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Advantech unveils new automation control panel

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Advantech has introduced a new 17-inch automation control panel suitable for machine automation, factory automation and various outdoor applications.

The new Intel Dual Core 17-inch TPC-1771H automation control panel follows up on the successful launch of the 6”, 10”, 12” and 15” models, and includes an integrated digital I/O module with software control utility. The latest model provides a choice between PCIe and mini-PCIe expansion slots, which can be used to expand the functionality through 3rd party or Advantech add-on cards, such as the industrial communication module, Wi-Fi, 3G, Profibus, CANOpen, PROFINET, or Ethernet/IP. 

A battery backup of 1MB SRAM ensures important data isn’t deleted in the event of a power failure, and important settings such as the PIT setting or log file are available once power is restored.

Key features of the TPC xx71H series automation control panels across all models include a fanless low power consuming Intel Atom Dual Core 1.8GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, and resistive touch screen. Multiple I/O ports include 2 x RS-232 with isolation, 1 x RS-422/485 (RS-485 with auto flow control and isolation), 2 x USB 2.0 Host Ports and 2 x GbE LAN. 

The fanless TPC devices also include 1 x Compact Flash Slot and 1 x 2.5” SATA HDD for data storage. The NEMA4/ IP65 approved front panels allow the devices to be easily cleaned without risk of damage, making them ideal for a range of machine automation and factory automation applications. Their operating temperature range of 0°C to 50°C also makes them suitable for use in outdoor applications such as automatic car washers.

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