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Panel simplifies MC HMI

Baldor Electric Co. has added a compact IP65-rated operator panel with a CANopen interface to its motion control products.


Baldor Electric Co. has added a compact IP65-rated operator panel with a CANopen interface to its motion control products.

The Fort Smith, Ark.-based manufacturer of motors, drives, power transmission products and generators, describes its KPD202-501 operator panel as a  simple human-machine interfaces. It’s also scalable with the optional plug-in digital I/O module.

A backlit, four-line x 20-character LCD is surrounded by six programmable function keys for unambiguous and actionable, multiple-choice menus. Another 15 keys are for numeric values, with four pairs of keys handling functions such as jogging individual machine axes.

The only connections needed are a 24 VDC power feed and the desired communications link. A CANopen port offers a choice of D-type and RJ45 plug-in connectors, and a user-selectable RS232/485 serial port is standard.

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