Mitsubishi Electric has expanded the range of communication options offered by its new GOT2000 series. Along with Ethernet, two serial interfaces (RS232 and RS22/485) and an SD card slot, USB connections on the front or back allow greater flexibility and additional functionality provided includes the backup and restore function for parameters and programs. An optional WLAN interface enables the HMI to be accessed remotely via PCs and tablets. Just like their predecessors, the GOT2000 operating panels are also equipped with the FA transparency function, enabling PCs connected via the HMI to establish a direct link to Mitsubishi Electric Automation devices such as PLCs, frequency inverters or servo motors.
Initially, the GT27 range of HMIs include 8.4”, 10.4” and 12.1” high-resolution displays with 65,536 colours, while the GT23 operating devices are available in 8.4” and 10.4” models. Screen design is implemented by using the latest GT Works3 software which also forms part of the iQ Works integrated development environment. The work involved in screen design can be reduced considerably by using the ready-made templates provided in GT Works3. 
The plug-and-play system of the GOT2000 series provides compatibility with all Mitsubishi Electric automation products and the PLC parameterisation via HMI ensures optimised integration. These functionalities give users maximum flexibility in plant design while reducing engineering development costs at the same time. The GOT2000 series is also backward compatible as the dimensions of these models are identical to their predecessors and existing GOT1000 project data can be transferred to the new HMIs quite easily. All these features support significant cost savings and a user-friendly migration.