HMI-Technologien für alle Applikationen in explosionsgefährdeten Bereichen

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Udo Wortmann

Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications
Tel:  +49 (0) 221 76 806-1253
Fax:  +49 (0) 221 76 806-4118
E-Mail: udo.wortmann@stahl-hmi.de


The new 4X8 Panel PCs

The latest in PC technology - specially designed for the oil and gas industries

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The brandnew, innovative Panel PCs of the 4x8 series has been designed specially for the oil and gas industries, and can be operated universally on drilling rigs offshore and onshore, for tasks such as

  • Mud logging
  • MWD / LWD
  • Directional drilling
  • Balance drilling
  • Rig instrumentation
  • Well stimulation and others
  • Slickline and wireline applications
  • Operation of separators, compressors, decanters, etc.
  • Container worstations
 Configured with innovative sunlight-readable displays, multi-touch, WLAN, Bluetooth and camera functionality, these Panel PCs provide you with top-of-the-range HMI technology on the drilling rig.

Innovative Technology + Multiple Interfaces = 4X8 Products



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Mounting Options

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Powerful processors, high-end displays with multi-touch functionality and a great variety of functions make the 4x8 SERIES a highly innovative range of Human-Machine-Interfaces. Specially designed for extreme conditions, the entire product series has IP66 and can be operated in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +65 °C.


  • Unique luminous LED displays with pole filter system for an almost glare-free view also in direct sunlight.
  • Easy operation via multi-touch display (like a smartphone)
  • Integrated camera for video telephone calls or scanning barcodes (5 mp camera)
  • Automatic brightness sensor for adjusting display brightness to the surrounding light (bright surroundings - brighter display / darker surroundings - darker display)
  • Safe IS WLAN functionality based on latest standards (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth interface for telephone / video talks and BT keyboards or BT scanners
  • Increased access protection with interface for RFID / card reader interface (standard solutions as well as customized, mobile chip solutions)
  • Dual Ethernet ports for redundant communications
  • Temperature range from -40 °C to +65 °C (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)


Multiple Interfaces for use in hazardous areas


The Panel PCs have a variety of interfaces for additional supply, communication and operation options. In addition, we are able to develop customer-specific solutions on the basis of these interfaces. All cable glands can be adjusted to the required sizes, depending on each facility.


Ex e Interfaces for hazardous area:


Power supply 100-240 VAC (50-60 Hz) or 24 VDC
Copper / Fiber Optic
Redundant Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base TX (Ex e) or FO 100BaseFX 100 Mbit (Ex op is)
RS 232
RS 422
RS 485
Serial data communication via
RS 232 / 422 /485
2 CAN Optional: CAN interface (2 channels)
DC Out Optional: 12 V / 24 V interface for example for cameras and other
12 V / 24 V devices
DVI OUT DVI interface for the connection of another monitor
AUDIO Audio interface for loudspeaker

IS Interfaces for hazardous areas:

KEYBOARD External keyboard interface
POINTER Interfaces for external pointing devices
USB interface for Backup / Recovery functionality and other USB devices
Power Button as on/off switch
Interface for the connection of barcode readers, card readers and RFID readers
Two WLAN interfaces (either 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz)
Connection for additional, external fans


Display Sizes

The Panel PCs are available with three different display sizes - 15“ (1024 x 768), 21.5“ (1920 x 1080) and as 24“ WU (1920 x 1200) – providing you with all major display sizes and resolutions for zones 1 and 2.

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The standard solution uses an AMD T56 Dual Core  rocessor, the high-end version uses an INTEL i7-3517 UE. Windows 7 ultimate is the standard operating system, and individual software packages can be installed on request.


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