Automation Update July 2019

SICK outdoorScan3

SICK safety laser scanners combine know-how and experience with maximum performance. Whether mobile or stationary, for area protection or access protection – our comprehensive portfolio offers the right cost-effective package for each and every requirement. Using the time-of-flight measurement principle, the compact devices scan their surroundings and measure distances. An integrated rotating mirror allows protection areas defined by the customer to be monitored in two dimensions.

  • High productivity due to safe human-machine cooperation in outdoor areas
  • Outstanding availability even in harsh weather conditions
  • Flexibility for safe, customized automation processes
  • User-friendly and suited for outdoor use
  • Easy access to diagnostic data
  • Precise localization due to highly precise measurement data
  • Continuous material flow due to intralogistics processes between buildings

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Mitsubishi GT27 HDMI

The GT27 Series human-machine interfaces (HMI) now includes the option for an HDMI port, allowing users to skip the time and cost of setting up a PC to accomplish the same feat. Production managers and maintenance personnel can benefit from seeing what the machine operator sees on a large public screen, allowing them to respond faster to required actions.

Mitsubishi Electric’s GT27 Series of HMIs includes a robust selection of functions and features such as gesture operations, remote connectivity, human sensors, and two USB ports. The addition of an HDMI port allows easy addition of visualization and communication equipment to a factory floor when multiple people need to see information as it is it displayed on the HMI.

“An HDMI port is not a common feature among HMIs in the marketplace,” said Lee Cheung, product marketing engineer at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “Most HMIs require a PC in order to project the HMI contents on a larger screen. But with the GT27 Series, all you need is a cable.”

Any manufacturing or processing facility can benefit from displaying machine data in a space where it can be seen by additional employees. Those in the automotive industry may find it particularly useful by incorporating it into their Andon system to visualize what is happening on their manufacturing floor.

Additional information about the features of the GT27 Series of HMIs is available at https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en/products/visualization/human-machine-interfaces-hmis-got/got2000-series/gt27-model/gt27po


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