HMI with integrated logic
The XV series by Eaton is an HMI that incorporates PLC functionality and is designed to enable remote intelligence for smaller and smarter machines.
Eaton's XV Series human machine interface (HMI) incorporates programmable logic controller (PLC) functionality and integrates directly with the Eaton SmartWire-DT system. Designed for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the XV Series HMI-PLCs combines control, visualization and data management tasks in a single device, while the SmartWire-DT system replaces traditional control wiring to components with a single cable – enabling simplified and less error-prone connectivity.
The XV Series HMI-PLC with SmartWire-DT connectivity is designed to enable remote intelligence, eliminate an entire device level and make complex wiring unnecessary for smaller and smarter machines. Designed to handle demanding PLC applications, the XV Series HMI-PLC removes the physical PLC, incorporates logic into the operator interface, and provides a single software package for control and visualization. With a 400M-hertz (Hz) reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processor and custom-developed software drivers, the XV Series HMI-PLC handles demanding control requirements for machine applications.
The XV Series HMI-PLC supports the trend toward interoperability that allows machine and system builders to leverage programming environments across a range of systems. By using the open Controller Development Software (CoDeSys) standard, OEMs can develop and program the control and visualization of machine applications using a single programming package that enables faster and simpler integration.
The XV Series HMI-PLC has an optional integrated SmartWire-DT master, which eliminates the need for a gateway and SmartWire-DT devices can connect directly into the back of the panels ranging in size from 3.5 to 10.4 inches. Additional communication options include RS-485, CANopen, and Profibus DP.
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