7 Reasons to Integrate an Industrial PC

As manufacturing and industrial technologies continue to advance, the demand for finely tuned equipment that can adapt to ever-changing requirements grows. Whilst the market offers lower-cost commercial computers, they often lack the robustness required in challenging environments. We’ve summarized 7 compelling reasons why investing in a quality industrial PC makes sense.

Topics

  • Environment
  • Enhanced Reliability
  • Tailored Performance
  • Comprehensive Connectivity
  • Long-Term Support and Serviceability
  • Compliance with Industry Standards
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
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1. Environment:

Challenge:

Many end solutions need a PC that can handle environmental challenges such as extreme temperatures, moisture, dust, and vibration. These critical circumstances are especially typical for solutions in manufacturing, warehouses, transportation, and automated self-service, especially when installed in outdoor locations.

Solution:

Unlike their commercial counterparts, industrial PCs are built to withstand these conditions without compromising performance. With rugged and fanless design, sealed connectors, and components rated for extended temperature ranges (even from -40°C to +70°C), an industrial PC ensures uninterrupted operation.

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2. Enhanced Reliability

Challenge:

Having consistent 24/7 operation that requires minimal intervention is essential. Product failure leads to losses in productivity and revenue, increasing demand and costs for support staff.

Solution:

Industrial PCs are engineered for reliability, with features such as fan-less designs, low power consumption, and rugged enclosures. Industrial-grade component specifications ensure long-term durability, ensuring continuous operation without failures or disruptions.

3. Tailored Performance:

Challenge:

Different applications often require bespoke specifications, such as extended data storage, increased I/O, high data processing capabilities, and integrated mounting points.

Solution:

Industrial solutions have customizable configurations tailored to the unique needs of various industries. You can select a solution without compromise based on the main points you need and eliminate paying for items and functionality that you don’t need.

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4.Comprehensive Connectivity:

Challenge:

Connectivity is crucial in industrial environments where seamless integration with various devices, sensors, and systems is essential.

Solution:

An industrial embedded PC features a wide range of connectivity options, including multiple serial ports, Ethernet ports, USB ports, and expansion slots, allowing effortless integration with existing equipment and infrastructure.

5. Long-Term Support and Serviceability:

Challenge:

Many installations require long-term support and assurance, so if something goes wrong, you can be confident that replacements with the same performance and physical characteristics as the original device are still available for purchase.

Solution:

Suppliers of industrial PCs typically offer extended product lifecycles, ensuring the availability of spare parts, technical support, and repair services for many years. This long-term support and serviceability ensure continued operation without costly upgrades.

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6. Compliance with Industry Standards:

Challenge:

Segments such as manufacturing, transportation, energy, and healthcare are subject to strict regulatory requirements and standards for safety, reliability, and performance.

Solution:

An industrial embedded PC is designed and certified to meet these industry-specific standards. Choosing an industrial PC can mitigate risks, maintain compliance, and uphold the highest standards of quality and safety.

7. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):

Challenge:

During long-term projects, companies are often trying to balance a strict budget to build and maintain a solution. Commercial PCs tend to have a much lower entry price, however, statistics show it might not be worth investing in them as costs can increase in the long term.

Solution:

Opting for increased initial investment in an industrial embedded PC offers reduced downtime, longer service life, minimal maintenance requirements, and a lower risk of failures. By investing in industrial-grade technology, industries can achieve higher returns on investment and realize significant cost savings in the long run.

In summary, industrial PCs are indispensable for solutions operating in demanding environments. Their robust durability, enhanced reliability, tailored performance, comprehensive connectivity, long-term support, compliance with industry standards, and favorable total cost of ownership empower industries to optimize operations, enhance productivity, and stay competitive in today’s ever-changing markets.

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