Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Multi-Touch Panel Computer supports multi-core processors.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 16, 2014 - Designed for cabinet installation, CP22xx series combines multi-touch interface with diverse multi-core processors for automation and control applications. Screen sizes vary from 12–24 in., and widescreen display orientations in landscape and portrait formats are available. Along with mini-PCI slot and 2 GB DDR3-RAM (16 GB max), features include hard disk, CFast card or SSD, dual Ethernet adapter, SATA RAID-1 controller, and RS232, 4 USB 2.0 and up to 4 additional (optional) Ethernet ports.

Original Press Release

Multi-Touch Meets Multi-Core with Beckhoff's New CP22xx Panel PC Series

Press release date: Jul 10, 2014

The most powerful all-in-one HMI and control devices from Beckhoff, complete with multi-touch functionality

SAVAGE, Minnesota — To substantially boost the performance of multi-touch industrial displays via an all-in-one HMI and automation device, Beckhoff Automation has released the new CP22xx Panel PC series. Designed for cabinet installation, the CP22xx series combines the advantages of a modern multi-touch interface with high-performance multi-core processors for automation and control applications. With the company’s extensive range of Control Panels and Panel PCs, along with TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff offers the ideal portfolio to efficiently solve all PLC, motion and HMI tasks in a machine or factory.

Equipped with powerful multi-core CPUs – Intel® Celeron®, Core™ i3, i5 (all with 2 cores) or  i7 (4 cores) of the 3rd and 4th generation – the CP22xx Panel PCs achieve maximum computing power for the most demanding industrial applications. Adding to the flexibility of the CP22xx series is a range of available screen sizes from 12- to 24-inch, so the most challenging control and HMI tasks can be solved while precisely matching the devices to application-specific requirements. Widescreen display orientations in landscape and portrait formats are also available, adding even more variety to the product lineup.

The CP22xx features a free Mini-PCI slot for factory-installed cards, 2 GB DDR3-RAM (extendable to 16 GB), a hard disk, a CFast card or SSD, an on-board dual Ethernet adapter with 10/100/1000Base-T connection and an on-board SATA RAID-1 controller (Intel® Rapid Storage Technology). The equipment also includes a serial RS232 interface and four USB 2.0 ports as well as up to four further optional Ethernet ports.

Universal multi-touch for the entire machine or factory
The new generation of Beckhoff Panel PCs for control cabinets and control consoles offers a scalable range of active and passive panels providing a uniform, high quality appearance on the machine and in the plant. Multi-finger touchscreens (PCT) are available in display sizes from 7- to 24-inch, in 16:9 (widescreen), 5:4 and 4:3 formats and in landscape and portrait mode. In addition to the CP22xx series, the product family encompasses a highly scalable selection featuring various display sizes and Panel PCs in different performance classes to match any application:
- CP26xx: compact Panel PC series with ARM Cortex™-A8, 1 GHz
- CP27xx (available soon): fanless Panel PC series with Intel® Celeron® ULV 827E, 1.4 GHz
- CP29xx-0000: Control Panel with DVI/USB extended interface (up to 50 m distance from the PC)
- CP29xx-0010 (available soon): Control Panel with CP-Link 4 via standard CAT-7 cable (up to 100 m distance from the PC)

For applications that require mounting arm installation, the Beckhoff CP3xxx series is also available with all-round IP 65 protection, offering a similarly extensive range of multi-touch Panels and Panel PCs.

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CP22xx Built-in Panel PC

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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 60 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.

Please send readers' questions regarding “The Beckhoff CP22xx multi-touch Panel PC series” to:
Beckhoff Automation LLC
13130 Dakota Ave
Savage, MN 55378
Toll-free: 1-877-TwinCAT
Local: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888