With many exciting changes happening in production, Horner APG Canada has taken this opportunity to let you know that there has been a number of updates to our literature. Please take a moment to check out the latest for our newest X-Series controller XL7 and the XL6/XL6e & XL10e User Manuals!
SmartBlock I/O features a variety of Analog and Specialty modules. SmartBlock I/O is designed to compliment the popular SmartStix Digital I/O family. These two I/O families can be used to expand the I/O capacity of just about any Operator Control Station (OCS) by merely a few points - or potentially thousands of points.
SmartStix I/O is an ideal terminal-block style Digital I/O system - but SmartBlock I/O is built for Analog. Like it's SmartStix cousin, SmartBlock I/O is mounted on DIN-rail, although through hold mounting is also supported for flexibility. SmartBlock can be mounted locally in the same panel as the OCS, or can be mounted remotely up to 500 meters away. SmartBlock is based on the proven CsCAN network, which uses industry-standard CAN chipsets for noise immunity and data integrity. But unlike other industrial implementation of CAN like DeviceNet, SmartBlock's CsCAN network sets the bar with its ease of configuration in the CsCAPE software.
SmartBlock has numerous convenience features...a dual CsCAN plug for easy "in & out" network connections...spring clamp removable terminal blocks for quick field wiring...indicator LEDs for power, module and network status...a hinged door for dip switch access, and much more! Check it out!
With Cscape 9.50, Horner
includes a variety of features, enhancing the programming environment and user
experience. Adding Tag Based Advanced Ladder Logic offers an alternate way to
program controllers using tagged variables, such as “Pump_Operation,” rather
than a fixed register in the target device.
“Tag Based editing allows for clearer coding and ease of use for a variety of different levels coding experience. When using variables while programming with Tag Editing it’s more difficult to accidentally overlap registers, cutting down significant causes of programming errors,” says Eric Broyer, Global Product Manager for Horner Automation Group.
Along with adding Tag Based editing, Cscape 9.50 includes advancements in graphics control and functionality including: background and button gradations on 15-bit or higher color units, smoother gradient transitions on Horner’s powerful all-in-one controllers that support 24-bit color, and bitmap transparency functionality.
Data logging receives an upgrade as well, both visually on-screen and functionally. Now Historical data trending tracks data over time, and trending objects can be set to log-to and replay-from a removable media device.
In addition to the many new benefits, Cscape 9.50 supports PID Tuning for IEC environments. Now, the programmer has the capability to open a pop-up window tool that will tune a PID loop in IEC programs.
Download your free CsCape directly from the Horner APG Canada website today!
Horner Automation Group announces the launch of the XL7, its newest addition to the XL OCS series. The innovative XL7 provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs,) integrators and automation end-users with a powerful high performance logic controller and twice the connectivity of all other products in its class.
The XL7 was designed around a high-resolution wide aspect ratio 7” WVGA color touchscreen with 1000 nits of brightness. The innovative display provides high outdoor visibility and allows the XL7 to be used in a wide variety of ambient condition applications. The backlit LED display enables a higher pixel resolution granting end-users the capability to view more in-depth information on screen.
In addition to its exceptional display performance, the XL7 contains a powerful logic engine with built-in digital and analog I/O for online programming – a valuable feature for machine commissioning. Also featured are two 500 kHz high-speed counters and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports. This adds flexibility when linking to factory networks like Modbus/TCP and Ethernet/IP, while performing standard functions such as: web serving, FTP file transfer, E-mail and protocol support.
The XL7’s dual CAN Ports put your applications into motion. One port utilizes CsCAN for Distributed Plug and Play I/O over a 500m distance. The second port provides support for CANopen and J1939 for mobile applications.
“The XL7 combines the X-Product family functionality with the speed and graphics capability of a 10” controller. Already designed to fit in any previous 6” HMI location, the added Dual Port capabilities give customers flexible networking capabilities at a considerable cost advantage,” states Eric Broyer, Global Product Manager, Horner Automation Group.
The XL7 OCS also provides customers with USB 2.0 ports for programming and flash drive support and 32GB microSD™ slot for virtually unlimited data logging.
Learn more about the XL7 or contact us for more details.
Horner Automation Group announces the release of the Horner Video Channel. Very similar to YouTube and works directly with the Horner YouTube Channel - now all international divisions and customers can view Horner online videos without social media regulations.
Click Here to go directly to the Horner Video Channel!
We are excited to bring this new technology to the table. Now certified for Class I Div II, heated displays for the X-Series controllers. These heaters will allow you to view your screen in up to -50 degree temperatures! This new add on is available on the XLe, XLt and our newest controller, the XL4 series. Contact us for more information!
We have a lot of requests come in for product certification. In order to better serve our customers all product certification, whether it be the CE Marking, CSA Listing or UL Listing you require, all Certifications are available online for your ease of reference.
Right in time for the New Year, Horner APG Canada is pleased to announce the launch of its largest, most powerful all-in-one controller ever. The ZX series contains advanced control capabilities, high-resolution graphics, and plenty of connectivity options. Both advanced ladder logic and full IEC language sets are supported. For advanced ladder, the ZX is the first OCS to feature online programming - where logic changes can be made "on-the-fly" without stopping or pausing the logic scan. The ZX is also one of the fastest controllers available on the market with 4x the logic and register memory. And the OCS has never been lacking in I/O support - with the ability to drive up over 5,000 I/O points.
Three ZX screen sizes are offered. The 22" HD (1920 x 1080) model (ZX1152) is the largest all-in-one controller ever made. The 15" (ZX752) is a more traditional XGA (1024 x 768) touch screen. And the 7" (ZX452), wide-VGA model (800 x 480) produces over 800 nits of brightness. All units are UL approved.
With the release of our newest product line, the XL4 series, comes the release of our latest version of Cscape Software. CsCape Version 9.30 is a new release offering a variety of product improvements, including:
- Support for logic module re-ordering.
- Support for IEC language translation.
- Support for scrolling in the graphics editor. Allows panning around larger screens to see detail while zoomed.
This update, as well as all others, are also offered quarterly to anyone who signs up for our newsletter online. While all updates are made readily available through all of our social media resources, the newsletter is an easy way to be kept up to speed on the latest product lines and general information.
The Fiber Optic Expansion (FOX) system provides expanded SmartStack I/O support OCS. It is also the primary means for QVGA and SVGA Color-Touch OCS to support SmartStack. All QVGA and SVGA Color-Touch OCS models include a 2m fiber cable pair to support a single base. SmartStack™ FOX supports a variety of architectures, offering greater flexibility in I/O layout. These include Star, Daisy-chain, or Combination. Each SmartStack™ FOX cable segment can be up to 10m in length, with no Base/Hub located more than three segments (3x10m) from the OCS.
The RX371 OCS provides flexible options allowing you to choose the functionality you need. The RX Ruggedized Color - Touch OCS comes with a microSD slot, CsCAN, USB mini-B (programming) and USB-A, full on-board Ethernet and two RS232/RS485 serial ports. Logic capability includes 256K, 0.2ms/K scan rate, and 32Kb registers. Each unit is a highly integrated operator interface and controller with expandable I/O and networking capabilities have standard features consisting of the following:
- Metal enclosure with aluminum front and steel back cover.
- Bright, 32000 Color graphical Touch sensing LCD display.
- Domed keypad with magnetic contact.
- Plastic touch screen that is thicker and more damage resistant.
- Display of complex graphical objects including trends, gauges, meters and animations.
- Removable Media for up to two gigabytes of storage of programs, data logging or screen captures.
- Advanced control capabilities including floating point, multiple auto tuning PID loops and string handling capabilities.
- Configurable serial protocols for communication to drives, PLC's, or other serial peripherals.
What makes it Rugged?
- Sunlight-readable Screen
- Cast Aluminum & Steel chassis
- Impact Resistant Lexan Touchscreen
- Magnetic Technology Function Keys (rated for 30 mln operations)
- Extended temperature rating (-30 to +60 C)
Cscape™ EnvisionRV (Remote View) is a low-cost, powerful Windows® based software application that will allows you to view and access remote Horner OCS controllers via a personal computer. With EnvisionRV Version 3.0 you can design high resolution screens for any OCS controller (design larger screens than the OCS displays up to 1920 x 1200 pixels) in Cscape™ 9.10 and later and display them on the PC. You can connect to any OCS controller for the data…even a display-less RCS unit! Graphical objects look and behave the same on the PC as they do on the OCS. This feature reduces training costs and can significantly speed up your implementations. Pricing includes one PC locked copy on a USB Flash drive.
Powerful All-In-One Controller with Vibrant Color Graphics, Embedded Ethernet, and Snap-on I/O
The QX Color-Touch OCS (Operator Control Station) series features a fast, powerful logic engine, SVGA resolution touchscreens and optional snap-on I/O. OCS is a robust, reliable control product that combines a traditional controller, programmed in ladder logic, operator interface, I/O and networking into an integrated, all-in-one unit using a single software package.
The QX Series Color-Touch OCS Units are all-in-one controllers with modularity. All units feature an integrated operator interface and control engine, with multiple serial ports, built-in ethernet, and removable mass storage. The 5.7" QX351 and 15" QX751 also include USB mini-B and USB A as standard. The 5.7" QX351 has support for up to two SmartStack I/O modules and CsCAN networking built-in. QX units 8.4" and larger require an optional BackPack unit to add SmartStack and CsCAN capability - and these larger units also support optional video interface units for NTSC video input or RGB video output.
Horner APG Canada's Cscape Programming Software offers a variety of features:
- Integrated Control Development
- Logic control
- Operator Interface
- I/O configuration
- Network Development
- Full-featured ladder editor
- Easy to use drag and drop editing
- Simple yet powerful I/O Configuration
- Full IEC1131 all 5 languages available
- Operator Interface Messaging/Graphics
- OI Messages configured as ladder functions
- Function keys and Displys directly mapped as input contacts or output coils
- Navigator allows system-wide view
- Multiple units can use same logic files
Cscape software combines graphical ladder diagram programming (based on IEC-1131) with operator interface development to completely integrate the control package. It’s straightforward approach to programming by combining logic with messaging and networking.
Cscape Programmable Logic Controller Software is absolutely free to download. You’ll need to register for an account to get started. Be sure to use a valid e-mail address as the final download link will only be sent to confirmed accounts.
Cscape with Symbols Library on Flash Drive
The latest version of Cscape Software PLUS a complete library of over 4000 symbol objects to use in your projects. Objects are fully editable, scaleable and configurable. Symbols are easy to add and are completely accessible via the “Tools Menu” using the “View and Edit Graphic Pages” option within Cscape.Click on the larger photo option above to view a few screenshots of the Symbol library.
- Latest Version of Cscape PLUS:
- 4000 object symbol library
- Distributed on a reuseable USB Flash Drive for easy installation
- Symbols include categories such as:
- General Mfg.
- Plant Facilities
- Process Heating
- Water & Wastewater
- Plus 55 more categories!
The library of 4,000+ symbols is completely integrated with Cscape 8.0 and later. Whenever you want to edit a screen with a new symbol, you’ll be selecting and placing either a bitmap object or animated bitmap object. An option will appear in the dialog box to “Select Symbol.” From there it’s a simple process of browsing the 64 available categories, and scrolling down to find the symbol you want to use. Once inserted, the symbol can be moved and/or scaled like any other bitmap object
The SmartRail I/O System is Horner’s newest I/O offering. SmartRail is compact – but highly expandable and scalable. You can choose from these three options: an Ethernet Base with a built-in two port switch, CsCAN or Profibus DP. This allows it to work great with all-in-one (OCS), or even with third party controllers. Each base can hold up to 8 I/O modules, for a total of up to 256 digital and 32 analog points. Now just daisy-chain as many additional bases that are needed to complete the application – up to a total of 2048 digital and 512 analog I/O. Software configuration is a snap as well – just plug-and-play using Cscape.
Digital I/O is available in 8, 16, and 32 point modules – with DC (in and out) and Relay options. For the 32 point modules – SmartLink Wiring Accessories make the multitude of terminations neat and compact. Analog I/O selection is extensive – with modules for 0-10V, 4-20mA, Thermocouples, and RTDs. These are offered as 4 channel Input only, Input/Output, and Output only models.