04 March 2013
Complex production lines and installations can often see key components located at different ends of a machine, in different rooms, or even on different floors. In such a decentralised system it can be difficult to debug a PLC program during commissioning or after a modification without being able to watch the machinery in operation.
The result is extended debugging time or the need for two or more personnel to coordinate their efforts.
The GOT1000 series of HMIs from Mitsubishi Electric eliminates these problems through a special FA transparent function that enables a PC connected to the HMI to link directly to other Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems products, such as PLCs, inverters and servo drives.
Now, wherever these components are on the production line, engineers can form a direct link to them from a PC connected just to the HMI, enabling both the GOT1000 terminal and the PLC program to be debugged in a single operation.
Touch panel operation is enabled even when the PC is connected so engineers can see exactly how any modifications to the programs will impact on the machine operation.