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C-More EA9 HMI Series Panel Object List Meters and Graphs

The C-More HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. These objects are programmable to simulate the functions that you require on your automation project. Pushbuttons, switches, meters, and graphs are just a few of the objects that are available to you.

We will now look at the object list meters and graphs that we can use with our HMI panel. The meter and graph objects that are available on the C-More EA9 are Line Trend Graph, Analog Meter, Bar/Circle Meter, PID Faceplate Bar Meter, and PID Faceplate Trend Meter. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

Wiring an Ultrasonic Proximity Sensor to the Click PLC

An ultrasonic sensor (switch) is able to detect object presence without physical contact (limit switch). No physical contact means that the switch has no parts that will wear out. The life span of the sensor is increased with less maintenance.
An ultrasonic sensor will use sound waves to detect objects. These sound waves are at a level that we cannot hear. Distance is measured by the time it takes to send and receive the ultrasonic wave. Objects can be measured the same no matter what the colour, transparency, shininess, or lighting conditions of the application.

We will be wiring an ultrasonic sensor into the input of our Click PLC. This will include a discrete and analog input signal. The UK1F-E7-0A is an 18mm diameter sensor that has a PNP N.O./N.C. selectable output with analog output of 0 -10 VDC. The sensing distance is 200mm to 2200mm and has a one-hertz switching capacity. A 4-pin M12 quick disconnect is available but we will be wiring in our 2m wired version. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More EA9 HMI Series Panel Object List Entry

The C-More HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. These objects are programmable to simulate the functions that you require on your automation project. Pushbuttons, switches, meters, and graphs are just a few of the objects that are available to you.

We will now look at the object entry that we can use with our HMI panel. The entry objects that are available on the C-More EA9 are Numeric Entry, Increment/Decrement Value, Thumbwheel, and Slider. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

MOSAIC Safety Controller Documentation

The MOSAIC Modular Safety Integrated Controller can be programmed for your safety control application. Steps to programming our MOSAIC include writing the program, verification, simulation, downloading and monitoring. Documentation has been included in this controller software that will save you hundreds of hours.

Our first program included writing, verifying, simulating and monitoring our MOSAIC Safety emergency stop switch and status indication. We will now look at the reports and documentation that we can obtain by our Mosaic Safety Designer software (MSD). We will also look at ways that we can verify our existing program. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More EA9 HMI Series Panel Object List Indicators

The C-More HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. These objects are programmable to simulate the functions that you require on your automation project. Pushbuttons, switches, meters, and graphs are just a few of the objects that are available to you.

We will now look at the object indicators that we can use with our HMI panel. The indicator objects that are available on the C-More EA9 are Indicator Light, Valve Indicator, Numeric Display, and Multi-State Text Indicator. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

MOSAIC Safety Controller First Program Part 2

The MOSAIC Modular Safety Integrated Controller can be programmed for your safety control application. Steps to programming our MOSAIC include writing the program, verification, simulation, downloading and monitoring.

In part 1, we wrote, verified and simulated our program. Our first program has an emergency stop switch with status indication. We will now be using the MOSAIC Safety Designer software (MSD) to download and monitor our program. The wiring and indication lights on our MOSAIC M1 safety controller will also be discussed. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

BRX PLC HTTP JSON Instructions

One of the features of the BRX Series PLC is the ability to expand its capability to fit your application. Software and hardware changes are ongoing so the PLC can grow with your needs. Communication is something that the BRX PLC can do very well. As part of the internet of things (IoT), the BRX will share and exchange data. You can also refer to this as the industrial internet of things. This will suit several industrial applications.

The Do-more Updates Release 2.5.2 on April 22, 2019, has introduced new instructions. Here are the instructions that we will be using:
HTTPCMD – HTTP Request / Response with Server (BRX only)
JSONPARSE – Parse JSON Text (BRX only)
We will be using these instructions to read the weather conditions from a website. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

MOSAIC Safety Controller First Program Part 1

The MOSAIC Modular Safety Integrated Controller can be programmed for your safety control application. Steps to programming our MOSAIC include writing the program, verification, simulation, downloading and monitoring.

We will be using the MOSAIC Safety Designer software (MSD) to write, verify and simulate our program. Our first program will have an emergency stop switch with status indication. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More EA9 HMI Series Panel Object List Buttons

The C-More HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. These objects are programmable to simulate the functions that you require on your automation project. Pushbuttons, switches, meters, and graphs are just a few of the objects that are available to you.

Continuing from last time we will now look at the object buttons that we can use with our HMI panel. The button objects that are available on the C-More EA9 are Pushbuttons, Switches, Radio Buttons, Indicator Buttons, Step Switches, Tri-State Switches, and Key Buttons. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

MOSAIC Safety Controller Installing the Software (MSD)

The MOSAIC Safety Controller uses the MOSAIC Safety Designer Software to program and monitor your safety project. This MOSAIC Safety Designer Software (MSD) can be downloaded free of charge and includes a simulator. The latest MSD software is version 1.6.11.

Our free downloaded software contains the MSD software mentioned above as well as the MOSAIC Bus Configurator Software. We will be installing both of these software programs on our computer. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!