Mobile control panels are lightweight and tough

B&R is launching six new ergonomic, lightweight and extremely impact-resistant handheld operating devices in the MP40 and MP50 Mobile Panel ranges. These new devices enable safe and simple on-site operation and monitoring with a maximum range of functionalities.

The main differences within the various series include display size and the types of operating elements. Depending on the application, operating elements might include a joystick, handwheel, override potentiometer, key switch, or illuminated button. The MP40 and MP50 Mobile Panel devices are available with a 3.8inch QVGA LCD monochrome display or a 6.5inch VGA TFT colour display.

For safety, an emergency stop (E-stop) button is integrated via an additional connection box, which enables the unit to be connected and disconnected during operation without loss of the safety function. Two integrated three-step enable switches, ergonomically designed for left- or right-handed operators, provide a high degree of safety even during setup.

Intel and Windows

The processors are based on an Intel PXA 270 CPU with 128MB flash memory and 256MB DRAM. The Windows CE operating system offers a flexible foundation for a wide range of applications types, such as mobile thin clients, direct connections to the controller and open SCADA systems. The double-walled panels with IP65 protection have integrated interfaces such as USB and Ethernet 10/100.

The new products fit seamlessly into the B&R system environment. The panels are configured easily using Visual Components, and the X20 CPU provides a compact and scalable control platform that unites all functions.

B&R Industrial Automation Ltd

Broadoak, Southgate Park
Bakewell Road

+44 (0)1733 371320

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