Widescreen HMI Touch Panels offer Profinet/Profibus interfaces.

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Available in 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 19, and 22 in. sizes, Simatic HMI Comfort Panels are suited for local machine operator control and monitoring. Devices from 15-22 in. have third Profinet interface for integration into additional network. Offering readability at angles up to 170°, panels feature integrated diagnostic functions; non-volatile, maintenance-free message buffer; and LED background lighting that can be dimmed up to 100% either manually or via Profienergy communication.



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Widescreen HMI Devices Up to 22 Inches Combine Robustness with Prize-Winning Design



The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simatic HMI Comfort Panels for local machine operator control and monitoring to include devices with 15, 19 and 22 inch color displays. The panels are operated by means of touch screens. There is also a version with key operation for the 15-inch format. The new 15 to 22-inch devices have a third Profinet interface for integration into an additional network. The product portfolio of widescreen format Comfort Panels now includes devices with display diagonals of 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 19 and 22 inches. The products combine industrial robustness with modern design and the range of devices has won the "iF product design award 2012".

The most striking features of the Simatic HMI Comfort Panels are the long-life display, freely configurable display area, high resolution, and readability at angles of up to 170 degrees from all directions. The LED background lighting can be dimmed by up to 100 percent either manually or via standardized Profienergy communication. This reduces energy consumption, extends service life and allows brightness to be adjusted to match application requirements. The touch devices can also be installed vertically for applications in restricted spaces.

All Simatic HMI Comfort Panels have interfaces for Profinet and Profibus networks, as well as for the connection to a USB periphery. They are simply connected to existing network structures by an integrated Profinet switch. Commissioning is also quick and easy. All the Ethernet settings made during configuration are automatically accepted. This substantially shortens project download time during commissioning. Further equipment features include integrated diagnostic functions, archives, scripts, and a non-volatile, maintenance-free message buffer. Recipes and archives are stored on plug-in Simatic HMI memory cards. This ensures the security of process-relevant data in the event of a power failure. The service concept offers a high level of availability. Panel data can be transferred to a replacement device by simply replugging the system card. This series of panels is configured using the Simatic WinCC V11 engineering software of the Totally Integrated Automation portal.

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The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simatic HMI Comfort Panels for local machine operator control and monitoring to include devices with 15, 19 and 22 inch color displays. The panels are operated by means of touch screens. There is also a version with key operation for the 15-inch format. The new 15 to 22-inch devices have a third Profinet interface for integration into an additional network. The product portfolio of widescreen format Comfort Panels now includes devices with display diagonals of 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 19 and 22 inches. The products combine industrial robustness with modern design and the range of devices has won the "iF product design award 2012".

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/industry
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers - from product design to production and services - with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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