New LCD inverter, flat panel monitor enter industrial HMI market
|S and SE/SE2 Series inverters from Endicott Research Group offer a small form factor in open frame and vacuum encapsulated versions.|
Several new HMI products made their way into the HMI market this month. They include small form factor inverters from Endicott Research Group and a flat-panel monitor from Advantech . Details follow, along with links to the company Websites for more information.
S and SE Series inverters from Endicott Research Group feature small form factors and come in open frame and vacuum encapsulated versions. S Series dc/ac inverter can power up to 2 cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs), measures 0.62-in. wide x 2.87-in. long x 0.38-in. high, and weighs 12 grams. Low-profile device can handle up to 5 W of output power and is available in standard 5- and 12-V designs. Custom input voltages can be designed on request. S Series is widely used in embedded designs. Other applications include signature capture devices, mobile POS terminals, and navigation and GPS systems.
|Industrial SVGA flat panel monitor from the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech features a direct-VGA port and comes with either a resistive or capacitive touchscreen.|
SE Series dc/ac inverter features the same form factor but is vacuum encapsulated for reliability and resistance to shock, vibrations, and humidity. It is suited for single- or dual-lamp applications where compact size, high efficiency, resistance to harsh environments and absolute reliability are critical. SE Series measures 0.75-in. wide x 2.98-in. long x 0.42-in. high. Applications include industrial and medical handheld instrumentation. An SE2 Series model has the same small footprint and vacuum encapsulated design to power 2 lamps. Both series have an operating temperature range of -20 to 70 °C.
FMP-3120G color flat panel monitor the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech is designed for industrial applications. Display is an SVGA TFT LCD with high luminance of up to 350 cd/m2. LCD backlight has a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. Aluminum front panel is NEMA 4/IP65 compliant. Hard anodic coating protects the panel from abrasion and acid corrosion. Direct-VGA signal transmission allows use of a regular VGA control card. Other features include a 12.1-in. monitor with resolution up to 800 x 600 pixels; a multi-scan function supporting XGA, SVGA, VGA, and text mode; auto-recognition of input signal; and VESA arm, desktop, panel, and wall mounting capability. Both resistive and capacitive touchscreens are offered.
—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering,