Hardening is a set of mechanical and electronic protections built
into a design that helps guard the product from extreme environments.
In an industry where engines are expected to be consistently productive
in the harshest of conditions, protecting the electronic systems
that monitor and support heavy-duty engine performance is paramount.
By comparison to automobiles, heavy-duty equipment engines are larger,
more electronically complex and often operated in extreme electrical
and environmental conditions. The electronics in this type of machinery
must be durable enough to withstand such harsh treatment. 10G sets
design targets to a minimum of 10,000 hours (for displays) to 20,000
hours (for non-display electronics) under intense and rigorous working
How well does your car run at -40 degrees Celsius? Or how about
when its dash panel is washed down with water? Cars aren't designed
to operate in extreme conditions, but on-highway trucks, marine
vessels and other heavy-duty equipment are. The electrical systems
in heavy-duty engines must perform despite tough environments, unavoidable
large voltage spikes and even charges from reverse connected batteries
or other power devices.
Is hardening really that important? How many heavy-duty engines
operate at room temperature and standard atmospheric pressure? Not
many. Consider this. As the temperature rises during operation,
the pressure in a sealed box also rises- naturally equalizing. An
unsealed box allows gases to escape. As the temperature drops, a
vacuum effect is then created in the unsealed box, drawing in dust,
moisture and other contaminants leading to corrosion and eventual
failure. Conversely, falling temperatures do not impact a sealed
box which naturally accommodates pressure changes, allowing it to
resist the same damaging dust, moisture and contaminants. Now, which
one would you rather depend on?
Durability. Protection. You need it. We have it.
10G and hardened electronics.
10G sets the standard for hardened display and telematics systems.
Leveraging a heritage of technology leadership in the heavy-duty
industry along with superior engineering designs and a QS-9000 certified
manufacturing facility, 10G is considered an expert in hardening
electronics to survive in heavy-duty applications integrated with
heavy-duty electrical systems.
Based on our experience in the industry and with complex electronic
systems, our products are sealed to 5 psi (a special classification
of IP68) and most can withstand up to 10 G's of vibration. We believe
in this level of hardening for maximum reliability in all environmental
and electronic conditions. Anything less and it's not a 10G product.