Automata GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) - The new L1 multi-touch panel device family opens up new possibilities for designing intuitive user interfaces. Their capacitive multi-finger touch sensor enables the use of gestures like zooming in and out, scrolling through lists and switching between pages with a quick swipe. Users can thus operate machines in an intuitive, safe and state of the art way.
L1 panels are available in various sizes from 15.6" to 21.5". The extremely slim display units with capacitive multi-touch and anti-glare front are mountable in landscape or portrait mode. The aluminum housing impresses with high-quality finish and elegant design. It also ensures the robustness necessary for usage in industrial environment, including also IP65 protection. All display units are equipped with a front-access USB port and an optional RFID reader integrated into the front. The separation between display unit and rear-side mounted control unit make L1 panels extremely flexible. The three different display units can be combined with four different control units.
The PC control unit makes the L1 panels high quality Panel-PCs with Intel Core-i CPUs and all PC-typical interfaces and storage media - including an integrated RAID controller. The control unit with XD panel interface opens up additional possibilities for spanning longer distances and even easier cabling. It allows the operation of the L1 panels through a single, up to 100 m long, standard Ethernet cable for video, touch, USB and power supply. For the use of L1 panels as monitor, a control unit with DVI and VGA video interface and USB ports for touch screen and other USB devices is available. Combined with the A2 control unit, L1 devices become operator panels with integrated PLC. Thanks to its powerful CPUs (Intel Atom or Core-i3) even most demanding control and visualization applications can be combined in one device. For this purpose, the A2 control unit is equipped with PC-typical interfaces such as Ethernet and USB. It also has onboard IOs, integrated Ethercat and Sercos master and a CAN interface. The programming of control application and visualization is done with Codesys.