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Economy panel PC featuring ARM Cortex A8 CPU for cost-sensitive applications

BECKHOFF Automation introduces the new CP6606 economy panel PC to suit the needs of machine builders and manufacturers in cost-sensitive market segments.

Ideally suited for use as a compact, inexpensive control panel, the fanless CP6606 is designed for control cabinet installation. The all-in-one compact controller combines a TFT touch display (800 x 480 WVGA) in 7-inch format with a powerful 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU and 1 GB DDR3 RAM.

Used with TwinCAT automation software, the panel PC becomes a flexible automation controller for small and medium-size machines, production plants or buildings. With TwinCAT OPC UA support, the panel PC can also be used as an OPC UA client or server, offering extensive connectivity and remote access functions.

Frank Teepe, Industrial PC Product Manager at Beckhoff explains that the CP6606 panel PC goes beyond the high-quality colour touch screen to impress with its robust housing featuring an aluminium front and sheet-steel rear cover, surpassing the quality and durability of plastic panels typically found in the low-cost marketplace. The aesthetics is further enhanced with the slightly curved front panel of the unit.

Key features of the CP6606 panel PCs include operating temperature range from 0°C to 55°C (storage temperature range -25°C to +65°C); panel front with IP 54 protection and rear cover with IP 20 protection to withstand demanding plant environments; fanless unit offering increased reliability with no rotating parts; and microSD card with high-quality SLC Flash used as storage medium.

The CP6606 panel PC comes with an RS232 interface, two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet connection, an EtherCAT connection and a 24V power supply.

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