Industrial PC offered as complete package

The Siemens Automation & Drives Group (A&D) is now offering its Simatic Panel PC 670 industrial PC as a complete package with visualisation software, with the option of Simatic ProRoll/Pro or Simatic WinCC.

The PCs are supplied ready to run with the Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 Professional operating system pre-installed. The Simatic ProTool/Pro or Simatic WinCC runtime software is supplied on CD. The user has a choice of five display versions of the Panel PC 670. ProTool/Pro runtime licenses are available in versions for 128, 256, 1024 or 64,000 powertags.

The Simatic Panel 670 is of rugged design with a high IP65 degree of protection. The maximum mounting depth of the compact Panel PC including its processor unit is only 100 or 130mm, depending on the version. Five different front panel versions are available with 640 x 480mm, 800 x 600mm and 1024 x 768mm displays. The Panel PCs can optionally be equipped with an alphanumeric membrane keyboard and integral front-panel mouse, while the 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768 versions are also available as pure touch panel versions. USB interfaces are available both front and rear as standard, supplemented by Ethernet and Profibus interfaces integrated on the motherboard. Memory, hard disk capacity and processor type can be graded according to performance requirements.

The Simatic ProTool/Pro visualisation software is used for simple, machine-level visualisation tasks. The operator control and monitoring software, which can be used irrespective of the industrial sector or technology, is suitable as a standalone solution in all automation applications. The total integration into the Simatic S7 world guarantees the threefold integration in communication, data management and configuration/programming. The use of OPC (OLE for process control), also enables networked automation solutions to be implemented. The runtime software offers short response times and secure process operation including, for example, the jog mode on the machine.

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