HMI & Operator Interface
Multimedia HMI platform
By Mary Del
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. recently introduced the GT16 series, a new multimedia HMI. The GT16 series adds a new dimension of visualization and operation to the company’s GOT1000 family of HMIs. The GT16 series combines a host of video and sound capabilities with embedded communications interfaces to provide an unparalleled multimedia platform. It can transform applications from still images to motion images with a video capture and store feature, a monitor display/RGB input, and a sound output interface. Multimedia functionality contributes to faster resolution of maintenance issues, improves operators’ understanding of the machine or process, and ultimately helps to ensure higher overall throughput, according to the company.
A key feature on these new HMI devices is the real-time video playback and record function, allowing personnel to play GT16 recordings or MPEG4 files from the terminal. These HMI devices can record machine/process events up to 120 seconds before and after a condition that is being monitored. The GT16 series offers a range of display sizes from 8.4 to 15 inches.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.