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L25 - PlantPAx Process Application Development Lab

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PlantPAx Process Application Development Lab I

PlantPAx Process Application Development Lab I........................................................... 3


Before you begin ................................................................................................................................................. 4
About this Lab ................................................................................................................................................ 4
Tools and Prerequisites ................................................................................................................................. 4

PlantPAx: The Modern Distributed Control System .............................. 5


Studio 5000 Architect..................................................................................................................................... 5
The Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects - Reducing Development Time ................................ 6
Application Templates and Process Strategies - Reducing Engineering Time ............................................. 6
Where to Get the Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects ............................................................. 7

Starting the Lab ........................................................................................ 8


Creating Your PlantPAx System Application ................................................................................................. 8
Change Controller Properties ......................................................................................................................15
Configuring Controller and Strategies .........................................................................................................20
Configuring an HMI Project .........................................................................................................................37
Testing the Code and HMI Application ........................................................................................................61
Re-Use Code Easily using Logical Organizer .............................................................................................68
Commissioning the Device Faceplates .......................................................................................................76
Configuring Alarms ......................................................................................................................................92
Lab Summary ............................................................................................................................................106

Optional Lab Sections.......................................................................... 107


Configuring a Control Loop ........................................................................................................................107

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Before you begin

About this Lab


This lab will familiarize the user with the steps necessary to start development of a PlantPAx DCS using
Studio 5000 Architect and the Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects. The user will define system
controllers and servers and configure a control application with pre-defined library objects for common functions
helping to reduce engineering time. Templates are included in the library for both controller applications and HMI
applications to provide a consistent starting point for system implementation.

In this lab we will cover the following subjects:


Use the Studio 5000 Architect Application and templates to develop a PlantPAx application
Leverage Process Strategies for level control using a tank with a pump and level indicator as an example
Configure an HMI display to include pump and level objects
Test the controller program and HMI functionality by creating and using an HMI client
Leverage the Logical Organizer to take advantage of past engineering efforts to save time and reduce
errors
Configure alarms

From this lab, the user will become familiar with:


Studio 5000 Architect
The Controller Application templates
The HMI Application templates
Process Strategies from the Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects
The Logical Organizer feature of Studio 5000 Logix Designer
Symbol Factory, an HMI library of graphic symbols

Tools and Prerequisites


This lab is conducted using a VMWare Workstation virtualized environment that allows the ability to process one
or more guest computer images on one host computer.
All the software tools required for this lab are installed within this image running on your lab PC. These tools
include:
VMWare Workstation v10 (to run the Lab PC image)
Studio 5000 Architect Application V1.0
Studio 5000 Logix Designer Application V24
FactoryTalk View Studio Software V8.1
FactoryTalk View SE Client Application V8.1
Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects V3.5
RSLogix Emulate 5000 Software V24
All required files are contained on the VMWare image. They are located in folders:
C:\Lab Files

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PlantPAx: The Modern Distributed Control System

PlantPAx is the modern Distributed Control System (DCS) from Rockwell Automation with all the core
capabilities expected from a world-class DCS. The system is built on a standard-based architecture using
Integrated Architecture components that enable multi-disciplined control and Premier Integration with the
Rockwell Automation Intelligent Motor Control portfolio.

A traditional distributed control system (DCS) is built for only one purpose process control.

But in todays competitive economy, you need to consider forward-thinking possibilities and utilize technology and
innovation to your advantage. Its time to rethink what to expect from a DCS. In order to drive productivity,
increase efficiencies and reduce costs you need to integrate all of your automation operations to achieve The
Connected Enterprise. The only way to do that is through the technology offered by the modern DCS the
PlantPAx system.

The PlantPAx modern distributed control system offers process control and more:

Plant-wide control and optimization for dynamic, demand-driven business decisions


Scalable and modular system architectures to meet your exact needs
Open, secure and information-enabled networking capabilities
Flexible delivery and support options

Studio 5000

The Studio 5000 environment combines engineering and design elements into one standard framework that
enables optimized productivity and reduced commissioning time. With the Studio 5000 environment, you can
respond more quickly to changing market and business needs, while reducing total costs of ownership, including
maintenance and training. The environment is the one place for engineers to develop all elements of their control
system for operation and maintenance. Studio 5000 extends beyond one controller to be a system-wide
development and design tool.

Studio 5000 Architect

Studio 5000 Architect provides an integrated environment that contains Logix devices, FactoryTalk View Servers,
PanelView Plus terminals, and Stratix Network Switches. Additonal features of Studio 5000 Architect include:

Graphical Layout of System Create a graphical representation of your system for easier system
modifications
Initial Architecture and Project Configuration Bulid Logix and FactoryTalk View projects from an
integrated environment
Re-Use of project content Re-use Logix and FactoryTalk View content as well as use content from the
Rockwell Automation Library of process objects
Data exchange wtih engineering tools - Exchange hardware configuration data with tools like EPLAN

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The Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects - Reducing Development Time

The RA Library of Process Objects is a predefined library of Application Code, Graphic Objects, Faceplates,
and Process Strategies that let you quickly assemble large applications with proven strategies, rich functionality,
and known performance. The Application code contains the code which controls the associated device. This code
is embedded in an Add-On Instruction (AOI) which can be instantiated multiple times in a given application. The
Graphic Objects are used to build HMI Displays. There is a selection of Global Objects available for each Process
Library Element. These Global Objects can be imported into displays and provide visual feedback to the user.
Clicking on these devices will launch the associated Faceplate.

Add-On Instructions
Each object is provided as an importable Add-On Instruction and then becomes a native instruction in the
application development environment. The Add-On Instructions can be utilized with any CompactLogix or
ControlLogix programmable automation controller.

Global Objects
For rapid development of information-rich operator displays, the Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects
provides a collection of display objects that are linked to the Add-On Instructions with a drag and drop wizard.
This allows rapid development of main plant display graphics.

Faceplates
All global objects have an associated faceplate which appears when the global object is clicked. These faceplates
require no additional configuration. When an object has additional support functions linked, such as Run Time
Monitor, Interlock Block, or others, the faceplate for these extended functions will also be accessible from the
faceplate.

Application Templates and Process Strategies - Reducing Engineering Time


Application templates are included in the RA Library of Process Objects for both controller applications (Logix
Controller Templates) and HMI applications (HMI Project Templates) to provide a consistent starting point for
system implementation. As part of the future PlantPAx v4.0 System Release, process strategies will also be
provided with the library as sample code (Process Strategies from the RA Library of Process Objects).

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Where to Get the Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects
The current release of the library, v3.5, supports Studio5000 Application version 24 and later. The Rockwell
Automation Library of Process Objects can be downloaded free from the Product Compatibility Download Center
at: http://www.rockwellautomation.com/rockwellautomation/support/pcdc.page

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Starting the Lab

Creating Your PlantPAx System Application

Double-Click the Studio 5000 V24 icon on the desktop to open Studio 5000.

The Studio 5000 Common Launcher appears. Under Create, click New Project.

In the project pane, select Architect as the Project Type.

Note: The Common Launcher dialog box is used for all products in Studio 5000 software. The product types that
appear in the project pane depend on the products that are installed on your workstation.

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There are four system templates available for use within the Studio 5000 Architect that contain prebuilt logical and
graphical elements that follow PlantPAx system guidelines. The four templates include the following:
Distributed Architecture Connected Enterprise: Contains one Server for FactoryTalk Alarm and Events,
Distributed HMI applications and Production Data, multiple controllers, and multiple Electronic Operator
Interfaces
Distributed Architecture Multiple Process Servers: Contains two PASS servers; multiple Operator
Workstations (OWSs), Engineering Workstations (EWSs), I/O modules, and controllers.
Distributed Architecture Single Process Server: Contains one PASS server; multiple OWSs, EWSs, I/O
modules, and five controllers.
Process Skid with Logix Batch Sequence Manager: Skid-based equipment to be integrated into overall
system, including three CompactLogix controllers and PanelView.

Select the Distributed Architecture Single Process Server template. Enter Lab as the project name and
click Finish.

Please wait while the architect project is created. This may take a few minutes.

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The Architect palette appears with a layout of the architecture and pre-defined controllers for the selected
template. As a starting point, the layout pages in the Architect software let you draw and connect your
components. Each system template has pre-defined layout pages that show your control hardware layout the
chassis, controllers, communication modules, I/O modules, HMI servers, PanelView terminals, and network
switches. Servers, terminals, and communication modules are connected to network trunks.

This template is preconfigured with five controllers. For lab purposes, lets suppose we do not need controllers
LGXC04 and LGXC05. Hold the cursor down and draw a rectangle around the controllers to highlight them and
then click the Delete button.

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Notice the controllers were removed from the hardware diagram as well as the list of projects in the explorer
pane.

We can also import an existing controller project into our Architect project. Prior to the lab, we created a Logix
controller file using the Basic Library template, which includes a subset of the Rockwell Automation Process
Library Add-on instructions. For lab purposes we have also added code for process and I/O simulation.

To import this existing project, right click on Projects, select Add, and Existing Project.

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Click Browse.

Select the PAC01.acd file from the Lab Files\Logix5000 folder. (PAC stands for Process Area Controller). Click
Open.

Click OK.

Wait for the controller to import. This may take a few minutes.

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Click OK to Confirm Synchronization changes.

Click OK when the Ethernet Configuration dialog box appears.

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Wait and the new controller will appear in the hardware diagram. Hold the cursor down and draw a rectangle
around the new controller rack to highlight it and then drag it to the lower right corner of the diagram.

Your hardware diagram should now look like the following:

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Connect the new controller to the switch by clicking on any open port on the switch and dragging the
connection to the communication module on the new controller rack. (Connect green dot to green dot).

Change Controller Properties

Controller Properties can be modified using Logix Designer from within the Architect application.

Open Logix Designer by right-clicking on the PAC01 controller in the Project Explorer pane. Select Open
Project in Designer.

Wait a short time while Studio 5000 Logix Designer opens.

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Changes can be made to the controller from within Logix Designer and then those changes can be
synchronized with Architect.
As an example, lets change the controller type in the PAC01 controller. Click on the Controller Properties
button to launch the Controller Properties window. Click Change Controller.

Change the controller from an L75 to an L74 by selecting 1756-L74 from the controller type dropdown menu.
Click OK.

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Click Yes to confirm the new controller type.

When the controller change is complete. Save the controller.

Maximize the Studio 5000 Architect window.

In the Project Explorer, right click on the PAC01 project and select Synchronize Project.

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Wait for the Synchronize Summary window to appear. Click OK to continue with the synchronization.

Click OK to accept the current Ethernet Configuration.

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A message will appear in the results pane indicating that synch is complete. Mouse over the controller in the
hardware diagram to confirm that the controller type was updated to 1756-L74.

Section Summary
The Studio 5000 Architect application can be used to quickly define the controllers and servers that comprise
a PlantPAx Distributed Control System. It can help reduce the engineering time to assemble your integrated
architecture and process application

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Configuring Controller and Strategies
In this section of the lab, you will learn how to configure your controller using pre-configured process strategies
that are imported as routines into a controller application.

Maximize the Logix Designer window.

Controller organization by Execution Tasks


The controller is separated into Tasks that run at different execution speeds from a fast 50ms to as slow as
10sec. These Tasks are named A through H. The tasks allow us to make the best utilization of the processor
in terms of execution time. The traditional Controller Organizer window is used to view the controller from an
execution and utilization perspective.

Using the Controller Organizer window, note that the Basic Library template includes pre-configured
MainPrograms within each Task to be used as organizational containers to speed up engineering time.

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The Logical Organizer a new feature in V24

Whereas the traditional Controller Organizer is used to view and configure the controller from an execution
time and utilization perspective (Tasks), the new Logical Organizer provides a way to view and create an
organizational model of the system (Programs and Routines). This allows operators and maintenance to
troubleshoot the system more quickly while new features such as Selecting Multiple project components like
AOI's, UDT's, Programs, and then copy/paste, drag/drop, export/ import them as one to reduce engineering
time.

For this lab we will work in the new Logical Organizer window. Click the Logical Organizer.

Notice that a Diagnostics task is included in all controller templates. This task allows for troubleshooting,
reporting and alarming of controller status and utilization. Note that there is pre-configured code for the lab
simulation in Task C running at 250ms. Since we are in a lab setting and are not connected to real I/O,
simulated I/O has been added to this template.

In this section of the lab, we will add new code for a tank (including a pump and a level transmitter) to Task D
running at 500ms.

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We will now rename the main program in Task D from Task_D_MainProgram to Tank1. Double-click on
Task_D_MainProgram to open the Program Properties window. Change the Name of the program to
Tank1 and click OK.

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Engineering the Controller using Process Strategy Routines

Process Strategies from the RA Library of Process Objects support the concept of Re-use engineering to
save time. Starting from pre-configured and tested control strategies that are imported as routines into a
controller application we save engineering time. By organizing a controller into Programs (for example each
Tank is a Program) and Routines (levels, pumps, valves) we simplify the location of a desired piece of code,
and can Re-use code in line with best practices and standards management.

Later in the lab, because we organized the controller by Tasks, Programs and Routines, we can easily copy
the code for a complete tank (a Program), including all components like AOI's, UDT's, Routines, Tags, and
then paste it, as one, to create more tanks to reduce engineering time.

Importing a Process Strategy Routine for a Pump

In this section, we will import a pre-configured Process Strategy routine for a motor (PS_Motor) into the
program named Tank1. A motor can drive a blower, conveyor, mixer, agitator or a pump. We are configuring
a drain pump to empty the tank. Right-click on the program named Tank1. From the menus select Add and
then Import Routine.

Browse to the Process Strategies folder and select the file for a motor,
(RA-LIB)PS_Motor_3_5-00_ROUTINE.L5X, and click Open.

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The Import Configuration window will open. From this window we can configure the new routine during the
import process. Change the Final Name for the routine from MT100 to Pump. Do not click OK.

In the Import Content area of the configuration window, click on the Tags folder to view all the tags that will
be imported. We want to modify the tagnames by replacing the generic MT motor designator with PMP during
the routine import. The MT is a default tag designator for any type of motor. A motor can drive a blower,
conveyor, mixer, agitator or a pump. In this case we are designating a pump using PMP in the tagnames.
Click on the Find/Replace button.

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Find all the instances of MT in the tag references and replace with PMP. Confirm that only Final Name is
checked in the Find Within options. Then click the Replace All button. Now click OK.

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Wait for the import to complete. Once the import completes, a new routine named Pump is added to the
Tank1 program. Double-click on the Pump routine to open the function-block editor and view the new code.

Notice that all the instances of MT have been replaced with PMP in the tagnames and input/output reference
connectors. The pump control routine is complete.

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Importing a New Routine for Level Indication
Next is to import a new routine that will contain the code for an analog input for tank Level indication. Right-
click on the program named Tank1. From the drop-down menus select Add and then Import Routine.

For the tank level transmitter we will import a generic Process Strategy template for an analog input. Select
the Process Strategy (RA-LIB)PS_AIn_3_5-00_ROUTINE.L5X import file and click Open.

Wait for the Import Configuration window to open.

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Change the Final Name of the new routine to Level. Do not click OK yet.

Click on the Tags folder in the Import Content area of the window.

Notice that tag references in the Process Strategy are prefixed with a generic XT designator (X is for the type
and T stands for Transmitter). During the import we will find and replace the XT with LT for all tags. LT
designates a Level TransmXTitter. Click on the Find/Replace button.

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Find all instances of XT and replace with LT. Confirm that only Final Name is checked in the Find Within
options. Then click the Replace All button. Now click OK.

Wait for the import to complete. A new routine named Level has been added. Double-click on the Level
routine to view the code.

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Notice that all the tag names and references have been changed to LT100.

The routine for the tank level is now complete.

Next we need to add instructions to execute the new routines. We will do this by adding rungs to the
MainRoutine that include Jump to Subroutine (JSR) instructions. The Jump to Subroutine (JSR)
instructions will execute the Pump and Level subroutines.

Double-click the MainRoutine for Tank1.

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The ladder Code Editor will open since the Tank1 MainRoutine is ladder logic code. The MainRoutine is a
continuous routine that always runs. It is used to monitor and alarm the Tasks execution time and to execute
other routines.

Click on Rung 0 to select the rung (indicated by a blue box) and then right-click and select ADD Rung.

A new rung has been added to the bottom. The es in the blue box indicate that Rung 1 has an error. The
error is because the rung is empty. We need to add an instruction to the rung.

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The ladder code editor in LogixDesigner 5000 has various ways to add instructions to rungs. The easiest
being if you already know the instruction name, such as JSR. To add a Jump to Subroutine (JSR) instruction
to Rung 1, put the cursor on the rung and type JSR and click the Enter key.

For reference only: Another way to add instructions is to right-click on the


rung and select Add Ladder Element (Alt+Ins) from the selection window.
An Add Ladder Element window opens to display all the available
instructions sorted by groups or alphabetically.

After adding the JSR to the rung it is still in error because the JSR instruction needs to have the Routine
Name parameter filled in.

Double-click the question mark, click on the down-arrow, and double-click the routine named Pump.

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The error on Rung 1 will clear and the coding for the JSR for the Pump routine is complete.

Now we need to add another rung for the JSR that will execute the Level routine. We will do this by copying
Rung 1. Click on Rung 1 to select the rung (indicated by the blue box) and then right-click and select Copy
Rung from the menu.

Click on the bottom rung (End) to select the rung (indicated by a blue box) and then right-click and select
Paste from the selection window.

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Rung 2 has been added but we need to change the JSR instruction Routine Name parameter from Pump to
Level to execute the Level routine. On Rung 2, double-click the Routine Name Pump in the JSR, and click on
the down-arrow, and double-click the routine named Level.

The JSR on Rung 2 for the Level routine is complete.

The coding for Tank1 is complete and ready to download to the controller. In the upper left of the Logix
Designer window click the Save button. Click on the Controller Status button and select Download.

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In this lab we will be using RSLogix Emulate 5000 software to emulate a physical Logix controller. Click
Change Type to change the controller type in the project from 1756-L74 to Emulator.

Click Yes to confirm the controller change.

Wait for the controller project to update. This may take a few minutes.
Note: From this point forward in the lab we will no longer be able to synchronize this project with Architect,
since Emulator is not a supported controller type in Architect.

Click Download again to start the download.

While waiting for the emulated controller download to complete, read about RSLogix Emulate 5000.

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RSLogix Emulate 5000 software is an engineering tool that is capable of emulating a Logix controller. It can
be used in conjunction with Logix Designer 5000 and FTView Studio SE to write and test application code and
HMI displays without the need to connect to a physical Logix controller. For this lab, RSLogix Emulate 5000
software is already running and the chassis has a controller configured in slot 2.

Click Yes to change the controller back to Remote Run mode.

The controller status button is green to indicate in Remote Run mode.

Minimize the Logix Designer window.

Section Summary
The new Logical Organizer provides a way to view and create an organizational model of the system.
Application Controller Templates are available with pre-loaded library content to start your Logix project.
Process Strategies were used to quickly add pump control and level indication code to the project, supporting
the concept of Re-use engineering to save time.

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Configuring an HMI Project
In this section of the lab, you will learn how to create and configure your logical servers (data, HMI, and alarms).
All of these software components are assigned to a PASS server. You will also use FactoryTalk View Studio
software and an HMI Project Template to provide a starting point for your HMI project. You will then create a
graphic screen containing a pump object and a tank level object, which will be used to test our controller code.

Choose an HMI Template


Application templates are included in the RA Library of Process Objects for HMI applications. Three HMI Project
templates are available each of which supports a different display resolution:

- FTVSE_7_P1FHD_3_1_00.apa 1920 x 1080 Full HD


- FTVSE_7_P1SXGA_3_1_00.apa 1280 x 1024 SXGA
- FTVSE_7_P1WXGA_3_1_00.apa 1366 x 768 WXGA

All of the above HMI templates include the following attributes: Basic display layout, Navigation, and Alarm
displays. However, the HMI templates do not include Library objects; the Library objects must be imported into the
templates. In the following lab section, we will build HMI objects and displays through drag and drop procedures
in Studio Architect.

Return to Studio Architect.

In the Library Management pane on the right, expand the


Libraries\Process Library (v3.5)\Templates\FactoryTalk View SE folders.

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In the Project Explorer pane, expand the Lab\Projects\PlantPAx\Area folders.

Drag the P1fTemplate (1920 x 1080 Full HD) folder from the Library Management pane and drop it into the
PlantPAx_HMI folder in the Project Explorer pane.

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In the Library Management pane, expand the Libraries\Process Library (v3.5)\Process Objects folders.
Drag-and-drop the FactoryTalk View SE folder from the Library Management Pane to the PlantPAx_HMI
folder in the Project Explorer pane.

When you are alerted that a component already exists, click Yes repeatedly to replace the existing components.
(This warning will appear many times, since the template and the process objects use many of the same images.)

The Displays, Global Objects, Images, and Macros from the HMI template and the process object library have
now been added to the View project in your Architect application.

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Define the PASS Server
Scroll to the bottom in the Project Explorer and Click + to expand Hardware Diagrams and then expand the
Process Area. Right-click on PASS01 and then click Properties.

The Computer Graphic Properties dialog box will open. On the general tab, leave the graphic name as PASS01.

In the Device tab, type the computer name that hosts the PASS. In this lab, the computer name is ASEWS01.
Type the computer name, ASEWS01 and click OK.

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Configure a Data Server
In this section, we will create a shortcut on the data servers to connect our controller. Observe the communication
pane (bottom, left corner). Notice that currently there is no controller connection configured. We will now configure
the controller connection.

On the process area hardware diagram, drag the communication module from the PAC01 chassis and drop it
into the PASS01 server.

When the communication module is dropped onto the PASS server, the Configure Module dialog box appears.
Leave the defaults and click OK.

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Notice that the communication shortcut is updated with the communication module name.

Drag the controller from the PAC01 chassis and drop it into the PASS01 server.

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The Add New or Modify Existing Shortcut dialog box appears. Leave the default values and click OK.

Notice that the controller shortcut now appears in the communications pane.

Note: we will modify this shortcut later in the lab to point to the emulate controller.

Save your Studio Architect project.

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Configure an Alarm and Event Server

In the Project Explorer, expand the Lab\Projects\PlantPAx\Area\Alarm folders. Right click on PlantPAx_AE
and select Properties.

The Tag Alarm and Event Server Properties dialog box appears. Studio Architect defaults the alarm name and
host computer. In the General tab, type a Description, such as Lab AE Server.

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In the Priorities tab, confirm that the server-assigned priorities are enabled. Click OK.

In the Project Explorer, right-click PlantPAx and choose Commit Project.

Committing a project pushes all changes made to it in Architect into the associated Logix Designer or FactoryTalk
View project file. Any differences in the project file are overwritten. Architect creates a new project file if one does
not exist.

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Click OK on the Commit Summary dialog box.

Committing a project pushes all changes made to it in Architect into the associated Logix Designer or FactoryTalk
View project file. Any differences in the project file are overwritten. Architect creates a new project file if one does
not exist.

Wait for the project to commit. This may take a couple minutes.

When finished, close the Commit dialog box to complete the configuration of the servers.

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View and Modify HMI Objects
In the Project Explorer of Studio Architect, right-click PlantPAx and choose Open Project in Designer. This
will open the FactotyTalk View Studio application.

Wait a short time while the FactoryTalk View Studio application opens.

FactoryTalk View Studio

FactoryTalk View Studio is configuration software for developing and testing PlantPAx HMI applications.
With FactoryTalk View Studio, you can:
Configure a single operator station or configure an entire distributed application from one location
Access tags via a tag browser that presents direct PLC tags and HMI tags in a logical hierarchy
Remotely configure FactoryTalk View Site Edition servers
Create displays and faceplates using a full-featured graphics editor

When FactoryTalk View Studio is completely open, expand the PlantPAx\Area\Data\PlantPAX_DAT folders
and then double click on Communication Setup.

The PAC01 controller shortcut is currently directed to the 1756-L74 controller that we configured in Architect.
Since we are using the emulator in the lab, we need to re-direct the controller shortcut to the Emulator.

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With the PAC01 shortcut selected, expand the virtual backplane, 1789-A17 and select the RSLogix 5000
Emulator in slot 2. Click Apply.

Click Yes to confirm the change to the shortcut.

Click OK.

Note: The communication setup can typically be configured within the Studio Architect software, but in the lab
setting, we are using Emulator, which is not a supported controller type in Studio Architect.

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View and Modify HMI Objects
Expand the Displays folder and scroll down (to near the bottom of the list of displays) until you find the
display named P1f Home (where the P1 stands for Process Area 1 and the f means this graphic is
configured for full 1920x1080 resolution screens). Double-click on the display named P1f Home to open
the display editor.

This is the blank P1f Home display. We will start with this display because navigation to it is already
configured on the template button bars. The next step will be to add a pump and level object for Tank1 to the
display and then link the objects to tags in the controller. The easiest way to do this will be to use Global
Objects.

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Global Objects
A global object is an HMI display element that is created once and referenced multiple times on multiple
displays in an application. When changes are made to the original (base) object, the instantiated copies are
automatically updated.

In the Explorer window, expand the Global Objects folder. Scroll down until you find the global object named
(RA-BAS) P_Motor Graphics Library. The RA-BAS stands for Rockwell Automation Base library and the
P_Motor means this screen contains motor objects for process control.

Double-click on the Global Object (RA-BAS) P_Motor Graphics Library to open the display editor.

For rapid development of information-rich operator displays, the Rockwell Automation Library of Process
Objects provides a collection of Global Objects that are linked to the Add-On Instructions with a drag and
drop wizard. Display elements include motors, valves, analog and digital indicators and even a sequencer.
Together with the HMI Project Templates they allow for rapid development of display graphics.

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Drag-and-Drop a Pump object from the Global Objects display to the blank P1f Home graphic.

In the Explorer window, search the Global Objects folder, scrolling until you find the global object named
(RA-BAS) P_AIn Graphics Library. The RA-BAS stands for Rockwell Automation Base library and the
P_AIn means this screen contains analog input objects for process control.

Double-click on the Global Object (RA-BAS) P_AIn Graphics Library) to open the display editor.

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Drag-and-Drop an Analog Input object from the Global Objects display above the pump on the P1f Home
graphic.

Right-click on the new pump object in the Main graphic window and select Global Object Parameter
Values from the selection menu.

The Global Object Parameter Values window opens. We need to enter the tag Value for the Motor into
parameter 1. This parameter links the tag PMP100 (that we created earlier in the Logix code) to this instance
of the pump object. For parameter 1, click on the ellipsis button in the column named Tag to open a Tag
Browser window.

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The Tag Browser window allows you to access controller tags via a browser window that presents the
controller tags in a logical hierarchy. Click the Refresh All Folders button. Expand the directory named
PlantPAX/Area/Data/PAC01 (PAC01 is the data server shortcut name for the controller in slot 2 in the
Emulator). Then expand the subdirectory named Online.

Scroll-down the list and select the tag PMP100. Verify that the Selected Tag is /Area/Data::[PAC01]PMP100.
Click OK.

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Click OK once more to accept the updated parameter.

Right-click on the new Analog Input object and select Global Object Parameter Values from the selection
menu.

The Global Object Parameter Values window opens. We need to enter the tag Value for the Level into
parameter 1. Type {/Area/Data::[PAC01]LT100} or click the ellipsis button and select
{/Area/Data::[PAC01]LT100}. Click OK to accept the updated parameter.

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Click on the Save button to save the updates to the P1f Home display.

The display is complete and functional but can be customized with tanks, piping, and more. The following
section introduces and uses the Symbol Factory HMI library to add a tank symbol to the display.

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Using the Symbol Factory HMI Library

The Symbol Factory is an HMI library of over 5,000 graphics symbols for use in process HMI applications.
Symbols include pumps, pipes, valves, tanks, mixers, motors, ducts, electrical symbols, flow meters, material
handling, sensors, PLCs, transmitters, and ISA symbols. You can use drag-and-drop to transfer symbols from
the Symbol Factory into an HMI display.

Double-click the Symbol Factory folder in the Explorer window.

Wait for the Symbol Factory window to open. Drag-and-drop a tank symbol from the Symbol Factory to the
P1f_Home display.

Categories include:
pumps
pipes
valves
tanks
mixers
motors
ducts
electrical symbols
flow meters
material handling
sensors
Transmitters
and more

Close the Symbol Factory window.

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On the P1f Home display, place the cursor on the upper-right corner of the new tank and click-and-drag to
enlarge the tank and cover the pump and level objects. Then, right-click on the tank, select Arrange. Click
on Send to Back from the selection menu to place the tank behind the pump and level objects.

To make the testing more interesting for the lab, code has been preconfigured in the PAC01 controller to
simulate a decrease in tank level when the pump is running. This simulation includes code for resetting the
tank level. We will add a button to this display, which will be used for setting the reset bit in the simulation
code.

From the FactoryTalk View Studio Objects menu, select Push Button, and then Button.

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Draw a rectangle in the upper left portion of the display. The Button Properties dialog box will appear.

On the Action tab, type (or copy and paste from below) the following for the Release action:
&Set /Area/Data::[PAC01]HMI_Reset_System 1

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On the Up Appearance tab, type Reset Tank Levels as the Caption. Click OK.

The P1f Home display should look like this.

Click on the Save button to save the updates to the P1f Home display.

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Section Summary:
For rapid development of operator displays, the Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects provides a
collection of Global Objects that are linked to the Add-On Instructions with a drag and drop wizard. Together
with the HMI Project Templates they allow for rapid development of display graphics.

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Testing the Code and HMI Application

The application (code and HMI) is finished; test it by running the FactoryTalk ViewSE Client.

Create and Run an OWS Client File


FactoryTalk View SE Client is software for viewing and interacting with the FactoryTalk View SE application at
run time. Operators can use the client to view and interact with multiple graphic displays, manage alarms,
view trends and adjust set points.

From the FactoryTalk View Studio software Tools menu, choose Launch SE Client.

To create a new client file, click New.

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Type Lab as the name for the new configuration file. Click Next.

Select Network Distributed and click Next.

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From the pull-down menu, choose PlantPAx as the application. Click Next.

Click the ellipsis button to select an Area name. Choose PlantPAX/Area in the browser and click OK.

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From the Startup macro pull-down menu, choose P1f_Client as the startup macro. The startup macro launches
the initial displays and docks the navigation and alarm tool bars. Click next.

Uncheck Show Diagnostics List and click Next.

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Click Next.

Click Finish.

Wait for the project to load and the client window to open.

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When the client file opens, your application window appears with the layout of the selected template. Notice the
docked Header and Footer displays. They are part of the Framework displays contained in the HMI template that
also includes button bars and alarm history and help displays. The template Header graphic is used to display
information that will always be visible to the operator, such as the current date and time, name of the current area,
general alarm and system status and navigation buttons.

Click on the Reset Tank Levels button on the display. Wait for the tank level to fill to 60%.

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We are now ready to test our application. We can now start the pump and empty the tank.
Click on the pump object to open the operator faceplate.
From the operator faceplate, click on the green start button to start the pump.

The pump will start running and the tank empties.

Minimize the Client window.

The lab section is complete.

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Re-Use Code Easily using Logical Organizer

The new Logical Organizer provides a way to view an organizational model of the system. This allows
engineers to modify the system more quickly. New features such as Selecting Multiple project components
like AOI's, UDT's, Programs, and then copy/paste, drag/drop, export/ import them as one to reduce
engineering time. In this section of the lab we will be doing a copy/paste of program Tank1 to a new tank
program Tank2. For this part of the lab we will work in the new Logical Organizer window.

Maximize the Logix Designer window.

In the previous section of the lab we made Logix code additions offline and then loaded the controller. In this
section we will be making code changes online to the running controller to demonstrate how code can be
added without interrupting the operations of a running plant.

In the Logical Organizer window, Right-click the program Tank1 and click Copy.

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Right-click on the controller, PAC01. Click on Paste Special and then select With Configuration.

Wait for the Paste Configuration window to open.


Change the Final Name of the routine from Tank1 to Tank2 and Hit Enter. Do not click OK yet.

Schedule the new Tank2 program in Task_D_500ms by using the drop-down menu.

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Click on the Tags folder in the Import Content area of the window.

Notice that tag references in the Process Strategy for Tank1 are 100 series tags (PMP100, LT100). For
Tank2, during the paste we will find and replace the 100 with 200 for all tags. Click on the Find/Replace
button.

Find all instances of 100 and replace with 200. Confirm that only Final Name is checked in the Find Within
options. Then click the Replace All button. Now click OK.

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Because the controller is running and we are making edits to the code On-line, we need choose how the edits
will be imported. Check the selection for Finalize All Edits In Program during the import and click OK.

Wait for the import to complete. A new program named Tank2 has been added.

Add a New Tank2 to the HMI Application in FactoryTalk View Studio

Maximize the FactoryTalk View Studio window.

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On the P1f Home display, use the cursor to highlight the Tank1 objects and then click Arrange from the
editing selections on the upper menu bar. Click Group from the drop-down menu. This groups the objects.

Right-click on the grouped tank objects and select Duplicate from the dropdown menu.

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Position the new tank to the right of Tank1.
Right-click on the new tank group and select Tag Substitution.

In the Tag Substitution window Search for 100 and Replace with 200. Click the Replace button.

Click the Replace All button.

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Click OK.

Click on the Save button to save the updates to the P1f Home display.

Minimize the FactoryTalk View Studio window.

To test the code and graphic updates, Maximize the FactoryTalk View Client window.

At the lower corner of the View Client screen, click the Refresh button to view the updated display.

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Click on the Reset Tank Levels button on the top button bar.
Wait for the level in Tank1 to fill to 60% and Tank2 to 50%.

Start pump 2 (pump 1 should still be running) and verify that both tanks drain.

Notice that the labels and descriptions for the pump and level objects still reflect the XT100 and MT100
descriptions, which are the default descriptions from the process strategies. In the next section of the lab,
Commissioning the Device Faceplates, you will learn how to configure the tag descriptions and labels.

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Commissioning the Device Faceplates
In this section, you will configure the tag descriptions, labels, and interlocks for the new tanks. We will focus
on tank 1. (If you have time at the end of the lab, you can correct the tank 2 information as well). This can be
done from the Engineering tab of the PlantPAx device faceplates in the running Client application.
For larger applications, this configuration would be completed off-line using Rockwells Tag Data Editing Tool.
From the FactoryTalk View Client window, click on the Home Screen button on the button bar to display
the tank screen (if not already displayed). Notice the labels for the pumps and levels still show the default
names from the Process Strategy templates.

Click on the Tank 1 Level indicator to open the P_AIn faceplate.

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Click on the Engineering Tab.

The faceplate labels and descriptions are still at their default values from the PS_AIn Process Strategy
template. We need to change this text to Tank 1 Level" and LT100 as shown below, hitting the Enter key
at each field. (Note: this data is stored in the controller, you must hit Enter in order to download the new data
to the controller.)

Note: To make changes from the Engineering tab, the user must have the appropriate access rights. Due to
time constraints, we will not be addressing security in this lab. The current login, Administrator has the
highest level of security access.

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Notice the description at the top of the faceplate and the label for the level indicator have been updated to
reflect the changes that have just been made.

The alarm thresholds for the Tank 1 level also need to be configured. Click on the Maintenance tab of the
faceplate. This tab allows us to change the alarm setpoints (Thresholds). Change the PV Low-Low alarm
Threshold to a value of 1.00. (Click on the value to launch the numeric keypad entry popup).

Note: In this lab we are configuring a single alarm limit. There is a PlantPAx Alarm Configurator tool available
for configuring a large number of alarms.

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Click on the alarm tab and you will see that a Low-Low alarm is now active for Tank 1 Level.

Click on the Alarm Acknowledge button and the alarm indicator will stop blinking. It will remain red until the
alarm condition clears.

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Click on the Reset Tank Levels button and the alarm condition will clear.

Close the Tank 1 Level faceplate.

Click on the Tank 1 Pump to open the device faceplate.

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Click the Engineering tab.

Edit the description, label and tag as shown below. (Be sure to hit Enter after each text entry).

Note: The motor Process Strategy that we used is preconfigured with motor run feedback, permissive,
interlock, and restart inhibit objects enabled. If we did not need these for our application, we could disable the
functionality for this object by removing the appropriate check boxes on this tab of the faceplate. We will keep
this functionality for our application.

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Configure an Interlock
Since Pump 100 is still running, the tank level will decrease and a low-low level alarm will become active
again. (If the pump is stopped, start it and wait for the tank level to drain).

Although the tank is empty, the discharge pump continues to run. Lets configue an interlock that will stop the
pump on low-low tank level.
Maximize the Logix Designer window.

Double-click on the Pump routine in the Tank1 program.

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Select Sheet 3 from the drop down menu to view the Interlocks configuration for the pump.

This Process Strategy has been configured with an interlock object, however, no interlocks have been
configured for this device. Lets add an interlock on tank low-low level for this pump.
To make these changes online, click the Start Pending Routine Edits button.

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Add an Input Reference object and connect it to the Inp_Intlk00 input on the P_Intlk object.

Double-click on the input reference and type LT100.Sts_LoLo.

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Finalize all the Edits in the Program by clicking the Finalize button in the Online toolbar.

Click Yes to confirm.

Maximize the FactoryTalk View Client window.

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Return to the Home tab of the pump faceplate.Notice that the pump has been stopped and the Interlock
Status button is now red. To view the Interlock faceplate, click on the red interlocks stop sign button.

The interlock description has not yet been configured to match the interlock configuration that we
implemented in step x above. Click on the Engineering tab.

Change the label and tag text fields as shown below, hitting the Enter key after entering the text, and then
click on Sheet 2.

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Change the text field as shown below, hitting the Enter key after entering the text, and then click on sheet
3 of the Engineering tab.

Check the box to the left of the interlock descriptor to allow navigation from the interlock faceplate to the
Interlock Input Object. Change the text field as shown below, hitting the Enter key after entering the text.

Return to the Home tab of the interlock faceplate. Notice a text description now appears for the interlock
condition and a black navigation-box appears when you scroll your mouse over the interlock condition. This
can be used to click directly to the interlock tags faceplate. For this feature to work, a path must be
configured in your global object parameters for the device. If you click on the Tank 1 Level OK interlock now,
nothing will happen.

Maximize the FactoryTalk View Studio window.

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On the P1f Home display, select the Tank1 group and then click Arrange from the editing selections on the
upper menu bar. Click Ungroup from the drop-down menu. Ungrouping will make it easier to modify the
global object parameters for the pump object.

Right-click on the pump and select Global Object Parameter Values.

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Type /Area/Data::[PAC01] as the path for the pump object for the #103 parameter. Click OK.

Click on the Save button to save the updates to the P1f Home display.

Maximize the FactoryTalk View Client window.

Click the Refresh button to view the updated display.

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Click on PMP100 to launch the pump faceplate, and then click on the interlock button.

Mouse over and click on the interlock condition. This will now launch the level faceplate,

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Click the acknowledge button on the home tab of the level faceplate to acknowledge the alarm.

Click Reset Tank Levels and the interlock condition will clear (Move faceplates down if they are covering the
reset button).

The configuration for the Tank 1 faceplates is complete. Close the open faceplates.

Later, if you have extra time in the lab, feel free to configure the faceplates for Tank 2.

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Configuring Alarms
In this section of the lab, we will set up tag-based alarms for use with the FactoryTalk Alarm and Event software.
Prior to the lab, the alarm builder tool was used to generate an alarm import file for the PAC01 controller. (Refer
to publication PROCES-RM002 for more information on the alarm builder tool.)

Maximize FactoryTalk View Studio.

Expand the PlantPAX, Area, and Alarm folders. Right-click on PlantPAx_AE and select Import and Export

Choose Import alarm configuration from XML file. Click Next.

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Click the ellipsis to browse to the HMI Projects folder and select the Lab Alarms.xml file. Click Open.

Click Next.

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Select Update existing alarm definitions and create new alarm definitions from the import file. Click Finish.

When the import completes, click OK.

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Configure an Alarm Group

A new feature of FactoryTalk View SE 8.1 is the ability to easily configure and filter on alarm groups.

In the explorer window, expand PlantPAx_AE and double click on Alarm and Event Setup.

Right click on PlantPAx_AE and select Add Group.

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Type Tank1 for the group name.

Right click on PlantPAx_AE and select Add Group to add a second group. Type Tank2 for the group name.

Highlight the LT100 alarms (Select the first alarm and press the Shift key and select the last alarm). Drag-and-
drop the LT100 alarms into the Tank1 alarm group.

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Select the LT200 alarms and drag-and-drop them into the Tank 2 alarm group.

Click the Save icon in the Alarm and Event Setup window.

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Configure an Alarm Banner

From the Explorer pane, expand the Graphics/Displays folder and double-click (FRAME)P1f Footer to open
the footer display.

Right click on the display and select Properties to access the Alarm and Event Banner Properties dialog box.

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Click on the Columns tab. Check the Alarm Name box to display the Alarm Name in the alarm banner.

Click the Event Subscriptions tab, under Scopes, click Browse. The Select Scope window appears.

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Expand as shown below and select Tank1 and click OK.

Click OK.

Click Save to save the P1f Footer display.

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View Alarm Banner and Alarm Summary

Maximize the FactoryTalk View Client.

At the lower corner of the View Client screen, click the Refresh button.

Start both pumps if they are not already running by clicking on the pump to launch the faceplate and then
clicking the start button.

The low-low alarm threshold for Tank 1 was configured in the previous lab section. We will need to configure the
threshold for Tank 2 in order to view the alarm in the alarm banner. Click on the Tank 2 Level indicator to open
the P_AIn faceplate.

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Click on the Maintenance tab of the faceplate. Change the PV Low-Low alarm Threshold to a value of 1.00.
(Click on the value to launch the numeric keypad entry popup).

Close the open faceplates.


Wait for the tanks to drain.

Notice that both tank levels now indicate alarm conditions. However, only the alarm for Tank 1 appears in the
alarm banner. This is because we configured the alarm banner to only show alarms in the Tank1 alarm group.

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Click on the Alarm summary button in the header.

Notice that the alarms for both LT100 and LT200 appear in the alarm summary.

Maximize FactoryTalk View Studio.

The P1f Footer display should still be open. Double-click on the display to open the Alarm and Event Banner
Properties window.

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From the Event Subscriptions tab, Browse and select Tank2 to add to the scope. Click OK.

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Click OK.

Click Save to save the P1f Footer display.

Maximize the FactoryTalk View Client.

At the lower corner of the View Client screen, click the Refresh button.

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Notice the level alarms for both tanks now appear in the alarm banner on the home screen.

Lab Summary

PlantPAx is the process automation system from Rockwell Automation with all the core capabilities expected in
a world-class modern distributed control system (MDCS). Configure your Integrated Architecture control system to
meet the PlantPAx system guidelines and you can call it PlantPAx. The Studio 5000 applicaiton can help reduce
the engineering time to assemble your integrated architecture and process application. The Rockwell Automation
Library of Process Objects is a collection of Application Templates, Application Code, Graphic Objects,
Faceplates and Process Control Strategies that let you quickly configure a device from I/O to operator interface in
just a few mouse clicks. Engineering your modern DCS has never been easier.

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Optional Lab Sections

Configuring a Control Loop


In this section of the lab, you will configure a control loop and a variable speed drive, which will be used for
controlling pressure.

Maximize the Logix Designer window.

We will add the drive and the pressure control loop to task B, which is a 100 msec task. Rename the main
program in Task B, from Task_B_MainProgram to Pressure_Control by double-clicking on
Task_B_MainProgram to open the Program Properties window. Change the Name of the program to
Pressure_Control and click OK.

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In this section, we will import a pre-configured Process Strategy routine for a PID with an analog input into the
program named Pressure_Control. Right-click on the program named Pressure_Control. From the menus
select Add and then Import Routine.

In the Process Strategies folder, select the file for a PID with analog input, (RA-LIB)PS_PID_AIn_3_5-
00_ROUTINE.L5X, and click Open.

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The Import Configuration window will open. Change the Final Name for the routine from XIC501 to Loop.
Do not click OK.

In the Import Content area of the configuration window, click on the Tags folder to view all the tags that will
be imported. Click on the Find/Replace button.

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X is used in the process strategy to represent a generic instrument. We will change the X to a P to represent
pressure. Find all the instances of X in the tag references and replace with P. Confirm that only Final Name
is checked in the Find Within options. Then click the Replace All button.

We would also like to replace the default loop number from the process strategy, 501, with 400. Find all the
instances of 501 in the tag references and replace with 400. Confirm that only Final Name is checked in the
Find Within options. Then click the Replace All button. Now click OK.

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Choose Import Logic Edits as Pending. We will make additional changes to this routine after importing the
process strategy for the drive. Click OK.

Next, we will import a pre-configured Process Strategy routine for a variable speed drive, into the program
named Pressure_Control. Right-click on the Pressure_Control program, select Add and then Import
Routine.

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In the Process Strategies folder, select the file for a variable speed drive (VSD), (RA-LIB)PS_VSD_3_5-
00_ROUTINE.L5X, and click Open.

The Import Configuration window will open. Change the Final Name for the routine from MT300 to Drive.
Do not click OK.

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In the Import Content area of the configuration window, click on the Tags folder to view all the tags that will
be imported. Click on the Find/Replace button. We will keep the MT designator in the tag, but change the
loop number to 400. Find all the instances of 300 in the tag references and replace with 400. Confirm that
only Final Name is checked in the Find Within options. Then click the Replace All button. Now click OK.

Choose Import Logic Edits as Pending. We will make changes to this routine after importing. Click OK.

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Double click on the Drive routine in the Pressure_Control program to open it.

The output of the P_PIDE block (Out_CV) will be used as the program setpoint for the speed reference on the
P_VSD block (PSet_SpeedRef ). To configure this input we need to expose the PSet_SpeedRef parameter.
Click on the ellipsis on the P_VSD to view the block properties.

Scroll to the PSet_SpeedRef parameter (click on Sort Parameters to view the parameters in alphabetical
order) and check the Vis box to make the parameter visible. Click OK.

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Add an Input Reference object and connect it to the PSet_SpeedRef input on the P_VSD object.

Double-click on the input reference and type PIC400_Out_CV.

Double click on the Loop routine in the Pressure_Control program to open it.

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When the drive is not in program mode, we want to force the P_PIDE block to initialize its CV value and track
the speed target to the drive (which may be manually controlled by the operator). We will use the P_VSD
outputs Sts_Available and Val_SpeedRef as the CV Initialize request and CV Initialize values respectively.
We need to make these parameters visible in the code. Click on the ellipsis on the P_PIDE to view the
block properties.

Check the Vis box for the Inp_CVInitVal and Inp_UseCVInitVal parameters (click on Sort Parameters to
view the parameters in alphabetical order). Click OK.

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Add an Input Reference object and connect it to the Inp_CVInitVal input on the P_PIDE object.

Double-click on the input reference and type MT400.Val_SpeedRef.

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Add another Input Reference object and configure it with the tag MT400.Sts_Available.

When the Sts_Available value is False (the drive is not in program mode), the P_PIDE should initialize its CV
value. We need to add a Boolean Not block to this input before connecting it to the Inp_UseCVInitVal input on
the P_PIDE. Scroll through the Favorites and find the BNOT instruction. Click on the instruction to add a
BNOT block to the sheet.

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Connect MT400.Sts_Available to the input of the BNOT block. Connect the output of the BNOT block to the
Inp_UseCVInitVal input on the P_PIDE block as shown below.

Next we need to add Jump to Subroutine (JSR) instructions to execute the new routines. Double-click the
MainRoutine for Pressure_Control.

Click on Rung 0 to select the rung (indicated by a blue box) and then right-click and select ADD Rung.

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Put the cursor on the rung and type JSR and click the Enter key. After adding the JSR to the rung, type
Drive for the Routine Name.

Add another rung for the JSR that will execute the Loop routine. Click on Rung 1 to select the rung (indicated
by the blue box), right-click and select Copy Rung from the menu.

Click on the bottom rung (End) to select the rung (indicated by a blue box) and then right-click and select
Paste from the selection window.

Change the Routine Name for the JSR in rung 2 to Loop.

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You are now ready to finalize all of the Edits in the Pressure_Control Program. Click the Finalize button.

Click Yes when prompted, to finalize all of the edit in the program.

Save your Logix Designer project by clicking the Save button.

Click Yes when prompted to upload the tag values prior to saving.

Minimize the Logix Designer window.

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Maximize the FactoryTalk View Studio window.

To save time in the lab, a display named P1F Process has already been created for the drive and PID
controller. We will import this display into our application and configure the button bar to launch this display.

In the explorer pane, right-click on Displays and select Add Component Into Application...

Browse to the C:\Lab Files\FTViewSE Components folder and select the p1f process.gfx file. Click Open.,

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Expand the Displays folder and Double click on P1f HButtonBar.

Double click on the Screen 1 button to open the Button Properties window.

Select the Action tab. Type Display P1f Process as the Release action.

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Select the Up Appearance Tab. Type Process Screen as the Caption. Click OK.

Click on the Save button to save the updates to the P1f HButtonBar display.

Maximize the FactoryTalk View Client window.

Click the Refresh button to view the updated display.

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Click the Process Screen button in the navigation bar.

The process screen is displayed with the VSD and PID objects, which were configured prior to the lab.

On the display, click the motor to launch the P_VSD faceplate.

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Select the Maintenance tab and then select Sheet 2. Enter a maximum speed reference limit of 100, by
clicking on the Maximum value, typing 100 in the numeric entry keypad and then clicking OK.

Select the Engineering tab and type % for the speed reference engineering unit value. Be sure to hit Enter
after typing the text.

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Click the PID object to launch the P_PID faceplate.

Drag the P_PID faceplate to the right so that you can see both faceplates.

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We will manually change the speed reference on the drive and see that the loop CV will track the reference
value that we enter, since the drive is currently not in program mode. From the P_VSD faceplate, select the
Home tab. Click on the Speed Reference input. Type in a new value and click OK.

Notice the CV on the PID loop will track the value that you entered for the VSD speed reference.

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Next we want to place the loop in auto mode and the VSD in program mode to allow the controller to control
pressure. First we need to configure the gains on the PID. Select the Maintenance tab on the PID faceplate,
and then sheet 3. Enter 1 for the Proportional gain and 0.5 for the Integral gain.

Select the Engineering tab of the PID faceplate and then select sheet 2. Uncheck the box to force the loop
to manual mode when an init request is present. This will allow us to place the loop in Auto mode, even
though the VSD is not in program mode.

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Return to the Home tab and place the loop in Auto mode.

The PID CV output is still initializing and tracking the output of the VSD since the VSD is not in program
mode. On the VSD faceplate, select the Engineering tab and then sheet 2. Click the mode configuration
button.

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Select Program mode as the default mode.

Close the Mode Configuration window.

Return to the Home tab of the VSD faceplate and request Program mode.

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The PID loop will no longer be in CV initialize mode.

Enter a pressure setpoint from the PID faceplate.

The loop CV will increase or decrease accordingly and will update the speed reference setpoint on the drive.

You have successfully configured a pressure control loop to regulate the speed of a drive.

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