B&R Industrial Automation (www.br-automation.com) unveiled its latest unit that combines a high performance programmable logic controller (“PLC”) processor with Multi Axis Motion controller, the Power Panel 65. This unit is housed within a 5.7 inch or 3.5 inch HMI. This single tool is utilized for the integration of programming, safety systems, motion control, visualization and communication for all of programmable products from B&R.
This Power Panel 65 combines compact and high performance dimensions in a single central operating and control unit. Through the integration of control (“drive technology and visualization”), the operator profits from intelligent complete solutions, which are easily connected to a variety of automation infrastructures.
The Power Panel 65 with a powerful 500MHz Geode LX800 processor can handle a performance range which is important for multi-axis applications. Moreover, the unique combination of a compact design and high performance for calculations ensures optimal utilization of the space at the switching cabinet. Intuitive operator panel can be expanded as desired by the operator.
The new unit is available with a 3.5 inch touchscreen or 5.7 inch touchscreen and function keys. It also provides an optimal design for any system or machine type.
A Fast Ethernet port and two USB interfaces guarantee that the data can be exchanged quickly with higher level systems. Remote drives and I/O can be easily connected using modular fieldbus interfaces if expansions are required. The new PP65 is available with POWERLINK interface or integrated X2X. Also, the devices can be extended with CAN, Profibus DP slave and RS232/RS485 interfaces depending on the requirements. Through this, machine operators can profit from the highest level of freedom for the control topology.