Six-inch color operator interface panels
AutomationDirect's line of C-more operator interfaces now includes two new 6" TFT color panels with LED backlights.
AutomationDirect's line of C-more operator interfaces now includes two new 6" TFT color panels with LED backlights. The base model EA7-T6CL-R panel is a 320x240 resolution QVGA display which supports up to 65,536 colors. The analog resistive touch screen supports unlimited touch areas, two USB ports, serial PLC interface (RS-232/422/485), and 10MB project memory.
The panel is equipped with an LED backlight with a 50,000 hour half-life. Additional capabilities on the unit include an Ethernet 10/100 base-T communication port, remote Internet access, and data logging. Both panels are NEMA 4/4X, IP65 compliant when mounted correctly for indoor use, and are backed by a two-year warranty.
- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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