The First Step: Selecting Brand of HMI Touch Panel
It is good to choose a brand according to the needing of the customers or the market. But it is not for selecting a brand to decide, or more about to focus on its performance parameters, and to be used the functions achieved. Actually there is an attractive story behind the famous brand. So to choose a brand, try to achieve high practicality, to avoide waste one's talent on a petty job. For example, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Proface, Panasonic brand...etc with a good performance, but before decision to select them, should consider, how many performance of HMI panel will be used for the project? Whether the cost paid matches the performance used on the project?
Less performance used to match a very high cost, so will it worth? And where is your market point? Maybe more consider another China brand with a very perfect performance too, such as Mochuan brand. Welcome contact us to discuss more.
Selecting HMI screen hardware parameters, mainly look at the CPU running speed and the capacity of the memory. According to the project involves the amount of data exchange animation, the size of the pictures to choose the CPU and memory. When processing more data and picture format is large, needing to choose a fast running speed, memory slightly large HMI. For example, Mochuan 15.6Inch MC-H156E, 7Inch MC-H070CWE, MC-H070CW with 1GHz CortexTM-A7 in CPU. And 10.1Inch MC-H100C, MC-H100CWE with 1GHz cortexTM-A7 and 4GB Flash memory. In addition, also needing to consider the functional requirements needed in the project, such as, how to achieve the multi-level tital pop-up, whether the screen display meets the customer's need...etc.
Preference is given to the HMI Panel itself with lower computer drive touch screen. Firstly, this is will be more convenient and simple in the definition of the subsequent project address and conversion, becuase if you choose Modbus compatible devices, it is necessary to convert the HMI touch screen monitoring address according to the rules of the definition of different lower computer(PLC) manufacturer, which not only greatly increase the workload of engineers and also easy to covert the wrong. Secondly, needing to draw up in advance, a communication program for the entire project. Do it need the ethernet to communicate with the upper computer, or need two rs485 to be maste or slave station communication, or through one rs485 and one rs232 communication to achieve.
The reason is rs232 is suitable for communication between local devices, and its transmission distance is generally not more than 15m, and rs232 only allows one-ton-one communication. But rs485 transmission distance is from tens of meters up to 2Km, and rs485 interface allows up to 255 slave station to be connected. These are required to be designed by our engineers, with whom to communicate, how many devices to communicate, how to achieve the final function, whether to take into consider the interference problems of the field environment etc. All of the above are considered.
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