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These provide interface to a Program or selection of Programs, with easy access to associated Step times, Setpoints as well as full program control and ability to move the program to any step in the sequence. There is a built-in access to program History.
These provide status information and functions for modifying process set-points and overriding status. They are provided in a variety of graphics to suit different device types.
Digital: Valves, Motors, Digital Input and Output Signals.
Analog: Analog Inputs, Analog Outputs, PID Loops,
All relevant features of each of the above objects are available on the control, for example the PID loop may be tuned from the control. Items have built-in Real-Time and Historical Trending facilities and History access.
Object Display and Faceplates:
Device: Display of a digital type (Valve, Motor, Digital Signal Condition State) with call of appropriate faceplate
Digital: Provides screen device animation, priority based on selectable devices
Program: Faceplate for a Program, with Options for display of Commands, Step Name, Step Nr, Status, Recipe, Plan, Time Elapsed, Time Remaining,
Step List: Shows a Step List for a Program, with Current Step highlighted
Text Display: Shows Current Step in a Program or a Text dependent on a PLC Value
Toggle: Allows change of a Digital State, or a HMI Decision
Trend: Provides fully configurable Real Time and Historical Trends
Value: Shows current value, with call of Faceplate depending on type of selected Device
Smart Label: Shows various properties; Current User logged-in, Connection State, Clock, Computer Name, etc.,
For Device controls the device is selected from all appropriate devices in the Project in Accord Server. The selection of the required device is carried out using a Project Explorer.
If a Project is tested using the Emulator and then re-imported using the same Model name to a PLC then all HMI Controls will automatically use the PLC data per OPC Profile.
Graphic Types – for Digital and Device and Simple Graphic Controls:
There are various Graphics available for Object Display Type controls. These include:
Analog Gauge: Graduated and Plain types
Analog Level: Graduated and Plain types
Arrow: Plain, Curved, Spear, Spike, Spurred, Wide, Pointer
Container: Cylinder, Hopper, Tank, Vessel, – Graduated and Plain types
Conveyors: Belt, Belt with Fan, Belt Impeller, Belt Saw, Conveyor 2 Motors, Conveyor 4 Motors, Rollers, Rolling Belt, Rolling Conveyors, Digitals Circle, Ellipse, Frame, Hexagon, Probe, Rectangle, Square, Triangle
Exchange: Heat Exchanger – Container, Simple, Vessel,
Line: Line, Interchange, Joint, Junction, – Sectional and Plain types
Motor: Agitator, Blower, Cam, Capped Blower, Fan, Fan Encased, Impellers, Motor Encased, Pump, Pump Encased, Saw, Vacuum Pump,
Pipe: Pipe, Interchange, Joint, Junction, – Sectional and Plain
Valve: Actuated, Directional, Four Way, Relief, – Globe, Square, Solid types
Current Alarms: With Options for Device Type, Parent Device, Parent Devices
Programs: With Options for Selection of Programs to be shown,
Status: With Options for Maintenance, Manual, Masked, Override
Devices: With Options for Device Type, Parent Device, Parent Devices
List controls are configurable for Project, Group, and Device. These filters allow full configuration of selections across all item types and items.
Button: Provides simple navigation to other screens
Test Box: Provides Text to be placed on screen, with full font configuration
Round Panel: Basic Panel for containing other items
Tab Control: Panel with Tab Fields
Flow Panel: Arranged Layouts with defined ratios for rows and columns
Buffered Panel: Arranged Layouts with defined ratios for rows and columns
Form Controls and Containers are configurable for Colours, Shading and Border styles,
HMI Controls are configurable for Primary and Secondary colours, and for Behaviour.
External Tags may also be selected from within Project Explorer also.
Alarm: Equipment and Program Alarms configured in Accord Builder Model are monitored for display as Current or Historical Alarms by this control. Alarms may be reset or acknowledged individually or as a group. The Historical Alarm control has date & time filtering and print functionality. The text for each Alarm is configured in Builder and same text is then printed in Documents.
Value: Current value of Setpoint, Variable or Analog Device, Faceplate depending on type of selected Device
Trend: Full featured, Real-Time and Historic Trends, as standalone controls and built-in to Analog or Value controls.
Line: Line Colour changes depending on Device State
Decision: Boolean selection or Command to a Program.
Step List: Step List for a Program, with Current Step highlighted
Items Manual: List of all equipment items which are in Manual, with reset facility.
Items Override: List of equipment items currently in Input Override
Items Masked: List of equipment items currently in Masked or Error Override.
Smart Label: Various properties; Current User logged-in, Connection State, Clock, Computer Name, etc.,
Replay: Allows selection of Replay mode and Replay Time
Alarm Reset: To reset all Alarms on Target PLC
Diagnostics: Provides Diagnostics to allow checking of Process Conditions in PLC
History: Provides a filterable report generator, may be used for Historical Alarms
Security: Allows for Log-In as User, as set up in Accord Server Users.
Simple Graphic: Various Graphics, without animation, for Information and Navigation.