One stop for HMI

Manages all processes.

January 22, 2015   by PLANT Staff

139RittalHMIHuman-machine interfaces play a key role when choosing manufacturing equipment. Rittal’s one-stop support arm and housing system has a programmable logic controller that manages all processes with a human-machine interface (HMI) that includes a panel PC and a touch screen to operate the equipment and monitor current status.

The set-up, for example, by engineering specialist Laempe & Mössner (a manufacturer of several lines of core shooters) to equip its core shooting machines includes an emergency off switch, signal pillars, valves and a pressure indicator in compact housings from Rittal’s Comfort Panel range.

Each housing is divided into three sections with the panel PC mounted in the centre, while the lower third accommodates the switches, signal pillars and other control and display elements. The top part contains pressure and vacuum indicators, plus valves to control the pneumatic and vacuum systems. This arrangement and a spacious housing layout allows a significant degree of standardization.

Rittal’s CP 120 support arm system mounts the housing securely on the machine.

Rittal GmbH & Co. KG, based in Herborn, Germany, provides systems for industrial enclosures. Rittal Systems Ltd. has offices in Mississauga, Ont.

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