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How to Configure Industrial Workstations and Customized HMI

Posted by Andy LaMar on Fri, Jul 12, 2013

A tutorial on our product configurator for industrial computers, panel PCs, and remote monitors

Pepperl+Fuchs's website,, focuses on our HMI product portfolio. It’s here that you can find:

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  • Useful tools like our Product Configurator!

The Product Configurator

Product configuration tool for HMI solutions

By answering a series of questions from a drop-down list of answers, you will be able to configure a product that fits with your current needs. Once you click ‘add to cart’, your configured part number is displayed, and you will have the options of continuing to configure another product, or requesting a quote. If you request a quote, you will be asked to provide some basic contact information, and a team member will contact you within one business day. This is just one of the many great features we have incorporated into the site.

Tutorial transcript

Hello, this is Andy LaMar with Pepperl+Fuchs. Today I'm going to be giving you a tutorial on how to use the product configurator tool on

Here I am on the home page at, and there's essentially two ways to get to this product configurator tool. I can either go to the bottom of the page and click the 'Build Your Workstation' link, or I can get there through a secondary page, such as the products page.

Let's go ahead and go to a products page. Here I am on the products page, and you'll notice in the left-hand navigation, towards the bottom, there's a large black button that says 'Build Your Workstation and Get a Quote!' I'm going to go ahead and click that button, and that will take me directly to the product configurator tool.

Here I am on the product configurator page. I'm going to be asked a series of questions. There are essentially fourteen questions, or fourteen steps as it is identified on this page, that you must answer.

Some of those questions may pre-populate depending upon your previous answer. Let's begin.

The first question is asking you "what type of HMI do I require?" I'm going to go ahead and select Panel Mount. The next question asks about area classification, so go ahead and select your classification that you require. The third question asks about your HMI platform. My functional requirement, I'm going to go ahead and select internal PC. Now it's asking for a specification, followed by screen size. Question number seven asks about which screen type you prefer, and then the enclosure material. I'll go ahead and select stainless steel. The remaining questions actually pre-populate, based on my previous choices. This means there are no other options available (based on what I configured).

I'm going to go ahead now and click the 'add to cart' button. Now, don't worry when you click this button, you are not going to be asked to provide a credit card or to actually purchase anything. It's actually just going to take you to the screen that provides you with a part number. This part number corresponds with the product that you just built out. You can now select a quantity, add more items, or you can go ahead and request a quote on that product that you just built out.

We'll go ahead and request a quote. Here, it's going to ask for your information. I'll make sure the team knows this is just a test so I don't receive a quote, and then I'll go ahead and click the continue button.

Here you'll arrive at our thank you page. You'll be contacted within one business day regarding your quote. I want to thank you for taking the time to watch this tutorial, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 330-486-0002, or email us at We're always here to help!

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