A NEW BREED OF INDUSTRIAL TOUGHENED OPERATOR INTERFACES...
Drop In Replacements for PanelView, QuickPanel & Proface units...
ToughPanels offer Drop-in replacement for a range of Allen Bradley, General Electric and Proface units. Program conversion is cost minimal. Panel cut-out and external dimensions are identical. Input/Output wiring is the same. All ToughPanels have a flat panel LCD high resolution display. In addition they have a large range of features such as full industrial network communications, PC like graphics, flash modules for program storage, recipe and advanced alarm capability and remote NetView and Control. They also boast data acquisition and storage capabilities, Unicode implementation, super fast response to touch input, project upgrade utility, Multi-state indicators, 4000 symbol library, bitmap buttons, dual drivers, scripting, visibility control of objects, your choice of operating system, database management, syntax
checking, On-Line Edit, and many many more....
For more than a decade on-line programming with PLC’s has been a necessity in the programming, start up, and maintenance of PLC applications. The old way of writing a program completely, downloading it, and re-doing this process as modifications are discovered is at best inefficient. It is important that changes can be made while 'on-line' so that fine tuning and program tweaking can take place while the application is still running. It is much easier to troubleshoot system logic by adding objects while the application is live. Our ToughPanel range offers complete on-line programming and editing solutions.
On-Screen Receipe Edit...
With the On-Screen Recipe Edit instruction, you fine tune your receipes on-line while the operation is running, without the PC. Consider the time savings and simplicity!
ToughPanels have the ability to communicate to two PLCs simultaneously. For example you can connect to Profibus on the network side and DH485 or DF1 on the PLC side. Only one network card is possible in each ToughPanel.
Project Update Utility...
This simple utility allows OEM’s and System Integrators to make changes to the touch panel program and make these modifications available to the end user without the requirement for the end user to possess the programming software, or to be at all familiar with it.
The OEM sends the new program by email (as a zip file with simple and automatic unpacking) or makes it available on their website for downloading. The end user needs only web access and a laptop computer .
Net View & Control...
ToughPanels have an exclusive unique feature that allows you to view and control any screen on
your touch panel over the internet. ToughPanels with dedicated processor need an NVC option
card whereas ToughPanels with Windows processor has this function built-in. This optional card
has its own processor that allows remote monitoring and control. View and control operator
screens over the internet from your PC as if you were right next to the touch panel on the factory
floor. This is also a great tool for management/quality personnel in any plant to monitor
production over intranet.
Conformal Coatings Standard...
All Toughpanels have a conformal coat on its Printed Circuit Boards which increases the life of the product by protecting inner circuits and components from moisture, salt spray, aggressive chemicals and vapors. Conformal coating also protects the ToughPanel from airborne particles and dust which make ToughPanels ideal for harsh environments such as those found in the tyre, mining and metal industries.
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