Rockwell Automation have launched a new family of human-machine interface (HMI) solutions, the Allen-Bradley PanelView Component operator interface. Suitable for OEMs and other industrial operators, the PanelView Component operator interface provides the right amount of control at a cost-effective price. Optimised for integration with the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix controller, the PanelView Component operator interface incorporates on-terminal software, built-in mounting clamps and simplified file-transferring capabilities.
The design of the PanelView Component operator interface makes installing, learning, operating and maintaining processes quick and easy. The simplified screen interface displays the operating status clearly, making it easier to design applications. Operators can gain access through a web browser, and can program or transfer files through a USB cable or over Ethernet, eliminating the need to install additional software.
The PanelView Component operator interface is available in four models:
C200: Operator input through function keys or a combination of function and numeric keys; two-inch monochrome, graphic-display screen; serial connection, integrated mounting clamps
C300: Operator input through a touch screen or a combination of function and numeric keys; three-inch monochrome, graphic-display screen; serial connection; integrated mounting clamps
C600: Operator input through a touch screen; six-inch monochrome or colour STN passive screen; serial or Ethernet connection; integrated mounting clamps
C1000: Operator input through a touch screen; ten-inch colour TFT active screen; serial or Ethernet connection
Simplifying installation, the integrated mounting clamps adjust to fit the panel opening and snap into place, eliminating the need for additional tools or parts. Additional features include an alarming system that supplies operators with the history of equipment events, even after the PanelView Component power is cycled. It also comes with language support that displays information in various languages, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean.