Features and Benefits of Din-rail Mount Industrial PCs:
The contactor sized units feature Intel Atom 1.6 GHz, SATA HDD, DVI and VGA display ports. The system has multiple connectivity including 4 USB ports, serial, Ethernet lan, audio and expansion CF slot.
They are certified with windows XP and have wide 10-30VDC supply. These fanless units use their enclosure as a heat sink to reduce overall size to 145x102x50mm. The problem of loosing substantial cabinet space, and messy connections is solved with din rail mounted PCs.
It is also advantageous to consider a Din Rail PC over a panel PC (with integrated screen) as in the event of a failure only the defective part need be replaced eg the screen or the PC, also if it's the screen a second screen can be quickly added.
The cost and size of these units means it is comfortably possible to fit an imaged standby PC, and still come in with far less cost and real estate of other solutions.
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PLC Hardware was incorporated out of frustration at the ever increasing prices from hardware vendors, even when manufacturing, shipping and exchange rates have continually shifted positively.
In addition to this price structuring, major vendors have engineering houses which have access to significantly lower hardware prices (than integrators), and thus compete unfairly against their own integrators.
When it comes to getting real support external charge rates are exorbitant - to support their own products.