Eaton is making use of the easy800 control relay even easier and more convenient, by launching the new easyRemote display app.
Available on the Android operating system (for versions 2.2-4), the app enables users to display all the text and functions of the easy800 control relay via a standard smartphone and operate it remotely. Communication between the smartphone and the control relay is via Bluetooth. The app enables users to communicate with the controller outside of the working area, thus not only increasing general user-friendliness but also enhancing safety. The new easyRemote display app can be downloaded for free at: http://bit.ly/easyRemoteApp.
Regardless of the operation required, such as: the showing of display text, the changing of the operating mode, the setting of date and time, the changing of function block parameters, the checking of circuit diagrams or minor programming – the easyRemote display app makes all these functions possible. It enables users to control and operate several machines efficiently with a smartphone at a distance of up to 10m. Additionally, the display contrast of the app can be set and increased easily via its colour scheme, making the display clearly visible even in bright sunlight.
All easy800 control relays are equipped with a Bluetooth adapter (EASY800-BLT-ADP). Each Bluetooth adapter has a unique address and an eight-digit PIN that serves as the security code for communicating with the smartphone, thus preventing any unauthorised access.
The easyRemote Display app is a good example of Eaton's Lean Automation philosophy, in which the latest IT technologies are being merged with conventional PLC and HMI technologies. This approach aims to increase the performance of machines and plants through the use of advanced automation solutions, to reduce the requirements placed on the user, and to make the systems open for future requirements. Eaton is one of the leading driving forces in this field worldwide, particularly with its innovative SmartWire-DT and HMI/PLC technologies.
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