Which Allen Bradley PanelView do I Choose ?

9th June 2016 | Posted by Stephen Anderson

Which Allen Bradley PanelView do I Choose ?

Allen Bradley continue to develop and replace their existing offering of PanelViews, so which Allen Bradley PanelView should you choose for your application ? Obviously this all depends on a number of factors that include budget, size of application, type of information to be displayed.

At the moment we have the following offerings from Allen Bradley

PanelView 800

PanelView Plus 6 Compact

PanelView Plus 6

PanelView Plus 7 Standard

PanelView Plus 7 Performance

PanelView 5500

So how do you choose the correct PanelView !

PanelView 800

The PV800 is a low cost option, with good functionality that goes hand in hand with the Micrologix or Micro 800 series of Allen Bradley Controllers. The beautiful news about the PV800 is the software is free as it utilizes the Connected Components Workbench Suite of Software.

Panelview Plus 6 Compact

The PanelView Plus 6 Compact terminals offer just the right hardware and software functions to meet the needs of midsized applications (25 screens and 200 alarms). Any application created for a compact terminal is also compatible with other PanelView Plus 6 terminals. The PanelelView Plus 6 compact is suitable for Micro 800, Micrologix, Compactlogix and Contrlogix platforms.

PanelView Plus 6

The PanelView Plus 6 terminals offer just the right hardware and software functions to meet the needs of midsized applications when more than serial coomunications are required and fit perfectly with the logix family of controllers.

PanelView Plus 6 terminals have serial and Ethernet communications. They also have the ability to support legacy DH and DH485 communications

PanelView Plus 7 Standard

The PanelView Plus 7 Standard terminals are operator interface devices. They monitor and control devices that are attached to ControlLogix 5570 and CompactLogix 5370 controllers on an EtherNet/IP network. Animated graphic and text displays provide operators a view into the operating state of a machine or process. Operators interact with the control system by using touch screen input. small to medium-sized control systems. These are a popular choice for OEMs using CompactLogix.

The PanelView Plus 7 Standard terminals include these features:

  • Terminal functionality permits connection to 1 controller, up to 25 screens, and up to 200 alarms.
  • FactoryTalk View Machine Edition software provides a familiar environment for creating HMI applications.
  • Windows CE operating system with desktop access for configuration and third-party applications.
  • Ethernet communication supporting linear, star, and ring (with 1783-ETAP) network topologies.
  • PDF viewer to access PDF files that are stored on the terminal.
  • More screen options including 4-in., 6-in., 7-in., 9-in.,10-in., 12-in., and 15-in. terminals.
  • Widescreen on three sizes, 4-in., 9-in., and 12-in. terminals.
  • Greater screen resolution.

PanelView Plus 7 Performance 

The PanelView Plus 7 performance terminals are operator interface devices. They monitor and control devices attached to ControlLogix® and CompactLogixTM 5370 controllers on an EtherNet/IP network. Animated graphic and text displays provide operators a view into the operating state of a machine or process. Operators interact with the control system by using touch screen or keypad input.

Features include the following:

  • FactoryTalk View Machine Edition software, version 8.1, provides a familiar environment for creating HMI applications
  • Windows CE operating system with desktop access for configuration and third-party applications
  • Connection to ControlLogix or CompactLogix 5370 controllers
  • Ethernet communication that can support device-level ring (DLR), linear, or star network topologies
  • Web browser, Microsoft file viewers, text editor, PDF viewer, remote desktop connection, and media player on the terminal desktop

PanelView 5500

The PanelViewTM 5500 terminals are operator interface devices for monitoring and controlling devices that are attached to ControlLogix L7 and CompactLogix L1, L2, L3 controllers over an EtherNet/IP network. Animated graphic and text displays provide operators a view into the operating state of a machine or process. Operators interact with the control system by using the touch screen or keypad of the terminal.

Features include the following:

  • Studio 5000® environment provides a single point of access for both Studio 5000 View DesignerTM and Studio 5000 Logix DesignerTM applications
  • Connection to one ControlLogix L7 or CompactLogix L1, L2, L3 controllers running V27 firmware or later
  • Ethernet communication that supports device-level ring (DLR), linear, and star network topologies
  • Supports up to 50 displays in the application
  • Supports up to 500 Logix-based alarms

For more information on the Allen Bradley PanelViews please contact Proplas at info@proplasint.com

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