Kontron to unveil new Control Panel product line

Kontron is to unveil a new Control Panel product line based on the latest processor technology at next month’s Embedded World 2024 exhibition. The line’s integrated software is based on Kontron’s smart QIWI Toolkit and comes with the option to use CODESYS SoftPLC.

Kontron has expanded its HMI portfolio to include high-performance Control Panels based on Arm NXP i.MX8M Plus processors for device and machine controls and building automation. The product line offers improved computing and graphics performance as well as a wider range of connectivity and functions. The numerous interfaces allow for communication with various fieldbuses and cloud connections.

In addition, the Control Panel with its internal M.2 slot and additional expansion connectors supports a broad range of customisation options to meet diverse requirements.

The case design with optically bonded multi-touch IPS displays (7” - 15.6” FHD) are available with aluminium or stainless-steel frames and are specially designed for use in industrial applications and for ambient temperatures from 0 to +55 °C. The standard version is suited for installation in control cabinets and consoles with IP65 protection class at the front.

With the Controller Boards of the Control Panels, Kontron also provides the CU and CUmini top-hat rail computers, which can be used as edge devices. Thanks to their modular design, the Control Panels and Control Units can be easily adapted to customer-specific requirements.

CODESYS SoftPLC is optionally available for the fast and efficient implementation of sophisticated automation and visualisation solutions.

The integrated QIWI Software Toolkit provides the user with options for easy configuration and parameterization of the device settings, browser properties and CODESYS settings. For example, configuring the network, time and language settings and uploading certificates for secure website connections is possible both from the device directly and remotely.

In addition, the Toolkit provides a file and package manager as well as an update management system.

First samples will be available starting in Q2/2024.