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New Functionality Expands the Value of the HMI

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WAGO-I/O-PRO CAA programming tool offers a built-in HMI screen editor that allows the data of the programmable controller to be displayed on a standard PC or other operator interface hardware. Users can create their control application and HMI using the same tag database. The editor does not require a tag list, as it accesses variables directly from the controller and uses graphic elements to display this data.

B&R Industrial Automation
Automation Panel 800 operator interface mounts on a swing-arm system that allows operators to place the panel at the best position. It is equipped with a 15-in. XGA display with touch screen. Individual expansions for function keys, electromechanical relays and an E-stop function are provided. Distances of up to 40 meters are possible between the PC and display. The surface of the housing is protected from sprayed water and meets IP65 protection standards. Housings are also available in stainless steel.

C-more compact Micro-Graphic panels are available in touch screen ($189) and non-touch screen ($139) models. The 1.3-in. LCD monochrome display offers a resolution of 128 x 64 pixels. With 768 KB memory, C-more Micro-Graphic panels support up to 999 screens, limited only by project memory usage and have LED backlights with five user-definable colors. The panels have an alarm function which allows control of backlight color flash, function key LED flash, beep activation and custom banner alarm displays.

Beckhoff Automation
CP69xx “Economy” control panel has a DVI/USB extension that transfers graphics signals directly via a DVI cable over a maximum distance of 50 m, while the USB signal is transferred to a CAT 5 cable in order to extend the 5-m limitation of USB cabling to the same maximum distance of 50 m. For distances up to 5 m, the PC and the control panel can be connected directly via a USB cable. The panel has an aluminum frame with IP65 protection at the front. Panels are available in 6.5 in., 12 in., 15 in. or 19 in. TFT display with touch screen or touch pad options.

Modular Industrial Computers
423/ 499-0700
Productivity Dashboard large LCD panels for plant floor visualization are available in 40 in. and 46 in. sizes with interface to HMI or MES computer systems. Functioning as a computer monitor, it can be configured to display text, charts, alarms, HMI graphics, KPI’s, live video as well as any other information needed. The Dashboard is available with integral PC, Thin Client and local or remote computer options. NEMA 12 aluminum or NEMA 4X, stainless steel enclosure systems are available with integral power-conditioning and display mounting system.

Opto 22
ioDisplay is a full-featured HMI application used to design and run operator interfaces on Windows-based clients. With ioDisplay Basic, users can create graphical user interfaces using original or preset symbols, jpegs and bitmaps. It provides support for alarm management, recipe handling, operator logging, real-time and historical trending, multimedia and unlimited tags. ioDisplay Professional adds the ability to import HMI projects developed with OptoDisplay, part of this company’s FactoryFloor software, and gives users a migration path to newer HMI systems.

Spartan Scientific
Series APV-10 2-way, 2-position, air- piloted valve can be controlled by either a 3-way, 4-way solenoid valve or a hand pilot valve. Its media-separated, reciprocating piston operator controls, air, fluids, fluid emulsions, water or any other medium compatible with the valve body materials. It is suitable for any application involving media control of solvents, water, water with suspended particles and coolants. NO, NC and double-acting versions available. The bronze body is available in ½-in. to 2-in. NPT port sizes. Specific models can handle operating pressures from 0 to 235 psi. Temperature range is  -20 ºC to 80 ºC; flow range, 4.7 to 60.5 Cv. SANITARY CONDUCTIVITY SENSOR
Emerson Process Management
PUR-Sense Model 410 VP is a four-electrode contacting sensor designed for sanitary applications. It is made from FDA-compliant materials, meets 3A and EHEDG hygienic standards and is available in a range of sanitary process connections. Typical applications include monitoring the concentration of highly conductivity fluids such as clean-in-place solvents and low-conductivity rinses. It can also monitor effluents in chromatographic separations and detect liquid interfaces, all with the same sensor. TEMPERATURE/PROCESS CONTROLLER
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