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C-More Micro HMI First Program Part 2

Previously we put our first program (Video) into the C-More Micro HMI Panel using the C-More Micro programming software. The Do-More Designer Simulator was used with a modified Start Stop Jog Circuit so we can use our HMI screen to control the output as well as the inputs on the PLC. This communication was done via Ethernet with the Modbus TCP protocol.
C-More Micro HMI First Program Part 2
We will now look at PLC to Panel and Panel to PLC communications. This will allow us to control the screen page number, beeper and back light of the panel from the PLC. We will also get notification of the same as well as key press information from the HMI panel. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI System Setup Screens

The C-more Micro HMI Panels from Automation Direct include a series of built-in Systems Setup Screens. They are split into three categories; Information, Setting, and Test Menu.
C-More Micro HMI System Setup Screens
Information – Under the information menu we will find the panel model number, available memory, and usage, the protocol being used by the panel, and the version information of the firmware and boot loader.
Setting – Under the setting menu we can adjust the brightness of the display, enable or disable the internal beeper, calibrate the touch panel, clear the user memory, reset the unit to factory defaults and set the loading screen hourglass icon delay or disable the display.
Test Menu – The test menu includes communication tests of the serial ports (loopback test), communication test to the PLC, test operation of the panel’s beeper, and test of the touch panel surface.
We will be reviewing these system screens of the C-More Micro HMI Panel. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI Installing the Software

The C-more Micro Programming Software is a free download from Automation Direct. This is similar to the more powerful C-more Touch Panel programming software. This free HMI (Human Machine Interface) software has features designed to reduce your configuration time. Simply drag and drop the objects from the object bar onto the screen construction area. Configure your PLC tags and click on the objects you want to use. A built-in simulator will allow you to review your work on the computer before downloading the project.
C-More Micro HMI Installing the Software (Updating)
We will be installing the C-more Micro Programming Software onto our PC (computer). Updating the software is also very easily done. See the video below.
Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

C-More Micro HMI System Hardware Review – Unbox

We will now unbox and review our C-More Micro hardware. Human machine interfaces (HMIs) are made to display and control operations for our automation solution. Information is displayed in a graphic format. (Graphical User Interface – GUI) The HMI is usually part of the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system.
Communication from the HMI to the control is usually done through a serial (RS232 / RS485 / RS422) or Ethernet (RJ45) method with different protocols depending on the manufacturer of the control. The automation control device is not limited to a PLC. (Programmable Logic Controller) You can communicate also to drives, temperature process controllers, etc. The HMI usually will include several different protocols and port configurations to maximize the amount of control product that it will be able to communicate.
C-More Micro HMI System Hardware Review - Unbox
We will be looking at one of the newest members of the C-More Micro Panel HMI devices from Automation Direct. This is the EA3-T4CL. This four-inch color TFT LCD screen offers great features that we will be exploring as we review this product. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!