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Mitsubishi Electric has added two new entry-level models to its GOT1000 series of HMI control terminals.

The two touchscreen control units with 5.7in displays round off the upper end of the GT10 product family, which is designed for standard industrial and building services automation tasks.

The compact control units deliver powerful visualisation functions for these applications.

Users with more demanding control terminal and visualisation needs can choose models from the GT11 and GT15 families, which are available with diagonal screen widths of up to 15in.

The two GT1050 and GT1055 graphical control units are available with 5.7in monochrome or colour displays.

This size has now become established as the standard for local human-machine interfaces (HMI) in small and medium-sized control units.

With a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels the STN (Super Twisted Nematic) touchscreen displays are bright, crisp and legible.

They support 16 blue shades or 256 colours and provide a clear representation of machine and system operations.

Three megabytes of project memory provides ample capacity, even for larger projects.

The standard configuration includes a USB programming port and two serial ports (RS-232 and RS-422) with transfer rates of up to 115kbaud for fast communication with connected devices.

Drivers are available for Mitsubishi’s compact and modular programmable logic controllers of the FX and System Q series, the Alpha micro-controller series, the FR series of frequency inverter drives and also common controllers from other manufacturers.

One of the big strengths of all Mitsubishi Electric’s HMI control terminals is their compatibility with the company’s other products.

For example, in Transparent mode a user can load PLC and frequency inverter drive programs via a programming cable connected to the control units’ USB port.

A PLC device monitor and a program editor for the graphical Ladder Diagram programming language are also integrated in the new models for use with Mitsubishi’s FX controllers.

Like its predecessors, the latest version of the GT Designer2 control unit software is a user-friendly and intuitive programming tool.

A library of ready-to-use graphical objects, including switches, lamps, keypads, valves, pumps and standard ISO symbols and a large selection of fonts make it easy to create clear user interface screens so that you can get the control units up and running fast.

A plug-in memory card specially developed for series production of machines is available for storing, transferring and restoring projects quickly and easily.

As successors of the F940GOT control units the models offer faster communications, more memory and better screen displays.

Identical dimensions and the same standard software that is used for all GOT (Graphical Operator Terminal) series make it easy to update existing applications.

The universal GT10 family control units are designed for local operation and monitoring of machines and smaller systems, and despite their entry-level class they are extremely capable devices with a full set of features, including things such as setpoint value entry, alarm displays, recipe handling, password protection and support for multi-language user interfaces.

They also support the current Unicode standard that enables them to display complex character sets and fonts correctly.

The language of the user interface can be changed at the touch of a button for international deployment.

Their robust front panels allow installation directly at the machine, with an IP67f ingress protection rating making them safe for use in environments where they can be exposed to dust, water sprays and aggressive coolants and lubricants.

The GT10 family, which also includes smaller models with 3.7in and 4.5in displays, is particularly well suited for mechanical engineering firms that export large numbers of small and medium-sized machines.

Typical applications for these compact control terminals include machines for the printing, textiles, packaging and food industries, material handling, cutting and special-purpose machines and also heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

In addition to industrial applications they are also well suited for use in office buildings and other public facilities like hospitals, airports and museums.

The GOT1000 series also has a range of models for more demanding operation and visualisation tasks: the GT11 and GT15 families include standard units for serial communications with 5.7in displays and in the top range there are also units with up to 15in displays and an optional MES (Manufacturing Execution System) function.

The GOT1000 series is part of Mitsubishi Electric’s Vision 1000 process visualisation concept, which encompasses three different series with more than 60 individual models.

They range from simple key-operated control units to touchscreen devices and powerful industrial PCs, providing an excellent selection of flexible operation and visualisation tools for a huge range of industrial applications.

The other two components of the Vision 1000 concept are the E1000 and IPC1000 series.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems

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