The A2-PAC device family combines the advantages of PC-based controls with the typical features of PLCs and motion controllers.
The basic version is equipped with an Intel® Atom™ dual-core CPU. With the alternatively available Core-i CPUs, also the most demanding control and visualization tasks can be realized.
Despite its extremely compact size, all A2-PAC base units offer a variety of communication interfaces. In addition to the typical PC interfaces such as Ethernet, USB, HDMI additional interfaces for use as a machine or system control are available.
The real-time Ethernet interface supports Sercos and EtherCAT, each as a master or slave. CAN and digital I/Os are also already available onboard. These interfaces can either be addressed by the system CPU over PCIe or a second onboard CPU. In this configuration the data exchange with the system CPU is done over a fast dual-port RAM interface.
The A2-PAC base units are programmed with CODESYS IEC 61131-3 or in C/C++. The standard operating system is Windows® CE. Other operating systems are available on demand.
Panels can be connected with the A2-PAC base unit over a single cable for video, touch, USB and power up to a distance of 100 m.