Turck, a manufacturer of sensors, connectivity and fieldbus technology for factory, logistics and process automation, today announced it has launched its programmable TX700FB series of HMI/PLCs. The devices offer front side protection class IP69K for high pressure cleaning found in the food and beverage processing industries as well as pharmaceutical manufacturing.
The FB devices were developed to comply with hygienic design requirements (DIN EN1672-2, EHEDG/FDA 21 CFR 177.2006) and come with a stainless steel front. The device front has been designed with protection to IP69K so that the devices are waterproof at high pressure up to 80 °C. The FB products are also resistant to acids and chemicals.
- Gateway function for data exchange with PLCs and end devices via multiple protocols (up to eight simultaneously)
- Hygienic design
- Protection class IP69K
- Display brightness of 800 Cd/m² for direct sunlight
- Display options include 15 and 7 inch variants
Alarm and system visualization is easy, and overall system complexity is reduced through the single device functioning as both the HMI interface and logic controller. The all-glass capacitive touch display with a polyester coating provides intuitive operation with gesture control similar to that used in smartphones, increasing flexibility