Panel Mount (front installation)
Wherever extreme demands are placed on the resilience of an HMI operator panel, so-called panel mount PCs offer optimal conditions. In contrast to the open frame design, the display of a panel mount PC is hermetically sealed to the frame. The unit consisting of screen and computer is inserted precisely into the cutout of a mounting wall from the front and screwed on from the rear. This creates a robust, easy-to-clean user interface. As standard, all panel mount front panels are IP65-protected, i.e. absolutely dust-tight, and protected against the ingress of water jets from any angle. For cleaning-intensive industries with high hygiene standards, for example in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, there are also versions made of brushed stainless steel that are even protected against the ingress of hot water during high-pressure or steam jet cleaning. They meet the highest protection class IP69K.
Depending on the area of application, Panel Mount PCs are available in three versions: If the focus is on process visualization, a robust display PC unit without a touch screen can meet the requirements. On the other hand, when it comes to machine and system control, panel mount models are often equipped with resistive touch screens for precise 1-finger operation. With this variant, the individualization options are most diverse - special sizes up to screen diagonals of 42 inches, customer-specific color requests and logo imprints can be individually implemented. In the field of industrial automation or for KIOSK and POS (Point of Sales) applications, operation with complex gesture control must also be possible. In this case, the projected capacitive (PCAP) multi-touch screen variant of the Panel Mount PC offers the greatest possible flexibility. Our product range covers all common display sizes - from the ultra-compact 4.3 inch to multi-touch panel mount PCs with screen diagonals of 22 inches.
The configuration with processors, main memories, drives and interfaces takes place as required, precisely tailored to the area of application of the Panel Mount PC. The highest manufacturing quality of all components ensures fail-safe long-term operation - even in 24-hour continuous use. Since the Panel Mount PC is a modular solution, subsequent expansions can also be implemented. The aspect of retrofitting and the long-term availability of all components play a major role for many of our customers.