The C-more HMI (human machine interface) is one of the best values in industrial HMI. Not only do you get competitive pricing but the ease of setup and use will save you even more.
In this video, we show how to capture HMI Screen images so that you can evaluate or inform users of issues or improvements to your HMI or control system.
This video is part of the C-more HMI setup videos that give direction on how to set up, use and maintain your industrial HMI.
C-more HMI: Collecting Data and Data Logging Overview
C-more HMI: Collecting Screen Captures
C-more HMI: Alarm Data Logging
C-more HMI: Message Database Data Logging
C-more HMI: Line Trend Graph Data Logging
C-more HMI: PID Faceplate Trend Graph Data Logging
With the C-more HMI, you can create alarms that will notify users of important events. These alarm events can then be logged in a CSV file so that you can use the information to investigate and troubleshoot your issues. This a good all-purpose data logging collection method. The CSV file that collects this data is by default stored in the SD1, but this location can be changed by opening up your panel manager here and then changing this setting. A new alarm file is created each day. This file is then saved in the selected memory location for 365 days. When the last day is reached, the file is automatically deleted. The alarm CSV file will look like this, with this number being the date the file was created. There are 2 digits for the year, month and then day. So, I have this screen and I want to use this push button to trigger my alarm. I place this internal discrete on to my push button. To create an alarm action, this is done in the Event Manager Database. So, select here. Then select to add an alarm. I will give this event a name, apply my discrete tag from the push button here, and now I will give this alarm a message. This message will help in alerting the user and the technician to what the event is. The message itself can comprise of static text, have the time and date stamped into the message or you can embed numeric, string or discrete tags. With the numeric and string tags the value of the tag will be placed inside the message. With discretes, the ON or OFF condition of the discrete can trigger different static text messages. If you want to have this alarm to display in an alarm object, select this option. Alarm objects include the alarm banner, the alarm list object or the alarm screen. If you want to have this message require a confirmation, select this option. To have this alarm logged, you will need to select this option. When you have this complete select add and then close. Now you can see your alarm here. I am going to close the event manager, and now you will be prompted to save these changes. My alarm is created. Now let’s run this project in the simulator. Select the screen size. And I will hit the alarm generating push button a few times. Now, I am going to open up the log file from the virtual SD1 card and here is my data log. That is just how easy C-more has made it to monitor and log your alarm events. Just another reason why C-more is the best value in HMIs. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or call into our Free Technical support department. Select here to see more Data Logging videos on the C-more line and select here to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up to date with our helpful tips and new products.