The majority of the world’s population uses desktop monitors as their computer monitors. A desktop monitor with an industrial touch screen is a stripped-down version of a monitor. The components and chassis are removed, but the overlay is added to allow Original Engineer Manufacturers (OEMs), to easily integrate the unit into larger enclosures. Metal chassis holds the monitor’s internal components and the LCD panel. It has no housing or bezel. Industrial touch screen monitors are distinguished by the fact that all components are made from industrial-grade materials. They will last longer and are more durable than consumer-grade products. Caltron’s Industrial Touch Screen Monitors will not change in their mechanical dimensions throughout their lifetime. Most industrial touch screen monitors are easy to replace or repair if damaged.
Do you need an IP65 Touchscreen Monitor?
Imagine this: You just installed a panel mount touch screen monitor in your outdoor shopping area for customers. All seems fine until a storm hits and damages the monitor screen. Water and dust can cause touchscreen functionality to be affected. You may have experienced touchscreen malfunctions when your smartphone was dropped in water.
An IP65 touch screen monitor is required for many applications and environments. It must be dust and water-resistant. These touch screens are used in both commercial and industrial settings. A customer may come across the touch screen display in commercial settings at Point-of-Sale kiosks, entertainment venues, restaurants, and other places.
PCAP touchscreens offer better protection against dirt, dust, and other debris. This is more than any other touchscreen device. PCAP touchscreens are also designed to resist water and moisture.
Which IP Rating Do You Need to Use for a Touch Screen Monitor
IP Rating is shorthand for Ingress Protection Rating. It measures the effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion by foreign bodies such as dirt, tools, and other debris. As well as against moisture intrusion. The IP rating has two numbers. Each number has a different meaning.
The protection level against solid objects is indicated by the first number. It can range from 0-to 6. This number is determined by the object’s size. This number is used to determine how well the object is protected from these objects.
The second number, which can range from 0-to 9, is related to resistance to liquid ingress. This includes sprays, drips, and submersion. Protection against liquids is determined by the amount and direction of the liquid. The test specifies the delivery pressure, the distance between enclosure and nozzle, nozzle sizes to spray water or define water jets, as well as the testing time.
The IP rating that you require for touch screen monitors is not the most important. The IP ratings are high
- You must have a water-resistant or waterproof design
You will need either low or high IP ratings depending on the space. Low IP ratings are best for indoor environments where there is no risk of jetting water. Temperature-controlled areas like office buildings would not require high IP ratings.
This areas include areas that are subject to heavy foot traffic, wet areas, and high contact. Now these areas have high contact and are where many people touch the touch screen monitors. These areas include transportation facilities as well as dirty warehouses.
The most popular IP ratings are IP65 and IP66. A touch screen with an IP65 rating is water-resistant. It’s also water-resistant against powerful jets if it has an IP66 rating. The IP67 rating means that the touch screen can resist submersion up to a certain point. This means that the touch screen can resist submersion for a longer time and even down to 3 meters.
You may be asking yourself, which one is the best for my commercial space? While you know which IP rating you need, you aren’t sure which one.
Industrial Touch Screen Monitor
Commercial users can use touch screen monitors in a variety of ways. There are many ways to use touch screen monitors in commercial settings. The scenario possibilities will vary depending on the type of commercial space that you have.
Retail If you own a retail shop, you can make it more appealing by using a touch screen that uses the most vibrant and colorful light-industry technology to attract customers. Interactive screens allow customers to have fun shopping or learning about your stock. Your employees can also use the touch screen to increase productivity. Customers can get service 24/7, and the touch screen will speed up their experience by allowing them to place orders quickly.
Visitors can easily check-in at a transportation facility and find shops with an interactive map. While they wait for their train or plane, they can enjoy a drink or eat while waiting. They also get real-time updates about their departure time or gate.
Visitors can also learn about exhibits and play educational videos in museums.
It can improve the efficiency of activities like check-ins, registrations, and information distribution. Patients’ family members and friends can quickly find the right place to visit their loved ones with a touch screen monitor. This saves time for hospital administrators.
A touch screen can be used to communicate with patients about the procedures they will need before they visit your office. You can make the touchscreen interactive in pediatric offices so that children can learn more about the human body.
Hardware must have an IP54 rating minimum for most retail and restaurant environments. You may require a higher rating. How can you tell?
For locations with flying debris and particles, IP ratings higher than 54 are appropriate. Because of their durability, this is possible. They are also great for use in wet areas such as bars and recreational facilities.
Screens with ratings in the IP65-IP67 range are safe and dry. These ratings are strong enough to prevent airborne particles from damaging the screen’s interior and exterior.
There are many things to consider when selecting an industrial touchscreen monitor such as the IP65 touchscreen monitor. The first is where you want the screen to be located. Is it near heavy foot traffic? You will need a screen that is very dust-resistant if this is the case.