Visual is a set of programs to control,operate and monitor industrial machinery through
a computer, either using a local computer or over intra-/internet
Communication with PLCs (programable controllers),
Creation and execution of HMI screens
New PLC drivers support uniform addressing scheme
Experimental support for ACPLT/KS, an Open Source Communication System for Process Control from Aachen Technical University:
- VISUAL's HMI pages can connect to an ACPLT/KS server
- VISUAL can embed an ACPLT/KS server and export variables this way
Grouping of widgets in HMI pages:
Define once, use multiple times. Or see data from different servers/protocols in the same page.
See CVS for the latest developments
BIG FAT WARNING:
This is pre-alpha code and information.
You assume all responsibility for its use.
DANGER: DON'T connect to a PLC unless you are certain it is safe to do so!!!
It is assumed that you are experienced in PLC programming/troubleshooting
and that you know EXACTLY what you are doing. PLC's are used to control
industrial processes, motors, steam valves, hydraulic presses, etc.
You are ABSOLUTELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring that NO-ONE is in danger
of being injured or killed because you affected the operation
of a running PLC.
Also expect that buggy drivers could write data even when you expect that
they will read only !!!
|A Demo of an HMI screen
||A Demo preview of a web-based HMI designer.