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R Stahl announces Series 200 HMI for ATEX zone 1

January 222015
R Stahl announces Series 200 HMI for ATEX zone 1

January 22, 2015 - R Stahl announces Series 200 HMI with a 7ʺ wide screen suitable for use in ATEX zone 1.

The wide 15:9 format display provides an 800 x 480 pixel resolution. Powerful processors and a bright display technology ensure high-contrast, glare-free display of process information. A modern capacitive touchscreen allows for easy, comfortable control of all process sequences.

The HMI is designed to provide high reliability during continuous operation even under extreme conditions: it can be operated around the clock for years at ambient temperatures between -40 °C and +65 °C, and nearly all over the globe. The vibration-resistant interface features a hardened glass front and a seawater-proof metal housing that ensures IP66 protection.

Even during outdoor use with strong incident daylight, the full-colour 7ʺ displays remain easy to read, since an anti-reflection coating minimises glare and overexposed areas.

By default, the new Series 200 operator interfaces are equipped with the Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system. Alternatively, they are available as open versions, allowing for the use of third-party software and enabling customers to easily install their own programs. Moreover, mechanical engineers can continue to use the comfortable Windows project engineering software SPSPlusWIN to create and edit screens as well as process connections and messages. Projects from existing devices can be imported and adapted for further use.

Integration into virtually all major automation systems is supported. The units are connected via explosion-proof Ethernet ports for copper or fibre optic cables, standard serial interfaces, or an optional WLAN module. Apart from Ex zones 1 and 21, the multilingual devices are also suitable for use in zones 2 and 22.