Hoffman Estates, IL — Rexroth IndraControl VCH08 portable human machine interface (HMI) makes it easier for equipment operators to set up, run and diagnose their machinery, especially in gantry, material handling, line transfer, or large manufacturing cell applications with its ergonomic design and hot-pluggable capability.
Part of the Rexroth IndraControl V family of HMI devices and industrial PCs, the handheld IndraControl VCH08 weighs about two pounds and features a sturdy plastic housing with an IP65 protection rating for demanding conditions. The round-shaped panel supports both right- and left-handed operators in situations such as clearing jams, teaching position points, jogging axes or starting up a machine.
The IndraControl VCH08 comes complete with a vivid 3.8-inch LCD screen, universal-use touch panel and an attached communication cable. Other features include a keypad for data input with permanently labeled keys, a dedicated SHIFT key for one-handed data input, a USB port for service tasks and 12 LED function keys that detail real-time transfer status.
Rexroth’s IndraControl VCH08 is also equipped with special controls to safeguard both the operator and the machine. These controls include an integrated three-position double-circuit enabling switch as well as a two-circuit stop button.
In addition, the hot plug-enabled terminal automatically activates the stop function when connecting or disconnecting the HMI for situations when the operator is moving around a large machine or manufacturing cell with multiple stations. Other HMI features include an optional override function and a hand wheel.
The IndraControl VCH08 provides read and write access to network controls via a fast and reliable Ethernet port. Project planning takes place in the Rexroth IndraWorks engineering program, where all software tools for set-up, operation and diagnosis are combined in a single platform with simple drag-and-drop programming.
The Rexroth IndraControl VCH08 supports all common Rexroth PC- and controller-based PLC, motion control and CNC controls.
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