Published on October 30th, 2020 | by Bibhuranjan


Best Industrial Panel PC for Manufacturing

Designers and engineers have gained a solid grasp of specific hardware solutions that offer the ultimate performance level on the manufacturing floor and exceed application specification requirements. As such, this article is set to provide an updated look at some of the industrial Panel PC that offers ultimate performance on the manufacturing floor because of the ongoing requirement for a cost-effective and customization solution regarding longevity and quality, having the platform standardization end goal in mind.

Industrial Panel PC

The Industrial Panel PC offers the durability needed for the factory floor’s harsh environments, with the most I/O expansion flexibility out of any Advantech all-in-one Panel PC, several mounting options, IP65 compliance, and a Die-cast flat-sealed front with SGCC Housing. The Advantech IPPC Series tops the list for industrial Panel PCs with its healthy appetite for working 24/7 anywhere on the manufacturing floor, Video & LAN I/O options, COM, a plethora of USB, PCIe/PCI expansion capabilities, optical and storage drive accommodations, RAM, optimal CPU, and multi-touch and widescreen option.

Panel PC

According to the IP65 NEMA rating, the Panel PC is indeed the best bet for the most rugged applications like injection molding, grinding, glass production, CNC machines, milling, etc., where severe ingress and vibration is prevalent. People will get similar performance from Panel PC and a Touch Panel Computer with I/O accommodations, memory storage capabilities, optimal processing power, and 6.5” to 21.5” display options. For industrial users looking to implement an Operator interface on the manufacturing floor, the Advantech Panel PC is still an outstanding value with its widescreen multi-touch options, full I/O, enhanced performance, and IP65 compliance.

Touch Screen Computer

For industrial users looking for Domain Focused HNI, Operator Panel, Industrial Thin Client, Web-Browser Terminal, and all-in-one control panel, the Advantech Touch Panel Computer will be a perfect option. It is available in multi-touch and comprehensive screen interface and range in size from 3.5” to 21.4”. Users can go wrong with applications that require fewer COM, USB, and LAN than some of the larger Embedded PCs. There are upgraded features in the newly launched Advantech Modular Series that offers computing box options with computing and processing power for those looking for more versatility. While it provides multiple display options, users can now standardize a standard PC with the Modular Box that combines 12”, 15”. 18.5”, and 21.5” display. The SCADA implementation model is the most considerable usage for this PC, and it has external I/O and peripherals, directly interface with a PLC, and customized software.

Embedded PC

A great selection is the Embedded Automation PC by Advantech, where there is a minimum for PC implementation space. There is a variance in these I/O intensive units in form-factor from Rackmount to Wall mount, Standmount, and Din-Rail that offer several I/O configuration and iDoor expansion capacities based on the user’s Com, USB, LAN, and video requirements and additional needs for POWERLINK, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, Bluetooth CANopen, and Wi-Fi. The UNO embedded PC is the manufacturers’ choice because of its IP40 rating, -4~ 1400F operating temperature, Solid State and Compact Flash drive, seamlessly with mSATA, and compact fanless design.

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