CPB070A - CuPanel HMI 7" Touch Screen for Modbus PLC's

CPB070A - CuPanel HMI 7'' Touch Screen for Modbus PLC's
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The CuPanel is an HMI (Human-Machine Interface) touch panel development kit. It includes an HMI touch controller and a WYSIWYG development tool (the CUPANEL Editor) for programming the touch controller. Using the powerful CUPANEL Editor users can create professional human-machine interfaces by drawing controls on a canvas representing the touch controller's screen. Supports MODBUS, Mitsubishi FX and LS Master-K (CNET) serial protocols


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  • 7" wide colour TFT display
  • 800 x 480 resolutions, 260K colors
  • Range of screen components;
    • Button
    • Lamp (LED)
    • Progress Bar
    • Gauge
    • Knob
    • Trend Graph
    • Slider Bar
    • Switch/Lever
    • Keypad
    • Text
    • User Image
  • SD card for program storage
  • 2 x RS232 plus 1 x RS232/RS485 port
  • Supports MODBUS, Mitsubishi FX and LS Master-K (CNET) serial protocols
  • Speaker with Audio output
  • Real time clock (Battery backup)
  • Size(WDH) : 216 x 120 x 30mm

The CUPANEL is an HMI (Human-Machine Interface) touch panel development kit. It includes an HMI touch controller and a WYSIWYG development tool (the CUPANEL Editor) for "programming" the touch controller. However, programming in the classical sense of the word is not required, and this is what makes the CUPANEL so unique. Using the powerful CUPANEL Editor and a personal computer, users can create professional human-machine interfaces by "drawing" controls (i.e. buttons, gauges, graphs, etc&ldots;) on a canvas representing the touch controller's screen. These controls' appearance and functionality can then be customized in great detail by selecting from a feature-rich set of menu options that include RS-232 communication.

 

Connecting the CUPANEL to a PC

In order to create user interfaces for the CUPANEL you will need to connect the CUPANEL to a desktop, laptop, or other type of personal computer via a USB connection.

To connect a PC to the CUPANEL, Microsoft's ActiveSync (Windows XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (Windows Vista and Windows 7) must be installed on your PC. Screens can thn be uploaded to the CuPanel.

Connecting the CUPANEL to a PLC

Connecting the CUPANEL touch controller to a PC will enable the ability to create an HMI user interface project using the CUPANEL Editor and download it to the CUPANEL touch controller, but eventually the CUPANEL touch controller will need to be interfaced to a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or Remote Terminal Unit (RTU). The CuPANEL has 3 serial ports, 3 x RS232 and 1 x combined RS232/RS485. (At the moment, the Ethernet port is not supported)

The CuPanel can communicate with any MODBUS device such as;

    CuBLoc PLC's >>
    Modbus IO Terminal Units >>
    Modbus Temperature Units >>

or any serial device that can talk MODBUS. The CuPAnel can also be used with Mitsubishi FX PLC's and LS Master-K (CNET) devices. 

Communication

Most of the controls can be bound to a specific bit or word register on a PLC. When the register's value changes, any control bound to that register is updated to reflect the change. Bit registers can be bound to screen components such as an LED lamp - whenever this register's value is ON, the lamp will show lit. If this register's value is OFF, the lamp will show unlit.

Word Registers can be bound to analogue screen components such as a analogue gauge or strip chart. Changes in the PLC registers will be reflected on screen. Similarly, screen components such as the slider can be bound to PLC registers, so that values changed on screen will be reflected at the PLC. 

For more information, please watch the CuPanel demo video;  

 

CuPanel Screen Components

 

Image Control

The Image Control is a purely aesthetic control. It is used to add logos, backgrounds, photographs or any other graphic to the canvas to visually enhance the user interface.

Text Control

The Text Control is used to add messages, labels, or any other text to the user interface. It has a rich set of customizations that include font, size, color, and alignment.

Watcher

The Watcher Control is used to continuously read from a PLC or other electronic device, monitoring the device's state, and updating the user interface accordingly. It accomplishes this by setting variables based on values read from the PLC. It is functional only, and is therefore not displayed on the user interface at runtime.

Timer

The Timer Control is used to create periodic events (e.g. an event every n seconds). Using the Event Handler Control, actions can be attached to these events so they are performed whenever the Timer ticks (i.e. Timer's interval elapses). A common scenario is writing to a PLC every n seconds; the Timer would be used to define the time interval, n, and the Event Handler would be used to define the action of writing to the PLC when the time interval elapses. The Timer Control is functional only, and is therefore not displayed on the user interface at runtime.

Logger

The Logger Control keeps a running log of notable events that may occur while a system is running. Use with the Event Handler Control to specify when and what to log.

 

Event Handler

The Event Handler Control is a powerful control used to define actions to perform when a certain event occurs. Actions can be setting values, writing to a PLC, navigating to a new page, etc&ldots; just to name a few. Events can be a Timer tick, a Page load, a button click, etc&ldots; An action defines what should be performed, and an event defines when and/or on what condition the action should be performed. The Event Handler Control is functional only, and is therefore not displayed on the user interface at runtime.

Popup Window

The Popup Window Control is used to define a popup window to display under a certain condition. The condition is configured in the Popup Window Control's properties, but the actual content of the popup window is created as a Page. Drawing a Popup Window Control on the canvas defines size of the popup window and location where the popup window will display. 

 

Downloads

CuPanel Manual >>

CuPanel Hardware Manual >>

CuPanel Software >>

 


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