Machine builders in any industrial application can now use Emerson’s PACSystems RXi HMI, a next-generation machine-visualization solution designed to help set their systems apart for customers, notes its maker, which claims that the new system helps users overcome the limitations of lower budgets, fewer people and higher productivity demands.
This human-machine interface (HMI) addresses the needs of today’s industrial workforce with easy-to-use, smartphone-like graphical displays without sacrificing rugged, industrial performance, says Emerson, noting that, unlike traditional resistive displays, PACSystems RXi HMI is designed with projective capacitive-touchscreen technology that allows users to interact with the visual display with 10-point multitouch capabilities like swipe, pinch or zoom to move to the next screen or expand a chart, enabling operation by a wide range of personnel with varying levels of training and experience.
PACSystems RXi HMI comes pre-loaded and pre-licensed with the advanced Movicon WebHMI software, so the device is ready to operate out of the box, saving customer time. PACSystems RXi HMI is HTML5-ready, which allows users to collaborate from anywhere, so that the operations, management and maintenance teams can all view the same screen at the same time, no matter the distance. This immediate sharing of information and access to expertise reduces maintenance costs and improves productivity, its makers notes.
The PACSystems RXi HMI, with Movicon WebHMI at its core, is IIoT-ready for data analysis, troubleshooting and diagnostics, placing the operational insights customers need at their fingertips. A data-trending tool provides a clear snapshot of productivity and quality. The SQLite database tool and PAC analyzer help users troubleshoot problems and minimize downtime. In addition, it provides extensive protocol support with OPC UA for better data contextualization and MQTT for easy cloud connectivity, so the solution goes far beyond visualization.
“Machine builders and OEMs are no longer ‘one and done’ suppliers to their customers. Today, they become long-term collaborators by developing new and better ways to solve customer problems,” said Jeff Householder, president of Emerson’s machine-automation-solutions business. “The new PACSystems RXi HMI is an easy, cost-effective way to add significant customer value to a system by enabling new levels of ease of use, increasing productivity, speeding communications, improving analytics and business intelligence capabilities, and easing the move into IIoT. In every way, the RXi HMI is built for real industrial environments as well as the next-generation of industrial workers.”