FREMONT, California, August 3rd, 2010 — Arista Corporation, www.goarista.com, leader in the design and development of Industrial Computers, today announced the product launch of their new series of NEMA 4X NEMA 4X All-In-One workstations.
In one of our recent press releases, we had a brief discussion of NEMA rated products, how NEMA ratings came about and the need for NEMA 4X rated computer products in various markets / applications. As we are sure most of you in the manufacturing industry are aware, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association or NEMA developed what are known as NEMA ratings which are standards that define the types of environments in which an electrical enclosure can be used. NEMA ratings classify the degrees of protection from external ice, corrosive materials, oil immersion, dust, water, etc. The NEMA 4X standards call for enclosures intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose directed water.
The typical NEMA 4X enclosure is fabricated from stainless steel. This enclosure can be used in harsher environments than standard NEMA 4 units since the NEMA 4X enclosure has corrosion resistance. Applications where corrosive materials and caustic cleaners are used necessitate the use of a NEMA 4X enclosure. A few examples are NEMA 4X enclosure applications for sanitary poultry processing facilities (where total wash-down with disinfectants occur repeatedly), petro-chemical refineries and offshore drilling platforms for oil and natural gas, etc. The NEMA 4X enclosure is used when protection from the worst environments is required.
Arista recognized an overwhelming need for a quality NEMA 4X series of all-in- one workstation computers, given the manufacturing operations that take place in harsh and strict sanitary environments. Most companies have been purchasing standard desktop PCs for harsh industrial purposes and then purchase a separate industrial PC enclosure. Arista’s new AMA series of NEMA 4X workstations eliminates the need for separate, pricey and often times bulky enclosures.
The workstation series is available with a 5-wire resistive touch screen in order to increase operator accuracy and efficiency. Arista’s touch screens are constructed with the harshest environments in mind, allowing for operation with gloved hands and will deliver drift-free operation.Arista’s AMA industrial all-in-one workstation series are available in three monitor sizes, 17 inch, 19 inch, and dual 19 inch (AMA-7017AX, AMA-7219AX, and AMA-7229AX dual monitor system, respectively). These workstations boast a brightness of 300Nits and all have a resolution of 1280 x 1024. The 7229AX dual monitor system has the ability to span the same operation / session to both monitors or to display different operations / sessions to each monitor simultaneously. This industrial stainless steel workstation series is the latest in low voltage fanless computing and was designed from the ground up to meet the challenges of the rugged NEMA 4X Industrial world.
This workstation series supports two standard configurations: 1.5GHz VIA C7 low power processor with 1GB of memory or the high performance Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor with up to 4GB of memory. Both of these standard configurations come with (optional) 2.5 inch Hard Drive, (optional) CF, four USB ports (six USB on the AMA-7219AX), five serial ports, two gigabit LAN ports and 1x PCI Expansion slot. O/S support includes WinXP Pro, XPe (XP Pro on the Core 2 Duo version). This series is available with AC or DC24V power input options and operates from 0 to 50 degree C. Another key advantage of the AMA workstation series is that it supports multiple mounting options such as wall mount, pedestal mount and VESA mount. With all these mounting options this versatile system will fit many applications.
The AMA workstation series is compliant with the IP65 protective water proof standard making the system an ideal solution for industrial environments that have constant exposure to moisture and other contaminates as well as environments where sanitation is required. This series can handle hose down procedures and is resistant to most chemicals used during cleaning in the Food and Pharmaceutical process industries as well as Chemical, Wastewater and more.
Arista’s AMA workstation series offers an optional ACP ThinManager Enabled version that provides for instantaneous, automatic fail over to any available backup server if the client detects problems with the primary server.
Contact Arista Corporation for additional information / specifications on this new rugged NEMA 4 / 4X Industrial workstation series and how these systems will benefit your industrial operation.
“We have been looking forward to the launch of this innovative NEMA 4/4X workstation series,” states John DelSignore, Sales / Marketing contact, Arista Corporation. “Many of our clients have given us feedback concerning a better solution to standard desktops inside expensive and bulky industrial enclosures. Our rugged AMA workstation series will provide a perfect all-in-one solution,” added DelSignore.