Industrial monitors are devices that display information as images, in an industrial setting. They usually consist of a power supply, a screen, circuitry and casing. Compared with regular computer monitors, industrial monitors need to be more rugged so they can withstand the demands of a potentially hazardous setting, such as a workshop floor. Therefore the casing may need to be shock and moisture resistant, and the circuitry might need greater levels of protection than usual.What are industrial monitors used for?
Industrial monitors are often used to simply display basic information, such as the performance of a circuit. They are frequently set up so that it is easy for workers to access such information while standing at a machine.Types of industrial monitors
The main differences between industrial monitors are the types of display:
- LCD colour displays produce high quality images while being light and durable.
- OLED displays are useful for producing high quality contrast in their images.
- Vacuum fluorescent displays are good for producing crisp images, and emit little heat.
- Touch screens are used when the worker might need to input information into the device.