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September 2009

Schmidt Press Newsletter

New Product Release
SCHMIDTâ PressControl 5000RT & PressControl 5000HMI
Available – October 2009

The SCHMIDTâ PressControl 5000RT is a Linux based press control with integrated force/stroke monitoring for electric ServoPress modules.  This compact and flexible system is able to control and monitor up to 6 axes, which can include ServoPress modules, other NC axes, SCHMIDTâ 300 series Manual, Pneumatic and Hydro Pneumatic Presses as well as additional non-monitored presses.  Because of its small size, it can easily be integrated into an electrical cabinet with parameterization, operation and visualization done by either a conventional PC, user installed system control or the optional SCHMIDTâ PressControl 5000 HMI.  Having virtually unlimited datasets (profile programming and monitoring specific to an assembly) storage, the system is all that is needed for multiple process operations.

PRC-5000RT Overview:Press Control 5000

  • Compact and modular Linux based system for process control

of press units and stations

  • Integrated PLC, with scan rate of 1ms regardless of program

length, and CNC control

  • Integrated process data acquisition and process monitoring
  • Operation of up to 6 SCHMIDTâ ServoPress modules or NC axes as well as capability of connecting SCHMIDTâ 300 series Manual, Pneumatic and/or Hydro-Pneumatic Presses.
  • Operate standard press systems as well as peripheral equipment
  • Open communication with the peripherals:  CANopen, Profibus DP, DeviceNet (optionally via external gateway) and Ethernet with optional WLAN
  • Capability of connecting more than 2000 I/O’s via CANopen
  • Interfaces: Ethernet (10/100Mbit), 2 x USB, 2 x RS232 and optional WLAN
  • Touch panel with TFT-touch screen display 19” and integrated handwheel for operation mode
  • Optional Software e.g. for statistical process control or database access and OPC Server
  • Use of the operating panel SCHMIDT® PressControl 5000 HMI or a standard PC/laptop for parametrization, service, diagnosis during start-up and troubleshooting, as well as for process analyses and -optimizations

PRC-5000HMI (Optional) Overview:PC500-screen

  • Industrial PC with Microsoft Windows XP™
  • High-resolution process visualization by 19" Touchscreen display
  • Direct access to the process image
  • User-friendly, intuitive menu navigation by touchscreen
  • Integrated handwheel (for set-up mode), keypad with integrated

membrane for the input of numerical values and choice of
functions, softkeys for different function selections and track ball
takes over “mouse“ function

  • Industrial design with protection class of IP 54