Unlock the full potential of HMIelite: Learn how to install it and get started.
From the Discover section of this website, download the installation setup by clicking on "Download HMIelite" button.
Access to the Downloads directory of your computer. Run the downloaded “SetupHMIeliteFreeSimulator.exe” setup and the CNC simulator + HMIelite installation wizard will open. Press Install button to start with the process.
Immediately, the wizard will try to install FAGOR's CNC free simulator. Press the install button in order to install the CNC controller or press the cancel button if the CNC controller is already installed and you only need to install HMIelite.
The wizard will ask to install HMIelite. Complete the steps of the wizard and you will have HMIelite installed. A shortcut will be created on the desktop to open it.
The machine parameter HMIELITE allows switching from standard HMI to HMIelite and vice versa.
|No (*)||Runs Standard HMI|
|Local||Runs CNC in elite mode and launches a local HMIelite instance|
|Remote||Runs CNC in elite mode (use this to run a HMIelite instance on another device and connect it to the CNC)|
(*) Default value
In order to change this value, follow the steps below:
Access the main menu by clicking the Fagor logo or pressing CTRL+A. Then, select Machine Parameters.
Open Machine Parameters catalog and select HMI option.
Change HMIELITE parameter by selecting "Local". Then, validate by pressing F10 softkey.
Restart the CNC by pressing ALT+F4 and then RESTART (3). The CNC will restart with the selected HMI.
After selecting HMIelite and once the CNC has been restarted, if the error 5061 is displayed on the screen, it means that the PLC program is not yet compatible with HMIelite. Consequently, no program will be permitted to run until this compatibility issue is resolved.
The error shows the following message: "Error 5061: PLC not compatible with HMIelite"
In order for the CNC to work with both the standard HMI and HMIelite, the PLC program must be prepared for it.
Take into account that this task must be performed by the machine manufacturer. Only the machine manufacturer is responsible for modifying the PLC program so that the machine operates correctly with both the standard HMI and HMIelite.
In the following help is explained how to modify the PLC program in order to use HMIelite: 2. How to customize the PLC program to use HMIelite
⚠️ THIS TASK MUST BE PERFORMED BY THE MACHINE MANUFACTURER ⚠️
The following PLC subroutine allows a single PLC program to work with both the standard HMI and HMIelite. Take into account that this subroutine is an example for a milling machine, so the manufacturer must create a similar subroutine, customized to run on the desired machine.
The same example can also be found within the internal files of the CNC. To access the file, follow this path: C:FAGORCNCConfigurationMTB_MPLCProject.
The following PLC variables and marks are used in the example:
|0||Executing program or MDI open|
|1 (*)||JOG panel active|
(*) Default value
|0||Active program mode|
|1||Active MDI mode|
|0||Inspection routine not active|
|1||Inspection routine active|
|0||Zero search not selected|
|1||Zero search selected with ZERO key or softkey|
The following table shows the status of these variables and marks in different CNC states:
|Initial status (without executing anything)||1 (ready)||1||0||0|
|Moving in JOG||2 (in execution)||1||0||0|
|Executing a program||2 (in execution)||0||0||0|
|Program stopped (STOP)||4 (interrupted)||0||0||0|
|Executing MDI block||2 (in execution)||0||1||0|
|MDI block stopped||4 (interrupted)||0||1||0|
The following table shows the status of these variables and marks in the case of inspection routine:
|Entry for inspection||1 (ready)||1||0||1|
|Moving in JOG on inspection||2 (in execution)||1||0||1|
|Executing MDI block in inspection||2 (in execution)||0||1||1|
|MDI block stopped in inspection||4 (interrupted)||0||1||1|
|Inspection reinstatement requested||4 (interrupted)||1||0||1|
|Repositioning in inspection||2 (in execution)||1||0||1|
|Waiting for START to continue execution after inspection||4 (interrupted)||0||0||0|
REMEMBER: It is the responsibility of the machine manufacturer to ensure that the PLC complies with the safety aspects of machine operation in the different CNC modes (manual, automatic, ...) when working with both standard HMI and HMIelite.
Once the PLC program has been modified, the manufacturer must set the PLC mark PLCELITECOMP to value 1. The value 1 of this mark indicates that the PLC is ready to manage the CNC operating modes with both standard HMI and HMIelite.
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