Introduction of Industry 4.0 and Made in China, the application of industrial automation, digitalization and intelligence is becoming more and more extensive. Under the growing demand of the industrial market, more and more factories and enterprises are gradually transforming and developing automation hardware and equipment. According to Axnew’s current observations, a large number of industrial automation equipment manufacturers have introduced more “industrial” industrial touch panels PC and industrial displays, but a large number of automation equipment manufacturers are still using ordinary commercial all-in-one machines or commercial displays. So, compared with industrial flat panels, what attributes of industry are more suitable for industrial automation applications?
As a manufacturer of industrial computer solutions, Axnew compares industrial tablet and commercial-grade products, and makes the following introduction:
Properties of the Motherboard
Industrial grade industrial motherboards are often positioned for long-term reliability and long-term supply support. When developing and designing motherboards, long-term support will definitely be taken as the criterion. The R&D, design and manufacturing of motherboards are all based on industrial grades, and more stable and reliable IC components will be used for materials. However, for ordinary commercial motherboards, in order to achieve low and expensive price advantages, the design life of the motherboard is generally not very concerned, so the materials used for the motherboard may be much worse. The service life can reach 5 years.
Selection of Component Materials
Ordinary commercial flat panels or displays generally only need to meet the requirements of normal use, but the service life will be relatively short, and it may also be made of plastic molds, which has an advantage in cost. Industrial flat panels and displays have relatively high requirements on material quality and stability, and their design structures often use sheet metal as the carrier, which can be used in complex industrial site environments to ensure the normal use and reliable operation of the machine in the industrial site environment.
Due to the market positioning of ordinary commercial flat panels, their product reliability certification will be relatively low, while industrial flat panels are mainly aimed at complex industrial application markets, and the requirements for quality and stability will be stricter. Generally speaking, industrial environment tests such as vibration, drop, high temperature, humidity, and heat dissipation are performed before each product is developed and released. In some foreign markets, users have even higher requirements for reliability.
More Complex Integration Functions
Ordinary commercial flat panels or monitors can only provide simple use. Industrial flat panel and display products can not only be used by industrial users, but also require more complex integration functions to facilitate the integration of industrial flat panel products into the entire industrial field environment, such as IO cards, acquisition cards, cameras, and various buses.
More Harsh Field Environment
In view of more complex on-site environments, such as dust, oil, outdoor light, raindrops, vibrations and drops, the high-strength metal structure and fanless design of the industrial flat panel ensure that the machine can run stably in harsh industrial on-site environments. However, commercial tablets are limited to use environments with better environments, and cannot be used in complex environments for a long time.
In general, the actual small-volume and multi-custom attributes of the industrial market determine the difference. We can see that compared with ordinary commercial-grade products, the advantages of industrial touch panels PC and industrial displays have more advantages in the industrial market. Axnew industrial tablet is designed and manufactured based on modular structure, quickly solves the pain points of industrial computers and industrial tablet products for customers, and provides customers with flexible and fast technical support services.