Advantech's APAX-5000 series provides an open development architecture and integrates control, information processing and networking in a single control system. APAX-5000 series features dual controllers for different tasks, makes it superior to other PAC products in the market. APAX-5000 series versatility, flexibility and scalability can fully satisfy complicated automation industry needs. In addition, the APAX-5000 I/O modules have many attractive features to reduce the effort of the engineers, such as hot swap capability, high density, clamp type terminal blocks, ID switches, LEDs, writable labels with wiring information, and a flexible expansion topology. The members of the APAX-5000 series include controllers, I/O modules, backplanes and power supply modules. APAX-5000 series can be applied in the batch process production environments like food and beverage, pharmacy, machinery control and critical environmental systems.