Do not miss our special. Click here

Glass Industry News

Powerful, fanless, embedded industrial PCs for automation

, Siemens AG
  • Simatic Microbox PC IPC427E and Panel PC IPC477E with top performance in the embedded segment
  • High performance powered by 6th generation Intel processors
  • Fanless and robust metal enclosure for maintenance-free use directly on the machine
  • Flexibly configurable with numerous integrated interfaces

Siemens is launching two new powerful, fanless, embedded industrial PCs for use in harsh industrial environments. The Simatic IPC427E Microbox PC and the Simatic IPC477E Panel PC are equipped with the latest PC technology, such as Intel Xeon and Intel Core-i processors of the 6th generation, as well as DDR4 RAM of up to 16 GB. The new IPCs are designed for maintenance-free, 24-hour operation, and satisfy tough requirements in terms of temperature, vibration, shock, and EMC. The flexibly configurable and expandable units with robust metal enclosures are suitable for demanding, maintenance-free automation solutions, mounted directly on the machine, for example, in wind power or solar plants or in tire manufacture. The IPC427E Microbox PC offers flexible installation options, while the IPC477E Panel PC has an integrated industrial touchscreen display in widescreen format, with screen sizes of 15", 19" or 22". Both these space-saving, fanless IPCs can be deployed in a wide variety of applications, including communication tasks, measuring, open and closed loop control or HMI tasks.
The embedded Simatic IPC427E Microbox PC for machine, plant and control panel construction is suitable as a compact PC platform for use at machine or process level in the industrial environment. Applications range from complex control tasks (in high-level languages) and visualization solutions to production-level data acquisition and analysis. Thanks to the fanless design and SSD (Solid-State Drive) hard disks or CFast memory, the Microbox PC does not need any rotating parts at all and therefore offers a higher level of system availability. The device has three LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s ports with teaming capability as well as four high-speed USB 3.0 ports and two optional serial interfaces. The Microbox PC offers flexible mounting options – on DIN rails, wall-mounting or book-format – and can easily be expanded with two PCIe slots.

The embedded Simatic IPC477E Panel PC, which is likewise designed for use directly on the machine, combines robustness, high reliability and open architecture. With a low installation profile, it can also be used where space is limited. The embedded Panel PC is particularly suitable as a platform for PC-based automation in production and process automation, where it is installed in control panels and consoles as well as 19" cabinets or racks. The compact Simatic IPC477E, consisting of a control unit with integral processor unit, has two display ports, for example for additional monitors, and a wide range of interfaces: three LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, four high-speed USB V3.0 and two COM ports (RS232/RS485).

, Siemens AG

News material on the Site is copyright and belongs to the Company or to its third party news provider, and all rights are reserved. Any User who accesses such material may do so only for its own personal use, and the use of such material is at the sole risk of the User. Redistribution or other commercial exploitation of such news material is expressly prohibited. Where such news material is provided by a third party, each User agrees to observe and be bound by the specific terms of use applying to such news material. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the info contained in any news or external websites referred to in the news.

Should the content or the design of these sites violate third parties rights or legal prescriptions, we kindly ask you to send us a respective message without invoice or cost. We guarantee that passages where the claim is considered as justified will be removed immediately, without any necessity to involve any lawyer into this issue. We will reject any claim caused by submission of a honorary note in this regard without any prior contact and confirmation of the issueby us and we reserve the right ssue counter claim ourselves because of violation of aforesaid conditions.

Info Grid

Glass studies

Updated worldwide glass study 2020

Updated hollow glass study 2020

Request more information

Updated float glass study 2020

Request more information

Company Profile

Updated worldwide glass market study 2020 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2020.

This unique software provides a global overview about glass producers and technical details. Easy to use and clear tables summarize information and data about glass makers such as: Glass types: flat glass, container glass, tableware, production capacities in regions and countries, number of furnaces, furnace types, year of construction, glass types and sub-types, products, project information, special news and downloads.

Further databases supplying demoscopic data and import and export data complete the market survey. Based on these data, prepare individual country profiles with information about local production capacities, local market sizes and expected demand in the future.

Request your offer via

Updated Hollow glass study 2020


Updated Float glass study 2020