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TIA Portal HMI Button Not working

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I am hoping someone can help me.  

I have a siemens system in our facility that was built by a 3rd party.  It arrived in less than stellar fashion, and doesn't work as it should.   After 10 months of being here and not getting any resolve, I am going after it myself to tackle what should be relatively mundane issues to fix.  That said, I have an AB background, and have worked with Automation direct, eaton, and fanuc controllers.  I am new to siemens.   I have made my way around the ladder pretty well, but I am having some issues with the HMI.  Specifically, the vendor programmed in manual controls for our system, but they do not all work.  I checked the HMI tags; they appear to match the plc tags as I expect, but when I press the HMI buttons on the screen, in online mode, I cannot see the tags become energized in the ladder.   The corresponding manual controls subsequently do not work.  The manual controls that do work, I can see the bits energize when I press the HMI buttons.  

Is there anything specifically I should be looking at that I am overlooking possibly?  Typically, the HMI is an easy part of a project, but I am a bit dumbfounded by my inability to figure out something so seemingly simple.  

 

Thanks,

KK

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Do you see the status of all the other tags when monitoring the system ?

Was the system switched to "MAN_MODE" when you tried to change status of the tag ?

If you look at "Animation" for the button, is "Control enable" activated to disable control of the button if a certain tag is 0 or 1 (perhaps "MAN_MODE") ?

 

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Have you added the same tag in the HMI as well as the PLC? 

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Is the HMI tag mapped to the correct PLC tag?

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On 11/28/2016 at 0:32 AM, bagged2drag said:

I am hoping someone can help me.  

I have a siemens system in our facility that was built by a 3rd party.  It arrived in less than stellar fashion, and doesn't work as it should.   After 10 months of being here and not getting any resolve, I am going after it myself to tackle what should be relatively mundane issues to fix.  That said, I have an AB background, and have worked with Automation direct, eaton, and fanuc controllers.  I am new to siemens.   I have made my way around the ladder pretty well, but I am having some issues with the HMI.  Specifically, the vendor programmed in manual controls for our system, but they do not all work.  I checked the HMI tags; they appear to match the plc tags as I expect, but when I press the HMI buttons on the screen, in online mode, I cannot see the tags become energized in the ladder.   The corresponding manual controls subsequently do not work.  The manual controls that do work, I can see the bits energize when I press the HMI buttons.  

Is there anything specifically I should be looking at that I am overlooking possibly?  Typically, the HMI is an easy part of a project, but I am a bit dumbfounded by my inability to figure out something so seemingly simple.  

 

Thanks,

KK

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1) I checked the HMI tags; they appear to match the plc tags as I expect, but when I press the HMI buttons on the screen, in online mode, I cannot see the tags become energized in the ladder.  

How you confirm the HMI tags is match to the PLC Tags. Is it by DB address? You need to make sure the HMI is link to the correct PLC addrrss.

 

2) The corresponding manual controls subsequently do not work.  The manual controls that do work, I can see the bits energize when I press the HMI buttons.  

What means corresponding manual control subsequently do not work and the manual control that do work? This mean manual control work or not working?

 

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