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Industrial Applications


Industrial Applications

Light-industrial applications use small- and large-scale manufacturing equipment to process raw materials or food ingredients into finished products. This processing equipment uses automated controls to monitor and adjust various aspects of the manufacturing line. Transport equipment can also be used to move material or finished goods from one stored location to another. Industrial applications can include:

  • Manufacturing Process Controls
  • Food Processing
  • Logistics and Handling Equipment

Manufacturing process control equipment is used in relatively harsh environments so automation control durability is needed to ensure the production line remains functional with high output.

This application values a touch solution for The 3M™ MicroTouch™ System SCT3250EX provides
  • superior optics and anti-glare features so machine operators can easily see automated controls clearly under varying lighting conditions
  • 91.5% light transmission that helps maintain LCD image brightness to emphasize on-screen graphics
  • equipment which isn't located in a clean room area and needs to keep working with either solid or liquid contaminants on the touch screen
  • capacitive sensing technology that works reliably despite on-screen contaminants like dust, grime or moisture


This application values a touch solution for The 3M MicroTouch™ touch monitor product line with touch technology includes
  • retrofitting or upgrading existing manufacturing process equipment
  • 3M MicroTouch commercial-grade 15" and 17" touch monitors
  • 3M MicroTouch Chassis 15" and 17" touch monitors


This application values a touch solution for The provides
  • manufacturing environments that require operators to use personal protective equipment like gloves when operating machinery
  • easily-gripped input pen for use with any glove thickness or material and tethered so pen can't be lost or misplaced
  • dual (finger/pen)(for ungloved users) and pen-only mode settings for versatile use by multiple operators on manufacturing floor


Food processing equipment requires a sanitized and gloved environment to avoid food contamination.

This application values a touch solution for The 3M™ MicroTouch™ System SCT3250EX provides
  • highly-automated equipment where workers use protective gloves, which can vary in material and thickness
  • easily-gripped input pen for use with any glove thickness or material and tethered so pen can't be lost or misplaced
  • dual (finger/pen)(for ungloved users) and pen-only mode settings for versatile use by multiple operators on manufacturing floor
  • minimizing screen glare in bright light conditions
  • surface finish with anti-glare properties to help minimize screen reflections in brightly lit work areas


Logistics and handling equipment utilizing LCD display controls ranging from portable inventory management devices to state-of-the-art fork lift trucks.

This application values a touch solution for The 3M™ MicroTouch™ System SCT3250EX provides
  • warehouse implementations where product durability and operation are unaffected by environmental contaminants
  • industry-innovative surface finishes that provide premium surface durability and scratch resistance to help customers maintain the long-term operation and aesthetic appearance of their products
  • capacitive sensing technology that works reliably despite on-screen contaminants like dust, grime or moisture
  • varying lighting environments that require excellent optics for low light conditions and anti-glare capabilities for high brightness areas
  • 91.5% light transmission that helps maintain LCD image brightness to emphasize on-screen graphics
  • surface finish with anti-glare properties to help minimize screen reflections in brightly lit work areas
  • making accurate inputs to ensure products are correctly logged and inventoried for future retrieval
  • 99% touch accuracy that helps users consistently make intended on-screen selections


This application values a touch solution for The provides
  • refrigerated or cold weather environments where workers may wear protective gloves for warmth
  • easily-gripped input pen for use with any glove thickness or material and tethered so pen can't be lost or misplaced
  • hot-and-cold transition environments where workers need glove and non-glove touch input
  • dual (finger/pen)(for ungloved users) and pen-only mode settings for versatile use by multiple operators on manufacturing floor