- August 16, 2019
- Advantech Industrial Automation Group
August 15, 2019 — Advantech, a provider of automation technology, announced the release of its IPC-220/240 modular system. Powered by a 6th/7th generation Intel Core i socket-type (LGA1151) processor with Intel Q170/H110 chipset, equipped with 2/4 PCIe/PCI slots for integrating add-on cards, and compatible with Microsoft Windows 7/10 operating systems, IPC-220/240 provides the system for traditional legacy control operations and industrial automation applications. Aimed at harsh industrial environments as well as in-cabinet installations with limited space, the IPC-220/240 terminal supports an operating temperature range (0 ~ 45 °C/32 ~ 113 °F). Because power distribution at intelligent factories tends to fluctuate, IPC-220/240 is compatible with 19 ~ 24 VDC input power, helping it to be integrated in diverse cabinet infrastructures. Moreover, IPC-220/240 can also provide 5 VDC/2A and 12 VDC/2A power output to support another device.
Designed to function as the intelligent edge for manufacturing equipment, IPC-220/240 is a modular system (140 x 230 x 150 mm/5.5 x 9 x 5.9 in for IPC-220 and 180 x 230 x 150 mm/7 x 9 x 5.9 in for IPC-240) equipped with 2/4 PCIe/PCI slots for integrating diverse add-on cards, such as I/O cards, motion cards, vision cards, and GPU cards to support machine control and vision applications, or provide artificial intelligence for automated optical inspection (AOI) operations.
To ensure deployment for IoT installations with limited cabling space and complex power requirements, IPC-220/240 supports a power input range of 19 ~ 24 VDC and features front-facing I/O for easy access. The IPC-220/240 terminal can also support another device with the provision of 5 VDC/2A and 12 VDC/2A power output, simplifying in-field cabling requirements. Moreover, the system’s I/O interfaces, which include two GigaLAN, six USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, two serial ports, one Audio-In, and dual display outputs (HDMI and VGA), are all located in the front panel for access.
The IPC-220/240 system configuration, processor, I/O, and additional peripherals can be customized with Advantech’s Configure-to-Order Services (CTOS). Advantech CTOS is an eBusiness service that offers customers web-based configuration tools, manufacturing services, and global support for producing custom solutions. Indeed, Advantech CTOS serves as an online shop with product offerings and advisors.