APL3000 Family of Industrial PCs


Pro-face America, a global leader in HMI
solutions and industrial computing products, today introduced the APL3000
Series of high performance industrial PCs that deliver enhanced data
protection for demanding factory floor applications. The APL3000 industrial
PCs feature a 2 GHz Intel Core Duo CPU and expanded memory, up to 4GB of
RAM. A unique, built-in Factory Alert System (RAS -- Reliability,
Availability, Serviceability) monitors PC health and generates instant
notifications about excessive heat exposure, impending hard drive or fan
failure, CPU or power troubles. Advanced Data Protection uses hot swappable
hard drives and RAID-enabled redundancy to protect critical plant data.
WinGP software enhances application flexibility, allowing the APL3000 to
operate as an open HMI or as a PC running third-party Microsoft® Windows
applications. The APL3000 Series industrial PCs are UL Certified Class I Div
2 and CE rated. The product line includes an extensive range of operator
interfaces, from 12.1 to 19 inches.

"The APL3000 family of industrial PCs are designed for mission critical data
intensive applications such as SCADA, machine vision, and motion control,"
stated Gary Labadie, Marketing Communications Manager, Pro-face America.
"Our industrial PCs provide the functions and features necessary to reduce
downtime and prevent computer failures. Hot swappable disks allow
maintenance personnel to perform duties without shutting down the process.
RAID redundancy increases data integrity. RAS functionality provides early
warning fault detection. All are available in one affordable, industrial PC
platform that can be customized to a wide range of application needs."

Advanced Data Protection, Improved Reliability

The APL3000's Factory Alert Health Monitoring system takes advantage of
Pro-face's one-of-a-kind Reliability Availability Serviceability (RAS)
technology and provides early warning fault detection.  RAS monitors PC
operation and performance such as voltage, fan speed, internal temperature,
touch panels, backlight, and hard drive failures.  Instant notifications are
generated via sight, sound, on-screen, and remotely, or can be digitally
output to a PLC so it can automatically switch to safe operations mode.  The
hot swappable hard drive increases reliability, is ideal for fast field
replacements, and ensures that production lines remain operational.
RAID-enabled back-up with soft mirroring provides redundant data storage and
ensures data is recorded and stored safely across arrays.

Right Size, Right Technology

The APL3000 Series of industrial PCs includes a wide range of operator
displays, from 12-inch to 19-inch mounted keyboard or panel touchscreen
interfaces.  A choice of Microsoft XP or Vista operating systems are
offered, along with a choice between high performance and standard class
Intel processors:  the high performance, 2 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 processor or
the midrange 1.86 MHz Celeron M processor.

The APL3000 Series offers solid state and standard hard drive options,
including maintenance-free, 8 GB bootable, compact flash or standard 6 GB
hard drive, 2 or 4 expandable PCI slots for plug and play functionality, and
2 independent Ethernet ports.  The APL3000 is CE approved and UL certified
for Class 1, Div 2 hazardous location applications. Custom configurations
are available.

Pro-face Open HMI Software and Systems

The APL3000 Series is optionally available with WinGP or Pro-Server EX
software. WinGP is a runtime option for Pro-face America's popular GP-Pro EX
HMI development software.  WinGP allows the APL3000 PCs to run as a
Windows-based Open HMI communicating with a variety of external devices,
including PLCs, motion, vision barcode readers, and RTUs. The software can
also communicate with third-party Microsoft Windows based applications,
including Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, and C#.

Pro-Server EX is easy-to-use, enterprise data management software for data
collection and process monitoring with APL3000 Series industrial PCs.
Pro-Server EX includes a wide range of connectivity options to link the
APL3000 Series to virtually any system via MES, DDE, DLL, Active X, and OPC

The APL3000 Series is interoperable with other Pro-face operator interfaces
and cutout compatible to the company's Xycom industrial PC systems, reducing
complexity and configuration time, and preserving existing IT investments in
one common Pro-face platform.


• Displayless "Node", 12.1", 15" and 19" TFT color flat panel displays • Touchscreen or Touchscreen, Keypad and Mouse • Intel® Core™ Duo 2.0GHz or Intel® Celeron® M 1.86GHz processor • 1 GB or 2 GB DRAM standard (up to 4 GB DRAM optional) • 60 GB minimum Serial ATA hard drive • Windows XP • 64 MB video memory (shared with system memory) • Available Ports and interfaces: o Two or Four available PCI expansion slots:  Slot 1 and 2, 174.63mm [6.88 in.] max.;  Slot 3 and 4, 250mm [9.84 in.] max. o 10/100 and 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet o Five USB 2.0 compliant ports (four on rear, one on front) (Four on APL3000B only) o Four RS-232C ports (one configurable as RS-232C/422/485) o One DVI-I Video output port (RGB with optional converter cable) o Rear accessible Type I/II CompactFlash socket • DVD-RW • Available options o Pre-configured for RAID level 1 o Open HMI "WinGP" • 100-240 VAC or 24 VDC power supply • UL, cUL, CE approvals • Class I, Division 2 • Environmental o Operatirng Temperature: 0 to 50 degrees C o Front panel equivalent to IP65f, NEMA 4/4x/12 (only when not using front USB) o Humitity: 10-90% RH noncondensing • 2-year warranty included (Up to 4-year warranty optional)
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