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Beckhoff's Versatile Control Panels Featured

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Beckhoff PC Control for applications with stringent requirements to comply with hygiene and cleanroom regulations.

Versatile Control Panels and Panel PCs made with stainless steel
With the new Control Panel and Panel PC series made of high-quality stainless steel, Beckhoff introduces control and display units that meet the strict hygiene regulations for the food, packaging and medical industries as well as for cleanrooms.

The stainless steel Panels with IP 65 protection feature virtually gapless housing design with flush-mounted touch panels. The Panel PC variant is equipped with an energy efficient Intel® Atom™ processor and represents a high-performance Industrial PC with slimline housing design.

The new housing design has minimum gap dimensions at the front and rear and is consistently flush without edges or crevices, in order to meet the hygiene and cleanroom regulations in the food and packaging industries. Moisture deposits and associated contamination are avoided. The stainless steel Control Panels and Panel PCs are currently available as 12" or 15" touch panels.

Intel® Atom™ based Panel PC offers high performance in a compact format

The stainless steel Panel PCs of the CP77xx series feature an Intel® Atom™ processor with low heat dissipation, forming a compact, high-performance IPC platform. The centrepiece of the device is a Beckhoff motherboard with 1-second UPS. Two on-board Ethernet ports facilitate the implementation of EtherCAT in applications.

pr072010_beckhoffThe stainless steel Panels and Panel PCs are equipped with 12" and 15" displays. The series includes pure display devices with touch screen and versions with up to two key banks for special functions.

"Picture credits: Beckhoff Automation"

The CP79xx stainless steel Control Panels feature a DVI/USB port for connection to a PC. DVI/USB Extended permits the installation of the stainless steel Panel up to 50 metres away from the PC. Operator comfort can be further enhanced by the optional stainless steel mounting arm adapters from Beckhoff, which enable the customer to integrate the Panel directly onto the machine.

Optimised operator comfort through customer-specific device design

Customer-specific modifications such as integration of emergency off and electromechanical control buttons, short-stroke keys and RFID readers under the front laminate and USB ports are optionally available. The design of the front laminate can also be customised. The result is a multi-functional operating unit that integrates seamlessly with machine designs. Push-buttons with protective caps can be implemented as control interfaces for machinery used in the food industry.

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