Rugged HMI, what does it really mean?

Beijer Electric Rugged HMIEquipment that may work alright in a clean, climate-controlled environment may quickly fail in a dirty, outdoor environment.  What might be considered rugged to some industries, may not be to others.  Therefore, it is important that engineers specify the components, equipment and computer based on the environments they need to operate into. HMIs are included in this specification process.  Some typical industries that require HMIs that are rugged include:

  • Oil and gas
  • Water and wastewater
  • Paper and pulp
  • Chemical
  • Maritime and off-shore
  • Mining
  • Agriculture (storage, processing, refining)
  • Textiles
  • Transportation
  • Power generation and distribution  hydro, wind, biomass, coal)

Rugged is more than tough or durable. A rugged HMI must be rugged to the core and designed, tested, and certified to operate in wet, dusty, extreme temperatures, direct sun, high vibration, unreliable power, and hazardous environments.

Learn what it really means to be a rugged HMI.
Read the full whitepaper by Beijer Electric  Rugged HMI, what does it really mean?

Tri-Phase Automation/IMAC Motion Control  is an automation distributor of Beijer Electric HMIs in Wisconsin and Illinois.  We are happy to provide you additional information or a quote on rugged HMIs for your application.