FactoryCast configurable Web server
(continued) User Web page hosting and display function FactoryCast Web modules have an 8 Mbyte memory (1) which is accessed in the same way as a hard drive and can be used to host Web pages and all user-defined documents in Word or Acrobat Reader (for example, maintenance manuals, diagrams, etc). These Web pages can be created using any standard tool for creation and editing in HTML format. These pages can be enhanced by inserting animated graphic objects linked to PLC variables. These animated objects are created using the Graphic Data Editor supplied with FactoryCast. Web pages created in this way can be used, for example, to: b Display and modify all PLC variables in real time b Create hyperlinks to other external Web servers (documentation, suppliers, etc) This function is particularly suitable for creating graphic interfaces used for the following purposes: b Real-time display and supervision b Production monitoring b Diagnostics and maintenance assistance b Operator manuals SOAP/XML server interface FactoryCast modules incorporate a standard SOAP/XML data server that provides direct interoperability between automation devices and computer management applications (MES, ERP, SAP .Net application, etc). See pages 5/36. Graphic Data Editor function This function can be used to create graphic views animated by PLC variables. The graphic editor is available online ready to use, and also offline using FactoryCast configuration software. These views are created from a library of predefined graphic objects by simple copy/paste operations. The objects are configured to suit the user's requirements (colour, PLC variables, name, etc). List of graphic objects available: b Analog and digital indicators b Horizontal and vertical bar charts b Boxes for displaying messages and entering values b Pushbutton boxes b Trend recorders b Vats, valves, motors, etc Customized graphic objects can be added to this list. They can be reused in user Web pages that have been created using standard software for editing HTML pages. The views created can be saved in the FactoryCast modules.
(1) Memory is not affected by power outages or reinitialization of the PLC.
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