Friday, June 8, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

HMI update 06/04/2018

  • The HMI AB Logix driver supported default string sizes (82 characters) since the driver was released. Today we released support for string sizes from 1 to 400 characters.
  • The HMI has supported MQTT as a client for a little over two years. An MQTT Broker/server is in development.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

HMI update 05/13/2018

  • Added the “Edit field” graphic element to the website.
  • We are considering creating a configurable interface to edit recipes at runtime. Contact support if you have any suggestions or comments.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Software update 04/26/2018

  • Added the bar code graphic element to the website.
  • Corrected an issue with the pipe tool editor.
  • Added a few more commands to the DF1 slave simulator.
  • Added a “fixed” position property to the website graphic elements. The default position value is “absolute”.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

HMI update 04/19/2018

The analog and digital points can now be configured for a secondary data source.

A PLC has a MODBUS TCP (Ethernet) connection and also a MODBUS RTU (RS-232, serial) connection.

A primary port (A) is configured for the TCP connection and a secondary port (B) is configured for the RTU connection.

Points (PP) are created using the primary port (A) as a source.
Points (SP) are created using the secondary port (B) as a source.

All the primary points (PP) are configured to access the appropriate secondary point (SP).

Graphics, logging, alarms are all configured for the primary points (PP).

The secondary points (SP) do not process alarms and should not be configured for other access.

The secondary points (SP) are only used in the primary point (PP) configuration.

Should the primary port (A) experience a communication failure the data collected by the secondary points (SP) is used as the data for the primary points (PP) until the primary port (A) communication failure is corrected.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

HMI update 03/20/2018

·        Added support for the diagnostic status command to the DF1 simulator.
·        Added the scale graphic element to the website.
·        Added the video player graphic element to the website.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

HMI update 02/21/2018

  • Added an analog clock graphic element to the website.
  • Added a mini trend graphic element to the website.
  • Resolved a rare issue with closing the configuration program and the window list editor open, with unsaved files.
  • Added the marquee graphic element to the website.