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.
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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.
SmartLight is a fully programmable multi-purpose light that offers up to three modes of operation: stack light, level indicator, and run light.
In this video three exhibits are highlighted: Eaton’s XV300 multi-touch HMI/PLC device; Harting’s RFID-enabled, automated custom connector assembly workcell; and Siemens’ Industry 4.0 digitization showcase, illustrating hardware and software applications in continuous process, packaging, and automot
The 12.1-inch TPC-1251T and 15-inch TPC-1551T touch panel computers feature an Intel Atom E3827 1.75 GHz processor for enhanced performance for a smooth operating experience in a wide array of industries.
The Premium, Standard and Value lines of touchscreen HMIs are for monitoring in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and M2M applications.
The Monitouch V9 Series includes three line-ups with the V9 Lite, V9 Standard, and the V9 Advanced, designed to replace the V8 Series while also offering step-up features to satisfy the requirements of more advanced applications.
Considering all the automation technology development that has revolved around Google Glass in the past few years, how will the end of the product in its current form impact the industry?
Smart watches take mobility to the next level, shrinking a machine interface down to the size of a tea bag. Industrial applications for wearable tech are starting to emerge, and the possibilities are intriguing for plant managers, engineers and technicians.
The SL Series stacklights allows for easy configuration even in applications where space is limited.
These HMI devices cover a broad range of applications.
In addition to widescreen panels, second-generation automation panels are now offered in a conventional 4:3 format with single-touch operation.
The new automation panel 900 series from B&R offers sizes ranging from 12%u201D to 24%u201D, and uses both resistive, single-touch technology, and capacitive multi-touch technology.
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