Mitsubishi Electric introduces a new operator interface. The open-frame, back mounting design enables machine builders to reinforce their own brand identity and provides a flush finish to the machine panel for a smarter and more stylish aesthetic. Further, with the addition of an adhesive film that overlaps onto the machine panel, the new Open Frame GOT2000 models offer IP67 protection at the front, meeting the needs of hygiene sensitive applications, for example in the food and pharmaceutical sectors.
The flush front surface looks like an integral part of the control panel, which enables machine builders to reinforce their own brand and corporate identities and gives a premium feel to the machine. With the addition of the environmental protection film with its stainless look, the touch panel blends perfectly into the machinery, and fits the needs of hygienic production equipment for the pharmaceutical and food industries, aiding machine builders as they look for competitive advantages. Further there are no nooks and crannies for dirt to hide, and the screen can be wiped with a damp cloth and washed with water.
The design of the Open Frame GOT2000 ensures easy and flexible installation into the panel cut-out, with simple adjustment to different panel thicknesses of between 1.5mm and 4mm. Valuable features for applications within the food and pyharmaceutical industries include data logging from PLCs and other devices, with the presentation of data in lists or graphical form for simple analysis. Further, with built-in web server functionality, the Open Frame GOT2000 can be accessed remotely from a standard web browser on a PC, or its status monitored using the GOT Mobile function on a smartphone or tablet. Security has also been considered, with the GOT2000 offering operator authentication and operation log functions, enabling users to see who was operating the machine, when, how and for what purpose.