Data Terminal

Rontec have developed a highly versatile new Data Terminal built around an industrial PC with a large 15" colour touchscreen
as its Human Machine Interface. When loaded with Rontec's standard or custom-written software, the terminal becomes
a device of remarkable flexibility and power.

The hardware is normally mounted in a cabinet to suit the application, but the units can be situated virtually anywhere
to suit the needs of the customer.

A thermal strip printer may be included as an option, issuing a ticket with the relevant data from a slot in the cabinet.

Rontec's long experience of both computing systems and weighing combine to get the best out of this exciting new product.

Weighing:

May be linked to approved DWI mounted in same enclosure as the terminal units, or separately.

For non-approved weighing systems, an internal A-D unit may be used, with the digital weight display
transferred to the touchscreen. This may be in any form required, for example, gross tare and net weights
in different sizes or colours, or with setpoints shown.

With the appropriate software, the terminal can become a filling machine, a batch weigher, a counting scale
or many other devices, with the bonus of full computer control and recording facilities.

HMI:

The touchscreen may be used for all operator input, without the need for a keyboard or mouse.
This is achieved by bringing a virtual QWERTY keyboard or numeric keypad to the touchscreen.
If preferred, a standard keyboard and mouse may be plugged into the system.

Pushbuttons, switches and indicator lamps can be totally eliminated, with the touchscreen
taking over all of these functions
.

I/O: The control of external devices can be carried out by the provision of suitable I/O interfaces,
to control valves, pumps, mixers, conveyer belt speed, traffic barriers, etc
.
Datalogging:

Weights and other data may be logged into a database on the computer's hard disk, usually in Microsoft
Access format, or Microsoft SQL (XML Schema). Files containing names, addresses, product details, etc. may also be held on the hard disk for instant selection by the operator.
The data can easily be exported over the client's network if desired.

Touchscreen: 15" diagonal visible area,
Resistive touch type
Native resolution 1,024 x 768
High brightness colour screen
Long life backligh
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Computer: Rontec Industrial Single Board Computer
Pentium III 850MHz Processor
256Mb SDRAM
High speed AGP 2x
2 RS232/422 Serial Ports
10/100 Mbit Ethernet
2 USB Ports
PC104 support
(Max 4 modules)
Optional
Printer: Thermal strip printer, high capacity roll, normally 80mm paper width.
Ticket issued from slot with paper cut, ticket retained until removed by operator.
Scanner:

Rugged industrial bar code scanner. Bar code symbologies: EAN, Code 11, 39, 128, UCC/EAN 128
Optional: wireless scanning (2.4Ghz)

Hardware specification can be tailored to suit customers' requirements
Software: Software, written by Rontec, can be provided to turn the Data Terminal into exactly the unit you want it to be,
to do the job you want it to do. It is ideal for datalogging, recipe weighing, process control, stocktaking,
machine control and many other applications.
If you feel we could help you, please contact us or speak to one of our engineers.
We would be delighted to visit you to discuss your application
and to offer our solution.