Industrial Displays – Monitoring Production with an LCD Screen

There was a time that the only place where you saw a television was in the front room of your home. However, since the rise of flat screen TVs such as the LCD or plasma, modern televisions are used all over the place.

From office computer screens, to outdoor digital signage, modern TVs have all sorts of uses and for industry the benefits of using screens instead of traditional methods of production monitoring can save both time and money.

The great advantage of using screens in an industrial or production location is the clear visibility it provides. A decent sized LCD screen (or plasma) can be viewed from a good distant away making them far more practical in industrial and warehouse locations.

Secondly, modern TV screens can provide information instantly, relaying production details as they happen, or displaying content uploaded from the production office, making it a very flexible and dynamic form of information presentation.

And finally, LCD screens are far more aesthetically pleasing and practical. Unlike paper media, they won’t get dirty, torn or end up fading, and can provide a good modern and contemporary image.

Using modern LCD and plasma screens in an industrial or production location can provide many challenges, however. There are many elements and conditions present in industrial locations which can damage a modern screen and prevent it operating.

Dust is a common consideration for such areas. Dust can cause screens to overheat, block filters and even short circuit a screen if enough penetrates into the device. Water too, and other moisture of often used in production facilities, especially food processing locations where it is used to regularly clean surfaces and equipment. And temperatures too can vary in such locations which are often cooler than normal conditions (and in the case of some food production locations actually chilled).

Coping with these challenges is pretty straightforward, as a decent LCD enclosure should not only keep all these harmful elements away from the device, but also maintain a steady temperature inside the enclosure, which will also protect the screen from any accidental impact.

This post was written by Richard N Williams

Richard N Williams

Richard N Williams is a writer and journalist based in Birmingham, UK. He has many years of experience writing about all aspects of the internet and digital technology. He is the author of several technology related books and his articles have appeared in various publications, trade magazines and online journals. Richard N Williams Google+

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