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Korea EnE Co. Ltd

Zytronic’s Rugged Touch Sensors Incorporated into Latest Fuel Dispensing Systems

  • Location:  South Korea
  • Industry:  Industrial
  • Application:  Self-Service Fuel Dispensing

Introduction

Underlining the strong position it has established in public use applications, Zytronic has secured another high-profile contract for its rugged touch sensors. The company’s custom designed ZyBrid® sensors, utilizing its proprietary Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT™), are now being supplied via local distributor DTH to Korean manufacturer of fuel dispensing equipment, Korea EnE Co. Ltd, for use in a new range of self-service terminals..

Key information

As well as having a visually-striking, ergonomic design, the next generation Multicom-Self terminals
from EnE possess a greater breadth of features and functionality than other models currently
available. They each utilize a high-performance Intel® Atom™ microprocessor and have an
industrial grade, bright (450cd/mm2 output), 15-inch touch display incorporating the Zytronic touch
technology.

With their exposed and lightly supervised locations on petrol filling station forecourts, the touchenabled
terminals have to endure extreme weather conditions, such as snow, frost, hail and heavy
rain, as well as heavy 24-hour usage by the general public. This challenging working environment
proved to be beyond the scope of conventional touch sensor technologies, impacting severely on
their reliability and longevity, increasing the likelihood of downtime, maintenance and replacement.
These were all major factors in EnE’s decision to specify Zytronic’s projected capacitive
touchscreens..

 

The reliability exhibited by Zytronic’s PCT touch sensors allows them to outperform other sensor
technologies – such as infra-red (IR), surface capacitive and surface acoustic wave (SAW) – even in
the most arduous of environments. The reason for this lies within the touch sensors’ innovative
construction; which is made up of a matrix of 10 micron diameter copper micro wires embedded
behind a toughened glass substrate. The thick (up to 10mm) laminated construction means that
PCT sensors are effectively invulnerable to shocks, vibrations, scratches, liquid spillages, the
presence of harsh chemicals and the effects of heat/cold.

Furthermore, PCT touchscreens have been designed to eliminate the need for a bezel – creating an aesthetically-pleasing, and also simple to clean surface. This feature can be highly advantageous in self-service applications such as the EnE fuel dispensers, as accumulated dirt, dust and liquids can be quickly and easily wiped clean by the operator.

“By migrating to PCT we have been able to overcome the various difficulties previously suffered when using IR and resistive touch sensor technologies. The resilience of Zytronic’s touch sensors, with their strong touch performance in all conditions, made them a much more attractive option.”

Mr. Lee, Sales Manager of EnE

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