B&R introduces swing arm HMIs | Automation.com

B&R introduces swing arm HMIs

February 052015
B&R introduces swing arm HMIs

February 5, 2015 - B&R introduces swing arm HMIs. These fully enclosed panels are available in a wide range of variants and feature IP65 protection, allowing them to be placed optimally on machines. Multi-touch widescreen panels are available in sizes ranging from 18.5" to 24" with either HD Ready or Full HD resolution. The larger displays and higher resolution make it possible to include even more information on each screen – an enormous advantage for user ergonomics.

If space is limited yet large displays are still necessary, a 21.5" model in portrait format is also available. With optional side handles, it is easy to maneuver and operate these devices at the machine. Two system variants with analog resistive touch screens are also available in 4:3 format, allowing users to upgrade their operator hardware without having to modify their existing HMI applications in any way.

These panels are connected using affordable standard cables run conveniently through the swing arm shaft – even after mounting. And for those who choose Smart Display Link 3 – which allows up to 100 meters between the PC and panel – the slim RJ45 connector makes cabling even easier.

The swing arm systems can be equipped with buttons, selector switches, key switches and an integrated E-stop button as needed. Thanks to an integrated RFID reader, individual access rights can be assigned to anyone from service engineers to system operators. Jotting down passwords on small scraps of paper has been relegated to the past – right where it belongs.

Displays from the Automation Panel series are available in nine different swing arm models and can be equipped with additional switching elements as needed.

B&R company profile
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.  

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