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RESISTANCE TO HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

DESIGN A RELIABLE CONTROL PANEL

How to protect you HMI from environmental influences?

There is no standard or common understanding of a harsh environment, each market is demanding in its own way and every application has its own unique conditions it needs to be able to handle. Therefore, each custom project requires an environmental study to establish the external factors that the solution will have to withstand.

Usually, the first factor to look at is if it is meant for inside or outside use.

When the application is meant for outside use, the common factors to consider are weather conditions, like rain, mud, temperatures and UV exposure, and potential for vandalism.

However, inside usage doesn’t automatically mean a relatively safe environment with dust as the biggest concern as there could be a need for frequent cleaning or even a washdown with pressured water, like they do in food processing industry when cleaning production lines.

It is important to consider all possibilities of wear and tear. It can be easier to notice the common ones, like dust, water, salt, mud, vibration, shock, and chemicals, but it is important to dig deeper and find the not so obvious factors, like abrasion, sweat, sun cream and electromagnetic radiation.

APEM has its own testing lab, where we can determine the level of IP, IK, perform lifecycles and provide support for qualifying to standards, like safety and EMC.

Furthermore, over the years we have accumulated experience in various markets and what to consider for their equipment and machinery. Learn more by clicking below.

Agricultural Machinery

Equip your agricultural vehicles and machinery with reliable and ergonomic HMIS for intuitive control and reduced operator fatigue.

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Material Handling

Benefit from one of the widest ranges of human-machine interfaces, whose robustness and ergonomics maximize operator comfort, increase productivity and reduce safety risks.

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Defense

Explore our large range of combat-proven MIL-grade HMIs capable of operating under extreme conditions.

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New Mobility

The integration of innovative and high performance HMIs contributes to the creation of a new mobility experience, providing ease of use, connectivity and increased safety.

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Construction Machinery

Our large product range offers unique customization possibilities to help you build ergonomic and intuitive cabin experience and increase productivity.

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Medical

Because they need to have complete confidence in their equipment, medical staff expect robust, certified, safe, customized and easy-to-clean devices.

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Public Environment

Sturdy, intuitive and custom HMI solutions that can withstand massive use, indoors and outdoors, to ensure that users will enjoy the best possible experience.

Learn more >

Agricultural Machinery

Equip your agricultural vehicles and machinery with reliable and ergonomic HMIS for intuitive control and reduced operator fatigue.

Learn more >

Material Handling

Benefit from one of the widest ranges of human-machine interfaces, whose robustness and ergonomics maximize operator comfort, increase productivity and reduce safety risks.

Learn more >

Defense

Explore our large range of combat-proven MIL-grade HMIs capable of operating under extreme conditions.

Learn more >

New Mobility

The integration of innovative and high performance HMIs contributes to the creation of a new mobility experience, providing ease of use, connectivity and increased safety.

Learn more >

Construction Machinery

Our large product range offers unique customization possibilities to help you build ergonomic and intuitive cabin experience and increase productivity.

Learn more >

Medical

Because they need to have complete confidence in their equipment, medical staff expect robust, certified, safe, customized and easy-to-clean devices.

Learn more >

Public Environment

Sturdy, intuitive and custom HMI solutions that can withstand massive use, indoors and outdoors, to ensure that users will enjoy the best possible experience.

Learn more >

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