Handheld HMI controls equipment while it’s on the move

10 January 2017

Delta Electronics has introduced the DOP-H HMI, a portable handheld interface which enables operators to move machines or robots around while still monitoring and controlling the process and interacting with it in real time.

The solution is said to be suited to use with industrial robots, robot arms, assembly machines and other motion control systems. Cable connection enables safe Ethernet or Modbus. The unit also includes a built-in emergency stop switch. 

Delta’s handheld HMI DOP-H series features a 7in high resolution LCD display. The exterior has a simple dark etched surface and clear plastic touch screen cover. Its IP55 waterproof, anti-fouling and oil repellent case makes it suitable for use in harsh industrial environments. The touchscreen has low power consumption and mercury-free LED backlights with no environment impact. 

Like other Delta HMI’s the DOP-H is configured using Delta’s DOPSoft software. It is compatible with all DOP series HMI’s and project files can be easily upgraded and converted to DOPSoft format and utilised on other DOP series devices.

The DOP-W Series integrates a number of remote monitoring functions such as eRemote which enables users to view and monitor the same screen shown on the HMI at the production site and the manufacturing control process via Ethernet. Additionally, eServer, the data collection software, allows the transferring of information and history data directly from the production site to a remote PC via Ethernet.

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