For EasyBuilder8000 Version 4.65.18

For EasyBuilder8000 Version 4.65.18
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Chapter 1 EasyBuilder Installation and Startup Guide .........................................................11
1.1 EasyBuilder Installation ..........................................................................................11
1.2 Steps to Install EasyBuilder ....................................................................................12
Chapter 2 Project Manager..................................................................................................18
2.1 HMI IP, Password ...................................................................................................19
2.2 Editing Tools ...........................................................................................................20
2.2.1 Build Download Data for Saving in CF/SD Card or USB Disk ......................20
2.2.2 Steps to Download Project to HMI via USB Disk or CF/SD Card .................21
2.3 Transfer ..................................................................................................................22
2.3.1 Download .....................................................................................................22
2.3.2 Upload ..........................................................................................................24
2.4 Simulation ...............................................................................................................25
2.4.1 Off-line Simulation / On-line Simulation ........................................................25
2.5 Pass-Through .........................................................................................................27
Chapter 3 Create an EasyBuilder Project ............................................................................28
3.1 Create a New Project .............................................................................................28
3.2 Save and Compile the Project ................................................................................30
3.3 Off-line and On-line Simulation ...............................................................................31
3.4 Download the Project to HMI ..................................................................................32
Chapter 4 Hardware Settings ..............................................................................................37
4.1 I/O Ports .................................................................................................................37
4.2 System Settings......................................................................................................38
4.2.1 System Reset ...............................................................................................38
4.2.2 System Toolbar ............................................................................................39
4.2.3 System Information ......................................................................................40
4.2.4 System Setting .............................................................................................40
4.3 System Setting Editor .............................................................................................43
Chapter 5 System Parameter Settings ................................................................................45
5.1 Device ....................................................................................................................46
5.1.1 How to Control a Local PLC .........................................................................47
5.1.2 How to Control a Remote PLC .....................................................................53
5.1.3 How to Control a Remote HMI......................................................................55
5.2 Model......................................................................................................................57
5.3 General ...................................................................................................................61
5.4 System Setting .......................................................................................................64
5.5 Security ..................................................................................................................67
5.5.1 Select operatable classes for each user .......................................................67
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5.6 Font ........................................................................................................................69
5.7 Extended Memory ..................................................................................................70
5.8 Printer/Backup Server ............................................................................................72
Chapter 6 Window Operations.............................................................................................74
6.1 Window Types ........................................................................................................74
6.1.1 Base Window ...............................................................................................74
6.1.2 Fast Selection Window .................................................................................74
6.1.3 Common Window .........................................................................................75
6.1.4 System Message Window ............................................................................75
6.2 Create, Set, and Delete a Window .........................................................................77
6.2.1 Creating and Setting a Window ....................................................................77
6.2.2 Open, Close and Delete a Window ..............................................................80
Chapter 7 Event Log ............................................................................................................81
7.1 Event Log Management .........................................................................................81
7.1.1 Excel Editing.................................................................................................83
7.2 Create a New Event Log ........................................................................................84
7.2.1 Event (Alarm) Log General Settings .............................................................84
7.2.2 Event (Alarm) Log Message Settings ...........................................................86
Chapter 8 Data Sampling ....................................................................................................88
8.1 Data Sampling Management ..................................................................................88
8.2 Create a New Data Sampling .................................................................................89
Chapter 9 Object General Properties ..................................................................................93
9.1 Selecting the PLC ...................................................................................................93
9.1.1 Setting Read and Write Address ..................................................................93
9.2 Using Shape Library and Picture Library ................................................................96
9.2.1 Settings of Shape Library .............................................................................97
9.2.2 Settings of Picture Library ..........................................................................100
9.3 Setting Label Text.................................................................................................102
9.4 Adjusting Profile Size ............................................................................................106
9.5 Variables of Station Number .................................................................................107
9.6 Broadcast Station Number ...................................................................................108
Chapter 10 User Password and Object Security ...............................................................109
10.1 User Password and Operable Object Classes....................................................109
10.2 Object Security Settings .....................................................................................110
10.3 Example of Object Security Settings ..................................................................111
Chapter 11 Index Register .................................................................................................114
11.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................114
11.2 Examples of Index Register ................................................................................115
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Chapter 12 Keyboard Design and Usage ..........................................................................118
12.1 Steps to Design a Popup Keyboard....................................................................119
12.2 Steps to Design a Keyboard with Direct Window................................................122
12.3 Steps to Design a Fixed Keyboard on Screen ....................................................124
12.4 Steps to Design a UNICODE Keyboard .............................................................125
Chapter 13 Objects............................................................................................................126
13.1 Bit Lamp .............................................................................................................127
13.2 Word Lamp .........................................................................................................130
13.3 Set Bit .................................................................................................................135
13.4 Set Word ............................................................................................................139
13.5 Function Key.......................................................................................................148
13.6 Toggle Switch .....................................................................................................155
13.7 Multi-State Switch ...............................................................................................158
13.8 Slider ..................................................................................................................162
13.9 Numeric Input and Numeric Display ...................................................................166
13.10 ASCII Input and ASCII Display .........................................................................175
13.11 Indirect Window ................................................................................................179
13.12 Direct Window ..................................................................................................184
13.13 Moving Shape...................................................................................................187
13.14 Animation .........................................................................................................193
13.15 Bar Graph .........................................................................................................198
13.16 Meter Display....................................................................................................204
13.17 Trend Display ...................................................................................................212
13.18 History Data Display .........................................................................................226
13.19 Data Block Display ...........................................................................................234
13.20 XY Plot .............................................................................................................244
13.21 Alarm Bar and Alarm Display............................................................................253
13.22 Event Display....................................................................................................257
13.23 Data Transfer (Trigger-based) ..........................................................................265
13.24 Backup .............................................................................................................267
13.25 Media Player.....................................................................................................271
13.26 Data Transfer (Time-based) .............................................................................279
13.27 PLC Control ......................................................................................................282
13.28 Schedule ..........................................................................................................291
13.29 Option List ........................................................................................................309
13.30 Timer ................................................................................................................316
13.31 Video In ............................................................................................................320
13.32 System Message ..............................................................................................324
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13.33 SOE Display .....................................................................................................327
13.34 QR Code ..........................................................................................................330
Chapter 14 Shape Library and Picture Library...................................................................331
14.1 Creating Shape Library .......................................................................................331
14.2 Creating Picture Library ......................................................................................338
Chapter 15 Label Library and Multi-Language...................................................................345
15.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................345
15.2 Building Label Library .........................................................................................347
15.3 Setting Label Font ..............................................................................................348
15.4 Using Label Library.............................................................................................349
15.5 Settings of Multi-Language (System Register LW-9134) ....................................350
Chapter 16 Address Tag Library ........................................................................................352
16.1 Building Address Tag Library ..............................................................................352
16.2 Using Address Tag Library ..................................................................................354
Chapter 17 Transferring Recipe Data ................................................................................355
17.1 Updating Recipe Data with Ethernet or USB Cable ............................................356
17.2 Updating Recipe Data with SD Card or USB Disk ..............................................357
17.3 Transferring Recipe Data ...................................................................................358
17.4 Saving Recipe Data Automatically......................................................................358
Chapter 18 Macro Reference ............................................................................................359
18.1 Instructions to use the Macro Editor ...................................................................359
18.2 Macro Construction ............................................................................................367
18.3 Syntax ................................................................................................................368
18.3.1 Constants and Variables ..........................................................................368
18.3.2 Operators .................................................................................................370
18.4 Statement ...........................................................................................................373
18.4.1 Definition Statement .................................................................................373
18.4.2 Assignment Statement .............................................................................373
18.4.3 Logical Statements ...................................................................................374
18.4.4 Selective Statements ................................................................................375
18.4.5 Iterative Statements .................................................................................377
18.5 Function Blocks ..................................................................................................380
18.6 Built-In Function Block ........................................................................................383
18.6.1 Mathematical Functions............................................................................383
18.6.2 Data Transformation .................................................................................388
18.6.3 Data Manipulation ....................................................................................394
18.6.4 Bit Transformation ....................................................................................397
18.6.5 Communication ........................................................................................399
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18.6.6 String Operation Functions .......................................................................416
18.6.7 Miscellaneous...........................................................................................442
18.7 How to Create and Execute a Macro ..................................................................450
18.7.1 How to Create a Macro.............................................................................450
18.7.2 Execute a Macro ......................................................................................454
18.8 User Defined Macro Function .............................................................................455
18.8.1 Import Function Library File ......................................................................456
18.8.2 How to Use Macro Function Library .........................................................457
18.8.3 Function Library Management Interface ...................................................459
18.9 Some Notes about Using the Macro ...................................................................466
18.10 Use the Free Protocol to Control a Device .......................................................467
18.11 Compiler Error Message ...................................................................................473
18.12 Sample Macro Code .........................................................................................479
18.13 Macro TRACE Function ....................................................................................484
18.14 Example of String Operation Functions ............................................................491
18.15 Macro Password Protection ..............................................................................502
Chapter 19 Configure HMI as a MODBUS Server .............................................................503
19.1 Configure HMI as a MODBUS Device ................................................................503
19.1.1 Creating a MODBUS Server.....................................................................504
19.1.2 Access a MODBUS Server.......................................................................507
19.2 Changing MODBUS Server Station Number in Runtime ....................................510
19.3 About MODBUS Address Type ..........................................................................511
Chapter 20 How to Connect a Barcode Reader ................................................................512
20.1 How to Connect with a Barcode Reader .............................................................512
Chapter 21 Ethernet Communication and Multi-HMI Connection ......................................516
21.1 HMI to HMI Communication ...............................................................................517
21.2 PC to HMI Communication .................................................................................518
21.3 Operate the PLC Connected with Other HMI .....................................................519
Chapter 22 System Reserved Words / Bits .......................................................................520
22.1 The Address Ranges of Local HMI Memory .......................................................521
22.1.1 Bits ...........................................................................................................521
22.1.2 Words .......................................................................................................521
22.2 System Registers ...............................................................................................522
22.2.1 HMI Time ..................................................................................................522
22.2.2 HMI Operation ..........................................................................................523
22.2.3 Touch Position ..........................................................................................524
22.2.4 Local HMI Network Information ................................................................525
22.2.5 Project File Information.............................................................................526
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22.2.6 Storage Space Management ....................................................................526
22.2.7 Recipe and Extended Memory .................................................................527
22.2.8 Data Sampling ..........................................................................................529
22.2.9 Event Log .................................................................................................530
22.2.10 Station Number Variables.......................................................................532
22.2.11 Index Registers ......................................................................................533
22.2.12 MODBUS Server Communication ..........................................................534
22.2.13 Communication Parameters Settings .....................................................535
22.2.14 Communication Status and Control with PLC (COM) .............................538
22.2.15 Communication Status and Control with PLC (Ethernet) ........................540
22.2.16 Communication Status and Control with PLC (USB) ..............................543
22.2.17 Communication Status and Control with Remote HMI ...........................543
22.2.18 Communication Status and Control with Remote PLC ...........................547
22.2.19 Local/Remote Operation Restrictions .....................................................550
22.2.20 Communication Error Codes ..................................................................550
22.2.21 Driver ID .................................................................................................551
22.2.22 DLT645 Controller ..................................................................................551
22.2.23 [PLC No Response] Window Control .....................................................552
22.2.24 [Fast Selection] Window Control ............................................................552
22.2.25 EasyAccess ............................................................................................553
22.2.26 Remote Print/Backup Server ..................................................................554
22.2.27 Pass-Through Settings ...........................................................................555
22.2.28 VNC Control ...........................................................................................555
22.2.29 Project Key and HMI Key .......................................................................556
22.2.30 User Name and Password......................................................................557
22.2.31 Macro .....................................................................................................558
22.2.32 Input Object Function .............................................................................559
22.2.33 Miscellaneous .........................................................................................559
Chapter 23 HMI Supported Printers ..................................................................................561
23.1 The Supported Printer Types .............................................................................561
23.2 How to Add a New Printer and Start Printing ......................................................564
23.2.1 Add Printer Type ......................................................................................564
23.2.2 Start Printing.............................................................................................565
Chapter 24 Recipe Editor ..................................................................................................566
24.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................566
24.2 Recipe / Extended Memory Editor Setting ..........................................................566
Chapter 25 EasyConverter ................................................................................................569
25.1 Overview ............................................................................................................569
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25.2 Converting Data Sampling File to Excel File ......................................................569
25.3 Converting Event Log File to Excel File ..............................................................570
25.4 Converting Multiple Files ....................................................................................571
25.5 Scaling Function .................................................................................................572
Chapter 26 EasyPrinter .....................................................................................................574
26.1 Using EasyPrinter as a Printer Server ................................................................575
26.1.1 Setup Procedure in EasyPrinter ...............................................................575
26.1.2 Setup Procedure in EasyBuilder ...............................................................576
26.2 Using EasyPrinter as a Backup Server ...............................................................579
26.2.1 Setup Procedure in EasyPrinter ...............................................................579
26.2.2 Setup Procedure in EasyBuilder ...............................................................581
26.3 EasyPrinter Operation Guide ..............................................................................584
26.3.1 Appearance ..............................................................................................584
26.3.2 Operation Guide .......................................................................................585
26.4 Convert Batch File ..............................................................................................590
26.4.1 The Default Value of Convert Batch File ..................................................590
26.4.2 Specialized Criteria ..................................................................................591
26.4.3 The Format of a Convert Batch File .........................................................592
26.4.4 The Order of Examining Criterion .............................................................592
Chapter 27 EasySimulator .................................................................................................594
27.1 Prepare Needed Files .........................................................................................594
27.2 Set the Content of “xob_pos.def” ........................................................................595
Chapter 28 Multi-HMI Intercommunication (Master-Slave Mode) ......................................596
28.1 How to Create a Project of Master HMI ..............................................................597
28.2 How to Create a Project of Slave HMI ................................................................598
28.3 How to Connect with MT500 Project of Slave HMI .............................................601
Chapter 29 Pass-through Function ....................................................................................604
29.1 Ethernet Mode ....................................................................................................605
29.1.1 How to install virtual serial port driver .......................................................605
29.1.2 How to Change the Virtual Serial Port ......................................................606
29.1.3 How to Use Ethernet Mode ......................................................................607
29.2 COM Port Mode..................................................................................................609
29.2.1 Settings of COM Port Mode......................................................................609
29.2.2 HMI Work Mode .......................................................................................611
29.3 Using System Registers to Enable Pass-Through ..............................................612
Chapter 30 Project Protection............................................................................................614
30.1 XOB Password ...................................................................................................615
30.2 Decompilation is Prohibited ................................................................................616
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30.3 Disable XOB Upload Function ............................................................................617
30.4 Project Key .........................................................................................................618
30.5 MTP Password ...................................................................................................619
Chapter 31 Memory Map Communication .........................................................................620
31.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................620
31.2 PIN Settings........................................................................................................620
31.3 Communication Flowchart ..................................................................................621
31.4 Address Types....................................................................................................623
31.4.1 Communication Examples ........................................................................624
31.5 Settings ..............................................................................................................626
31.5.1 Add a Memory Map Device ......................................................................626
31.5.2 Object Settings .........................................................................................628
31.5.3 Execute the Settings ................................................................................630
Chapter 32 FTP Server Application ...................................................................................631
32.1 Login FTP Server ...............................................................................................631
32.2 Backup History Data and Update Recipe Data ...................................................633
Chapter 33 EasyDiagnoser................................................................................................635
33.1 Overview and Configuration ...............................................................................635
33.2 EasyDiagnoser Settings .....................................................................................638
33.3 Error Code ..........................................................................................................645
33.4 Save As ..............................................................................................................646
33.5 Window Adjustment ............................................................................................647
Chapter 34 Rockwell EtherNet/IP Free Tag Names ..........................................................648
34.1 Import User-Defined AB Tag CSV File to EasyBuilder .......................................649
34.2 Adding a New Data Type ....................................................................................651
34.3 Paste ..................................................................................................................654
34.4 Miscellaneous .....................................................................................................656
34.5 Module-Defined ..................................................................................................660
Chapter 35 EasyWatch ......................................................................................................664
35.1 Overview ............................................................................................................664
35.2 Basic Functions ..................................................................................................665
35.2.1 Basic Functions ........................................................................................665
35.2.2 Quick Selection Tools ...............................................................................666
35.3 Monitor Settings..................................................................................................667
35.3.1 Add Monitor ..............................................................................................667
35.3.2 Monitor Settings .......................................................................................668
35.3.3 Add a New Device ....................................................................................669
35.4 Macro Settings....................................................................................................675
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35.4.1 Add Macro ................................................................................................675
35.4.2 Macro Settings .........................................................................................676
35.4.3 Add New Macro Settings ..........................................................................677
35.5 HMI Manager ......................................................................................................680
35.5.1 HMI Settings .............................................................................................680
35.5.2 HMI Manager............................................................................................681
35.6 Object List ..........................................................................................................683
35.6.1 Page Settings ...........................................................................................683
35.6.2 Columns of Object List .............................................................................684
Chapter 36 Sequence of Events ........................................................................................686
36.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................686
36.2 SOE Settings ......................................................................................................687
36.3 SOE Display .......................................................................................................691
Chapter 37 MODBUS TCP/IP Gateway.............................................................................694
37.1 Overview ............................................................................................................694
37.2 Configuration ......................................................................................................694
37.2.1 Steps to Create an Address Mapping Table .............................................694
37.2.2 Notes about Configuring Address Mapping ..............................................697
Chapter 38 EasyDownload ................................................................................................699
38.1 Overview ............................................................................................................699
38.2 Configuration ......................................................................................................699
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Chapter 1 EasyBuilder Installation and Startup Guide
1.1 EasyBuilder Installation
Software:
Download EasyBuilder from CD or visit Weintek Labs, Inc.‟s website at
http://www.weintek.com. The language versions include Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, English, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, and French. The latest upgraded files
can be downloaded too.
Hardware Requirements (Recommended):
CPU: INTEL Pentium II or higher
Memory: 256MB or higher
Hard Disk: 2.5GB or higher (Disc space available at least 500MB)
CD-ROM: 4X or higher
Display: 1024 x 768 resolution or greater
Keyboard and Mouse
Ethernet: for project downloading/uploading
USB Port 2.0: for project downloading/uploading
RS-232 COM: for on-line simulation
Printer
Operating System:
Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7.
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1.2 Steps to Install EasyBuilder
1. Installing EasyBuilder:
Put the disk into the CD drive. The computer will run the program automatically or execute
under the root directory [Autorun.exe] manually. The installation screen is shown below.
2. Click [Install], the dialog below is shown, select the language and click [Next].
English,Spanish,French,Italian,
Simplified Chinese,Traditional
Chinese,Korean,Russian.
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3. To remove the old versions of EasyBuilder, please select the check box and click [Next].
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4. Designate a new folder for EasyBuilder installation or use the folder recommended and
then click [Next].
5. Select a start menu folder to save the program‟s shortcuts. Click [Browse] to designate a
folder or use the folder recommended then click [Next].
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6. Users will be enquired if there are any additional tasks to be done. For example: [Create a
desktop icon]. Select it if needed then click [Next] to continue.
7. When finish settings, please check if they are all correct. If any changes need to be made,
click [Back] to change the settings or click [Install] to start installing.
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8. Installation processing.
9. Click [Finish] to complete the installation.
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10. The EasyBuilder shortcuts can be found in [Start] » [All Programs] » [EasyBuilder].
The description of each item in EasyBuilder menu:
Installed file
Description
EasyAccess
Managing tool for HMIs connected in network.
EasyBuilder 8000
EasyConverter
EasyDiagnoser
EasyPrinter
EasySimulator
EasyWatch
Project Manager
EasyBuilder project editor.
Conversion tool for Data Sampling and Event Log.
Tool for detecting the connection between HMI and PLC.
Remote screen hardcopy and backup server.
Execute simulation without installing EasyBuilder.
Via PC to monitor or set HMI and PLC address value.
EasyBuilder managing tool.
Tool for setting the format of Recipe data. Users can open Recipe
data or data in the External Memory here.
Software release notes.
Supports AB TAG and improve the flexibility to read / write an
object.
Recipe Editor
Release Note
Structure Editor
■ HMI support downloading/uploading projects via USB cable. After installing EasyBuilder,
please go to [Computer Management] » [Device Manager] to check if USB driver is installed,
if not, please install it manually.
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Chapter 2 Project Manager
After installing EasyBuilder, double click [Project Manager] shortcut on the desktop to start.
Project Manager is for launching several utilities and it is a stand-alone program.
To launch EasyWatch, please open EasyBuilder first.
Set password here
before operating HMI
After rebooting, the
system returns to the
initial condition.
Connect via USB
cable or Ethernet to
check the HMI history
files information.
Launch EasyBuilder
to edit projects.
Review the address
ranges and formats of
supported PLCs.
Conversion tool for
Data Sampling/
Event Log.
On-line monitoring
and debugging tool.
Remote printer
/backup server.
Extended Memory
and recipe editing.
Save the data in
CF/SD/USB to
download to HMI.
Allow other PC
applications to
connect PLC via
HMI.
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2.1 HMI IP, Password
[Settings]
When operating HMI via Ethernet or USB
cable, please set the password for HMI to
protect against unauthorized access.
[Reset / Download] functions share the same password while [Upload] function uses
another one.
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Please remember the password, otherwise, while restoring HMI default settings, the
project files and data in HMI will be completely erased.
[Reboot HMI]
Reboot the HMI without unplugging. After
reboot, the system returns to the initial state.
Set the correct IP address when rebooting
HMI via Ethernet.
[Data/Event Log File Information]
After setting, connect with HMI to check the
B
number of history files in HMI.
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2.2 Editing Tools
2.2.1 Build Download Data for Saving in CF/SD Card or USB Disk
1. Insert the external device (CF/SD card or USB disk) to PC.
2. Assign the folder to store data.
3. Select source files for project, recipe (A) and data log.
4. Select [Build] to create files for downloading.
The source files will be saved in the inserted device for users to download to HMI without
connecting via a USB cable or Ethernet.
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2.2.2 Steps to Download Project to HMI via USB Disk or CF/SD Card
Assume we will download data in the folder named “123” (K:\123) on an USB disk.
1.
Insert USB (in which project saved) to HMI.
2.
3.
In [Download / Upload] dialog box select [Download].
Enter Download Password.
4.
In [Download Settings] dialog box, select [Download project files] and
[Download history files] check boxes.
5. Press [OK].
6. In [Pick a Directory] dialog box, select directory: usbdisk/device-0/123.
7. Press [OK].
Project will then be updated.
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If only the history files are downloaded, it is necessary to reboot HMI to update files.
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2.3 Transfer
2.3.1 Download
Download files to HMI via Ethernet or USB cable.
[Firmware]
Update HMI kernel programs. The firmware must be downloaded at the first time
downloading data to HMI.
[Project]
Select an xob file.
[RW / RW_A]
Select a rcp file.
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[Data log]
Select a dtl file in datalog folder. Select the data sampling folder in HMI and then select a dtl
file.
[Install X-series media-player drivers]
Necessary when first time download data to X series HMI using EasyBuilder8000.
[Startup screen]
Download a bmp bitmap file to HMI. After HMI is rebooted, this bmp file will be shown before
project starts.
[Reboot HMI after download]
Automatically reboot after download.
[Reset recipe] [Reset event log] [Reset data log] [Delete startup screen]
Erase the selected files in HMI before download.
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2.3.2 Upload
Upload files from HMI to PC via Ethernet or USB cable.
Click [Browse] and assign the file path before uploading.
For [Project], [RW / RW_A], or [Data log], please refer to 2.3.1.
[Event log]
Upload the evt file in HMI to PC.
[Extended Memory (EM)]
Upload the emi file saved in CF/SD card or USB disk to PC.
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The file will be uploaded to PC in xob format. Please decompile it into editable mtp file
first and open the mtp file in EasyBuilder.
To upload the historical files saved in the external device, please use FTP. See
“Chapter 32 FTP Server Application” for more information.
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2.4 Simulation
2.4.1 Off-line Simulation / On-line Simulation
Off-line simulation: Simulate project operation on PC
without any connection.
Simulate
operations without
connecting PLC.
OK without HMI
&PLC and save
more time
On-line simulation: Simulate project operation on PC and
PLCs are directly connected with PC.
Connect
PC-PLC & set
correct
parameters to
operate.
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No need to
download project
to HMI.
When using [On-line simulation] on PC, if the target device is a local PLC (the PLC is
directly connected to PC), there is a 10 minutes simulation limit.
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Before executing On-line/Off-line Simulation, please select the source *.xob file.
When executing on-line/off-line simulation, right click to use these functions:
[Exit simulation]
Stop simulating.
[Run EasyDiagnoser]
To monitor current communication
status.
[Screenshot]
Capture and save current screen
image as a picture file in the
screenshot folder under the
installation directory.
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2.5 Pass-Through
This function allows the PC application to connect PLC via HMI. In this case, the HMI works
like a converter.
Pass-through provides two modes: [Ethernet] and [COM port].
When using [Ethernet], please install the virtual serial port driver first.
For more detail, please refer to “Chapter 29 Pass Through Function”.
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Chapter 3 Create an EasyBuilder Project
The following is the basic procedure to create a project.
Create a
Project
Save &
Compile
On-line
Off-line
Simulation
Download
to HMI
3.1 Create a New Project
1. Launch EasyBuilder
2. Open a new file.
3. Select [Model].
4. Tick [Use template].
5. Click [OK].
6. Click [New].
7. Set parameters.
8. Click [OK].
9.
A new device is added into
[Device List].
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Now let‟s add a new object.
1. Click on the object icon
to create a Toggle Switch object.
2. Set the address.
3. Place the object on window.
4. A project with one object is now created.
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3.2 Save and Compile the Project
On EasyBuilder Tool Bar:
1. Click to [Save] *.mtp file.
2. Click to [Compile] to *.xobfile
for downloading to HMI, this also
checks if the project can run
correctly.
The languages needed for the project should be set in Label Tag Library in advance. While
compiling, select the needed languages to be downloaded to HMI. At most 24 languages
can be selected. A successfully compiled file will get this dialog box.
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3.3 Off-line and On-line Simulation
Off-line simulation - Simulate project operation on PC
OK without HMI
&PLC and save
more time.
Simulate
operations
without
connecting PLC.
On-line simulation - Simulate project operation on PC
OK without HMI
and save more
time.
Connect
PC-PLC & set
correct
parameters.
■
When On-line simulating on PC, if the control target is a local PLC (i.e. the PLC directly
connected to PC), there is 10 minutes simulation limit.
Off-line
Click
On-line
Click after connecting
the device.
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3.4 Download the Project to HMI
 Way 1 [Ethernet] / HMI IP
Before [Download], be sure to check if all the settings are correct.
Set [Password] and
Specify [HMI IP].
[Runtime (Firmware)]
Update HMI kernel programs.
Must do this when first time
download files to HMI or after
updating EasyBuilder version.
[Font files]
Download the font used in project.
[Delete user-defined startup screen]
[Reset recipe]
[Reset event log]
[Reset data sampling]
The selected files will be erased
before downloading.
[Reboot HMI after download]
HMI will reboot after downloading.
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[Automatically using current settings to download after compiling]
If this checkbox is selected, the system will download project to HMI according to last
settings. See illustration below.
1. Click [Function Properties].
2. Select [Automatic save and
compile when download and simulate].
3. [Save] project.
4. Click [Download].
5. Select [Automatically using
current settings to download
after compiling].
6. Click [Download].
7. After finish setting, next time
when click [Download],
EasyBuilder will automatically
compile and download project
to the latest target HMI.
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 Way 2 [Ethernet] / HMI Name
1. On HMI set HMI name in System Settings.
2. On PC, select the set HMI name and start downloading.
Enter the HMI name to search HMI.
Click to search the HMIs share
the same network.
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 Way 3 [USB Cable]
Select USB cable to
download project to
HMI. The way of
setting is same as
Way 1 mentioned
previously.
■ Before downloading via USB cable, please make sure the USB driver is correctly installed.
Go to [Computer Management] / [Device Manager] to check if USB driver is installed, if
not, please refer to installation steps to manually install.
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 Way 4 [USB Disk / SD Card]
1.
In Project Manager click
[Build Download Data
for CF / SD / USB Disk]
to build the data to be
downloaded first.
Generally divided into 2
directories, if set as the
way shown:
The download data storing
structure:
This directory is
generated when
downloading
history data.
2.
Insert external devices to HMI.
3.
4.
Select [Download] and enter correct
password.
Password confirmed, show directories
in external device.(pccard: SD/CF
Card;usbdisk: USB Disk)
5.
Select a directory for storing project
then click [OK] to start downloading.
■ Please select the top layer directory of the target file when downloading.
For the structure above, select download, not history or mt8000.
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Chapter 4 Hardware Settings
4.1 I/O Ports
The I/O ports are different from one HMI type to another.
Download / Upload project via SD
card, including recipe transfer, event
log, data log…etc and to backup or
record history data.
Connects PLC or other peripheral
devices.
RS-232 / RS-485 2W/4W
Connects to Ethernet devices, such
as PLC, laptop.
Supports USB devices, such as
mouse, keyboard, USB disk, printer,
or barcode device.
Download / Upload project including
recipe transfer, event log, data
log…etc.
In addition, Weintek provides [MT8 – Multi-Connector Cable] to expand the COM port for
easier operation.
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4.2 System Settings
For the first time operating HMI, please complete the following system settings. When
finished, the project files designed using EasyBuilder can be used on HMI.
4.2.1 System Reset
Each HMI is equipped with a reset button and a DIP switch. When using DIP switch to
change modes, the
corresponding functions will
be triggered.
If system password is lost or
forgotten, please flip DIP
Switch 1 to ON and the rest to
OFF, and then reboot HMI.
HMI will switch to touch
screen calibration mode.
1. A “+” sign appears on the screen, touch the center
of the sign, after all 5 signs are touched, “+”
disappears and the touch screen parameters will be
stored in HMI system.
2. After calibration, confirm to restore the default
password, select [Yes].
3. Confirm to restore the default password again by
typing [yes] and clicking [OK]. The project files and
history records stored in HMI will all be removed. (The
default local password is 111111. However, other
passwords, such as download/upload passwords have
to be reset.)
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The above shows the steps to restore factory settings of T and i Series HMI. For X Series,
users will need a connected USB keyboard, and press any key (or space key) right when
the first image displayed as HMI power ON to enter the menu. Select "Factory Mode", the
window mentioned will pop up when system displays project. In case users may miss the
very first image shown, to press space key continuously since HMI power ON will ensure
entering the system setting window.
SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4
Mode
ON OFF OFF OFF Touch screen calibration mode (X Series excluded)
OFF ON OFF OFF Hide system toolbar (T Series excluded)
OFF OFF ON OFF Boot loader mode (X Series excluded)
OFF OFF OFF ON Enable front panel power switch (X Series only)
OFF OFF OFF OFF Normal

Dip Switch 4 is set ON or OFF according to the LCD used. If it should be ON when out
from factory, the Dip Switch 4 would be set ON and cut off. If it should be OFF, the Dip
Switch 4 would be set OFF but the switch is not cut.
4.2.2 System Toolbar
After rebooting HMI, users can set the system with [System Toolbar] at the bottom of the
screen. Normally, this bar is hidden automatically. Only by touching the target at the
bottom-right corner of the screen will the System Toolbar pop up.
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Screen Calibration shortcut, X Series only, for other series, turn SW1 to ON. When X Series
touch screen drifting problem occurs, please connect an USB mouse to select this mode.
■ How to hide HMI System Setting Toolbar
When [DIP Switch 2] is set ON, the system setting toolbar is disabled. When set OFF; the
system setting toolbar is enabled. Please restart HMI to enable/disable the toolbar.
System register [LB-9020] can also enable/disable system setting toolbar
When [LB-9020] is set ON, the toolbar is displayed, and set OFF to hide the toolbar.
Note: [LB-9020] is available for all HMI series. [DIP Switch 2] is available for i and X Series.
4.2.3 System Information
Network: Displays network information & HMI IP.
■
Version: Displays HMI system version.
Network
Download project to HMI via Ethernet.
Confirm IP address of target HMI.
[Obtain an IP Address Automatically] or
[IP address get from below].
4.2.4 System Setting
Set or modify system parameters.
Confirm password for security.
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■ Miscellaneous
■
Security
Password protection, the default is 111111.
Rotary switch for adjusting LCD brightness.
■ History
Clears history data in HMI.
[Recipe] / [Eventlog] / [Datalog]
[Password for entering system]
[Password for uploading project]
[Password for downloading project]
[Password for uploading history data]
Password confirmation dialog:
■ Time/Date
■ Firmware
setting
Upgrades firmware / enable portrait mode.
Setting HMI local time/date.
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■ HMI
name
Set HMI name to download/upload project.
■ VNC
server
Remote HMI monitoring and controlling via
Ethernet.
Step 1. Enable HMI VNC server, set
password.
Step 2. Install Java IE or VNC Viewer on
PC.
Step 3-1 Input remote HMI IP in Java IE,
example: http://192.168.1.28
Step 3-2 In VNC Viewer input remote HMI
IP and password.
One HMI allows only one user to log in VNC
server at one time. If there is no activity for
more than one hour, HMI system will log out
automatically.
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4.3 System Setting Editor
System Setting Editor allows updating hardware system settings by using SD card or
USB disk. The feature is available for HMI OS version 20141119 or later. The following
explains how to update HMI IP address by using SD card or USB disk.
1. On EasyBuilder toolbar click [Tools] » [Build Data for USB Disk or CF/SD card
download], and then select [Use system setting] check box.
2. Click [System Settings] to open System Setting Editor. Specify HMI network
information as shown in the following figure.
Setting
Import
Description
Export
Export the configured data to a .conf file.
Default
Restore default.
Import and edit an existing .conf file.
3. Click [Export] to generate a “systemsetting.conf” file.
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4. Click [Exit] to leave System Setting Editor.
5. Click [Build] button in [USB Disk/CF Card/SD Card Data] dialog box to generate the
file for download by using SD card or USB disk.
6. Insert the storage device that stores the download file to HMI and the
Download/Upload dialog box appears.
Press [Load System setting] and then the [Download Config Settings] message
appears. The project file will be updated after finishing system settings.
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Chapter 5 System Parameter Settings
Launch EasyBuilder, in the main menu select [Edit] » [System Parameters] to open the
[System Parameter Settings] dialog:
System Parameter Settings are divided into several parts: [Device], [Model], [General],
[System Setting], [Security], [Font], [Extended Memory], and [Printer/Backup Server].
These will be introduced respectively in this chapter.
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5.1 Device
Parameters in this tab determine the attributes of each device connected with HMI. The
device can be a Local / Remote HMI / PLC.
When creating a new project file, there is a default device "Local HMI" which indicates the
HMI that will be updated and programmed. To change the relevant device settings, click
[System Parameter Settings] » [Settings] to open [Device Properties] dialog as shown
below:
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5.1.1 How to Control a Local PLC
“Local PLC” means the PLC is connected to the local HMI. To control/connect a Local PLC,
add this type of device first. Click [System Parameter Settings] » [New] to open [Device
Properties] dialog as shown below:
For example, we want to connect “Mitsubishi FX0s/FX0n/FX1s/FX1n/FX2” as a Local PLC:
The settings are described below:
Setting
Description
Name
The name of the device.
HMI / PLC
In this example the device used is a PLC, so select [PLC].
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Location
Select [Local] or [Remote]. In this example the PLC is connected to the
Local HMI, so select [Local].
PLC type
Select the type of the PLC.
PLC I/F
The available PLC interface: [RS-232], [RS-485 2W], [RS-485 4W],
[Ethernet], and [USB].
If the interface used is [RS-232], [RS-485 2W], or [RS-485 4W], configure
communication parameters by clicking [Device Properties] » [Settings]
and then [Com Port Settings] dialog opens, as shown below:
[Timeout]
If the communication has been disconnected for more than preset time limit
configured in [Timeout] (in sec), Window No. 5 will pop up and show “PLC
No Response” message, as shown below:
[Turn around delay]
While sending the next command to PLC, HMI will delay the sending
according to the time interval set in [Turn around delay]. This may
influence the efficiency of the communication between HMI and PLC.
Default value is “0”.
Note: If the PLC used is SIEMENS S7-200 Series, it is recommended to
assign “5” to [Turn around delay] and “30” to [Send ACK delay].
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If the interface used is [Ethernet], click [Device Properties] » [Settings]
and the [IP Address Settings] dialog opens. Please set correct PLC IP
address and port number. For example, use a S7-1200 as the connected
PLC, as shown below:
If the interface is [USB], no further setting is required. Please check the
settings in [Device Properties].
If the interface is [CAN (Controller Area Network) Bus], please check the
PLC connect guide for “CANopen” and import the eds device file.
PLC default The default station number for PLC address if the PLC station number is not
station no. included in the address, as explained later.
PLC station no. can be set in PLC address. The address format:
ABC#DEFGH
ABC stands for PLC station number and ranges from 0 to 255. DEFGH
stands for PLC address. And the “#” sign separates the station number and
the address. As shown below, the data is read from PLC station number 1,
and address T20.
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Default
station no.
use station
Use the station number variables as the default PLC station number. Select
one from LW-10000 to LW-10015 as the station number variables. If the
station no. is not specified in PLC address, the station number will be
no. variable determined by the station no. variable.
For example, if var7 is set for default station no:
The followings demonstrate some examples:
a. The PLC station number is “5”.
b. The PLC station number is determined by var7 (LW-10007)
c. PLC address is set to “111”, since PLC station no. is not specified, and
the default station no. is using var3, the PLC station no. is determined by
var3 (LW-10003).
Use
broadcast
command
When [Use broadcast command] check box is select, please fill in
[Broadcast station no.] according to the broadcast station number defined
by PLC. When HMI sends a broadcast command to the station number set
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here, PLC will only receive the command and not reply to HMI.
And set as below:
When HMI sends a command to address 255#200, all the PLCs will receive
this command and will not reply.
Note: Only PLCs that support broadcast command can use this function.
Interval of
block pack
(words)
If the interval between read addresses of different commands is less than
this value, the commands can be combined to one. But the combining
function is disabled if this value is set to “0”.
For example, the interval value is set to “5”, to read 1 word from LW3 and 2
words from LW6 respectively (read from LW6 to LW7), since the interval of
addresses between LW3 and LW6 is less than 5, these two commands can
be combined to one. The result is to read 5 consecutive words from LW3 to
LW7.
Note: The maximum size of command combination data must be less than
[Max. read-command size].
Max. read command
size
(words)
Max. write command
size
(words)
The maximum data size to read from the device at one time. Unit: word
The maximum data size to write to the device at one time. Unit: word.
After all settings are completed, a new device named “Local PLC 1” is added to the [Device
list].
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5.1.2 How to Control a Remote PLC
“Remote PLC” is a PLC being connected to a remote HMI. To control a remote PLC, add this
type of device first. Please click [System Parameter Settings] » [New] to open [Device
Properties] dialog. For example, use SIEMENS S7-200 as the Remote PLC:
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The settings are described below:
Setting
Description
HMI or PLC In this example, the device used is a PLC, so select [PLC].
Location
Select [Local] or [Remote]. In this example the PLC is connected to
Remote HMI, so select [Remote]. Set the IP address and port number of
the Remote HMI by clicking [Settings] next to [Remote].
PLC Type
Select the type of the PLC.
PLC I/F
The interface used for Remote PLC. If the remote PLC uses a COM port,
select [RS-232], [RS-485 2W], or [RS485 4W].
PLC
default
station
no.
Set the station number of Remote PLC.
COM
Set the COM port used by the Remote PLC, this setting must be correct.
After all settings are completed, a new device named “Remote PLC” is added to the [Device
list].
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5.1.3 How to Control a Remote HMI
“Remote HMI” is the HMI other than “Local HMI”, and PC is also a “Remote HMI”. To control
a Remote HMI, add this type of device first. Click [System Parameter Settings] » [New] to
open [Device Properties] dialog as shown below:
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Setting
Description
HMI or PLC
In this example, the device used is a HMI, so select [HMI].
Location
Select [Local] or [Remote]. In this example Remote HMI is used, select
[Remote]. Set the IP address and port number of the Remote HMI by
clicking [Device Properties] » [Settings].
After all settings are completed, a new device named “Device” with “No.” as “Remote HMI 1”
is added to the [Device list].
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5.2 Model
Configure the [HMI model], [Timer], [Printer] and [Scroll bar] settings.
The settings are described below:
Setting
HMI model
Description
Select the HMI model to use.
If the HMI model is changed, the [Resize pop-up windows / objects]
dialog will pop up, as shown below. Select required adjustment and
click [OK]. In most cases, please select all options.
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HMI station
no.
Set the station number of current HMI. The default value is “0”.
Port no.
Set the port number of current HMI. It is also used in MODBUS TCP
server. The default value is “8000”.
Timer
[Clock source]
Set the source device of the clock/time information. It is used by [Data
Sampling], [Event Log], …., etc.
a. If [HMI RTC] is selected, the time information comes from the
internal clock of the HMI.
b. If [External device] is selected, the time information comes from
an external device. The address of the source device must set
correctly. As shown below, the time information is from “TV”
address type of the “Local PLC”. The addresses of “TV” start from 0
and contain 6 consecutive words and each of them store the
following information:
TV 0 → Second (range: 0~59)
TV 1 → Minute (range: 0~59)
TV 2 → Hour (range: 0~23)
TV 3 → Day (range: 1~31)
TV 4 → Month (range: 1~12)
TV 5 → Year (range: 1970~2037)
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Printer
[Type]
A printer can be connected with the HMI. For HP PCL Series, it has to
be connected through USB interface while other printers through a
COM port. For more information, please refer to “Chapter 23 HMI
Supported Printers”.
If the printer is connected through [COM], configure the parameters
correctly. If the printer type is [SP-M, D, E, F], the [pixels of width]
has to be set accurately, i.e. the set pixel(s) cannot exceed printer‟s
default setting, or the HMI will fail to print data.
Scroll bar
[Width]
Set to [Small], [Middle] or [Large] as required.
Set the width of Scroll Bar, when the size of the object is too small to
display the contents, a scroll bar is displayed in the object.
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Store library
to the same
directory as
project
When this feature is enabled, the Shape Library / Picture Library /
Sound Library / Macro Function Library will be saved to the Library
folder under the same directory as the project file as shown in the
following figure.
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5.3 General
Configure the properties related to screen display.
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The settings are described below:
Setting
Fast
selection
button
Description
Setting the attributes for fast selection button for Window No. 3. To use
the fast selection button, create Window No. 3 first.
a. [Attribute]
Enable or disable fast selection window. Select [Enable] and click
[Settings] to set the attributes, including color and text of the button.
b. [Position]
Select the button position on the screen. If [Left] is chosen, the button
will show up in at bottom left side of the screen; if [Right] is chosen, the
button will show at the bottom right side of the screen
Screen
saver
a. [Back light saver]
If the screen is left untouched and reaches the time limit set here, the
back light will be turned off. The unit is minute. Back light will be on again
once the screen is touched. If [none] is set, the back light will always be
on.
b. [Screen saver]
If the screen is left untouched and reaches the time limit set here. The
current screen will automatically switch to a window assigned in [Saver
window no.].The setting unit is minute. If [none] is set, this function is
disabled.
c. [Saver window no.]
To assign a window for screen saver.
Option
a. [Startup window no.]
Designate the window shown when start up HMI.
b. [Common window]
The objects in the common window (Window No. 4) will be shown in
each base window. This determines that the objects in common window
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are placed above or below the objects in the base window.
c. [Keyboard caret color]
Set the color of caret that appears when entering data in [Numeric Input]
and [Word Input] objects.
d. [Object layout]
If [Control] mode is selected, when operating HMI, [Animation] and
[Moving Shape] objects will be displayed above other kinds of objects
neglecting the sequence that the objects are created. If [Nature] mode is
selected, the display will follow the sequence that the objects are
created, the first created will be displayed first.
e. [RW_A enabled]
Enable or disable recipe data RW_A. Enable this, the objects can then
control RW_A .The size of RW_A is 64K.
Event
[Extra no. of events]
The default number of the events in the system is 1000. For additional
number of events, modify this setting. The maximal is 10000.
Keyboard
The window number in which the keyboard is placed. When using
[Numeric Input] or [ASCII Input] objects, the type of keyboards can be
selected. Up to 32 keyboards can be added. To design a keyboard, a
window should be designated for creating it. Press [add] after creating,
and add the window to the list. For more information, please see
“Chapter 12 Key Pad Design and Usage”
User‟s project can be restrained and executed on specific HMI (only for i
Project
protection (i series HMI). Please refer to “Chapter 30 Project protection” for more
series only) information.
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5.4 System Setting
[System Setting] is used to configure different functions of EasyBuilder.
Some functions are duplicated from system registers, such as, [Hide system setting bar
(LB-9020)], [Hide mouse cursor (LB-9018)], [Disable buzzer (LB-9019)], [Prohibit remote
HMI connecting to this machine (LB-9044)], and [Disable upload function (LB-9033)]. Users
can also set these functions via system tag.
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To select a system tag, select [Address] » [System tag] check box when adding a new
object and then select the [Device Type].
To browse all the system tags, Select [Library] » [Tag] » [System] from the main menu of
EasyBuilder.
[Startup language after redownloading the project]
Set the language to use when HMI starts after the project is re-downloaded.
[Execute init. MACRO when power on]
Designate the macro to be executed when HMI power on.
[Auto logout]
If leaving HMI untouched for longer than the set time, the objects protected by security
classes will not be able to operate. The user ID and password must be entered again to
unlock it.
[Hide System Setting Bar]
Hide the system setting bar in the bottom right corner of the HMI screen.
[Hide Mouse Cursor]
Hide the mouse cursor in HMI screen.
[Disable Buzzer]
Mute HMI.
[Prohibit remote HMI connecting to this machine]
Prohibit the connection with a remote HMI. The remote HMI will not be able to control the
local HMI.
[Disable upload function (effective after rebooting HMI) (or set LB9033 ON)]
Disable HMI to upload project, after downloading, HMI must be rebooted to disable
uploading project.
[Prohibit password remote-read operation (or set LB9053 ON)]
Prohibit Remote HMI to read Local HMI password.
[Prohibit password remote-write operation (or set LB9054 ON)]
Prohibit Remote HMI to write Local HMI password.
[Use a disconnection icon or relative objects when PLC communication fails]
Decide whether or not to display a disconnection icon on relevant objects when failing to
communicate with PLC.
When using this function and fail to communicate with PLC, this icon will be shown in the
lower right corner of the object as below:
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[VNC Server]
Set the password to log in VNC server.
[LW protection], [RW protection]
If select [Disable LW/RW remote-write] check boxes and set the protect range in [LW/RW
range], values within the protected range cannot be adjusted using Remote HMI.
[Easy Access server]
Through this technology, users can easily access to any HMI connected to the internet and
operate them on PC just like holding touch screen in hand.
Easy Access does not transmit updated graphic images directly but only the real time data.
This makes transmission really quick and efficient. Please refer to “EasyAccess Manual” for
more information.
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5.5 Security
Parameters in this tab configure the user passwords and security classes.
5.5.1 Select operatable classes for each user
Up to 12 sets of user and password are available. Password should be one non-negative
integer. Once the password is entered, the objects that the user can operate are classified.
There are six security classes available: A to F.
If [None] is selected for an object, every user can access this object.
For example, when the security class of User1 is set as below, User1 could only access
objects of classes A, B, C and “none”. For more information, please refer to “Chapter 10
Security”.
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[Project password (MTP file)]
Users can set password to protect the project (mtp) files. The password set here must be
entered when editing the project file.
Select [Enable] then click [Setting], and the dialog below opens.
Before editing a project, a popup window is shown for entering the password. Only when the
password is correct can the user edit this project.
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5.6 Font
Parameters in this tab determine the non-ASCII fonts.
[Fonts for non- ascii strings]
The non-ASCII fonts are listed above. When using non-ASCII characters or double byte
characters (including Simplified or Traditional Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) which are not
listed in [Fonts for non-ascii strings] table, EasyBuilder will select a font from the list to
substitute for it automatically.
The non-ASCII fonts in Windows can be added to the [Fonts for non-ascii strings] table.
[Line spacing]
Decide the space between lines in the text.
[Support Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Thai, …alphabets]
Select this check box to correctly display Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Thai alphabets.
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5.7 Extended Memory
Parameters in this tab determine the location of the extended memory.
Extended Memory is numbered from EM0 to EM9. It works in a way similar to other device
types (i.e. LW or RW address). Users can simply select from [Device type] list while adding
a new object. Size of each extended memory is up to 2G word.
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Extended memories are saved as files in [SD card] or [USB disk]. [EM0] to [EM9] are
saved as “em0.emi” to “em9.emi” respectively. Users can use RecipeEditor.exe to open
these files and edit the data in the extended memory.
Data in extended memory will not be erased when power is cut, which means next time
when start up HMI again, data in the extended memory remains the same as before power
off. This is similar to recipe data (RW, RW_A). The difference is that users can specify the
location to store data. (SD card, USB disk)
When the device of extended memory does not exist and to read data in it, the data content
will be “0”; to write data to a device that does not exist, the "PLC no response" message will
be shown in HMI.
HMI supports "Hot Swapping" function for SD card and USB devices. Users can insert or
remove the device for extended memory without cutting the power. With this function, users
can update or take data in extended memory.
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5.8 Printer/Backup Server
Configure remote printer / backup server.
The settings are described below:
Setting
Output settings
Description
[Orientation]
Set how will words or pictures be printed out, [horizontal] or
[vertical].
[Printer size]
Set to print out in [Original size] or to [Fit to printer margins].
[Margin]
Set the top, bottom, right and left margin width.
Communication
settings
[IP address]
Assign the IP address of the printer via network.
[Port], [User name], [Password]
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Specify the data to log in printer.
Port can be set from 1 to 65535.
Maximum length of user name or password is 12 characters.
Please refer “Chapter 26 EasyPrinter” for more information.
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Window Operations
Chapter 6 Window Operations
A window is a basic element in a project. With a window, all kinds of information like objects,
pictures, and texts can be displayed on HMI screen. Total 1997 windows numbered from 3 ~
1999 in EasyBuilder can be built and edited.
6.1 Window Types
There are 4 types of windows, each with different functions and usages:
(1) Base Window (2) Fast Selection Window (3) Common Window
(4) System Message Window
6.1.1 Base Window
The most frequently used window, except for main screen, it can also be:
■ A background of other windows.
■ A keyboard window.
■ A pop-up window of [function key] object.
■ A pop-up window of [direct window] and [indirect window] objects.
■ A screen saver.
■ Base Window should be in same size as the HMI screen. Therefore, the resolution of the
base window should set to the resolution of HMI.
6.1.2 Fast Selection Window
Window no. 3 is the default Fast Selection Window. This window can co-exist with base
window. Generally, it is used to place the frequently-used buttons on the lower-left side or
the lower-right side on the screen. Please create window no. 3 first, and set the relevant
properties in [System Parameter Settings] » [General] tab. Apart from showing or hiding
fast selection window with the button on the screen, there are system registers to do so:
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[LB-9013] FS window control [hide(ON)/show(OFF)]
[LB-9014] FS button control [hide(ON)/show(OFF)]
[LB-9015] FS window/button control [hide(ON)/show(OFF)]
6.1.3 Common Window
Window no. 4 is the default Common Window. Objects in this window will be displayed in
other base windows, not including popup windows. Therefore, the common objects in
different windows are often placed in common window.
When operating HMI, select [Function Key] » [Change common window] to change the
source of common window.
In menu [Option] » [Function
Properties] select whether or not
to [Display Common Window
objects on Base Windows] when
editing a project. This can avoid
overlapping objects in base
window with objects in common
window.
6.1.4 System Message Window
Windows No. 5, 6, 7, 8 are the default System Message Windows:
[Window No. 5: PLC Response]
When the communication between PLC
and HMI is disconnected, this message
window will pop up automatically right on
the base window currently opened.
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■ “PLC no response” window can be disabled by system registers.
Please refer to “Chapter 22 System Reserved Words & Bits” for more information.
[Window No. 6: HMI Connection]
When failing to connect HMI with a
remote HMI, this message window will
pop up automatically.
[Window No. 7: Password Restriction]
When attempting to control
an object without
authorization, this window
may pop up as a warning
depending on the settings
of the object.
[Window No.8: Storage Space Insufficient]
When HMI flash memory, USB disk or SD card run
out of storage space, this message window will pop
up automatically. (When the memory space is under
4 MB)
The following system registers can be used to check the free memory space in HMI, USB
disk, or SD card:
[LW-9072] HMI current free space (K bytes)
[LW-9074] SD current free space (K bytes)
[LW-9076] USB 1 current free space (K bytes)
[LW-9078] USB 2 current free space (K bytes)
To check if there is sufficient storage in the devices, the following system registers can be
used. These addresses will set ON when the space is under 4 MB.
[LB-9035] HMI free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)
[LB-9036] SD card free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)
[LB-9037] USB 1 free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)
[LB-9038] USB 2 free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)
The text shown in windows no. 5 ~ 8 can be edited for easier reference.
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20B
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A screen can display up to 16 popup windows simultaneous including System Message
Window, Direct Window and Indirect Window.
The system does not allow opening the same window with two Direct (or Indirect)
Windows in one base window.
Windows no. 3 to 9 are used by the system only, and windows no. 10 to 1999 can be
edited based on actual usage.
6.2 Create, Set, and Delete a Window
Check the existing windows in [View] » [Window Tree].
[Object list] displays window numbers and window names. Opened windows are marked
with (*) sign. Press the (+) sign to see the object ID, address and description in this window.
[Window preview] displays the
thumbnails of windows.
6.2.1 Creating and Setting a Window
In window tree right click on a window
number then select [New].
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[Name] The name will appear on the title bar and also in window tree.
[Window no.] can be 3 to 1999
[Size] Set the window size in accordance with the HMI resolution.
[Underlay window] [Popup window]
Please refer to the description below.
[Underlay window]
Underlay Window can be seen as an extra Common Window. When designing the project,
the often used objects may be placed in different windows but not all windows. These
objects can be placed in underlay window.
Each base window can set three underlay windows as background, from [Bottom] to [Top].
The objects in underlay windows are displayed in this order in base window.
[Popup window]
Base window can also be used as a pop-up window. Use [X] and [Y] to set the coordinates
indicating where in the screen will this base window pop up. The origin of the coordinates is
the upper-left corner of the window.
[Monopoly]
If the option is selected, when the base window pops up, no operations of other popup
windows and background windows are allowed until the monopoly window is closed. If a
base window is used as a keyboard window, “Monopoly" is automatically enabled.
■ The objects in underlay window cannot be edited from the base window that displays them.
To edit those objects, please open the underlay window where they are located.
■ When the window number of the underlay window used by the base window is identical to
the popup window, the popup window is disabled.
■ When base window and popup window use the same underlay window, the objects in the
underlay window cannot be displayed in popup window.
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[Window] » [Open Window]
Click [New] and select the type of the window and click [OK].
The way to call up [Window Settings] dialog:
■ Right click on the window number in the window tree and select [Settings].
■ In [Window] » [Open Window] select the window then click [Settings].
■ In the window, right click when no object is selected, and select [Attribute].
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6.2.2 Open, Close and Delete a Window
Open an existing window:
■ Double click on the window number in the window tree.
■ In the window tree, select the window, right click, then select [Open].
■ In [Window] » [Open Window] select the window then click [Open].
Close or delete an existing window:
■ In the window tree, select the window; right click, then select [Close] or [Delete].
■ In [Window] » [Open Window] select the window then click [Delete].
To delete a window, please close it first.
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Event Log
Chapter 7 Event Log
7.1 Event Log Management
Alarm Bar / Alarm Display / Event Display
Using these objects to view the process of
the whole event from triggering→waiting to
be processed→return to normal. Define the
event content first.
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The settings are described below:
[Category]
Classifies events by dividing them into 0 ~ 255 categories. Select one category to add or
view event log. In the bracket “[ ]”, it shows how many events are in this category.
[History files]
To specify the storage location of an event log. However, when executing On-line or Off-line
Simulation on PC, the files will be saved in the HMI_memory / SD_card / USB folder under
the installation directory.
[Preservation limit]
This setting determines how many days the data is preserved. For example, the [Days of
preservation] is set to two days; the data of yesterday and the day before yesterday will be
kept. Data that is built before this period will be deleted automatically to prevent the storage
space from running out.
[Print]
In [System Parameter Settings] » [Model], select a printer. The printing format can then be
set.
[Paste]
Overwrites the selected item with the new items. A message window will pop up to confirm
this operation.
[Paste (Add Mode)]
Appends as a new entry.
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7.1.1 Excel Editing
Click on the Excel icon in Event Log setting dialog to open the Excel template for a reference
of editing.
This template is under the installation directory, the file name is EventLogExample.xls. This
template includes the ready-made dropdown lists and validation mechanism.
1.
2.
3.
4.
[System tag] and [User-defined tag] cannot set to true simultaneously, otherwise, the
system will view the User-defined tag to be a System tag, and [User-defined tag] to be
false. If setting [Device type] to [User-defined tag], please set [System tag] to false.
[Color] format is R:G:B, each should be an integer form 0 to 255.
When setting [User-defined tag] to true, if the system compares the [Device type] with
the user-defined tag in the system, and no suitable tag is found, the system will set the
[User-defined tag] in event log to false.
Before importing Label Library / Sound Library, please make sure the library names
exist in the system.
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7.2 Create a New Event Log
7.2.1 Event (Alarm) Log General Settings
Click [New] in the [Event (Alarm) Log] dialog, the dialog below appears. Select [General]
tab.
[Category]
Select event category, 0 ~ 255.
[Priority level]
When the number of events equals to the max number available in the system (default 1000),
the lower priority events will be deleted and new events will be added in.
[Read address]
System reads data from this address to check if the event matches the trigger condition.
[Notification]
When enabled, the system will set the specified address ON or OFF when the event is
triggered.
[Condition]
When [Bit] is selected, Event Log will detect the state of a Bit address.
When [Word] is selected, Event Log will detect the value of a Word address to check if it is
greater than, less than, or equals to a specified value.
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The setting above indicates:
When [Read address] value is greater than or equals to 29 (= 30 - 1)
Or less than or equals to 31 (= 30 + 1), the event will be triggered. The trigger condition:
29 ≤ [Read address] value ≤ 31
After the event is triggered, when [Read address] value is greater than 32 (= 30 + 2) or less
than 28 (= 30 - 2) the system will return to normal condition:
[Read address] value < 28 or [Read address] value > 32
The setting above indicates:
When [Read address] value is less than 29 (= 30 - 1)
or greater than 31 (= 30 + 1), the event will be triggered. The trigger condition:
[Read address] value < 29 or [Read address] value > 31
After the event is triggered, when [Read address] value is greater than or equals to 28 (= 30
- 2) or less than or equals to 32 (= 30 + 2) the system will return to normal condition:
28 ≤ [Read address] value ≤ 32
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7.2.2 Event (Alarm) Log Message Settings
Select [Message] tab:
The settings are described below:
[Content]
The text content displayed in [Alarm Bar], [Alarm Display], and [Event Display] objects. Use
the formats in the following two examples or WATCH addresses to use register data in
content.
The data of the LW register can be used in the content displayed when an event is triggered:
Format: %#d (% -> initial sign, # -> address, d -> end sign)
When an event is triggered, if the value in LW-20 is 13:
Setting: “High Temperature = %20d”→ Display: “High Temperature = 13”
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The data in the specified address when the event is triggered can be included in the content
displayed. The address should be set to the [Read address] of Event Log, take MODBUS
RTU 4x address as an example:
Format: $#d ($ -> initial sign, # -> address, d -> end sign)
When an event is triggered, if the value in MODBUS 4x-15 is 42:
Setting: “High Temperature = $15d” → Display: “High Temperature = 42”
[Font] / [Color]
The font and color can be set differently for each event. The setting determines the font and
color shown in [Alarm Bar], [Alarm Display] or [Event Display] objects.
[Write value for Event/Alarm Display object]
When an event in [Event Display] or [Alarm Display] is acknowledged, the value is written to
the assigned [Write address].
[Sound]
If enabled, the selected sound will be played when an event is triggered. Continuous beep
can also be enabled, which only stops when the event is acknowledged or recovered.
For continuous beep, a delay time can be set between triggering the alarm and the start of
beeping.
[Address of WATCH 1 ~ WATCH 8]
Click [Syntax] to edit and display the value in watch address when the event is triggered. Up
to 8 watch addresses can be set.
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Data Sampling
Chapter 8 Data Sampling
Define how the
data is sampled
1. sampling time
2. address
3. data length
Save the sampled
data to the
designated
location, such as
HMI, SD card,
USB disk.
Use [Trend Display]
and [History Data
Display] objects to
display sampling
records.
8.1 Data Sampling Management
Create a new Data Sampling object first by the following steps:
1. From the menu select [Objects] and click on [Data Sampling].
2. Click [New] to finish relevant settings:
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8.2 Create a New Data Sampling
The following introduces how to add a new Data Sampling:
1.
4.
5.
2.
3.
6.
1. [Sampling mode]
 [Time-based] mode samples data in a fixed frequency. The [Sampling time interval]
can be set from “0.1 second(s) to 120 mins”.
 [Trigger-based] mode triggers data sampling by the status of a designated address.
[Mode]
Conditions to trigger Data Sampling:
[OFF -> ON] Trigger sampling when the status of the address changes from OFF to ON.
[ON -> OFF] Trigger sampling when the status of the address changes from ON to OFF.
[OFF <-> ON] Trigger sampling when the status of the address changes.
[Set ON/OFF after triggered]
If selected, after triggering Data Sampling, the system will set the designated bit address
back to ON/OFF state.
2. [Read address]
Specify an address to be the source of Data Sampling.
3. [Data Record]
The max. number of data records can be saved by one Data Sampling in one day is 86400.
(1 record per second for 24hours) If [sampling time interval] is set to “0.1 second”, the max.
number of data records is still 86400.
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[Data Format]
Available to read several data in different format.
[Auto. stop]
This function depends on the arrangement of different objects and modes. (Set [Max. data
records] to n.)
Objects
Trend Display - Real Time
not selecting [Auto. stop]
Deletes the earlier records
and displays the latest
number of records (n) in
Trend Display. Please refer
to the following figure.
Keeps on sampling data and
displays all history data in
Trend Display.
Keeps on sampling data and
displays all history data in
History Data Display.
Keeps on sampling new
data.
selecting [Auto. stop]
Stops after reaching the
specified number of data
records (n).
Stops after reaching the
specified number of data
records (n).
Stops after reaching the
History Data Display
specified number of data
records (n).
Stops sampling after
Data Sampling
reaching the specified
number of data records (n).
The figure illustrates how the data is sampled in Trend Display – Real Time mode when
Auto. stop check box is not selected.
Trend Display - Historical
As shown in the preceding figure, if Data length is set to 10, when the 11th data is generated,
the oldest data is deleted, and the newest data is added.
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A Data Sampling may include more than one type of records. Data Sampling can
retrieve different types of records at the same time. For example, user defines three
types of data, 4 words in total. In this way, system retrieves a 4-word data each time
from the designated address to be the content in one Data Sampling.
When running simulation and save data sampling records, to change the data format,
be sure to delete the previous data records in the installation directory to avoid the
system to read the old data records.
4. [Clear address]
Set when the bit address status changes from [OFF -> ON] or [ON -> OFF], clear the
sampled data in Trend Display Real-time Mode. The number of data records returns zero
but the data records that are already saved will not be cleared.
5. [Hold address]
If the status of the designated address is set ON or OFF, sampling will be paused until the
status of the designated address returns.
6. [History files]
[Save to HMI momery]
Save Data Sampling to HMI only when its size reaches 4kb. Or, use system register
[LB-9034] to force storing data.
[Save to SD card / USB 1 / USB 2]
Save Data Sampling to the specified external device.
[Folder name]
Specify Data Sampling file name which must be all in ASCII characters.
The folder name will be written as: [Storage Location] \ [Folder Name] \ yyyymmdd.dtl
The files are saved in the specified folder according to the date the file is generated.
As shown in the following figure, the files are saved in the Test folder according to date.
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[Preservation limit]
This determines how many days the data is to be preserved.
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If [Preservation limit] is set to 2 days, the data of yesterday and the day before
yesterday will be kept. Data that is not built in this period will be deleted to prevent the
storage space from running out. EX: if today were July 1st, data of June 30th and June
29th will be preserved and data of June 28th be deleted.

When running simulation on PC, all data sampling will be saved to the datalog folder in
the storage location.
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Object General Properties
Chapter 9 Object General Properties
The setting of general properties of an object includes:
1. Selecting the PLC.
2. Setting read and write address
3. Using Shape Library and Picture Library
4. Setting label text
5. Adjusting profile size
9.1 Selecting the PLC
Some objects are for controlling PLCs. As shown, [PLC name] represents the PLC to
control. In this example there are two devices: “Local HMI” and “Mitsubishi
FX0s/FX0n/FX1s/FX1n/FX2.” The listed available devices come from [System Parameters
Settings] » [Device List]
9.1.1 Setting Read and Write Address
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The settings of read and write address:
[PLC name]
Select the PLC type.
[Device type]
Different PLC has different device type.
[Address]
Set the read and write address.
[System tag]
Address tags include “system tag” and “user-defined tag.” Click [Setting…] beside [PLC
name] and select [system tag] check box. This allows users to use the preserved
addresses by system for particular purpose.
The address tags are divided into bit or word (LB or LW).
After selecting [System tag], not only will the [Device type] displays the chosen tag,
[Address] will also display the chosen tag as shown below.
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The illustration below shows a part of system tags. For more information, please refer to
“Chapter 16 Address Tag Library” and “Chapter 22 System Reserved Words and Bits”.
[Index register]
Select this check box to use the index register, please refer to “Chapter 11 Index Register”
for more information.
Selecting Data Type
EasyBuilder supports data types that are listed below. Selecting correct data type is
necessary especially when using address tag.
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9.2 Using Shape Library and Picture Library
Shape Library and Picture Library are used for adding visual effect on objects. Select
[Shape] tab when creating an object to use the libraries:
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9.2.1 Settings of Shape Library
[Shape Library…]
Select [Use shape] check box to select a shape from the library.
[Inner]
Select this check box to set the inner part of a shape. Click the drop down button to select a
color or customize a color and click [Add to Custom Colors]. EasyBuilder will save this
color.
[Frame]
Select this check box to set the frame of a shape. Click the drop down button to select a
color.
[Interior Pattern]
Set the color of the interior pattern of the shape.
[Pattern Style]
Click this button to select a pattern.
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[Duplicate these attributes to every state]
Duplicate all attributes of the current state to the other states.
How to set [Shape Library…]
Click [Shape Library…] button. The currently selected shape is marked by a red frame.
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The illustration above provides information of one of the Shapes in the Shape Library as
follows:
2: Green
The number and the name of the shape.
States: 3
The number of the states of the shape.
Frame
Indicates that the Shape only has a frame.
The illustration below shows that the Shape has “inner” and “frame.”
Please refer to “Chapter 14 Shape Library and Picture Library” for more details.
When finished, click [OK] and preview the design of the shape.
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9.2.2 Settings of Picture Library
[Picture Library]
Select [Use picture] check box to select a shape from the library.
How to set [Picture Library…]
Click [Picture Library…] button. The currently selected picture is marked by a red frame.
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The illustration above provides information of one of the Pictures in the Picture Library as
follows:
0 : PB Red
The number and the name of the Picture
States: 2
The number of the states of the Picture
30054 bytes The size of the Picture
BMP
(100x100)
The format and resolution of the Picture; *.bmp means bitmap picture. The
format can also be *.jpg, *.png, *.dpd, or *.gif. Picture length: 100 pixels
and height: 100 pixels.
Please refer to “Chapter 14 Shape Library and Picture Library” for more details.
When finished, click [OK] and preview the design of the picture.
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9.3 Setting Label Text
Select [Label] tab when creating an object to use the libraries:
[Use label]
Select this check box to use a label for the object. EasyBuilder supports Windows true-font.
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[Use label library]
Select this check box to choose a label in Label Library.
[Label Library…]
Please refer to “Chapter 15 Label Library and Multi-Language Usage” for more details.
[Font]
Select a font from the list. EasyBuilder supports Windows true-font.
[Color]
Select the font color.
[Size]
Select the font size.
[Align]
Align the multiple lines of the text.
.
The text aligned [Left].
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The text aligned [Center].
The text aligned [Right].
[Blink]
Specify the way the text blinks:
Choose [None] to disable this feature or set the blinking interval to [1 second] or [0.5
seconds].
[Italic]
Use Italic font.
[Underline]
Use Underline font.
[Movement] setting
[Direction]
Set the direction of the marquee effect.
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[Continuous]
Specify how the marquee effect is displayed:
If not selecting this check box, the next text appears only when the previous text disappears
completely. See the picture below.
If selecting this check box, the text will be displayed continuously.
[Speed]
Adjust the speed of the text movement.
[Content]
Set the content of the text. If using [Label Library], the content comes from Label Library.
[Tracking]
If this check box is selected, changing the text of one state will also change the text of the
other states.
[Duplicate this label to other states]
Duplicate the current text to the other states.
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9.4 Adjusting Profile Size
When an object is created, double click it and select the [Profile] tab to adjust the position
and size of the object.
Position
[Pinned] When this check box is selected, the position and the size of the object cannot be
changed.
[X] and [Y] are coordinates of the left-top corner of the object.
Size
Adjust the [width] and [height] of the object.
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9.5 Variables of Station Number
EasyBuilder allows users to set the variables of station number in PLC address. As shown
below, “var2” is one of 16 station number variables.
The syntax of the variable of a station number: varN#address
The range of N is integer from 0~15; address means PLC address.
16 variables are availble:var0 ~ var15. These variables of station number read values from
address LW-10000~LW-10015. The list below shows the variables and the corresponding
system reserved addresses:
var0
var1
var2
var3
var4
var5
var6
var7
LW-10000
LW-10001
LW-10002
LW-10003
LW-10004
LW-10005
LW-10006
LW-10007
var8
var9
var10
var11
var12
var13
var14
var15
LW-10008
LW-10009
LW-10010
LW-10011
LW-10012
LW-10013
LW-10014
LW-10015
For example, “var0” reads value from LW-10000, when the value in LW-10000 is “32”,
var0#234 = 32#234, the station number is 32.
Similarly, “var13” reads value from LW-10013, when the value in LW10013 is” 5”, var13#234
= 5#234.
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9.6 Broadcast Station Number
HMI provides two ways for users to enable broadcast command. First is to set the PLC
parameter directly in [system parameter settings]:
The second way is to use system tag to enable or disable broadcast station number or to
change it.
The corresponding system tags are listed below:
LB-9065
disable/enable COM 1 broadcast station no.
LB-9066
LB-9067
disable/enable COM 2 broadcast station no.
disable/enable COM 3 broadcast station no.
LW-9565
LW-9566
LW-9567
COM 1 broadcast station no.
COM 2 broadcast station no.
COM 3 broadcast station no.
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User Password and Object Security
Chapter 10 User Password and Object Security
This chapter discusses the protection for
operations provided by setting up user
passwords and security classes.
To set up the protection system, please:
1. Set user password and operable
classes.
2. Set object class for objects.
An object belongs only to one security class. Setting the object class to “None” means any
user can operate this object.
10.1 User Password and Operable Object Classes
The security parameters can be found in [Edit] » [System Parameter Settings] »
[Security].
Up to 12 sets of user and password are available. Password should be one non-negative
integer. There are six security classes: A to F.
Once the password is entered, the objects that the user can operate are classified. As
shown below, “User 1” can only operate objects with class A or class C.
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10.2 Object Security Settings
[Safety control]
Use [Min. press time (sec)] to
avoid miss operations. Press and
hold the object longer than the
[Min. press time] set here to activate the object.
[Display confirmation request] After pressing the
object, a dialog appears for operation confirmation. If
the response to this dialog comes later than the set
[Max. waiting time (sec)], this dialog disappears
automatically and the operation will be canceled.
[Interlock]
When this check box is selected,
the specified Bit address is used
to enable or disable the object.
As shown, if LB-0 is ON, the
object is enabled.
[Hide when disabled] When
the specified Bit is OFF, hide the object.
[Grayed label when disabled] When the specified Bit is OFF, the
label font of the object turns gray.
[User restriction]
Set the security class of the
object to be operated by an
authorized user.
[Object class]
“None” means any user can operate this object.
[Disable protection permanently after initial activation] Once the permitted class of the
user matches that of the object, the system will stop checking the security class permanently,
that means, any user can operate this object freely after it is unlocked.
[Display warning message if access denied] When
an unauthorized user attempts to operate the object, a
warning dialog (Window no. 7) appears. The content of
the message in the dialog can be modified.
[Make invisible while protected] When the user's privilege does not match the object class,
hide the object.
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10.3 Example of Object Security Settings
The following shows an example of setting object security class:
1. Create a project, go to [System Parameter Settings] » [Security] » [General] to enable
3 users:
User 1 =
Operable class: A
User 2 =
Operable class: A, B
User 3 =
Operable class: A, B, C
2. Design Window no. 10 as shown:
Create two [Numeric Input] objects:
[LW-9219]
User no. (1~12)
Length = 1word
[LW-9220]
For entering user password.
Length = 2 words
Create a [Numeric Display] object
[LW-9222]
Displays the status of current user.
(16-bit Binary)
Create a [Set Bit] object
[LB-9050] logout
Create three [Set Bit] objects, each set to different classes but all select [Made invisible
while protected].
After setting, please save and compile the project and execute off-line simulation. The below
shows how it works when simulating.
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3. Before entering the password, it displays “0000000000000000”, which means that the
user operable object class is “None”. [Class A Button] ~ [Class C Button] objects are
classified from “A” to “C” and selected [Made invisible while protected]; therefore they are
hidden at this moment.
4. Enter User 1 password “111”.
Since User 1 is only allowed to operate
class A objects, [Class A Button] object
appears for operating. [LW-9222] bit 0
turns to “1” means that user can
operate class A objects.
5. Enter User 3 password “333”.
Since User 3 is allowed to operate
class A, B, C objects, [LW-9222] bit 0
~ bit 2 turns to “1”, means that user
can operate class A ~ C objects.
6. Click [Logout] button to log out, the
system will return to the initial state,
and current user can only operate
class “None” objects.
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■ Password input: If the password is incorrect, [LB-9060] will be ON; if the password is
correct, [LB-9060] will be OFF. All user passwords (User 1 to User 12) can be obtained from
system registers [LW-9500] ~ [LW-9522], 24 words in total.
■ Changing password directly on HMI: When [LB-9061] is set ON, the system will read
data in [LW-9500] ~ [LW-9522] to update user password. The new password will be used in
the further operations. Please note that the user operable object classes will not be changed
due to the change of password.
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Index Register
Chapter 11 Index Register
11.1 Introduction
EasyBuilder provides Index Registers for users to change addresses flexibly. With Index
Registers, users can change object‟s read/write address directly on HMI without changing its
settings. There are 32 Index Registers, divided into 16-bit and 32-bit.
Address
Address
16-bit Index Register:
Index 0 [LW-9200] (16-bit)~
Index 15 [LW-9215] (16-bit)
Max. address range: 65536 words.
32-bit Index Register:
Index 16 [LW-9230] (32-bit)~
Index 31 [LW-9260] (32-bit)
Max. address range: 4294967296
words.
While using [Index register], the address is designated by the following equation:
The constant set in [Address] + the value in the chosen Index Register.
Index Registers work for all devices in [System Parameter Settings] » [Device list], but
are limited to word registers only.
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11.2 Examples of Index Register
The following examples show how to use Index Registers.
If not selecting [Index
register] check box and
set read address to
[LW-10]. The system will
directly read / write LW-10.
If select [Index register]
check box and set index
register to [INDEX 0].
Read address = [LW-0 +
INDEX 0]
As shown in the beginning,
Index 0 indicates register
[LW-9200]. If the data in
[LW-9200] is “5”, read
address is set to [LW(0+5)] = [LW-5].
Here‟s a demo project shown as an example:
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Index Function of Word
If the value in
Index 0 (LW-9200)
is 0.
If the value in
Index 0 (LW-9200)
is 10
Read [LW-0 + Index 0]
= Read [LW-0]
[LW-10] is set to 3
[LW-20] is set to 6
Read [LW-0 + Index 0]
= Read [LW-10] = 3
Index Function of Bit
In the same way, Index Register can be used for Bit address.
1 Word = 16 Bit, adding 1 in the value of index register = adding 16
Index 6 (LW-9206)
is set to 1
The switch [LB-0 + Index 6] reads LB-16 = ON
Index 6 is set to 2
The switch [LB-0 + Index 6] reads LB-32 = OFF
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
When using Index Registers for bit addresses, 16 bit addresses will be calculated as
one unit. EX: If the target is LB-0, and set the value in Index Register to 1, LB-16 will be
activated. If set the value in Index Register to 2, LB-32 will be activated.
Index Register is used to change addresses. Through changing the data in Index Register,
user can make an object to read and write different addresses without changing its own
address settings. Therefore user can transmit or exchange data among different addresses.
Please confirm your internet connection before downloading the demo project.
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Keyboard Design and Usage
Chapter 12 Keyboard Design and Usage
Numeric Input and ASCII Input objects need keyboard as an input tool.
Both numeric keyboard and ASCII keyboard are created with Function Key object.
The types of the keyboards are:
1. Fixed Keyboard.
2. Popup Keyboard.
Popup keyboard
with title bar.
Popup keyboard
without title bar.
3. UNICODE Keyboard.
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12.1 Steps to Design a Popup Keyboard
Step 1 Create and open a window for the new keyboard. For example, set to “window no.
200”.
Step 2 Adjust the height and width of “window no. 200” and create a variety of Function Key
objects in [ASCII/UNICODE mode].
For example:
FK_0
FK_11
FK_14
[FK_11] is used as the [Esc] key.
[FK_14] is used as the [Enter] key.
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The rest are mostly used to enter numbers. For example, [FK_0] is used for entering number
“1”.
Step 3 Select a suitable picture for each Function Key object and placed at the bottom layer
as a background.
Step 4 Select [System Parameter Settings] » [General] » [Keyboard] » [Add] to add
“window no. 200”. Up to 32 keyboards can be added.
Step 5 After the keyboard window is added, when creating Numerical Input and ASCII Input
objects, “200. Keyboard” can be found in [Data Entry] » [Keyboard] »
[Window no.]. The [Popup position] is for designating the display position of the keyboard
on the screen. The system divides the screen into 9 areas.
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Step 6 Select “200.Keyboard”. When users press Numerical Input or ASCII Input objects on
the screen, “window no. 200” will pop up. Users can press the keys on the keyboard to enter
data.
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12.2 Steps to Design a Keyboard with Direct Window
Step 1 Create a Direct Window object and set a read address to activate it.
In [General] » [Attribute] select [No title bar] and the correct [Window No.].
Step 2 Open the setting dialog of Direct Window again to set the [Profile] to the same size as
the created keyboard window.
Step 3 Create a Numeric Input object, and don‟t select [Use a popup keypad] check box.
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Step 4 Create a Set Bit object, set address to [LB-0] and set [Set style] to [Set ON].
Overlay it on the Numeric Input object. Pressing the Numeric Input object will open the
keyboard and the Direct Window.
Step 5 Add Set Bit objects on the [Enter] and [ESC] function keys respectively. Set address
to [LB-0] and [Set style] to [Set OFF]. In this way when pressing either [Enter] or [ESC] key
will close the keyboard and the Direct Window.
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12.3 Steps to Design a Fixed Keyboard on Screen
Users can also place a fixed keyboard on the screen instead of popup keyboard or Direct
Window. This type of keyboard can‟t be moved or closed.
Step 1
Create a Numeric Input object, in [Data Entry] » [Keyboard] don‟t select [Use a popup
keypad] check box.
Step 2
Use Function Keys to design the keyboard and place it on the screen.
Step 3
Press the Numeric Input object and enter a value with function keys directly.
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12.4 Steps to Design a UNICODE Keyboard
Create a UNICODE keyboard with Function Keys.
Step 1 Place an ASCII Input object on the window and select [Use UNICODE] check box.
Step 2 Create Function Keys [α] [β] [γ] [δ] as shown, and an [Enter] key. A simple
UNICODE keyboard is created.
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Chapter 13 Objects
This chapter explains the ways of using and setting different kinds of objects. To set the
general properties of the objects, please refer to the relevant chapters as listed below:
Shape, Label, Profile
Please refer to “Chapter 9 Object General Properties”.
Security
Please refer to “Chapter 10 Security”
Index Register
Please refer to “Chapter 11 Index Register”
Label Tag Library
Please refer to “Chapter 15 Label Library and Multi-language Usage”
Address Tag Library
Please refer to “Chapter 16 Address Tag Library”
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13.1 Bit Lamp
Overview
[Bit Lamp] object displays the state of a designated bit address. If the bit state is OFF, the
State 0 shape will be displayed. If the bit state is ON, the State 1 shape will be displayed.
Configuration
Click the [Bit Lamp] icon on the toolbar to open a [Bit Lamp] object property dialog.
Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Bit Lamp] object will be
created.
.
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Description
User can describe the information of the object.
Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the bit device that controls the [Bit Lamp] object. Users can also set address in
[General] tab while adding a new object.
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[Invert signal]
Reverses the display of ON / OFF states. For example, if [Invert signal] check box is
selected, when the designated bit is OFF, the object displays ON state.
Blinking
The appearance of the object may alternate between states when the bit is ON or OFF.
a. None
No blinking.
b. Alternating image on state 0
The appearance of the object alternates between State 0 and 1 when the bit is OFF.
c. Alternating image on state 1
The appearance of the object alternates between State 0 and 1 when the bit is ON.
d. Blinking on state 0
The State 0 appearance of the object will blink when the bit is OFF.
e. Blinking on state 1
The State 1 appearance of the object will blink when the bit is ON.
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13.2 Word Lamp
Overview
[Word Lamp] object displays the state according to the value of a designated word register.
Up to 256 states are available. When the value of the register is 0, State 0 appearance of the
object is displayed, and value 1 displays State 1, and so on.
Configuration
Click the [Word Lamp] icon on the toolbar to open a [Word Lamp] object property
dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Word Lamp] object will
be created.
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[Mode] / [Offset]
Word lamp object offers the following three modes for selection:
a. Value
The state is displayed according to the value in the designated word address and plus or
minus the [Offset].
As shown below, if the value within LW-200 is 3, since the offset is set to 3, the shape of
state 6 is displayed. (value 3 + offset 3)
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b. LSB
Convert the value from decimal to binary. The least significant active bit in a binary data
word selects the state displayed.
Decimal value Binary value
Displayed state
0
0000
State 0 displayed. All the bits are 0.
1
0001
State 1 displayed. The least significant active bit is
bit 0.
2
0010
State 2 displayed. The least significant active bit is
bit 1.
3
0011
State 1 displayed. The least significant active bit is
bit 0.
4
0100
State 3 displayed. The least significant active bit is
bit 2.
5
0101
State 1 displayed. The least significant active bit is
bit 0.
6
0110
State 2 displayed. The least significant active bit is
bit 1.
7
0111
State 1 displayed. The least significant active bit is
bit 0.
8
1000
State 4 displayed. The least significant active bit is
bit 3.
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c. Change state by time
The state displayed changes on a time-base. The frequency can be set.
Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the word device that controls the [Word Lamp] object. Users can also set address
in [General] tab while adding a new object.
Attribute
[No. of states]
The number of states is utilized by the object. The state is numbered from 0, so the number
of states minus 1 will be the state number. If the value within the word register is ≥ [No. of
states] defined in Attribute, the highest state will be displayed.
If the number of states is set to 8, the valid states will be 0, 1, 2, …, 7. In this case if the word
value is 8 or higher, the system will display the state 7 shape.
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Object
In [Label] tab, Language 1 determines the relevant settings of the font. For Language 2~8,
only the font size can be changed and other settings follow Language 1.
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13.3 Set Bit
Overview
The [Set Bit] object provides two operation modes: manual or automatic. Manual mode can
trigger a designated bit address to change the state between ON and OFF when the object
is touched. In automatic mode, the bit is automatically activated when a pre-defined
condition occurs, touching the button will not be effective.
Configuration
Click the [Set Bit] icon on the toolbar to open a [Set Bit] object property dialog. Set
up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Set Bit] object will be created.
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Write address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the bit device that controls the [Set Bit] object. Users can also set address in
[General] tab while adding a new object.
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Object
[Write after button is released]
If this function is selected, the action is delayed till button is released; otherwise, the action is
executed once the button is pressed. This function does not work with momentary buttons.
Attribute
[Set Style] Please refer to the following description for different types of operation mode.
Set style
Description
Set ON
Set ON the designated bit of the device.
Set OFF
Set OFF the designated bit of the device.
Toggle
Alternates the bit state each time pressed.
Momentary
Holds the bit ON only while button is pressed.
Periodical toggle
Set a designated bit ON and OFF at a set time interval. Time
interval can be selected,the range: 0.1~25.5 seconds.
Set ON when window
opens
Set ON the bit within the window when the window opens.
Set OFF when window Set OFF the bit within the window when the window opens.
opens
Set ON when window
closes
Set ON the bit within the window when the window closes.
Set OFF when window Set OFF the bit within the window when the window closes.
closes
Set ON when
backlight on
Set the bit ON when the backlight is turned ON.
Set OFF when
backlight on
Set the bit OFF when the backlight is turned ON.
Set ON when
backlight off
Set the bit ON when the backlight is turned OFF.
Set OFF when
backlight off
Set the bit OFF when the backlight is turned OFF.
Macro
[Set Bit] object can trigger the start of a Macro routine when the Macro has been created in
advance. Please refer to “Chapter 18 Macro Reference” for more information.
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Trigger Mode
If [Set style] is set to [Toggle], there is a further selection to make of whether the macro
operates after:
OFF->ON
ON->OFF
ON<->OFF
OFF to ON transition
ON to OFF transition
At both of the changes of state.
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13.4 Set Word
Overview
The [Set Word] object provides two operation modes: manual or automatic. Manual mode
can change the value in a designated word address when the object is touched. In automatic
mode, the word register is automatically activated when a pre-defined condition occurs,
touching the button will not be effective.
Configuration
Click the [Set Word] icon on the toolbar to open a [Set Word] object property
dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Set Word] object will be
created.
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Write address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the word device that controls the [Set Word] object. Users can also set address in
[General] tab while adding a new object.
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[Write after button is released]
If this function is selected, the action is delayed till button is released; otherwise, the action is
executed once the button is pressed.
Notification
If this check box is selected, it will notify a designated bit address (setting ON or OFF).
[Before writing] / [After writing]
Set the state of the designated bit address before or after the manual operation.
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the Notification bit. Users can also set address in [General] tab while adding a
new object.
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Attribute
[Set style] Select the button action from the drop down list:
 Write constant value
Preset a register with the value entered. Each time when the button is pressed, it writes the
[Set value] to the designated register. Data format is as set by the [Write address]; it can
be 16-bit BCD, 32-bit BCD, …32-bit float. As shown below, when the button is pressed,
preset the register with 12.
 Increment value (JOG+)
Increase value in register by a set amount in [Inc. value], each time when the button is
pressed, to the [Upper limit]. As shown below, each time when pressing the button, increase
1 in the designated register, till the value is 10.
 Decrement Value (JOG-)
Decrease value in register by a set amount in [Dec. value], each time when the button is
pressed, to the [Bottom limit]. As shown below, each time when pressing the button,
decrease 1 in the designated register, till the value is 0.
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 Press and hold increment (JOG++)
When the button is held longer than a set time in [JOG delay], it will increase the value in a
register by a set amount in [Inc. value] at a set rate in [JOG speed], to the [Upper limit].
As shown below, when the button is pressed, increase the value in the designated register
by 1. When the button is held longer than 1 second, increase the value in register by 1 every
0.5 second, till the value is 10.
 Press and hold increment (JOG--)
When the button is held longer than a set time in [JOG delay], it will decrease the value in a
register by a set amount in [Dec. value] at a set rate in [JOG speed], to the [Bottom limit].
As shown below, when the button is pressed, decrease the value in the designated register
by 1. When the button is held longer than 1 second, decrease the value in register by 1
every 0.5 second, till the value is 0.
 Periodical JOG++
An automatic function which operate the designated word address to increase the value in
the register by a set amount in [Inc. value], at a set rate in [Time interval], to the [Upper limit].
As shown below, the system will automatically increase the value in the register by 1 every
0.5 second, till the value is 10. Then the value returns to 0 and add 1 every 0.5 second
again.
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 Automatic JOG++
An automatic function which operate the designated word address to increase the value in
the register by a set amount in [Inc. value], at a set rate in [Time interval], to the [Upper limit],
then hold this value. As shown below, the system will automatically increase the value in the
register by 1 every 0.5 second, till the value is 10, and then stops.
 Automatic JOG-An automatic function which operate the designated word address to decrease the value in
the register by a set amount in [Dec. value], at a set rate in [Time interval], to the [Bottom
limit], then hold this value. As shown below, the system will automatically decrease the value
in the register by 1 every 0.5 second, till the value is 10, and then stops.
 Periodical bounce
Increases the word address value to the [High limit] by a [Inc. value] at a set rate in [Time
interval], then decreases to the [Low limit] by the same value at the same rate. As shown
below, the system will increase the value in the designated register by 1 every 0.5 second,
till the value is 10, and then decrease the value by 1 every 0.5 second till the value is 0
whenever the screen is active.
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 Periodical step up
Step up to the [High limit] by [Inc. value] at a set rate in [Time interval], then reset
immediately to the [Low limit]. The action repeats whenever the screen is active. As shown
below, the system will increase the value in the designated register by 1 every 0.5 second,
till the value is 10, and then reset to 0 and increase again, and the action repeats.
 Periodical step down
Step down to the [Low limit] by [Dec. value] at a set rate in [Time interval], then reset
immediately to the [High limit]. The action repeats whenever the screen is active. As shown
below, the system will decrease the value in the designated register by 1 every 0.5 second,
till the value is 0, and then reset to 10 and decrease again, and the action repeats.
 Set when window opens
Automatic function occurs whenever the screen is active. The value entered in [Set value] is
set into the word address when the action occurs. As shown below, when the window opens,
the system enters 5 into the designated register.
 Set when window closes
Automatic function occurs whenever the screen is inactive. The value entered in [Set value]
is set into the word address when the action occurs. As shown below, when the window
closes, the system enters 5 into the designated register.
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 Set when backlight on
Automatic function occurs whenever the backlight is active. The value entered in [Set value]
is set into the word address when the action occurs. As shown below, when the backlight
turns ON, the system set 5 into the designated register.
 Set when backlight off
Automatic function occurs whenever the backlight is inactive. The value entered in [Set
value] is set into the word address when the action occurs. As shown below, when the
backlight turns OFF, the system set 5 into the designated register.
 Cyclic JOG+
Each time when the button is pressed, increase the word address value to the [Upper limit]
by [Inc. value] then reset to the [Bottom limit]. As shown below, each time when pressing the
button, the system will increase the value in the designated register by 1, till the value is 10,
and then reset to 0 and increase again by pressing the button.
 Cyclic JOGEach time when the button is pressed, decrease the word address value to the [Bottom limit]
by [Dec. value] then reset to the [Upper limit]. As shown below, each time when pressing the
button, the system will decrease the value in the designated register by 1, till the value is 0,
and then reset to 10 and decrease again by pressing the button.
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 Cyclic JOG++
When the button is held longer than a set time in [JOG delay], increase the value in a
register by a set amount in [Inc. value] at a set rate in [JOG speed], to the [Upper limit], then
reset to the [Bottom limit]. As shown below, when the button is held longer than 0.5 second,
increase the value in the designated register by 1 every 0.1 second, till the value is 10, and
then reset to 0 and increase again by holding the button.
 Cyclic JOG- When the button is held longer than a set time in [JOG delay], decrease the value in a
register by a set amount in [Dec. value] at a set rate in [JOG speed], to the [Bottom limit],
then reset to the [Upper limit]. As shown below, when the button is held longer than 0.5
second, decrease the value in the designated register by 1 every 0.1 second, till the value is
0, and then reset to 10 and decrease again by holding the button.
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13.5 Function Key
Overview
The [Function Key] object can be used for several tasks:
1. Open / close / return to a screen window.
2. For keypad design
3. Execute a Macro
4. Print screen
Configuration
Click the [Function Key] icon on the toolbar to open a [Function Key] object
property dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Function Key]
object will be created.
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[Activate after button is released]
If this function is selected, the action is delayed till button is released, otherwise, the action is
executed once the button is pressed.
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[Change full-screen window] Change to another base window.
[Change common window] Change common window.
[Display popup window]
A pop up window displays in the base window. If [Close this popup window when parent
window is closed] check box is selected, the pop up window will be closed when change
the base window to another window. Otherwise, a function key in the pop up window is
needed to close it.
[Return to previous window]
If this is selected, the Function Key will change from the current screen to the previous one
displayed. For example, when window no. 10 is changed to window no. 20, press the
function key to return to window no. 10. This function is only available for base window.
[Close window] Close any active popup windows, message windows included.
[ASCII/UNICODE mode]
Configures the button as a keypad key, and the character it enters, via [Numeric Input] or
[ASCII Input] objects.
[Enter] Same as the keyboard‟s “enter” function.
[Backspace] Same as the keyboard‟s “backspace” function.
[Clear] Clear the value in the word register.
[Esc] Same as the [Close window] function, it is used to close the keyboard window.
[Delete] Same as the keyboard‟s “Delete” function, deletes the number or character on the
right side of the text cursor.
[Left] Same as the keyboard‟s “←” key, moves the text cursor to the left side of the previous
number or character.
[Right] Same as the keyboard‟s “→” key, moves the text cursor to the left side of the next
number or character.
[ASCII/UNICODE] Specify the character to be entered by this key.
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[Execute Macro]
Select this check box to execute one of the Macros from the drop down list that has already
been configured by users.
[Window title bar]
[Function Key] defined can be used to move a popup window which is no [window title bar] to
a preferred position on screen. Select the popup window and then click on a preferred
position, the window will be moved.
[Screen hard copy]
Print the current window. Before using this function, choose a printer model in [System
Parameter Settings] » [Model] » [Printer].
If a single color printer is used, selecting [grayscale] can get a better print result, but the text
may not be clearly printed. To improve text printing, it is not necessary to select [grayscale].
Notification
If this selection is enabled, it will notify a designated bit address to set ON or OFF, each time
the button is pressed.
1. Chapter 6 Window Operations
2. Chapter 12 Keypad Design and Usage
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Object
Design Non-ASCII character keyboard
The following explains how to enter and display non-ascii characters in HMI, such as
Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Greek and so on.
Please follow the steps.
Step1: Setting non-ascii fonts
Add the needed non-ascii fonts in [System Parameter Settings] » [Font].
Please use the required font for the language used.
Step2: Design non-ascii keyboard
Create “window no.11” and design the non-ascii keyboard. The following use Simplified
Chinese as an example.
The objects in this window are all Function Keys that are set to the needed functions as
labeled. Take the “简” Function Key as an example, create a function key in [ASCII] /
[UNICODE] mode, as shown below.
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Object
In the [Label] tab, select [Use label], type “简” in [Content] and select “AR MingtiM GB”,
which must be a font set in step 1, as shown below.
The Function Keys used for typing non-ascii characters in the same keyboard must all use
the same font. For example, in a Simplified Chinese keyboard, use “AR MingtiM GB” in each
key for entering characters.
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Object
When finished, add window no. 11 to [System Parameter Settings] » [General] » [Keyboard]
as shown below.
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13.6 Toggle Switch
Overview
[Toggle Switch] object is a combination of [Bit Lamp] object and [Set Bit] object. The
appearance of the object is controlled by the ON / OFF state of the read bit address when
pressing the button.
Configuration
Click the [Toggle Switch] icon on the toolbar to open a [Toggle Switch] object
property dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Toggle Switch]
object will be created.
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Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the bit device that controls the [Toggle Switch] object. Users can also set address
in [General] tab while adding a new object.
[Invert signal]
Reverses the display of ON / OFF states. For example, if [Invert signal] check box is
selected, when the designated bit is OFF, the object displays ON state.
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Write address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the bit device that controls the [Toggle Switch] object. Users can also set address
in [General] tab while adding a new object. The address can be the same or different from
[Read address].
[Write after button is released]
If this function is selected, the action is delayed till button is released, otherwise, the action is
executed once the button is pressed.
Attribute
Switch style
Description
Set ON
Press the button to set ON the designated register.
Set OFF
Press the button to set OFF the designated register.
Toggle
Press the button to set the designated register to an
inverse state. Set OFF when the state is ON, set ON when
the state is OFF.
Momentary
Hold the button to set ON in the designated register and
OFF when released.
Macro
[Toggle Switch] object can trigger the start of a Macro routine when the Macro has been
created in advance. Please refer to “Chapter 18 Macro Reference” for more information
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13.7 Multi-State Switch
Overview
[Multi-state Switch] object is a combination of [Word Lamp] object and [Set Word] object.
The appearance of the object is controlled by the value of the read word address when
pressing the button.
Configuration
Click the [Multi-State Switch] icon on the toolbar to open a [Multi-State Switch]
object property dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new
[Multi-State Switch] object will be created.
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[Mode] / [Offset]
Offers [Value] and [LSB] display mode. Please refer to the “Word Lamp Object” section of
this chapter for more information.
Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the word device that controls the [Multi-state Switch] object. Users can also set
address in [General] tab while adding a new object.
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Write address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the word device that controls the [Multi-state Switch] object. Users can also set
address in [General] tab while adding a new object. The address can be same or different
from [Read address].
[Write after button is released]
If this function is selected, the action is delayed till button is released, otherwise, the action is
executed once the button is pressed.
Attribute
Select the object‟s operation mode.
[Switch style]
There are [JOG+] and [JOG-] selections. When the [Offset] is not 0, state displayed is “[no.
of state] -1 + [Offset]”.
a. JOG+
Increase the value of a designated register by 1 each time when pressing the button, till the
value equals to [No. of states]. A cyclic action can be enabled. As shown below, each time
when pressing the button, the state number will add 1 start from state 0, till state 4 ([no. of
state]-1), and returns to 0 and step up again.
b. JOGDecrease the value of the designated register by 1 each time when pressing the button, till
the value equals to 0. A cyclic action can be enabled. As shown below, each time when
pressing the button, the state number will minus 1 start from state 4 ([no. of state]-1), till state
0, and returns to state 4 and step down again.
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[User-defined mapping]
The value placed in the write register of each selection can be set, also the action taken
when an illegal value is entered or notify a designated bit address.
[Remain current state]: If an illegal value is entered, [Multi-state Switch] will remain at the
current state.
[Jump to error state]: If an illegal value is entered, [Multi-state Switch] will jump to the error
state.
[Error notification] If an illegal value is entered, automatically set the value placed in the
designated register.
Send notification after writing successfully
If the [Enable] check box is selected, it will notify a designated bit address (setting ON or
OFF) after the command is successfully executed. Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name],
[Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index register] of the bit device that controls the
object, or configure in [General] tab.
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13.8 Slider
Overview
[Slider] object is used to change the value in a designated word register address by moving
the roller on the screen.
Configuration
Click the [Slider] icon on the toolbar to open a [Slider] object property dialog. Set
up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Slider] object will be created.
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Write address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the word device that controls the [Slider] object. Users can also set address in
[General] tab while adding a new object.
Notification
If enabled, the state of a designated bit address will be set to ON or OFF, either before, or
after the Slider is slid.
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the bit device that controls the notification settings. Users can also set address in
[General] tab while adding a new object.
[Before writing] / [After writing]
Change the state of a designated bit register before, or after the Slider is slid.
Watch address
When moving the roller, the new value written to the word register address can be displayed
in real time.
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Attribute
[Direction]
Select the direction of the slider. (Right, Up, Left, Down)
[Resolution]
Sets the value change in the word register for each step of the Slider. For example, if set to
10, the register value changes by 10 points for each increment or decrement on the Slider.
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[Low limit & High limit]
a. Constant
Sets the range of the Slider. EX: If set [Low limit] to 5, and [High limit] to 100, the Slider will
enter values between 5 and 100.
b. Address
Set the [Low/High limit] by a designated register. When [Address] is LW-n, where n is an
arbitrary number, the rule of setting [Low/High limit] is:
Content
16-bit
32-bit
Address
LW-n
LW-n
Low limit
LW-n
LW-n
High limit
LW-n+1
LW-n+2
For example, when [Address] is LW-100, the rule of setting [Low/High limit] is:
Content
16-bit
32-bit
Dynamic Address
LW-100
LW-100
Low limit
LW-100
LW-100
High limit
LW-101
LW-102
[Coarse increment:]
Apart from moving the roller to change the value as in [Resolution], if this option is selected,
the word value will increase / decrease by the [Increment] value each time the object is
touched.
Slider button type
A choice of different slider shapes, and the width of the Slider may be set.
Color
Colors of the frame, background, and slot may be chosen.
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13.9 Numeric Input and Numeric Display
Overview
[Numeric Input] object and [Numeric Display] object can be used to display the value of a
designated word register. [Numeric Input] object can be used to input a value into a register
via a keyboard.
Configuration
Click the [Numeric Input] or [Numeric Display] icon on the toolbar to
open a [Numeric Input] or [Numeric Display] object property dialog. Set
up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Numeric Input] or
[Numeric Display] object will be created.
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[Read/Write use different address]
Set [Read address] and [Write address] differently.
Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the word device that displays the value. Users can also set address in [General]
tab while adding a new object.
Write address
Select the [PLC name], [Device type], [Address] of the word device that system writes to.
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Notification
If enabled, the state of a designated address will be set to ON or OFF, either before or after
the object writes the new value to the word register address.
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the bit device that controls the notification settings. Users can also set address in
[General] tab while adding a new object.
[Before writing] / [After writing]
Set the value of the designated register before, or after the object writes the new value to the
write register address.
Notification on valid input
If an illegal value is entered, automatically set the state of a designated register.
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Mode
[Touch]
Used when data entry is initiated by touching the screen object.
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[Bit control]
Used when data entry is enabled by turning ON a designated bit, and entry ends when the
bit goes OFF.
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[Allow input bit address]
Specify a bit address that enables or ends data entry. The order of data entry is specified in
[Input order] and an external USB keyboard is needed for data entry.
Input order
Perform continuous input by setting [Input order] and [Group].

Criterion of searching the next input object
a. The range of [Input order]: 1 ~ 511. The range of [Group]: 1 ~ 15.
b.
c.
d.
e.
If [Group] is not selected, its input order is 0.
The system only searches for the objects with the same Group.
The lower number of order is entered before the higher number of order.
For the two objects in the same group and input order, the object placed in the lower
layer is entered first.
Keyboard
 Select [Use a popup keypad]
A pre-designed popup keypad can be chosen by selecting a check box, and selecting the
relative position on the HMI screen. When data entry is enabled, the popup keypad
displays in the selected position, and closed when data entry ends.

Not selecting [Use a popup keypad]
When data entry is enabled, the popup keypad is not displayed. Users may:
a. Create a custom design on the same screen window.
b. Use a USB keyboard.

[Hide title bar]
Use a keypad without the title bar.

[Restart the keypad if input value is out of range]
When entering data, if the value entered is not within the valid range, the system will
automatically restart the keypad.
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Design a group of Numeric Input Object
This example demonstrates how to use [Input Order] and [Group] to perform continuous
input in several [Numeric Input] objects. After entering data in one object, entry will be
passed to the next input order object which is in the same group.
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Create three Numeric Input Objects, and set [Input order] to 1, 2, and 3 respectively.
Include the three objects in [Group 1] as shown below.
Address Setting
LW – 0
LW – 1
LW – 2
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When finish entering data in the last object, to end data entry of all objects, please
select [Stop sequential input function after input] check box.
The following shows the [Numeric Format] tab of [Numeric Input] and [Numeric Display]
objects for setting the properties of displaying value.
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Display
[Data format]
Set the data format of a designated word register. The selections are listed below. 16-bit
uses 1 word where 32-bit uses two words.
Format
16-bit BCD
32-bit BCD
16-bit Hex
32-bit Hex
16-bit Binary
32-bit Binary
16-bit Unsigned
16-bit Signed
32-bit Unsigned
32-bit Signed
32-bit Float
[Mask]
If selected, any values entered will be hidden by displaying them as ****.
Number of digits
[Left of decimal Pt.]
The number of digits before the decimal point.
[Right of decimal Pt.]
The number of digits after the decimal point.
Scaling option
[Do conversion]
If this check box is selected, [Engineering low] and [Engineering high] boxes appear. Values
entered in these boxes correspond to the display range required. The setting also requires
[Input low] and [Input hight] in the limits section. If A indicates the original data and B
indicates the displayed data:
B = [Engineering low] + (A - [Input low]) × ratio
where, the ratio = ([Engineering high] - [Engineering low]) / ([Input high] - [Input low])
As shown below, the original data is 15, after conversion where: 10 + (15 – 0) × (50 – 10) /
(20 - 0) = 40. As a result, 40 will be displayed.
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Click [Test] button to preview the result. Enter a value in [PLC] field as shown in the
following figure, for example, enter value 15, and the result, which is 40, will be displayed.
Limits
This section allows users to apply display limits to the values held in the input register. The
color when the register value is outside limits can be set.
[Constant]
Sets the range of values set by entering values in [Input low] and [Input high]. If the value
entered is outside the limits, the value in the register cannot be changed.
[Address]
Set the low / high limit by a designated register. When [Address] is LW-n, where n is an
arbitrary number, the rule of setting limits is:
Content
16-bit
32-bit
Address
LW-n
LW-n
Low limit
LW-n
LW-n
High limit
LW-n+1
LW-n+2
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For example, when [Address] is LW-100, the rule of setting limits is:
Content
16-bit
32-bit
Dynamic Address
LW-100
LW-100
Low limit
LW-100
LW-100
High limit
LW-101
LW-102
[Low limit]
When the value in the register is outside the [Low limit], display digit color set.
[High limit]
When the value in the register is outside the [High limit], display digit color set.
[Blink]
When the value in the register is outside the limits, the digits flash.
The following shows the [Font] tab of [Numeric Input] and [Numeric Display] objects for
setting the properties of the displayed digits including [Font], [Color], [Size], and [Align].
Attribute
[Color]
When the value is within the limits, display digit color set in this tab.
[Align]
There are three selections: [Left], [Leading zero], and [Right].
[Size] Set the font size.
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13.10 ASCII Input and ASCII Display
Overview
[ASCII Input] object and [ASCII Display] object can be used to display ASCII or UNICODE
characters held in a number of sequential registers form a designated word register. [ASCII
Input] object can be used to input a value into a register via a keyboard.
Configuration
Click the [ASCII Input] or [ASCII Display] icon on the toolbar to open a
[ASCII Input] or [ASCII Display] object property dialog. Set up the
properties, press OK button, and a new [ASCII Input] or [ASCII Display]
object will be created.
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[Mask]
If selected, any values entered will be hidden by displaying them as ****.
[Use UNICODE]
Select this check box to display data in UNICODE format. If not selected, the characters are
displayed in ASCII format. This feature can be used with the [Function Key] object
[UNICODE].
[Reverse high/low byte]
Normally an ASCII code is displayed in “high
byte”, “low byte” order. Reverse selection
makes the system display ASCII characters in
“low byte”, “high byte” order.
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Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the word device that displays characters. Users can also set address in [General]
tab while adding a new object.
[No. of words]
Click [Setting] to select the maximum number of words to be displayed.
An UNICODE character uses 1 word, and an ASCII character uses 1 byte. Therefore 1 word
can be used as 1 UNICODE character or 2 ASCII characters. (1 word equals to 2 bytes)
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Attribute
In the [Font] tab of [ASCII Input] object and [ASCII Display] object, the font, size, color, and
alignment can be set..
[Align]
Left or Right justified as shown.
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13.11 Indirect Window
Overview
[Indirect Window] object calls a popup window where the window number corresponds to the
value in a designated word register. The control word register is set in Indirect Window,
entering a value in the register calls the corresponding number of popup window.
There are two ways to use Indirect Window object:
1. Preset an area for Indirect Window, in this way the popup windows all have the same
size.
2. Indirect Window is automatically resized according to the size of the popup window to be
displayed.
The difference between [Direct Window] and [Indirect Window] is that the display of [Direct
Window] is controlled by the state of a designated bit register where the [Indirect Window] is
controlled by the value in a designated word register that calls the popup window number.
Configuration
Click the [Indirect Window] icon on the toolbar to open a [Indirect Window] object
property dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Indirect
Window] object will be created.
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Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index
register] of the word device that calls the popup window. Users can also set address in
[General] tab while adding a new object.
Attribute
[Style]
Set the display style of the popup window. There are two styles, [No title bar] / [With title bar].
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a. No title bar
The position of the window is fixed as pre-defined in set up.
b. “With title bar”
The position of the window can be dragged during operation.
[Use window no. offset]
Sets the offset for selecting the popup window. The popup window number to be displayed is
calculated by the following equation: value in the word register + offset = window number.
The offset can be set from -1999 to 1999, not including 0.
[Auto. adjust window size]
Automatically adjust the size of the Indirect Window to the size of the popup window. Not
necessary to preset the popup window size.
[Alignment:]
When [Auto. adjust window size] is selected, the system generates 5 reference points. If one
reference point is selected, the popup window is displayed according to the point. See the
following example, the upper-left reference point is selected, the following figure shows the
position of a popup window.
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Note: To use this function, please note the size and direction of the popup window to avoid
covering the objects in the main window or the object size exceeds the range of the main
window.
Here is an example of using Indirect Window. The setting is shown in the following figure, set
the address to [LW-100] which calls the window number. Create window no. 35 and 36 first.
Use the [Set Word] object and set the value of [LW-100] to 35, the display is shown in the
following figure.
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Use the [Set Word] object to set the value of [LW-100] to 36, the display is shown in the
following figure.
To close window no. 35 or 36, use [Set Word] object to set the value of [LW-100] to 0.
Another way is to place a [Function Key] object in window no. 35 or 36, and set the key to
[Close window].


Up to 16 windows can be displayed simultaneously at run time.
The system does not allow opening the same window with two Direct (or Indirect)
windows in one base window.
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13.12 Direct Window
Overview
[Direct Window] object defines the position and size of a popup window location on a window.
When the content of the bit register is changed, the window will pop up at the predefined
location. The display area for the popup window is limited by the size of predefined location.
Restore the value of the bit register to close the popup window,.
The difference between the [Direct Window] and the [Indirect Window] is that [Direct Window]
object has a predefined window number. For both of them, users can use the state of the bit
device register to open or close the popup window.
Simply speaking, [Direct Window] is controlled by a bit register and [Indirect Window] is
controlled by a word register.
Configuration
Click the [Direct Window] icon on the toolbar to open a [Direct Window] object
property dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Direct Window]
object will be created.
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Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Device type], [Address], [System tag], [Index
register] of the bit device that control the window popup. Users can also set the address in
[General] tab while adding a new object.
Attribute
[Style]
Define the popup window style. Two styles are available, [No title bar] and [With title bar]
[Window no.]
Set the popup window number.
Here is an example to explain how to use the [Direct Window] object. The picture below
shows the settings of the [Direct Window] object. In the example, use LB-10 to call up
window no. 35.
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If the state of LB-10 turned ON, window no. 35 will be popup; if the state of LB-10 turned
OFF, window no. 35 will be closed. See the picture below.


A screen can display up to 16 popup windows simultaneous including System Message
Window, Direct Window and Indirect Window.
The system does not allow opening the same window with two Direct (or Indirect)
Windows in one base window.
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13.13 Moving Shape
Overview
[Moving Shape] object defines the states and moving distance of an object. The state and
the location of the object depend on three consecutive PLC registers. The first register
controls the state of the object, the second register controls the horizontal position (X), and
the third register controls the vertical position (Y).
Data format
Object state
Moving Distance
on the X-axis
Moving distance
on the Y-axis
16-bit
Address (LW-n)
Address + 1
(LW-n+1)
Address + 2
(LW-n+2)
32-bit
Address (LW-n)
Address + 2
Address + 4
(LW-n+2)
(LW-n+4)
Configuration
Click the [Moving Shape] icon on the toolbar to create a [Moving Shape] object.
Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Moving Shape] object will be
created.
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Read address
Click [Setting] to configure the [PLC name], [Device type], [Address], [System tag], or
[Index register] of the word devices that control the display of object‟s state and moving
distance. Users can also set the address in [General] tab while adding a new object. The
table below shows the address in different data format:
Data format
Object state
Moving Distance
on the X-axis
Moving distance
on the Y-axis
16-bit
Address (LW-n)
Address + 1
(LW-n+1)
Address + 2
(LW-n+2)
32-bit
Address (LW-n)
Address + 2
(LW-n+2)
Address + 4
(LW-n+4)
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For example, if the object‟s read address is LW-100 and the data format is [16-bit Unsigned],
LW-100 is used to control the object‟s state, LW-101 is used to control the object‟s moving
distance on the X-axis, and LW-102 is used to control the object‟s moving distance on the
Y-axis.
The picture below shows that the object‟s read address is LW-100 and initial position is (100,
50). Supposed you want to move the object to the position (160,180) and change its state to
State 2, then, assign 2 to LW-100, 160-100 = 60 to LW-101, 180-50 = 130 to [LW102].
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Attribute
Select the object‟s movement mode and range.
a. X axis only
The object is only allowed to move along the X-axis. The moving distance ranges from [Min.
X] to [Max. X].
Data format
Object state
Moving Distance on
the X-axis
16-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 1 (LW-n+1)
32-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 2 (LW-n+2)
b. Y axis only
The object is only allowed to move along the Y-axis. The moving distance ranges from [Min.
Y] to [Max. Y].
Data format
Object state
Moving Distance on
the Y-axis
16-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 1 (LW-n+1)
32-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 2 (LW-n+2)
c. X & Y axis
The object is allowed to move along the X-axis and Y-axis. The moving range in X and Y
direction is defined by [Min. X], [Max. X] and [Min. Y], [Max. Y] respectively.
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Data
Object state
format
Moving Distance on
Moving distance on
the X-axis
the Y-axis
16-bit
format
Address
(LW-n)
Address + 1 (LW-n+1)
Address + 2 (LW-n+2)
32-bit
format
Address
(LW-n)
Address + 2 (LW-n+2)
Address + 4 (LW-n+4)
d. X axis w/ scaling
The object moves in X-axis only with scaling. Supposed that the value of the designated
register is DATA, the system uses the following formula to calculate the moving distance on
the X-axis.
X axis move distance =
(DATA – [Input low]) * ([Scaling high – Scaling low]) / ([Input high] – [Input low])
For example, the object is only allowed to move within 0-600, but the range of the register‟s
value is 300-1000. Set [Input low] to 300 and [Input high] to 1000, and set [Scaling low] to 0
and [Scaling high] to 600. And the object will move within the defined range.
Data format
Object state
Moving Distance on the X-axis
16-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 1 (LW-n+1)
32-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 2 (LW-n+2)
e. Y axis w/ scaling
The object is for Y axis movement with scale, and the formula to calculate the moving
distance on the Y-axis is the same as the one in [X axis w/ scaling].
Data format
Object state
Moving Distance on the Y-axis
16-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 1 (LW-n+1)
32-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 2 (LW-n+2)
f. X axis w/ reverse scaling
This works in the way as [X axis w/ scaling], but the moving direction is in reverse.
g. Y axis w/ reverse scaling
This works in the way as [Y axis w/ scaling], but the moving direction is in reverse.
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Display ratio
The size of shape in different states can be set individually as shown in the picture below.
Limit address
The object‟s moving range can be set not only by [Min. X], [Max. X] and [Min. Y] [Max. Y], but
also by the designated registers. Supposed that the object‟s moving range is set by the
value of the designated register “Address”, then the address of [Min. X], [Max. X] and [Min. Y]
[Max. Y] are listed in the following table.
Data format
[Min. X]
address
[Max. X]
address
[Min. Y]
address
[Max. Y]
address
16-bit format
Address
Address + 1
Address + 2
Address + 3
32-bit format
Address
Address + 2
Address + 4
Address + 6
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13.14 Animation
Overview
[Animation] object is defined by a pre-defined path and states. It will move to the given point
and show in the given state as defined by registers. The object state and position depend on
current value of two consecutive registers. The first register controls the state of the object
and the second register controls the position along the predefined path.
Configuration
Click the [Animation] icon on the toolbar. First, create the pre-defined path. Move
the mouse to each moving position, and click the left button to define positions
one by one. When it is done, right click on the screen, set up the properties, press
OK button, and a new [Animation] object will be created.
To change the object‟s attributes, you can double click on the object to open [Animation]
object‟s properties dialog box, as shown in the picture below.
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Attribute
[Total no. of states]
This configures the number of the states for this object.
a. Controlled by register
Select [Controlled by register] to use designated registers to control the object‟s state and
position.
Read address
The object‟s state and position are determined by the registers, and the addresses must be
configured correctly, as in the following table:
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Data Format
Object‟s state
Object‟s position
16-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 1 (LW-n+1)
32-bit format
Address (LW-n)
Address + 2 (LW-n+2)
For example, if the designated register is LW-100 and the data format is [16-bit Unsigned],
then LW-100 represents object‟s state, LW-101 represents position. In the picture below,
LW-100 = 2, LW-101 = 3, so the object‟s state is 2 and position is 3.
b. Based upon time interval
If [Based upon time interval] is chosen, the object‟s state and position will change from time
to time. [Time interval attributes] is used to set the time interval for states and positions.
[Position speed]
The speed of change of position. The unit is 0.1 second. Supposed that [Speed] is set to 10,
the object position will change each second.
[Backward cycle]
Assumed the object has four positions: position 0, position 1, position 2, and position 3, and
[Backward cycle] is not selected. When the object moves to the last position (position 3), the
next position will be back to the initial position 0, and repeat the same when it moves to
position 3 again. The moving path is shown as follows:
position 0 → position 1 → position 2 → position 3 → position 0 → position 1 → position 2…
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If [Backward cycle] is selected, when the object moves to the last position (position 3), it will
move backwards to position 2, position 1 and then the initial position 0, and start over again.
The moving path is shown as follows.
position 0 → position 1 → position 2 → position 3 → position 2 → position 1 → position 0…
[Image state change]
Determine how state changes, either [Position dependant] or [Time-based]. If [Position
dependant] is selected, the object state will change when position changes. If [Time-based]
is selected, the object position will change based on [Position speed] and the object state will
change based on [Image update time], as shown below:
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Shape rectangle size
To set the size of the shape.
Trajectory
To set the position of each point on the moving path.

Because multiple pictures might be used by an [Animation] object, [Set to original
dimension] will not return all pictures to the original size.
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13.15 Bar Graph
Overview
[Bar graph] object displays data as a bar graph in proportion to its value.
Configuration
Click [Bar Graph] icon on the toolbar to open [Bar Graph] dialog box. Fill in
properties, click OK button, and then create a new [Bar Graph] object.
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Read address
Click [Setting] to Select the [PLC name], [Device type], [Address], [System tag], and
[Index register] of the word devices that controls how the bar graph displays. Users can
also configure address in [General] tab while adding a new object.
Attribute
[Type]
Choose either [Normal] or [Offset]. When [Offset] is selected, an original value must be
entered for reference. Please refer the illustration below.
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[Direction]
Determine the bar graph direction. Available options are [Up], [Down], [Right], and [Left].
[Zero], [Span]
The percentage of filling can be calculated by the following formula:
The percentage of filling = (Register value – [Zero]) / [Span] – [Zero]) * 100%
Assume [Offset] is selected. If (Register value – [Zero]) is greater than 0, the bar will fill up
from [Origin]. If (Register value – Zero) is less than 0, the bar will be drawn below [Origin].
For example, [Origin] is 5, [Span] is 10, and [Zero] is 0.
For different value in read address, it will display as below:
If the value at read address is 4:
If the value at read address is 8,
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[Bar width ratio(%)]
It is the ratio of bar to object width. The figure below shows two ratios, 50% and 100%.
Bar color/style
To set the bar‟s frame and background color, bar style, and bar color. See the picture below.
Target Indicator
When the register value meets the following condition, the color of filled area will change to
the target color.
[Target Value] - [Tolerance] ≤ Register value ≤ [Target Value] + [Tolerance]
Assume [Target Value] is 5 and [Tolerance] is 1. As shown below, if the register value is
equal to or larger than 4 (=5-1) and equal to or less than 6 (=5+1), the filled area‟s color of
the bar will change to the target color.
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Alarm Indicator
If the register value is larger than [High limit], the color of filled area will change to [High
color]. If the register value is smaller than [Low limit], the color of filled area will change to
[Low color].
Target/Alarm Dynamic Address
When [Enable] is ticked, the [Low limit] and [High limit] of [Alarm indicator] and the [Target
Value] of [Target indicator] will use from the value of designated registers. See the picture
below.
The following table shows the read address of low limit, high limit, and target. The “Address”
means the device address. For example, if the device address is LW-20 and data format is
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16-bit, [Low limit] is LW 20, [High limit] is LW21, [Target indicator] is LW22, [Zero] is LW23,
and [Span] is LW24.
Data Format
Alarm
Low limit
Alarm
High limit
Target
indicator
Zero
16-bit format
Address
Address + 1
Address + 2
Address + 3 Address + 4
32-bit format
Address
Address + 2
Address + 4
Address + 6 Address + 8
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13.16 Meter Display
Overview
[Meter] object can display the value of word device by meter.
Configuration
Click [Meter Display] icon on the toolbar to open [Meter Display] dialog box. Fill in
properties, click OK button, and then create a new [Meter Display] object.
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The picture below shows the [General] tab in the [Meter Display] object properties dialog:
Read address
Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name], [Device type], [Address], [System tag], and
[Index register] of the word devices that controls the display of meter. Users can also set
address in [General] tab while adding a new object.
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In the above dialog box, users can set the meter display object‟s outline. Refer to the picture
below for the names of each part of the meter.
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Degree
Set the object‟s start degree and end degree. The angle range is 0-360 degrees. The
following pictures show several results of different settings.
[Start degree] = 290, [End degree] = 70
[Start degree] = 120, [End degree] = 240
[Start degree] = 40, [End degree] = 140
[Start degree] = 225, [End degree] = 315
Background
Set the object‟s background color and profile color.
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[Full circle]
When [Full circle] is selected, the object will display the whole circle. Otherwise, the object
will display the defined degree range. See the picture below.
[Transparent]
When [Transparent] is selected, the object will not display the background and profile color.
Tick marks
Configure the tick mark‟s number and color.
Pointer
Configure pointer‟s style, length, width, and color.
Pin point
Configure the style, radius, and color of the pin point.
The following picture shows the [Limit] tab.
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Value
To set object‟s display range. [Meter Display] object will use the value of [Zero] and [Span]
and the value of register to calculate the pointer‟s position. For example, supposed that
[Zero] is 0, [Span] is 100, when the value of register is 30, [Start degree] is 0, and [End
degree] is 360, then the degree indicated by the pointer is:
{ (30 – [Zero]) / ([Span] – [Zero]) } * ([End degree] - [Start degree]) =
{(30 – 0) / (100 - 0)} * (360 – 0) = 108
Pointer will be pointing at 108 degrees. See the picture below.
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Range limits
Configure the values of [Low limit], [High limit], their corresponding display colors, and the
width.
[Use user-defined radius]
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[Dynamic Limits]
The low limit and high limit are decided by the register.
The following table shows the read address of low limit and high limit. When address is
LW-n , the register‟s address:
Data format
Low limit‟s read
address
High limit‟s read
address
16-bit format
LW-n
LW-n + 1
32-bit format
LW-n
LW-n + 2
For example, if the address is LW-100, the corresponding addresses will be:
Low limit‟s read
High limit‟s read
address
address
16-bit format
LW-100
LW-101
32-bit format
LW-100
LW-102
Data format
Scale label
Select the attribute of scale label on [Meter Display].
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13.17 Trend Display
Overview
[Trend display] object uses curves to represent the data recorded by [Data Sampling] object.
The sampling operation is conducted by [Data Sampling] objects and the [Trend Display]
object displays the result of sampling. The following picture shows an example of trend
display object.
Those buttons on the screen mean:
Go to the beginning of the sampling data, and stop auto-scrolling.
Go to previous time interval and stop auto-scrolling.
Enable auto-scrolling. This shows when auto-scrolling is turned off.
Go to next time interval.
Go to the latest sampling data.
Click to stop auto-scrolling. This shows when auto-scrolling is turned on.
Configuration
Click [Trend Display] icon on the toolbar to open [Trend Display] dialog box. Fill in
properties, click OK button, and then create a new [Trend Display] object.
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The following picture shows the [General] tab in the [Trend Display] object properties dialog
box.
[Data Sampling Object index]
Select a [Data Sampling] object as the source data.
[Trend mode]
Select the mode of data source, either [Real-time] or [History].
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a. Real-time
In this mode, it displays the sampling data from the moment HMI starts to present. If other
data are needed, select [History] mode to read the data from history data.
[Hold control]
Suspend the update of [Trend Display]. It does not stop the sampling process of [Data
Sampling] object. The picture below shows the [Hold control] setting.
b. History
In this mode, the data come from the history data of the [Data Sampling] object defined by
[Data Sampling Object index]. The sampling data is sorted by dates. The system uses
[History control] to select the history data that are created in different dates.
The system sorts the history data of sampling data by date; the latest file is record 0
(Normally it is the sampling data today), the second latest file is record 1, and so on. If the
value of designated register in “History control” is n, the [Trend Display] object will display
data record n.
Here is an example to explain [History control]. If the designated register is LW-0, and the
sampling data available in the files are pressure_20061120.dtl, pressure_20061123.dtl,
pressure_20061127.dtl, and pressure_20061203.dtl, and it is 2006/12/3 today, based on the
value of LW-0, the sampling data file which is selected by [Trend Display] is shown as
follows:
Value of LW-0
Selected sampling history data
0
pressure_20061203.dtl
1
pressure_20061127.dtl
2
pressure_20061123.dtl
3
pressure_20061120.dtl
[Distance between data samples] ([Pixel] is selected)
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Select [Pixel]. Then, [Distance] can be used to set the distance between two sampling points.
See the picture below.
[X axis time range] ([Time] is selected)
Select [Time]. Then, [Distance] is used to set the X-axis in unit of time elapsed. See the
picture below.
Other than these two methods, select [Time] for [X axis time range] and go to [Trend] » [Grid]
and enable [Time scale]. Please refer to [Time scale] in the later section.
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[Dynamic distance between data samples] / [Dynamic X axis time range]
If selected, a word register can be designated to adjust the distance between data samples
(in pixel) or X axis time range (in second) directly on HMI.
When this function is enabled, a valid default value must be set, that is, when the value of
the designated register is 0, Trend Display will still be calculated according to the value set
here.
The following shows the trend curve displayed when X axis time range is set to 100.
The following shows the trend curve displayed when X axis time range is set to 200.
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Watch line
Use the [Watch line] function to display a “watch line” when user touches the [Trend Display]
object. It will also export the sampling data at the position of watch line to the designated
word device and use [Numeric Display] objects to display the results. Please refer to the
following picture.
[Watch line] can also export sampling data with multiple channels. The system will
consecutively write each channel to the specified address and the following addresses, in
the same order in [Data Sampling] object. The address assigned to [Watch line] is the start
address, and sampling data for each channel will be exported to the word devices starting
from “start address.” If the data format of each channel is different, the corresponding
address of each channel is arranged from the first to the last. If the watch register is LW-300:
[LW-300]
[LW-301]
[LW-303]
[LW-305]
Ch. 0 : 16-bit Unsigned
Ch. 1 : 32-bit Unsigned
Ch. 2 : 32-bit Unsigned
Ch. 3 : 16-bit Signed
(1 word)
(2 words)
(2 words)
(1 word)
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Time stamp output
If selected, the system will start counting time from the first data sample, and output the
elapsed time counted of the latest data sample to the register designated in [Time stamp
output + 2].
When pressing a point on the trend curve, the relative time of the nearest data sample is
then output to [Time stamp output address].
Note: the format of the register designated in [Time Stamp Output] and [Time Stamp Output
+ 2] must be 32-bit. [Time stamp output + 2] is only available for Trend Display - real time
mode while [Time stamp output] is available for real time mode and history mode.
This function is only available when [Relative time mode] is selected.
When the designated register is 16-bit, the table below shows how the data of time stamp is
stored in the register.
Address
The low word of the nearest sampling time to the
touch point.
Address + 1
The high word of the nearest sampling time to the
touch point.
Address + 2
The low word of the latest sampling time.
Address + 3
The high word of the latest sampling time.
The following demonstrates the operation when [Time stamp output] is enabled.
[LW-20, 21] The 14 (seconds) displayed in the register represents the nearest sampling time
to the touch point.
[LW-22, 23] The 27 (seconds) displayed in the register represents the latest sampling time.
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The picture below shows the attribute of [Trend Display]:
[Frame]
The color of frame.
[Background]
The color of background.
[Show scroll controls]
To enable / disable scroll control on the bottom of [Trend Display] object.
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Grid
Set the distance and the color of grid.
[Horiz.]
The number of horizontal lines.
[Verti. interval]
a. Pixel
When [Pixel] is selected in [General] tab, [Verti. interval] is used to select how many
sampling point will be included between two vertical grid lines. See the picture below.
b. Time
When [Time] is selected, [Verti. interval] is used to select the time range between two
vertical grid lines. See the picture below.
According to these settings, the system will calculate the number of vertical grid line
automatically.
Time Scale
Select[Enable] to enable the time scale on the bottom of trend display.
[Format]
Selects the time scale displayed.
[Font]
Selects font style
[Size]
Selects font size. Default font size: 8.
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Relative time mode
If selected, the system will start counting time from the first data sample. The time displayed
on the upper-left corner of the object and the range of X axis starts from “00:00:00”, “00:00”,
“0”, or “00000”.
In addition, the time tag displayed on the upper-left corner of the object, and on the X axis
can be set to [SSSSS] or [SSSSS (leading zero)] formats, and are based in seconds.
If the [Clear address] in [Data Sampling] object is enabled, the sampled data will be cleared,
and the sampling time is reset to the start, that is, the time starts counting from the first data
sample after reset. The figure below shows the settings of [Clear address].
Time / Date
The time of latest sampling data will be marked on the top left corner of the object. It is used
to set the time display format and color.
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The picture below shows the attribute of [Channel] tab:
[Channel]
Configure each sampling line‟s format and color, and the displayed data‟s low limit and high
limit. At most 20 channels could be configured.
[Dynamic limits] unchecked
[Zero]、[Span]
[Zero] and [Span] are used to set the low limit and high limit of sampling data. If the low limit
is 50 and the high limit is 100 for one sampling line, [Zero] and [Span] must be set as [50]
and [100], so all the sampling data can be displayed in the trend display object.
[Dynamic limits] checked
The low limit and the high limit are read from the designated word devices, as shown below.
When address is LW-n , the register‟s address:
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Data Format
Low limit
High limit
16-bit format
LW-n
LW-n+1
32-bit format
LW-n
LW-n+2
For example, if LW-100 is used here, the low limit and the high limit will be read from:
Data Format
Low limit
High limit
16-bit format
LW-100
LW-101
32-bit format
LW-100
LW-102
A typical usage of this is used for zoom-in and zoom-out of [Trend Display].
[Channel visibility control]
If [Enable] is selected, the bits of the assigned word register will be used to show/hide each
channel. First bit controls first channel, second bit controls second channel, and so on. For
example, there are 5 channels and LW-0 is used like the figure above, channels which will
be shown are:
Channel Controlling Bit
State
Will Be Displayed?
1
LW_bit-000
OFF
YES
2
LW_bit-001
ON
NO
3
LW_bit-002
ON
NO
4
LW_bit-003
OFF
YES
5
LW_bit-004
OFF
NO
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Example of zoom in/out function
To zoom in / out the trend graph, check the [Dynamic limits] as picture below.
For example, the LW0 and LW1 are to control low limit and high limit, you may change the
value of LW1 to zoom in / out.
The following picture is in original size. The range of trend is between 0~30. The arrow on
the right side are [Set Word] (LW1, increment (JOG+) and LW-1, decrement (JOG-)) for
controlling the zoom in and zoom out function.
Decrease the value of LW-1 to exhibit zoom in function as shown below:
The value of LW-1 decreased to 11.
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Increase the value of LW-1 to exhibit zoom out function as shown below:
The value of LW-1 increased to 41.
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13.18 History Data Display
Overview
[History Data Display] object displays data stored by [Data Sampling] object. The difference
from [Trend Display] is that [History Data Display] objects use tables to display numbers.
Please note that the [History Data Display] will not refresh the table automatically when the
data updates. It shows only the data retrieved from the designated record as the time
window popped up.
Configuration
Click the [History Data Display] icon on the toolbar to open [History Data Display]
dialog box. Fill in properties, click OK button and then create a new [History Data
Display] object.
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[Data Sampling object index]
Select a [Data Sampling] object as the source data.
Grid
Enable to show grids between rows and columns, like shown below:
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[Color]
Change the color of grids.
[Column interval]
Change the width of each column. The figures below are the examples.
Profile color
Change the color of frame and background. Use [Transparent] to hide frames and
background.
[Time] and [Date]
Enable/disable showing the time and date and configure its format.
[Time ascending]
Put earlier data at the top and the latest data at the bottom.
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[Time descending]
Put the latest data at the top and the earlier data at the bottom.
History Control
The history files are sorted with date and given an index. The latest one is assigned index 0
(mostly today), the second latest file is assigned index 1, and so on. [History Control] is used
to select the history data to be shown.
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The picture below shows the attribute of [Data Format] tab:
Each [History Data Display] object can display up to 20 channels. Use [Display] to select the
channels to be shown on the screen.
In the figure above, there are 4 channels (channel 0 to channel 3) in the [Data Sampling]
object, and only Ch.0 and Ch.3 are selected. The data formats are shown next to channel
name. The data format of each channel is decided by the corresponding [Data Sampling]
objects. The result is shown below:
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When display [String] format in [History Data Display] object, users may choose:
a. Display in [UNICODE] mode
b. Reverse high byte and low byte data then display.
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The picture below shows the attribute of [Title] tab:
[Use title]
Enable or disable title, which is marked as shown below:
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Title background
[Transparent]
When selected, hide the background for title area.
[Background color]
Set the background color of title.
[Setting]
This dialog window defines the text to be shown on the title.
You can also use [Label Tag Library] to use multi-language text for titles. Click [Setting] and
select one label tag from label library, as shown below:
If the format of sampling data is changed during off-line simulation, please delete previous
data records in C:\EasyBuilder \HMI_memory\datalog to prevent the system from
misinterpreting the old data records.
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13.19 Data Block Display
Overview
[Data Block Display] is a combination of several word devices with continuous address, for
example, LW-12, LW-13, LW-14, LW-15, and so on. Use [Data Block Display] object to draw
multiple data blocks. For example, it can display two data blocks LW-12~LW-15 and
RW-12~RW-15 in trend curve simultaneously. It is very useful to observe and compare the
difference of trend curves. The following displays the data block of LW-12~LW-15.
Snapshot of Data Block Display
Configuration
Click [Data Block Display] icon on the toolbar to open [Data Block Display]
properties dialog box as follows:
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[No. of channel]
Set the no of channel for this object. Each channel represents one data block. The maximal
number of channels is 12.
Cursor Line
If [Cursor Line] is enabled, when user touches the [Data Block Display] object, it will display
a vertical cursor line on it, and store the data on the line to the designated registers.
[Channel]
Select the channel to be configured.
Control address
[PLC name]
Select the PLC where the target data block is located.
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[Device type]
Select the device type where the target data block is located.
[Control word address]
[Control word address] is used to control and clear the drawn curve.
0 = No action (default)
1 = Draw (Without clear first)
2 = Clear
3 = Redraw
After executing the operation above, the system will reset the control word to zero.
[No. of data address]
The default for [No. of data address] is [Control word address] + 1.
[No. of data address] stores the number of word devices in each data block, i.e. the number
of data. The maximum value is 1024.
[Data storage start address]
If [Offset to start address] is not selected, please select the start address which stores the
data.
[Offset value storage address]
If [Offset to start address] is enabled, the [Offset value storage address] will be set as
[Control word address] + 2.
[Format]
If you select 16-bit data format, the address for each data will be start address, start address
+ 1, start address + 2 and so on.
If you select 32-bit data format, the address for each data will be start address, start address
+ 2, start address + 4 and so on.
Limit
Set the minimum and maximum limit for the curve.
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The figure below show the settings in the [Display Area] tab:
[Data samples]
Configure the maximal number of data samples (points) to be displayed.
[Samples to scroll]
Configure the number of data samples being scrolled.
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Grid
Channel
Set the color, width and style of each curve.
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Examples:
1. How to show a data block
a. Write the number of data to [No. of data address], i.e. “control word address+1”
b. Store the data consecutively beginning at [Data storage start address].
c. Write “1” to [Control word address] to draw the curve without cleaning the plot. All
previous curves will not be erased.
d. The system will write “0” to [Control word address] after it is plotted.
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During the period between c and d, do not change the content of [Control word address],
[No. of data address] and [Data storage start address], it might cause error for trend
curve plot.
2.
How to clear the graph
a. Write “2” to [Control word address], all the trend curves will be cleared.
b. The system will write “0” to [Control word address] after the trend curve is cleared.
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3.
How to clear the previous trend curve and display new one
a. Write the number of data to [No. of data address], i.e. “control word address+1”
b. Store the data consecutively beginning at [Data storage start address].
c. Write “3” to [Control word address], the previous trend curves will be cleared and
the new content in data block will be plotted on the screen.
d. The system will write “0” to [Control word address] after the trend curve displayed.
4.
How to use offset mode
If [Offset to start address] is selected, [Control word address], [No. of data address], and
[Offset value storage address] will use 3 consecutive addresses.
For example, assume the total number of channels is 3 (start from 0 to 2), and 3
[Control word address] are LW-0, LW-100, and LW-200. Then, other addresses are set
as follows: (In the example, format 16-bit Unsigned is used and [Offset value storage
address] are all m)
Item
Control
Address
No. of data
address
Offset value storage Data 1
address
Data 2
…
Channel 0
LW-0
LW-1
LW-2 (=m)
LW-0+m
LW-1+m
…
Channel 1
LW-100
LW-101
LW-102 (=m)
LW-100+m LW-101+m
…
Channel 2
LW-200
LW-201
LW-202 (=m)
LW-200+m LW-201+m
…
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When [Control word address] is set to LW-n, [No. of data address] and [Offset value
storage address] are as follows:
Address
16 Bit
32 Bit
Control word address
LW-n
LW-n
No. of data address
LW-n+1
LW-n+2
Offset value storage address
LW-n+2
LW-n+4
If the control registers are 32-bit devices, only bit 0-15 will be used as control purpose,
bit 16-31 will be ignored. (as illustrated below)
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When the value in [Control word address] is not zero, the system will read [No. on data
address] and [Offset value storage address].
It is recommended to use [Offset to start address] for data block display with multiple
channels and the same device type. You can use [Control word address] at continuous
address for each channel. The system will read the control words of all the channels in
one read command and it shall speed up the response time. Please refer to the
following picture. The control words of channel 1 is located from LW-n, the control
words of channel 2 is located from LW-n+3, and so on. As they are all continuous
addresses, the system could read all the control words in one read command.
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How to use watch (Cursor Line) feature
You may use the “Watch” function to check the value of any point of the curve. When the
user touches [Data Block] object, it will display a “cursor line”, and the system will write the
index and value of that data on the cursor line to the designated address.
When watch address is set to LW-n, the value written into LW-n represents the channel
index number to be called up. (start form 0)
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[Data Index] is a 16 bit unsigned integer; when the designated register of cursor line is
32 bit device, it will be stored in the bit 0-15.
If the trend curve is cleared, when the cursor line is moved, “0” will be displayed, as
shown below. In the example, there are no data in channel 1, when the cursor points at
Data 4, “0” will be displayed as shown below.
If there are fewer data in Channel 1, when position the cursor in Data 4, “0” will be
displayed, as shown below.
1. The maximum number of channels is 12.
2. The system can draw at most 32 trend curves.
3. The system can draw at most 1024 points for each channel.
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13.20 XY Plot
Overview
[XY Plot] is drawn where pair of word registers control the X and Y-axis. Up to 16 channels
can be displayed simultaneously. This object is for easier data observation, and negative
numbers can be displayed as well.
Configuration
Click the [XY Plot] icon on the toolbar to open a [XY Plot] object property dialog.
Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [XY Plot] object will be created.
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[Direction] There are four selections, right, left, up or down.
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[No. of channels]
Up to 16 independent channels may be selected for observation.
Control address
[Address]
Control the operation of all channels simultaneously. When the control address is set to
LW-n, different values entered in it represents different commands, and the following one
address LW-n+1 will also be designated to control the number of data points plotted.
Control
address
LW-n
LW-n+1
value
Result
1
Plot point on XY curve.
(The plotted points are kept.)
2
Clear all XY curves.
3
Clear then plot new XY curve.
Any number control the number of data points plotted.
After operation [Control address] will be set 0, which represents action completed, ready for
next operation.
[No. of data address]
Controls the number of data points. Each channel has a selection of up to 1023 points per
plot.
[Channel]
Select a channel to configure.
Read Address
[PLC name]
Select a PLC which will be the source of [X data] and [Y data] and designate a read address.
The format of the data register blocks used for the display channels depends on whether
[Separated address for X and Y data] has been selected, and if [Dynamic limits] has been
selected. The following explains the situations while 16-bit register is used:
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1.
If [Separated address for X and Y data] is not selected, and set [Read address] to LW-n:
Select [Dynamic limits]
X data
Y data
X data
Y data
Low Limit
LW-n
LW-n+1
High Limit
LW-n+2
LW-n+3
Constant
Constant
Constant
Constant
1st data
LW-n+4
LW-n+5
LW-n+0
LW-n+2
data
LW-n+6
LW-n+7
LW-n+1
LW-n+3
3 data
LW-n+8
LW-n+9
LW-n+4
LW-n+5
4th data
LW-n+10
LW-n+11
LW-n+6
LW-n+7
2
nd
rd
2.
Not select [Dynamic limits]
If [Separated address for X and Y data] is selected, and set [X data] to LW-0, [Y data] to
LW-100:
Select [Dynamic limits]
Not select [Dynamic limits]
X data
Y data
X data
Y data
Low Limit
LW-m+0
LW-n+0
High Limit
LW-m+1
LW-n+1
Constant
Constant
Constant
Constant
LW-m+2
LW-n+2
LW-m+0
LW-n+0
data
LW-m+3
LW-n+3
LW-m+1
LW-n+1
3rd data
LW-m+4
LW-n+4
LW-m+2
LW-n+2
4th data
LW-m+5
LW-n+5
LW-m+3
LW-n+3
st
1 data
2
nd
Limits
When [Dynamic limits] is not selected, the Low and High limits can be set:
The Low and High limits are used for counting X and Y range in percentage.
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[Dynamic Limits]
When the format is 32-bit, and the address is LW-100 (n), the corresponding data will as
table below: (If [Separated address for X and Y data] is not selected)
Content
Read Address
X data
Y data
LW100 (n)
Low Limit
LW100
n+0
LW104
n+4
High Limit
LW102
n+2
LW106
n+6
Data 0
LW108
n+8
LW110
n+10
Data 1
LW112
n+12
LW114
n+14
Data 2
LW116
n+16
LW118
n+18
If [Dynamic limits] is selected, a zoom effect can be created by changing the setting of Low
/ High Limits. (Please refer to Trend Display Object)
In the following example, XL=X low limit, XH=X high limit, YL=Y low limit, YH=Y high limit,
and XY, XY1, XY2 are three XY data. When changing the high limits of X and Y axis, the
result is shown below:
Original
Change the high limit of Y axis to 25. (zoom in)
Change the high limit of Y axis to 100 (zoom out)
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X and Y data can be set to different formats, EX: If X data uses 16-bit unsigned, Y data
uses 32-bit signed, please note the address setting.
When using a Tag PLC, such as AB tag PLC, X and Y must be in the same format.
When using different formats a warning will be shown.
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[Display Area] tab
Profile color
Select frame and background colors, or select [Transparent] check box.
Curve
For each channel select the properties of color, width, and line style.
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Maker
There are four different types of XY plot:
The result is shown below:
Example:
The curve shown below is drawn with 7 points numbered from P0 to P6.
The steps the system draws the X-axis Projection:
a. Calculates the two points in X-axis – (X0, 0) and (X6, 0).
b. Link all the points in the order of (X0, 0), P0, P1… P6, (X6, 0) and returns to (X0, 0) at last.
c. Fill out all enclosed areas.
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Similarly for Y-axis projection:
Reference line
Up to 4 horizontal reference lines can be configured on the graph. Fill in high, low limits and
Y axis coordinate percentage values with choice of color, for each reference line.
If [Limit form PLC] is selected, designate a register to be the read address of reference line.
XY Plot can be drawn repeatedly up to 32 times:
1 channel32 times
2 channels16 times
The way to calculate: 32 divided by the number of channels
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13.21 Alarm Bar and Alarm Display
Overview
[Alarm Bar] and [Alarm Display] objects are used to display alarm messages which are login
in [Event (Alarm) Log]. When designated addresses meet the trigger condition, events or
alarms will be displayed in time/date order as they occurred in [Alarm Bar] or [Alarm
Display].
[Alarm Bar] scrolls all alarm messages in one single display line, where [Alarm Display]
shows active alarm messages in multiple lines. Please refer to the relevant chapters about
Event Log.
Alarm Bar - Displays alarm messages in one single line.
Alarm Display – Displays active alarm messages in multiple lines.
Configuration
Click the [Alarm Display] or [Alarm Bar] icon on the toolbar to open a [Alarm Display] or
[Alarm Bar] object property dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Alarm
Display] or [Alarm Bar] object will be created.
The difference between these two objects is that [Alarm Display] can be controlled by a
designated [Acknowledge address].
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[Enable acknowledge function]
If this check box is selected, the [Acknowledge value] selected for the associated event,
specified in [Alarm (Event) Log] will be written to the [Acknowledge address] designated in
[Alarm Display].
The following explains the general settings of these two objects:
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[Include categories]
Select the categories displayed in [Alarm Display] or [Alarm Bar]. Alarms within these
categories will be displayed only.
For example, if the category is set to 2 to 4, only events in categories 2, 3, 4 will be displayed.
Please refer to “Chapter 7 Event Log”.
[Scroll Speed] and [Acknowledge style]
Select one of the speed settings at which the messages scroll, and whether to acknowledge
the alarm by a single or double click. The selection of scroll speed is only available in [Alarm
Bar].
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Color
Use color to indicate different state of alarms. Frame and background may be made invisible
by selecting [Transparent] check box.
Sort
Sort alarms in time ascending or descending order.
[Time ascending]
Latest alarm is placed last in the list.
[Time descending]
Latest alarm is placed first in the list.
Order & Characters
Use the up and down arrow buttons to adjust the display order of the alarms.
[Date]
Displays the date tag with each alarm message. The four formats of date tag:
MM/DD/YY、DD/MM/YY、DD/MM/YY、YY/MM/DD
[Time]
Displays the time tag with each alarm message. The four formats of time tag:
HH:MM:SS、HH:MM、DD:HH:MM、HH
In the [Font] tab set the size of the font or select [Italic].
The font and color of the alarm messages is set in [Alarm (Event) Log] object:
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13.22 Event Display
Overview
[Event Display] object is used to display alarm messages which are login in [Event (Alarm)
Log]. When designated addresses meet the trigger condition, events or alarms will be
displayed in time/date order as they occurred in [Event Display]. [Event Display] object
displays real-time active events or historical files as they are triggered, acknowledged, and
cleared, in multiple lines.
Configuration
Click the [Event Display] icon on the toolbar to open a [Event Display] object
property dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Event Display]
object will be created.
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[Mode]
Select [Real-time] to work with current events, or [Historical] to view data from previous
[Alarm (Event) Log] files.
a. Real-time
Acknowledge address
When in Real-time mode, and an event is acknowledged by touching an active display line,
the [Acknowledge value] selected for the associated event, specified in [Alarm (Event) Log]
will be written to the [Acknowledge address] designated in [Event Display]. Please refer to
“Chapter 7 Event Log”.
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[Enable event management]
If this check box is selected, writing a specific value into a register LW-n and LW-n+1, where
n is an arbitrary number, will control [Event Display] object with different commands as
shown below:
Address Value Command
LW-n
LW-n+1
0
Display all events.
1
Hide [Confirmed] events.
2
Hide [Recovered] events.
3
Hide [Confirmed] or [Recovered] events.
4
Hide [Confirmed] and [Recovered] events.
1
Delete a single selected event.
b. History Control
[Enable reading multiple histories]
 If this check box is Not selected
Daily event log files can be viewed and interrogated. A history control address can be
designated:
The designated register contains a value which is used as an index to select historical files.
Index value 0 calls the latest file
Index value 1 calls the second latest, etc.
The example below shows how to use the historical control address. Set control address to
LW-100. Assume four data logs exist dated:
EL_20061120.evt,
EL_20061123.evt,
EL_20061127.evt
EL_20061203.evt,
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The value in the control word selects the following records:
Value in [LW-100] The selected record
0
EL_20061203.evt
1
EL_20061127.evt
2
EL_20061123.evt
3
EL_20061120.evt
 If this check box is selected
Displays a list of events triggered in multiple days. If [History control] address is set to LW-0,
LW-0 to LW-1 forms a range of log selection. Value in LW-0 represents the first history data.
Example: As illustrated below, for showing it clearer, the history data is numbered according
to the date they occur, (No.0、No.1、No.2…). If enter 3 in LW-0, the first data displayed will
be data No. 3.
LW-1 has two modes:
a. Number of days
The data range starts from the number in LW-0. The value in LW1 represents how many
days to be included from the start to days before.
Example: As illustrated below, if enter 1 in LW-0, enter 3 in LW-1, then the range of data will
start form 20100609, and include data of 2 days before (while 20100609 is included). Since
data of 20100607 does not exist in this example, the data displayed will only include
20100609 and 20100608.
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b. Index of the last history
The range of data will start form the number in LW-0 and end in LW-1.
Example: Enter 1 in LW-0, enter 3 in LW-1, the data displayed will include data No.1, No.2,
No.3.
The maximum size of data that can be displayed is 4MB; the exceeding part will be ignored.
The following shows how data will be stored while the data size is too big.
Example:
a. 5 history data, each is 0.5MB  The size of data displayed is 8 x 0.5MB
b. 5 history data, each is 1MB  The size of data displayed is 4 x 1MB
c. 5 history data, each is 1.5MB  The size of data displayed is
2 x 1.5MB+1 x 1MB (partial)
[Enable event management]
If this check box is selected, writing a specific value into register LW-n and LW-n+1, where n
is an arbitrary number, will control [Event Display] object with different commands as shown
below:
Address Value Command
LW-n
LW-n+1
0
Display all events.
1
Hide [Confirmed] events.
2
Hide [Recovered] events.
3
Hide [Confirmed] / [Recovered] events.
4
Hide [Confirmed] and [Recovered] events.
1
Delete a single selected event.
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[Include categories]
Select the categories displayed in [Event Display]. Events within these categories will be
displayed only.
For example, if the category is set to 2 to 4, only events in categories 2, 3, 4 will be displayed.
Please refer to “Chapter 7 Event Log”.
[Acknowledge style]
Select of Click or Double Click to acknowledge each single event. When a new event occurs
the operator can tap the event line once or twice to acknowledge the new event.
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When acknowledged, the text color of the event will change to that selected in the color
section, and [Write value] associated with that event will be sent to the register designated in
the Alarm (Event) log.
Users could configure an [Indirect Window] object so that when an event is acknowledged
the [Write value] is written into the read address of the [Indirect Window] to call a popup
window with warning message.
As shown below, if address is set to LW-100, when the event is confirmed, write 31 to the
address. When users acknowledge the event, 31 is written to LW-100.
[Max. event no.]
The maximum number of events to be displayed in this Event Display.
When the amount of events displayed has reached [Max. event no.] set here, the oldest
event will be removed and add a new event.
[Color]
Indicate the different event states. Frame and background may be made invisible by
selecting [Transparent] check box.
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a. Acknowledge
b. Return to normal
c. Select box –
The system draw a highlight box around the latest acknowledged event.
Format
Sort
Sort alarms in time ascending or descending order.
[Time ascending]
Latest alarm is placed last in the list.
[Time descending]
Latest alarm is placed first in the list.
Order & Characters
Use the up and down arrow buttons to adjust the display order of the alarms.
[Date]
Displays the date tag with each alarm message. The four formats of date tag:
MM/DD/YY、DD/MM/YY、DD/MM/YY、YY/MM/DD
[Time]
Displays the time tag with each alarm message. The four formats of time tag:
HH:MM:SS、HH:MM、DD:HH:MM、HH
In the [Font] tab set the size of the font or select [Italic].
The font and color of the alarm messages is set in [Alarm (Event) Log] object.
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13.23 Data Transfer (Trigger-based)
Overview
[Data Transfer (Trigger-based)] object can transfer values from the source registers to the
destination registers. The data transfer operation can also be activated by changing state of
bit register.
Configuration
Click the [Data Transfer (Trigger-based)] icon on the toolbar to open a [Data
Transfer (Trigger-based)] object property dialog. Set up the properties, press OK
button, and a new [Data Transfer (Trigger-based)] object will be created.
Source address
[Data Transfer] object reads the data from [Source Address].
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Destination address
[Data Transfer] object writes the data to [Destination Address].
Attribute
[No. of words]
It is the number of words to be transferred from [Source Address] to [Destination Address].
The unit is word (16-bit).
[Mode]
Set the trigger mode of data transfer.
a. Touch trigger
Press the object to activate data transfer operation.
b. External trigger
Activated when specify bit address changes state.
[ON >> OFF]
Transfer the data when the state of [Trigger address] changed from ON to OFF.
[OFF >> ON]
Transfer the data when the state of [Trigger address] changed from OFF to ON.
[ON <-> OFF]
Transfer the data when the state of [Trigger address] changes.
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13.24 Backup
Overview
[Backup] object can transmit recipe data (RW, RW_A), event log and sampling data to
external device or Remote printer/backup server. Users can also use [LB-9039] to monitor
the backup status. If the system is backing up, the status of [LB-9039] will be turned ON.
Configuration
Click [Backup] icon on the toolbar to open a [Backup] object property dialog. Set
up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Backup] object will be created.
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Source
[RW], [RW_A], [Historical event log], [Historical data sampling]
Select one from the above for the source. There may be several data sampling objects
registered in the project. When backing up [Historical data log], use [Data Sampling
object index] to select the right one to back up, as shown below.
Backup Position
Select the destination where the source files will be copied to.
a. SD card or USB Disk
The external device connected to HMI.
b. Remote printer/backup server
To select this, users have to enable MT remote printer/backup server at:
[Menu] » [Edit] » [System Parameters] » [Printer/Backup Server]
Save format
User can select the desired format to back up the file.
1. HMI Event Log File (*.evt) / HMI Data Log File (*.dtl)
2. Comma Separated Values (*.csv)
 Event Log saved as a csv file

Data Log saved as a csv file
When back up event log in .csv format, open the csv file in EXCEL. The BOM (Byte order
mark) can be added to the file header so that the .csv file containg non-ASCII strings can
directly be opened in EXCEL.
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The [Event] column is included in the
backup file to indicate the type of the
event.
0 = Event is triggered
1 = Event is acknowledged
2 = Event returns to normal
Range
[Start]
Choose either [Today] or [Yesterday].
[Within]
Select the range of time period. For example, [Yesterday] is selected at [Start], and [2 day(s)]
is selected here, which means the files obtained yesterday and the day before yesterday will
be backed up. Select [All] to save all files in 90 days in the system.
Trigger
There are three ways to activate Backup function.
1. Touch trigger
Touch the object to activate backup operation.
2. External trigger (bit)
Register a bit device to trigger the backup operation.
[ON >> OFF]
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Bit device change from ON to OFF to activate backup operation.
[OFF >> ON]
Bit device changes from OFF to ON to activate backup operation.
[ON <-> OFF]
Bit device change state to activate backup operation.
3. Trigger address
When use [External trigger], assign a bit device as shown below.
4. External trigger (word)
When selecting [External trigger (word)], users can specify the number of days to backup
data using [Trigger address].
[Trigger address] usage (suppose LW-n is used):
 LW-n: Will start to back up when the value
changes from 0 to 1.
 LW-n+1: The start date of backup.
 LW-n+2: The number of days for backup.
[Syntax] dialog is shown on the right. (The max. no
of days is 90).
1.
2.
All history files should have been saved in
memory, either HMI memory, USB stick or SD
card. Otherwise, the [Backup] object will not work.
The maximum number of days for backup is 90 days.
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13.25 Media Player
When the first time a project using [Media Player] object, it is necessary to download the
project via Ethernet. Therefore, Media Player drivers will be installed in HMI.
Overview
[Media Player] object will play video files with controls Seek, Zoom, and Volume to provide
maintenance instructions or procedures on video so as to enable on-site operators to
perform tasks efficiently.
Note: Only MT8000X-series supports this function.
Click [Media Player] object icon on the toolbar, or select from [Objects] » [Media
Player]. [New Media Player Object] dialog box will appear.
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General tab
Setting
Description
Enable
Control
address
 Selected
a. Control the [Media Player] operations.
b. Designate a word register to control the
object operations.
 Not selected
No manual control. Video will be played
automatically when the designated window
opens.
Command
Enter a value in the Command register to designate
which action is required.
 Command (control address + 0)
Parameter 1
Enter a value in Parameter 1 associated with each
command action (see below for details.)
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
Parameter 1 (control address + 1)
Parameter 2
Enter a value in Parameter 2 associated with each
command action (see below for details.)
 Parameter 2 (control address + 2)
Status
Indicate the status or errors.
 Status (control address + 3)
File index
The file number in the designated folder. It is
recommended to file the video name with a
number.
 File index (control address + 4)
Start time
The beginning of time (second). 0, normally.

Start time (control address + 5)
The ending of time. (The period of time)
 End time (control address + 6)
End time
Update
video
playing
time
Video
playing
Update
time
period
 Enable
The elapsed playing time of video will be writing
into [Playing time] register at a rate set by [Update
period] in seconds.
Update period of [Playing time], range from 1 to 60
(second).
Playing
The elapsed playing time of video. (Second)
time

Playing time (control address + 7)
SD
Play video files in SD card.
USB 1 / USB 2
Play video files in USB 1 or USB 2 disk.
Folder name
The folder name of video files stored in SD card or
USB disk. Files must be stored in root directory.
Subdirectories won‟t be accepted.(EX: root\sub is
an invalid directory.)
Video
file store
location
1. [Folder name] cannot be empty.
2. [Folder name] cannot include /\:*?”<>|.
3. A folder name must be in ASCII characters.
Auto. repeat
When finish playing all the video files, replay from
the first file.
Ex: Video 1 > Video 2 > Video 1 > Video 2
Background
The background color of the object.
Attribute
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The data format for control address is 16-bit Unsigned or 16-bit Signed. If using 32-bit
Unsigned or 32-bit Signed, only the previous 16 bits will be effective.
Control command:
a. Play index file
[Command] = 1
[Parameter 1] = file index
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)

Files are stored with file names in ascending order, the index 0 file is the first file and so

on.
If the file cannot be found, it will set [Status] bit 8 ON.
Please stop the playing video before switching to another.

b. Play previous file
[Command] = 2
[Parameter 1] = ignore (set 0)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)


If [File index] of previous file was zero it replays the same file.
If the file cannot be found, it will set [Status] bit 8 ON.
c. Play next file
[Command] = 3
[Parameter 1] = ignore (set 0)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)

If there are no more files it plays the index 0 file..

If the file cannot be found, it will set [Status] bit 8 ON.
d. Pause / Play Switch
[Command] = 4
[Parameter 1] = ignore (set 0)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)
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e. Stop playing and close file
[Command] = 5
[Parameter 1] = ignore (set 0)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)
f. Start playing at designated target location
[Command] = 6
[Parameter 1] = target time (second)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)

Parameter 1 (target time) must be less than the ending of time or it will play the last
second.
g. Forward
[Command] = 7
[Parameter 1] = target time (second)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)

Going Forward to the designated second in [Parameter 1]. If the video is paused, the
forwarding action will be started by playing.

When the designed time is after than the ending of time, it will play the last second.
h. Backward
[Command] = 8
[Parameter 1] = target time (second)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)

Going Backward to the designated second in [Parameter 1], If the video is paused, the
backward action will be started by playing.

When the designed time is earlier than the beginning of time, it will play from beginning.
i. Adjust volume
[Command] = 9
[Parameter 1] = volume (0 ~ 128)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)
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
j.
Default volume is 128.
Set video display size
[Command] = 10
[Parameter 1] = display size (0 ~ 16)
[Parameter 2] = ignore (set 0)

[Parameter 1 = 0]:Fit video image to object size.

[Parameter 1 = 1 ~ 16]:Magnification from 25% ~ 400% in 25% increments where 1 =
25%, 2 = 50%, 3 = 75% and so on.
k. Status (control address + 3)

When playing a video the system will turn ON file open and file playing bits 00 and 01. If
the file cannot be scanned, or an unacceptable command is entered, the bit 08 will be
set ON. If the file format is not supported, or a disk I/O error occurs, during playback (eg.
USB disk unplugged), the file error bit 09 is set ON.
00: File Opened / Closed
01: File Playing
08: Command Error
09: File Error
(0 = closed, 1 = opened)
(0 = not playing, 1 = playing)
(0 = accepted, 1 = incorrect)
(0 = accepted, 1 = incorrect)
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
The figure shows the
status value associated
with each state:
Stop = 0
Pause = 1
Playing = 3

[Command], [Parameter 1], and [Parameter 2] are write addresses. All others are read
only.
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Preview tab:
Users can test whether the video format is supported by using the preview function.
[Load]
Select the testing video to preview
[Play / Pause]
Select to start playing video or pausing.
[Forward << / Backward >>]
Go forward of the video of go backward.(in minutes)
[Stop]
Stop playing and close the file. If testing another video is needed, please stop playing the
current video first.





Only one video file can play at one time.
If [control address] is not enabled and [Auto. repeat] is not selected, after finish playing
the first file, the system will stop playing and close.
If [control address] is not enabled, the system will find the first file in the designated
folder and start to play (in ascending order of the file name).
If the file can be previewed, the format is supported. If the video image quality is poor,
please adjust the resolution.
The supported formats: mpeg4, xvid, flv…etc.
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13.26 Data Transfer (Time-based)
Overview
[Data transfer (Time-based)] object is similar to [Data transfer (Trigger-based)] object that
they all transfer the data from source to destination register. The difference is that the [Data
transfer (time-based)] object transfers data based on time schedule, and is able to transfer
data in bits.
Configuration
Click [Data Transfer (Time-based)] icon on the toolbar to open the [Data
Transfer (Time-based) Object] management dialog, as shown below:
Press the [New] button in the above dialog box to open a [Data Transfer (Time-based)]
object property dialog, as shown below, set up the properties, press OK button, and a [Data
Transfer (Time-based)] object will be created.
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Attribute
[Address type]
Select the data transfer unit, either [Bit] or [Word].
[No. of words] or [No. of bits]
[No. of words] will be shown when [Word] is selected in [Address type], meaning the data
transfer unit is word. See the picture below.
When [Bit] is selected, the unit of data transfer is bit. See the picture below.
[Interval]
Select the time interval for each data transfer, for example, when 3 seconds is set, the
system will transfer data every 3 seconds.
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

Specifying a short time interval or a big number of data to transfer may cause an overall
performance of system decrease. Therefore, it is recommended that users choose a
longer time interval and a smaller amount of data to transfer.
When a short interval is inevitable, be aware of the interval must be longer than the data
transfer operation. For example, if the data transfer operation takes 2 seconds, you
must set the interval longer than 2 seconds.
Source address
[Data Transfer] object reads the data from [Source Address].
Destination address
[Data Transfer] object writes the data to [Destination Address].
After all settings are completed, press [OK] button, and a new [Data Transfer (Time-based)]
object will be created. The [Data Transfer (Time-based)] management dialog displays brief
information for each object as shown below.
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13.27 PLC Control
Overview
[PLC Control] object can execute commands when it is triggered. These commands include
[Change window], [Back light control]… etc.
Configuration
Click the [PLC Control] icon on the toolbar to open the [PLC Control Object]
management dialog. To add a [PLC Control] object, click [New], set up the
properties, press OK button and a new [PLC Control] object will be created.
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Click [New] and the following dialog box will appear.
Attribute
[Type of control]
Select a type of control form the drop down list.
a. Change window
Place a valid window number in the designated trigger address to change the base screen to
the new window number. By default the new window number is written back into a
designated address.
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For example, if current window is window no. 10 and the setting is as shown below:
When LW-0 is changed to 11, the system will change the current window to window no. 11,
and then write 11 to LW-1.
When the window is changed, the new window number is written back into the address that
is calculated by [Trigger address] and the data format, as shown in the table below.
Data Format
Trigger address
Write address
16-bit BCD
Address
Address + 1
32-bit BCD
Address
Address + 2
16-bit Unsigned
Address
Address + 1
16-bit Signed
Address
Address + 1
32-bit Unsigned
Address
Address + 2
32-bit Signed
Address
Address + 2
[Activate only when designated window opened]
Allow this operation only if a particular screen is displayed.
[Clear data after window changed]
Reset the value at trigger address to zero after the [PLC Control] object is activated.
[Turn on back light]
Illuminate the screen when the [PLC Control] object is activated.
[Use window no. offset]
Select the check box and select an window offset, the new window no. to change to will be
the value in [Trigger address] plus the offset.
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For example, if [Trigger address] is LW-0 and offset is set to 5. When the value in LW-0 is 10,
the new window number will be window no. 15 (10+5). The range of the offset is -1024 to
1024.

If [LB-9017] is set ON, the write-back function will be disabled.
b. Write data to PLC (current base window)
Each time the base window is changed, the new window number will be written into the
[Trigger address].
c. General PLC Control
Transfer word data blocks from PLC to HMI, and vise-versa, and the transfer direction is
controlled by the value contained in the [Trigger address].
Value in
[Trigger Address]
Action
1
Transfer data from PLC register  HMI RW register
2
Transfer data from PLC register  HMI LW register
3
Transfer data from HMI RW register  PLC register
4
Transfer data from HMI LW register  PLC register
Four consecutive word registers are used as discussed in the following table:
Address
Purpose
[Trigger address]
Determine the direction of data transfer
The valid values are listed in the above table. When a new
control code is written into the register, HMI will start to transfer.
After data transfer is finished, the value will be set to 0.
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[Trigger address+1]
Number of words to transfer.
[Trigger address+2]
Offset to the start address of PLC register
Assume the value is “n”, where n is an arbitrary number, the
start address of PLC register is [Trigger address + 4 + n].
Take an OMRON PLC as an example:
If [Trigger address] uses DM-100, [Trigger address + 2] will be
DM-102. If the value in DM-102 is 5, the start address of data
source would be DM-109 (100 + 4 + 5 = 109).
[Trigger address+3]
Offset to the start address of LW or RW memory in HMI
Take OMRON PLC as an example:
If set [Trigger address] to DM-100, [Trigger address + 3] will be
DM-103. If the value in DM-103 is 100, the start address of
memory in HMI is RW-100 or LW-100.
We want to use [PLC Control] object to transfer 16 words data in OMRON PLC, starting from
address DM-100, to the HMI address, starting from RW-200. The setting is shown below:
(a) Firstly, create a PLC Control object, set [Type of control] to [General PLC control], and
set [Trigger address] to DM-10, that is, to use the four sequential registers start from
DM-10 to control data transfer.
(b) Confirm the data size and the offset addresses.
Set DM-11 to 16, since the number of words to transfer is 16 words.
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Set DM-12 to 86, which indicates the address of data source is DM-100
(100=10+4+86).
Set DM-13 to 200, which indicates the destination address is RW-200.
(c) Set DM-10 according to the direction of data transfer.
If set DM-10 to 1, the data will be transferred from PLC to HMI RW register,
If set DM-10 to 3, the data will be transferred from HMI RW register to PLC.
Setting DM-10 to 2 or 4 works the same, the difference is that the HMI memory is LW.
d. Back light control (write back)
When [Trigger address] is turned ON, HMI backlight will be turned ON/OFF and [Trigger
address] will be turned OFF. Any touch on the screen will turn the backlight on.
e. Back light control
When [Trigger address] is turned ON, HMI backlight will turn ON/OFF and [Trigger address]
will not be changed.
f. Sound control
When the state of the designated [Trigger address] changes, the HMI will play the sound
selected from the sound library.
To activate the sound by [Trigger address]:
(1) Bit goes ON (OFF->ON)
(2) Bit goes OFF (ON->OFF)
(3) State change (either ON->OFF or OFF->ON)
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g. Execute macro program
Select a pre-defined Macro from the drop-down list. When the state of the designated
[Trigger address] changes, the selected Macro is executed.
The ways to execute Macro by [Trigger address]:
(1) Bit goes ON (OFF->ON)
(2) Bit goes OFF (ON->OFF)
(3) State change (either ON->OFF or OFF->ON)
(4) Execute the selected Macro when bit is ON. When the bit remains ON, Macro will be
executed repeatedly.
h. Screen hardcopy
When the state of the designated [Trigger address] changes, print the selected screen.
The ways to activate screen hardcopy by [Trigger address]:
(1) Bit goes ON (OFF->ON)
(2) Bit goes OFF (ON->OFF)
(3) State change (either ON->OFF or OFF->ON)
There are three options to specify the source window for hardcopy:
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[Current base window]
Print the base window at the time the operation is activated.
[Window no. from register]
Print the window designated by the value in a PLC address. If the window number is valid,
the screen is printed as shown below:
[Designate window no.]
Select a base window to be printed as shown below:
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[Printer]
If not specifying any printer, there are other selections such as SD card or USB disk.
The printer can be set in [System Parameter Settings] » [Model]

A background printing procedure is performed when the printed window is not the

current base window.
If the hard-copied window is not current base window, its [Direct Window] and [Indirect
Window] objects will not be printed.
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13.28 Schedule
Overview
[Scheduler] object turns bits ON/OFF, or writes values to word registers at designated start
times. It works on a daily or weekly basis.
Configuration
Click the [Schedule] icon on the toolbar to open the [Scheduler] management
dialog. To add new [Scheduler], click [New], Set up the properties, press OK
button, and a new [Scheduler] object is created.
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There are two demonstrations to help you understand the usage of Schedule.
A motor is scheduled to power - ON at 9:00 and power – OFF at 18:00, Monday to Friday.
We are using LB-100 to control the motor state. LB-100 will be set ON at 9:00 and OFF at
18:00.
Click [Scheduler] icon on the toolbar or select [Objects] » [Scheduler] to configure the
[Scheduler] object.
[General]
1. Select [Bit ON] in [Action mode].
2.
Use LB-100 as [Action address].
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[Time Set]
3.
In [Time Set] tab, select [Constant].
4.
Enter [Start] time as 9:00:00 and select Monday to Friday. Deselect [Setting on
individual day].
5.
Enter [End] time as 18:00:00 and select [Enable termination action] check box.
6.
Click [OK], a new schedule object will be created on the [Scheduler] list.
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A thermal heater is scheduled to heat up to 90°C at 08:00 and cool down to 30°C at 17:00,
Monday to Friday. LW-100 is used to store the set point value.
Click [Scheduler] icon on the toolbar or select [Objects] » [Scheduler] to configure the
[Scheduler] object. Click [New] to add a new object.
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[General tab]
1. Select [Word write] in [Action mode].
2.
Set LW-100 in [Action address].
3.
Select [Constant] for [Word write value settings] and enter 90 in [Start value].
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[Time Set tab]
4. In [Time set] tab select [Constant].
5.
Enter [Start] time as 8:00:00 and select Monday to Friday. Deselect [Setting on
individual day].
6.
Enter [End] time as 17:00:00 and select [Enable termination action] check box.
7.
Return to [General] tab and enter 30 in [Write end value].
8.
Click [OK], a new schedule object will be created on the [Scheduler] list.
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
General tab
[Power-ON start/end action]
Check the condition when the HMI is powered ON.
 Enabled
When HMI is powered ON within the scheduled time range, the start action will be
performed automatically. When HMI is powered ON outside the scheduled time range,
the end action will be executed.
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Inside scheduled range
Start time
Power ON
End time
Start action
Termination action
Outside scheduled range
Start time
Power ON
Termination action

Start action
End time
Termination action
Disabled
When the HMI is powered ON at a time later than the start time, the start action will not
be performed, but the end action will be performed. When the end action is not defined
the scheduled range is not recognized and no action is performed.
Action Mode
Choose the action to do at the given time.
[Bit ON]
At the start time, set the designated bit ON. At the end time, set the designated bit OFF.
Example: Start time : 09:00:00
End time : 17:00:00
Start time
End time
ON
OFF
09:00:00
12:00:00
17:00:00
[Bit OFF]
At the start time, set the designated bit OFF. At the end time, set the designated bit ON.
Example: Start time : 09:00:00
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End time :
17:00:00
Start time
End time
ON
OFF
09:00:00
12:00:00
17:00:00
[Word write]
The [Write start value] entered here is transferred to the designated [Action address] word
register at the start time. At end time, the [Write end value] entered here is written to the
[Action address].
Example: Device address:
Start time:
LW100
09:00:00
End time:
Write start value:
Write end value:
LW-100
17:00:00
10
0
10
LW-100
09:00:00

0
17:00:00
Only if an [End time] is enabled and entered on the [Time set] tab will the [Write end
value] box appear.
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 Time Set
[Constant] / [Address]
Specify start time and end time. [Constant] allows specifying a date or period and time.
[Address] allows controlling the time by a designated address.
When [Constant] is selected:
[Setting on individual day]

[Setting on individual day] is selected
Start and end times can be assigned to different days of the week.
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Start action
09:00
Termination action
17:00
Monday
Tuesday


Start and end time must be entered.
Start and end time must be on a different time, or same time but different day.

[Setting on individual day] is not selected
Start and end times entered must start and end within 24-hours.
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Start action
09:00
Termination action
17:00
Monday
Tuesday


Start and end time must be on a different time, different day.
If an end time is earlier than a start time the end action will occur early the next day.
Start date: Monday
Monday
Tuesday
Start time: 22:00
End time: 01:00
22:00:00
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01:00:00
Object
When [Address] is selected:
The scheduler object retrieves the start/end time and day of week information from word
registers, enabling all parameters to be set and changed under PLC or user control.
[Time setting address]
Designated as the top address in a block of 11 sequential registers which are used to store
time setting data.
The format of the 11 word registers should normally be 16-unsigned integer. If a 32-bit word
address is chosen, only bits 0-15 are effective, and bits 16-31 should be written as zero.
a. Control (Time setting address + 0)
Turn [Control] ON to tell the HMI to read and update [Action mode], [Start time], and [End
time] values.
15
0
Reserved (0 fixed)
0
Bit 0: no action 1: read times/action mode
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Bit
Object

HMI will not regularly read the data from [Action mode] (address + 2) to [End time]
(address + 10). Please turn [Control] ON when the settings are changed.
b. Status (Time setting address + 1)
When the read operation above completes bit0 of this register truns ON. If time data read
is out of range or incorrect in any way bit1 turns ON..
15
02 01 00
Bit
0
Reserved (0 fixed)
0
Bit 00: Status bit: Read operation completed. (0: reading or reading not started. 1:
reading completed.)
Bit 01: Error bit: Start or end time format incorrect. (0: corrected 1: error)

After the scheduler reads the data and the status is turned ON (The value in [Address +
1] = 01), the control bit must be turned OFF (address = 0). The status bit and error bit
will be turned OFF (10) at the same time.
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1
ON
Control Bit
(PLC to HMI)
6
1
OFF
2
7
HMI confirms that Control Bit
is set ON
2
HMI confirms that Control Bit
is set OFF
3 Read Data
Data in Registers
(PLC to HMI)
3 Read Data
4
HMI turns Status Bit ON
ON
Status Bit
(HMI to PLC)
5
8
5
8
OFF
4
Error Bit
(HMI to PLC)
ON
Error Bit turns ON when
error occurs
OFF
Communication delays
HMI turns bit OFF
User / PLC turns bit OFF
c. Action mode (Time setting address + 2)
Enable/disable [Enable termination action] and [Setting on individual day]. Whatever the
[Enable termination action] bit is, all the time data, from [Control] to [End time (second)],
will be read.
15
02 01 00
0
Reserved (0 fixed)
Bit
0
Bit 00 Enable termination action(0: Disabled 1: Enabled)
Bit 01 Setting on individual day (0: Disabled 1: Enabled)


If [Setting on individual day] is OFF, all 11 registers are still read but end time is ignored.
If [Setting on individual day] is ON, make sure that all start end times are entered. If
more than one start / end day bit is ON, and error will occur.
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d. Start/End Day (Start Day: Time setting address + 3, End Day: Time setting address
+ 7)
Designates which day of week is used to trigger the start or end action.
15
07
Reserved (0 fixed)
Bit 00 Sunday
(0: not used 1: used)
Bit 01 Monday
(0: not used 1: used)
Bit 02 Tuesday
(0: not used 1: used)
Bit 03 Wednesday
06
05
04
Sat
Fri
Thu
03
02
Wed Tue
01
00
Bit
Mon Sun
(0: not used 1: used)
Bit 04 Thursday (0: not used 1: used)
Bit 05 Friday
(0: not used 1: used)
Bit 06 Saturday
(0: not used 1: used)
e. Start/End Time (Start Time: Time setting address + 4 to + 6, End Time: Time setting
address + 8 to + 10)
Hour: 0 - 23
Minute: 0 - 59
Second: 0 - 59
Values outside these ranges will set the error bit in the Status word.


16-bit unsigned integer format must be used. Does not support BCD format here.
End time depends on [Action mode] (address + 2). [Enable termination action] (bit 00)
and [Setting individual day] (bit 01) are related:
Setting individual day
Enabled
Disabled
Enable termination action
Enabled
Enabled
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Disabled
Object

Prohibit tab
Prohibit
Before the scheduled action is performed, the HMI will read the specified bit state. If it is ON,
the scheduled start/end action will be skipped. Otherwise, it will be performed normally.
Sound
Enable the sound output function to play the chosen sound when action.
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Restrictions:
1.
2.
Up to 32 scheduler entries are allowed.
A time schedule applies one action only, when the start time is reached.
User set OFF
Start time
Action: Set Bit
Start time: 08:00:00
End time: 08:20:00
End time
ON
OFF
07:50:00
08:00:00
18:10:00
18:20:00
3.
[Write start/end value] and [Prohibit] bit is read only once before start action. After that,
4.
even to change the state or [Prohibit] bit or [Write start/end value], the end action and
the value written will not be affected. Also, to read data of [Write start/end value] and
[Prohibit] bit, there is a delay of start action due to the communication.
Each time RTC data is changed, schedule list entries that possess both start and end
times will be checked for in-range or out-range conditions. For in-range, the start action
will occur. If the end action is not set, the new range is not recognized, the action will not
occur.
5.
If several schedule objects are set to the same start time or end time, the action is
6.
7.

performed in ascending order of the schedule number.
In [Time Set] » [Address] mode, the system will read [Control] word regularly. The
length of the period depends on the system.
In [Time Set] » [Address] mode, when start time and end time is out- range, error occurs
in the set action time. (Note: BCD is not an acceptable format)
In [Time Set] » [Address] mode, the action will not start up until the first time the time
data is successfully updated.
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13.29 Option List
Overview
[Option List] object displays a list of items that the user can view and select. Once the user
selects an item, the corresponding value will be written to a word register.
There are two forms for this object – Listbox and Drop-down list. The listbox lists all items
and highlights the selected one. The drop-down list normally displays only the selected item.
Once the user presses it, the system will display a listbox (which is similar to Listbox)
beneath the object.
Configuration
Click the [Option List] icon on the toolbar to open a [Option List] object property
dialog. Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Option List] object will
be created.
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Option list
Attribute
1.
[Mode]
The list style, either List box or Drop-down list.
2.
[Item no.]
Set the number of items for the object. Each item represents a state displayed in the list
and a value to be written to the [Monitor address]
3.
[Background]
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Change background color.
4.
[Selection]
Change background color for the selected item.
5.
[Source of item data]
There are 3 sources available: [Predefine], [Dates of historical data], and [Item
address].
6.
[Monitor address]
The value of selected item will be written to [Monitor address].
[Write when button is released]
If this option is selected, the selected item value will be written to [Monitor address] after
the button is released. (This option is only available in List Box style.)
Source of item data:
(1) [Predefine]
The list is manually defined in [Mapping] tab.
The number of items can be adjusted by [Item no.], and each item represents one state.
And each item has a value which will be written to [Monitor address].
(2) [Dates of historical data]
[Option List] object can be used with [Trend Display], [History Data Display], [Event
Display] to control which history file should be shown. The figure below is an example of
[Option List] used with [History Data Display].
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The available options are:
a. [Type]
Two options are available: [Event (Alarm) log], which is used for [Event Display], and
[Data sampling], which is used for [Trend Display] and [History Data Display]
b. [Date]
Set the date format.
c. [Data Sampling object]
Select which [Data sampling] object is displayed when [Type] is [Data Sampling], and it
should be the same as the [Data sampling object index] configured in [Trend Display] or
[History Data Display].


The system automatically disables [Mapping] tab in [Dates of historical data], and [Item
address] mode.
In [Dates of historical data] mode, When users select ”Drop-Down List” in [Attribute] and
enable History Index mode, the Option List displays “?” in Error State.
(3) [Item address]
The list will be read from given [Item address] and controlled by [Control address]. The
following options will be available:
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a. [Control address]
It is used to update and assign the number of items.
[Address]: If the value at this address is changed to 1, the option list would be
replaced by items defined at [Item address]. After updating, the value will be
restored to 0.
[Address + 1]: Define the number of items in [Item address].
b. [Item address]
Assign the item address

[UNICODE]
The item will use UNICODE characters, such as Chinese characters.
The UNICODE characters used here should be used by other objects, so
EasyBuilder will compile the needed fonts and download these fonts to HMI,
and the UNICODE letters could be displayed correctly.

[The length of each item]
Define the number of letters for each item. The number of items multiplied by
[The Length of each item] must be less than 1024 words.
Send notification after writing successfully
If the [Enable] check box is selected, it will notify a designated bit address (setting ON or
OFF) after the command is successfully executed. Click [Setting] to select the [PLC name],
[Address], [Device type], [System tag], [Index register] of the bit device that controls the
object, or configure in [General] tab.
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Mapping
Mapping table
This table displays all available states/items, their item data and values. To change the
number of available items, please refer to [Option list tab] » [Attribute] » [Item no.].
[Item]
The system lists all available items. Each item represents a state that will be displayed in the
list. This field is read-only.
[Value]
Here user can assign value for each item, basing on the following two criteria:
1. [For reading]: If the content from [Monitor address] is changed, the object compares the
content with these values and selects first-matched item. If no item is matched, the
status goes to error state and signals the notification bit register (if requested).
2. [For writing]: The system writes this value to [Monitor address] when user selects an
item.
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[Item data]
Text displayed for each item. The option list object displays the text of all items in the list for
users to review and select.
[Error state]
On error state, the listbox-style option list removes the highlight to represent no item is
selected and the drop-down list displays the data of error state.
Only the drop-down-style lists use Error state. Listbox-style lists are not able to use Error
state.
For example, item 8 is the error state when specifying 8 in [Item no.]. Similarly, if you set
Item no.] to 11 then state 11 would be the error state, and so on. (The states are counts from
state 0)
[Set default]
Reset all values or states to default value, i.e. set 0 for item 0, 1 for item 1, and so on.
Error Notification
The system will set ON/OFF to the specified bit register when error is detected. The signal of
the bit register could be used to trigger a procedure for correcting the error.
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13.30 Timer
Overview
[Timer] is a time switch, and could be a Delay-On/Off, Pulse, and Cumulative On/Off switch.
[Time] object uses the following 6 variables:
Timer Variable
Variables Type
Description
Input bit (IN)
Bit type
The main switch of timer.
Measurement bit (TI)
Bit type
Turn ON when the timer begin counting.
Output bit (Q)
Bit type
Activate when the timer finish counting.
Preset time (PT)
Word type
Set the timer value.
Elapsed time (ET)
Word type
Display current elapsed value of timer.
Reset bit (R)
Bit type
Reset the elapsed time (ET) to 0.
Configuration
Click the [Timer] icon on the toolbar to open [Timer] object property dialog. Set up
the properties, press OK button, and a new [Timer] object will be created.
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On Delay switch
Mode
Description





Input bit (IN): Main switch of [Timer]
Measurement bit (TI)
Output bit (Q)
Preset time (PT)
Elapsed time (ET)
Description (See the figure above)
Period 1: When the IN is turned ON, TI is turned ON and the elapsed time ET starts
counting. The Q remains OFF.
Period 2: When the ET equals the PT, the Q be turned ON and the TI be turned OFF.
Period 3: When the IN turns OFF, the Q be turned OFF and the ET reset to 0.
Period 4: When the IN turns ON, the TI be turned ON and the elapsed time ET starts
counting.
Period 5: Turn IN OFF before the ET reaches the PT, the TI would be turned OFF, and the
ET reset to 0, the Q remains OFF.

Off Delay switch
Mode
Description
 Input bit (IN): Main switch of [Timer]




Measurement bit (TI)
Output bit (Q)
Preset time (PT)
Elapsed time (ET)
Description (See the figure above)
Period 1: When the IN turns ON, the TI remains OFF and the Q be turned ON, and the ET
reset to 0.
Period 2: When the IN turns OFF, the TI be turned ON and the elapsed time ET starts
counting, the Q remains ON.
Period 3: When the ET equals the PT, the Q and TI are turned OFF.
Period 4: When the IN turns ON, the Q be turned ON and the ET reset to 0.
Period 5: When the IN turns OFF, the TI be turned ON and the elapsed time ET starts
counting, the Q remains ON.
Period 6: Turn the IN to ON before the ET reaches the PT, the TI be turned OFF, and the
ET reset to 0, the Q remains ON.
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
Pulse switch
Mode
Description





Input bit (IN): Main switch of [Timer]
Measurement bit (TI)
Output bit (Q)
Preset time (PT)
Elapsed time (ET)
Description (See the figure aboe)
Period 1: When the IN turns ON, the TI and Q are turned ON, and the elapsed time ET
starts counting.
Period 2: When the ET equals PT, the TI and Q are turned OFF.
Period 3: When the IN turns ON, the TI and Q are turned ON, and the elapsed time ET
starts counting.
Period 4: When the ET equals the PT, the TI and Q are turned OFF.

Accumulated On delay
Mode
Description
 Input bit (IN): Main switch of [Timer]
 Measurement bit (TI)
 Output bit (Q)
 Preset time (PT)
 Elapsed time (ET)
 Reset bit (R): Reset ET to 0
Description (See the figure above)
Period 1: When the IN turns ON, the TI be turned ON and the elapsed time ET starts
counting, the Q remains OFF.
Period 2: When the IN turns OFF, and if the ET is less than the PT, the TI be turned OFF.
The ET is in the retentive state.
Period 3: When the IN turns ON, the TI be turned ON. The timer measurement starts
again and the ET starts counting from the kept value. The Q remains OFF.
Period 4: When the ET reaches the PT, the TI be turned OFF and the Q be turned ON.
Period 5: When the IN turns OFF, the Q be turned OFF. (Reset the ET to 0 by using Reset
bit (R).)
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
Accumulated Off delay
Mode
Description






Input bit (IN): Main switch of [Timer]
Measurement bit (TI)
Output bit (Q)
Preset time (PT)
Elapsed time (ET)
Reset bit (R): Reset ET to 0
Description (See the figure above)
Period 1: When the IN turns ON, the Q be turned ON and TI remains OFF.
Period 2: When the IN turns OFF, the TI be turned ON and the elapsed time ET starts
counting, the Q remains ON.
Period 3: When the IN turns ON, the TI and Q remains ON, the timer measurement ET
pauses.
Period 4: When the IN turns OFF, the paused timer measurement ET continues.
Period 5: When the ET equals the PT, the TI and Q are turned OFF. (Reset the ET to 0 by
using Reset bit (R).)
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13.31 Video In
Overview
Specific HMI models provide the video input function. Users can install surveillance camera,
then monitor the factory any time they want. The video images can also be stored in devices
and analyzed on PC.
This function can be utilized in different aspects. Apart from monitoring factory, it can also be
used in mobile vehicles or building automation monitoring.
For hardware, HMI provides 2 channels for video input. Users can switch the monitored
channel, and capture images without being influenced by playback function, such as pause.
The captured images are still the real-time external video images.
Supported formats are NTSC and PAL.
Note: For MT-series, only MT8000X-series supports video inputs.
Configuration
Click [Video Input] icon on the toolbar to open a [Video Input] object property dialog.
Set up the properties, press OK button, and a new [Video Input] object will be created.
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[Input Channel]
Video Input 1 or Video Input 2 can be selected.
[Encode format]
NTSC or PAL can be selected.
Use Capture address
Enable [Use capture function] to capture the image of the input video
1.
[Capture address]
Configure the address that triggers image capturing of the video.
2.
[Storage medium]
Select the storage medium to save captured images, either SD card or USB disk.
– Images of video channel 1 will be saved in directory “VIP1” in the chosen storage
and images of video channel 2 in directory “VIP2”.
3.
[Record time]
Set a period of time for image capturing.
– The longest period can be set starts from 10 seconds before triggering [Capture
address] to 10 seconds after triggering. In this case there will be 21 images
captured, including the one captured at the triggering moment.
– The time interval for capturing is once in each second.
– The captured .jpg file will be named in the following format:
Before or after [Capture address] is triggered: YYYYMMDDhhmmss.jpg
The moment that [Capture address] is triggered: YYYYMMDDhhmmss@.jpg
The figure above as an example, set [Record time] “Before” and “After” to “5” seconds,
when [Capture address] changes from OFF to ON, system will start to capture one image
per second, from 5 seconds before the triggering time to 5 seconds after the triggering time.
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Use Control address
Select [Use control function] to control the video input.
Suppose [Control Address] is designated as “LW100”:
A. Users can set [Control Address+ 0] to enable/stop Video Input function.
[LW100] = 0  Stop Playing.
[LW100] = 1  Open video input channel 1 and display it on screen.
[LW100] = 2  Open video input channel 2 and display it on screen.
[LW100] = 3  Open video input channel 1 but don‟t display it on screen. Users can still
execute Capture image.
[LW100] = 4  Open video input channel 2 but don‟t display it on screen. Users can still
execute Capture image.
B. Users can set [Control Address +1] to stop or continue playing video:
[LW101] = 1  Pause/Continue playing.
C. If users change the value in [Control Address + 0], the system will keep the new value.
D. If users change the value in [Control Address + 1], system will first execute the
corresponding command and then erase the new value and set it back to “0”.
E. If [Use control function] is not selected, system will play the channel set in [Input
channel].
[Display adjustment]
If it is selected, the screen brightness and contrast ratio can be adjusted. If specify “LW100”
as the control address:
A. Adjust Contrast Ratio [Control Address + 2]: LW102, range: 1~100.
B. Adjust Brightness
[Control Address + 3]: LW103, range: 1~100.
1. [Video In] object can only be used MT8000X-series.
2. Only 1 video input channel can be opened at a time.
3. Capture function will not be affected by using “pause” function. The captured images will
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still be the real-time video input images.
4. Recommended Format and Resolution:
1:1
50%
NTSC
720 x 480
360 x 240
PAL
720 x 576
360 x 288
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13.32 System Message
If objects use [Display confirmation request] or [local HMI supports monitor function only] is
turned on/off, the corresponding messages configured here will be displayed in popup
message boxes.
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Dialog Size
Select the size for pop-up window and texts
Size
Reference
Small
Middle
Large
Confirmation required
If an object uses [Display confirmation request], this message would pop up when the object
is used. [Message] shown on confirmation dialog, and the text label of the 2 buttons, [OK]
and [Cancel], can be set. Please use the same font for the labels of [Message], [OK] and
[Cancel]. Additionally, only when selecting [Label Library] for [Message], the use of Label
Library for [OK] and [Cancel] buttons can be enabled.
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Deny write-command
Display when system tag LB-9196 (local HMI supports monitor function only) is turned ON.
Allow write-command
Display when system tag LB-9196 (local HMI supports monitor function only) is turned OFF.
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13.33 SOE Display
SOE Display object allows users to view SOE event logs. The setting of SOE Display is
available after enabling [Sequence of events] in [Device list].
The General tab of SOE Display object is shown in the following figure.
[Query address] uses 19 word registers to select the events to be displayed.
(n is any number)
Name
Query Address
Description
Mode
n
Please see the table next page.
Status
n+1
Please see the table next page.
Start date
n+2~4
Means Year, Month, Day
Start time
n+5~7
Means Hour, Minute, Second
Start time ms
n+8
Type
n+9
Range: 0 to 9
Device
n + 10
Range: 0 to 99
User name
n + 11
Range: 1 to 12
End date
n + 12 ~ 14
Means Year, Month, Day
End time
n + 15 ~ 17
Means Hour, Minute, Second
End time ms
n + 18
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The value in [Mode] means:
Value
Mode
1
Query [Start date] (values in query address n + 2 to n + 4 are used).
When [Status] is 4, the value in [End date] (Query address n + 12 to n
+ 14) is needed to form a query range.
2
Query [Start time] (values in query address n + 5 to n + 7 are used).
When [Status] is 4, the value in [End time] (Query address n + 15 to n
+ 17) is needed to form a query range.
4
Query [Start time ms] (values in query address n + 8 are used). When
[Status] is 4, the value in [End time ms] (Query address n + 18) is
needed to form a query range.
8
Query [Type] (values in query address n + 9 are used).
16
Query [Device] (values in query address n + 10 are used).
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Query [User name] (values in query address n + 11 are used).
The value in [Status] means:
Value
Mode
0
Displays all events.
1
Selects the events where the value of the column assigned in Mode
equals to the value read from a register.
2
Selects the events where the value of the column assigned in Mode is
greater than or equals to the value read from a register.
3
Selects the events where the value of the column assigned in Mode is
less than or equals to the value read from a register.
4
Selects the events where the value of the column assigned in Mode
falls in a specified range.
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To query [Type], [Device], or [User name], the acceptable status is 0 or 1. That is, if the
status is 0, all the events are displayed. Otherwise it selects the events only if the value
of the column assigned in mode equals to the value in the query address of [Type],
[Device], or [User name].
Set both [Mode] and [Status] to start the query.
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The SOE Display tab is shown in the following figure.
Setting
Description
Max. event no.
Enter the number of events to display. When the number of
triggered events is greater than this number, the old events are
overwritten by the new events.
Transparent
If selected, the colors of the object frame and background are not
displayed.
Frame
Selects the color of the object frame.
Background
Selects the color of the object background.
Select box
Selects the color of the select box shown when an event is
chosen.
Time ascending
The latest events are placed at the bottom.
Time descending
The latest events are placed at the top.
Display order
Selects the items to display when an event occurs. If [Display
chars] is set to 0, displays the full content of the item.
Date
Selects the format of date.
Time
Selects the format of time.
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13.34 QR Code
Overview
The QR Code object transfers the information from the read address into QR code.
Configuration
Click the QR Code icon on the toolbar to open the property dialog box. Set up the
properties, press OK button, and a new QR Code object will be created.
Setting
Correction level
Description
QR code has error correction capability to restore data if the
code is dirty or damaged. Four correction levels are available:
L, M, Q, and H. The data restoration rate is listed below. (The
data restoration rate for total codewords. Codeword is a unit
that constructs the data area.)
Correction Level
L
M
Q
H
Color
Read address
7%
15%
25%
30%
Set the QR code color.
The QR Code object will display the QR code generated from
the information entered by the read address. The word length
limit: 1 ~ 1024.
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Shape Library and Picture Library
Chapter 14 Shape Library and Picture Library
EasyBuilder provides Shape Library and Picture Library to add visual effects on objects.
Each Shape and Picture includes up to 256 states. This chapter explains how to create
Shape Library and Picture Library.
For more details, please refer to “Chapter 9 Object General Properties”.
14.1 Creating Shape Library
Shapes are vector graphics in the use of lines, curves or polygons. A complete Shape can
have more than one state, and each state includes two parts: frame and inner as shown
below:
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An object can use only frame or inner or both. Click [Call up Shape Library], and the
[Shape Library] dialog appears as below:
Setting
Description
Library
Shape Libraries which have been added into the current project.
Select a library from the list.
State
Select the state represented by the current Shape. If the selected
state doesn‟t have a shape, it means that the Shape does not exist or
the state of the Shape isn‟t defined.
Select Lib.
Select a Shape Library to add into the project.
By previewing the content of the library on the right side of the
window, users can select a suitable library.
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New Lib.
Add a new Shape Library.
Unattach Lib.
Delete a Shape Library in the project.
Delete All States
Delete all the states of the selected Shape.
Delete Cur. State
Delete the current state of the selected Shape.
Rename
Rename the selected Shape.
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Place
Place the shape in the window.
The following shows how to create a new Shape Library and add a Shape with two states
into the library.
Step 1
Click [New Lib.] and enter the name of the new Shape Library.
A new Shape Library “TEST” will be added. At this moment, no Shape is in this library.
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Step 2
Add a state to the selected Shape. First, use the drawing tools to draw a shape in the
window and select it to add to the Shape Library.
Chick [Save to Shape Library] button in the toolbar and the following dialog appears.
Setting
Description
Shape library
Select the Shape Library to add the selected shape. In this
example, “TEST” library is selected.
Description
The name of the Shape.
Shape no.
The number in the Shape Library that the shape belongs to.
State
Select the state that the shape represents. In this case the state
is set to “0”. Each shape can have up to 256 states.
Frame
If [Frame] is selected, the shape is defined as a frame.
Inner
If [Inner] is selected, the shape is defined as the inner part.
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The following shows the information of the shape numbered 0 in the TEST library. Its state 0
is not defined as a frame or inner.
Click [OK], the shape will be added to the library. The below shows the shape number 0 in
this library has only 1 state and is defined as a frame.
Step 3
Do the step 2 again, this time the shape is set to state 1.
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A complete Shape with two states is created as shown below.
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14.2 Creating Picture Library
Click [Call up Picture Library] button in the toolbar and the [Picture Library] dialog
appears.
Setting
Description
Library
Picture Libraries which have been added into the current project.
Select a library from the list.
State
Select the state represented by the current Picture. If the selected
state doesn‟t have a picture, it means that the picture does not
exist or the state of the picture isn‟t defined.
Select Lib.
Select a Picture Library to add into the project.
By previewing the content of the library on the right side of the
window, users can select a suitable library.
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New Lib.
Add a new Picture Library.
Unattach Lib.
Delete a Picture Library in the project.
Delete All States
Delete all the states of the selected Picture.
Delete Cur. State
Delete the current state of the selected Picture.
Rename
Rename the selected Picture.
Insert Before
Add a new state before the current state.
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Insert After
Add a new state after the current state.
Import Picture
Add a new picture to the Picture Library.
Modify Picture
Modify the selected picture.
Export
Export the selected picture to the designated place. As shown
below, users can get the original picture.
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The compatible picture formats are *.bmp, *.jpg, *.gif, *.dpd, and *.png. When adding a
GIF picture in Picture Library, if this picture file is animated, the loop times of this
animated picture can be set.
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The example below shows how to create a new Picture Library and add a Picture with two
states into it.
Step 1
Click [New Lib.] and enter the name of the new Picture Library.
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A new Picture Library “TEST” will be added. At this moment, there is no Picture in the library.
Step 2
Draw the pictures to be added; suppose the two pictures below are used to represent state 0
and state 1 respectively.
Click [Import Picture] and a dialog appears as below. Set [Picture no.] and [Picture
name], and then click [Next].
Step 3
When the dialog below is shown, select a picture for state 0. If select [Transparent] check
box and set to RGB (0, 0, 255), the blue area of this picture will be transparent. After setting
state 0, click [Next] button to set state 1.
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Select [Transparent] check box and click on an area of the picture, the RGB value of the
area will be displayed. Take the settings above as an example, the actual picture shown is:
Step 4
Do the steps above again, set the transparent area of the picture for state 1, and then click
[Finish]. A picture with two states will be created.
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When finished, a new picture “F Yellow” is added to the library. As shown, this picture is in
BMP format and has two states.
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Label Library and Multi-Language
Chapter 15 Label Library and Multi-Language
Build the Label Library
Select a suitable label in the
program.
15.1 Introduction
In run time the project displays the corresponding language based on the settings.
[Language no.]
EasyBuilder supports the editing of 24 languages in maximum.
[State no.]
Indicates the current state. Each Label has a maximum of 256 states (state no. 0 ~ 255).
The state no. is determined by [Language no.] selected. If 1~3 languages are used, each
language can have 256 states. If 4 and more languages are used, for example, 24
languages, the number of states is calculated by the following equation:
768 / 24 = 32 (states).
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[New]
Add a new label.
[Settings]
Settings of the selected label.
[Save Label File]
Save all labels in *.lbl format.
[Load Label File]
Load the existing *.lbl file to Label Library.
[Export EXCEL File]
Save all labels in *.csv, *.xls or *.xlsx format.
[Import EXCEL File]
Load the existing *.csv, *.xls or *.xlsx file to Label Library.
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Unicode is not supported when importing and exporting Excel file.
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15.2 Building Label Library
1. Open [Label Tag Library] » [New]
[Label name]
Specify the name of the Label.
[No. of states]
The number of states to be displayed by this Label.
2. Click [OK], a new label is added to the Label Library, select it and click [Settings] to set
its content.
3. Set up the corresponding language contents.
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15.3 Setting Label Font
Select [Label Tag Library] » [Font] to see the languages the Label contains and set the
font. Different languages can use different
fonts.
[Font]
When using a Label to show different languages, different fonts can be selected.
[Comment]
The memo for each font.
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15.4 Using Label Library
When there are defined labels in Label Library, the labels can be found in the object‟s [Label] tab.
Select [Use label library], and select the label from the pull down list of [Label tag].
When a tag is selected, the content of the selected tag is shown in the [Content] field, in the font
selected. Please note that languages 2 ~ 24 can only set the Font [Size], other settings such as
[Color], [Align], [Blink] etc. will follow the settings of language 1.
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15.5 Settings of Multi-Language (System Register LW-9134)
When displaying the texts in multiple languages, except for using Label Library, the system
register “[LW-9134]: language mode” should be used too.
The value range of [LW-9134] is 0 ~ 23. Different values correspond to different languages.
Although up to 24 languages can be used in EasyBuilder, if the languages are not all chosen
in compiling and downloading, [LW-9134] will work differently.
For example, user defines 5 languages in Label Library. Only languages 1, 3, 5 are chosen
in compiling, then the corresponding values of [LW-9134] are:
0
Language 1 English
Language 2 Traditional Chinese
1
Language 3 Simplified Chinese
Language 4 French
2
Language 5 Korean
How to use multi-language:
1. Create a Text Object and select [Use label
library] check box.
2. Create a Numeric Input Object and use
system register [LW-9134].
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When compiling, select the languages.
The simulation is shown below, if change the value of [LW-9134]; the content displayed by the
Text Object will be changed.
Please confirm your internet connection before downloading the demo project.
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Address Tag Library
Chapter 16 Address Tag Library
16.1 Building Address Tag Library
Generally it is recommended to define the commonly used addresses in Address Tag
Library when start to build a project. It not only avoids setting the addresses repeatedly but
also expresses the function of an address more clearly.
Display
user-defined
address tags
Display system-reserved address
tags. The registers listed cannot
be deleted or changed.
To create a new
address tag.
Save all
current
address tags
as *.tgl file.
Load the
existing *.tgl file
of address tag
to the current
project.
Save all
current
address tags
as *.csv file.
Set the
selected
address tag.
Load the existing
*.csv file of
address tag to the
current project.
Save all
current
address tags
as *.xls file.
Load the existing
*.xls file of
address tag to the
current project.
If [Use UTF-8 format to export CSV file] option is selected, The CSV file will be exported in
UTF-8 format. If this option is not selected, the CSV file will be exported in ANSI format.
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Click [New] and set the relevant properties.
The information of
the address tag.
The name of the
address tag.
As defined in
[System Parameter
Settings] »
[Device list].
The tag address
type; [Bit] / [Word]
Available device
types are limited by
[PLC name] &
[Address type].
Address of the Tag.
Click [OK], a newly added tag can be found in the [Customized] library.
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16.2 Using Address Tag Library
1. Create a tag in Address Tag Library.
2. Create an object, select [General] » [PLC
name].
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click [Setting], the setting dialog pops up.
Select [User-defined tag] check box.
In [Device type] select the defined tag.
When finished, the window tree will show
the address tag name used by the object.
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Chapter 17 Transferring Recipe Data
Recipe Data refers to the data stored in RW and RW_A addresses. The way of reading and
writing these addresses is the same as operating a word register. The difference is that
recipe data is stored in HMI, when restarting HMI, the latest data records in RW and RW_A
are kept.
The size of recipe data a RW address can store is 1024KB words, and RW_A is 128KB.
Users can update recipe data with SD card, USB disk, USB cable or Ethernet and use the
data to update PLC data. Recipe Data can also be uploaded to PC; furthermore, PLC data
can be saved in recipe data. The following explains the ways of transferring recipe data.
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17.1 Updating Recipe Data with Ethernet or USB Cable
1. Open Project Manager and click [Download].
2. Select [RW] and [RW_A] and [Browse] the source file.
3. After downloading, restart HMI, RW and RW_A will be updated.
Select the file
source.
Automatically
reboot HMI after
downloading.
When [Reset recipe] check box is selected, the system will clear all the data in [RW]
and [RW_A] before downloading.
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17.2 Updating Recipe Data with SD Card or USB Disk
1. Open Project Manager and click [Build Download Data for SD Card or USB Disk].
2. Insert a SD card or USB disk into PC
3. Click [Browse] to designate the file path.
4. Click [Build], EasyBuilder will save the data in SD card or USB disk.
Select the source files.
■ When download data is successfully built, two folders can be found: history and mt8000.
mt8000 is for storing project file; history is for storing recipe data and data sampling / event
log records.
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17.3 Transferring Recipe Data
Use Data Transfer (Trigger-based) object to transfer recipe data to the designated address,
or save the data of the designated address to [RW] and [RW_A].
Set the source of the
data to transfer from.
Set the destination
of the data to
transfer to.
Set the number of
words to transfer
from source to
destination.
17.4 Saving Recipe Data Automatically
In order to prolong the life span of HMI memory, system will automatically save the recipe
data to HMI every minute. To avoid losing data when turning HMI off during the interval of
saving data, system register [LB-9029: Save all recipe data to machine (set ON)] is provided.
Set ON LB-9029 will force system to save recipe data once. Set ON [LB-9028: Reset all
recipe data (set ON)], system will clear all recipe data.
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Macro Reference
Chapter 18 Macro Reference
Macros provide the additional functionality your application may need. Macros are
automated sequences of commands that are executed at run-time. Macros allow you to
perform tasks such as complex scaling operations, string handling, and user interactions
with your projects. This chapter describes syntax, usage, and programming methods of
macro commands.
18.1 Instructions to use the Macro Editor
1. Macro editor provides the following functions:
a.
Display line number
b.
Undo / Redo
c.
Cut / Copy / Paste
d.
Select All
e.
Toggle Bookmark / Previous Bookmark / Next Bookmark / Clear All Bookmarks
f.
Toggle All Outlining
g.
Security -> Use execution condition
h.
Periodical execution
i.
Execute one time when HMI starts
The instructions below show you how to use these functions.
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2. Open the macro editor; you‟ll see the line numbers displayed on the left-hand side of the
edit area.
edit area
3. Right click on the edit area to open the pop-up menu as shown below:
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Disabled operations are colored grey, which indicates that it is not possible to use that
function in the current status of the editor. For example, you should select some text to
enable the copy function, otherwise it will be disabled. Keyboard shortcuts are also shown.
4. The toolbar provides [Undo], [Redo], [Cut], [Copy], [Paste], [Toggle Bookmark], [Next
Bookmark], [Previous Bookmark] and [Clear All Bookmarks] buttons.
5. Any modification will enable the [Undo] function. [Redo] function will be enabled after the
undo action is used. To perform the undo/redo, right click to select the item or use the
keyboard shortcuts. (Undo: Ctrl+Z, Redo: Ctrl+Y).
Undo
Undo
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Redo
Redo
6. Select a word in the editor to enable the [Cut] and [Copy] function. After [Cut] or [Copy] is
performed, [Paste] function is enabled.
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7. Use [Select All] to include all the content in the edit area.
8. If the macro is too long, use bookmarks to manage and read the code with ease. The
illustration below shows how it works.
a.
Move your cursor to the position in the edit area where to insert a bookmark. Right
click, select [Toggle Bookmark]. There will be a blue little square that represents a
bookmark on the left side of edit area.
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b.
If there is already a bookmark where the cursor is placed, select [Toggle Bookmark]
to close it, otherwise to open it.
c.
Right click and select [Next Bookmark], the cursor will move to where the next
bookmark locates. Selecting [Previous Bookmark] will move the cursor to the
previous bookmark.
Next Bookmark
Next Bookmark
Next Bookmark
d.
Selecting [Clear All Bookmarks] will delete all bookmarks.
9. Macro editor provides outlining (or code-folding). Outlining will hide macro codes that
belong to the same block, and display them as
left side of edit area. Users can click
. There will be a tree diagram on the
to hide the block or
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to open, as shown below:
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Press to fold for-next
Press to fold if-then block
10. Right click to select [Toggle All Outlining] to open all folded macro code blocks.
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11. Sometimes the outlining might be incorrect since that the keywords are misjudged. For
example:
To solve this problem, right click and select [Update All Outlining].
12. The statements enclosed in the following keywords are called a “block” of the macro
code:
a.
Function block: sub – end sub
b.
Iterative statements:
i.
for – next
ii.
while – wend
c.
Logical statements:
i.
if – end if
d. Selective statements: select case – end select
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18.2 Macro Construction
A macro contains statements. The statements contain constants, variables and operations.
The statements are put in a specific order to create the desired output.
A macro has the following structure:
Global Variable Declaration
----------------------------------- Optional
Sub Function Block Declarations
Local Variable Declarations
----------------------------------- Optional
End Sub
macro_command main()
------------------------------------ Required
Local Variable Declarations
[Statements]
end macro_command
------------------------------------ Required
Macro must have one and only one main function which is the execution start point of macro.
The format is:
macro_command main()
end macro_command
Local variables are used within the main macro function or in a defined function block. Its
value remains valid only within the specific block.
Global variables are declared before any function blocks and are valid for all functions in the
macro. When local variables and global variables have the same declaration of name, only
the local variables are valid.
The example below shows a simple macro which includes a variable declaration and a
function call.
macro_command main()
short pressure = 10
SetData(pressure, "Allen-Bradley DF1", N7, 0, 1)
end macro_command
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// local variable declaration
// function calling
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18.3 Syntax
18.3.1 Constants and Variables
18.3.1.1 Constants
Constants are fixed values and can be directly written into statements. The formats are:
Constant Type
Note
Example
Decimal integer
345, -234, 0, 23456
Hexadecimal
Must begin with 0x
0x3b, 0xffff, 0x237
ASCII
Single character must be enclosed in
single quotation marks and a string
(group of characters) must be
enclosed by double quotation marks.
„a‟, "data", "name"
Boolean
true, false
Here is an example using constants:
macro_command main()
short A, B
// A and B are variables
A = 1234
B = 0x12
// 1234 and 0x12 are constants
end macro_command
18.3.1.2 Variables
Variables are names that represent information. The information can be changed as the
variable is modified by statements.
Naming Rules for Variables
1. A variable name must start with an alphabet.
2. Variable names longer than 32 characters are not allowed.
3. Reserved words cannot be used as variable names.
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There are 8 different Variable types, 5 for signed data types and 3 for unsigned data types:
Variable Type
Description
Range
bool (boolean)
1 bit (discrete)
0, 1
char (character)
8 bits (byte)
+127 to -128
short (short integer)
16 bits (word)
+32767 to -32768
int (integer)
32 bits (double word)
+2147483647to
-2147483648
float (floating point)
32 bits (double word)
unsigned char
8 bits (byte)
0 to 255
unsigned short
16 bits (word)
0 to 65535
unsigned int
32 bits (double word)
0 to 4,294,967,295
Declaring Variables
Variables must be declared before being used. To declare a variable, specify the type before
the variable name.
Example:
int
a
short
b, switch
float
pressure
unsigned short c
Declaring Arrays
Macros support one-dimensional arrays (zero-based index). To declare an array of variables,
specify the type and the variable name followed by the number of variables in the array
enclosed in brackets “[]”. The length of an array could be 1 to 4096. (Macros only support at
most 4096 variables per macro).
Example:
int
short
float
a[10]
b[20], switch[30]
pressure[15]
The minimum array index is 0 and the maximum is (array size – 1).
Example:
char data [100]
// array size is 100
In this case, the minimum of array index is 0 and maximum of array index is 99 (=100-1)
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Variable and Array Initialization
There are two ways variables can be initialized:
1. By statement using the assignment operator (=)
Example:
int a
float b[3]
a = 10
b[0] = 1
2. During declaration
char a = „5‟, b = 9
The declaration of arrays is a special case. The entire array can be initialized during
declaration by enclosing comma separated values inside curly brackets “{}”.
Example:
float data[4] = {11, 22, 33, 44} //
now data[0] is 11, data[1] is 22….
18.3.2 Operators
Operators are used to designate how data is manipulated and calculated.
Operator
Description
Example
=
Assignment operator
pressure = 10
Arithmetic Operators
Description
Example
+
Addition
A=B+C
-
Subtraction
A=B–C
*
Multiplication
A=B*C
/
Division
A=B/C
%
Modulo division (return
remainder)
A=B%5
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Comparison
Operators
Description
Example
<
Less than
if A < 10 then B = 5
<=
Less than or equal to
if A <= 10 then B = 5
>
Greater than
if A > 10 then B = 5
>=
Greater than or equal
to
if A >= 10 then B = 5
==
Equal to
if A == 10 then B = 5
<>
Not equal to
if A <> 10 then B = 5
Logic Operators
Description
Example
Logical AND
if A < 10 and B > 5 then C = 10
or
Logical OR
if A >= 10 or B > 5 then C = 10
xor
Logical Exclusive OR
if A xor 256 then B = 5
not
Logical NOT
if not A then B = 5
and
Shift and bitwise operators are used to manipulate bits of signed/unsigned character and
integer variables. The priority of these operators is from left to right within the statement.
Shift Operators
Description
Example
<<
Shifts the bits in a bitset to the
left a specified number of
positions
A = B << 8
>>
Shifts the bits in a bitset to the
right a specified number of
positions
A = B >> 8
Bitwise Operators
Description
Example
&
Bitwise AND
A = B & 0xf
|
Bitwise OR
A=B|C
^
Bitwise XOR
A=B^C
~
One‟s complement
A = ~B
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Priority of All Operators
The overall priority of all operations from highest to lowest is as follows:
Operations within parenthesis are carried out first
Arithmetic operations
Shift and Bitwise operations
Comparison operations
Logic operations
Assignment
Reserved Keywords
The following keywords are reserved for system. These keywords cannot be used as
variable, array, or function names.
+, -, *, /, %, >=, >, <=, <, <>, ==, and, or, xor, not, <<, >>,=, &, |, ^, ~
exit, macro_command, for, to, down, step, next, return, bool, short, int, char, float, void, if,
then, else, break, continue, set, sub, end, while, wend, true, false
SQRT, CUBERT, LOG, LOG10, SIN, COS, TAN, COT, SEC, CSC, ASIN, ACOS, ATAN,
BIN2BCD, BCD2BIN, DEC2ASCII, FLOAT2ASCII, HEX2ASCII, ASCII2DEC, ASCII2FLOAT,
ASCII2HEX, FILL, RAND, DELAY, SWAPB, SWAPW, LOBYTE, HIBYTE, LOWORD,
HIWORD, GETBIT, SETBITON, SETBITOFF, INVBIT, ADDSUM, XORSUM, CRC, INPORT,
OUTPORT, POW, GetError, GetData, GetDataEx, SetData, SetDataEx, SetRTS, GetCTS,
Beep, SYNC_TRIG_MACRO, ASYNC_TRIG_MACRO, TRACE, FindDataSamplingDate,
FindDataSamplingIndex, FindEventLogDate, FindEventLogIndex
StringGet, StringGetEx, StringSet, StringSetEx, StringCopy, StringMid, StringDecAsc2Bin,
StringBin2DecAsc, StringDecAsc2Float, StringFloat2DecAsc, StringHexAsc2Bin,
StringBin2HexAsc, StringLength, StringCat, StringCompare, StringCompareNoCase,
StringFind, StringReverseFind, StringFindOneOf, StringIncluding, StringExcluding,
StringToUpper, StringToLower, StringToReverse, StringTrimLeft, StringTrimRight,
StringInsert
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18.4 Statement
18.4.1 Definition Statement
This covers the declaration of variables and arrays. The formal construction is as follows:
type
name
This defines a variable with name as “name” and type as “type”.
Example:
int A
type
// define a variable A as an integer
name[constant]
This defines an array variable called “name” with size as “constant” and type as “type”.
Example:
int B[10]
// where define a variable B as a one-dimensional array of size 10
18.4.2 Assignment Statement
Assignment statements use the assignment operator to move data from the expression on
the right side of the operator to the variable on the left side. An expression is the combination
of variables, constants and operators to yield a value.
VariableName = Expression
Example
A=2
where a variable A is assigned to 2
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18.4.3 Logical Statements
Logical statements perform actions depending on the condition of a boolean expression.
The syntax is as follows:
Single-Line Format
if <Condition> then
[Statements]
else
[Statements]
end if
Example:
if a == 2 then
b=1
else
b=2
end if
Block Format
If <Condition> then
[Statements]
else if <Condition – n> then
[Statements]
else
[Statements]
end if
Example:
if a == 2 then
b=1
else if a == 3 then
b=2
else
b=3
end if
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Syntax description:
if
Must be used to begin the statement
<Condition>
Required. This is the controlling statement. It is FALSE when the
<Condition> evaluates to 0 and TRUE when it evaluates to non- zero.
then
Must precede the statements to execute if the <Condition> evaluates to
TRUE.
[Statements]
It is optional in block format but necessary in single-line format without
else. The statement will be executed when the <Condition> is TRUE.
else if
Optional. The else if statement will be executed when the relative
<Condition-n> is TRUE.
<Condition-n> Optional. see <Condition>
else
Optional. The else statement will be executed when <Condition> and
<Condition-n> are both FALSE.
end if
Must be used to end an if-then statement.
18.4.4 Selective Statements
The select-case construction can be used like multiple if-else statements and perform
selected actions depending on the value of the given variable. When the matched value is
found, all the actions below will be executed until a break statement is met. The syntax is as
follows:
Format without a Default Case
Select Case [variable]
Case [value]
[Statements]
break
end Select
Example:
Select Case A
Case 1
b=1
break
end Select
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Format with a Default Case (Case else)
Select Case [variable]
Case [value]
[Statements]
break
Case else
[Statements]
break
end Select
Example:
Select Case A
Case 1
b=1
break
Case else
b=0
break
end Select
Multiple cases in the same block
Select Case [variable]
Case [value1]
[Statements]
Case [value2]
[Statements]
break
end Select
Example:
Select Case A
Case 1
break
Case 2
b=2
break
Case 3
b=3
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break
end Select
Syntax description:
Select Case
Must be used to begin the statement
[variable]
Required. The value of this variable will be compared to the value of
each case.
Case else
Optional. It represents the default case. If none of the cases above are
matched, the statements under default case will be executed. When a
default case is absent, it will skip directly to the end of the select-case
statements if there is no matched case.
break
Optional. The statements under the matched case will be executed until
the break command is reached. If a break command is absent, it simply
keeps on executing next statement until the end command is reached.
end Select
Indicates the end of the select-case statements
18.4.5 Iterative Statements
Iterative statements control loops and repetitive tasks depending on condition. There are two
types of iterative statements.
18.4.5.1 for-next Statements
The for-next statement runs for a fixed number of iterations. A variable is used as a counter
to track the progress and test for ending conditions. Use this for fixed execution counts. The
syntax is as follows:
for [Counter] = <StartValue> to <EndValue> [step <StepValue>]
[Statements]
next [Counter]
or
for [Counter] = <StartValue> down <EndValue> [step <StepValue>]
[Statements]
next [Counter]
Example:
for a = 0 to 10 step 2
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b=a
next a
Syntax description:
for
Must be used to begin the statement
[Counter]
Required. This is the controlling statement. The result of evaluating the
variable is used as a test of comparison.
<StartValue> Required. The initial value of [Counter]
to/down
Required. This determines if the <step> increments or decrements the
<Counter>.
“to” increments <Counter> by <StepValue>.
“down” decrements <Counter> by <StepValue>.
<EndValue>
Required. The test point. If the <Counter> is greater than this value, the
macro exits the loop.
step
Optional. Specifies that a <StepValue> other than one is to be used.
[StepValue]
Optional. The increment/decrement step of <Counter>. It can be omitted
when the value is 1 If [step <StepValue>] are omitted the step value
defaults to 1.
[Statements] Optional. Statements to execute when the evaluation is TRUE. “for-next”
loops may be nested.
next
Required.
[Counter]
Optional. This is used when nesting for-next loops.
18.4.5.2 while-wend Statements
The while-wend statement runs for an unknown number of iterations. A variable is used to
test for ending conditions. When the condition is TRUE, the statements inside are executed
repetitively until the condition becomes FALSE. The syntax is as follows.
while <Condition>
[Statements]
wend
Example:
while a < 10
a = a + 10
wend
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Syntax description:
while
Must be used to begin the statement
continue
Required. This is the controlling statement. When it is TRUE, the loop
begins execution. When it is FALSE, the loop terminates.
return [value]
Statements to execute when the evaluation is TRUE.
wend
Indicates the end of the while-end statements
18.4.5.3 Other Control Commands
break
Used in for-next and while-wend. It skips immediately to the end of the
iterative statement.
continue
Used in for-next and while-wend. It ends the current iteration of a loop
and starts the next one.
return
The return command inside the main block can force the macro to stop
anywhere. It skips immediately to the end of the main block.
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18.5 Function Blocks
Function blocks are useful for reducing repetitive codes. It must be defined before use and
supports any variable and statement type. A function block could be called by putting its
name followed by parameters in parenthesis. After the function block is executed, it returns
the value to the caller function where it is used as an assignment value or as a condition. A
return type is not required in function definition, which means that a function block does not
have to return a value. The parameters can also be ignored in function definition while the
function has no need to take any parameters from the caller. The syntax is as follows:
Function definition with return type:
sub type <name> [(parameters)]
Local variable declarations
[Statements]
[return [value]]
end sub
Example:
sub int Add(int x, int y)
int result
result = x +y
return result
end sub
macro_command main()
int a = 10, b = 20, sum
sum = Add(a, b)
end macro_command
or:
sub int Add()
int result, x=10, y=20
result = x +y
return result
end sub
macro_command main()
int sum
sum = Add()
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end macro_command
Function definition without return type:
sub <name> [(parameters)]
Local variable declarations
[Statements]
end sub
Example:
sub Add(int x, int y)
int result
result = x +y
end sub
macro_command main()
int a = 10, b = 20
Add(a, b)
end macro_command
or:
sub Add()
int result, x=10, y=20
result = x +y
end sub
macro_command main()
Add()
end macro_command
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Syntax description:
sub
Must be used to begin the function block
type
Optional. This is the data type of value that the function returns. A
function block is not always necessary to return a value.
(parameters)
Optional. The parameters hold values that are passed to the function.
The passed parameters must have their type declared in the
parameter field and assigned a variable name.
For example: sub int MyFunction(int x, int y). x and y would be
integers passed to the function. This function is called by a statement
that looks similar to this: ret = MyFunction(456, pressure) where
“pressure” must be integer according to the definition of function.
Notice that the calling statement can pass hard coded values or
variables to the function. After this function is executed, an integer
values is return to „ret‟.
Local variable
declaration
Variables that are used in the function block must be declared first.
This is in addition to passed parameters. In the above example x and
y are variables that the function can used. Global variables are also
available for use in function block.
[Statements]
Statements to execute
[return [value]]
Optional. Used to return a value to the calling statement. The value
can be a constant or a variable. Return also ends function block
execution. A function block is not always necessary to return a value,
but, when the return type is defined in the beginning of the definition of
function, the return command is needed.
end sub
Must be used to end a function block.
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18.6 Built-In Function Block
EasyBuilder has many built-in functions for retrieving and transferring data to the PLC, data
management and mathematical functions.
18.6.1 Mathematical Functions
Name
SQRT
Syntax
SQRT(source, result)
Description Calculate the square root of source and store the result into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
source must be a nonnegative value.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
SQRT(15, result)
source = 9.0
SQRT(source, result)//
result is 3.0
end macro_command
Name
CUBERT
Syntax
CUBERT(source, result)
Description Calculate the cube root of source and store the result into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
source must be a nonnegative value.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
CUBERT (27, result) // result is 3.0
source = 27.0
CUBERT(source, result)//
result is 3.0
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end macro_command
Name
POW
Syntax
POW(source1, source2, result)
Description Calculate source1 to the power of source2.
source1 and source2 can be a constant or a variable.
result must be a variable.
source1 and source2 must be a nonnegative value.
Example
macro_command main()
float y, result
y = 0.5
POW (25, y, result) // result = 5
end macro_command
Name
SIN
Syntax
SIN(source, result)
Description Calculate the sine of source (degree) into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
SIN(90, result)//
result is 1
source = 30
SIN(source, result)//
result is 0.5
end macro_command
Name
COS
Syntax
COS(source, result)
Description Calculate the cosine of source (degree) into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
COS(90, result)//
result is 0
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source = 60
GetData(source, "Local HMI", LW, 0, 1)
COS(source, result)//
result is 0.5
end macro_command
Name
TAN
Syntax
TAN(source, result)
Description Calculate the tangent of source (degree) into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
TAN(45, result)//
result is 1
source = 60
TAN(source, result)//
result is 1.732
end macro_command
Name
COT
Syntax
COT(source, result)
Description Calculate the cotangent of source (degree) into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
COT(45, result)//
result is 1
source = 60
COT(source, result)//
result is 0.5774
end macro_command
Name
SEC
Syntax
SEC(source, result)
Description Calculate the secant of source (degree) into result.
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source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
SEC(45, result)//
result is 1.414
source = 60
SEC(source, result)//
if source is 60, result is 2
end macro_command
Name
CSC
Syntax
CSC(source, result)
Description Calculate the cosecant of source (degree) into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
CSC(45, result)//
result is 1.414
source = 30
CSC(source, result)//
result is 2
end macro_command
Name
ASIN
Syntax
ASIN(source, result)
Description Calculate the arc sine of source into result (degree).
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
ASIN(0.8660, result)//
result is 60
source = 0.5
ASIN(source, result)//
result is 30
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end macro_command
Name
ACOS
Syntax
ACOS(source, result)
Description Calculate the arc cosine of source into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
ACOS(0.8660, result)//
result is 30
source = 0.5
ACOS(source, result)//
result is 60
end macro_command
Name
ATAN
Syntax
ATAN(source, result)
Description Calculate the arc tangent of source into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source, result
ATAN(1, result)//
result is 45
source = 1.732
ATAN(source, result)//
result is 60
end macro_command
Name
LOG
Syntax
LOG (source, result)
Description Calculates the natural logarithm of a number.
source can be either a variable or a constant. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source = 100, result
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LOG (source, result)//
result is approximately 4.6052
end macro_command
Name
LOG10
Syntax
LOG10(source, result)
Description Calculates the base-10 logarithm of a number.
source can be either a variable or a constant. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
float source = 100, result
LOG10 (source, result) // result is 2
end macro_command
Name
RAND
Syntax
RAND(result)
Description Calculates a random integer and save into result.
result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
short result
RAND (result) //result is not a fixed value when executes macro every time
end macro_command
18.6.2 Data Transformation
Name
BIN2BCD
Syntax
BIN2BCD(source, result)
Description Transforms a binary-type value (source) into a BCD-type value (result).
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
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short source, result
BIN2BCD(1234, result)//
result is 0x1234
source = 5678
BIN2BCD(source, result)//
result is 0x5678
end macro_command
Name
BCD2BIN
Syntax
BCD2BIN(source, result)
Description Transforms a BCD-type value (source) into a binary-type value (result).
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
short source, result
BCD2BIN(0x1234, result)//
result is 1234
source = 0x5678
BCD2BIN(source, result)//
result is 5678
end macro_command
Name
DEC2ASCII
Syntax
DEC2ASCII(source, result[start], len)
Description Transforms a decimal value (source) into an ASCII string and save it to an
array (result).
len represents the length of the string and the unit of length depends on
result‟s type., i.e. if result‟s type is “char” (the size is byte), the length of the
string is (byte * len). If result‟s type is “short” (the size is word), the length
of the string is (word * len), and so on.
The first character is put into result[start], the second character is put into
result[start + 1], and the last character is put into result[start + (len -1)].
source and len can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
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start must be a constant.
Example
macro_command main()
short source
char result1[4]
short result2[4]
char result3[6]
source = 5678
DEC2ASCII(source, result1[0], 4)
// result1[0] is '5', result1[1] is '6', result1[2] is '7', result1[3] is '8'
// the length of the string (result1) is 4 bytes( = 1 * 4)
DEC2ASCII(source, result2[0], 4)
// result2[0] is '5', result2[1] is '6', result2[2] is '7', result2[3] is '8'
// the length of the string (result2) is 8 bytes( = 2 * 4)
source=-123
DEC2ASCII(source3, result3[0], 6)
// result1[0] is '-', result1[1] is '0', result1[2] is '0', result1[3] is '1'
// result1[4] is '2', result1[5] is '3'
// the length of the string (result1) is 6 bytes( = 1 * 6)
end macro_command
Name
HEX2ASCII
Syntax
HEX2ASCII(source, result[start], len)
Description Transforms a hexadecimal value (source) into ASCII string saved to an
array (result).
len represents the length of the string and the unit of length depends on
result‟s type., i.e. if result‟s type is “char” (the size is byte), the length of the
string is (byte * len). If result‟s type is “short” (the size is word), the length
of the string is (word * len), and so on.
source and len can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
start must be a constant.
Example
macro_command main()
short source
char result[4]
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source = 0x5678
HEX2ASCII (source, result[0], 4)
//
result[0] is '5', result[1] is '6', result[2] is '7', result[3] is '8'
end macro_command
Name
FLOAT2ASCII
Syntax
FLOAT2ASCII(source, result[start], len)
Description Transforms a floating value (source) into ASCII string saved to an array
(result).
len represents the length of the string and the unit of length depends on
result‟s type., i.e. if result‟s type is “char” (the size is byte), the length of the
string is (byte * len). If result‟s type is “short” (the size is word), the length
of the string is (word * len), and so on.
source and len can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
start must be a constant.
Example
macro_command main()
float source
char result[4]
source = 56.8
FLOAT2ASCII (source, result[0], 4)
//
result[0] is '5', result[1] is '6', result[2] is '.', result[3] is '8'
end macro_command
Name
ASCII2DEC
Syntax
ASCII2DEC(source[start], result, len)
Description Transforms a string (source) into a decimal value saved to a variable
(result).
The length of the string is len. The first character of the string is
source[start].
source and len can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
start must be a constant.
Example
macro_command main()
char source[4]
short result
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source[0] = '5'
source[1] = '6'
source[2] = '7'
source[3] = '8'
ASCII2DEC(source[0], result, 4) //
result is 5678
end macro_command
Name
ASCII2HEX
Syntax
ASCII2HEX (source[start], result, len)
Description Transforms a string (source) into a hexadecimal value saved to a variable
(result).
The length of the string is len. The first character of the string is
source[start].
source and len can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
start must be a constant.
Example
macro_command main()
char source[4]
short result
source[0] = '5'
source[1] = '6'
source[2] = '7'
source[3] = '8'
ASCII2HEX (source[0], result, 4) //
result is 0x5678
end macro_command
Name
ASCII2FLOAT
Syntax
ASCII2FLOAT(source[start], result, len)
Description Transforms a string (source) into a float value saved to a variable (result).
The length of the string is len. The first character of the string is
source[start].
source and len can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
start must be a constant.
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Example
macro_command main()
char source[4]
float result
source[0] = '5'
source[1] = '6'
source[2] = '.'
source[3] = '8'
ASCII2FLOAT (source[0], result, 4) //
end macro_command
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18.6.3 Data Manipulation
Name
FILL
Syntax
FILL(source[start], preset, count)
Description Sets the first count elements of an array (source) to a specified value
(preset).
source and start must be a variable, and preset can be a constant or
variable.
Example
macro_command main()
char result[4]
char preset
FILL(result[0], 0x30, 4)
//
result[0] is 0x30, result[1] is 0x30, , result[2] is 0x30, , result[3] is 0x30
preset = 0x31
FILL(result[0], preset, 2) //
result[0] is 0x31, result[1] is 0x31
end macro_command
Name
SWAPB
Syntax
SWAPB(source, result)
Description Exchanges the high-byte and low-byte data of a 16-bit source into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
short source, result
SWAPB(0x5678, result)//
result is 0x7856
source = 0x123
SWAPB(source, result)//
result is 0x2301
end macro_command
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Name
SWAPW
Syntax
SWAPW(source, result)
Description Exchanges the high-word and low-word data of a 32-bit source into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
int source, result
SWAPW (0x12345678, result)//
result is 0x56781234
source = 0x12345
SWAPW (source, result)//
result is 0x23450001
end macro_command
Name
LOBYTE
Syntax
LOBYTE(source, result)
Description Retrieves the low byte of a 16-bit source into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
short source, result
LOBYTE(0x1234, result)//
result is 0x34
source = 0x123
LOBYTE(source, result)//
result is 0x23
end macro_command
Name
HIBYTE
Syntax
HIBYTE(source, result)
Description Retrieves the high byte of a 16-bit source into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
short source, result
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HIBYTE(0x1234, result)//
result is 0x12
source = 0x123
HIBYTE(source, result)//
result is 0x01
end macro_command
Name
LOWORD
Syntax
LOWORD(source, result)
Description Retrieves the low word of a 32-bit source into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
int source, result
LOWORD(0x12345678, result)//
result is 0x5678
source = 0x12345
LOWORD(source, result)//
result is 0x2345
end macro_command
Name
HIWORD
Syntax
HIWORD(source, result)
Description Retrieves the high word of a 32-bit source into result.
source can be a constant or a variable. result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
int source, result
HIWORD(0x12345678, result)//
result is 0x1234
source = 0x12345
HIWORD(source, result)//
result is 0x0001
end macro_command
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18.6.4 Bit Transformation
Name
GETBIT
Syntax
GETBIT(source, result, bit_pos)
Description Gets the state of designated bit position of a data (source) into result.
result value will be 0 or 1.
source and bit_pos can be a constant or a variable.
result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
int source, result
short bit_pos
GETBIT(9, result, 3)//
result is 1
source = 4
bit_pos = 2
GETBIT(source, result, bit_pos)//
result is 1
end macro_command
Name
SETBITON
Syntax
SETBITON(source, result, bit_pos)
Description Changes the state of designated bit position of a data (source) to 1, and
put changed data into result.
source and bit_pos can be a constant or a variable.
result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
int source, result
short bit_pos
SETBITON(1, result, 3)//
result is 9
source = 0
bit_pos = 2
SETBITON (source, result, bit_pos)//
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end macro_command
Name
SETBITOFF
Syntax
SETBITOFF(source, result, bit_pos)
Description Changes the state of designated bit position of a data (source) to 0, and
put in changed data into result.
source and bit_pos can be a constant or a variable.
result must be a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
int source, result
short bit_pos
SETBITOFF(9, result, 3)//
result is 1
source = 4
bit_pos = 2
SETBITOFF(source, result, bit_pos)//
result is 0
end macro_command
Name
INVBIT
Syntax
INVBIT(source, result, bit_pos)
Description Inverts the state of designated bit position of a data (source), and put
changed data into result.
source and bit_pos can be a constant or a variable. result must be a
variable.
Example
macro_command main()
int source, result
short bit_pos
INVBIT(4, result, 1)//
result = 6
source = 6
bit_pos = 1
INVBIT(source, result, bit_pos)//
result = 4
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end macro_command
18.6.5 Communication
Name
DELAY
Syntax
DELAY(time)
Description Suspends the execution of the current macro for at least the specified
interval (time). The unit of time is millisecond.
time can be a constant or a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
int time == 500
DELAY(100)//
delay 100 ms
DELAY(time)//
delay 500 ms
end macro_command
Name
ADDSUM
Syntax
ADDSUM(source[start], result, data_count)
Description Adds up the elements of an array (source) from source[start] to
source[start + data_count - 1] to generate a checksum.
Puts in the checksum into result. result must be a variable.
data_count is the amount of the accumulated elements and can be a
constant or a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
char data[5]
short checksum
data[0] = 0x1
data[1] = 0x2
data[2] = 0x3
data[3] = 0x4
data[4] = 0x5
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ADDSUM(data[0], checksum, 5)// checksum is 0xf
end macro_command
Name
XORSUM
Syntax
XORSUM(source[start], result, data_count)
Description Uses an exclusion method to calculate the checksum from source[start] to
source[start + data_count - 1].
Puts the checksum into result. result must be a variable.
data_count is the amount of the calculated elements of the array and can
be a constant or a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
char data[5] = {0x1, 0x2, 0x3, 0x4, 0x5}
short checksum
XORSUM(data[0], checksum, 5)// checksum is 0x1
end macro_command
Name
CRC
Syntax
CRC(source[start], result, data_count)
Description Calculates 16-bit CRC of the variables from source[start] to source[start +
data_count - 1].
Puts in the 16-bit CRC into result. result must be a variable.
data_count is the amount of the calculated elements of the array and can
be a constant or a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
char data[5] = {0x1, 0x2, 0x3, 0x4, 0x5}
short 16bit_CRC
CRC(data[0], 16bit_CRC, 5)//
16bit_CRC is 0xbb2a
end macro_command
Name
OUTPORT
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Syntax
OUTPORT(source[start], device_name, data_count)
Description Sends out the specified data from source[start] to source[start + count -1] to
PLC via a COM port or the ethernet.
device_name is the name of a device defined in the device table and the
device must be a “Free Protocol”-type device.
data_count is the amount of sent data and can be a constant or a variable.
Example
To use an OUTPORT function, a “Free Protocol” device must be created
first as follows:
The device is named ”MODBUS RTU Device”. The port attribute depends
on the setting of this device. (the current setting is “19200,E, 8, 1”)
Below is an example of executing an action of writing single coil (SET ON)
to a MODBUS device.
macro_command main()
char command[32]
short address, checksum
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FILL(command[0], 0, 32)//
command initialization
command[0] = 0x1//
station no
command[1] = 0x5//
function code : Write Single Coil
address = 0
HIBYTE(address, command[2])
LOBYTE(address, command[3])
command[4] = 0xff// force bit on
command[5] = 0
CRC(command[0], checksum, 6)
LOBYTE(checksum, command[6])
HIBYTE(checksum, command[7])
//
send out a “Write Single Coil” command
OUTPORT(command[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 8)
end macro_command
Name
INPORT
Syntax
INPORT(read_data[start], device_name, read_count, return_value)
Description Reads data from a COM port or the ethernet. These data is stored to
read_data[start]~ read_data[start + read_count - 1].
device_name is the name of a device defined in the device table and the
device must be a “Free Protocol”-type device.
read_count is the required amount of reading and can be a constant or a
variable.
If the function is used successfully to get sufficient data, return_value is 1,
otherwise is 0.
Example
Below is an example of executing an action of reading holding registers of
a MODBUS device.
//
Read Holding Registers
macro_command main()
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char command[32], response[32]
short address, checksum
short read_no, return_value, read_data[2]
FILL(command[0], 0, 32)//
command initialization
FILL(response[0], 0, 32)
command[0] = 0x1//
station no
command[1] = 0x3//
function code : Read Holding Registers
address = 0
HIBYTE(address, command[2])
LOBYTE(address, command[3])
read_no = 2//
read 2 words (4x_1 and 4x_2)
HIBYTE(read_no, command[4])
LOBYTE(read_no, command[5])
CRC(command[0], checksum, 6)
LOBYTE(checksum, command[6])
HIBYTE(checksum, command[7])
//
send out a „Read Holding Registers” command
OUTPORT(command[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 8)
//
read responses for a „Read Holding Registers” command
INPORT(response[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 9, return_value)
if return_value > 0 then
read_data[0] = response[4] + (response[3] << 8)//
data in 4x_1
read_data[1] = response[6] + (response[5] << 8)//
data in 4x_2
SetData(read_data[0], "Local HMI", LW, 100, 2)
end if
end macro_command
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Name
INPORT2
Syntax
INPORT2(response[start], device_name, receive_len, wait_time)
Description Read data from a communication port (COM Port or Ethernet Port). The
data read will be saved in response. The description of device_name is
the same as OUTPORT.
receive_len stores the length of the data received, this must be a variable.
receive_len total length can‟t exceed the size of response.
wait_time (in millisecond) can be a constant or variable. After the data is
read, if there's no upcoming data during the designated time interval, the
function returns.
Example
macro_command main()
short wResponse[6], receive_len, wait_time=20
INPORT2(wResponse[0], "Free Protocol", receive_len, wait_time)
// wait_time unit : millisecond
if receive_len > 0 then
SetData(wResponse[0], "Local HMI", LW, 0, 6)
// set responses to LW0
end if
end macro_command
Name
GetData
Syntax
GetData(read_data[start], device_name, device_type, address_offset,
data_count)
or
GetData(read_data, device_name, device_type, address_offset, 1)
Description Receives data from the PLC. Data is stored into read_data[start]~
read_data[start + data_count - 1].
data_count is the amount of received data. In general, read_data is an
array, but if data_count is 1, read_data can be an array or an ordinary
variable. Below are two methods to read one word data from PLC.
macro_command main()
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short read_data_1[2], read_data_2
GetData(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 5, 1)
GetData(read_data_2,
“FATEK KB Series”, RT, 5, 1)
end macro_command
Device_name is the PLC name enclosed in the double quotation marks (“)
and this name has been defined in the device list of system parameters as
follows (see FATEK KB Series):
Device_type is the device type and encoding method (binary or BCD) of
the PLC data. For example, if device_type is LW_BIN, it means the
register is LW and the encoding method is binary. If use BIN encoding
method, “_BIN” can be ignored.
If device_type is LW_BCD, it means the register is LW and the encoding
method is BCD.
Address_offset is the address offset in the PLC.
For example, GetData(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 5, 1)
represents that the address offset is 5.
If address_offset uses the format – “N#AAAAA”, N indicates that PLC‟s
station number is N. AAAAA represents the address offset. This format is
used while multiple PLCs or controllers are connected to a single serial
port. For example, GetData(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 2#5,
1) represents that the PLC‟s station number is 2. If GetData() uses the
default station number defined in the device list as follows, it is not
necessary to define station number in address_offset.
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The number of registers actually read from depends on both the type of
the read_data variable and the value of the number of data_count.
type of
data_coun
actual number of
read_data
t
16-bit register read
char (8-bit)
1
1
char (8-bit)
2
1
bool (8-bit)
1
1
bool (8-bit)
2
1
short (16-bit)
1
1
short (16-bit)
2
2
int (32-bit)
1
2
int (32-bit)
2
4
float (32-bit)
1
2
float (32-bit)
2
4
When a GetData() is executed using a 32-bit data type (int or float), the
function will automatically convert the data. For example,
macro_command main()
float f
GetData(f, "MODBUS", 6x, 2, 1)
// f will contain a floating point value
end macro_command
Example
macro_command main()
bool a
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bool b[30]
short c
short d[50]
int e
int f[10]
double g[10]
//
get the state of LB2 to the variable a
GetData(a, “Local HMI”, LB, 2, 1)
//
get 30 states of LB0 ~ LB29 to the variables b[0] ~ b[29]
GetData(b[0], “Local HMI”, LB, 0, 30)
//
get one word from LW2 to the variable c
GetData(c, “Local HMI”, LW, 2, 1)
//
get 50 words from LW0 ~ LW49 to the variables d[0] ~ d[49]
GetData(d[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 50)
//
get 2 words from LW6 ~ LW7 to the variable e
//
note that the type of e is int
GetData(e, “Local HMI”, LW, 6, 1)
// get 20 words (10 integer values) from LW0 ~ LW19 to variables f[0] ~
f[9]
// since each integer value occupies 2 words
GetData(f[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 10)
//
get 2 words from LW2 ~ LW3 to the variable f
GetData(f, “Local HMI”, LW, 2, 1)
end macro_command
Name
GetDataEx
Syntax
GetDataEx(read_data[start], device_name, device_type, address_offset,
data_count)
or
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GetDataEx(read_data, device_name, device_type, address_offset, 1)
Description Receives data from the PLC and continue executing next command even if
no response from this device.
Descriptions of read_data, device_name, device_type, address_offset and
data_count are the same as GetData.
Example
macro_command main()
bool a
bool b[30]
short c
short d[50]
int e
int f[10]
double g[10]
//
get the state of LB2 to the variable a
GetDataEx (a, “Local HMI”, LB, 2, 1)
//
get 30 states of LB0 ~ LB29 to the variables b[0] ~ b[29]
GetDataEx (b[0], “Local HMI”, LB, 0, 30)
//
get one word from LW2 to the variable c
GetDataEx (c, “Local HMI”, LW, 2, 1)
//
get 50 words from LW0 ~ LW49 to the variables d[0] ~ d[49]
GetDataEx (d[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 50)
//
get 2 words from LW6 ~ LW7 to the variable e
//
note that he type of e is int
GetDataEx (e, “Local HMI”, LW, 6, 1)
//
get 20 words (10 integer values) from LW0 ~ LW19 to f[0] ~ f[9]
//
since each integer value occupies 2 words
GetDataEx (f[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 10)
//
get 2 words from LW2 ~ LW3 to the variable f
GetDataEx (f, “Local HMI”, LW, 2, 1)
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end macro_command
Name
SetData
Syntax
SetData(send_data[start], device_name, device_type, address_offset,
data_count)
or
SetData(send_data, device_name, device_type, address_offset, 1)
Descriptio
n
Send data to the PLC. Data is defined in send_data[start]~ send_data[start
+ data_count - 1].
data_count is the amount of sent data. In general, send_data is an array,
but if data_count is 1, send_data can be an array or an ordinary variable.
Below are two methods to send one word data.
macro_command main()
short send_data_1[2] = { 5, 6}, send_data_2 = 5
SetData(send_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 5, 1)
SetData(send_data_2,
“FATEK KB Series”, RT, 5, 1)
end macro_command
device_name is the PLC name enclosed in the double quotation marks (“)
and this name has been defined in the device list of system parameters.
device_type is the device type and encoding method (binary or BCD) of the
PLC data. For example, if device_type is LW_BIN, it means the register is
LW and the encoding method is binary. If use BIN encoding method,
“_BIN” can be ignored.
If device_type is LW_BCD, it means the register is LW and the encoding
method is BCD.
address_offset is the address offset in the PLC.
For example, SetData(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 5, 1)
represents that the address offset is 5.
If address_offset uses the format – “N#AAAAA”, N indicates that PLC‟s
station number is N. AAAAA represents the address offset. This format is
used while multiple PLCs or controllers are connected to a single serial
port. For example, SetData(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 2#5,
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1) represents that the PLC‟s station number is 2. If SetData () uses the
default station number defined in the device list, it is not necessary to
define station number in address_offset.
The number of registers actually sends to depends on both the type of the
send_data variable and the value of the number of data_count.
type of
read_data
data_count
actual number of
16-bit register send
char (8-bit)
1
1
char (8-bit)
2
1
bool (8-bit)
1
1
bool (8-bit)
2
1
short (16-bit)
1
1
short (16-bit)
2
2
int (32-bit)
1
2
int (32-bit)
2
4
float (32-bit)
1
2
float (32-bit)
2
4
When a SetData() is executed using a 32-bit data type (int or float), the
function will automatically send int-format or float-format data to the
device. For example,
macro_command main()
float f = 2.6
SetData(f, "MODBUS", 6x, 2, 1)
// will send a floating point value to the device
end macro_command
Example
macro_command main()
int i
bool a = true
bool b[30]
short c = false
short d[50]
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int e = 5
int f[10]
for i = 0 to 29
b[i] = true
next i
for i = 0 to 49
d[i] = i * 2
next i
for i = 0 to 9
f [i] = i * 3
next i
// set the state of LB2
SetData(a, “Local HMI”, LB, 2, 1)
//
set the states of LB0 ~ LB29
SetData(b[0], “Local HMI”, LB, 0, 30)
//
set the value of LW2
SetData(c, “Local HMI”, LW, 2, 1)
//
set the values of LW0 ~ LW49
SetData(d[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 50)
//
set the values of LW6 ~ LW7, note that the type of e is int
SetData(e, “Local HMI”, LW, 6, 1)
//
set the values of LW0 ~ LW19
// 10 integers equal to 20 words, since each integer value occupies 2
words.
SetData(f[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 10)
end macro_command
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Name
SetDataEx
Syntax
SetDataEx (send_data[start], device_name, device_type, address_offset,
data_count)
or
SetDataEx (send_data, device_name, device_type, address_offset, 1)
Description Send data to the PLC and continue executing next command even if no
response from this device.
Descriptions of send_data, device_name, device_type, address_offset and
data_count are the same as SetData.
Example
macro_command main()
int i
bool a = true
bool b[30]
short c = false
short d[50]
int e = 5
int f[10]
for i = 0 to 29
b[i] = true
next i
for i = 0 to 49
d[i] = i * 2
next i
for i = 0 to 9
f [i] = i * 3
next i
// set the state of LB2
SetDataEx (a, “Local HMI”, LB, 2, 1)
//
set the states of LB0 ~ LB29
SetDataEx (b[0], “Local HMI”, LB, 0, 30)
//
set the value of LW2
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SetDataEx (c, “Local HMI”, LW, 2, 1)
//
set the values of LW0 ~ LW49
SetDataEx (d[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 50)
//
set the values of LW6 ~ LW7, note that the type of e is int
SetDataEx (e, “Local HMI”, LW, 6, 1)
//
set the values of LW0 ~ LW19
// 10 integers equal to 20 words, since each integer value occupies 2
words.
SetDataEx (f[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 10)
end macro_command
Name
GetError
Syntax
GetError (err)
Description Get an error code.
Example
macro_command main()
short err
char byData[10]
GetDataEx(byData[0], “MODBUS RTU”, 4x, 1, 10)// read 10 bytes
// if err is equal to 0, it is successful to execute GetDataEx()
GetErr(err)// save an error code to err
end macro_command
Name
PURGE
Syntax
PURGE (com_port)
Description com_port refers to the COM port number which ranges from 1 to 3. It can
be either a variable or a constant.
This function is used to clear the input and output buffers associated with
the COM port.
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Example
macro_command main()
int com_port=3
PURGE (com_port)
PURGE (1)
end macro_command
Name
SetRTS
Syntax
SetRTS(com_port, source)
Description Set RTS state for RS232.
com_port refers to the COM port number. It can be either a variable or a
constant. source can be either a variable or a constant.
This command raise RTS signal while the value of source is greater than 0
and lower RTS signal while the value of source equals to 0.
Example
macro_command main()
char com_port=1
char value=1
SetRTS(com_port, value) // raise RTS signal of COM1 while value>0
SetRTS(1, 0) // lower RTS signal of COM1
end macro_command
Name
GetCTS
Syntax
GetCTS(com_port, result)
Description Get CTS state for RS232.
com_port refers to the COM port number. It can be either a variable or a
constant. result is used for receiving the CTS signal. It must be a variable.
This command receives CTS signal and stores the received data in the
result variable. When the CTS signal is pulled high, it writes 1 to result,
otherwise, it writes 0.
Example
macro_command main()
char com_port=1
char result
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GetCTS(com_port, result) // get CTS signal of COM1
GetCTS (1, result) // get CTS signal of COM1
end macro_command
Name
Beep
Syntax
Beep()
Description Plays beep sound.
This command plays a beep sound with frequency of 800 hertz and
duration of 30 milliseconds.
Example
macro_command main()
Beep()
end macro_command
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18.6.6 String Operation Functions
Name
StringGet
Syntax
StringGet(read_data[start], device_name, device_type, address_offset,
data_count)
Description Receives data from the PLC. The String data is stored into read_data[start]~
read_data[start + data_count - 1]. read_data must be a one-dimensional char
array.
Data_count is the number of received characters, it can be either a constant
or a variable.
Device_name is the PLC name enclosed in the double quotation marks (“)
and this name has been defined in the device list of system parameters as
follows (see FATEK KB Series):
Device_type is the device type and encoding method (binary or BCD) of the
PLC data. For example, if device_type is LW_BIN, it means the register is LW
and the encoding method is binary. If use BIN encoding method, “_BIN” can
be ignored.
If device_type is LW_BCD, it means the register is LW and the encoding
method is BCD.
Address_offset is the address offset in the PLC.
For example, StringGet(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 5, 1)
represents that the address offset is 5.
If address_offset uses the format – “N#AAAAA”, N indicates that PLC‟s station
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number is N. AAAAA represents the address offset. This format is used while
multiple PLCs or controllers are connected to a single serial port. For
example, StringGet(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 2#5, 1)
represents that the PLC‟s station number is 2. If StringGet() uses the default
station number defined in the device list as follows, it is not necessary to
define station number in address_offset.
The number of registers actually read from depends on the value of the
number of data_count since that the read_data is restricted to char array.
type of
read_data
data_count
actual number of 16-bit register
read
char (8-bit)
1
1
char (8-bit)
2
1
1 WORD register(16-bit) equals to the size of 2 ASCII characters. According
to the above table, reading 2 ASCII characters is actually reading the content
of one 16-bit register.
Example
macro_command main()
char str1[20]
//
read 10 words from LW0~LW9 to the variables str1[0] to str1[19]
//
since that 1 word can store 2 ASCII characters, reading 20 ASCII
//
characters is actually reading 10 words of register
StringGet(str1[0], “Local HMI”, LW, 0, 20)
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end macro_command
Name
StringGetEx
Syntax
StringGetEx (read_data[start], device_name, device_type, address_offset,
data_count)
Description Receives data from the PLC and continue executing next command even if
no response from this device.
Descriptions of read_data, device_name, device_type, address_offset and
data_count are the same as GetData.
Example
macro_command main()
char str1[20]
short test=0
// macro will continue executing test = 1 even if the MODBUS device is
// not responding
StringGetEx(str1[0], "MODBUS RTU", 4x, 0, 20)
test = 1
// macro will not continue executing test = 2 until MODBUS device responds
StringGet(str1[0], "MODBUS RTU", 4x, 0, 20)
test = 2
end macro_command
Name
StringSet
Syntax
StringSet(send_data[start], device_name, device_type, address_offset,
data_count)
Description Send data to the PLC. Data is defined in send_data[start]~ send_data[start
+ data_count - 1]. send_data must be a one-dimensional char array.
data_count is the number of sent characters, it can be either a constant or
a variable.
device_name is the PLC name enclosed in the double quotation marks (“)
and this name has been defined in the device list of system parameters.
device_type is the device type and encoding method (binary or BCD) of
the PLC data. For example, if device_type is LW_BIN, it means the
register is LW and the encoding method is binary. If use BIN encoding
method, “_BIN” can be ignored.
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If device_type is LW_BCD, it means the register is LW and the encoding
method is BCD.
address_offset is the address offset in the PLC.
For example, StringSet(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT, 5, 1)
represents that the address offset is 5.
If address_offset uses the format – “N#AAAAA”, N indicates that PLC‟s
station number is N. AAAAA represents the address offset. This format is
used while multiple PLCs or controllers are connected to a single serial
port. For example, StringSet(read_data_1[0], “FATEK KB Series”, RT,
2#5, 1) represents that the PLC‟s station number is 2. If SetData () uses
the default station number defined in the device list, it is not necessary to
define station number in address_offset.
The number of registers actually sends to depends on the value of the
number of data_count, since that send_data is restricted to char array.
type of
read_data
data_count
actual number of 16-bit register
send
char (8-bit)
1
1
char (8-bit)
2
1
1 WORD register(16-bit) equals to the size of 2 ASCII characters.
According to the above table, sending 2 ASCII characters is actually
writing to one 16-bit register. The ASCII characters are stored into the
WORD register from low byte to high byte. While using the ASCII display
object to display the string data stored in the registers, data_count must
be a multiple of 2 in order to display full string content. For example:
macro_command main()
char src1[10]="abcde"
StringSet(src1[0], "Local HMI", LW, 0, 5)
end macro_command
The ASCII display object shows:
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If data_count is an even number that is greater than or equal to the length
of the string, the content of string can be completely shown:
macro_command main()
char src1[10]="abcde"
StringSet(src1[0], "Local HMI", LW, 0, 6)
end macro_command
Example
macro_command main()
char str1[10]=”abcde”
//
Send 3 words to LW0~LW2
//
Data are being sent until the end of string is reached.
//
Even though the value of data_count is larger than the length of string
//
, the function will automatically stop.
StringSet(str1[0], "Local HMI", LW, 0, 10)
end macro_command
Name
StringSetEx
Syntax
StringSetEx (send_data[start], device_name, device_type, address_offset,
data_count)
Description Send data to the PLC and continue executing next command even if no
response from this device.
Descriptions of send_data, device_name, device_type, address_offset and
data_count are the same as StringSet.
Example
macro_command main()
char str1[20]=”abcde”
short test=0
// macro will continue executing test = 1 even if the MODBUS device is
// not responding
StringSetEx(str1[0], "MODBUS RTU", 4x, 0, 20)
test = 1
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// macro will not continue executing test = 2 until MODBUS device responds
StringSet(str1[0], "MODBUS RTU", 4x, 0, 20)
test = 2
end macro_command
Name
StringCopy
Syntax
success = StringCopy (“source”, destination[start])
or
success = StringCopy (source[start], destination[start])
Description Copy one string to another. This function copies a static string (which is
enclosed in quotes) or a string that is stored in an array to the destination
buffer.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
“source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]).
destination[start] must be an one-dimensional char array.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of source string exceeds the max. size of destination
buffer, it returns false and the content of destination remains the same.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[5]="abcde"
char dest1[5]
bool success1
success1 = StringCopy(src1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1=”abcde”
char dest2[5]
bool success2
success2 = StringCopy("12345", dest2[0])
// success2=true, dest2=”12345”
char src3[10]="abcdefghij"
char dest3[5]
bool success3
success3 = StringCopy(src3[0], dest3[0])
// success3=false, dest3 remains the same.
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char src4[10]="abcdefghij"
char dest4[5]
bool success4
success4 = StringCopy(src4[5], dest4[0])
// success4=true, dest4=”fghij”
end macro_command
Name
StringDecAsc2Bin
Syntax
success = StringDecAsc2Bin(source[start], destination)
or
success = StringDecAsc2Bin(“source”, destination)
Description This function converts a decimal string to an integer. It converts the
decimal string in source parameter into an integer, and stores it in the
destination variable.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
“source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]).
Destination must be a variable, to store the result of conversion.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the source string contains characters other than „0‟ to „9‟, it returns
false.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[5]="12345"
int result1
bool success1
success1 = StringDecAsc2Bin(src1[0], result1)
// success1=true, result1 is 12345
char result2
bool success2
success2 = StringDecAsc2Bin("32768", result2)
// success2=true, but the result exceeds the data range of result2
char src3[2]="4b"
char result3
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bool success3
success3 = StringDecAsc2Bin (src3[0], result3)
// success3=false, because src3 contains characters other than „0‟ to „9‟
end macro_command
Name
StringBin2DecAsc
Syntax
success = StringBin2DecAsc (source, destination[start])
Description This function converts an integer to a decimal string. It converts the integer
in source parameter into a decimal string, and stores it in the destination
buffer.
Source can be either a constant or a variable.
Destination must be an one-dimensional char array, to store the result of
conversion.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of decimal string after conversion exceeds the size of
destination buffer, it returns false.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
int src1 = 2147483647
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringBin2DecAsc(src1, dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1=”2147483647”
short src2 = 0x3c
char dest2[20]
bool success2
success2 = StringBin2DecAsc(src2, dest2[0])
// success2=true, dest2=”60”
int src3 = 2147483647
char dest3[5]
bool success3
success3 = StringBin2DecAsc(src3, dest3[0])
// success3=false, dest3 remains the same.
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end macro_command
Name
StringDecAsc2Float
Syntax
success = StringDecAsc2Float (source[start], destination)
or
success = StringDecAsc2Float (“source”, destination)
Description This function converts a decimal string to floats. It converts the decimal
string in source parameter into float, and stores it in the destination variable.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
“source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]).
Destination must be a variable, to store the result of conversion.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the source string contains characters other than „0‟ to „9‟ or „.‟, it
returns false.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[10]="12.345"
float result1
bool success1
success1 = StringDecAsc2Float(src1[0], result1)
// success1=true, result1 is 12.345
float result2
bool success2
success2 = StringDecAsc2Float("1.234567890", result2)
// success2=true, but the result exceeds the data range of result2, which
// might result in loss of precision
char src3[2]="4b"
float result3
bool success3
success3 = StringDecAsc2Float(src3[0], result3)
// success3=false, because src3 contains characters other than „0‟ to „9‟ or
// „.‟
end macro_command
Name
StringFloat2DecAsc
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Syntax
success = StringFloat2DecAsc(source, destination[start])
Description This function converts a float to a decimal string. It converts the float in
source parameter into a decimal string, and stores it in the destination
buffer.
Source can be either a constant or a variable.
Destination must be an one-dimensional char array, to store the result of
conversion.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of decimal string after conversion exceeds the size of
destination buffer, it returns false.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
float src1 = 1.2345
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringFloat2DecAsc(src1, dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1=” 1.2345”
float src2 = 1.23456789
char dest2 [20]
bool success2
success2 = StringFloat2DecAsc(src2, dest2 [0])
// success2=true, but it might lose precision
float src3 = 1.2345
char dest3[5]
bool success3
success3 = StringFloat2DecAsc(src3, dest3 [0])
// success3=false, dest3 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringHexAsc2Bin
Syntax
success = StringHexAsc2Bin (source[start], destination)
or
success = StringHexAsc2Bin (“source“, destination)
Description This function converts a hexadecimal string to binary data. It converts the
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hexadecimal string in source parameter into binary data , and stores it in the
destination variable.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
“source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]).
Destination must be a variable, to store the result of conversion.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the source string contains characters other than „0‟ to „9‟, „a‟ to „f‟ or
„A‟ to „F‟, it returns false.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[5]="0x3c"
int result1
bool success1
success1 = StringHexAsc2Bin(src1[0], result1)
// success1=true, result1 is 3c
short result2
bool success2
success2 = StringDecAsc2Bin("1a2b3c4d", result2)
// success2=true, result2=3c4d.The result exceeds the data range of
// result2
char src3[2]="4g"
char result3
bool success3
success3 = StringDecAsc2Bin (src3[0], result3)
// success3=false, because src3 contains characters other than „0‟ to „9‟
// , „a‟ to „f‟ or „A‟ to „F‟
end macro_command
Name
StringBin2HexAsc
Syntax
success = StringBin2HexAsc (source, destination[start])
Description This function converts binary data to a hexadecimal string. It converts the
binary data in source parameter into a hexadecimal string, and stores it in
the destination buffer.
Source can be either a constant or a variable.
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Destination must be an one-dimensional char array, to store the result of
conversion.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of hexadecimal string after conversion exceeds the size
of destination buffer, it returns false.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
int src1 = 20
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringBin2HexAsc(src1, dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1=”14”
short src2 = 0x3c
char dest2[20]
bool success2
success2 = StringBin2HexAsc(src2, dest2[0])
// success2=true, dest2=”3c”
int src3 = 0x1a2b3c4d
char dest3[6]
bool success3
success3 = StringBin2HexAsc(src3, dest3[0])
// success3=false, dest3 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringMid
Syntax
success = StringMid (source[start], count, destination[start])
or
success = StringMid (“string“, start, count, destination[start])
Description Retrieve a character sequence from the specified offset of the source string
and store it in the destination buffer.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
“source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]). For source[start], the
start offset of the substring is specified by the index value. For static source
string(“source”), the second parameter(start) specifies the start offset of the
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substring.
The count parameter specifies the length of substring being retrieved.
Destination must be an one-dimensional char array, to store the retrieved
substring.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of retrieved substring exceeds the size of destination
buffer, it returns false.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="abcdefghijklmnopqrst"
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringMid(src1[5], 6, dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1=”fghijk”
char src2[20]="abcdefghijklmnopqrst"
char dest2[5]
bool success2
success2 = StringMid(src2[5], 6, dest2[0])
// success2=false, dest2 remains the same.
char dest3[20]="12345678901234567890"
bool success3
success3 = StringMid("abcdefghijklmnopqrst", 5, 5, dest3[15])
// success3= true, dest3=” 123456789012345fghij”
end macro_command
Name
StringLength
Syntax
length = StringLength (source[start])
or
length = StringLength (“source“)
Description Obtain the length of a string. It returns the length of source string and stores
it in the length field on the left-hand side of „=‟ operator.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
“source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]).
The return value of this function indicates the length of the source string.
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Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="abcde"
int length1
length1= StringLength(src1[0])
// length1=5
char src2[20]={'a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e'}
int length2
length2= StringLength(src2[0])
// length2=20
char src3[20]="abcdefghij"
int length3
length3= StringLength(src3 [2])
// length3=8
end macro_command
Name
StringCat
Syntax
success = StringCat (source[start], destination[start])
or
success = StringCat (“source”, destination[start])
Description This function appends source string to destination string. It adds the
contents of source string to the last of the contents of destination string.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
“source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]).
Destination must be an one-dimensional char array.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of result string after concatenation exceeds the max. size
of destination buffer, it returns false.
The success field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="abcdefghij"
char dest1[20]="1234567890"
bool success1
success1= StringCat(src1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1=”123456790abcdefghij”
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char dest2 [10]="1234567890"
bool success2
success2= StringCat("abcde", dest2 [0])
// success2=false, dest2 remains the same.
char src3[20]="abcdefghij"
char dest3[20]
bool success3
success3= StringCat(src3[0], dest3[15])
// success3=false, dest3 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringCompare
Syntax
ret = StringCompare (str1[start], str2[start])
ret = StringCompare (“string1“, str2[start])
ret = StringCompare (str1[start], “string2”)
ret = StringCompare (“string1”, “string2”)
Description Do a case-sensitive comparison of two strings.
The two string parameters accept both static string (in the form: “string1”)
and char array (in the form: str1[start]).
This function returns a Boolean indicating the result of comparison. If two
strings are identical, it returns true. Otherwise it returns false.
The ret field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char a1[20]="abcde"
char b1[20]="ABCDE"
bool ret1
ret1= StringCompare(a1[0], b1[0])
// ret1=false
char a2[20]="abcde"
char b2[20]="abcde"
bool ret2
ret2= StringCompare(a2[0], b2[0])
// ret2=true
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char a3 [20]="abcde"
char b3[20]="abcdefg"
bool ret3
ret3= StringCompare(a3[0], b3[0])
// ret3=false
end macro_command
Name
StringCompareNoCase
Syntax
ret = StringCompareNoCase(str1[start], str2[start])
ret = StringCompareNoCase(“string1“, str2[start])
ret = StringCompareNoCase(str1[start], “string2”)
ret = StringCompareNoCase(“string1”, “string2”)
Description Do a case-insensitive comparison of two strings.
The two string parameters accept both static string (in the form: “string1”)
and char array (in the form: str1[start]).
This function returns a Boolean indicating the result of comparison. If two
strings are identical, it returns true. Otherwise it returns false.
The ret field is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char a1[20]="abcde"
char b1[20]="ABCDE"
bool ret1
ret1= StringCompareNoCase(a1[0], b1[0])
// ret1=true
char a2[20]="abcde"
char b2[20]="abcde"
bool ret2
ret2= StringCompareNoCase(a2[0], b2[0])
// ret2=true
char a3 [20]="abcde"
char b3[20]="abcdefg"
bool ret3
ret3= StringCompareNoCase(a3[0], b3[0])
// ret3=false
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end macro_command
Name
StringFind
Syntax
position = StringFind (source[start], target[start])
position = StringFind (“source“, target[start])
position = StringFind (source[start], “target”)
position = StringFind (“source“, “target“)
Description Return the position of the first occurrence of target string in the source
string.
The two string parameters accept both static string (in the form: “source”)
and char array (in the form: source[start]).
This function returns the zero-based index of the first character of substring
in the source string that matches the target string. Notice that the entire
sequence of characters to find must be matched. If there is no matched
substring, it returns -1.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="abcde"
char target1[20]="cd"
bool pos1
pos1= StringFind(src1[0], target1[0])
// pos1=2
char target2[20]="ce"
bool pos2
pos2= StringFind("abcde", target2[0])
// pos2=-1
char src3[20]="abcde"
bool pos3
pos3= StringFind(src3[3], "cd")
// pos3=-1
end macro_command
Name
StringReverseFind
Syntax
position = StringReverseFind (source[start], target[start])
position = StringReverseFind (“source“, target[start])
position = StringReverseFind (source[start], “target”)
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position = StringReverseFind (“source“, “target“)
Description Return the position of the last occurrence of target string in the source
string.
The two string parameters accept both static string (in the form: “source”)
and char array (in the form: source[start]).
This function returns the zero-based index of the first character of substring
in the source string that matches the target string. Notice that the entire
sequence of characters to find must be matched. If there exists multiple
substrings that matches the target string, function will return the position of
the last matched substring. If there is no matched substring, it returns -1.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="abcdeabcde"
char target1[20]="cd"
bool pos1
pos1= StringReverseFind(src1[0], target1[0])
// pos1=7
char target2[20]="ce"
bool pos2
pos2= StringReverseFind("abcdeabcde", target2[0])
// pos2=-1
char src3[20]="abcdeabcde"
bool pos3
pos3= StringReverseFind(src3[6], "ab")
// pos3=-1
end macro_command
Name
StringFindOneOf
Syntax
position = StringFindOneOf (source[start], target[start])
position = StringFindOneOf (“source“, target[start])
position = StringFindOneOf (source[start], “target”)
position = StringFindOneOf (“source“, “target“)
Description Return the position of the first character in the source string that matches
any character contained in the target string.
The two string parameters accept both static string (in the form: “source”)
and char array (in the form: source[start]).
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This function returns the zero-based index of the first character in the
source string that is also in the target string. If there is no match, it returns
-1.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="abcdeabcde"
char target1[20]="sdf"
bool pos1
pos1= StringFindOneOf(src1[0], target1[0])
// pos1=3
char src2[20]="abcdeabcde"
bool pos2
pos2= StringFindOneOf(src2[1], "agi")
// pos2=4
char target3 [20]="bus"
bool pos3
pos3= StringFindOneOf("abcdeabcde", target3[1])
// pos3=-1
end macro_command
Name
StringIncluding
Syntax
success = StringIncluding (source[start], set[start], destination[start])
success = StringIncluding (“source“, set[start], destination[start])
success = StringIncluding (source[start], “set“, destination[start])
success = StringIncluding (“source“, “set“, destination[start])
Description Retrieve a substring of the source string that contains characters in the set
string, beginning with the first character in the source string and ending
when a character is found in the source string that is not in the target string.
The source string and set string parameters accept both static string (in the
form: “source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]).
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of retrieved substring exceeds the size of destination
buffer, it returns false.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="cabbageabc"
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char set1[20]="abc"
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringIncluding(src1[0], set1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1="cabba"
char src2[20]="gecabba"
char dest2[20]
bool success2
success2 = StringIncluding(src2[0], "abc", dest2[0])
// success2=true, dest2=""
char set3[20]="abc"
char dest3[4]
bool success3
success3 = StringIncluding("cabbage", set3[0], dest3[0])
// success3=false, dest3 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringExcluding
Syntax
success = StringExcluding (source[start], set[start], destination[start])
success = StringExcluding (“source“, set[start], destination[start])
success = StringExcluding (source[start], “set“, destination[start])
success = StringExcluding (“source“, “set“, destination[start])
Description Retrieve a substring of the source string that contains characters that are
not in the set string, beginning with the first character in the source string
and ending when a character is found in the source string that is also in the
target string.
The source string and set string parameters accept both static string (in the
form: “source”) and char array (in the form: source[start]).
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of retrieved substring exceeds the size of destination
buffer, it returns false.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="cabbageabc"
char set1[20]="ge"
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char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringExcluding(src1[0], set1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1="cabba"
char src2[20]="cabbage"
char dest2[20]
bool success2
success2 = StringExcluding(src2[0], "abc", dest2[0])
// success2=true, dest2=""
char set3[20]="ge"
char dest3[4]
bool success3
success3 = StringExcluding("cabbage", set3[0], dest3[0])
// success3=false, dest3 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringToUpper
Syntax
success = StringToUpper (source[start], destination[start])
success = StringToUpper ("source", destination[start])
Description Convert all the characters in the source string to uppercase characters and
store the result in the destination buffer.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
"source") and char array (in the form: source[start]).
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of result string after conversion exceeds the size of
destination buffer, it returns false.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="aBcDe"
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringToUpper(src1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1="ABCDE"
char dest2[4]
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bool success2
success2 = StringToUpper("aBcDe", dest2[0])
// success2=false, dest2 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringToLower
Syntax
success = StringToLower (source[start], destination[start])
success = StringToLower ("source", destination[start])
Description Convert all the characters in the source string to lowercase characters and
store the result in the destination buffer.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
"source") and char array (in the form: source[start]).
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of result string after conversion exceeds the size of
destination buffer, it returns false.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="aBcDe"
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringToUpper(src1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1="abcde"
char dest2[4]
bool success2
success2 = StringToUpper("aBcDe", dest2[0])
// success2=false, dest2 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringToReverse
Syntax
success = StringToReverse (source[start], destination[start])
success = StringToReverse ("source", destination[start])
Description Reverse the characters in the source string and store it in the destination
buffer.
The source string parameter accepts both static string (in the form:
"source") and char array (in the form: source[start]).
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This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of reversed string exceeds the size of destination buffer,
it returns false.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]="abcde"
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringToUpper(src1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1="edcba"
char dest2[4]
bool success2
success2 = StringToUpper("abcde", dest2[0])
// success2=false, dest2 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringTrimLeft
Syntax
success = StringTrimLeft (source[start], set[start], destination[start])
success = StringTrimLeft (“source“, set[start], destination[start])
success = StringTrimLeft (source[start], “set“, destination[start])
success = StringTrimLeft (“source“, “set“, destination[start])
Description Trim the leading specified characters in the set buffer from the source
string.
The source string and set string parameters accept both static string (in the
form: "source") and char array (in the form: source[start]).
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of trimmed string exceeds the size of destination buffer, it
returns false.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]= "# *a*#bc"
char set1[20]="# *"
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringTrimLeft (src1[0], set1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1="a*#bc"
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char set2[20]={'#', ' ', '*'}
char dest2[4]
success2 = StringTrimLeft ("# *a*#bc", set2[0], dest2[0])
// success2=false, dest2 remains the same.
char src3[20]="abc *#"
char dest3[20]
bool success3
success3 = StringTrimLeft (src3[0], "# *", dest3[0])
// success3=true, dest3="abc *#"
end macro_command
Name
StringTrimRight
Syntax
success = StringTrimRight (source[start], set[start], destination[start])
success = StringTrimRight (“source“, set[start], destination[start])
success = StringTrimRight (source[start], “set“, destination[start])
success = StringTrimRight (“source“, “set“, destination[start])
Description Trim the trailing specified characters in the set buffer from the source string.
The source string and set string parameters accept both static string (in the
form: "source") and char array (in the form: source[start]).
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of trimmed string exceeds the size of destination buffer, it
returns false.
Example
macro_command main()
char src1[20]= "# *a*#bc# * "
char set1[20]="# *"
char dest1[20]
bool success1
success1 = StringTrimRight(src1[0], set1[0], dest1[0])
// success1=true, dest1="# *a*#bc"
char set2[20]={'#', ' ', '*'}
char dest2[20]
success2 = StringTrimRight("# *a*#bc", set2[0], dest2[0])
// success2=true, dest2="# *a*#bc"
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char src3[20]="ab**c *#"
char dest3[4]
bool success3
success3 = StringTrimRight(src3[0], "# *", dest3[0])
// success3=false, dest3 remains the same.
end macro_command
Name
StringInsert
Syntax
success = StringInsert (pos, insert[start], destination[start])
success = StringInsert (pos, “insert“, destination[start])
success = StringInsert (pos, insert[start], length, destination[start])
success = StringInsert (pos, “insert“, length, destination[start])
Description Insert a string in a specific location within the destination string content. The
insert location is specified by the pos parameter.
The insert string parameter accepts both static string (in the form: "source")
and char array (in the form: source[start]).
The number of characters to insert can be specified by the length
parameter.
This function returns a Boolean indicating whether the process is
successfully done or not. If successful, it returns true, otherwise it returns
false. If the length of string after insertion exceeds the size of destination
buffer, it returns false.
Example
macro_command main()
char str1[20]="but the question is"
char str2[10]=", that is"
char dest[40]="to be or not to be"
bool success
success = StringInsert(18, str1[3], 13, dest[0])
// success=true, dest="to be or not to be the question"
success = StringInsert(18, str2[0], dest[0])
// success=true, dest="to be or not to be, that is the question"
success = StringInsert(0, "Hamlet:", dest[0])
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// success=false, dest remains the same.
end macro_command
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18.6.7 Miscellaneous
Name
Beep
Syntax
Beep ()
Description Plays beep sound.
This command plays a beep sound with frequency of 800 hertz and
duration of 30 milliseconds.
Example
macro_command main()
Beep()
end macro_command
Name
Buzzer
Syntax
Buzzer ()
Description Turn ON / OFF the buzzer.
Example
char on = 1, off = 0
Buzzer(on)
//
turn on the buzzer
DELAY(1000)
//
Buzzer(off)
turn off the buzzer
//
DELAY(500) //
Buzzer(1) //
DELAY(1000)
Buzzer(0) //
delay 1 second
delay 500ms
turn on the buzzer
//
delay 1 second
turn off the buzzer
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Name
SYNC_TRIG_MACRO
Syntax
SYNC_TRIG_MACRO(macro_id)
Description Trigger the execution of a macro synchronously (use macro_id to
designate this macro) in a running macro.
The current macro will pause until the end of execution of this called
macro. macro_id can be a constant or a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
char ON = 1, OFF = 0
SetData(ON, “Local HMI”, LB, 0, 1)
SYNC_TRIG_MACRO(5)//
call a macro (its ID is 5)
SetData(OFF, “Local HMI”, LB, 0, 1)
end macro_command
Name
ASYNC_TRIG_MACRO
Syntax
ASYNC_TRIG_MACRO (macro_id)
Description Trigger the execution of a macro asynchronously (use macro_id to
designate this macro) in a running macro.
The current macro will continue executing the following instructions after
triggering the designated macro; in other words, the two macros will be
active simultaneously.
macro_id can be a constant or a variable.
Example
macro_command main()
char ON = 1, OFF = 0
SetData(ON, “Local HMI”, LB, 0, 1)
ASYNC_TRIG_MACRO(5)//
call a macro (its ID is 5)
SetData(OFF, “Local HMI”, LB, 0, 1)
end macro_command
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Name
TRACE
Syntax
TRACE(format, argument)
Description Use this function to send specified string to the EasyDiagnoser. Users can
print out the current value of variables during run-time of macro for
debugging.
When TRACE encounters the first format specification (if any), it converts
the value of the first argument after format and outputs it accordingly.
format refers to the format control of output string. A format specification,
which consists of optional (in [ ]) and required fields (in bold), has the
following form:
%[flags] [width] [.precision] type
Each field of the format specification is described as below:
flags (optional):
+
width (optional):
A nonnegative decimal integer controlling the minimum
number of characters printed.
precision (optional):
A nonnegative decimal integer which specifies the precision and
the number of characters to be printed.
type:
C or c
d
i
o
u
X or x
E or e
: specifies a single-byte character.
: signed decimal integer.
: signed decimal integer.
: unsigned octal integer.
: unsigned decimal integer.
: unsigned hexadecimal integer.
: Signed value having the form.
[ – ]d.dddd e [sign]ddd where d is a single decimal
digit, dddd is one or more decimal digits, ddd is
exactly three decimal digits, and sign is + or –.
f
: Signed value having the form [ – ]dddd.dddd,
where dddd is one or more decimal digits.
The length of output string is limited to 256 characters. The extra
characters will be ignored.
The argument part is optional. One format specification converts exactly
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one argument.
Example
macro_command main()
char c1 = ‟a‟
short s1 = 32767
float f1 = 1.234567
TRACE(“The results are”) // output: The results are
TRACE(“c1 = %c, s1 = %d, f1 = %f”, c1, s1, f1)
// output: c1 = a, s1 = 32767, f1 = 1.234567
end macro_command
Name
FindDataSamplingDate
Syntax
return_value = FindDataSamplingDate (data_log_number, index, year,
month, day)
or
FindDataSamplingDate (data_log_number, index, year, month, day)
Description A query function for finding the date of specified data sampling file according
to the data sampling no. and the file index. The date is stored into year,
month and day respectively in the format of YYYY, MM and DD.
data sampling no.
The directory of saved data: [Storage location]\[filename]\yyyymmdd.dtl. The
data sampling files under the same directory are sorted according to the file
name and are indexed starting from 0. The most recently saved file has the
smallest file index number. For example, if there are four data sampling files
as follows:
20101210.dtl
20101230.dtl
20110110.dtl
20110111.dtl
The file index are:
20101210.dtl -> index is 3
20101230.dtl -> index is 2
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20110110.dtl -> index is 1
20110111.dtl -> index is 0
return_value equals to 1 if referred data sampling file is successfully found,
otherwise it equals to 0.
data_log_number and indexcan be constant or variable. year, month, day
and return_value must be variable. return_value is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
short data_log_number = 1, index = 2, year, month, day
short success
// if there exists a data sampling file named 20101230.dtl, with data sampling // number 1
and file index 2.
// the result after execution: success == 1, year == 2010, month == 12 and //day == 30
success = FindDataSamplingDate(data_log_number, index, year, month, day)
end macro_command
Name
FindDataSamplingIndex
Syntax
return_value = FindDataSamplingIndex (data_log_number, year, month,
day, index)
or
FindDataSamplingIndex (data_log_number, year, month, day, index)
Description A query function for finding the file index of specified data sampling file
according to the data sampling no. and the date. The file index is stored into
index. year, month and day are in the format of YYYY, MM and DD
respectively.
data sampling no.
The directory of saved data: [Storage location]\[filename]\yyyymmdd.dtl.
The data sampling files under the same directory are sorted according to
the file name and are indexed starting from 0. The most recently saved file
has the smallest file index number. For example, if there are four data
sampling files as follows:
20101210.dtl
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20101230.dtl
20110110.dtl
20110111.dtl
The file index are:
20101210.dtl -> index is 3
20101230.dtl -> index is 2
20110110.dtl -> index is 1
20110111.dtl -> index is 0
return_value equals to 1 if referred data sampling file is successfully found,
otherwise it equals to 0.
data_log_number, year, month and day can be constant or variable. index
and return_value must be variable. return_value is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
short data_log_number = 1, year = 2010, month = 12, day = 10, index
short success
// if there exists a data sampling file named 20101210.dtl, with data sampling // number 1
and file index 2.
// the result after execution: success == 1 and index == 2
success = FindDataSamplingIndex (data_log_number, year, month, day, index)
end macro_command
Name
FindEventLogDate
Syntax
return_value = FindEventLogDate (index, year, month, day)
or
FindEventLogDate (index, year, month, day)
Description A query function for finding the date of specified event log file according to
file index. The date is stored into year, month and day respectively in the
format of YYYY, MM and DD.
The event log files stored in the designated position (such as HMI memory
storage or external memory device) are sorted according to the file name
and are indexed starting from 0. The most recently saved file has the
smallest file index number. For example, if there are four event log files as
follows:
EL_20101210.evt
EL_20101230.evt
EL_20110110.evt
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EL_20110111.evt
The file index are:
EL_20101210.evt -> index is 3
EL_20101230.evt -> index is 2
EL_20110110.evt -> index is 1
EL_20110111.evt -> index is 0
return_value equals to 1 if referred data sampling file is successfully
found, otherwise it equals to 0.
index can be constant or variable. year, month, day and return_value must
be variable. return_value is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
short index = 1, year, month, day
short success
// if there exists an event log file named EL_20101230.evt,with index 1
// the result after execution: success == 1, year == 2010, month == 12, day //== 30
success = FindEventLogDate (index, year, month, day)
end macro_command
Name
FindEventLogIndex
Syntax
return_value = FindEventLogIndex (year, month, day, index)
or
FindEventLogIndex (year, month, day, index)
Description A query function for finding the file index of specified event log file
according to date. The file index is stored into index. year, month and day
are in the format of YYYY, MM and DD respectively.
The event log files stored in the designated position (such as HMI memory
storage or external memory device) are sorted according to the file name
and are indexed starting from 0. The most recently saved file has the
smallest file index number. For example, if there are four event log files as
follows:
EL_20101210.evt
EL_20101230.evt
EL_20110110.evt
EL_20110111.evt
The file index are:
EL_20101210.evt -> index is 3
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EL_20101230.evt -> index is 2
EL_20110110.evt -> index is 1
EL_20110111.evt -> index is 0
return_value equals to 1 if referred data sampling file is successfully
found, otherwise it equals to 0.
index can be constant or variable. year, month, day and return_value must
be variable. return_value is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
short year = 2010, month = 12, day = 10, index
short success
// if there exists an event log file named EL_20101210.evt, with index 2
// the result after execution: success == 1, index == 2
success = FindEventLogIndex (year, month, day, index)
end macro_command
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18.7 How to Create and Execute a Macro
18.7.1 How to Create a Macro
Please follow the steps below to create a macro:.
Step 1:
Click on
[Macro Manager] icon on the tool bar in EasyBuilder to open Macro Manager
dialogue box as follows.
In Macro Manager, all macros compiled successfully are displayed in “Macro list”, and all
macros which is under development or cannot be compiled are displayed in “Macro under
development”. The following is a description of the various buttons.
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[New]
Opens a blank “WorkSpace” editor for creating a new macro.
[Delete]
Deletes the selected macro.
[Edit]
Opens the “WorkSpace” editor, and loads the selected macro.
[Copy]
Copies the selected macro into the clipboard.
[Paste]
Pastes the macro in the clipboard into the list, and creates a new name for the macro.
[OK]
Confrim all the edited Macros and click this button to save the new contents before
leaving this dialog.
[Cancel]
Cancel the editing and leave Macro editing dialog.
[Library…]
Open Macro Funtion Library managing dialog.
Step 2:
Press the “New” button to create a empty macro and open the macro editor. Every macro
has a unique number defined at [Macro ID], and must have a macro name, otherwise an
error will appear while compiling.
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Step 3:
Design your macro. To use built-in functions (like SetData() or Getdata()), press „Get/Set
FN…” button to open API dialog and select the function and set essential parameters.
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Step 4:
After the completion of a new macro, press „Compile” button to compile the macro.
If there is no error, press “Exit” button and a new macro “macro_test” will be in “Macro list”.
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18.7.2 Execute a Macro
There are several ways to execute a macro.
a. Use a [PLC Control] object
Execute the macro when the [Trigger address] changes as defined.
1. Open [PLC Control] and add one [PLC Control] object with the [Type of control] as
[Execute macro program].
2. Select the macro in [Macro name]. Choose a bit and select a trigger condition to
trigger the macro. In order to guarantee that the macro will run only once, consider
latching the trigger bit, and then resetting the trigger condition within the macro.
3. Use a [Set Bit] or [Toggle Switch] object to change the bit to activate the macro.
b. Use a [Set Bit] or [Toggle Switch] object
The macro will be executed when [Set Bit] or [Toggle Switch] is pressed by user.
1. On the [General] tab of the [Set Bit] or [Toggle Switch] dialog, select the [Execute
Macro] option.
2. Select the macro to execute.
3. The macro will be executed one time when the button is activated.
 If [Set Bit] uses [Periodic Toggle], the macro will be executed every time [Set Bit] toggles.
c. Use a [Function Key] object
1. On the [General] tab of the [Function Key] dialog, select the [Execute Macro] option.
2. Select the macro to execute.
3. The macro will execute one time when the button is activated.
d. In macro editor, use
1. [Periodical Execution]: Macro will be triggered periodically.
2. [Execute one time when HMI starts]: Macro will be executed once HMI starts.
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18.8 User Defined Macro Function
When editing Macro, to save time of defining functions, user may search for the needed from
built-in Macro Function Library. However, certain functions, though frequently used, may not
be found there. In this case, user may define the needed function and save it for future use.
Next time when the same function is required, the saved functions can be called from [Macro
Function Library] for easier editing. Additionally, [Macro Function Library] greatly enhances
the portability of user-defined functions. Before building a function please check the built-in
functions or online function library to see if it exists.
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18.8.1 Import Function Library File
Open a project in HMI programming software, the default Function Library File will be read
automatically and the function information will be loaded in. At this moment if a user-defined
function is called, the relevant *.mlb file must be imported first.
1.
2.
Default Function Library File Name: MacroLibrary (without filename extension)
Function Library Directory: HMI programming software installation directory\library
(folder)
3.
\library (folder) contains two types of function library files:
– Without filename extension: MacroLibrary, the Default Function Library for HMI
programming software to read at the beginning.
4.
– With filename extension (*.mlb): Such as ”math.mlb”. The files to be read / written
when users import / export. These files are portable and can be called from the
folder when needed.
When opening HMI programming software, only the functions in Default Function
Library will be loaded in, to use functions in *.mlb files, please import them first.
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18.8.2 How to Use Macro Function Library
1.
Select the function directly from
Macro Function Library.
2.
In WorkSpace click [GET/SET FN…]
to open API dialog box.
3.
At least check one from [Library] or
[Build-in] and select the function to
be used.
4.
The description displayed in API
dialog is the same as written in
Function Editor.
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5.
Select the function to be used, fill in the corresponding variables according to the data
type.
Upon completion of the steps above, user-defined functions can be used freely without
defining the same functions repeatedly.
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18.8.3 Function Library Management Interface
1
Open macro management
dialog, click [Library] to open
[Macro Function Library] dialog.
2
A list of functions will be shown.
When the project is opened, the
software will load all the
functions in the Default Function
Library.
3. Each listed function has the following format:
return_type function_name ( parameter_type1, …, parameter_typeN)
return_type indicates the type of the return value. If this value does not exist, this column will
be omitted. function_name indicates the name of the function. “N” in parameter_typeN
stands for the number of parameter types. If this function does not need any parameter, this
column will be omitted.
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18.8.3.1 Create a Function
1. Click [New] to enter Function
Editor.
2. Edit function in Function Editor.
3. Edit the function description to
describe what the specification is,
how to use … etc.
4. After editing, click [Compile] and [Save] to save this
function to the Library. Otherwise, a warning will be
shown.
5. Successfully add a function into
Macro Function Library.
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1. The total size of data type can be declared in a function is 4096 bytes.
2. Function name must only contain alphanumeric characters, and cannot start with a
number.
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18.8.3.2 Delete a Function
1.
In function list select the function to be
deleted and click [Delete].
2.
Click [Yes] to confirm, [No] to cancel the
3.
deletion.
Click [Yes] to delete MAX_SHORT
function.
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18.8.3.3 Modify a Function
1.
2.
3.
4.
Users can modify the functions
exist in the Library.
Select a function to modify by
clicking [Edit] to enter Function
Editor
Double click on the function to be
modified can also enter Function
Editor.
After modifying, [Compile] then
[Save] before leaving.
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18.8.3.4 Import a Function
1.
Functions can be imported using
an external mlb file.
2.
For example, import a function
library “math.mlb” which contains a function
“test1”.
3.
Click [Open].
4.
When importing a function which already
exists in the Library, a confirmation popup
will be shown. The buttons are:
– [OK]: Overwrite the existing
function with the imported
one.
– [NO]: Cancel the importing of
the function with the same
name.
– [Yes to all]: Overwrite using
all the imported functions
with the same name.
– [No to all]: Cancel the
importing of all the functions
with the same name.
5.
The imported functions will be
saved in Default Function Library,
so if “math.mlb” file is deleted,
“test1” will still exist in the Library,
even restarting EasyBuilder.
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18.8.3.5 Export a Function
1.
2.
3.
4.
Export the function from Function
Library and save as mlb file.
Click [Export].
Select the function to be exported,
and click [Export].
A “math.mlb” file can be found
under export directory. This file
contains 4 functions: ADD, SUBS,
MUL, and DIV.
5.
The exported mlb file can be
imported on another PC. Open
HMI programming software, import,
then the functions in this file can
be used.
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18.9 Some Notes about Using the Macro
1. The maximum storage space of local variables in a macro is 4K bytes. So the maximum
array size of different variable types are as follows:
char
bool
short
int
float
a[4096]
b[4096]
c[2048]
d[1024]
e[1024]
2. A maximum of 255 macros are allowed in an EasyBuilder project.
3. A macro may cause the HMI unresponsive. Possible reasons are:
– A macro contains an infinite loop with no PLC communication.
– The size of an array exceeds the storage space in a macro.
4. The PLC communication speed affects the running time for the macro to execute. Also,
too many macros may slow down the communication between HMI and PLC.
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18.10 Use the Free Protocol to Control a Device
If EasyBuilder does not provide a driver for a specific device, users can use OUTPORT and
INPORT built-in functions to control the device. The data sent by OUTPORT and INPORT
must follow the communication protocol of the device. The following example explains how
to use these two functions to control a MODBUS RTU device.
First, create a new device in the device table. The device type of the new device is set to
“Free Protocol” and named with “MODBUS RTU device” as follows:
The interface of the device (PLC I/F) uses [RS-232]. If a MODBUS TCP/IP device is
connected, the interface should be [Ethernet] with correct IP and port number as follows:
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Suppose that the HMI will read the data of 4x_1 and 4x_2 on the device. First, utilize
OUTPORT to send out a read request to the device. The format of OUTPORT is:
OUTPORT(command[start], device_name, cmd_count)
Since “MODBUS RTU device” is a MODBUS RTU device, the read request must follow
MODBUS RTU protocol. The request uses”Reading Holding Registers (0x03)” command to
read data. The following picture displays the content of the command. (The items of the
station number (byte 0) and the last two bytes (CRC) are ignored).
Depending on the protocol, the content of a read command as follows (The total is 8 bytes):
command[0] : station number
command[1] : function code
command[2] : high byte of starting address
command[3] : low byte of starting address
command[4] : high byte of quantity of registers
command[5] : low byte of quantity of registers
command[6] : low byte of 16-bit CRC
command[7] : high byte of 16-bit CRC
(BYTE 0)
(BYTE 1)
(BYTE 2)
(BYTE 3)
(BYTE 4)
(BYTE 5)
(BYTE 6)
(BYTE 7)
So a read request is designed as follows:
char command[32]
short address, checksum
FILL(command[0], 0, 32) //
initialize command[0]~command[31] to 0
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command[0] = 0x1
// station number
command[1] = 0x3
// read holding registers (function code is 0x3)
address = 0
// starting address (4x_1) is 0
HIBYTE(address, command[2])
LOBYTE(address, command[3])
read_no = 2
// the total words of reading is 2 words
HIBYTE(read_no, command[4])
LOBYTE(read_no, command[5])
CRC(command[0], checksum, 6)
// calculate 16-bit CRC
LOBYTE(checksum, command[6])
HIBYTE(checksum, command[7])
Lastly, use OUPORT to send out this read request to PLC
OUTPORT(command[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 8)
// send read request
After sending out the request, use INPORT to get the response from PLC. Depending on the
protocol, the content of the response is as follows (the total byte is 9):
command[0] : station number
command[1] : function code
command[2] : byte count
command[3] : high byte of 4x_1
command[4] : low byte of 4x_1
command[5] : high byte of 4x_2
command[6] : high byte of 4x_2
command[7] : low byte of 16-bit CRC
command[8] : high byte of 16-bit CRC
(BYTE 0)
(BYTE 1)
(BYTE 2)
(BYTE 3)
(BYTE 4)
(BYTE 5)
(BYTE 6)
(BYTE 7)
(BYTE 8)
The format of INPORT is:
INPORT(response[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 9, return_value) // read response
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Where the real read count is restored to the variable return_value (unit is byte). If
return_value is 0, it means reading fails in executing INPORT.
According to the MODBUS RTU protocol specification, the correct response[1] must be
equal to 0x03. After getting correct response, calculate the data of 4x_1 and 4x_2 and put in
the data into LW100 and LW101 of HMI.
if (return_value >0 and response[1] == 0x3) then
read_data[0] = response[4] + (response[3] << 8)// 4x_1
read_data[1] = response[6] + (response[5] << 8)// 4x_2
SetData(read_data[0], "Local HMI", LW, 100, 2)
end if
The complete macro is as follows:
// Read Holding Registers
macro_command main()
char command[32], response[32]
short address, checksum
short read_no, return_value, read_data[2], i
FILL(command[0], 0, 32)// initialize command[0]~command[31] to 0
FILL(response[0], 0, 32)
command[0] = 0x1// station number
command[1] = 0x3// read holding registers (function code is 0x3)
address = 0
address = 0// starting address (4x_1) is 0
HIBYTE(address, command[2])
LOBYTE(address, command[3])
read_no = 2/ the total words of reading is 2 words
HIBYTE(read_no, command[4])
LOBYTE(read_no, command[5])
CRC(command[0], checksum, 6)// calculate 16-bit CRC
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LOBYTE(checksum, command[6])
HIBYTE(checksum, command[7])
OUTPORT(command[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 8 )// send request
INPORT(response[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 9, return_value)// read response
if (return_value > 0 and response[1] == 0x3) then
read_data[0] = response[4] + (response[3] << 8)// 4x_1
read_data[1] = response[6] + (response[5] << 8)// 4x_2
SetData(read_data[0], "Local HMI", LW, 100, 2)
end if
end macro_command
The following example explains how to design a request to set the status of 0x_1. The
request uses ”Write Single Coil(0x5)” command.
The complete macro is as follows:
// Write Single Coil (ON)
macro_command main()
char command[32], response[32]
short address, checksum
short i, return_value
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FILL(command[0], 0, 32)// initialize command[0]~ command[31] to 0
FILL(response[0], 0, 32)
command[0] = 0x1// station number
command[1] = 0x5// function code : write single coil
address = 0
HIBYTE(address, command[2])
LOBYTE(address, command[3])
command[4] = 0xff// force 0x_1 on
command[5] = 0
CRC(command[0], checksum, 6)
LOBYTE(checksum, command[6])
HIBYTE(checksum, command[7])
OUTPORT(command[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 8)// send request
INPORT(response[0], "MODBUS RTU Device", 8, return_value)// read response
end macro_command
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18.11 Compiler Error Message
1. Error Message Format:
error C# : error description
(# is the error message number)
Example: error C37 : undeclared identifier : i
When there are compile errors, the description of the error can be found by the compiler
error message number.
2. Error Description
(C1) syntax error:‟identifier‟
There are many possibilities to cause compiler error.
For example:
macro_command main()
char i, 123xyz // this is an unsupported variable name
end macro_command
(C2) „identifier‟ used without having been initialized
Macro must define the size of an array during declaration.
For example:
macro_command main()
char i
int g[i] // i must be a numeric constant
end macro_command
(C3) redefinition error : „identifier‟
The name of variable and function within its scope must be unique.
For example:
macro_command main()
int g[10],g // error
end macro_command
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(C4) function name error : „identifier‟
Reserved keywords and constant can not be the name of a function
For example:
sub int if() // error
(C5) parentheses have not come in pairs
Statement missing “(“ or “)”
For example:
macro_command main )
//
missing “(“
(C6) illegal expression without matching „if‟
Missing expression in “if” statement
(C7) illegal expression (no „then‟) without matching „if‟
Missing “then” in “if” statement
(C8) illegal expression (no „end if‟)
Missing “end if”
(C9) illegal „end if‟ without matching „if‟
Unfinished “If‟ statement before “End If”
(C10) illegal „else‟
The format of “if” statement is :
if [logic expression] then
[ else [if [logic expression] then ] ]
end if
Any format other than this format will cause a compile error.
(C17) illegal expression (no 'for') without matching „next‟
“for” statement error : missing “for” before “next”
(C18) illegal variable type (not integer or char)
Should be integer or char variable
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(C19) variable type error
Missing assign statement
(C20) must be keyword „to‟ or „down‟
Missing keyword “to” or “down”
(C21) illegal expression (no 'next')
The format of “for” statement is:
for [variable] = [initial value] to [end value] [step]
next [variable]
Any format other than this format will cause a compile error.
(C22) „wend‟ statement contains no „while‟
“While” statement error : missing “while” before “Wend”
(C23) illegal expression without matching „wend‟
The format of “While” statement is :
while [logic expression]
wend
Any format other than this format will cause a compile error.
(C24) syntax error : „break‟
“break” statement can only be used in “for”, “while” statement.
(C25) syntax error : „continue‟
“continue” statement can only be used in “for” statement, or “while” statement.
(C26) syntax error
Error in expression.
(C27) syntax error
The mismatch of an operation object in expression can cause a compile error.
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For example :
macro_command main( )
int a, b
for a = 0 to 2
b = 4 + xyz // illegal : xyz is undefined
next a
end macro_command
(C28) must be „macro_command‟
There must be ‟macro_command‟
(C29) must be key word „sub‟
The format of function declaration is:
sub [data type] function_name(…)
………..
end sub
For example::
sub int pow(int exp)
…….
end sub
Any format other than this format will cause a compile error.
(C30) number of parameters is incorrect
Mismatch of the number of parameters
(C31) parameter type is incorrect
Mismatch of data type of parameter. When a function is called, the data type and the
number of parameters should match the declaration of function, otherwise it will cause a
compile error.
(C32) variable is incorrect
The parameters of a function must be equivalent to the arguments passing to a function
to avoid compile error.
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(C33) function name : undeclared function
(C34) expected constant expression
Illegal array index format.
(C35) invalid array declaration
(C36) array index error
(C37) undeclared identifier : i „identifier‟
Any variable or function should be declared before use.
(C38) un-supported PLC data address
The parameter of GetData( … ) , SetData( … ) should be legal PLC address. If the
address is illegal, this error message will be shown.
(C39) „idenifier‟ must be integer, char or constant
The format of array is:
Declaration: array_name[constant] (constant is the size of the array)
Usage: array_name[integer, character or constant]
Any format other than this format will cause a compile error.
(C40) execution syntax should not exist before variable declaration or constant
definition
For example :
macro_command main( )
int a, b
for a = 0 To 2
b=4+a
int h , k // illegal – definitions must occur before any statements or expressions
// for example, b = 4 + a
next a
end macro_command
(C41) float variables cannot be contained in shift calculation
(C42) function must return a value
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(C43) function should not return a value
(C44) float variables cannot be contained in calculation
(C45) PLC address error
(C46) array size overflow (max. 4k)
(C47) macro command entry function is not only one
(C48) macro command entry function must be only one
The only one main entrance of macro is :
macro_command function_name( )
end macro_command
(C49) an extended addressee‟s station number must be between 0 and 255
For example :
SetData(bits[0] , “PLC 1”, LB , 300#123, 100)
// illegal : 300#123 means the station number is 300, but the maximum is 255
(C50) an invalid PLC name
PLC name is not defined in the device list of system parameters.
(C51) macro command do not control a remote device
A macro can only control a local machine.
For example :
SetData(bits[0] , “PLC 1”, LB , 300#123, 100)
“PLC 1“ is connected with the remote HMI ,so it can not work.
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18.12 Sample Macro Code
1. ”for” statement and other expressions (arithmetic, bitwise shift, logic and
comparison)
macro_command main()
int a[10], b[10], i
b[0]= (400 + 400 << 2) / 401
b[1]= 22 *2 - 30 % 7
b[2]= 111 >> 2
b[3]= 403 > 9 + 3 >= 9 + 3 < 4 + 3 <= 8 + 8 == 8
b[4]= not 8 + 1 and 2 + 1 or 0 + 1 xor 2
b[5]= 405 and 3 and not 0
b[6]= 8 & 4 + 4 & 4 + 8 | 4 + 8 ^ 4
b[7]= 6 – (~4)
b[8]= 0x11
b[9]= 409
for i = 0 to 4 step 1
if (a[0] == 400) then
GetData(a[0],”Device 1”, 4x, 0,9)
GetData(b[0],”Device 1”, 4x, 11,10)
end If
next i
end macro_command
2. “while”, “if” and “break” statements
macro_command main()
int b[10], i
i=5
while i == 5 - 20 % 3
GetData(b[1], ”Device 1”, 4x, 11, 1)
if b[1] == 100 then
break
end if
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wend
end macro_command
3. Global variables and function call
char g
sub int fun(int j, int k)
int y
SetData(j, “Local HMI”, LB, 14, 1)
GetData(y, “Local HMI”, LB, 15, 1)
g=y
return y
end Sub
macro_command main()
int a, b, i
a=2
b=3
i = fun(a, b)
SetData(i, “Local HMI”, LB, 16, 1)
end macro_command
4. ”if” statement
macro_command main()
int k[10], j
for j = 0 to 10
k[j] = j
next j
if k[0] == 0 then
SetData(k[1], “Device 1”, 4x, 0, 1)
end if
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if k[0] == 0 then
SetData(k[1], “Device 1”, 4x, 0, 1)
else
SetData(k[2], “Device 1”, 4x, 0, 1)
end if
if k[0] == 0 then
SetData(k[1], “Device 1”, 4x, 1, 1)
else if k[2] == 1 then
SetData(k[3], “Device 1”, 4x, 2, 1)
end If
if k[0] == 0 then
SetData(k[1], “Device 1”, 4x, 3, 1)
else if k[2] == 2 then
SetData(k[3], “Device 1”, 4x, 4, 1)
else
SetData(k[4], “Device 1”, 4x, 5, 1)
end If
end macro_command
5. “while” and wend” statements
macro_command main()
char i = 0
int a[13], b[14], c = 4848
b[0] = 13
while b[0]
a[i] = 20 + i * 10
if a[i] == 120 then
c =200
break
end if
i=i+1
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wend
SetData(c, “Device 1”, 4x, 2, 1)
end macro_command
6. “break” and “continue” statements
macro_command main()
char i = 0
int a[13], b[14], c = 4848
b[0] = 13
while b[0]
a[i] = 20 + i * 10
if a[i] == 120 then
c =200
i=i+1
continue
end if
i=i+1
if c == 200 then
SetData(c, “Device 1”, 4x, 2, 1)
break
end if
wend
end macro_command
7. Array
macro_command main()
int a[25], b[25], i
b[0] = 13
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for i = 0 to b[0] step 1
a[i] = 20 + i * 10
next i
SetData(a[0], “Device 1”, 4x, 0, 13)
end macro_command
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18.13 Macro TRACE Function
TRACE function can be used with EasyDiagnoser to show the current content of the
variables. The following example illustrates how TRACE function could be used in macro.
First of all, add a new macro “macro_1” in the project, and in “macro_1” add TRACE (“LW =
%d”, a). “%d” indicates display current value of LW in decimal format. The content of
macro_1 is as follows:
macro_command main()
short a
GetData(a, "Local HMI", LW, 0, 1)
a= a + 1
SetData(a, "Local HMI", LW, 0, 1)
TRACE ("LW0 = %d", a)
end macro_command
(For the detailed usage of TRACE function, please refer to the following paragraph.)
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Secondly, add a [Numeric Display] object and a [Function Key] object in window no. 10 of
the project. The settings of these objects are shown below. [Function Key] object is used to
execute macro_1.
Lastly, compile the project and execute [Off-line simulation] or [On-line simulation].
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When processing simulation on PC, right click and select “Run EasyDiagnoser” in the
pop-up menu.
Afterwards, EasyDiagnoser will be started. [Logger] window displays whether
EasyDiagnoser is able to connect with the HMI to be watched or not. [Output] window
displays the output of the TRACE function. The illustration below shows that EasyDiagnoser
succeeds in connecting with HMI.
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When EasyDiagnoser is not able to connect with HMI, [Logger] window displays content as
shown below:
The possible reason of not being able to get connection with HMI can be failure in executing
simulation on PC. Another reason is that the Port No. used in project for simulation on PC is
incorrect (or occupied by system). Please change Port No. as shown, compile project then
do simulation again.
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In EasyDiagnoser, the Port No. should be set the same as the Port No. in the project.
The three consecutive ports of the project port no. are preserved for HMI communication. In
the setting above as an example, Port No. is set as 8005. Port 8005, 8006 and 8007 should
be reserved. In this case when executing simulation on PC, please make sure that these
ports are not occupied by other programs.
1. TRACE Syntax List:
Name
TRACE
Syntax
TRACE(format, argument)
Description Use this function to send specified string to the EasyDiagnoser. Users can
print out the current value of variables during run-time of macro for
debugging.
When TRACE encounters the first format specification (if any), it converts
the value of the first argument after format and outputs it accordingly.
format refers to the format control of output string. A format specification,
which consists of optional (in [ ]) and required fields (in bold), has the
following form:
%[flags] [width] [.precision] type
Each field of the format specification is described as below:
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flags (optional):
+
width (optional):
A nonnegative decimal integer controlling the minimum
number of characters printed.
precision (optional):
A nonnegative decimal integer which specifies the precision and
the number of characters to be printed.
type:
C or c
: specifies a single-byte character.
d
i
o
: signed decimal integer.
: signed decimal integer.
: unsigned octal integer.
u
X or x
E or e
: unsigned decimal integer.
: unsigned hexadecimal integer.
: Signed value having the form.
[ – ]d.dddd e [sign]ddd where d is a single decimal
digit, dddd is one or more decimal digits, ddd is
exactly three decimal digits, and sign is + or –.
f
: Signed value having the form [ – ]dddd.dddd,
where dddd is one or more decimal digits.
The length of output string is limited to 256 characters.
The argument part is optional.
Example
macro_command main()
char c1 = ‟a‟
short s1 = 32767
float f1 = 1.234567
TRACE(“The results are”) // output: The results are
TRACE(“c1 = %c, s1 = %d, f1 = %f”, c1, s1, f1)
// output: c1 = a, s1 = 32767, f1 = 1.234567
end macro_command
2. Use LB9059 to disable MACRO TRACE function (when ON). When set ON, the output
message of TRACE won't be sent to EasyDiagnoser.
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3. Users can directly execute EasyDiagnoser.exe from Utility Manager. In Utility Manager,
current HMI on line will be listed; users can simply select the HMI to be watched. Please
note that Project Port should be the same as Port No. used in project file.
4. Download the project to HMI and start the project. If EasyDiagnoser is unable to get
connection with the HMI to be watched, it is possible that HMI power is not ON, or Port
No. is incorrect. This may cause EasyDiagnoser to connect then disconnect with HMI
continuously. Please check the Port No. in EasyDiagnoser settings.
5. When EasyDiagnoser succeeds in connecting with HMI, simply execute macro_1,
[Output] window will then display the output of the TRACE function.
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18.14 Example of String Operation Functions
String operation functions are added to macro to provide a convenient way to operate strings.
The term “string” means a sequence of ASCII characters, and each of them occupies 1 byte.
The sequence of characters can be stored into 16-bit registers with least significant byte first.
For example, create an [ASCII Input] object and setup as follows:
Run simulation and input “abcdef”:
The string “abcdef” is stored in LW0~LW2 as follows (LB represents low byte and HB
represents high byte):
The ASCII input object reads 1 word (2 bytes) at a time as described in the previous chapter.
Suppose an ASCII input object is set to read 3 words as shown in the above example, it can
actually read at most 6 ASCII characters since that one ASCII character occupies 1 byte.
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The functionality of each string operation function is described in the following table:
Function name
Description
StringGet
Read string data from a device.
StringGetEx
Read string data from a device and continue
executing next command even if no response from
that device.
StringSet
Write string data to a device.
StringSetEx
Write string data to a device and continue executing
next command even if no response from that device.
StringCopy
Copy one string to another.
StringMid
Retrieve a substring.
StringDecAsc2Bin
Convert a decimal string to an integer.
StringBin2DecAsc
Convert an integer to a decimal string.
StringDecAsc2Float
Convert a decimal string to floats.
StringFloat2DecAsc
Convert a float to a decimal string.
StringHexAsc2Bin
Convert a hexadecimal string to binary data.
StringBin2HexAsc
Convert binary data into a hexadecimal string.
StringLength
Obtain the length of a string.
StringCat
Append source string to destination string.
StringCompare
Do a case-sensitive comparison of two strings.
StringCompareNoCase Do a case-insensitive comparison of two strings.
StringFind
Find a substring inside a larger string.
StringReverseFind
Find a substring inside a larger string; starts from the
end.
StringFindOneOf
Find the first matching character from a set.
StringIncluding
Extracts a substring that contains only the characters
in a set.
StringExcluding
Extracts a substring that contains only the characters
not in a set.
StringToUpper
Convert the characters of a string to uppercase.
StringToLower
Convert the characters of a string to lowercase.
StringToReverse
Reverse the characters of a string.
StringTrimLeft
Trim the leading specified characters in a set from
the source string.
StringTrimRight
Trim the trailing specified characters in a set from the
source string.
StringInsert
Insert a string in a specific location within another
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string.
For more detailed information of the above string operation functions, please check out the
“Built-In Function Block” section. In order to demonstrate the powerful usage of string
operation functions, the following examples will show you step by step how to create
executable project files using the new functions; starts from creating a macro, ends in
executing simulation.
1.
How to read (or write) a string from a device.
Create a new macro:
Edit the content:
The first function “StringGet” is used to read a string from LW0~LW19, and store it into the
str array. The second function “StringSet” is used to output the content of str array.
Add one
[ASCII Input] object and one
[Function Key] object in window 10 of the
project. The settings of these objects are shown as below. Function Key object is used to
execute macro_1.
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Lastly, use
[Compile] to compile the project and execute
[Off-line simulation] or
[On-line simulation]. Follow the steps below to operate the executing project:
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Step 1: input string
Step 2: press “GO” button
Step 3: output string
2.
Initialization of a string.
Create a new macro and edit the content:
The data enclosed in double quotation mark (“”) is viewed as a string. str1 is initialized as a
string while str2 is initialized as a char array. The following snapshot of simulation shows the
difference between str1 and str2 using two ASCII input objects.
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Macro compiler will add a terminating null character („\0‟) at the end of a string. The function
“StringSet” will send each character of str1 to registers until a null character is reached. The
extra characters following the null character will be ignored even if the data count is set to a
larger value than the length of string.
On the contrary, macro compiler will not add a terminating null character („\0‟) at the end of a
char array. The actual number of characters of str2 being sent to registers depends on the
value of data count that is passed to the “StringSet” function.
3.
A simple login page.
Create a new macro and edit the content:
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The first two “StringGet” functions will read the strings input by users and store them into
arrays named name_input and password_input separately. Use the function
“StringCompare” to check if the input account name and password are matched. If the
account name is matched, name_match is set true; if the password is matched,
password_match is set true. If both name_match and password_match are true, output the
string “Success! Access Accepted.”. Otherwise, output the string “Fail! Access Denied.”.
Add ASCII Input
and Function Key
objects in window 10 of the project. The
settings of these objects are shown as below. Function Key object is used to execute
macro_1.
Object 2
Object 3
Object 1
Object 4
Object settings:
Object 1: Function Key
Object 2: ASCII Input
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Object 3: ASCII Input
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Object 4: ASCII Display
Lastly, use
[Compile] to compile the project and execute
[Off-line simulation] or
[On-line simulation]. Follow the steps below to operate the executing project:
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18.15 Macro Password Protection
On MACRO editing window there‟s the [Password protect] selection, tick it and click [Set
password…] to set a password less than or equals to 10 characters (support ASCII
character only, ex. “a$#*hFds”).
After setting MACRO password, users will have to input correct password when opening
MACRO editing window.
EasyBuilder should be rebooted for typing the password again after 3 incorrect attempts.
 When MACRO is password protected, de-compilation of XOB file will not be able to
restore MACRO contents.
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Chapter 19 Configure HMI as a MODBUS Server
19.1 Configure HMI as a MODBUS Device
Once HMI is configured as a MODBUS device, the data of HMI can be read or written via
MODBUS protocol.
As shown above, HMI is set as a MODBUS device (also called MODBUS Server). The HMI,
PC or other devices can use MODBUS protocol to read or write HMI data via Ethernet or
RS-232 / RS-485 interface. Please follow the steps below.
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19.1.1 Creating a MODBUS Server
To configure HMI as a MODBUS device, add a new device in the [Device] tab first. In [PLC
type], select “MODBUS Server”. In [PLC I/F], select RS-232, RS-485 2W, RS-485 4W, or
Ethernet.
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If [PLC I/F] is set to [RS-232] or [RS-485], please select [COM] (COM 1 ~ COM 3) and set
correct communication parameters as below. MODBUS Server [Station no.] is set to 1.
Click [Settings], the maximum LW address range read / written by Modbus Client can be set.
When the object in the project uses a LW register, the Modbus Client will not be able to read
or write an address that is not within the specified range.
If [PLC I/F] is set to [Ethernet], please set [Port no.]:
The [Port no.] of MODBUS Server and HMI must be the same. To change the port number
please set in the [Model] tab.
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When finished, MODBUS Server is listed in [Device] tab. The configuration of MODBUS
device is completed. Compile the mtp file and download the compiled xob file to HMI, then,
HMI data can be read or written using MODBUS protocol.
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19.1.2 Access a MODBUS Server
Two HMI can be configured as one MODBUS client and one MODBUS server to
communicate and exchange data. First, add a new device in client‟s device list. If the client
uses [Ethernet], set [PLC type] to “MODBUS TCP/IP” and fill in the correct [IP address]
(the IP of MODBUS Server), [Port no.], and [Station no.].
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If the client uses [RS-232] or [RS-485] interface, the [PLC type] must set to “MODBUS
RTU”, and configure the communication parameters correctly.
When finished, click [OK], then a new device “MODBUS RTU” is listed in the [Device] tab.
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In the setting page of each object, select “MODBUS RTU” in [PLC name], and set the
address of MODBUS RTU.
Since the server is a HMI, the corresponding read and write address are as follows:
read / write 0x/1x (1 ~ 12096)
= read / write LB (0 ~ 12095)
read / write 3x/4x/5x (1 ~ 9999)
= read / write LW (0 ~ 9998)
read / write 3x/4x/5x (10000 ~ 65535) = read / write RW (0 ~ 55535)
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19.2 Changing MODBUS Server Station Number in Runtime
EasyBuilder provides the following system registers to change MODBUS Server station
number in runtime.
[LW-9541]
[LW-9542]
[LW-9543]
[LW-9544]
MODBUS/ASCII server station no. (COM 1)
MODBUS/ASCII server station no. (COM 2)
MODBUS/ASCII server station no. (COM 3)
MODBUS/ASCII server station no. (Ethernet)
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19.3 About MODBUS Address Type
Address types in EasyBuilder MODBUS protocol are 0x, 1x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 3x_bit and 4x_bit.
MODBUS RTU function codes are listed below:
0x: Coils. A read and write device type. When reading a bit with this device type, the function
code is 01H. When writing a bit, the function code is 05H. When writing multiple bits, the
function code is 0FH.
1x: Discrete Inputs. A read only device type. When reading a bit the function code is 02H.
3x: Input Registers. A read only device type. When reading data, the function code is 04H.
4x: Holding Register. A read and write device type. When reading data, the function code is
03H. When writing data, the function code is 10H.
5x: The function codes are the same as 4x. The difference is that 5x makes double word
swap when the format is 32-bit unsigned. If the data read by 4x is 0x1234, the data read by
5x is 0x3412.
6x: A read and write device type. When reading data, the function code is 03H. The
difference from 4x is that when writing data, the function code is 06H, meaning to write a
single register.
3x_bit: The function code is the same as 3x. The difference is that 3x_bit reads a single bit
in the data.
4x_bit: The function code is the same as 4x. The difference is that 4x_bit reads a single bit
in the data.
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How to Connect a Barcode Reader
Chapter 20 How to Connect a Barcode Reader
Barcode reader interfaces:
20.1 How to Connect with a Barcode Reader
HMI can connect with USB/COM port barcode reader or keyboard. Please add a new device
in [Edit] » [System Parameter Settings] » [Device list] as shown below.
Click [Settings] and finish [Barcode Device / Keyboard Settings]:
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[Timeout]
When select [Keyboard], set a time range for keyboard entries. The system starts counting
time from the first entry.
[COM], [Baud rate], [Data bits], [Parity], [Stop bits]
Barcode reader can be connected with HMI via USB or COM port. When using COM port,
please set the communication parameters correctly. When using USB, no need to set the
parameters.
[Read byte limit]
This function will restrict the number of bytes a barcode reader reads in order to prevent
overloading. The range is 10 to 512.
Please note that the data cannot be read if it exceeds the limit.
[Use a start code]
If this check box is selected, the data is only valid when the first data identifies with the start
code, otherwise the data will be ignored. The start code will not be stored in the address of
barcode reader.
For example: if the start code is 255 (0xff), and the data read:
0xff 0x34 0x39 0x31 0x32 0x30 0x30 0x34 0x37
The data saved in the designated barcode reader address will be:
0x34 0x39 0x31 0x32 0x30 0x30 0x34 0x37
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[Terminator]
Terminator means the end of data, when terminator is detected; it stands for the end of data
stream.
[CR/LF]
0x0a or 0x0d stands for the end of data.
[STX/ETX] 0x02 or 0x03 stands for the end of data.
[Other]
Users can set the terminator.
[None]
If this option is selected, HMI will save all the data to the designated address of
barcode reader.
When finish setting, a new device will be added to the [Device list].
Now the barcode reader can be selected in [PLC type] when creating an object. The
address types:
Address
type
Address name
FLAG
Bit
RESET
CONNECT_STATUS
BARCODE
Word
RESULT
Description
FLAG 0 indicates the status of data reading.
When reading data, the status of FLAG 0 is set
OFF and will return ON after reading
successfully.
RESET 0 clears the data of BARCODE and
RESULT when set ON.
CONNECT_STATUS 0 indicates whether the
barcode reader (USB interface) is connected.
When the status is ON, the barcode reader is
connected.
BARCODE 0
Number of bytes currently
read.
BARCODE 1 ~ n Stores the data read.
RESULT 0 indicates the result of data reading.
The following codes indicate:
0x00 Waiting to read BARCODE.
0x01 BARCODE successfully read.
0x02 Invalid BARCODE format.
0x03 The number of bytes specified in [Read
byte limit] exceeded.
0x04 The Start Code of the data read does not
match the setting.
0x05 The Terminator of the data read does not
match the setting.
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The following is a setting example, the barcode is 9421007480830. BARCODE 0 is the
address of Numeric Display Object (BYTES) and BARCODE 1 ~ n is the address of ASCII
Display object (BARCODE).
In the example the data stored in the barcode reader address:
Barcode Reader Address
Data
BARCODE 0
13 bytes (decimal)
The data saved in this address is 14 bytes = 7 words. If
the number of bytes is odd, the system will add a byte
(0x00) to make it an even number.
BARCODE 1
3439 (HEX)
BARCODE 2
3132 (HEX)
BARCODE 3
3030 (HEX)
BARCODE 4
3437 (HEX)
BARCODE 5
3038 (HEX)
BARCODE 6
3338 (HEX)
BARCODE 7
0030 (HEX)
■ HMI can only connect with one USB barcode reader. When the device list in the project
includes this kind of device, the system reserved address LB-9064: [enable USB barcode
device (disable keyboard) (when ON)] will set ON. To enable USB keyboard again and stop
using USB barcode reader, please set LB-9064 OFF.
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
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Ethernet Communication and Multi-HMI Connection
Chapter 21 Ethernet Communication and Multi-HMI Connection
There are two ways of Ethernet communication:
1. Use RJ45 straight through cable + hub.
2. Use RJ45 crossover cable and without hub, but this is limited to the condition of point to
point connection (HMI to HMI or PC to HMI).
Through Ethernet network, the system provides the following methods for data transmission:
1. HMI to HMI communication.
2. PC to HMI communication.
3. Operating the PLC connected to another HMI.
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21.1 HMI to HMI Communication
To exchange data between one HMI and another HMI, add a new remote HMI device in
[System Parameter Settings].
Assume there are HMI A and HMI B, and we want to use a Set Bit object on HMI A to control
[LB-0] on HMI B:
1. Set the IP address of the two HMIs, i.e.: HMI A: 192.168.1.1, HMI B: 192.168.1.2.
2. In HMI A project:
[System Parameter Settings]
» [Device list]
Add a remote HMI B
(IP: 192.168.1.2).
3. In HMI A project:
Create a Set Bit Object,
select “HMI B” in [PLC name]
to control the address of the
remote HMI.
■ One HMI can handle requests from a maximum of 64 HMIs simultaneously.
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21.2 PC to HMI Communication
With On-line Simulation, PC can collect data from HMI through Ethernet network and save
the data files to PC.
To connect PC with two HMIs (HMI A and HMI B), the settings of the project on PC is shown
below:
1. Set the IP address of the two HMIs, i.e.: HMI A: 192.168.1.1, HMI B: 192.168.1.2.
2. In PC project:
[System Parameter
Settings] » [Device list],
Add a remote HMI A (IP:
192.168.1.1) & HMI B (IP:
192.168.1.2).
3. In PC project:
Create a Set Bit Object,
select “HMI A” in [PLC name]
to control the address of the
remote HMI A. Same for the
HMI B.
■ A PC can control at most 64 HMIs simultaneously.
■ As shown above, HMI can also control PC. PC can be seen as another HMI, that is,
adding a remote HMI in the project files of HMI A / HMI B, and the IP of the remote HMI is set
to the IP of PC.
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21.3 Operate the PLC Connected with Other HMI
Through Ethernet network, PC or HMI can operate the PLC that is connected to another HMI;
as shown above, a PLC is connected to COM 1of HMI B. When using PC or HMI A to read
PLC data, the settings of PC or HMI A project is shown below:
1. Set the IP address of HMI B, i.e.: 192.168.1.2.
2. In PC or HMI A project:
[System Parameter
Settings] » [Device list],
Add a remote PLC, and set
[Name] to “PLC on HMI B”.
Set correct parameters.
Since this PLC is connected
to remote HMI B, set the IP
address to HMI B (IP:
192.168.1.2).
3. In PC or HMI A project:
Create a Set Bit Object,
select “PLC on HMI B” in
[PLC name] to control the
PLC connected with the
remote HMI B.
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Chapter 22 System Reserved Words / Bits
Some Word and Bit addresses are reserved in EasyBuilder8000. These registers are
reserved for different functions. This chapter introduces different types of registers.
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22.1 The Address Ranges of Local HMI Memory
22.1.1 Bits
Memory
Device Type
Range
Format
Local Bits
LB
0 - 12095
DDDDD
Local Word Bits
LW_Bit
0 - 1089915
DDDDDdd
DDDDD: address
dd: bit no. (00 - 15)
Retentive Bit
Index
RBI
0 - 65535f
DDDDDh
DDDDD: address
h: bit no. (0 - f)
Use LW-9000 as Index Register,
and correspond to RW_Bit
Retentive Word
Bits
RW_Bit
0 - 524287f
DDDDDh
DDDDD: address
h: bit no. (0 - f)
Retentive RW_A
Word Bits
RW_A_Bit
0 - 65535f
DDDDDh
DDDDD: address
h: bit no. (0 - f)
22.1.2 Words
Memory
Device Type
Range
Format
Local Words
LW
0 - 11200
DDDDD
Retentive Words
RW
0 - 524287
DDDDDD
Retentive A Word
RW_A
0 - 65535
DDDDD
Retentive Word
Index
RWI
0 - 65535
DDDDD
Use LW-9000 as Index Register,
and correspond to RW
0 - 1073741823
DDDDDDDDDD
Extended Memory EM0 - EM9
Words
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22.2 System Registers
22.2.1 HMI Time
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
R
R
R
Local
LB-11958
time setting error (when ON) *Note 3
LW-9010
(16bit-BCD) : local second
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9011
(16bit-BCD) : local minute
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9012
(16bit-BCD) : local hour
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9013
(16bit-BCD) : local day
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9014
(16bit-BCD) : local month
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9015
(16bit-BCD) : local year
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9016
(16bit-BCD) : local week
R
R
R
LW-9017
(16bit) : local second
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9018
(16bit) : local minute
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9019
(16bit) : local hour
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9020
(16bit) : local day
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9021
(16bit) : local month
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9022
(16bit) : local year *Note 1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9023
(16bit) : local week *Note 2
R
R
R
LW-9030
(32bit) : system time (unit : 0.1 second)
R
R
R
LW-9048
(16bit) : time (0 : AM, 1 : PM)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9049
(16bit) : local hour (12-hour format)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
1. Value range: 2000 - 2037
2. Value range: 0 - 6, meaning Sunday – Saturday.
3. When use LW-9010 to LW-9023 to update RTC time, the system will check if RTC time is
successfully updated. If the system still fails to update RTC time, the system register
[LB-11958: time setting error] will be set ON, and restore to the time before update. Updating
time on PC during simulation by using LW-9010 to LW-9023 does not work.
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22.2.2 HMI Operation
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9018
disable mouse cursor (set ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9019
disable/enable buzzer
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9020
show (set ON)/ hide (set OFF) system setting bar
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9033
disable(when on)/enable (when off) HMI upload function(i
R/W
R/Y
R
series only) *Note1
LB-9040
backlight up (set ON) *Note2
W
Y
Y
LB-9041
backlight down (set ON) *Note2
W
Y
Y
LB-9047
reboot HMI (set ON when LB9048 is on)
W
Y
Y
LB-9048
reboot-HMI protection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9062
open hardware setting dialog (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9063
disable(set ON)/enable(set OFF) popuping information
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R
R/W
R/C
R/C
R
R
R
dialog while an USB disk is plugged (i series support only)
LB-9064
enable USB barcode device (disable keyboard) (when ON)
*Note4
LB-12051
buzzer status (active when ON)
LW-9008
(32bit-float) : battery voltage (i series supports only)
*Note3
LW-9025
(16bit) : CPU loading (x 100%)
R
R
R
LW-9026
(16bit) : OS version (year)
R
R
R
LW-9027
(16bit) : OS version (month)
R
R
R
LW-9028
(16bit) : OS version (day)
R
R
R
LW-9040
(16bit) : backlight index *Note2
R
R
R
LW-9080
(16bit) : backlight saver time (unit : minute)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9081
(16bit) : screen saver time (unit : minute)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9350
(16bit) : pending command no. in local HMI
R
R
R
LW-10884
(16 words) : HMI name
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
1. After changing the settings, please reboot HMI for updating.
2. LW-9040 used together with LB-9040 - LB-9041 can adjust the backlight brightness with
level 0 - 31.
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3. For LW-9008, when the battery voltage level goes below 2.80V, it is recommended to
replace the battery.
LB-9064 Demo project: enable USB barcode device (disable keyboard).
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
22.2.3 Touch Position
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
LW-9041
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
R
R
R
Local
(16bit) : touch status word(bit 0 on = user is touching the
screen)
LW-9042
(16bit) : touch x position
R
R
R
LW-9043
(16bit) : touch y position
R
R
R
LW-9044
(16bit) : leave x position
R
R
R
LW-9045
(16bit) : leave y position
R
R
R
Want to know how to trigger relevant registers to change window with finger slide?
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
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22.2.4 Local HMI Network Information
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-12041
refresh HMI IP (LW-9129~9132) (set ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9125
(16bit) : HMI ethernet gateway 0 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9126
(16bit) : HMI ethernet gateway 1 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9127
(16bit) : HMI ethernet gateway 2 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9128
(16bit) : HMI ethernet gateway 3 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9129
(16bit) : HMI ethernet IP 0 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9130
(16bit) : HMI ethernet IP 1 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9131
(16bit) : HMI ethernet IP 2 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9132
(16bit) : HMI ethernet IP 3 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9133
(16bit) : ethernet port no.
R
R
R
LW-9135
(16bit) : media access control (MAC) address 0
R
R
R
LW-9136
(16bit) : media access control (MAC) address 1
R
R
R
LW-9137
(16bit) : media access control (MAC) address 2
R
R
R
LW-9138
(16bit) : media access control (MAC) address 3
R
R
R
LW-9139
(16bit) : media access control (MAC) address 4
R
R
R
LW-9140
(16bit) : media access control (MAC) address 5
R
R
R
LW-9141
(16bit) : HMI station no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10750
(16bit) : HMI ethernet Mask 0 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10751
(16bit) : HMI ethernet Mask 0 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10752
(16bit) : HMI ethernet Mask 0 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10753
(16bit) : HMI ethernet Mask 0 (machine used only)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10812
(16bit): obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP => 0 : off,
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
1 : on)
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22.2.5 Project File Information
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LW-9100
(16bit) : project name (16 words)
R
R
R
LW-9116
(32bit) : project size in bytes
R
R
R
LW-9118
(32bit) : project size in K bytes
R
R
R
LW-9120
(32bit) : EasyBuilder8000 version
R
R
R
LW-9122
(16bit) : project compiled date [year]
R
R
R
LW-9123
(16bit) : project compiled date [month]
R
R
R
LW-9124
(16bit) : project compiled date [day]
R
R
R
22.2.6 Storage Space Management
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9035
HMI free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9036
SD card free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9037
USB 1 free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9038
USB 2 free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-12048
USB 1 status (exists when ON)
R
R
R
LB-12049
USB 2 status (exists when ON)
R
R
R
LB-12050
SD card status (exists when ON)
R
R
R
LW-9070
(16bit) : free space insufficiency warning (Mega bytes)
R
R
R
LW-9071
(16bit) : reserved free space size (Mega bytes)
R
R
R
LW-9072
(32bit) : HMI current free space (K bytes)
R
R
R
LW-9074
(32bit) : SD current free space (K bytes)
R
R
R
LW-9076
(32bit) : USB 1 current free space (K bytes)
R
R
R
LW-9078
(32bit) : USB 2 current free space (K bytes)
R
R
R
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Want to know how to use LW-9072 - LW-9078 together with Backup object?
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
22.2.7 Recipe and Extended Memory
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9028
reset all recipe data (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9029
save all recipe data to machine (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9460
EM0's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9461
EM1's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9462
EM2's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9463
EM3's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9464
EM4's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9465
EM5's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9466
EM6's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9467
EM7's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9468
EM8's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9469
EM9's storage device (SD card) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9470
EM0's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9471
EM1's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9472
EM2's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9473
EM3's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9474
EM4's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9475
EM5's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9476
EM6's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9477
EM7's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9478
EM8's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9479
EM9's storage device (USB1 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9480
EM0's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9481
EM1's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9482
EM2's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9483
EM3's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
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LB-9484
EM4's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9485
EM5's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9486
EM6's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9487
EM7's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9488
EM8's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9489
EM9's storage device (USB2 disk) does not exist (when ON)
R
R
R
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22.2.8 Data Sampling
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
LB-9025
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
W
Y
Y
Local
delete the earliest data sampling file on HMI memory (set
ON)
LB-9026
delete all data sampling files on HMI memory (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9027
refresh data sampling information on HMI memory (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9034
save event/data sampling to HMI, USB disk, SD card (set
W
Y
Y
ON)
LB-11949
delete the earliest data sampling file on SD card (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11950
delete all data sampling files on SD card (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11951
refresh data sampling information on SD card (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11952
delete the earliest data sampling file on USB 1 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11953
delete all data sampling files on USB 1 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11954
refresh data sampling information on USB 1 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11955
delete the earliest data sampling file on USB 2 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11956
delete all data sampling files on USB 2 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11957
refresh data sampling information on USB 2 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LW-9063
(16bit) : no. of data sampling files on HMI memory
R
R
R
LW-9064
(32bit) : size of data sampling files on HMI memory
R
R
R
LW-10489
(16bit) : no. of data sampling files on SD card
R
R
R
LW-10490
(32bit) : size of data sampling files on SD card
R
R
R
LW-10492
(16bit) : no. of data sampling files on USB 1
R
R
R
LW-10493
(32bit) : size of data sampling files on USB 1
R
R
R
LW-10495
(16bit) : no. of data sampling files on USB 2
R
R
R
LW-10496
(32bit) : size of data sampling files on USB 2
R
R
R
1. The registers for deleting or updating data samplings do not work during simulation on
PC.
529
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.9 Event Log
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9021
reset current event log (OFF->ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9022
delete the earliest event log file on HMI memory (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9023
delete all event log files on HMI memory (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9024
refresh event log information on HMI
W
Y
Y
LB-9034
save event/data sampling to HMI, USB disk, SD card (set
W
Y
Y
memory (set ON)
ON)
LB-9042
acknowledge all alarm events (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-9043
unacknowledged events exist (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-11940
delete the earliest event log file on SD card (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11941
delete all event log files on SD card (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11942
refresh event log information on SD card (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11943
delete the earliest event log file on USB 1 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11944
delete all event log files on USB 1 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11945
refresh event log information on USB 1 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11946
delete the earliest event log file on USB 2 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11947
delete all event log files on USB 2 (set ON)ON)
W
Y
Y
LB-11948
refresh event log information on USB 2 (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LW-9060
(16bit) : no. of event log files on HMI memory
R
R
R
LW-9061
(32bit) : size of event log files on HMI memory
R
R
R
LW-9450
(16bit) : time tag of event log – second *Note1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9451
(16bit) : time tag of event log – minute *Note1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9452
(16bit) : time tag of event log – hour *Note1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9453
(16bit) : time tag of event log – day *Note1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9454
(16bit) : time tag of event log – month *Note1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9455
(16bit) : time tag of event log – year *Note1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10480
(16bit) : no. of event log files on SD card
R
R
R
LW-10481
(32bit) : size of event log files on SD card
R
R
R
LW-10483
(16bit) : no. of event log files on USB 1
R
R
R
LW-10484
(32bit) : size of event log files on USB 1
R
R
R
LW-10486
(16bit) : no. of event log files on USB 2
R
R
R
LW-10487
(32bit) : size of event log files on USB 2
R
R
R
530
System Reserved Words / Bits
1. If LW-9450 - LW-9455 are used as tags of Event Log time source, please set [System
parameters] \ [General] correctly.
2. The registers for deleting or updating event logs do not work during simulation on PC.
The following link refers to a demo project of using the system registers LW-9450 to
LW-9455 to be the time tag of event log.
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
531
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.10 Station Number Variables
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
Local HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
LW-10000
(16bit) : var0 - station no variable
(usage : var0#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10001
(16bit) : var1 - station no variable
(usage : var1#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10002
(16bit) : var2 - station no variable
(usage : var2#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10003
(16bit) : var3 - station no variable
(usage : var3#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10004
(16bit) : var4 - station no variable
(usage : var4#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10005
(16bit) : var5 - station no variable
(usage : var5#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10006
(16bit) : var6 - station no variable
(usage : var6#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10007
(16bit) : var7 - station no variable
(usage : var7#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10008
(16bit) : var8 - station no variable
(usage : var8#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10009
(16bit) : var9 - station no variable
(usage : var9#address)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10010
(16bit) : var10 - station no variable
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
(usage :
var10#address)
LW-10011
(16bit) : var11 - station no variable
(usage :
var11#address)
LW-10012
(16bit) : var12 - station no variable
(usage :
var12#address)
LW-10013
(16bit) : var13 - station no variable
(usage :
var13#address)
LW-10014
(16bit) : var14 - station no variable
(usage :
var14#address)
LW-10015
(16bit) : var15 - station no variable
(usage :
var15#address)
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
532
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.11 Index Registers
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LW-9200
(16bit) : address index 0
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9201
(16bit) : address index 1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9202
(16bit) : address index 2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9203
(16bit) : address index 3
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9204
(16bit) : address index 4
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9205
(16bit) : address index 5
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9206
(16bit) : address index 6
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9207
(16bit) : address index 7
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9208
(16bit) : address index 8
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9209
(16bit) : address index 9
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9210
(16bit) : address index 10
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9211
(16bit) : address index 11
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9212
(16bit) : address index 12
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9213
(16bit) : address index 13
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9214
(16bit) : address index 14
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9215
(16bit) : address index 15
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9230
(32bit) : address index 16
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9232
(32bit) : address index 17
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9234
(32bit) : address index 18
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9236
(32bit) : address index 19
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9238
(32bit) : address index 20
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9240
(32bit) : address index 21
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9242
(32bit) : address index 22
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9244
(32bit) : address index 23
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9246
(32bit) : address index 24
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9248
(32bit) : address index 25
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9250
(32bit) : address index 26
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9252
(32bit) : address index 27
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9254
(32bit) : address index 28
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9256
(32bit) : address index 29
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
533
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-9258
(32bit) : address index 30
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9260
(32bit) : address index 31
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
22.2.12 MODBUS Server Communication
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9055
MODBUS server (COM 1) receives a request (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9056
MODBUS server (COM 2) receives a request (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9057
MODBUS server (COM 3) receives a request (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9058
MODBUS server (ethernet) receives a request (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-12052
MODBUS server status (disabled when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9270
(16bit): request's function code - MODBUS server (COM 1)
R
R
R
LW-9271
(16bit): request's starting address - MODBUS server (COM
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
1)
LW-9272
(16bit): request's quantity of registers - MODBUS server
(COM 1)
LW-9275
(16bit): request's function code - MODBUS server (COM 2)
LW-9276
(16bit): request's starting address - MODBUS server (COM
2)
LW-9277
(16bit): request's quantity of registers - MODBUS server
(COM 2)
LW-9280
(16bit): request's function code - MODBUS server (COM 3)
LW-9281
(16bit): request's starting address - MODBUS server (COM
3)
LW-9282
(16bit): request's quantity of registers - MODBUS server
(COM 3)
LW-9285
(16bit) : request's function code - MODBUS server
(ethernet)
LW-9286
(16bit) : request's starting address - MODBUS server
(ethernet)
534
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-9287
(16bit) : request's quantity of registers - MODBUS server
(ethernet)
R
R
R
R
R
R
LW-9288
(16bit) : last error code - MODBUS server (ethernet)
LW-9541
(16bit) : MODBUS/ASCII server station no. (COM 1)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9542
(16bit) : MODBUS/ASCII server station no. (COM 2)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9543
(16bit) : MODBUS/ASCII server station no. (COM 3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9544
(16bit) : MODBUS/ASCII server station no. (ethernet)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9570
(32bit) : received data count (bytes) (COM 1 MODBUS
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
server)
LW-9572
(32bit) : received data count (bytes) (COM 2 MODBUS
server)
LW-9574
(32bit) : received data count (bytes) (COM 3 MODBUS
server)
LW-9576
(32bit) : received data count (bytes) (Ethernet MODBUS
server)
22.2.13 Communication Parameters Settings
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9030
update COM 1 communication parameters (set ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9031
update COM 2 communication parameters (set ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9032
update COM 3 communication parameters (set ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9065
disable/enable COM1 broadcast station no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9066
disable/enable COM2 broadcast station no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9067
disable/enable COM3 broadcast station no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9550
(16bit) : COM 1 mode(0:RS232,1:RS485 2W,2:RS485 4W)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9551
(16bit) : COM 1 baud rate
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
(7:1200,8:2400,0:4800,1:9600,10:14400,2:19200,11:28800,
3:38400,4:57600,..)
LW-9552
(16bit) : COM 1 databits (7 : 7 bits, 8 : 8 bits)
LW-9553
(16bit) : COM 1 parity (0:none, 1:even, 2:odd, 3:mark,
4:space)
LW-9554
(16bit) : COM 1 stop bits (1 : 1 bit, 2 : 2 bits)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9555
(16bit) : COM 2 mode(0:RS232,1:RS485 2W,2:RS485 4W)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
535
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-9556
(16bit) : COM 2 baud rate
(7:1200,8:2400,0:4800,1:9600,10:14400,2:19200,11:28800,
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
3:38400,4:57600,..)
LW-9557
(16bit) : COM 2 databits (7 : 7 bits, 8 : 8 bits)
LW-9558
(16bit) : COM 2 parity (0:none, 1:even, 2:odd, 3:mark,
4:space)
LW-9559
(16bit) : COM 2 stop bits (1 : 1 bit, 2 : 2 bits)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9560
(16bit) : COM 3 mode(0:RS232,1:RS485 2W)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9561
(16bit) : COM 3 baud rate
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
(7:1200,8:2400,0:4800,1:9600,10:14400,2:19200,11:28800,
3:38400,4:57600,..)
LW-9562
(16bit) : COM 3 databits (7 : 7 bits, 8 : 8 bits)
LW-9563
(16bit) : COM 3 parity (0:none, 1:even, 2:odd, 3:mark,
4:space)
LW-9564
(16bit) : COM 3 stop bits (1 : 1 bit, 2 : 2 bits)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9565
(16bit) : COM 1 broadcast station no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9566
(16bit) : COM 2 broadcast station no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9567
(16bit) : COM 3 broadcast station no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10500
(16bit) : PLC 1 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10501
(16bit) : PLC 1 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10502
(16bit) : PLC 1 send ACK delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10503
(16bit) : PLC 1 parameter 1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10504
(16bit) : PLC 1 parameter 2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10505
(16bit) : PLC 2 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10506
(16bit) : PLC 2 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10507
(16bit) : PLC 2 send ACK delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10508
(16bit) : PLC 2 parameter 1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10509
(16bit) : PLC 2 parameter 2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10510
(16bit) : PLC 3 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10511
(16bit) : PLC 3 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10512
(16bit) : PLC 3 send ACK delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10513
(16bit) : PLC 3 parameter 1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10514
(16bit) : PLC 3 parameter 2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10515
(16bit) : PLC 4 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10516
(16bit) : PLC 4 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10517
(16bit) : PLC 4 send ACK delay (unit : ms) (SIEMENS S7/400
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
Link type)
536
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-10518
(16bit) : PLC 4 parameter 1 (SIEMENS S7/400 rack)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10519
(16bit) : PLC 4 parameter 2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10520
(16bit) : PLC 5 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10521
(16bit) : PLC 5 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10522
(16bit) : PLC 5 send ACK delay (unit : ms) (SIEMENS S7/400
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
(SIEMENS S7/400 CPU slot)
Link type)
LW-10523
(16bit) : PLC 5 parameter 1 (SIEMENS S7/400 rack)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10524
(16bit) : PLC 5 parameter 2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10525
(16bit) : PLC 6 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10526
(16bit) : PLC 6 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10527
(16bit) : PLC 6 send ACK delay (unit : ms) (SIEMENS S7/400
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
(SIEMENS S7/400 CPU slot)
Link type)
LW-10528
(16bit) : PLC 6 parameter 1 (SIEMENS S7/400 rack)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10529
(16bit) : PLC 6 parameter 2 (SIEMENS S7/400 CPU slot)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10530
(16bit) : PLC 7 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10531
(16bit) : PLC 7 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10532
(16bit) : PLC 7 send ACK delay (unit : ms) (SIEMENS S7/400
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
Link type)
LW-10533
(16bit) : PLC 7 parameter 1 (SIEMENS S7/400 rack)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10534
(16bit) : PLC 7 parameter 2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10535
(16bit) : PLC 8 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10536
(16bit) : PLC 8 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10537
(16bit) : PLC 8 send ACK delay (unit : ms) (SIEMENS S7/400
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
(SIEMENS S7/400 CPU slot)
Link type)
LW-10538
(16bit) : PLC 8 parameter 1 (SIEMENS S7/400 rack)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10539
(16bit) : PLC 8 parameter 2 (SIEMENS S7/400 CPU slot)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10655
(16bit) : PLC 32 timeout (unit : 100ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10656
(16bit) : PLC 32 turn around delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10657
(16bit) : PLC 32 send ACK delay (unit : ms)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10658
(16bit) : PLC 32 parameter 1
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10659
(16bit) : PLC 32 parameter 2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
537
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.14 Communication Status and Control with PLC (COM)
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9150
auto. connection for PLC 1 (COM1) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9151
auto. connection for PLC 2 (COM2) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9152
auto. connection for PLC 3 (COM3) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9200
PLC 1 status (SN0, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9201
PLC 1 status (SN1, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9202
PLC 1 status (SN2, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9203
PLC 1 status (SN3, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9204
PLC 1 status (SN4, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9205
PLC 1 status (SN5, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9206
PLC 1 status (SN6, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9207
PLC 1 status (SN7, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9455
PLC 1 status (SN255, COM1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9500
PLC 2 status (SN0, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9501
PLC 2 status (SN1, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9502
PLC 2 status (SN2, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9503
PLC 2 status (SN3, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9504
PLC 2 status (SN4, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9505
PLC 2 status (SN5, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9506
PLC 2 status (SN6, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9507
PLC 2 status (SN7, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9755
PLC 2 status (SN255, COM2), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9800
PLC 3 status (SN0, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9801
PLC 3 status (SN1, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9802
PLC 3 status (SN2, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9803
PLC 3 status (SN3, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9804
PLC 3 status (SN4, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9805
PLC 3 status (SN5, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9806
PLC 3 status (SN6, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9807
PLC 3 status (SN7, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-10055
PLC 3 status (SN255, COM3), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-12030
COM 1 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed) *Note1
R
R
R
538
System Reserved Words / Bits
LB-12031
COM 2 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed)
R
R
R
LB-12032
COM 3 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed)
R
R
R
LB-12033
COM 4 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed)
R
R
R
LB-12034
COM 5 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed)
R
R
R
LB-12035
COM 6 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed)
R
R
R
LB-12036
COM 7 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed)
R
R
R
LB-12037
COM 8 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed)
R
R
R
LB-12038
COM 9 status (OFF : normal, ON : open failed)
R
R
R
LW-9351
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC 1 (COM 1)
R
R
R
LW-9352
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC 2 (COM 2)
R
R
R
LW-9353
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC 3 (COM 3)
R
R
R
1. The ON state of COM is for checking if COM is occupied by other program during
simulation on PC.
539
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.15 Communication Status and Control with PLC (Ethernet)
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9153
auto. connection for PLC 4 (ethernet) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9154
auto. connection for PLC 5 (ethernet) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9155
auto. connection for PLC 6 (ethernet) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9156
auto. connection for PLC 7 (ethernet) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9157
auto. connection for PLC 8 (ethernet) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9158
auto. connection for PLC 9 (ethernet) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9189
auto. connection for PLC 40 (ethernet) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-10070
forced to reconnect PLC 4 (ethernet) when IP or system
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
parameters changed on-line (set ON)
LB-10071
forced to reconnect PLC 5 (ethernet) when IP or system
parameters changed on-line (set ON)
LB-10072
forced to reconnect PLC 6 (ethernet) when IP or system
parameters changed on-line (set ON)
LB-10073
forced to reconnect PLC 7 (ethernet) when IP or system
parameters changed on-line (set ON)
LB-10074
forced to reconnect PLC 8 (ethernet) when IP or system
parameters changed on-line (set ON)
LB-10075
forced to reconnect PLC 9 (ethernet) when IP or system
parameters changed on-line (set ON)
LB-10099
forced to reconnect PLC 33 (ethernet) when IP or system
parameters changed on-line (set ON)
LB-10100
PLC 4 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-10400
PLC 5 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-10700
PLC 6 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11000
PLC 7 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11300
PLC 8 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11600
PLC 9 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11900
PLC 10 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11901
PLC 11 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11902
PLC 12 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
540
System Reserved Words / Bits
LB-11903
PLC 13 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11904
PLC 14 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11905
PLC 15 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11906
PLC 16 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11939
PLC 49 status (ethernet), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9354
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC 4 (ethernet)
R
R
R
LW-9355
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC 5 (ethernet)
R
R
R
LW-9356
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC 6 (ethernet)
R
R
R
LW-9357
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC 7 (ethernet)
R
R
R
LW-9389
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC 39 (ethernet)
R
R
R
LW-9600
(16bit) : PLC 4's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9601
(16bit) : PLC 4's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9602
(16bit) : PLC 4's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9603
(16bit) : PLC 4's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9604
(16bit) : PLC 4's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9605
(16bit) : PLC 5's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9606
(16bit) : PLC 5's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9607
(16bit) : PLC 5's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9608
(16bit) : PLC 5's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9609
(16bit) : PLC 5's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9610
(16bit) : PLC 6's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9611
(16bit) : PLC 6's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9612
(16bit) : PLC 6's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9613
(16bit) : PLC 6's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9614
(16bit) : PLC 6's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9615
(16bit) : PLC 7's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9616
(16bit) : PLC 7's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9617
(16bit) : PLC 7's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9618
(16bit) : PLC 7's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9619
(16bit) : PLC 7's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9620
(16bit) : PLC 8's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9621
(16bit) : PLC 8's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9622
(16bit) : PLC 8's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9623
(16bit) : PLC 8's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9624
(16bit) : PLC 8's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9625
(16bit) : PLC 9's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9626
(16bit) : PLC 9's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
541
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-9627
(16bit) : PLC 9's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9628
(16bit) : PLC 9's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9629
(16bit) : PLC 9's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9765
(16bit) : PLC 37's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9766
(16bit) : PLC 37's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9767
(16bit) : PLC 37's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9768
(16bit) : PLC 37's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9769
(16bit) : PLC 37's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
542
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.16 Communication Status and Control with PLC (USB)
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9190
auto. connection for PLC (USB 1) (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9191
PLC status (USB 1), set on to retry connection
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9390
(16bit) : pending command no. in PLC (USB)
R
R
R
22.2.17 Communication Status and Control with Remote HMI
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9068
auto. connection for remote HMI 1 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9069
auto. connection for remote HMI 2 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9070
auto. connection for remote HMI 3 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9071
auto. connection for remote HMI 4 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9072
auto. connection for remote HMI 5 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9073
auto. connection for remote HMI 6 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9074
auto. connection for remote HMI 7 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9075
auto. connection for remote HMI 8 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9099
auto. connection for remote HMI 32 (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9100
remote HMI 1 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9101
remote HMI 2 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9102
remote HMI 3 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9103
remote HMI 4 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9104
remote HMI 5 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9105
remote HMI 6 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9106
remote HMI 7 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9107
remote HMI 8 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9148
remote HMI 49 status (set on to retry connection)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9149
forced to reconnect remote HMI when IP changed on-line
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
(set ON)
543
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-9800
(16bit) : remote HMI 1's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9801
(16bit) : remote HMI 1's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9802
(16bit) : remote HMI 1's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9803
(16bit) : remote HMI 1's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9804
(16bit) : remote HMI 1's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9805
(16bit) : remote HMI 2's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9806
(16bit) : remote HMI 2's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9807
(16bit) : remote HMI 2's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9808
(16bit) : remote HMI 2's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9809
(16bit) : remote HMI 2's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9810
(16bit) : remote HMI 3's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9811
(16bit) : remote HMI 3's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9812
(16bit) : remote HMI 3's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9813
(16bit) : remote HMI 3's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9814
(16bit) : remote HMI 3's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9815
(16bit) : remote HMI 4's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9816
(16bit) : remote HMI 4's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9817
(16bit) : remote HMI 4's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9818
(16bit) : remote HMI 4's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9819
(16bit) : remote HMI 4's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9820
(16bit) : remote HMI 5's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9821
(16bit) : remote HMI 5's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9822
(16bit) : remote HMI 5's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9823
(16bit) : remote HMI 5's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9824
(16bit) : remote HMI 5's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9825
(16bit) : remote HMI 6's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9826
(16bit) : remote HMI 6's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9827
(16bit) : remote HMI 6's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9828
(16bit) : remote HMI 6's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9829
(16bit) : remote HMI 6's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9830
(16bit) : remote HMI 7's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9831
(16bit) : remote HMI 7's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9832
(16bit) : remote HMI 7's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9833
(16bit) : remote HMI 7's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9834
(16bit) : remote HMI 7's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9835
(16bit) : remote HMI 8's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9836
(16bit) : remote HMI 8's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
544
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-9837
(16bit) : remote HMI 8's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9838
(16bit) : remote HMI 8's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9839
(16bit) : remote HMI 8's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9895
(16bit) : remote HMI 20's IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9896
(16bit) : remote HMI 20's IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9897
(16bit) : remote HMI 20's IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9898
(16bit) : remote HMI 20's IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9899
(16bit) : remote HMI 20's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9905
(16bit) : remote HMI 21’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9906
(16bit) : remote HMI 21’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9907
(16bit) : remote HMI 21’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9908
(16bit) : remote HMI 21’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9909
(16bit) : remote HMI 21’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9910
(16bit) : remote HMI 22’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9911
(16bit) : remote HMI 22’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9912
(16bit) : remote HMI 22’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9913
(16bit) : remote HMI 22’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9914
(16bit) : remote HMI 22’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9915
(16bit) : remote HMI 23’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9916
(16bit) : remote HMI 23’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9917
(16bit) : remote HMI 23’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9918
(16bit) : remote HMI 23’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9919
(16bit) : remote HMI 23’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9920
(16bit) : remote HMI 24’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9921
(16bit) : remote HMI 24’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9922
(16bit) : remote HMI 24’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9923
(16bit) : remote HMI 24’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9924
(16bit) : remote HMI 24’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9925
(16bit) : remote HMI 25’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9926
(16bit) : remote HMI 25’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9927
(16bit) : remote HMI 25’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9928
(16bit) : remote HMI 25’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9929
(16bit) : remote HMI 25’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9930
(16bit) : remote HMI 26’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9931
(16bit) : remote HMI 26’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9932
(16bit) : remote HMI 26’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9933
(16bit) : remote HMI 26’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
545
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-9934
(16bit) : remote HMI 26’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9935
(16bit) : remote HMI 27’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9936
(16bit) : remote HMI 27’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9937
(16bit) : remote HMI 27’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9938
(16bit) : remote HMI 27’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9939
(16bit) : remote HMI 27’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9940
(16bit) : remote HMI 28’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9941
(16bit) : remote HMI 28’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9942
(16bit) : remote HMI 28’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9943
(16bit) : remote HMI 28’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9944
(16bit) : remote HMI 28’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9945
(16bit) : remote HMI 29’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9946
(16bit) : remote HMI 29’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9947
(16bit) : remote HMI 29’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9948
(16bit) : remote HMI 29’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9949
(16bit) : remote HMI 29’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9950
(16bit) : remote HMI 30’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9951
(16bit) : remote HMI 30’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9952
(16bit) : remote HMI 30’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9953
(16bit) : remote HMI 30’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9954
(16bit) : remote HMI 30’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9955
(16bit) : remote HMI 31’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9956
(16bit) : remote HMI 31’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9957
(16bit) : remote HMI 31’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9958
(16bit) : remote HMI 31’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9959
(16bit) : remote HMI 31’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9960
(16bit) : remote HMI 32’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9961
(16bit) : remote HMI 32’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9962
(16bit) : remote HMI 32’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9963
(16bit) : remote HMI 32’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9964
(16bit) : remote HMI 32’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9995
(16bit) : remote HMI 39’s IP0
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9996
(16bit) : remote HMI 39’s IP1
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9997
(16bit) : remote HMI 39’s IP2
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9998
(16bit) : remote HMI 39’s IP3
(IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9999
(16bit) : remote HMI 39’s port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
546
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.18 Communication Status and Control with Remote PLC
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
LW-10050
Description
(16bit) : IP0 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 1 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10051
(16bit) : IP1 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 1 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10052
(16bit) : IP2 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 1 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10053
(16bit) : IP3 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 1 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10054
(16bit) : port no. of
LW-10055
(16bit) : IP0 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 2 (IP
the HMI connecting to remote PLC 1
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10056
(16bit) : IP1 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 2 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10057
(16bit) : IP2 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 2 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10058
(16bit) : IP3 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 2 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10059
(16bit) : port no. of
LW-10060
(16bit) : IP0 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 3 (IP
the HMI connecting to remote PLC 2
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10061
(16bit) : IP1 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 3 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10062
(16bit) : IP2 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 3 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10063
(16bit) : IP3 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 3 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10064
(16bit) : port no. of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 3
LW-10065
(16bit) : IP0 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 4 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10066
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
Local
(16bit) : IP1 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 4 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
547
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-10067
(16bit) : IP2 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 4 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10068
(16bit) : IP3 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 4 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10069
(16bit) : port no. of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 4
LW-10205
(16bit) : IP0 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 32 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10206
(16bit) : IP1 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 32 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10207
(16bit) : IP2 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 32 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
LW-10208
(16bit) : IP3 of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 32 (IP
address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10209
(16bit) : port no. of the HMI connecting to remote PLC 32
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10300
(16bit) : remote PLC 1's IP0 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10301
(16bit) : remote PLC 1's IP1 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10302
(16bit) : remote PLC 1's IP2 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10303
(16bit) : remote PLC 1's IP3 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10304
(16bit) : remote PLC 1's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10305
(16bit) : remote PLC 2's IP0 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10306
(16bit) : remote PLC 2's IP1 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10307
(16bit) : remote PLC 2's IP2 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10308
(16bit) : remote PLC 2's IP3 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10309
(16bit) : remote PLC 2's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10310
(16bit) : remote PLC 3's IP0 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10311
(16bit) : remote PLC 3's IP1 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10312
(16bit) : remote PLC 3's IP2 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10313
(16bit) : remote PLC 3's IP3 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10314
(16bit) : remote PLC 3's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10315
(16bit) : remote PLC 4's IP0 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10316
(16bit) : remote PLC 4's IP1 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10317
(16bit) : remote PLC 4's IP2 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10318
(16bit) : remote PLC 4's IP3 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10319
(16bit) : remote PLC 4's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10455
(16bit) : remote PLC 32's IP0 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10456
(16bit) : remote PLC 32's IP1 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
548
System Reserved Words / Bits
LW-10457
(16bit) : remote PLC 32's IP2 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10458
(16bit) : remote PLC 32's IP3 (IP address = IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10459
(16bit) : remote PLC 32's port no.
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
549
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.19 Local/Remote Operation Restrictions
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9044
disable remote control (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9053
prohibit password remote-read operation (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9054
prohibit password remote-write operation (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9196
local HMI supports monitor function only (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9197
support monitor function only for remote HMIs (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9198
disable local HMI to trigger a MACRO (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9199
disable remote HMI to trigger a MACRO (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
22.2.20 Communication Error Codes
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LW-9400
(16bit) : error code for PLC 1
R
R
R
LW-9401
(16bit) : error code for PLC 2
R
R
R
LW-9402
(16bit) : error code for PLC 3
R
R
R
LW-9403
(16bit) : error code for PLC 4
R
R
R
LW-9404
(16bit) : error code for PLC 5
R
R
R
LW-9405
(16bit) : error code for PLC 6
R
R
R
LW-9406
(16bit) : error code for PLC 7
R
R
R
LW-9407
(16bit) : error code for PLC 8
R
R
R
LW-9449
(16bit) : error code for PLC 50
R
R
R
LW-9490
(16bit) : error code for USB PLC
R
R
R
550
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.21 Driver ID
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
Local
Macro
HMI
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
LW-9300
(16bit) : driver ID of local PLC 1
R
R
R
LW-9301
(16bit) : driver ID of local PLC 2
R
R
R
LW-9302
(16bit) : driver ID of local PLC 3
R
R
R
LW-9303
(16bit) : driver ID of local PLC 4
R
R
R
LW-9331
(16bit) : driver ID of local PLC 32
R
R
R
22.2.22 DLT645 Controller
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
Local
Macro
HMI
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
LW-10700
(4 words) : DLT_645 operator (COM 1)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10704
(4 words) : DLT_645 password (COM 1)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10708
(6 words) : DLT_645 address (COM 1)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10715
(4 words) : DLT_645 operator (COM 2)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10719
(4 words) : DLT_645 password (COM 2)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10723
(6 words) : DLT_645 address (COM 2)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10730
(4 words) : DLT_645 operator (COM 3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10734
(4 words) : DLT_645 password (COM 3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-10738
(6 words) : DLT_645 address (COM 3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
551
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.23 [PLC No Response] Window Control
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9192
disable USB 1 PLC's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9195
disable USB 2 PLC's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11960
disable PLC 1's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11961
disable PLC 2's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11962
disable PLC 3's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11963
disable PLC 4's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11964
disable PLC 5's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11965
disable PLC 6's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11966
disable PLC 7's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-11967
disable PLC 8's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-12023
disable PLC 64's "PLC No Response" dialog (when ON)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
22.2.24 [Fast Selection] Window Control
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9013
FS window control [hide(ON)/show(OFF)]
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9014
FS button control [hide(ON)/show(OFF)]
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9015
FS window/button control [hide(ON)/show(OFF)]
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
552
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.25 EasyAccess
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R
R
R
Local
LB-9051
disconnect (set OFF)/connect (set ON) EasyAccess server
LB-9052
status of connecting to EasyAccess server
For further information on EasyAccess, please visit http://www.ihmi.net/.
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
553
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.26 Remote Print/Backup Server
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
LB-10069
Description
forced to reconnect remote printer/backup server when IP
changed on-line (set ON)
LB-12040
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R
R
R
Local
remote printer/backup server disconnection alarm (when
ON)
LW-9770
(16bit) : remote printer/backup server IP0 (IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9771
(16bit) : remote printer/backup server IP1 (IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9772
(16bit) : remote printer/backup server IP2 (IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9773
(16bit) : remote printer/backup server IP3 (IP0:IP1:IP2:IP3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9774
(6 words) : remote printer/backup server user name
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
*Note1
LW-9780
(6 words) : remote printer/backup server password *Note1
1. When change settings using LW-9774 and LW-9780, please reboot HMI to enable the
new settings.
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
554
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.27 Pass-Through Settings
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
LW-9901
Description
(16bit) : pass-through source COM port (1-3 : COM 1-COM
3)
LW-9902
(16bit) : pass-through destination COM port (1-3 : COM
1-COM 3)
LW-9903
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
Local
(16bit) : pass-through control (0 : normal, 1 : pause, 2 : stop
communications between HMI and PLC when executing
pass-through)
LW-9904
(16bit) : pass-through server port no. (2000~2100)
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
22.2.28 VNC Control
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
LB-12090
a VNC client connecting to HMI (when ON) *Note1
LB-12091
disable auto-logout function when a VNC client is
connected (when ON) *Note1
Remote
Local
Macro
HMI
R/Y
R
R
R
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
HMI
R/Y
LB-12092
enable VNC (set ON), disable VNC (set OFF)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9530
(8 words) : VNC server password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
1. For i-Series HMI, only OS ver. 20120621 or later versions support this function.
555
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.29 Project Key and HMI Key
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
R
R
R
R/W
R/Y
R
Local
LB-9046
project key is different from HMI key (when ON)
LW-9046
(32bit) : HMI key (i series only) *Note1
1. When change HMI key using LW-9046, please reboot HMI to enable the new settings.
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
556
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.30 User Name and Password
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LB-9050
user logout
W
Y
Y
LB-9060
password error
R
R
R
LB-9061
update password (set ON)
W
Y
Y
LW-9082
(16bit) : auto logout time (unit : minute, 0 : disable the
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
function)
LW-9219
(16bit): user no. (1-12)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9220
(32bit) : password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9222
(16bit) : classes can be operated for current user (bit 0:A,
R
R
R
bit 1:B,bit 2:C, ...)
LW-9500
(32bit) : user 1's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9502
(32bit) : user 2's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9504
(32bit) : user 3's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9506
(32bit) : user 4's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9508
(32bit) : user 5's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9510
(32bit) : user 6's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9512
(32bit) : user 7's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9514
(32bit) : user 8's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9516
(32bit) : user 9's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9518
(32bit) : user 10's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9520
(32bit) : user 11's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LW-9522
(32bit) : user 12's password
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
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22.2.31 Macro
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
LB-9059
disable macro TRACE function (when ON)*Note1
LW-10900
(16bit) : macro 0 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10901
(16bit) : macro 1 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10902
(16bit) : macro 2 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10903
(16bit) : macro 3 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10904
(16bit) : macro 4 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10905
(16bit) : macro 5 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10906
(16bit) : macro 6 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10907
(16bit) : macro 7 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10908
(16bit) : macro 8 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-10909
(16bit) : macro 9 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
LW-11154
(16bit) : macro 254 status (0:ready, 3:executing, 5:waiting
response, 9:waiting sync, 17:delay)
1.
Macro
HMI
R/Y
R/W
R/C
R/C
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
LB-9059 Demo project: disable MACRO TRACE function.
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
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Local
HMI
R/Y
System Reserved Words / Bits
22.2.32 Input Object Function
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
Local
LW-9002
(32bit-float) : input high limit
R
R
R
LW-9004
(32bit-float) : input low limit
R
R
R
LW-9052
(32bit-float) : the previous input value of the numeric input
R
R
R
R
R
R
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
object
LW-9150
(32 words) : keyboard's input data (ASCII)
LW-9540
(16bit) : reserved for caps lock
22.2.33 Miscellaneous
Read(R)/Write(W)/Control(Y)
Address
LB-9000 -
Description
HMI
MACRO
R/Y
Remote
HMI
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
Local
initialized as ON
LB-9009
LB-9010
data download indicator
R
R
R
LB-9011
data upload indicator
R
R
R
LB-9012
data download/upload indicator
R
R
R
LB-9016
status is on when a client connects to this HMI
R
R
R
LB-9017
disable write-back in PLC control's [change window]
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
LB-9039
status of file backup activity (backup in process if ON)
R
R
R
LB-9045
memory-map communication fails (when ON)
R
R
R
LB-9049
enable (set ON)/disable (set OFF) watch dog (i series
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R
R
R
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
support only) *Note1
LW-9006
(16bit) : connected client no.
LW-9024
(16bit) : memory link system register
LW-9032
(8 words) : folder name of backup history files to SD, USB
memory *Note3
LW-9050
(16bit) : current base window ID
R
R
R
LW-9134
(16bit) : language mode *Note2
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
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LW-9900
(16bit) : HMI run mode (0 : normal mode, 1-3 : test mode
(COM 1-COM 3)
R/W
R/Y
R/Y
1. When LB-9049 watch dog function is enabled, if there‟s a failure in communication for i
Series HMI, system will reboot 10 seconds later.
2. When users would like to have the object‟s text to show multi-language, except for using
Label Library, it needs to use the system reserved register [LW-9134: language mode].
The value of LW-9134 can be set from 0 to 23. Different data of LW-9134 corresponds to
different Languages. The way of using LW-9134 will differ if the languages are not all
chosen when compiling the downloaded file.
For example: If 5 languages are defined by user in Label Library as Language 1
(Traditional Chinese), Language 2 (Simplified Chinese), Language 3 (English),
Language 4 (French), and Language 5 (Japanese). If only Language 1, 3, 5 are
downloaded by user, the corresponding language of the value in LW-9134 will be 0 ->
Language 1 (Traditional Chinese), 1 -> Language 3 (English), 2 -> Language 5
(Japanese).
Want to know how to swith languages using Option List object toghther with LW-9134?
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
3. The default name of the backup data folder will be the HMI name.
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Chapter 23 HMI Supported Printers
23.1 The Supported Printer Types
HMI supported printer drivers include the following types:
■ SP-M, D, E, F
■ HP PCL Series (USB)
Serial printers, please configure
communication parameters to match the
printer. [Pixels of width] must be correctly
set and can‟t exceed printer default setting:
100 pixels for 1610 series printers.
220 pixels for 2407, 4004 series printers.
The driver uses EPSON ESC Protocol for
Serial Micro Printer.
HP compatible USB printers that support
PCL5 protocol or PostScript3 Printer
Control Language. The printers that support
PLC5 or later versions will support PCL5
protocol due to the downward compatibility
of PCL.
■ Axiohm A630
■ EPSON ESC/P2 Series
Micro printer from France connects via
serial port; please configure communication
parameters to match the printer.
Serial printers, please configure
communication parameters to match the
printer. The EPSON ESC/P2 printer
protocol is used.
Impact Printer:
LQ-300, LQ-300+, LQ-300K+ (RS232)
LQ-300+II (RS232)
Inkjet Printer: Stylus Photo 750
Laser Printer: EPL-5800
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■ SPRT
■ BRIGHTEK WH-A19
Serial printers, please configure
communication parameters to match the
printer. [Pixels of width] must be correctly
set and can‟t exceed printer default setting
“100”.
■ EPSON TM-L90
Supported models:
A92R10-00E72A: 72 in model number
represents hexadecimal printer, and A
represents wide voltage 5~9V. This is the
same as the A6 16 impact printer.
■ BRIGHTEK WH-E19
Serial printers, please configure
communication parameters to match the
printer. [Pixels of width] must be correctly
set and can‟t exceed printer default setting
“576”.
■ EPSON TM-T70
Serial printers, please configure the same
communication parameters as the printer.
■ BRIGHTEK WH-E22
Supported models:
Serial printers, please configure
communication parameters to match the
printer. [Pixels of width] must be correctly
set and can‟t exceed printer default setting
“576”.
The paper cutting mode can be selected:
[No cut] / [Partial cut].
E22R10-00E725: Same as A7 16 impact
printer. A7 represents A72R90-31E72A.
E221R90-00E11740GA: Serial printer,
connects through RS-485 port, please use a
RS232-to-RS485 converter.
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■ BRIGHTEK WH-C1/C2
Serial printers, please configure
communication parameters to match the
printer. The paper cutting mode can be
selected: [No cut] / [Half cut] / Full cut].
■ Remote Printer Server
Use EasyPrinter to start printing by the
printers connected with PC via Ethernet.
This works under MS Windows so the most
printers on market are supported.
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23.2 How to Add a New Printer and Start Printing
23.2.1 Add Printer Type
In [System Parameter Settings] » [Model] select the printer type and set the relevant
parameters.
To connect Remote Printer Server,
set the parameters in [System
Parameter Settings] »
[Printer/Backup Server].
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23.2.2 Start Printing
Start printing with
Function Key.
Or, use
PLC Control [Screen
hardcopy] to start printing with a
designated bit address.
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Chapter 24 Recipe Editor
24.1 Introduction
Recipe Editor is used to create, view, and edit
recipe data. Open Project Manager and click
[Recipe/Extended Memory Editor] to start
editing.
.
24.2 Recipe / Extended Memory Editor Setting
[Select your data format]
Save the specified data format for loading
next time. The saved file name:
“dataEX.fmt” under EasyBuilder
How to add new *.rcp / *.emi files?
Set Address Range » Select Data Format
installation directory.
[Address range]
Fill in address range,
the unit is word.
[Data format]
Edit new data format
in this field.
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Step 1 Click [Add], the popup dialog shows:
[Description]
Enter the name of the data
type.
[Data format] Select data
format. If select [String],
please enter the length
(words) and select
ASCII/Unicode.
Step 2 After setting, click [OK] to start editing recipe data.
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Step 3
In this example, the total length of data format is 23 words. Each 23 words will be one set of
recipe data.
The first set: “recipe no.” = address 0, “product” = address 1 ~ 10, “price” = address 11 ~ 12,
“barcode” = address 13 ~ 22;
The second set: “recipe no.” = address 23, “product” = address 24 ~ 33, “price” = address 34
~ 35, “barcode” = address 36 ~ 45…and so on.
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After editing recipe data, it can be saved as *.rcp, *.emi, or *.csv. The *.rcp files can be
downloaded to HMI using Project Manager or external devices (USB disk or SD card).
The *.emi files can be saved directly to the external device and insert the device to HMI
to be the extended memory (EM).
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Chapter 25 EasyConverter
25.1 Overview
EasyConverter reads the Data Sampling file, Event Log file in HMI and convert the files to
Excel format.
■ From Project Manager click EasyConverter.
■ From EasyBuilder 8000 menu select [Tool] » [Data/Event Log Converter].
25.2 Converting Data Sampling File to Excel File
1. Open a Data Sampling file, the following setting dialog box is displayed, please set based
on actual needs.
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2. Click [OK], the Data Sampling layout is shown in the following figure. Click [Export to
Excel]. The file will be converted to Excel format.
3. The Excel layout is shown in the following figure.
25.3 Converting Event Log File to Excel File
1. Open an Event Log file, click [OK], the Event Log layout is shown in the following figure.
Click [Export to Excel]. The file will be converted to Excel format.
2. The Excel layout is shown in the following figure.
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■ The "Event" column can be found. 0-> Event triggered; 1-> Event acknowledged; 2->
Event returns to normal.
25.4 Converting Multiple Files
1. Click [Multi-File] to open the following dialog box.
2. Click [Add File] to add the files to be converted. If click [OK] without selecting [Combine
to a file], the files will be exported to separate Excel files.
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3. If [Combine to a file] is selected, the files will be separated into different sheets of one
Excel file as shown in the following figure.
25.5 Scaling Function
The equation of scaling new value = [(value + A) x B] + C, and users can set the values of A,
B, and C.
A -> lower limit of the value ; B -> [(scaled max) - (scaled min) / (upper limit) - (lower limit)] ;
C -> scaled min.
For example, here is a voltage data with a format of 16-bit unsigned (range: 0 ~ 4096).
To convert the data to volt, range form -5V to +5V, the new value = [(value + 0) x 0.0024] +
(-5).
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Before scaling:
After scaling:
The settings described earlier can be saved and loaded next time. The extension name of
the setting file is *.lgs.
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Chapter 26 EasyPrinter
EasyPrinter is a Win32 application and can only run on MS Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7. It
enables HMI to output screen hardcopies to a remote PC via Ethernet. The following
explains how to use EasyPrinter.
Here are some advantages of using EasyPrinter:

EasyPrinter provides two modes of hardcopy output: [Print Out] and [Save to File]. Users
can use either way or both ways.

Since EasyPrinter runs on MS Windows system, it supports most of the printers available
on the market.

Multiple HMIs can share one printer so users don‟t have to prepare printers for each HMI.
Additionally, EasyPrinter can also be a backup server. Users can use [Backup] objects in
HMI to copy history files such as Data Sampling and Event Log into a remote PC via
Ethernet. Please see the following illustration:
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26.1 Using EasyPrinter as a Printer Server
Users can make screen hardcopies with a [Function Key] object. The hardcopies will be
transferred to the Remote Printer Server via Ethernet and then printed out.
26.1.1 Setup Procedure in EasyPrinter
In EasyPrinter main menu select [Options] » [Settings] and the following dialog appears:
1. Select [General] on the left side.
2. In [Server], set [Port number of the server socket] to “8005”, [User name] to “admin”
and [Password] to “111111”. (Note: These are default values.)
3. In [Naming Convention for HMI Folder], select [Use IP address] and enter “IP_” in the
[Prefix] field.
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4. In [Properties], select [Minimize to system tray].
Set the print out location:
1. Select [Hardcopy] on the left side.
2. In [Output], select [Print out to] and choose a printer as the output device for screen
hardcopies. (Note: the printer shown in the image above is an example; please select an
actual printer located in your private network environment.)
3. Click [OK] to confirm the settings.
4. In EasyPrinter main menu select [File] » [Enable Output] to output any incoming print
request.
26.1.2 Setup Procedure in EasyBuilder
The setting procedure of EasyPrinter in EasyBuilder:
1. Open a new project or an existing project in EasyBuilder.
2. In EasyBuilder main menu select [Edit] » [System Parameter Settings] »
[Printer/Backup Server] and select [Use MT Remote Printer/Backup Server] check
box.
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3. In [Output settings], set appropriate values for left / top / right / bottom margins. (Note:
The margins are all set to 15mm in the example.)
4. In [Communication settings], fill in the [IP address] of the printer server following the
settings in EasyPrinter. Set the [port number] to “8005”, [User name] to “admin” and
[Password] to “111111”.
5. Click [OK].
6. In EasyBuilder main menu select [Objects] » [Button], select [Function Key], select
[Screen hardcopy] and set [Printer] to [MT Remote Printer/Backup Server].
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7. Place the [Function Key] object in the common window (window no. 4) for screen
hardcopies anytime.
8. [Compile] and [Download] project to HMI. Press the [Function Key] object in the
screen to make a screen hardcopy.
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A [PLC Control] object can also make screen hardcopies.
Alarm information cannot be printed via EasyPrinter.
EasyPrinter can only communicate with HMI via Ethernet, please check the HMI located
in private network environment.
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26.2 Using EasyPrinter as a Backup Server
[Backup] objects can upload historical data such as Data Sampling and Event Log history
files to MT remote backup server.
26.2.1 Setup Procedure in EasyPrinter
In EasyPrinter main menu select [Objects] » [Settings] and the following dialog appears:
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1. Select [General] on the left side.
2. In [Server], set [Port number of the server socket] to “8005”, [User name] to
“admin” and [Password] to “111111”. (Note: These are default values.)
3. In [Naming Convention for HMI Folder], select [Use IP address] and enter “IP_” in
the [Prefix] field.
4. In [Properties], select [Minimize to system tray].
Set the backup location.
1. Select [Backup] on the left side.
2. In [Output], click on
button to browse and select a storage directory of the
incoming history files.
3. Click [OK] to confirm the settings.
4. In EasyPrinter main menu select [File] » [Enable Output] to backup data in the
selected directory.
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26.2.2 Setup Procedure in EasyBuilder
The setting procedure of EasyPrinter :
1. Open a new project or an existing project in EasyBuilder.
2. In EasyBuilder main menu select [Edit] » [System Parameter Settings] »
[Printer/Backup Server] and select [Use MT Remote Printer/Backup Server]
check box.
3. In [Communication settings], fill in the [IP address] of the printer server following
the settings in EasyPrinter. Set the [port number] to “8005”, [User name] to “admin”
and [Password] to “111111”. (Note: These are default values.)
4. Click [OK].
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Create a Backup object.
1. In EasyBuilder main menu select [Objects] » [Backup] and the following dialog
appears:
2. In [Source], select [Historical event log] (or [RW], [RW_A] if needed.)
3. In [Backup position], select [Remote printer/backup server].
4. In [Range], select [Today] and [All] (or other options if needed.)
5. In [Trigger], select [Touch trigger].
6. Click [OK].
7. Place the [Backup] object in the common window (window no. 4), and users will be
able to make backups anytime needed.
8. [Compile] and [Download] project to HMI. Press the [Backup] object in the screen
to make a backup of the history data.
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The [Backup] object can be triggered via a bit address.
Users can arrange a [Scheduler] object, which turns a bit ON at the end of the week, to
trigger the [Backup] object to automatically back up all history data.
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26.3 EasyPrinter Operation Guide
The following introduces the interface and operation of EasyPrinter.
26.3.1 Appearance
EasyPrinter main menu is divided into 5 parts as shown below:
The following introduces the functions:
Area
Name
Description
1
Job List
Lists all incoming tasks, i.e. screen hardcopy and
backup requests.
2
Property Window
Shows the information about the task selected
from [Job List].
3
Preview Window
Shows the preview image of the screen hardcopy
task selected from [Job List].
Download Progress
Shows the download progress of incoming
Window
requests.
Message Window
Shows the time and message information of
events such as incoming request, incorrect
password, etc.
4
5
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26.3.2 Operation Guide
The following describes the function of EasyPrinter menu items.
 [File] » [Enable Output]
Selected: EasyPrinter processes the tasks one by one.
Unselected: EasyPrinter stores the tasks in memory.

EasyPrinter can only reserve up to 128 MB of task data in memory. If the memory is full,
any request coming in afterwards will be rejected. Users must either operate [Enable
Output] or delete some tasks to make room for new tasks.

[Edit] » [Edit]
Edit screen hardcopy by setting [Orientation], [Scaling] and [Margins].

[Edit] » [Delete]
Delete the selected tasks permanently.
[Edit] » [Select All]
Select all tasks from [Job List].
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The backup task is not editable.
[Edit] is available only when a task is selected.
[Delete] is available when at least one task is selected.
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[View] » [Properties Bar]
Show or hide the Property Window.
[View] » [Preview Bar]
Show or hide the Preview Window.
[View] » [Download Bar]
In [Download Progress] Window, the mode to display download progress can be set by
clicking the header of the [progress] column as shown below:
[View] » [Logger Bar]
EasyPrinter can reserve up to 10,000 messages in Message Window. If a new message
comes in, the oldest message will be deleted.
The following is the detail for [Options] » [Settings]
1. [General]:
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
Server
[Port number of the server socket]
Set the Ethernet port number to connect HMI. The range is 1 to 65535 and 8005 is the
default value.
[User name] & [Password]
Set the user name and password to restrict that only authorized HMI can send requests to
EasyPrinter.

Naming Convention for HMI Folder
EasyPrinter use different folders to store files (e.g. hardcopy bitmap files, backup files)
from different HMI. There are two ways to name the folders:
[Use IP address]
EasyPrinter names the folder in [Prefix] + [IP address] after the HMI in this IP address
sends request.
[Use HMI name]
EasyPrinter names the folder in [Prefix] + [HMI name] after the HMI this name indicates
sends request.

Properties
[Minimize to system tray]
If this check box is selected, the EasyPrinter shortcut icon will be placed in the system tray
in PC. Double click the icon in system tray to open EasyPrinter.
[Detailed message]
Select this check box to display more detailed messages about events in the message
window.
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2.
[Hardcopy]
EasyPrinter provides two modes to output hardcopy results:

Output
[Print out to]
Inform EasyPrinter to print out the hardcopy result with the specified printers.
[Save to files in]
Inform EasyPrinter to convert the hardcopy result into a bitmap file and save it in the
specified directory. Users can find the bitmap files at:
[Specified Path] \ [HMI Folder] \ yymmdd_hhmm.bmp
For example, when a hardcopy request is given at 17:35:00 12/Jan/2009, the bitmap file
will be named “090112_1735.bmp”. And if there is another bitmap file generated in the
same minute, it will be named “090112_1735_01.bmp” and so on.
3. [Backup]
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Output
EasyPrinter stores the backup files to the specified path.

For Event Log files:
[Specified Path] \ [HMI Folder] \ [eventlog] \ EL_yyyymmdd.evt
For Data Sampling files:
[Specified Path] \ [HMI Folder] \ [datalog] \ [Folder name of the Data Sampling] \
yyyymmdd.dtl
For Recipe files:
[Specified Path] \ [HMI Folder] \ [recipe] \ recipe.rcp or recipe_a.rcp

Convert Batch File
Select [Enable] to convert the selected history file to csv or xls (Excel) format of Convert
Batch Files.
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System registers LW9032 to LW9039 can be used to specify HMI name.
EasyPrinter names the folder using IP address if the HMI name is not set.
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26.4 Convert Batch File
EasyPrinter provides a conversion tool to convert the uploaded Data Sampling and Event
Log history files to csv files automatically. To do so, please prepare a Convert Batch File to
inform EasyPrinter to convert the history files.
In the illustration above, the conversion is actually executed by EasyConverter. EasyPrinter
simply follows the criteria in Convert Batch File and activates EasyConverter with proper
arguments to achieve the conversion.
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EasyConverter is another Win32 application that converts history data into csv or MS
Excel xls files. Users can find it in the EasyBuilder installation directory.
Users requesting this function must ensure EasyPrinter and EasyConverter are placed
in the same directory.
26.4.1 The Default Value of Convert Batch File
The following is the default Convert Batch File : convert2csv.def
Listing 1 Default Convert Batch File
1: "dtl", "EasyConverter /c $( Pathname)"
2: "evt", "EasyConverter /c $( Pathname)"
There are two lines in the file. Each line has two arguments separated by a comma and
forms a criterion of how to process a specific type of files. The first argument stands for the
extension name of the file type to be processed. The second argument stands for the
command to be executed in console mode. Please note that “$(Pathname)” is a key word to
inform EasyPrinter to replace it with the real name of the converted backup file. For example,
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if a Data Sampling history file named 20090112.dtl is uploaded and stored, EasyPrinter will
send out the following command to a console window:
1: EasyConverter /c 20090112.dtl
A file named 20090112.csv is created.
The criteria of the default Convert Batch File:
1. Convert all Data Sampling history files (*.dtl) into csv files.
2. Convert all Event Log history files (*.evt) into csv files.
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“$(Pathname)” in the second argument stands for the full path name of the file. In the
previous case, EasyPrinter replaces it with:
[Specified Path] \ [HMI Folder] \ [datalog] \ [Folder name of the Data-Sampling object] \
20090112.dtl
EasyPrinter interprets the Convert Batch File in line basis, i.e. each line forms a
criterion.
Any two arguments should be separated by a comma.
Every argument should be put in double quotes.
Do not put any comma inside an argument.
Please refer to “chapter25 Easy Converter” for more information.
26.4.2 Specialized Criteria
Sometime specialized criterion are needed when:
 Upload file to a specific HMI, see listing 2.
 Identify the HMI by HMI name, see listing 3.
 Process differently to different Data Sampling, see listing 4.
(This can only be used for Data Sampling file with the file name “voltage”.)
The 3rd argument (“*”) indicates this criterion accepts the Data Sampling files that meet
the criterion from any HMI. Users can also change the 3rd argument to “192.168.1.26”,
“192.168.1.*”, or HMI name, etc. for narrowing the range of the target HMI.
Listing 2 Specialized Criterion for the HMI IP = 192.168.1.26
1: "dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)", "192.168.1.26"
Listing 3 Specialized Criterion for HMI name = Weintek_01
1:
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)", "Weintek_01"
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Listing 4 Specialized Criterion for Data Sampling file name = Voltage
1: "dtl", "EasyConverter /s Voltage.lgs $(Pathname)", "*", "Voltage"
26.4.3 The Format of a Convert Batch File
The following explains the arguments in a criterion.
File Type

Command (line)
HMI IP / Name
Condition 1
Condition 2
File Type
This argument specifies the extension name of the uploaded file in this criterion.
(e.g. “dtl” for Data Sampling history files, “evt” for Event Log history files)

Command (line)
The command EasyPrinter sends to a console window if the uploaded file meets the
criterion.

HMI IP / Name
This argument specifies the HMI that meets the criterion.

Condition 1
This argument specifies the folder name of the Data Sampling files that meet the
criterion. This is not effective to other format of files.

Condition 2
Reserved
26.4.4 The Order of Examining Criterion
EasyPrinter examines criterion in descending order every time a file is uploaded. Once the
file meets a criterion, it stops the examination and starts over for the next file. Therefore,
users should place the criterion with a wider range downward in the Convert Batch File and
place the more specific criteria upward. EX:
"evt", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)"
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)"
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)", "192.168.1.26"
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)", "my_HMI_01"
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)", "my_HMI_02"
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"dtl", "EasyConverter /s Voltage.lgs $(Pathname)", "*", “Voltage"
The correct order of examination would be: (from button to top)
"dtl", "EasyConverter /s Voltage.lgs $(Pathname)", "*", “Voltage"
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)", "my_HMI_02"
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)", "my_HMI_01"
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)", "192.168.1.26"
"dtl", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)"
"evt", "EasyConverter /c $(Pathname)"
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Chapter 27 EasySimulator
EasySimulator enables users to execute On-line / Off-line Simulation without installing
EasyBuilder. To do this, please prepare the following files.
27.1 Prepare Needed Files
1. [driver]  [win32]
2. 320x234.bmp
3. 480x234.bmp
4. 480x272.bmp
5. 640x480.bmp
6. 800x480.bmp
7. 800x600.bmp
8. 1024x768.bmp
9. 234x320.bmp
10. 272x480.bmp
11. 480x800.bmp
12. 600x800.bmp
13. com.exe
14. EasySimulator.exe
15. gui.exe
16. xob_pos.def
HMI pictures in
landscape
mode.
HMI pictures in
portrait mode.
■ The files above can be found in EasyBuilder installation directory. Please install
EasyBuilder on a PC first then copy the relevant files to the target PC.
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27.2 Set the Content of “xob_pos.def”
Step 1
Open xob_pos.def using a text editing tool (e.g. Notepad) and set the relevant contents.
Line no.
Description
1
“0” execute Off-line Simulation; “1” execute On-line Simulation.
2
The directories of the relevant files.
(e.g. com.exe, gui.exe, EasySimulator.exe…etc.)
3
The full path of the xob file.
Step 2
Double click on EasySimulator.exe to start simulation.
Step 3
On-line /
Off-line Simulation is displayed on the screen.
■ If EasySimulator.exe can‟t be activated, please check if the relevant directories are
correct.
■ If the dialog below is shown, it indicates an error for xob file path, please check again.
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Chapter 28 Multi-HMI Intercommunication (Master-Slave Mode)
Multi-HMI intercommunication means that HMI uses COM port to connect with a remote HMI,
and read/write data from/to PLC connected to remote HMI as below:
The above shows the PLC is connected with HMI 1, and HMI 1 is connected with HMI 2 via
COM port, so that HMI 2 can control the PLC through HMI 1.
The following are examples of how to use EasyBuilder to create projects used on HMI
1(Master) and HMI 2 (Slave).
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28.1 How to Create a Project of Master HMI
The following is the project content of HMI 1 in [System Parameter Settings] / [Device].
1. Due to COM 1 of HMI 1 connects PLC, the device list must include [Local PLC 1] in this
case is “FATEK FB Series”. The communication parameters must be set correctly.
2. Due to COM 3 of HMI 1 is used to receive commands from HMI 2; a new device must be
added– [Master-Slave Server] for setting communication properties of COM 3. The picture
above shows the parameters of COM 3- “115200, E, 8, 1”, and uses RS232. These
parameters are not required to be the same as PLC, but the [Data bits] must be set to 8. In
general, a higher baud rate for HMI 2 is recommended for a more efficient communication
with PLC.
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28.2 How to Create a Project of Slave HMI
The project content of HMI 2 in [System Parameter Settings] / [Device].
Due to the PLC that HMI 2 reads from is connected with HMI 1, thus HMI 2 views PLC as a
remote device. Therefore, it is necessary to add a [*Remote PLC 1] into the device list and
in this case is “FATEK FB Series”. The way to create [*Remote PLC 1] is described below:
1. Create a new device”FATEK FB Series”. [PLC default station no.] must be the same as
the connected PLC.
2. Correctly set the parameters. COM 1 of HMI 2
connects with COM 3 of HMI 1, so they both
must have the same communication parameters
and interfaces, ignoring the PLC parameters. As
below, use RS232, parameters - [115200, E, 8,
1].
3. Since HMI 2 views PLC a remote device, here
we change [Location] to [Remote], and select [COM port] to connect remote HMI (HMI 1).
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4. Upon completion of the settings, users can find a new device named [*Remote PLC 1] in
the [Device List]. This device has a “*” symbol, which means, even if it contains “Remote” in
the name, it actually gives commands and gets replies through a local COM port, and
therefore the connection with PLC can be viewed form a local system reserved register, that
is, [*Remote PLC 1], [*Remote PLC 2], [*Remote PLC 3] and [Local PLC 1], [Local PLC 2],
[Local PLC 3] use the same system reserved register from the listed below:
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Tag
Description
LB-9150
When ON, auto. connection with PLC (COM 1) when disconnected.
When OFF, ignore disconnection with PLC.
LB-9151
When ON, auto. connection with PLC (COM 2) when disconnected.
When OFF, ignore disconnection with PLC.
LB-9152
LB-9200~
LB-9455
LB-9500~
LB-9755
LB-9800~
LB-10055
When ON, auto. connection with PLC (COM 3) when disconnected.
When OFF, ignore disconnection with PLC.
These local registers indicate the connection states with PLC
(through COM1).
LB9200 indicates the connection state with PLC (station no. 0), and
LB9201 indicates the connection state with PLC (station no. 1) and
so on.
When ON, indicates connection state is normal.
When OFF, indicates disconnection with PLC.
Set ON again, the system will then try to connect with PLC.
These local registers indicate the connection states with PLC
(through COM2).
LB9500 indicates the connection state with PLC (station no. 0), and
LB9501 indicates the connection state with PLC (station no. 1) and
so on.
When ON, indicates connection state is normal.
When OFF, indicates disconnection with PLC.
Set ON again, the system will then try to connect with PLC.
These local registers indicate the connection states with PLC
(through COM3).
LB9800 indicates the connection state with PLC (station no. 0), and
LB9801 indicates the connection state with PLC (station no. 1) and
so on.
When ON, indicates connection state is normal.
When OFF, indicates disconnection with PLC.
Set ON again, the system will then try to connect with PLC.
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28.3 How to Connect with MT500 Project of Slave HMI
EasyBuilder Master-Slave Protocol enables MT500 to exchange data with MT8000 local
data.via the connected PLC
■ EasyBuilder Settings
1. Select [Master-Slave Server] driver and click [Settings]. If a PLC is connected, follow
the original settings.
2. Select [RS-232], click [Settings].
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3. Fill in MT500 PLC ID No. in [Parameter 1] (Refer to MT500 settings).
■ EB500 Settings
1. In EB500 System
Parameter Settings, set
Multiple HMI: Slave,
HMI-HMI link speed: 115200
■ [Baud rate] must be
identical in EB500 and
EasyBuilder.
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2. Double click on PLC
Address View.exe to check
PLC ID No. and fill in
[Parameter 1] of
EasyBuilder.
3. Connect COM ports
RS232 of each HMI, the communication is then enabled.
Device address:
Bit/Word
EB500
EasyBuilder
Range
B
Ms_RB
RW_Bit
dddd: 0~4095 (h): 0~f
B
Ms_LB
LB
dddd: 0~9999
W
Ms_RW
RW
ddddd: 0~65535
W
Ms_LW
LW
dddd: 0~9999
Memo
■ There will always be a PLC selected in EB500 system parameter settings, in this case,
even to read/write MT8000 HMI Local Data only, the ID of the selected PLC in EB500
system parameters must also be filled in EasyBuilder parameter 1.
■ When using S7-200, S7-300 drivers, since in EB500 the high and low bytes are sent in
reverse order, this will cause MT500 to misread MT8000 Local data.
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Pass-through Function
Chapter 29 Pass-through Function
The Pass-through function allows the PC applications to control PLC via HMI. In this case
the HMI is a converter.
The Pass-through function provides two modes: [Ethernet] and [COM port]. Click
[Pass-through] button in Project Manager to open the setting dialog.
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29.1 Ethernet Mode
29.1.1 How to install virtual serial port driver
Before using [Ethernet] mode, please check if Weintek virtual serial port driver is installed as
shown below:
Open Project Manager to check if the driver is installed. If it shows [Please install weintek
virtual serial port driver], please click [Install].
If the dialog below shows up during installation, please click [Continue Anyway].
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When finished, the [Virtual COM Port (PC <-> PLC)] field displays the virtual COM port used.
In this example the virtual comport used is COM 4.

This driver is not supported under Windows 7 64 Bit operation system.
29.1.2 How to Change the Virtual Serial Port
Open [Device Manager] to check the installed [Virtual Serial Port].
To change the number of virtual serial port, please click [Virtual Serial Port] to open [Port
Settings] » [Advanced] as follows:
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29.1.3 How to Use Ethernet Mode
After installing virtual serial port driver, please follow the steps below to use Ethernet mode
of pass-through function.
Step 1
Set the IP address of the HMI connected with PLC.
Step 2
Set the communication port and the serial port that connects HMI with PLC.
Step 3
Click [Apply], to update the settings.
Step 4
When running PC application, set COM port to the used virtual serial port. For example, in
Mitsubishi application, if the virtual serial port is COM 3, please set [PC side I/F Serial
setting] » [COM port] to COM 3, as follows:
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When finished, to execute PLC application on PC, HMI will be switched automatically to
Pass-through mode. The PLC is controlled via the virtual serial port by PC as shown below.
Pass-through mode will be turned off if the application ends.

When select Ethernet under Pass-through mode, the communication between HMI and
PLC can continue without stop, but not all drivers support this. System register
[LW-9903: pass-through control (0 : normal, 1 : pause, 2 : stop communications
between HMI and PLC when executing pass-through)] controls the communication
status under Ethernet Pass-through mode.
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29.2 COM Port Mode
[Source COM Port] The port connects HMI with PC.
[Destination COM Port] The port connects HMI with PLC.
To use [COM port] mode of Pass-through, please set the properties of Source COM Port
and Destination COM Port correctly.
29.2.1 Settings of COM Port Mode
There are two ways to enable [COM port] mode of Pass-through function.
(1) Project Manager.
(2) Use system registers.
LW-9901: pass-through source COM port (1 ~ 3: COM 1 ~ COM 3)
LW-9902: pass-through destination COM port (1 ~ 3: COM 1 ~ COM 3)
Start Pass-through Com Port Function in Project Manager
Click [Pass-through] button in Utility Manager / Project Manager to set the communication
parameters as shown below:
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[HMI IP]
Assign HMI IP address.
[Get HMI Communication Parameters]
Read the settings of Source and Destination COM port.
Click [Get HMI Communication Parameters] to update the communication parameters.
[Source COM Port]、[Destination COM Port]
The communication parameters of Source and Destination COM Port are displayed.
The settings will be used when [Start Pass-through] is clicked.
[Baud rate], [Data bits], [Parity], and [Stop bits] of Source and Destination COM Port
should be set to the same. [Source COM Port] connects PC, so select RS-232 mode in most
situations; [Destination COM Port] connects PLC, so the setting depends on the PLC type,
RS-232, RS-485 2W, or RS-485 4W.
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When finish using pass-through (COM port) function, click [Stop Pass-through] to
stop it. HMI will then restart to communicate with PLC.
29.2.2 HMI Work Mode
There are three work modes of HMI:
Mode
Description
Unknown
Before reading the settings of HMI, the work mode is “Unknown”.
Normal
After reading the settings of HMI, if the work mode is “Normal” the HMI
does not accept any data form the Source COM Port.
Pass-through If the work mode is “Pass-through”, the PC connected via Source COM
Port can control the PLC connected via Destination COM Port.
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29.3 Using System Registers to Enable Pass-Through
Another way to enable Pass-through is to use the system registers. When the values of
LW-9901 (Source COM Port) and LW-9902 (Destination COM Port) match the conditions
below, HMI will start Pass-through automatically:
a. The values of LW-9901 and LW-9902 must be 1 ~ 3
(1 ~ 3: COM 1 ~ COM 3).
b. The values of LW-9901 and LW-9902 must be different.
To change the communication parameters, just change the value in the related registers and
set ON [LB-9030: update COM 1 communication parameters], [LB-9031: update COM 2
communication parameters] and [LB-9032: update COM 3 communication parameters]. HMI
will be forced to update the settings.
Address
Description
LB-9030
update COM 1 communication parameters (set ON)
LB-9031
update COM 2 communication parameters (set ON)
LB-9032
update COM 3 communication parameters (set ON)
LW-9550
(16bit) : COM 1 mode(0:RS232,1:RS485 2W,2:RS485 4W)
LW-9551
(16bit) : COM 1 baud rate(7:1200,8:2400,0:4800,1:9600,2:19200,3:
38400,4:57600,..)
LW-9552
(16bit) : COM 1 databits (7 : 7 bits, 8 : 8 bits)
LW-9553
(16bit) : COM 1 parity (0:none, 1:even, 2:odd, 3:mark, 4:space)
LW-9554
(16bit) : COM 1 stop bits (1 : 1 bit, 2 : 2 bits)
LW-9555
(16bit) : COM 2 mode(0:RS232,1:RS485 2W,2:RS485 4W)
LW-9556
(16bit) : COM 2 baud rate(7:1200,8:2400,0:4800,1:9600,2:19200,3:
38400,4:57600,..)
LW-9557
(16bit) : COM 2 databits (7 : 7 bits, 8 : 8 bits)
LW-9558
(16bit) : COM 2 parity (0:none, 1:even, 2:odd, 3:mark, 4:space)
LW-9559
(16bit) : COM 2 stop bits (1 : 1 bit, 2 : 2 bits)
LW-9560
(16bit) : COM 3 mode(0:RS232,1:RS485 2W)
LW-9561
(16bit) : COM 3 baud rate(7:1200,8:2400,0:4800,1:9600,2:19200,3:
38400,4:57600,..)
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LW-9562
(16bit) : COM 3 databits (7 : 7 bits, 8 : 8 bits)
LW-9563
(16bit) : COM 3 parity (0:none, 1:even, 2:odd, 3:mark, 4:space)
LW-9564
(16bit) : COM 3 stop bits (1 : 1 bit, 2 : 2 bits)
To stop Pass-through, change the values of LW-9901 and LW-9902 to 0.
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Project Protection
Chapter 30 Project Protection
The copyright of program design must be protected. This chapter discusses how to protect
the projects by settings in EasyBuilder.
■ The protected projects cannot be decrypted by the factory since they are encrypted by
users, therefore, please remember your password.
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30.1 XOB Password
After a project (mtp) is done editing, users can compile the project to xob format. The xob file
can be downloaded to HMI. Password can be set to protect the xob file in [XOB password]
when compiling. (Password range: 0 ~ 4294967295)
A password will be required when attempting to decompile the xob file to mtp. If the
password is entered incorrectly for three times, please restart EasyBuilder.
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30.2 Decompilation is Prohibited
After a project (mtp) is done editing, users can compile the project to xob format. The xob file
can be downloaded to HMI. Select the [Decompilation is prohibited] check box when
compiling, the setting in [XOB password] will be ignored. Furthermore, the xob file cannot
be decompiled to mtp file.
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30.3 Disable XOB Upload Function
EasyBuilder provides a system reserved address [LB-9033]. When this address is set ON,
xob file cannot be uploaded. To change the setting, please reboot HMI. Attempting to upload
an xob file with this address set ON, the file obtained after uploading is 0 byte, and cannot be
decompiled.
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30.4 Project Key
Projects can be restricted to run on a specific HMI.
The setting is in [System Parameters Settings] » [General] » [Project protection].
If the [Enable] check box is selected in [Project protection], please set the [Project key]
(password range: 0 ~ 4294901750). System registers LW-9046 ~ LW-9047 (32-bit) can be
used to set the [HMI key] for HMI. The values in LW-9046 ~ LW-9047 cannot be read or
written by a remote device. The xob file obtained after compiling can only be executed on
HMI when [HMI key] and [Project key] match. If the keys don‟t match, LB-9046 is set ON.
To change [HMI key], please reboot HMI.
■ When [HMI key] and [Project key] don‟t match, HMI and PLC cannot communicate.
Please confirm your Internet connection before downloading the demo project.
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30.5 MTP Password
After a project (mtp) is done editing, a password can be set to protect the mtp file. In
[System parameter] » [Security] tab, select [Enable] check box in [Project password]
and click [Settings] (password range: 1 ~ 4294967295).
The password will be required when attempting to open the mtp file.
■ When using [Window Copy] function, if the source file is protected by MTP password,
please enter the correct password for the system to execute window copy.
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Chapter 31 Memory Map Communication
31.1 Introduction
Memory Map communication protocol is similar to IBM 3764R, and it is used when the
memory data transferred seldom between two devices. When setting the two devices, one is
set as Master, and another is Slave. Generally, Master and Slave do not communicate
unless the data in the assigned address has changed. Once the data is synchronized, the
communication will stop. The purpose of Memory Map is to keep the consistency of the
assigned part of data between two devices (Master and Slave).
The corresponding addresses of Master and Slave devices should have the same property
as MW (MB) address type. The size of MW (MB) in HMI is 10,000 words.
MB and MW indicate the same area of memory, for example, MB0~MBf correspond to the
bits of MW0, MB10~MB1f correspond to MW1, as shown below:
Device Type
Format
Range
MB
DDDDh
DDDD:0~4095
h:0~f(hex)
MW
DDDD
DDDD:0~9999
31.2 PIN Settings
When using Memory Map communication protocol, the Master and Slave must have the
same communication parameters. The wiring is shown below:
COM Port
RS232
Device
Master
Slave
Pin Mapping
TX(#)
RX(#)
RX(#)
TX(#)
GND(#)
GND(#)
COM Port
RS485 (4W)
Device
Master
Slave
Pin Mapping
TX+(#)
RX+(#)
TX-(#)
RX-(#)
RX+(#)
TX+(#)
RX-(#)
TX-(#)
GND(#)
GND(#)
Note: the # will be distinct depends on the type of PLC or controller.
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31.3 Communication Flowchart
Flowchart 1
Start
Yes
Send data
No
Receiving
STX(02H)
No
Yes
Sending ACK(06H)
Waiting time is 3sec
(default)
No
Yes
No
Received
Data?
Exceed 3
sec?
Yes
Sending ACK(06H)
始
Sending STX(02H)
Waiting time is 3 sec
No
Receiving
command
No
Exceed 3
sec?
Yes
Yes
Flowchart 2
(b)
(a)始
Delay 100ms
始
Yes
Checking
NAK(15H)
No
No
Checking
ACK(06H)
No
Exceed 3
sec?
Yes
Yes
Sending data
始
Receiving
ACK(06H)
Stop sending
始
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No
No
Exceed 3
sec?
Yes
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Flowchart 2
始
Checking
STX(02H)
No
Back to (a) of Flowchart 1
始
Yes
Sending ACK(06H)
Waiting time is 3 sec
(default)
No
No
Receiving
data?
Exceed 3
sec?
Yes
Yes
Sending ACK(06H)
始
Back to (b) of Flowchart 1
始
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
Flowchart 2 works for Slave but not Master.
STX: Start of Text, ACK: Acknowledge, NAK: Negative Acknowledge
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31.4 Address Types
There are two address types, MB and MW.
The format of the commands that controls MB are listed below:
MB Commands
Offset (byte) Format
Description
0
0x02
The operating sign to MB
1
2
0x##
0x##
Address (Low byte)
Bit Address (High byte)
For example: MB-18 = 1*16 + 2 = 18 = 0x12 and 0x00
3
0x00 (or 0x01)
The data in MB address.
(Bit type, must be 0 or 1)
4, 5
0x10, 0x03
Stop sign
6
0x##
The checksum. Calculate XOR from offset 0 to 5.
The format of the commands that controls MW are listed below:
MW commands
Offset(byte) Format
Description
0
0x01
The operating sign to MW
1
2
0x##
0x##
Address (Low byte)
Bit Address (High byte)
If the address includes 0x10, insert another 0x10 after it
and all offsets after that are increased by 1.
For example: 0x10, 0x04 will become 0x10,0x10,0x04
3
0x##
Number of sending bytes (To control a word, the number
of bytes must be even). If the number of bytes is 0x10,
insert another 0x10 after it and all offsets after that are
increased by 1.
4 to 4+n-1
0x##(L),0x##(H) The address that the first and second bytes correspond
0x##(L),0x##(H) to is the initial address. “n” is the number of bytes. If the
…
data includes 0x10, insert another 0x10 after it and the
“Number of sending bytes” (offset 3) remains the same,
but n = n + 1. Same thing applies to other 0x10 data.
4+n,
4+n+1
0x10
0x03
End sign
4+n+2
0x##
The checksum. Calculate XOR from all above.
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31.4.1 Communication Examples
If Master sets the data of MW-3 to 0x0a, Master will build communication with Slave
immediately due to the data changed, so Slave will update its MW-3 to 0x0a, the procedure
is shown below:
1.
2.
Master sends STX(0x02h).
Slave receives STX(0x02h) from Master, and sends ACK(0x06h) to Master.
3.
4.
Master receives ACK(0x06h) from Slave.
Master sends 0x01,0x03,0x00,0x02,0x0a,0x00,0x10,0x03,0x19, as shown below:
5.
6.
Offset (byte) Format
Description
0
0x01
The operating sign for MW
1
2
0x03
0x00
Address(Low byte)
Bit Address (High byte)
3
0x02
The number of bytes sent (MW-3= two bytes).
4, 5
0x0a, 0x00
Data in MW-3 is 0x0a and 0x00
6, 7
0x10, 0x03
End sign
8
0x19
The checksum
0x01^0x03^0x00^0x02^0x0a^0x00^0x10^0x03=0x19
Slave receives data from Master and then sends ACK(0x06h).
Master receives ACK(0x06h) from Slave.
When finish communicating, Master sends the updated data in MW to Slave, and Slave
synchronizes its MW data with Master.
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If the data includes 0x10; please notice the change in data format.
If set MW-10 of Slave to 0x10, Slave will build communication with Master immediately, and
Master will update its MW-10 to 0x10, the procedure is shown below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Slave sends STX(0x02h)
Master receives STX(0x02h) from Slave, and sends ACK(0x06h) to Slave.
Slave receives ACK(0x06h) from Master
Slave sends 0x01,0x10,0x10,0x00,0x02,0x10,0x10,0x00,0x10,0x03,0x10 as shown
below:
Offset (byte)
Format
Description
0
0x01
The operating sign to MW
1
2
3
0x10
0x10
0x00
Address(Low byte)
Insert 0x10
Bit Address (High byte)
4
0x02
The number of bytes sent (MW-10= two bytes).
5
6
7
0x10
0x10
0x00
0x10 is the low byte in MW-10
Insert 0x10
0x00 is the high byte
8
0x10
End sign
9
0x03
10
0x10
The checksum,
0x01^0x10^0x10^0x00^0x02^0x10^0x10^0x00^0x
10^0x03=0x10
Master receives data from Slave and sends ACK(0x06h) to Slave.
Slave receives ACK(0x06h) from Master.
Slave sends the updated data in MW to Master, and Master synchronizes its MW data with
Slave.
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31.5 Settings
The following explains how to connect two HMIs using Memory Map protocol.

If the type of these two HMIs are different, please create different project files, or, after
setting the first HMI, directly change to the type of the second HMI in [Edit] » [System
Parameter Settings] » [Model], and then compile and download the project to the
second HMI.
31.5.1 Add a Memory Map Device
Launch EasyBuilder, select [New], and the model of HMI, as shown below:
1. Click [Edit] form the main menu, click [System Parameter Settings], and select
[Device] tab, then click [New] to add a new device.
2. In the [Name] field enter “Memory Map”, and then select [PLC], set the [Location] to
[Local].
3. Set [PLC type] to [Memory Map], and set [PLC I/F] to [RS-232].
2.
3.
4.
6.
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4.
Click [Settings], and the setting is shown below:
A. COM: COM 1
B. Baud rate: 115200
C. Data bits: 8 Bits
D. Parity: Even
E. Stop bit: 1 Bit
4.
5.
5.
6.
After setting the COM port click [OK].
Click [OK] to finish setting.

Memory Map in MT500 is divided into [Memory Map_Master] and [MemoryMap_Slave];
please refer to the relevant manual.
For eMT3000 and MT8000 Series, select [Memory Map] in the PLC type setting.

[Data bit] must set to 8 bits.
All the settings of the two HMIs must set to the same
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31.5.2 Object Settings
Add two objects in window no. 10, a Toggle Switch and a Multi-state Switch:
Create a Toggle Switch Object as shown below.
1.
2.
3.
Set the [PLC name] of read address and write address to [Memory Map].
Set [Address] to MB-0.
Set [Switch style] to [Toggle]. (The picture and label of the object can be select).
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Create a Multi-state Object as shown below.
1.
2.
3.
Set the [PLC name] of read address and write address to [Memory Map].
Set [Address] to MW-1.
Set [Cyclical] to [Enable]. (The picture and label of the object can be select).
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31.5.3 Execute the Settings
Compile and download the same project to HMI 1 and HMI 2..:
Press the button in one of the HMIs, the status of another one will also be changed.
The way to connect a HMI with a controller is similar to the example above Please make
sure that the data in addresses of the two devices are kept identical.
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Chapter 32 FTP Server Application
In addition to backup history data from HMI to PC by SD card, USB disk or EasyPrinter, FTP
Server can also do this. After downloading project to HMI, FTP Server can be used to
backup or update history data and recipe data. The files in FTP Server can‟t be deleted.
32.1 Login FTP Server
Step 1.
Before login FTP Server, please check HMI IP address.
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Step 2.
Enter HMI IP: ftp://192.168.1.117/ (example), and log in user name: uploadhis, and the HMI
history upload password (if not changed, the default is 111111).
Or, directly enter ftp://uploadhis:111111@192.168.1.117/
Step 3.
After entering IP, ftp://192.168.1.117/ is shown, and the “datalog”, “eventlog”, and “recipe”
folders can be seen.
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32.2 Backup History Data and Update Recipe Data
◆ To backup Data Sampling records
1. Click “datalog” folder to check the file names in EasyBuilder.
2. Click on file names to check the content.
3. Copy and paste to save the files to PC.
◆ To backup Event (Alarm) Log records
1. Click “eventlog” folder to check the files.
2. Copy and paste to save the files to PC.
◆ To backup or update Recipe records
1. Click “recipe” folder to check the files.
2. Copy and paste to save the files to PC.
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

Since recipe data is automatically saved once every minute, after updating “recipe.rcp”
or “recipe_a.rcp”, HMI must be restarted in one minute otherwise the new updated
recipe data will be overwritten by the former data.
Use system register [LB-9047] (reboot HMI) and [LB9048] (reboot HMI protection) to
reboot HMI. Set [LB-9048] ON first, and then set [LB-9047] ON to restart HMI.
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Chapter 33 EasyDiagnoser
33.1 Overview and Configuration
Overview
EasyDiagnoser is a tool for detecting the error occurs while HMI is communicating with PLC.
Configuration
Step 1.
Open Project Manager and click EasyDiagnoser.
EasyDiagnoser
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Step 2.
Set the IP address of the HMI to communicate with.
Users can input IP address manually or simply click [Search All]. Please input Project Port
as well.
Input HMI IP
address
Search HMI in
LAN.
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It is also available to right click and select “Run EasyDiagnoser” for entering the setting
window when executing On-Line Simulation in EasyBuilder .
After setting completed, click OK, EasyDiagnoser operation window appears as below:
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33.2 EasyDiagnoser Settings
Item
Description
File
Save As
The captured information of Easy Diagnoser can be saved as
*.xls which can be read in Excel.
Exit
Exit current file.
View
Click [Device Bar] to display Device window.
Click [Package Bar] to display Package window.
Click [Logger Bar] to display Logger window.
Click [Output Bar] to display Output window.
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Options
Toolbars
Display toolbar icons of [Device Bar] [Package Bar] [Logger
Bar] [Output Bar].
Show Status Bar
At the bottom of EasyDiagnoser window, display information
of CAP, NUM, and SCRL.
Update Package List
When users change window on HMI, update the Polling
Package information of current window with this list.
Show Object ID (HMI)
Show the ID of objects in HMI as shown below.
Clear Activity List
Clear all information in activity area.
Help
Display EasyDiagnoser version information.
 Activity area
In the activity area, users can observe the communication between HMI and PLC.
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Item
Description
Command
a. Read + Write
Display Read and Write commands in activity area.
b. Read
Display only Read commands in activity area.
c. Write
Display only Write commands in activity area.
Device
a. All
Display information of Local HMI and PLC. It depends on the setting of
command as following.
 If command is set Read + Write, the Read and Write information of
Local HMI and PLC will be displayed in activity area.
 If command is set Read, the Read information of Local HMI and PLC will
be displayed in activity area.
 If command is set Write, the Write information of Local HMI and PLC will
be displayed in activity area.
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b. Local HMI
Display information of Local HMI, it depends on the setting of command as
following.
 If command is set Read + Write, the Read and Write information of
Local HMI will be displayed in activity area.
 If command is set Read, the Read information of Local HMI will be
displayed in activity area.
 If command is set Write, the Write information of Local HMI will be
displayed in activity area.
c. PLC
Display information of PLC, it depends on the setting of command as
following.
 If command is set Read + Write, the Read and Write information of PLC
will be displayed in activity area.
 If command is set Read, the Read information of PLC will be displayed
in activity area.
 If command is set Write, the Write information of PLC will be displayed
in activity area.
Station
Select specific Station for display on the screen. (This function will be
disabled when selecting [All] in Device).
Address
Type
Users can select all or a part of address types to be displayed on the
screen. (This function will be disabled when selecting [All] in Device).
Range
Set the range of address types to be displayed. (This function will be
disabled when selecting [All] in Address Type).
Capture
Click to start/stop capturing communication message.
Error
Please refer to the section coming later.

Polling Packages
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Item
Description
Package ID
Use the information of package ID to check the PID in activity area for
finding the problem.
Device
Displays HMI and PLC type.
Station
Displays PLC station number.
Index
Display objects-used index register numbers.
Address/Length Displays device type address. Length-how many words of the Package.
Item
Description
Object
Package ID where this object is placed.
Screen
Window in the project where this object is placed.
ID
ID of the object.
Address
Address of the object.
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Note:
a. Click [Package ID], the device station number will be displayed in 3rd column.
b. Double click [Package ID] then select [object], the 1st column directs the object‟s
position.
For example, select [Numeric Input] and the screen no. displays 10.
This shows that this object is in window no. 10 in the project and will be marked with pink
frame in HMI as shown below.
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
Devices
Devices window displays information of HMI and PLC.
 Output (Macro debug)
With Trace function offered by Macro, the executing status of Macro can be seen. Please
refer to EasyBuilder User‟s Manual “Chapter 18 MACRO” for more information.
In illustration below, for [ID 2, Ln 7] and [ID 2, Ln 8]
ID 2 represents Macro name.
Ln 7 and Ln 8 represent that they are in 7th and 8th lines of Macro.
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33.3 Error Code
In activity area, users can find the reason of error through error codes listed below.
0: Normal
1: Time out
2: Fail Error
12: Ignore
When error occurs, error message will be shaded red as shown below.
The error code is 1 since PLC is disconnected with HMI.
The error code is 12 since “PLC No Response” message window is shown.
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33.4 Save As
The captured information of Easy Diagnoser can be saved as *.xls which can be read in
Excel.
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33.5 Window Adjustment
Users can drag or use smart docking icons in editing window to place the windows to the
desired position.
Smart Docking
Smart Docking
Smart Docking
Smart Docking
Note:
EasyDiagnoser doesn‟t support Siemens S7/1200 (Ethernet) and Allen-Bradley Ethernet/IP
(CompactLogix/ControlLogix) – Free Tag Names since both of the PLC use tag.
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Chapter 34 Rockwell EtherNet/IP Free Tag Names
When using the driver of Rockwell EtherNet/IP Free Tags (CompactLogix/ControlLogix), the
User-defined tag in RSLogix5000 can be exported to csv file, and then import to EasyBuilder.
However, the data types: User-Defined, Predefined and Module-Defined cannot be
exported.
Therefore, Structure Editor in EasyBuilder is for importing and editing User-Defined,
Predefined and Module-Defined tags.
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34.1 Import User-Defined AB Tag CSV File to EasyBuilder
Step 1
Create Tags in RSLogix5000.
Step 2
Export Tags to csv file.
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Step 3
In EasyBuilder, add Rockwell EtherNet/IP-Tag (CompactLogix/ControlLogix) driver.
Enter PLC IP address and click [Import Tag].
Step 4
In the object setting dialog, select the PLC type, and select a controller tag.
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34.2 Adding a New Data Type
Structure Editor is located in the installation directory of EasyBuilder. Double-click Structure
Editor.exe and the editor window will show as below.
Step 1
Right click on the assigned data type (usually labeled as User-Defined), then click [New
Data Type] to start editing.
Step 2
Enter the name of the data type. [Description] can be left blank.
To add a sub-item, click [Add].
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Step 3
Enter the name and the data type then click [OK].
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Step 4
After adding all sub-items, click [OK]. The built data type will be listed on the left side.
After changing the name or description of a data type, click [OK] to update.
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34.3 Paste
Step 1
When adding a patch of sub-items, this function allows users to add multiple data at one
time. First, click [Paste] in the main menu.
Step 2
Type in data name and data type in each line first. It is recommended to directly copy and
paste from RSLogix5000 to avoid errors. Users can click [Sample] for reference.
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Step 3
Select needed Name and Data defined in RSLogix as the table above. To select all the items,
press and hold on the first line, then slide down to the bottom until the scroll rolls to the end
then stop holding. Press Ctrl-C to copy and Ctrl-V to paste in the editing window, as shown
below.
Step 4
Click [OK] to finish setting then return to the main menu to check the added data.
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34.4 Miscellaneous
 Revising sub-item data:
Double click on the sub-item to be revised in the main menu, or click on the sub-item then
click [Edit].
 Deleting sub-item data:
Select the data to be deleted then click [Delete]. To delete all sub-items, press and hold the
Delete button on the keyboard then click the [Delete] button in the main menu.
 Adjusting the order of sub-item data:
After selecting a single sub-item, use the move up and move down buttons in main menu to
change the order. This makes selecting items in EasyBuilder easier.
 Deleting data type:
Select from the list on the left side of the main menu and then select the data type to be
deleted on the right side then press Delete on the keyboard. The data type can then be
deleted.
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 Saving the revision:
After revising, click [Save] in the main menu and then restart EasyBuilder to check the
result.
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 Reload:
To abandon all the changes and re-edit, click [Reload] button in main menu.
 Import:
Import TDF files.
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 Export:
Export the edited data to *.tdf file, the exported file can be used in other PC or saved as a
backup.
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34.5 Module-Defined
Module-Defined is a default structure of a module.
Here is an example showing how to define the default structure of a module.
In RSLogix5000 [I/O Configuration], the I/O module is set.
The Tags of these modules won‟t list the structure when exported to csv file. Therefore,
users should define it first.
Step 1
In RSLogix5000 [Controller Organizer] » [Data Types] » [Module-Defined], double click
Data Type of the module. Sub-items of the module will be shown in a popup dialog. Copy
the Name and Data Type of the members.
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Step 1
Step 2
In Structure Editor.exe, right click on [Module-Defined], and then click [New Data Type].
Step 2
In [New Data Type] » [Name], enter the Module-Defined name.
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Step 3
Click [Paste], in dialog box press Ctrl-V to paste Name and Data Type.
Step 3
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Step 4
Select data then click [Edit], since the data of the modules can be operated by bit, [Binary
Access] should be selected, then click [OK] to return to Structure Editor.
Step 4
Click [OK] to finish setting.
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Chapter 35 EasyWatch
35.1 Overview
EasyWatch allows users to monitor HMI or PLC address values via Ethernet on PC, or
calling out Macro for easier debugging, remote monitoring, and controlling.
For example, In EasyBuilder create a Numeric Input Object, address set to LW-10, and set
the same in EasyWatch. The value will be shown in EasyWatch when it is successfully
connected..
When system register [LB-9044 (disable remote control)] or [System Parameter
Settings] » [System Setting] » [Prohibit remote HMI connecting to this machine] is
enabled, monitoring in EasyWatch is not available.
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35.2 Basic Functions
35.2.1 Basic Functions
Item
File
Description
New
Open a new EasyWatch file.
Open
Open an existing EasyWatch file.
Save
Save EasyWatch file.
Save As
Save EasyWatch file to ewt format.
Edit
Objects
Help
Exit
Exit EasyWatch.
Cut
Cut to relocate the selected items to the clipboard.
Copy
Copy the selected items to the clipboard.
Paste
Paste the items in the clipboard at the selected location.
Add Object
Add new Monitor or Macro objects.
Delete Objects
Select the objects to be deleted, a dialog will be shown, click [Yes] to
delete.
Modify Object
Change the settings of the selected object.
HMI Manager
Add, modify, or remove HMI settings.
Run
Execute the selected object.
Stop
Stop executing the selected object.
Help Topics
Reference of how to operate the basic functions.
About EasyWatch
EasyWatch version information.
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35.2.2 Quick Selection Tools
New: Open a new EasyWatch file.
Open: Open an existing EasyWatch file.
Save: Save EasyWatch file.
Cut: Cut to relocate the selected items to the clipboard.
Copy: Copy the selected items to the clipboard.
Paste: Paste the items in the clipboard at the selected location.
Run: Execute the selected object.
Stop: Stop executing the selected object.
Delete Objects: Delete the selected object.
Monitor: Add a new Monitor object.
Macro: Add a new Macro object.
HMI Manager: Add, modify, or remove HMI settings.
Help Topics: Reference of how to operate the basic functions.
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35.3 Monitor Settings
35.3.1 Add Monitor
There are two ways to create a Monitor Object:
1.
Select from the toolbar: [Objects] » [Add Object] » [Add Monitor].
2.
Select from the quick selection tools: [Add Monitor].
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[Name]: Name the object and the name can‟t be repeated.
[Read Only]: If an object is set to read only, its address value can‟t be set.
[HMI]: Select the HMI to monitor.
[PLC]: Set the device, station number, and interface of the PLC to monitor.
[Address]: Set the address type and the address to monitor.
[Address Type]: When the address type is set, the available formats to display the address
can be selected. When executing, the address will be calculated and displayed according to
the selected format.
[Update Cycle]: Set the update interval of the monitor object. If many objects are executed
simultaneously, error or delay may happen.
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35.3.3 Add a New Device
6.
Select HMI: Select a target HMI. If the target HMI does not exist, follow the steps to add
a new device:
Or, select [Use Local HMI] check box to use the project simulated on PC to be the monitor
device.
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7. Select PLC: Select a target PLC.
If HMI is selected, directly control the local HMI.
Please select [I/F Setting] to [COM Port] or [Ethernet] of the PLC.
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Select COM Port: Click [I/F Setting] to select a COM port.
Select Ethernet: Click [I/F Setting] to set IP Address.
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8.
Set Address: Set the address type and the address to be monitored.
9.
Set Address Type: When Word type is selected, set address type to [Numeric] or
[String].
[Numeric]: Select the data format of the monitor address.
[String]: Select data format from [ANSI], [UNICODE], and [High/Reversed]. Set [No. of
Word] to read.
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10. Set Update Cycle: Set the update interval of the monitor object.
The range can be set from 500ms to 5000ms.
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35.4 Macro Settings
35.4.1 Add Macro
There are two ways to create a Macro object:
1.
Select from the toolbar: [Objects] » [Add Object] » [Add Macro].
2.
Select from the quick selection tools: [Add Macro].
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35.4.2 Macro Settings
[Name]: Name the object and the name can‟t be repeated.
[HMI]: Select a HMI to monitor.
[Macro Type]: The ways to execute Macro include Direct Active or Cycle Active.
[Macro]: Each Macro Object can execute multiple macros. The time interval between the
execution of two macros can be set.
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35.4.3 Add New Macro Settings
1. HMI: Please refer to “35.3.3 Add a New Device”.
2. Macro Type: Set to [Direct Active] or [Cycle Active].
[Direct Active]: Directly execute Macro once.
[Cycle Active]: Set the interval of executing Macros.
For example, if [Cycle Active] is set to 5 seconds, when start executing, the next time to
execute the macro object will be 5 seconds later.
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3. Macro
The setting includes [Macro] and [Sleep].
[Macro]: Set the Macro ID to execute, and click [Add] to add the Macro to the list.
[Sleep]: Set the time interval between the execution of two Macros. Click [Add] or
[Replace] to add or replace the Macros listed here.
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35.5 HMI Manager
35.5.1 HMI Settings
There are two ways to open HMI Settings:
1.
Select from the toolbar: [Objects] » [HMI Manager].
2.
Select from the quick selection tools: [HMI Manager].
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EasyWatch allows monitoring addresses of multiple HMIs for easier management.
[Add]: Please refer to “35.3.3 Add a New Device”.
[Modify]: Select a HMI to modify the settings.
[Remove]: Remove HMI settings and click [OK].
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35.6 Object List
35.6.1 Page Settings
Add a new page: Click on “+” icon to add a new page.
Delete a page: Click on “X” icon and confirm the deletion.
Rename the page: Double click on the page name and type in the new name.
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35.6.2 Columns of Object List
[Name]: Display object names, the small icons beside the names are for users to identify the
type of the objects.
[Status]: Display the status of the objects: [Connecting], [Connected], or [Stop]. If HMI is not
connected or Port No. is incorrect, error message “HMI Not Found” will be shown. For
Monitor Objects, if the address is incorrect, “Address Error” message will be shown.
[HMI/PLC]: Display the information of HMI / PLC that is currently operated by the objects.
[Address] / [Address Type]: For Monitor Objects, the relevant address settings will be
displayed.
[Update Cycle]: Set the update interval of the monitor object.
[Value]: For Monitor Object, if the status shows [Connected], current HMI address value will
be displayed. Modifying the value is also available when Read-Only checkbox is not ticked.
For Macro Object, if set to [Direct Active], there will be an [Active] button in this column for
clicking and directly execute Macro.
Drag and drop the column headers to the desired location.
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Chapter 36 Sequence of Events
36.1 Introduction
SOE, the abbreviation for Sequence Of Events, is a function that records the precise time of
the events occur, and sorts the events by their time sequence. When an event occurs, PLC
will store the data frame in [Address of first record], and writes the number of events in [No.
of queued records]. HMI will scan [No. of queued records] in the frequency set in [Scan
cycle]. If the value in [No. of queued records] is not 0, HMI reads the data frame in [Address
of first record]. The content of data frame records the precise time and type of the event, etc.
In EasyBuilder [System Parameter Settings] > [Device list] > [Settings] > [Device Properties],
select [enable] check box under [Sequence of events]. Click [Settings] to specify the data
format. SOE Display object can then display the event sequence for easier observation.
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36.2 SOE Settings
Setting
Description
SOE record definition
Record length
Sets the data length of SOE. The range is 10 to 128 bytes.
Scan cycle
Sets the frequency for the system polling the SOE data, the unit is
100 milliseconds, the range is 10 to 32767.
Data byte offset from record start
The SOE data format of each brand of PLC is different. User should manually specify
the format, the start offset and end offset of each data field, for the system to analyze
data frame correctly. The format is defined as the following.
Trigger device
Designates the name of device type and its index number. The
range is 0 to 255.
Type
Designates the name of event type and its index number. The
range is 0 to 255.
Event Indicator
The index value of the event.
Year
Month
The date of the event.
Day
Hour
Minute
The time of the event.
Second
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The millisecond of the time of the event.
Name settings
User Name
Designates the user name for login. The range is 1 to 12.
Record location
No. of queued
records
Address of first
record
The number of SOE occur will be written in this register. For
example, if set [Address of first record] to LW-0, data length 12
bytes (6 words), when there are two SOE occur, then LW-0 to LW-5
will be the first data while LW-6 to LW11 will be the second data,
and so on.
After the value is input, it returns to zero in the system.
Sets the start address to read SOE data.
Event Messages
Font
Sets the font for displaying events.
Event message
list
Sets the index number of the device and event and the
corresponding message content to be displayed. When the system
receives a SOE data frame, there are two conditions must be
satisfied when comparing the following values in order to trigger the
corresponding message.
1. The value in [Trigger device] matches the value in [Device]
column.
2. The value gained by calculating [Type] × 1000 + [Bit offset of
the event indicator] matches the value in [Index] column.
If either of the [Device] or [Index] columns is not defined, the event
message with index number 0 is displayed.
For example, if the value of [Type] is 1, and the value of [Event
indicator] is 5 (Binary 101), the event messages with index number
1001 and 1003 will be triggered.
1 × 1000 + Bit 1 => Event Index 1001
1 × 1000 + Bit 3 => Event Index 1003
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The way of setting SOE is different comparing EasyBuilder8000 versions earlier than
V4.65.04 with versions later than V4.65.05. The major difference is the way to calculate the
event message index value, as compared in the following table.
Versions before and
includes
EB8000 V4.65.04
[Type] × 16 + [Bit offset of the event index]
For example, if the value of [Type] is 1, and the value of
[Event index] is 5 (Binary 101), the event messages with
index number 17 and 19 will be triggered.
1 × 16 + Bit 1 => Event Index 17
1 × 16 + Bit 3 => Event Index 19
Versions after and
includes
EB8000 V4.65.05
[Type] × 1000 + [Bit offset of the event indicator]
For example, if the value of [Type] is 1, and the value of
[Event indicator] is 5 (Binary 101), the event messages
with index number 1001 and 1003 will be triggered.
1 × 1000 + Bit 1 => Event Index 1001
1 × 1000 + Bit 3 => Event Index 1003
For Event Message Settings, please see the following page.
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Event Message Settings
Setting
Description
Device
Gives the device type a specific index value, range: 0 to 255.
Index
Gives the event message a specific index value
Color
Sets the font color of the displayed event.
Use label
library
If selected, the content is from Label Library.
Label Library
Opens Label Library to build, modify, or delete label tag.
Content
Enters the content to be displayed.
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36.3 SOE Display
SOE Display object allows users to view SOE event messages. The setting of SOE Display
is available after enabling [Sequence of events] in [Device list].
The General tab of SOE Display object is shown in the following figure.
[Query address] uses 19 word registers to select the events to be displayed.
(n is any number)
Name
Query Address
Description
Mode
n
Please see the table next page.
Status
n+1
Please see the table next page.
Start date
n+2~4
Year, Month, Day
Start time
n+5~7
Hour, Minute, Second
Start time ms
n+8
Type
n+9
Range: 0 to 9
Device
n + 10
Range: 0 to 99
User name
n + 11
Range: 1 to 12
End date
n + 12 ~ 14
Year, Month, Day
End time
n + 15 ~ 17
Hour, Minute, Second
End time ms
n + 18
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The value in [Mode] indicates:
Value
Mode
1
Query [Start date] (values in query address n + 2 to n + 4 are used).
When [Status] is 4, the value in [End date] (Query address n + 12 to n
+ 14) is needed to form a query range.
2
Query [Start time] (values in query address n + 5 to n + 7 are used).
When [Status] is 4, the value in [End time] (Query address n + 15 to n
+ 17) is needed to form a query range.
4
Query [Start time ms] (value in query address n + 8 is used). When
[Status] is 4, the value in [End time ms] (Query address n + 18) is
needed to form a query range.
8
Query [Type] (value in query address n + 9 is used).
16
Query [Device] (value in query address n + 10 is used).
32
Query [User name] (value in query address n + 11 is used).
The value in [Status] indicates:
Value
Mode
0
Displays all events.
1
Selects the events where the value of the column assigned in Mode
equals to the value read from a register.
2
Selects the events where the value of the column assigned in Mode is
greater than or equals to the value read from a register.
3
Selects the events where the value of the column assigned in Mode is
less than or equals to the value read from a register.
4
Selects the events where the value of the column assigned in Mode
falls in the specified range.
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To query [Type], [Device], or [User name], the acceptable status is 0 or 1. That is, if the
status is 0, all the events are displayed. Otherwise it selects the events only if the value
of the column assigned in mode equals to the value in the query address of [Type],
[Device], or [User name].
Set both [Mode] and [Status] to start the query.
The SOE Display tab is shown in the following figure.
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Sequence of Events
Setting
Description
Max. event no.
Enter the number of events to display. When the number of
triggered events is greater than this number, the old events are
overwritten by the new events.
Transparent
If selected, the colors of the object frame and background are not
displayed.
Frame
Selects the color of the object frame.
Background
Selects the color of the object background.
Select box
Selects the color of the select box shown when an event is
chosen.
Time ascending
The latest events are placed at the bottom.
Time descending
The latest events are placed at the top.
Display order
Selects the items to display when an event occurs. If [Display
chars] is set to 0, displays the full content of the item.
Date
Selects the format of date.
Time
Selects the format of time.
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MODBUS TCP/IP Gateway
Chapter 37 MODBUS TCP/IP Gateway
37.1 Overview
To access the data of the PLC connected to HMI with SCADA software (Supervisory Control
and Data Acquisition), the former way was to transfer PLC data to the HMI‟s local address
first, and then use MODBUS TCP/IP protocol on PC to read HMI local address to get PLC
data. Now by using MODBUS TCP/IP Gateway provided by EasyBuilder, the mapping of
MODBUS address to PLC address can be defined first, and then one can directly use
MODBUS TCP/IP protocol to access PLC data.
37.2 Configuration
37.2.1 Steps to Create an Address Mapping Table
To create an Address Mapping Table, please follow the steps:
1. In [System Parameter Settings] » [Device] tab, add the PLC device. (In the example
FATEK FB Series is used).
2. Add MODBUS Server (Ethernet), select [Enable] check box under [MODBUS TCP/IP
Gateway] as shown in the following figure.
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3. Click [Address Mapping Tables] button and the following default tables will be displayed.
Modify the tables if needed or add new tables.
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4. For example, to access the data in the 50 consecutive registers of FATEK FB Series PLC
starting from register D-0, configure the settings as shown in the following figure.
(1)
(2)
Select the device type of the registers to be mapped, in the example select [Word].
Select the mode to access the data in the mapped register, in the example set to
[Read/Write].
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Set the start address of MODBUS, in the example set to “4x-1”.
Set the start address of the mapped PLC, in the example set to “D-0”.
Set the range size of address mapping, in the example set to “50”.
If needed, select high/low byte swap (AB->BA) or high/low word swap
(ABCD->CDAB).
The above figure shows that MODBUS Server 4x-1 ~ 4x-50 registers are mapped to
FATEK FB Series PLC D-0 ~ D-49 registers.
5. When finished, the data of FATEK FB Series PLC D-0 ~ D-49 registers are now
accessible by using MODBUS TCP/IP protocol to send read / write command to 4x-1 ~
4x-50 registers.
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37.2.2 Notes about Configuring Address Mapping
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UDP is not supported when using the MODBUS TCP/IP Gateway function.
This function is only supported by MODBUS Server (Ethernet) interface.
System register LW-9288 is used to indicate if data transfer has been correctly
executed.
The following error codes represent:
Value Definition
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0
Normal
1
Read or write the register that is not defined in the Address Mapping
Table.
2
Read or write a range of registers that is not within the range defined in a
single Address Mapping Table. (Or, read / write a register that is defined
in other Address Mapping Table.)
3
The command format does not follow MODBUS TCP/IP protocol.
4
Modify a read-only register.
5
Read a write-only register.
6
Cannot get the correct reply from PLC within the specified time range.
7
Use a function code that is not supported by MODBUS Server.
The defined register range must not overlap between different mapping tables.
If [MODBUS TCP/IP Gateway] is enabled, EasyBuilder will cancel the original mapping
between MODBUS Server and HMI register. That includes:
(1) 0x, 1x mapped to LB
(2) 3x, 4x mapped to LW, RW
Therefore, to access data in LB or LW register via 0x, 1x, 3x, 4x, configure the Address
Mapping Table again. The following figure is an example.
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SCADA can only read / write the register defined in one Address Mapping Table at one
time, that is, the same MODBUS command cannot access the data in the registers
defined in different Address Mapping Tables.
As shown in the above figure, in Mapping Table 1 set MODBUS 4x-1 to access register
D-200, table size 99 words, and in Mapping Table 2 set MODBUS 4x-100 to access register
R-0, table size 100 words. If using SCADA to send a command to read from 4x-1 to 4x-199,
table size 199 words, since the range spans two different tables, the command will not be
accepted by HMI. Instead, access the data with two separate commands (4x-1~4x-99 and
4x-100~4x-199), each reading only from one table as shown in the following figure.
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EasyDownload
Chapter 38 EasyDownload
38.1 Overview
EasyDownload allows downloading the project data file built in EasyBuilder Pro via Ethernet
or USB cable. In EasyBuilder Pro main menu select [Tools] and then select [Build Data for
USB Disk or SD Card Download] to build the data file before running EasyDownload.
38.2 Configuration
Setting
Description
Download data folder
Select the project data file to download.
RW
Select to view the recipe data (.rcp) for download.
RW_A
Select to view the recipe data (.rcp) for download.
Recipe database
Select to view the recipe database (.db) for download.
Ethernet
Send the file to HMI via Ethernet.
USB cable
Send the file to HMI via USB cable. Please make sure
that the USB driver is correctly installed.
IP
Enter the target HMI IP address for download.
Name
Enter the target HMI name for download.
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Search
Search by HMI name.
Search All
Search from all the HMI names on the same network.
Reboot HMI after
download
If selected, HMI will reboot after the downloading
process is done.
Reset recipe
Reset recipe database
Delete startup screen
Reset event log
Reset data log
Reset Operation Log
The selected files will be erased before downloading.
Download
Click to start downloading process.
Settings
Enter the download password set in HMI system
settings.
Take MT8000 Series as an example, the built download data directory has the following
structure. Please select the parent directory of the generated file when downloading.
Parent directory
MT8000
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First subdirectory
001
002
Pub
Second subdirectory
driver
font
The parent directory name changes according to the model used.
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