Automation & IT / Control Systems

Siemens’ Lebanon, Ohio Plant Begins IPC Assembly

By Chemical Processing Staff

Apr 11, 2016

Siemens is now assembling selected models of its line of industrial personal computers (IPC) at its Lebanon, Ohio, facility, reducing delivery lead times to U.S. customers, according to the company. Siemens' Simatic 427D Microbox IPC and Panel IPC477D are being assembled at the plant.

The 427D Microbox IPC features the third generation Intel Core i7 (1.7 GHz) processor.  A turbo-boost feature reportedly delivers up to 2.4 GHz. The 19” Panel PC IPC477D comes with a widescreen, capacitive multi-touch glass front. The IPC is suited for demanding industrial visualization, computing and control tasks in extreme vibration, shock and harsh ambient conditions, according to Siemens.

The U.S. assembled IPCs adhere to the same standards as units produced in Germany, undergoing more than 50 tests, including a 36 hour burn in test, according to the company. Plans to assemble additional units at the Lebanon plant include the Nanobox IPC227E and Nanopanel IPC277E PC in the summer of 2016, the Microbox IPC427E and Micropanel IPC477E in winter 2016 and the IPC547G Rack PC in the spring of 2017. Siemens IPCs not assembled at the facility will continue to be manufactured in Germany.

For more information, visit: www.siemens.com