Robust design combined with functional safety for uninterrupted work
In the control and monitoring of industrial systems and machines, humans and machines must work hand in hand. Industry is placing ever greater demands on equipment, performance and ergonomics. ACD Elektronik GmbH has focused on developing a robust wired human-machine interface, or HMI device for short, with high functionality. The connection cable, which ensures the power supply and at the same time the transmission of safety data, provides smooth operation without any interruptions. Compared to conventional Android™ versions, the operating system of the M2Smart® HMI10 Wired Android™ Industrial+ is characterized by unsurpassed data security, no data leakage to third parties and long-term availability.
The HMI device features a sophisticated safety concept consisting of an integrated emergency stop button and a handle with a three-stage enabling switch. “Thanks to the sophisticated design of the emergency stop module and the ergonomic enabling switch, both modules can be changed flexibly by the users. This leads to the adavantage that just because service of a module is needed does not automatically mean downtime of the HMI device. Furthermore, the ergonomic enabling switch on the back of the HMI device can be rotated by the customer, making the HMI device equally suitable for right- and left-handed users,” explains Alina Guther, Product Manager at ACD Elektronik GmbH. Due to the modularity there are no limits for the user, and customer-specific modules can be developed by ACD Elektronik GmbH at any time.
The large 10.1 inch color display features superior imaging quality for an optimum visualization of the customer application. The operator data is transmitted to the PLC control of the machine via WIFI. The optional integrated camera rounds off the M2Smart® HMI10 Wired.