Depending on the size, operating system, specifications and manufacturer an industrial panel PC on average can cost between $4,000 to $8,000.
When selecting an industrial panel PC, consider the following points:
Industrial panel PCs can support any type of industry and they are usually programmed before being used in industry. Once installed the user needs to get specific training on how to use the PC for their specific work. There is no specific training or certification needed for just an industrial panel PC.
An industrial panel PC does not need any type of maintenance or specific cleaning. Just regular dusting will be sufficient. The industrial panel PCs are robust electronic devices and will not need any maintenance during their lifetime.
Following are just some of the applications of an industrial panel PC in a range of industries:
As industrial panel PCs are power electronic devices, they can easily heat up during use, especially when the surrounding environment is also warm or hot. Similarly in a cold or moist environment, they can have problems as the system will be unable to work properly due to either a very cold environment or moist surrounding air.
The industrial panel touch screen needs the most attention as any damage to the screen will either reduce the performance of the system or make the system completely useless.
Most popular Panel PC suppliers and brands on IndustrySearch are Advantech Australia, Ti2 Pty Ltd, Backplane Systems Technology, Uticor AVG, ICP Electronics.