OM 1510

US 269

The OM1510 Operator Terminal is a low cost/high performance man/machine interface with a broad range of operator-input and display capabilities.  The terminal includes a 2 line by 20 character LCD display, a full numeric keypad, two function keys, three LED light bar indicator lights and menu tree capability.

OptiMateŽ configuration software allows you to predefine up to 160 messages.  These messages can be later selected by your PLC or computer program to display status, variable data and allow numeric data input. Messages can also be configured into a layered menu tree, which allows you the ability to create hierarchical function selection for the operator.  For computer applications, additional messages can be sent directly over the serial communication port.

Indicator lights and function keys can be custom labeled by the user with a plastic insert.  The insert can be custom legended with text and/or graphics, and slips into a protective pocket behind the faceplate.

The OM1510 Operator Terminal is part of Optimation's OptiMateŽ series.  Each OptiMateŽ module is designed to connect to a microprocessor or most PLC's with a single cable connection.  OptiMateŽ modules can be used individually, or together with any combination of other OptiMateŽ modules.

When used with a microprocessor system, simple communications over either an RS232 or RS422 communications cable allows the microprocessor to directly control the lights and LCD display as well as read numeric data entry and function key status.

When used with a PLC, operation is transparent to the user.  Terminal functions tie directly into your PLC ladder logic program.  The OM1510 takes care of the rest.

2 line x 20 character backlit LCD display
Full numeric keypad
Arrow key dat- adjustment and jog options
User-Legendable function keys and indicator lights
160 User-definable messages
User-defined hierarchical menu tree capability
Stand-alone capability with direct connection to most PLCs
Compatible with any computer via serial communications
Mix and match with other OptiMateŽ modules

Eliminates the need for controller I/O modules for operator panel use
Easy data entry, function selection, display and status indication in one module
Reduces system integration and retrofit costs
Remove and replace maintainability
Rapid future expansion
Reduced maintenance costs
Attractive, eye-appealing appearance

Operational Overview
The OM1510 Terminal incorporates all of the basic elements necessary for operator interface.  Indicator lights highlight status, function keys allow operator function selection, the alphanumeric display provides text information, and the numeric keypad allows data entry and adjustment.  Together, the alphanumeric display and associated pushbuttons also allow for user-defined menu tree selection of functions.

The OM1510 interfaces over either an RS232 or RS422 serial link to any computer-based system and many popular PLCs.  In a computer-based system, interface occurs via a very easy to use OptiMateŽ Hex protocol.  For a  PLC-based system, operation  is totally controlled through a bank of 8 PLC registers.  Everything else is handled by the OM1510 Terminal.

PLC-Based Systems
PLC-based systems access the OM1510 via a bank of 8 registers.  Lights and buttons appear as coils and contacts (or register bits) in the PLC.  Messages can be predefined, stored in the OM1510 and used by the PLC program.  To use a predefined message, your PLC program simply places the message number that you have associated with the message into a PLC register.  Text,  data display, keypad data entry and arrow adjustment messages are all available.  Up to 160 messages can be predefined.

There are three types of messages that handle numeric values.  A data display message will display the value you place in the line's data register  in the message field that has been predefined.  The top display line on the right illustrates a data display message.  The message has been predefined  as message # 6.  The carets(^) in the message are place holders for the numeric display.  To use the message to display data, simply place the value '6' in the top line message select register and the value (in this case, 347.6) in the top line data register.  The OM1510 takes care of the rest.

Data entry and adjustment work similarly, with data ending up in the PLC data register. 

The OM1510 allows up to four levels of menu.  Each menu selection can be either a function or the next lower menu level.  With this type of "tree" arrangement, you can construct  an application menu that allows the user quick easy access to a large number of functions.

Use with a Computer
The OM1510Terminal provides all of the same capabilities to a computer-based system that it does to a  PLC system.   It also  provides the added capability of utilizing additional messages that are not predefined, but are passed over the serial link.  The OptiMateŽ Hex protocol makes computer-based applications a very simple undertaking.


Recessed Mount Housing 9.5"L x 4.0"H x 1.75"D
Cutout size for above 3.56"Hx8.46"L
Panel Fasteners : Four, 6x32 threaded studs, (on ends, symmetrical about center line)
Weight : 19 ounces
Color: Dark gray housing .  Numeric keys : blue with white letters.  Other keypad keys: gray with white letters.  Function keys : White with user supplied label
Lamp Colors  : Red, Green, Yellow
LCD display :  2 line x 20 character STN with LED backlight
 character size : 5.5mm high x 3.2mm wide
Button Type : Membrane panel with dome switch snap action

Power (all lamps on) : 8 -30VDC @ 5.7Watts
420 mA @ 12VDC  240 mA @ 24VDC
Power connector : Pluggable terminal block, 2 position

RS232 and RS422 
4800 to 19200 baud
Compatible with most major PLC protocols
Hex Slave Protocol for computer-based systems
15 pin female 'D' shell connector

Enclosure   - NEMA 4 (installed)
Temperature   - 0 to 50 C
Humidity   - 95% Non-condensing

Labeling of Indicator Lights and Function Keys
User-defined slide-in Labels

Message Types  (160 user-defined messages available)
General Text message
Data display message (one data value per line)
Keypad data entry (Integer, fixed point, or variable point)
Arrow adjustment data message (Integer or fixed point)

Menu Tree
Hierarchical (up to four levels)
User-defined through configuration editor
Stored in module's non -volatile memory
User-defined association with function number
Program control of enable/disable
Each menu item takes one of the 160 available messages

Numeric Types & Values
Fixed Point
Variable Point
BCD (Values from 0 - 9999; with appropriate decimal placement)
Binary (Values from0- 65535 with appropriate decimal placement)

OM1510 - Module with Dark Gray enclosure.

Please note that each PLC has a different suffix according to the following table. +

Allen Bradley
Automation Direct
GE Fanuc
OptiMate Hex