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The Dominance of IPC Technology Through the Industrial Internet of Things

How IPCs offer efficiency, reliability, and durability for industrial applications

Introduction to IPC

As production level rises in the industry, a higher demand for suitable technology is on a rise. Industrial facilities like power generation, oil fields, building automation, plants, and food factories are usually in environments that experience harsh weather, pollution, extreme temperature fluctuations, dust particles, and harmful contaminants that are active in everyday production. Commercial PC’s were not designed for operations in these extreme conditions and therefore result in damages that can ultimately cost manufactures a great deal of wasted money, time and energy.

Industry-1 Understanding the Higher Demand in ProductionThe business world understood that conventional commercial PC’s was not going to meet the standards of the industry. As the IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) revolutionized companies and transformed mass manufacturing, businesses needed to rely on advance technologies that would offer competence towards a tolerance of very demanding industrial applications. For mass productions and industrial applications, manufacturers establish embedded systems for higher efficiency in conducting specific tasks for faster and more reliable operations. For greater and more convenient uses, industrial panel PC’s are implemented for optimal performance in controlling advanced applications. There are many benefits when it comes to utilizing IPC’s whether you are in a normal comfortable work place or even at extreme and harsh environments. This article explores the benefits of incorporating IPC’s and industrial grade systems.

The Advance Design of IPC’s

Acnodes Corp. offers robust fanless IPC’s. Conventional computer fans are not reliable in its cooling methods. It attracts dust and particles around an industrial environment. If a fan somehow breaks, the whole system can overheat. Heat is one of the most damaging problems that lead to system failure. With a fanless concept, the systems offer improved thermal conductivity without the need for noisy fans, internal moving parts, in heatsink technology to combat over heating. This results in proper maintenance of the CPU (Central Processing Unit), lower energy consumption, power expense, and an increase in the longevity of the entire system. IPCs offer rich I/O interfaces, cables, VGA and HDMI connectivity and supports AC/DC power supply.

1. State of the Art Touch-Screen Technology

Touch screens can be fragile but convenient for certain operations. This is why industrial systems incorporate durable touch screens ideal for specific applications.

Acnodes IPC’s support industrial grade resistive type and projected capacitive type touch screen monitors.

Resistive Touch - Resistive type-touch screens or also known as “5 Wire Resistive”, are considered to be a popular use throughout touch screen technology. Although not seen in everyday tablets and smart phones, resistive type touch screens are for more demanding specific tasks. Embedded systems in industrial environments are generally exposed to dusty particles, water, and oils that can damage a traditional touch screen and prevent production from flowing. These touch screens operate only on resistance so touching the surface with your finger, gloves or a stylus is acceptable. Because resistive type touch screens are extremely durable and resistant to contaminants/liquids, they are most ideal for food  processing factories, restaurant POS systems, and medical centers.
Projected Capacitive - Another type of touch screen offered by Acnodes IPC is the projective capacitive touch screen or (PCT). These types are a popular use among smart phones and tablets. Unlike the resistive type touch screen, projected capacitive can not be activated with any object except electrical charges in fingers and through thin or cotton gloves. Projective type touch screens are not entirely suitable for harsh environments that involve a lot of liquids and contaminants. The five wire resistive touch screen is more suitable for messier applications. However, it offers a better image quality and is more resistant to scratches than resistive type touch screens. This design also supports a multi-touch activation.

2. Robust Design

The reason why industrial panel PC’s are so reliable is that it possess the ability to operate in the worst conditions. Whether tasks are for industrial or military grade applications, IPC’s will guarantee efficient performance. There is a variety of modern industrial PC’s for specific environmental applications whether it’s indoors or outdoors. For example, food factories and chemical plants that need a robust system to control operations, Acnodes Corp. offers stainless steel covered panel PC’s. Using stainless steel contains multiple benefits including fully wash-down options, easy cleaning, non-porous material and corrosion free.

For more demanding tasks where temperatures fluctuate from very warm to freezing, IPC’s  support a broad range of temperatures operating from the lowest of -25 degrees C all the way to 60 degrees C. Computers in these harsh environments also have to be able to withstand random shock and vibrations due to moving and dropping. All Acnodes IPC’s are equipped with IP65 or IP67 ingress protections. These level of protections meets military standard MIL-STD-810G compliance. They protect against harmful dust and water sprays from all directions and available for limited submerging underwater.


IPCs do not only offer convenient attributes, but smart solutions for industrial services. This article analyzed multiple areas where IPCs perform at its finest through the advance designs of resistive and projective capacitive type touch screens, its ability to manage heat and power efficiently, and its tolerance for the harsh industrial environments. An industrial panel computer fuels productivity and revolutionizes the industry.