Industrial automation is the embodiment of Industry 4.0, and an important product of this is the industrial tablet computer. What is an industrial tablet computer, and why does it exist? What tests must an industrial tablet computer go through to be deemed qualified?
Before the emergence of industrial computers, regular computers were generally used as machines for controlling industrial production lines. Due to the risk of serious losses if a regular computer were to malfunction on the production line, industrial computers must adhere to strict standards and expandability requirements.
The industrial panel computer is different from regular computers mainly because of its operating environment and performance requirements. While regular computers may prioritize high operating speed, industrial panel computer must prioritize performance stability while maintaining a certain level of operating speed.
During the installation of an industrial panel computer on a production line, each production link must be rigorously checked. Therefore, every industrial computer manufacturer must have standardized production workshops to strictly control the production process.
Industrial tablet computers are commonly used in environments with abundant dust and water, such as outdoors or in industrial settings. This requires the product to possess dust and waterproof capabilities, and as such, the finished product must go through industrial-grade IP65-level waterproof and dustproof testing to ensure suitable use in special industrial computer application scenarios.
Since industrial tablet can be used in harsh environments with high/low temperatures, abundant dust, water, oil, and other contaminants, it is important to test the product in a controllable high-temperature, constant temperature and humidity environment. In this way, product performance can be stabilized under adverse conditions.
By checking each interface on the product to see if it passes the 4KV static electricity test, it is ensured that all interface terminals can conduct electricity properly and that the whole product will work correctly.
A qualified industrial tablet will also undergo simulation automotive vibration and drop testing, which not only helps prevent damage caused by collisions during transport, but also prevent damage from drops during use.
Finally, a qualified industrial tablet computer will undergo a 48-hour aging test, during which time all products will undergo 48 hours of uninterrupted display testing, and real-time data records will be kept to ensure that every finished product meets usage standards and reduce the rate of defective products.