Marine & Offshore

Display window solutions with maximum
readability and salt water resistance

Marine & Offshore

The application environment

The marine environment can be harsh and demanding. The application is often placed outdoor exposed to all weather or indoor on the ships bridge, in an engine room etc. . 

Typical display window requirements

  • Maximum readability: Anti-reflectance (AR) or non-glare surface treatment
  • Salt water & chemical resistance
  • Impact & scratch resistance
  • UV protection
  • Low weight

 

PSC products and solutions

PSC produces special display window solutions for marine applications that fulfil the customer and user needs. The surface treatment is for this environment of great importance. Here our Marine AR, on both polymer and glass, is optimized for this environment with excellent saltwater resistance and UV protection.

PSC has made several customized solutions for customers in this market. Below you can read more about one of them.

 

Case: Raymarine

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Customer & application

Raymarine is a leading manufacturer of marine electronics and develops a very comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, chart plotters, instruments, fish finders, communications, software and systems. PSC supplies among other a display window solution for a high resolution LCD/TFT multifunction Navigation Display.
 

Most important customer requirements

Used in full daylight and exposed to moist and seawater, daylight readability and resistance to salt-water are the most important customer requirements. In addition, high impact resistant is important to avoid breakage. Due to the high resolution colour LCD display a flawless optical quality of the surface is of course a must too.
 

Solution

A solution based on clear thick Solaris™ T optical grade acrylics with a Marine AR surface treatment was chosen. The material is machined into the exact size and geometries to fit the cabinet of the navigation equipment. 
 
 

Customer benefits

The display is optimised for use on boats and yachts because of the salt water resistance. In addition the display provide full daylight readability from all angles as the reflection of disturbing light is reduced to 1% The solid window solution and tight tolerance construction eliminates risk of condensation. All in all a first class solution to a first class product.


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