrial control panels with strong solutions like hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, chlorine, quaternary ammonium compounds, and glutaraldehyde without compromising any of the power circuit components.

A unique thermal design prevents the industrial computer from dust contamination.

industrial panel PCs from Teguar utilize a unique thermal design. Most computers use fans to prevent industrial equipment from overheating. But computers with fans suck in dust, allowing the cooling capabilities to degrade over time. Dust collects on the internal components and these components become subject to early failure. Thankfully, panel PCs from Teguar use die-cast aluminum or stainless steel enclosures without ventilation holes. The fanless technology makes for the best industrial control panel. That way, the electrical components are free of dust contamination. It’s the best choice for industrial equipment in a manufacturing environment because it’s built to protect control circuit components for a long-term solution to industrial technology.

The industrial-grade touchscreen is designed to be durable for high-traffic areas.

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Consumer-grade touchscreens aren’t built for use by multiple employees, nor are they meant for high-traffic areas. But Teguar’s industrial-grade touchscreen panel PCs are made for extreme work environments. The enclosure is usually made from die-cast aluminum and a flat-panel touch screen will likely have an IP66, IP67, or IP69K protected front, which means it offers protection from high-pressure water jets and dust. If a panel PC can withstand dusty work environments, then it can surely withstand several employees using it throughout a workday.

Fanless cooling extends the life of the equipment.

These industrial panels are fanless, which means they don’t rely on fans to prevent overheating. Instead, they’re built to operate at temperatures from 32 degrees Fahrenheit even up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Some industrial panel PCs can be used at operating temperatures as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, the storage temperature for a panel PC can be anywhere from -4 degrees Fahrenheit to even 140 degrees Fahrenheit. It can withstand 10 percent to 90 percent humidity without condensing. And as mentioned in a prior section, computers with fans tend to damage internal components by sucking in any dust. And dust usually shortens the lifespan of industrial equipment. Eliminating these fans extends their longevity in a factory setting. It utilizes fanless and passive cooling with a heat sink.

In a manufacturing environment, the last thing you should have to worry about is whether your industrial PCs can operate optimally. That’s Teguar has designed a variety of panel PCs to offer custom solutions for your existing work environment.

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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