EC: Magelis STU Small Panel HMI
Hardware – HMI, operator interface, thin-client: The Magelis HMI STU 855 from Schneider Electric is a 5.7-in. screen that installs in seconds in the same hole that would typically hold one push-button or pilot light, and it is configured by Vijeo Designer software. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.
The Magelis HMI STU is now available in a 5.7-in. screen size. Similar to the Magelis HMI STU 655, the HMI STU 855 mounts easily in the same hole that would typically hold a single push-button or pilot light and is configured by Vijeo Designer software. Its comprehensive data tracking capabilities allow users to access and manage thousands of data points using improved alarms, graphs, recipes, and security. It can be remotely accessed via WebGate and may be connected to printers, bar code readers, a keyboard, a mouse, and USB drives. Other features include tool-free installation, ease-of-use, optimum visibility with 5.7-in. QVGA 65 K color TFT screen, modular design, and open communication features, such as standard RJ45 serial link and an embedded Ethernet connection.
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