Customized contractor-grade laptops
A new family of rugged laptops and convertible tablet PCs that withstand harsh conditions.
Pre-configured with customized software access to RIDGID informational resources and diagnostic tools, the “contractor-grade” laptops are designed to withstand the harshest of conditions encountered on job sites including pounding rain, blowing dust and dirt, extreme temperatures and accidental drops up to four feet.
The laptops are offered in four configurations – a military/contractor-grade rugged laptop, a multi-touch rugged tablet PC, a “business” rugged laptop and a laptop that provides all-day battery life.
Dell Latitude E6400 XFR – Military/Contractor-Grade
- Ballistic Armor Protection System enables protection and a high drop specification (up to 4 ft)
- QuadCool Thermal Management System allows the XFR to operate in temperature extremes
- PrimoSeal technology has a high combined level of Ingress protection rating (IP65)
Dell Latitude XT2 XFR – Multi-Touch Tablet PC
- The multi-touch is a 12.1-in.-wide-aspect outdoor-viewable screen
- Withstand drops of up to 3 feet.
- Quick conversion from a thin tablet PC to a traditional laptop with a full-size keyboard
Dell Latitude E6410 ATG – “Business”
- High-durability textured paint for protection from physical wear and spill-resistant input surface
- Fast response free-fall sensor on the motherboard along with a Dell StrikeZone shock absorber protects systems against drops
Dell Latitude E6410 - All-Day Battery Life
- Magnesium alloy construction, long-lasting paint finishes, and robust metal hinges
- Long, reliable battery life
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey