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, it is detailed how to quickly import your Productivity PLC project tags from your Productivity Programming Suite into your C-more HMI Touch panel. This includes the Productivity 1000, Productivity 2000 and Productivity 3000 PLC lines.
This video is part of the C-more setup videos that give direction on how to import tags from different platforms into the C-more Industrial HMI software. These are quick and easy HMI Programming tutorials that help you to integrate your control system.
With the C-more HMI you can quickly integrate your Productivity project tags from the Productivity 3000, 2000 or 1000 CPUs. Open up your Productivity Suite project. Go to File, then Export and Tags. Browse to where you want to save these files to and then press Export. Now, this export has created two files. One that has basic at the end and one that has extended. You will use the basic for this C-more import. Open up the C-more software and use this start up wizard. Name your project, select your panel type, and under PLC Protocol select either of these two options. This one if you are connecting using ethernet and this one if you are connecting over serial. I am going to continue this demonstration using the ethernet protocol. Click here on Protocol Setup and define the IP address of the Productivity CPU, here. For the most part these defaults will work for most systems. Once you are done, click OK and OK once again. That starts your project, now to import your tags. There are two ways you can import your tags. You can go to File, Import and then Tag Name Database or open up Tag Name Database from here and then select import. Select the file we created earlier that has basic at the end of it. Select the device that you are connecting these tags with. If would like to append the tags that you are importing with text, so that you can identify easier, place that text here. Now, this Import Array Element will limit the number of elements in a single array that will be imported. Let’s say that we have a single array of 5000 elements in Productivity. If we leave this setting at 3000 then this will only import the first 3000 elements of that single array. If you would like to overwrite existing tags, select this option. Once you have these options setup, select to Import. My tags successfully imported, and now I can see them now in my tag database. You can also select here and use this filter, to display only the tags for this device. Now, that everything is imported, make sure to setup the IP address on the C-more HMI. Select here on Ethernet Port and then enter in the IP Address info, of the C-more panel. Once that is done, send the project to the panel and start building you control screens. And that is just how easy it is to integrate your C-more with your Productivity CPU. If you have any questions on the C-more line, please comment below or call into our Free Technical Support department. To see more videos on the C-more line, select here. And make sure to select here to subscribe to our YouTube channel for upcoming products and solutions.