The best rugged PC

Modern software and data architectures are driving new demand for flexible, scalable, off-the-shelf industrial computing hardware. Compared to traditional embedded systems or proprietary “appliance” type devices, the combination of industrial PC + modern software offers clear advantages to users that need greater customization, interoperability, and scalability.

What makes industrial PCs so attractive is their ability to support modern software in a compact and rugged form factor designed for the industrial edge, which often means in hot, dusty panels alongside PLCs and other equipment. This opens the door to a wide range of applications, from collecting data for IoT platforms to applying the latest machine-learning algorithms for optimal production efficiency.

Available in different formats and for different usage characteristics, industrial computers are equipment designed to offer reliability, robustness and versatility for the productive sectors and field operations.

Composed of chassis and components prepared for harsh environments, Industrial PCs can be used for process control, data acquisition or even as control interfaces for another computer.