Robotics Industry News
Touch-panel HMI for a Wide Range of Applications
Phoenix Contact USA Posted 07/29/2015
Free software supports EtherNet/IP and other common protocols
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – With the introduction of the TP 3000 series, Phoenix Contact now offers more flexibility in its human machine interface (HMI) operator panel product offering. Screen sizes range from 5.7 to 15 inches, with certain panels available in a 16:9 aspect-ratio wide screen.
The TP 3000 series employs a rugged, all-metal housing with a fanless design that consumes less energy and produces less heat. The free VISU+ EXPRESS programming software provides easy programming and features trending, alarming, logging, and recipe handling.
The software supports many communication protocols, including EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, and OPC DA. This makes it compatible with PLCs from a variety of manufacturers.
These HMIs support gesturing, allowing the user allow swipe between screens, similar to a smart device. In addition, a free app is available to mirror the HMI screens on a smart device.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect, and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.