- November 01, 2012
November 1, 2012 - Lenze Americas released p500 panel controller for machine-oriented visualization and control applications. Available in three screen sizes (7, 10.4 and 15 inch), the ‘all-in-one’ panel controller p500 series is equipped with a touch-sensitive thin-film transistor (TFT) display.
The high computing capacity of the panel controller p500 is provided by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor. Combining one gigabyte of internal main memory, two gigabytes of flash memory to replace the conventional hard disk, and an SD card slot for application data, the p500 solution can be equipped with a soft program logic controller (PLC).
The compact panel controller p500 offers a fanless device in protection class IP65 (front) for resistance to shock and vibration and optimal performance in machine installations. The maintenance-free p500 uses a super capacitor in lieu of a standard buffer battery in the internal clock. A maintenance-free internal UPS automatically stores and retains data in the event of a power outage. For higher power capacity the panel controller p500 can be expanded with an external UPS.
The basic features of the panel controller p500 include two 100MB Ethernet interfaces on-board that combine the functionalities of an integrated switch, an EtherCAT interface (master) and two USB connections in a single platform. A standard slot is provided that can be used for the addition of communication cards (e.g. CAN, PROFIBUS Slave) to the devices. The modular construction makes installation quick and easy.
Lenze panel controller p500 devices are compliant with IEC 61131-3, PLCopen, and PLC Designer based on CoDeSys 3.