Upgrade Steel Manufacturing Operations With S12 Industrial Panel PCs

Richard B.Panel PC, Steel Manufacturing Industry

Best for Steel Manufacturing Plant Operations and Management: 12.1” Rugged Industrial Client Computer Supporting Intel® Baytrail-M/D™ Processor


  • Watchdog Timer
  • AXEL M80 Thin Client Compatible
  • IP69K Rating and NEMA Sealing
  • Sturdy Aluminium or Stainless Steel Enclosures
  • Resistive or Projected Capacitive Touchscreen Setup
  • 1” XGA 4:3 display (1024×768)
  • Case or Bezel mount
  • 75mm VESA mount
  • Wide temperature range industrial grade components

Operations in steel plants require precision and reliability. Its equipment utilises specific applications or software to organise its processes. This is to ensure that production of steels is of high-quality and efficient.

One of the most used applications in steel plants is the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This software features product planning, material sourcing and product development. This also helps steel manufacturing plants to achieve comprehensive solutions for steel production.

Integrating all facets of the operations, the ERP software is a high-end application. So, this can only be installed on an industrial PC with high processing capabilities. As such, the ERP software can be utilised for these industrial operations. But, what industrial computer can handle this type of industrial application?

One industrial computing device suitable for these industries is the S12 industrial panel PC. This device has rugged features suitable for these operations. It is designed with industrial-grade components that can endure such extreme environment. This device is NEMA-sealed and enclosed with a stainless steel construction frame. This means it can withstand dust and water intrusions. And, the internal parts of this device is well-protected from external elements.

Now, can this device surpass heavy applications like the ERP software? How can this industrial computing device provide long-term availability and efficiency? Read on through this blog. Learn why installing this rugged computer is an ideal solution for steel factories.

Integrate Steel Manufacturing Operations with the S12 Panel PCs

Integrating the S12 Industrial Panel PCs on Steel Manufacturing Plants

An effective application, such as ERP, can standardise the whole manufacturing process. This can streamline the operations inside the steel factories. At the same time, it provides a better integration from one process to another. But, the ERP software can only be as efficient if it is installed in an industrial computer.

That is why it is recommended to have an industrial PC for steel manufacturing operations. The S12 rugged industrial computers can bear the specifications required for its operations. This device is already built with a compatible operating system. And, tough applications like the ERP software can be installed on this device.

Also, this industrial computing device comes with a built-in Watchdog Timer. It records and monitors the internal and outside operating conditions of its system. This will protect and prevent its system from unexpected start-up. Hence, the S12 rugged computers will do well in these operations without a system failure.

What are the other advantages of this rugged computer? How is it different from other computing devices? Let us review some of its specifications compared to other devices.

Key Features and Benefits of the S12 Rugged Industrial Computers

It’s a known fact that steel plants have harsh working conditions. The presence of heat, humidity and shock might cause the computing systems to fail. But, it would be ideal to install a tough and reliable computing device.

Can other industrial computing devices have the specs needed for these operations? Take a look at some features of the S12 industrial computer to other common industrial PCs below.

SpecificationsS12 Rugged ComputersOther 12” Industrial PCs*
SystemIntel® Baytrail-M/D™ J1900 2.00Ghz
Supports Hyper-Threading
Intel® Core™ i / Celeron® Processor
Display12.1” XGA 4:3 display (1024×768)12.1” TFT XGA LED Panel (1024 x 768)
Sealing IP65 / IP68 / IP69K : NEMA-sealed enclosuresIP65 compliant (front panel)
Operating TemperaturePC: -5°C to +45°C cased, -5°C to +50°C bezel0 ~ 50°C (32 ~ 122°F)
Humidity95% non-condensing10 ~ 95% @ 40°C non-condensing
Touchscreen FeatureResistive / CapacitiveResistive Only
Other FeaturesBuilt-in Watchdog Timer
AXEL M80 Thin Client Compatible

*All specifications are based from 12.1” industrial computing devices in the United Kingdom.

As shown above, the S12 industrial panel PCs have the best specifications. Its IP69K rating and high NEMA sealing protect its system from external elements. This means it has a degree of protection against water intrusion, dust, and other debris. Hence, this device can be used even with these potential risk factors.

Also, this device has two options for touchscreen features. It can be integrated with a resistive touchscreen or projected capacitive touchscreen features. Of course, both of these touchscreen technology have a touch functionality. But, it is recommended to setup these devices with projected capacitance.

Resistive touchscreens are not as responsive as capacitive touchscreens. And, projected capacitive touchscreens are scratch- and dust-resistant. So, controllers can do their tasks by simply touching the applications on the screen.

Another customisable option is its compatibility with thin client terminals. It can come with an AX3000 Model 80 Thin Client allowing TCP/IP text and graphics connection to any operating system. This allows operators to only access specific applications on each computer. By using thin client terminals, controllers can centralise their tasks in one computer.

For example, a Windows-based computer serves as a virtual computer running on the main server. This is then pre-configured or connected to multiple thin client terminals. In this setup, application changes or upgrades can be done only to the main computer. This prevents any unauthorised installation or access from the end-user. And, if one thin client fails, it can be easily swapped out with another, thus reducing downtime.

Automate and Centralise the Processes of Steel Factories Today

Technological advancements is the key to precision and efficiency of producing high-quality steels. That is why upgrading a system for steel operations is also necessary. But, there are also a lot of factors to be considered for a steel plant. Aside from its harsh environment, tough applications are also utilised for steel factories.

So, upgrade your computing systems with S12 industrial panel PC today. Call us (+44) 014 3874 7111 for more information on this device.