EC: FPM-8151H Stainless Steel industrial monitor
Hardware – HMI, operator interface, thin-client: Advantech's FPM-8151H is a 15-in. 316 stainless steel C1D2 industrial monitor. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice award winner.
Advantech's FPM-8151H is a rugged XGA industrial monitor equipped to handle temperatures ranging from -20 C to 60 C. The stainless steel 316L front panel is NEMA4/IP65 compliant, providing better corrosion prevention ability than regular stainless steel, which makes it more suitable for environment required wash-downs. The monitor meets all the hazardous requirements with UL C1D2 certification. It has a combination RS-232 and USB interface for touchscreen functions, direct VGA and DVI-D video input interface, five-wire resistive touchpanel, and an OSD control pad with lockable function. The FPM-8151H is designed to safely operate in hazardous locations, making it ideal for the oil and gas industry.
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