New 4.3 inch HMIs with portrait/landscape mode

Machine builders and OEMs looking for compact HMI control panels to replace analog hardware controls have an option with small, high-resolution, widescreen graphic hardware from Maple Systems.


Maple Systems 4.3 inch HMI
Machine builders and OEMs looking for compact HMI control panels to replace analog hardware controls have an option with small, high-resolution, widescreen graphic hardware from Maple Systems. With a capacity for multiple screens, pop-ups, alarms, trend graphs, animations, recipes, and more, this HMI can be configured to command equipment like a packaging or labeling machine, replace expensive analog lights, gauges and switches, or be configured to operate as a sophisticated control panel for a unique OEM task.

The HMI5043N 4.3 inch touchscreen graphic operator interface terminal (OIT) has features and capabilities often found in larger HMIs costing more (list price is $350). Its 5-in. x 4-in. x 1.5-in. size allows panel mounting almost anywhere either horizontally or vertically, because of its portrait-landscape mode.

The unit has a 400 MHz processor, 128 MB of memory, a high-contrast backlit LED, a client USB port, and a serial port. If features a 65,000 color high-contrast widescreen TFT display with resolution of 480 x 272 pixels. Its widescreen display reportedly is 30% wider than a traditional standard screen configuration.

- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk

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