How to show mapp View HMI on ABB Robotics Omnicore Flexpendant

How to show B&R mapp View HMI on ABB Robotics Flexpendant. Tested to work on Omnicore Flexpendants with good performance and no modifications needed on mapp View side.

This will add a button to the Omnicore Flexpendant menu to launch mapp View visualization.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Connect B&R mapp View server PLC/APC and Omnicore Controller through Ethernet

  2. Download example Omnicore WebApp from below and modify files as required (26.4 KB)

  3. Modify the appinfo.xml file if you wish to change the Logo file name, application name or HTML file name.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>


  1. Modify the BR.html file and set mapp View url as required
<!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>HTML Meta Tag</title>
      <meta http-equiv = "refresh" content = "3; url =" />
      <p>Redirecting to another URL</p>
  1. Transfer the files to the Omnicore controller to the following path. Change to the same name as in the appinfo.xml file.

Link to ABB Robotics tutorial on how to create a WebApp on Omnicore


Super cool! Is there any way to get access to any of the hardware buttons from the pendant?

I have not tried but I have a gut feeling that they are not accessible.

Great stuff - thanks for sharing, Tommi!

That was my expectation as well, would be super cool if there was a way to make this work.

Wait - follow up question, this still requires the Omnicore controller itself right? not just a standalone Flexpendant?

Yes this requires the Omnicore controller itself as far as I know.