The FlexiPanels® support Operator interface features. The user can also implement logic, specific to application using standard Ladder programming. A PLC logic block can be executed at power up, during every scan or upon a timer interrupt. The FlexiPanels® operator interface functions revolve around Screens and Tasks that can be assigned to screens and application.
FlexiPanels® HMIs are available with function keys and Numerical keypad for easy data entry. The Function keys also have built-in LEDs. These function keys are screen dependent Function Keys. User can assign any application related task / actions to these function keys.
Real time and historical Alarms can be defined in FlexiPanels®. User-friendly Alarm object can be defined on the display. Alarms can be real time or historical. Keys can be assigned to acknowledge Alarm, view and scroll.
Recipes data is stored in the FlexiPanels® memory. With one button stroke, a set of data can be downloaded to the PLC. Once in the local memory, the recipes data can be edited using simple data entry objects.
Bitmaps / Wizards
Different bitmaps can be embedded on the FlexiPanels® screen (Graphical Model). Bitmaps can be imported into the application and displayed on the FlexiPanels® screens. In addition, several wizards are supported to create commonly used objects such as Analog meters, Lamps, Buttons and Bar graphs.
FlexiPanels® support ladder functionality. User can define logic in the unit using FlexiSoft® software. The execution of ladder could be through communication port or through I/O. Only HMI version of FlexiPanels® also support ladder functionality. It is used for critical applications where data is processed before sending it to controller.
The execution of ladder logic is in microseconds. Ladder monitoring for debugging is also supported in FlexiPanels® configuration software.
Multilanguage / Unicode Support
All the languages are supported in the FlexiPanels® (Graphical Model). The user can now display messages, alarms in any regional / local language. All Windows® fonts can also be used for text in an application.
Function Keys based FlexiPanels® have one serial communication port. The serial port can be used for programming of FlexiPanels®, printing screens (alphanumeric data), connecting to third party serial devices (barcode readers, temp scanners etc.) or to connect to a PLC or drive. User can configure serial port for Rs232 or RS485 communication.
FlexiSoft® is a compact, Windows® based software to configure the FlexiPanels® units.
User friendly configuration tools and easy approach, helps user create applications quickly and easily.
To get started with FlexiPanels®, user needs:
3. USB Programming cable (Part no. PC-USBAB-00)
OS requirements for FlexiSoft® are:
Windows Version : Microsoft Windows® 2000 or above
FlexiPanels support following Dot matrix serial printers: