MTL offers GeCma HMI system with 22” widescreen display
06 July 2012
GeCma components GmbH, the HMI division of MTL Instruments, is pleased to announce the availability of a 22” wide screen option for its market leading Challenger range of remote HMI data terminals. GeCma is the recognized market leader for visualisation systems in hazardous areas as can be seen from its installed base of over 15,000 units worldwide.
Based upon the range of HMI’s of the same name, this unit offers the same advantages which make the Challenger range the market leader it is today. Features include IS (Intrinsically Safe) data transmission between the safe area and the hazardous area, and IS construction of the components based within the hazardous area, which allow the user to maintain, move and modify the unit with the process running. This negates the need for a costly shutdown of the production line when the need arises to disconnect the HMI.
Customers can also count on GeCma’s usual high standard of construction and durable finish, and the IP66 rating allows GeCma HMIs to function in hazardous areas after more than 10 years of use. The new display provides the user with a true 22“ colour display running at a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The display will also be available with a resistive touch screen option, making it ideal for environments where protective clothing and gloves are a necessity.
GeCma will also be offering the Challenger 22i as an upgrade package, which will allow current GeCma users to upgrade their existing screen and housing while keeping their existing supporting infrastructure in place, offering a cost effective route to widescreen visualisation. The upgrade kit is also targeted at users who are migrating to a new Process Control System that requires a higher resolution and demands a bigger (wide) screen to display more information without the need to replace their existing visualisation solution in the field.
The new display is backwardly compatible with other models in the range, there being only the need to replace the display and housing in order to upgrade to the new screen. This operation is completely plug and play with no re-termination of cabling required and does not affect the certification of the system.
GeCma also offers a wide variety of special, customised housings tailored to applications in hazardous areas where space is limited or various control elements must be integrated into the visualization solution, thus requiring a completely customer-led bespoke solution.
MTL Instruments is a business unit of Cooper Crouse-Hinds, a world leader in the development and supply of electronic instrumentation and protection equipment for the process control and telecommunications industries. Many of the world's most critical processes are monitored, controlled or protected by MTL equipment and the Group is distinguished by the quality and reliability of its products, its global network of sales-and-support centres and its acknowledged position as a thought-leader in this high technology marketplace. With 20 dedicated sales centres in 13 countries and a further 131 MTL representatives in 69 countries, MTL's expertise in Intrinsic Safety, Industrial Networks, Surge Protection and Operator Displays/HMI is unsurpassed.
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