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Benefits of Upgrading Your HMI to LCD Technology

Human Machine Interfaces, or HMI’s, are used extensively throughout the world to control and monitor automated machinery.  These devices provide touchpad and visual interaction to control manufacturing processes and perform daily tasks.  One of the most recognized HMI devices is the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).  These ATM devices intuitively interface with users through a keypad and monitor to readily transact bank deposits and dispense cash withdrawals.  They provide reliable 24-hour access to our daily banking needs.

siemens

Various HMI devices are common throughout industry.  Many older HMI devices contain the original Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor technology.  This older technology burdens the users and owner with several disadvantages:

  1. High Energy Consumption – The CRT technology is not considered energy efficient.  It requires more power to operate than the newer LCD technology.  CRT screens consume 3 – 4 times the energy when compared to the LCD screens.
  2. Expensive to maintain – CRT repairs are becoming more specialized and expensive as the workforce transitions to the newer technologies.
  3. Obsolete Components – CRT technology is outdated and beyond its life cycle.  Components required to support repair are becoming obsolete and expensive if available.
  4. Avoid costly new operator interface packages – MRO upgrades to LCD technology maintain the interface packages with your existing equipment (frames, communication connections, power sources, etc.).  Updated HMI’s from MRO are plug-n-play.
  5. Better Reliability – Heat generated by the CRT technology often shortens the life of the electrical circuit components.  CRT monitors tend to have a life of 18,000 to 20,000 hours.  LCD monitors provide more than 100,000 hours life.
  6. Clarity of Picture, Crisp Image – LCD’s make the screen burn often associated with CRT’s a thing of the past.  LCD image display is much clearer for the operator and will not fade.

MRO provides an HMI service to update your old CRT displays to LCD technology and new keypads.  This approach is a low-cost upgrade to superior technology with no risks. Visit our repair page, call us, or email us for an instant quote on fixing, swapping, or purchasing your new HMI device.

Our top HMI manufacturers include:

Repairing your Modicon Magelis HMI

Any amount of downtime is too much for most companies. Parts will break from time to time, and repairs will be necessary. Here at MRO Electric and Supply we are dedicated to providing the best service making sure that your downtime is minimal. Human Interface Terminals(HMIs) are a crucial part of any automation process nowadays, so it is important to make sure it is working correctly. Along with selling both new and remanufactured products, MRO Electric and Supply offers both repair and exchange services.

modicon hmi

Modicon was the first manufacturer to release programmable logic controllers onto the market, and since have been one of the top brands for PLC’s. MRO Electric and Supply have all the parts necessary to run the Magelis HMI at it full potential, including panels, cables, controllers, adapters and any software that may be needed. Along with repairs, we handle installations and programming of drives and controllers so that you don’t have to.

We also offer the option to retrofit your old machines with newer interfaces for the most up-to-date applications and processes. By fitting existing HMI’s with new interfaces you are able to add years to the life span of your automation set up. It is a lot easier to update and fix your existing displays and HMIs than taking the time and money to purchase and fit new parts.

All of our repairs come with a 12 month guarantee. Our repair service is based on doing the right job, and getting your part back to you as soon as possible. Every part we refurbish is tested to make sure they work the way they are supposed to. Our factory-trained technicians have many years working with Modicon products.

For a free Modicon Magelis HMI repair quote, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.  For more information on our Modicon repair capabilities, you can visit our Modicon Repair page.
6AV2124-0MC01-0AX0

Siemens 6AV2124-0MC01-0AX0 TP1200 Comfort Panel

6AV2124-0MC01-0AX0 TP1200 Overview

The Siemens 6AV2124-0MC01-0AX0 is a 12 inch SIMATIC HMI with touch operation and a Widescreen TFT display. Its screen is a capable of 16 million colors.

Additionally, the 6AV2124-0MC01-0AX0 has a PROFINET interface, MPI/PROFIBUS DP interface, 12 MB configuration memory, Windows CE 6.0, and is configurable from WinCC Comfort V11.

6AV2124-0MC01-0AX0

6AV2124-0MC01-0AX0  Specifications

Design of display TFT
Screen diagonal 12.1 in
Display width 261.1 mm
Display height 163.2 mm
Number of colors 16777216
Resolution (pixels)
horizontal image resolution 1280
vertical image resolution 800
Backlighting
MTBF backlighting (at 25 °C) 80000 h
Backlight dimmable Yes ; 0-100 %
Number of function keys 0
Keys with LED No
System keys No
Numeric/alphabetical input
Numeric keyboard Yes ; Onscreen keyboard
alphanumeric keyboard Yes ; Onscreen keyboard
Touch operation Yes
Expansions for operator control of the process  
DP direct LEDs (LEDs as S7 output I/O)
F1…Fx 0
Direct keys (keys as S7 input I/O)
F1…Fx 0
Direct keys (touch buttons as S7 input I/O) 40
Installation type/mounting
Mounting in portrait format possible Yes
Mounting in landscape format possible Yes
Supply voltage
Type of supply voltage DC
Rated value (DC) 24 V
permissible range, lower limit (DC) 19.2 V
permissible range, upper limit (DC) 28.8 V
Input current
Current consumption (rated value) 0.85 A
Inrush current A²s 0.5 A²·s
Power
Power consumption, typ. 20 W
Processor
X86 Yes
ARM No
Memory
Flash Yes
RAM Yes
usable memory for user data 12 Mbyte
Type of output
Info LED No
Power LED No
Error LED No
Acoustics
Buzzer No
Speaker Yes
Time of day
Hardware clock (real-time clock) Yes
Software clock No
battery-backed Yes ; Back-up duration typically 6 weeks
synchronizable Yes
Interfaces
Number of RS 485 interfaces 1 ; RS 422/485 combined
Number of USB interfaces 2 ; USB 2.0
Number of USB Mini B interfaces 1 ; 5-pole
Number of SD card slots 2
Number of parallel interfaces 0
Number of 20 mA interfaces (TTY) 0
Number of RS 232 interfaces 0
Number of RS 422 interfaces 1
Number of other interfaces 0
With software interfaces No
Industrial Ethernet
Number of industrial Ethernet interfaces 2
Industrial Ethernet status LED 2
Number of ports of the integrated switch 2
Protocols
PROFINET Yes
PROFINET IO Yes
IRT, supported Yes ; As of WinCC V12
MRP supported Yes ; As of WinCC V12
PROFIBUS Yes
MPI Yes
Protocols (Ethernet)
TCP/IP Yes
DHCP Yes
SNMP Yes
DCP Yes
LLDP Yes
WEB characteristics
HTTP Yes
HTTPS No
HTML Yes
XML No
CSS Yes
Active X No
JavaScript Yes
Java VM No
Further protocols
CAN No
MODBUS Yes
EtherNet/IP Yes
Degree and class of protection
IP (at the front) IP65
Enclosure Type 4 at the front Yes
Enclosure Type 4x at the front Yes
IP (rear) IP20
Standards, approvals, certificates
CE mark Yes
KC approval Yes
cULus Yes
RCM (former C-TICK) Yes
Marine approval
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) Yes ; As of product version: 10
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Yes ; As of product version: 10
Bureau Veritas (BV) Yes ; As of product version: 10
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Yes ; As of product version: 10
Lloyds Register of Shipping (LRS) Yes ; As of product version: 10
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK) Yes ; As of product version: 10
Polski Rejestr Statkow (PRS) No
Use in hazardous areas
ATEX Zone 2 Yes
ATEX Zone 22 Yes
IECEx Zone 2 Yes
IECEx Zone 22 Yes
cULus Class I Zone 1 No
cULus Class I Zone 2, Division 2 Yes
FM Class I Division 2 Yes
Mounting position vertical
maximum permissible angle of inclination without external ventilation 35 °
Operating temperature
Operation (vertical installation)
in vertical mounting position, minimum 0 °C
in vertical mounting position, maximum 50 °C ; (55 °C, see entry ID:64847814)
Operation (max. tilt angle)
at maximum tilt angle, minimum 0 °C
at maximum tilt angle, maximum 40 °C
Operation (vertical installation, portrait format)
in vertical mounting position, minimum 0 °C
in vertical mounting position, maximum 40 °C
Operation (max. tilt angle, portrait format)
at maximum tilt angle, minimum 0 °C
at maximum tilt angle, maximum 35 °C
Storage/transport temperature
min. -20 °C
max. 60 °C
Relative humidity
Operation, max. 90%
Operating systems
Windows CE Yes
proprietary No
Executable with configuration operating system
other No
Configuration
Message indicator Yes
With alarm logging system (incl. buffer and acknowledgment) Yes
Process value display (output) Yes
Process value default (input) possible Yes
Recipe administration Yes
Configuration software
STEP 7 Basic (TIA Portal) No
STEP 7 Professional (TIA Portal) No
WinCC flexible Compact No
WinCC flexible Standard No
WinCC flexible Advanced No
WinCC Basic (TIA Portal) No
WinCC Comfort (TIA Portal) Yes ; from V11
WinCC Advanced (TIA Portal) Yes ; from V11
WinCC Professional (TIA Portal) Yes ; from V11
Languages
Online languages
Number of online/runtime languages 32
Project languages
Languages per project 32
Project languages
D Yes
GB Yes
F Yes
I Yes
E Yes
Chinese traditional Yes
Chinese simplified Yes
DK Yes
FIN Yes
GR Yes
J Yes
KP/ROK Yes
NL Yes
N Yes
PL Yes
P Yes
RUS Yes
S Yes
CZ Yes
SK Yes
TR Yes
H Yes
Functionality under WinCC (TIA Portal)
Libraries Yes
Applications/options
Internet Explorer Yes
Pocket Word Yes
Pocket Excel Yes
PDF Viewer Yes
Media Player Yes
SIMATIC WinCC Sm@rtServer Yes
SIMATIC WinCC Audit Yes
Number of Visual Basic Scripts Yes
Task planner
time-controlled Yes
task-controlled Yes
Help system
Number of characters per info text 70
Message system
Number of alarm classes 32
Number of bit messages 4000
Number of analog messages 200
S7 alarm number procedure Yes
System messages HMI Yes
System messages, other (SIMATIC S7, Sinumerik, Simotion, etc.) Yes
Number of characters per message 80
Number of process values per message 8
Acknowledgment groups Yes
Message indicator Yes
Message buffer
Number of entries 1024
Circulating buffer Yes
retentive Yes
maintenance-free Yes
Recipe administration
Number of recipes 300
Data records per recipe 500
Entries per data record 1000
Size of internal recipe memory 2 Mbyte
Recipe memory expandable Yes
Variables
Number of variables per device 2048
Number of variables per screen 400
Limit values Yes
Multiplexing Yes
Structures Yes
Arrays Yes
Number of configurable images 500
Permanent window/default Yes
Global image Yes
Start screen configurable Yes
Image selection by PLC Yes
Image number in the PLC Yes
Image objects
Number of objects per image 400
Text fields Yes
I/O fields Yes
Graphic I/O fields (graphics list) Yes
symbolic I/O fields (text list) Yes
Date/time fields Yes
Switch Yes
Buttons Yes
Graphic display Yes
Icons Yes
geometric objects Yes
Complex image objects
Number of complex objects per screen 20
Alarm view Yes
Trend view Yes
User view Yes
Status/control Yes
Sm@rtClient view Yes
Recipe view Yes
f(x) trend view Yes
System diagnostics view Yes
Media Player Yes
Bar graphs Yes
Sliders Yes
Pointer instruments Yes
Analog/digital clock Yes
Lists
Number of text lists per project 500
Number of entries per text list 500
Number of graphics lists per project 500
Number of entries per graphics list 500
Archiving
Number of archives per device 50
Number of entries per archive 20000
Message archive Yes
Process value archive Yes
Archiving methods
Sequential archive Yes
Short-term archive Yes
Memory location
Memory card Yes
USB memory Yes
Ethernet Yes
Data storage format
CSV Yes
TXT Yes
RDB Yes
Security
Number of user groups 50
Number of user rights 32
Number of users 50
Password export/import Yes
SIMATIC Logon Yes
Logging through printer
Alarms Yes
Report (shift log) Yes
Hardcopy Yes
Electronic print to file Yes ; pdf, html
Character sets
Keyboard fonts
US English Yes
Fonts
Tahoma Yes
Arial Yes
Courier New Yes
WinCC Standard Yes
Ideographic languages Yes
Font size freely scalable Yes
additional character sets loadable Yes
Transfer (upload/download)
MPI/PROFIBUS DP Yes
USB Yes
Ethernet Yes
using external storage medium No
Process coupling
S7-1200 Yes
S7-1500 Yes
S7-200 Yes
S7-300/400 Yes
LOGO! Yes
WinAC Yes
SINUMERIK Yes
SIMOTION No ; With WinCC, subsequent version
Allen Bradley (EtherNet/IP) Yes
Allen Bradley (DF1) Yes
Mitsubishi (MC TCP/IP) Yes
Mitsubishi (FX) Yes
OMRON (FINS TCP) No
OMRON (LINK/Multilink) Yes
Modicon (Modbus TCP/IP) Yes
Modicon (Modbus) Yes
OPC UA Client Yes
OPC UA Server No
Service tools/configuration aids
Clean screen Yes
Touch calibration Yes
Backup/Restore manually Yes
Backup/Restore automatically Yes
Simulation Yes
Device switchover Yes
Delta transfer Yes
Peripherals/Options
Peripherals
Printer Yes
Multimedia Card Yes
SD card Yes
USB memory Yes
Network camera Yes
Mechanics/material
Type of housing (front)
Plastic No
Aluminum Yes
Stainless steel No
Dimensions
Width of the housing front 330 mm
Height of housing front 241 mm
Mounting cutout/device depth (W x H x D)
Mounting cutout, width 310 mm
Mounting cutout, height 221 mm
Overall depth 65 mm
Weights
Weight without packaging 2.8 kg
Weight incl. packaging 3.5 kg
Status Jul 30, 2014

MRO Electric and Supply as new and refurbished SIMATIC 6AV2124-0MC01-0AX0 HMIs available, as well as other Siemens HMIs. We can also repair most panels.

For more information to to request a quote, email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.

LCD Retrofitting Benefits

LCD Retrofit

LCD Retrofitting Benefits

Part 1: CRT to LCD Retrofits

Many professionals in the automation space that have a CNC Machine (such as FANUC CNC parts found here) in their shop deal with pesky issues from time-to-time. One common issue for those who use CNC machines would be CRT monitors that begin showing their age. Several of our customers have been in this situation, feel as though they’re left with two choices: repair their CRT monitors, or replace them.

To be clear, those are not the only two options. The main reasons:

1.) it’s often time-consuming to pinpoint a CRT Replacement part.

2.) It is not cost-effective to have the CRT monitor repaired.

 Our alternative to the two options: an LCD retrofit (found in FANUC Displays and Controls) .

The advantages of retrofitting or upgrading a CRT monitor with an LCD retrofit are:

    • Improved screen visibility
    • Increased life of CNC Machine
  • Decrease amount of electricity used during operation

Part 2: Floppy Disk to USB Drive Retrofits

Another outdated piece we have encountered in the machine automation space? a floppy disk.  

Floppy disks are still in use today for some, often causing issues. By implementing an updated, customized USB flash drive, several issues can likely be avoided. What is now a slow and obsolete tool, the floppy disk is still in use with some of our clients and causing problems.  Our recommendation is a new custom-built USB flash drive solution.

Upgrading to a USB drive is usually a straightforward process. No changes or system configurations are necessary during this process, and yes, it will work on CNC machines and other devices that still use the floppy drive.

Nobody likes the costs of downtime including those in the machine automation space.

MRO Electric and Supply has new and refurbished FANUC CNC products available, including LCD Retrofit products. We also offer repair pricing. For more information, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

Schneider Electric / Modicon PLC and HMI Batteries

Schneider Electric / Modicon PLC and HMI Batteries

MRO Electric and Supply has new and refurbished Schneider Electric and Modicon Quantum parts available now, and also offers repair pricing. For more information, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

Schneider Electric / Modicon PLC and HMI Batteries

Product Line Model Type Part Number Manufacturer
140CPUxxxxx
Lithium 3V
990XCP98000
Duracell (DL2/3A)
(soldered connector)
Quantum 140XCP90000 Lithium 990XCP99000
Quantum
141MMS42501
Lithium 3V
990XCP98000 or Duracell (DL2/3A)
43502625 (soldered connector)
Quantum
141MMS53502
Lithium 3V
990XCP98000 or Duracell (DL2/3A)
43502625 (soldered connector)
Compact PC-O984-xxx Lithium 3.6V (long) “O” 60-0576-000 Eternacell (T04/41)
Compact
PC-A984-1xx
Lithium 3.6V (short) “A”
60-0576-100
Saft (LS3)
PC-E984-2xx Maxell (ER3STC)
Momentum
172xNN2xx2
Lithium 3.6V
170XTS15000
Tadiran (TL-5955)
PNN PV:03
JNN PV:01
Momentum 172xNN2xxx2 Alkaline “AAA” Commercially Available
110CPUx1x0x
Lithium 110XCP98000 Duracel (DL2/3A)
Capacitor 110XCP99000 (soldered connector)
Modicon 984 AM-C986-003
(2 cell pack)
MA-9255-000
Modicon 984 AM-C986-004
Modicon 984 AM-M907-1xx
Modicon 984 AM-M909-0xx
Modicon 984 AM-C921-xxx 60-0490-000
Modicon 984 PC-L984-x8x
Lithium 3.6V “AA”
60-0515-000
Eternacell (T06141)
Modicon 984 PC-O984-x8x Maxell (ERGC#5)
Modicon 984 PC-E984-x8x Saft (LS6)
Modicon 984 PC-O984-455 Tadaran (TL-5104)
Modicon 984 PC-O984-351
Modicon 984 AM-C986-004
Modicon 984 AM-C996-80x
Modicon 984 PC-M984-23x
Modicon 984 AS-B984-1xx
Modicon 984 AM-S929-00x
Lithium
MA-8234-000
Modicon 984 AS-B885-00x
Modicon 984 AM-O984-ATX 60-0490-000
Modicon 984 Rechargeable (Qty. 2) 60-0610-000
Modicon 984 100-865 (Qty. 3) 60-0595-000
Modicon 984 AM-O984-MCX 60-0582-000
Modicon 884
Modicon 884
AS-884A-xxx
MA-8234-000
AS-J890-x0x
Modicon 584 AS-506P-xxx Lithium (3 card) MA-0147-001
Modicon 584 AS-509P-xxx Lithium (4 card) MA-0147-002
Modicon 584 AS-M507-00x 60-0481-000
Modicon 584
3 Card Battery Pack
Lithium AS-5284-001
Alkaline AS-5284-002
Modicon 584
4 Card Battery Pack
Lithium AS-5378-002
Alkaline AS-5378-001
Modicon 484
Lithium MA-0147-001
Alkaline 60-0286-000
Modbus Multiplexer
Modbus Multiplexer NW-0278-000 60-0549-000
0085/0185 (Sharp)
0085/0185 (Sharp)
(with connector) PA-0254-000 Sharp
(without connector) PA-0493-000 (UBATN-5001-SCZZ)
Symax
Symax
Model 400
Lithium 3.6V “AA”
60-0515-000 Eternacell (T06141)
Model 450 29576-03688 Maxell (ERGC#5)
Model 600 (SqD Part #) Saft (LS6)
Model 650 Tadaran (TL-5104)
PS25
PS35
8052 MCM713
Symax
PS20/21
Alkaline “D”
Commercially Available
PS30/31
PS50/51
PS60/61
Symax
8005 Model 50
Ram Memory Pack
8005 MP1
8005 MP4
Symax
PS20
Battery Holder
29904-08200
(SqD Part#)
Symax
SCP1xx 8020 SMM115
8040 PCM-110 (SqD Part #)
Symax
M100
29904-08960
(SqD Part #)
Symax
8009 Compact
Lithium 3V (Type BA1)
Sanyo (CR12600SE)
TDI Battery Co. (?)
Otte Controls
(DUNT-521NCZZ)
Symax
Symax 20
8884 SBP20
(SqD Part #)
PanelMate
PanelMate
all models
60-0627-000
Maxell
60-0628-000
PanelMate PM0632400 (Qty. 3) 60-0595-000
PanelMate PA-0285-000
PanelMate MA-024M-000
Telemecanique
TSX Premium TSXP57xxx Lithium 3.6V “1/2 AA” TSXPLP01 Saft (LS3)
TSX Micro TSXP37xxx Single TSXPLP101 Maxell (ER3STC)
TSX Micro Ten Pack
TSX Micro
TSXMRPxxxxx
Lithium 3V “Button” TSXBATM01
Panasonic (BR2325)
Single TSXBATM101
10 Pack
CCX17
TCCX17xxx
Lithium 3.6V “1/2 AA” TSXPLP01 Saft (LS3)
Single TSXPLP101 Maxell (ER3STC)
Ten Pack
FTX117
TFTXRSMxxxxx
Lithium 3V “Button” TSXBATM01
Panasonic (BR2325)
Single TSXBATM101
10 Pack
TSX 17
Lithium 3.6V “1/2 AA”
TSX17ACC1
Saft (LS3)
Maxell (ER3STC)
(Soldered Connectors)
XBTKN
Lithium 3.6V “1/2 AA”
TSX17ACC1
Saft (LS3)
XBTKM Maxell (ER3STC)
(Soldered Connectors)
Series 7
TSX 27xx
2.6 V
AZ1 AQ 0006
2.4 Volt with minimum of 110 mAH
TSX P471x/P472x Shrink-wrapped cells
TSX RAM xx 8 Soldered on board
TSX AXM 162
TSX AXM 171xx/182
TSX SCM 2xxx
UC TSX 27
Series 7
TSX P473xx/P474xx 3.6V
AZ1 AQ 0002
3.6 Volt with minum of 110 mAH
TSX P67xxx Shrink-wrapped cells
TSX 76 x Soldered on board
TSX P871/P872/P874xx
TSX P76 x
TSX P107xxx
TPMX P474xx
TPMX P674xx
TPMX874xx
TPMX P1074xx
TSX T407 x
TSX RAM xxx 16
TSX MEM 4x
TSX P87 30/310 3.6V (Qty. 3)

Schneider Electric Magelis HMIs – Frequently Asked Questions Part II

MRO Electric carries new and refurbished Magelis HMIs. To request a quote, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
Magelis HMIs
Magelis HMIs

Why is the Magelis XBTRT511 is not giving me the correct floating point value reading on the alphanumeric display when communicating with a Momentum?
If you address the alphanumeric display as a %MW that is incorrect. To read a floating point value, you need to address the alphanumeric as a %MF.

Does the Magelis Panel PC, HMIPUC9D0E01, have line out to connect a speaker?
Yes, the Panel PC HMIPUC9D0E01 have a Line out to connect an external speaker.

Can I lose my alarms log in Vijeo Designer V4.5 when power cycling my Magelis XBT-GT?
Each alarm group can have 2 such alarm buffers: one for History alarm events (size defined by the “Num of History Alarms” property) and one for Log alarm events (size defined by the “Num of Log Alarms” property).
These alarm buffers are stored in the DRAM (Dynamic RAM: similar to the RAM of a PC) of the target. Therefore, if the target is turned off, the alarm buffers are wiped out. If you need them to be saved even when the target is turned off, you can enable the “Backup Alarm Group” property (at the global alarm level). This way, these alarm buffers will be stored in the DRAM and in the SRAM (Static RAM: doesn t get wiped out when the target is turned off) as well.
Since the size of these alarm buffers is limited (the maximum value for the “Num of History Alarms” and “Num of Log Alarms” properties is 10000), they won t always contain the whole history of alarm events on the target. To obtain that behavior, you can enable the “Save To File” property (at the alarm group level). This way, the alarm events will be saved into Excel files (on the CF card) and these Excel files will contain the whole history of alarm events for the corresponding alarm groups.

Is there a RS-485 cable to connect a M221 to a Magelis XBTN401?
No. There is no cable you must make your own the pin out is as follows;

4——–4
5——–5
7——–7
8——–8

No other pins can be used because the M221 can also be configured for RS-232. (can not use a straight through Ethernet cable).

What is the meaning of “PLC Returned error code 02H” for Magelis Targets HMIGTO ?The error “PLC Returned error code 02H”, means that you are trying to access an address in the slave device which is not defined or inaccessible or there can be issue with communication card , cable, or communication settings done inside IOmanager communication equipment channels must be checked. Mostly the issue observed is related to register mismatch between target and slave device. Correcting this will resolve the issues.

What is the the number of candela per square meter for the Magelis XBTGTO?
HMIGTO 3.5″ = 450
HMIGTO 5.7″ = 500
HMIGTO 7″ = 350
HMIGTO 7.5″ = 400
HMIGTO 10.4″ = 450
HMIGTO 12.1″ = 450

Can a Magelis HMI communicate to a M241 SL2 using SoMachine protocol?
The M241 can communicate to an HMI via SL2. The default communication settings for SL2 does not match the settings for the COM of the HMI (baud rate and parity are different). If the settings are adapted, the communication works fine.
Below is the RS485 pinout:

HMI to M241 SL2
Pin 4 to D1
Pin 5 to D0

Can the Magelis HMIPPF7A2701 be mounted at a 45 degree angle?
The unit can be mounted at a 45 degree angle as long as the ambient air temperature does not exceed 85F and that there is enough air flow surrounding the unit.

Why does Magelis HMI tell me to change my password when I log in?
In Vijeo Designer, there is a feature called Password Management. If this is enabled, and password expiry is enabled, your password will expiry in two cases:
1) At first login and
2) After the defined time has elapsed.

You will need to change your password in the runtime with the user manager part or redownload the application again.

Can I have two Magelis HMI to the same serial port of a M238?
No you cannot, there are two possibilities to realize configuration of a M238 + 2 XBTGTs.
You can connect an HMI to the SL1 of the M238 and the second HMI can be connected to SL2.

Why is there only some data logged in my Magelis HMI?
Vijeo Designer Runtime is designed to optimize storage for data logging by only creating a record when the value of the variable changes. If the value of the variable remains static, a new record will not be created (other than the initial record). Each record made is for a unique value. Vijeo Designer cannot send emails via SMTP2Go on the Magelis but is successful via simulation

When this situation occurs, it is likely the network settings on the HMI are incorrect. Ensure that the IP, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS server are all set up correctly. Typically you can compare your PC’s settings vs the HMI’s settings to find the differences (if they are on the same network).

Can the TM2 expansion modules be used on the Magelis STU and STO?
No, if you want an HMI that can use the TM2 modules you will need to go to the HMISCU series.

Is there a Magelis HMI that can withstand 80psi of pressure?
The HMIGTO xx15 series has been tested to withstand 10 bar of high pressure washing machinery. (10bar = 145 psi)

Magelis HMIs – Frequently Asked Questions Part I

MRO Electric carries new and refurbished Magelis HMIs. To request a quote, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
Magelis HMIs
Magelis HMIs

Is it possible to download to a Magelis HMISCU with SoMachine using the IP address connection mode?
SoMachine V4.1 SP1.2 does not support this feature. It is only possible to download using the Node name connection mode.

What methods are there to put a Magelis back to factory settings?
Use the Vijeo Designer Runtime Installer found in the Start menu under Schneider Electric\ Vijeo-Designer to re-install the Runtime.

What are the Magelis XBTGT7340 DIO output specifications?
The Run, System Alarm and Event Buzzer outputs are rated for 24VDC and 50ma.

What is the MTBF for the Magelis HMISTU855?
-LCD and touch panel of STU655/855 is 50,000 hours
HMISTU655/855 is 2,087,918 hours without LCD screen

Can the MBX Driver V7.0 be installed on a Magelis iPC Smart box with a primary 1GB CF card?
No there is not enough available space on the primary CF card. MBX Driver requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 which requires about 150MB of available space on the primary CF card.

Can I use a VESA mount on the Magelis iDisplay MPCYT90NAN00N?
Yes. The iDisplay MPCYT90NAN00N can be mounted using a 100mm VESA mount.

Why can’t my Magelis HMI Communicate over Ethernet?
One common mistake people make is plugging the Ethernet cable into the RJ45 COM port of the HMI. First thing to check is to see if your Ethernet cable is actually plugged into the Ethernet port (it is labelled accordingly).

Is there a replacement keypad membrane for the Magelis XBTR410?
No. There are no replacement keypad membrane for the XBTR410.

Does the Magelis HMISCU support 3rd party drivers?
The HMISCUs only support Schneider Electric protocols. It does not support any 3rd party protocols. It was a Marketing decision to not include 3rd party drivers.

Does the Magelis HMISTO have e-mail functionality?
Only the HMISTO531 and HMISTO532.

Can I delay the Startup on the Magelis HMIGTO?
A Startup delay can be added from the Target Properties under Startup Options.

What is the fusing recommendation for the Magelis HMISCU?
We recommend using a slow-blow, 2A type T fuse. Type T and Class refer to different characteristics.
Type T is a time-delay slow blowing fuse. They are available in a wide variety of form factors and amperages. They typically have a fast over current link for surge spikes and a slower over current link for longer overload conditions.

Which Magelis HMI models support DH485?
The following HMI series support the DH485 protocol:
XBTGT
HMIGTO
HMISTU
HMISTO
XBTGK
HMISCU
HMIG3U

Is a Magelis HMISCU capable of logging data?
A HMISCU is capable of logging data onto an USB memory stick. Only the Vijeo Designer part of the controller will be able to do data logging. The SoMachine Logic Builder part cannot do data logging.

What is the communication cable to connect a Magelis XBTN401 to a Twido TWDNAC485D MiniDin port?
The cable part number is XBTZ968.

What software is used to program Magelis HMIGXU series ?
Vijeo Designer Basic V1.0 and higher is used to program the Magelis HMIGXU series.

Can the keypad on the Magelis XBTGK’s be replaced?
No, the keypad or membrane on the Magelis XBTGK’s are not field replaceable. There are no replacement parts for these and it will most likely have to be sent in for a repair.

What are the MTBF’s of the Magelis HMIGTU series?
See attached for the MTBF’s for the Magelis HMIGTU ranges.

Is the Magelis HMIGTO work with neoprene gloves?
The Magelis HMIGTOs use a resistive touchscreen. The touch is activated when pressure is apply to the screen and can be used with neoprene gloves.

Can the Magelis HMI be mounted vertically?
No, the Magelis series of HMIs programmed with Vijeo Designer cannot be mounted vertically. The reason for this is because Vijeo Designer software assumes that the (0,0) coordinate is the top left corner of the screen.

Are the Magelis HMIGTO series ATEX Certified?
Yes, the Magelis HMIGTO’s are ATEX certified and the models are listed below.
HMIGTO1300
HMIGTO1310
HMIGTO2300
HMIGTO2310
HMIGTO2315
HMIGTO3510
HMIGTO4310
HMIGTO5310
HMIGTO5315
HMIGTO6310
HMIGTO6315

Magelis HMISTU boots to the message Runtime Unsupported : The hardware platform does not match the target type defined in the application. Is there a way to recover from this?
This usually can affect the following parts: HMISTU655/855, and HMIS5T. The HMISTU targets do not have a way to recover the Runtime. It is recommended that the unit be sent in for repair, or purchase a replacement unit.

HMIGTO5310

Magelis HMIGTO5310 Touch Panel – Product Spotlight

The HMIGTO5310 (HMI-GTO-5310) is a Modicon Magelis GTO advanced touchscreen panel. It features a 10.4 inch display with a 96 MB flash memory. The panel uses an external power supply of 24 Volts DC, and has a lithium battery for internal RAM. It’s back light lifespan is 50,000 hours at 25 °C. Using an SDHC or SD card, one can add up to 32 GB of data storage to the HMIGTO5310. It also has an internal RAM of 512 kB used to back up data. Using either the panel’s software or its touch panels, a user can control 16 different levels of screen brightness.

The HMIGTO5310 weights precisely 2 kg. It measures 272.5 x 214.5 x 57 mm (W x H x D).  The HMIGTO5310 can be mounted by using 4 screw clamps with flush mounting.

The HMIGTO5310 supports a large number of downloadable protocols, including the Modbus TCP, Siemens Simatic, Rockwell Automation / Allen Bradley, Omron Sysmac, Mitsubish Melsec, FIPWAY, Modbus Plus, Uni-TE, and Modbus. The panel supports a number of integrated connection types, some of which include the Ethernet RJ45, the USB 2.0 ports, COM2 serial links, and a COM1 serial link.  When using the COM2 serial interface, be aware that the serial port is not isolated. The signal ground and frame ground terminals are connected inside the panel. There is risk of electric shock if precautions are not taken. When using the signal ground terminal to connect an external device to the panel, verify that a short circuit loop was not created when you set up the system. Connect the #8 signal ground terminal to remote equipment when the host PLC unit is not isolated. Connect the #8 signal ground terminal to a known reliable ground connection to reduce the risk of damaging the circuit.

When setting up RS-485 communication, the cable diagram for some equipment may require polarization on the terminal side. This terminal does not require any special setting as it handles polarization automatically.

MRO Electric and Supply stocks HMIGTO5310 panels. For more information or to request a quote, please contact us at 800-691-8511 or at sales@mroelectric.com.

HMI-STU-855

Modicon Magelis HMI-STU-855 (HMISTU855) Product Spotlight

The Schneider Electric / Modion HMI-STU-855 is a 5.7 inch touch panel screen with a Magelis operating system and CPU ARM9 processor. It uses a QVGA TFT color touchscreen with a pixel resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. It uses an external supply source of 24 volts and consumes 6.8 watts of power. It has 16 MB of application battery with 64 kB available to back up data. The HMISTU855 is able to download a number of protocols including Modbus, Modbus TCP/IP, Uni-TE, and 3rd party protocols.  When using the HMISTU855, all connections to the communication ports on the bottom and sides of the unit must not put large amounts of stress on the ports. Be sure to securely attach communication cables to the panel or cabinet. Use only RJ45 cables with a functioning locking tab.

Critical detected alarm indicators and systematic function require independent and redundant protection hardware or mechanical interlocks. It is important that when power is cycled, the user waits at least 10 seconds before restoring power. Switching the power on and off quickly can damage the unit. The interface is connected to remote equipment using a RS232C or RS-485 cable. The connector that is used is a RJ45-8 pin type. The using a long PLC cable to connect the unit, a difference of electric potential can be observed between the cable and the ground, even when connected to a ground. The serial port on the HMI-STU-855 is not isolated. The signal ground and frame ground terminals are connected inside the unit. When setting up the RS-485 communication, the cable diagram for some equipment may need polarization on the terminal side. This terminal does not need any special setting because it can handle polarization automatically.

MRO Electric and Supply Company stocks many Modicon Magelis HMIs and panels, including the HMI-STU-855. For for information or to request a quote, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.

HMI-STU-855
HMI-STU-855

Human Machine Interface (HMI) Retrofitting

At MRO Electric and Supply, we are experts at retrofitting older HMIs with a new interface that is clean, modernized, and still works with your system.

Take this older Fanuc HMI as an example. The old CRT display has begun to fade out, making its use inefficient and none user-friendly. Old CRT screens are also prone to overheating, and they take up a lot of much needed space.

Fanuc HMI
Fanuc HMI Pre-Retrofit

A new LCD retrofitted screen can give you more accessibility, brighter displays, and user-friendly colors. MRO Electric can quickly update your FANUC Displays and HMIs at a fraction of the cost of replacing your whole HMI. You also don’t have to rewrite your programming, or waste time and resources replacing your whole system.

Fanuc HMI next to LCD Retrofit
Fanuc HMI next to its LCD Retrofit

Below is a fully retrofitted Fanuc HMI with an LCD monitor. This lighter, energy-efficient replacement adds years of life and service to existing legacy equipment, and eliminates potential future downtime. In addition, all of our HMI repairs come standard with a 12 month warranty.

Newly Retrofitted Fanuc HMI
Newly Retrofitted Fanuc HMI

Get in touch with us today to learn more about this cost effective solution for your HMIs. You can request a quote by calling 1-800-691-8511 or by emailing sales@mroelectric.com.