Why IT Departments Should Consider an Industrial PC

When you think of where industrial computers are best suited, what is the first place that comes to mind? Is it in a warehouse? Alongside an assembly line? Possibly outside?  All of these would be good guesses. Yet the one place I bet you did not think about was in an IT department. It is true, industrial PCs are designed to withstand harsh environments, however, that does not mean they cannot also find applications in standard settings.  Let us look at a few reasons why you should consider an industrial computer in a more controlled environment.


Industrial PCs are designed to last and perform in conditions that standard PCs cannot. Since IT departments are one of the places in your organization that should experience no downtime, it would be a perfect setting for an industrial PC. Having a computer that will work for years without issue will allow for greater reliability and productivity.


Most off-the-shelf PCs are limited in customization options and, although they provide the performance, they tend not to handle changes very well. IT departments require configuration flexibility that industrial PCs can provide.

Expense / Time

While the initial outlay of an industrial computer is going to be more than its counterpart, in the long run it will save you money and time. Lifespan, reliability, and maintenance considerations all lean towards industrial PCs.

General Technics has over 40 years experience in the field of industrial solutions. Let us help you decide if an industrial computer is the right solution for you.