Touch Technologies and Touch Products for Industrial Applications
Wide Range of Touch Technologies
Elo touch technologies help customers provide solutions for an array of industrial applications from large machines to handheld devices. Each of our touch technologies is optimized for different operating environments and available as components for OEMs or can be integrated into a complete touchmonitor.
AccuTouch five-wire resistive touchscreens for displays ranging from 6.4" through 21.3". Resistive technologies can be activated with a gloved hand or stylus. They continue to function despite liquid splashes on the touchscreen and can be sealed (up to NEMA 4/IP65 requirements), and sterilized. AccuTouch five-wire resistive is the most widely used technology for industrial process and machine control applications and can withstand aggressive cleaning, and other harsh conditions.
IntelliTouch surface wave touchscreens provide a picture-perfect, precision touch solution. IntelliTouch is the most widely used touchscreen for control room and other applications where NEMA 4/IP65 sealing is not a factor.
CarrollTouch infrared touchscreens provide high optical sensor technology for applications requiring superior imaging performance or operation in glass-free environments, such as food processing. CarrollTouch, which uses glass, acrylic or a customer screen overlay, withstands severe environments and vibration, and is sealable against contaminants.
COACh III Controller Chip
The Elo COACh chip (3rd generation) is packaged within a small footprint of 12.15 mm by 12.15 mm, supports both AccuTouch five-wire and AT4 four-wire touchscreens, as well as the USB and RS232 serial interface with autodetect. The compact size and reduced power consumption of the COACh III chip makes it the perfect solution for cost-effective four-wire resistive touchscreens and battery-powered applications. The COACh III controller chip is fully compatible with the Elo SmartSet protocol and all of our standard software drivers for disk-based, embedded, or real-time applications, and features on-board calibration, coordinate scaling, and programmable output rates to allow for application-specific performance tuning.
Economical, Rugged, and Flexible Touchmonitors
Elo touchmonitors are ideal in industrial applications where cost, rugged design and flexibility are key criteria. Packaged in different form factors, they are designed to sit on the desktop or as an integral part of an industrial computer, on machines large and small. Mounting options include desktop, panel-mount, rear-mount, VESA mount on extended arm, and 19" rack mount.
Our open-frame touchmonitors provide superior reliability and flexibility at a competitive price. A custom-designed chassis and sealed bezel surface -- up to NEMA 4/IP65 requirements -- ensure that these touchmonitors integrate easily into your control/clean room applications. The touchmonitor can be mounted from its front or base, eliminating the need to specify and purchase brackets and supports. Elo also maintains fixed outside dimensions of the open-frame touchmonitors much longer than the average plastic-case monitor manufacturer, reducing the chance that you will need to redesign around a monitor component change.
Elo can also design and build complete customized touchmonitors, or build directly to your design specifications. Take advantage of a well-established supply chain and Asia-based controlled manufacturing processes to deliver customized quality while lowering your costs.