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HMI with CODESYS 3 PLC and Visualisation


Turck has announced a new HMI series: the TX500 HMI PLCs. The HMIs are suitable for use in small- to medium-size machines whose processes have to be controlled, displayed and operated locally. Each TX500 is equipped with a Profinet master and EtherNet/IP scanner, as well as a Modbus TCP and Mod­bus RTU master. The HMIs can also be run as field devices for both Modbus protocols.

CODESYS 3 allows the lean and simple programming of the PLC and visualisation functions. The latest processor technology of the units enables the smooth handling of computing intensive processes such as moving image visualisations. The high resolution TFT display with 64,000 colours also supports high performance display of graphics and animations. The front panel of the TX500 series is protected to IP66.

Two RJ45 Ethernet ports, a serial interface for RS232 or RS485 as well as two USB ports are provided on the terminal side. An additional SD card slot makes it possible to expand the 128MB internal data memory. The company is offering the series in three variants with different display sizes and resolutions: two 16:9 displays with 7” or 13” diagonals and one 10” device in 4:3 format. The two smaller displays offer 800 x 400 pixels, while the larger display comes with 1280 x 800 pixels.

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