faytech Fanless Industrial PCs & Computers

Beginning of Industrial Computer

Industrial computers have available almost as long as the desktop PC. IBM 5531 released in 1985 arguably was the first mainstream computer designed for industrial use, and since then industrial PCs have spread more and are used throughout industry controlling processes and data acquisition.

They are developed to withstand many of the harmful elements found in industrial locations. Many industrial PCs are solid state, meaning they have no moving parts and often are known as industrial panel PCs as they have a display incorporated into the computer making it a single device.

IBM was just one of the many companies that developed an industrial computer for the consumption of several industries. It was followed by other computer brands and names in the market. This marked the beginning of employing the industrial product for several applications.

Benefits of Industrial PC

The purpose of using an industrial PC’s is to provide ease in process controls and data acquisition transactions for different industries. However, in a larger work environment where another computer for distributed processing is used, the industrial product is mainly used as a support for the system.

Reliable & Expandable

Industrial computers are more reliable and expandable than those used for residences.

Working for long hours

They are also capable of working on a long-term end for the industry where they are applied. Since only a couple of industries make use of these products, they are usually produced in lower volumes than other consumer PCs. Because these rugged PCs serves different purposes and is more functional than computers used for home and dull offices, they are said to be costlier.

Different Types of Industrial computer

There are a lot of different types of displays under the industrial personal computer category that we work with as industrial PC manufacturers.

Panel PC

One is known as the Panel PC where the display or monitor is linked to the same enclosure as that of the motherboard and other parts of the gadget. Although heavy duty models are offered in the market, this type of PC is often less costly than the other categories.

To upgrade a simple computer model to a better one, several manufacturers will make use of different operating systems and advanced processors. This will, however, add up to the overall cost of the product. Entry-level PCs work with Linux systems and AMD processors. High-end ones operate through Microsoft Windows with a more updated Intel processor. Besides panel PCs, there are also other types of industrial PC such as notebooks, desktops and rack computers.

Why should you deploy Mini Industrial PC

These are many distinct advantages of using industrial embedded computer systems. These are small in size and consume less power as compared to the general purpose systems. Manufacturers prefer such systems to boost up their level of excellence as well as productivity at the same time.

Entrepreneurs select systems which are highly versatile and come with fans. They choose systems having 5.7 inches to 12-inch industrial LCD monitor which consist of resistive-type touch screen used for their wide variety of applications and purposes.

Touch sensing or screen-edge buttons are employed in Modern devices. Most systems do work under very harsh conditions in a seamless manner. Business owners also look for the systems which contain wall mount bracket for automation control applications and have the front bezel and integrated panel or and additional expansion slot. Such systems are highly productive and serve as a support partner for the industrial units.

This is the reason why these systems have been efficiently used in industrial, automotive, life critical systems, and medical, commercial as well as military applications. Transportation, communication, electrical, electronic, security, aviation, modern warfare systems use embedded systems for their broad applications.

For quick access to different applications, Industries also use industry-grade touch screen PCs that come with high-resolution LCD panels for quick access to various applications. These computers are equipped with a Core 2 Duo fanless embedded system for more functionality and productivity.

Disadvantages

Touch screen desktops are commonplace among industrial computer too as they implement both an input and output device in one unit and are far more robust than standard display devices. There are, however, drawbacks in using them is that they are often solid state can not be repaired or upgraded by users. If the device goes down often whatever process the computer was controlling has to be stopped until a service engineer arrives to fix the problem.

Reliable

For this reason, industrial PCs are built to be as reliable as possible.

One way the manufacturers do this is to use tried and tested components. Often the internal components are selected for their reliability rather than performance.

Hence there are fewer chances of a breakdown in the industrial computer, and it does mean that most industrial PC’s are using technology that was surpassed nearly a decade ago by conventional PCs.

Apparently, some processes require more computing power than others and often modern PC’s are not up to the intended job they were built for. A solution to these problems is to use conventional PC equipment such as a standard desktop.

These can be encased in an industrial computer enclosure. These compounds protect the standard PC from the harmful elements in the industrial environment including dust, water, heavy impacts and extreme temperatures meaning that these PC enclosures can be used anywhere where a standard industrial PC is used.

Not only does this means you can select what technology you want the computer to run with if there are any problems the computer enclosure can be opened and the internal PC repaired or replaced without having to wait for a service engineer.