PncTool: PC Windows utility for PNC Leomatic systems
is a dedicated software tool, developed and freely supplied by
It runs on a Windows PC, using Leomatic WinPncLib and
It allows configuration, data and parameters programming,
test and diagnostic of a Leomatic PNC system.
It is a powerful "tool", developed by Leomatic
to solve real needs and requirements of our or clients'
technicians during installation and maintenance of automatic
ActiveX technology, so it is structured as many functional
Please, note that a software developer may use each of these
ActiveX modules from inside his own software. This will result
in a very short time to realize a custom software acting as operator's
is supplied free of charge;
you may download it from the page
may be executed
on any PC (industrial, desktop, laptop, notebook), equipped
with Windows operating system (Windows 2000, XP, Vista,
PNC system can be directly connected to:
- a standard COM port of the PC (RS232 link, via a
standard inverting cable);
- a USB port of the PC (via a commercial USB cable).
This connection is possible only if the PNC CPU offers a USB or miniUSB connector.
PncTool is a wide window
on a PNC system, allowing inspection on the whole system; it
also allows data/parameters programming and variables forcing,
so for a technician it may be a powerful and versatile
PncTool main screen shows:
- a standard menu bar and a rich instruments bar, on the top;
- the hardware configuration tree, on the left;
- a menu tabbed zone, on the right, related to the various kinds
of programmable data;
- a buttons zone, on the bottom, related to the various kinds of
An example of
resource monitoring is the "View I/O", explained here
This function shows all configured digital I/O (each card/module
has 16 In and 16 Out); the logic state of each signal is
represented by the on/off condition of its related led (green
for Inputs, red for Outputs).
A mouse click over a string "I/O Card x" will show the
descriptions of the 32 signals handled by that card/module.
A mouse click over the numeric identifier of a single signal
will show the description of that signal.
If a "password" has been entered, a mouse right-click
over the numeric identifier of a single signal allows forcing
on/off the logic state of that signal, regardless of the its
actual electrical condition.