Operator Panel

Baldor operator panel with CANopen interface provides cost-effective HMI for machine builders.

Comments Off on Operator Panel March 15, 2011
by Design Engineering Staff

Baldor Electric has added a IP65-rated operator panel with a CANopen interface and an optional plug-in digital I/O module facilitates simple system expansion. The KPD202-501 operator panel features a backlit 4-line x 20-character LCD surrounded by six programmable function keys. A further 15 keys are provided for the input of numeric values, together with four pairs of keys which can be used for functions such as jogging individual machine axes.

As standard, the panel is equipped with a CANopen port, which offers a choice of D-type and RJ45 plug-in connectors, and a user-selectable RS232/485 serial port. The panel can be programmed direct from the motion controller to which it is connected, using Baldor’s Mint programming language. Where CANopen is not available, the panel can be operated as a standard VT100 terminal over its RS232/485 serial port – it is fully supported within the Mint programming language.

An optional plug-in I/O expansion module is available. The module provides four optically-isolated digital inputs and four optically-isolated digital outputs, each of which can be operated over the CANopen bus as standard DS401 remote I/O, for use with ancillary devices such as push button interfaces and indicator lamps. The inputs can be configured as PNP or NPN, whilst the outputs are PNP only. The I/O can be directly controlled from within the Mint language.