ROCKWELL Automation , has added High-Bright touch display modules to its Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus operator interface and VersaView CE industrial computer families. The modules are designed for easier reading in bright locations and can withstand harsh, outdoor environments.
The displays are three times brighter than standard touch displays. This makes them suitable for light-intensive outdoor applications such as those found in the water/wastewater, mining and petrochemical industries. The High-Bright touch displays are backlight-rated at 50,000 hours and have a light intensity rating of 1,100 NITS. They are designed to withstand the harsh effects of ultraviolet light and last just as long as typical indoor installations.
Rockwell Automation also offers an optional stainless steel solar visor that fits over the bezel. This helps shade the display when ambient temperatures are up to 40ºC, making it easier to read outdoors.