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Small operator panel with large visualization screen

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has developed a new operator panel in Widescreen format. The Simatic HMI TP 177B 4“ has a fully graphical 4.3 inch touchscreen and four tactile function buttons.

The new product from the 170 family of panels is notable for its compact format and a visualization screen that is one third larger than that of comparable devices on the market. The LED backlighting of the display can be dimmed to 20 % of its normal brightness and can be switched off completely by means of the integrated screensaver.

The Simatic HMI TP 177B 4“ also features interfaces for Profibus DP and Profinet IO, as well as terminals for connecting mobile data carriers such as USB sticks, SD cards or MMC cards. The operator can use these to create a backup of configurations, programs or recipe data, for example. The new panel is configured with the aid of the "Simatic WinCC flexible 2008" engineering software.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation and building technologies. With integrated hardware and software technologies as well as comprehensive Industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity and efficiency of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram. With around 209,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal 2007 total sales of approximately EUR40 billion (pro forma, unconsolidated).

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry Automation
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