Interface card extends HMI’s capabilities
Adding expansion card helps Red Lion HMI platform interface with Siemens devices.
Red Lion Controls, Inc. has announced a new expansion card to increase the communications capabilities of the company’s advanced family of G3 operator interfaces. The G3MPI option card allows G3 HMIs to communicate with Siemens devices that support the MPI protocol, without requiring the use of a converter cable. The card is simply added to the G3 HMI’s expansion slot during installation.
Red Lion says its G3 operator interface panels—ranging from versatile advanced models to value-based panels for less demanding applications—provide an intuitive interface for connected devices. With their high counts of communication ports, G3 operator interface panels allow users to monitor, control, or acquire data from thirteen or more devices simultaneously. Featuring integrated Ethernet and a built-in Web server and gateway, these operator interface panels facilitate remote monitoring, operation, and diagnostics.
“All G3 Series HMIs offer advanced protocol conversion and data management,” said Jesse Benefiel, Red Lion product manager. “With the release of this new card, users can quickly add MPI connectivity to any G3, connecting directly to MPI networks. The G3’s powerful protocol conversion facility, combined with the standard offering of three serial ports and a multiple-protocol Ethernet port, allows users to now realize complete system integration.”
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