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HMI/cMT Series – Smart IIoT Solution Overview

Technological advances in the fields of IT, personal electronics, and manufacturing are expanding the role of the traditional Human Machine Interface (HMI) in the automation market. Today there are many more ways in which humans can and want to interface with their machines. HMIs must network to a central location where a plant manager can monitor operations efficiently and receive quick alerts to resolve maintenance issues. OEMs need to monitor and track their equipment remotely and respond to problems without making onsite visits. And machine operators want to be free to walk around the facility controlling their machines via tablets and smartphones. Enjoy excellent, secure connectivity and support with popular IIoT protocols: MQTT, OPC UA Server, MySQL Database, and more.

All of the above is now possible. cMT products are designed to meet the expanding need for the IIoT and Industry 4.0 solutions to connect to equipment, while still preserving the core function of a fixed operator terminal. Since 2000, Maple Systems and Weintek Labs have partnered in promoting innovative HMI touch screens, servers, and gateway products. As the largest North American supplier of HMI and cMT products powered by Weintek Labs, Maple Systems is able to offer affordable solutions with best-in-class application support.

Keep reading below to learn more about the cMT Series, or click here to view our cMT Brochure.
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Software
EBPro is a powerful HMI configuration software for our cMT, Advanced, and Basic HMIs. It provides the flexibility to create and deploy custom control applications suited to your unique industrial process. With support for over 300 PLC & controller communication protocols, EBPro enables our HMIs to seamlessly integrate with your existing system.
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Why Choose EBPro?
EBPro is a feature rich software capable of connecting, monitoring, and logging your industrial data and devices in a multitude of ways. EBPro's array of data acquisition options, remote monitoring, and IIoT technology support make it extremely easy to work with for any application. In addition to seamless integration, using our HMIs and EBPro can open your industrial processes up to remote monitoring through VNC connection, or using CMT Viewer (with CMT Products). EBPro has data collection, analytics features such as: MQTT, OPC UA, SQL integration.
Seamless Integration
EBPro seamlessly integrates with several other platforms, including Modbus, MQTT, OPC UA and more.
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Create Attractive User Interfaces
Out-of-the-box graphics make it easy to create high quality interfaces.
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Ready to get started with EBPro? Our EBPro Video Series will show you the capabilities of the software, and walk you through how to implement features for your application.
PLC Connectivity
Our HMIs integrate with our PLC Products and many other PLC manufacturers. With over 300 PLC & Controller communication protocols, these HMIs will easily integrate with your preferred PLC brand like Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Omron, Emerson, GE, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and many more. When integrating with our PLC products, communication is established with industry standard Modbus RTU or TCP. The Modbus Slave driver is configured in MAPware-7000 for the PLC, and the Modbus Master driver is configured in EBPro for the HMI. Tags can be exported and imported in both directions. In models that support Ethernet, a crossover Ethernet cable (part number 7431-0104) can be used. For all other models, serial cable (part number 7446-0215 or 7444-0215) based on HMI model used, is required.
Supported PLCs
We support the following manufacturers PLC. Please use the following list.
Controller Manufacturer Controller Family Controller Information Sheet
ASCII Any products that use the simple ASCII communications format. Download (343KB)
ABB AC500 Download (132KB)
ABB NextMove ES Download (126KB)
ABB TotalFlow FCU Download (128KB)
Aerotech Motion Controllers (Serial) Download (160KB)
Aerotech Motion Controllers (Ethernet) Download (162KB)
Aerotech Modbus RTU Download (277KB)
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix, ControlLogix, DriveLogix (EtherNet/IP) - Free Tags Download (223KB)
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix, ControlLogix, FlexLogix (Serial) - Free Tags Download (311KB)
Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexoLogix (DF1 Serial) Download (191KB)
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix (Serial) Download (311KB)
Allen-Bradley SLC500 & MicroLogix 1000, 1100, 1200, 1400 & 1500 Series (EtherNet/IP - DF1) Download (139KB)
Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1000, 1100, 1200 & 1500 Series (1761-NET-ENI) Download (141KB)
Allen-Bradley SLC500 and MicroLogix (DF1 CRC Checksum) Download (181KB)
Allen-Bradley SLC500 and MicroLogix (DF1 BCC CheckSum) Download (182KB)
Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1000, 1200, 1500 & SLC500 Series (DH485) Download (152KB)
Allen-Bradley Micro800 Download (157KB)
Allen-Bradley Micro820/850 Download (819KB)
Allen-Bradley Micro820/830/850 (CIP Serial) Download (904KB)
Allen-Bradley SLC 500 (DH485) Download (152KB)
Allen-Bradley PLC-5/xxE Series (Ethernet) Download (147KB)
Allen-Bradley PLC-5 Family (DF1 Serial) Download (191KB)
Allen-Bradley Legacy CompactLogix, ControlLogix, FlexLogix (EtherNet/IP) Download (190KB)
Allen-Bradley Legacy CompactLogix, ControlLogix, FlexLogix (EtherNet/IP) - Free Tag Names Download (253KB)
Animatics SmartMotor (Class 4), RTC Download (201KB)
Animatics SmartMotor (Class 5) Download (290KB)
Applied Motion Products Q Series Controllers Download (170KB)
Applied Motion Products Q-E Series Controllers Download (143KB)
Arcus DMX-K-SA Series Download (167KB)
Aromat Eco-Power Meters Download (380KB)
Aromat FP Series (Ethernet) Download (41KB)
Aromat FP0 Series Download (141KB)
Aromat FP1 Series Download (141KB)
Aromat FP2 Series Download (141KB)
Aromat FP2 Series (Ethernet) Download (41KB)
Aromat FP3 Series Download (141KB)
Aromat FP10SH Series Download (141KB)
Aromat FPM Series Download (141KB)
Aromat FPX Series (Ethernet) Download (131KB)
Aromat MEWTOCOL7 driver Download (511KB)
Aromat Minas A4 Series Download (167KB)
Automation Direct (Koyo) Productivity 3000 Download (166KB)
Automation Direct (Koyo) Productivity 3000 (Ethernet) Download (152KB)
BACnet BACnet IP Client Download (357KB)
BACnet BACnet IP Server Download (264KB)
BACnet Any device that supports BACnet IP (LEGACY) Download (185KB)
BACnet MS/TP Download (759KB)
Baldor Flex Drive II Download (160KB)
Baldor Flex+ Drive II Download (160KB)
Baldor MicroFlex Download (160KB)
Baldor MicroFlex e100 Download (160KB)
Baldor MintDrive II Series Download (160KB)
Baldor NextMove e100 Download (160KB)
Baldor NextMove ESB-2 Download (160KB)
Bardac Smarty Controller Download (187KB)
Beckhoff Beckhoff ADS/AMS (Ethernet) Download (611KB)
Beckhoff BC9000 (Modbus, TCP/IP) Download (164KB)
Beckhoff Embedded PC Download (801KB)
Beckhoff TwinCAT PLC (Ethernet) Download (363KB)
Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 ADS/AMS (Ethernet) Download (137KB)
Bosch Rexroth Download (445KB)
Bosch Rexroth SIS (Symbolic Addressing) Download (261KB)
Bosch Rexroth SIS (Absolute Addressing) Download (146KB)
Bristol Babcock Network 3000
(Modbus RTU Master, serial)
Download (129KB)
Bristol Babcock ControlWave, Control Wave Micro Download (130KB)
Cal Controls CALogix
(Modbus RTU Master, serial)
Download (79KB)
CANBus Any slave device using CAN Open Download (244KB)
CANBus J1939 Download (693KB)
CoDeSys Automation Alliance Download (64KB)
CoDeSys V2 (Absolute Addressing) (Ethernet) Download (153KB)
CoDeSys V2 (Symbolic Addressing) (Ethernet) Download (240KB)
CoDeSys V2 (Symbolic Addressing) (Serial) Download (228KB)
CoDeSys V3 (Ethernet) Download (526KB)
Compumotor 6000, 6K Series Download (152KB)
Gemini GV6 Series Download (97KB)
Control Microsystems SCADAPack Series
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (169KB)
Control Technology Corporation Automation Control Series Download (95KB)
Control Technology Corporation Automation Control Series (Ethernet) Download (92KB)
Control Technology Corporation 2500 Series (Ethernet) Download (408KB)
Control Technology Corporation 2500 Series (Serial) Download (414KB)
Controller Area Network (CAN) for the HMI5000P Series/EZwarePlus Only Any slave device using CAN Open Download (244KB)
Copley Controls Digital Drives Download (137KB)
Copley Xenus Xenus, Xenus Micro, Accelnet, Accelnet Micro, Stepnet Series Download (170KB)
Crouzet CD-12 Download (317KB)
Crouzet M3 (FBD) Download (318KB)
Crouzet M3 (LAD) Download (161KB)
Danfoss ECL Apex 20 Download (41KB)
Danfoss ECL Apex 20 (Ethernet) Download (130KB)
Danfoss FC Series Download (42KB)
Danfoss VLT2800 Series Download (148KB)
Delta Products (AS Series) Ethernet/IP Download (332KB)
Delta Products AS300 (Modbus TCP/IP or RTU Protocol) Download (481KB)
Delta Products DVP Series Download (163KB)
Delta Products DVPEN01-SL (Ethernet) Download (389KB)
Electric Motor Systems DX100, DX200, FS100, YRC1000 Controllers Download (120KB)
Electric Motor Systems FSP Download (147KB)
Electric Motor Systems G5 Drives Download (160KB)
Electric Motor Systems MP Series Download (149KB)
Electric Motor Systems MP Series SIO (Extension) Download (128KB)
Electric Motor Systems MP Series Ethernet Download (130KB)
Electric Motor Systems MP Series Memobus (Ethernet) Download (131KB)
Electric Motor Systems MP2300Siec (EthernetIP - HMI as Scanner) Download (490KB)
Electric Motor Systems Sigma-5 Download (132KB)
Electric Motor Systems VG5 Modbus Drives Download (160KB)
Electric Motor Systems SMC Download (167KB)
Emerson / Control Techniques SI – Ethernet Download (153KB)
Emerson Motion Control ControlWave Micro
(BSAP Ethernet), Free Tags
Download (206KB)
Emerson Motion Control Axima Controllers
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (85KB)
Emerson Motion Control EN Drives
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (85KB)
Emerson Motion Control Epsilon Drives
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (196KB)
Emerson Motion Control Axima 2000/4000 w/ CP card - EN Series Download (85KB)
Emerson Motion Control Digitax ST Servo Motor Download (175KB)
Emerson Motion Control ROC 800 Download (601KB)
Emerson Network Power EC20 Controller Download (155KB)
Entertron Industries Programmable Controllers
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (159KB)
Eurotherm Modbus Mini8 Download (185KB)
Fatek FB Series Download (153KB)
Festo Controllers Download (156KB)
Festo Controllers (Ethernet) Download (89KB)
Fuji PGX-4 Download (171KB)
Galil DMC Series Download (181KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms PAC Systems RX3i Download (140KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms PAC Systems RX3i (Ethernet) Download (138KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms CMM Communication
Module
Download (140KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms Fanuc 0i-TD Series Download (167KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms CMM321
(Modbus TCP, Ethernet)
Download (140KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms Series 90-30
(SRTP, Ethernet)
Download (158KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms Series 90
(SNP, Serial)
Download (153KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms Series 90 Micro
(SNP, Serial)
Download (153KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms VersaMax
(Ethernet)
Download (163KB)
GE Intelligent Platforms VersaMax
(SNP, Serial)
Download (153KB)
Giddings & Lewis MMC
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (164KB)
Giddings & Lewis PiC Family
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (164KB)
Hitachi H Series Download (43KB)
IAI X-SEL Controller Download (128KB)
Idec Micro³, MicroSmart & OpenNet Download (147KB)
Idec MicroSmart & SmartAxis series Download (134KB)
Idec OpenNet Download (147KB)
Industrial Control Links ICL-4100 Series
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (159KB)
Industrial Control Links ICL-4200 Series
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (159KB)
Industrial Control Links ICL-4300 Series
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (159KB)
Industrial Indexing Systems Emerald EMC-2000™ Series Download (146KB)
International Parallel Machines IPM Series
(Modbus RTU Master, Serial)
Download (162KB)
Keyence KV Series Download (186KB)
Keyence KV-L20V/700/1000/3000/
5000 Series (KV Studio Mode)
Nano Series (KV Studio Mode)
Download (150KB)
Keyence KV1000 Series Download (156KB)
Keyence KV3000 Series Download (143KB)
Keyence KV5000 Series (Ethernet) Download (42KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) Click Download (417KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) Click (Ethernet)   Download (409KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) DL Series (Ethernet) Download (42KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) DL05 Series Download (85KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) DL06 Series Download (85KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) DL105 Series Download (85KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) DL205 Series Download (85KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) DL305 (D3-350) Download (85KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) DL405 Series Download (85KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) Do-more (Ethernet) Download (151KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) Do-more (Serial) Download (155KB)
Koyo (Automation Direct) NK1 Download (328KB)
Lenze 8200/9300 Series Download (66KB)
Matsushita Eco-Power Meters Download (380KB)
Matsushita FP Series (Ethernet) Download (41KB)
Matsushita FP0 Series Download (141KB)
Matsushita FP1 Series Download (141KB)
Matsushita FP2 Series Download (141KB)
Matsushita FP2 Series (Ethernet) Download (41KB)
Matsushita FP3 Series Download (141KB)
Matsushita FP10SH Series Download (141KB)
Matsushita FPM Series Download (141KB)
Matsushita FPX Series (Ethernet) Download (131KB)
Matsushita MEWTOCOL7 driver Download (511KB)
Matsushita Minas A4 Series Download (147KB)
Mitsubishi A Series Download (41KB)
Mitsubishi A1S Series Download (131KB)
Mitsubishi A3N/A1SH Series Download (130KB)
Mitsubishi A2US Series Download (126KB)
Mitsubishi A2A Series Download (130KB)
Mitsubishi Alpha 2    Download (328KB)
Mitsubishi FX1S Download (167KB)
Mitsubishi FX1N Download (167KB)
Mitsubishi FX2N-10GM/20GM Download (133KB)
Mitsubishi FX3U, FX3UC, FX3G, FX3S Download (142KB)
Mitsubishi FX3U & FX3G (Ethernet) Download (435KB)
Mitsubishi FX5U/FX5UC Download (279KB)
Mitsubishi FX5U (Ethernet) Download (193KB)
Mitsubishi FX5U, ASCII Mode (Ethernet) Download (191KB)
Mitsubishi MELSEC FX & FX2C Download (167KB)
Mitsubishi MELSEC FX0 Download (167KB)
Mitsubishi MELSEC FX0S Download (167KB)
Mitsubishi MELSEC FX0N Download (167KB)
Mitsubishi MELSEC FX2N Download (167KB)
Mitsubishi MR J3/J4A Download (316KB)
Mitsubishi MR-MQ100 Series (Ethernet) Download (183KB)
Mitsubishi Q Series (Serial) Download (171KB)
Mitsubishi Q/L Series (Ethernet) Download (390KB)
Mitsubishi Q06H Series Download (43.4KB)
Mitsubishi Q02H Series Download (43.3KB)
Mitsubishi Q00J Series Download (42.3KB)
Mitsubishi R04 (Ethernet) Download (431KB)
Modbus ASCII Products that use the Modbus ASCII communications format. Download (46.6KB)
Modbus ASCII Slave Products that use the Modbus ASCII Slave communications format. Download (137KB)
Modbus RTU Master Products that use the Modbus RTU communications format. Download (277KB)
Modbus RTU Slave Products that use the Modbus RTU communications format. Download (138KB)
Modbus TCP 32-bit Products that use the Modbus TCP 32-bit communications format. Download (166KB)
Modbus TCP Slave Products that use the Modbus TCP communications format. Download (154KB)
Modbus TCP Master Products that use Modbus TCP/IP protocol Download (207KB)
Modicon 984 Series Download (168KB)
Modicon Compact Download (168KB)
Modicon IMS MOTION Download (114KB)
Modicon IMS SERVO Download (96.6KB)
Modicon M221 (Modbus RTU) Ethernet Download (141KB)
Modicon M221 (Modbus RTU) Serial Download (136KB)
Modicon Micro Download (168KB)
Modicon Momentum Download (168KB)
Modicon TSX Quantum Download (168KB)
Modicon Twido Download (130KB)
Moeller PS4 Series (Sucom 1)
Moeller XC-CPU101 Download (129KB)
Motorola RTU MOSCAD Lite Download (163KB)
Motorola RTU MOSCAD Download (163KB)
NAis Eco-Power Meters Download (380KB)
NAis FP Series (Ethernet) Download (41.3KB)
NAis FP0 Series Download (141KB)
NAis FP1 Series Download (141KB)
NAis FP2 Series Download (141KB)
NAis FP2 Series (Ethernet) Download (41.3KB)
NAis FP3 Series Download (141KB)
NAis FP10SH Series Download (141KB)
NAis FPM Series Download (141KB)
NAis FPX Series (Ethernet) Download (131KB)
NAis MEWTOCOL7 driver Download (511KB)
NAis Minas A4 Series Download (147KB)
NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) 0183 Download (151KB)
ODVA Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) over EtherNet/IP Download (515KB)
Omron Ethernet/IP (NJ/NX Series) Download (243KB)
Omron FINS/TCP (Ethernet) Download (142KB)
Omron SYSMAC C-Series
(HostLink, Serial)
Download (195KB)
Omron CQM1
(HostLink, Serial)
Download (137KB)
Omron CQM1H
(HostLink, Serial)
Download (195KB)
Omron CP Series USB
CPIE CPU Module USB Port
Download (131KB)
Omron CPM1
(HostLink, Serial)
Download (195KB)
Omron CS/CJ Series (FINS, Ethernet) Download (127KB)
Omron CS/CJ Series, CJ Series, CP Series + Ethernet Module (Ethernet FINS/UDP) Download (125KB)
Omron CS/CJ Series (HostLink, Serial) Download (138KB)
Omron CS1/CJ1 Series (FINS,Ethernet) Download (127KB)
Omron CP1L & CP1H (HostLink, Serial) Download (138KB)
Omron E5CN Series Download (174KB)
Omron Host Link Download (194KB)
Opto22 PAC (Ethernet) – CONT Protocol Download (463KB)
Opto22 PAC (Ethernet) – MMIO Protocol Download (442KB)
Panasonic Eco-Power Meters Download (380KB)
Panasonic FP Series (Ethernet) Download (41.3KB)
Panasonic FP0 Series Download (141KB)
Panasonic FP1 Series Download (141KB)
Panasonic FP2 Series Download (141KB)
Panasonic FP2 Series (Ethernet) Download (41.3KB)
Panasonic FP3 Series Download (141KB)
Panasonic FP10SH Series Download (141KB)
Panasonic FPM Series Download (141KB)
Panasonic FPX Series (Ethernet) Download (131KB)
Panasonic MEWTOCOL7 driver Download (511KB)
Panasonic Minas A4 Series Download (147KB)
Parker Motion SLVD Series Download (42.3KB)
Parker Motion ACR9000 Series
(Ethernet)
(Serial)
Download (143KB)
Parker Motion Compax3 Download (138KB)
Parker Hannifin 6000, 6K Series Download (152KB)
SAF Drives & Automation OEM SAFphire Download (158KB)
Saftronics DX100, DX200, FS100, YRC1000 Controllers Download (120KB)
Saftronics FSP Download (147KB)
Saftronics G5 Drives Download (160KB)
Saftronics MP Series Download (149KB)
Saftronics MP Series SIO (Extension) Download (128KB)
Saftronics MP Series Ethernet Download (130KB)
Saftronics MP Series Memobus (Ethernet) Download (131KB)
Saftronics MP2300Siec (EthernetIP - HMI as Scanner) Download (490KB)
Saftronics Sigma-5 Download (132KB)
Saftronics VG5 Modbus Drives Download (160KB)
Saftronics SMC Download (167KB)
Samsung NX7 & SPC10 PLCs Download (166KB)
Schneider Electric 984 Series Download (168KB)
Schneider Electric Compact Download (168KB)
Schneider Electric IMS MOTION Download (114KB)
Schneider Electric IMS SERVO Download (96.6KB)
Schneider Electric M221 (Modbus RTU) Ethernet Download (141KB)
Schneider Electric M221 (Modbus RTU) Serial Download (136KB)
Schneider Electric Micro Download (168KB)
Schneider Electric Momentum Download (168KB)
Schneider Electric TSX Quantum Download (168KB)
Schneider Electric Twido Download (130KB)
Schneider Electric TSX Nano
(Uni-tel way, Serial)
Download (159KB)
Sick Flexi Soft Download (140KB)
Siemens Logo Download (391KB)
Siemens S7-1200/S7-1500 (Absolute Addressing) Download (895KB)
Siemens S7-200 Series Download (139KB)
Siemens S7-200 Series (Ethernet) Download (343KB)
Siemens S7-200 PPI Download (197KB)
Siemens S7-200 Any VD Address Download (136KB)
Siemens S7-200 SMART Ethernet Download (131KB)
Siemens S7-200 SMART (PPI) Download (140KB)
Siemens S7-300 Series MPI (187.5 Support) Download (949KB)
Siemens S7-300 Series (MPI adapter cable) Download (746KB)
Siemens S7-300 Series (Ethernet) Download (744KB)
Siemens S7-400 Series (Ethernet) Download (744KB)
Siemens S7-1200/1500 (Symbolic Addressing)(Ethernet) Download (1.07MB)
Siemens SIMATIC TI505 Series Download (132KB)
Siemens TI505 (Ethernet) Download (139KB)
SIXNET SIXTRAK Gateways, IPM Download (136KB)
SIXNET VersaTRAK RTUs Download (136KB)
Telemecanique TSX Nano
(Uni-tel way, Serial)
Download (159KB)
Tolomatic Axidyne, AxiomPlus PV Series
Servo Controller/Drive
Download (164KB)
Toshiba Machine Provisor TC200 Download (154KB)
Toshiba T Series Download (1.2MB)
Toshiba VF Series Download (152KB)
TrioMotion Technology Motion Coordinator Controller (Mode 4) (Serial or Ethernet) Download (117KB)
TrioMotion Technology Motion Coordinator Controller (Mode 7) (Serial or Ethernet) Download (118KB)
Twido PLC's Download (130KB)
Wago System 750 Download (157KB)
Wago 75-842 Download (135KB)
Watlow Electric CAS200 Download (167KB)
Watlow Electric CLS200 Download (167KB)
Watlow Electric MLS300 Download (167KB)
Watlow Electric PPC2000 Download (167KB)
Yaskawa Electric DX100, DX200, FS100, YRC1000 Controllers Download (120KB)
Yaskawa Electric FSP Download (147KB)
Yaskawa Electric G5 Drives Download (160KB)
Yaskawa Electric MP Series Download (149KB)
Yaskawa Electric MP Series SIO (Extension) Download (128KB)
Yaskawa Electric MP Series Ethernet Download (130KB)
Yaskawa Electric MP Series Memobus (Ethernet) Download (131KB)
Yaskawa Electric MP2300Siec (EthernetIP - HMI as Scanner) Download (490KB)
Yaskawa Electric Sigma-5 Download (132KB)
Yaskawa Electric VG5 Modbus Drives Download (316KB)
Yaskawa Electric SMC Download (167KB)
Yokogawa FA-M3 Series Download (208KB)
Yokogawa FA-M3 Series (Ethernet) Download (84.3KB)
EBPro HMI Software Training: Connect to a Controller or PLC � Modbus TCP/IP Master
Over 300 communication drivers are supported in EBPro. Watch this training video to see how easy it is to add a new Controller or PLC to your project. This example walks you through adding a Modbus TCP/IP Master driver, and shows how Modbus Addressing works with Maple Systems HMIs.
Features
Alarm & Event Messages (Import / Export, Histories, Backup, Display)
Alarm Management
When something goes wrong, make sure the people who can fix it know about the issue, no matter where they are.
Alarm Notification
Maple Systems Graphic HMIs offer powerful alarm design features to monitor processes and notify the operator of abnormal operating conditions. Critical alarm notifications can be sent to key personnel via SMS or e-mail.
Organize Alarm/Events into Categories
Alarm/event displays can be configured to show specific categories based on processes or priorities.
Embed Process Data in Alarm/Event Messages
If a monitored process goes out-of-bounds, the displayed message can contain the actual value that triggered the alarm.
Audio Output for Alarm Warnings
A triggered alarm/event can generate an audio alert over a PA system (cMT3151 only).
E-mail and Text Notifications
Critical alarm notifications can be sent from the HMI to key personnel via SMS text messages or e-mail. An e-mail can include a picture of an HMI window showing the process data.
Save Alarm Histories
Alarm data can be saved to HMI memory or USB/SD card and displayed in a History Event Display.

Alarm log files can be backed up to a PC on the local area network (Basic and Advanced) or accessed directly by logging on to the HMI as an FTP server.
Import and Export Alarm Data
When an alarm occurs, the date and time of the alarm can be stored in an event log file that is saved to HMI memory. This alarm/event data can be backed up to USB, SD card, or to a PC on the network (Basic and Advanced). Event log files can be imported back into the HMI if they are inadvertently erased.
Display Alarm/Event Messages
  • Alarm Bar: The alarm message is displayed in a scrolling marquee
  • Alarm Display: The alarm message is displayed in a list with the most recent alarm at the top
  • Event Display: The alarm message is displayed in a list along with alarm acknowledge and alarm cleared information
Additional Resources
Sample project: Alarm and Event – Demonstrates how to display alarms and events in Alarm Bar, Alarm Display, and Event Display objects. It also demonstrates how to select a date range in a History mode Event Display object with option list drop-down menus.
Sample project: Alarm Pop Up Window – Demonstrates two methods to trigger an Event Display pop up automatically when an alarm occurs.
Sample project: Email Alarm – Demonstrates how to configure your project to send an email when an alarm occurs.
Tech note: HMI and Gmail – Email and text notifications using Gmail.
Product video: Alarm Setup And Configuration [ 7 min. 04 sec. ] This video demonstrates how to set up and configure Alarm Data within a project built with the Easybuilder 5000 HMI configuration software.
EZwarePlus features email functions that are not available from EZware-5000. This video covers how to enable and configure the email feature of the HMI5000P products, which sends an email when an alarm or event is triggered.
Analog Meters
Support Center
Check out our Support Center page for more information.
Animation - Flow Block
Animation
Add motion to your application to guide the operator's attention to a certain area of the screen or indicate motion of a process.
Highlight Your Process with Motion
To animate an object on the HMI screen to indicate motion or bring the operator's attention to a certain area of the screen is helpful. EBPro provides several methods of moving an object or indicating movement on the HMI screen.
Flow Block (Advanced and Smart HMIs)
The Flow Block is a special object that can be used to indicate movement or flow in a pipe. The speed and direction of the flow is controlled by a register in the PLC.
Real-Life Application
As an example, in a water/wastewater treatment plant, a water tank level may drop below a certain threshold causing a pump to turn on. A picture of a pump on the screen can be animated to indicate that the pump is turned on by rotating an impeller. In addition, water pipes leading from the pump to the tank on the HMI screen can be animated to look like water is moving through the pipes to the tank using the Flow Block.
Animation (Objects, Word Lamp, GIFs, Moving Shape)
Animation
Add motion to your application to guide the operator's attention to a certain area of the screen or indicate motion of a process.
Highlight Your Process with Motion
To animate an object on the HMI screen to indicate motion or bring the operator's attention to a certain area of the screen is helpful. EBPro provides several methods of moving an object or indicating movement on the HMI screen.
Animation Object
Assign a picture or shape to the Animation object and have it move to predefined positions on the HMI screen. The movement and appearance can be controlled by the PLC based on values in registers, or the movement can be based on a predefined time interval.
Moving Shape Object
Assign a picture or shape to the Moving Shape object and have it move anywhere on the screen under PLC control. The movement and appearance can be controlled by changing values in three consecutive registers (state, x-axis, y-axis).
Word Lamp
A Word Lamp object can change states based on the value in a PLC register. Create three pictures where each picture rotates 120 degrees for each state. Changing the value in the register will make the picture appear to rotate.
Animated GIFs
Animated GIFs can be saved into the Picture Library and assigned to objects on the HMI screen. A standard library of 46 animated GIFs is included with EBPro.
Real-Life Application
As an example, in a water/wastewater treatment plant, a water tank level may drop below a certain threshold causing a pump to turn on. A picture of a pump on the screen can be animated to indicate that the pump is turned on by rotating an impeller. In addition, water pipes leading from the pump to the tank on the HMI screen can be animated to look like water is moving through the pipes to the tank using the Flow Block.
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Bar Graphs
Bar Graphs
Easily create simple bar graphs to represent complex data in multiple formats including floating point.
Maple Systems EBPro software provides options to easily create simple bar graphs to represent complex data, as well as support for multiple formats including floating point.

A bar graph can be configured to move up, down, left, or right, and can even be configured as a circular graph.

  • Customizable colors
  • Floating point support
  • Tank level representation
  • Dynamic alarms
  • Target indicator
  • High/Low color indicators for out-of-range conditions

Additional Resources
Product video: Bar Graphs [ 36 sec.]
How to create an HMI Application with Bar Graphs using EZware-5000 for Maple Systems HMIs.
Barcode Scanner (Android Camera)
Barcode Scanner
All HMIs support connecting a barcode scanner and displaying the scanned barcode data on the HMI screen.
Barcode Scanner Driver
EBPro has a built-in barcode scanner driver that can be used for connecting a serial or USB barcode scanner. Scanned data can be displayed on the HMI screen and transferred to a PLC.
2D Barcode Display
The 2D Barcode object converts ASCII characters in a series of registers (up to 1024 registers) into a QR Code or Aztec code that displays on the HMI screen. The code can then be read by a scanning device (e.g., a mobile phone) to display text or go to a website.
Barcode Scanner (Android Camera – cMT Series)
Connect an Android phone or tablet equipped with a camera and the cMT Viewer app to a cMT Series HMI. The Android camera can scan 1D or 2D barcodes and the data will be written to the designated addresses.
Build Data for USB Disk or SD Card Download
USB/SD Card
Transfer a Project from one HMI to another HMI via a USB Flash Drive or SD Card
CAN Bus
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cMT Viewer
The cMT Viewer provides a way to monitor the cMT Series from a PC, Industrial Panel PC, iPad, and Android tablet or smartphone.
What is cMT Viewer?
cMT Viewer is a client application that enables users to view and control cMT devices and screens, quickly and easily. cMT Viewer runs the HMI project on the client device (PC, smartphone, or tablet). Only application data is exchanged between the cMT hardware, acting as a server, and the client device. This client/server architecture offloads CPU intensive tasks such as rendering project graphics from the cMT hardware to whatever client platform is used to connect to it. The cMT hardware's CPU is freed up for tasks such as PLC communication. This enables multiple client devices to connect to a single cMT server with each client device providing an interactive and responsive user experience.
CODESYS
CODESYS
CODESYS stands for Controller Development System and can be used for simple, or very complex, automation projects. As your project grows in complexity, CODESYS is capable of accomplishing many of those more sophisticated tasks, all within the CODESYS software platform instead of requiring multiple 3rd party applications or custom code engineers spend weeks perfecting.

The CMT3092X, CMT3152X, and CMT3162X are all capable of running CODESYS by purchasing the CODESYS-license.
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Data Logging and Sampling
Data Logging and Sampling
Collect data through data logging and sampling to deliver insight into your system's process.
Data Logging
Data logging files can be created for a batch process (multiple files throughout the day), daily run (one file for the entire day) or multiple days (logged data from multiple days in one file).
  • Capture data based upon time or triggered events
  • Store data and/or screen shots in the HMI, then send them to a networked computer
  • Display sampled data in a Trend Display or in a spreadsheet format (History Data Display)
Backup Data Log Files
Data log files can be backed up from the HMI to a networked server (Basic and Advanced), sent directly from the HMI to key personnel via email, uploaded via the built-in FTP server on the HMI, or saved to an attached USB disk or SD card.
Display Data in an XY Trend Display or Circular Trend Display
Data log files can be displayed on a Trend Display in the same way that an electromechanical chart recorder was used to record data on a paper graph. There are two types of Trend Displays:

  • An XY Trend Display, where time is represented on the X-axis and the recorded data displayed on the Y-axis./li>


  • A Circular Trend Display, where time is represented on the circumference and the recorded data displayed on the radius of the circle.


Data Sampling
Data is collected from the PLC and stored as multiple files for later retrieval in the internal memory of the HMI. Data may also be saved to an SDHC card or USB flash drive.
  • Data can be sampled in periodic time intervals or triggered by a bit in the PLC.
  • Multiple consecutive registers can be sampled on a continuous basis, or the Auto-Stop feature can be enabled to stop data sampling after a specified number of samples.
  • The Hold feature temporarily stops data sampling under PLC or operator control.
Trend Displays
  • Display the data in real-time with a Trend Display, plotting the sampled data vs. time in graphical format.
  • Display historical data with a History Trend Display or in table format with the History Data Display.
Display Historical Data in a History Data Display
Historical data stored in HMI memory can be displayed in a tabular format with the History Data Display. The date and time for each data sample is displayed along with the sampled data value.
Backup Sampled Data
Backup data to SDHC card, USB flash drive, or send via email as a CSV file for viewing in spreadsheet format.
Data Logging Examples
  • Example 1: Data is logged from a continuous process food production line that runs 24 hours a day. Every day at midnight, a new file is generated. The data log from yesterday is automatically transferred to a networked server and converted to a CSV file. (Objects required: Data Sampling Object, Scheduler, EasyPrinter)
  • Example 2: Data is logged from an aluminum mold used to create parts for one shift. The data sampling only occurs while the machine is in run mode and the data is logged onto a USB disk. When the shift is done, the USB disk is removed and provided to the shift supervisor to review operational stats of the machine. (Objects required: USB disk, Data Sampling with a Hold Address)
  • Example 3: Parts are tested on a machine for a 48 hour period before being assembled for a consumer product. The data is logged in one file for that period to allow easy viewing by the quality assurance department. The data is displayed in a trend display object to allow a quick review before packing up parts. If a part is out of spec, an alarm is displayed with process variables embedded in the text. Logged data is viewed on a History Data Display in tabular format to see the machine status at the time of alarm. (Objects required: Data Sampling, Trend Display, Alarm/Event Log with Watch feature, Alarm Bar, History Data Display)
Additional Resources
Product video: Sample Data And Trending
This video explains how to create a data sample and trend display.
Database Server
Data Management
Collect and distribute process data that makes sense.
Data Management
We are all familiar with the simple data management an industrial interface can offer: process data delivered visually on a screen as a number, bar graph, dial meter, etc. But Maple Systems Graphic HMIs offer many additional features that will take your process data off the factory floor, delivering it to your enterprise systems.
Save Data Log Files to HMI Memory
Data logging files can be created for a batch process (multiple files throughout the day), daily run (one file for the entire day) or multiple days (logged data from multiple days in one file).
Backup Data Log Files
Data log files can be backed up from the HMI to a networked server (Basic and Advanced), sent directly from the HMI to key personnel via email, uploaded via the built-in FTP server on the HMI, or saved to an attached USB disk or SD card.
Display Data in a Standard Trend Display or Circular Trend Display
Data log files can be displayed on a Trend Display in either a:
  • Standard Trend Display (X=time; Y=recorded data)
  • Circular Trend Display (circumference=time; radius=recorded data)
Display Historical Data in a History Data Display
Historical data stored in HMI memory can be displayed in a tabular format with the History Data Display. The date and time for each data sample is displayed along with the sampled data value.
MQTT (Advanced and cMT Series)
The MQTT feature allows the HMI to publish data to an MQTT broker for inspection and analysis.
SQL Database Server (cMT Series only)
Data log files and Event log files can be sent to a SQL server (MySQL or MS SQL) where it can be managed and analyzed.
OPC UA Client (Advanced and cMT Series)
OPC UA Server (cMT Series)
When configured as an OPC UA Client, the HMI can read tags from an OPC UA Server and display them on the screen. When configured as an OPC UA Server (cMT Series), a SCADA application running as an OPC UA Client can access data on the HMI including PLC data by subscribing to tags created.
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(Numeric, Set Word, MultiState Switch, Set Bit, Toggle Switch, Combo Button)
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Email
Email
Configure the HMI to send an email with alarm information or data files.

Email Alarm Notifications
A critical process at a remote location requires attention. The HMI can send an email to key personnel to let them know of the situation. A screenshot of an HMI window showing relevant data can be attached to the email if desired.

Configure individual alarms to send an email to a specified group of recipients when the alarm is triggered. Create different groups (up to 16 groups) with various combinations of recipients for each group.
Send Data Files
You use data sampling in the HMI to record process data. Once the process has completed, the HMI can send an email with the data log files attached, to a list of recipients for examination or archiving.

Configure the Backup Object to send an email with files attached to a specified group of recipients. It can send data log files, event log files, operation log files, or recipe files. The email can be triggered with the press of a button by the operator or by a bit or integer in the PLC. The data files or event log files can be sent in their native binary format (*.dtl or *.evt) or automatically converted to a *.csv file format, which can be opened directly in Excel or other spreadsheet application.
Configure Email
Configure the Email Settings in the System Parameters Email tab in EBPro along with a list of recipients. Email settings and contacts can be updated in the HMI from a USB flash drive or SD card containing the updated information.

In addition, contacts can be added or deleted from the HMI's contact list directly on an HMI window using the Contact Editor.
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File Browser
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File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
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Fonts
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Graphics (Libraries, Bit Maps, Custom Libraries, Lamps, Pushbuttons, Multi- State Switches)
Images/Graphics
You can create graphics-rich screens using graphics from libraries or imported bitmaps, JPGs, or animated GIFs.

Bitmaps Enhance HMI Graphics
With our Graphic HMIs, bitmap images can be imported into EBPro, giving you control over the look and feel of your touchscreen application.

You are not limited to the images that come with your EBPro graphics library. You can import custom versatile color graphics to enhance your application and indicate various states of objects such as pumps, valves, motors, among others.

Imported graphics can be stored in a custom library that you create or stored directly in the project you are working on. A custom library can be accessed by other projects that you create, but the custom library must be copied to another computer if you wish to use it elsewhere. If the imported graphic is stored in the project, it will travel with the project to any other computer.
Build Custom Image Libraries
Expand your library to include custom project imagery including bitmap photographs, logos, photos, drawings, diagrams, and so on. Accepted file formats include bmp, jpg, gif, and png.
Utilizing Images
Utilize images for custom start-up screens, buttons, objects, or combined objects to perform any function assigned.
Improve Your Application with Bitmaps
Graphics Library – EBPro comes with a well-stocked graphics library. Before importing a bitmap from some other source, explore the library first.

Customize – Import bitmaps into EBPro from a variety of sources, or create them in a drawing program, then import them.

Startup Screens – Import bitmaps to create custom startup screens with your company logo or a photo of your factory headquarters.

Vector Graphics – Create vector graphics using EBPro's drawing tools to augment bitmap graphics.

Training Screens – Use bitmaps to create training tutorials.

Create Groups – Bitmaps can be grouped with other bitmaps to create a new object.

Integrated Graphics – Combine bitmaps with data display items, such as meters and graphs, or combine bitmaps with active touch objects.

Simulation – Integrate bitmaps with objects. Group objects to simulate a running machine or other animated process. Don't forget to save your new creation in the user library for use on other pages or projects.

Status & States – Utilize bitmaps to show equipment status. For example, a process could be shown in green during operation, and red when stopped or paused.
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Languages (Up to 24 Languages Supported)
Multiple Languages
The Multi-Language feature is a great resource for OEMs wanting to market to different countries and select different languages for your projects.

Multiple Languages
The Multi-Language feature is a great resource for OEMs wanting to market to different countries.
  • Change the language displayed on the HMI with the push of a button
  • Create a table in the Label Library for objects you wish to assign multiple languages
  • Configure multiple languages for each object in the table
  • Up to eight languages can be selected and used at one time
  • Create projects that can be easily changed to different languages for international markets
Label Library
The Label Library can be set up for entering text in multiple languages. Each individual label can be assigned to a button, indicator, or text object.
  • Up to 24 languages are supported
  • Each label in the Label Library can contain up to 24 languages
Button Creation
Easily create buttons to change languages displayed on the HMI.

A language is then easily selected by pressing a button that writes the corresponding language number to the "language mode" system register (LW-9134). The selected language is displayed anywhere a label is used to display text.
Language Configuration
Projects can be configured to display a setup screen during initial project deployment, allowing selection of the project language. Once configured, the HMI retains settings during power cycles.
Additional Resources
Tech note: Label Library Translation – Label Library.
Tech note: International Characters in EZware – Multiple Languages.
Video: Displaying Multiple Languages [ 3 min. 36 sec. ]

This video explains how to set up and configure multiple languages within a project built with the EZware-5000 HMI configuration software.
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Library - Tag
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Macros
Macro Custom Functionality
With the power of macros, HMI functionality is limited only by your imagination. Use macros to create a custom PLC protocol, perform complex math operations, scale PLC data, and much more.
A Simple, Powerful Macro Editor
Anyone familiar with C or Visual Basic programming will feel right at home writing macros in EBPro. An API editor makes formatting function calls a snap. Use drop-down list to select the function and parameters, then click OK. The code is written for you, avoiding typing and syntax errors.
Make Code Reusable with Macro Function Library
If there is an operation you want to call repeatedly in one macro, in several macros, or across different projects, the code doesn't have to be re-entered every time. Instead, add a function to the macro library. Once added, the function can be called from a regular macro and will be visible to select from the API window. You can also (1) create a new project and the function will still be there (2) export the function for the rest of your team to use. Comments added in the function library automatically appear in the API window.
Trigger the Macro – Your Way
Once a macro is written, the question becomes how and when to run it. The HMI offers different ways to trigger macros. Run the macro when a button is pressed, when the HMI powers up, when a specific window opens or closes, or run the macro on a periodic basis. The PLC can trigger a macro to start or specify a logic condition that triggers execution.
Macros, Scaling and the Tag Library
Sometimes the data you get from the PLC isn't in the format you want. And sometimes a simple linear scaling operation just won't cut it. The HMI can deal with any scaling operation you can think of and more. When a tag is created in the tag library, it can be tied to a custom macro. Wherever the tag is used in the project you see the result of the scaling operation, not the raw PLC data. If you update the macro, the scaling operation is updated everywhere the tag is used.

For example, if the PLC gave you a temperature in Celsius but you wanted to display the value on the HMI in Fahrenheit during the week and Kelvin on weekends, you could do that.
Create Custom Communication Protocols Using Free Protocol and INPORT/OUTPORT Functions
Want to connect to a device that has a custom ASCII interface? The free protocol is a generic device driver that can use any of the HMI's com ports (RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, USB). Then you can use the INPORT and OUTPORT functions in a macro to read and write ASCII strings directly to and from the selected port. Built-in string manipulation functions help you parse the incoming string and convert it to any data format.
Macro Windows Open / Cycle / Close
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Media Player
Media Playback
The Media Player allows playback of media files on the HMI screen.
Media Player
The Media Player object available on select models allows playback of media files on the HMI screen. The media file is stored on a USB flash drive or SD card connected to the HMI. This is ideal for displaying maintenance instruction videos to operators. The media player supports the following formats: avi, flv, mov, mp3, mp4, mpg/mpeg, wav
Meters & Gauges
Meters & Gauges
Simulate easy-to-read analog controls such as temperature, current, pressure, and speed, that can be customized to your unique application.

Functional Analog-Style Meters and Gauges
Maple Systems meters and gauges simulate easy-to-read analog controls. They can be customized to suit your unique application, allowing you to present relevant data in a visual manner such as temperature, current, pressure, speed, etc.

Important features include:
  • 0 to 360 degrees of start-stop ranges on circular types of gauges and meters
  • Select Clockwise or Counterclockwise rotation
  • Customize colors for background, frame, needle, and tick mark
  • Optional tick marks show calibration or measurement
  • Different needle styles - choose from six needles types
  • High-Low-Normal range limits can be set
  • Displays all numeric formats
  • Meter background can be set to transparent to incorporate custom background
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Sample project: Meter – Counter Clockwise rotation
Use a macro and conversion tag to implement a counterclockwise rotation of the Meter Display in EBPro.
Modbus
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MQTT (Publisher)
MQTT
MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight, low bandwidth protocol that works between clients and a broker (server) to publish and subscribe data (topics) among devices.

Maple Systems MQTT Integration
Maple Systems Advanced HMIs and cMT HMIs support the MQTT standard version 3.1.1. This allows them to act as either MQTT Brokers (Servers) or MQTT Clients. Typically, HMIs are used as MQTT Clients to publish process data to a central MQTT Server. Commonly used MQTT Brokers, which are supported by both the Advanced and cMT Series include, for example: Mosquitto, HiveMQ, RabbitMQ, and EMQX.

The cMT Series also supports Public Cloud Provider Integrations for MQTT, including those of Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Additionally, the cMT Series supports the Sparkplug B MQTT specification, which is designed to make it easier to track the state of sessions (connections) between the Client and Server. Various SCADA systems, such as Ignition by Inductive Automation, include built-in support for Sparkplug B, as does RabbitMQ via the MQTT plugin.

Maple Systems Industrial PCs, Box PCs, and Panel PCs are the perfect host system for SCADA software and MQTT Server software. MQTT is supported in Web Studio SCADA software, the license for which can be bundled with your purchase of any Industrial PC by Maple Systems.
MQTT Topic Publisher
(cMT Series only)
Data is organized into Topics in MQTT. Maple Systems HMIs can publish data either periodically (Time-based) or whenever a value changes (Trigger-based; a.k.a. "Report by Exception").

Data are separated into individual Tags (values) and then published under a given Topic.
MQTT (Subscriber)
MQTT
MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight, low bandwidth protocol that works between clients and a broker (server) to publish and subscribe data (topics) among devices.

Maple Systems MQTT Integration
Maple Systems Advanced HMIs and cMT HMIs support the MQTT standard version 3.1.1. This allows them to act as either MQTT Brokers (Servers) or MQTT Clients. Typically, HMIs are used as MQTT Clients to publish process data to a central MQTT Server. Commonly used MQTT Brokers, which are supported by both the Advanced and cMT Series include, for example: Mosquitto, HiveMQ, RabbitMQ, and EMQX.

The cMT Series also supports Public Cloud Provider Integrations for MQTT, including those of Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Additionally, the cMT Series supports the Sparkplug B MQTT specification, which is designed to make it easier to track the state of sessions (connections) between the Client and Server. Various SCADA systems, such as Ignition by Inductive Automation, include built-in support for Sparkplug B, as does RabbitMQ via the MQTT plugin.

Maple Systems Industrial PCs, Box PCs, and Panel PCs are the perfect host system for SCADA software and MQTT Server software. MQTT is supported in Web Studio SCADA software, the license for which can be bundled with your purchase of any Industrial PC by Maple Systems.
MQTT Topic Subscriber
Any MQTT Client can subscribe to Topics via the MQTT Broker, whether that Broker is running on another HMI, or, as is more often the case, on another PC, Cloud-based Server, or SCADA System. Clients can subscribe to all topics, or just specific topics, from the Broker.
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OPC UA Server
OPC UA
OPC Unified Architecture (UA) is a platform-independent, industrial automation protocol used to connect devices within a plant, or within local or wide-area networks. OPC UA is a core component of many SCADA systems, such as Web Studio or Ignition. By default, all connections are encrypted using SSL/TLS certificates.
OPC UA Communication Modes
Traditionally, OPC UA connections are made using a Client-Server model. As of 2018, the OPC UA standard also officially supports Publish/Subscribe functionality, wherein the Server (or Broker) can publish data in a One-to-Many fashion, and Clients can subscribe to receive updates. (OPC UA Pub/Sub can be configured to use MQTT, AMQP, or UDP.)
OPC UA Server Role
The OPC UA Server grants access to the network to Client devices that wish to connect. The server publishes notifications to Clients and End Users, monitors Client devices, and collates data according to information models.
OPC UA Client Role
An OPC UA Client may make requests to the Server, for example, to connect or disconnect from the network, or to publish process variables in the form of Tags.
OPC UA Data Transmission
Data is transmitted according to pre-defined data formats and information schemas in the form of Tags.
Maple Systems OPC UA Integration
Maple Systems cMT HMIs, Gateways, and Servers support both Client and Server Roles in OPC UA. Our Advanced HMIs support the OPC UA Client role.

Our cMT HMIs and cMT Gateways come with a pre-activated OPC UA license, as does our cMT-SVR-OPCUA model. (An OPC UA license can be purchased separately for other models of cMT-SVR, including the cMT-SVR-202 with Wi-Fi.)

In OPC UA applications typically Maple Systems customers deploy cMT HMIs, Gateways and Servers as OPC UA Clients, and connect to an OPC UA Server hosted on a PC or Cloud-based Server. Our Industrial PC, Box PC, and Panel PC product lines may be used as the host system for a SCADA platform, such as Web Studio, which has OPC UA Server built-in functionality.

Having established communication with a SCADA System or OPC UA Server, our Advanced and cMT HMIs can publish process variables from all connected PLCs and controllers.

When used as an OPC UA Server, our cMT Products can make data available to any connecting client, such as another cMT HMI, a SCADA system, or any of a number of freely available 3rd party OPC UA Viewer programs meant for testing and debugging, such as OPC UA Explorer by Matrikon OPC or OPC UA Viewer by CommServer.

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Operation Log
Operation Log
The Operation Log provides a method for recording operator actions on the HMI, displays them in real-time on the HMI screen, and records them to an SQLite database file in the HMI.

The Operation Log can records when an operator logs in on the HMI and subsequent button presses, screen changes, and other manually triggered actions. This is useful for tracking down errors in the process or analyzing the efficiency of the system.

The Operation Log View can display the logged events on the HMI screen.

Operation Log Database


The Operation Log database file (*.db) can be uploaded from the HMI or stored on an external drive where it can be opened in a SQLite viewer or browser. It can also be saved as a JPG file in a spreadsheet format onto an external drive or sent to a printer for a hard copy printout.

Operation Log Printout
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Recipes
Recipe Management
Manage batch processes and easily select different batch variables to download to the PLC.
What is a Recipe?
A recipe is used to store data in internal HMI non-volatile memory for multiple batch operations or control processes that require a different set of data depending on the batch or process being run. Simply select the batch or process you wish to run by name in the Recipe View and download the corresponding set of data to the PLC with the press of a button.
Automate Your Process with Recipes
The recipe feature is used to create preset variables in the HMI for different batch operations. Manage batch processes and easily select different batch variables to download to the PLC.
One-Click Recipes
The values in the recipe registers are stored in non-volatile memory in the HMI and can be modified by the operator in the Recipe View. and acted upon by the HMI program. They are then sent to the PLC to attain a desired result � all with one click of a button.
  • Upload and Download Recipe files via USB, SD Card, or Ethernet
  • Modify Recipes using the Recipe View or Recipe Database Editor
View, Edit, and Select via Recipe View
  • Use the Recipe View object to select individual recipes to download to the PLC
  • Add, delete, or modify recipe records in the recipe view.
Edit Recipe Data via Recipe Database Editor
  • Open and edit the recipe database file in the Recipe Database Editor
Upload Recipe Data from the PLC
If recipe data is changed in the PLC, it can be uploaded to the HMI and saved in the recipe database in the HMI.
Import/Export Recipe Data
  • Export recipe data from the HMI to a USB flash drive or SD card as a CSV file, edit it in an external text editor, and import it back into the HMI.

Import recipe data from a cMT Series connected as a remote HMI.
The cMT Server stores the recipes used by all on-site machines in a recipe database.
Dynamic Recipe Update ensures data consistency and security
The cMT Server stores the recipes used by all on-site machines in a recipe database. When the user changes the data in the recipe database, the new recipe data will automatically be downloaded from the Server to the Clients. Similarly, when the user would like to change recipe on the Client HMI, the most recent data can be obtained from the Server.
Additional Resources
Sample project: Recipes - Recipe example – Uses recipe word indexing (RWI) registers to read/write values from multiple recipes on one window.
Sample project: Recipe Transfer (USB) – Transfers recipe data (RW memory) to a USB flash drive (Extended Memory) and back to the HMI using a macro.
Sample project: Transferring Recipes – Transfer recipe data from the Enhanced Recipe Database to the PLC and back to the HMI.
Sample project: Recipe Macros
Product video: Recipes (Using EZwarePlus) [ 3 min. 27 sec. ]

This video covers the configuration of recipes and creation of a project that uses recipes.
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Security Interlock, User Restriction, Safety Control
Security
Manage access to your control system and keep your facility safe. Enjoy operational security features to prevent the wrong person from accessing your information.
HMI Security
In today's IIoT world, security is a top priority. Demands for instantaneous data from all levels of production have put increased pressure on OEMs and systems integrators to provide remote access to the manufacturing plant. Just as important though, is ensuring that the safety of employees and protection of company equipment and intellectual property is not compromised. Maple Systems HMIs provide several layers of security features that keep your control system safe, yet still accessible to personnel located outside the plant.

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Security Levels (Simple)
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Security Levels (Enhanced)
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Siemens PLC Pass-Through
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SQL Database Server Integration
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String Table
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System Setting Editor
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Table
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Text Object
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Time Synchronization
Time Synchronization
Synchronize the HMI real-time clock with an NTP server or, when downloading to the HMI, with your PC's clock.
Time Synchronization with NTP Server
Enable time synchronization in the HMI via an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server so that the HMI real-time clock will periodically synchronize to the date and time on the NTP server. The HMI can also be configured to automatically adjust to daylight savings time.
Time Synchronization with PC
Enable time synchronization in the HMI via an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server so that the HMI real-time clock will periodically synchronize to the date and time on the NTP server. The HMI can also be configured to automatically adjust to daylight savings time.
Timer Object
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Trend Display
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Trend Graphs
Trend Graphs
Trend graphs allow you to represent related complex data in a simple, visual format.
Trend Graphs
Represent complex related data in a simple format using a trend graph.
  • Display data in real-time with a Trend Display, plotting sampled data vs. time in graphical format
  • Display historical data with a Trend Display or in table format using History Data Display
Trending Display Features:
  • Up to 64 channels
  • XY plots available
  • Time reference on X axis
  • Data values on Y axis
  • Display real-time or historical data
  • Hold feature
  • Watch Line feature
  • Save data in CSV format for later retrieval
  • Pause, playback, rewind, fast forward
  • Pixel or time-based layout
  • Time and/or Date options
  • Hide scroll buttons
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Sample project: Real-Time Trend Display Demonstrates Real-Time Trend Display features including channel visibility, dynamic Y-axis scaling and visibility, and dynamic X-axis scaling.
USB Camera
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USB Disk Download
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USB Camera Web Streaming
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USB Tethering
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User-Defined Start-Up Screen
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Utility Manager
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VNC Server
VNC Server
The Graphic HMI's built-in VNC server allows users to remotely monitor their process.
Remote Monitoring and Control
Many Maple Systems HMIs possess a VNC server (included at no additional cost) which allows them to be remotely monitored from a number of devices (laptops, desktop PCs, tablets, and cell phones (iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or any other smart device with VNC client capability).
VNC Server Benefits
In recent years, there has been a vast improvement in HMI remote monitoring abilities. Remote control of the HMI means remote control of the PLCs and controllers that command the automation process. This opens a new universe of logistical improvements in the control process.*

Monitoring your automation process from a remote location has never been easier and offers many process control benefits.* What does that mean for the everyday operation of your plant?
Real-Life Applications
  • The grounds keeper at the golf course can operate several water sprinkling systems at the same time
  • The manager at the packaging plant can monitor his shrink-wrap machine from his office
  • The head custodian can adjust the air conditioning in his office complex even though he's across town
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Product video: VNC Control [ 2 min. 28 sec. ]
This video covers the basic VNC setup for a Maple Systems HMI. Maple Systems HMIs have a VNC Server that allows remote communication with remote laptop, desktop PC, cell phone, or other remote device.


* Please note: While some HMI and RMI products enable users to monitor and control processes remotely, Maple Systems advises against remotely controlling any system/process which could potentially cause injury/death to the machine operator, other persons, equipment, or the facility itself. If any Maple Systems product is used in said manner, Maple Systems does not assume any liability for damages which may occur as a result.
VNC Viewer
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Wi-Fi (Available only on the CMT3103)
Wi-Fi
Maple Systems offers a secure access point to an existing Wi-Fi network that can provide a unified, reliable, and easy way to manage production.
Low Investment
Wi-Fi creates the opportunity to implement high-speed communications with a low investment. The HMI5103L has the ability to connect to an existing Wi-Fi network and send information to the network without requiring new Ethernet cabling, network drops, etc. This portability means that there is now added flexibility that comes with the monitoring. The HMI connects securely to the Wi-Fi network and uses it to forward requested PLC data.

Additionally, a Wi-Fi enabled HMI lets the organization keep its bandwidth requirements low because they can choose the extent of the HMI's imprint on their network. Other methods require the HMI and PLC to be on the same network, which can increase overall bandwidth usage exponentially. Keeping the HMI and PLC on separate subnets allows for full bandwidth usage on the wired Ethernet connection, while maintaining low bandwidth usage via the wireless.

Increase Network Security
Security is paramount in today's technologically advanced times. But so is connectivity. Many PLCs take advantage of Ethernet communication to transmit data to a monitoring device such as an HMI. Plant corporate networks, of course, can also run via Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking. But how do you get data from the PLC to your corporate network without the bandwidth or security sacrifices entailed by placing your PLC on the same network?

Maple Systems Wi-Fi HMI can connect via Ethernet or serial to your PLC on a local control network, and use its built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to send pertinent information to users via the plant network. The PLC can transmit everything to the HMI without having to deal with slowdowns or network traffic, and the HMI can maintain a connection to the plant network for VNC monitoring, sending status reports, data log files, and email alarms. In the event of a catastrophic issue causing the main company network to go down, the HMI maintains its PLC connection, which means the machine stays up and running.

More Flexibility
For the industrial communications network side, an extensive library of industrial protocol drivers allow the HMI to connect to nearly any PLC on the market. Multiple protocols for different devices and different manufacturers can be used simultaneously, gathering massive amounts of data in real-time, displaying it in a digestible, intuitive way to the plant floor operator.

On the Wi-Fi network side, when exposed to the Internet, the HMI offers many user-friendly tools to satisfy end-user remote connectivity demands:

  • Send emails when an alarm occurs, embedding process data and images in the message to alert responsible parties located anywhere in the world.
  • Log data in the HMI and access it remotely via a built-in FTP server. Log data directly to a computer on one of the LAN ports or send data or alarm logs to a remote location via email.
  • VNC or EasyAccess allows for remote viewing and control of the HMI screens from an offsite location.
  • Modbus TCP/IP gateway aggregates data from multiple PLCs using different protocols and serves the aggregated data on the second Ethernet port to an enterprise wide SCADA system.
The HMI becomes a gateway into your control network. PLC and other machine hardware on the control network cannot be directly accessed, greatly improving security and preserving bandwidth for time critical control tasks.
Wi-Fi Enabled Models:
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Intro to EBPro
Learn how to create your first project in EBPro HMI programming software. Get a quick tour of the User Interface, Window Editing Pane, Sidebars, Menus, and more! Watch as our Product Trainer, Adam, creates a Tag and adds a Numeric Display to show a value on the HMI.
Smart HMI Series Overview
Maple's Smart series is designed to meet the expanding need for new ways to connect to equipment, while preserving the core functions of a fixed operator terminal. Learn more about how our Smart HMIs make it easy to monitor/ control industrial processes from remote devices

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More Information about the HMI/cMT Series - Smart IIoT Solutions

Weintek's innovative cMT solutions are IIoT-ready HMIs that enable easy monitoring of your industrial plant from a remote device. Install the free cMT Viewer software on your device to enable control and monitoring on any Windows PC, Apple/Android phone or tablet. The cMT Series offers many different models with and without built-in screens to maximize your options when selecting the correct HMI for your system.

cMT HMIs all come with built-in server functionality that allows your remote device running the cMT Viewer application to view and control screens from anywhere on your local network. The cMT Viewer application is available from the software section of our website for the Windows PC version, from the Apple App Store for iOS devices, and the Google Play Store for Android devices. This means that organizations can implement a flexible combination of cMT products with different display devices according to their unique application and user needs.

cMT HMIs can be broken into two categories – DIN rail mounted cMT Servers with no built-in touchscreen that can be hidden away in control cabinets, and panel-mounted touchscreen cMT HMIs that offer the standard stationary HMI interface that operators are used to. Both Server and Touchscreen models support external connection via cMT Viewer – up to ten different display devices can be connected to each single cMT HMI at one time. All models also support common IIoT features such as MQTT cloud support, OPC UA for SCADA and ERP support, SQL database integration, and secure remote access via EasyAccess 2.0. Learn more about these IIoT features in the IIoT section of our website.

In addition to cMT HMIs, Maple also offers cMT Communication Gateways for applications where standard HMI display functionality isn't required, but the data extraction features are. cMT Gateways offer all the same communications drivers and IIoT features that cMT HMIs do, which allows them to be used to modernize legacy equipment.
cMT-SVR-100 Series:
  • The cMT-SVR-100, -102, and -OPCUA models all share the same hardware.
  • The base -100 model includes Dual-Ethernet ports and is CE marked and UL listed.
  • The cMT-SVR-102 comes with EasyAccess 2.0, a $95 value, already licensed. EasyAccess 2.0 allows secure remote access to the cMT-SVR and connected PLCs from anywhere in the world.
  • The cMT-SVR-OPCUA* comes with an OPC UA Server license, a $300 value, built-in. The OPC UA Server license allows the cMT-SVR to serve data to many different SCADA and ERP systems.
cMT-SVR-200 Series:
  • The cMT-SVR-200 and cMT-SVR-202 models share the same hardware.
  • The base -200 model includes a Wi-Fi adapter and antennae (supporting IEEE 802.11 b/g/n), a single Ethernet port, and is CE marked.
  • The -202 model adds a license for EasyAccess 2.0 to allow for secure remote access to the cMT-SVR and connected PLCs.
  • * For the cMT-SVR-200 and -202 models, you may also purchase an OPC UA Server license as an add-on to enable this functionality.
Yes, the cMT-FHD and cMT-SVR models are fully functional HMI. Utilizing EBPro software, you can configure the cMT Server to communicate to your PLC/controller the same way you would program any Maple Systems HMI. A display (i.e. cMT-iV6, cMT-iM21, Windows PC, Apple or Android smart device) is only required if you want to visually see system operation.
The cMT-SVR with no display is a great solution if you need a gateway between your control system and the supervisor's office. Many MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), SCM (Supply Chain Management), and MRP (Material Requirements Planning) software's do not support the myriad of communication drivers used in industrial PLCs, and therefore are unable to collect data directly from the plant floor. However, most do support Modbus TCP/IP protocol since it is widely used, non-proprietary, and openly available. Add a cMT-SVR to your control system, using one of the Ethernet ports to connect it to the corporate LAN. The cMT-SVR will collect data from the plant floor, translate it to Modbus and send it to the office computer.
Most HMIs have a built-in touchscreen to provide feedback and allow input from on-site personnel. If that is all that's required, a standard HMI may be sufficient. On the other hand, if you want the convenience of monitoring and accessing your system without having to walk to where the HMI is physically located, the cMT-SVR is a great option. Utilize your Apple smart phone or tablet to "Wi-Fi" into the cMT-SVR remotely. In addition, you can still connect a cMT-iV6 display or a cMT-iM21 touchscreen monitor to the cMT-SVR for local access.
Most HMIs have a built-in touchscreen to provide feedback and allow input from on-site personnel. If that is all that's required, a standard HMI may be sufficient. On the other hand, if you want the convenience of monitoring and accessing your system without having to walk to where the HMI is physically located, the cMT-SVR is a great option. Utilize your Apple smart phone or tablet to "Wi-Fi" into the cMT-SVR remotely. In addition, you can still connect a cMT-iV6 display or a cMT-iM21 touchscreen monitor to the cMT-SVR for local access.
Yes! The free cMT Viewer app is available for both Android and Apple smart devices. Simply download the app and connect to the same local network as your cMT HMI. You will then be able to browse to your HMI in the app, download the project, and then control your system from your phone.
The cMT Viewer app allow you to monitor conditions and interact with your system remotely. The free cMT Viewer app is available for PCs, Android, and Apple devices. This feature must be programmed by you and can be entirely disabled, so the decision is entirely yours. Maple Systems strongly recommends that you never program a cMT HMI to allow a remote device to send any command which may endanger personnel safety or cause damage to equipment. When utilizing Wi-Fi, always assume the real possibility that communication between your wireless device and the cMT HMI may be lost or delayed at any given moment.
There are several layers of security protection available when configuring the cMT HMI. A System Level password is required to log into the cMT device. You can also create user accounts in your EBPro project to limit access to specific screens and objects according to the security level assigned to each person.
The cMT3090 and the cMT3151 both offer a built-in mono speaker.
No, cMT Gateway products do not have any screens stored in them the way cMT Server products to. You can configure the cMT Gateway to pull data from a controller and then send it upstream to your corporate network, but there are no built in visuals associated with the project.
Integrating miscellaneous equipment for factory automation has never been an easy task. Since each machine uses different controller, when integrating with other IT/OT monitoring system, data transmission is limited because controllers use different protocols, and this is one of the obstacles that makes productivity improvement efforts ineffective and costly.

With the de-facto IIoT protocols standard: MQTT and OPC UA built-in, our Gateway products fit into most applications and integrate real time data from different devices, to provide a standard communication interface.

Our Gateway products supports EasyAccess 2.0, a remote access service. Adding a Gateway product to your system allows access by users in a remote location, enabling users to obtain operation status of onsite machines, and maintain connected controllers.



   cMT-G01

Just as with all the Gateway products, the cMT-G01 supports the Modbus protocol. With cMT-G01 performing protocol conversion, upper management system can access any cMT-G01-attached controller simply by Modbus TCP/IP.

   cMT-G02

cMT-G02 Communication Gateway is not only equipped with an Ethernet port, but also supports Wi-Fi, which enables it to communicate wirelessly when wiring may be limited by the environment.

   cMT-G03

Equipped with two serial ports and one Ethernet port, the cMT-G03 can function as a serial bridge. Simply by connecting one serial port with an upper layer device (HMI/SCADA), and the other serial port with the existing device (PLC), the cMT-G03 bridges the upper layer-to-device connection while being completely transparent to the system and ensures that existing operation are not affected. This is done without the need for an additional serial port on the device.

   cMT-G04

Equipped with two switch ports (SW) and one Ethernet port, the cMT-G04 can function as an Ethernet switch. Simply by connecting the upper layer device (HMI/SCADA) and the exiting device (PLC) with cMT-G04's SW ports, the cMT-G04 bridges the upper layer-to-device connection while being completely transparent to the system and ensures that existing operation is not affected. This is done without the need for an extra industrial Ethernet switch.

No. The cMT-iM21 is a 21" HDMI® compatible display specifically designed for use with the cMT-FHD. It can be used with other HDMI® compatible products, but not all features will be available.
No. The cMT-iM21 is an HDMI® display. It does not run any software.

No. The cMT-iM21 does not have an audio out port.

The cMT-iM21 requires no programming. Simply connect it to a 24VDC and plug the display into the cMT-FHD's HDMI® port. Your EBPro project resides in the cMT-FHD. This means you need to select the cMT-FHD when using EBPro.

No. The cMT-iV6 requires hardwired power and Ethernet connections. It does feature a resistive touchscreen, but it is not a portable system. It also does not have an open operating system and will not run applications other than cMT Viewer.

No. The cMT-iV6 is a 9.7" display specifically designed for use with the cMT-SVR. Please note that the cMT-iV6 cannot communicate to any non cMT devices.

No. The cMT-iV6 has a built-in speaker but does not have an audio out port. Any object with the sound attribute enabled in your cMT-SVR project will activate the cMT-iV6's speaker.

The cMT-iV6 requires no programming. Simply connect it to a 24VDC and plug the display into the cMT-device's second Ethernet port. Your EBPro project resides in the cMT-SVR or cMT3000 HMI. This means you need to select the appropriate cMT device when using EBPro.

The cMT3103 HMI, cMT-SVR-200 Servers, and cMT-G02 Gateway all feature built-in Wi-Fi, and can connect directly to any Wireless Network. All other models must be connected to a wireless router via an Ethernet cable before they can be accessed from another device on a Wireless Network.
cMT Viewer allows you to connect to any target cMT device in your network. You can operate any one CMT device at a time this way. cMT Viewer also allows users to monitor up to 50 cMT devices simultaneously using 'Monitor Mode'.
Yes. Our cMT Viewer app allows you to connect and control any cMT device from a Windows PC, as well as from a Smartphone or Tablet. cMT Viewer can be downloaded for free from our Software Downloads page.
cMT Viewer is a client application that enables users to view and control cMT devices, quickly and easily. cMT Viewer runs the HMI project on the client device. Only application data is exchanged between the cMT hardware, acting as a server, and the client device – your smart phone or tablet. Monitor and control up to 50 cMT HMIs with one device! Note: cMT Viewer is only compatible with cMT HMIs.

cMT Viewer will run on the following client platforms:
  • Windows®
  • Android Smartphones and Tablets
  • Apple iPhone/iPad
  • cMT-iV6
This means that a single cMT unit can be controlled by up to three client devices, running any of these platforms, at one time. Conversely, the same client device can be used to connect to any number of cMT servers. The cMT Viewer application in the client device will maintain a history of all cMT servers previously connected to. To switch to a new cMT server, simply select the project from the history list, and the project for that cMT server will start to run.

Windows®
cMT Viewer is installed with EZwarePlus. It can be launched from the Maintenance Menu in Utility Manager after selecting cMT Series in the top left corner:



  • You may also create a desktop shortcut that points to cMT Viewer.exe in the EBPro installation directory.

  • Apple or Android Device
    The cMT Viewer application is available in the Google Play store and iTunes. Simply search for cMT Viewer and follow the installation instructions for your device.







Monitor Mode is a feature exclusive to the Windows version of the cMT Viewer application. It allows real time data to be displayed from up to 50 cMT servers simultaneously. Each cMT server is displayed as a tile in a grid as seen below. This special overview screen is configured on window 3 of the cMT server's EBPro project. As the cMT responds to data read from the PLC, the tile view will update on the cMT Viewer client. A user can simply click any of the tiles to immediately jump to the full project for that cMT server.





Monitor Mode is a feature exclusive to the Windows version of the cMT Viewer application. It allows real time data to be displayed from up to 50 cMT servers simultaneously. Each cMT server is displayed as a tile in a grid as seen below. This special overview screen is configured on window 3 of the cMT server's EBPro project. As the cMT responds to data read from the PLC, the tile view will update on the cMT Viewer client. A user can simply click any of the tiles to immediately jump to the full project for that cMT server.





Traditionally, HMIs were designed to connect only to local industrial control equipment such as PLCs or automation controllers. But the ever-increasing need for internet connectivity on the plant floor brings an increased demand for remote access to local HMIs and PLCs.

What if you could instantly access display information from a plant floor HMI or PLC from the comfort of your office, your living room, or even thousands of miles from the factory? With EasyAccess 2.0, all of this and more is possible. A remote supporting service, EasyAccess 2.0 offers the ability to easily monitor and troubleshoot Maple Systems HMIs (and connected PLCs) from a remote location as long as an Internet connection is available.

Accessibility from devices outside the plant provides the opportunity to add new features to the Maple HMI/PLC by qualified personnel without ever leaving company headquarters. The ability to troubleshoot and reconfigure an HMI or PLC from a remote location greatly reduces the length of down time, travel, and personnel costs.

Similar to instant messaging software such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, or WhatsApp, EasyAccess 2.0 allows you to instantly communicate with your HMI without spending time memorizing the HMI's IP address, or configuring complicated port mapping. As its name implies, EasyAccess 2.0 makes remote monitoring and troubleshooting Maple Systems HMIs efficient and easy.

EasyAccess 2.0 Enables Customers To:
  • Access, monitor, and control HMI screen activity as though you're standing in front of the machine
  • Upload/download HMI projects to make changes and modifications to the HMI
  • Upload/download PLC projects using pass-through functionality built into the Utility Manager to troubleshoot PLC program issues
EasyAccess 2.0 allows you to instantly and securely communicate with your Maple Advanced HMI or cMT series HMI from anywhere in the world. Accessibility from outside the plant provides the opportunity to troubleshoot or add new features to the HMI/PLC program by qualified personnel without ever leaving company headquarters. An administrator grants access to specific HMIs and groups, and traffic is encrypted and secured with VPN. Remote troubleshooting saves money by reducing downtime, travel, and personnel costs. Note: EasyAccess 2.0 requires an activation card.


Congratulations on deciding to implement EasyAccess 2.0. The day-to-day operations of your organization will soon be transformed – You'll get to enjoy an operator's view of the HMI without ever leaving company headquarters.

Below, find actionable steps to walk you through implementing EasyAccess 2.0. Doing so will enable you to remotely connect to HMIs and PLCs in the field for in-depth troubleshooting and monitoring. The steps outlined below are designed as a brief overview. For a more detailed explanation, please download our EasyAccess 2.0 Manual.

Step 1: Obtain Session ID and Password
A unique Session ID and Password is generated for each HMI that is connected to the EasyAccess 2.0 server. If an HMI is activated but does not belong to a domain, you can determine the Session ID and Password by downloading a project that allows access to the internet.

  1. First, create and download an HMI program that displays the Session ID/Password (system registers [LW-10821] to [LW-10827]), and allows setting LW-10820, the connection control register. The above setup is available in the EasyAccess 2.0 Demo project and the template files of the HMI (Window 76 – EasyAccess 2.0 Setting) .

  2. Let the HMI go online and connect to the EasyAccess 2.0 server by writing a "1" to [LW-10820] or clicking "Start" in the EasyAccess 2.0 Setting window.

  3. Once successfully connected, the HMI will display the Session ID/Password.
Note: It is also possible to determine the Session ID/Password using the EasyWatch application in the Utility Manager or the HMI configuration software.

EasyWatch allows users to monitor the HMI or PLC address values via Ethernet connection to the PC. For more information, consult the HMI Configuration Software Programming Manual.


Step 2: Create Domain Account
An HMI must belong to a domain in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. Anyone can create a new domain for free, all you need is a valid e-mail address. The Domain Management System is the basic system used to organize and handle HMI's under a particular domain. An Administrator then runs the domain and selects users and HMIs to belong to the domain.

To create a new domain, go to the EasyAccess 2.0 Domain Management System (DMS) website: https://account.ihmi.net/domain/


Step 3: Activation
With the Session ID and Password, go to your DMS page and log in as the administrator. Under the "Devices" tab, click "+ Add HMI", and then select "Add by session id/password" under Action Type. Enter the Session ID/ Password and notes if needed.

Continue to step 4 below.

Activate units using an EasyAccess 2.0 Activation card (separate purchase). See Products tab for complete list.

Step 1: Obtain Hardware Key
A hardware key is built into each and every HMI. However, the EasyAccess 2.0 feature is disabled by default on these units and must be activated in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. The HMI's hardware key is located in configuration software's local system settings menu. Select the EasyAccess 2.0 tab and locate the 30 digit hardware key. You may also find it under the systems register LW-11210 on Window 76 – EasyAccess 2.0 Setting.


Step 2: Activation
In order to use EasyAccess 2.0, you must activate the HMI. The HMI can be activated by purchasing an activation card from Maple Systems.

The activation code (from the activation card) and the hardware key (found in the HMI) are required to activate EasyAccess 2.0 in these units. If you wish to try EasyAccess 2.0 for free, a one-time, 30-day trial activation option is available when you create a domain account.


Step 3: Create Domain Account
An HMI must belong to a domain in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. Anyone can create a new domain for free, all you need is a valid e-mail address. The Domain Management System is the basic system used to organize and handle HMI's under a particular domain. An Administrator then runs the domain and selects users and HMIs to belong to the domain.

To create a new domain go to the EasyAccess 2.0 Domain Management System (DMS) website: https://account.ihmi.net/domain/ When an HMI is activated by activation card, it is automatically added to the domain under which it was activated.


Step 4: Manage Your Domain
When you create a domain account, you become the domain's administrator. It's the administrator's responsibility to create new user accounts and to assign HMIs to specific users and HMI groups. Your domain can contain multiple HMIs, groups, and users.




Step 5: Download and Launch EasyAccess 2.0
  1. Download EasyAccess 2.0 on your PC/ iPad/ iPhone/ Android Tablet.

  2. Launch EasyAccess 2.0.

  3. Enter the User ID at https://account.ihmi.net/. Once logged in, the program will list all HMIs assigned to this ID including all HMIs under an HMI group.

  4. Select an HMI and establish a remote connection.
You can now monitor any HMI in your HMI list.
Welcome to EasyAccess 2.0.



Maple Systems Advanced HMI and cMT series both support EasyAccess 2.0, it simply needs to be activated. There are two ways to activate your device depending on the model. The charts below indicate which models require the purchase of a separate activation card and which models come with EasyAccess 2.0 activation code already included in the purchase price of the model. EasyAccess 2.0 activation cards are purchased through Maple Systems. Please refer to the charts below for a breakdown of EasyAccess 2.0 information by model.

Advanced HMI Series

Models Purchased After Jan. 1, 2017
EasyAccess 2.0 Installed.
Purchase of EasyAccess card required for activation.
EasyAccess 2.0 Installed.
License Included.
No additional purchase required.
RMI5001 x
HMI5043L x
HMI5043LB x
HMI5070NL x
HMI5070L x
HMI5070LB x
HMI5070R x
HMI5070P x
HMI5070DL x
HMI5071L x
HMI5097NXL x
HMI5097DXL x
HMI5100L x
HMI5102L x
HMI5103L x
HMI5121XL x
HMI5121P x
HMI5150XL x
HMI5150P x


cMT HMI Series

Models Purchased After Jan. 1, 2017
EasyAccess 2.0 Installed.
Purchase of EasyAccess card required for activation.
EasyAccess 2.0 Installed.
License Included.
No additional purchase required.
cMT3072 x
cMT3090 x
cMT3103 x
cMT3151 x
cMT-SVR-100 x
cMT-SVR-102 x
cMT-G01 x
cMT-G02 x

EasyAccess 2.0 offers customers a wide range of features and benefits that can positively impact the way you run your organization. In addition, EasyAccess 2.0 provides several features designed to increase security, preventing unauthorized access to HMIs and the control systems they connect to.
  • Easy Setup: EasyAccess 2.0 is easier to install and operate compared to the previous version of EasyAccess (1.0) because there is no need to modify router settings, firewalls, or open up ports. Very little PC setup is also required. All you need to do is enable the EasyAccess 2.0 feature on the HMI and connect the unit to the Internet via Ethernet cable. It's really that easy.

  • It's Secure: In a time where security and "getting hacked" are of utmost concern, EasyAccess 2.0 employs several technologies to protect the HMI and its control network. All communications are done through VPN (Virtual Private Network) setup to prevent third parties from accessing private information. All data is encrypted using 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology, which is commonly used in on-line banking. A proxy server option can also be used to conceal the identity of remote PCs. In addition, a Domain Management System (DMS) is required to designate authorized access of HMIs to specific users. In addition, the DMS is administrator-based and requires password protection for both the administrator and all users.

  • Preserves Bandwidth: Previously, EasyAccess (1.0) utilized a VNC server, which has a high bandwidth requirement. In addition to the live data, VNC would transfer the actual HMI screen and all of its graphics across the network, hogging bandwidth resources. With EasyAccess 2.0, a new HMI Viewer application has been integrated into the system. Only the actual live data is communicated across the network between the local HMI and remote device, preserving bandwidth and enabling faster data transfer.

  • More Efficient: EasyAccess 2.0 offers fast installation and set-up, faster operation, less strain on network bandwidth, and the convenience of instantly accessing your HMI from anywhere in the world. The new HMI Viewer takes a copy of live HMI data, sending only the data you need. In addition, Pass-Through mode enables quick and easy monitoring or updating of connected PLCs.

  • Saves Money: EasyAccess 2.0 reduces travel costs including gas, airfare, and overnight hotel accommodations. It reduces the cost of man-hours paid to send personnel onsite for troubleshooting and repair, as well as reduces the number of pricey technical support phone calls. But most of all, EasyAccess 2.0 will reduce the (very) expensive cost of downtime at the plant.

  • Better for Trouble Shooting: With EasyAccess 2.0, you can easily monitor and troubleshoot HMIs/PLCs from a remote location as long as an Internet connection exists. EasyAccess 2.0 manages all network settings and security issues so the user simply connects to the HMI as if they were on the local network. Instantaneously view screens or implement updates to an HMI project or PLC. Change what is seen on screen LIVE by the operator, or, using the new HMI Viewer, update the project without disrupting what the operator is doing.

  • Reduces Down Time: Time is money. With EasyAccess 2.0 you can bring the plant up faster, minimizing expensive downtime. Consider a machine builder who sells machines with Maple HMIs installed. If a customer reports an issue, the machine builder remotely connects to the HMI using EasyAccess 2.0 and investigates the problem. He can quickly review and update the HMI project, monitor the PLC using Pass-Through mode, and even update the PLC program. With EasyAccess 2.0, you'll enjoy the ability to resolve your problem almost as quickly as it occurs.

  • Easy Access Ready: EasyAccess 2.0 is just one element of the bigger IIoT picture. It enables us to connect to remote devices and access data for analytical purposes to ultimately benefit our bottom line. All OEMs and systems integrators can and should be IIoT ready. Because eventually, most customers will pursue a connected factory. Thankfully, EasyAccess 2.0 comes pre-installed on new Maple Systems HMIs. Simply activate the feature on the customer's device when the timing is right for them. For an extremely low cost, EasyAccess 2.0 can be an end-to-end solution for smaller-scale OEMS, even without using MQTT protocol.

EasyAccess 2.0

OEMs and large organizations need a way to connect to, monitor, and control devices that may be scattered across the globe. EasyAccess 2.0 is an out-of-the-box solution that requires little to no network set up at the site of installation, yet can be used to monitor and control your cMT solution without ever leaving the office.



EasyAccess 2.0 works by allowing the cMT device to reach out and register itself on a known, fixed, cloud-based web server. Access to the cMT HMI can be managed through a simple web interface. This allows companies to assign a particular set of HMIs to groups of EasyAccess 2.0 users. Users can then utilize one of several EasyAccess 2.0 client applications to connect to the cMT device through a secure VPN connection, allowing them to view and control the HMI project as if they were standing in front of the machine. EasyAccess 2.0 client applications are available for Windows PCs, Android devices, and Apple iPads/iPhones.

This easy to use solution brings the power of the IIoT to your product line without needing to integrate different software packages, or program a custom solution from scratch. OEMs can remotely manage their products post-sale after they're installed, with minimal need for network set up at the customer's site. This can save the enormous expense of onsite service calls. Large organizations with many devices in the field can have an instant window into any machine with an internet connection.


New technologies bring new ways of interacting and controlling systems, but the need for a static HMI that is always ready and available will not go away. While cMT Series HMIs enable new and exciting features, the cMT Series also does not compromise on fulfilling this vital role.

The cMT Series uses EBPro, the next iteration of configuration software that Maple Systems customers use in our Advanced and Basic models. This software platform allows interface designers to select from over 300 protocol drivers and connect to nearly every PLC available in the automation market place today. With data from these devices, automation engineers can quickly construct state-of-the-art interface screens that present data to the operator in intuitive ways, so they'll know exactly what's going on within their machine. All of the standard display and data entry objects are available: buttons, meters, trends, alarms, and much more.

Once the project is designed, choose from one of our 4 Touchscreen cMT model sizes (7", 9.7", 10.1", or 15"). These units can be mounted in a control panel like any traditional HMI. cMT Servers, which do not have a built-in display, can be paired with a cMT-iV6, a 9.7" touchscreen display or a cMT-iM-21, a 21" touchscreen monitor. Each can be a mounted in a traditional control panel. These screens provide a permanent fixed terminal that operators expect to find in any system. These screens provide a permanent fixed terminal that operators expect to find in any system.

A static, panel-mounted display is great for many applications but can be limiting in others.

For example, a machine may be quite large and the operators want to be able to stand directly in front of the section of the machine they are working on. Previously, the only way to accommodate this need would be to install a separate control panel at every point of interest along the assembly line. Or, a plant manager may want the ability to quickly log into any plant floor machine in order to respond to issues and monitor production rates. cMT Series HMIs allow you have it either or both ways.



Wireless Access to Remote Displays

The cMT Viewer application enables operators to use wireless Android, Apple, or Windows® tablets as their HMI. They are untethered from the control panel. The operator can move freely to any part of the assembly line or processing plant, taking their HMI with them. This eliminates the need for running back and forth to the panel while troubleshooting, or tying up two operators; one at the control panel pushing buttons, and the other at the machine trouble-shooting equipment.

The cMT Viewer application can also be run on any Windows® PC – any computer on the same network as a cMT HMI can easily view and control the system. A plant manager can connect to any cMT HMI in their plant to get a real-time view of exactly what is occurring with that machine. The connection is password protected so only authorized users can have access. The Monitor Mode feature in cMT Viewer allows plant managers to view live data from up to 50 connected cMT devices simultaneously.

An alarm condition from any device would immediately alert the operator, enabling quicker response rates and resolution to the issue. The cMT Viewer application can run on a traditional Windows desktop or on panel PC to provide a supervisory control station with access to many subordinate machines.
Explore cMT Viewer.

The HMI view of an operator interface terminal, whether on a local display, mobile tablet, supervisory panel PC, or remote workstation, is only one view of the important data in an automation system. There are also; alarm and data logging, database integration, recipe management, protocol translation and more. cMT Series Products prove to be a flexible tool in these areas as well. Let's tour a few features available to manage your data on the cMT products:

Modbus Gateway

In an ideal world, every machine vendor and systems integrator would use the same protocol and all equipment would seamlessly communicate with everything else on a plant floor. More often than not, this is far from the case. As a plant grows over time and different systems are added, little thought is given to the process as a whole. You'll often find different systems, from different manufacturers, speaking different protocols, on different serial busses. Fortunately, cMT products speak many languages. cMT Series Products can use over 300 protocols on any of the available com ports, and translate them to the default industrial standard protocol: Modbus TCP/IP. The cMT device becomes a transparent protocol translator, allowing upstream SCADA systems to connect to PLCs as if they were all using the same protocol on the same bus.

Modbus Communication Gateway



Database Object Increasingly, data that machines produce needs to be recorded and preserved. The data may be useful in process improvement or may be required by regulatory agencies. The cMT products have an object which allows them to log a data sampling object or an alarm log directly to an SQL database server over an Ethernet LAN.

This eliminates the need for manually retrieving and entering log files from each machine independently. Data from many different sources can be aggregated and stored in one central safe and secure location, automatically.

Databases and Recipes Recipes are a collection of parameters stored in the HMI that can be transferred to a machine with one press of a button. Different parts may require different amounts of material, different cook times and temperatures, or different processing steps. This data often needs to be shared across multiple machines that may be at different steps in the process, or may be redundant production lines working on producing the same or similar products.

SQL databases can act as a storage tank for all machines sharing a particular recipe database. cMT HMIs can query the database for current recipe data before sending those parameters to the PLC. This way, changes only need to be made to this central database, instead of manually changed in each HMI.

This feature saves time in systems that have many machines sharing many recipes. The changes, additions, and deletions to the database only need to be made in one place and are then automatically updated throughout the system. This ensures production uniformity throughout the system. A single machine will not get stuck using an outdated recipe simply because someone forgot to update it.

So far we have seen how the cMT series of products work as a local display, a mobile HMI server, and a data manager within the factory. But the cMT series packs even more features that enable yet another level of access and control. The IIoT, or Industry 4.0, is a growing area of interest in the automation market. The cMT series provides a capable, ready, and secure solution for the IIoT.

Learn more about Maple Systems IIoT Solutions .

OPC UA

Open Platform Communications (OPC) Unified Architecture (UA) is a tried and tested communication protocol supported by many SCADA, MES, and ERP software providers. The protocol has built-in security with signed and encrypted data transfer using state-of-the-art encryption algorithms. Data is organized into browsable objects, making it easy to both access data and quickly understand how to use what the data represents.

Any data accessible to the cMT can be added to the OPC UA server to be accessed by upstream devices. The configuration interface required to add data to the OPC UA server is very simple and straightforward to use. The user can organize data into multi-level objects with descriptive names. An OPC UA client device connecting to the cMT will see data organized in the same intuitive way.

Learn more about OPC UA .

MQTT

MQTT is a powerful and efficient IoT protocol that is lightweight, highly scalable, and has excellent support on many client devices and programs. MQTT integrates well with Amazon AWS, IBM Bluemix, and Microsoft Azure cloud hosting services for next level data collection and processing.

The cMT Series Smart HMIs offer a full featured MQTT implementation. An easy to use configuration interface allows the user to select data from any of the supported PLC drivers, add it to an MQTT topic, and publish it periodically or whenever values change. The cMT Series can also subscribe to MQTT topics and write the received data to internal HMI memory or to PLC memory addresses. And as well, cMT Series HMIs can host an MQTT broker internally, coordinating connections from other Maple Systems HMIs or any other MQTT enabled device.

cMT HMIs offer advanced integration with Amazon AWS's Device Shadow service which creates a virtual representation of the actual device in the cloud. And EBPro supports the Sparkplug B MQTT payload specification for integration with Ignition SCADA software and other Sparkplug B compatible software programs.

The MQTT protocol is data agnostic, meaning that any data can be sent through the protocol, including plain text messages. This raises security concerns since anyone with access to the network can view the data in transit. However, the MQTT feature on Maple Systems products includes the ability to encrypt messages from publisher to subscriber. This ensures that messages are only read by the people and programs authorized to receive the messages.

Learn more about MQTT .

Maple Systems has been the #1 authority for Weintek products in the North American market for nearly two decades. We have evolved together over the last several years to provide powerful controllers designed to implement and maintain specific fundamentals, which are recognized today as industry standards.

Given that Maple Systems knows Weintek products inside and out, Maple is able to precisely administer in-house repairs and provide FREE, superior, local technical support to our customers. Our team is well-versed in the complexities of what makes these products outperform the competition in both capability and cost.

Maple Systems and Weintek Labs equally pride ourselves on not only having mastered the basics in our controls offerings but are also passionate about remaining at the forefront of technological changes in our market. Weintek Labs sets a precedent in keeping products relevant, compatible, easy-to-use, and above all, reliable ‑ is why Maple Systems is proud to be Weintek's #1 provider in the US.

We invite you to explore the variety of HMIs, remote and smart devices available on our website today. Our 30+ years in the industrial automation field, our commitment to offering up-front affordable pricing and never charging for technical support are all reasons why Maple Systems remains an established name in an abundance of competition throughout the automation market.

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