Human Machine Interface

Connecting a Siemens HMI Basic Panel to ControlLogix

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The KTP700 Basic HMI includes a feature that also allows it to connect to PLC systems other than Siemens PLC’s. This could be of helpful to those looking for a single HMI model that...

Siemens HMI Basic Panel – First Graphic Display

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Now that I have my KTP700 Basic HMI included in my TIA Portal Project, it is time to create a couple of graphical displays that will allow me to interact with the program that...

Siemens HMI Basic Panel – First Project

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I've been working through my “Home Sprinkler System” project, and now have an S7-1200 PLC that contains a small but functioning program that will run a sequence of sprinklers around my lawn. The next step...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 13

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 13 of Connected Components Workbench, and today I'll review the biggest new features as listed in the product's release notes: New Micro800 Features: New "Controller Organizer" project tree style...

First Look: MTP1500 Unified Comfort Panel HMI from Siemens

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We take a first look at the MTP1500 Unified Comfort Panel from Siemens, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 5 Show Notes: Special thanks to Siemens for sending us...

Community Corner: Can the PanelView800 communicate with a 5380?

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One of our reader's recently asked if a PanelView800 can connect to a 5380? I did some research and here's what I found: The latest manual as of today for the PV800 states: "CompactLogix 5370 L1 controller...

What's New With Siemens PLCs and HMIs (S43)

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In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from the Siemens Manufacturing In America 2020 virtual event's PLC and HMI presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below...

What's New With Logix and View? (S42)

In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from Rockwell's ROKLive Logix and View Presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 42...

Siemens Unified Comfort Panels (P56)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, we take a look at the new line of HMI's from Siemens, the Unified Comfort Panels: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch...

What's New with Siemens HMIs and IPCs, MIA 2020

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I recently had a chance to review some of the Siemens presentations from their Manufacturing In America 2020 virtual event. In today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my attention from the presentation titled,...

Siemens Basic HMI Product Overview (P52)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Ramey Miller from Siemens provides us with an overview of Siemens Basic HMI line of HMIs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch...

PanelView Plus to ControlLogix, SLC-5/04, & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S35)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use View Studio to create and download a PanelView Plus program to read data from a ControlLogix, SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a...

PanelView 800 to MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & SLC-5/03 over DH-485 (Video S34)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use CCW to create and download a PanelView 800 program to read data from a CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-5/03 over a Data...

PanelView Standard to CompactLogix or ControlLogix over DH Plus or DH-485 (Video S33)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use PanelBuilder 32 to create and download a PanelView Standard program to read data from a CompactLogix or ControlLogix over Data Highway...

PanelView Standard to SLC-5/04 & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S32)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use PanelBuilder 32 to create and download a PanelView Standard program to read data from a SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data...

PanelView Plus to CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix over DH-485 (Video S31)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I'll walk through how to use View Studio Machine Edition to create a PanelView Plus project to communicate with PLCs over DH-485: For more information, check out...

PanelView Standard to SLC-500 & MicroLogix over DH-485 (Video S30)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use PanelBuilder 32 to create and download a program to a PanelView Standard to communicate to a SLC-5/03 and MicroLogix PLCs over...

Mitsubishi HMI Overview: GOT2000 (P49)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Podcast, Jeff Brown from Mitsubishi provides us with an overview of the GOT2000 line of HMIs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch...

HMI and SCADA Alarms with Meaning

Picture this: You enter a control room and immediately suffer sensory overload as a result from an overwhelming number of audible alarms and flashing lights. As you take in the situation, you notice that your...

HMI and SCADA Performance and Optimization

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“These displays take forever to load!” It's a common and very audible frustration I've heard in many control rooms over the course of my career. And I have to admit, these complaints are often quite...