In the past, operator input to a machine wasonly rarely possible without permanent wired operator controls.
Whether you were dealing with emergency stop, pushbuttons, switches, indicator lights, or key-operated switches: All these controls had to be planned, ordered, installed, wired, labelled and maintained.
Their time-consuming and often error-prone individual installation constituted a significant cost item in control cabinet construction.
Siemens proves that it can be done more efficiently and cost effectively – with SIMATIC HMI Key Panels.
The SIMATIC HMI Key Panels impress users by offering maximum flexibility in the most restricted space – and at an extremely favourable price. They also offer an abundance of other benefits …
Significantly simpler …
With the SIMATIC HMI Key Panels, many basic functions can be combined to optimise costs, and the configuring and installation overhead can be reduced to a minimum.
Compared to conventional installation, they use of a pre-assembled, ready-to-install key panel reduces the wiring overhead to a minimum.
Cutting out the openings, installing the keys, laying and attached the cables, and engraving and fitting the labels – all these work steps mean that the installation and wiring of individual long-stroke keys and switches can be extremely time consuming, and highly error-prone.
All that is now in the past thanks to the SIMATIC HMI Key Panels. Time savings of up to 80% are now possible.
More cost-effective …
You also profit from significant savings in material costs. Integration into a key panel pays off, even from just three keys. Keys that are not required initially can be activated later at any time by configuration.
The illuminated pushbuttons can be labelled individually and all have dimmable LED backlighting. In addition, process-controlled display of five colours (red, green, blue, white and yellow) is possible.
The Key Panels can be installed next to each other without gaps, due to the integrated Ethernet switch the units can be part of a line topology and even the 24V DC can easily be looped through.
For more information about the different variety of SIMATIC HMI Key Panels on offer, or any other Siemens products, please call today on 01244 288138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.