New widescreen HMI

Jon Lawson

Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its GOT2000 series of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) with two new widescreen versions. The ability to display additional visual information gives users of the new GT21 and GT25 widescreen HMIs the opportunity to enhance machine operability and the potential to increase productivity. Other valuable features include two separate ethernet ports and a built-in sound output interface that can be used for spoken alerts or information.

Mitsubishi Electric’s European Product Manager for the GOT range, André Hartkopf said: “Humans like looking at things in widescreen, the extra area is readily usable, and the ability to display much more visual information on the screen along with audio is a key enabler to drive up productivity.”
The GT21 is a 7” widescreen Graphic Operation Terminal (GOT) offering WVGA resolution and featuring on-board ethernet, CC-Link IE Field Basic, RS-232 and RS-422/485 connectivity options. The GT25 is available in both 7” WVGA and 10” WXGA and adds a second Ethernet port for increased flexibility, as well as supporting wireless LAN connectivity.

The second ethernet port on the GT25 model enables users to physically separate the connections to the information system network and the control system network. The ability to set different IP addresses for each network helps to promote increased security and safety, and increases network flexibility.

The GT25 also offers a sound output interface, with built-in speaker and amplifier. This enables the HMI not only to emit audible alarm or alert sounds, but also to play spoken alert messages or operator instructions. Reinforcing the information displayed on the screen, spoken operator instructions can be a key aid in boosting productivity.