HMI Suits Outdoor Use
05 November 2012
With its new compact GT32-E touch terminal, Panasonic Electric Works is addressing applications for human machine interfaces under difficult temperature conditions.
The panel has a 5.7", Colour TFT display (QVGA) and can be used outdoors within a temperature range of -20 to +60°C. Luminosity is 700cd/m2, although the legibility of complex displays is guaranteed, even in direct sunlight. Because project design is flexible with the GT32-E, it is well suited to the demands placed on automation products, especially for automatic washing devices as well as charging stations for electrical and industrial floor-borne vehicles.
A USB port allows the user to download programs. The SD memory card enables audio files to be saved quickly and cheaply; GT and PLC programs or even firmware can be backed up or updated. Its extremely compact size and notable energy requirement of below 8W, which generates little undesired heat, allow GT32-E HMIs to be mounted in cramped spaces.
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