Rockwell Automation has launched a new line of open architecture industrial computers and thin clients.
The Allen-Bradley VersaView 5000 portfolio responds to the struggle some manufacturers have with unreliable human machine interface (HMI) applications that use obsolete operating systems.
VersaView 5000 industrial computers, thin clients, and monitors enable manufacturers to modernise their standalone or distributed HMI applications to support smart manufacturing.
An open architecture design gives manufacturers greater freedom to install the software that fits their needs.
The portfolio includes a full-HD screen size, which can display more information and replicate control room displays on the plant floor for more efficient data sharing.
The VersaView 5000 portfolio, part of the Rockwell Automation scalable compute offerings, includes five products:
VersaView 5400 display and nondisplay computers; VersaView 5200 display and nondisplay thin clients; and VersaView 5100 monitors. The display options include an edge-to-edge glass display, a new 22-inch widescreen option, full HD and 10-point multitouch capabilities to help improve operator productivity.
The VersaView 5200 thin clients, the first from Rockwell Automation, are designed to be the preferred thin client hardware for use with the company’s ThinManager software.
The software centrally manages content and visualisation for every aspect of modern industrial operations. It can help reduce downtime and maintenance by simplifying the management of all devices and users.
When used with the ThinManager software, the VersaView 5200 thin clients can start receiving information as soon as they are plugged in.