GE Adds MultiTouch to QuickPanel+ HMIs


GE Intelligent Platforms added multi-touch technology to the QuickPanel+ operator interface.

Multi-touch and swipe viewing are a worldwide standard in consumer digital interfaces, so viewing system-wide details even on a 7” display is simple with the new QuickPanel+ multi-touch functionality. Double-tapping or pinching enables the interface to be enlarged to up to 400% of its original size. Navigation between interactive schematics can be achieved by simply swiping the screen. Multi-touch and swipe also allows developers to build more intuitive HMIs by eliminating the need for a formal menu system.

QuickPanel+ integrates process control, view and an option to run an embedded data historian in a single device with the latest touchscreen technology to provide the high performance, connectivity and user experience expected in today’s increasingly connected manufacturing environments. A general purpose operator interface capable of connecting to a variety of industrial PLCs and PACs, the QuickPanel+ is designed specifically to take advantage of the Industrial Internet. The latest in touchscreen technology makes it as responsive as a tablet or smartphone, yet robust enough to withstand industrial environments and applications, even if the user is wearing gloves.