With ArtistaGUI, Distec introduces a new human-machine-controller that allows expansion of simple controls with TFT displays. Programming of the GUI (Graphical User Interface) is carried out with a WYSIWYG-Interface-Designer and the scripting language QT-Quick. The communication protocol is the robust and in-field proven Modbus-RTU.
ArtistaGUI is serially connected to the machine control in place by means of the widely-used Modbus-RTU-Protocol and can therefore transmit instructions and read data for the display. The control already in use may be furthermore used without any constraints. With dimensions of only 105 x 90 mm, the small and easy to implement ArtistaGUI-device supports LCD panels with resolutions of up to 800 x 600 (SVGA) with 18/24 Bit LVDS- or TTL interface. Already implemented on the assembly is a controller for 4-wire resistive touch sensors. P-Cap-touches may also be connected. Other product features include an integrated LED backlight driver, the power supply via 12 V DC as well as an SD card for the application programs. Programming is easily possible using a WYSIWYG editor and the scripting language QT Quick. Data, such as commands or measuring values, are serially exchanged between machine control and GUI by the Modbus protocol. As the service supplier, on customer request Distec offers complete design of the graphical interface as well as adaptations of the protocol to the particular application.