WEBfactory 2010

Using Boolean OPC value types in WEBfactoryStudio

Abstract

Check out this article and learn how to use the WEBfactory 2010 Studio boolean OPC value types as Signals.

The OPC signals with boolean values are no different than other signals in WEBfactoryStudio. Usually, the values of a boolean value type signal are 0 and -1. WEBfactoryStudio can work with the default values, but in most cases, the desired boolean values to work with are 0 and 1.

In order to transform the boolean values of an OPC signal from 0 and -1 to 0 and 1, the X1, X2, Y1 and Y2 factors need to be adjusted in WEBfactoryStudio:

By default, the X1 and Y1 factors have the value 0 and the X2 and Y2 factors have the value 100.

Y2factor_100.jpg

The value of the signal when the Y2 factor is default (100)

To transform the value -1 in 1, the Y2 factor needs to be adjusted as follows: Y2 = -100.

Important

To apply the changes made in WEBfactoryStudio, restart the WEBfactory Server using the WEBfactoryService Manager!

Transforming_boolean_values.jpg

Transforming the boolean values

Having this adjustment performed in WEBfactoryStudio, the signal value output will be 0 and 1:

Y2_factor_minus_100.jpg

The signal value in the OPC server when the Y2 factor equals -100