ifm efector offers a panel PC specially designed for setting and observing object recognition and identification systems. It enables full parameter setting of the products as well as continuous process visualisation. This ensures optimal control for the local plant operator.
The industrially compatible small computer is equipped with a 12.1" touch-screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The required performance is achieved by using a fan-less Intel Atom N270 processor with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM and a 2 GB compact flash card as a robust hard disc substitute.
Windows XP Embedded has been installed as the operating system, besides the ifm user software, for the vision sensors.
The interfaces available to the user are WLAN, USB 2.0, Gbit LAN, CAN-BUS, RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485.
A power consumption of only 32 watts combined with a fan-less design form a sound basis for a continuous use of the display. When installed in the control panel the front face of the plastic housing has a protection rating of IP 64.