Web-Based On-site Operation: Storing visualization on the controller (Part 3)

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Easy Linking to the Controller

All operating and fault conditions recorded at the I/O level are passed to the BAVL library, thus reducing the required project planning effort for the user. Variables can optionally be flagged in the application programming for linking to the specific project visualization.

The PC Worx programming software’s Building Automation Control Library (BACL) supports this data structure. It is thus possible to display and handle the operational and fault messages from the field devices connected to the controller on a locally installed Web panel.

Figure 5: Stored the visualization into the controller

Comprehensive Language Support

If the visualization solution is used in countries with more than one language, such as Belgium or Switzerland, or if it is ported to sites in other parts of the world, WebVisit can translate the displays and captions into the respective national language at the touch of a button.

The captions for all objects are stored as a CSV file in a list for this purpose. If the user selects a language from the visualization’s drop-down menu or clicks the corresponding buttons, all objects in the visualization receive new captions.

This makes it possible to use visualizations created with WebVisit internationally. It is even possible to display Chinese, Japanese, or other characters.

Operating Remote Stations

In industrial settings, facilities are typically dispersed over a wide area. In order to allow users in the operating center to view the operating states at the remote sites, Phoenix Contact’s visualization solution makes it possible to access any controller linked to the Ethernet network.

However, the IP address of the controller must be known, the device must have a Web client, and the visualization must have been created with WebVisit. Therefore, if the controller IP addresses have been stored, the user can view all application operating states via the facility overview.

Figure 6: Remote access the visualization anywhere



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