- July 18, 2014
- Beckhoff Automation
July 18, 2014 - Beckhoff Automation introduced the CP6606-0001-0020 “Economy” Panel PC. The CP6606 combines a full color 7-inch TFT touch screen display (800 x 480 WVGA), 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, and 1 GB DDR3 RAM Ã∂ offering an all-in-one HMI and controller. In addition, ultra-compact microSD flash memory cards are used as the storage media. Designed as a cabinet-mounted device in a fanless, space-saving format, the CP6606 is ideal for use in PLC and small motion control applications that require compact, low-cost HMI hardware. When paired with TwinCAT runtime (version 2 or 3), the CP6606 becomes a flexible automation controller for small and medium-sized machines, factories or buildings. Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 is offered as the operating system. The CP6606 can also be used as an OPC UA client or server, greatly boosting the flexible connectivity and remote access capabilities of the device. Built to withstand demanding plant environments, the CP6606 Panel PCs feature an operating temperature range from 0° to 55° C (-25° to +65° C storage temperature range) as well as IP 54 protection at the front of the panel and IP 20 at the back. All connectors are conveniently located at the back and bottom of the panel for easy accessibility. Available connections include: 1 x slot for a microSD flash card, 1 x COM1 serial interface, 2 x USB ports, 1 x Ethernet port, 1 x EtherCAT port, and power.
“Beyond the high quality color touch screen, the CP6606 series also features robust housings constructed of aluminum at the front and sheet-steel rear covers, far surpassing the durability and quality of the plastic panels that are too common in the low-cost HMI marketplace,” said Reid Beilke, IPC Product Specialist at Beckhoff Automation LLC. “In addition, the bezel on the CP6606 is slightly curved, resulting in a lower profile when installed in a cabinet and it enhances the attractive appearance of the display.”
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.