How to comply with CFR 211 (FDA 21 CFR Part 11) when using a Maple Systems HMI

FDA 21 CFR Part 11, by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the US government, definesthe criteria under which electronic records and electronic signatures can be treated withsame degree of validity as paper-based records. Since the scope of FDA’s regulatoryauthority is very broad, Part 11 has an impact on all computer systems in life scienceindustry.…

How do I address multiple devices using the Modbus TCP/IP Gateway function?

To address multiple devices, using the Modbus TCP/IP Gateway function: 1. Select the table for the mapped device. 2. Click the “Settings…” button at the bottom of the Address Mapping Table window. 3. Specify the mapped device address in the Table Settings window. style=”width: 878px;” data-filename=”gateway.png”> Follow Technical Note 5099 “Using the Modbus Gateway” for…

Macros, References, and Examples

Our Macro Reference Manual provides a great deal of information and examples for programming Macros. We highly recommend reviewing the Manual, which can be downloaded from our Support Center here: https://maplesystems.com/support-center/manuals&guides.htm There is also a very helpful tutorial video on building macros here, which features examples of declaring a variable and programming various statements:

How do I display historical trend data?

To display historical trend data within the Trend Display Object, you will first need to configure the indexed Data Sampling Object to enable the saving of the sampled data to History Files. The Sampled Data can be saved to HMI memory or USB disk. style=”width: 938px;” data-filename=”Untitled.png”> Once the indexed Data Sampling object has been…

How do I update the Firmware on a cMT-iV5 and/or a cMT-iV6?

The Utility Manager application that comes bundled and installed with EBPro, features a Firmware upgrade utility for the cMT-iV5 and iV6. The Utility Manager application is located in the root of the EBPro installation directory. By default, it is installed in C:Maple SystemsEBProUtilityManagerEx.exe. You will need to select the cMT X Series as the model…

Define User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is a communications protocol that is primarily used for establishing low-latency and loss-tolerating connections between applications on the internet. It speeds up transmissions by enabling the transfer of data before an agreement is provided by the receiving party. As a result, UDP is beneficial in time-sensitive communications, UDP is an alternative…

When I create a new Meter Display object and use a REAL or DINT data type/tag from a PLC, I can not add negative values in the limits.

When creating a New Meter Display Object for a cMT Series HMI, you may not be able to assign a negative value for the minimum or maximum values when using REAL, DINT, or INT signed data types. Solution: First, select a Local Word (LW) register for the Read Address in the Meter Display Object Properties…

Why am I experiencing a compile error in Window 8: “Unsupported system tag LB-9036: SD card free space insufficiency alarm (when ON)”?

When compiling a project that was originally created in an older version of EBPro, this error will occur if the model that was selected when the project was originally created does not support SD cards. This is due to a change that was implemented in EBPro: Version 6.05.01. With this change, if the originally selected…

How do I change the predefined color, size, or orientation of an image In MAPware-7000?

In MAPware-7000 it may be beneficial to change a specific image that has been provided with the software. For example, the color, size, or orientation of the image may need to be changed. Tech Note 7001, “Manipulate and Save Predefined Images,” explains how to find, manipulate, and save predefined images for use in MAPware-7000.

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