Kontron launches the new control cabinet IPC product family for automation

by donpedro

At the SPS/IPC/Drives trade fair, Kontron announced the launch of a new control cabinet IPC product family for automation. The new Kontron KBox IPCs have been designed for industrial control applications and offer outstanding scalability from entry to high-end level. All four new systems feature an industrial-grade design for common control cabinet installations, are available long-term and can be fitted with industrial I/Os, fieldbuses and/or Industrial Ethernet interfaces to meet individual requirements. Owing to the modular construction with Kontron standard components, the processor portfolio is highly scalable for individual design requirements and at all times up-to-date. Suppliers of automation equipment and OEM customers in machinery and plant engineering thus profit from particularly efficient customization options based on standardized building blocks.

The Kontron KBox C-101 in detail

The new Kontron KBox C-101 booksize class IPC ranks in the entire KBox IPC family as the performance flagship for industrial control cabinets and is scalable by deploying COM Express modules. It already features latest 4th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, while at the same time convinces with its fanless and maintenance-free design. 2× SATA slots for HDD/SSD as well as 2× PCIe ×4 and 2× MiniPCIe slots are provided to allow fast and flexible connection of individual standard components. Further standard ports are 3× Gbit Ethernet each supporting IEEE1588, 2× USB 3.0, 2× USB 2.0, DisplayPort and RS232. For more detailed information on the product and availability visit the Kontron KBox C-101 product page.

The Kontron KBox C-100 in detail

The KBox C-100 is a control computer with integrated 128kB NVRAM and is tested to support Soft-PLCs as well as hypervisor technologies. It offers easily accessible interfaces on the top (or front) as well as on the bottom (or rear) of the chassis, optimizing the use of available space next to other control cabinet devices. Performance scaled to match the requirements profile is provided by third generation Intel Celeron and Intel Core i3 and i7 processors. With 4x IEEE1588 supporting Gbit Ethernet, 7× USB2.0, 1× RS232, 1 × DVI and PCIe ×1extension options for fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet interfaces, it is ideal for deployment in real-time control and visualization computers on the process level of the automation pyramid. For more detailed information on the product and availability visit the Kontron KBox C-100 product page.

The Kontron KBox B-101 in detail

Featuring Mini-ITX motherboards, the new Kontron KBox B-101 offers a high level of processor scalability and is designed for general purpose automation applications. The standard I/O interfaces are determined by the features of the motherboard. All the systems can be extended with a low-profile PCIe x16 as well as with a MiniPCIe slot. For data-intensive applications, OEMs can revert to both a built-in 2.5″ hard disk as well as a replaceable hard drive at the front. 2× DisplayPort makes the KBox B-101 ideal for multi-screen applications. For more detailed information on the product and availability visit the Kontron KBox B-101 product page.

The Kontron KBox A-101in detail

The Kontron KBox A-101 IPC offers an exceptional price/performance ratio for cost-sensitive automation and industrial computing applications. The fanless Box PC with the dual-core Intel Atom processor D2550 is characterized by a maintenance-free design including a robust and fast SSD. Despite its compact footprint, individual interface layouts are possible via the integrated MiniPCIe slot. DisplayPort, 2× Gbit Ethernet, 2× USB 3.0, 2× USB 2.0 and RS232 form the range of standard interfaces. Further options are CAN bus and 2× rear WLAN antenna connectors. For more detailed information on the product and availability visit the Kontron KBox A-101 product page.


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