Touchscreen suits solar, oil and gas, mobile applications

IDEC Corp. announces a 5.7-in. HG2G touchscreen with 12 V dc power. These OI touchscreens are a suitable solution for applications limited to battery power or using low-voltage solar energy. This includes road sign controls or tracking systems where an OI touchscreen is used to monitor and control. The HG2G is also suitable for remote water pumping stations and injection systems. The lower voltage even makes it safe for use in the gas and oil industry. In addition, mobile applications such as utility trucks can use the OI touchscreen for engine management or controlling lights, heat, air, and accessories.

With a vivid screen and competitive pricing, the HG2G offer more functionality for less cost. A super-bright LCD screen provides crisp images and superior visibility making the touchscreens easy to read, even in intense light or at an angle. Behind the screen, panel depth is only 36 mm, making the HG2G a good choice for limited spaces. The touchscreen is available as a monochrome (500 cd/m2) or 256-color (350 cd/m2) display. An optional built-in Ethernet port (10/100 BaseT) allows remote communications with PLCs by using a supported network driver in 1:1 or 1:N communications. Supported drivers include IDEC (using the web server module), Allen Bradley Ethernet/IP, and Modbus TCP/IP. Uploading, downloading, and monitoring projects and data over the Ethernet means you save time and money by working remotely.

HG2G is RS232/RS485/RS422 compatible and supports IDEC PLCs, as well as all major PLC manufacturers. HG2G is programmed using IDEC WindO/I-NV2 software, which is intuitive using drag-and-drop functionality. All HG2G models are CE-marked, c-UL-us listed, NEMA 13 rated, and have IP65 protection. A free 30-day demo is available.

For more information, contact IDEC Corp., 1175 Elko Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089. Phone: (800) 262-4332.

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