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FlexiPanels Touch Screen Series
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The FlexiPanels® support Operator interface as well as Programmable Logic Controller features. The user can implement logic, specific to application using standard Ladder programming. A PLC logic block can be executed at power up, during every scan, upon receiving an interrupt on specific I/O pins or upon a timer interrupt. The FlexiPanels® operator interface functions revolve around Screens and Tasks that can be assigned to screens and application.

Pluggable I/O (Digital)
FlexiPanels® have facility to support I/O using pluggable I/O modules. The I/O modules can be selected based on the application requirement. Each high speed I/O module can support 4 nos. of high speed inputs of 25KHz.
Quadrature input of up-to 20KHz is also supported. Each high speed I/O Module can support 1 quadrature input of 20KHz or 2 quadrature inputs of 5KHz. Each high speed I/O Module can support up-to 2 PWM outputs of 10KHz.
Up-to 5 I/O modules can be connected to one FlexiPanels®.

Digital I/O
FlexiPanels® Touch Screens can have up-to 80 digital I/O on the unit through the expansion units. Digital inputs are high impedance 24 VDC and outputs are transistor outputs with NPN/ PNP types.

Analog I/O
FlexiPanels® support pluggable Analog I/O Modules. FlexiPanels® can have up-to 40 Analog inputs and / or 10 Analog outputs. The Analog inputs are 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC,4-20 mA, mV, TC, RTD, - 10 to + 10 VDC and Analog outputs are 4-20mA / 0-10VDC. User can Plug only Analog I/O modules or use them in combination with Digital I/O.

High Speed Counters
FlexiPanels® with I/O support High Speed Counter inputs up-to 25 KHz. These High Speed Counter inputs can be used for applications such as Rate Measurement, Speed Measurement, Totalizer, etc. The user can define up-to 4 High Speed inputs in each high speed Digital I/O module.

Built in I/O
Digital I/O
FP4030MT-L0808R can have up-to 08 digital Inputs integrated to the unit. 4 digital inputs can be configured as Normal Digital inputs or High Speed Counters (100 KHz). Digital inputs are high impedance 24 VDC. FP4030MT-L0808R can also have up-to 08 digital outputs integrated to the unit. 2 digital outputs can be configured as Normal Digital outputs or PWM Output (100 KHz). Normal Outputs are relay (NO) and transistor outputs (NPN / PNP).

Analog I/O
FP4030MT-L0808R has two models that supports 2 Analog inputs and 1 Analog output. The Analog inputs are 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC,0-20mA, 4-20 mA, mV, TC, RTD and Analog outputs are 4-20mA, 0-10VDC. Analog input has 16 bit resolution. Analog output has 12 bit resolution.

High Speed Counters
FP4030MT-L0808R supports High Speed Counter inputs up-to 100 KHz. These High Speed Counter inputs can be used for applications such as Rate Measurement,Speed Measurement, Totalizer, etc. The user can define up-to 2 Single Phase High Speed inputs or 2 Quadrature inputs.

PWM Output
FP4030MT-L0808R supports PWM Outputs up-to 100 KHz. These PWM Outputs can be used for applications such as Motor control. The user can define up-to 2 Independent PWM Outputs.

Function Keys
Touch Screen based FlexiPanels® have 06 function keys with bulit-in LEDs besides Touch Screen. The function keys are independent of Touch Screen. These function keys are screen dependent Function Keys. User can assign any application related task / actions to these function keys.

Touch Keys Task
Touch Keys in FlexiPanels® can be assigned Tasks for three instances: when the screen is touched, while the screen is touched and when the screen is released. Multiple tasks can be assigned to a touch key. In addition to above, tasks for data entry, alarm management etc. can be defined. These definitions allow Complete flexibility in cursor control and key operations when changing data.

Real time and historical Alarms can be defined in FlexiPanels®. User-friendly Alarm object can be defined on the display. Alarms can be real time or historical. Keys can be assigned to acknowledge Alarm, view and scroll.

Recipes data is stored in the FlexiPanels® memory. With one button stroke, a set of data can be downloaded to the PLC. Once in the local memory, the recipes data can be edited using simple data entry objects.

Bitmaps / Wizards
Different bitmaps can be embedded on the FlexiPanels® screen. Transparent buttons can be used for data entry and set points on bitmap images. Bitmaps can be imported into the application and displayed on the FlexiPanels® screens. In addition, several wizards are supported to create commonly used objects such as Analog meters, Lamps, Buttons and Bar graphs. 32K colors are supported for bitmaps.

Easy events logging and trend tracking
FlexiPanels® support data logging feature. A part of FlexiPanels® memory can be allotted for data logging. Real time as well as Historical Trending is also supported. The user can also display multiple trends with different pen color on one screen.

Ladder Support
FlexiPanels® support ladder functionality. User can define logic in the unit using FlexiSoft® software. The execution of ladder could be through communication port or through I/O. Only HMI version of FlexiPanels® also support ladder functionality. It is used for critical applications where data is processed before sending it to controller. The FlexiLogics® support following different types of instructions :

 I/O Instructions
NO contact
NC contact
Falling Edge
Rising Edge
Inverter Coil
Positive Pulse Contact
Negative Pulse Contact
Positive pulse coil
Negative Pulse Coil
 Data Transfer
MOV word
Invert Transfer
Table Initialize
Table Block Transfer
Table Invert Transfer
Data Exchange
Addition with Carry
Subtraction with Carry
Greater than
Greater than or equal
Not Equal
Less Than
Less than or Equal
 Data Conversion
Hex to Ascii
Ascii to Hex
Absolute Value
7 segment decode
Ascii conversion
Binary Conversion
BCD conversion
2's complement word
2's complement Double word
Up counter
UP Down Counter
Program Control
Subroutine CALL
Subroutine RET
Master Control Set
Master Control Reset
Jump Control Set
Jump Control Reset
En Intr
Dis Intr
Step sequence Init
Step sequence Input
Step sequence output
Moving Average
Digital Filter
Upper limit
Lower limit
Maximum Value
Minimum Value
Average Value
Function generator
Device Set
Device Reset
Register Set
Register Reset
Set Carry
Reset Carry
Encode Decode
Bit Count
Flip Flop
Direct I/O
Set Calender
Calender Operation

The execution of ladder logic is in microseconds. Ladder monitoring for debugging
is also supported in FlexiPanels® configuration software.

Multilanguage / Unicode Support
All the languages are supported in the FlexiPanels®. The user can now display messages, alarms in any regional language. All Windows® fonts can also be used in an application.

Communication Ports
FlexiPanels® have upto two serial communication ports. Both the ports can be used for programming of FlexiPanels®, printing screens (only text), connecting to third
party serial devices (barcode readers, temp scanners etc.) or to connect to a PLC
or drive. Dual port feature is supported for FlexiPanels® models having 2 serial ports. User can configure these serial ports to connect 2 different devices supporting different protocols, such as PLC / Drives / DCS / SCADA etc.

Ethernet Port
FlexiPanels® support optional Ethernet port (Modbus TCP/IP). It can be used to connect to a PLC and monitor machine / process status from remote location. The Ethernet port can also be used for remote programming of FP4035 / FP4057.

Configuration Software
FlexiSoft® is a compact, Windows® based software to configure the FlexiPanels®
units. User friendly configuration tools and easy approach, helps user create applications quickly and easily.

To get started with FlexiPanels®, user needs:
1. FlexiPanels®unit
2. FlexiSoft®Software
3. USB Programming cable (Part no. PC-USBAB-00)

OS requirements for FlexiSoft® are:
Windows Version : Microsoft Windows® 2000 or above

Supported Printers
FlexiPanels support following Dot matrix serial printers: