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DOP-B, DOP-W and DOP-H

Customize Keypad Feature For DOP-W

For DOP-W series HMI it is possible to customize the layout and input keys for the onboard keypad entry.

These are the default keypad options in DOPSoft:

These options include all the basic keys that are needed in most applications but sometimes the users needs to customize the character entry for their design.

Example 1 : Customer would like to use the HMI for product rating system and log their details such as email address. For this the “@” character is needed which is not available on the custom keypad.

Solution: Please see link below for short video demonstration and also attached DOPSoft program.

 

DOP-W Custom Keypad .dps file

 

Enjoy

 

Communication between Delta HMI and Siemens PLC S7-1200

Many users have faced the challenge to connect our DOP series HMI and Siemens S7-1200 PLC. This tutorial is intended to help all who may have little knowledge either Delta HMI or Siemens PLC in order to make this communication easy to set.

HMI-S71200

By following the below steps, you will find an easy way to connect both devices using Ethernet as a communication media:

Settings on Delta HMI side

1- In DOPSoft menu bar, go to “Options” => “Communication Setting”

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2- Click on the Ethernet port and set the following parameters on the “Device” tab

2.1- Create a new connection by means of the “+” button:

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2.2- Select “S7 1200 (ISO TCP) protocol from the SIEMENS list

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Settings on Siemens S7-1200 PLC side using TIA Portal

1- Inside the PLC program, the “TCON” system function block (SFB) has to be inserted in order to establish the communication with Delta HMI

2- Open the Main Operation Block “OB1” and insert the “TCON” SFB as follows

3- In “Instructions” -> “Extended instructions” -> “Communications” -> “Open user communication”, open the “Others” folder and drag the “TCON” block to the operation block. This automatically generates an instance data block for the “TCON” function that you have to confirm with “OK”

Picture 54- Set the Input and Output parameters of the TCON block. Press F1 when selecting the TCN Block to access online help

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5- Inside the properties of the TCON block specify the IP address of the communication partner

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6- TIA Portal => PLC Properties

6.1- Select “General” => “Protection” => “Permit access with PUT/GET communication from remote partner”

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7- Enter the “Properties” option of the System Data Block previously generated and disable the “Optimized block access” option

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Hope this tutorial is helpful to all of you. Good luck !

 

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.

HMI – PLC Real Time Clock Setting

Real Time Clock Sync

Since real time clock synchronization between HMI and PLC is a normal requirement for most application, we’d like to show you the updating function of real time clock provided by DOPSoft.

You can refer to the below technical document for the complete explanation on how to set real time clock synchronization.

Real Time Clock Setting

And here you can also download the HMI example program:

HMI program example

I hope it will be useful for you all !

Good luck !

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: Delta PLC and HMI new software release

Complete PLC and HMI software update ready for your computers!
All the announcements with the new stuff are compressed together with the software in the same .zip
So you don’t need to download separatelly.

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Furthermore, be aware that we got all the announcements of the year in the following FTP folder
DVP Technical announcements-BU
HMI Technical announcements-BU

This are the new versions to be tested in our FTP:
DOPSoft v1.01.04
WPLSoft v2.33
PMSoft v2.08
ISPSoft v2.01.02
COMMGR v1.02
Delta DVP Suite

Or you can download from our webstie as always
DVP Software
HMI Software

Enjoy and let us know your opinion!

Succesful Application: DVP20PM + DOPB-PS and G-Code download feature

Today, were going to talk about motion control.
There´s a PLC not released in many countries, but capable to manage up to 3 axis using step and direction control, is called DVP20PM or PM series.

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This PLC needs special software called PMSoft, available on the web for free, as always.
This software a part from be able to program DVP20PM, it have the capability to work with G-Code files

PM-Soft Software

The G-Code files are a codified files that transform a Autocad file into a motion control trajectories, making the programming of motion control systems really easy.
Thanks to that codification, you can cut a difficult wood profile for example, designed previously using Autocad, and avoiding the hard PLC programming work to the engineer.

The problem that customer use to have with DVP20PM is when customer want to change the cutting profile of their product, because in that occasions, the Computer is needed, and not always our customer have a computer on the machine, isn’t it!

G-Code DVP20PM Download

Here, is where appears our new DOP-PS models, already available in EMEA region.
With this HMI´s your customer have the capability to change the G-Code profile only with one USB disk, following the next process:
1. Create Autocad File
2. Transform to G-Code and copy to USB disk
3. Connect the USB Disk to the DOPB-PS and download it to the 20PM
4. Run the program!

According to that, our HMI team prepares for us the complete following example where we´re going to cut an Scorpion picture profile into our 20PM.

You can download the HMI and PLC programs, and a nice pdf detailed explanation of how they create this application in our FTP Delta application guide folder

DVP20PM + DOPB-PS and G-Code download feature example

As you should understand this really simple kind of CNC tool could be applied to many kind of applications, from Wood cutting, plasma, or gluing, to stone grinding or even metal cutting!
Don´t hesitate to share your experiences with us.

And really soon same functionality to DVP10MC the future CANopen motion controller from Delta!

Successful Applications: Barcode Reader with USB Interface

Many of you ask me for Barcode application.

Probably in all the factories of the world, is necessary to codify the items produced in some central computer.
And the most typical way is using barcodes, I am pretty sure that all of you already seen some.

In the past, the Barcodes readers sent the information to the computer/HMI using RS232 serial port, but obviously the interface has changed lately to USB or wireless readers.
According to that, we would like to share our experience with the following factory configuration

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On the following link you can find the technical announcement with the explanation of the program, and the program example too.
Barcode Reader with USB Interface

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