HMI touch panels for medical and laboratory equipment

We have medical and laboratory customers all over the world so we are familiar with testing, agency approvals and standards all across the world. Our experiences include but are not limited to 510(k) approvals, clinical trials, ISO 13485, UL and FCC.

By using our pre-screened and tested Embedded Touch HMIs, our Customers make it through testing and approvals quicker. Based on our knowledge in development and our attention to detail and pretesting we can offer high quality devices individualized to your needs.

We integrate our HMI systems seamlessly into

  • Diagnostic Equipment
  • Home care devices
  • Hospital equipment
  • Point of care testing
  • Analyzers
  • Benchtop equipment
  • and many more.

Let us know how we can help make it yours and get in touch with us.


More than 25 years of experience

+ 10 Years Availability and Support

Made in Germany

The advantages of choosing our Industrial Panel PC


Our idea is to use proven concepts, or platforms, and add customization or increased complexity from there. Flexible designs enable us to provide endless solutions, all while avoiding new product development pitfalls and long times to market. If your hardware needs change, we can adapt our existing boards to fit. If your time is short and you need software development help, we offer that, too.

Hygienic touch screen implementation

Our innovative robotic technology enables us to insert the touch screens of our HMI's into your systems without any gaps or edges. For this task, we use a specially developed bonding robot which closes the joints cleanly. Thereby we prevent gaps that are potentially a hygiene risk.

EMC pre-approved devices

We offer reliable hardware development, also in EMC. Garz & Fricke’s longstanding experience in the areas of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and standardized module EMC tests allow effortless and reliable compliance with the strict medical EMC norm DIN EN 60601-1-2 requirements, even in the 4th edition and Class B.


We offer systematically tested products, complete documentation and traceability down to the smallest parts. During the production processes we test several times. The test results are documented automatically and are accessible at any time. We offer 100% traceability for every electrical component on our printed circuit boards. After component placement, the soldering is tested with automated optical inspection. A robot then tests all the functions of the finished single board computer.

Obsolescence Management (Sourcing)

Our specialists have excellent knowledge of the global supply market for electronic components. We select only the best partners and monitor the market very closely to ensure long-term availability and just-in-time conditions. We have our own purchasing office in Asia and regularly carry out supplier audits ourselves at the manufacturers’ sites.

Touch adaption (handling with gloves)

Modern capacitive touch controllers that work on the PCAP principle essentially have to include important properties for use in the industrial environment, such as EMC immunity, full functionality even under the influence of rainwater and operability with gloves. In order to guarantee optimum functionality, however, appropriate fine tuning of the controller is actually necessary for every application.

How we make it yours

We will work with you from the start and throughout your full product life cycle to find a solution that fits your ideas, budget and potential constraints. All throughout the project our dedicated, local solutions engineering team will work directly with your engineers. Our long experience in project management and strong commitment to serving markets locally will benefit you greatly.


Our products are to be seen as customizable proven concepts, based on components that have already proven themselves many times on the market in our customers' applications. These components are optimally tuned to keep your life as easy as possible. True to our motto "we make it yours", we transform our Proven Concept into your very own solution. Relying on our proven concepts also means that we manage obsolescence and ensure availability of your HMI throughout your life cycle. Garz & Fricke’s goal is to be your one stop embedded touchscreen panel provider allowing you to do whatever it is you do best.


Understanding that championing in Hardware and Software Development is not enough to create the perfect touch screen HMI sets us apart. We have our own mechanical design team that works closely with you to ensure seamless integration into your device as well as cost-efficient manufacturability and serviceability.


We can adapt our Garz & Fricke single board computers to your requirements. Our focus is on the 32-bit ARM CPUs from NXP, especially i.mx6 and i.mx8. As a long-standing Freescale/NXP partner, we can offer optimal support. Our customizable hardware platforms allow very simple and quick adaptions to make sure we provide you with exactly the interfaces you need without reinventing the wheel.


We relieve you from the integration bootloader and operating system. We supply complete, "application-ready" platforms with ready-to-run pre-integrated operating systems, including the required peripheral drivers. As a result, your team will not be busy with the tedious work of creating a board support package. Further we can do full UI/UX application development for you as well or work with your teams to make sure your applications run well.


As a company we have a strong engineering background, but that doesn’t mean we don’t care about product design. In many projects we are working closely with industrial designers to create an overall appealing product. We believe working alongside your designers is a big part of making it yours!


Serial production for us starts with sourcing. We buy almost all parts directly from manufacturers and have our own sourcing offices in the relevant markets to ensure best prices and highest supplier quality. We pride ourselves in an exceptionally high vertical integration of manufacturing. Assembly of both PCBA as well as touch screen HMI is done in house in Hamburg, Germany.


Arne Dethlefs

Our sales team will gladly advise you

"You are faced with the challenge of developing a new HMI solution for your application? Then our sales team is happy to support you with engineering jointly a tailor made system concept based on the latest technologies for this target market. We are looking forward to your call or e-mail."

Sales-Team +16124007790

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What is a Human-Machine Interface?

A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is a user interface or control unit that allows people to interact with a machine, system or device. While the term can be applied technically to any technical possibility that enables a user to interact with a device, an HMI is most often used in connection with an embedded touch panel, which has a display, touch screen and a corresponding computer unit.