The next level of Graphic Operator Terminals
Mitsubishi Electric has raised the bar for HMIs with the GOT2000 series, designed to optimise operator control and monitoring of device and line status.
With vastly increased performance, advanced functions, seamless connectivity to other automation devices and highly intuitive, tablet-like operation and the highest quality graphics, the GOT2000 series provides a range of models and sizes to meet the needs of the broadest spread of applications.
With their enhanced functionality, these HMIs extend capabilities beyond monitoring and visualisation, providing additional features that will help to reduce downtime, enable fast recovery from simple errors, increase availability and boost production efficiency. In addition, a software HMI version, the GT SoftGOT2000, realises all of the GOT2000 features on a PC or panel computer.
Seamless gateway to many devices
The GOT2000 offers seamless connectivity to Mitsubishi Electric automation devices such as PLCs, variable speed drives, servo drives and robots, simplifying automation system set up. Inbuilt Ethernet communications means users can operate the GOT2000 remotely from a PC (VNC Server) or even from a tablet or portable terminal. An MES interface option enables the GOT2000 to transmit data collected from PLCs and other automation devices directly to higher level system databases, eliminating the need for gateway PCs or complex programming. Further the GOT2000 comes with the “FA transparent” function that enables users to link from a PC through the HMI to any supported connected automation products.
New high-speed processors deliver responsive HMI operation even during high-load activities such as logging, script, alarm or device data transmission. Monitoring speed and booting time is twice as fast as the previous flagship GOT1000 model.
Increased memory size
With memory four times greater than the models they replace, GOT2000 HMIs enable flexible screen design without any concerns regarding data capacity. The product data compression technology plus up to 128MB with the use of a standard SD card make it possible.
GT2000 series HMIs deliver tabletlike usability with the introduction of multi-touch and gestures, even when wearing gloves. Screen gestures enable users to easily enlarge screens for better visualisation and easy operation of small switches. After enlarging, users can scroll across the display. Object gestures allow specific objects to be enlarged, scrolled or flicked, including historical data lists, alarm displays, trend graphs and documents. GOT2000 screens also allow two-point pressing, for simultaneous operation of two switches on important operations – such as ‘interlock release’ and ‘start’. This eliminates the need for external panel hardware.
GOT2000 HMIs provide 65536 colours, and support a wide range of image formats – including PNG – for clear screens with well defined objects that are crisp even when enlarged or reduced. The HMI also supports a library of outline fonts in different sizes.
All GOT2000 HMIs provide Ethernet, RS232 and RS22/485 communications. SD card and front and rear USB ports deliver increased flexibility. Options include a wireless LAN interface for communication with PCs and tablets, enabling users to download/upload screen data and use the FA Transparent function.
Easy screen design
The GOT2000 screens are fully compatible with GT Works3 software for screen design, with features such as the ability to use templates and sample projects to greatly reduce the number of steps in the screen creation process. GT Works3 also offers a full suite of common functions, objects and shapes. Help facilities include a ‘device input assist’ function and a search wizard for the GT Works3 manuals.
Providing an advanced solution for today’s monitoring and visualisation requirements, the GOT2000 HMIs provide significant improvements on the GOT1000 models that they replace, while ensuring backwards compatibility: panel sizes remain identical whilst existing projects can be easily ported to the new HMIs.
The superior integration capabilities of Mitsubishi Electric factory automation products is demonstrated by functions such as parameter and program backup/restore for PLCs, inverters and servo drives; GOT transparent mode to connect via the HMI to Mitsubishi FA devices for programming, monitoring etc; pre-made monitor screens for network diagnostics, etc.