Rockwell Automation has launched the Allen-Bradley Panel View 800 graphic terminals with faster boot-up time. The Connected Components Workbench software release 8.0 supports CPU processing speeds and memory in the terminals.
THE TERMINALS ARE AVAILABLE IN 4-INCH, 7-inch and 10-inch display sizes, and feature an 800 MHz CPU processor, up to 256 MiB of flash, and dynamic memory to reduce boot-up time, making it two times faster than the previous Panel View Component terminal. The terminals also offer improved touch-screen responsiveness and can be configured in portrait and standard landscape mode for greater installation flexibility.
“The PanelView 800 family of terminals builds on the Rockwell Automation Connected Components Workbench software’s value of giving machine builders simplified engineering, easy configuration, faster installation, and reduced start-up time,” said Chee Wah Lee, product manager at Rockwell.
“This family of graphic terminals is ideally suited for meeting control and visualization requirements in a wide range of simple, standalone applications, such as pump stations, packaging machines, labelers, and stretch-wrap machines.”
The graphic terminals are specifically designed for use with the Allen Bradley Micro800 and Micro Logix control systems. The terminals’ screens with LED backlights can display up to 65 536 colors, providing a display for a range of applications. Built-in Ethernet and serial communications ports such as EIA-232, EIA-422, and EIA-485 support the controller connectivity, while USB and microSD ports make file transfers easier. The terminals are also certified for Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations.
The Connected Components Workbench software release 8.0, which includes support for the Panel View 800 graphic terminals, gives machine builders a common environment to program the controllers, as well as to configure the Allen-Bradley Power Flex drives and Allen-Bradley Guardmaster safety relays.
The regular edition is free. Release 8.0 includes support for the Guardmaster 440C-CR30 safety relay Ethernet plug-in for communications to Micro800 and Allen-Bradley Compact Logix controllers; the Micro800 high-speed counter plug-in feedback axis to ease motion programming; and Micro800 Devicenet scanner plug-in diagnostics to ease troubleshooting in Devicenet-connected devices. Users can also purchase the developer edition, which includes an archive manager to track the project with a timestamp and description. The developer edition also offers an enhanced Micro800 programming experience, with intellectual property protection, user-defined data types, a spy list to monitor variables, and the ability to make program logic changes while in run mode.
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