VisuNet XT… HMIs have gone Xtreme
VisuNet XT Operator Workstation
Pepperl+Fuchs' VisuNet XT operator workstation is a globally certified HMI for oil & gas industries. The XT features a high-bright LED-backlit rugged LCD display. It’s hardened resistive touchscreen is optically bonded, delivering clear resolution under high ambient light conditions. The sunlight-readable workstations are available in 15 in. (38.1 cm) or 19 in. (48.3 cm) displays. At core of the XT is an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and SSD making this a powerful PC that’s adept enough to support dual and quad core software applications. The result is a robust, powerful, and highly reliable Type 4/4x operator workstation that can help maximize productivity in harsh oil exploration and extraction applications around the world, in temperatures ranging from -40 °C … 65 °C.
“Finally, one HMI design for one world!” says Product Marketing Manager, Kristen Barbour. “VisuNet XT features North American Class I Division 2, Class I Zone 2, ATEX, and IEC-Ex Zone 2 certifications from third party agencies, with additional certifications and approvals, including Marine approvals, underway, for a truly global solution from a leading global company. This is truly a collaborative customer-driven solution.”
With a polyester powder coated, lightweight, cast marine-grade aluminum housing, the IP66-rated VisuNet XT operator workstation brings new meaning to the concept of a rugged and mobile PC. The front panel features user-configurable function keys. Ergonomic touches such as brightness control down to zero illumination, monitor-off button, and a touchscreen-disable button enable the touchscreen to be cleaned without accidentally and unintentionally activating random control functions. Diagnostic LEDs keep the operator informed of touchscreen status, heater status, and monitor status. Users will also benefit from flexible networking options that include redundant LAN ports, a multi-mode fiber-optic LAN connection and wireless Ethernet.
These ruggedized HMI also feature passive liquid cooling for reliable fanless operation. The replaceable LCD panel, power supply, and solid state hard drive promote field maintainability. Mounting flexibility is realized through yoke mount, VESA mount, or panel mount options, as well as rear-mounted junction box options that simplify set-up and I/O connectivity.