SEW-Eurodrive has released the DOP series of drive operator panels. The panels provide a visual link between machine and operator. Its five units offer combined operational control and status monitoring, and are suitable for motor control electronics and control networks.
The five models range from the space-efficient DOP11A-10 model a with monochrome text display and IP65-rated membrane keypad, to the DOP11A-50 model, which includes a 10.4-inch colour touch-screen display, two expansion slots and 1600Kb Flash EEPROM.
Each model has dual communications ports. These allow the dual driver function, which lets the operator panel communicate directly with the drive electronics and a connected PLC simultaneously.
An optional Profibus DP interface allows the operator panel to serve as a slave in a Profibus network, as well as enabling communication to drive parameters via a serial interface. A fast connection between an operator panel and a PC network can be established by using an Ethernet option. This allows operation and control of the operator panel via Internet Explorer.
The integrated web server allows drive parameters to be accessed from anywhere in the world via the internet. The DOP series HMI also handles recipe management of machine parameters, alarm handling and trending information, and pass-through mode, which allows access to drive inverters through the DOP panel from a connected PC. SEW-Eurodrive supplies the HMI-Builder operating software for configuring the DOP series for free.