6 Reasons to Choose Weintek HMI cMT2078X for Your Project

March 18, 2024
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In today’s rapidly advancing industrial automation landscape, selecting the right Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is crucial for the success and efficiency of your projects. The Weintek HMI cMT2078X stands out as a superior choice, offering a blend of advanced features, robust performance, and unparalleled versatility. This article delves into the six pivotal advantages of choosing the cMT2078X for your automation needs, from its powerful processing capabilities and extensive connectivity options to its advanced data handling and IoT readiness. Whether you’re aiming to enhance operational efficiency, improve user experience, or future-proof your automation system, the cMT2078X provides the cutting-edge technology and reliability necessary to achieve your goals.

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Weintek HMI MT8071iE Overview

The MT8071iE model is part of the iE series, designed for straightforward and effective human-machine interaction in various industrial settings. Equipped with a 7-inch TFT touchscreen that offers 800 x 480 resolution and 16.7 million colors, this model provides clear and vibrant visuals for operators. Its screen brightness is rated at 400 cd/m^2 with a contrast ratio of 800:1, ensuring readability in different lighting conditions. The display has a backlight lifetime of over 30,000 hours, suggesting durability and reliability in long-term use.

Operationally, the MT8071iE is powered by a 32-bit RISC Cortex-A8 processor running at 600MHz, supported by 128MB of RAM and 128MB of flash memory, which is adequate for running essential applications smoothly. Connectivity options include one USB 2.0 port for peripheral devices and a single 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port for network integration. Additionally, it offers flexible serial communication options through its COM ports, catering to a variety of industrial devices and protocols.

The MT8071iE operates effectively in temperatures ranging from 0° to 50°C and can be stored in temperatures from -20° to 60°C. Its front panel complies with IP65, UL Type 4X, and NEMA 4 standards for protection against dust, water, and other environmental conditions, making it suitable for use in challenging industrial environments. The model is programmed with EasyBuilder Pro software, allowing for easy and intuitive setup and customization of HMI functions.

Weintek HMI  cMT2078X Overview

The cMT2078X is a high-performance model from the cMT X series, boasting advanced features and capabilities for complex applications that demand high-speed processing and extensive data handling. This model also features a 7-inch TFT touchscreen with an 800 x 480 resolution and 16.7 million colors, matched with a 400 cd/m^2 brightness and an 800:1 contrast ratio, offering excellent visual quality for intricate HMI applications.

What sets the cMT2078X apart is its quad-core 64-bit RISC processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, significantly more powerful than the MT8071iE's. It's complemented by 1GB of RAM and a substantial 4GB of flash memory, ensuring smooth operation even with demanding applications. For connectivity, it includes two Ethernet ports for more flexible network configurations and a USB 2.0 port. The serial communication options are more versatile, supporting multiple RS-232 and RS-485 configurations for comprehensive device compatibility.

The cMT2078X can operate in a slightly wider temperature range of 0° to 55°C and shares the same storage temperature range as the MT8071iE. Its front panel is designed to meet NEMA 4 and IP66 standards, offering enhanced protection against harsh environmental elements. The use of EasyBuilder Pro for programming provides a rich set of tools for developing complex applications, and additional features such as EasyAccess 2.0 and optional CODESYS support make it a highly adaptable solution for modern industrial automation challenges.

Comparison table: MT8071iE vs cMT2078X 

Feature/Specification MT8071iE cMT2078X
Display 7” TFT, 800 x 480, LED Backlight 7” TFT, 800 x 480, LED Backlight
Brightness 400 cd/m2 400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 800:1 800:1
Backlight Life Time >30,000 hrs >30,000 hrs
Colors 16.7M 16.7M
LCD Viewing Angle 80/60/80/80 80/60/80/80
Touch Panel 4-wire Resistive Type 4-wire Resistive Type
Memory Flash 128 MB 4 GB
RAM 128 MB 1 GB
Processor 32 bits RISC Cortex-A8 600MHz Quad-core 64-bit RISC 1.5 GHz
USB Host USB 2.0 x 1 USB 2.0 x 1
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T x 1 LAN 1: 10/100 Base-T x 1, LAN 2: 10/100 Base-T x 1
COM Port COM1: RS-232, COM2/COM3: RS-485 2W/4W Con.A: COM2 RS-485 2W/4W, COM3 RS-485 2W, Con.B: COM1 RS-232 4W, COM3 RS-232 2W
Audio Output N/A N/A
RTC Built-in Built-in
Input Power 24±20%VDC 24±20%VDC
Power Consumption 450mA@24VDC 820mA@24VDC
Operating Temperature 0° ~ 50°C (32° ~ 122°F) 0° ~ 55°C (32° ~ 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20° ~ 60°C (-4° ~ 140°F) -20° ~ 60°C (-4° ~ 140°F)
Relative Humidity 10% ~ 90% (non-condensing) 10% ~ 90% (non-condensing)
Protection Structure UL Type 4X (indoor use only) / NEMA4 / IP65 Compliant Front Panel NEMA4 / IP66 Compliant Front Panel
Software EasyBuilder Pro V4.10.04 or later versions EasyBuilder Pro V6.05.02 or later versions, EasyAccess 2.0 (Optional), CODESYS® (Optional)

6 reasons why selecting the cMT2078X Weintek HMI

Enhanced Processing Power and Memory

The cMT2078X is equipped with a quad-core 64-bit RISC processor running at 1.5 GHz, alongside 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of flash memory. This significant upgrade in processing capabilities and memory allows the cMT2078X to handle more complex algorithms, larger datasets, and more sophisticated HMI applications seamlessly, ensuring smooth operation and responsive user interfaces even under heavy load.

Advanced Connectivity Options

With dual Ethernet ports, the cMT2078X offers enhanced network connectivity and flexibility, enabling it to integrate more easily into complex network infrastructures or to establish redundant network paths for increased reliability. This is particularly valuable in environments where uptime and data integrity are critical.

Comprehensive Data Handling and IIoT Features

The cMT2078X supports advanced data handling and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) capabilities, including MQTT protocol, OPC UA client/server, and database server integration. These features make it an ideal choice for projects that require real-time data acquisition, processing, and exchange across various platforms and systems, facilitating smoother integration with cloud services and enterprise systems.

Superior Visualization and Interface Options

Like the MT8071iE, the cMT2078X features a high-quality 7-inch touchscreen display. However, its advanced hardware supports more dynamic and interactive visualizations, making it better suited for applications where detailed graphics, complex interfaces, or real-time data visualization are key to the operation and user experience.

Enhanced Environmental and Operational Tolerance

The cMT2078X operates effectively in a slightly broader temperature range and offers a higher level of protection with its NEMA 4 and IP66 compliant front panel. These features make it more versatile and reliable in a wider range of industrial environments, from dusty manufacturing floors to areas with high moisture levels.

Future-proofing Your Investment

Choosing the cMT2078X can be seen as an investment in future-proofing your automation system. Its robust processing capabilities, extensive memory, and advanced connectivity options ensure it can adapt to evolving technological and operational requirements, potentially reducing the need for early replacement or system upgrades.


In summary, the cMT2078X stands out for its ability to support complex, data-intensive, and highly interactive HMI applications, making it an excellent choice for advanced industrial automation projects. Its superior processing power, memory capacity, and advanced connectivity and IIoT features not only provide the functionality needed for today's demanding applications but also offer a degree of future-proofing, ensuring the system remains relevant and effective as technology and operational needs evolve. Whether for manufacturing, process control, or any other application requiring high levels of interaction and data processing, the cMT2078X is designed to meet these needs with efficiency and reliability.

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Pēteris Žerbiņš
Pēteris Žerbiņš
PLC / HMI / Interface Specialist
+371 2860 3305


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