B&R is expanding its industrial PC portfolio with a new series. The Automation PC 3100 and Panel PC 3100 combine the advantages of a compact system with the performance of the latest Core i-series processors. They are available as either a compact box PC (Automation PC 3100) or as a panel PC (Panel PC 3100).
The new industrial PCs offer a variety of modular interface options. Two slots can accommodate cards for serial interfaces, Ethernet, CAN and POWERLINK. The slots can also be used for a UPS solution or an audio interface.
The PCs also offer slots for two CFast-format storage devices with up to 256 GB each. The CFast cards can be operated as a RAID set as backup protection against failure.
The processors are based on Intel's seventh Core-i generation. They can be scaled over a very wide range, from Celeron to Core i7. All variants are fanless, so the industrial PCs feature no rotating parts. With their high performance and compact dimensions, the 3100-series fits in perfectly between the ultra-compact 2100-series and the high-end 900/910-series. Machinery and equipment builders will now have an even easier time tailoring their industrial PC technology to specific requirements.
Whereas the Automation PC 3100 is designed to control remote panels, the Panel PC 3100 can be combined with any cabinet-mounted Automation Panel 10.1" or larger to form a complete panel PC solution. The options range from 4:3 VGA displays to Full HD widescreen panels, either single- or multi-touch.