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All the HMI You Love to See and Touch

Feb. 19, 2013
Big Screens, Small Screens, Touch Screens, Hi-Def, New Software, New Apps and More
DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE FOR HMIs AND MOREAutomation Studio 4 offers convenient automated functions, true-to-life architecture modeling, version control, support for shared projects and simple, object-oriented programming. Several developers can also work on them at the same time. Hardware configuration is handled by arranging photorealistic images of components. Communication is via OPC.B&R Industrial Automation 770/772-0400www.br-automation.com
RISC-BASED TOUCHSCREEN COMPUTERSeaPAC R9-8.4 combines a RISC-based, embedded computer with a bright 8.4-in. TFT LCD. It offers an extended operating temperature range of -30 °C to +70 °C with no heaters or cooling fans required. It is available with up to 256MB RAM and 256MB Flash memory. Standard I/O includes Ethernet, serial, USB, CAN Bus, digital interfaces and a resistive touchscreen. Sealevel Systems864/843-4343www.sealevel.com
HI-RES HMI WITH VIDEOThe 12.1-in. HMI5121P with aluminum enclosure has an 800-Mhz processor and on-board memory. The 16.2M color display supports 1024x768 pixels, 500 nits brightness and a long-life LED backlight. It has serial ports, an Ethernet port, USB and CANbus and communicates with over 100 major PLC brands. The built-in video ports allow you to connect two cameras for monitoring. Maple Systems 425/745-3229www.maplesystems.com
MORE SCREEN SIZESThe Simatic HMI Comfort Panel line now includes 15-, 19- and 22-in. color touchscreens with long-life displays that are easily configured, provide high resolution, and are readable up to 170° from all directions. Their LED background lighting can be dimmed up to 100%. All sizes include Profinet and Profibus network interfaces, as well as connections to a USB port.Siemens Industry Inc. www.siemens.com/comfort-panels
MOBILE INTERFACEWeb Studio v 7.1 offers enhanced interface capabilities for use on a variety of smart phones and tablets, revision control and intuitive project management. An enhanced Studio Mobile Access (SMA) client that works with any HTML 5 web browser to display alarms, trends and critical tag values. It has easy-to-use widgets to monitor and interact with process values on any current browser.InduSoft 512-349-0334www.indusoft.com
WIDESCREEN MONITORS FOR DIV 2 USEVisuNet Industrial 900 Series operator workstation is now available in a 22-in model. The line withstands high shock, vibration and washdown in even the harshest Ex-areas, including Class I/Div 2 environments. All models have Type 4/4X stainless steel or painted steel slim housings, and feature an Intel Atom or Core 2 Duo processors with a Windows 7 32-bit operating system.Pepperl+Fuchs330/486-0002www.pepperl-fuchs.us
A MONITOR FOR ALL SEASONSThe model SVM-2150W is a 21.5-in., marine/all-weather, LCD monitor that features a high-definition widescreen with 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080). It is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4/IP65 specifications. The sunlight-readable LCD monitor features a wide range of video inputs, and operates in temperatures from -10 °C to +50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F). Stealth.com888/783-2584www.stealth.com
ADVANCED OPERATER INTERFACEOmega's new NS series touch screen HMIs offer built-in Ethernet communications, exceptional data-logging and live video input/display capabilities. They enable montioring of ladder programs without using a personal computer. They're ideal for the automotive, chemical and plastics industries, and monitor process temperature and pressure, packaging parts count and water/air flow rates. Omega Engineering 888/826-6342www.omega.com
NEW KADETSWith high-resolution, wide-format screens, new Kadet G304K2 and G307K2 HMI panels for PLCs, motor drives and other communications-capable devices offer improved visibility, management and control. The 4-in. G304K2 includes an Ethernet port, and supports up to four Ethernet protocols. The 7-in. G307K2 offers a WVGA wide- screen with a resolution of 800 x 480. Red Lion(717/ 767-6511www.redlion.net
HMI ON YOUR IPADGE Intelligent Platforms' Proficy HMI/SCADA, iFix and Cimplicity are now available on the Apple iPad. The iPad app enables users of either iFix WebSpace or Cimplicity GlobalView to connect to their HMI/SCADA runtime projects. It has all the capabilities of a standard client, including third-party application support with no screen conversions required. Free download from the iTunes store.GE Intelligent Platformswww.ge-ip.com
MULTI-TOUCH PANELSCP2xxx and CP3xxx control panel and panel PC series feature multi-touch technology. The redesigned panels enable new, innovative visualization concepts with intuitive operation. In addition to the 4:3 format display sizes, they're available in 7-in. with 800 x 480 resolution; 15.6-in. with 1366 x 768; 18.5-in. with 1366 x 768; and 24-in. with the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Beckhoff Automation952/890-0000www.beckhoffautomation.com
LOGICAL HMIXV Series HMI incorporates programmable logic controller (PLC) functionality and integrates directly with the Eaton SmartWire-DT system. Designed for OEMs, the XV Series HMI-PLCs combine control, visualization and data management tasks in a single device. They enable remote intelligence, eliminate an entire device level, and make complex wiring unnecessary. Eaton Corp. www.eaton.com
IMPROVED HMIFactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE) and Machine Edition (ME) 7.0 applications offer more efficient alarm management, simplified installation, improved user experience and integrated data sharing. FactoryTalk View SE 7.0 supports larger numbers of HMI clients and servers in a single system, increasing the size of systems that can support the alarming subsystem. Rockwell Automation www.rockwellautomation.com
BETTER, MORE ADVANCED HMIGT16 Series HMI offers remote access, multimedia video and sound capabilities, multi-language text and graphic support, alarm management with conditional sequencing, front-mounted USB port, and embedded diagnostics and maintenance functions for improved uptime and operations. GT16 terminals come in six sizes from 5.7 to 15 inches. Mitsubishi Electric Automation 847/478-2100us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en
SIMULATE YOUR HMICreate and simulate a graphical user interface with iX2.0 software. Simply select your controller, change the properties of the graphic objects, simulate your application, and then download to your HMI terminal. Available on Beijer's 4.3-in. to 21-in. display operator panels, iX software includes more than 100 drivers to communicate with most PLCs and other automation equipment. Beijer Electronics 801/466-8770www.beijerelectronicsinc.comE
NERGY-SAVING HMIGP 4000 reduces on-site power consumption in a variety of ways, including use of an on-board LED backlight and a dimmer setting used to decrease and eventually put the display on standby after it's idle for a set period of time. It has quick, on-site recovery. Operators simply touch the alarm message to check on the relevant data in chronological sequence. Pro-face 734/477-0600www.profaceamerica.com
OPTIMIZE SITUATIONAL AWARENESSExperion HMI has advanced alarm management, including alarm tracker; suppression and shelving to minimize the impact of alarm floods; advanced trending with integrated events; drag/drop trend configuration to provide instantaneous access to historical data and events; and an intuitive engineering environment with object-based HMIWeb display builder. Honeywell 800/822-7673www.honeywell.com/ps
HMI/PLC COMBOEZTouchPLC Jr. is the smallest, thin-film-transistor (TFT) touchpanel with a built-in PLC and I/O connections. It measures just 4.08-in. x 5.06-in. x 1.87-in. The 3.5-in. TFT color screen with 65,000 colors includes a white LED back-lit display that can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications. It works in temperatures from 32 °F to 131 °F, and comes in five variations of fixed I/O. EZAutomation 877/774-3279http://flash.ezautomation.net
SEE MORE ON YOUR SCREENC-more industrial touchscreens can replace almost all mechanical pushbuttons, switches, meters and peripherals. They connect to many devices, such asDirect Logic PLCs, certain Allen-Bradley, GE, Mitsubishi, Omron or Modicon PLCs and more. They have serial RS232, RS422/485 and Ethernet 10/100BaseT communications, programming via USB or Ethernet, data logging and more. Automation Direct 800-633-0405www.automationdirect.com
NEMA 4X WIDESCREEN PANEL PCThe Panel Magic line now has a 21.5-in., widescreen, LCD option. Complete with NEMA 4X stainless steel bezel, the new display is outfitted with a 21.5-in., 1920x1080 resolution LCD, optional resistive touchscreen and choice of integrated or removable computer. New features include a simplified bracket and sunlight-readable LCD for maximum clarity in outdoor applications. Comark Corp. 800/280-8522www.comarkcorp.com/
WIDESCREEN PANEL PCsMicro Client 3 series monitors and controls individual production lines. They have multi-touch support with touch-sensitive glass displays and a widescreen format. Using the Panel PCs in a portrait format allows for a complete virtual keyboard to be shown in the lower part of the screen. It has a projected capacitive touch widescreen and a range of interfaces matched to industrial needs. Kontron877/463-8763www.kontron.com

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