Multi-touch in a com­pact de­sign

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - AUTOMATION -

With the ex­cep­tion­ally com­pact CP26xx Panel PC se­ries Beck­hoff has in­creased the scal­a­bil­ity of its broad range of de­vices with in­te­grated multi-touch func­tion­al­ity even fur­ther.

Equipped with an ARM Cortex A8 pro­ces­sor, the fan­less se­ries of Panel PCs is de­signed for use in nu­mer­ous PLC and mo­tion con­trol ap­pli­ca­tions and in small to medium-sized ma­chines and plants. The CP26xx Panel PC fea­tures a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU with ac­cess to 1GByte in­ter­nal DDR3 RAM mem­ory. The stan­dard op­er­at­ing sys­tem is Mi­crosoft Win­dows Em­bed­ded Com­pact 7.

A 256 MB Mi­cro SD card is in­cluded as stan­dard and op­tion­ally up to 4 GByte is avail­able. A 128 kbyte NOVRAM en­sures fail-safe stor­age of TwinCAT process data. An on-board 10/100BASE-T Eth­er­net adapter, an EtherCAT adapter with RJ-45 con­nec­tor, an RS-232 in­ter­face and two USB-2.0 ports are also avail­able.

In con­trast to the ex­ist­ing ARM9 ar­chi­tec­ture, the ARM Cortex A8 pro­ces­sor has a hard­ware-based f loat­ing point unit. This makes f loat­ing point op­er­a­tions (Real, LReal) sig­nif­i­cantly faster.

It means that the CP26xx Panel PC se­ries can also be used for mo­tion con­trol ap­pli­ca­tions. In com­bi­na­tion with TwinCAT au­to­ma­tion soft­ware from Beck­hoff, the Panel PC be­comes a high-per­for­mance sys­tem for small and medium-sized ma­chine ap­pli­ca­tions.

The alu­minium panel hous­ing with high qual­ity glass front of­fers IP 65 pro­tec­tion at the front and IP 20 at the back. A choice of eight multi-touch TFT dis­plays in sizes be­tween 7-inch and 24-inch as well as 4:3, widescreen, land­scape or por­trait for­mats are avail­able. The op­er­at­ing tem­per­a­ture range for the pan­els is 0 to 55 °C.

With the CP2xxx and CP3xxx con­trol panel and panel PC se­ries, Beck­hoff of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive range of multi-touch op­er­at­ing de­vices, which continues to be ex­panded fur­ther.

High qual­ity man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­e­cu­tion of the alu­minium hous­ing de­signs make the Pan­els ro­bust and ideal for in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions.

A nar­row, cir­cum­fer­en­tial metal im­pact pro­tec­tor re­li­ably pro­tects the touch­screen sur­face or the dis­play against me­chan­i­cal dam­age. In ad­di­tion, the all-glass sur­face of­fers max­i­mum re­sis­tance to en­vi­ron­men­tal in­flu­ences.

The multi-touch pan­els with pro­jec­tive ca­pac­i­tive touch­screen (PCT) tech­nol­ogy fea­ture a high touch-point den­sity, which en­ables ac­cu­rate, safe and jerk-free oper­a­tion even in minute steps. They can be op­er­ated with thin work gloves. In ad­di­tion to multi-fin­ger touch or dual-touch op­tions (for Panel-PCs with Win­dows Em­bed­ded Com­pact 7 OS), the new se­ries also of­fers high-pre­ci­sion au­to­ma­tion so­lu­tions with two-hand oper­a­tion.­quiry #140633

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