EC: CP22xx multi-touch panel PCs
Hardware — Integrated HMI Controllers: Designed for cabinet installation, the CP22xx series Panel PCs combine the advantages of a modern multi-touch interface with high-performance multi-core processors for automation and control applications. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
To substantially boost the performance of multi-touch industrial displays via an all-in-one HMI and automation device, Beckhoff Automation introduced the 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. The CP22xx series can efficiently solve all PLC, motion and HMI tasks for a machine or factory in one high-powered control device.
Equipped with powerful multi-core CPUs-Intel Celeron, Core i3, i5 (all with 2 cores) or i7 (4 cores) of the third and fourth 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-in., 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-in., in 16:9 (widescreen), 5:4 and 4:3 formats and in landscape and portrait mode.