Control / Automation

Thin Clients for Hazardous and Industrial Areas

R. Stahl's Thin Clients have been designed for on-site operation in hazardous as well as non-hazardous industrial areas. Three different device platforms for varying applications have been developed to suite various application needs.

HMIs with the SHARK device platform are recommended for particularly rough ambient and operative conditions. These touch screen systems, developed first and foremost for the oil and gas industry as well as for outdoor harsh environment applications, are extremely robust and resistant to shock, vibration, seawater and salt spray. Their enclosure is powder-coated and has a chemically hardened, non-reflective front glass screen. These devices have the IP66 level of protection and are also suitable for extreme ambient temperatures ranging from -40°C to +65°C.

Thin Clients on the MANTA device platform are suited to the requirements of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. These models offer configuration flexibility and are fitted with widescreens of up to 24" to display complex processes in brilliant image quality. The range also includes HMIs with dual and touch operation. For cleanroom application in the life sciences and food industries, the special MANTA GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) version has been developed, designed according to GMP grade C.

The third device platform, EAGLE, comprises Thin Clients for machine operation and logistics tasks. All operating systems run on R. Stahl's Remote HMI V5 industrial-grade firmware that is secured and safe with user-friendly functions. It provides flexible remote access to distributed control systems of all major providers, including connection to virtual server structures and cloud automation at the level of the Industrial Internet of Things. For the application of the industrial-grade Thin Client firmware in control rooms, the IBPC Box Thin Clients were developed, which support dual and quad screen operation up to a display resolution of 4K.