VIPA, represented in Australia by Automation Warehouse , has released the OP03 two-line operator panel which is programmed by Protool from Siemens or OP Manager from VIPA.
Like the OP03 from Siemens the VIPA model is designed for small applications and can be connected to both Siemens S7300/400 and VIPA S7 CPUs via MPI. Users familiar with Protool don’t need to learn a new software package or redesign code to suit a different platform.
The VIPA OP03 comes with a backlit LCD 2 x 20 character text display, MPI port and MMC slot for project saving. Up to two CPUs can be connected to one OP03 and up to seven OP03s can be connected to one S7 CPU. The project can be downloaded to the panel via the VIPA green cable, or via a MPI cable. The OP03 menu is available in five languages.