Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group is pleased to announce the upgrade of two panel PC’s. The 15” PPC-6150 and the 17” PPC- 6170 models now come with faster processors, RAID control, and multiple expansion slots for increased functionality.
These color TFT LCD displays now come with the new Intel Celeron M 1020E processor which offers an increased performance of 20% over the previous Intel Core 2 Duo processor and doesn’t increase the price.
For high end performance, Advantech offers the Intel i5 processor with an increased performance of 260% over the previous Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Both processors support 3D visual computing to improve the capabilities of the panel computer for software operation and multi-tasking.
To further improve the user functionality and performance of the PPC-6150, Advantech has also included an optional touch screen solution with projected-capacitive touch sensors which support multi-touch two finger usage. This enables users to control the user interface with even greater accuracy and speed.
With an additional hard drive, both models now support RAID 0 and 1, providing real-time backup of critical data. In the event of voltage spikes between the PPC and industrial devices, the RS-232, 422 and 485 ports are isolated against such energy surges.
With a variable configuration of PCI and PCIe slots, the PPCs allow the installation of add-on cards for specific functions such as frame grab, field bus communication, and digital I/O. These models also include expansion for optical drives or W-Fi modules for additional flexibility. With a range of accessories, the PPC-6150 and PPC-6170 with panel and VESA mounting, fit into any machine or factory automation environment.