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KVM mounted on ML20 using the VESA Adapter Bracket

Cables and KVM Extenders: Moving signals from the control room to the industrial touch screen

Many Hope customers place server or desktop class computer equipment in a clean, safe, IT closet, while exposing only our rugged industrial touchscreens and workstations to the rigors of the factory floor. To make this work, we provide a variety of long cable options, and even Industrial KVM Extenders that can push those signals all the way to 1000′ away from the PC. This post discusses these cabling options in detail.

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Hope Industrial Trade Show booth at the Offshore Technology Conference 2011

Automation Technology South Expo Recap

We are wrapping up our trip to Orlando, FL for the 2011 Automation Technology South Expo (ATX South).  The weather has been great, as you would expect central Florida to be in March.

Hope Industrial Systems booth at Automation Technology South Expo
Hope Industrial’s booth at ATX South

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Demonstration of Touch Screen Alignment

Product Tip: Calibrating “Below the Touch Point”

When doing an initial touch screen alignment, the Elo drivers used in all of our industrial touch screens display the standard “touch the targets” dialog:  the user is shown a series of onscreen targets and asked to click on them.

Demonstration of Touch Screen Alignment
Touch Screen Alignment Demonstration

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AccuTouch Resistive Touch Screen Sensor

Why do we use Resistive Touch Screens?

We use resistive touch screen sensors in all of our industrial touch screen models. These sensors are very well suited to industrial control applications for a variety of reasons. This article discusses the technology itself and its benefits. We also talk about the Elo AccuTouch line of sensors and controllers, and why we chose them.

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Sulphur Protection

VCI Emitters
VCI (Vapor Corrosion
Inhibitor) Emitters

Many industrial environments have invisible airborne substances, like dust and moisture, that can damage electronic equipment. There are other less common substances that are found in specific industrial environments that can be even more damaging. Sulphur is one of those substances.  Airborne sulphur uses moisture in the air and is corrosive to the copper and silver commonly found in the conductive traces on circuit boards, in LCD circuits and resistive touch screens.  All of these components are found in the construction of an industrial lcd monitor.

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HIS Industrial Touch Screen at International Poultry Expo 2011

International Poultry Expo Recap

International Poultry Expo - 2011 logoHope Industrial Systems enjoyed another successful International Poultry Expo last week.  We’ve attended this show for several years now and we’re always pleased with the quality of our leads, as well as the opportunity to meet several of our customers face-to-face.  It also helps that we are located only 25 miles from the Georgia World Congress Center.

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