HMIs and Industrial Touch Panels

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  • Human machine interfaces (HMIs) for programmable automation controller (PAC) hardware
  • Hardware compatible with NI LabVIEW for user interface and HMI development
  • Industrial certifications with NEMA 4/IP65

With NI industrial HMIs and displays, you can deploy feature-rich operator interfaces alongside a broad range of NI platforms. Flat panel touch screen monitors provide a rugged method of interacting with systems that offer native display support including PXI embedded controllers, NI CompactRIO systems (WES7-based cRIO-908x), and NI vision systems. Touch panel computers (TPCs) install next to your embedded system via an Ethernet connection and deliver a fully featured computer system with a touch screen interface. These systems incorporate a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Processor with 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM and run the Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) OS for added reliability and customization.

You can target and program NI TPCs in LabVIEW to take advantage of a consistent programming experience for HMIs and embedded systems, including CompactRIO and PXI embedded controllers running a real-time OS. You also can use these HMIs in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems along with the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module, which provides connectivity to NI hardware and third-party hardware through OPC, Modbus TCP/IP, and gateways for industrial communication protocols. And because they work with NI-DAQmx measurement services software, TPCs can drive NI USB DAQ systems.