The new C-more HMI configuration software version 6.0, from AutomationDirect, delivers more functionality, more usability and more value to our popular C-more HMIs. The new software offers more alarm and recipe features, additional math and tag logic, plus improved Windows compatibility. This newest version is compatible with all previous C-more projects and includes:
New menu options, customizable toolbars, updated graphics and more to provide improved ease of use.
New tag combinations added to the event manager allow for simple logic with multiple events. Users can combine up to four different tags to trigger actions based on logical results, going beyond simple alarm and message functions. The easy-to-use event manager allows actions to be taken on a screen change, a set date or time, a single tag status or value, and now on a combination of tag status or values.
New math functions add more computing power to the project. Create custom formulas with constants or tag values or use the math keypad which provides access to simple and complex operations including log, sine, and square root.
An enhanced alarm list offers more options for alarm customization and new alarm filters allow for dedicated alarm summaries. The alarm list object allows operator interaction with alarms that have occurred and allows operators to view, confirm or clear the alarms. Alarms can include specific messages with embedded PLC tag data, as well as, date and time information for the alarm status.
Among the added accessibility features, a new object layer list window shows all the objects on the active screen and allows the user to lock/unlock, hide/unhide objects or quickly select them for editing. It also allows access to individual objects in a group without ungrouping and contains additional lists for hidden, locked or overlapping objects. New recipe functions allow access to databases containing 99 recipe sheets, each with 1000 recipes of 256 possible tags or values can now be modified and saved on-the-fly while the machine is running.
Take a look at our new C-more software for the newer C-more EA9 touch panels. This new C-more software still has the same legendary ease of use as our previous versions so no learning curves. As you will see, we continue to invest in our products so that our customers can be faster and more efficient. This video will highlight in depth another great new feature for the software: Math and Tag Logic! Choose an Event and select an action! What if you only need simple math: Every time a button is pressed, it adds 1 to the output? The new software can do that as well as more complex math. Let me show you how simple we can program the event manager and you will see how much power your projects can now have. First lets open the Event Manager and you can see: With the new tag events, you can add 2 tags, 3 tags or up to 4 tags and create simple logic with ANDSs and ORs. We can choose tags from the tag name database for tag a, b, c or d. This replaces the need to do simple logic in the plc which saves you programming time! Now we can create an action for each event: I have already created several of these actions in the sequence list but as you see, we can create an alarm, play a sound, write or copy values, send an email, change screens on the panel, capture a screen image, pop up a message, send FTP file or carry out math formulas. Now lets take a look at the math formulas: Programmers can now create formulas with constants or tag values. Here we are using the math formula where input 01 is the system clock. When we open the keypad you can see all of the math functions available. If we watch the simulator you will be able to see the math formula in action. That was Math and Tag Logic in our new EA9 C-more Software. Check out our more in depth how to videos on our C-more HMI and C-more software found on our website and our YouTube channel.
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