HMI / PLC Fundamentals - Syncing & Sending PLC Time to HMI Terminal

Time synchronization is an important step for displaying the right information to the machine operators, SCADA based data logging and for general accessibility. Creating this link between an HMI and PLC system is not as straightforward as one might think. That being said, time synchronization becomes quite simple after you’ve done it once.

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Why is the stamping time of alarm in FactoryTalk View Studio different from the current time shown in the time and date