Advantech Automation Corp. (www.advantech.com/ea) is proud to announce the release of the WOP-2000 series for applications that involve the use of motion/thermal controllers, PLCs, sensors and inverters. The new series is bundled with a PM Designer 2.0 – a software development kit which creates application solutions for easy control of machines within the factory, labor-saving and improved efficiency of manufacturing. The WOP-2000 series provides a great price performance ratio for several markets, including HMI + communication gateways, conventional operator panels and HMI + low mini SCADA systems.
The easy-to-use PM Designer features high-end vector graphics, solution-oriented screen objects, Microsoft Windows(TM) fonts for multi-language applications, operation logging, data loggers, alarms and recipes. The integrated development tool also includes online/offline simulation and other utility programs like Data Transfer Helper (DTH); text editors and recipes editors. The series’ runtime, which is part of PM Designer, guarantees performance and reliability because of high communication data rates, sub-second screen switching, minimum system overhead and 24/7 operation.
The new series consists of up to 200MHz ARM9-based processors and 4 to 16MB flash memory. It can support several LCD sizes from 3.5 inches to 12.1 inches and is best suited for applications that involve the use of motion/thermal controllers, PLCs, inverters and sensors.
With a variety of communication interfaces such as RS-232/422/485 Ethernet and USB ports, the series can be easily connected to several equipments. Its monitors boast SVGA TFT LCDs with 800×600 resolution and 64K colors for clear displays in any factory setting. Moreover, the product includes 0 to 50° C operating temperatures and NEMA 4/IP65 protection to guarantee performance in hash environments.
The series is compatible with more than 250 of the most popular PLCs, such as Modicon Quantum™ series, Allen Bradley Micrologix series, Siemens AG Simatic S7 series, GE series 90™, Omron Corporation Sysmac C/CV/CS/CJ series, Yaskawa Corp. MP series and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. FX/Q series.