EZ3 Enhanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) Features & Benefits
Patented HMI on-line edit, No downtime. Watch it in action.
All HMIs except for EZtouch, require the machine or process to be shut down to make a change in the HMI program. While a new program is being uploaded to the HMI, it is non-functional and hence the machine can’t be allowed to operate during this time. Every time the HMI program is edited, there is machine down time of typically an hour. All EZTouch series HMIs have a patented on-line edit exceptionally innovative feature that allows the HMI program to be edited without the machine missing a beat.
In a recent study, more than 2/3rds of control
engineers stated that after the HMI is
installed in a machine or process, the plant user, system integrator or OEM requests
some change in the screen design at least 10
times in the first 90 days following installation.
Even if you were able to make the change in
half-an-hour, machine/process will be down
by 0.5 hr. each time change is made. Taking
downtime at even a low cost of $1000/hr.,
the patented unique HMI online feature in all
EZTouch HMIs, saves you at least $5000 in just
first 3 months of operation.
400 NITs, 75K Hrs @ 55°C
When evaluating HMIs for you Machine or Application you should look at the overall cost of ownership. EZTouch displays all have LED backlight which is lot more durable in fact it is rated at 75K Hrs while operating at 55°C as compared to most of our competition's 50k Hrs at 25°C. In addition, EZTouch displays have a higher brightness of 400 NITs as compared to 230 to 250 NITs from others. In short, EZTouch HMIs last twice as long.
Tiny EZminiWifi installed on the HMI allows Laptop to program HMI from 50 ft. away. $49
This tiny little module that plugs into one of the serial ports in the HMI (we recommend installing on every HMI) allows a programmer to connect his/her laptop to the HMI without a cable. So many times, it is not so easy to reach the Operator console to connect the programming cable to the HMI. Combination of our patented On-Line Edit feature and EZminiWifi becomes an exceptionally innovative solution to making changes on HMI screens without having to open up the control cabinet and connect the Programming cable.
Only HMI that can still talk to AB’s DH+
Allen Bradley/Rockwell is no longer supporting its DH+ protocol originated in 1980’s. Whereas there are over one million nodes in manufacturing plants all over the world on PLC2, PLC5, SLC 500, Control Logix, Compact Logix and Micro Logix PLCs, there is no other HMI on the market that still supports the DH+ protocol. It is because of EZTouch HMIs that these plants do not have to change their networks to Ethernet I/P, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars.**Note: DH+ is available in all EZ3 Enhanced models except 7"
EZ3 Enhanced is available in 6", 7", 8", 10" and 15" displays. Please note that 7" model does not have DH+ capability. Also 15" model is EZ-T15C-E even though it belongs to EZ3 Enhanced family for all the rest of the features.
Dual PLC Drivers with automatic tag conversion.
All EZTouch HMIs now have the capability to simultaneously talk to two PLC networks. For example, Ethernet I/P on one side and Modbus RTU on the other side. Tags are automatically converted. This allows the two networks to communicate to each other through EZTouch.
Best looking objects and animation with 65K colors.
EZTouch HMIs have the best looking objects simulating real life panel actuators and indicators. And the animation of process is great. All EZTouch HMIs except the EZTouch Original now have 65K colors.
EZ Sunlight readable models for 6” & 10” models.
EZTouch HMIs have a 6” 800 NIT and a 10” 1000 NIT Sunlight readable model that allows the screen to be viewed and operated in bright sun light such as the deck of an oil rig or a naval vessel. All other features remain the same as in respective models.
Most Rugged 0.090” thick anti-glare touch screen.
All EZTouch HMIs except the 12” model have an extremely rugged customized touch screen that is 0.090” thick as compared to paper thin touch screens used in our competitor’s products, increasing the durability of the EZTouch touch screen.
Mfr. cost reduction & IP protection for qualified customers.
EZAutomation has an extremely innovative service for its qualified customers. Many OEMs and System Integrators want to protect their intellectual property incorporated into their HMI. Since you are buying directly from our factory, for a certain minimum volume per month and a service fee, we can load your program and do a brief quality test of the HMI prior to shipping. This service cuts down your manufacturing cost of programming each unit prior to installation on the machine. This includes giving your product a unique part number of your choice to protect your investment in the purchase of your HMI by any third party. Call the Factory to find out the cost of this service per unit and other details.
Unicode for multiple languages.
All EZTouch HMIs have a Unicode feature for multiple languages, that is each Object can be displayed in different languages. This allows every operator of the HMI to be able to communicate to it in the language of his or her choice.
Easiest Programming Software, design time in hrs not days.
There is a reason why our company is called EZAutomation and our HMI is called EZTouch. We make it so easy to learn our programming language that no user, hundreds of thousands so far, thank you, ever had to attend any class to learn the programming. Most of our competitor’s products, like from Rockwell, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Unitronics, Schneider, Maple and others require a 3-5 day class to learn how to program their products. Our programming language is so intuitive and so simple that the design time for any screen and the entire project is reduced to hours instead of days.
Full Project simulation on your PC.
EZTouch programming software allows you to preview and test your entire project by our Project simulation feature on your PC itself before loading it up in your EZTouch. It’s a great time saver for programmers.
“C level” scripting and logic expressions.
This unique feature in all EZTouch products off loads a very substantial burden on the PLC and reduces PLC scan time, number of rungs, and size of memory, as these calculations can be done essentially off-line in HMI.
Data-logging, Recipes, Emails, USBs. Free Chart recorder.
EZTouch EZ3 Enhanced can store HMI/PLC data on EZ3 Enhanceds USB or micro SD card and remotely retrive this data real-time over Internet using AVG File Manager. The USB drive or the micro SD serves as a free chart recoder saving the cost of an external chart recorder costing hundereds of thousands of dollars.
Most advanced Alarm management and logging.
*New Feature: EZTouch now provides an Alarm database, Alarm preview, Alarm history, Alarm count, Alarm protection and a special feature to send Alarm directly to EZMarquee. It also allows for the EZtouch HMI to email or text alarm messages.
All EZTouch EZ3 Enhanced HMIs in a plant or multiple plants, have the capability of getting monitored by using EZPlantview software allowing all critical parameters to be collected and displayed in the individual EZ3 Enhanced HMI which can be viewed on one or multiple large screens in a control room.
On-Screen Recipe Edit.
All EZTouch HMIs feature an on-screen recipe edit where you can edit the recipe on the HMI itself without needing to connect to a laptop with programming software.
Every model Fully Loaded, No “R” Reduced Features models.
All of the EZ3 Enhanced EZTouch models are fully loaded and compete very well with even the Reduced Feature models from Automationdirect. For example our 7” EZ3 Enhanced model has 2 Serial Ports, Ethernet, Micro SD, USB programming port, USB data storage port and all the software features as compared to that of Automationdirect for their Reduced Feature “R” model and of course their Full feature model
Remote Monitoring and Control, Smart phones & Ethernet.
All EZTouch HMIs have a remote monitoring and control feature where you can monitor and control the functionality of an HMI remotely via a Smart phone with iOS or Android OS. RMC can also be done over Ethernet connection in all EZTouch HMIs.
Communicate to all PLCs, including DH+ & Ethernet IP.
EZTouch HMIs have the highest connectivity to a PLC with serial protocols, Ethernet protocols such as Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP/IP, GE SRTP, Siemens ISO, K-sequence and of course the EZ Protocol, as well as DH+. Serial protocols cover 98+% of all PLCs in the market. **Note: DH+ is available in all EZ3 Enhanced models except 7"
Lowest cost, powerful Soft HMI for any Windows based PC.
EZAutomation also offers a phenomenal soft HMI that features all the great objects and connectivity of EZTouch HMIs. It is extremely innovative in that it does not have any limitation on number of tags or number of screens. Data logging is all local in the PC it is installed in. If the PC has a serial port, it has connectivity to all PLCs. If the PC has only Ethernet, all Ethernet protocols are available for communication.
Unique Visibility tag for best screen space utilization.
EZTouch HMis have an extremely innovative Visibility tag on all objects. Object appears on the screen only if the visibility tag is true. Along with EZTouch’s feature of overlapping objects, visibility tag is a great space saver on the screen.
Pass-through programming for all PLCs.
All EZTouch HMIs allow pass-through programming of any device connected to the HMI, whether it is a PLC, PAC or a Drive. PLC Programming software of any make, for example Rockwell can pass through the same programming port as the EZTouch programming software making it very convenient to program the whole control system through just one port/connection.