Rockwell Automation introduces its new Allen Bradley MobileView tethered operator interface. The mobile terminal gives plant and industrial personnel the freedom to take a machine’s human-machine interface (HMI) with them to make real-time adjustments to out-of-view applications. The MobileView tethered operator interface is suited for maintenance tasks, machine setup or calibration activities, and other HMI applications that require the operator to see the machine. A hardwired e-stop button and three-position enabling switch also supports applications that require local safety functionality.
The MobileView tethered operator interface complements the Allen-Bradley PanelView graphic terminals, giving users a range of fixed and mobile terminals for different applications. It also uses the FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME) HMI software from Rockwell Automation, allowing users to develop and re-use their software applications across the MobileView and PanelView platforms.
Three cable-length options, ranging from 16.4 feet to 49.2 feet, offer flexibility for different machines and production lines. The MobileView tethered operator interface also uses a 10-inch display with resistive touch screen, 2 GB internal SD card for application storage, and USB 2.0 port for high-speed data transfer. Software assignable functions are available as an option with either a hardwired momentary illuminated pushbutton or three-position key switch.