ICP Electronics Australia will be exhibiting its Human-Machine Interface (HMI) series of PCs, at National Manufacturing Week 2005. These embedded ETX systems have been designed to streamline industrial automation and control applications.
The HMI Series is available with an 8.4-inch or 10.4-inch TFT LCD displays. Each system has an embedded low-power ETX CPU module, supporting an NS GX1-300MHz or VIA EDEN-400MHz processor. These interchangeable ETX CPU modules allow HMI application integrators to save money by upgrading just the CPU module and not the peripheral baseboard.
The HMI Series supports a range of peripheral devices via the system's integrated connectors. These include two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports, three COM ports, a parallel port, a CompactFlash Type II socket, two USB 1.1 ports, a PS/2 port and two audio ports.
The HMI series supports a 2.5-inch IDE hard disk drive and offers 48MB disk on module (DOM) with the Windows CE .NET operating system pre-installed. Externally accessible CompactFlash provides a provision for future application installation. The DOM is fanless and more stable and secure than hard disk drives, as well as offering heat and shock resistance for applications in harsh environments. It has 128MB of SDRAM.
This windows-based series has an integrated, resistive touch screen panel, allowing operators to control and monitor important activities on several machines at the same time. It is also IP65-rated against dust and liquid, making it suitable for a range of industrial environments such as factory automation and process control.
For more information on the HMI Series visit ICP Electronics Australia on Stand 5319 at National Manufacturing Week 2005.