Reliable Touchscreen Technology for Rugged Display Products

Many HMI applications require an industrial grade touchscreen technology that stands up to continuous use.

VarTech monitors and panel computers can be equipped with the following industrial touchscreen technologies.

Resistive Touch Enhanced

SensiTouch
Many apps and programs throughout the industrial sector are becoming more ‘swipe’ and ‘slide’ oriented.  VarTech’s new SensiTouch has a smoother and more refined touchscreen surface which allows for easy, smartphone-like operability while having all the same benefits of a resistive touchscreen. SensiTouch is pressure activated and can be operated with a finger, gloved hand, stylus, or other objects like the tip of a pen or a pencil eraser.

Available on Select Sizes: DiamondVue, All-Weather, ToughStation, ToughStation Workstations and C1D2 Hazardous HMI

 

VarTech SensiTouch demo video

Projective Capacitive Touch

PCAP
This touchscreen technology works by using a conductive grid that recognizes changes in its electromagnetic field caused by touch from a finger, stylus, or gloved hand. PCAP is the most widely used touch technology today, and offers more responsiveness, allowing for added finger operations such as swiping, pinching, zooming, rotating, and even responding to certain gestures. Thick glass overlays or vandal-resistant protective layers can be installed directly over the PCAP touch-sensitive surface without interfering with touch functionality. Projective capacitive touch advantages include outdoor operability in the rain, snow, ice, and dust; multi-touch gesturing; activation by gloved hand or stylus; functionality even if the glass is scratched or broken. View our demonstration video to the right or on YouTube here.

Available on Select Sizes: DiamondVue, All-Weather, ToughStation, ToughStation Workstations and C1D2 Hazardous HMI

 

VarTech PCAP demo video

ArmorTouch

Glass-on-film resistive touch
ArmorTouch touchscreen is a durable glass-film-glass resistive touchscreen technology with a durable glass surface that is scratch, abrasion, water, and chemical resistant. The pressure-activated resistive touchscreen can be activated by finger, glove, or stylus and will continue to function with contaminants such as oil, grease, dirt, or water on the screen. ArmorTouch touchscreen technology and construction allow it to be used across a wide range of harsh operating environments where a durable and reliable resistive touchscreen is required.

Available on Select Sizes: DiamondVue, All-Weather, ToughStation, ToughStation Workstations and C1D1 and C1D2 Hazardous Workstations

 

ArmorTouch Touchscreen Technology

Standard Resistive Touch

Resistive touchscreen technology consists of two transparent conducting layers each with densely packed sensors. These layers are separated by an air gap and react when pressure is applied to the screen. As the outer layer is pressed against the layer beneath it a connection is made which registers the input. Resistive touchscreens offer stability and usability and can be operated with a finger, gloved hand, stylus, or other objects such as a pencil eraser.

Available on Select Sizes: DiamondVue, All-Weather, ToughStation, ToughStation Workstations and C1D2 Hazardous HMI

 

Resistive Touchscreen Technology

Comparison of Touchscreen Technologies:

Touchscreen TypeResistiveProjective Capacitive (PCAP)ArmorTouch
Method of OperationFinger, stylus, gloveFinger, conductive stylus, light gloveFinger, stylus, glove
Touch ResolutionHighModerateHigh
Screen Hardness3H pencil8 Mohs6.5 Mohs
Multi-TouchNoYesNo
Immunity to EMIExcellentPoorExcellent
ReflectivityGoodFairGood
Available Sizes6.5′ to 21.5″8.4″ to 32″6.5′ to 24″

Touchscreen Solutions are Available on the following VarTech Product Families

DiamondVue Series

Touchscreen DiamondVue
  • Rugged displays and computers
  • Screen sizes 6.5” to 43”
  • High brightness levels from 1000 nits to 1600 nits, depending on screen size
  • Mounting: panel, wall, rack, console, open frame/chassis
  • NEMA 4/4X (IP65/66) protection

All-Weather Series

Touchscreen All-Weather
  • Ultra-rugged displays and computers
  • Screen sizes 8.4” to 21.5”
  • High brightness levels from 1000 nits to 1600 nits, depending on screen size
  • Mounting: RAM, VESA, panel, console
  • NEMA 6 (IP67) protection

ToughStation Series

Touchscreen ToughStation
  • Fully sealed displays and computers
  • Screen sizes 8.4” to 43”
  • High brightness levels from 1000 nits to 1600 nits, depending on screen size
  • Mounting: VESA, pedestal, swing arm
  • NEMA 4/4X (IP65/66) protection