IDEC Corporation, a global supplier of industrial automation and control products, announced the release of its new HG5G-V 15″ (model HG5G-VFXT22MF-B) human-machine interface (HMI) touchscreen—the largest model in the High-Performance family. This HMI offers more display real estate so applications can readily show extensive process information with improved aesthetics and visibility.
The HG5G-V 15″ TFT-LCD screen features a resolution of 1024×768 pixels, producing vivid images and giving users an additional option in the High-Performance family scaled to fit larger applications. It offers brightness of 650 cd/m2 for greater visibility, even in high glare locations such as direct sunlight, and a minimum backlight life rating of 100,000 hours.
Communications capabilities are bolstered by the addition of BACnet/IP, suitable for a range of building automation and HVAC applications. Support is included for over 100 other serial and networking industrial protocols such as Modbus RTU Master/Slave and Modbus TCP/IP. Up to four protocols can be used simultaneously, allowing the HG5G-V to exchange data with many sources and systems.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) functionality allows users to configure the HMI as an FTP Client or Server for transferring programs—and for copying or moving files between local memory; an external memory device; or a cloud-based file, database, or data storage platform. This provides a convenient and effective remote file transfer method.
Web server functionality for HMI remote monitoring and control is accessed using any device capable of hosting a web browser, including a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Accessing the product using this method gives a user the same functionality as if standing in front of the HMI on the factory floor. Troubleshooting and maintenance of a system is possible any time and from anywhere, saving travel time and expense.
The HMI also supports industrial Internet of things (IIoT) operation by serving up web pages developed using a browser-based web page editor, and can also generate e-mails. In addition to browser-based access, users can employ the WindEDIT Lite app on any iOS or Android device over Wi-Fi for two-way communications with the HMI.
Adding up to four expansion discrete or analog I/O modules allows the HG5G-V direct control. Programming to sense inputs and drive outputs is accomplished within the HMI software, providing a space saving all-in-one automation solution.
USB, Ethernet, and SD memory card ports deliver comprehensive connectivity, while unique video-in and audio-out ports enable offer additional flexibility. Increased memory and a faster CPU deliver the performance required for even the most demanding applications.
With the HG5G-V 15″ model joining the existing High-Performance series of HMIs sized at 5.7″, 8.4″, 10.4″, and 12.1″, users have options for applications various size equipment. This new generation includes improvements to line charts, bar charts, trending, and security. All HMIs in the product line are configured using the same simple, intuitive WindO/I-NV4 screen creation software, so users only need to be familiar with one software package. Projects can automatically be converted from one HMI size to another within seconds using the same software.
In addition to building automation, other industries suited for the HG5G-V 15″ include wastewater treatment, machine tool, packaging equipment, oil and gas, food and beverage, elevator control, power utilities, traffic control, and transportation. With extensive communication and IIoT capabilities combined with expanded I/O, the HG5G HMI can control and connect to many types of systems, provide local visualization, and enable remote access.
An operating temperature range of -4°F to 140°F—as well as IP66F, IP67F, Type 4X, 12, 13, Class I Division 2 hazardous location, and UL61010 approval ratings—assures reliable operation in tough environments. The HG5G-V 15″ HMI is backed by a three-year warranty. As with all of its products, IDEC offers free tech support for the HMIs, with no service or support contract required.