The PanelView 800 As Seen At Automation Fair 2014

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The PanelView 800 was on public display at Automation Fair this year, and here's what I found out about it:

PanelView 800 Family1) The PanelView 800 will release in three sizes

The new PanelView 800 will release in three display sizes: 4, 7, and 10 inch models.


PanelView 800 10 Inch2) The PanelView 800 will have higher resolution and run faster

Refreshed and updated, the PanelView 800 sports higher resolutions, faster boot time, and overall better performance when compared with the PanelView Component.


PanelView 800 7 Inch3) The PanelView 800 will run PanelView Component projects

In the future if you need to replace a PanelView Component with a PanelView 800, the current plan is for the PV800 to support projects previously created for PVc models.


PanelView 800 7 Inch Portrait4) The PanelView 800 supports “portrait mode”

At first I was skeptical about the usefulness of this feature, even back when it debuted on the PanelView Plus 6.

But after seeing it at the fair I do see the appeal in certain applications.


PanelView 800 4 Inch5) The PanelView 800 and CCW 8 will support new features

In the technical session, Rockwell representatives discussed two enhanced features the PV800 and CCW will support: Recipes and Symbol library.


6) The PanelView 800 is designed to work with Micros

Similar to the PanelView Component, the PanelView 800 is being designed to work with the Micro800 and MicroLogix line of controllers.

Unfortunately, at this point it doesn't appear we'll be getting CompactLogix support.


PanelView 800 Fi7) The PanelView 800 should be available late Spring, 2015

Finally, at the Fair we were told by a Rockwell representatives that the PanelView 800 should be available in late Spring, 2015.


Well, that's all I learned about the PanelView 800 at Automation Fair. If you have any comments, questions, or corrections, please share them with us by filling out the “post a comment or question” link below.

Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
Automation Blogger and Trainer
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Old Comment:

  1. What about the pricepoint? Comparable with the current PV C400, C600 and C1000?
    Std serial and ethernet connection?

  2. Good morning Pascal,

    My understanding is the price point will be very similar, but we are still 4-6 months out.

    I also believe it still has serial along with Ethernet as many of the MicroLogix are serial only as in the Micro830, but I’m trying to second source this.

    Shawn Tierney

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  3. Pascal,

    I can confirm the units in the field currently being tested have Ethernet, and a serial DB9 and 5 position TB just like the PanelView Component.

    We’ll find out more as the unit gets closer to being released.

    Hope this helps,

    Shawn Tierney

    If you enjoyed reading my article you may also like my affordable training courses at TheAutomationSchool.com

  4. So… this panel works only with micrologix and micro 800? there is no way to work with a higher level of cpu?

  5. Good afternoon Federico,

    While Rockwell states the PV800 is “Optimized for compatibility with Micro800 and MicroLogix controllers,” you can also use it with SLC-500 and PLC-5 processors, as well as Modbus devices.

    However, Rockwell does not support using this HMI with Compact and ControLogix, wish is a shame in my opinion!

    Sincerely,

    Shawn Tierney

    If you enjoyed reading my article you may also like my affordable training courses at TheAutomationSchool.com

  6. Thank you…! now i have my first work with AB and i cant find to much information. I will choose a config CompactLogix + PV6. Its too much expensive but probably i will need the support.

  7. Good morning Federico,

    Not sure of your I/O requirements, but a 1769-L16ER-BB1B CompactLogix with a 2711PC-T6C20D8 PVPlus 6 Compact would run around $2800 total.

    And to your point, that is much more expensive than a Micro based system, even an A-B Micro850 or MicroLogix 1400 with a PV800 would be substantially less expensive.

    I would also recommend the below videos and articles to help you get started:

    CompactLogix How-to
    http://www.theautomationminute.com/category/site-news/videos/compactlogix/

    http://theautomationblog.com/category/industrial-automation/hardware/programmable-controllers/programmble-automation-controllers/allen-bradley-pac/compactlogix/

    PanelView Plus How-to
    http://www.theautomationminute.com/category/flashback/

    http://theautomationblog.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-panelview-plus-part-1/

    Hope this helps,

    Shawn Tierney

    If you enjoyed reading my article you may also like my affordable training courses at TheAutomationSchool.com