The P2 series (also known as the P21 series) was a line of DOS-based HMIs running Parker CTC's Interact runtime software.
This series covered all models with model number format P21-*. Most P21 model numbers followed the format given in the below catalog sample. This sample does not show every option ever offered, but is a good reference for understanding what options were installed on a unit.
Older models had a format in the style P21-012DR. The important thing to note is that models in this vintage may have been shipped with SIMM stick memory instead of Compact Flash, making it more difficult to recover programs from them when they fail.
Most P21s can be replaced by the PA210 [ Product Page ]. There are a number of exceptions to this:
- Units with PC/104 or ISA cards installed (e.g. Allen-Bradley Blue Hose communications card).
- Units running custom software beyond the Interact runtime. Occasionally, certain machine builders would install additional software on the P21 and use it to do things outside Interact's capabilities. This is very rare.
- Applications that use a printer. Printers are no longer supported.
We recommend talking with Parker or your local distributor before attempting an upgrade.
|Model Number||Manual Title||Manual Part Number||Revision Date||File Size|
|P21-XXX-AX-1DX||P2 User Guide||A3-05425-100||3/98||611KB|
|P2X-PC104||P2 PC/104 Installation||A3-05434-100||3/98||81KB|
|P21-XXX-AX-1DX||P2 Touchscreen Serial Driver Installation||A3-05662-100||3/99||14KB|
|DIM-OXXX||P2-P5 Pentium PowerStation DRAM Replacement||A3-06111-100||10/00||666KB|
|N/A||P2 5x86 Calibration Guide||A3-06209-100||11/00||25KB|
|P21-XXX-AX-1DX||P2 5x86 CPU Manual||PCA6145||01/97||431KB|