Debugging zenon Control during Runtime


To extend interface functionality of zenon for special projects it is necessary to develop modules or dll files which can take on special computation or visualize different interface controls. Two different methods exist for testing or debugging the dll that has been developed: either by attaching to the process or by starting the zenon Runtime […]

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Create a zenon Project template in Visual Studio


In reference to IU-17,.Net Windows Form Controls in zenon, Page 26 for extending interface functionality of zenon, developers can develop controls by performing a special configuration in Visual Studio .Net. To simplify the development of a control by Visual Studio .Net a zenon project template can be created which is reusable. Furthermore, a zenon control […]

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Substitution with Index Parameter


Things can quickly become complex when it comes to creating a project. In order to keep the overview in your work process, ease of use is an important topic. That is why zenon supports the user with an object-oriented and central workflow concept. You might already know substitution features like linking rules, index variables or […]

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Graphics Technology Update in zenon


Ergonomics in HMI applications depends to a considerable extend on the capability of the runtime system to conduct graphical operations in a high performance manner. The evolution of Multi-touch functionality and the contribution of natural user interactions particularly require a certain level of graphics performance in order to achieve a smooth and appealing behavior. One […]

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Improved handling of scripts in zenon 7.20


With zenon 7.20 we continued to make working with scripts easier and more efficient. The first change you might notice regards the script-functions “Script: execute” and “Script: select online”. The previous dialog was replaced by a new selection dialog – which should be more familiar to you as it is used commonly throughout zenon. It […]

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Get the most out of the zenon redundancy


With zenon version 3.51, released in 1996 COPA-DATA introduced the first version of the highly sophisticated seamless zenon redundancy. This feature is implicitly available with each zenon installation and does not require any additional licensing. For almost 20 years the zenon redundancy has been configurable via an ergonomic one-click configuration and is used in thousands […]

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Managing your meters, providing the values – the Metering Point Administration


Do you want to establish energy data management at your plant? You´re using a mixture of meters with just a display and no I/Os etc. connected to zenon? You want to have an overview of the meters and metering points at your site? zenon´s new Metering Point Administration might be the perfect tool for you. […]

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VIDEO: Break through the limits of your monitor with the Worldview in zenon


Have you already come across the Worldview display in zenon? In this video you will see how the zenon Worldview can change the view of your production plant. You can have an eye on your entire production on just one screen. Zoom and decluttering help you keep an overview. Here you can tailor the displayed […]


IEC 61508: SIL Certification for COPA-DATA

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The most important objective in relation to our intended SIL certification was to amend the structures, processes and requirements that had existed for years at COPA-DATA to the requirements of IEC 61508. The requirements should be implemented in such a way that they can be integrated into our daily working life. In doing so, it […]

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IEC 61508 and the Safety Integrity Level: Relevance for software and component manufacturers


In the previous blog posts we already described the IEC 61508 safety standard and the so called “Safety Integrity Level”: The Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is a system to evaluate the reliability and safety of electric, electronic and programmable electronic systems (E/E/PE systems). It is based on the IEC 61508 standard. COPA-DATA is SIL 2 […]

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