Rugged Electronics built for the mining industry

Of all the extreme environments that DSE rugged electronics have faced—from subzero Arctic tundras to 25,000ft above sea level, or even arid deserts of the middle east—one landscape that demands operational performance and strict reliability in the face of tough conditions is the mining site.   

In our 25 years building and designing rugged electronics, DSE has developed MIL-Spec displays, mission computers and various other electronic devices for allied forces around the globe. These same electronics, built to comply with our nation’s most stringent environmental standards, can be found in mines around the globe, delivering the same consistent, lasting performance for mining loaders, haul trucks, shovels and more. 

 

The KODIAK Rugged Computer

One of the unique challenges faced by rugged electronics in mining applications is their ability to not only deliver reliable performance under environmental stressors, but also to do so while operating 24/7. 

The KODIAK series of rugged computers has emerged as one of DSE’s signature products, combining our background in rugged engineering with cutting-edge technology. Notably, the KODIAK has recently accumulated over 100,000 successful hours of 24/7 operation in the field. 

From the outset, the KODIAK’s fully-sealed enclosure prevents ingress of water or dust. A peak underneath its hard anodized aluminum body reveals impressive computing power, including the ability to leverage the latest QuadCore™  7th Generation Intel® i7 processors (or even Atom® and ARM based processors depending on your needs). Designed with modern fleets in mind, the KODIAK also includes a wealth of onboard systems including long range 802.11 dual WiFi, 72-channel GNSS and Bluetooth connectivity. Finally, customizable features including battery backup, Dual CANBus and cellular connectivity, ensure that KODIAK is the perfect all-in-one system in a variety of applications within a mining fleet.

 

The DLX Rugged Touchscreen 

Choosing the right rugged electronics for your programs shouldn’t be a matter of selecting durability over functionality. The DLX industrial rugged touch screen is evidence you can have modern features while still guaranteeing products will withstand environmental hazards. 

Often found on fracking trucks, haul trucks, excavators and cranes, the DLX has delivered impressive performance in the field, facing extreme temperatures, shock, vibration and debris. The DLX’s fully sealed hard anodized milled aluminum enclosure protects a durable resistive touch screen that allows users to configure data analysis and collection. This hardened screen was developed for mining applications offering readability in harsh sunlight, durability against debris and accuracy with a lifespan exceeding one million actuations. 

Together the KODIAK industrial computer and DLX rugged touchscreen pair to offer today’s industrial fleets a modern all-in-one system that can endure harsh environments and operating standards without sacrificing performance. 

 

Explore all of DSE’s industrial rugged electronics

Want to learn more about how DSE rugged electronics are being used in mines and industrial applications across the globe? Contact our team today to learn more.

 

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