HMI and Digi16

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HMI and Digi16

Post by m_perci » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:46 pm

I purchased a BCS-460 and later realized I needed more outputs, so I bought the Digi16 card. Now I would like to integrate the Digi16 outputs into my graphical display in order to see the valves and pumps controlled by that board. Any ideas? Below is a link to the background I am using. Thanks for any help!

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Re: HMI and Digi16

Post by m_perci » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:08 pm

ECC? or anyone able to answer this one?

I am able to turn the Digi16 expansion outputs on/off, just want to see it graphically as well.

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Re: HMI and Digi16

Post by JonW » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:34 pm

Only the built-in outputs of the 460/462 are able to be used in the current HMI.

Using the API, a custom stand-alone interface has access to display the expansion port status. I will be adding support for that to my own custom interface software.

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Re: HMI and Digi16

Post by m_perci » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:51 am

Thanks Jon, guess I will need something custom as well to get what I need. I also just discovered last night that the Digi16 is also not available in manual mode... so my need for a custom app grows.

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Re: HMI and Digi16

Post by pbryngel » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:33 pm

I have a digi 16 and used the registers asserted for ladder logic section to approximate what you want in the HMI. I named the registers what the corresponding outs are for the digi16 and just activate both the register and the out during each process. I am not using the actual ladder logic just the registers to display what I want in the HMI. I also put multiple indicators on the HMI to show the flow paths.

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Re: HMI and Digi16

Post by m_perci » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:41 am

Excellent solution, works perfectly :D Thank you pbryngel!

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Re: HMI and Digi16

Post by JonW » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:10 am

Nice job pbryngel. Nice valve diagram/layout too. ;)

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Re: HMI and Digi16

Post by pbryngel » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:28 am

Glad I could help.

JonW Thanks, been using pretty much the same plumbing layout inspired by your system for about a year and a half and I love it.

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