Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip- Analog Totalizer

Analog Totalizers are used to calculate the accumulated quantity of a measured variable according to that measured variable’s rate. For example, by using an Analog Totalizer you could determine how many kWh of electrical consumption you have if you’re measuring electrical demand in kW. To do this you would simply enter the Monitored Object, select Hours as your conversion rate …

Common Pitfalls in GCL+ Programming (Part 2 – Using And, Or)

In a recent post, we introduced boolean logic and the AND, OR, and NOT operators.  Now we will show some common ways in which these can be accidentally misused in a GCL+ program, and how to correct these errors. AND As we saw previously, the AND operator compares two boolean (true or false) statements.  If and only if BOTH statements are …

Common Pitfalls in GCL+ Programming (Part 1 – Boolean Logic)

Setpoint Systems has been providing FREE training to our customers for over 25 years, and in that time we’ve learned as well… how to best serve our customers.  We’ve also learned to recognize some of the most common technical challenges our customers face.  I’d like to highlight a few GCL+ programming challenges and solutions.  This post will lay the foundation …

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip – User Activity Log

Did you know you can log user activity on your workstation? While logged in to ORCAview, click on the “Tools” menu and choose “Setup” and then “Site…” Click on the “Advanced” tab and set User Logging to High. This will track all user activity on that workstation (enable on all workstations for complete coverage) to a file called UserLog.txt which …

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip – Save graphic to HMI

Graphics for the enteliTOUCH touchscreen are very easy to load!  Highlight one or more graphics in the Navigator, right-click, and choose “Save as HMI Page…”  Graphics are transferred across the network, so you don’t have to go to each one individually.  This is a huge time-saver! Was this tip helpful? We’d love to hear your feedback, leave a comment below!

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip – Set Controller Clock (one)

To set the internal clock in a controller, select the controller in the left-hand pane of the Navigator window and choose “Set Controller Time” from the Tools menu.  A dialog box will appear allowing you to adjust the time and date before setting the controller’s clock.  The current date and time will automatically be obtained from your workstation’s clock. Was …

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip – Auto-Logoff

The Auto-logoff period is the amount of time that ORCAview will sit idle before automatically logging off of the network. You can disable this feature by setting the period to 0 on the “Login” tab of your System User Access (SUA) Object. To get there, go to the “Tools” menu, select “Setup”, and then “Current User…” Click on the “Login” …

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip – Filter Box

The filter box at the top of the Navigator window can be used to quickly narrow down the list of displayed points to exactly what you’re looking for. For example, typing bi ai>50 in the filter box will display all Binary Inputs and any Analog Inputs which have a value greater than 50.  Whatever filter you type here will remain …

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip – Set Controller Clocks (all)

Have you ever wanted to set the clocks in all your controllers at the same time?  There’s a quick and easy way to do that. Simply click on the word “Network” in the top-left corner of a Navigator window. Then click on the “Tools” menu and select “Set Controller Time”.