|HIGH RELIABILITY AT SEA LEVEL
Sealevel’s SeaPAC touchscreen flat panel systems offer solid-state operation, versatile I/O selection, including 10/100Base-T Ethernet, two serial ports, bright TFT LCD panels, three high-speed USB 2.0 ports, a wide temperature range, and shock and vibration tolerance. They are available in display sizes from 6.4 in. to 17 in. Since the system contains no moving parts, it offers unmatched reliability.
Sealevel Systems Inc.
|HMI FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTS
The new Panel PC 725 is a robust HMI solution for use directly on the machine. Installation on a support arm system permits a flexible mounting position and ergonomic operation, even in tight spaces. With IP65 protection, the housing holds up well in harsh environmental conditions. Equipped with an Intel Atom N270 processor, it works for all standard PC applications.
B&R Industrial Automation
|INTRINSICALLY SAFE HMIs
Simatic HMI Panel PC Ex and Simatic HMI Thin Client Ex are designed for hazardous zones 1∕21 and 2∕22 and eliminate the need for complex and expensive enclosures or additional certification. Both are offered in 15-in. and 19-in. touchscreen models with eight built-in function keys. Both are suitable for applications where ignitable gases, vapors and air/dust mixtures are present.
The C-more Micro-Graphic family of operator interfaces now offers a 4-in. TFT color touchscreen HMI panel with a 320 x 240 dot display and 32,768 colors. It is equipped with a standard Type B USB programming port, a serial communications port and five function keys with LED indicators. The unit offers 3.2 kB memory, LED backlight, multistate bitmap support and Windows font support.
|SMART AND NO MOVING PARTS
The Magelis Smart+ is the first industrial PC with Windows XP Pro that requires no maintenance and contains no rotating parts. It has a 15-in. Type 4X (IP65) touchscreen, an Intel Celeron M 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and two Ethernet ports. It has been certified to UL 508 for industrial control equipment, UL and ATEX for hazardous locations and marine.
|NO FAILURES TO COMMUNICATE
The G3 Series operator interface family is now available with the new Ethernet expansion card, G3ENET. Now users can add a second Ethernet port to increase bandwidth and separate networks. HMIs with the G3ENET card can communicate with devices on two Ethernet networks simultaneously—without an industrial router. It can be fitted to any G3 series HMI with a single Ethernet port.
Red Lion Controls, Inc.
BIG SCREEN HMI
HMI IN THE CLOUDS
The ProSoft i-View application transforms iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices into mobile human machine interfaces using ProSoft Technology’s 802.11 industrial wireless or cellular solutions. It enables real-time remote process control. The app creates a secure cellular or 802.11 interface between the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch devices and the control system. Download the app directly from iTunes.
Automation Organizer is a software suite that combines IDEC’s PLC WindLDR and OI WindO/I-NV2 software with new system configuration software (WindCFG), giving users a powerful and easy-to-use tool to design, debug and document control systems. WindLDR and WindO/I-NV2 have new graphic user interfaces and a total redesign of the menu icons. A free 30-day demo is available.
|APPROVED AND CERTIFIED HMI
The VisuNet HMI system is now available with IEC approval. All VisuNet components can be used in environments that correspond to Zone 1 (gas) and Zone 21 (dust) as specified in the IEC standard (touch screens: Zone 22, dust). The system is also ATEX-, NEPSI-, EOST R- and Gosgortehnazor-certified for use in China and Russia.
The AGP4100 Series Compact HMI has six models of 3.4-in. touchscreen-equipped operator interfaces. It offers full graphic touchscreen interfaces at text display prices, and uses a full range of features such as switches, lamps, graphs, alarm display, security and visibility animation to provide clear application feedback to the operator. PLC, servo, temperature and robot controller drivers are available.
Phoenix Contact has added 16:9 widescreen options to its WP series of HMI panels, providing up to 40 percent more visualization space than 4:3 aspect ratio panels. The panels have 800-by-480 pixel native resolution. Available in 7-in., 9-in. or 12-in. screen sizes, the panels feature a color TFT touchscreen and an integrated micro-browser. It can connect via Ethernet to ILC 100 or 300 controllers.
Opto 22’s PAC display is an HMI development application used to create graphical interfaces that mimic a process. It offers support for alarm management, recipe handling, operator logging, real-time and historical trending, multimedia and unlimited tags. This functionality puts PAC Display on a par with HMI development applications costing thousands of dollars more per seat.