flowtrol HMI

Human-Machine-Interface - The mobile way.

The idea.

Basically flowtrol HMI is an universal app. Only based your configuration (exclusively on the PLC) - the universal app becomes an individual app. And at any time!

This allows use of the same flowtrol HMI for various controls.

Based on flowtrol HMI is the flowtrol engine, which allows iOS devices to communicate directly with the PLC.

The scope of services.

Expand your machine or system with a mobile component, which allows a previously unimaginable degree of freedom. The scope of flowtrol HMI extends from:

  • The two-hand control including display of feedback and actual values
  • the display and control of parameters in tabular form
  • an overview of historical values ​​and data, as well as the display of faults and errors.

The operating principle.

Basically flowtrol HMI is an universal app. Based your configuration (exclusively on the PLC) - the universal app becomes an individual app. And at any time!

This allows use of the same flowtrol HMI for various controls.

flowtrol HMI runs with the flowtrol engine, which allows iOS devices to communicate directly with the PLC.

 

The configuration.

For individual configuration of the interface, it is necessary that certain data blocks with a defined structure are loaded in the PLC. When connecting the app with the PLC, these structured data is recognized by flowtrol HMI and the app starts to configure itself - voila, offering you your custom configuration!
like puzzle pieces, the universal app creates an individual user interface.

The configuration Tool.

In order to use flowtrol HMI, the PLC must be supplied with the necessary data blocks - To make the DB creation easier, we have developed a configuration tool for you. This tool takes the user to create the data structure and generates at the end of the configuration finished data block sources, which only have to be imported into the user project and then can be further processed as desired.

Download for free our convenient configuration tool in our download area .

The implementation.

Import the sources that you created using the configuration tool to create the appropriate blocks by translating the sources.
The structure of the data blocks is fundamental and can not be changed.
The signals and data are now available for free use - you always pay attention to the correct link and implement the necessary security. Example, we have a watchdog signal for you: take advantage of it !

Operating

Once you have the configuration blocks generated and integrated in your application program, proceed to:
Upload your PLC program to the PLC
Establish a connection with flowtrol HMI and the controller - Watch this moment - almost magically it builds the interface based on your configuration
Have fun!