Industrial Computers

NEXCOM unveils panel PC for hazardous locations

Source: NEXCOM

By Aaron Hurd

Jul 29, 2015

NEXCOM has unveiled its new IPPC 1560TE panel PC, perfect for the hazardous locations few PCs are able to go. It has been certified by UL for class 1 division 2 (C1D2) hazardous location (HazLoc). This ensures the PC is explosion and ignition-proof, reaffirming its safety in environments including oil and gas, petrochemical manufacturing, steel and chemical industries.

UL listed, ATEX or IECEx certifications are a must in locations where flammable gases, vapors or liquids might exist. As one fire or explosion can be incredibly costly in terms of lives and money, its important to have the necessary precautions in place before tragedy strikes your facility. 

In addition to the assurances against fires and explosions, the IPPC 1560TE also features a fanless and front bezel to provide added protection against airborne dust, chemical substances and water ingress.

More critical features of the PC are Intel Core processors, two mini-PCIe slots available with PROFINET, PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT interfaces, accurate flow monitoring and control for oil and gas production operations.