Accord HMI is a configurable object based HMI containing .Net Accord Controls which are serviced by Server module.
Accord HMI is composed of 3 applications;
An Accord HMI application is composed of a Template, Main Screens and Popups. All objects, colours and fonts are configurable in screens and popups. Screen Navigation is configurable using a Screen Explorer.
Accord HMI applications are hosted in Runtime on PC workstations and Accord HMI allows for ‘separate’ HMI workstations applications to be contained in one common project. The Workstations are configured according to workstation PC names and for individual start screens and then consequent navigation from those screens allows separate or common screens to be used.
Following development the project may be deployed to the target HMI PC, usually a panel PC or workstation. The workstation will be configured for connection quickly using HMI Configuration and will contain the HMI Runtime which will automatically load the deployed HMI project. Development and deployment over networks is catered for.
The HMI Runtime project hosts configurable .Net type controls which link to Accord Server for all data.
Accord HMI Design
Accord HMI Design is a graphical application which allows users to quickly develop HMI Runtime applications for PC’s. This Development application is a framework which contains a background template and the facility to add (or delete, or rename) screens easily.
The following main facilities are available
Setup Screen Resolution for Application, – this may be changed at any time,
Project Functions Menu:
- Create, Open, Save HMI projects
- Deploy applications to Runtime state, and Retrieve from Runtime
- Import screens from other applications
Accord HMI Design also contains HMI Runtime to allow testing during development.
Accord HMI Design Tools:
Accord HMI Controls
Accord HMI is based on placing Controls on Screens. The controls are for Devices (Objects) and List types. There are also Management Controls, which are used to set up the HMI for Data Service and Colour Schemes.
Engineering HMI Setup Controls:
The Colour Manager is selected in the Device properties and the device then works with the selected colours on screens. Primary and Secondary and Border colour configuration is provided.
General HMI Controls: