Press Release

May 03, 2017
High build quality and elegant design for the process industries: Multi-touch panels for installation in Ex Zone 2
Beckhoff Unveils New CPX Series Control Panels for Use in Hazardous Areas

SAVAGE, Minnesota, May 3, 2017 – By systematically integrating advanced multi-touch technologies into its Control Panel and Panel PC portfolio, Beckhoff has provided machine builders, manufacturers and numerous industries with forward-looking operator interface concepts for years. With the company’s new CPX Control Panel and Panel PC series, applications in hazardous areas, classified Zone 2/22, can now also benefit.

High build quality and robust aluminum enclosures ensure reliability and durability in harsh and potentially explosive environmental conditions. This delivers significant advantages in terms of operation, look and feel, and design to applications in the process industries. The CPX portfolio offers a wide selection of screen formats, sizes, installation options and features. The range of formats includes 15 inch (4:3), 19 inch (5:4), and 21.5 inch (16:9 widescreen) versions. This means that process industry applications can now also benefit from advanced capacitive multi-touch technology, enabling the realization of intuitive and feature-filled operating concepts.

To ensure that all application requirements are fulfilled, both the CPX29xx and CPX39xx series offer Control Panels for integration into control cabinets, as well as IP 65-rated standalone panels for mounting-arm installation. The same applies for the fanless Panel PCs in the CPX27xx and CPX37xx series. Equipped with heat-resistant, energy-saving Intel® Atom™ processors, they ensure reliable and high-performance system control in harsh environments.

Beckhoff offers system-integrated solutions for explosion protection with a new and extensive portfolio of explosion-proof components. In addition to the Control Panels and Panel PCs in the new CPX series, Beckhoff has also introduced the new ELX series EtherCAT Terminals with intrinsically safe I/O interfaces for field device connection through to Ex Zone 0/20, as well as TwinCAT control software with an expanded range of interfaces specific to process technology.

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  • The explosion-proof Control Panel and Panel PC solutions in the CPX series combine high build quality and elegant design with advanced, capacitive multi-touch Technology.

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    The explosion-proof Control Panel and Panel PC solutions in the CPX series combine high build quality and elegant design with advanced, capacitive multi-touch Technology.

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