Industrial Data Products Ltd

Ethernet HMI


Ethernet HMI

Industrial Data Products is a leading UK manufacturer of Ethernet HMI applied technology hardware products delivering commercial, industrial and communication solutions for factory IT and automation applications.

We manufacture Ethernet HMI, keypad terminals, keyboards and interfaces for operator communications and data aquisition / control.

Connecting by Ethernet, Radio, RS485, RS422, or RS232 communications via network or point to point infrastructures.

Offering optional RFID, MagCard and Barcode readers and industrial and weatherproof housings.

Incorporating programmable keyboards with true-tactile switches.

Utilising digital print technology for user-configurable graphics to change colours, key legends and add logos.

Delivering better communications.
 

Ethernet Terminals


Ethernet Terminals
  • Panel mount, wall-mount, desktop
  • Weatherproof version
  • Swipe / RFID reader option
  • RS232 port
  • Configurable alpha-numeric keyboard
  • 4 line x 20 character display
  • 4 digital inputs and 2 relay outputs

The 100 baseT ethernet HMI port can be configured as a client or server with a fixed IP address. It supports a gateway connection and has programmable keep-alive. All settings are configurable locally using the keyboard and display, and via ethernet HMI.

The RS232 port can be used for the connection of barcode scanner, printer etc. and supports bi-directional transfer.

Can be supplied with RFID, Barcode or MagCard Swipe Reader.

There are 2 relay outputs and 4 opto-isolated digital inputs. Each input counts at up to 250 cycles/second and measures cycle time. The status of each input, count value, and cycle time can be requested by the system or sent automatically.

Convenient pluggable screw terminals are used for the plant terminations and standard sockets for the ethernet HMI and RS232 ports.

Configurable keyboard (up to 20 characters/key) and customisable graphics

The power supply (between 10vdc and 30vdc) can be connected either by screw terminals or standard 2.1mm power socket.

The mounting options include 2 sizes of ball-joint brackets.

RS232/422 Keypad Terminals


RS232/422 Keypad Terminals
  • No-cost front panel customisation
  • Configurable keyboard
  • Panel-mount, Wall-mount and Desk-top configurations
  • RS232 or RS422 communications
  • Optional 4 digital inputs and 2 relay outputs
  • Ethernet HMI

These compact keypad terminals have a backlit display and sealed, configurable keyboard. They are engineered for general operator interfacing, machine monitoring and data collection applications in the industrial environment.

The 4 line x 20 character display supports direct cursor positioning, cursor on/off and an extended character set. Additionally the Graphic Tool can create up to 8 user-configurable characters.

The IO option adds 2 relay outputs and 4 opto-isolated digital inputs. Each input can also count at up to 250 cycles/second and the cycle time measured. The status of each input or counter can be requested by the host system or sent automatically when the input changes. Quick-Start kits include the User Guide, Power supply, PCtools for configuring and testing, and all cables. The RS422 version uses opto-isolated signalling for robust operation in difficult conditions.

These products are offered in 4 configurations. The ELX is the panel mount model but is also suitable for wall-mounting when fitted to the WMX wall-mount enclosure. The ELD version is intended for desk-top use. The ELX232Node (and ELX422Node) offers the same input and ouput capability without having a display or keyboard. All use screw terminals to simplify connection.

The keypad terminals are available with customised front panel overlays at no extra cost (when specified at the time of manufacture). Graphic templates can be downloaded from our website to be configured directly by the customer in full colour. By adding a logo and creating new key legends, changing colours etc, the look of the product is transformed to the customers standard. Digital print technology outputs directly to polyester keyboard membrane using non-fade inks and reverse printing for scratch resistance and durability.

RS485 and Radio Network Products


RS485 and Radio Network Products
  • No-cost keyboard customisation
  • Magnetic swipecard, Barcode swipecard, Barcode scanner or RFID card for operator log-on etc
  • 4 Machine monitoring inputs with integral counting and cycle time measurement
  • Panel-mount, wall-mount, and desk-top configurations
  • Radio or RS485 network
  • Bi-directional file transfer
  • Ethernet HMI

These compact keypad terminals with backlit display and sealed, configurable keyboard, and are engineered for machine monitoring, data collection and general operator interfacing applications in the industrial environment.

The 4 line x 20 character display supports direct cursor positioning, cursor on/off and an extended character set. Additionally, the Graphic Tool can create up to 8 user-configurable characters.

There are 2 ports, one used for the network connection and the other available for connecting an external device using RS232 communications. Typically this port connects a swipe reader or scanner, but bi-directional file transfer is supported (with flow control) enabling printers and DNC program transfer applications to be implemented.

The IO option adds 2 relay outputs and 4 opto-isolated digital inputs. Each input can count up to 250 cycles/second and measure cycle time down to 4 mS. The status of each input channel can br requested by the host system or sent automatically when the input changes state.

The wired network (product codes commencing EL) uses robust, opto-isolated, RS485 signalling with a Mulidrop System Unit (MSU) handling all the polling, error checking and communication timing. The MSU connects between the host (RS232) and the RS485 network. Up to 63 terminals can be connected.

The radio network (product codes commencing RL) has a range of 50m to 100m radius in the factory environment which can be extended by using repeaters or additional channels (up to 10 separate channels, each controlling up to 63 terminals). An RSU connects to the host via a standard RS232 comport, and to the radio transceiver (RadioHead) using RS422 signal levels. With a maximum cable distance of 1 Km, the RadioHead can to be sited for opimum coverage. At the host end the messaging protocol is identical to the wired version, the 2 networks being interchangable to allow upgrading, and wired and radio networks to co-exist.

The ELX and RLX are panel-mount products which are also suitable for wall-mounting when fitted to the WMX housing. ELD and RLD versions are intended for desk-top usage. The Node products are used for IO only, having no display or keyboard and are normally fitted inside the machine. All these products operate from a DC power supply between 10v and 30v which can be supplied locally from the machine or from an unregulated mains adaptor

A variety of tools are supplied for configuring and testing the terminals and networks. Quck-start kits, when ordered with the customer's choice of terminal, deliver a working system "out of the box". The kits include the User Guide, cables, power supply, configuration and test tools, and program examples.

Support resources

Call Applegate +44 (0)345 600 7177