Freelance Operations

Freelance Operations, is the standard operator interface or HMI for the Freelance DCS. It meets all standard requirements relating to process operation at an attractive price. With Freelance 2019 up to four monitors can be connected to a single operator workplace.

Freelance Operations, the HMI for the Freelance DCS, is based on Microsoft Windows as a graphical user interface. It enhances the ease of use and the performance of process operation. In the 2019 version, Freelance Operations received various improvements in terms of the User Interface and User Experience.

The new Freelance Operations leans on the High Performance HMI style while making sure that experienced users from former Freelance versions still feel confident. Amongst other things, Freelance Operations offers the following HMI options:
  • Clearly structured faceplates for operator interventions, which can also be combined as required in group displays
  • Freelance Operations expands its multi monitor support up to four monitors on one workplace
  • Trend displays including historical data and long-term archiving
  • Alarm pages for specific plant areas, sequence control
  • Displays, shift logs, event logs and data archiving

HMI configuration is fully integrated in Freelance Engineering, which saves engineering effort.

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Technical Data
  • Clearly structured information hierarchy
  • A large number of pre-engineered displays
  • Rapid and secure action in case of process alarms
  • Extended field device diagnostics
  • Clearly arranged display of messages and operator hints
  • Available in many languages: English, Chinese, German, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese, French, Czech, Portuguese
  • Multi-monitor operation in Freelance 2019 (now up to four screens on one PC)
  • A Freelance Operation Lite license is available at an attractive price (suitable for smaller applications)
Freelance Operations - Technical Data
Available pre-configured displays
  • Overview display
  • Group display
  • Faceplate
  • Sequential Function Cart (SFC) display
  • Time scheduler display
  • Trend display
  • Web display
  • Message list and operator hint list
  • Logs
  • System display for hardware diagnostics
Freelance Operations - System Requirements
Hard disk for installation 500 MB disk space
Hard disk for operation >= 2 GB disk space
Recommended for archiving
>= 80 GB (depending on configuration)
Operating system
Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
Speed >= 3 GHz
4 GB
Ethernet card with supported interface
10/100 MBit
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