4/10/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

ABB Has Extended Its CP600 Control Platform for Extreme Environments

Originally titled 'Control HMI Handles Extreme Environmental Conditions'
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ABB has expanded upon the current CP600 control platform to provide a human-machine interface (HMI) for high-end applications and challenging installations.

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ABB has expanded upon the current CP600 control platform to provide a human-machine interface (HMI) for high-end applications and challenging installations. The CP600-Pro promotes reliable operation within an environmental temperature range of -4 to 140°F and features a true glass touch screen for clear information display and easy operation. Strong aluminum front frames ensure IP66 protection, and the all-black front design is appropriate for multiple applications either in landscape or portrait format.

Available in 5", 7", 10.1", 15.6" and 21.5" screen sizes, the panels provide HMI functions with multi-touch operation. Three Ethernet interfaces—one with 10/100/1000 Mbit—support up to three networks. With an OPC UA server and client protocol, the CP600-Pro is prepped for TSN connectivity. A serial port simplifies integration of products without network interfaces, and USB ports and SD cards facilitate backups and system updates.

Like the other control panels in the CP600 platform, the CP600-Pro is fully compatible with ABB’s AC500 and AC500-eCo PLCs, and includes all standard HMI functions such as alarm management, schedulers, recipes, trends, data acquisition, gateway function and user management.

The screen can be configured and programmed with Panel Builder 600, which eases the creation of graphical HMI pages. It includes libraries of ready-to-use vector graphics and a set of widgets so that applications can be designed efficiently.

The programming tool features an HMI simulator, enabling efficient setup either offline or online. HTML5 pages allow for remote access to HMI applications via smartphone or other mobile devices.

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