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.
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.