The chameleon effect

For its panel PCs, ROSE Systemtechnik offers its customers innovative e-paper technology which allows the keys of the operating units to be marked flexibly. Thanks to the cost-saving new Digital Label System (DLS), machinery and plant manufacturers require fewer push-buttons for their HMI systems. Users can now change push-button assignment during operation.

New Digital Label System offers various options

The new technology offers far more options than previous marking processes which use insertion strips or engraved plates. In this way, the Digital Label System allows companies to carry out fast, individual adaptation of push-button assignment when production sequences change. The machine operators can change the marking of the push-buttons at any time – no previous skill required. In addition, the DLS allows multiple occupancy of the keys and the use of user-adapted images or languages.

Energy-efficient technology increases flexibility and productivity

The Digital Label System only requires electricity when the markings are changed, so it operates extremely energy-efficiently. The new technology is very interesting for companies which market their machines worldwide, because this makes country-specific marking necessary. Thanks to the use of DLS, the amount of work and expense for this is reduced considerably. DLS users are not only much more flexible than when using traditional marking systems – the ability to change function assignment quickly means that they can also increase productivity during manufacturing. What’s more, panel PCs equipped with the Digital Label System play an important part in reducing downtimes, because users can keep PCs in reserve and replace a defective operating unit extremely quickly.

Panel PCs with e-paper technology

An important manufacturer of presses is so impressed by the advantages of the DLS that he ordered a large number of panel PCs with e-paper technology and gradually equipped all his machines with them. He chose ROSE, the market’s only manufacturer of industrial PCs which can integrate the new marking system in HMI operating units. The Digital Label System succeeded against other processes, e.g. OLED technology, which requires a constant supply of energy. In addition, markings burn themselves in and can no longer be overwritten.