Whatever you want to operate or monitor – you'll find the ideal HMI device as an interface to your system here.
Optimally tailor your operating concept to your machine or system. Cost-effective automation also means efficient input and monitoring. Whether directly on site, centrally in the control center, high performance or multifunctional – it is you who determines the features of the HMI devices from Phoenix Contact.
Whether in the central control room, in the production area or directly on the machine: efficient automation requires the right visualization. And visualization requirements determine which HMI device is the right one to choose. The optimum solution can be found if you follow the following three steps:
The significance of each of the various aspects (user interface, functionality, and system coupling) determines the features of the corresponding visualization system and which HMI type should be selected.
|Interfaces with alphanumeric display, geometric objects, and simple animations||Simple interfaces with geometric objects||Graphics-intensive interfaces||Graphics-intensive interfaces based on an extensive icon library and complex animations|
|Functional requirements||HMI basic functionality||HMI basic functionality||SCADA functionality||SCADA functionality|
|Supported controllers||Phoenix Contact controllers||Third-party controllers||Phoenix Contact controllers and selected third-party controllers||Third-party controllers|
|Compatible devices with appropriate runtime||HMIs for WebVisit software||HMIs for microbrowser applications||HMIs for Visu+ software||HMIs for Movicon™ software|
The user friendliness of a device depends on the application programming. In contrast to response and display refresh time, the operating efficiency is primarily based on the complexity of the visualization application. The performance is influenced by various factors. A poor CPU capacity and/or a low memory capacity, for instance, have a negative influence on the performance.
Please take the following factors into consideration when selecting the operator panel:
|Basic applications||Standard applications||High-end applications|
|Recommended display (resolution)||Up to VGA (640 x 480)||Up to SVGA (800 x 600)||Up to SXGA (1280 x 1024)|
|Number of pages||16||64||256|
|Number of objects per page||32||128||512|
|Number of animated objects||1||5||10|
|Number of drivers used simultaneously||1 x Ethernet (OPC or http)||1x Ethernet (OPC or http)|
plus 1 x fieldbus driver
|1x Ethernet (OPC or http)|
plus 2 x fieldbus drivers
|Number of controllers for every driver used||1||5||10|
|Polling rate||1000 ms||500 ms||250 ms|
|Number of scripts executed simultaneously||
|Number of data loggers per project||1||16||32|
Based on their features (CPU capacity, display resolution, and memory capacity) as well as their suitability for different applications, the individual device families can be divided into three classes: basic, standard, and high-end applications. Select the right operator panel according to your requirements.