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Jul
24

Product Introduction of GT Works3 1.196 English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce the release of GT Works3 1.196 in English for the Melsoft family.
The new software package substitutes the existing version 1.190.

All ‘MyMitsubishi’ users that registered their GT Works or iQ Works English version received
a message informing them about this new release.

The software is available on the common platform:
https://eu3a.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en/mymitsubishi/download_manager?id=13098

Main new features of GT Works3 1.196:

· Support of GT2507T-WTSD Rugged model
· Support of GT2505HS-VTBD Handy type model

· Servo amplifier graph function
• Reading out servo amplifier waveform data without a PC
• Displaying waveform data in parallel on the GOT
• Remote information acquisition and tentative diagnosis

· Script parts
• Batch utilization of scripts and objects with script parts object
• Addition of script parts temporary work (PTMP)
• Addition of script parts symbol

· Comment function expanded
• Displaying comments from a text file on an SD card

· GOT Mobile function expanded
• Improved operability of file manager function screen
• Addition of GOT internal devices for file manager function

· MES Interface function expanded
• “Delete” has been added to communication actions
• Unicode string now supported
• New databases supported: My SQL + PostgreSQL
• Import / Export of MES interface settings supported

· Inverter connection expanded
• Connection via PLC
• Direct connection

Operation Environment:
· PC-AT compatible personal computer
· Microsoft Windows 2000, XP SP2 or later, Vista, Windows 7 / 8 / 10
· 1GB RAM or more recommended
· 1.5GB hard disk space or more recommended
· Resolution XGA (1024×768 dots) or more

Order information:
Article No. Description
GT Works3 V01-2L0C-E 234645 HMI Programming-S/W for GOT1000+SoftGOT1000;engl;DVD;2 PC´s
GT Works3 V01-5L0C-E 234646 HMI Programming-S/W for GOT1000+SoftGOT1000;engl;DVD;5 PC´s
GT Works3 V01-2L0C-EUPGRADE
234647 HMI Programming-S/W for GOT1000+SoftGOT1000;engl;DVD;2 PC´s;Upgrade
GT Works3 V01-5L0C-EUPGRADE
234648 HMI Programming-S/W for GOT1000+SoftGOT1000;engl;DVD;5 PC´s;Upgrade

 

 

 

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Jul
24

Technical Tip – Mitsubishi FA Goods Product Selection Tool

 

So, you have finally managed to select the appropriate iQ-R output module for your application, but realise that it has a 40-pin connector on the front-face as opposed to the usual screw terminals.  So what do you do?

Do not worry, as the ‘FA Goods Product Selection Tool’ will take away endless amounts of time looking through catalogues, manuals and pin configurations.

This easy-to-use tool can be used to select the recommended Mitsubishi terminal blocks and cables for all of the Modular PLC’s in the Mitsubishi range, from A-Series up to the latest iQ-R offering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to save the link below into your web-browser, and refer to it whenever you need it.

 

 

 

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Jan
08

iQ Works2 – The Integrated Industrial Software Solution

CDL offers a wide range of Mitsubishi Software Packages, but some may be confused when choosing the correct software for their application.

Mitsubishi’s iQ Works2 Software Suite takes the selection headache away.

This powerful engineering management software solution integrates programming, design and maintenance software applications for Mitsubishi Electric’s automation platform.

The result is one seamless engineering environment.

So what is included in iQ Works2?

 

MELSOFT Navigator – Project Management Tool.

The Navigator enables the design of the entire upper-level system and integrates the other MELSOFT programs into a single workspace. This graphic-based configuration tool provides a visual representation of the overall system.

 

GX Works2 – PLC programming software

Used to program the various Mitsubishi PLC’s including FX Series, L-Series and Q-Series.

 

GX Works3 – PLC programming software

The latest Mitsubishi PLC programming and maintenance software used to program the iQ-R and IQ-F Series PLC’s.

 

GX Developer – PLC programming, for legacy systems

The simplicity and intuitive interface of this well-known software results in a short learning curve to help you get your applications up and running quickly and efficiently.

 

GT Works3 – GOT1000/GOT2000 HMI programming

Graphical Operation Terminal (GOT) screen creation software. Create graphic screens in fewer steps.

 

MT Works – Motion programming software

Motion control design and maintenance software which includes intuitive graphic-based programming together with a digital oscilloscope simulator.

 

FR Configurator2 – Inverter programming software

Simplifies setup and maintenance of Mitsubishi AC inverters. Parameters can be easily adjusted, and written to multiple inverters when replacing. The inverter PLC function can also be programmed from a single setup screen.

 

RT Toolbox3 – Robot programming software

Robot setup software for programming, commissioning, evaluation and maintenance of robot applications. The integrated 3D simulator is a handy tool which can be used to improve preventative maintenance of a machine.

 

QnUDVCPU & LCPU Logging Configuration Tool – Data logging configuration software.

Store and view collected device data on an SD memory card in CSV format.

 

For additional information regarding which version of Windows Operating systems are supported by iQ Works2?  Please click here…

 

So, if you are in need of a complete software solution for a wide-range of Mitsubishi Factory Automation products, then look no further than iQ Works2.

For more information regarding iQ Works2 or any other Mitsubishi FA product, then please contact the CDL Sales Team or Technical Support on 0116 233 9555.

 

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Dec
24

Save over 60% off Mitsubishi software: iQ Works and GX Works 2

For a limited period only Mitsubishi Electric is running a special offer on the iQ Works & GX Works 2 software platforms.

IQ Works software
iQ Works software is the integrated engineering software suite which includes Melsoft Navigator, GX Works 2, MT Works 2 and GT Works 3.

Introductory price of £495

 

GX Works 2 software

MELSOFT GX Works 2 represents the next generation in MELSOFT PLC maintenance and programming software. It’s functionality has been inherited from both GX and IEC Developer, with improvements made throughout to increase productivity and drive down engineering costs.

Introductory price of £295

 

 

Contact our dedicated sales team to place your order today! 01162339555

 

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Sep
10

CDL releases their latest Mitsubishi Short-Form Sales Guide

Following on from the Success of previous editions, we have continued to develop and produce our very own ‘Mitsubishi World of Automation Solutions’ Short-Form Sales Guide.

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This guide is an additional Sales Tool to help you with your selection of Mitsubishi Hardware for each of your Automation applications.

Within this guide you’ll find listed an abundance of Product Ranges in a pictorial format along with a brief description encompassing additional information along with the current UK List Prices for each product shown. We hope that this guide itself can offer you instant access to part numbers and cost whilst you are planning for new projects, upgrades or straight forward like-for-like replacements.

 

 

 

A typical extract from the Brochure below shows a brief description, dimensions, specifications and additional modules for each product:

L-series spread

L-series spread

 

Whether it be for peace of mind or a technical brain to pick, it’s good to know our Engineers are available to assist with your factory automation or control project. We believe that if our customers are knowledgeable they are more likely to get the best from our products. This means that our technical support Engineers will take the time to explain their advice and not baffle you with science. Therefore as a Sales Guide we hope this latest edition continues to assist with your hardware selection, and to further strengthen our customer commitment we offer in partnership the following services.

 

Technical Support

Our Engineering service supports you during planning, conception and completion of your project. We offer support, consultancy and service in various forms, may it be online, over the phone or on-site. We can help you with everything from equipment specification, system implementation and commissioning to on-going support and training tailored to your needs.

Online

Find us online where we offer a customer download area containing a comprehensive range of old to new manuals, application notes, data sheets and free software.

Telephone/Email

Drop us a call on 01162361861, where one of our Technical Support Engineers will be on hand during the day to advise and support you with any queries regarding selection, functionality, configuration, wiring and programming of our products and systems. Alternatively, you could always send us an e-mail to: support@cdluk.com

On Site Support

Our on-site support team can be booked to assist in design, commissioning or programming of PLCs HMIs and Servo systems. Integration with industrial networks, third party or legacy systems is their specialist area and they are prepared for the unique challenges that each visit can bring.

Training

Whether simple programming or complex system integration on either a software or hardware technology, our training team can provide a range of of standard or bespoke training courses tailored to your exact requirements. Our training courses carry the appropriate accreditation and certification and can lead to the achievement of a Mitsubishi Certified Engineer status.

 

To request a FREE copy of one of our Brochure’s, fill out the contact form below.

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Apr
10

The Mitsubishi iX Panel HMIs

Mitsubishi’s range of HMIs are ideal for any industrial environment. Each of the human Machine interfaces come with powerful software and offer hardware products ranging from 4.3″ HMIs to 21″ industrial PCs.  Whether for the factory floor or for harsh environments, the all new iX Panels run the revolutionary iX Developer Software with drivers to communicate with your automation equipment.

IX Panel

IX Panel

 

 

 

 

The iX HMI has unique and intelligent navigation tools and using swipe and scroll on its screen makes for faster and efficient applications.  These tools include allowing one screen to show multiple instances that can be changed during runtime and you can also show multiple amounts of information in small areas using animated labels with variable speed and direction.

You can personalise the iX HMI by using C# scripting and .NET components.  Using custom colours you can build your own screens, customise dialogues in colours, fonts & touch area size, choose between 14 different trend charts, also available in 3D style.ix panel

These operator panels can share information with each other via panel networks so it is easy to share information between users and provides safer control over long distances.  If you need to turn facts into figures,  then just use the built in report generator to print or save Excel reports.  Using the panel web server you can design your own web page by using the tag data API and just log in.  This allows you to be able to see and use the information you see on the panel on a mobile device anywhere in the world.

TxA are the cost effective solution, the smaller TxA models offer cost efficient solution with solid HMI functionality for small and medium sized applications.  Display sizes 4, 7 and 10”.  TxB are the high performance operator panel and are the mid range models.  These are high performance and are suitable for medium to large HMI applications that require the handling of more data and utilising more functionality.  Display sizes 7, 12 and 15”.  TxC are for the more demanding applications and takes the HMI to industrial PC levels.  These are high performance for larger projects.  The largest 21” model supports full HD.

Please contact us for further information.

 

 

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Jan
21

E1000 HMI – Access Trends, Recipes & Alarms without ‘HMI Tools’ on an

‘HMI Tools’ is a software package used to transfer program and data files between a PC and an E1000 HMI. Amongst other things, it can be used for transferring trend information, alarm lists, recipe data, html files, Java applets and bitmaps to and from a terminal via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). BUT there’s another way…

Now, if you’ve used HMI Tools before I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a powerful and useful tool, there’s no doubt about that, but for those of you who haven’t got it installed and just want to quickly extract a few files from your E1000, you don’t want to have to run an install from disc – especially if you’re out on site and don’t have the disc with you! And the other good thing is, you can do this method over Ethernet – no need to wait around for serial comms!

So let’s jump straight into it! Here’s what you need:

  • A PC with an Ethernet port
  • An E1000 HMI (not applicable with the E1012 or E1022)
  • Cross-over Ethernet cable
  • E-designer software installed on your computer

Step 1:

We need to first find out what IP address the HMI currently has assigned to it, the easiest way to do this is from E-designer. Click on Setup > Peripherals, you should see the following window:

E1000 Peripheral configuration step 1

As you can see, my IP address was 192.168.8.135.

 

Step 2:

Next we need to match the IP address of your PC to the range the HMI has, i.e. it needs to be 192.168.8.X. This can be done from your Network and Sharing Center: From the screen shown below (left), click the properties button (circled), to show the following (right):

E1000 Wireless network connection status step 2

Wireless network connection status step 2

From the second screen (right), double-click on the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to show the following screen:

E1000 Internet protocol version 4 step 2

Internet Protocol Version 4 Step 2

 

From this screen the only thing you need to enter is the IP address which matches the range assigned to the HMI, in my case it was: 192.168.8.10. The subnet mask will populate itself once you tab across to it. As for the ‘Default Gateway’ and the ‘DNS’ settings, they can all be left untouched.

 

Step3:

So at this point we have made a connection between the HMI and PC over Ethernet – feel free to put that serial CAB30 back in your bag and connect the Ethernet cable. The next step is to prepare the HMI for use over FTP. From the project manager, double-click ‘Network Services’ (left) to show the window on the right:

E1000 E-designer Network Services step 3

E-designer Network Services step 3

From the Network Services window ensure that the ‘FTP Server’ option is ticked, then press the Exit button. Now simply transfer the whole project to the HMI – be sure to select TCP/IP transfer from the communication properties before trying to transfer.

 

Step 4:

Now we can now use any internet browser to access the files we want to view, but I found that using windows explorer was quicker – either way the process is the same. Type in ftp://[Insert HMI IP address here] into the address bar. Like so…

E1000 Windows explorer FTP Step 4

Windows explorer FTP Step 4

As you can see, we now have access to Alarms, Images, Trends, Recipes, HTML and if you click into the INFO.TXT file you even have access to basic information about your HMI such as: firmware version, IP address and spare memory etc. If you click into these folders you’ll find they contain .CSV files, which you’re able to open in a Spreadsheet, Ta Dah! This concludes this blog post, thanks for tuning in!

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