Streamline processes with an industrial touchscreen monitor

Industrial settings are notoriously challenging for electronics, but an industrial touchscreen monitor can put computing power at the fingertips of workers while protecting valuable equipment from shock, vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures.

For industrial touchscreen technology that is highly engineered for superior performance in mission-critical applications, companies around the world choose solutions from Comark.

How an industrial touchscreen works

Industrial touchscreens typically use two different technologies to register input. A capacitive touchscreen reacts to the electrical conductivity of a finger or special stylus, while a resistive touchscreen reacts to pressure from a finger, stylus or gloved hand.

Resistive screens have been the standard in rugged technology in the past, as workers wearing gloves can interact with the screen more easily and resistive screens are less susceptible to inadvertent input from water, dust or debris. Resistive industrial touchscreens are also less expensive than capacitive monitors but they wear more easily – the flexible synthetic material used for the screens can be scratched or damaged more easily, rendering the touchscreen unusable.

Capacitive touchscreens offer a more sensitive and potentially more accurate input with multi-touch capabilities such as pinching and zooming. Capacitive touchscreens are more durable, as their glass surface is more resistant to damage and because the technology can continue to work even when the screen is cracked, pierced or scratched. Capacitive touchscreens are more expensive, however, and are more susceptible to accidental input from water and dust, and they typically cannot be used with a gloved hand.

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Comark industrial touchscreen technologies

Comark is a leading manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered, rugged computer and industrial touch screen solutions that enable customers to improve the safety and efficiency of their industrial environments. With over 40 years' experience and a stellar track record for reliability, we provide solutions with a minimum five-year product lifecycle and a best-in-class warranty rate that ensures greater value, higher uptime levels and lower total cost of ownership.

Our industrial touchscreen monitors are designed to work reliably in harsh conditions where other machines fail. Safety-tested and certified for use in severe and hazardous area environments, our touchscreen industrial computer displays are pre-engineered, configurable solutions that have lead times measured in days, rather than weeks.

Industrial touchscreen displays for hazardous locations

Comark industrial touchscreen monitors are certified for use in a wide variety of industrial automation and hazardous conditions.

IECEx / ATEX Zone 2/22 locations

Our Nematron brand M-Series industrial touch monitor can be certified for IECEx / ATEX Zone 2/22 locations when mounted in an ATEX approved enclosure. Ranging in size from 12" to 22", these monitors offer a 4:3 format with an analog resistive touchscreen, a heavy duty steel chassis with powder coated machine aluminum bezels, and certification to NEMA 4/4X/12 & IP66 standards.

Class I Div 2 locations

Our Nematron brand M-Series industrial touchscreen monitors can also be certified for Class 1 Div 2 hazardous locations when mounted in a NEMA enclosure. We also offer high definition widescreen monitors in sizes ranging from 15" to 24" that feature projected capacitive touchscreens and NEMA 4/4X/12 & IP66 ratings.

UL 864 applications

For building automation technologies, we offer both a 42" class LED large-screen industrial computer monitor and a 42" class LCD large-screen display/computer that are UL 864 approved for use in building security, fire alarm system, mass notification and mapping & navigation applications.

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Why select an industrial touchscreen from Comark?

When you choose an industrial touchscreen from Comark, you can expect:

  • Excellence in manufacturing. Our focus on quality in the design and manufacturing process means that our customers can always count on state-of-the-art design with world-class quality and exceptional reliability.
  • Reduced TCO. By producing more reliable industrial touchscreen monitors and computers that have longer life cycles, we help our customers to lower their cost for acquiring, maintaining and upgrading rugged technology.
  • Dedicated service. Our team is committed to delivering exceptional service for our rugged technology throughout its lifecycle, helping us to earn remarkably high marks for customer satisfaction.
  • A long-term partner. We are more than a vendor – we are partners to our customers, helping them to achieve long-term success by delivering technology that enables them to meet their objectives more effectively and cost efficiently.

FAQs: what is an industrial touchscreen?

An industrial touchscreen is a computer monitor that is built with rugged components and a protective housing to keep the electronics safe from extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, water, dirt, dust and other hazards of industrial settings. Industrial touchscreen computers can be mounted on walls, machines or heavy machinery like forklifts with a vehicle computer mount.

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An industrial monitor is used in a wide variety of industrial processes and industries, including automotive assembly, oil and gas, machine tools, transportation, waste and wastewater, food and beverage, agriculture, fire and life safety, and others.

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