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Touch Screen HMI Displays Speed Development
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A series of touch screen HMIs offers built-in Ethernet communications, advanced alarming/recipe/data logging capabilities and live video input/display capabilities. By allowing direct resetting of faults, the NS Series HMIs from Omega Engineering save time and effort in troubleshooting and quickly return your lines to production. The NS Series achieves flexible data access to a variety of devices. It enables operators to reach the devices on the network, including special I/O units, intelligent devices and PLCs.
Screen project design time is cut from days to a few hours by preprogramming function blocks that easily drag-and-drop into a program. All you do is specify values for key parameters. The built-in Smart Active Parts library lets you establish communications and parameters for a wide range of products. Just select the product and drag its icon into your project and it automatically sets the correct protocols.
A device monitor function that enables monitoring the PLC I/O data required for device maintenance and debugging is included as a standard feature of the NS12. Ladder monitor lets you monitor PLC program status, search for addresses or instructions, monitor multiple I/O points, and much more. It only takes about five seconds to switch from a user screen to the ladder program monitoring screen.
The integrated simulation function simulates ladder programs and screen data simultaneously, even without the actual hardware. Operation is also simple; just click the icons and that’s it. No extra software needed. Two of the models are the NS5 at 7.68 x 5.59 x 2.13 inches and a screen resolution of 320 x 240; and the NS12 at 12.4 x 9.49 x 1.9 inches and a resolution of 800 x 600.