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Compression Gland Cable Exit Cover Plate

Industrial Monitor Compression Gland Cable Exit Plates

Universal Mount Monitor Cable Exit Cavity - UM17 monitor shown
Universal Mount Monitor Cable Exit Cavity

A common problem for any fully enclosed NEMA 4/4X, IP65/66 rated display is exactly how to get the cables in and out of the enclosure while maintaining a water-tight seal. This problem has been approached in a variety of ways by equipment suppliers, but usually the solution involves either conduit, some sort of compression gland, or watertight external connectors with custom mated cables.

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Illustrating the strength of our USB cable retention bracket

Cable Retention for Industrial Monitors and Touch Screens

Showing the strength of our USB cable retention bracket with a 5 pound weight
Showing the strength of our USB cable retention bracket with a 5 pound weight

Cable connections between computers and peripherals on the factory floor are expected to hold tight during the rigors of operator movement and vibration that is not typical of office environments.

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NEMA 4 Short-Travel Industrial Benchtop Keyboard with touchpad

New Benchtop and Panel Mount Keyboards

Hope Industrial Systems’ new benchtop and panel mount models round out our line of industrial keyboards with 24 models, giving users plenty of flexibility to choose the configuration that works best for their specific application. These new keyboards have the same rugged industrial specifications as our existing keyboard products and carry our standard 3-year warranty.

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17″ HIS Industrial Panel Mount Monitor

Replacing Another Panel Mount Monitor with a Hope Industrial Monitor

17″ HIS Industrial Panel Mount Monitor
17″ HIS Industrial Panel Mount Monitor

There are several factors to consider when an existing panel mount monitor has failed and it is out of warranty. Most users opt to replace the display since many manufacturers will charge more and take longer to repair the monitor when compared to buying new. Much of the reason is due to the declining cost of LCD’s over the past several years. Therefore, it is wise to consider all the factors in total cost of ownership when selecting a monitor for a new project.

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Monitor-Mounted Industrial KVM Extender mounted to Universal Mount Monitor

New 300m (1000′) USB and VGA Video Extender

Hope Industrial Systems’ new USB KVM Extender uses a single CATx cable to extend VGA video and USB signals for touch screens, keyboards, mice, and any other USB 1.1 compliant device up to 300 m (1000′).

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Windows Power Settings

A Sleeping Monitor, A Simple Problem

Windows Power Settings
Windows Power Settings

Often our customers find it critical to be able to see their HMI screens or access their systems’ controls at any given time. By default, most operating systems are designed to put the monitor or touch screen to sleep after 10 minutes. While allowing the display to sleep is recommended to extend its lifespan and conserve power, some customers find it important to be able to access their system at a moment’s notice. It is important to note that no Hope Industrial displays put themselves to sleep; they only revert to power saving (sleep) mode when they are not receiving a video signal, or have been specifically instructed to do so by the host operating system.

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Cables routed through Conduit and Cover Plate

How We Use Waterproof Conduit for Industrial Monitor Cabling

Conduit Cover Plate Option with cables routed through Conduit and Cover Plate
Cables routed through Conduit and Cover Plate

Connecting electronic equipment on the factory floor is an important aspect of any control system. There are several options for connecting data and power to monitors and other devices. Regarding the cables themselves, there are options in cable quality, shielding, terminations, etc. There are also decisions that affect their appearance and how they are protected and sealed.

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Close up of Industrial Wall Mount Folding Keyboard

New Folding Keyboard Mount for Low-Profile Installations

New Industrial Wall Mount Keyboards - front and side views
New Industrial Wall Mount Folding Keyboard

Our new industrial keyboard, featured in the “New Product prototype: Industrial Keyboard” sneak preview back in March, is now shipping. The Industrial Wall Mount Folding Keyboard mounts to any vertical surface and is designed to be used with our Panel Mount Monitors. The keyboard folds up or down for convenient storage and has two different typing positions.

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