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Sample Label for 22" Universal Mount Industrial Monitor with RoHS marking added

Hope Industrial is Ready for RoHS2

RoHS mark on Industrial Monitor Labels
Monitor Labels (old label on top) – new labels no longer require a separate RoHS mark

The RoHS directive is a set of European Union regulations that relates to restriction of hazardous materials in electronic and electrical equipment. This directive came into force in 2006 and covers a wide range of electrical and electronic products.

Like most electronics vendors, we at Hope Industrial have worked with our suppliers over the years to ensure that our products are RoHS compliant (as detailed here).

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New 75 m USB KVM Extender

Coming Soon: New KVM Extender Options

New 75 m USB KVM Extender
New 75 m USB KVM Extender

For many years, our line of Industrial KVM Extenders has been a critical part of our product line-up, allowing our customers to forego the expense and hassle of a fully ruggedized PC by extending keyboard, video, and touch screen signals from a ruggedized industrial workstation back to a standard PC or server located in a clean, safe IT closet.

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Elo Touchscreen Control Panel

More Advanced Options for Industrial Touch Screens

Elo Touch Screen Properties Control Panel
Elo Touch Screen Properties Control Panel

Depending on the environment, there are different requirements for user interfaces and how people need to interact. Recognizing this, Elo added a few features to their drivers that provide some advanced functionality to enhance usability for very specific purposes.

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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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Elo Touchscreen Control Panel

Advanced Mouse Functions with an Industrial Touch Screen

Elo Touch Screen Properties Control Panel
Elo Touch Screen Properties Control Panel

In most typical applications, Hope Industrial touch screens are used to be part of a PC-based HMI configuration, performing some type of PC-based control of an industrial process. The programs that generate these automation interfaces are generally designed with a very simple interface: large on-screen buttons allow simple interaction to a busy, often gloved worker. Generally, the user does not interface with the underlying PC operating system. To operate this type of application, the touch screen does no more than simply pass single “clicks” to the computer, which responds as if a mouse button was clicked.

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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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Hope Industrial UK Logistics Center in Snetterton

Hope Industrial Is Open for Business in the UK

Hope Industrial UK Logistics Center

After 12 years in the industrial monitor and touch screen business – and over 40,000 monitors shipped worldwide – Hope Industrial Systems is happy to announce our new logistics center in the United Kingdom to better support the UK and Europe.

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