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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