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Delta HMI

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




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.


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 !


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 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
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
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!

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
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

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 


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.


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.


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 !

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!

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