Siemens have developed the new Simatic HMI TP 177B 4“ operator panel in widescreen format.
The Simatic HMI TP 177B 4“ has a fully graphical 4.3 inch touch screen and four tactile function buttons.
The new product from the 170 family of panels is remarkable for its compact format and a visualisation screen that is one third larger than that of comparable devices on the market.
The LED backlighting of the display can be dimmed to 20 % of its normal brightness and can be switched off completely by the integrated screensaver.
The Simatic HMI TP 177B 4“ also features interfaces for Profibus DP and Profinet IO, as well as terminals for connecting mobile data carriers such as USB sticks, SD cards or MMC cards.
For example, the operator can use these to create a backup of configurations, programs or recipe data. The new panel is configured with the aid of the "Simatic WinCC flexible 2008" engineering software.