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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

Successful Application: 11 Axis Cutting / profiling machine

Another successful application from our Netherlands distributor Innomotion.

This time is a Woodcutting / Profiling machine with 11 axis control!

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As you can see on the picture our partners use 7 VFD-E drives for transportation and high speed spindle, and 4 servodrives ASDA-A2 400W for the cutting/profiling.
Everything controlled by central CPU with Master CANopen module (DVPCOPM-SL).

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Via the PC Cad drawings are imported to the Machine and machine settings are executed. The PLC is controlling all the I/O and servo’s for the motion.
In this machine the wooden boards for the stairs are cut to length , width and angle on front and end of the board. The PC software is written in Labview.

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I hope you like it!
And with some luck, you can use it as inspiration for your next project!

PLC RS232/RS485 send frames

This trick is for the very special application when we want to communicate with unknown device trough serial communication using our Delta PLC.

If the slave is Delta, we can always use PLC Link.
But what happens when the slave is not delta?

In this case we have 2 options.
First use our DVP12SCM-SL module with 2 extension ports to help us on the frame configuration.
Second the solution we’ll show in this post.
Basically all our PLC have by default 2 communication ports RS485 (below) and RS232 (in front).
And some have a 3rd RS485 port, usable also to send single frames to other slaves.

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COM1 – RED
COM2 – GREEN
COM3 – BLUE

Once you got the port selected, then you need to set up the port configuration.
Use the below table, or our WPLSoft wizard if you are still WPLSoft users.

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On our examples below we used D1036=87H what means:
– Data Lenght 8
– Parity Even
– Stop Bits 1Bit
– Baudrate 9600 bps

Use this table to create the Hexadecimal number, or use WPLSoft wizard
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Before COM port configuation, we´ll going to use RS instruction.

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Basically RS instruction is to configure where I’m going to save the data to be sent and received.
But to trigger the frame, you will need to trigger special mark.

COM1:M1312
COM2 M1122
COM3 M1316

Once this mark is high, the PLC send the frame configurated in the RS instruction.
If on the other way around, our PLC is waiting for some transmision, then we´ll need to wait until the data is recieved.
The mark that will tell us when the data is available is:

COM1:M1313
COM2 M1124
COM3 M1317

And you will find the info on D1070 – D1085 special registers range.

To help you on this special application, download the following Send Frame trough RS232 and Send Frame trough RS485.
We also add some section of the manual with the special marks to be aware when you play with this instruction.

Send Frame Help

Recomendation!
When you work with comunications, is always advised to have some sniffer, to see what happens on the network. In RS485 case, I recommend to have IFD6500 and any freeware Modbus sniffer.
And remeber, with comunications…always patience.
Good luck.

Hannover Messe 2013 summary

Dear all, That´s all for this year!
It has been a pleasure to all of you who comes to our booth, and the one who can´t don’t hesitate to come next year.
But If some of you want to be aware of what we bring this year, keep reading this post.

In first place, this was our booth this year!
Plenty of space, don’t you think?
Booth

THis is our new three axis in one solution (ASDA-M) with brand new HMI with PLC included (HMC Human Machine Controller)
Good solution for 3 to 6 axis
3 axis HMC solution

Then we present new IES (Industrial Ethernet Switches) products, with the today and tomorrow solutions.
Managed, unmanaged and wireless technology for our partners.
DVS and AH500 solutions

And If you never see it,get used, because our middle size PLC AH500 is here to stay!
Able to have 4052 local I/O and 128000 remote I/O, this is going to be Delta PLC Future.

And in Inverters a part from the crane an HVAC solutions, give your welcome to the Elevator solution, really soon on the market
Elevator solution

And this was, our star in the booth, it seems a lot of people is interested in our linear motor solution.
So take a look on that video! nice eh!

In behalf of all delta team, be welcome to come next year
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Hannover Messe 2013

Here we go again!

As every year Delta will be and Hannover Messe.
Come to our booth, and we could talk about automation, see you there!!

2013 HM - Delta Invitation

Delta Industrial Automation Business Group sincerely invite you to join us at Hannover Messe 2013 from April 8 to 12. We will showcase many new energy-saving and best-value solutions in the automation field, which is this year’s trade show focus.

We will also hold an Industrial Automation Seminar at 3:00PM-5:50PM, April 9, to give a thorough introduction to Delta’s latest IA solutions with detailed agenda to be released on 3/15. The seminar will be followed by a magnificent dinner party in Munich Hall at 6:00PM.

We cordially invite you to visit us at stand A49, Hall 11, during the event, and attend our Industrial Automation Seminar and dinner party in Munich Hall on April 9.

Succsessful Application: Galvanizing production line on metal industry

Another Delta successful application!

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This time, the problem comes because of the big number of drives needed for the application.
Up to 68 Slaves to be controlled by a PLC, and even in Modus the theoretic limit is 128 nodes, the ones who are really in the field should know than more than 32 nodes means big troubles.

According to this, we recommend to our customer to use CANOpen in two different CANOpen Networks of 34 slaves each.
See the below picture with the network configuration

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Just let you know that it wasn’t easy, but is working, thanks for the great technicians of our Turkish distributor FastLTD.

Feel free to download the presentation with full explanation of the application.
CanOpen_ Galvanizing production line on metal industry

Succesful Application: Electric Concrete Truck

This is a new application for our Netherlands distributor Innomotion.
The idea is to make a concrete truck more economic and silent.

Normally the drum is turned with diesel power (hydraulics) from the truck.
Now the drum is loaded at the factory on electric power (cable) and on the road a small generator is supplying just enough power for slow turning and unloading of the truck.

It will save fuel but most of all were possible the truck can unload on the cable so in the innercities there is less pollution on the building site and less noise.

Inside the big cabinet there is a C2000 45KW delta PLC and HMI.
Nice eco-project Innomotion!
Dank u wel

HMI new Instruction: Grid Box

Do you ever work with huge recipe?
If you did, you will know how uncomfortable is sometimes.

So in this case our programmers trying to make our life easier, they develop the Grid Box tool.
As you can see in the video below makes the Recipe edit much more simple.

But because to manage this tool is not easy, here below you can find the video example together with it’s technical announcement.

Grid Box (DOP Program + Technical Announcement)
I hope it will be useful for you all!

Announcement: DVPSCM52-SL (Bacnet)

Did you already test our DVPSCM12-SL?
If not, I don’t know what are you waiting for!

The DVPSCM12-SL is the magic device that allows you to communicate with any RS485 based device.
And we’re no talking only about PLC’s or HMI’s… We’re talking about inverters, HVAC, Electrical power analayzers or whatever your customer decides that needs data.

You can find plenty of information in our Announcement: New products DVP02LC-SL and DVPSCM12-SL post.

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So according to the success of his product, we decide to do something similar more focus in Building Automation, and we decide to develop a communication module for Bacnet

As you can see in this presentation, our device is able to communicate with the main HVAC brands (Johnson Controls, Honeywell, Siemens, Delta), And we demostrated on the below videos.
BacNet examples


For further information don’thesitate to download the manual of this device on our web site.
DVPSCM52-SL Manual

And let us know your experiences

Announcement: ISPSoft manual & v2.02 version

I know… just last week we announce the release of last version of ISPSoft, and today new version!
But the real reason of this post, is nto the new version, is the new Manual of ISPSoft!

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Is already available on the website (Link)
And as always in our FTP (Link)

And just to keep you all updated, new ISPSoft 2.02 already available
On the website (Link)
And on the FTP “faster” (Link)
I add the announcement with the new stuff on the same software package.
You can found it in the PLC announcements folder (Link)
But the most important improvement in my opinion is the introduction of Wizards to help us to configure analog modules.
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I hope you enjoy it!
And as always send your software feedback!

BTW, this is our 100th post!
Thank you so much for following us for all this time.
And I hope to celebrate with you all in our 200th post celebration

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