MobileViewRockwell Automation claims its new Allen-Bradley MobileView tethered operator interface gives plant and industrial personnel the freedom to take a machine’s human-machine interface (HMI) with them to make real-time adjustments to out-of-view applications.

This new interface is suitable for maintenance tasks, machine setup or calibration activities, and other HMI applications that require the operator to see the machine, says the company. The inclusion of a hardwired e-stop button and three-position enabling switch also supports applications that require local safety functionality. It also uses the FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME) HMI software, allowing users to develop and re-use their software applications across the MobileView and PanelView platforms.