Arista Corporation Showcases NEMA 4X Panel PC Series

Arista Corporation – Showcases their NEMA 4X Panel PC Series, Plus a Brief NEMA 4/4X Industry Discussion.

FREMONT, California, July 6th, 2010 – Arista orporation,, leader in the design and development of Industrial Computers, is showcasing their NEMA 4X dedicated series of panel PCs.

ARP-5500AX front/side view

As we are sure most of you in the manufacturing industry are aware, the National Electrical Manufacturer 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.
Applications: 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.

ARP-5500AX w/ceiling mount

Arista recognized an overwhelming need for a quality NEMA 4X series of industrial panel computers given the manufacturing operations that take place in harsh and strict sanitary environments. The ARP-5500AX series, originally released in Q3 2009, is a stainless steel fully sealed industrial computer with a choice of an integrated 15-inch, 17-inch, or 19-inch TFT display. The ARP-5500AX is the latest in low voltage fanless panel computing. This panel PC series was designed from the ground up to meet the challenges of the rugged NEMA 4X Industrial world.

ARP-5500AX front/bottom view 4X Monitor

The system 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.
The ARP-5500AX Series supports two standard configurations: 1.5GHz VIA C7 low power processor, 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 a 2.5 inch Hard Drive, one USB port, two serial ports, two gigabit LAN ports and 1x Mini PCI Expansion slot. O/S support includes WinXP Pro, XPe. This series is available with AC or DC24V power input options and operates from 0 to 50 degree C. Another key advantage of the ARP-5500AX Series is that it supports multiple mounting options such as bench top mount, wall mount, pedestal mount, ceiling, and VESA mount. With all these mounting options this versatile system will fit many applications. The ARP-5500AX 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 industries. Because of its space-saving attributes, the stand-alone ARP-5500AX can be integrated into restricted space enclosures. This sealed, stainless steel system is a perfect solution for a number of industrial applications including: Food Processing, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, and Wastewater industries.

The ARP-5500AX Series also incorporates thin client technology. Arista 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 on this rugged NEMA 4X dedicated Industrial panel PC series and how it will provide a control solution for your harsh or sanitary room environment.

“The ARP-5500AX Panel PC Series has proven a great NEMA 4X solution for our clients with harsh or sanitary requirements. Additionally, this series is ideal for easy installation, with its space-saving characteristics and numerous mounting options,” states John DelSignore, Sales / Marketing contact, Arista Corporation.

John DelSignore
Arista Corporation
40675 Encyclopedia Circle Fremont, CA 94538-2475
Tel (510) 226-1800 x134
Fax (510) 226-1890



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