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
- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.