The system may be driven completely using display and control graphics in manual operation. Therefore, external display and control units are unnecessary.
Even operators who are not trained in detail on the system are immediately able to find the essential and can intuitively arrange the displayed values.
Operation is to a large extent self-explanatory thanks to the clear presentation. The operating possibilities can be limited for specific users. Therefore, even less qualified shift personnel can be familiarised with the operation in a short period of time.
The scope for design is virtually limitless. Its functions are extraordinarily versatile. For example, each of the display and control objects is explained through a freely produced text message if the mouse cursor is moved over the object.
Even the operating philosophy can be set. The choice is available between control objects which can be operated directly, for instance by clicking onto them with the mouse, or control objects which must first be opened by clicking on a (hand) symbol, to exclude accidental operation.
Critical operating processes can be additionally provided with confirmation dialogues. By storing user-defined RTF-formatted text and images, complex operating instructions or maintenance instructions can be displayed as an additional help for operating and display elements.
The designer is a tool for creating display and control graphics (process images), report forms, operating panels for devices etc..
No special knowledge or programming skills are needed for this. Larger system images can be distributed across several pages which can be called up using a linking switch from the currently displayed image.
In order to make your system flow chart "dynamic" it is only necessary to drag the desired display and control objects onto the worksheet and link them with the appropriate data points. In the library which is provided everything can be found, from an actuation switch to a pointer instrument. The visualisation objects indicate not only the value of the connected data point, but also visualise any violation of threshold and warning values by flashing symbols.
Data point names and physical units are automatically displayed and the settings of the display range etc. are automatically transferred from the associated data points.
Even complex dialogue elements like e.g. forms for the input of experimental parameters with save and load functions or control panels which can be minimised to a symbol can be simply created without any programming. Freely expandable libraries of prefabricated display and control panels are optionally included in the scope of delivery.
In conjunction with prefabricated project modules (see project modules), you receive ready-to-use operating and visualisation objects which are already linked to the appropriate inputs/outputs and device components. Complete sub-projects and system basis functions can be thus set up and visualised with one mouse-click.
The used basic operating and display elements are constantly being expanded and adjusted to the most current Windows® operating system technology.
In addition to the standard display and control objects, the Designer offers complex elements, such as:
- Registers for organising and grouping of extensive visualisations
- Panels for saving and loading of all values in a group of elements
- Dynamic assignment of the screen position
- Dynamic displaying and hiding, flashing or operation lock for objects
You can create your own reusable combined display and visualisation objects and collect them to own libraries.
|SL-DESIGNL||Designer, light version, limited to 1 worksheet and 400 visualisation objects|