HMI Solutions

Communication

Support Over 100 Brand PLC Communications:

IDEC Touchscreen’s communications capabilities expand well beyond IDEC brand PLCs. Other major PLC manufacturers supported are:

  • Allen Bradley
  • Mitsubishi
  • Omron
  • Automation Direct (Koyo)
  • Keyence
  • GE
  • Modicon
  • Siemens
  • Shar
  • Hitachi
  • Schneider
  • Yaskawa
  • Fanuc
  • Matsushita Electric Works (Aromat)
  • Yokogawa.

The 5.7”, 10.4”, and 12.1” operator interface touchscreens can remotely communicate with multiple devices or PLCs over an Ethernet nework, using Allen Bradley Ethernet/IP, IDEC, Modbus TCP/IP, Mitsubishi, Omron, and Automation Direct (Koyo). See the WindOI-NV2 manual for supported models.

1:N PLC Communication:

Connect a single IDEC operator interface touchscreen to multiple PLCs for centralized control. One HG2G can monitor and control PLCs in several different locations. The maximum number of PLCs that can be connected depends on the PLC brand. See the WindO/I-NV2 manual for supported manufacturers.

O/I Link Communication:

Create an operator interface network where multiple HMIs in different locations are connected to the same PLC for convenient monitoring and controlling in expansive operations. One operator interface (OI) touchscreen can serve as a master while 15 other operator interfaces can be slaves in the O/I Link, with a total maximum distance of 200 meters. Refer to the manual for the HG2G limitations when using the O/I Link Communications.

User Communication:

Get better component interaction by setting the HG2G communication protocol to the one required by your serial devices, for example a barcode reader. This function uses transmit and receive instructions to build your own protocol.

Sub Host Communication:

Easily communicate with two different PLC Protocols at the same time. Supported protocols include IDEC MicroSmart and Modbus RTU.

WIndOI-NV2 Software

WindOI-NV2

WindO/I-NV2 software is the simplest programming tool for all IDEC OI Touchscreens (4.6” HG1F, 5.7” HG2G, 10.4” HG3F and 12.1” HG4F Series). It is used to create projects or programs that can display information from a PLC, process status, or can be used to input data with virtual switches or keypads to make changes to a process. The objects are extremely easy to configure with the help of step- bystep navigation. It lets you quickly create colorful graphical screens in no time using drop-down menus and intuitive drag and drop functionality for the objects. A workspace is available to help you organize and manage projects, objects and screens.


Built-in Serial and Networking Protocols

This will allow IDEC Touchscreens to locally or remotely communicate with IDEC or other major brand PLC manufacturers. IDEC Touchscreen’s communications capabilities expand well beyond IDEC brand PLCs. Other major PLC manufacturers supported are: Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, Omron, Automation Direct (Koyo), Keyence, GE, Modicon, Siemens, Sharp, Hitachi, Schneider, Yaskawa, Fanuc, Matsushita Electric Works (Aromat) and Yokogawa.

Includes Symbol Factory Images

A built-in symbol library provides over 5000 symbols to help you create cutting-edge graphical screens. Image data from BMP, JPG, DXF, WMF, and ICO files can also be imported.


Free Lifetime Upgrades

WindO/I-NV2 is not only an easy confi guration tool but it also is high quality software at an affordable price. After a one-time purchase, upgrades are absolutely free. Take advantage of the time and cost savings you will have when using this software..

Customizable Toolbar and Workspace

The toolbar comes with drop down menu and ribbon control for easy selection of parts, objects and functions. Customize the toolbar by adding new icons that will be commonly used on your project to save programming time and moreover, easy arrangement of the workspace by guiding you on where you can easily place the workspace to your liking.

Common Tag Database

It gives you the option to use either the Addresses or Tag Names for the parts and functions. In addition , with the use of WindCFG software, this allows you to create a common tag database where customers who are using both the IDEC PLCs and OI Touchscreens can now eliminates the need of having to re-create tags/addresses in WindOI-NV2 and the other in WindLDR.