The upgraded HMI touchscreen controls from IDEC Corp., HG2G-V5 (5.7-inch), HG3G-V8 (8.4-inch), HG3G-VA (10.4-inch) and HG4G-VC (12.1-inch) are direct replacements for previous models and fit into the exact same panel cutouts.
All HMI programming can be converted from existing to these new models, so no new programming is required. They all use TFT-LCD screens displaying a wide range of vivid colors, with the three larger-sized HMIs improving the resolution to 1024x768 pixels, while the 5.7-inch model remains at 640x480 pixels. Brightness ranges from 600 to 800 cd/m2, to deliver greater visibility even in high-glare locations such as direct sunlight. Best-in-class backlight life ratings are 100,000 hr minimum. They operate in temperatures from -20°C to 60°C. The HMIs carry IP66F, IP67F, Type 4X, 12, 13, Class I Division 2 hazardous location and UL 61010 ratings, assuring reliable operation in the toughest environments. They are also backed by a three-year warranty. The devices support industrial protocols such as Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU, as well as BACnet/IP, a widely used protocol in building automation and HVAC applications. Support is included for over 100 other serial and networking industrial protocols. Up to four protocols can be used simultaneously, letting these HMIs exchange data with many sources and systems. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) lets users configure the HMIs as FTP Clients or Servers for transferring programs and copying or moving files between local memory, an external memory device or a cloud-based file, database or data storage platform.