According to Pro-Face Australia , HMI applications require a serial connection to a PLC. Pro-Face Australia have launched AST range of models that have been built on the AGP3000 series.
Model sizes range from 3.8”, 5.7”, 7.5” to 10.4” and are available in amber, blue mode, STN colour and TFT colour. Models with MPI ports are available for connection directly to Siemens PLCs. AST range of models has the following features:
- Multiple protocol
- Device monitor
- Pass through
- Multiple language selection
- USB functions are supported as standard
The AST 7.5” and 10.4” models have CF card slots. Application development requires the GPProEX software package, the same package used to develop applications for the AGP, LT and IPC models.