Beckhoff is extending its Control Panel and Panel PC series with a larger 24-inch display. The new widescreen display, with its high resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, is suitable for complex, graphical user interfaces and for information that must be visible from a distance. These displays can also be equipped with an optional touchscreen and the panels can be customised.
In many industrial IT and automation applications there is a developing trend towards large operating and display devices. The areas of application are varied and include data acquisition from production, computer-aided manufacturing and HMIs. The robust, water- and dust-proof design of the aluminium panels makes them suitable for use directly on machines or elsewhere on the plant floor.
The 24-inch panels extend the existing range of Beckhoff display sizes (5.7, 6.5, 12, 15 and 19 inches). Currently the 24-inch displays are available in Beckhoff Panel PC variants (CP6204, CP7204) with integrated CPUs for IPC, automation, PLC and motion control tasks, and as 'display-only' Control Panels (CP6904, CP7904). The Control Panel cases are made of high-quality aluminium. The compact Panels from the CP7xxx series offer all-round IP65 protection, while the housings of the 'built-in' CP6xxx Panel series have protection class IP65 at the front and IP20 at the rear.
All Beckhoff Industrial PCs are compatible with these new panels and their resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.
Each 24-inch panel can also be customised; options include visual adaptations, application of customer logos, specific front laminates, special mechanical keys, emergency stop switches and card scanners.
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