– Stainless Steel Panel PCs –
Rugged IP66/IP69K Computers and HMIs for use in
Harsh and Aggressive Environments
IP66/IP69K Stainless Panel PC solutions available from BVM
BVM offer a variety of industrial-grade IP66/IP69K Stainless Steel Panel PCs from a number of manufacturers to provide variety of choice where certain ‘looked for’ features are needed. However, and in common – all of our stainless-steel panel PCs are designed and manufactured to meet the needs generated by challenging environments.
All BVM solutions are of an industrial offering, coming with 5-7 year lifetime availabilities. They’re also generally fanless in operation to provide for better maintenance & failure free properties and silent running. Our stainless-steel solutions are available in screen sizes from 10” through to 24” with either projective capacitive or 4 and 5 wire resistive touch input and are ingress protected from IP65 through to IP66/67 and up to IP69K where high pressure ‘hose down’ properties are required.
Where external interfacing with the PC is concerned, I/O is provided in the format of watertight M12 connections – and the provision of IP67 external cables. Chassis are generally of stainless 304 grade but can also be provided in SU316 stainless steel where high anti-corrosion or strength properties are needed.
Options can also be chosen to ensure screens are sunlight readable in peak day time hours (via high- bright LED backlighting or optical bonding) and can be wirelessly connected via WiFi or Bluetooth.
All of these features make our stainless-steel offerings ideal for food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing – or for any type of environment where are conditions are hazardous and process monitoring & control solutions are being sought.
Additionally, all our systems can be delivered pre-configured with desk top or embedded versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems and provided with driver availability for various SKU’s for embedded Linux.
What is an Ingress Protected ‘IP69K’ Computer?
IP69K rating is required for applications where a PC system must be regularly washed down for cleanliness and hygiene reasons. Typically, the most effective way to do this is by using high pressure steam cleaning or hosing of water. This causes major design considerations around the PC – as not only does it have to protect to a high level in stopping moisture or water coming in, but also still allow heat dissipation via the general running of the PC. Typical application areas that demand this level of protection are generally found in food and pharmaceutical production environments which demand frequent washdowns.
How are products tested to IP69K?
Products designed and made to an IP69K ingress protected standard must be able to withstand high pressure water and steam throughout the cleaning process, namely:
- Water measured at a temperature of 80 °C
- 80-100 Bar pressure
- Flow rate of 14–16 litres per minute
- Applied from a distance of 10-15cms away at angles of 0°, 30°, 60° and 90° – and for at least 30 seconds in duration.
BVM and the Panel PC OEM’s we work with
BVM work with a specific selection of industrial-grade stainless steel panel PCs OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers) – namely Wincomm, Aplex, Winmate and Axiomtek. BVM have selected these manufacturers based on our history of previous relationships built over time concerning other PC solutions we provide and also because each has their own individual merits where stainless steel PC solutions are concerned.
Here’s just a small selection of Stainless Steel Panel PCs that are available.
APLEX ViTAM Series
Industrial Stainless Steel Panel PC Solutions
10.1″ – 23.8″ LCD Size | ARM, Elkhart Lake Celeron, 8th Gen iCore and 11th Gen iCore | Wide Operating Temp -20 – 60℃ | PCIE x16 and mPCIe Expansion
The ViTAM series provides panel PCs and industrial monitors with all-around features. Aplex Panel PCs are available with ARM or X86 based platform to deliver a variety of computing performance levels. The ViTAM series goes beyond the basic ingress protection standards by achieving all round IP66 and IP69K-certified solutions with M12 connectors, capable of withstanding high-pressure wash down and prevention of dust ingress, too. The ViTAM series can be applied to a wide range of industrial applications including food & beverage, chemical production, factory automation and other areas where a high standard of PC solution is required to meet the needs of the surrounding environment.
APLEX AEx Series
ATEX Certified Panel PCs for Hazardous Environments
15″ – 22″ LCD Size | Celeron and 6th Gen iCore | Wide Operating Temp -20 – 60℃ | mPCIe Expansion
ATEX Certified Panel PCs which are explosion proof for use in sensitive and hazardous environments. The AEx series adopts stainless steel SUS316 enclosures and are IP66 dust and water-proof ingress protected with M12 connectors. They are capable of withstanding vibration, shock & corrosion and can be utilised in the harshest of environments where the presence of volatile gases or vapour substances are unavoidable.
Wincomm WTP-9G66 Series
IP66/69K Whiskey Lake CPU Stainless Panel PC WTP-9G66 Series
15″ – 24″ LCD Size | 8th Gen iCore | Operating Temp 0 – 50℃ | M.2 and mPCIe Expansion
Wincomm provide their latest Intel 8th Generation Whiskey Lake IP66/67/69K stainless steel touch Panel PC’s in the form of the WTP-9G66 series with solutions provided in 15”, 19”, 22” and 24”, ready for manufacturing processes such as food and pharmaceutical production. With an i/o configuration utilising vertical (downwards pointing) M12 connectors and an optional cable gland SKU’s, the WTP-9G66 series provides IP69K protection all round. With a second HDD for data back-up and 4 x USB3.1 ports for high speed data transfer – the WTP-9G66 series particularly targets high performance applications where hygienic environments are concerned.
Wincomm WTP-9E66 Series
IP66/69K Wide Temp Skylake CPU Stainless Panel PC WTP-9E66 Series
10″ – 24″ LCD Size | Atom and 6th Gen iCore | Operating Temp -20 – 60℃ | M.2 and mPCIe Expansion
The industrial-grade stainless steel panel PC WTP-9E66 series are design ed & manufactured to meet challenging environments, undergoing rigorous pre-testing to ensure safety and maximum performance. All models in this stainless-steel series are sealed to a (minimum of) IP65 standard with the addition of an IP69K model to offer a ‘best in class’ solution for environments with a hygienic consideration.
Featuring full flat projective capacitive & resistive touch screen solutions with VESA mounting options, Wincomm industrial panel PCs go beyond that of the standard industrial panel PC computers with stylish design, rugged construction, powerful performance, and flexible mounting options to make the perfect vehicle for machine and process control. The WTP-9E66 series are perfectly suited for application deployment in industrial automation, such as food & beverage – and pharmaceutical production including chemical manufacturing – to name but a few.
MACTRON GROUP WAP Series
IP66/69K Wide Temp Apollo Lake CPU Stainless Panel PC WAP Series
15″ – 21.5″ LCD Size | Pentium | Operating Temp -10 – 60℃ | mPCIe Expansion
In the food production and pharmaceutical industries, hygiene is of the utmost importance. MACTRON GROUP provides a high-efficiency Waterproof Stainless Touch Panel PC with an IP66/IP69K rating to withstand close-range high-pressure, high temperature washdowns.
Winmate IP69K Stainless P Series
Stainless Steel IP69K Panel PCs
15.1″ – 23.8″ LCD Size | 7th Gen iCore | Operating Temp 0 – 45℃ | M.2 Expansion
The Winmate IP69K Stainless P Series comes with a waterproof conduit pipe for extra cable protection. The IP69K rating makes these Panel PCs suitable for substantial wash downs, while the stainless housing with strong cleaning agents and perfect for food and chemical industries. Plus, the panel PC is easy to set up with either VESA or Yoke mounting options.
Axiomtek GOT800 Series
Stainless Steel IP66 Panel PCs
12.1″ – 17″ LCD Size | Atom and 7th Gen iCore | Wide Operating Temp -20 – 50℃ | mPCIe Expansion
The GOT800 family of stainless-steel touch panel computers consists of five models – with a size range between 10″ to 17″. By way of example, the GOT817-511 is a 17″ unit and has a full IP66/IP69K-rated water, dust and corrosion-proof enclosure which guarantees this all-in-one industrial panel PC can be deployed in harsh operating conditions. It supports a wide operating temperature range from -20°C to +50°C and can withstand vibration up to 1G. The GOT817L-511 is an ideal HMI for use in food and chemical factories, pharmaceutical industry and other applications where hose down cleaning is required. And it’s equally at home in heavy-duty outdoor applications.
Expansion Cards and Components
Quite often it’s the case that no matter which industrial PC solution you’re aiming to design in – or already utilise, it never quite has all the I/O that you’d ideally want.
Whether you need additional I/O around communications (multiple PoE, Canbus, GbE LAN, GPIO/DIO or RS232/422/485,), Storage (multiple SATA 3, USB 3.0 or M.2) or display output (multiple HDMI, DVI-D, VGA or 18/24 bit LVDS) – we’ll have an expansion solution via mPCIe, PCIe or M.2 that’ll suit your needs.
Additionally, we can provide video capture solutions from SD through to 4K, with hardware compression or in raw data format via PCIe, PCI, M.2 and mPCIe – all ably backed up with up to date SDK’s (software development kits) to allow users to develop their own application or features at a rapid pace.
Stainless Steel Touchscreen Monitors
BVM realise that our standard and custom IPC solutions will frequently need a display; whether that’s the need to simply read & understand data output or providing a means of interaction (HMI) for the control and interrogation of parameters. We can supply a range of Stainless Steel industrial touchscreen monitors, starting at 15”, going through to 22” – pre-bonded with a 5-Wire Resistive Full Flat Touch Screen.
IP69K/IP66 WTD Stainless Steel Series
|Resolution||1024 x 768 (XGA)||1280 x 1024 (SXGA)||1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|
|View Angle (H/V)||160/160||170/160||170/160|
BVM Design and Manufacturing services.
BVM have a portfolio of standard (‘off the shelf’) stainless panel PC product solutions to provide for the countering of environments containing elements such as moisture, salt, dust and the presence of chemicals.
However, where something a little more specialised is needed, please consider BVM’ bespoke custom designed systems where we provide configured PC systems with memory, storage and optimised embedded operating systems. And If you can’t find an off the shelf system that meets your specific requirements speak with our in house design team who will talk to you around designing your product from ground up; concept, design, development and production
Design | Develop | Test | Manufacture
Here’s a selection of our design, manufacturing & associated services: –
For customers designing a brand-new product from scratch
or working with an existing prototype.
- Prototyping – Custom PC Design
- Prototyping pre checks
- Hardware compatibility
- Thermal testing
- Software compatibility
- Custom PCB / Carrier Board Design
- COM Express, Qseven, SMARC
- Jetson, Raspberry Pi
- Custom Chassis Design
- Custom Cables
- Custom Back Panels and Faceplates
- Custom Cooling
- Custom Metal Work (internal brackets, mounting brackets)
- Touchscreen Integration and Display Enhancements
- Custom LCD Displays
- Integration of touch technologies
- Optical Bonding
- Anti-reflective and anti-glare coatings
- Software – Custom OS Image
- All products are Designed for Manufacture
Take an existing system and we can:
- Custom specification (CPU, RAM, I/O, Industrial-Grade Storage, RAID)
- Chassis customisation and branding
- Custom BIOS
- Long Term Availability
- Software – Custom OS Image
- Custom Packaging and branding
- Integrating newly designed or existing hardware into a larger system
Porting, Integration & Deployment
We like to make life easier ….
However, if you can’t find a solution that meets your needs from our wide & varied portfolio of standard products, speak to one of our team members around our bespoke design and manufacturing services. We can design a solution from ‘ground up’ – from concept & development through to product manufacture.