Press Release Summary:
Beckhoff’s 10.1 in. Thin Film Transistor Touch Panels are offered in CP6600, CP6700 and CP6900 models. Units feature metal housing with aluminum front bezel and a sheet steel rear cover. CP6600 panel come with 1 GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU and 1 GB DDR3 RAM memory whereas CP6700 is embedded with Intel® Atom™ processor and 2 GB DDR3L RAM. These panels are used in medium-sized machines, production systems and buildings. CP6900 can be operated from a distance of up to 50 m through PC.
Original Press Release:
Beckhoff Introduces Entry-level Touch Panels with 10.1-inch Widescreen Displays
Expanded range of Panel PCs and Control Panels are ideal for cost-sensitive applications
Beckhoff Automation today announced the release of new CP6x00 Control Panels and Panel PCs with 10.1-inch widescreen displays. The expanded line of entry-level panels from Beckhoff, first launched with 7-inch displays, has been expanded by three new cabinet-mounted devices, each with a 10.1-inch widescreen display. PC-based control technology in the cost-sensitive, lower to middle performance range can now be scaled even more precisely in line with individual application requirements.
The new widescreen variants have a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 WSVGA, which paves the way for comprehensive operator interface and visualization options. Added to this is superior display quality with 16.7 million available colors on the 10.1-inch diagonal screen. The latest additions to the entry-level class from Beckhoff include two fanless Panel PCs and a purely passive Control Panel. These devices permit the cost-effective implementation of control and visualization tasks for small and medium-sized machines, production systems and buildings.
The three new widescreen TFT touch Panel PCs from Beckhoff are:
- CP6600 Panel PC with 1 GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU and 1 GB DDR3 RAM memory
- CP6700 Panel PC with Intel® Atom™ processor (up to 1.91 GHz, four cores) and 2 GB DDR3L RAM (optionally extended up to 8 GB)
- CP6900 Control Panel with DVI/USB Extended technology for operation at a distance of up to 50 m from the Industrial PC or Embedded PC
Equipped with a robust metal housing consisting of an aluminum front bezel and a sheet steel rear cover, the panels offer significantly higher quality and durability than the plastic panels typically offered in the low-cost, entry-level segment. In addition, the high-quality materials and a rounded front bezel lend a modern and appealing look to the panels, which can be used in the most diverse production and building environments at operating temperatures from 0 to 55 °C.
Beckhoff Automation is a provider of advanced and open automation solutions based upon proven technologies for customers to implement high-performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff’s “New Automation Technology” product range includes PC-based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interfaces, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 75 countries, Beckhoff is well-positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Beckhoff sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved for exceptional customer service and consultation.