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Client

Created Mar 22, 2017 (23:30) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • runtime

A software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a Server software program either on the same computer or on another computer. A client makes a request and the server fulfills the request. In Ignition, a client is the runtime that operators use to interact with projects, and is launched from the Ignition Gateway webpage.


Cirrus Link MQTT Distributor Module

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • Distributor Module

This is an Ignition module made by Cirrus Link. It acts as a hub (Server) for MQTT clients (systems or devices) to securely connect, publish, and subscribe to data. It supports up to 50 Edge of Network Gateways (each can support multiple PLCs).


Cirrus Link MQTT Engine Module

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • Engine Module

This is an Ignition module made by Cirrus Link. It allows Ignition to be a Client and connect to any existing MQTT Servers. These servers do not need to be using the Distributor Module, and are commonly stored in the cloud. This modules gives Ignition access to any devices connected to the MQTT Server, which is potentially thousands of devices through Edge of Network Gateways.


Cirrus Link MQTT Injector Module

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • Injector Module

This is an Ignition module made by Cirrus Link. It emulates Edge of Network Gateways, simulating live PLC data. It is configurable using CSV filesm and can simulate multiple Edge of Network Gateways concurrently. This module is used for testing the functionality and throughput of different IIoT solutions using MQTT and Ignition.


communications

Created Mar 25, 2017 (00:27) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • communications hub

Ignition is often referred to as a Communications Hub. This means Ignition can talk to many types of devices and act as a bridge between them.


components

Created Sep 28, 2017 (23:11) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Components are the widgets that users work with to design reports and windows in a project, such as buttons, text areas, dropdowns, tables, charts, and lots more. To make a component do something useful, you can configure properties, property bindings, and event handlers. Components are found in the Component Palette of the Designer. The main two areas of a project that utilize components are Vision (Windows) and Reporting.


Component Palette

Created Sep 28, 2017 (20:51) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

The Component Palette contains different types of components that you can drag and drop into an Ignition Window. Many components are specialized for industrial use, and are organized into groups such as Input, Buttons, Display, Tables, Charts, Calendar, Admin, Alarming, Reporting, Containers, and Miscellaneous.

Component Properties

Created Sep 28, 2017 (21:12) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Each component has it's own set of unique properties which dictate how a component looks and behaves inside of an Ignition window. To see all the properties that make up a component, click on a component to view its properties in the Property Editor.


Component Translation Terms

Created Sep 28, 2017 (21:05) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • component term,
  • component level term

Component Translation Terms provide language translations specific to one component. If there is a matching global term in the Translation Manager database, the component translation term will take precedence.


Controls

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • Automated Control Systems

Refers to the field of Automated Control Systems that control manufacturing machineries. These are usually highly computerized using specialized controllers. Controls is a specialized field which is invisible to the public at large but which is huge because it is involved with nearly every manufacturing process on the planet.


ControlLogix

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

An Allen-Bradley (Rockwell) family of PLC controllers, a very powerful, networked, and broad family.


ControlNet

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Open network protocol which operates at a higher speed than DeviceNet but lower speed than Ethernet.


control system

Created Dec 29, 2020 (00:59) by Unknown User (Anonymous User) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

1- A control system is a device, or set of devices and software, that manages, regulates, directs, or commands the behavior of other devices or systems. Industrial control systems are used to control equipment or machines in industrial production.

2- Refers to a PLC, a process control system, all field sensing devices, motor and valve control devices, the wiring to the controller, the controller itself, software and anything else related to controlling a manufacturing process. Some antiquated control systems use straight electrical wiring or pneumatic control systems without the use of computers. The majority of control systems are computer-based.



Control System Specialist

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Refers to a person with highly specialized knowledge of control systems. Such a person must have a working understanding of computers, computer programming, IT and networking, electrical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical systems and often chemistry. Such a person may be degreed or not. When degreed they are usually electrical or mechanical engineers.


CPU

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the main processing chip of a computer. The part of the computer or computer system which performs core processing functions.


credentials

Created May 30, 2017 (22:29) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • login-in credentials

Sometimes call 'log-in credentials,' this is referring to your username and password to log into the Gateway or Client.


Cron

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • Crontab

Cron is a scheduling format that provides a simple way for users to set repeating scheduled events using only five values (hour, minute, day, month, weekday). Cron is used in Ignition's Report module to schedule report generation and it's used in Gateway auto-backups. A Crontab is a file which contains the schedule of Cron entries to be run and at specified times. In Ignition, the CronTab files are managed for you.

Examples
30 1 * * * # Every day at 1:30 AM
0 0 * * 0  # Every Sunday at midnight


cross platform

Created Apr 12, 2017 (23:08) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Synonym(s):
  • cross-platform

Can be installed on multiple platforms. Windows, Linux, MAC OSX.



CSV

Created Sep 28, 2016 (21:20) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

A Comma Separated Value (CSV) file is a way to store tabular data in a text file. It uses commas to separate columns of data, and newlines to separate rows. It may have zero or more header rows with column names or other data.

Example
"column a","column b","columnc"
1,2.3,"abc"
4,5.22,"def"

Custom Properties

Created Sep 28, 2017 (21:35) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

Users can create their own custom properties to enhance exisiting functionality and add new functionality to a component. Custom properties can be used like any other properties, and are important for passing parameters from one window to another especially for a popup window.


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Comma Separated Value

Created Dec 29, 2020 (00:59) by Unknown User (Anonymous User) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

See CSV.

complex tag

Created Dec 29, 2020 (00:59) by Unknown User (Anonymous User) , last modified May 7, 2021 (10:20) by Unknown User (null)

See UDT.