Hardware - Integrated HMI controllers: XV Series HMI-PLCs combines control, visualization and data management tasks in one device, while the SmartWire-DT system replaces traditional control wiring to components with one cable enabling simplified and less error-prone connectivity. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.

By Control Engineering November 12, 2012

The XV Series HMI-PLC with SmartWire-DT connectivity enables remote intelligence, eliminates an entire device level and makes complex wiring unnecessary for smaller and smarter machines. Further, it enables an unprecedented level of diagnostics at virtually no additional cost, compared to conventionally wired components. Designed to handle demanding PLC applications, the XV Series HMI-PLC removes the physical PLC, incorporates logic into the operator interface, and provides one software package for control and visualization. With a 400 MHz reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processor and custom-developed software drivers, the XV Series HMI-PLC handles demanding control requirements for machine applications.

The XV Series HMI-PLC supports the trend toward interoperability that allows machine and system builders to leverage programming environments across a range of systems. By using the open Controller Development System software (CoDeSys) standard, OEMs can develop and program the control and visualization of machine applications using one programming package that enables faster and simpler integration.  

Eaton Corp.