IDEC is pleased to announce the release of the new HG1X Series of text message displays.
There are two models available, the HG1X-252, a 16-character, 2-line backlit LCD with six function keys, and the HG1X-452, a 20-character, 4-line backlit LCD with eight function keys and a numeric keypad. These interfaces are compatible with all IDEC PLCs, including the new MicroSmart series. They draw power from the PLC communications port so no external power supply is necessary, and have a serial port for printing screens and alarms.
Each of the function keys is user-definable for coil operations, register operations, screen operations, or alarm operations. Because the user defines each of the functions and keys, the HG1X Series interfaces are adaptable to several kinds of applications, and are ideal for use with PLCs that lack integrated displays.
The HG1X Series is programmed using WindMSG, a Windows-based software available from IDEC, and a PC programming cable. Cables are also available to connect an HG1X unit to the RS232 port on IDEC PLCs, or the RS485 port on IDEC Micro3 PLCs.