HMI Hardware

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.
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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.
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.
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