Beijer Electronics announce the wireless handheld QTERM®-G58 HMI terminal was selected by Leading Edge Automation. Leading Edge Automation chose the QTERM-G58 as part of an upgrade to a CI Flexo printing press. The wireless capability allows the operator to freely move up and down the inspection line which decreases set-up time and saves on material costs due to less printing errors.
As a provider of drive and control system retrofits, Leading Edge Automation put together an upgrade plan for an aging 8-color Uteco-Jade 815 CI Flexo printing press. Due to customer delivery schedules and financial limitations, the printing press upgrade had to occur in stages.
A major part of upgrading the CI Flexo printing press included improving the operator handsets that are used to control the press. The original handsets were functional but needed to be plugged in. Operators had to remain close to the print deck in order to make any print adjustments. Plus, the original handsets were proprietary which resulted in expensive replacement parts and lengthy lead times. The wireless QTERM-G58 was chosen to replace the original operator handsets allowing operators the freedom to move to the inspection station and set-up print jobs or make any necessary changes to the ink placement or alignment.
The QTERM-G58 HMI features a 3.5″ (89 mm), 320 x 240 pixel, sunlight-readable, LED lighted TFT-LCD display, resistive touch screen, 24- or 40-key customizable keypad, optional 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet, internal lithium polymer rechargeable battery, Atmel® ARM9 200 MHz processor and Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 or Qlarity® object-based programming language for application development. The QTERM-G58 can operate in -20 to 60 °C and is NEMA-4 rated.
For more information about the QTERM-G58, visit http://www.beijerelectronicsinc.com/product/industrial/qterm-g58.php.
Leading Edge Automation
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