The portfolio of the new HMI devices with all-round IP65 protection is being expanded by the immediate addition of Extension Units Hardwired (19″ and 22″) and operator controls. These components enable easy adaptation to individual customer requirements for machine-level operator control and monitoring.
The system components for PRO devices are only suitable for SIMATIC HMI/IPC PRO devices. This includes the expansion elements such as the extension units and their operator controls. All these components in combination with basic units from the SIMAT-IC IFP PRO and SIMATIC IPC477 PRO range enable users to create their customized system based on standardized products, which is an attractive solution for visualization and automation without the need for control cabinets.
The new extension units for the 16:9 PRO devices are suitable for flexible installation of various operator controls that expand the local operating options. They are designed to match the PRO devices and can be easily mounted below them. Unit characteristics include:
- Available in four sizes for the 12″, 15″, 19″, and 22″ PRO devices, respectively
- Three connection options per size: Hardwired, PROFINET, and PROFIsafe
- Large selection of operator controls
- Complete flexibility in arranging the operator controls
- Fast wiring using pre-assembled harness and connectors
Only the Extension Units Hardwired for the respective 19″ and 22″ PRO devices are available in this initial stage. The operator controls in the Hardwired version are connected using two field terminals that can be quickly plugged and pulled. As a result, they can be easily wired to the automation system.
Each extension unit offers a specific number of slots for operator controls: 19” units have 10 slots; 22” units have 12 slots.
A maximum of eight standard operator controls plus two emergency stop buttons (two safety inputs) may only be used (connected) with the Hardwired version of the extension units. Certain rules must be observed. The emergency stop may be installed as required, but refer to the manual before installation.
The assembling of the Extension Units is very simple. The individual operator controls can be easily mounted and quickly wired in the pre-punched positions without special tools. Elements can later be replaced or newly installed in the event of a defect or during a machine retrofit or expansion. (The customer assembles extension units.)
The released operator controls for the extension units offer straightforward assembling of a customized system solution with standard components. The type, number, and arrangement of the operator controls in the extension units can be individually defined according to customer request. In addition, these components can be upgraded or exchanged (even at a later date) due to the properties of the extension units.
The operator controls are made of high-grade plastics with IP65 degree of protection, ideally suited for high-end industrial applications. They are also characterized by the modern and compact design. Available controls include:
- Emergency stop
- Selector switch
- Illuminated pushbutton
- Key switch
- Indicator lights
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