Robust tablets make the maintenance of wind farms more efficient

29/11/2023
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The need for reliable and sustainable technology for the maintenance of wind farms is becoming of paramount importance, according to a study commissioned by Panasonic Toughbook. Nearly 84% of all energy generated by 2050 would come from solar energy, onshore wind energy, offshore wind energy or hydropower. With the increasing production of renewable energy across Europe, Panasonic Toughbook plays a crucial role in ensuring uninterrupted service and maintenance of wind farms, especially in the challenging offshore environments.

Wind farm maintenance engineers need equipment that can withstand heavy impacts, vibration during transport, extreme robust tablets weather conditions and high levels of salt exposure. Traditional business laptops proved unsuitable for these demanding conditions, causing energy companies to look for alternative solutions. Many major industry players turned to Panasonic Toughbook for their expertise in rugged technology, opting for devices like the Toughbook G2 tablet.

Tested to the MIL-STD-810H standard and officially rated IP65 for water and dust resistance, the Toughbook G2 tablet has proven essential in wind turbine maintenance. Panasonic provides comprehensive video instructions to technicians, guiding them in protecting the devices after exposure to the elements.

The tablets can be safely rinsed in clean water and dried quickly, preventing corrosion and ensuring long-lasting performance. The versatility of the devices, which provide hardware, software and identity protection, increases technicians' confidence in data security regardless of their location.

Connectivity and accuracy are crucial in remote locations and Panasonic Toughbook devices excel in these areas. With optional 4G LTE/5G for optimized connectivity and industry-leading development and testing facilities for antenna communications and accuracy, Panasonic ensures unparalleled connectivity and location accuracy in its devices. What further sets the tablets apart are the ways in which they can be customized; modules such as HF-RFID, smart card or barcode readers can be added for specific use cases.

Additionally, the unique robust tablets design of the Toughbook G2 tablet, which can be used both as a laptop (with optional keyboard) and as a standalone tablet, increases engineers' flexibility and safety. The devices can operate at heights of up to 260 meters, giving technicians confidence that they can handle the tablets while analyzing data without any hassle.

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