Modular design: quick and easy assembly and
disassembly of the computer, display, and power supply in the field.
Absolute lightest: innovative design brings the
world’s lightest RM into Zone 1/21 life science
Easy cleaning: tailored to meet GMP requirements
in hazardous areas; particularly beneficial for
pharmaceutical and fine chemical applications.
Unique display: full HD, 16:9, optically bonded,
ten-point, multitouch display increases picture
quality, safety, and user-friendliness.
Innovative firmware: combined with RM Shell 5
in a cost-effective thin-client solution for the life
Smart solution: harnesses the power of Industry 4.0
for the process industry in Zone 1/21.
The new VisuNet GXP remote monitor from Pepperl+Fuchs brings innovative features
to hazardous areas with a compact, modular design that allows for easy setup and
maintenance. But the GXP is much more: it is also a pioneer for human-machine
interfaces that makes optimal use of the opportunities that Industry 4.0 has to offer.
The 21.5” (55 cm) display comes with a Full HD resolution (1920x1080), so it complies to the common widescreen format, guaranteeing compatibility to the aspect ratio and resolution of process images that are designed for modern widescreen operator workstations. Hardened protection glass protects the multi-touch sensor, which allows a touch-optimized user interface, even for use while wearing gloves. The robust and scratch resistant safety glass without any gaps is easily cleaned and perfectly meets the high demands of the life sciences industry.
With the PC version of the VisuNet GXP, Pepperl+Fuchs has
added a new computing unit to its modular HMI system. The
solution offers an Intel® quad-core processor and an open
Microsoft® Windows® operating system. This allows users to
install individual software packages such as SCADA to visualize
applications in hazardous areas. A variety of serial interface
options, including RS-232, RS-485, and Ethernet, enable direct
communication with the control panel from the hazardous
In addition to the new RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces, a redundant Ethernet option is also available. It allows redundant
network structures to be set up and sustainably increases the
availability of the monitors. The true highlight is the new
fiber-optic interface, which is certified according to the latest
optical intrinsic safety standards. It allows the monitor to
be connected to a standard fiber-optic switch that only has to
meet the requirements of laser class 1. Ex op is approval is no
longer necessary, which translates to a considerable reduction
in infrastructure costs.
The power supply is one of the main features of the modular
VisuNet GXP. This high-performance unit brings additional
flexibility with AC and DC options for a wide range of application
requirements. This adaptable power supply is suitable for wall
mounting, and it can also be installed directly in the housing or
mounted on the thin-client unit (TCU).
The VisuNet GXP boasts a superslim, space-saving keyboard
and housing that are designed according to GMP directives
and constructed to be mechanically robust in clean rooms and
hygienic environments. Sleek and smooth, the housing prevents any accumulation of liquids, dirt, or bacteria and resists
high pressure and temperature, heavy wash downs, steam
jets, and cleaning chemicals.
Unlike other Zone 1/21 solutions that are bulky and heavy, the
GXP is the lightest in the industry—under 25 kg. This enables
easier mounting in different applications with no need for a
costly, heavy-duty pedestal. This means it can be installed by
only one person, allowing faster and more economical