IDEC Corporation adds 15-inch HMI touch screen with IIoT capability

Tuesday July 09, 2019
July 9, 2019 – IDEC Corporation has released the HG5G-V 15" human-machine interface (HMI) touch screen, the largest model in its High-Performance family.

The HG5G-V 15" TFT-LCD screen features a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, producing vivid images and giving users an additional option scaled to fit larger applications. Like all HMIs in the series, the HG5G-V offers brightness of 650 cd/m2 to deliver greater visibility, even in high-glare locations such as direct sunlight. Its backlight life rating is 100,000 hours minimum.

A wide operating temperature range of -20 to +60 degrees Celsius – 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. 

Communications capabilities are bolstered by the addition of BACnet/IP, suitable for a wide 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.

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 HMI using this method gives a user the same functionality as if standing in front of the HMI on the factory floor. 

The HMI also supports industrial internet of things (IIoT) operation by serving up web pages developed using a browser-based web page editor, and it can also generate emails. 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.

Direct control by the HG5G-V HMI is enabled by adding up to four expansion discrete or analog I/O modules. Programming to sense inputs and drive outputs is accomplished within the HMI software.

In addition to building automation, other industries particularly well suited for the HG5G-V HMI are wastewater treatment, machine tool, packaging equipment, oil & gas, food & beverage, elevator control, power utilities, traffic control and transportation, and others.

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