Digita7Voic3

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About Digita7Voic3

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  1. HMI Specifications

    OKiePC is very right regarding placement of navigation controls. I have seen other integrators do this and really gets on my nerves. lol This is an example of the HMIs I create: http://forums.mrplc.com/index.php?showtopic=22018 Minimal to no control in the main overview screen. Navigation in the top, alarms in the bottom. Sometimes I can merge the alarm summary and navigation in the top if I need the space. I also tend to add: Automatic log off. 'None' user is Read Only (can not make any changes at all, just navigation). Pop ups for device controls (motors/valves/etc). Historical Trending & Events and Alarming Logging. Tell me what you guys think. -Julio Velasco
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    Download the New Version of Ignition (7.3) for 32 bit and 64 bit Computers Here Need Help? Available Users Manual Here and Training Videos Here. Questions? Free Online Tech Support Available Here! Ignition is compatible with Windows, Apple's iOS and Linux Operating Systems. Rethinking SCADA Software For Modern Manufacturing 2 Minute Video SCADA software has gotten out of control. What if there was a better way to manage control systems? See how web-based software, open standards technology, and unlimited usage licensing are being used to transform the SCADA / control system software landscape. Ignition by Inductive Automation is being used around the world to create HMI, SCADA and MES applications. http://files.inductiveautomation.com/marketing/InductiveAutomation2MinuteVideo.mov
  3. File Name: Ignition HMI/SCADA Software for Allen Bradley Ethernet PLCs File Submitter: Digita7Voic3 File Submitted: 13 Oct 2011 File Updated: 13 Oct 2011 File Category: Demo Software Download the New Version of Ignition (7.3) for 32 bit and 64 bit Computers Here Need Help? Available Users Manual Here and Training Videos Here. Questions? Free Online Tech Support Available Here! Ignition is compatible with Windows, Apple's iOS and Linux Operating Systems. Rethinking SCADA Software For Modern Manufacturing 2 Minute Video SCADA software has gotten out of control. What if there was a better way to manage control systems? See how web-based software, open standards technology, and unlimited usage licensing are being used to transform the SCADA / control system software landscape. Ignition by Inductive Automation is being used around the world to create HMI, SCADA and MES applications. http://files.inductiveautomation.com/marketing/InductiveAutomation2MinuteVideo.mov Click here to download this file
  4. Inductive Automation is conducting a 5-day training course covering the core of Ignition by Inductive Automation. Whether you are a new user to Ignition or an existing user looking to discover the full breadth of Ignition's capabilities, this is the course for you! You will get an in-depth look at the architecture of Ignition, involving the interactions between PLCs and SQL databases. You will learn how successful projects are planned and executed from start to finish. The course is 5 days long with class from 9 AM - 4 PM each day. The course is taught in a computer-lab classroom where each attendee is assigned to a computer. The curriculum includes lecture, demonstration, and the creation of a live project that gives each student hands-on experience with all major features of Ignition. The format of the course encourages students to ask questions relevant to specific projects they have planned. Topics covered Architecture Installation & Quick Start Databases SQLTags (Realtime & Historical) Transaction Groups Windows & Navigation Components Properties & Binding Event Handling & Scripting Alerting Security & Authentication Launching Clients And more... Price $2500 - First Attendee $2000 - Each Additional Attendee When November 7 - 11, 2011 Class Hours 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Last day lecture ends at noon. Trainers will stay until 4 PM. Where Inductive Automation - Folsom, CA 160 Blue Ravine Road Suite A Folsom, CA 95630 USA Register before it becomes sold out like the one on Oct 17th did.
  5. New Laptop for PLC's and control works

    PvillePiper, The I-phone is your problem... j/k All jokes aside.. how and where did you get the Windows 7 drivers for your PCMK card??? Please let me know.. I would love to keep my card. (Maybe its compatible with Windows 7 32bit only? I have a 64 bit and it crashes the laptop as soon as I plug it in ) Thanks in advance. -Julio Velasco
  6. For anyone that has a free hour tomorrow from 9 to 10 am.. Very interesting and exciting stuff!! Don't miss it! I am gonna be tuning in... so see you guys there! Ignition v7.3 – Create Stunning Projects and Achieve Faster Performance -Julio Velasco Controls Engineer
  7. InTouch TSE + Historical Logging, Contention between app instances

    I did this recently in a project .. I will post the start up script as soon as I get on my laptop.
  8. Net_Eni Hanging up

    Is there a way you can replace it with 1769-L32E? Maybe sell the L31 on ebay and get a used L32E? That way you can dump that ENI... or use it as an Allen Bradley paper weight!
  9. Net_Eni Hanging up

    Wow, this is an ongoing 'feature' of the ENI modules. I have had the SAME issue a few times in the last 6 years. You would think that AB would have fixed this already. Follow OkiePC suggestion if it keeps happening. Another PROVEN good alternative for the ENI I have used in the past is Spectrum Controls' Webport WP41201 This thing works great and it about the same price as the Digi OneIAP. Hope this Helps!
  10. Deciding on a controller

    Hi Jerry, Just pick up a used Micrologix 1400. They run sometimes for less than $500! (shop around) It has a built in web server, plenty of on-board I/O, expandable I/O modules (if you need in the future), uses RSLogix 500 (now compatible with Windows 7), etc! PLUS!! you can connect to it using Ethernet (instead of serial), you can VPN to it (if you add it to you Home's LAN and set up your router ports). You can even build an HMI on your Home PC (I would go with Ignition software - Free!) Trust me, this is the best option. I love working with ML 1400s in small stand alone projects. Hope this Helps!
  11. InTouch, how can I make reusable button?

    Luke, This can be done fairly easy utilizing the ArchestrA Graphics Environment. You can even create your own custom library and each 'Template" can have dynamic properties and scripts that can be configured by the parameter values in each 'Instance' on your Intouch window maker environment. Hope this makes sence.. if it doesent.. read this PDF regarding AAGraphics. Hope it Helps!
  12. HMI Specifications

    Here are some standards I have developed and followed in my short humble career: 1. ALWAYS USE THE GRID 2. Color Scheme for Devices (Valves/Motors/etc): Gray - Off Green - On Red or Yellow (Ask customer for preference) - Faulted/Fail Tip: Stay away from using Red for indicating that something is off or closed.. red should mean something is wrong. Gets operator's attention. 3. Try to keep navigation simple and intuitive. Make it so that they only can go to a certain screen on way. Except for Home and Alarms screens Navigation. Try to keep these 2 buttons readily accessible in the same location throughout your application. If they get lost or need to address alarms they will know where to go, no matter what screen they are on. 4. Try to separate a system overview, system details and system setpoints. Some operators don't have any business in the setpoint screens, they just need enough buttons to run the process (give them what they need and nothing else). 5. Establish a User Security Schema. Example: View Only, Operators, Maintenance, Managers, and Super Users (Admins). 6. Try not to overpopulate screens with objects. 7. If this is going to run in a touch screen interface, design it from the BEGINNING to function in a touch screen environment. (Large Buttons, adequate space between clickable objects) 8. Input range validation on inputs values. Make sure you only give them a valid operating range on setpoints and other numeric inputs. (However, this should not replace PLC code, just another layer of protection and notification) 9. Keep a standard layout on all your pop ups and button positions. Try to keep the close button always in one spot, the order of the buttons on Hand / Off / Auto controls, etc. 10. Have good contrast in your color scheme. Make it easy to read and be aware of glare problems for outdoor installations. 11. LISTEN to the Operators and Managers. They are going to use the thing every day! Not you! If they don't like something, change it! Usually its something that wont go against your layout or color standards. This is always a win win, trust me. If its something significant, go over the suggestion with his/her supervisor. By the way, these are just some of the ones I go by.. I cant think of anything else at the moment... Hope it Helps! I am interested on hearing other peoples suggestions.
  13. Wonderware Symbo add-ons

    Hi Julie, You can take advantage of ArchestrA Graphics if you develop the Intouch application inside the Galaxy environment. Once you are done, just publish it and that turns it into a stand-alone Intouch Application. You can call Wonderware Tech support or visit their website to learn how to do this step by step. You can make some great looking stuff.. Here is a few screen shots of one of the projects I did for a Water District facility here in California. Tell me what you think! -Julio Velasco Controls Engineer
  14. Geat news for all HMI Developers!

    I could not contain myself.. I am excited about this and I wanted to share these great news about Ignition. 1. Inductive Automation was a recipient of the 2011 Oracle Java Innovation award. Congratulations! 2. Ignition v7.3 is officially available today! The new version features many major improvements requested by people like us. Some of my favorite features are the Vector 2D drawing tools, Zooming and enhanced performance. I invite every one to check it out. Here is a PDF describing all the new features. What's New in Ignition v7.3 Let me know what you guys think! -Julio Velasco Controls Engineer
  15. Ethernet Problems

    I am very interested in what you guys find. I would have done a quick experiment (during the time you say it happens): 1. Make sure your managed switch has IGMP Snooping Enabled. 2. Configure the port connected to the PLC to 10 Mb/s Fixed. 3. Plug in your laptop to another port on the switch (leave it on Auto 10/100 Mb/s). 4. Run the RSView Application on your laptop that has the most tags from this PLC. 5. Run RsLogix 5 and get online. 6. Disconnect uplink on switch. 7. Check if the problem still exists. Easier to troubleshoot locally. If it does its possible that there is a hardware problem with the ethenet adapter or the switch. If it doesn't then its most likely you have a problem on your network (connections, bandwidth, traffic). *For all my wired Ethernet, I try to use only N-Tron switches. At least a 508TX-A. *For all my wireless Ethernet nothing beats the SCALANCE Industrial Wireless APs and Clients from Siemens!! Nothing! (especially if you have wireless carts or vehicles that move from room to room - roaming)