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B&R Industrial Automation: On-site mobility with the B&R Mobile Panel

Ergonomic, light and extremely impact-resistant. These qualities define the six new handheld operating devices in the MP40 and MP50 lines of the B&R Mobile Panel.
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On-site mobility Ergonomic, light and extremely impact-resistant. These qualities define the six new handheld operating devices in the MP40 and MP50 lines of the B&R Mobile Panel, which has seen great success since it hit the market in 2001. The 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 3.8" QVGA LCD b/w display or a 6.5" VGA TFT color display. For safety, an E-stop button is integrated via an additional connection box, which enables connecting and disconnecting during operation without loss of the safety function. Two integrated three-step enable switches, ergonomically optimal for left or right-handed operators, provide the highest degree of safety even during setup. The processors are based on an Intel PXA 270 CPU with 128 MB flash memory and 256 MB 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 series fits seamlessly into the B&R system environment. The panels are configured easily using Visual Components. The X20 CPU provides a compact and scalable control platform that unites all functions.
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