Smart Panel: The touch panel with integrated soft PLC

A powerful HMI for your visualisation and your soft PLC combined in one device for compact solutions - developed for you! With real-time capability, powerful EtherCAT fieldbus and other interfaces, in different sizes and installation types, you access your desired solution. Or you define different types of Smart Panels for your machine types across the board and benefit from the unified hardware and software standard at the same time!

On a powerful ARM QuadCore processor of the i.MX8 class, you get a lot of performance for your visualisation and your soft PLC. This is where your tailoring begins. In the standard version, you access a CODESYS soft PLC (others on demand). You define the visualisation: whether WebVisu, TargetVisu, EPAM, Qt or another product - you choose, we integrate.


The 4 main sizes are available as standard: 7", 10", 15.4" and 18.5". You can find the corresponding technical data here. With ProCap touch!

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ARM i.MX8M Mini as standard with 2 GB memory. Power management and NVRAM integrated.

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The standard version allows you to choose between front installation, rear installation and VESA connection. These are listed with their dimensions here:

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For IT connection and fieldbuses: EtherCAT, CAN, RS-232/RS-485 and others. Details can be found in the overview Interfaces.

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The following can be realised in customising: Loudspeaker, microphone, camera or similar. Also for browser use!

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Linux/Yocto and CODESYS as standard. Discover more possibilities for Visu, VNC, web server and remote update here.

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Display sizes

The right display size ensures optimal operation and presentation of your visualisation. With resolutions from 1'024 x 600 to 1'920 x 1'080, you are up to date and optimally prepared for granular presentations.

Brightness of 400 cd/m2 is state of the art for indoor use. An integrated brightness sensor also allows you to adjust the brightness automatically!

The ProCap touch allows all multi-touch gestures that a modern HMI solution requires.

Diagonal Resolution Brightness Dimension front installation Dimension VESA mount
7 inch 1’024 x 600 400 cd/m2 205 x 144 x 35.5 mm 197 x 136 x 41 mm
10.1 inch 1’280 x 800 400 cd/m2 269 x 185 x 35.5 mm 261 x 177 x 41 mm
15.6 inch 1’366 x 768 400 cd/m2 396 x 243 x 43 mm 404 x 251 x 38.5 mm
18.5 inch 1’920 x 1’080 350 cd/m2 (on demand) 446 x 276 x 44 mm on demand


As standard, we use a powerful i.MX8M Mini with ARM Cortex-A53 processor (clocked at 1.8 GHz, four processor cores) and a Cortex-M4 real-time processor. Even for the large version of an 18.5" display with dual LVDS, it is still powerful enough to update screen content in a user-friendly way.

With 2 GB as standard, you are more than adequately supplied in most cases. Individually, we can also provide you with 4 GB. Made for you SPS: The Smart Panel contains a 128 kB NVRAM for retain data. This is supplemented by a UPS for up to 80 ms. After 80 ms, the controlled shutdown takes place.

Other processors can be obtained within the scope of customising. We will gladly advise you on this!

Body variants

Rear installation

For the highest level of integration. You define the exterior with your design, we only define the display appearance. Our design allows for convenient assembly and yet impresses with its robustness.

Front installation

The frame of the Smart Panel is presentable and modern. At the same time, it is mounted on the front with all the advantages. You can also order customised glass frame printing for your company logo.

Display mount VESA

This allows you to position the display with maximum visibility and all its advantages, including those of movable VESA mounts. The clear, puristically designed rear view is convincing.


To act as a PLC, the Smart Panel has a number of interfaces. There are 2 Ethernet connections for the IT-oriented connection and for local configuration. EtherCAT, CAN and RS-485 are provided as standard fieldbuses. PROFINET, EthernetIP and others can be implemented individually on request. The panel also has 2 USB (OTG) interfaces. In deviation from the standard, solutions for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can be integrated individually.

Hardware Add-Ons

Not every application area can be optimally served in the standard. For most applications, our standard unit impresses with an attractive price-performance ratio. Also because we see certain functionalities as useful additions in individual cases: So we can also offer microphone, loudspeaker, camera, and NFC/RFID. Local input and output sources that can be addressed via the browser.

To bridge power interruptions of up to 80 ms, a corresponding UPS is integrated; the shutdown takes place afterwards with the included power management functions.


In a Linux-Yocto environment, which we maintain in-house, you will find a current Chromium browser installed. Use as a VNC client is also possible.

For updating the Linux-Yocto environment, also in terms of lifecycle management and security, we offer our customers a remote update service on request.

You can define your specific panel with the software. From "naked with operating system Linux Yocto" to fully configured software with individually selected visu and soft PLC. Also with additional tools such as embedded SQL database, web server or similar. This is where your product and your competitive advantage for your machine is created!