Omron Rolls Out NS5-TFT 5.7 TFT HMI

7/25/2005 - Omron (TSE: 6645)(US: OMRNY) has brought the power and versatility of its acclaimed NS series HMIs even to a higher level on the 5.7 inch range, with the introduction of a new TFT model. The TFT model provides an even better viewing angle than the standard STN versions, and enhanced screen clarity, making the display easily readable from a longer distance.

The NS5-TFT uses exactly the same project data as the 5.7 inch STN and Monochrome versions, allowing any existing applications to be re-used without the need to make any changes, thus saving on development time. In addition, the NS5-TFT also provides the same high amount of memory (20MB) as the other NS-series models, enabling users to make full use of beautiful graphics (32.768 colours) and so enhancing the ease of use for operators.

For faster system-set-up and commissioning, and for simpler maintenance and trouble-shooting, the NS5-TFT allows you to take advantage of Omron's Smart Active Parts - pre-programmed, pre-tested visualisation objects with embedded communication code that bring 'drag and drop' simplicity to system design. Automating the communication with smart field devices such as temperature controllers, inverters and motion controllers, Smart Active Parts can be used to configure, commission, operate and maintain these devices without the need to write a single line of code, dramatically reducing development time and debugging time.

Written by Omron's control experts, the Smart Active Parts are provided in a library in the development package for Omron NS series touch screens, and new Smart Active Parts are freely downloadable from the Omron website.

As well as simplifying set-up and operation of devices such as temperature controllers, the NS5-TFT also provides enhanced data logging capabilities, enabling you to monitor, log and store the temperatures of 32 directly connected temperature controllers every 10 seconds for more than two months. You can also compare different log graphs by reviewing files saved to Compact Flash card.

Bringing enhanced capability and functionality to any automation system, the NS5-TFT HMIs are backed up by Omron's unique three years warranty on parts and repair for ultimate peace of mind.

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President Hisao Sakuta, Omron has more than 25,000 employees in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components industries, and healthcare. The company is divided into five regions and head offices are in Japan (Kyoto), Asia Pacific (Singapore), China (Hong Kong), Europe (Amsterdam) and US (Chicago). The European organisation has its own development and manufacturing facilities, and provides local customer support in all European countries. For more information, visit Omron's Web site at

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