A CPU board with an Intel® CoreTM2 Duo P8400 processor now provides an even more powerful platform for Automation PC 810 and Panel PC 800 devices. The combination of the 2.26 GHz Core2 Duo processor and the GM45 chipset provides the highest levels of performance at an extremely attractive price, even for the most demanding applications such as vision systems. Both processor cores share a 3 MB level 2 cache, which allows efficient multitasking. The fast 1.066 MHz frontside bus is also combined with DDR3 RAM modules, thus rounding out the high-performance infrastructure of the entire system.
Optimal scalability for PC platforms
The different device variants can easily be scaled to meet the requirements of any task. Smaller variants of the APC810 with one or two slots, larger types with three slots and the PC with five slots make sure there is a device type that fits perfectly to the application, regardless of how many cards are needed. This saves valuable space in the switching cabinet. Panel PC 800 systems with their brilliant 15″ XGA and 19″ SXGA displays and either one or two slots also form an ideal foundation for any system. From the broad performance range of energy-saving Intel® AtomTM N270 processors to powerful Core2 Duo processors, all the user has to do is select the ideal combination of system unit and CPU.
For machine and plant manufacturers, the result is a scalable PC architecture. Since the same device types can be used from the smallest machine up to the most complex system, the modular structure allows the final product to be individually tailored to the requirements at hand without the need for extra engineering. Because accessories such as hard drives are the same across the board, logistics can also be held down to an absolute minimum.
B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Industrial computers