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Hello everybody, Our intention with this blog is to publish small examples and tips that are useful for the programmer, yet not enough important to appear in the newsletter. If anybody would like to collaborate with it, don’t hesitate to send your post to iatechnicalsupport@deltaww.com. I’ll be pleased to upload it. The posts need to be written in English and be as illustrated as possible, either with images or videos. Enjoy

Hannover Messe 2016 highlights

Hannover Messe 2016 is just finish, one year more.
For those who came, welcome, and for those who couldn’t pass by, this is what we showed.

MS300/MH300
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MS300 means Standard Compact Drive & MH300 means High Performance Compact drive
Small and compact format to replace our beloved VFD-E, and yes, both have PLC integrated, but no size limits anymore! 2K steps and 5K steps respectively.
Let’s see If we’re on time to give it a ride within this year!

PPC series
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Industrial PC’s! So far 2 models of 15″ and 19″ inch, both with sexy silver IP65 frame, and of course compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux.

A2 400V
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Size Matters! finally the new A2 400V series, specifically for European market. At this moment only M version available, and don’t try to weight the motor alone!

DMPS
DMPS
First complete Delta solution.
If you have to pump, let us know, we can provide not only the hardware, but also the software. Just plug and play.

DX-Series & DIACloud
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Delta Remote control solution.
No more ask IT guys to open the port for my machine, this is the tool you need to directly connect the machine to the cloud, and show to the boss how can he connect form his mobile phone. piece of cake.

And last but not least

AS300
AS300
Brand new PLC Series in the middle between DVP and AH500.
Is the kind of PLC that you’ll expected, with the flexibility and programming langages of AH500, but with a cost more closer to DVP.
Nevertheless we’ll need still more time until this is real, don’t expect it until 2017.

Hope to see you next year!

Delta welcomes Hannover Messe 2016

Good news for our followers.
If you never have been on the Industrial Automation top event in Europe, now it’s your time!

We give free entrance tickets with one only condition! please visit us on Hall 11, Stand A49, and let us know that you are one of our readers.
We’ll be happy to give you sneak preview of what’s coming from Delta Headquarters to help you on your future projects.

Read below message and follow the instructions:

Delta to Highlight its Strengthened Capabilities in Automation and Energy Management Solutions at Hannover Messe 2016
Register now for your free entrance ticket for the Hannover Messe from 25-29 April, Stand A49, Hall 11.

Registration link for free entrance ticket to Hannover Messe 2016 

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Starter kit release

Hello everyone,

Indicated for beginners, experts, professionals and amateurs.
Our brand new Delta starter kit is ready for you.

The idea is give you quick and easy system configuration to practice your programming skills.
There’s 2 starter kits, the Standard and the Ethernet, feel free to choose whatever you prefer just clicking on below link.
Starter kit landing page

You just need to add your personal data on that webpage and our partners will contact you for the delivery.

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The Kit is composed by PLC, HMI,  power supply and all the necessary cables for program them. It also came with USB disk with several training examples and manual.
You can find a description of both kits on this link
In case you need more exhaustive information use this other one link.

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This is the perfect kit for everyone who wants to introduce in Delta programming software.

In case you already have your Delta elements, and just want the training tools, feel free to download all the information for free from our website.

Enjoy, and do not hesitate to share your experience with us.

Welcome Back

Hi Everybody!

As many of you already seen, we had been really busy the last 2 years.
That’s the reason why this blog remains really quiet.

Why? because we were building up brand new team of engineers to publish and share more technical tips & tricks.

Today I’m glad to introduce our brand new team of experienced engineers from everywhere in the world (Spain, Argentina, Jordan, Taiwan, Romania, Italy…). Our intention is keep publishing tips and tricks on weekly basis since today, so do not hesitate to add you mail on the bottom, and you’ll be warn trough your mail for every new post we release.

Just say that we’re really eager to start this new phase, full of energy and with the same intention as always!
Make your life easy, and save you for a couple of hours of frustration, when the damn machine do not want to start working.

See you online!
Delta Tips&Tricks team

Delta Team

Temperature controllers: How to Return to Default settings

The ones of you who deal with Delta temperature controllers, sooner or later found on the situation to reset the Temperature controller to default values.

How to do that without using DTCOM?
Please follow the below instructions if you have a DTA or DTB
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In case you have DTD4848 just change the keys [V] & [SET], for [] & [SET].

But what happen with DTC? This device have no buttons.
So If you change the Modus Address, and you do not remember what address you use… you´re in a trouble.

In this case, you have 2 options:
Or you use the LED code of the manual to guess the protocol and address
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Or just follow the below instructions to take the DTC back to factory defaults:
1. Switch to “RUN, and Power on the device.
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2. After 5 seconds, the device should show as below picture.
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3. Switch to Stop and wait until the RUN LED is off
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4. Switch to RUN and wait for the RUN LED is on again.
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5. Repeat the steps (3) and (4) three times within 60 seconds, and If everything is OK, all led should switch to ON as below picture.
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This feature is available starting from Firmware v1.5

In case you’re a communication guy, download the attached manual to reset to factory default all Temperature controllers using out software DTCOM.

Default reset by Communication.
DTCOM Software

Please don’thesitate to let us know your Delta Temperature controllers experiences

PLC Password: How to protect your program?

How to protect you program?

I’m pretty sure, that If you´re a programmer is not the first time you need to protect your work.
Maybe to avoid last time changes, or maybe because is your everyday bread.
So in any of the cases, we would like to explain what password locking possibilities new ISPSoft provide to you.

1st Program Lock
In this case, you lock the computer file, to open the file you need to have the pasword, but If the program in on the PLC customer can upload without password.


full screen is recommended

2nd Subroutine Lock
Your customer can open the program with no problem, but you can lock your Function Blocks to avoid anybody steal your Know-how.


full screen is recommended

3rd PLC Lock
In this case you’re locking the PLC, to be able to upload the program from the PLC you need the password.
The password resets if you come back to factory settings, but be aware that you´re going to lose the program also!


full screen is recommended

To all of you, who have a machine in you hands with a Password, and need to extract the program for whatever reason is. I’m afraid there´s no crack or universal password.
The only think you can do is contact with your machine provider.
Or just reset to factory settings, loosing the program on the process

Successful Application: Top cleaner greenhouse deck

Another successful application from our parters in Netherlands Innomotion.

On below video new top cleaner unit for cleaning the glass roofs of greenhouses, and since last year fully equipped with delta inverters

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpbwg1_van-der-waay-machinebouw-top-cleaner-greenhouse-deck-cleaner-village-farms_tech

For the cleaning brushes they use VFD-L, And to drive the car over the roof our VFD-E.
And finally to control all the sequence a simple SS2 makes all the job.

Congratulations Innomotion!

Announcement: Delta Smart Viewer

New software available on the Delta web page, and as always for free!

Delta Smart viewer is the new tool to allows us to check our PLC status using Android device, like for example our Smart phone or tablet.

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On this recent version is only supported wifi communication, but is planned in near future to support 3G communication, being able to monitor and control our installations using our smart devices.
Up to 10 devices can be supported with the actual version.

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Able to monitor temperature or any other graphic value using run-chart, with a top samples number of 5000.

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Furthermore, the export/import profile, makes it easy to configure other devices with same connection.

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So If you have Android in your smart phone, feel free to download it from our website!
Delta Smart Viewer v1.01
In case you´re iOS user, am afraid you will need to wait
(and for windows mobile… we’ll see ;)

Warning
Delta Smart VIEWer 1.01 supports Android 2.2 ~ Android 4.2
Before downloading the software, please find and tap Settings > Security on your Android home screen and mark the Unknown sources checkbox to allow the installation of applications not from Google Play™

Successful Application: Metal bar feeder

Another successful application, and this time comes from the company Thelen Tech from Finland.

This company engineer is a big an of Delta and our step and direction solutions, and for this simple but effective solution they use 750W ASDA-B2 drive for the motion together with DVP28SV2 for the control.
And to monitor or configure speed, they add DOPB04 HMI.

Check the machine!
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Originally this was planned as full automatic system, plan was there is gripper
which would push material to cutting length, then saw it, then push more… and
whole it should be fast (over 30m/min speed)

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The cutting length can be adjusted using manually using hand-wheel, or automatic using HMI.
There is also possibility for closed loop feed back, but in these case feedback is taken from D1336 register

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Also +/-10V speed command is possible, motion control just calculates difference between real and wanted position and turns it PWM (or voltage).
This pretty nice arrangement for relative (like MPG) and absolute positioning using at the same time.

ParamOffset and accuracy Adjustment Screen

Diagnostics
Diagnostics Screen, very useful for the designer.

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Monitoring screen

Thank you very much Thelen Tech to share this new machine with us!
Keep impressing us like that!

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