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Did You Hear? New Website for Industrial Computers and HMI Solutions!

Posted by Andy LaMar on Thu, Jun 13, 2013

If you haven’t heard, we recently launched a new website, www.visunet.com. This new website showcases our HMI product portfolio, which includes our expanding line of industrial computers.

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Topics: Industrial Monitors/ HMI

Industrial HMI and HMI Systems

Posted by Andy LaMar on Fri, Jun 07, 2013

Lou Szabo, Pepperl+Fuchs Business Development Manager for industrial HMI solutions, is interviewed about 2013 trends in industrial HMI systems, new HMI products - including larger sizes of industrial displays for hazardous areas, and the new VisuNet XT industrial operator workstation, which is designed for use in extreme environments.

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Topics: Applications, Industrial Monitors/ HMI, Approvals/ Certifications

A Rugged Operator Workstation for Oil Rigs

Posted by Andy LaMar on Fri, May 31, 2013

VisuNet XT HMI is designed for rig floor use...

At the 2013 OTC show in Houston, TX, Pepperl+Fuchs launched the VisuNet XT, which is our most rugged and innovative industrial operator workstation to date.

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Topics: Applications, Industrial Monitors/ HMI, Approvals/ Certifications

Connecting Pepperl+Fuchs HMI Solutions to Rockwell Automation Control Systems

Posted by Lou Szabo on Thu, Mar 14, 2013

We receive a number of requests each month about connecting a Pepperl+Fuchs industrial HMI workstation to a Rockwell Automation Control System. Some of these installations are upgrades of HMI workstations that have failed, others are new installations. The simple answer is - yes we can!

There are a couple of questions you will need to answer:

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Topics: Industrial Monitors/ HMI, Approvals/ Certifications

Purged HMI Systems — It's Possible, But...

Posted by Brian Alvarado on Wed, Feb 06, 2013

Purging a Class I/ Div. 2 HMI for Div. 1 applications is practicable

We get many questions about whether it is acceptable to put a Class I/ Div. 2 rated HMI into a purged enclosure for Class I/Div. 1 installation. It is certainly possible, but there are a few requirements.

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Topics: Purge/ Pressurization Systems, Industrial Monitors/ HMI, Hazardous Area Enclosures/ Equipment

How to Configure the ID Address on an Industrial Barcode Reader

Posted by Brent Dean on Tue, Dec 11, 2012

Configuring the Wireless PSCAN-M and Base Station PSCAN-B

Configuring an industrial barcode reader doesn’t have to be complicated. The following steps will help you to configure our PSCAN-M barcode readers.

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Topics: Troubleshooting, Industrial Monitors/ HMI

What Makes Industrial Displays so Industrial?

Posted by Kristen Barbour on Tue, Dec 04, 2012

Why is it that industrial displays are so much more durable, and quite a bit more expensive than something you might buy at a consumer electronics store?

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Topics: Industrial Monitors/ HMI

What Is an Aseptic HMI Workstation?

Posted by Kristen Barbour on Fri, Nov 16, 2012

An aseptic HMI workstation or cleanroom HMI is a visualization system specially designed for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Topics: Terminology, Industrial Monitors/ HMI

What is a Class I, Div. 1 Industrial Display?

Posted by Kristen Barbour on Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Industrial Displays for Hazardous Areas

What is a Class I, Div. 1 industrial display?  It’s a common question asked to our technical support experts. Another variation: What choices do I have for HMI visualization and machine control in a Division 1 area? One key element in answering this question correctly is to know if this is just a monitor or if there's a need for PC computing power.

There a few simple ways to get the desired monitor or HMI interface into the hazardous area. The most cost-effective solution is a small purged enclosure and a hazardous-rated LCD monitor. If a touchscreen is required, then it would also require an intrinsically safe touchscreen.

To explain in a bit more detail, a Class I, Div. 1 industrial display is defined as a visualization solution intended for use in hazardous "classified" locations. Class I, Div. 1 industrial displays can be used for monitoring processes in hazardous locations. This could be just a monitor with a DVI or VGA connection to a PC or server in a safe area, or a stand-alone panel PC or Ethernet monitor operating in the hazardous location.

Since a Division 1 location contains ignition-capable levels of gas-air mixtures on a regular basis, an industrial display intended for these areas must be protected by a suitable protection method.

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Topics: Purge/ Pressurization Systems, Industrial Monitors/ HMI, Hazardous Area Enclosures/ Equipment

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