Both industrial displays and ordinary computer displays are visually similar in appearance as display terminals, but in terms of structural design, material selection, and functional characteristics, there are significant differences between them. Today, let's take a look at the differences between industrial displays and ordinary displays in terms of overall structural design, resolution and display effects, material components, lifespan, and interface extension, to help everyone understand the differences between industrial monitors and ordinary displays.
Ordinary computer displays are mainly used in office and entertainment scenarios, while industrial display monitor is generally used as monitors or human-machine interfaces in various industrial fields. They usually need to be powered continuously 24/7, 365 days a year. Moreover, certain applications in industrial environments may have adverse conditions such as water vapor, dust, oil pollution, or electromagnetic interference. This puts higher demands on the overall structural design and protection strength of industrial displays. Compared with ordinary displays, industrial displays generally use a pure metal body to prevent impacts and isolate electromagnetic interference. In terms of heat dissipation module design, industrial displays usually adopt fanless heat dissipation modules to achieve a closed integrated body structure while ensuring heat dissipation efficiency. In terms of stability testing, industrial displays generally undergo more than 24 hours of high-temperature and high-humidity aging tests before leaving the factory to ensure the stability of the whole machine.
Based on the requirements of industrial-grade applications, industrial displays also pay great attention to the selection of internal components. Generally, industrial displays will use front panels that meet IP65 protection level. The internal circuit boards are designed for industrial use. The components used have high characteristics in terms of voltage resistance, current, humidity, and temperature. The process requirements for components are also higher than those for ordinary commercial displays.
In terms of resolution, ordinary computer displays usually only support a few common resolutions, while industrial displays generally have a high-definition resolution of 1920*1080, and the resolution can be adjusted based on the actual display output, providing excellent high-definition display capability. In terms of brightness, ordinary displays usually have a brightness of only around 250cd/m2, while industrial displays have a minimum brightness of at least 450cd/m2, providing good display effects even in outdoor or sunlight environments.
There is a significant difference in the lifespan between industrial displays and ordinary displays. Generally, the backlight lifespan of industrial displays can reach more than 30,000 hours, which is several times that of ordinary displays. Moreover, industrial displays with touchscreens can have a touch lifespan of up to 35 million times.
Ordinary displays generally do not have industrial-grade control interfaces such as RS232 serial ports or DVI interfaces, while industrial displays, in order to meet the requirements of industrial fields, will have more control interface extension designs.