Sunlight readable displays for explosion-protected HMI systems

No more glare….

The PC-based, explosion-protected operating systems from the Open HMI series can now be fitted with the new innovative 15" displays to reduce glare and reflections to a minimum.

The new displays can be read easily, even in bright sunlight, since a filter pack effectively diverts even strong incoming ambient light. The new solution is based on a very effective combination of polarisation filters placed on top of and behind one another in front of the display.

Many important operating and monitoring tasks are carried out at HMI systems installed outdoors. This can only be done safely and easily, if the displays do not reflect ambient light too strongly.

Thanks to the new solution, bulky canopies that were supposed to give shade, but in practice hardly did so, are no longer necessary. High brightness displays, which caused thermal problems in explosion-protected systems in particular, are also no longer necessary, as the new package does not require particularly bright LEDs.

Unlike any standard filters used so far, this filter pack hardly affects the image display for viewers: although the sunlight readable displays can be adjusted to up to 1,000 cd/m², they are already easily readable even in direct sunlight with a luminescence of 700 to 800 cd/m².

Certified for hazardous gas and dust explosion zones 1, 2, 21 and 22, the Open HMIs are fitted with low-energy CPUs from the Intel Atom series and consist of explosion-protected modules. These touch screen systems can be operated in rugged environments and even at continuously extreme ambient temperatures between -30 °C and +50 °C.

Numerous international certifications ensure suitability for various applications in a wide range of industries, such as the oil and gas sector, package units and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.


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