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Many industries require their operator terminals and HMI situated on the plant floor. MTL range of Visualisation products includes ruggedised and extended temperature range operator terminals and panel PCs suitable for both hazardous and non-hazardous area mounting. Both solutions bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in the design and development of visualisation products.

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Please note that our GECMA Challenger and Explorer ranges have now reached the End of Life and are in the termination process. The accessory components will continue to be supported for spares and repairs only until approximately December 2020 or until further notice. More detail can be found within the table below.

Why not take advantage of our new generation of HMI by upgrading to the MTL GECMA Work Station range. Have a look at our MTL GECMA Work Station upgrade brochure here.

This innovative operating terminal boasts a unique modular design concept, state-of-the-art technology and is packed full of valuable features. With various upgrade options available and mechanical backward compatibility*, you do not have to undergo a complete re-install.

*special conditions may apply

The EXPLORER range of hazardous area panel PC’s are ideally suited to surviving the harsh environments typically found in Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Biotech and Food and Beverage manufacturing.

All operating and visualization components (display, touch screen, trackball, joystick, keyboard…) can be configured according to the requirements of the plant. Constructed as intrinsically safe panel mounting modules and certified for Ex Zone 1 / 2 (Gas), Zone 21/22 (Dusts) the EXPLORER Panel PC can easily be integrated into our FHP standard enclosure, as well as existing enclosures, walls and cabinets.

In addition to the Ethernet interface, the EXPLORER offers USB, RS232, RS485 and RS422 interfaces to integrate further electrical equipment or for the functionality of WLAN or BLUETOOTH.


Important note:

The support for Windows XP by Microsoft has ended from now on. We would like to inform you that we cannot guarantee a proper functioning system when the below mentioned software for Windows XP is being used. It might cause software problems or security issues on your system.


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