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Press Interface Panel

 All the conventional press control features in one PC-based Industrial Box w/firmware upgrade to full family of products (for existing clutch-brake control)
 12" SVGA/VGA LCD display
 WIN2K Operating System and Network
 Touch Screen w/On Screen/Front Panel
 Includes CD-RW, floppy and HD
 Allows other program such as SPC to run concurrently.
 Less than one cubic foot of volume 
 Just over 9" (231mm) of depth
 Positive Pressure Keeps Out Dirt












The PIP is a PC-based (WIN2K) industrial computer with integrated SA2000 module which works in conjunction with the auxiliary plug-in modules for interfacing with various machine mounted sensors in order to provide practical functionality in a variety of industrial control applications with presses and similar machines. This product is also available in a "harder" version by using the  /PPB .

Details below are for a /PIP with only one SA2000 module.  Configuration can be doubled if two SA2000 modules are used.

Many PC processor, disk size, networking types, and input devices are available since this is a PC environment.  For example, wireless LAN could be used in place of cable to lower installation cost or the /BOX can be used with the /BPC option to provide a press located "server" with the user interface located elsewhere on the network.  The later is not recommended in operations where a local user is important but more applicable to assembly line, press lines, etc.


  1. Standard operator panel features production information, productivity data, tonnage monitor, crank position diagram, die-protection status, CAM status, and other selectable information.

  2. Unit can be networked and interfaced to other software for custom reporting or plant software integration, linkable to spreadsheets, etc. (uses OPC for real-time data collection)

  3. Interfaces with the all common die-protection sensors in all forms of signal timing functions/logic with built-in sensor signal conditioning and sensor driver power using the /D16 16 point Digital Input Module;

  4. Interfaces with all common analog signals with built-in strain gauge and piezo signal conditioning and sensor power supplies using the /A08 8 point Analog Input Module;

  5. Interfaces with both digital and analog signals providing die-protection, tonnage monitoring and a host of signature-based analysis and control functions using the /A6D Starter 6 point Analog & 4 Point Digital, the /A+D Combi 4 point Analog & 8 point Digital  Module, or, use one of these cards and additional OPTO22 I/O modules on the /TEB to add up to 4 more logic level die-protection sensor inputs.

  6. Field connections made via rear panel connectors or panel /TEB mount with field connections made via integral plug-in terminal strips /TEB or /TEC (enclosed);

  7. Optional NEMA field termination enclosure with integral power supply and mounting for SA-2000 available as option;

  8. On-board Flash Memory provides easy re-programming capability and program retention under power-down conditions. Upgrade to enhanced products using only firmware.

  9. Ethernet, TCP/IP, SAMnet™ (ARCNET®) and serial communication capability are built-in;

  10. Universal power supported world-wide for PC and I/O.

  11. Has status LEDs, master reset, network node assignment, hardware-watchdog and read-only serial ID;

  12. Versions which have analog input hardware can be upgraded through the product line using only software upgrading;

  13. All inputs, outputs both digital and analog use commonly available connectors and cable and are designed to directly interface with PLCs, OPTO22 I/O, Phoenix style connectors blocks and DIN standard terminal products.

Provides 8 Hardware Logic Level Inputs, and 16 Hardware Logic Level Outputs:



5 Inputs are pre-assigned to:

Control / Bypass Selection

“Machine Running” signal

Set Limits (Baseline) Command

Reset Fault Command

Set-up (Jog-mode)

4 pre-assigned outputs for system control functions:

Warning (Control) Limit Violation output

Press Design Load Curve Violation output

System Mode Status Indicator output

Fault (Quality) Limit Violation output

4 Inputs are available for customization
or for use with OPTO22 modules on the
/TEB (i.e. additional die-protection points)

4 special custom order outputs



8 pre-assigned outputs for programmable cams



Approximately 1 cubic foot

Enclosure body: 312 wide (12.28") x 232 high (9.13") x 231 deep (9.09")

Front panel is 340 wide (13.39" ) x 260 high (10.24") x 9 deep (.35" )

Plastic Bezel front panel meets NEMA 4 or IP65

12.1" high brightness TFT LCD :
          --> Resolution : 800 x 600
          --> Colors : 18 bits
          --> Brightness : 250cd/m2
          --> LCD MTBF : 50,000 hours
          --> Backlight MTBF : 25,000 hours

Side door protected area :
          --> 1 x 3.5" FDD
          --> 1 x 5.25" CD

Internal  Drive Bays :
         --> 1 x 3.5" FDD
         --> 1 x 5.25" CD
         -->  1 x 3.5" HDD

One 80 mm ball bearing cooling fan with filter

Designed with anti-vibration card clamp to keeping  system stable

 Dynapro resistive type touch screen with RS-232 interface

Operating temperature : 0o ~ 50oC

Power Supply:  AC input 260 W (standard offer):

Input: 90-264 VAC
Output voltage: +5 V @ 17 A; +12 V @ 5 A; -5 V @ 0.2 A; -12 V @ .35 A
MTBF: 100,000 hours
Safety: UL/CSA/TUV


Recommended: 325 (12.80") wide x 245 (9.65") high





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