Backup & Restore
16 January 2013
Dealing with a faulty PLC not only means replacing the CPU, it also requires restoring the correct program enabling the system to continue its operation unhindered.
This can mean bringing a PLC down onto the production floor, a frantic search for the original PLC program, and the need to initiate a connection between the two devices. The GOT1000 series of HMIs from Mitsubishi Electric, however, include the ability to back up the PLC program within the GOT terminal.
Now, if a connected PLC CPU should fail and need replacing, or if the program needs restoring for some unforeseen reason, the program can be restored directly from the HMI, saving valuable time and effort and ensuring production is restarted as quickly as possible. The backup/restore function is simple to access from within the HMI as it utilises either a CF card or USB stick.