Power Panel 200 devices from B&R (http:// rbi.ims.ca/4929-508) offer the functions of a controller along with modular fieldbus interfaces and input systems ranging from analog resistive touch screens to keyboard devices. These products feature 266 MHz processors, Ethernet 10/100, serial and USB interfaces, plus a CompactFlash slot. Depending on visualization requirements, the user has the option to select either a horizontally or vertically formatted Power Panel.
Integrating control and motion technology, Power Panel 200 devices are equipped with up to two slots for interface modules for communicating to I/O points, intelligent servo drives and third party devices. Communication performance can be achieved in the less than one msec range. The Power Panel series supports CAN bus, Profibus DP, X2X Link, and ETHERNET PowerlinkTM connections.
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