For reliable and secure 4G LTE connectivity in embedded design, consider the efficient performance of the ARK Fanless Embedded Computer combined with the manageability of the SmartStart or SmartFlex LTE Router. What’s more is that when connected to a pre-certified SmartStart or SmartFlex LTE Router, there’s no need for the time and expense of carrier certifications.
With flush mount bezel and IP65/67 ratings (with caps), these service port products relay data from devices behind the panel, providing easy access for data retrieving or file uploading. They are perfect accessories to complement the expanding IDEC automation line spanning from PLCs and touchscreens to SmartRelay products.
1. Story Boards are a Good Start
A good starting point for HMI design is a text-based outline documenting each screen’s content. With the operator’s point-of-view and ease-of-use in mind, detail the main screen, equipment status screens, set point or recipe screens, manual functions, message displays and fault displays. These text outlines can then be converted to a story board for each screen.
The story board should highlight dynamic graphics such as status indicators. It should also include repeated graphics, such as titles, at the top of the screen and navigation buttons at the edges of the screen. The screen buttons, indicators and numeric displays should be aligned and grouped as appropriate. For example, don’t mix screen selector buttons with start/stop pushbuttons. Read More...
Advantech’s FPM-200 series of industrial monitors are designed to provide quality-assured, rugged display solutions at an affordable price. Featuring an industrial-grade design with an IP66 rating for ingress protection, FPM-200 monitors can withstand operation in a wide range of industrial environments. Moreover, the wide screen true-flat panel with PCAP touch control is extremely durable and enables simple intuitive operation for an exceptional usage experience.