Combination HMI-PLC with plug-in I/O

All-in-one system from Maple Systems goes for simplicity and easy configuration.


All-in-one system from Maple Systems goes for simplicity and easy configuration.Maple Systems, a manufacturer of HMIs (human machine interfaces), has introduced a new product it has dubbed an HMC (human machine controller). The company says an HMC is cost effective, efficient, and compact, combining an HMI and PLC into one unit with customizable I/O. The HMC accepts up to five plug-in I/O modules with varying configurations of digital and analog inputs and outputs. Choose a 3.5-in. or a 5.7-in. touchscreen display, each equipped with six function keys adjacent to the screen.

One software application is used to program both the graphic interface and the ladder logic, resulting in improved performance and efficiency. Besides offering a stand-alone solution, the HMC can integrate with an existing system serially and supports many popular communication protocols. The HMC’s durability and performance are backed up with a Class I Division 2 rating as well as UL, NEMA 4, CE, and RoHS certifications.

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