The results of large-scale manufacturing are, in large part, what moves science and technology forward. Such work launches us into space, improves the efficiency of producing high-quality goods, determines the means in which we travel, and much more. Forward-thinking industries require forward-thinking technology. The devices we rely on in every-day life or traditional work environments don’t stand up against the often harsh conditions of construction and manufacturing sites. Rugged mobile devices, like handheld PCs and mobile tablets, ensure engineers, product managers, and other workers have access to critical industrial applications regardless of the environment.
Top Features for Manufacturing Rugged Devices
- Suitable for extreme temperature fluctuations
- Withstands drops and powerful vibrations
- Exposure to dust won’t cause damage
- Corrosion protection
Best Rugged Mobile Devices for Large-Scale Manufacturing Sites
Ideal for optimal mobility, the Getac PS336 is compact enough to operate in one hand. This fully rugged handheld PC was built with the toughest working conditions in mind. Exposure to dust, water, extreme temperatures, altitude, humidity, and vibrations/shock won’t affect this mobile device. These devices, however, need to do more than just survive harsh environments—they need to function at the highest levels regardless.
Standard qualities of the PS336 include:
- Embedded Windows® operating system
- TI AM3715 1GHz processor
- 512MB MDDR, 256MB NAND Flash and 8GB iNAND storage and memory
- 3.5” VGA (480 x 640 pixel) and sunlight readable display
- Pressure sensitive touchscreen
When thinking about rugged tablets, it’s easy to imagine something bulky, heavy, and overall awkward to carry around. The Getac F110, however, is known for its super compact design (it’s less than 1 inch thick) and lighter weight (weighs 3 pounds). This large-screen tablet makes it easy to operate necessary industrial applications on the manufacturing plant floor. Like other rugged devices, this tablet is durable against dirt, water, motion, vibrations, and other typically damaging factors.
Standard qualities of the F110 include:
- Intel Core i5-6200U 2.4GHz processor
- 4GB DDR3 memory
- OPAL 2.0 128GB solid state drive
- 11.6″ TFT LCD HD (1366 x 768) and sunlight readable display
The Getac S410 semi-rugged laptop is ideal for engineers and field service professionals who require a mobile digital notebook that can withstand a rigorous daily routine while still performing at the highest level. Not only is this lightweight device durable, but it also offers flexibility and security. Bluetooth and a long-lasting battery life ensure the S410 is convenient to use throughout the workday.
Standard qualities of the S410 include:
- Intel Core i3-7100U 2.4GHz processor with 3MB Intel® Smart Cache
- 4GB DDR4 memory
- 500GB Hard Disk Drive
- 14″ HD (1366 x 768) TFT LCD display
The above featured rugged mobile devices are tested using the MIL-STD (military standard) methods, which cover a wide range of environmental factors, from the ability to withstand extreme temperatures to durability against drops. Depending on the environment you work in, you can choose devices rated at levels to survive and optimally perform for your needs.
Contact us to discuss your options, and to help find the best device for your work environment.