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Process and control today | IDEC 7″ HMI uses a smartphone-like glass touch screen


Advanced technology touchscreens in a popular sized form factor make this HMI a top choice for many applications in a wide variety of industries.

IDEC Corporation has expanded its family of HMI products with the new HG2J Series 7″ Touchscreen HMI. Hardware and software advancements built into this HMI make it easy to integrate and use for any type of industrial application.

Advanced and durable touch screen

The HMI’s projected capacitive touchscreen (PCAP) technology saves space, improves performance, resists wear and provides long life. PCAP glass requires fewer layers than traditional analog resistive plastic films, and the self-capacitance technology can also prevent accidental ingress due to water droplets. It is also more scratch resistant, does not yellow in the sun and has a higher tolerance to dirt deposits and contact with cleaning or washing chemicals. Fewer layers and better light transmission rates mean less backlight power is needed and provides a brightness level of 500 cd/m2 and a backlight life of 50,000 hours.

With an 800 x 480 pixel TFT LCD display resolution, the HG2J HMI is conveniently sized for applications large and small, and it delivers smooth font rendering in its large, high-visibility display area. This PCAP display does not require the large bezels of standard IR displays, allowing the bezel to be slimmer and sleeker for a smaller installation footprint, and the overall HMI depth is only 30mm , significantly less than the depth of 40 mm or more required by the competition. some products.

Operation with 12-24 VDC input voltage makes the HG2J HMI suitable for a wide variety of industrial, solar and automotive applications. The HMI is designed to operate in an exceptionally wide temperature range of -20 to +60°C, and is IP66/67, UL and CE compliant, with a Class I Div 2 hazardous area classification.

Adaptable Connectivity

HG2J HMIs offer a full range of connectivity options, including two USB A ports, serial connectivity (RS485/422 and RS232C) and an Ethernet port. Pluggable wiring connectors are used for power and serial connections, facilitating installation and maintenance. USB ports allow connectivity with Linux-compatible accessories such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dongles, speakers, and barcode scanners.

A single reset button is used to reboot the unit, and a multi-function front LED indicator provides information on hardware status, boot mode, and operating system operating mode. Maintenance is simplified as the HMI does not require batteries, it uses MRAM to retain data stored in internal data registers when power is absent, and it has a hypercapacitor to maintain operation of the clock up to two weeks without AC power.

Communications and IIoT

The HG2J HMI supports over 100 serial and Ethernet industrial communication protocols, including Modbus, providing connectivity with most makes and models of PLCs and making it ideal for industrial Internet of Things applications ( IIoT). The HMI supports simultaneous use of up to four protocols, and the user communication protocol feature allows users to develop their own protocols for specialized serial or Ethernet devices. An integrated web server provides remote access functionality for PCs and mobile devices, as if the user were in front of the HMI itself, which improves operation, troubleshooting and maintenance, while the FTP client/server protocol can be used to transfer configurations and data between local memory and external systems. Email functionality provides up to 255 templates so that alarm logs, data values, screenshots, etc. can be sent to multiple recipients securely using SMTPS and SSL. The HMI also supports Twitter to notify users of system status.

flexible software

The HG2J HMI operating system provides 24MB of user application memory and more address space than previous models. Download time is nine times faster than previous models and it supports a wide variety of external devices and printers.

All HMIs in the product line are configured using the same simple and intuitive WindO/I-NV4 screen creation software, so users only need to become familiar with a single, low-cost software package. expensive. The drag-and-drop user interface and built-in symbol library with over 10,700 images help users create cutting-edge graphics quickly. Another benefit is that projects can be automatically converted from one HMI size to another in seconds using the same software.

Efficient and efficient HMI

The IDEC HG2J 7-inch touchscreen HMI uses modern hardware and software technologies to provide optimum display size and a high degree of usability in the smallest possible form factor, with dimensions allowing integration into any types of projects and environments. These characteristics make it a good choice for remote operations in the petrochemical and mining industries, as well as food and life science applications subject to washdowns.

As with all of its products, IDEC offers free technical support for the HG2J 7″ HMI, with no service or support contract required. For complete specifications or additional information, please contact IDEC Corporation at 800-262-IDEC (4332 ), or visit us online at us.idec.com/7inchHMI .

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