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Omron CP1H to C-More Micro HMI Communication


The C-More Micro HMI panel is a series of human-machine interfaces (HMI) that provide a way for the operator to control and view your programmable logic controller. (PLC) The free C-more microprogramming software is user friendly and fully featured. C-more Micro panels can easily display text, graphics, and bitmaps to effectively communicate critical data to your operator.
omron plc c-more micro hmi
We will connect the EA3-T4CL cmore micro HMI screen to the Omron CP1H PLC. The devices will communicate serially via an RS485 interface. We will demonstrate reading and writing bits and words from the HMI unit. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Object Text – EA3 Series

The C-More Micro HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. Five different text objects are available for your industrial human-machine interface. (HMI) The static text will place words on your HMI page. Lookup text will display a message corresponding to a value in a tag register. The dynamic text will display the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) equivalent of the information in the tag register specified. Scroll text will display information too large to display in the area assigned. This will move the information in the display area so the entire message can be seen. Text entry will allow the user through a popup keypad to enter ASCII characters into a tag register.
C-More Micro HMI Object Text - EA3 Series
We will now look at all five of these text objects in our HMI micro panel. A new page will be made to show all of the text object functions and operations. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Object Recipe Component

The C-More Micro HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. Recipe buttons are part of these objects. The Recipe Button Object changes the value of a tag or multiple tags. The Recipe Button Object looks and acts like a Pushbutton Object on the screen. When the Recipe Button Object is pressed, the values in the Source Data Tags are written to Destination Data Tags.
C-More Micro HMI Object Recipe Component
We will now look at recipes that we can use with our HMI micro panel. They include the recipe button. We will program 3 recipes into the unit that will control 4 different timers. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Object Bitmap Image

We will now look at bitmap images that we can display on our C-More Micro unit. The C-More Micro HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. Bitmaps are part of these objects. These bitmaps are images that are made up of tiny dots called pixels. Each of these dots are actually a small square that contains one colour. Bitmaps will help you produce simple, intuitive looking human machine interfaces.
C-More Micro HMI Object Bitmap Image
We will now look at bitmaps that we can use with our HMI micro panel. They include bitmap buttons, static bitmap, dynamic bitmaps and multi-state bitmaps. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Object Meters and Graphs

The C-More Micro HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. Meters and Graphs are part of these objects. They can represent a range of numbers and are programmable to simulate the functions that you require on your automation project. This helps you produce simple, intuitive looking human machine interfaces.
C-More Micro HMI Object Meters and Graphs
We will now look at the meters and graphs that we can use with our HMI micro panel. They can replace the older chart recorder equipment that is still in use in some manufacturing facilities. These objects will represent the data in the PLC for the user to interpret. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Object Numeric Entry

We will now look at the C-More Micro Numeric Entry objects. The C-More Micro HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. These objects are programmable to simulate the functions that you require on your automation project. Several of these objects can be placed on a one-panel screen and you can have multiple panel screens. This helps you produce simple, intuitive looking human-machine interfaces.
C-More Micro HMI Object Numeric Entry
Continuing from last time we will now look at the numeric entries that we can use with our HMI micro panel. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Object Buttons and Indicators

We will now look at buttons and indicators that we can use on our C-More Micro HMI. The C-More Micro HMI Panel software uses virtual components called Objects. These objects are programmable to simulate the functions that you require on your automation project. Several of these objects can be placed on a one-panel screen and you can have multiple panel screens. This helps you produce simple, intuitive looking human-machine interfaces.
C-More Micro HMI Object Buttons and Indicators
Continuing from last time we will now look at the buttons and indicators that we can use with our HMI micro panel. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Object List Shapes

We will now look at shapes like lines, rectangles, circles, and frames that we can use on our C-More Micro HMI. The C-More Micro 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.
C-More Micro HMI Object List Shapes
We can place several of these objects on the one-panel 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 our blank page. The navigation of the objects and additional information will also be discussed. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Simulate Project

The C-More Micro HMI Panel 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.
C-More Micro HMI Simulate Project
We will be looking at our program developed last time (Common Control 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!

C-More Micro HMI Common Screen Menu

We will now look at creating common screen menus on our C-More Micro HMI. The menu can appear on multiple screens which provides intuitive operation for your operators. Allowing operators of your HMI (Human Machine Interface) panel to easily navigate all of the information available is a vital part of programming. We want to present the information to the operator so they will clearly understand the programmed operation of the unit. Common menus on the HMI panel pages will allow the quick navigation, understanding, and control that your operators want. When programming operator interfaces I have always heard to use the KISS method. (Keep it stupidly simple.) Your HMI program interface could contain hundreds of pages containing vital information for operator understanding and control, but you must make it easily accessible and intuitive. This is how you design and program a good HMI panel display.
C-More Micro HMI Common Screen Menu
We will be creating a common screen menu for our C-More Micro HMI Panel using the C-More Micro programming software. Using our previous program created we will be making a background screen to act as our menu system. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!