Taking Control: Graphic Operation Terminal Improves Functionality of Industrial Automation Devices

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has introduced the GOT2000 Series, a human machine interface (HMI) that monitors and controls machine components with a graphical touchscreen. This unique technology allows operators to interact with the HMI similarly to a tablet or smartphone with intuitive gestures and multi-touch actions.

Mitsubishi Got2000 Hmi


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itsubishi Electric Automation has introduced the GOT2000 Series, a human machine interface (HMI) that monitors and controls machine components with a graphical touchscreen. This unique technology allows operators to interact with the HMI similarly to a tablet or smartphone with intuitive gestures and multi-touch actions.

The GOT2000 acts as a seamless gateway to industrial automation devices, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo drives and robots, and temperature controllers. The display is designed to optimize operator control and monitoring of device and line status.

Mitsubishi Got2000 Hmi
The GOT2000 acts as a seamless gateway to industrial automation devices, including programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, servo drives and robots, and temperature controllers.

With their enhanced functionality, these new HMIs extend capabilities beyond monitoring and visualization, providing additional features that will help to reduce downtime, enable fast recovery from simple errors, increase availability, and boost production efficiency. More than simply displaying data, these enhanced HMIs deliver genuine perspective on the automation process and provide a platform to solve the typical production problems that drive down overall equipment efficiency (OEE).

Mitsubishi Electric's GOT2000 Series can also integrate wireless LAN communications, allowing for flexible system designs. Other features include expansion slots for optional communication and dual processors. Particularly useful to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) is a flexible SD card drive that provides storage, as well as an interface to quickly load program, OS and PLC-backup files.

Additionally, remote access to the HMI and connected equipment allows for easy maintenance and training. End users can also take advantage of GOT2000's functionality to provide user access and logging information, as well as storage of work instructions from standard Adobe®, Word® and PowerPoint® documents, and video recording and playback.

The graphic operation terminal provides options for virtually all types of industrial automation applications. A comprehensive line-up of products provides screen sizes from 8.4" up to 15" (to be expanded to include from 3.7" up to 19" in the future). Large screens provide excellent performance for automotive and other large facilities; the white-frame models offer an easy-to-clean flat surface for food and beverage applications; and smaller screen sizes provide flexible options for any size machine.

Accordingly, the GOT2000 Series comes in two basic ranges: the GT27 for high-end applications that demand the highest levels of performance and functionality; and the GT23 for cost-
sensitive applications that can now benefit from new benchmark performance standards. In addition, a software HMI version, the GT SoftGOT2000, realizes all of the GOT2000 features on a PC or panel computer. IWW

For more information, visit www.meau.com.

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