Nematron IPCs and Monitors offers significant advantages that an industrial customer should carefully consider when choosing which PC is right for his application:

  1. IPCs are designed to withstand harsher environmental standards:
    • – Temperature (typically 50° Celsius) and humidity (Nematron PCs and Monitors are now rated for 55°C)
    • – Shock & Vibration
    • – Electrical noise immunity
    • – Resistant to chemicals typically present in a manufacturing environment
    • – Hazardous Locations
  2. IPCs typically conform to voltages, safety standards and international ratings and certifications required in an industrial facility. Examples of these ratings and certifications include UL, cUL, FCC and CE Mark.
  3. IPCs front panels are designed to conform to air, dust and water resistant standards, e.g. NEMA 4/4X/12 & IP65/66.
  4. Commercial PCs change frequently, often several times per year. This can lead to incompatibilities in software configurations. An exact replacement of a commercial grade PC is generally not available after a short time period. IPCs, on the other hand, are designed to have a long service life and replacement parts (spares & repairs) are available for several years.
  5. Reliability

Manufacturing lines are often required to maintain operation for 5 to 10 years, or longer. System up-time is critical. IPCs are hardened to operate in industrial environments.