Chapter 12 Setting up FactoryTalk alarms
Rockwell Automation Publication VIEWSE-UM006K-EN-E
Working with alarm sources in the Alarm Status
The alarm status explorer shows all of the FactoryTalk Alarms and Events
alarm sources and alarms in an application.
Use the alarm status explorer to view alarm sources, and to suppress,
unsuppress, enable, or disable alarms. The alarm status explorer is the only
FactoryTalk alarm and event object you can use to unsuppress and enable
You can also use alarm tags to suppress, unsuppress,
enable, and disable alarms. For more information, see
Using tags to interact with alarms or obtain their status
on page 312.
To create an alarm status explorer:
1. In FactoryTalk View Studio, in the Explorer window, expand the
application, area, and HMI server icons, where you want to create the
alarm status explorer display.
2. To create a new graphic display, expand the Graphics folder,
right-click Displays, and then select New.
3. In the Graphics editor, select Objects > Alarm and Event > Status
Explorer. You can also click
on the Graphic editor’s toolbar.
4. Drag the alarm status explorer tool on the graphic display to the desired
size and shape, and then release the mouse. You can move and resize
the alarm status explorer object, as needed.
5. To set up properties, right-click the object, and then click Properties.
For details about options in the Alarm Status Explorer Properties
dialog box, click Help.
To set the width of the application and area display, and of columns in
the alarm source list, double-click the alarm status explorer object. This
places the object in Edit mode, so that you can drag column headers
and the vertical split bar.
Tip: The design-view alarm status explorer contains a default
tree-view of an application named Line1, with Machine1
and Machine2 areas, and subareas. To view the actual
application, test the graphic display in FactoryTalk View
Studio, or run it in a FactoryTalk View SE Client.