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Advantech introduces new industrial touch-panel computer for sanitary environments

In many industries, such as food and beverage and pharmaceuticals, it is essential that all equipment is able to satisfy the most stringent cleanliness requirements.

Advantech has released a new fully sealed IP69K-rated stainless steel multi-touch panel PC for use in such applications.

The new 21.5” widescreen IPPC-5211WS touch-panel computer is the latest model to use the Intel Celeron J1900 Quad Core 2.0 GHz processor, and to feature the iDoor technology, a truly flat screen, and a multitude of lockable IO ports whilst being able to operate in a wide range of temperatures.

The IPPC-5211WS’s stainless steel corrosion-proof chassis and SGS-certified IP69K waterproofing make it possible to clean the computer externally using water, harsh detergents, and acidic/alkaline disinfectants with temperatures of up to 80OC and pressure of up to 30 Bar.

These qualities ensure that the IPPC-5211WS satisfies the stringent sanitation requirements of food manufacturing, clinical areas, and chemical or pharmaceutical laboratories, Advantech says.

The IPPC-5211WS uses regular connectors and a special clip for the USB port instead of the regular locked IO ports, and the ports are waterproofed when using a flange adaptor with an anchor point.

The optional flange adaptor, with Rittal specification connector, seals the IO ports from water ingress and allows the IPPC-5211WS to be attached to foot and arm systems for added flexibility.

With an Intel HD graphics processor and a display ratio of 16:9, providing 40% more screen area than 4:3 displays, these models are designed for displaying more graphics on the screen.

The truly flat and seamless design of the IPPC-5211WS provides easier maintenance and avoids mistouches even when wearing gloves. 

As well as the Intel Celeron processor, the IPPC-5211WS also includes 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and can be used with a variety of Microsoft Windows operating systems and Advantech software applications such as WebAccess, Panel Express, and SUSIAccess.