The CP3713-0020 is a CP37xx series panel PC that is designed and made by the Germany based Beckhoff Automation. It is a sturdy product, as characterized by the tough aluminum housing. These series items come in different sizes to suit a wide range of users. A characteristic of this product is its multi-touch capability. The screen display is 12.1 inches in size. It features a resolution of 1280x800. Engineering to work with a mounting arm, the CP3713-0020 is capable of tilting and rotating thanks to the arm adapter. The mounting arm tube is specifically 48mm in diameter. More flexibility is possible given that the arm can attach from below and above positions. The mounting arm also accommodates the connecting cables inside.
Depending on where this panel PC is placed, cooling may be necessary. The manufacturer provided for this through the inbuilt cooling fans inside the cover. On the outer side, cooling fins provide additional cooling. With its IP 65 certification, the CP3713-0020 suits a wide variety of working environments, even those ridden with dust and moisture. Users can access the IP 65 connectors effortlessly since these components are strategically positioned in the wiring space. One does not even have to dismantle the CP3713-0020 to access the connectors. By simply opening the area, one can connect USB, power supply and Ethernet cables. Cables of various lengths come pre-fabricated to cater for connection requirements.
Although this panel PC features an optional integrated uninterruptible power supply (UPS), it is designed for the standard 24 V power supply. Further, the device could use a battery unit, which can connect externally. It needs to be fixed in the control cabinet, specifically on a Deutsche Institute von Normen (DIN) rail. This product can be purchased from Wake Industrial with a one-year warranty period.