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HMI + Remote I/O + CODESYS

Select Maple HMIs have a sleek hardware platform that runs both an HMI application created with EasyBuilder Pro and PLC logic programmed with CODESYS; each on its own dedicated processor. Unlike the typical multicore set up, where the operating system scheduler is responsible for allocating tasks to each processor, these HMIs have a hard separation between cores. One core is dedicated to the HMI application, the other to executing PLC logic of the CODESYS project. This ensures taxing graphics processing operations will not interfere with deterministic real time control tasks executing on the other processor.

After selecting your HMI, choose from a suite of easy to use powerful I/O modules to connect to your field equipment. We offer a complete set of I/O modules which can be combined with any of three communication couplers to create a remote I/O block.
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Getting Started
Combine the power of CODESYS with one of our CODESYS capable HMIs and Modular IO to create an innovative control solution that can tackle the most demanding applications. This unique architecture saves time, hardware cost, communication cabling, and valuable control cabinet real estate, without compromising on the CPU resources real time applications require. See our project example below and get started building your solution today!

cMTs iR Modules

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Choose from one of the qualifying HMI models with an innovative multi-core CPU architecture. One processor is dedicated to running the CODESYS runtime while the other can run a full EasyBuilder Pro HMI application.

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iR Communication Couplers have three interface protocols to choose from: Modbus TCP, CANopen and EtherCAT all of which seamlessly integrate into your EasyBuilder Pro and CODESYS Projects.

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Easy to use reliable IO modules complete the connection to your field equipment. Attach up to 16 IO modules to a coupler. Select from analog, digital, temperature or motion control i/o modules.

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A CODESYS license turns any of the qualifying cMT HMI models into a powerful HMI + I/O controller by allowing the HMI to run IEC 61131-3 programming logic, and handle all the data processing, and reading/writing to applicable I/O modules.

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This guide walks through the required activation steps. For programming CODESYS project or installation, please refer to cMT+CODESYS and Remote I/O Quick Start Guide.

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Free, powerful HMI configuration software for our HMIs provides the flexibility to create and deploy custom control applications suited to your unique industrial process.

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A complete PLC software package backed by a large userbase and development team, CODESYS fully implements the IEC 61131-3 specification.

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Follow this guide for step-by-step instruction on how to set up one of our CODESYS-supported HMIs and our Remote I/O.

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This package should be installed as an add-in after you install the CODESYS development software.



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Example Setup:

As example consider creating a control system for a high temperature gas kiln. The system requirements might include:

  1. Large touchscreen display, remotely mounted.
  2. Several digital inputs to monitor safety interlocks and manual switches.
  3. Digital outputs to control warning lights valves and an ignitor.
  4. Analog inputs used to monitor gas flow.
  5. Temperature inputs to monitor several thermocouples.

This system could be implemented with the following equipment:

  1. cMT3092X – a 9.7" touchscreen HMI that will run the HMI project and the CODESYS control logic.
  2. CODESYS activation card enables the CODESYS runtime on the cMT3092X.
  3. iR-ETN coupler to create a remote IO block connected to CODESYS using Modbus TCP.
  4. The following IO modules to connect to field devices:
    • iR-DM16-P - 8 digital inputs and 8 sourcing digital outputs
    • iR-AM06-VI - 4 analog input channels and 2 analog outputs
    • iR-AI04-TR - 4 RTD / Thermocouple inputs

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