Hardy Provides Free, Easy-to-Use HMI Faceplates for Rockwell PLC Plug-In Weigh Scale Models

New Pre-Programmed Faceplates/AOIs Reduce GUI Development Time Up to 90%

SAN DIEGO, CA – Hardy Process Solutions announces free Faceplates/AOIs (Add-on-Instructions) for Rockwell Automation® FactoryTalk® View for its HI 1756-WS/2WS and HI 1769-WS/2WS plug-in weigh scale modules. Hardy’s pre-programmed and pre-tested Faceplates/AOIs utilize software instruction tags for the controller and graphics for the HMI to reduce GUI development time by 50 - 90%. Now manufacturers and system integrators can configure, commission, operate and display weigh scale module information without the need to write a single line of code.

Reduce integration time and improve time to market.

Adding ControlLogix and CompactLogix plug-in weigh modules to a Rockwell PLC/PLC is easy with the release of Add-On-Profiles for RSLogix Studio 5000. The new Faceplates/AOIs for FactoryTalk View simplify integration one step further, and are downloadable for free on the Hardy Process Solutions website (www.hardysolutions.com).

Tim Norman, Product Manager for Modules and Instruments at Hardy Process Solutions said, “Faceplates for Hardy’s HI 1756 and HI 1769 plug-in weight modules not only streamline GUI development for our plug-in weigh scale modules, they serve as a template to create consistency on how weigh modules are configured through an HMI and how weight data is displayed.”  

Hardy Faceplates include help text to guide first-time users through weigh scale configuration, calibration, and filter settings to get weigh scale module integrated, configured and producing stable weight data quickly. Available in both Site Edition and Machine Edition versions, adding a Faceplate requires just 3 simple steps: 

1) Import the weigh scale module Faceplate/AOI.

2) Associate the Faceplate/AOI with the appropriate weight scale module.

3) Add the Faceplate to the display and begin using.

Created using Global Objects for FactoryTalk View, Hardy Faceplates can be easily modified to accommodate any number of specific user requirements such as changes to fonts, colors, sizes, buttons, etc.  Programmers can cut and paste specific elements of Hardy’s Faceplates, such as the displayed Gross Weight data, to be used in other visualization projects showing, for example, an entire factory-scale system.

For additional product information, visit Hardy Faceplates/AOIs. To learn more about the integration of Hardy Weigh Scale Modules, view a short, informative video.



Julie Eleftheriou 




Janice Kall



About Hardy Process Solutions

Hardy Process Solutions has established itself as an industry leader in the weighing automation world by providing highly accurate precision measurements, while seamlessly integrating process weight signals into a plant control system.  At Hardy, we believe that industrial weighing solutions should be EASY to engineer and operate. We believe that simplicity delivers the lowest total cost to own. That’s why our solutions are easier to install, integrate, commission, diagnose and maintain in all four areas of the supply chain. 

1. STOCK - accurate weight and level measurement/monitoring

2. MAKE - adaptable weight rate material feed measurement/control

3. PACK - for robust rate & weight feed measurement/control

4. SHIP - off-the-shelf static and dynamic check weighing solutions

For further information, visit the Hardy Process Solutions website at www.hardysolutions.com, call 858-278-2900 or email hardyinfo@hardysolutions.com.

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