In machine- and plant construction it is important, that the control unit the visualisation panel and the I/O's match together.
The development effort for complex applications is enormous. Flexibility, interface definition and SW independence from HW is important to secure the investment cost.
Important factors for the right selection of components are:
  • Independence between control and visualisation SW from HW
  • Possibilities to connect to any fieldbus or realtime ethernet
  • Rugged construction with adapted operationg surface to the application