The HMI now has a “Ping” driver. This driver can be used to
ping devices that do not have other communication paths with the HMI. This
allows the HMI to monitor devices and create alarms, messages, graphic changes,
log entries, etc. when a device does not respond within the configured
The address to ping can be an IP address or a host name.
Each “ping master” can support 100 devices and the number of masters is
Here is a screen capture of the configuration screen.
The HMI now supports the Delta motion control protocol
(DMCP) using TCP and/or UDP.
All registers are accessible and multiple register writing
is supported. One write call can write up to 1024 registers for TCP and 256 registers
The HMI can also collect plot data from the controller
using “Method 2: Advanced”.Using this
method allows the HMI to collect all 8 plots (0-7) and the plot size is
unlimited. The captured plot is rendering in an X/Y chart and a picture of the
chart can be included in a generated report. The data can also be exported to