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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!

C-More EA9 HMI Series Panel Object List Shapes

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 can place several of these objects on one screen and have multiple panel screens. This helps you produce simple, intuitive looking human-machine interfaces.
We will be looking at our program we have so far developed (Simulate Project) and add shapes to a new screen page. These shapes can move and resize when interacting with the PLC. The navigation of the objects and additional information will also be discussed. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

MOSAIC Safety Controller System Hardware

Safety controllers monitor over voltage / short circuit protection, redundant relays, and positive guided contacts to provide a level of fail-safe operation for applications. The modular MOSAIC safety controller is an expandable, cost-effective choice over standalone safety relays. Especially as the required number of relays/channels increases. It will also reduce the wiring of your safety circuits.

MOSAIC stands for MOdular SAfey Integrated Controller. We will be looking at the system hardware of the MOSAIC and un-boxing our unit. We will also apply power to the system. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More EA9 HMI Series Panel Simulate Project

The C-More HMI Panel programming software has a simulation mode. This simulator will allow you to test your project before transferring it to a panel. Testing your application is a vital step in HMI program development. This feature of the software will save you time and money especially if your hardware is not available.
The simulator will display two windows. There is a graphical display of your HMI panel and a simulation control window. The control window will allow you to control variables in the project similar to a PLC.

We will be looking at our program developed last time (Common Screen Menu) and use the simulator to mimic how the PLC and HMI Panel will communicate in the field. This will help to detect any problems before we transfer to our panel. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

Wiring a Capacitive Proximity NPN PNP Sensor to the Click PLC

A proximity sensor (switch) is able to detect object presence without physical contact like a 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.
A capacitive proximity sensor will detect ferrous and non-ferrous objects. The sensor works by oscillating the charge on the plates in the sensor. When an object is placed in front of the surface, the amount of current flow is detected. (Capacitance) The dielectric of objects will determine the distance that the object can be detected.

We will be wiring a capacitive proximity switch into the input of our Click PLC. The CK1-00-2H is an 18mm diameter, NPN/PNP N.O./N.C. selectable output with a 12mm sensing distance. That means that the sensor can be wired as positive (Sourcing) or negative (Sinking) switch. This unshielded 10 Hz switching frequency sensor also has a 4-pin M12 quick disconnect. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!