Selecting Cooling Fan Solutions for Kiosks in Any Environment
Interactive electronic kiosks offer a wide range of services and functionality that simplify our daily lives, from beverage self-service to ordering fast food, from vending snacks to purchasing tickets, from bank withdrawals to airport check-ins.
But while the customer-facing interaction appears simplified and seamless, the electronics powering these human-to-machine interfaces (HMI) are complex and sensitive, especially when subjected to harsh outdoor environments or indoor dust, grease, and airborne contaminants. Featuring CPUs, touchscreens, LCDs, power supplies, motors, and more, kiosk electronics often are tasked with operating in ambient temperatures as low as -10°C to as high as +40°C with heat loads up to 200W. The more sophisticated a kiosk’s functionality, the greater the demand for system uptime and component performance. The increasing need for IoT capability, high-speed connectivity, and high computing power demands more from kiosk electronic systems than ever before.
In this Orion Fans white paper, explore how internal temperature regulation can be achieved through a variety of cooling technologies, to ensure proper performance and a longer lifespan while still reducing maintenance and operating costs.