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A new HMI with full remote-monitoring capabilities

| By Chemical Engineering



The Enhanced HG2G-5T Series 5.7-in. human-machine interface (HMI; photo) is available in a color version and a monochrome version, both with high resolution and increased brightness, allowing the screens to be easily read, even in direct sunlight. The Enhanced HG2G-5T HMI can communicate with a variety of different controllers, and supports up to three different communication protocols simultaneously. With operating temperatures ranging from –20 to 60ºC, the HMI is rated for installation outdoors or indoors in washdown areas. A built-in Web server allows full remote monitoring and control via any Web browser running on a PC, smartphone or tablet. Remote users can monitor current values or processes, control operation, change program values and perform troubleshooting and maintenance. — IDEC Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.