Panel PC 2100 (AP5000) swing arm, single-touch
For all applications that need to be compatible with existing systems, 4:3 panels with analog resistive touch screens are also available. This makes it possible to continue using HMI applications at their current resolution with the latest PC platform without having to modify the software a single bit.
The Panel PC 2100 used in the Automation Panel 5000 is a full-fledged, powerful PC system. Its ultracompact housing has the dimensions of an Smart Display Link receiver. The cabinet-mount variant offers these advantages as well.
The PC design is based on the Intel Bay Trail architecture and offers an optimal price/performance ratio. With single-, dual- and quad-core processor technology, it represents a milestone for embedded systems. All Automation Panel 5000 variants have done away with internal fans.
Modular swing arm systems
The continuing reduction of control cabinets in particular is increasing the need for input stations that can be installed flexibly. Fully enclosed panels with IP65 protection offer decisive advantages when it comes to positioning operator terminals at the most convenient locations on the machine. For this reason, completely enclosed Automation Panel and Panel PC variants are available for mounting on swing arm systems.
Communication in all directions
The Panel PC 2100 integrates all important interfaces, including 2x Gigabit Ethernet as well as 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Interface modules can also be added to take advantage of fieldbus technology such as POWERLINK and CAN. For data storage, MLC-based CFast cards are available that can store up to 256 GB or more.