Rugged tablets in the manufacturing industry

Rugged tablets in the manufacturing industry
26 April 2023 HSweb

Industrial tablets and application to manufacturing industry

Hardware Solutions offers a wide range of rugged tablets or industrial tablets ideal for facilitating digitization processes within industrial manufacturing plants.

The manufacturing industry is benefiting tremendously from the use of these devices made specifically to withstand: drops, vibration, accidental shocks, liquids, high and low temperatures.

Table of Contents

Rugged tablets in the manufacturing industry. 1

Close to innovation. 1

Rugged tablets in the manufacturing industry. 1

Compatibility. 1

Performance 1

Connectivity. 1

Personalization. 1

Security. 2

Usability. 2

Industrial tablets, IoT and manufacturing industry. 2

Hardware solutions your ally toward Smart Manufacturing. 2

Close to innovation

Italy has been engaged in a profound process of transformation of the entire manufacturing sector for the past few years.

The need to innovate is slowly leading more and more organizations to the so-called Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Digitization, robotics, automation, data, are all aspects that today’s entrepreneurs are coming to terms with.

Rugged tablets in the manufacturing industry

The manufacturing industry benefits greatly from the use of industrial tablets. As anticipated, the first aspect to consider is the resistance of these devices to any external agent.

However, there are other aspects to consider that are typical of the manufacturing industry.

First, the advantage from the production point of view.

Workers once properly trained in the use of these devices are able to improve work performance and generally conduct business in a more streamlined manner, being able to connect and operate remotely as well.


Rugged tablets should not be considered exclusively as commercial but more durable tablets.

Taking a look at the hardware features, it can be seen that these devices are significantly better performing than ordinary tablets or iPads.

In addition, the aspect of compatibility is not to be underestimated.

Industrial tablets run Windows or Android operating systems. They are specifically developed to integrate with a wide variety of software typically used in the manufacturing industry.


The performance of rugged tablets cannot be overlooked. These are equipped with state-of-the-art components starting with RAM and CPU.

These are ideal devices for handling large amounts of data as well as software for graphics processing including 3D.


We know that one of the main aspects of the Internet of Things is data sharing.

Handling a huge flow of incoming and outgoing data requires network-connectable devices that can handle bandwidth optimally.

Industrial tablets provide excellent connectivity and in real time capture and transmit information to connected clouds.

All this brings improved production efficiency, slowdowns are limited, and work can proceed without interruption.


Integrating robust tablets within the manufacturing industry means having highly customizable devices.

We at Hardware Solutions have the necessary experience in order to perfectly configure the devices to the various machines in the company.

The many connection ports with which tablets are equipped allow a myriad of additional components to be integrated: from readers to barcodes, docking stations to RFID readers.


Worker safety must be guaranteed at all times, and industrial tablets meet this need by providing additional worker protection.

The devices, which are constantly connected to the machines, can, for example: warn of abnormal temperatures or otherwise dangerous conditions such as high pressure and anomalies, as well as any other event that requires immediate evacuation.

Industrial tablets also improve the security of computer networks. A fundamental aspect in any business.

Industrial tablets ensure maximum security. It is possible, for example, to activate devices by fingerprints such as integrating smart card readers.


Industrial tablets offer many usability advantages.

The shape and ergonomics are two aspects that make these devices absolutely preferable to classic tablets.

Industrial tablets are designed to connect to a docking station.

They can be implemented with various accessories such as keyboards.

They can be mounted on forklifts, arranged on forklifts or trucks.

In addition, progress is making these tablets thinner and lighter making it less strenuous for operators to work.

Industrial tablets, IoT and manufacturing industry

The Italian manufacturing industry is being called upon to respond to an important challenge.

Integrate the Internet of Things in a short time and improve operational efficiency.

Industrial tablets are one of many answers and implementations that need to be considered within the enterprise.

The devices, for example, enable early detection of a problem occurring, thereby activating the operators empowered to intervene.

But industrial tablets because of their ability to keep operators constantly informed about production are also important for their predictive function, often being able to warn even before the occurrence of any failure or anomaly.

Industrial tablets are connected to sensors, which are increasingly found on machinery. They detect temperature or any sound anomalies in real time.

Anomalies are promptly recorded, sent to the cloud and analyzed. This improves the overall effectiveness of equipment, allows action to be taken before a failure occurs, and generally improves production efficiency.

The savings from these aspects, one must consider it as an important saving in economic terms that make an initial investment in industrial tablets absolutely amortizable over time.

Hardware Solutions your ally toward Smart Manufacturing

Hardware Solutions is close to all manufacturing enterprises by helping and supporting them in the delicate process of digital transformation.

Not only industrial tablets but also Panel PCs, software, SWITCH devices, are all products aimed at giving companies a strong digital and technological edge.

The ongoing process called smart manufacturing involves the implementation of IoT and AI technologies, technologies that enable the collection of data from the many new sensors on machinery. These collect data and send it directly into cloud systems.

Appropriate software then takes care of real-time data analysis, and this has a major impact on the business model a of the organization. Operators thus receive important insights regarding production processes as these can be optimized and improved.

The so-called Industry 4.0 market is growing, Hardware Solutions is close to the manufacturing industry by helping companies implement new technologies in order to improve data analytics automation and all human-machine interface technologies.

Taking action now means moving toward a new scenario that represents the future of the Italian manufacturing industry.