SIMATIC HMI Key Panels
More comfort, less wiring
SIMATIC HMI Key Panels can be used for creating conventional keypad operator panels according to the principle of" plug and control": They are ready for installation and pre-assembled. In this way, time-consuming individual assembly and wiring, as required for conventional operator panels, is not necessary.
This reduces the time required for wiring by up to 90%compared to conventional wiring. All that is required is the corresponding installation cutout and a bus cable for connection to the controller.
Design and Functions
SIMATIC HMI KP8 PN offers 8 large illuminated pushbuttons which can easily be labeled with labelling strips. The keys feature tactile feedback. Thus they can be reliably operated even when wearing gloves. You can set five colors (blue, green, red, yellow, white) and the brightness of the keys via the STEP 7 hardware configuration. 8 I/O PINs are available on the rear side; these I/O PINs can be used to connect additional control elements.
The KP8F can be addressed by two controllers via the Shared Device PROFINET Function.
The Key Panels can be installed next to each other without gaps, due to the integrated Ethernet Switch the units can be part of a line topology and even the 24V DC can easily be looped through.
The format of the Key Panels is selected so that they are also ideally suited for installation into the expansion units of the fully enclosed HMI devices.
Key Panel KP8F – the fail-safe version
With the help of the integrated PROFIsafe communication, this Key Panel can be used for fail-safe operation with SIMATIC S7-300F/400F. The two additional fail-safe inputs of the KP8F can be used for failsafe signals, e.g. sensors with floating contacts.
Two emergency stop buttons according to SIL 2 or one according to SIL3 can be connected.
Up to 60 % time savings for wiring and commissioning
No wiring mistakes since only one standard bus cable is connected
Integrated Ethernet Switch for the setup of linear and ring topologies
Ideally suited for installing in the expansion units of the fully enclosed HMI devices
A fail-safe version is available
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