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SIMATIC HMI Panel PC Ex

Intrinsically safe Panel PC for hazardous areas

Description

The SIMATIC HMI Panel PC Ex can be used directly in hazardous zones 1/21 and 2/22 without the need for special measures such as complex and expensive enclosures or additional certification processes. Furthermore the units are capable of withstanding considerable vibrations and shocks and have been certified for use in shipbuilding.

HMI Panel PC Ex 19 inch

Area of application

The panel PC is particularly suitable for operator control and monitoring, measuring and testing as well as data collection, communication and other applications close to the machine in hazardous zones 1/21 and 2/22

With its 15 and 19 inch display the PC can handle standard visualization tasks as well as more demanding applications. The 15-inch unit is also available with a particularly luminous display for use in daylight applications.

Benefits

  • Can be used directly in hazardous zones 1/21 and 2/22 without the need for special measures.

  • Can be adapted flexibly to each individual task and can be integrated in an existing infrastructure.

  • Rugged and completely maintenance-free for use directly at the machine, even outdoor and in shipbuilding.

  • The modular structure and service-friendly design enable low-cost repair


Design and functions

The rugged Simatic HMI Panel PC Ex is equipped with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor and offers high computing capacity with a thermal power dissipation of only 2.5 W. The unit manages without fans, rotating mass storage media or a battery, and is thus completely maintenance-free.

The high IP66 degree of protection on the front and IP65 on the rear enable direct use outdoors at ambient temperatures from minus 20 to plus 50 Grad Celsius. A heated housing option is available for use down to minus 30 degrees.

The Panel PC is available in a variant for Ex-zone 1/21 and a less expensive variant for EX-zone 2/22 both with corresponding certifications.
The 15-inch unit is also available with a particularly luminous display for use in daylight application.

The SIMATIC HMI Panel PC Ex can be mounted in cabinets or consoles  or be ordered together with housings for mounting on swivels, pedestals or directly on the wall.
When ordering with a housing the device is shipped pre-assembled. Ex-certified keyboards can be ordered as well.

Front panel variants:

  • 15.1" TFT- color display touch screen plus 8 function keys
    Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
    Mounting dimensions: 427.5 x 327.5 x 165 mm (W x H x D)
    Dimensions of front panel:: 440 x 340 mm (W x H)

  • 19.1" TFT- color display touch screen plus 8 function keys
    Resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixels
    Mounting dimensions: 522.5 x 412.5 mm x 165 mm (W x H x D)
    Dimensions of front panel: 535 x 425 mm (W x H)


Technical data

CPU

Intel Atom N270 CPU  1,6 GHz

Main memory

1 GB  DDR2 RAM

Storage (optional)

Compact flash Drive 4 GB / 16 GB

HDD 60 GB / 120 GB

Interfaces

2 x USB Ex i and 2 x Ex e (Zone 1)  or
2 x USB Ex i and  2 x Ex nA (Zone 2)

1 x RS232 or 1 x RS422/485

Ethernet 1 x 10/100 MBit Ex e or

Fiber Optics 100 MBit (SC) Ex op is

Degree of protection

IP66 front 

IP65 rear

Operating system (optional)

Windows XP embedded 

Windows XP Professional