If budget=text display, try Samba™ by Unitronics.

samba 3.5 - 4.3 - 7 forA4Now with a new 7” HMI panel

Samba, an all-in-one, palm-size PLC with HMI and onboard I/Os, fills a growing niche—OEMs on a tight budget who need compact controllers for simple machine control, but still want the competitive advantage of an elegant, colour-touch HMI panel. The first model of Samba was released last spring; a few months later, Unitronics expanded the series, adding a model with a 4.3″ HMI panel. Now Unitronics is introducing a 7″ HMI panel for an even bolder display. The beautiful HMI 16-bit touchscreen enables data entry and display of variable data, including colour Trend graphs and alarm screens.  Samba supports 24 user-designed screens and 5MB images per application. The integrated PLC offers a broad range of features including 2 auto-tuned PID loops, time-based RTC control, data logging, recipes and more.samba_7

The internal memory holds 112 KB of application logic, plus 512K for fonts and 5 MB for images. Onboard I/Os offer digital, analog, and high-speed functionality.

The flat fascia and IP66/IP65/NEMA4X rating makes Samba an excellent fit for the food and pharmaceutical industries, anywhere spray or wipe down requirements apply. All Samba units come supplied with a programming port (USB for 4.3” and 7 “, RS232 for 3.5”). Additional ports can be added: RS485 or Ethernet, and CANbus port. Samba supports GPRS/GSM, email and SMS, as well as industrial TCP/IP protocols, MODBUS, DF1 slave, CANopen, and J1939; it can also be adapted to any 3rd-party protocol.

Samba™ uses Unitronics’ free VisiLogic software. Visilogic provides a single, simple environment for hardware and communications configuration, Ladder application development, and HMI design, including a free library of industrial images. Free utilities include remote PC access and data export. Unitronics offers unlimited technical support for all of their products and supports an active user forum.samba 7 New member to the SAMBA series

Samba offers all the functionality system integrators need for small applications, reduces space and wiring requirements, and eliminates the need to set up Panel-PLC communication—resulting in an excellent price-performance ratio.

Full range (for now) :-

SM35-J-R20    3.5″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Relay Outputs, 1 x RS232/RS485
SM35-J-T20    3.5″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Tran Outputs (6 x PWM 0.5Hz), 1x RS232/RS485
SM43-J-R20    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Relay Outputs, USB programmable
SM43-J-T20    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Tran Outputs (6 x PWM 0.5Hz), USB Programmable
SM70-J-R20    7″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Relay Outputs, USB programmable
SM70-J-T20    7″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Tran Outputs (6 x PWM 0.5Hz), USB Programmable

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