New HMI panel display is protected to IP67

KEB Automation has launched a new range of HMI panel displays. The C6 X1 HMI panel can be flexibly attached anywhere on a machine with various mounting options. This eliminates the need for mounting in a control cabinet, allowing users to freely position the HMI near the machine. The IP67-protected HMI is available in four different sizes.

The Web HMI C6 X1 is equipped with capacitive multi-touch and can be installed anywhere in the environment of the machine according to the individual requirements of the machine builder or systems integrator. An advantage here is the particularly simple connectivity of the devices, as the panel supports Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). The costs for the normally more complex cabling can therefore be reduced. The possibility of installing the Web HMI outside of the control cabinet is made possible due to the high protection class rating of IP67, which enables use in an extended temperature range of -20°C to +55°C without requiring an additional housing. Users can choose between four different panel sizes: 7, 10.1, 15.6 or 21.5 inches.

“Our new Web HMI C6 X1 stands for absolute versatility in use. The ideal panel size can be found for every machine. Different mounting types and the particularly slimline design ensure that the devices can be easily integrated into existing systems,” says Benjamin Mönnig, Head of Application Sales at KEB Automation.

Ideal for IIoT edge applications

The HMI systems have a Linux operating system and are equipped with a Chromium-based HTML5 browser. This makes them ideal for IIoT edge applications. Machine builders and systems integrators are therefore provided with all the basic requirements for the future of digital manufacturing and can benefit from the advantages of Industry 4.0.

“Thanks to the innovative technical concept, the Web HMIs are designed for long term availability. This means that hardware updates will also be possible in the future without changing the form, fit or function of the C6 X1,” says Mönnig.

In combination with tools such as HELIO, the C6 X1 can be used to create an innovative visualisation system. HELIO is an HMI management system that allows users to create intuitive HMIs quickly and easily. Due to modern web technology, these are truly responsive and independent of platforms and end devices. The HMI management system provides templates that already include professional interface design ‘out-of-the-box’. Users only have to configure and no longer need to programme themselves.

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