Industrial Computers

In this day and age you can't afford to run an industry efficiently without a computer as it plays a vital part in most manufacturing facilities. You must decide on a computer that is designed and built for 24/7 (non-stop; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and that can cope with the harsh industrial environment. There are many common hazardous elements in the industries such as dust, liquids, high temperature and so on that computers struggle to deal with. Dust often contains metals or other conductive materials that can accumulate in computer's electrical system and cause short circuits. Dust can accumulate on the heat sink to prevent heat transfer rate, dust can block tiny ventilators to disrupt airflow and make the system overheating. Overheating is one of the common causes that shorten the lifespan of the CPU. Water can have more damaging effect if it penetrates the computer's electrical system; an immediate short circuit can make the computer in-operable and force you to invest some more fortune.


Industrial computers are designed and built to withstand these harsh conditions.

They are more robust and solid to resist severe consequences; they can operate in ambient temperature as high as 45°C (115°F) and provided with additional cooling system. They are housed in an enclosure to make them free from reaching any dust particles, liquids or any other hazardous materials. Due to the fact that they serve varied purposes and are more functions than computers used for home and simple offices, they are designed for 24/7 use.  They come with higher grade power supply and in some cases an additional PSU is required.


The common microprocessors used in industrial computers are x86-compatible CPUs.

Software can be custom written for a particular application or an off-the-shelf package for specific uses.


Industrial computers come with various form factors such as standard 19-inch rack-mounted, panel-mounted, wall mounted, floor-post mounted, yoke mounted and so on. All form factors are designed to provide superior protection from harsh industrial conditions. Some form factors provides superior cleanability by eliminating the ledge, which is required in aseptic areas e.g., in pharmaceutical plants. Industrial designs usually offer single-board computers and backplanes for greater repeatability. However, the majority of industrial PCs are manufactured with COTS motherboards.


After the rack mounted computer, Panel mounted computers are preferably chosen. It is typically composed of an LCD monitor incorporated into the same enclosure as the motherboard and other electronics. Panel PC often incorporates touch screens with virtual keyboard for user interaction.

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Bank Repossessed Houses: Your Way Into The Real Estate Industry

Bank repossessed houses are properties that banks own by virtue of foreclosure. Banks have more repo homes than they know what to do with, and so they are often more flexible in their selling terms. This is a good sign for any home buyers especially those who plan to purchase a number of them.

Some of the most important features of bank repossessed houses include being sold as is, having a clean title and being bundled with title insurance. Buyers find these properties to be more secure than other types of foreclosures, because apart from the repairs to be carried out, acquiring these homes would be just like buying a brand new property, but at a significantly lower price.

Preparing for the Purchase

These homes are sold cheaper than others, because banks would only want to recover the unpaid portion of the loan. But to be able to qualify as a buyer of these properties, one has to pre-qualify for a housing loan. Buyers are expected to have a high credit score and a steady income to be pre-approved. Then buyers should have access to a good foreclosures list where they can find bank owned homes by location or price. Buyers should also polish their research and negotiating skills. Once they have conducted a thorough investigation on the property, they must be able to use knowledge they gain when they make their offer and negotiate for concessions.

Buyers should be clear on how they want to use the property. They have the option of turning bank repossessed houses into rental properties. They can also sell them off at a price that is nearer to the homes actual value. Most individual buyers use the home as their primary residence and improve on it to build their equity. They may either opt to sell it at a higher price later on or pass it down to their heirs. Whatever a buyer decides, they have to make the most out of the research they have conducted and even try to learn more about the real estate market to keep at par with savvy investors who have made a killing buying and selling foreclosures for years now.

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Sales for new homes rebounded ? some relief for the housing industry, yet a sluggish nature

June 2010 registered a rebound of sales for new homes. It went up by 23.6% from the lowest ever recorded sales in the month of May in year 2010. With a seasonal adjustment to the annual rate, the sales went up to 330,000 in the month of June. The sales figures for the month of May were at 267,000. Though the sales for June rebounded, it was down by 16.7% during the same period last year.

It was in 1963 when the Commerce Department of the country started tracking the home sales and according to the reports from the department, the sales figures of June were the second lowest to be registered ever since 1963. The summit position was captured by the month of May. However, the June sales overshot the expectations of the economists and analysts. The expectations were benched at 310,000 units. Still there are several factors, which when accounted for, show that the housing market has yet to go a long distance, before it hits the solid ground it is searching for in the swamps.

The factors which indicate that the housing market is still extremely weak are:
Home builder sentiments.
Volume of mortgage application.

Clearly, the mortgage application volumes are low, because the consumers are pessimistic and this is because of the acute unemployment. They are afraid to invest in new homes, because they are cowed by the thought that the property may attract depreciation in market value, because of the poor economic conditions.

The irony is that the home sales went up in March and April, but after the homebuyers tax credit ended in April, the sales fell once again and went down by 40% in May compared to March and April.

Economists opine that the housing market will continue this slow movement for another two years, before things reach somewhere close to normal. The reasons for this slow movement will be:
Strict practices for lending,
Increasing delinquency rates and foreclosures and
Slow labor market.

As foreclosures will continue to increase for some time, home buyers will continue to gain, as the lenders will reduce the prices of the properties to empty their huge inventory. So, if you are planning to get a preoccupied property, click on We hold the latest news on foreclosures and the most updated list of foreclosed properties in different states all over the country.