Send hardware status of AC800M and I/O and display in Panel 800
I have a compact setup with a redundant PM866 controllers, some I/O and a Panel 800 as HMI. For maintenance and diagnostic purposes I would like to display the hardware status of all the hardware units on the HMI, as there is no workplace connected to the controllers.
Obviously, the ErrorsAndWarnings and ExtendedStatus components of the HwStatus parameter would provide me the status. But what would be the most efficient and user friendly way of displaying this on the panel? I have tried creating and formatting strings in the application based on the bits that are active in the two abovementioned parameters. These are then sent to the panel using MMS access variables. But I find this to be unnecessarily complicated and processor intensive.
I am using Panel Builder to program the panel, but I am not too familiar with it.
Could you please suggest some better options?
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