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New control-panel portfolio for challenging installations

| By Chemical Engineering


The CP600-Pro (photo) is a premium human-machine interface (HMI) control panel that features a true-glass touchscreen and a strong aluminum front frame that ensures IP66 protection. The device can operate in temperatures from –4 to 140°F. Available in five different screen sizes, the panels provide comprehensive HMI functions with multi-touch operation. Three Ethernet interfaces support up to three networks. A serial port simplifies integration of products without network interfaces, and USB ports and SD cards facilitate backups and system updates. The CP600-Pro is fully compatible with this company’s AC500 and AC500-eCo programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and includes all standard HMI functions, such as alarm management, schedulers, recipes, trends, data acquisition, gateway function and user management. The CP600-Pro can be configured and programmed with Panel Builder 600, which allows the easy creation of graphical HMI pages. This robust programming tool offers numerous configuration options, and features an HMI simulator to ensure efficient setup either offline or online. — ABB, Zurich, Switzerland