Process Automation Control - HMI Software
Process Automation Control is a HMI software designed
to operate, monitor and setup one or more controllers in an industrial
RS485 or Ethernet network. It is an extremely easy to use software offering:
controller operation through a realistic front-panel interface;
parameter and recipe manager,
system activity log,
Process Automation Control auto detects the controllers
connected to the computer through an Ethernet or serial connection and
starts their network monitoring. The software works as network manager,
providing critical information about the detected controllers. These critical
data-logging controller parameters are displayed in a log spreadsheet.
The logs can be saved automatically to provide a complete backup of the
controlled network functioning interval.
The recipes files can be used to speed
up repetitive controller recipe setups.
During controller cycles the software continuously monitor the device
events (sets of temperature values from the controller ' s probes) and
to represent them in a graphic. Setup cycle parameters (target temperatures) are also
represented in the graphic. This allows the user to visualize all the
temperatures inside the controlled device. The user is able to monitor
all the temperature values during the cycle, to choose the desired represented temperatures,
to choose the upgrade interval.
According to this last parameter,
up to 48 cycle hours can be graphically represented. The graphic represents
all the cycle events, also the events prior to the graphic start moment,
due to a special download history function. The graphic is fully scalable
on horizontal and vertical.
Over Internet Controller Operating,
Realistic Controller Operation
Process Automation Control offers a menu to operate the controller from the PC as if you are in front of the machine. Almost all operation and setup functions are available from this "remote" front-panel. All the buttons on the front panel are available for operation, together with a real-time controller display interface.
Process Automation Control includes the ability to create files of controller settings: device parameters can be created, edited, stored and downloaded to the controllers in the network. These files are used to store commonly used controllers settings and to speed up repetitive controller setups.
Process Automation Control receives alarms from controllers, maintain a log of online alarms and allow users to acknowledge them.
Process Automation Control can synchronize the clocks for all the controllers in the network.