New HMI adds features and functionality including support for up to four communication protocols simultaneously, a wide range of operating temperatures, and a long-life LED backlight.
IDEC Corporation announces the 5.7” Enhanced HMI, HG2G-5T series, a significant upgrade from their previous Basic 5.7 inch model. The Enhanced HG2G-5T Series color version TFT LCD HMI has a resolution of 65,536 colors and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. The monochrome TFT LCD model has a resolution of 16 shades and a brightness of 1100 cd/m2. This level of resolution produces a much improved viewing experience, and the increased brightness allows screens to be easily seen even in direct sunlight. Viewing can be configured for either portrait or landscape.
End users and OEMs often need an HMI that can communicate with a variety of different PLCs and controllers, and the Enhanced HMI HG2G-5T series delivers this functionality by supporting up to three different communication protocols simultaneously. The serial port can support both RS-232 and RS-422/485 simultaneously, and the Ethernet port can support up to four Hosts and three User communication protocols at the same time. The serial port and the Ethernet port combined can thus support up to nine communication protocols simultaneously, two serial and seven Ethernet.
The Enhanced 5.7” HMI has a wide range of operating temperatures from -20 to 60 degrees C, and it is rated IP66/IP66F and NEMA 4X to allow for installation outdoors, or indoors in washdown areas. The unit is suitable for installation in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous location.
A common problem with HMIs in this class is limited backlight life, particularly since the backlight is typically not field-replaceable. The Enhanced HG2G-5T HMI LED backlight addresses this issue with a best-in-class life of 100,000 hours, which will provide many years of operation as the backlight can be automatically switched off when the HMI is not in use.
The new 5.7” Enhanced HMI Series has a built-in web server, which allows full remote monitoring and control via any web browser running on a PC, smartphone or tablet. Remote users can monitor current values or processes—and also control operation, print information, switch screens, or even change program values—just as if they were in front of the touchscreen. Users can also remotely perform troubleshooting, run tests and perform maintenance. No additional software tools or modules are needed to use the Remote Monitor & Control function.
The new 5.7” HG2G-5T Series HMI is programmed using IDEC’s WindO/I NV4 software. This new programming software provides advanced programming features similar to those found in IDEC’s High Performance HMI including WebServer functionality, and a USB Auto Run function for easy data transfer. The Enhanced HG2G mounts in the same panel cutout as the current HG2G-5ST Basic model, allowing for easy field replacement while delivering a host of upgraded features and functionality. Available bezel colors include light gray, black and silver.