SCADA/HMI


HMI modular system for hazardous areas

May 2018 SCADA/HMI

HMI systems must satisfy the strictest requirements if they are to be used in explosion-hazardous areas. With this in mind, Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced a wealth of new developments for its VisuNet GXP portfolio, a modular solution offering perfectly coordinated solutions for even the most demanding applications.

A PC with Intel Quad Core processing unit and an open Windows operating system is a completely new addition to the GXP family. The user therefore has the option of installing their own software packages, such as scada applications, to visualise and control processes in hazardous areas. A large number of serial interface options such as RS-232, RS-485 and Ethernet also enable direct access from the area to the PLC or other peripheral devices. Thanks to the use of fibre optics, significantly longer distances can now be covered too, allowing even distant sections of a plant to be networked.

In addition to the PC unit, another display has been added to the GXP portfolio, meaning that Pepperl+Fuchs now offers an even more compact 19-inch screen alongside the 21,5-inch model. Depending on the industry, customer requests and requirements, these PC-based HMI devices are being supplemented by a new generation of smarter, thin client-based HMIs. The current firmware version has a number of impressive features, including a state-of-the-art Windows 10 IoT operating system.

In summary, the highly flexible GXP modular system now offers a combination of extra-light and compact HMI systems for explosion-hazardous areas that is unique on the market.



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