With the new CP6608 Ethernet control panel, Beckhoff has expanded the "Economy" series with a 5.7-inch display version. The panel features an integrated PC with Intel IXP420 processor and several interfaces, making it ideal for industrial applications as well as building automation.
With its 5.7-inch display, which is optionally available as a touch screen, Beckhoff complements the existing CP66xx series with a more compact version. The user now has a choice among versions with 5.7-, 6.5-, 12-, 15- or 19-inch display.
The centrepiece of the CP6608 is a Beckhoff Motherboard with a 266 MHz Intel IXP420 processor with XScale technology. The CP6608 has 32 Mbyte of flash on-board and 128 Mbyte of on-board RAM included as standard.
Two Ethernet ports with 10/100BASE-T, two fast USB 2.0 ports and a serial RS232 port are available as external interfaces. Windows CE is used as the operating system.
High flexibility in terms of front panels and application options:
The Ethernet control panel can be operated as a stand-alone PC or as a terminal client of a Microsoft Windows terminal server.
In conjunction with the Beckhoff TwinCAT automation software, the CP6608 becomes a compact, “all-in-one” controller and display for machine construction and system engineering applications.
At the same time, it is ideal for building or room control applications in industrial buildings, hotels, offices and domestic buildings.
The built-in control panel CP6608 with aluminium front offers IP 65 protection class at the front and IP 20 at the rear. In addition to the standard grey colour, the front laminate is available in any standard RAL colour, providing numerous styles for customisation.
A free Mini PCI slot offers additional flexibility. Fieldbus cards are available for PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet and SERCOS interface, as well as a third Ethernet port and an additional serial interface. A
lternatively, the Mini PCI slot can also be used to install a memory card with NOVRAM for fail-safe data storage. The user can choose from cards with 128, 256 or 512 kbyte NOVRAM.