SAVAGE, Minnesota, July 10, 2014 – To substantially boost the performance of multi-touch industrial displays via an all-in-one HMI and automation device, Beckhoff Automation has released the new CP22xx Panel PC series. Designed for cabinet installation, the CP22xx series combines the advantages of a modern multi-touch interface with high-performance multi-core processors for automation and control applications. With the company’s extensive range of Control Panels and Panel PCs, along with TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff offers the ideal portfolio to efficiently solve all PLC, motion and HMI tasks in a machine or factory.
Equipped with powerful multi-core CPUs – Intel® Celeron®, Core™ i3, i5 (all with 2 cores) or i7 (4 cores) of the 3rd and 4th generation – the CP22xx Panel PCs achieve maximum computing power for the most demanding industrial applications. Adding to the flexibility of the CP22xx series is a range of available screen sizes from 12- to 24-inch, so the most challenging control and HMI tasks can be solved while precisely matching the devices to application-specific requirements. Widescreen display orientations in landscape and portrait formats are also available, adding even more variety to the product lineup.
The CP22xx features a free Mini-PCI slot for factory-installed cards, 2 GB DDR3-RAM (extendable to 16 GB), a hard disk, a CFast card or SSD, an on-board dual Ethernet adapter with 10/100/1000Base-T connection and an on-board SATA RAID-1 controller (Intel® Rapid Storage Technology). The equipment also includes a serial RS232 interface and four USB 2.0 ports as well as up to four further optional Ethernet ports.
The new generation of Beckhoff Panel PCs for control cabinets and control consoles offers a scalable range of active and passive panels providing a uniform, high quality appearance on the machine and in the plant. Multi-finger touchscreens (PCT) are available in display sizes from 7- to 24-inch, in 16:9 (widescreen), 5:4 and 4:3 formats and in landscape and portrait mode. In addition to the CP22xx series, the product family encompasses a highly scalable selection featuring various display sizes and Panel PCs in different performance classes to match any application:
For applications that require mounting arm installation, the Beckhoff CP3xxx series is also available with all-round IP 65 protection, offering a similarly extensive range of multi-touch Panels and Panel PCs.