Automation Hygienic Touch Panel in stainless steel for food and pharmaceutical production

The Automation Hygienic housing variant is a visually attractive stainless steel panel with integrated buttons, for use in hygienically demanding areas such as the food industry and pharmaceutical production. The completely closed panel can be mounted either by means of a VESA mount or on customer-specific support arm systems.

The Touch Panel is completely IP69 protected and complies with all EHEDG and FDA regulations. The well thought-out design without joints and edges and the use of hygienic screws facilitate cleaning. The bevelled, smooth surfaces and rounded edges of the Hygienic VESA Automation Panel allow liquids to flow off unhindered and prevent dirt and bacteria from settling.

In addition, food-safe seals are used as standard, which are particularly durable and can withstand the high loads in the pharmaceutical and food industries. To meet the high safety requirements of food production, a protective film has been integrated into the display to prevent possible splinters from entering the food or medical products in the event of glass breakage.

Buttons can be freely assigned and are either directly wired or connected to the central control system via EtherCAT.

Due to the modular HMI system, the Touch Panels can be adapted to their exact performance requirements without changing the housing. For even greater individuality, you can choose from a large number of add-ons and upgrades.

Mechanical advantages of Hygienic VESA Automation Touch Panel solutions

  • Stainless steel Touch Panel with protection class IP69
  • Surface slope 5°
  • Inner radii at least 4 mm
  • Bending angle >150°
  • Brushed stainless steel with a Ra value of less than 0.8
  • Meet EHEDG and GMP requirements

Individual button assignment

Up to 8 buttons can be integrated as indicator lights or control buttons. The emergency stop in the area of the button bar is provided as standard. In addition, an RFID reader, a key switch or an IP65-protected USB interface on the front with a protective cap can be used if required. All buttons can be freely assigned.

Adapt the stainless steel Touch Panel exactly to your requirements. No matter what performance you need, the case does not change. For even more individuality, you can choose from a large number of add-ons and upgrades.

Hygienic Touch Panel in 18,5 inches

Our Touch Panel is available in 18,5 inches and resolutions in FWXGA and Full HD. The compact design with the protective stainless steel frame together with the scratch-resistant front glass ensures maximum robustness even when using harsh cleaning agents.

We use multi-touch technology for our Touch Panels. For particularly convenient machine control, we enable operation with up to 10 fingers. In hygienically demanding environments, gloves are often used. For a smooth functionality we adjust the touch accordingly. Intuitive operating functionalities known from smart phones and tablets are therefore no problem and ensure an optimal user experience. Use gesture control such as pulling, wiping, rotating or zooming.


Safe protection through Hygienic Design

As standard, our Hygienic VESA Automation Panels are equipped with IP69 protection on the front and rear and are therefore completely protected against the ingress of dust and moisture. The sophisticated hygienic design of the Touch Panel makes it particularly easy to clean. The slanted surfaces and rounded edges ensure that liquids run off optimally. The use of stainless steel and special seals also allows the use of harsh cleaning agents and disinfectants.


Splinter protection film for safe production

With the splinter protection film that is glued on as standard, we ensure that the products are manufactured safely and cannot be contaminated. The use of the blue seals also fulfils a safety aspect. Should any parts of the seal become loose, they are clearly visible and allow quick intervention.

Automation-Hygienic-Splinter protection

Protected connections for maximum security

The connections on the Panel are completely protected. The cables are routed through the support arm and connected directly to the stainless steel Touch Panel. Depending on the configuration level and performance class of your Touch Panel, the interface pattern also changes. When used as a panel PC, the interfaces can be adapted to your requirements using various add-ons.

Advantages of the Touch Panel Hygienic VESA Automation at a glance:

  • Display diagonal 18,5 inches in FWXGA or Full HD
  • Numerous performance classes from monitor to powerful Touch Panel PC
  • Individual configuration through interface extensions and memory upgrades
  • Intelligence is compactly integrated in the back cover with a uniform form factor
  • Connection to different fieldbus systems by expansion card
  • Use of the latest touch controller
  • Development and production in Germany
  • Image and BIOS customization for Windows and Linux
  • Retrofitting possible in the field
Stainless Steel Touch Panel Interfaces

Configuration of the button assignment

The button bar gives you even more options in terms of machine operation functionality. Except for the emergency stop, the buttons can be assigned individually according to your requirements and meet all hygienic requirements. You can decide for yourself what color the buttons should have, which can be illuminated if necessary. An RFID reader and a protected USB socket are available on the left. If you wish, we can integrate your company logo into the button bar.

Download the configuration sheet now
Stainless Steel Touch Panel button assignment

Technical features:

Configure the exact unit you need from our extensive component catalogue. Our experts are here to help.

    Display diagonals:
  • 18,5 inches
    Possible CPUs:
  • NXP® i.MX 8M Plus Quad Core 1.8 GHz
  • Intel® Atom® x6211E 1.3/3.0 GHz
  • Intel® Atom® x6425E 2.0/3.0 GHz
  • Intel® Celeron® 6305E 1.8 GHz
  • Intel® Celeron™ N3350 1.1 GHz
  • Intel® Celeron™ 3965U 2.2 GHz
  • Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4E 2.2/3.9 GHz
  • Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7E 1.5/4.10 GHz
  • Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7E 1.8/4.4 GHz
  • Intel® Core™ i3-7100U 2.4 GHz
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7300U 2.6 GHz
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7600U 2.8 GHz
  • RAM up to max. 64 DDR4
  • Mass storage 3D TLC SSD up to 4TB
    System overview / interfaces::
  • USB 3.2
  • USB 2.0
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000/2500-BaseT
  • RJ45
  • EIA-232/EIA-422/EIA-485
  • Display port
  • Digital inputs / outputs
  • RTC
  • TPM 2.0
  • UPS
  • Power 24 VDC /PoE

Operating systems

Christ develops hardware-oriented embedded operating system images for Windows and Linux. We take into account requirements for boot times, functional scope and system protection. We define and implement the appropriate functional scope (drivers, write protection, installed programs), optimize for system stability and boot time and, if required, offer the "autorun" option with automatic application start, version management and use of Enhanced Write Filter. For more information, see Embedded Software.

Operating systems overview:
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC: This operating system guarantees long-term support (Long Term Servicing Channel)
  • Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: Ubuntu version with long-term support.

Display diagonals and resolutions with anti-glare coating

Display size Resolution
18.5 Inch 1366 x 768 FWXGA / 1920 x 1080 Full HD


Drawings for Hygienic VESA Automation

Operating Instructions Hygienic VESA Automation

Configuration Sheet Hygienic VESA Automation

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Stainless steel Touch Panel in hygienic design

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The Automation Hygienic Panel from Christ is slim and meets all requirements for use in hygienically demanding environments.

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