ROSE Systemtechnik at the SPS IPC Drives 2018 trade fair – Innovative solutions for efficient, ergonomic machine workstations

At the SPS 2018 trade fair, ROSE is presenting numerous innovative products in the field of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI). In addition to supporting-arm systems and control enclosures, these include customer-specific panel PCs and industrial tablets with matching supporting arms, a new rotating and inclinable VESA connection, and more pioneering approaches to solving problems.

For decades, the SPS has been one of the leading international trade fairs for the automation industry. In 2018, ROSE is taking advantage of this event to demonstrate its unique competence in the field of HMI. The trade fair presentation is concentrating on ROSE’s own customer-specific panel PCs and those of its partner company CRE Rösler.

The background is that in many cases, standard installation control units no longer meet the requirements of machine manufacturers with regard to performance and design. For this reason, and for this target group, ROSE is presenting its own panel PC solutions at the SPS. These solutions include innovative auxiliary equipment such as a facial recognition camera, an RFID card reader, and electronically switchable e-inks for pushbuttons. In this sector, ROSE offers its customers a high degree of individualisation in order to meet their highly specific requirements in the best possible way.

The new rotatable and tiltable VESA connection

A fast-change system is an additional highlight on ROSE’s stand, and makes it possible to replace a defective panel PC in just a few minutes. Operators who have not been trained in the electronics sector can also carry out this work, so it achieves maximum system availability at all times. A newly-developed rotating and inclinable VESA connection and the Moterm II mobile stand system used in combination with a panel PC are also displayed on the ROSE stand. Moterm II has an integrated height adjustment system which makes the ergonomic design of HMI work stations possible. The stand system is ideal for all applications in which a supporting-arm system cannot be used. Tablets with smart supporting-arm systems for use in Industry 4.0 are also on show.

The HMI solutions can be integrated in a wide range of sectors, and not only in those which are important for ROSE, such as automobile production and the machine tool industry. Other sectors include the foodstuffs industry, packaging machinery, and chemicals and pharmaceuticals production plants. For these last target groups, ROSE has also developed a hygiene-compliant stainless steel supporting-arm system with ingress protection class IP69. When used together with CRE’s stainless steel panel PCs and monitors, this creates a complete solution which complies with all hygiene-related requirements.

GTV light height-adjustment system: Ergonomic machine workstation

The new GTV light height-adjustment system makes life much easier for shift-work operators. By using it, the position of panel PCs and control enclosures weighing up to 25 kg can quickly and continuously be adapted to the individual height of different operators. The system is extremely flexible, so it allows the operator to work comfortably and with the correct healthy posture.

Thanks to its great flexibility, the GTV light is ideal for applications with limited installation space. In these situations, the operating enclosure can be swung upwards and away from the work area, in this way retaining the operator’s freedom of movement. Tool, packing or printing machines are all typical areas of applications for the height-adjustment system. However, it is also used in assembly automation, automobile production or the processing industry.

In addition to the HMI solutions, which are the focus of this year’s trade fair stand, visitors will of course see ROSE’s product ranges of industrial enclosures, explosion-proof enclosures, stainless steel enclosures, and special enclosure designs.

Please note: This year, you will find ROSE Systemtechnik on Stand 451 in Hall 3C at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair.