Free app puts control in the palm of your hand
18 July 2012
A new App is now available for the iPhone and iPad, providing handy access to the CTC 2700 and 5000 series automation controllers, which are available in the UK from Inmoco. Available as a free download from Apple’s App Store, the qMon app allows users to monitor controller status, configure automation systems and optimise operation, both locally and remotely, on mobile and tablet platforms.
The qMon app moves CTC’s PC-based CTCmon utility to a platform that users can have with them everywhere they go. When installed, it enables the user to connect wirelessly to any 2700 series or 5000 series controller, and to reset counters, change setpoints, review production data, and more.
Once connected, the app presents the current status of the target controller’s digital inputs and outputs, analogue inputs and outputs, motor position and error data, numeric registers and flags. While the default setting within the qMon app is read-only, providing effective system monitoring, it can also be set to write values to the controller. This enables users to set outputs and write to numeric registers, as well to start, stop and reset the controller’s program.
The CTC range of automation controllers integrate motion control, I/O, user interfaces and connectivity. Ranging from small, self-contained systems with 32 I/O points to large-scale networked systems encompassing thousands of I/O points, the controllers provide the basis of advanced automation systems for machines and equipment of all sizes.
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