ABB is introducing the CP600-eCo, a slimmed-down automation control panel aimed at machine builders and system integrators requiring basic functions and high usability for clear interaction with operation processes. The new human-machine interface (HMI) is compatible with existing ABB control platforms, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and drives, enabling easy integration and scalability for a diverse range of applications.
The CP600-eCo is available with 4.3", 7" and 10.1" screens - the three most widely used sizes globally. Like the other control panels in the CP600 series, it is fully compatible with ABB's AC500 and AC500-eCo PLCs and provides effective and clear display of information including alarm management, schedulers, recipes, trends, data acquisition and user management.
The strong and light plastic housing is front protected to IP66, and when mounted within the panel it has a depth of just 29mm, which, together with side mounted connectors, makes installation into compact spaces easy. The panel can be mounted in either landscape or portrait orientation. The rear panel, intended to be covered by the machine enclosure, is protected to IP20.
An Ethernet port is available for programming and allows customers to easily connect it to PLCs, machinery drives, motion control drives or other ABB automation packages, while a serial port offers integration of products without an Ethernet port. A USB port enables easy backup and system updates ensuring continuous availability of data.
The programming tool features an option for either offline or online HMI simulation that ensures efficient set up of the automation package.
Scalability between CP600-eCo and CP600 control panels makes ABB 's control panel portfolio an attractive option to machine builders and system integrators who wish to offer their customers choice between product variants with different features and prices.
Wolfgang Zimmermann, Product Manager, ABB says: "The CP600eCo broadens our control panel range by adopting the platform philosophy that we started with our PLCs. Here we have a fully featured version and a slimmed-down option for those less demanding applications. Machine builders and system intergrators can now design in confidence, knowing that any eventuality is covered by the ABB portfolio."
For more information about the CP600-eCo automation control panel please go to www.abb.com.
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