HMI Hardware

At the grand opening of its new flagship recycling center in North Las Vegas, Republic Services and line designer CP Group emphasized not only the sorting technology used to process 70 tons of recyclables an hour, but the Siemens control systems behind it all.
Despite increasing competitive and regulatory pressures, medical device manufacturers have an opportunity to seize a significantly growing market. Streamlining operations through automation will be key.
Segment marketing manger Mark Duncan walks through the systems on display at PACK EXPO, including PLCs for machine control with embedded web servers, an HMI controller and new wireless push button technology.
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Ben Furnish explains the flexibility of the Parker Automation Controller (PAC), which is shown controlling a delta robot at PACK EXPO.
Whether on a mammoth screen that can provide the information of a dozen displays or a handheld device to take on the go, control room operators require more data at their fingertips.
UniEnergy Technologies needed a simple, scalable control system to go with its simple, scalable multi-megawatt wet-cell batteries. It turned to Siemens for the complete solution.
The SP5660 wireless LAN display features a 12-inch, 1024 x 768 (XGA) TFT LCD with LED backlighting and a resistive film touch panel.
With consumers demanding ever more customization, manufacturers are faced with producing high volumes in hundreds of variations. Managing the lineside parts inventory to support all of that complexity can be one of their most difficult logistical challenges.
As OEMs adopt leaner machine designs, there has been an obvious trend toward greater use of integrated HMI/controller units, often referred to as automation panels. However, some OEMs and users prefer to keep these technologies separate. Are there still good reasons for this preference?
The PLATINUM Series digital panel meters are versatile and easy to use.
The workstations are rated Class 1 and Class 2, Division 1, Zone 1 and Zone 21.
As interest in mobile access to manufacturing equipment increases for both asset management and production insight, there has been a corresponding uptick in HMI technology to facilitate this interaction.
The pilot testing period for the ‘PLCs 2’ test, a part of PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate Program, is open through July 3. In addition to having a chance to earn the PMMI Mechatronics Certificate, participants also have a shot at winning one of three prizes.
The Simatic IFP1500, IFP1900 and IFP2200 feature multi-touch, intuitive five-finger operator input, scratch-proof glass fronts and highly luminous displays.
The Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 family feature an 800 MHz CPU processor, up to 256 MB of flash, and dynamic memory to reduce boot-up time, making it two times faster than the previous PanelView Component terminal.
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