Mitsubishi has released a new widescreen human machine interface.
The company says demand for operational efficiencies such as greater visualization into a factory’s automation solutions portfolio has prompted it to launch the new GT25 Wide HMI.
The GT25 Wide HMI is an interface that monitors and controls machine components with a graphical touchscreen that connects to equipment such as programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives and servos.
Information is displayed on high-resolution screens – 7-inch wide video graphics array or 10-inch wide extended graphics array – for clear image quality.
For optimum visibility and performance, the GT25 Wide HMI features remote connectivity through Mitsubishi’s graphical operation terminal mobile option.
GOT Mobile provides remote access via web server functionality for production monitoring and system operation.
It is designed to monitor controllers using web browsers on devices such as tablets, phones and personal computers, allowing machine operators, plant managers and maintenance personnel to monitor equipment status at any time from anywhere, says Mitsubishi.
The GT25 Wide HMI is equipped with two Ethernet ports to physically separate the information system network in the office from the control system network at the production site, creating safer and more secure network architecture.
This high performance HMI also features a built-in sound output interface, which provides audio feedback, notifications and verbal instructions to operators.
Ideal for advanced applications within the automotive, semiconductor, electronics, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, the GT25 Wide HMI can be used in any application that requires local operation and monitoring of system components from a graphical interface.
It fulfills virtually any need that requires a smart, web-based remote solution, claims Mitsubishi.
Lee Cheung, product marketing engineer at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, says: “Mitsubishi Electric continually invests in research and development to remain at the forefront of automation technologies to help our customers stay competitive.
“The greater amount of visual information afforded by the wide screen in the GT25 Wide is designed to result in higher productivity.”