Remote Access Panels provide operator interface.

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Models FED-90 and FED-50 simplify on-line machine operations. They include monochrome LCD graphical display with LED backlighting, selectable modes of operation, and tactile keyboard. Units are programmed using FED Designer software, which contains all information needed to display page images and controller data values in formats selected. Both panels offer 512 KB user memory, 256 user defined characters, 8 level password protection, and 1024 alarms.



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New Remote Access Panels Offer Many New Features



Festo Corporation, a global leader in automation solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of our latest series of Remote Access Panels, Type FED (Front End Displays) offering a compact operator interface which simplifies access and provides
diagnostic capability during machine startup and operation. These fully functional flexible units can also provide an intelligent solution for interacting with Festo IPC FEC Compact and Standard Controllers, IPC PS1 Professional Industrial PCs and Festo Smart Pneumatic Valve/Sensor Manifolds.

Festo Corporation's new generation of remote access panels, offers many advantages for automation systems and are available in two convenient models, FED-90 and FED-50, which are easily integrated to provide a powerful, flexible and user-friendly operator interface to control your system.

These remote access panels offer a compact design with many built-in features geared toward simplifying and improving on-line machine operations. Standard features for both models include a high visibility monochrome LCD graphical display with LED backlighting, selectable modes of operation (configuration/operation), tactile keyboard, rugged construction for use in tough industrial environments and easy programming with the FED Designer software.

The FED Designer software offers a user-friendly, Windows(TM) interface. One or more display pages can be created that outline and control your applications. Using the multiple page capability of each panel, any application can be broken down into as many pages as required (depending on the target system memory). The FED Designer *.dpr file format contains all the information needed to display your page images and controller data values in the formats you selected, while creating your project file. The panel hardware handles all of the underlying communications necessary to transfer data to and from the controller. Completed projects can be uploaded from the panel
directly.

FED-90 Features:
o 4-line x 20 character display
o 12 function keys
o 23 system keys (including 10-key pad)
o 512 KB of user memory
o Variable character height, scalable fonts
o 256 user defined characters, downloadable
o 8 level password protection
o 1024 alarms
o 16 KB recipe memory
o 256 event list
o Real-time clock with battery backup
o Serial interface (PC/Printer port) and a separate PLC port
o Optional Fieldbus connection (Ethernet) via plug-in auxiliary module
o Dimensions: 6.89" height x 5.53"width x 2.83" top [176 mm x 141 mm x 65 mm]
o Operates on 18-30 VDC
o Protection class IP65
o Compliant with CE requirements

FED-50 Features:
o 4-line x 20 character display
o 4 function keys
o 7 system keys
o 512 KB of user memory
o Variable character height, scalable fonts
o 256 user defined characters, downloadable
o 8 level password protection
o 1024 alarms
o 16 KB recipe memory
o 256 event list
o Real-time clock with battery backup
o Serial interface (PLC/PC interface)
o Optional Fieldbus connection (Ethernet) via plug-in auxiliary module
o Dimensions: 4.29" height x 5.86"width x 2.83" top [109 mm x 149 mm x 65 mm]
o Operates on 18-30 VDC
o Protection class IP65
o Compliant with CE requirements

Festo Your Partner for Industrial Automation
As a privately held, financially strong company in business for over 75 years, Festo has the resources and application experience necessary to work with you as a long term partner to provide cost-effective automation solutions for industrial applications.

Festo offers state-of-art automation technology that offers the speed, accuracy and reliability required in today's manufacturing environments. As an ISO 9001 certified company Festo's Corporate Mission is to enhance the business success of our customers by providing innovative products and services, including: Complete, custom engineered control and handling systems. For more information on our products and services please visit the "What's New" section of our website or contact a local Festo Sales Office by calling 1-800-99-Festo.

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