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Resistive Touch Screens

Why do Industrial Touch Screen Manufacturers Use Resistive Touch Technology?

The touch screen industry has taken a big leap over the years, in terms of technology and functionality. However, regardless of several advanced touch technologies, manufacturers of industrial displays still trust resistive touch screens.

A D Metro, the top manufacturer, and supplier of an innovative range of touch screens, has elevated the features and functions of traditional resistive touch technology to match today’s demanding industrial usage. ULTRA Resistive touch screens by A D Metro are the most economical, durable, and reliable resistive touch screen sensors with advanced performance features. They are ideal for a wide range of commercial, industrial, and military applications where rugged durability and dependability are required.

ULTRA Resistive touch screens have, no wonder, revolutionized the manufacturing of rugged touch displays. Here are more reasons why industrial touch screen manufacturers use resistive touch technology.

Waterproof Solution for Industrial Touch Screens
For industrial purposes, touch display manufacturers typically offer waterproof LCDs; thus, they need waterproof touch screens. Resistive sensors fulfill NEMA 12/4 and IP65/66 environmental exposure regulations and can be sealed effortlessly in an industrial display’s bezel.

But for a more reliable and complete waterproof solution, no other technologies can beat A D Metro’s ULTRA resistive touch screens that can be operated underwater indefinitely. They are designed with a waterproof external glass layer that protects against water and moisture exposure. Glass/PET switch layers in ULTRA resistive touch screens don’t allow water to permeate through this Glass/PET top switch layer to hamper the sensors.

Pressure-Operated Screens
Resistive touch screens are pressure-sensitive, which means anything that pushes against the sensor surface registers a touch. One apparent benefit is that a user may use a stylus made of almost any material, which is very convenient when a high-precision touch is required, and the fingertip is just too large. Another advantage is the ability to use the screen while wearing gloves including heavy work gloves. An operator wearing thick protective gloves can easily operate an ULTRA touch screen equipped device.

For the Surface Durability
Many food and beverage sector facilities work with “no exposed glass” guidelines. This is for a good reason as there’s no scope for a piece of glass to break off an industrial touch screen and end up in a customer’s microwaveable meal! Standard resistive touch screens consist of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layers, making the application safer for use in the food industry.

For Multi-touch Operation
Both A D Metro’s standard resistive products as well as ULTRA glass armoured resistive products are available with A D Metro’s patented 2-touch controller designed to provide 2-touch operation with 5-wire resistive sensors. This will facilitate common multi-touch operations such as pinch, zoom, and rotate functions.

On the other hand, rugged outdoor applications require some solid and resilient interface that most touch screen technologies fail to provide, but A D Metro’s resistive touch solutions do not. ULTRA resistive touch screens are, in fact, designed with a durable borosilicate glass surface that is resistant to scratches and abrasion and supports the longevity of the application.

A D Metro is the pioneer in the touch screen technologies business. They offer the most reliable and innovative solutions for touch displays used in industrial and commercial setups. When it comes to rugged durability for commercial, industrial, and military applications, their patented ULTRA resistive touch screens stand out. They combine the characteristics of a durable glass surface with the benefits of standard resistive touch screens.

Besides the above mentioned features, A D Metro’s ULTRA offers immunity to EMI allowing easy integration into rugged, outdoor, and unattended kiosk applications without compromising touch sensitivity. Its compatibility with standard resistive controllers and USB-HID support enables rapid product development and accelerates time to market.

So, all these things in combination make resistive touch screens or say A D Metro’s ULTRA, the top pick by display manufacturing industries.



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