New Feature Announcement: PLC Web Browser on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

A great new feature added to the Weintek cMT X Series is the PLC Web Browser object. As you might expect, this can be used to view web pages. Many devices, such as PLCs now have web configuration pages, so with the new HMI browser, you can access these pages and external webpages too.

PLC Web Browser Features

  • HTTPS, HTML5 Support

PLC Web Browser supports HTTPS and most HTML5 webpages.

  • Flexible Browsing Tool

The PLC Web Browser object provides browsing tool buttons such as previous/next page, zoom in / out, and return to homepage…etc. In addition, browser control is integrated with HMI, meaning that it is possible to implement features such as page navigation, URL bookmarking, instant URL update, or automatic page change…etc, through control by registers – we cover this feature in a related TechTip.

  • Customizable Execution Mode

PLC Web Browser, being a screen object, can be displayed and run along with other screen elements on HMI, but it can also be flexibly designed as a Kiosk mode (full screen) application in EasyBuilder Pro.

With PLC Web Browser feature, HMI has greater connectivity and plays an even more important role in an automated factory system.

Viewing a device webpage

System requirements
cMT X Series models (correct as of 16.03.21): cMT3072X, cMT3072XH, cMT3092X, cMT3152X, and cMT3162X *
* Please note, PLC Web Browser is not supported if CODESYS is being used on the HMI. Your HMI may require an OS firmware upgrade to work with this feature, please contact Lamonde Automation to have your HMI upgraded as necessary.

There are some advanced features that are covered in a separate TechTip.