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A2 - PAC
A2 - PAC
A2 - PAC with Touchpanel
A2 - PAC
A2 - PAC with Core-i3 CPU

A2 - Programmable Automation Controller with EtherCAT® or Sercos® Master Interface

A2 - PAC is the 2nd generation of the A-series all-in-one machine controller series. The A2 base units set new standards in terms of performance and communication interfaces at extremly compact dimensions.Intel Core-i3 CPU

The main features at a glance:

  • Intel® Atom™ up to Core™-i CPUs
  • Sercos or EtherCAT Master Interface
  • CAN
  • Onboard-I/Os
  • programmable with CODESYS in IEC 61131-3 or C/C++

Download: A2-Flyer

Download: A2-Manual

A2 base unit interfaces

A2 base unit interfaces

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The technical data at a glance

Technical DataA2 base unit
CPUsIntel® Atom™ D2550 (2 cores, 4 threads, 1,86 GHz, Cedar trail family)
Intel® Atom™ E3827 (2 cores, 2 threads, 1,75 GHz, Bay trail family)
Intel® Core™ i3-4010U (2 cores, 4 threads, 1,7 GHz, Haswell family)
DDR3 (1 GB or greater), 512 kB NVRAM (MRAM), 8 MB SRAM for optional onboard-CPU
Serial: 1 x RS232, 1 x RS422/RS485 (adjustable over switch)
USB: 2 x USB over Type-A connector, 1 x USB over DVA connector
Ethernet: 1 x 10/100/1000 MBit/s Ethernet
Kbd/Mouse: over USB
Video: 1 x Automata Panel-Interface (MD, LD or DVA), 1 x HDMI
Mini PCIe: Expansion slot (e.g. LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, further field busses, external SATA Interface, GSM-Modem, etc.)
Storage devices
mSATA (2 GB or greater), SD-Card Slot
Field busses1 x RT-Ethernet with 2 x RJ45 for Sercos or EtherCAT, each master or slave, 1 x CAN (optional over additional onboard-CPU)
Onboard I/Os
4 x DI (24V DC), 4 x DO (0,5 A)
Dimension175 x 120 x 55 mm (H x D x W)
Power supply24V DC
Operation temperature0°C ÷ +55°C
Protection classIP20
Operating systemWindows® CE, Windows® Embedded, Linux (others on demand)
SoftwareCODESYS IEC-61131 with CODESYS visualization, ASM (Automata System Manager), WML (Automata SCADA Software), (others on demand)
CertificationCE, RoHS, UL

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Three different panel interfaces

A2 base units can be equipped with 3 different panel interfaces, A2 panel interfacesthey differ in the maximum distance between base unit and control unit. All three interfaces only need one cable for video data, touch screen, USB and serial interfaces.
To connect a standard monitor the A2 base unit also has an HDMI interface.

Technical DataDVAXD
Display dimensions
5,7" -  19"7" - 21,5"
cable type and max. cable length
DVI-C, 5 mCat.6, 100 m
Panel power supply24VDC, over DVI-C cable24VDC, over Cat.6 cable
more information ...L1 Automation Panels
C1 Automation Panels
L1 Automation Panels
C1 Automation Panels

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Software (IEC 61131-3, C/C++, SCADA)

A2 base units are programmed with the widely spreaded IEC 61131-3 tool CODESYS. CODESYS-LogoAlternatively extensive libraries for programming in C/C++ are available. This allows applications to easily access hardware resources such as fieldbus interfaces or the onboard I/Os. Machine visualizations can be easily created with CODESYS visualization or the SCADA software (WML WinMachLite).
Of course, the realization of user interfaces in C/C++ and using tools such as Qt is possible without problem.

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