NTXS Manual V03E-EN-02
Preliminary
Thank you for purchasing NTXS Series product from Omron. NTXS Series Products are versatile
operator interfaces with Microsoft Windows® based configuration Software.
This manual will help you to safely install, configure and operate NTXS Products.
All the safety warnings and precautions must be followed to ensure proper unit performance and personal safety.
Warnings used in this manual:
DANGER
CAUTION
Danger Warnings are used to indicate situations, ocations
and conditions that can cause serious injury or death.
!
Caution Warnings are used to indicate situations and conditions
that can cause operator injury and/or unit damage.
If additional information or technical assistance is needed please contact:
Omron Europe B.V.
Wegalaan 67-69
NL-2132 JD Hoofddorp
The Netherlands
Phone :(+31)23-5681300
Fax :(+31)23 5681388
URL: www.omron-industrial.com
Manual Revisions:
If you contact us in reference to this manual, please include the following document number:
Name:
NTXS Manual
Document:
V03E-EN-02
Document Revised on 20.12.06: Word Lamp image on Pg. 85 is updated.
IMPORTANT
NTXS Series Products are intended to be operator interfaces, to work with PLCs which
actually take control actions. It is assumed that the user is well acquainted with the PLC
system being used. Never use NTXS units to perform emergency stop applications. It is
advised that separate switches be used outside the PLC for ANY emergency stops.
Any mechanical or electrical modification to the units will
void all warranties.
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Contents
INTRODUCTION
1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.2
1.2.1
1.3
1.3.1
1
Purpose of this manual
HMI Basics
Hardware Requirements
NTXS Overview
What is NTXS series HMI?
How NTXS Works
Specifications of NTXS Series
2
2
3
4
4
5
8
HARDWARE
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
19
Safety Precaution
Installation Instructions
Power Requirements
Wiring Diagram
Communication Ports
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20
22
23
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
3.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
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Connecting the HMI to your Computer
Starting NTXS Software
Installing NTXS Software
Steps for starting NTXS Software
Uninstalling NTXS Software
Setting Network Configuration
Setting Network Configuration For NT2S Series Products
Setting Network Configuration For NT3S Series Products
USING NTXS SOFTWARE
4.1
4.1.1
4.1.2
4.1.3
4.1.4
4.1.5
4.2
4.3
4.3.1
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
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NTXS Menu Structure
File Menu
Define Menu
Communicate Menu
Utilities Menu
Help Menu
Creating New Application
Creating Screens
Protecting Application Using Password
Data Entry Object
Display Data Object
Global And Power On Task
Global Keys
Screen Keys
REPRESENTING DATA BY OBJECTS AND WIZARDS
5.1
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.1.3
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32
32
34
35
35
36
37
Alphanumeric Objects
Text Objects
Data Entry Objects
Display Data
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45
46
47
47
48
48
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55
55
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5.1.4
5.1.5
5.2
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.3
5.3.1
5.3.2
5.3.3
5.3.4
5.3.5
5.3.6
5.3.7
5.3.8
Time
Date
Graphic Wizards
Line
Rectangle
Ellipse
Rounded Rectangle
Bargraph
Bitmap
Wizards
Bit Button
Word Button
Bit Lamp
Word Lamp
Multiple Bargraph
Analog Meter
Real Time Trend
Numeric Keypad
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66
69
69
70
70
71
71
72
73
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78
81
85
87
93
98
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TASK MANAGEMENT
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.3.1
6.3.2
6.4
108
Application TaskList
Screen TaskList
Key Tasklist
For Keypad Products
For Touch screen Products
Description of Tasks
109
111
113
113
115
116
USING LANGUAGES
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.3.1
7.3.2
7.3.3
7.3.4
7.4
7.4.1
7.4.2
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Export Functionality
Import Functionality
Language conversion utility
File Menu
Edit Menu
View Menu
Help Menu
Multi-Language Text Wizard
Configure Languages
Displaying Multiple Languages in Unit
UPLOADING AND DOWNLOADING FROM UNIT
8.1
8.2
8.3
144
Upload
Download
Error Catalog
145
146
147
Define Alarm
Alarm Definition
Alarm Object
150
151
152
ALARMS
9.1
9.1.1
9.1.2
132
134
136
136
139
139
139
139
140
143
149
PRINTING
154
10.1
10.2
155
156
Printing from NTXS unit
Printing from NTXS Software
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MISCELLANEOUS
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
158
Convert Application
Memory Configuration Wizard
Font Editor
Image Conversion to bmp
159
160
161
163
DIAGNOSTICS & MAINTENANCE
165
12.1 Diagnostics
12.1.1 Erase Keys
12.1.2 Touchscreen Calibration Loss
12.2 Maintenance
166
166
167
168
APPENDIX
A
1
2
3
4
4.1
4.2
5
5.1
6
B
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
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Omron Cable References and Diagrams
Omron Cable References for connection to PLC’s peripheral ports
(CMOS)
Omron Cable References for connection to PLC’s serial ports (RS232C)
Omron Cable References for Programming cable (PC to NTXS)
Omron Cable Diagrams for Serial cables
NT2S-CN232-V1 / NT2S-CN235-V1
NT2S-CN242-V1
Omron Cable Disgram for NT2S / NT3S Programming cable
NT2S-CN002
Omron Cable Diagram for RS422 Communication cable XtraDrive and
NT3S 174
Non-Omron Cable Diagrams
AB MICROLOGIX SERIES TO NTXS UNIT
AB SLC DF1 PORT TO NTXS UNIT
AROMAT FP0 / FPM TO NTXS UNIT
AROMAT FP1 TO NTXS UNIT
AROMAT FP2 TO NTXS UNIT
CONTROL TECHNIQUES TO NTXS UNIT
DANFOSS DRIVE TO NTXS UNIT
GE90 SERIES PLC TO NTXS UNIT
GE90 SERIES SNP-X PLC TO NTXS UNIT
IDEC MICRO3 TO NTXS UNIT
IDEC MICROSMART PLC TO NTXS UNIT
KEYENCE KV PLC TO NTXS UNIT
KOYO DL205 PLC TO NTXS UNIT
LG MASTER K SERIES PLC TO NTXS UNIT
MITSUBISHI FX SERIES PLC TO NTXS UNIT
MITSUBISHI FX0 PLC TO NTXS UNIT
SIEMENS STEP 7 MICRO(S7-200) PLC TO NTXS UNIT
SIEMENS-S7 300 SERIES PLC TO NTXS UNIT
TOSHIBA T1 PLC TO NTXS UNIT
TOSHIBA T2 PLC TO NTXS UNIT
TOSHIBA T1 LINK PORT TO NTXS UNIT
TOSHIBA T2 LINK PORT TO NTXS UNIT
TOSHIBA INVERTER S SERIES TO NTXS UNIT
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170
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173
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175
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185
186
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196
197
24
25
C
D
E
TSX(07/37/57) PLC TO NTXS UNIT
TWIDO PLC TO NTXS UNIT
List Of Features
List Of Supported Devices
Technical Support
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200
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Index .................................................... 205
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Introduction
INTRODUCTION
In this chapter. . . .
♦
Purpose of this manual
HMI Basics
Hardware Configuration
♦
NTXS Overview
What is NTXS series HMI?
How NTXS works?
NTXS Series Specifications
1
Introduction
1.1
Purpose of this manual
Thank you for purchasing NTXS Series Products from Omron. NTXS Series Products are versatile
operator interfaces with Microsoft Windows based configuration Software. This manual explains the
operation of the NTXS Series and how to implement available features using the NTXS Software. This
manual will help you to install, configure and operate NTXS product.
1.1.1
HMI Basics
Operator Interface Terminals (HMIs) provide much more versatility than traditional mechanical control
panels. An HMI allows a plant floor operator to monitor current conditions of a control system and, if
necessary, to initiate a change in the operation of the system. HMIs connect to programmable logic
controllers (PLCs) typically through the serial communications port. The HMI can be programmed to
monitor and/or change current values stored in the data memory of the PLC.
HMIs can have either text-based or graphics-based displays. A text-based HMI can display printable
text characters but can not print graphics.
The NTXS Series HMIs are available in both Text display based HMI and graphics display based HMIs.
What is a Project?
A project is a user created application in NTXS Software. A project contains information such as NTXS
model, Network Configuration, Screen information, Task information etc.
What is a Screen?
A screen is a visual representation of objects placed on the HMI screen. Any partially sized window is
usually referred to as a popup screen or window. User can create his customized screen according to
his requirements. Popup windows can also appear on the HMI display by pressing buttons on the
touch screen. Maximum number of screens in an application is limited by the application memory size.
A more in depth discussion on screen is covered in chapter 4.
What is an Object?
An object placed on HMI screen can perform actions such as displaying text messages, writing value to
PLC register, or displaying an alarm on HMI screen etc. An object can be classified as Text object and
Graphical object.
For example, a Text Object is used to display text on the HMI. But objects are also used to configure
the HMI to perform some action. For example, a Display Data Object tells the HMI to continuously
monitor a PLC register that is used by the PLC. Some objects can display a graphics shape on the
HMI screen and perform some action. A Bit Button Object creates a graphic object on the HMI that
when pressed, activates a bit in the PLC.
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1.1.2
Hardware Requirements
The following basic PC hardware configuration is needed to configure and operate your NTXS
Software.
DEVICE
MINIMUM REQUIREMENT
IBM Compatible PC with
266 MHz Pentium® II or higher Pentium
Pentium Processor
compatible CPU
Operating System
Windows® 2000 and above
System RAM
At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM, more
memory generally improves responsiveness
Hard Disk
150 MB Free Memory Space
VGA Monitor Color
Setting Resolution
800 x 600 with 24 bit True Color
Serial Port
Serial Port for Downloading
Mouse
Microsoft® Mouse or compatible pointing device
Keyboard
Required
These are the minimum system requirements for running the NTXS application.
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Introduction
1.2
NTXS Overview
1.2.1
What is NTXS series HMI?
NTXS Series operator interfaces provide Human-Machine Interface to the Programmable Logic
Controller. The HMIs communicate with PLCs using their serial communications ports.
Configuration of NTXS:
Each NTXS unit has to be configured using the NTXS Software before connecting it to the PLC.
NTXS-IBM
Normal Operation:
After configuration is completed, NTXS should be connected with a PLC to start the system.
PLC2
PLC1
PLC port
of unit
PLC
To PLC
Programming Port
Connecting
Cable
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Introduction
1.3
How NTXS Works
The NTXS follows a specific sequence for performing the tasks defined by the user in the application.
The sequence is as shown below
START
Power-up
Message
Power up Task
A
IBM
Comm
?
Y
Complete IBM
Communication
N
Re-Start
PLC
Comm
Error
?
Re-establish PLC
Communication
Y
N
Global Task
Check Screen
Number
Same
Screen
Number
?
Y
C
N
Perform After Hiding
Task for Previous
Screen
Password
Protected
Screen
?
N
D
Y
B
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B
Valid
Screen
password
?
Y
N
D
Perform Before
Showing Task List
for new Screen
C
Upload Tag Block
Upload Alarm Block
Serv Alarm
Display Screen
Display Associated Screens
Serv While Showing Task
Check if same key
pressed
Same
key
Pressed
?
N
Key Release task
Load new
keys
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Y
F
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New
key
Pressed
?
N
A
Y
Password
Protected
Key ?
N
G
Y
Valid Key
Password
?
Y
N
A
G
Serv Key
Press Task
A
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1.3.1
Specifications of NTXS Series
Models included in the NTXS series are as follows:
NT2S-SF121B-EV2
NT2S-SF122B-EV2
NT2S-SF123B-EV2
NT2S-SF125B-E
NT2S-SF126B-E
NT2S-SF127B-E
NT3S-ST121B-E
NT3S-ST123B-E
NT3S-ST124B-E
NT3S-ST126B-E
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NT2S-SF121B-EV2
F1
F2
NEXT
PREV
F3
F4
F5
F6
CLR
Power Supply
24VDC
Miscellaneous
Voltage Rating
24 VDC + 10%
Dimension
92.00 X 45.00 mm
Power Rating
1.5W
Battery
Coin Type, 3V Lithium
Battery 614-CR1225FH
Approvals
CE, CSA and cULus Class 1
Div.2 Certified
Battery Backup
Bezel
IP65 Rated Keypad
8 years typical battery
backup for RTC and
System data
Operating Temperature 0 0C to 50 0C
Keypad
Membrane Keypad With Tactile
Feedback Keys
Number Of Keys
6 user Definable keys
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Clock(RTC)
Real Time Clock
Function(Date & Time)
Humidity
10% To 90%
(Noncondensing)
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Immunity to Transients
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Memory
Total Memory
63KB
Application Memory
24KB
Data Register
1000
Retentive Register
1000
Display
LCD Text Display
Display Type
2 lines of 16 characters Backlit LCD Emission
LEDs
2 LEDs
EN55011 CISPRA
Communication
Number of Ports
2
Type
One RS232/CMOS port for
connecting to PLC and one RS232
port for programming and printing
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, Membrane keypad and RTC.
- Power Supply connector.
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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Introduction
NT2S-SF122B-EV2
F1
F2
NEXT
PREV
F3
F4
F5
F6
CLR
Power Supply
5VDC
Miscellaneous
Voltage Rating
5 VDC + 10% from PLC
Dimension
Approvals
CE, CSA and cULus Class 1
Div.2 Certified
Operating Temperature 0 0C to 50 0C
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Bezel
IP65 Rated Keypad
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Keypad
Membrane Keypad With Tactile
Feedback Keys
Humidity
10% To 90%
(Noncondensing)
Number Of Keys
6 user Definable keys
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
92.00 X 45.00 mm
Immunity to Transients Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Memory
63KB
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Total Memory
Application Memory
24KB
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
Data Register
1000
Retentive Register
1000
Display
LCD Text Display
Display Type
2 lines of 16 characters
Backlit LCD
LEDs
2 LEDs
Communication
Number of Ports
2
Type
One RS232/CMOS port for
connecting to PLC and one RS232
port for programming and printing
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, Membrane keypad
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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NT2S-SF123B-EV2
F2
F1
REG
F3
F4
F5
DATA
F6
CLR
Power Supply
5VDC
Miscellaneous
Voltage Rating
5 VDC + 10% from PLC
Dimension
92.00 X 45.00 mm
Approvals
CE, CSA and cULus Class 1
Div.2 Certified
Operating Temperature
0 0C to 50 0C
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Bezel
IP65 Rated Keypad
Humidity
Keypad
Membrane Keypad With Tactile
Feedback Keys
10% To 90%
(Noncondensing)
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Number Of Keys
6 keys
Immunity to Transients
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Display
LCD Text Display
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Display Type
2 lines of 16 characters
Backlit LCD
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
LEDs
2 LEDs
Communication
Number of Ports
1
Type
CMOS port for communication
to PLC
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, Membrane keypad
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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NT2S-SF125B-E
F1
F5
1
2
3
F2
F6
4
5
6
F3
F7
7
8
9
F4
F8
CLR
0
+/-
Power Supply
24VDC
Miscellaneous
Voltage Rating
24 VDC + 10%
Dimension
92.00 X 92.00 mm
Power Rating
1.5W
Battery
Coin Type, 3V Lithium Battery
614-CR1225FH
Approvals
CE and cULus Class1 Div. 2
Certified
Battery Backup
8 years typical battery backup
for RTC and System data
Bezel
IP65 Rated Keypad
Operating Temperature
0 0C to 50 0C
Keypad
PCB based Keypad With
Tactile Feedback Keys
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Clock(RTC)
Real Time Clock Function
(Date & Time)
Humidity
10% To 90%
(Noncondensing)
Number Of Keys
20 keys
Memory
Total Memory
63KB
Application Memory
24KB
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Data Register
1000
Immunity to Transients
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Retentive Register
1000
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Display
LCD Text Display
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
Display Type
2 lines of 16 characters
Backlit LCD
Communication
Number of Ports
2
Type
One RS232/CMOS port for
connecting to PLC and one
RS232 port for Programming
and Printing
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, Membrane keypad and RTC.
- Power Supply connector.
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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NT2S-SF126B-E
F1
F5
1
2
3
F2
F6
4
5
6
F3
F7
7
8
9
F4
F8
CLR
0
+/-
Power Supply
5VDC
Miscellaneous
Voltage Rating
5 VDC + 10% from PLC
Dimension
92.00 X 92.00 mm
Operating Temperature
0 0C to 50 0C
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Clock(RTC)
Does not support RTC
Humidity
10% To 90% (Noncondensing)
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Immunity to Transients
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
Approvals
CE and cULus Class1 Div. 2
Certified
Bezel
IP65 Rated Keypad
Keypad
PCB based Keypad With
Tactile Feedback Keys
Number Of Keys
20 User definable keys
Memory
Total Memory
63KB
Application Memory
24KB
Data Register
1000
Retentive Register
1000
Display
LCD Text Display
Display Type
2 lines of 16 characters
Backlit LCD
Communication
Number of Ports
2
Type
One RS232/CMOS port for
connecting to PLC and one
RS232 port for Programming
and Printing
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, Membrane keypad
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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NT2S-SF127B-E
F1
REG
1
2
3
F2
DATA
4
5
6
F3
7
8
9
F4
CLR
0
+/-
Power Supply
5VDC
Miscellaneous
Voltage Rating
5 VDC + 10% from PLC
Dimension
92.00 X 92.00 mm
Approvals
CE and cULus Class1 Div.2
Certified
Operating Temperature
0 0C to 50 0C
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Bezel
IP65 Rated Keypad
Clock(RTC)
Does not support RTC
Keypad
PCB based Keypad With
Tactile Feedback Keys
Number Of Keys
20 keys
Display
LCD Text Display
Display Type
2 lines of 16 characters
Backlit LCD
Humidity
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Immunity to Transients
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
Communication
Number of Ports
1
Type
CMOS port for connecting
to PLC
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, Membrane keypad
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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10% To 90% (Noncondensing)
Introduction
NT3S-ST121B-E
Power Supply
24VDC
Voltage Rating
24 VDC + 10%
Power Rating
3.5W
Approvals
CE and cULus Class 1 Div.
2 Certified
Bezel
IP65 Rated
Memory
Total Memory
512KB
Application Memory
120KB
Data Register
1000
Retentive Register
1000
System Register
64
System Coil
Miscellaneous
Dimension
132.00 X 69.00 mm
Battery
Coin Type, 3V Lithium
Battery 614-CR1225FH
Battery Backup
8 years typical battery backup
for RTC and System data
100
Operating Temperature
0 0C to 50 0C
Internal Coil
5000
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Display
LCD Graphic Display
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Display Type
Monochrome Backlit
LCD Display
Clock(RTC)
Real Time Clock Function
(Date & Time)
Display Resolution
192 X 64 Pixels
Humidity
10% To 90%
(Noncondensing)
Touch Screen
4 wire, Analog Resistive
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Immunity to Transients
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
Communication
Number of Ports
2
Type
RS232/CMOS/RS485/RS422
for connecting to PLC,
Programming and Printing
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, touch screen and RTC
- Power Supply connector.
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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NT3S-ST123B-E
Power Supply
24VDC
Voltage Rating
24 VDC + 10%
Power Rating
3.5W
Approvals
CE and cULus Class 1
Div. 2 Certified
Bezel
IP65 Rated
Memory
Total Memory
512KB
Application Memory
120KB
Miscellaneous
Data Register
1000
Dimension
132.00 X 69.00 mm
Retentive Register
1000
Battery
System Register
64
Coin Type, 3V Lithium
Battery 614-CR1225FH
System Coil
100
Battery Backup
8 years typical battery backup
for RTC and System data
Internal Coil
5000
Display
LCD Graphic Display
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Display Type
Monochrome Backlit
LCD Display
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Clock(RTC)
Display Resolution
192 X 64 Pixels
Real Time Clock Function
(Date & Time)
Touch Screen
4 wire, Analog Resistive
Humidity
10% To 90%
(Noncondensing)
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Communication
Number of Ports
Type
Operating Temperature 0 0C to 50 0C
2
Immunity to Transients Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
One RS232/CMOS/RS485/RS422 Immunity to Radiated
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
and one RS232/CMOS for
RF
connecting to PLC, Programming
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
and Printing
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, touch screen and RTC
- Power Supply connector.
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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Introduction
NT3S-ST124B-E
Power Supply
24VDC
Voltage Rating
24 VDC + 10%
Power Rating
3.5W
Approvals
CE and cULus Class 1
Div. 2 Certified
Bezel
IP65 Rated
Memory
Total Memory
512KB
Application Memory
120KB
Data Register
1000
Retentive Register
1000
System Register
64
System Coil
100
Internal Coil
5000
Display
LCD Graphic Display
Display Type
Miscellaneous
Dimension
132.00 X 69.00 mm
Operating Temperature
0 0C to 50 0C
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Clock(RTC)
Does not support RTC
Humidity
10% To 90%
(Noncondensing)
Monochrome Backlit
LCD Display
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Immunity to Transients
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Display Resolution
192 X 64 Pixels
4 wire, Analog Resistive
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Touch Screen
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
Communication
Number of Ports
2
Type
One RS232/CMOS/RS485/RS422
and One RS232/CMOS port for
connecting to PLC, Programming
and Printing
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, touch screen
- Power Supply connector.
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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Introduction
NT3S-ST126B-E
Power Supply
24VDC
Voltage Rating
24 VDC + 10%
Power Rating
3.5W
Approvals
CE and cULus Class 1
Div. 2 Certified
Bezel
IP65 Rated
Memory
Total Memory
512KB
Application Memory
120KB
Miscellaneous
Data Register
1000
Dimension
132.00 X 69.00 mm
Retentive Register
1000
Operating Temperature
0 0C to 50 0C
System Register
64
Storage Temperature
-25 0C to 80 0C
System Coil
100
Mounting Method
Panel Mounting
Internal Coil
5000
Clock(RTC)
Does not support RTC
Display
LCD Graphic Display
Humidity
10% To 90% (Noncondensing)
Display Type
Monochrome Backlit
LCD Display
Immunity to ESD
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-2
Immunity to Transients
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-4
Immunity to Radiated
RF
Level 3 as per IEC1000-4-3
Emission
EN55011 CISPRA
Display Resolution
192 X 64 Pixels
Touch Screen
4 wire, Analog Resistive
Communication
Number of Ports
2
Type
RS232/CMOS for connecting
to PLC, Programming and
Printing
System Components:
- Unit with LCD display, touch screen
- Power Supply connector.
- Installation Kit: Gasket, Two Mounting clamps
Note: User should order cables separately
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Hardware
HARDWARE
In this chapter. . . .
♦
Safety Precautions
♦
Installation Instructions
♦
Power Requirements
♦
Wiring Diagram
♦
Communication Ports
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Hardware
2.1
Safety Precaution
Please observe the following precautions when installing the unit. Failure to comply with these restrictions could result in loss of life, serious personal injury, or equipment damage.
2.2
!
Warning: Do not operate the HMI in areas subject to explosion due to flammable
gases, vapors, or dusts.
!
Warning: Do not connect the HMI to an AC power source. You will cause permanent
damage to the HMI.
!
Warning: Do not attempt to use a DC power supply that does not meet HMI power
requirements. You may cause malfunction or permanent damage to HMI.
!
Warning: Do not power the HMI with a DC power supply used for inductive loads or for
input circuitry to the programmable logic controller. Severe voltage spikes
caused by these devices may damage the HMI.
Installation Instructions
The NTXS should be mounted on a panel. Gasket, mounting clamps are provided with each NTXS unit
for proper mounting.
Environmental Considerations:
Make sure that the unit is installed correctly and that the operating limits are followed (see Specifications
for NTXS).
Do not operate NTXS in areas subject to explosion hazards due to flammable gases, vapors or dusts.
NTXS should not be installed where fast temperature variations are present. Highly humid areas are
also to be avoided. High humidity causes condensation of water in the unit.
Location Considerations:
Care should be taken when locating equipment behind the NTXS to ensure that AC power wiring, PLC
output modules, contactors, starters, relays and any other source of electrical interference are located
away from NTXS. Particular care should be taken to the position of Variable speed drives and switching
power supplies away from the NTXS.
Panel Mounting
This section presents the dimensional sketches and panel cutouts for NTXS models.
(All dimensions are in mm. Not to Scale.)
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NT2S-SF121B-EV2, NT2S-SF122B-EV2 and NT2S-SF123B-EV2
Panel cutout: 92.00 mm x 45.00 mm
All Dimensions are in mm.
27.10
108.30
91.20
Mounting
Screw
60.50
44.18
1234567
1234567
Clamp
Bezel
Gasket
Panel
NT2S-SF125B-E, NT2S-SF126B-E and NT2S-SF127B-E
Panel Cutout: 92.00 mm x 92.00 mm
All Dimensions are in mm.
Panel
Gasket
12345
12345
106.88
91.30
Clamp
Mounting
Screw
2-4
91.30
106.88
Bezel
25.80
NT3S-ST121B-E, NT3S-ST123B-E, NT3S-ST124B-E and NT3S-ST126B-E
Panel cutout: 132.00 mm x 69.00 mm
All Dimensions are in mm.
Panel
Gasket
140.00
131.00
Mounting
Clamp
Mounting
Screw
77.20
68.00
1234567890
1234567890
Bezel
31.80
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2.3
Power Requirements
Supply voltage requirements for NTXS series models is as follows:
NT2S-SF121B-EV2
NT2S-SF122B-EV2
NT2S-SF123B-EV2
+24VDC + 10%, 1.5W maximum on Power Port
+5VDC + 10% on PLC port
+5VDC + 10% on PLC port
NT2S-SF125B-E
NT2S-SF126B-E
NT2S-SF127B-E
+24VDC + 10%, 1.5W maximum on Power Port
+5VDC + 10% on PLC port
+5VDC + 10% on PLC port
NT3S-ST121B-E
NT3S-ST123B-E
NT3S-ST124B-E
NT3S-ST126B-E
+24VDC + 10%, 3.5W maximum on Power Port
+24VDC + 10%, 3.5W maximum on Power Port
+24VDC + 10%, 3.5W maximum on Power Port
+24VDC + 10%, 3.5W maximum on Power Port
Please follow the instructions given below while making power supply connections for models:
1. Follow the wiring diagram on the sticker of the unit which shows terminals.
2. To make a connection strip about 7mm of insulation of the wire, turn the connector screw
counter-clock wise until the gap is wide open. Insert the wire all the way in and turn the screw
clockwise until it is tight.
3. Wire lengths should be minimum. Wires should run in pairs with a neutral or common paired
with a live or signal wire.
4. NTXS +24VDC model is fused internally with a self resetting 60V, 400mA fuse. It is recom
mended that all input power lines be protected from product failure by a fuse or breaker.
5. Adequate strain relief must be provided for the power connector, to ensure that vibration does
not cause the power connector to be pulled out.
6. All the NTXS products are housed in a moulded ABS plastic case which eliminates any
electrical shock hazard. Hence Safety Earth is not required to be connected to the chassis of
the unit.
7. The DC ground is not directly coupled to Earth ground internally. The unit is designed to
operate properly whether or not the DC ground is connected to the Earth ground. We do recom
mend, however, that if the DC ground has to be connected to the Earth ground, the Earth
connection should be made to a central star point as poor site earths can introduce noise into a
system.
8. Do not power unit and inductive loads with the same power supply even though there is
enough immunity in the NTXS to withstand the transients present on these lines. Avoid using
power supplies with large capacitive outputs which may cause problems if power is cycled within
a short time period.
9. If wiring is to be exposed to lightening or surges, use appropriate surge suppression devices.
10. Keep AC, high energy and rapidly switching DC wiring separate from signal wires.
11. Connecting high voltages or AC power mains to the DC input will make unit unusable and
may create an electrical shock hazard to personnel. Such a failure or shock could result in
serious personal injury, loss of life and/or equipment damage. DC voltage sources should
provide proper isolation from main AC power and similar hazards.
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2.4
Wiring Diagram
If wiring is to be exposed to lightening or surges, use appropriate surge suppression devices. Keep AC,
high energy and rapidly switching DC wiring separate from signal wires.
Connecting high voltages or AC power mains to the DC input will make unit unusable and may create an
electrical shock hazard to personnel. Such a failure or shock could result in serious personal injury, loss
of life and/or equipment damage. DC voltage sources should provide proper isolation from main AC
power and similar hazards.
Pin description of the power connector for NTXS Models is as follows:
1
2
DC+
DC24Vdc
2.5
3
Earth
Communication Ports
NTXS unit has 2 types of communication ports.
One port of NT2S models has RS232/CMOS signals. This port is used to connect to PLC. The other
port has RS232 signals which is used for receiving configuration setup and printing.
Note: NT2S-SF123B-EV2 and NT2S-SF127B-E units have only a PLC port with CMOS signals.
NT3S has multi-signal ports meaning RS232/RS485/CMOS signal level ports.
Note: NT3S-ST126B-E unit has only RS232 and CMOS signal level ports.
NT3S units can simultaneously communicate with two devices on these serial ports. Units can receive
data from PC on either of the ports. Both the ports are also capable of Serial Printing. Each port has to
be configured for their function. Even if both the ports are configured for PLC connection, user can
download data from NTXS software on either of the ports. For Programming cable details, please refer
to Appendix.
Different cables are required for different devices. Cable details for any particular device are given in the
Operation Manual of that device. Pin description of the communication Ports for NT2S and NT3S
models is as given in following pages.
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NT3S-ST121B-E
Com1 and Com2 Ports
Port Type: DB9 Female
Pin
Number
1
Name
Description
TX+
Transmit +
2
232TXD
3
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
4
RX+
Receive +
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
VCC
+5 VDC
7
CMOSTXD
Transmit CMOS
8
TX-
Transmit -
9
RX-
Receive -
Transmit 232
NT3S-ST123B-E / NT3S-ST124B-E
Com1 Port
Port Type: DB9 Female
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Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
TX+
Transmit +
2
232TXD
3
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
4
RX+
Receive +
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
VCC
+5 VDC
7
CMOSTXD
Transmit CMOS
8
TX-
Transmit -
9
RX-
Receive -
Transmit 232
Hardware
NT3S-ST123B-E / ST124B-E
Com2 Port
Port Type: DB9 Female
Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
NC
NC
2
232TXD
3
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
4
NC
NC
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
VCC
+5 VDC
7
CMOSTXD
Transmit CMOS
8
NC
NC
9
NC
NC
Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
NC
NC
2
232TXD
3
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
4
NC
NC
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
VCC
+5 VDC
7
CMOSTXD
Transmit CMOS
8
NC
NC
9
NC
NC
Transmit 232
NT3S-ST126B-E
Com1 and Com2 Ports
Port Type: DB9 Female
Transmit 232
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NT2S-SF121B-EV2 / SF125B-E
Com1 Port (PLC Port)
Port Type: DB9 Female
Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
GND
Circiut Ground
2
232TXD
3
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
4
GND
Circuit Ground
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
VCC
+5 VDC
7
CMOSTXD
Transmit CMOS
8
DIR
Direction Control
9
PLC ATTACH
Attach PLC. Should be grounded inside the cable
Transmit 232
NT2S-SF122B-EV2 / SF126B-E
Com1 Port (PLC Port)
Port Type: DB9 Male
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Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
NC
NC
2
DIR
Direction Control
3
232TXD
4
VCC
+5 VDC
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
CMOSTXD
Transmit CMOS
7
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
8
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
9
NC
NC
Transmit 232
Hardware
NT2S-SF121B-EV2 / SF122B-EV2 / SF125B-E / SF126B-E
Com2 Port (Serial Port)
Port Type: DB9 Female
Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
NC
NC
2
TXD
Transmit RS232
3
RXD
Receive RS232
4
NC
NC
5
NC
NC
6
NC
NC
7
NC
NC
8
NC
NC
9
GND
Circuit Ground
NT2S-SF123B-EV2 / SF127B-E
Com1 Port (PLC Port)
Port Type: DB9 Male
Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
NC
NC
2
NC
NC
3
NC
NC
4
VCC
+5 VDC
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
CMOS TXD
Transmit CMOS
7
RXD
Receive CMOS
8
RXD
Receive CMOS
9
NC
NC
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NT2S-SF121B-EV2 / SF125B-E
Com1 Port (PLC Port)
Port Type: DB9 Female
Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
GND
Circiut Ground
2
232TXD
3
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
4
GND
Circuit Ground
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
VCC
+5 VDC
7
CMOSTXD
Transmit CMOS
8
DIR
Direction Control
9
PLC ATTACH
Attach PLC. Should be grounded inside the cable
Transmit 232
NT2S-SF122B-EV2 / SF126B-E
Com1 Port (PLC Port)
Port Type: DB9 Male
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Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
NC
NC
2
DIR
Direction Control
3
232TXD
4
VCC
+5 VDC
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
CMOSTXD
Transmit CMOS
7
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
8
RXD
Receive 232 / CMOS
9
NC
NC
Transmit 232
Hardware
NT2S-SF121B-EV2 / SF122B-EV2 / SF125B-E / SF126B-E
Com2 Port (Serial Port)
Port Type: DB9 Female
Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
NC
NC
2
TXD
Transmit RS232
3
RXD
Receive RS232
4
NC
NC
5
NC
NC
6
NC
NC
7
NC
NC
8
NC
NC
9
GND
Circuit Ground
NT2S-SF123B-EV2 / SF127B-E
Com1 Port (PLC Port)
Port Type: DB9 Male
Pin
Number
Name
Description
1
NC
NC
2
NC
NC
3
NC
NC
4
VCC
+5 VDC
5
GND
Circuit Ground
6
CMOS TXD
Transmit CMOS
7
RXD
Receive CMOS
8
RXD
Receive CMOS
9
NC
NC
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Before you Begin
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
In this chapter. . . .
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♦
Connecting the HMI to a Computer
♦
Starting NTXS Software
♦
Setting Network Configuration
Before you Begin
3.1
Connecting the HMI to your Computer
Before you start your first project, the HMI should be connected to the computer so that the project can
be downloaded after creating it. You should also connect the PLC that you are using with the HMI so that
you can test the operation of the HMI after you have finished creating the sample project.
•
To connect your HMI to the computer
1. Connect a +24VDC power supply to the HMI.
2. Connect the programming cable to the computer and HMI.
• Connect IBM cable to the communication port of NTXS.
• Download Firmware i.e. driver for the PLC. The NTXS unit cannot communicate with
PLC till the required driver is downloaded.
3. Apply power to the HMI.
•
To connect your PLC to HMI
NTXS can communicate with any PLC without any change in the NTXS hardware. To communi
-cate with a PLC, NTXS unit needs:
1. Proper Communication Driver for the PLC
2. NTXS - PLC communication cable
1. Communication Driver for the PLC:
Each PLC has a defined protocol for communicating with any device. Communication Driver is
downloaded into NTXS unit along with the firmware. Communication driver varies from PLC to
PLC. This driver enables unit to talk to a specific PLC, such as OMRON PLC.
2. NTXS:
PLC Communication Cable: Proper NTXS - PLC cable is required for error free communication
with a PLC.
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3.2
Starting NTXS Software
3.2.1
Installing NTXS Software
System requirements for installing NTXS on your PC:
Windows Version
Processor
Pentium-compatible CPU
Hard disk Space
Serial Mouse
device
RAM
:
:
Microsoft Windows® 2000 or higher
266 MHz Pentium® II or higher
:
:
150 MB free memory space
Microsoft® mouse or compatible pointing
:
Display resolution
Serial Port
:
:
At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM; more
memory generally improves responsiveness
800x600 with 24 bit true color
One Serial Port for Downloading Required
To install NTXS Software:
1. Open Microsoft Windows.
2. Select Run and Pop up window appears. Type the path for installing the Setup.
This will install NTXS Setup Software.
3. When you click on OK, Welcome window appears on the screen. Click on Next.
4. Enter User name and Company name.
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5. Select the destination folder where Setup will install the files.
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Before you Begin
6. Select the Program folder.
7. Installation starts. A dialog box indicating the status of progress of installation will display.
A screen is displayed to inform you when installation is completed.
This procedure installs NTXS Software in Start Menu (in selected folder).
3.2.2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Steps for starting NTXS Software
In Windows click the Start button.
Select Programs.
Select NTXS V1.03.
Select NTXS V1.03.
Select New Application either from Tool station or from File Menu.
Select the model and product type that you would like to set by clicking on picture of the product in
the list.
7. Define the Unit Settings and Network Configuration.
8. Next step is to define Tag Database and then define the screens according to your application.
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3.2.3
1.
2.
3.
4.
Uninstalling NTXS Software
In Windows click the Start button.
Select Programs.
Select NTXS V1.03.
Select Uninstall NTXS V1.03.
Following screen will be displayed. The screen will ask you for the confirmation for uninstalling NTXS
V1.03.
5. When you click on Yes, it will uninstall NTXS V1.03 from your computer.
If you want to install NTXS V1.03, then you have to follow the steps as explained in section 3.2.1.
3.3
Setting Network Configuration
Unit can communicate with any PLC without any changes in the hardware. To communicate with PLC
unit needs proper communication driver. Each PLC has a defined protocol for communicating with any
device. PLC driver is downloaded into unit alongwith the firmware. This driver enables the unit to talk to
a specific PLC.
Using this configuration screen you can set the node address and node name for each port. For NT2S
units, node
address can be set from 0 to 255 but for NT3S units, the highest node address is 32. You can change
default values generated by editing these two fields. Protocol selection box displays list of all supported
PLCs. By clicking this selection box you can see list of Model Numbers in PLC Model selection Box.
Select PLC Name from PLC selection box and PLC Model name from PLC Model selection box.
PLC specific data button is activated only if selected PLC has Special PLC specific data to be set.
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Before you Begin
3.3.1
Setting Network Configuration For NT2S Series Products
Unit can be configured for PLC Communication.
Node Address: User can assign unique node address starting from 0 to 255.
Node Name: User can specify node name, maximum upto 15 characters.
PLC: User can select desired PLC from the list of available PLCs.
PLC Model: User can select model for the desired PLC.
Add a Node: A new node is added in the network.
Delete the Node: The selected node can be deleted from the network.
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Before you Begin
3.3.2
Setting Network Configuration For NT3S Series Products
Unit can communicate with any PLC without any change in hardware. To communicate with PLC unit
needs proper communication driver. Each PLC has a defined protocol for communicating with any
device. PLC driver is downloaded in to unit along with the firmware. This driver enables the unit to talk to
a specific PLC.
Unit can be configured in following ways:
1.
For IBM Communication
2.
For Serial Printing
3.
For PLC Communication
Either of the ports can be configured for the ways mentioned above. Depending on the type of communication, user may require to define certain parameters.
The following table displays number of nodes connected on Com1 and Com2 with their Node address,
node name, node type (unit / PLC), total number of blocks used in application.
Note: Default Node address for unit is 0 for COM1 and COM2. This address needs to be changed if
settings for PLC address is same as unit address.
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Before you Begin
1. For IBM Communication
This is default communication setting. If user wants IBM communication, no other setting is required. In
this case both communication ports can be used for download / upload purpose.
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Before you Begin
2. For Serial Printing
User can set either of the ports for serial printing. This is done by selecting Protocol as “Serial printer”. In
the above example, user has configured Com1 for serial printing. However, when this port is not being
used for printing, it will be used for IBM Communication.
User has to define parameters for serial printing, by using ‘Comm Settings’ option.
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Before you Begin
Following serial printing parameters can be setBaud Rate
Parity
Number of Bits
Number of columns
Terminating character
Number of characters
to print
- Supported Baud rates are 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K and
115.2K.
- Can be None, Even or Odd.
- Can be 7 or 8.
- Can be from minimum 1 to maximum 80.
- Can be None, CR(Carriage Return), LF(Line Feed) or CR+LF.
- Can be from minimum 1 to maximum 256.
Click ‘Ok’ to set printer setting.
3. For PLC Communication
Protocol - User can select desired PLC from the list of available drivers. In the example shown above,
user has selected Omron Host Link at Com1.
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Before you Begin
Port Settings -
User can set PLC communication parameters like Baud Rate, Parity, Data Bits and Stop Bits.
Click ‘Ok’ to set parameters.
Model -
User can select desired PLC model from the list available. In the example shown
above, user has selected ‘CJ1’ model.
Address Unique PLC node address ( 0 to 32 ).
Name User can specify node name, which can be maximum up to 15 characters.
Add a Node - User can add a node in the network.
Change a Node User can change PLC or PLC related information. First of all user has to select the
node. Then change the information and finally click the button ‘Change a Node’.
PLC specific data If additional information is required for PLC, user can select the node. Then this button
is activated. Now by clicking on this button user can provide the desired information.
Delete node - To delete a node, first of all user has to delete all the tags defined for the node. Then
user has to select the node and click the Delete button.
Omron Frame delay can be set using the screen shown below:
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Using NTXS Software
USING NTXS SOFTWARE
In this chapter. . . .
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♦
NTXS Menu Structure
♦
Creating New Application
♦
Creating Screens
♦
Data Entry Object
♦
Display Data Object
♦
Global And Power On Tasks
♦
Global Keys
♦
Screen Keys
Using NTXS Software
4.1
NTXS Menu Structure
From Windows Task Bar, click the Start button and select the NTXS V1.03.
The following Window will appear.
The Program displays a Splash screen on Start-up. This dialog can be closed by pressing any key or just
by clicking mouse or waiting 10 seconds for it to automatically go to the next screen (i.e. Toolstation).
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Using NTXS Software
Menu bar operates like any standard Windows Menu bar. To open a particular Menu click it with the help
of Mouse or use key alongwith ALT key just like any other standard Windows based software. When no
application is opened above Menu bar will be displayed.
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Using NTXS Software
The Tool-Station consists of icons. When the mouse points to any icon, a tool-tip is displayed. Click on
the icon to select the particular menu.
Now we will study the different Menus in the Menu Bar.
4.1.1
File Menu
File Menu handles the File related functions. File Menu consists the functions like New Application,
Close Application, Save Application, Print and Exit NTXS. Using Information option user can set or
change NTXS application information such as application title, user name etc.
New
-
Creates a new application.
Open
-
Opens a saved application.
Close
-
Closes currently opened application.
Save
-
Saves currently opened application.
Save as
-
Saves the current application with a different name.
Information
-
Configure application specific information such as application title, author,
password etc.
Import
-
All the text data associated with wizards (On / Off text, labels etc.) can be
imported. (Refer to USING LANGUAGES Chapter for more information)
Export
-
Exports data from NTXS projects and put it into a user specified file.
(Refer to USING LANGUAGES Chapter for more information)
Print
-
Either prints all the current application information such as Project information,
Unit settings, NTXS nodes, tags, screens, application tasklist, screen tasklist,
alarms or the selected attributes.
Exit
-
Exits NTXS Software.
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Using NTXS Software
4.1.2
Define Menu
This menu defines the application. In the main window of NTXS Software, bottom line of the icons is
dedicated for this menu.
Unit Settings
-
Defines Unit settings. Normally there is no need to change these
settings.
Network Configuration -
Defines PLC node, node ID etc.
Tag DataBase
-
Defines tags to be used in the application.
Screens
-
Defines screens.
Application Keys
-
Defines application keys.
Alarms
-
Defines alarms in the application.
Application Task-List
-
Defines Power-on and Global Tasklist.
Hide Project Tools
-
When checked, hides the project toolbox.
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Using NTXS Software
4.1.3
Communicate Menu
Communicate Menu has options like selecting COM port, downloading or uploading NTXS application
etc.
Communication Port
-
Sets COM port for communicating with NTXS.
Download
-
Downloads Application to NTXS Unit.
Upload
-
Uploads Application from NTXS Unit.
4.1.4
Utilities Menu
Utilities Menu informs the user about the memory used for the application. This menu has other options
like Font Editor, image conversion and Convert application.
Convert Application
-
Converts opened application.
NTXS Memory status
-
Displays statistics of the memory used by the current
application.
Font Editor
-
User can edit the fonts by using the Font Editor utility.
Image Conversion to bitmap
-
Converts images from any type of picture format to bitmaps.
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4.1.5
Help Menu
Help menu offers help for the user application and information about the NTXS version.
Index
-
Lists all the Help topics
About NTXS Software
-
Displays the software version number.
4.2
Creating New Application
A User can create a new application either from Menu Bar or from Tool Bar.
♦
Creating a New Application from Menu Bar:
Click on New From File Menu or New Application icon from Toolbar. It will create new
application.
OR
Click on the New Application icon either from File Menu Bar or Tool Bar. Following screen will be appeared.
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This screen shows list of all NTXS units. Select the required product from the list of products that you
would like to set by clicking on the picture of the product in the list. An enlarged picture of the product is
also shown below the list.
On clicking Ok product type selection screen will display -
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Select the type of Product and then click OK to start the Application.
Steps for creating a new application are as follows:
1) Start a new project using either File Menu or Tool section New command.
2) Define Unit Settings.
3) Define Network Configuration for selected unit and PLCs.
4) Define the tags in the Tag database required for the project / application.
4) Define the screens.
5) Define Power-on, Global and Screen tasks.
6) Save your application.
7) Download firmware to the unit.
8) Download your application to the unit.
Tag Database
This is the central database for the tags which need to be used in the application. Once the tags are
defined (as register or coils) and their attributes selected, the tags can be used in the application on
screens, tasks, alarms etc. This screen helps you to define Tags associated with defined Nodes. Tag is
nothing but a Register or Coil or Individual bit of any register. Select type of the tag from Tag Type field
which is either Register or Coil Type.
If type of tag selected is register then number of bytes to be fetched varies from 1, 2, 4, etc. For displaying or editing float data number of bytes of tag must be 4. Tag Name field is user definable. Tag is not
added in Tag list unless you define Tag name. Once you define all these fields click on Add button for
adding Tag in Tags List Box. Block field of this tag database defines Block starting address followed by
Block size.
For example : Tag M0214 is within a block ( M0214 : 1 ) whose starting address is M0214 and block size
is 1. This block size is optimized automatically depending on address of PLC Tag.
Default block size is either 1 or 16. This setting varies from PLC to PLC.
Attributes of existing Tag can be changed by clicking on Change button. Note that Change button is
activated only if tag in the tag list is selected. Existing Tag can be removed from Tag list by clicking on
Delete button. However, user can delete the tags only if they are not used in any screen.
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Tag Database for NT2S Series:
Add - User can add tag with this button. Before clicking this button user has to select
1.
2.
Node
Read
3.
Tag Type
4.
Tag name
5.
Byte(s)
: For which tag is going to be defined.
: Write Register or coil - User can select Read only or Read-Write type
tag.
: Register / Coil or Bit addressed Register. User has to choose the
register number or coil number within the limit shown.
: Each register / coil in the unit /PLC memory has a unique and specific
name to identify it. User can define name up to 40 characters.
: If selected tag is of register type then user can define it as a 1- byte (
Low-byte / High-byte), 2-byte, 4-byte.
Change – User can change tag information (like register/coil number, tag name, Byte(s)) by selecting
tag. Change the information and then click on Change button.
Delete - Select the tag and click on Delete button to delete the tag. Before deleting any tag, the user
must delete any references to the tag in screens and tasks. Otherwise it can not be deleted.
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Tag Database for NT3S Series
Add - User can add tag with this button . Before clicking this button user has to select
1.
2.
Node
Read
3.
Tag Type
4.
Tag name
5.
Byte(s)
: For which tag is going to be defined.
: Write Register or coil - User can select Read only or Read-Write type
tag.
: Register / Coil or Bit addressed Register. User has to choose the
register number or coil number within the limit shown.
: Each register / coil in the unit /PLC memory has a unique and specific
name to identify it. User can define name up to 40 characters.
: If selected tag is of register type then user can define it as a 1- byte (
Low-byte / High-byte), 2-byte, 4-byte.
Change – User can change tag information (like register/coil number, tag name, Byte(s)) by selecting
tag. Change the information and then click on Change button.
Delete - Select the tag and click on Delete button to delete the tag. Before deleting any tag, the user
must delete any references to the tag in screens and tasks. Otherwise it can not be deleted.
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Default System Tags
1. System Registers
Tags
Tag Name
Read / Write
Description
S0001
Language
Read / Write
Writing the value will change languages
used in any wizard
S0003_14
Comm1 status
Read Only
0 = Communication Error
1 = Communicating with PLC
S0003_15
Comm2 status
Read Only
0 = Communication Error
1 = Communicating with PLC full status
S0004
Number of Historical
Read Only
Shows number of alarms stored in
memory Alarms
S0005
Screen Trigger
Read / Write
Shows active screen no. User can
change Register screen by writing any
valid screen no in this register
S0007
Battery Voltage
Read Only
Indicates battery voltage in #.# format
S0008
Error code for
Xtradrive Com1
Read only
Error code byte for Xtradrive for Com1
S0009
Error code for
Xtradrive Com2
Read only
Error code byte for Xtradrive for Com2
Tags
Tag Name
Read / Write
s0009
Beeper On /Off
Read / Write
0: Enable Beeper
1: Disable Beeper
User can change this bit at Run time.
s0010
Battery Status
Read only
0: Battery voltage is OK (i.e.above 2.2 V)
1: Low Battery (i.e. below 2.2V)
s0011
Start / Stop jog
Read / Write
Used in jog operation of Xtradrive for port1
for Xtradrive Com1
1: Continuous jog operation on port1
0: Stop jog operation on port1
s0013
Start / Stop jog
Read / Write
Used in jog operation of Xtradrive for port2
for Xtradrive Com2
1: Continuous jog operation on port2
0: Stop jog operation on port2
2. System Bits
Description
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4.3
Creating Screens
Screens are the most important part of any application as they display the information required by the
operator. NTXS has various objects to make a screen operator-friendly. Click on Screens icon to define
screens.
In the Screens dialog box, enter the screen number, name and password. Select screen properties and
screen type.
Screen Number
:
Screen Name
:
Password
:
Screen number can be from 1 to 65534 for NT2S models. For NT3S
models screen number can be from 1 to 65000 as shown in the follow
ing screen. The screen number is unique.
Screen name can be upto 20 characters. It is displayed only in software
configuration.
User can protect screen information by giving password to the screen.
User can assign any number from 1 to 9999 as screen password.
Screen Properties 1. Display only : If the screen property is ‘Display only’ then the screen information is displayed on LCD.
2. Print Only : Screen, having this property, will not be displayed. Alphanumeric data on the screen goes
to serial printer only once and control jumps back to last displayed screen. User has to define the port
as ‘Serial Printer’ port if he wants to assign this property to screen. Either of the ports can be configured
for printing. When the print screen is activated, the print data will be sent from the printer port.
3. Print Once / display : If screen has this property, first of all Alphanumeric data on the screen goes to
serial printer and then the screen is displayed on LCD. User has to define the port as ‘Serial Printer’ port
for assigning this property to the screen. Either of the ports can be configured for printing. When the
print screen is activated, the print data will be sent from the printer port.
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Description : User can write the information about the screen for the reference. This description is only
for software configuration. It is not displayed on the unit.
Associated Screens : Associated screen is useful in the case where one or more objects are common
between different screens. The common data from all the screens is placed in a screen and this screen
is associated with the other screens.
Advantage of associated screen 1. It saves application memory.
2. It saves time of the application programmer.
Note : Only one screen can be associated to any screen.
No data entry objects can be placed in the screen to be associated.
Embedding any PLC information is not supported in associated screen.
User can ‘unassociate’ a screen.
Available Screens - List of available screens is displayed.
Click ‘Ok’ to edit the screen.
4.3.1
Protecting Application Using Password
NTXS application can be password protected. This protection is applicable for both during uploading an
application and during opening NTXS application. To make application password protected define
password in application information screen. Define password for application and download or save the
application. Following screen will appear during application uploading or during opening an application.
4.4
Data Entry Object
Any register or coil from the unit or PLC memory, except Read-only registers and coils, can be edited
using the numeric keypad.
Procedure 1.
Click on the Data Entry button from objects toolbar.
2.
The mouse pointer will change to the tool shape. Now place the mouse pointer at desired
location and click the left mouse button. The data entry dialog box will appear.
Data Entry objects are explained in detail in chapter 5.
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4.5
Display Data Object
This object is used to display the contents of the register or coil.
Procedure1. Click on ‘Display Data’ from objects toolbar. The mouse pointer will change to the tool shape.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at desired location and click the left mouse button. The data entry dialog
box will appear.
Display data object is explained in detail in chapter 5.
4.6
Global And Power On Task
1. Power-on Tasks - Tasks specified under this option execute only once when unit is powered on.
2. Global Tasks - Tasks specified under this option execute continuously as long as unit is powered.
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Select a Task to add
This drop down list allows the user to select a task to be executed. A task list contains multiple tasks.
Close
-
Accepts the selected task.
Up arrow
-
Shifts the selected task upwards.
Down arrow
-
Shifts the selected task downwards.
Delete
-
Deletes the selected task.
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4.7
Global Keys
Define tasks for these key events Press Tasks
Pressed Tasks
Released Tasks
–
–
–
These tasks are performed only once when the key is pressed.
These tasks are performed as long as the key is pressed.
These tasks are performed when the key is released.
Tasks defined for Global Keys are executed for whole application, independent of which screen is being
displayed.
Close
- Accepts the selected task.
Up arrow
-Shifts the selected task upwards.
Down arrow
-Shifts the selected task downwards.
Delete
-Deletes the selected task.
Show used double keys
-Shows the list of combination keys used to define the tasks.
Single Key
-If this option is selected, a task is defined on a single key.
Two simultaneous keys
-If this option is selected, a task is defined on a combination of
two keys.
Note: Global keys Task list is applicable for only NT2S Products.
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4.8
Screen Keys
Define tasks for key events for a specific screen Press Tasks
Pressed Tasks
Released Tasks
–
–
–
These tasks are performed only once when the key is pressed.
These tasks are performed as long as the key is pressed.
These tasks are performed when the key is released.
Task defined under this option are executed only for the currently displayed screen . These are screen
dependent tasks.
Close
-Accepts the selected task.
Up arrow
-Shifts the selected task upwards.
Down arrow
-Shifts the selected task downwards.
Delete
-Deletes the selected task.
Used double keys
-Shows list of combination keys used to define the task..
Single Key
-If this option is selected, a task is defined to one key.
Two simultaneous keys-If this option is selected, a task is defined to a combination of
two Keys.
Note: Screen Keys’ Tasklist has higher priority over Global Keys’ Tasklist when the screen is displayed.
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REPRESENTING DATA BY OBJECTS AND WIZARDS
In this chapter. . . .
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Alphanumeric Objects
♦
Graphics Objects
♦
Wizards
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5.1
Alphanumeric Objects
Alphanumeric objects are text objects with certain properties or attributes. By using various attributes,
the designer can emphasize the importance of a particular text object. The alphanumeric objects in
models with a graphics display have some additional attributes.
Alphanumeric Object
Alphanumeric Objects Types:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Text Object
Data Entry
Display Data
Time
Date
5.1.1
Text Objects
Text object is useful for displaying any message for the operator. Plain text objects do not depend on the
PLC.
Procedure
1. Click on the Text button in screen Objects Toolbar or Menu option. The shape of the mouse pointer
will change.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at desired location and mark the area of text object while holding the left
mouse button.
3. A block cursor will blink at the location inside the text outline. Now enter the text. Last character will be
overwritten If insert mode (Computer Keyboard) is disabled, else new character will not be accepted.
5.1.2
Data Entry Objects
Any read/write register or coil from the unit or PLC memory can be edited using the numeric keypad.
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This box will allow user to select either Coil Data Entry or Register Data entry. By default Coil data entry
is selected
1. Coil-Tag : Select Coil tag from the list.
2. On Text : Enter On text maximum up to 40 characters.
3. Off Text : Enter Off text maximum up to 40 characters.
4. Popup : If user wants data entry with popup keypad then user has to check Keypad option and also
select popup screen number from the list. If user don’t want popup data entry then he has to add static
numeric keypad object on screen.
To edit a register, select Register Data Entry .
Register Data Entry dialog box allows user to select the 1. Register-Tag : This is a list of tags available in the application. The list will not display any read only
registers that can not be modified.
2. Data Type : This selects the type of data to be entered. Choices are Unsigned Integer, Signed
Integer, Hexadecimal, BCD, Binary (1 word), Float.
3. Format : Determines the format of the data to be displayed.
4. Low-limit : Data entered can be limited by assigning Low limit.
5. High-limit : Data entered can be limited by assigning High limit.
6. 1st-operation : User can define math operations like addition(+), subtraction(-), multiplication(*),
Division (/). By default selection is NOP i.e. no operation.
7. 2nd- operation : User can define math operations like addition(+), subtraction(-), multiplication(*),
Division (/). By default selection is NOP i.e. no operation
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8. Popup : If user wants to enter data with popup keypad then user has to check Keypad option and
also select popup screen number from list. If user don’t want popup data entry then he has to add static
numeric keypad object on screen .
Note:- Math operations operate only on unsigned values and unsigned result e.g. If first operation is
divided by 100 and tag value is 25 then result will be stored as zero and not 0.25.
Click ‘Ok’ button to add the object on screen.
5.1.3
Display Data
Procedure
1. Click on ‘Display Data’ from object toolbar. The mouse pointer will change to the tool shape.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at desired location and click the left mouse button. The data entry dialog
box will appear.
Type- Bit Text
This object displays text depending on the bit status.
1. Coil-Tag : Select Coil tag from the list.
2. On Text : Enter On text maximum up to 40 characters.
3. Off Text : Enter Off text maximum up to 40 characters.
Click ‘Ok’ button to add the object on the screen.
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Type – Register Value
1. Register-Tag : This is a list of tags available in the application. The list will not display any read only
registers that can not be modified.
2. Data Type : This selects the type of data to be entered. Choices are Unsigned Integer, Signed Integer,
Hexadecimal, BCD, Binary (1 word), Float.
3. Format : Determines the format of the data to be displayed.
4. Leading zeros blank : Leading Zeros blank option decides whether zeros preceding the value will be
displayed or not. If this option is enabled then register value will be displayed without Leading zeros.
5. 1st-operation : User can define math operations like addition(+), subtraction(-), multiplication(*),
Division(/). By default selection is NOP i.e. no operation
7. 2nd-operation : User can define math operations like addition(+), subtraction(-), multiplication(*),
Division(/). By default selection is NOP i.e. no operation.
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Type – Register Text
This object displays text depending on value of a register. User can define different text for different
ranges.
1. Register-Tag : This is a list of tags available in the application. The list will not display any read only
registers that can not be modified.
2. Show table : Table shows list of text string defined for different ranges.
3. Define new range : User can define new range with low and high limits and text in following edit box.
4. Delete : User can delete entry from table.
5. Accept : Using this button edited range is accepted and added in the table.
6. Discard : Using this button edited limit and text is disabled.
Click ‘Close’ button to add object on the screen.
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5.1.4
Time
1. Click on ‘Time’ from objects toolbar. The mouse pointer will change to the tool shape.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at desired location and click the left mouse button.
Object is placed in default format HH:MM:SS.
User can change format by double clicking on the object.
Time is displayed in 24 hour format without leading zeros. If NTXS hardware is without RTC this object
will display ‘?’
5.1.5
Date
1. Click on ‘Date’ from objects toolbar. The mouse pointer will change to the tool shape.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at desired location and click the left mouse button.
Object is placed in default format DD/MM/YY without leading zeroes.
User can change format by double clicking on object.
By selecting Day check box day will be displayed ( ‘SUN’, ‘MON’…..).
If NTXS hardware is without RTC this object will display ‘?’.
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Attributes of Alphanumeric Objects
Font Size
Text objects have four font sizes: 5 X 7 Dots, 7 X 14 Dots, 10 X 14 Dots and 20 X 28 Dots. Default font
size is 5 X 7 Dots.
Text Foreground:
Text foreground can be changed by user. Two options are available: black and white. Default Text
Foreground is Black.
Text Background
Text Background can be changed by user. Two options are available: black and white. Default Text
Background is white.
Border -Single or Double
Any text object can be highlighted using single or double border This enhances its importance.
Unconditional Flash
User can assign flashing attribute to any text object. An object can flash at three different speeds: Slow,
Medium and Fast. By default no object is assigned the flashing attribute. If flashing is defined, slow
flashing is selected by default.
Note: Data Entry objects (Coil and register) do not have flash attribute.
Following attributes are available on NTXS Models with Graphic Display.
Animation Properties:
All the objects have Animation Properties. Animation Property is a property of an object which changes
with the value of the Tag associated with it. Animation Property helps user to create a screen that will
have a better user interface. Animation properties are of two types1. Show / Hide Animation
2. Flash
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1. Show / Hide Animation: Object is displayed only when the condition specified by the user is true. For
example, the object is displayed when a value of tag is within 100(Low) and 200(High). When this
condition is false, the object is not displayed.
2. Flashing Animation: Object can be flashed at three speeds – Slow, Medium and Fast, only when the
condition specified by the user is true. For example, object is flashed when a value of tag is within
100(Low) and 200(High). When this condition is false, the object is not flashed.
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5.2
Graphic Wizards
Graphic objects can be used to make the screen more user friendly by drawing pictures. Graphic objects
are available only in NT3S units.
Graphics Object
Following are the Graphical Objects :
1. Line
2. Rectangle
3. Ellipse
4. Rounded Rectangle
5. Bargraph
6. Bitmap
5.2.1
Line
Draws a line of required length in any direction and at required location.
Procedure
1. Click on the ‘Line’ button in screen Objects Toolbar or Menu option. The shape of the mouse pointer
will change.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at the desired location and mark the area of object while holding the left
mouse button.
3. Release button to add object on screen.
User can change the dimensions and location by double clicking on object.
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5.2.2
Rectangle
Draws a rectangle at the desired location and of required size.
Procedure
1. Click on the ‘Rectangle’ button in screen Objects Toolbar or Menu option. The shape of the mouse
pointer will change.
2. Place the mouse pointer at the desired location and mark the area of the object while holding the left
mouse button.
3. Release button to add object on screen.
Dimensions and location by double clicking on the object.
5.2.3
Ellipse
Draws an ellipse of the size at the insertion location.
Procedure
1. Click on the ‘Ellipse’ button in screen Objects Toolbar or Menu option. The shape of the mouse
pointer will change.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at desired location and mark the area of object while holding the left
mouse button.
3. Release button to add object on screen.
The designer can change the dimensions and location by double clicking on the object.
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5.2.4
Rounded Rectangle
Draws a rectangle with rounded corners. The size and location can be varied.
Procedure
1. Click on the ‘Round Rectangle’ button in screen Objects Toolbar or Menu option. The shape of the
mouse pointer will change.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at desired location and mark the area of object while holding the left
mouse button.
3. Release button to add object on screen.
The designer can change the dimensions and location of the object by double clicking on the object.
5.2.5
Bargraph
Bar graphs are register dependent objects which change their bar height or width according to the value
in the register.
Procedure
1. Click on the ‘Bargraph’ button in screen Objects Toolbar or Menu option. The shape of the mouse
pointer will change.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at desired location, the following window will appear.
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1. Tag: This is a list of tags available in the application.
2. Data type: This selects the type of data to be entered. Choices are Unsigned Integer, Signed Integer,
Hexadecimal, BCD, Binary (1 word), Float.
3. Limits: Limits of bar graph are 0 to 65535 for all data types except signed integer for which range for
limits is -32768 to 32767.
4. Direction: User can define direction of bar graph from four options.
Note: Bar graph supports only show/hide animation.
Click ‘Ok’ button to add object to the screen.
5.2.6
Bitmap
A bitmap can be drawn on the NTXS display. The bitmap should not be bigger than the display size of
the NTXS unit.
Bitmap Specifications:
Maximum size of bitmaps that can be used for NT3S is 192 pixels (W) X 64 pixels (H).
Only 2 color bitmaps can be used.
Procedure
1. Click on the ‘Bitmap’ button in screen Objects Toolbar or Menu option. The shape of the mouse
pointer will change.
2. Now place the mouse pointer at the desired location and window will appear.
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This window shows a list of the currently available bitmaps in the bitmap library.
Add New Bitmap To Library : User can add his own bitmap in the library.
Delete Selected Bitmap : User can delete selected bitmap from the library.
Add Selected Bitmap To Screen : This will add selected bitmap on the screen at desired location
Graphical Objects have certain properties, referred as Attributes. Attributes are useful for suggesting the
importance of the particular object.
Basic Graphic Objects have the following attributes:
Pen Color :
Fill Color :
Flash :
5.3
This attribute defines the pattern for drawing the border. For Black and White Graphic
display this can either be black or white.
This attribute defines the fill color. Any closed object can be filled by the selected color.
All the basic objects can be flashed using this attribute. Flashing can be done at three
different speeds: Slow, Medium and Fast.
Wizards
Various wizards included for use in graphical NTXS products are:
1. Button object :
a. Bit Button
b. Word Button
2. Lamp Object:
a. Bit Lamp
b. Word Lamp
3. Analog Meter
4. Multiple Bargraph
5. Numeric Keypad
6. Trend Display
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5.3.1
Bit Button
The bit button can be used to display the status bit and perform an action based on the task defined for
the button.
To draw the object, click on the Bit Button icon and place it on the screen.
The dialog box window enables the user to select button properties, attributes and operations.
Feed back tag status defines the shape of the button, on text, off text. Operation does not vary on the
Feedback tag. The presentation of the button on the display is decided by the feedback tag.
Note: If the button style is non rectangular, the coordinates of the bounding rectangle are the coordinates of the object. In that case please press inside or on the exact boundary of the button.
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Button Properties:
Style
A button can have a number of different styles:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Generic square
Generic circle
Generic rounded rectangle
Invisible button
User defined image
On/Off Text
A button can also be configured with the following properties:
1. Text
2. Font
:
:
3. Language
:
4. Fill Pattern
:
5. Text Color
6. Background
:
:
On / Off text, can be up to 21 characters.
Select Windows® font, font style and font size. Any font supported in the user’s
computer is acceptable.
Display the list of languages depending upon the number of languages configured
in the unit settings.
If the display style is a generic square, circle, or rounded rectangle; then the user
can define different types of fill patterns for that style.
Color of the text.
Background color of text.
Simulate
The user can simulate the ON and OFF text in various languages as configured in the wizard. These
can be previewed in the preview window.
General Attributes
Label selection
Parameters related to the bit button label can be configured if the Label selection is ON. (Check box
‘Label’ is selected).
1. Text
2. Font
3. Language
4.
5.
6.
7.
:
:
:
Pattern
:
Text Color
:
Background :
Label position :
Label text, can be up to 21 characters.
User can select windows® Font, Font Style and Font size.
Display the list of languages depending upon number of languages configured in
the Unit settings.
User can select different fill patterns for label.
Color of the text.
Background color of text.
If the “Top” option is selected, then the label is displayed above the button as
shown above. If the “Bottom” option is selected, then the label is shown at the
bottom of the button.
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Border
If the ‘Border’ option is selected (through check box), then the button is shown with the border.
Simulate
The designer can simulate the ON and OFF text in various languages configured in the wizard, and can
see its preview in the preview window.
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Operation
Operation
Feedback Tag : If the button has the attribute “Feedback Tag” enabled, then the button shows ON and
OFF states as defined in the configuration based on the status of feedback tag. Otherwise, the button
displays only the ON state.
Task List
A bit button can be configured to perform tasks depending on the state of the button by clicking on
Action for Touch Key button. When user clicks on this button, Touch-Screen Task-list window appears
for defining the tasks.
1. Press Tasks
2. Pressed Tasks
3. Released Tasks
- These tasks are performed only once when the button is pressed.
- These tasks are performed as long as the button is pressed.
- These tasks are performed when the button is released.
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5.3.2
Word Button
The word button performs a set of tasks based on the value of a tag register. Any two-byte tag can be
defined as the state tag to control the word button.
To draw the object, click on the Word Button icon and place the object on the screen.
State Properties
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Button Properties
Style
A button can have a number of different display styles:
1. Generic square
2. Generic circle
3. Generic rounded rectangle
4. Invisible button
5. User defined image
6. Check box
7. Radio button
8. Toggle switch
Fill Color
Fills the color for each state of the button.
Size
If the style is Check box, Radio button or Toggle switch then user can have button size either 1x or 2x.
Text Properties
The designer can select different text strings for each state if the text option is enabled.
1. Text : Button text.
2. Font : User can select Windows® Font, Font Style and Font size.
3. Language : Display the list of languages depending upon number of languages configured in the
Unit settings.
4. Text Color : User can select the color of the text.
State Tag
This tag is used to determine the present state of the word button. This can be either unit tag or PLC
tag.
State conditions and tasks
This table gives information about the various states defined by the word button with their corresponding
low and high limits and the task list for each range. The user can assign tasks to any of the defined
states by clicking on the Task List button for the corresponding state. Up to 32 different states can be
defined.
Add new state
Add a new state by clicking this button.
Delete state
Delete an existing state by high lighting it and pressing this button.
Simulate
The designer can simulate various languages configured in the wizard. Previews of each language can
be simulated.
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General Attributes
Label selection
The word button label can be configured when the Label selection is enabled. (Check box Label is
selected).
1. Text : Label text.
2. Font : User can select a Windows® font, font style and the font size.
3. Language : Display the list of languages depending upon number of languages configured in the Unit
settings.
4. Text Color : User can select color of the text.
5. Background : User can select background color of text.
6. Label position : If the top option is selected then the label is shown above the button. If the bottom
option is selected, then the label is shown at the bottom of the button.
Button Border
If the button border is enabled then the button is drawn with a border. This applies only to the “generic”
style bit buttons.
Simulate
This allows the designer to preview what the button will look like. It is enabled when multiple languages
are used or if the Feedback Tag checkbox is checked.
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5.3.3
Bit Lamp
The bit lamp can be used to display the on/off status of a coil or bit.
To draw the object, click on the Bit Lamp button. Place the tool on the screen.
Lamp Properties:
A number of predefined lamp styles are available. The On and Off text properties are applicable only for
the “generic” styles. The designer may create a custom lamp by selecting the “User defined image” and
selecting images for the On and Off properties.
Style
1. Generic square
2. Generic circle
3. Generic rounded rectangle
4. User defined image
5. Lamp
6. Indicator
7. LED
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On/Off Text
Configurable parameters:
1. Text
: On /Off text, can be up to 21 characters.
2. Font
: User can select Windows® Font , Font Style and Font size.
3. Language
: Displays the list of languages depending upon number of languages
configured in the Unit settings.
4. Fill Pattern
: If display style is Generic square; then user can have different types of fill
patterns for the style.
5. Text Color
: User can select color of the text.
6. Background
: User can select background color of text.
Simulate
User can simulate the ON and OFF text in various languages configured in the wizard, and can see its
preview in the preview window.
General Attributes
Use this page to define attributes common to all wizards. A preview of the lamp object is displayed in the
upper left corner of this page.
Label selection
Bit lamp label parameters can be configured if the Label selection is enabled by selecting the “Label”
checkbox.
1. Text
: Up to 21 characters can be entered for the label.
2. Font
: This is used to change the standard Windows® font, font style and font
size.
3. Language
: Displays the list of languages configured in the Unit Settings. When a
different language is selected, the label text is entered for that language.
4. Pattern
: Different fill patterns for the label can be selected.
5. Text Color
: Select the color for the label text. The “color index” can be used for
precise color matching.
6. Background
: Select the color for the text background. The “color index” can be used for
precise color matching.
7. Label Position
: If the “Top” option is selected, the label is shown above the lamp. If the
“Bottom” option is selected, the label is shown at the bottom of the lamp.
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Border
If the “Border” checkbox is enabled, the lamp is shown with a border. This is the default condition.
Simulate
This allows the designer to preview how the button will look like. It is enabled when multiple languages
are used or if the Feedback Tag checkbox is checked.
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Operation
The Feedback Tag determines which bit tag controls the state of the lamp.
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5.3.4
Word Lamp
The Word Lamp performs a set of tasks and displays different lamps depending on the value of a
register tag. Any two byte tag can be defined as the State Tag. This tag controls the current state of the
word lamp.
To draw the object, click on the Word Lamp button. Place the tool on the screen.
State Properties
Style
Each state can use any one of the different types of display styles. Available styles are:
1. Generic square
2. Generic circle
3. Generic rounded rectangle
4. Invisible button
5. User defined image
6. Lamp
7. Indicator
8. LED
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Fill Color
Select the lamp color for each state.
Size
If the style is ‘Lamp’, ‘Indicator’, or ‘LED’, the lamp size can be changed from 1x to 2x.
Text Properties
Different text strings can be specified for each state if the Text option is enabled.
1. Text
2. Font
3. Language
:
:
:
4. Text Color
:
Up to 20 characters of text can be displayed.
Used to change the Windows® Font , Font Style and Font size.
Displays the list of languages depending upon number of languages configured in
the Unit settings.
Select the color of the text.
State Tag
This tag is used to determine the present state of the word lamp. This can be either a NTXS unit tag or
a PLC tag.
State conditions and Tasks
This table is a list of the states defined for the word lamp with their corresponding high and low limits.
Up to 32 different states can be defined.
Add new state
Clicking this button adds a new state to the list.
Delete state
Select a particular state by highlighting it, and use this button to delete it.
Simulate
User can simulate various languages configured in the wizard, and can see its preview in the preview
window.
General Attributes
Label selection
If the Word Lamp Style is “Generic”, then the lamp can have a label by enabling the “Label” checkbox.
1. Text
2. Font
3. Language
4. Text Color
5. Background
6. Label position
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:
:
:
:
:
:
Up to 14 characters of label text can be defined.
Select the Windows® Font, Font Style and Font size.
Displays the list of languages configured in the NTXS settings.
Selects the color of the text.
Selects the background text color.
If the “Top” option is selected, the label is shown above the lamp. If the
“Bottom” option is selected, the label is shown below the lamp.
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Button Border
If the “Button Border” check box is enabled, the lamp is shown with a border. This is the default condition.
5.3.5
Multiple Bargraph
Bar graphs are register dependent objects which change their height or width according to the value in
the register.
This wizard can be configured to view multiple bargraphs (up to 4) simultaneously. Each bargraph can
be configured with individual colors and limit values.
To draw the object, click on the Multiple Bargraph button. Place the tool on the screen and select the
number of bars. The style and width for all bars can be specified. Individual bar properties are set for
the bar tag, color, as well as the Maximum and Minimum limits.
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Bargraph Properties
Number of bars
Enter or select the number of bars you want in a single wizard. Up to four bargraphs can be defined in a
single wizard.
Background color
This is the background color for the entire bargraph object.
Gap width
The Gap Width is the space, in pixels, between any two bars. The minimum gap width is 0 pixels. The
maximum is 28 pixels.
Bar width
The designer can specify the bar width, in pixels, for all bars. The minimum gap width is 1 pixel. The
maximum is 25 pixels.
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Style
A multiple bargraph object can have any of four different styles.
Simulate
The designer can preview the bargraph by entering suitable values in the corresponding simulate value
field. Changing the “Language” displays the text associated with each language.
General Attributes
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Label selection
If the “Label” checkbox is enabled, the designer can specify the following label parameters:
1. Text
2. Font
3. Language
:
:
:
4. Text Color
:
5. Background
:
6. Label position :
Label Text. Up to 14 characters of text can be specified for the label.
Specify the Windows® Font , Font Style and Font size desired.
Displays the list of languages depending upon number of languages configured in
the Unit settings.
Selects the color of the text.
Selects the background color of the text.
If the “Top” option is selected, the label is shown above the bargraph. If the
“Bottom” option is selected, the label is shown below the bargraph.
Border
If the “Border” option is enabled, the bargraph is shown with a border. This is the default condition.
Data Type
User can have tags of following data types representing values of bargraph :
1. Unsigned integer
2. Signed integer
3. Hexadecimal
4. BCD
5. Float
Simulate
The designer can simulate the label text of various languages configured in the wizard, and can see a
preview in the preview window.
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Axis
Axis properties
User can enable or disable axis by clicking on the “Axis” option.
Axis color
Color of the axis can be defined.
Axis label
Parameters related to the axis label can be configured here if the Label selection is enabled.
1. Text
: Axis label text. Upto 12 characters of text can be set for the axis label.
2. Language : Display the list of languages depending upon number of languages configured in the
Unit Settings.
3. Text Color : Selects the color of the text.
4. Background : Selects the background color of text.
Display Range
If enabled, minimum and maximum display range of value scale axis can be specified.
Divisions
If enabled, major and minor divisions of value scale axis can be specified.
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Bar <bar number>
Bar Properties
1. Min Tag Value : Lower limit for the corresponding bargraph.
2. Max Tag Value : Higher limit for the corresponding bargraph.
3. Tag : A NTXS unit tag or a PLC tag controlling the corresponding bargraph.
Bar Color
1. Line Color : Border color for the corresponding bargraph.
2. Fill Color : Interior color for the corresponding bargraph..
Bar Label
Parameters related to the bar label can be configured here if the Bar label selection is enabled.
1. Text : Up to 12 characters of axis label text can be defined. Labels may overlap if there is insufficient
room..
2. Language : Displays the list of languages depending upon number of languages configured in the
Unit settings.
3. Text Color : Selects the color of the text.
4. Background : Selects the background color of text.
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5.3.6
Analog Meter
The Analog Meter wizard is useful to represent parameter values such as temperature or pressure from
a NTXS Unit or PLC tag.
To draw the object, click on the Analog Meter button. Place the tool on the screen. This wizard represents the word register on a analog meter. The dialog box has four pages: Meter Foreground properties,
Meter Background properties, General Properties, and Operation. Foreground Properties define the
number of meter divisions and display range. The Background Properties define needle color, meter
style, and range color settings. The General attributes define the label properties and enable or disable
the border. The Operation page defines meter start and end angles, control tag and the meter range.
Meter Foreground Properties
Meter Foreground properties define the display range and meter divisions.
Display Range
If enabled, the values of the minimum display range, maximum display range, and major divisions will be
shown on the meter. The limits for the minimum and maximum display range are dependent upon the
data type of the tag that is assigned for the meter.
Divisions
If enabled, the number of major and minor divisions on the meter scale can be specified.
Simulate
The user can simulate the text for the various languages configured in the wizard, the tag value with its
corresponding deflection and see a preview in the window.
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Meter Background Properties
Meter Background properties define the color settings for needle and meter style.
Color Range Settings
User can set different color ranges, which will represent the sections along the meter axis depending
upon the colors set in the configuration. User can have up to 5 different ranges.
Each color range will have
1. Color Patches
:
2. Color Selection box :
3. Color limit ranges
:
User can select number of display ranges from here. He can have up to 5
different display ranges.
From this user can select the color out of the available for the
corresponding unit.
User can assign different values representing different color ranges.
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General Attributes
Label selection
Parameters related to the meter label can be configured here if the Label selection is enabled. (Check
box ‘Label’ is selected).
1. Text
: Up to 14 characters of label text may be specified.
2. Font
: Select the Windows® Font, Font Style and Font size.
3. Language
: Displays the list of languages depending upon number of languages
configured in the NTXS Unit Settings.
4. Text Color
: Selects the color of the text.
5. Background
: Selects the background color of text.
6. Label position
: If the “Top” option is selected, the label is shown above the meter. If the
“Bottom” option is selected, the label is shown below the meter.
Meter Border
If the “Meter Border” is enabled, the meter is shown with a border. This is the default condition.
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Operation
Meter Operation
1. Meter Start Angle
2. Meter End Angle
3. Start Tag Value
4. End Tag Value
5. Tag
:
:
:
:
:
The value indicating the start angle, in degrees, of the meter scale.
The value indicating the end angle, in degrees, of the meter scale.
The minimum value to display on the meter scale.
The maximum value to display on the meter scale.
A NTXS unit tag or PLC tag that the meter uses for needle deflection.
Data Type
The following data types can be used with the meter 1. Unsigned integer
2. Signed integer
3. Hexadecimal
4. BCD
The meter object only displays a two byte tag.
Simulate
The designer can simulate the label text of various languages configured in the wizard and can see a
preview in the preview window.
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5.3.7
Real Time Trend
The Real Time Trend object is a graphical representation of a tag’s value in the current time period. The
time value comes from the real time clock in the NTXS unit. The tag’s value is plotted on the Y axis and
updated every second.
Trend Properties
1. Number Of Tags
2. Show Grid
:
:
3. Span Time
:
4. Span Time Tag
5. Fill Color
6. Grid Color
:
:
:
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The trends of up to 4 tags can be displayed.
The Show Grid checkbox determines whether or not the background
grid is displayed.
The value, in seconds, representing the span of the X axis. The
maximum value of span time is 65535 seconds.
If this option is enabled, the Span Time is controlled by the tag specified.
The background color of the trend object.
Select the color of the grids for the trend object.
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Error Message
Many of the trend object’s properties can be determined at run time through the use a tag. If the value
of the tag is out of the proper range for the property, an error message will be displayed. The text
display properties can be modified.
1. Font
2. Text Color
:
:
Select the Font size. Font size can be either 5 X 7 or 7 X 14.
Color of the error message to be displayed.
Label
Parameters related to the trend label can be configured here if the Label selection is enabled. (Check
box ‘Label’ is selected).
1. Text
: Label text.
2. Font
: Select the Windows® Font , Font Style and Font size.
3. Language
: Display the list of languages depending upon number of languages configured in
the Unit
settings.
4. Color
: Color of the text.
Data Type
The trend object can have the following data types:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unsigned integer
Signed integer
Hexadecimal
BCD
Float
Only 2 byte tags are supported.
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Value Scale Properties
The value scale defines the scaling properties of the Y axis of the trend object.
Grid Properties
No of Grids : Determines the number of horizontal grid lines on the Y axis.
Limits
If enabled, the Limits selection determines the minimum and maximum values to be displayed on the Y
axis.
1. Minimum : The smallest displayed value on the Y axis. The range is from 0 to 65,535.
2. Minimum tag : If enabled, the minimum is determined by a tag instead of a constant.
3. Maximum : The highest displayed value on the Y axis. The range is from 0 to 65535
4. Maximum tag : If enabled, the minimum is determined by a tag instead of a constant.
5. Text color : The color of the values on the Y scale.
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Time scale properties
Grid Properties
No of Grids : If the grid option is enabled, up to 10 grids can be selected for the X axis display.
Text properties
1. Scale : If enabled, the real time grid values are shown along the time scale axis.
2. Format : Scale formatting can be either HH:MM:SS or HH:MM.
3. Color : Determines the preferred color of the X axis scale information.
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Specific Tag Information
1. Tag : Defines a 2 byte tag to be used for the trend information to be plotted.
2. Color : Defines the color for the trend information to be plotted.
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5.3.8
Numeric Keypad
A numeric keypad is required to enter data in a touch screen product. The user can select either a static
or popup keypad. A static keypad is present on the same screen as the data entry objects. If a popup
keypad is required, the designer needs to select the popup keypad option and the popup screen desired
for the data entry.
If you select Static keypad, the Display Area check box is always disabled. But if you select Popup
keypad, you have choice to enable or disable the Display area according to your application.
Key Pad Properties
1. Update Preview
:
2. Simulate Language :
3. Style
4. Display Area
:
:
As changes are made, the user can preview the effect.
Used to simulate the text of the languages configured for the object in the
preview window.
Used to select the keypad style from the list.
This option is active only for popup keypads.
Text Color : Select the color for the text displayed in value area.
Background : Select the background color in the display area.
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Key Properties
Key properties available to the user :
1. Update preview
: User can check preview of defined keypad.
2. Simulate
: Simulates the text of various languages configured in the object in the
preview window.
3. Key Color
: Selects the key color.
4. Key Text check box
: Enables key text and language entry.
5. Text Color
: Selects the key text color.
6. Key Text
: Up to 3 characters can be used for the key text.
7. Language
: Displays language depending upon number of languages configured in
the application.
8. Key task
: This determines the task to be performed by the key.
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General Attributes
1. Simulate : Used for simulation of the text for each of the languages defined in the Unit Settings.
2. Update Preview : This allows the user to preview the design.
Note: Options that are not supported for this model are grayed out.
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Key Properties
Key properties available to the user :
1. Update preview
: User can check preview of defined keypad.
2. Simulate
: Simulates the text of various languages configured in the object in the
preview window.
3. Key Color
: Selects the key color.
4. Key Text check box
: Enables key text and language entry.
5. Text Color
: Selects the key text color.
6. Key Text
: Up to 3 characters can be used for the key text.
7. Language
: Displays language depending upon number of languages configured in
the application.
8. Key task
: This determines the task to be performed by the key.
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General Attributes
1. Simulate : Used for simulation of the text for each of the languages defined in the Unit Settings.
2. Update Preview : This allows the user to preview the design.
Note: Options that are not supported for this model are grayed out.
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Task Management
TASK MANAGEMENT
In this chapter. . . .
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Application TaskList
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Screen TaskList
♦
Key TaskList
Task Management
Tasks
Task provides an interface between a unit and a PLC.
Using mathematical operations on unit tags or PLC’s tags user can monitor the data. User can use
these tasks in following events 1. Application Tasklist
2. Screen Tasklist
3. Key Tasklist
6.1
Application TaskList
Using this screen two types of tasklist can be defined.
1) Power On Tasks : These task execute only once when NTXS unit is powered on.
2) Global Tasks : Tasks from this task list execute globally i.e. always.
Using Up / Down buttons tasks can be shifted up or down. Using Delete button selected task can be
removed from List of TaskList.
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Select a Task to add
User can select a Task from the list of Tasks available.
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Close
- Accepts selected task.
Up arrow
- Selected task is shifted up.
Down arrow
- Selected task is shifted down.
Delete
- Selected task is deleted.
Task Management
6.2
Screen TaskList
These tasks are related to a particular screen. When a screen is displayed, tasks defined for that screen
are executed.
‘Before showing’ Tasks:
These tasks are executed once just before screen is displayed. So any screen specific initialization can
be defined under this option.
While showing Tasks:
These screen tasks are executed continuously as long as screen is displayed.
After hiding Tasks:
These screen tasks are executed once just after screen is hidden.
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Select a Task to add
User can select a Task from the list of Tasks available.
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Close
- Accepts selected task.
Up arrow
- Selected task is shifted up.
Down arrow
- Selected task is shifted down.
Delete
- Selected task is deleted.
Task Management
6.3
Key Tasklist
User can define task on key events like Press Tasks
Pressed Tasks
Released Tasks
6.3.1
– These tasks are performed only once when the key is pressed.
– These tasks are performed as long as the key is pressed.
– These tasks are performed when the key is released.
For Keypad Products
1. Global Keys Tasklist - Tasks defined under this option are executed for whole application, independent of screens.
Close
- Accepts selected task.
Up arrow
- Selected task is shifted up.
Down arrow
- Selected task is shifted down.
Delete
- Selected task is deleted.
Show used double keys
- Shows the list of combination keys used to define the tasks.
Single Key
- If this option is selected, a task is defined to one key.
Two simultaneous keys
- If this option is selected, a task is defined to a combination of
two keys.
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2. Screen Keys’ Tasklist - Task defined under this option are executed only for currently displayed
screen . These are screen dependent tasks.
Close
- Accepts selected task.
Up arrow
- Selected task is shifted up.
Down arrow
- Selected task is shifted down.
Delete
- Selected task is deleted.
Used double keys
- Shows the list of combination keys used to define the tasks.
Single Key
- If this option is selected, a task is defined to one key.
Two simultaneous keys - If this option is selected, a task is defined to a combination of two
keys.
Note: Screen Keys’ Tasklist has higher priority over Global Keys’ Tasklist when the screen is displayed.
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6.3.2
For Touch screen Products
Touch-Screen Tasklist
To use this task we need a Button object (Bit Button or Word Button) on the screen. When the user
touches within the Button area, the associated task is executed.
Close
- Accepts selected task.
Up arrow
- Selected task is shifted up.
Down arrow
- Selected task is shifted down.
Delete
- Selected task is deleted.
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6.4
Description of Tasks
Go To Screen
This task is used to jump to any available screen from list of available screens.
When we add Goto Screen task in the task list, a dialog box is displayed. It shows list of screens
defined in the application.
To add this task, select a screen from the list and press ‘Ok’. When this task is executed, control jumps
to the selected screen.
Goto Next Screen
When this task is executed, control jumps to next available screen. If user defines this task on the last
screen, then after execution of this task “Screen not defined “ message appears for 2 seconds and
control comes back to last screen displayed.
Goto Previous Screen
When this task is executed, control jumps to previous available screen. If user defines this task on the
first screen, then after execution of this task “Screen not defined “ message appears for 2 seconds and
control comes back to last screen displayed.
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Write Value To Tag
A constant value can be written to a tag using this task, provided the tag is not a read-only tag.
E.g..- Tag = Number
This task is executed on register tag listed under Tag option. User can write only two bytes number in
selected tag .
If tag is defined as 1 byte - Low-byte transfer to low-byte.
2 byte – Low and High-bytes transfers respective bytes of tag.
4 byte – Only Low-word transfer to tag.
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Register operations’. If user change this selection, task will
be changed.
User can select number type - unsigned int , Signed, Hexadecimal, BCD and Binary.
User can select number type - unsigned int , Signed, Hexadecimal, BCD and Binary.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
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Add a Constant Value To Tag
This tag is used for adding a constant value to the current value of the tag.
E.g.- Tag = Tag + Number
This task is executed on register tag listed under Tag option. User can add only two byte number in
selected tag.
Tag Type
Operation
Number
Result
1 Byte
+
2 Byte
1 Byte
2 Byte
+
2 Byte
2 Byte
4 Byte
+
2 Byte
Lower 2 Byte
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Register operations’. If user change this selection, task will
be changed. User can select number type - unsigned int, Signed, Hexadecimal, BCD and Binary.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
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Subtract a Constant Value From Tag
This task is used to subtract a constant value from the current value of a tag.
E.g.- Tag = Tag - Number
This task is executed on register tag listed under Tag option. User can subtract only two byte number in
selected tag.
Tag Type
Operation
Number
Result
1 Byte
-
2 Byte
1 Byte
2 Byte
-
2 Byte
2 Byte
4 Byte
-
2 Byte
Lower 2 Byte
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Register operations’. If user change this selection, task will
be changed.
User can select number type - unsigned int, Signed, Hexadecimal, BCD and Binary.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
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Add Tag B To Tag A
This tag is used for addition of two PLC Tags . The result will be stored in tag A.
E.g..- TagA = TagA + TagB
This task is applicable for register type tags only.
For successful operation both tag must be of same attributes like data type ( unsigned int, signed int,
Hex etc.) and size (1 byte,2 byte, 4 byte etc)
Subtract Tag B from Tag A
This task is used for subtracting two PLC tags. The result will be stored in tag A.
E.g..- TagA = TagA - TagB
This task is executed with selected register type tags only.
For successful operation both tag must be of same data type (unsigned int, signed int, Hex etc.) and
size (1 byte,2 byte, 4 byte etc)
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Turn bit On
This task is used for switching PLC coil or register bit to on state. The bit/coil should be a read-write coil.
This task is executed on coil or bit-addressed register only. User can select coil or bit-addressed register
from tag list.
By using this task user can set bit/coil to 1.
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Bit operations’. If user change this selection, task will be
changed.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Turn bit Off
This task is used for switching PLC coil or register bit to off state. The bit/coil should be a read-write coil.
This task is executed on coil or bit-addressed register only. User can select coil or bit-addressed register
from tag list. By using this task user can set bit/coil to 0.
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Bit operations’. If user change this selection, task will be
changed. Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
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Toggle bit
This task is used for toggling state of PLC coil or register bit. The bit/coil should be a read-write coil.
This task is executed on coil or bit-addressed register only. User can select coil or bit-addressed register
from tag list.
When this task is executed, the bit/coil is set to 1 if it was 0 previously and vice-versa.
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Bit operations’. If user change this selection, task will be
changed.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Copy Tag B to Tag A
This task is used for copying value of one PLC tag to Other PLC tag. The value of tag B will be unchanged. Tag A will be same as tag B.
E.g..- Tag A = Tag B
This task is executed on register tags and coil or bit-addressed register listed under Tag option. Both tag
type must be of same type; either register type or coil/bit type. If the selected tags are of register type
than this command is executed depending on the tag length (i.e. 1 byte,2 byte, 4 byte ).
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Common operations’. If user change this selection, task will
be changed. Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
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Swap Tag A and Tag B
This task is used for swapping the values of two PLC tags. Tag A value will be copied to tag B and tag B
value will be copied to tag A.
This task is executed on register tags and coil or bit-addressed register listed under Tag option. Both tag
type must be of same type; either register type or coil/bit type. If the selected tags are of register type
than this command is executed depending on the tag length (i.e. 1 byte,2 byte, 4 byte ). User can
interchange values of Tag A and Tag B by using this command.
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Common operations’. If user change this selection, task will
be changed.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Copy Tag to STR
This is a very important task which allows user to copy the value of selected PLC to Tag STR i.e.Screen
Trigger register. Screen Trigger Register is a system register inside NTXS which decides the screen to
be displayed. PLC tag can be copied to STR.
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E.g..- STR (Screen Triggering Register) = Tag A
This task is executed on register tags listed under Tag option. Two byte tag value are transferred to STR.
This task is used to jump to the screen number specified by value of STR.
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Common operations’. If user change this selection, task will
be changed.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Copy tag to LED
LED’s on the keypad of NTXS can be turned on/off depending on the value of a tag. The tag should be
copied to LED register and the LEDs will display the tag value.
E.g..- LED = Tag A
LED is a internal unit register mapped to LED’s displayed on unit. This task is executed on register tags
listed under Tag option. Two byte tag value are transferred to LED register.
Note: This task is supported only for the units having LEDs on it.
For this task default setting is shown under ‘Common operations’. If user change this selection, task will
be changed.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Delay
Any task can be delayed using this task. Tags will be updated during this delay. After the delay is
completed the next task will be performed.
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This task is supported for screen ‘While showing’ only . User can specify delay from 1 sec to max 3600
sec.
Note: More than 1 delay task is not supported.
Wait
This is a conditional delay. Next task will not be performed till the specified condition is false. Execution
remains in wait state till wait condition is true. Task following wait task is executed only after wait condition is false; Operand could be either number between 0 to 65535 or PLC tag.
This task is supported only in ‘While showing’ Tasks of the Screen Tasklist . Tasks defined after this task
are not executed until the condition specified is true.
Here Tag is compared with the Operand. Operand can be a Number (0-65535) or Tag. Operation can be
=, !=, <, <=, >, >=.
If Tag to be compared is bit/coil type then it is compared with On/Off state.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Set RTC
User can edit RTC (Real Time Clock) registers of the NTXS unit. This task increments selected RTC
register at a time for one instance. User edit Year / Month / Date / Hour / Minutes / Seconds / Day of the
week. User must place a Time / Date object on the screen for editing the RTC. This task is supported in
key tasks only.
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By using this task, user can set time and date for Real Time Clock (RTC). This can be done by
incrementing or decrementing Year, Month, Date, Hour, Minute, Second or Day of Week. Increment /
decrement is done by 1. From these references, RTC counts all parameters with leap year compensation.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Print Data
This task is supported in key tasks only. Alphanumeric data displayed on current screen can be printed
using this task. User has to define the port as ‘Serial printer’ for executing this task. Any of the two ports
can be configured for printing and printing will be done from the port which is configured for printing as
mentioned above.
Copy NTXS Block to NTXS / PLC Block
This task is executed on register tags only. This task is used to copy unit tags to PLC tags. This is two
byte copy
For e.g..- As shown above, 10 sequential unit tags starting from D0000 (i.e. D0000 to D0009) will be
copied to 10 sequential PLC tags starting from IR00000 (i.e IR00000 to IR00009).
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Copy PLC Block to NTXS Block
This task is executed on register tags only. This task is used to copy PLC tags to unit tags. This is two
byte copy command. Unit block means any unit tags or retentive memory area.
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For e.g..- As shown above, 10 sequential PLC tags starting from IR00000 (i.e IR00000 to IR00009) will
be copied to 10 sequential unit tags starting from D0000 (i.e. D0000 to D0009).
To prevent no. of write cycles to EEPROM (retentive memory area), this command is not supported in
Global task-list and While showing task-list, if retentive register is selected as unit tag.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
Copy RTC to PLC Block
This task is supported only in Global task-list. This task copies sequentially 7 RTC parameters from
selected tag after every specified RTC Download Time. If this time is specified as 0 sec. then it means
this task will be executed as per Global task-list execution time.
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
7 RTC parameters are copied in the PLC Tags starting from the First PLC Tag (IR00000 as shown
above) following sequence1st Tag - Hours
2nd Tag - Minutes
3rd Tag - Seconds
4th Tag - Date
5th Tag - Month
6th Tag - Year
7th Tag - Day of week
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This task is supported in touch screen products only . User can select screen no. from available popup
screen list .
Click ‘OK’ to add task in task list.
When this task is executed selected screen pops up on current screen . At a time only one screen can
be popped up. By pressing right most corner ‘X’ close button you can close popup screen.
Keys’ Specific Tasks
This task enables user to define task which are specific for keys. This task is specially useful for editing
data in the system or checking / acknowledging alarms. Following is the list of key’s specific tasks:
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No.
Tasks
Description
1
Clear Data Entry
Clears active data entry value to 0.
2
Cancel Data Entry
Disables data entry
3
Accept Data Entry
Accepts edited data for current data entry and cursor jumps to next
data entry object.
4
Switch To Next Data Entry Disables previous data entry and switches to next data entry.
5
Increase Value by 1
Adds 1 to Tag value in data entry object.
6
Decrease Value by 1
Subtracts 1 from Tag value in data entry object.
7
Increase Digit by 1
This task is executed only on single digit shown by cursor. The digit
scrolls between 0 to 9.
8
Decrease Digit by 1
This task is executed only on single digit shown by cursor. The digit
scrolls between 0 to 9.
9
Shift Value to Left
Shifts value to left by padding zeros from right side.
10
Move Cursor to Left
Moves the cursor to the left. This task is not scrolling type so cursor
moves upto number of digits in the data entry object.
11
Move Cursor to Right
Moves the cursor to the right. This task is not scrolling type so cursor
moves upto number of digits in the data entry object.
12
Sign Key (+/-)
This task operates only on Signed data. On each event sign toggles
between + and -.
13
Sign Key (+/- and 0)
For the first iteration this task acts as Sign Key. Then for each of the
iterations, it acts as Numeric key 0.
14
Numeric Key 0
Allows user to enter ‘0’ at cursor location, if selected tag is Register
type. For Coil / Bit type, this task acts as ‘Edit Bit Off’.
15
Numeric Key 1
Allows user to enter ‘1’ at cursor location, if selected tag is Register
type. For Coil / Bit type, this task acts as ‘Edit Bit On’.
16
Numeric Key 2
Allows user to enter ‘2’ at cursor location.
17
Numeric Key 3
Allows user to enter ‘3’ at cursor location.
18
Numeric Key 4
Allows user to enter ‘4’ at cursor location.
19
Numeric Key 5
Allows user to enter ‘5’ at cursor location.
20
Numeric Key 6
Allows user to enter ‘6’ at cursor location.
21
Numeric Key 7
Allows user to enter ‘7’ at cursor location.
22
Numeric Key 8
Allows user to enter ‘8’ at cursor location.
23
Numeric Key 9
Allows user to enter ‘9’ at cursor location.
24
Numeric Key A
Allows user to enter ‘A’ at cursor location.
25
Numeric Key B
Allows user to enter ‘B’ at cursor location.
26
Numeric Key C
Allows user to enter ‘C’ at cursor location.
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No.
Tasks
Description
27
Numeric Key D
Allows user to enter ‘D’ at cursor location.
28
Numeric Key E
Allows user to enter ‘E’ at cursor location.
29
Numeric Key F
Allows user to enter ‘F’ at cursor location.
Note: Numeric keys A to F are applicable for HEX data entry only.
30
Edit Bit On
This task operates only on coil / bit tags. Coil / bit is set to 1 from this
task.
31
Edit Bit Off
This task operates only on coil / bit tags. Coil / bit is set to 0 from this
task.
32
Acknowledge Alarm
Acknowledges the first alarm (top position in the Real time alarm
window)
33
Acknowledge All Alarms
Unlike Acknowledge Alarm task, this task acknowledges all alarms.
34
Previous Alarm
The alarm display position in the Real time alarm container is shifted
one position up.
35
Next Alarm
The alarm display position in the Real time alarm container is shifted
one position down.
36
Previous Historical Alarm The alarm display position in the Historical alarm container is shifted
one position up.
37
Next Historical Alarm
38
Clear All Historical Alarms Clears all the historical alarms.
The alarm display position in the Historical time alarm container is
shifted one position up.
Note: Task 1 to Task 31 operates only for data entry object.
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USING LANGUAGES
In this chapter. . . .
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Export Functionality
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Import Functionality
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Language Conversion Utility
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Language Wizard
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7.1
Export Functionality
Export function extracts data from a NTXS project and puts it into a user-specified file. This file has
extension .out. In this version, only Text Data is exported. Text Data includes all the texts ( also called
text objects ) in wizards which can be defined in multiple languages. e.g. from a Bit Button, On Text, Off
Text and Label Text are text objects which are exported. Export functions extracts texts from all wizards
namely Bit Button, Word Button, Bit Lamp, Word Lamp, Meter, Multiple Bargraph, Numerical Keypad,
Trend, Text Wizard.
Export function is added as Export menu option under File menu
To export text objects-
1)
2)
3)
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Specify NTXS project path
Output file path
Select languages for which you want the data to be exported. This window will display the only
languages added in the Unit settings. For Example in the below window four languages Chinese
(RPC), Japanese, Korean and Russian are added and selected. (See the check box)
Language Wizard
Text objects for all wizards on all screens will be exported to a binary file. In both Export and Import
functions English is used as a reference language to identify a particular text object. For example, a Bit
Button will be identified by “On”, “Off” and “Label” text objects. Even if one of the texts changes, like “On”
is made “aaa”, it will be considered as another object.
After selecting the messages the software will show the completion message.
This operation will create a.out file on the same location where the application is stored.
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7.2
Import Functionality
Import function is added as Import menu option under File menu.
To import text objects-
1)
2)
3)
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Specify NTXS project path.
Output file path.
Select languages for which you want the data to be imported. This window will display the only
languages added in the Unit settings. For Example in the following window four languages
Chinese (RPC), Japanese, Korean and Russian are added and selected. (See the check box)
Language Wizard
Text objects for all wizards on all screens will be imported from the specified binary file.
Errors will be displayed in case of Objects mismatch - For example, 2 bit buttons were exported but while importing one has been deleted
or 1 Bit Button is exported. After exporting the On text ( in English Language ) of the same button has
been changed and then data is imported. In this case the Bit Button’s On Text in reference language is
changed, so it is treated as a different object and error is displayed.
Language mismatch - If the data is exported in languages English, French and Japanese and while
importing you specify English and Russian, this error will be displayed.
After selecting the messages the software will show the completion message.
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7.3
Language conversion utility
The purpose of the Language Conversion Utility is to be able to define text objects in language(s) other
than the default language, which is English. To understand the concept, consider following example.
Suppose a project is created for 2 languages, English and Russian. While creating the project, the text
objects are defined only in English since the person who created the project does not know Russian.
The first step in the language translation project is to export all of the text objects using the export
function in the NTXS software. The next step is to send the exported file and the Language Conversion
Utility to someone who will translate the English text objects into Russian. The last step is to import the
text objects in the translated project. All of the text objects can now be viewed in Russian as well as
English.
This utility reads the file exported by the application software and displays the text objects in a grid. Text
data for all languages defined by the Unit Settings are loaded. Except for English, the data for any other
language can be edited within the grid. When a text object is edited, the appropriate language keyboard
is activated.
Language Conversion Utility – GUI
7.3.1
File Menu
A user can open a .out file that has been created by the export utility from the menu bar. Be sure to use
the right path of the .out file. The error message will be displayed for unrecognized .out files.
1. Open Option in Menu bar
Click this menu option or Ctrl+O to open a .out file. A standard file open dialog box will appear. The
valid file extension is .out. The .out files should be created by using the Export menu option in the NTXS
software. Select a file and click Open button, or alternatively double-click on the file name. If the file is
valid, the data in the file is displayed in the grid format. The grid has a minimum of 3 fixed columns:
1. Serial No : Displays the running serial number.
2. Screen - Object : Displays the screen number and object type information.
3. English : The English text associated with the object.
Additional columns will be displayed for each language configured in the project.
Select a grid cell and click on it to change the data. Depending on the language of the column, the
appropriate keyboard layout will be loaded.
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2. ‘Close’ option in menu bar
A user can close the .out file from the menu bar.
Click this menu option to close the currently open file. The user is prompted to save the file, if it has
been modified since the last save operation.
3. “Save” option in menu bar
A user can save the .out file from the menu bar.
Click this menu option to save the currently open file. This menu is enabled only when the file has been
modified.
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4. “Save As” option in menu bar
Click this menu option to save the current file as another file.
5. Recent File:
The recent file list contains the last 4 most recently used files.
6. “Exit” option in menu bar
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Click this menu option to exit the utility.
Language Wizard
7.3.2
Edit Menu
Cut : Click this menu option or Ctrl+X, to cut a selected cell’s data and copy it to the clipboard.
Copy : Click this menu option or Ctrl+C, to copy a selected cell’s data to the clipboard.
Paste : Click this menu option or Ctrl+V, to paste the previously copied data to the selected cell.
7.3.3
View Menu
Toolbar : Click this menu option to toggle the toolbar.
Status Bar : Click this menu option to toggle the status bar.
7.3.4
Help Menu
This menu option opens the About dialog box. It will display the Renu logo, software version number,
software version date information.
7.4
Multi-Language Text Wizard
The Multi-Language Text Wizard allows the designer to configure text objects for use in a multiple
language project.
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Text properties
1. Text : The object can have a maximum of 150 characters.
2. Text color : Sets the text color from the palette.
3. Background : Sets the Background text color from the palette.
4. Border : If enabled, the text object will have a border.
5. Border Color : Sets the color of the border from the palette.
6. Font : Selects Windows® Font, Font Style and Font size.
7. Language : Displays the list of languages configured in the Unit Settings.
Simulate
A user can preview the text configured for each language configured in the wizard in the preview window.
7.4.1
Configure Languages
NT3S products support multiple languages. User can configure project with different 9 languages.
Language Register S1 controls the language to be displayed in the unit. This feature is supported for
following wizard objects.
1. Multilanguage Text Wizard
2. Bit Button / Bit Lamp
3. Word Button / Word lamp
4. Analog Meter
5. Multiple Bargraph
6. Numeric Keypad
7. Trend
Following screen shows how to configure multiple languages for a project. Select Configure Language
option from Unit Settings. Following screen will appear.
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The list box on the left side shows which languages are installed on your computer. The list box on the
right side lists the languages to be used in the project. The languages must be installed on your computer to appear in the installed languages list.
Keyboard Layout
By default, for selected languages, English keyboard layout is loaded. User needs to select keyboard
layout if he wants the characters in the selected language, other than English. For example, For typing
characters in East Asian languages like Japanese, Chinese, Hindi etc., keyboard layout selection is
necessary. In order to select the keyboard layout, languages must be installed on the machine.
Language bar in the Windows task bar shows list of installed languages on your machine.
For languages having same character set as English, e.g. French, Spanish etc., keyboard layout selection is optional. Select keyboard layout only if you need to modify keyboard character set functionality.
How to install languages on the machine
Select the Regional and language option from Control panel menu as shown below.
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Once languages are installed on your machine these can be selected using following screen located
under Regional and language options.
Note: Parameters not supported for the product are grayed out.
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7.4.2
Displaying Multiple Languages in Unit
System Register S0001 controls the language to be displayed at run time. User can use ‘Write value to
tag’ task for changing value in system register.
Note : If S0001 has value other than 1 to 9 then English language is displayed.
Example:
If user has configured project for 3 different languages namely English, Korean, Japanese then following
tasks can be used to change language at run time.
English - Write value to Tag S0001 with value 1
Korean - Write value to Tag S0001 with value 2
Japanese - Write value to Tag S0001 with value 3
In this way 9 different languages can be displayed in unit at run time.
Following table shows the value of System Register S0001.
Language Tag Value
Description
0
Default Value : English
1
English
2
Configurable Language
3
Configurable Language
4
Configurable Language
5
Configurable Language
6
Configurable Language
7
Configurable Language
8
Configurable Language
9
Configurable Language
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Uploading and Downloading from unit
UPLOADING AND DOWNLOADING FROM UNIT
In this chapter. . . .
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♦
Upload an Application
♦
Download an Application
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Error Catalog
Uploading and Downloading from unit
8.1
Upload
User can upload an application from NTXS unit. From ‘Communicate’ menu, click ‘Communication
Port’, select the appropriate communication port of your PC. Attach PC to NTXS cable. For uploading,
choose Communicate|Upload.. menu option.
OR
In the Upload dialog box, press ‘Upload’ button to upload an application from NTXS unit.
User can upload the application from the unit to the software from this dialog. Please check the unit and
cable connections before starting upload.
Communication Port – User has to define communication port for uploading. By default Com1 is
selected.
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During uploading following errors may occur
1 Unit is not responding
This error indicates that no communication has been established between the computer and the NTXS
unit. Check the COM port selection and cable connections.
2 Unit is not responding after frame number XXXX
Communication with unit has been lost. Try uploading again. You may need to close the NTXS program
and restart it.
8.2
Download
When user clicks ‘Download’ button from Toolstation or chooses Communicate|Download menu, a
DOS window appears for a moment to link PLC drivers with firmware as per application.
Once compiling of project is done then following window will display.
Communication Port – User has to define here communication port for downloading. By default Com1
is selected.
Download – User has to select proper option to download.
1. Firmware
2. Application
3. Fonts
Application
Select this option to download application to unit.
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Firmware
Firmware needs to be downloaded for following 1. Before downloading application first time to unit.
2. If new PLC node is either added or deleted from Network configuration.
3. Upgrading firmware in the unit to new version.
4. Before downloading applications, which are created in older versions of software.
Fonts
Select this option to download the fonts to the unit. This option needs to be selected especially if default
fonts are modified.
Download Button - Click this button to start downloading. While downloading following error may be
occur 1. Unit is not responding.
This is communication error. Please check the cable, connection, display type compatibility.
2. Selected NTXS model is not matching with unit connected on IBM port.
This error indicates product mismatch. Please check that the model defined in an application is correct
and retry.
8.3
Error Catalog
1. NTXS is not responding.
This error indicates that no communication has been established with unit. Please check cable connection before you start downloading again.
2. Selected NTXS model is not matching with NTXS unit connected on IBM port.
This error indicates product mismatch. Please check that the model defined in an application is correct
and retry.
3. No driver found for selected NTXS model.
This error indicates that driver for selected PLC is either not supported or missing. This error is displayed during firmware download, if PLC driver for selected PLC node in NTXS application is not found.
Check whether you have defined correct NTXS model and PLC node in your application. If you have
defined correct PLC node and still error is displayed then please contact your vendor for support.
4. Number of Blocks used in screen number XXXX has exceeded the maximum limit of 256
words. Delete or change some of the entities to avoid overflow.
The number of blocks embedded per screen is limited. For the rest of products, this limit is 256 words. If
this number is exceeded, the above error is generated. To avoid this, delete or change some of the tags
on screen, so that the number of words on screen will be within the maximum limit.
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5. Can not download application.
If this error message occures, then the application cannot be downloaded. To make the application
downloadable delete or change some of the tags on screen, so that the number of words on screen will
be within the maximum limit.
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Alarm
ALARMS
In this chapter. . . .
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Define Alarm
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Using Alarm Window
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Difference between Real Time & Historical Alarm
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9.1
Define Alarm
Alarm will be displayed in the alarm window only if it is defined from the ‘Define Alarm’ menu.
There are two categories of alarm
1. Real time alarms: Stored & displayed as long as unit power is ON.
2. Historical alarms: Stores alarms in memory with battery back up.
Note: Historical alarms are only supported for the units with RTC / Battery backup.
In case of historical alarms the alarms defined with “Historical attribute” are logged till the unit is ON.
Then even though you turn the unit OFF & then back ON after few days you can still view the alarms that
were present when the unit was ON earlier.
The alarm object displays the alarm text when the alarm occurs. First triggered alarm is on top. Alarm
condition for alarm should be cleared. Each alarm has to be acknowledged. ‘Acknowledge Alarm’ key
acknowledges the alarm. The alarm text is cleared when the alarm condition is cleared and the alarm is
acknowledged. Alarm text for unacknowledged or uncleared alarm will not be cleared. Any tag can be
continuously monitored by defining alarms for each bit of that tag. To display an alarm on the screen as
soon as it is triggered, alarm object has to be placed on the screen. An alarm is triggered for each bit in
a tag. If the value of the particular tag becomes nonzero, corresponding alarm is displayed in the alarm
object.
An alarm is a bit in a particular 2-byte tag. This two-byte tag is defined as a particular group in the alarm
definition table. Since a two-byte tag contains 16 bits one such tag can generate 16 alarms. So to define
64 alarms we need to create 4 groups with 4 different two byte tags & define one alarm per bit in that. In
total you can define up to 256 real time & 30 historical alarms.
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9.1.1
Alarm Definition
The alarms can be defined in the following screen
1. Group of alarms
–
2. Tag of group
3. Alarm number
–
–
4. Alarm text
5. History
–
–
Each tag must have a unique group of alarms associated with it. There
can be 16 different groups of alarms.
A two byte tag for the defined group
The unique number of the alarm also indicating the position of the alarm
bit in the defined alarm tag
The text that is displayed as alarm text in the alarm window
If this option is selected then the defined alarm is also logged in the
memory as a historical alarm. There are two types of historical alarm:
History with Acknowledge - Whenever the alarm comes, this will get
added in the historical alarm container. And if the same alarm is already
present in the alarm container then the previous one will get overwrite by
the new one. At the same time, the acknowledgement task will be used
for considering the same alarm as a new event.
History without Acknowledge - Whenever the alarm comes, this will get
added in the historical alarm container. And if the same alarm is already
present in the alarm container then the new one will be considered as a
new alarm. The acknowledgement task will not be having any effect
6. Add button
7. Delete button
8. Accept button
–
–
–
9. Discard button
–
Add a new alarm in the alarm definition window
Deletes selected alarm from the table
When user needs to change attributes of any defined alarm then he can
select the alarm, do the necessary changes & can press this button to
save the changes
This button acts as cancel button while doing changes to existing alarm.
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9.1.2
Alarm Object
The alarm window object displays the real time or historical alarms in user-defined format.
Select From
This list contains the available columns that can be viewed in an alarm display. Highlight the desired
attribute(s) and click on Add button. The attribute is added to the Selected field.
The attributes can be
1. Alarm Text : Text defined for the alarm.
2. Number
: Number defined for the alarm.
3. Active
: The present status of the alarm [Active/inactive].
4. Acknowledge : The status of the acknowledge attribute for the alarm.
5. On time
: The time at which the alarm made transition from OFF to ON state.
6. Off time
: The time at which the alarm made transition from ON to OFF state.
7. On date
: The date at which the alarm made transition from OFF to ON state.
8. Off date
: The date at which the alarm made transition from ON to OFF state.
Note: The active and acknowledge attributes are not applicable for historical alarms.
Selected
This list gives the attributes that are selected and will appear in an alarm display. To deselect the unwanted attribute(s), highlight them and choose Delete button.
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Alarm type
This selection specifies whether the current alarm window represents the real time or historical alarms.
Note: Historical alarms are Product dependent.
Format
Enter the format for the highlighted attribute from Selected field.
For Alarm Text attribute, user can enter the length in ‘Length’ field.
For Time attribute, user can select the format as either HH:MM:SS or MM:SS from the combo box.
For Active and Acknowledged attributes, user can check the desired radio button.
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PRINTING
In this chapter. . . .
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Printing from NTXS unit
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Printing from NTXS Software
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Printer Port Setup
Printing
10.1
Printing from NTXS unit
1. Configure printing port by selecting Baud rate, Parity and No of Bits from Network Configuration.
2.
3.
4.
Presentation of screen on printer page decided by No of Columns, Terminating Character and
number of characters to print.
Number Of Columns : By default this field is set to 80. But user can set any value upto column
width of printer. Maximum limit is 80.
Terminating Character : By default this char is NONE, options are given below :
NONE
CR
LF
CR + LF
: No char.
: Carriage returns.
: Line Feed.
: Carriage return + Line Feed
NTXS will send selected terminating character after completion of number of characters decided in No
of column field.
5.
Number of characters to print: User can select how many characters he want to print from
screen. Please note that user cant select starting location for printing, it is always Considered as
a top left of the screen.
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Examples:
Considering Printer column width is 80.
1.
No Of Columns - 80
Terminating Char - NONE
Result - After printing 80 chars, carriage of printer comes to next New line automatically.
2.
No Of Columns - 50
Terminating Char - NONE
Result - As there is no terminating char , printer will print continuous 80 char from screen and then
carriage of printer comes to next new line automatically.
3.
No Of Columns - 50
Terminating Char - CR
Result - After printing 50 chars carriage will return to starting location of same line.
4.
No Of Columns - 50
Terminating Char - LF
Result - After printing 50 chars, printer will insert 1 blank line of column width. And from same location
next 50 characters will print.
5.
No Of Columns - 50
Terminating Char – CR + LF
Result - After printing 50 chars , printer will insert 1 blank line of column width and carriage will return to
home position.
Note: Printer can print 5 X 7 font in same proportion. But if user selects bigger font size, then number of
spaces will be inserted in two characters as per font size.
10.2
Printing from NTXS Software
User can print the NTXS application from menu bar. Choose File|Print menu option for printing the
application..
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Printing
For printing, user should close the screen session first.
Click on ‘Print’ icon from menu bar. Following screen will appear.
Screen shows different attributes such as ‘Project Information’, ’Unit Settings’, ‘Tags’ etc. User can print
the current application information either by selecting ‘All’ or by selecting specific attributes.
Select particular attributes and click ‘OK’ for printing the selected current application information.
Note: The above screen is for NT2S models. For NT3S models, Global keys and Screen keys attributes
are grayed out.
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Miscellaneous
MISCELLANEOUS
In this chapter. . . .
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♦
Convert Application
♦
NTXS Memory Status
♦
Font Editor
♦
Image conversion to bmp
Miscellaneous
11.1
Convert Application
This utility allows you to convert the application of one product into the other product.
NT3S-ST121B-E and NT3S-ST123B-E support RTC. But NT3S-ST124B-E and NT3S-ST126B-E do not
support RTC. So the application of NT3S-ST121B-E is compatible for the product NT3S-ST123B-E
without removing any task associated with RTC. In the same way the application of NT3S-ST124B-E is
applicable to the product NT3S-ST126B-E. This saves the time required for creating new application.
But if you want to convert an application from NT3S-ST121B-E, which supports RTC, to the NT3SST124B-E , which does not support RTC, software will not allow such conversion. In such case you
have to remove all the tasks associated with the RTC from the application of NT3S-ST121B-E.
When you click on “Convert application” tool, first it will display the message for closing the screen
session as follows.
When you click on OK, it displays the list of other products in which application can be converted.
Select the desired product and click on OK. It will ask for the confirmation and converts the application.
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11.2
Memory Configuration Wizard
User can see the memory status of his application from Memory Configuration Wizard. It gives information about the available memory of the application, the used memory in the application and the free
memory in terms of Bytes, KB and percentage.
Memory Configuration Wizard can be opened from Utility Menu.
After selecting NTXS Memory Status following window will be displayed.
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Miscellaneous
11.3
Font Editor
Font Editor is used to edit the different fonts of different sizes. NTXS Editor has four types of fonts
1. 5 X 7
2. 7 X 14
3. 10 X 14
4. 20 X 28
Characters for these fonts can be edited and modified using font editor utility under Utilities Menu.
While selecting Font Editor from the utility menu the screen should be on the lowest zoom level only. If it
is not, then the software will display the following message.
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Miscellaneous
Now select the fonts from the Edit font menu. The following window will appear. The lower window
shows the 256 supported character for the selected font. User can select the characters from this. After
selecting that character will come on the maximum zoom level window.
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In order to view modified font on NTXS screen fonts must be downloaded to unit. Font download option
is located under download options list. After changing the required fonts in the font editor. Now user can
place the changed font by using Character Map.
11.4
Image Conversion to bmp
This utility helps user to convert the image from any other type of picture format to bmp format ‘Image
Conversion to bmp’ utility is located under Utility menu option.
Clicking on this option following screen will be displayed.
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Miscellaneous
This utility support conversion for following types of image formats.
Once image is saved in bmp format user can use Bitmap object for adding image to picture library .
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Diagnostic and Maintainance
DIAGNOSTICS & MAINTENANCE
In this chapter. . . .
♦
Diagnostics
♦
Maintenance
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Diagnostic and Maintainance
12.1
Diagnostics
12.1.1 Erase Keys
1. Erase keys for Touch Screen NTXS Models:
In some cases it may be necessary to erase firmware and/or application. Procedures for erasing firmware and application is given below:
X
Application
Erase
X
Confirmation
NTXS SCREEN
Firmware Erase
X
Application erase procedure for NT3S is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
At power ON, press the top right corner of the NT3S screen for 2 seconds.
Following message is displayed:
“Erase Application?? Press Bottom Right corner to confirm..”
Now Press Bottom right corner to confirm Application erase.
After application erase is complete following message is displayed:
“No setup loaded. Download Application.”
Firmware erase procedure for NT3S is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
At power ON, press the bottom left corner of the NT3S screen for 2 seconds.
Following message is displayed:
“Erase Firmware?? Press Bottom Right corner to confirm..”
Now Press Bottom right corner to confirm Firmware erase.
After firmware erase is complete following message is displayed:
“NT3S-STxxxB-E Boot Version No firmware. Download Firmware..”
If unit stops functioning totally please follow steps given below to recover the unit:
- Erase application.
- Download a demo application. If unit functions properly, maybe the application previously
downloaded was wrong.
- If unit still fails to function properly, erase firmware. Download firmware and application again.
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2 Erase Keys for Keypad based NTXS Units:
For NT2S units, user can erase only Application. Firmware can not be erased.
12.1.2
NT2S-SF121B-EV2
Application
At Power On: Press ‘F1’ and ‘F6’ Keys simultaneously.
NT2S-SF122B-EV2
Application
At Power On: Press ‘F1’ and ‘F6’ Keys simultaneously.
NT2S-SF125B-E
Application
At Power On: Press ‘F4’ and ‘ENT’.
NT2S-SF126B-E
Application
At Power On: Press ‘F4’ and ‘ENT’
Touchscreen Calibration Loss
Touch screens are factory calibrated. Calibration is stored in a Flash memory. If user faces any of the
following problems:
- Any press inside defined object boundary results in three short beeps.
- Undefined area performs a task of some other defined object.
User will have to calibrate the touch screen of the unit. Steps for calibrating the touch screen for NT3S
models are as below:
1.
At power ON, press the center of the NT3S screen for more than 2 to 3 seconds.
2.
A cross is shown at the bottom left corner. This cross remains on the screen for
approximately 6 seconds. If center of the cross is not pressed in this time, NT3S
resumes normal operation. Touch the center of the cross with a pointed object (stylus
recommended).
3.
You will get a next screen showing a cross at the top right of the screen. Again this
cross remains on the screen for approximately 6 seconds. If center of the cross is not
pressed in this time, NT3S resumes normal operation. Touch the center of the cross
with a pointed object (stylus recommended). The screen has now been calibrated.
4.
Unit will be restarted. Normal function of the NT3S can now resume.
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12.2
Maintenance
12.2.1 Clean all sides of the unit using a isopropyl alcohol solution. Use a clean, soft piece of cloth. Do
not use a rough cloth as it may produce scratches on the unit. Take proper care while cleaning
the keypad of the unit, especially the LCD window. Also take care that the
LCD window
does not come in contact with the material that has an abrasive surface.
12.2.2. Do not use benzene, paint thinner or other volatile solvents. Do not use any chemically treated
cloth, wipes, or rags.
12.2.3. Tighten the mounting brackets evenly. Make sure the panel is not dirty or warped and that it is
strong enough to hold the unit.
12.2.4. Please note keys on the keypad are only for finger operation. They should not be pressed with
pointed tools or any other such items. This will cause key failure or other malfunctioning may
occur. Do not apply a force any greater that 30 Newton’s to the keys.
12.2.5. Always tighten the connector screws after connecting the communication cables.
12.2.6. The maximum pull load for cables is 30 Newton’s. Do not apply loads greater than this.
12.2.7 Do not use sharp objects for pressing any touch screen key.
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Appendix
APPENDIX
In this chapter. . . .
♦
Omron Cable References and Diagrams
♦
Non-Omron Cable Diagrams
♦
List of features
♦
List of Supported Devices
♦
Technical Support
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Appendix
A
Omron Cable References and Diagrams
1
Omron Cable References for connection to PLC’s peripheral ports (CMOS)
2
NTXS Type
Cable Type
NT2S-SF121B-EV2
NT2S-SF125B-E
NT2S-CN212-V1 (2 Meter) CPM1A
with NT2S-CN215-V1
(5 Meter)
CPM2A
(Peripheral connector)
CQM1
NT3S-ST121B-E
NT3S-ST123B-E
NT3S-ST124B-E
NT3S-ST126B-E
NT2S-CN223-V2 (2 Meter) CPM2C
(Mini-peripheral connector) CQM1H
CJ1
CS1
NT2S-SF122B-EV2
NT2S-SF123B-EV2
NT2S-SF126B-E
NT2S-CN222-V1 (2 Meter) CPM1A
NT2S-CN225-V2 (5 Meter) CPM2A
(Peripheral Connector)
CQM1
NT2S-SF127B-E
NT2S-CN224-V1 (2 Meter) CPM2C
(Mini-peripheral connector) CQM1H
CJ1
CS1
Note
Units are externally powered
24 VDC.
Units are powered from PLC’s
peripheral port.
Omron Cable References for connection to PLC’s serial ports (RS232C)
NTXS Type
Cable Type
NT2S-SF121B-EV2
NT2S-CN232-V1 (2 Meter) CP1H
with NT2S-CN235-V1
(5 Meter)
CPM2A
(9psubD to 9psubD)
CQM1(H)
CJ1
CS1
Units are externally powered
NT2S-CN242-V1 (2 Meter) CP1H
(9psubD to 9psubD)
CPM2A
CQM1(H)
CJ1
CS1
Units are powered from the PLC’s
serial port.
NT2S-SF125B-E
NT3S-ST121B-E
NT3S-ST123B-E
NT3S-ST124B-E
NT3S-ST126B-E
NT2S-SF122B-EV2
NT2S-SF126B-E
3
PLC Type
PLC Type Note
24 VDC.
Omron Cable References for Programming cable (PC to NTXS)
NTXS Type
Cable Type
PLC Type
NT2S-All
NT3S-All
NT2S-CN002 (2 Meter)
(9psubD to 9psubD)
-
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Note
-
Appendix
4
Omron Cable Diagrams for Serial cables
4.1
NT2S-CN232-V1 / NT2S-CN235-V1
OMRON PLC SIDE
NTXS SIDE
ATTACH
PLC
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
UNIT
2 mtr.
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
1
1
TXD
2
2
TXD
RXD
3
3
RXD
RTS
4
4
CTS
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
SIGNALS
SG
SIGNALS
SG
Shield Wire
Shield Wire to
DB9 Body
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
1
6
5
9
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Appendix
4.2
NT2S-CN242-V1
OMRON PLC SIDE
NTXS SIDE
ATTACH
PLC
UNIT
2 mtr.
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
DB9 FEMALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
1
1
TXD
2
2
RXD
3
3
TXD
RTS
4
4
VCC +5 V
CTS
5
5
SG
+5 V
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
SIGNALS
SG
Shield Wire to
DB9 Body
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
172
9
RXD
Shield Wire
DB9 FEMALE
PINOUTS
5
1
SIGNALS
5
1
9
6
Appendix
5
Omron Cable Disgram for NT2S / NT3S Programming cable
5.1
NT2S-CN002
PC SIDE
NTXS SIDE
IBM
UNIT
2 mtr.
DB9 FEMALE
(RS232)
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
1
1
RXD
2
2
TXD
TXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
SIGNALS
SG
SIGNALS
SG
Shield Wire to DB9 Body on Both sides
DB9 FEMALE
PINOUTS
1
5
9
6
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
5
1
6
9
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Appendix
6
Omron Cable Diagram for RS422 Communication cable XtraDrive and NT3S
XTRADRIVE
SIDE
3M FEMALE
NTXS SIDE
UNIT
2 mtr.
DB9 MALE
Shield Wire
3M FEMALE
SIGNALS
Pin #
TXD
1
/TXD
2
RXD
3
/RXD
4
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
TX+
2
3
5
/RXD
6
RT
7
4
RX+
5
GND
8
9
6
10
7
11
GND
12
8
TX-
13
9
RX-
14
FG case
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
1
XTRADRIVE
3M FEMALE
PINOUTS
XtraDrive Connectro Type (3M)
10114-3000VE (Connector)
10314-52A0-008 (Cover)
Omron Order code for XtraDrive connector is R7A-CNA01R
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5
6
9
Appendix
B
Non-Omron Cable Diagrams
1
AB MICROLOGIX SERIES TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
AB MICROLOGIX
SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
MINIDIN 8 PIN MALE
(RS232)
SIGNALS
SG
RXD
TXD
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
1
2
2
TXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
SG
9
8 PIN MINIDIN CONNECTOR Shield Wire
PINOUTS
6
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
8
7
5
3
6
9
4
1
1
5
2
175
Appendix
2
AB SLC DF1 PORT TO NTXS UNIT
AB SLC SIDE
NTXS SIDE
ATTACH
PLC
DB9 FEMALE
(RS232)
SIGNALS
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
1
1
RXD
2
2
TXD
TXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
SG
DB9 FEMALE Shield Wire to DB9 body
PINOUTS
9
6
176
UNIT
2 mtr.
5
1
SG
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
9
1
5
Appendix
3
AROMAT FP0 / FPM TO NTXS UNIT
AROMAT FP0
SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
MINIDIN 5 PIN MALE
(RS232)
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
SG
1
1
TXD
2
2
TXD
RXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
5
5
SG
6
7
8
Shield Wire
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
5 PIN MINIDIN CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
4
9
5
6
2
1
3
9
1
5
177
Appendix
4
AROMAT FP1 TO NTXS UNIT
AROMAT FP1
SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
DIN CONNECTOR MALE
(RS485)
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
SG
1
1
TX+
TX-
2
2
RX-
3
3
4
4
RX+
TX+
5
5
SG
RX+
6
6
7
7
8
8
TX-
9
RX-
Shield Wire
DIN CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
4
2
1
3
5
6
1
9
7
6
8
178
5
Appendix
AROMAT FP2 TO NTXS UNIT
AROMAT FP2 SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
ATTACH
PLC
5
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
SIGNALS
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
1
1
TXD
2
2
TXD
RXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
SG
Shield Wire to DB9 body
SIGNALS
SG
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
1
6
9
5
179
Appendix
6
CONTROL TECHNIQUES TO NTXS UNIT
CONTROL
TECHNIQUES
SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
8 PIN MODULAR CONNECTOR
(RS422)
SIGNALS
DB9 MALE
(RS422)
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
1
TX+
A
2
2
SG
3
3
4
4
RX+
5
5
SG
6
6
7
7
8
8
TX-
9
RX-
B
8 PIN MODULAR CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
FRONT VIEW
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
R.H.S. VIEW
Pin 1
(Left side)
Pin 8
(Right side)
6
9
Cable insert
end
180
Cable insert
end
1
5
Appendix
DANFOSS DRIVE TO NTXS UNIT
DANFOSS DRIVE
SIDE
NTXS SIDE
DB9 FEMALE
(RS232)
SIGNALS
UNIT
2 mtr.
ATTACH
PLC
7
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
1
TX+
2
2
3
3
4
4
RX+
5
5
SG
6
6
7
7
A
8
8
B
9
9
SG
DB9 FEMALE Shield Wire to DB9 body
PINOUTS
9
6
5
1
TX-
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
9
1
5
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Appendix
8
GE90 SERIES PLC TO NTXS UNIT
ATTACH PLC
GE 90 SERIES
SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
DB15 MALE (RS485)
SIGNALS #
Pin #
EARTH
1
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
2
3
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
TX+
2
4
3
5
6
7
SG
8
9
RX-
10
RX+
11
TX-
12
TX+
13
4
RX+
5
SG
6
7
8
TX-
9
RX-
14
15
Shield Wire
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
DB15 MALE
PINOUTS
9
1
6
9
15
182
8
1
5
Appendix
GE90 SERIES SNP-X PLC TO NTXS UNIT
GE 90 SERIES
SNP-X SIDE
ATTACH PLC
9
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
DB15 MALE (RS485)
SIGNALS #
Pin #
EARTH
1
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
2
3
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
TX+
2
4
3
5
6
7
SG
8
9
RX-
10
RX+
11
TX-
12
TX+
13
4
RX+
5
SG
6
7
8
TX-
9
RX-
14
15
Shield Wire
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
DB15 MALE
PINOUTS
9
1
6
9
15
1
5
8
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Appendix
IDEC MICRO3 TO NTXS UNIT
10
NTXS SIDE
IDEC MICRO3
SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
MINIDIN 8 PIN MALE
(RS232)
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
A
1
1
TX+
B
2
SG
2
A
3
3
4
4
RX+
5
5
SG
6
6
7
7
B
8
Shield Wire
8
TX-
9
RXDB9 MALE
PINOUTS
8 PIN MINIDIN CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
6
8
7
5
3
6
1
4
1
184
9
2
5
Appendix
11
IDEC MICROSMART PLC TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
IDEC MICROSMART
SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
MINIDIN 8 PIN MALE
(RS232)
SIGNALS
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
1
2
2
TXD
TXD
3
3
RXD
TXD
4
4
5
5
SG
6
6
SG
7
7
8
8
SG
9
8 PIN MINIDIN CONNECTOR Shield Wire
PINOUTS
6
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
8
7
5
3
6
9
4
1
1
5
2
185
Appendix
12
KEYENCE KV PLC TO NTXS UNIT
KEYENCE KV
PLC SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
6X4 MODULAR
CONNECTOR (RS232)
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
TXD
1
1
SG
2
2
TXD
RXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
5
SG
6
7
8
8 PIN MODULAR CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
Shield Wire
R.H.S. VIEW
FRONT VIEW
Pin 1
(Left side)
9
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
Pin 4
(Right side)
6
9
Cable insert
end
186
Cable insert
end
1
5
Appendix
13
KOYO DL205 PLC TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
KOYO DL205
SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
6 PIN MODULAR CONNECTOR
DB9 MALE
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
GND
1
1
2
2
TXD
TXD
3
3
RXD
RXD
4
4
5
5
6
6
SG
7
8
6 PIN MODULAR CONNECTOR
Shield Wire
R.H.S. VIEW
FRONT VIEW
Pin 1
DB9 MALE
Pin 6
6
9
Cable insert
1
5
Cable insert
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Appendix
14
LG MASTER K SERIES PLC TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
LG MASTER PLC
SIDE
UNIT
ATTACH
PLC
2 mtr.
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
SIGNALS
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
1
1
RXD
2
2
TXD
TXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
SG
Shield Wire
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
9
188
SIGNALS
Pin #
1
5
SG
Appendix
15
MITSUBISHI FX SERIES PLC TO NTXS UNIT
MITSUBISHI FX
PLC SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
SIGNALS
RX+
TX+
SG
SG
SG
RXTX-
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
DB25 MALE (RS485)
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
TX+
2
3
4
RX+
5
SG
6
7
Shield Wire
13
8
TX-
9
RXDB9 MALE
PINOUTS
1
6
DB25 MALE
PINOUTS
9
25
1
5
12
189
Appendix
16
MITSUBISHI FX0 PLC TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
MITSIBISHI FX0 PLC
SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
MINIDIN 8 PIN MALE
(RS485)
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
RX-
1
1
TX+
RX+
2
2
SG
3
3
TX-
4
4
RX+
5
5
SG
6
6
7
7
8
8
TX-
9
RX-
TX+
8 PIN MINIDIN CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
Shield Wire
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
8
7
5
3
4
1
190
2
6
9
1
5
Appendix
SIEMENS STEP 7 MICRO(S7-200) PLC TO NTXS UNIT
SIEMENS S7-200 SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
ATTACH
PLC
17
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
1
TX+
A
2
A
SG
B
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
2
3
3
4
4
RX+
5
5
SG
6
6
7
7
8
8
TX-
9
RX-
B
9
Shield Wire to DB9 body
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
1
9
5
Note: These details are also applicable to Siemens S7-300
191
Appendix
18
SIEMENS-S7 300 SERIES PLC TO NTXS UNIT
SIEMENS S7-300 SIDE
NTXS SIDE
ATTACH
PLC
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
SIGNALS
SG
B
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
1
TX+
2
A
UNIT
2 mtr.
A
2
3
3
4
4
RX+
5
5
SG
6
6
7
7
8
8
TX-
9
RX-
B
9
Shield Wire to DB9 body
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
1
9
5
Note: These details are also applicable to Siemens S7-200
192
Appendix
19
TOSHIBA T1 PLC TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
TOSHIBA T1
SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
MINIDIN 8 PIN MALE
(RS485)
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
1
1
2
2
TXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
SG
5
5
TXD
6
6
7
7
8
8
SIGNALS
RXD
SIGNALS
SG
9
Shield Wire
8 PIN MINIDIN CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
6
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
8
7
5
3
4
6
1
9
1
2
5
193
Appendix
20
TOSHIBA T2 PLC TO NTXS UNIT
TOSHIBA T2
SIDE
NTXS SIDE
ATTACH
PLC
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
SIGNALS
UNIT
2 mtr.
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
1
1
RXD
2
2
TXD
TXD
3
3
RXD
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
SG
Shield Wire
SG
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
1
9
5
Note: These details are also applicable to Siemens S7-300
194
Appendix
21
TOSHIBA T1 LINK PORT TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
TOSHIBA T1 LINK
PORT SIDE
WIRE OUTS
SIGNAL FROM PLC
UNIT
2 mtr.
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
RX+
YELLOW
1
TX+
TX+
GREEN
2
SG
BLACK
3
RX-
WHITE
4
RX+
TX-
BLUE
5
SG
6
7
Shield Wire
8
TX-
9
RXDB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
1
9
5
195
Appendix
22
TOSHIBA T2 LINK PORT TO NTXS UNIT
ATTACH PLC
TOSHIBA T2 LINK
PORT SIDE
NTXS SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
DB15 MALE (RS485)
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS # Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
1
TX+
1
RX+
2
TX+
3
2
4
3
5
6
7
SG
8
9
RX-
10
TX-
11
4
RX+
5
SG
6
7
12
13
8
TX-
9
RX-
14
15
Shield Wire
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
DB15 MALE
PINOUTS
9
1
6
9
15
196
8
1
5
Appendix
23
TOSHIBA INVERTER S SERIES TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
TOSHIBA VF-S7
SIDE
8 PIN MODULAR
CONNECTOR (RS232)
SIGNALS
UNIT
2 mtr.
DB9 MALE
(RS232)
Shield Wire
Pin #
Pin #
1
1
SG
2
2
RXD
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
Shield Wire
8 PIN MODULAR CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
9
CMOS TXD
R.H.S. VIEW
FRONT VIEW
SIGNALS
RXD
SG
CMOS TXD
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
Pin 8
(Right side)
Pin 1
(Left side)
6
1
9
5
Cable insert
end
Cable insert
end
197
Appendix
24
TSX(07/37/57) PLC TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
TSX(07/37/57) SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
MINIDIN 8 PIN MALE
(RS485)
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
A
1
1
TX+
B
2
2
3
3
4
4
RX+
5
5
SG
6
6
7
7
8
8
TX-
9
RX-
GND
8 PIN MINIDIN CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
Shield Wire
6
8
7
5
3
4
1
198
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
6
1
9
2
5
Appendix
25
TWIDO PLC TO NTXS UNIT
NTXS SIDE
TWIDO SIDE
2 mtr.
UNIT
MINIDIN 8 PIN MALE
(RS485)
DB9 MALE
(RS485)
Shield Wire
SIGNALS
Pin #
Pin #
SIGNALS
A
1
1
TX+
B
2
2
3
3
4
4
RX+
5
5
SG
6
6
7
7
8
8
TX-
9
RX-
GND
8 PIN MINIDIN CONNECTOR
PINOUTS
Shield Wire
6
DB9 MALE
PINOUTS
8
7
5
3
4
1
6
1
9
2
5
199
Appendix
C
List Of Features
The next chapter will guide you through the creation of your first project. Before you proceed, you may
wish to read this brief list of some of the features offered in the NTXS.
ICON
200
NAME
DESCRPITION
Data Entry
Edits any register or coil from the PLC using NTXS
Keypad.
Display Data
Displays the text depending on the bit status or the
value of the PLC Data register.
Time
Displays the time in the format HH:MM:SS or HH:MM
Date
Displays date in the format DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY.
Alarm
Displays the alarm text when alarm occurs
Line
Draws line on the unit screen.
Rectangle
Draws rectangle on the unit screen.
Ellipse
Draws ellipse on the unit screen.
Rounded Rectangle
Draws rounded rectangle on the unit screen.
Single Bargraph
Changes the bar height/width according to the value in
the PLC register
Bitmap
Used to draw bmp images on the NTXS display
Bit Button
Performs the key’s specific task or screen tasks.
Bit Lamp
Lamp object can be used as state indicator for
displaying state of PLC coil.
Word Button
Performs a set of tasks based on the number of logical
states defined in the configuration.
Appendix
ICON
NAME
DESCRPITION
Trend
Shows graphical representation of tag against real
time.
Word Lamp
Performs a set of tasks based on the number of logical
states defined in the configuration.
Numeric Keypad
Enters decimal or hex data into the register or 1 or 0
into the coil.
Analog Meter
Changes its needle position according to the value
of PLC register.
Multiple Bargraph
Changes the bar height/width according to the value in
the PLC register.
All Screens
Shows the list of available screens.
Application Tasklist
Defines the tasks for the application.
Function Keys
Using this screen macros of task can be defined for
Global keys.
Global Keys
Tasks defined under this option are executed for
whole application.
Screen Tasklist
Shows the task list of the screen.
New Application
Creates a new application.
Open Application
Opens an existing application stored on disk.
Save Application
Saves application by default in “Project” Directory.
NTXS Settings
Defines unit’s hardware configuration settings.
Tags
It is the central database for the tags that need to be
used in the application
201
Appendix
ICON
202
NAME
DESCRPITION
Download Application
Downloads the application & firmware in the NTXS unit
Upload Application
Uploads application from the NTXS memory
Appendix
D
List Of Supported Devices
Sr No
PLC
1
Allen Bradley DF1
2
Aromat FP Series
3
Control Techniques
4
Danfoss drive
5
GE-90 Series
6
GE-90 series SNP-X
7
Idec PLCs
8
Keyence KV Series
9
Koyo DL205
10
LG Master-K 300S
11
LG MASTER-K Series PLCs
12
Mitsubishi FX
13
Modbus( Unit as Master)
14
Modbus ( Unit as Slave)
15
Omron Host Link
16
Omron NT Link
17
Omron/Yaskawa Inverters
18
Siemens Step-7 Micro
19
Siemens-S7 300 Series PLCs
20
Toshiba T Series
21
Toshiba (Link Port) Series PLCs
22
Toshiba Inverters
23
Unitelway (07\37\57)PLCs
24
Xtradrive
25
Yokogawa PLC
26
Twido
203
Appendix
E
Technical Support
Omron Europe B.V.
Wegalaan 67-69
NL-2132 JD Hoofddorp
The Netherlands
:(+31)23-5681300
Fax :(+31)23 5681388
Website: www.omron-industrial.com
204
Index
A
Add a Constant To Tag 118
Add Tag B To Tag A 120
Analog Meter 93
Animation Properties 67
Application TaskList 109
Associated Screens 55
B
Goto Popup Screen 127
Goto Previous Screen 116
Graphic Wizards 69
H
Help Menu 48
I
Installing NTXS Software 32
Bargraph 71
Bit Button 74
Bit Lamp 81
Bitmap 72
K
C
L
Communicate Menu 47
Connecting HMI to your Computer 31
Copy NTXS Block to NTXS/PLC Block 126
Copy PLC Block to NTXS Block 126
Copy RTC to PLC Block 127
Copy Tag B to Tag A 122
Copy tag to LED 124
Copy Tag to STR 123
Creating New Application 48
Creating Screens 54
Line 69
D
Data Entry Object 55
Data Entry Objects 61
Date 66
Default System Tags 53
Define Menu 46
Delay 124
Display data 63
Display Data Object 56
Display only 54
Key Tasklist 113
Keys’ Specific Tasks 128
M
Multi-Language Text Wizard 139
Multiple Bargraph 87
N
Network Configuration 35, 36, 37
NTXS Menu Structure 43
Numeric Keypad 103
P
Print Data 126
Print Once/display 54
Print Only 54
Printing from NTXS Software 156
Printing from NTXS unit 155
Protecting Screen Using Password 55
R
Ellipse 70
Real Time Trend 98
Rectangle 70
Rounded Rectangle 71
F
S
File Menu 45
Flashing Animation 68
Screen TaskList 111
Screen Keys 59
Set RTC 125
Show / Hide Animation 68
Specifications of NTXS Series 8
Starting NTXS Software 32
Subtract a Constant From Tag 119
Subtract Tag B from Tag A 120
Support 204
Swap Tag A and Tag B 123
E
G
Global And Power On Task 56
Global Keys 58
Global Keys Tasklist 113
Go To Screen 116
Goto Next Screen 116
T
Tag Database 50
Tasks 109
Text Object 63
Time 66
Toggle bit 122
Touch-Screen Tasklist 115
Turn bit Off 121
Turn bit On 121
U
Utilities Menu 47
W
Wait 125
Wizards 73
Word Button 78
Word Lamp 85
Write Value To Tag 117
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