The new A2-PAC Programmable Automation Controller from Cannon-Automata features a compact design with choice of Sercos® or EtherCAT master interface and onboard I/Os. The base unit is equipped with Intel® multi-core Atom™ or i-Series CPUs. The A2-PAC performs the most demanding control and visualization tasks in spite of its small size and fan-less operation.

The A2-PAC offers a variety of interface and expansion options. CAN and RS232/485 as well as PC-typical options like Gigabit Ethernet and USB are available. The mini-PCI Express slot allows easy and cost-effective expansion of the A2-PAC with additional field busses or interfaces such as WLAN, Bluetooth, GSM modem or Firewire. The base unit meets demanding storage requirements with its fast and reliable mSATA solid state disk, complemented by easily an accessible SD-Card removable storage slot.

Another highlight are compatible panel interfaces for the A2-PAC. Automata A- or F-Series control panels can be connected over a single cable for power supply, video, touch screen, USB, keyboard and I/Os for lamps, buttons and switches. The touch panels can be operated over a distance up to 25 meters apart from the base unit.

The A2-PAC is programmed with the IEC 61131-3 tool CODESYS. Extensive libraries provide alternative programming in C/C++ or other high level programming languages.

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