Rockwell Automation's New Scalable Graphic Terminals Help To Increase Productivity in Smaller Applications

By Craig Resnick

Company and Product News

Rockwell Automation released its new Allen-Bradley PanelView 5310 family of graphic terminals, designed to help machine and equipment builders achieve the same tight level of integration between the HMI and controller on smaller applications as they do for large applications.

The PanelView 5310 graphic terminals are designed to achieve the same usability and integration with Logix 5000 controllers as the PanelView 5500 terminals. But the new terminals are specifically designed for applications of up to 50 HMI screens. The terminals are available in 7-inch, 9-inch and 12-inch display sizes. A 6-inch display option will be available later in 2018.

Engineers can use the PanelView 5310 family of graphic terminals to scale a tightly integrated automation system down to smaller applications, thus helping to make design, operations, and maintenance tasks more efficient.

Companies can leverage this tight level of integration to create, for example, high-speed jog buttons in place of hardwired buttons. These auto-diagnosing buttons can interact with the controller at I/O speeds to help reduce downtime and improve productivity.

Features of PanelView 5310 Graphic Terminals

Other features of the PanelView 5310 graphic terminals include:

  • Use of the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 design environment, which allows users to create reusable faceplates, screens and custom graphics to help reduce development time. These objects integrate with Logix add-on instructions and different user-defined data types.
  • Emulation capabilities that allow users to test run projects in the development environment. This can help users to make changes without using the PanelView 5000 hardware or disrupting production.
  • VNC connectivity, which allows operators to remotely monitor operations via a smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Historical-trending and data-logging features also allow operators to troubleshoot issues directly on the panel.
  • Users can load projects onto the PanelView 5310 graphic terminals directly from removable media to more quickly recover information and make project updates without needing to use the Studio 5000 View Designer application.



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