HMIs: Energy-saving industrial displays with 5.7-in. screens
Beckhoff Automation has introduced new control panels and panel PCs with ultra compact 5.7-in. displays.
Beckhoff Automation has introduced new control panels and panel PCs with ultra compact 5.7-in. displays and rugged aluminum fronts with IP-65 rated protection useful for machinery or automated buildings applications.
Display dimensions are 7.2-in. x 5-in. (w x h); resolution is 640 x 480 pixels. Versions include: CP6207 Panel PC with Intel Atom CPU, CP6607 Panel PC with Intel IXP420 CPU, and CP6907 Control Panel with DVI/USB Extended interface. Optional touch screen version use "5-wire technology," which delivers reliability and precision even in harsh industrial environments. Panel PCs are equipped with a 3.5-in. motherboard manufactured by Beckhoff and can be expanded with a Compact Flash card. A Mini PCI slot is available for factory-installed cards. Operating range for all is 32 to 131 °F (0 to 55 °C). In combination with TwinCAT
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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