Siemens UK & Ireland has released an entry-level version of its industry-standard SIMATIC industrial rack PCs in 19-inch format.
SIMATIC IPC347 is available in five configurations that differ in their main memory structure, processor type, drives and optionally pre-installed operating system. The PCs each have seven PCI(e) expansion slots for easy expansion and integration into existing systems, a 500GB hard disk, and 2 or 4GB RAM, which can be increased up to 16GB.
Users can select the process performance with either an Intel Pentium or fourth generation Core i5 processor; other options include a ± R/RW DVD drive, and pre-installed 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate operating system.
SIMATIC IPC347 is especially suitable for production applications requiring a PC with greater ruggedness and a higher availability than office PCs. These include visualisation and SCADA tasks, data collection and management, testing and measuring tasks in discrete production and process automation, as well as logistics and laboratory automation applications.
Like the more powerful rack PCs in the SIMATIC family, the new entry level SIMATIC IPC347E model is designed for reliable, 24-hour use in industrial settings which have higher ambient temperature (up to 40 degrees Celsius), vibration, shock and EMC requirements. The dust protection filter and overpressure ventilation system also protect the system against damage when used in rugged environments.
Simon Keogh, Business Manager - Siemens Factory Automation at Siemens UK & Ireland comments: “We are always looking for new ways to meet the needs of manufacturers of all sizes, and the addition of this entry-level product to our portfolio means reliable, industrial automation is now more accessible to all.
“Our ongoing investment in the SIMATIC product range, and our wider industrial portfolio, demonstrates our commitment to improving manufacturing processes now, and in the future.”
For more information about SIMATIC IPC347 visit www.siemens.co.uk