Ruggedized stainless steel monitor
Advantech's 15-inch flat panel monitor is designed to endure harsh environments. It is designed for the oil and gas industries.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces a new 15” flat panel industrial monitor designed for the harshest environments, the FPM-8151H. The FPM-8151H is a Class 1, Division 2 certified monitor, meaning that it won’t cause explosions if gases, vapors and/or liquids are present making this monitor ideal for the oil and gas industries.
With its NEMA4/IP65 protection and a 2.8mm thick resistive glass panel, the FPM-8151H reportedly resists dust, water, and oil from entering the monitor and can be used in temperatures ranging from -20~60⁰C. Ruggedization is complete with the inclusion of a 316L stainless steel front panel which, as well as making it hardwearing, is suitable for use in food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical environments.
To increase functionality, the monitor has dual function support, meaning that users can choose to control the system using either a USB or RS-232 connected controller; power it by using either a Phoenix or a DC jack; and the display can be connected via either VGA or HDMI ports.
For added reliability and lower power consumption, the FPM-8151H reportedly uses a 5-wire and a LED backlit screen. The LED screen reduces power consumption by 22% whilst increasing brightness by 12%.
" - Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com"
- Events & Awards
- Magazine Archives
- Oil & Gas Engineering
- Salary Survey
- Digital Reports
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.