by Michael Riehn
What is a PC HMI Control system and how does it compare to a Panelview HMI?
Panelview HMI with Productivity Package and job storage
This system includes a touchscreen operator interface with job storage and recipe handling. All cycle parameters are programmed and saved for recall, significantly reducing operator set up time. Additional features are available, see below. System is programmed for application specific requirements to suit user needs.
Common adjustable features include:
Other Features may include but are not limited to adjustable:
PC HMI with Productivity Package and job storage
A PC based system includes all of the features of the Panelview with the following additional attributes:
Additional options may include:
by Michael Riehn
featuring Dan Michki, Controls Engineer
Check out the latest installment of the How to Series videos by Beckwood Press Company. See the basic functionality of the LabVIEW HMI control system, A PC Based Control System for Hydraulic Press Control.
For presses featuring light curtain safety guards, it is important that a stop-time analysis be performed in order to determine the appropriate distance the light curtains are placed relative to the press opening.
In order to determine this distance, Stopping & Speed Analyzers can be used. These devices take into consideration standard body speeds which have been researched and recorded. Trained safety operators then utilize the stop-time analysis results, coupled with the known ram speed information for the particular press in order to establish the safe mounting distance which the curtain must be placed to allow for moving operator limbs, etc.
Requesting that this procedure be performed by your hydraulic press manufacturer or safety specialists will ensure your investment in safety guarding is fully employed.