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...
Anybus Wireless Bolt enables you to connect industrial machines and devices to a wireless network. It is attached onto a cabinet or a machine to enable wireless access over Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Low Energy® or Wireless LAN (WiFi).
On the wired side, the Anybus Wireless Bolt communicates over Industrial Ethernet, supporting protocols such as BACnet/IP, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP as well as all TCP and UDP based protocols.
CONFIGURE MACHINES WIRELESSLY
Anybus Wireless Bolt gives you direct access to configure or troubleshoot your machinery. With a range of 100 meters you can access the internal web pages via a laptop, tablet or smartphone. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) means that you no longer need an expensive HMI. A machine operator or technician does not need to be physically located at the machine to gain access.
AN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION
With Anybus Wireless Bolt you get an All-in-one package featuring, connector, communication processor and integrated antenna in the same unit, with an exterior IP67 protection class.
Features and benefits
Moxa and Ignition. A Winning Combination
When you need an HMI that works with Ignition, use a Moxa panel PC. It’s an easy, flexible, and cost-effective way to run your Ignition screens in industrial or outdoor environments.
Need a New PanelView?
Here’s a tip. When it’s time for a new PanelView, try installing FactoryTalk View ME on a Moxa panel PC for easy and cost-effective migration. You’ll have a robust, flexible platform with the freedom to adapt to changing requirements.
SU, UK, UT and TU series round body and UQ series cubic plastic ultrasonic distance sensors are now available in sensing distance ranges from 60mm to 8000mm, in metal or plastic housings, and M18 (18mm) and M30 (30mm) barrel or head sizes. Discrete and analog output sensors and models with both analog and discrete switching outputs are available. Discrete models are available with adjustable sensitivity and one sensor can be standardized for many materials. Operating voltages from 10 to 30VDC are available; temperature ranges up to +70C are now offered on some models. Most sensors provide LED status indicators and have 2m output cable or M12 quick disconnect connection options. All ultrasonic sensors are IEC IP67 rated. AutomationDirect ultrasonic proximity sensors start at $98.00 and have a lifetime warranty.
IDEC emergency stop stations now give customers more choices than ever before. IDEC enclosures coupled with IDEC HW and XW emergency stop switches are a perfect match.
Our E-stop stations offer a variety of contact configurations; 29, 40 or 60mm mushroom heads; metal or plastic bezels; illuminated or non-illuminated versions; and spring-up terminals (HW series) or standard terminals (XW series). Plus E-stop stations offer customers a choice between Push-lock turn, Push-pull and Push-lock key reset operations and the bright yellow enclosures enhance visibility ensuring they can be easily located in case of emergency.
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QUANTUM AUTOMATION/HMS CONNECTED MACHINE WORKSHOP
igus CF130US and CF140US series tray rated cables are specifically designed, tested, and manufactured for use in both continuous flexing and fixed tray applications. Starting at $1.16 per foot, the tray rated cable is available shielded or unshielded in wire sizes from 18 to 12 AWG with 4 to 25 conductors including ground. The pressure-extruded PVC outer jacket is sunlight, oil and flame resistant. igus CFBUS series continuous flexing Profibus cable, available in 24 AWG twisted pair, is designed for constantly moving applications. Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexing applications. Conductor insulation is a high-quality red and green TPE mixture. The cable's outer jacket is a pressure extruded purple PVC mixture that is resistant to sunlight, oil penetration, and is flame retardant. Profibus cable starts at $1.46 / ft.
PID loop control capability (up to 8 loops simultaneously) has been added to the CLICK® Series of stackable, Ethernet-capable micro brick PLCs. CLICK PID control is streamlined with only the features that most users need, including direct or reverse acting control, pulse width modulated control outputs, bumpless transfer, anti-windup, auto-tuning, process variable alarms, process variable limits, control output limits and error deadband. The CLICK PID monitor gives access to and charts all PID parameters needed to test and tune the PID loops. An auto-tune interface sets up and initiates the auto-tuning feature. CLICK PID control is simple. With the ability to configure up to 8 PID control loops updating at 100ms, CLICK provides the most affordable PID available, starting at only $183.00 for a standalone CLICK Ethernet analog PLC.
ProSense® FTS Series thermal flow sensors offer a very cost-effective solution for monitoring water, glycol solutions, or air flow. With no moving parts, thermal flow sensors are a reliable alternative to mechanical flow switches and other flow sensing technologies. With 4-digit display and pushbutton setup, the FTS series is easily configured to measure flow velocity in feet per second (fps), or by entering the internal pipe diameter, volumetric flow rate can be measured in gallons per minute (gpm) or cubic feet per minute (cfm). Available with probe lengths of either 100 mm or 200 mm, FTS series sensors can be used in pipes up to 16 inches in internal diameter. Two outputs can be used as flow or temperature limit switches or to monitor continuous flow rate or temperature. FTS series flow sensors start at $235 and have a 5-year warranty.
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Webinar: Deploying Azure Machine Learning and Moxa IIoT Edge Gateways
Azure Machine Learning and Device Lifecycle Management
We have teamed up with Microsoft, to bring you this important webinar on Azure Machine Learning and Device Lifecycle Management to enable you to deploy Azure and Azure IoT Edge to Industrial IoT Edge Gateways.
Webinar Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Webinar Time: 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m (PDT)
What You'll Learn by Attending this Webinar:
- Core principles of Device Lifecycle Management
- Overview of Azure Machine Learning
- How to deploy Azure IoT Edge today
- How to apply Azure Machine Learning to an industrial application
This webinar will be presented by:
HPS Sentinel G ventilated stand-up transformers meet the latest DOE 2016 and NRCan 2019 energy efficiency requirements. These dry-type 3-phase transformers are open coil/core ventilated, NEMA 3R rated and offer significant energy savings and environmental benefits. Models are rated up to 75kVA, and the standard 10kV BIL rating provides increased reliability and protection against critical equipment failure from voltage spikes and other line transients. Advanced core and coil construction improves efficiency. The coated core is manufactured from quality non-aging, cold-rolled, silicon steel laminations. Precision wound aluminum conductors are electrically balanced to minimize axial forces during short-circuit conditions. Starting at $1,235.00, HPS Sentinel transformers are UL and CSA certified, and have a 10-year warranty.