The VEPxx.4 series Embedded PCs are a WinCE or WinXPe OS IPC with integrated
screen. Programming software allows
functionality ranging from simple HMI screens to MES capability. It can function as an HMI, PC-based PLC,
motion controller or as a CNC. The integrated controller and visualization are
integrated, leading to system simplification.
The fact that this one product can do so many different applications
leads to simplified panel layout/design and a reduction of inventory parts for
the new machines and spare parts for existing machines. It has a wide range of
capabilities (HMI - MES - PLC - CNC capabilities) with a single piece of
hardware. Just change the firmware card
to activate the necessary product functionality.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
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