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Rockwell Automation Introduces New Allen-Bradley PanelView Component Operator Interface


New HMI offers just enough control for time- and budget-sensitive users

MILWAUKEE, May 29, 2008 — Rockwell Automation today announced the worldwide launch of its newest family of human-machine interface (HMI) solutions, which offers users a quality interface with the right amount of control at an affordable price. The new Allen-Bradley PanelView Component operator interface, created for preferred integration with the Allen‑Bradley MicroLogix controller, provides on-terminal software, built-in mounting clamps, and simplified file-transferring capabilities. 

The unique design of the PanelView Component operator interface makes installing, learning, operating and maintaining processes quicker and easier. The simplified screen interface displays the operating status clearly, making it easier to design applications. Users get direct access through any Web browser, online or offline, and can program or transfer files through USB cable or over Ethernet, eliminating the need to install additional software.

“This new line of PanelView Component HMIs is ideal for OEMs and end users with simple machine designs that still value clear information about the status of the machine,” said Chee Wah Lee, product manager, Rockwell Automation. “And the preferred integration with the MicroLogix controller provides our customers with a comprehensive control and visualization solution.”

The line of PanelView Component products is available in four models starting around $200. Specific features and options on each model include:

The integrated mounting clamps make the terminal simple to install. The clamps adjust to fit the panel opening and snap into place, which eliminates the need for additional tools or parts. 

Additional features include an alarming system that supplies operators with the history of equipment events even after the PanelView Component power is cycled. It also comes with language support that displays information in a variety of languages, including Russian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation that includes Allen-Bradley controls and services, and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the PanelView Component HMI, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, ext. 2067 http://www.rockwellautomation.com/go/prpvc/.

All reader inquiries should be directed to the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, ext. 2067.

Allen-Bradley, Listen.Think.Solve., MicroLogix, PanelView and Rockwell Software are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.

Media contacts:
Stephanie Strigenz
Rockwell Automation
414.382.3781
smstrigenz@ra.rockwell.com

Emily Thompson
Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc.
612.455.1917
ethompson@psbpr.com