The difference between a Panel Mount Panel PC and a Rack Mount Panel PC is very simple. A Rack Mount Panel PC has a standard width of 19 inches, a standard height of one or a number of height increments and standard drill holes on the outside of the frontal plate. A Panel Mount Panel PC can also possess these specifications, but it is not required. Instead, the Panel Mount Panel PC follows individual needs.
A Panel Mount Panel PC can be custom made
A Panel Mount Panel PC is thereby a Panel PC, which nonetheless has a frontal plate, a display and a PC in a housing, but is not required to conform to a DIN standard. A Panel Mount Panel PC can thereby be employed in a large variety of areas of application. For example a Panel Mount Panel PC can have a frontal plate, which does not have any drill holes. With these frontal plates there are places to attach things onto the backside of the frontal plates. These could be small fittings but also screws, with which the frontal plate can be attached to the housing from the inside.
Taking readings in an alkaline bath with a Panel Mount Panel PC
The advantage of the Panel Mount Panel PC can be seen, when it is necessary for the Panel PC to fulfill heightened forms of protection. We therefore recently started constructing a Panel Mount Panel PC, on which the underside can be submerged in an alkali bath. For this reason the Panel Mount Panel PC has been outfitted with handles on the frontal plate. These handles were welded onto the frontal plate, so that no drillings were required. It was important that the Panel Mount Panel PC could be dipped into the alkaline bath, but not be completely submerged. Via the touchscreen, that was integrated into the frontal plate, the Panel PC could be operated. After finishing work in the alkaline bath, the Panel PC could be pulled from the alkaline bath with the handles. This would not have been possible with a Rack Mount Panel PC.