Applicable Model(s)

HMI500 Silver Series

Title

Uploading/Downloading project files from the HMI500 Series

Date

07/15/2005

Rev

01

P/N

0907-1068

Summary

This document will explain how to upload/download a project file from/to an HMI500 series
Human-Machine Interface (HMI) using EZware-500 programming software. It is highly recommended that owners of machinery containing HMI500 series products obtain a copy of EZware-500 and perform this procedure. This will ensure that a replacement unit can be installed and programmed on site, significantly reducing equipment downtime in the event that replacement of the HMI500 ever becomes necessary.


Solution

1.

Obtain a copy of the latest EZware-500 release and a configuration cable from your local Maple Systems distributor or directly from Maple Systems. For a list of distributors in your area, please visit our website, or call us at (425) 745-3229.


2.

After installing and registering the EZware software, connect the configuration cable per the
labeled connectors (the short end of the configuration cable labeled as ‘PLC’ is not used in
this application).


3.

Power the HMI from a suitable regulated 24VDC, 2A source.


4.

To upload from the HMI:

a.

In Windows, select Start-Programs-Maple Systems-EZware-500-EasyManager.

b.

Select the Com port that the configuration cable is connected to, and then select Project Download/Upload.

c.

Click the Upload button. This will transfer the HMI’s executable file to your PC.

d.

Save the file as an eob format, under whatever name and location you choose. The file cannot be edited in the eob format, and can only be decompiled for editing if it was compiled under v2.00 or later.

e.

To decompile, open the EasyBuilder software. Select Start-Programs-Maple Systems-EZware-500- EasyBuilder. From the Tool menu, select Decompile.

f.

The decompiling window will open up. Browse for the eob file you wish to
decompile. Click on the Decompile button. The decompiler creates an epj format file,
which can be used for viewing or editing using EasyBuilder.


5.

To download to another HMI:

a.

In Windows, select Start >> Programs >> Maple Systems >> EZware-500 >> EasyManager.

b.

Select the COM port that the configuration cable is connected to, and then select Project Download/Upload.

c.

Click Download. (Download can also be initiated from within the EasyBuilder software under the ‘Tools’ menu).

d.

Select the file to download to the HMI (it will be a *.eob format). When the download
is done, a “Mission Complete” message comes up, click the OK button.

e.

To download a project using the compact flash, see Tech Note #1085.


More Information

For more information, please see the EZware online help files.

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