Four industrial-grade color HMI touch panels

Siemens panels are designed to increase productivity and lower costs; one eliminates need forĀ  separate logic controller.

03/09/2009


Four new HMI color touch panels from Siemens Energy & Automation are designed to increase productivity and lower costs. One, the MP 177B, is capable of running Simatic WinAC PC-based control software along with standard WinCC flexible HMI panel software, eliminating the need for a separate logic controller.



Siemens HMI color touch panels come in four models.


The MP 177B is a six-inch touch panel. With its TFT color display and built-in Profinet/Ethernet and Profibus/MPI communication ports, this panel is capable of running control logic and providing HMI screens for an automation system, eliminating the need for a separate logic controller. Designed on the Windows CE operating system, the MP 177B can run many standard PC applications. The new TP 177B four-inch touch panel offers more space for additional graphic objects than traditional 320 x 240 quarter-VGA resolution panels. It supports 480 x 272 pixel widescreen resolution on a bright TFT color display. Additional standard features include four configurable function keys and built-in Profinet/Ethernet and Profibus/MPI communications. Two new Simatic Basic touch panels deliver a low cost, reliable industrial-grade touch panel for simple automation systems. Both the 10-inch model with function keys and a 15-inch XVGA resolution model provide TFT color displays.
All Simatic HMI operator panels meet Type 4/4X indoor environmental enclosure ratings and are certified with industry standard agency approvals including cUL US, CE, and C-Tick.

Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Engineering Leaders Under 40; System integration improving packaging operation; Process sensing; PID velocity; Cybersecurity and functional safety
Mobile HMI; PID tuning tips; Mechatronics; Intelligent project management; Cybersecurity in Russia; Engineering education; Road to IANA
Save energy with automation; Process control system upgrades; Dispelling controll myths; Time-sensitive networking; Control system integration; Road to IANA
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
click me