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  • GE Fanuc Automation

    CIMPLICITY Monitoring and Control Products

    CIMPLICITY HMI

    Base SystemDevice Communications Manual

    GFK-1181G March 1999

  • GFL-002

    Warning notices are used in this publication to emphasize that hazardous voltages, currents, temperatures, or otherconditions that could cause personal injury exist in the equipment or may be associated with its use.In situations where inattention could cause either personal injury or damage to equipment, a Warning notice is used.

    Caution notices are used where equipment might be damaged if care is not taken.

    NoteNotes merely call attention to information that is especially significant to understanding and operating the equipment.

    This document is based on information available at the time of publication. While efforts have been made to be accurate,the information contained herein does not purport to cover all details or variations in hardware or software, not to providefor every possible contingency in connection with installation, operation, or maintenance. Features may be describedherein which are not present in all hardware and software systems. GE Fanuc Automation assumes no obligation ofnotice to holders of this document with respect to changes subsequently made.

    GE Fanuc Automation makes no representation of warranty, expressed, implied, or statutory with respect to, and assumesno responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, sufficiency, or usefulness of the information contained herein. Nowarranties of merchantability or fitness for purpose shall apply.

    CIMPLICITY and Genius are registered trademarks and Series 90, Series Six, Series Five, and Logicmaster aretrademarks of GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc.Windows, Windows NT, and Windows 95 are registered trademarks of Microsoft CorporationPLC PLC-2, and PLC-3 are registered trademarks and AdvancedDDE, Data Highway and RSLinx are trademarks ofAllen-Bradley Company, Inc.Modbus, Modbus PLUS, SA84 and SM85 are trademarks of Groupe Schneider.STEP and SINEC are registered trademarks of Siemens AG.APPLICOM is a trademark of applicom international.Mitsubishi is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Electronics, Inc.OMRON is a registered trademark of OMRON Electronics, Inc.Seriplex is a trademark of Square D CorporationOther products and company names mentioned in this document are trademarks and registered trademarks of theirrespective companies.

    This manual was produced using Doc-To-Help, by WexTech Systems, Inc.

    Copyright 1995-1997 GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc.All rights reserved

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    Preface

    Content of this ManualThis manual is composed of the sections described below.

    Chapter 1: Allen Bradley Communications: Describes the Allen BradleyCommunications enabler.

    Chapter 2. Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus Communications: Describes theAllen-Bradley Data Highway Plus communications option.

    Chapter 3: Allen Bradley: Describes the CIMPLICITY Allen-Bradley DF-1Communication Enabler, which can be used to communicate with Allen-BradleyProgrammable Controllers through the DF-1 serial communication protocol.

    Chapter 4: Allen Bradley Intelligent Antenna Communications: Describes theAllen Bradley options that uses the computers local serial ports, or a remote terminalserver

    Chapter 5. APPLICOM Communications: Describes the APPLICOMcommunications option.

    Chapter 6. CCM2 Communications: Describes the CCM2 communicationsoption for GE Fanuc programmable controllers.

    Chapter 7. DDE Client Communications: Describes the DDE Clientcommunications option.

    Chapter 8: FloPro/FloNet Communications: Describes FloPro, a program thatruns on IBM PC compatible computers and lets them perform functions similar toPLCs. and the FloNet cards

    Chapter 9. Genius Communications: Describes the Genius communicationsoption for GE Fanuc programmable controllers.

    Chapter 10: Honeywell IPC 620 Communications: Describes the HoneywellAsynchronous Byte Count (ABC) Protocol Device.Chapter 11. Johnson Controls N2 Communications: Describes the Mitsubishi A-Series Serial communications option.

    Chapter 12. Mitsubishi A-Series Serial Communications: Describes theMitsubishi A-Series Serial communications option.

    Chapter 13. Mitsubishi TCP/IP Communications: Describes the MitsubishiTCP/IP communications option

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    Chapter 14. Modbus Plus Communications: Describes the Modbus PlusCommunications option.

    Chapter 15. Modbus RTU Communications: Describes the Modbus RTUcommunications option.

    Chapter 16. Modbus TCP/IP Communications: Describes the Modbus TCP/IPcommunications option.

    Chapter 17. OMRON Host Link Communications: Describes the OMRON HostLink communications option

    Chapter 18. OMRON TCP/IP Communications: Describes the OMRON TCP/IPcommunications option.

    Chapter 19: OPC Client: Describes the OPC Client software that gives users accessto an OPC server.

    Chapter 20. Series 90 TCP/IP Communications: Describes the Series 90 TCP/IPcommunications option for GE Fanuc programmable controllers.

    Chapter 21. Seriplex Communications: Describes the Seriplex communicationsoption.

    Chapter 22. Sharp TCP/IP Communications: Describes the Sharp TCP/IPcommunications option.

    Chapter 23. Siemens TI Communications: Describes the Siemens TIcommunications option.

    Chapter 24. Smarteye Electronic Assembly Communications: Describes theSmarteye Electronic Assembly communications option.

    Chapter 25. SNP Communications: Describes the SNP communications optionfor GE Fanuc programmable controllers.

    Chapter 26. Square D SY/MAX Communications: Describes the Square DSY/MAX communications option.

    Chapter 27: Toyopuc Ethernet Device Communication Module: Describes theconnections with Toyopuc programmable controllers.

    Related Publications

    For more information about CIMPLICITY software, refer to these publications:

    CIMPLICITY HMI Base System User Manual (GFK-1180). This book describesall the basic features on the CIMPLICITY HMI for Windows NT and Windows 95product.

    Also, the "Related Documentation" section of each devices chapter contains a list ofsuggested documents you should have on hand for that device.

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    ContentsAllen-Bradley Communications 1-1

    About Allen-Bradley Communications .................................................................................. 1-1Sample Allen Bradley Network ............................................................................... 1-1Allen-Bradley Communications Features ................................................................ 1-2Required Hardware/Software................................................................................... 1-2

    Supported Allen-Bradley Devices.......................................................................................... 1-3Supported File Types ............................................................................................................. 1-4Required Allen-Bradley Software .......................................................................................... 1-4Allen-Bradley Related Documents ......................................................................................... 1-5RSLinx Installation Procedures.............................................................................................. 1-5

    Ethernet Communications RSLinx Installation Procedure....................................... 1-51784-KTX Data Highway Plus Communications RSLinx Installation Procedure ... 1-7

    Allen-Bradley Communications Ethernet Installation Verification........................................ 1-7Using abiping.exe .................................................................................................... 1-7Examples of Valid Ethernet Network Addresses ..................................................... 1-8

    CIMPLICITY Application Configuration .............................................................................. 1-9Port Configuration ................................................................................................... 1-9Device Configuration............................................................................................. 1-10Point Configuration................................................................................................ 1-14Point Address Formats ........................................................................................... 1-15

    PLC-5 PD File Support ........................................................................................................ 1-19Defining Points for Unsolicited Data ................................................................................... 1-21

    Rules For Defining Unsolicited Points................................................................... 1-21Controlling Multiple Point Updates via a Logical Definition ................................ 1-23Enabling PLC-2 Protected Writes.......................................................................... 1-23

    Configuring PLCs for Unsolicited Data ............................................................................... 1-24Ethernet Direct ....................................................................................................... 1-24Ethernet through PI Gateway ................................................................................. 1-26Data Highway Plus................................................................................................. 1-28

    Communication through ControlLogix Gateway.................................................................. 1-29Specifying the Network Address in the CIMPLICITY Device Configuration....... 1-29

    Network/Cable Redundancy Support ................................................................................... 1-30Features of network redundancy ............................................................................ 1-31Unsolicited data ..................................................................................................... 1-32

    Advanced Configuration Requirements................................................................................ 1-32ABI_MAXDEF...................................................................................................... 1-32ABETH_PLC_POLL_TIMEOUT......................................................................... 1-32ABETH_PLC_REQUEST_TIMEOUT................................................................. 1-33ABETH_PLC_RESPONSE_TIMEOUT............................................................... 1-33

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    Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus Communications 2-1About Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus Communications................................................... 2-1Supported Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus Devices .......................................................... 2-2Data Highway Plus Supported File Types.............................................................................. 2-3

    PLC-2 File Types ..................................................................................................... 2-3PLC-3, PLC-5 and PLC-5/250 File Types ............................................................... 2-3SLC 5/04 File Types ................................................................................................ 2-3

    Data Highway Plus Related Documents ................................................................................. 2-3Data Highway Plus KT Card Configuration........................................................................... 2-4

    Special Note on I/O Cards ....................................................................................... 2-6Data Highway Plus Installation Verification .......................................................................... 2-7

    Reading and Writing Data Highway Plus Test Data ................................................ 2-8Data Highway Plus Application Configuration ...................................................................... 2-9

    Port Configuration.................................................................................................... 2-9Data Highway Plus Device Configuration ............................................................. 2-10Point Configuration................................................................................................ 2-13Point Address Formats ........................................................................................... 2-14

    Note on PLC-5 Addressing .................................................................................................. 2-17Data Highway Plus Unsolicited Data ................................................................................... 2-18

    Unsolicited Data Message Block ........................................................................... 2-18PLC-5 Example...................................................................................................... 2-19PLC-3 Unsolicited Messages ................................................................................. 2-20

    Allen-Bradley DF-1 3-1About Allen-Bradley DF-1..................................................................................................... 3-1Allen-Bradley DF-1 Supported Devices................................................................................. 3-2Allen-Bradley DF-1 Supported Memory Types ..................................................................... 3-2Allen-Bradley DF-1 Application Configuration ..................................................................... 3-2

    Port Configuration.................................................................................................... 3-2DF-1 Device Configuration .................................................................................................... 3-5Point Configuration ................................................................................................................ 3-7

    General Point Properties .......................................................................................... 3-7Device Point Properties............................................................................................ 3-7

    PLC2 and PLC3 Address Format ........................................................................................... 3-8PLC 5 Address Format ........................................................................................................... 3-9SLC Address Format ............................................................................................................ 3-10DF-1 Setup Utility ................................................................................................................ 3-11

    Allen-Bradley Intelligent Antenna Communications 4-1About Allen-Bradley Intelligent Antenna Communications ................................................... 4-1Communications Enabler Features ......................................................................................... 4-2Allen-Bradley Intelligent Antenna Supported Data Types ..................................................... 4-2Allen-Bradley Intelligent Antenna Related Documents.......................................................... 4-3Allen-Bradley Intelligent Antenna Configuration................................................................... 4-3Allen-Bradley RFID Diagnostic Program .............................................................................. 4-3Allen-Bradley Intelligent Antenna Application Configuration............................................... 4-4

    Allen-Bradley Intelligent Antenna Port Configuration............................................. 4-4Allen-Bradley Intelligent Antenna Device Configuration ........................................ 4-8Point Configuration................................................................................................ 4-11

    Intelligent Antenna Configuration ........................................................................................ 4-12Updating an Antennas Configuration File............................................................. 4-12

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    Updating the Antenna Configuration Settings........................................................ 4-13Viewing an Antennas Current Configuration........................................................ 4-14

    APPLICOM Communications 5-1About APPLICOM Communications..................................................................................... 5-1APPLICOM Communications Supported Protocols .............................................................. 5-2APPLICOM Communications Supported Data Types ........................................................... 5-3

    APPLICOM Generic Device Data Types ................................................................ 5-3APPLICOM Interface Database Data Types ........................................................... 5-3Siemens Device Data Types..................................................................................... 5-4

    APPLICOM Required Hardware and Software ..................................................................... 5-5APPLICOM Related Documents ........................................................................................... 5-5APPLICOM Card Configuration............................................................................................ 5-5Directory Path for APPLICOM Communications.................................................................. 5-6APPLICOM Installation Verification..................................................................................... 5-6APPLICOM Application Configuration................................................................................. 5-7

    Port Configuration ................................................................................................... 5-8APPLICOM Device Configuration.......................................................................... 5-9Point Configuration................................................................................................ 5-13APPLICOM Point Address Formats ...................................................................... 5-14

    APPLICOM Domain Configuration..................................................................................... 5-16Field Definitions .................................................................................................... 5-16Sample File ............................................................................................................ 5-18

    CCM2 Communications 6-1About CCM2 Communications .............................................................................................. 6-1Supported CCM2 Devices and Memory Types...................................................................... 6-2

    Series 90-30 ............................................................................................................. 6-2Series 90-70 ............................................................................................................. 6-2Series Six ................................................................................................................. 6-2Series Five................................................................................................................ 6-3

    Related CCM2 Documents..................................................................................................... 6-4CCM2 Hardware Installation External to the Computer ........................................................ 6-4CCM2 Application Configuration.......................................................................................... 6-5

    CCM2 Port Configuration........................................................................................ 6-5CCM2 Device Configuration ................................................................................... 6-6CCM2 Point Configuration...................................................................................... 6-9

    CCM2 Point Configuration Notes ........................................................................................ 6-10Register Memory Addressing................................................................................. 6-10Input/Output Memory Addressing ......................................................................... 6-10

    DDE Client Communications 7-1About CIMPLICITY DDE Client Communications .............................................................. 7-1

    Sample DDE Network ............................................................................................. 7-2CIMPLICITY DDE Client Supported Protocols.................................................................... 7-2DDE Required Hardware and Software ................................................................................. 7-2DDE Setup ............................................................................................................................. 7-2NetDDE Setup........................................................................................................................ 7-3DDE Diagnostic Utility .......................................................................................................... 7-4DDE Application Configuration............................................................................................. 7-5

    Port Configuration ................................................................................................... 7-5DDE Device Configuration...................................................................................... 7-6

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    Point Configuration.................................................................................................. 7-9Diagnostic Point Configuration.............................................................................. 7-10

    DDE Communications Limitations....................................................................................... 7-10

    FloPro/FloNet Communications 8-1About FloPro/FloNet Ethernet Device Communications ....................................................... 8-1FloPro/FloNet Communications Features and Restrictions.................................................... 8-2FloPro/FloNet Communications Supported Devices.............................................................. 8-2FloPro/FloNet Communications Supported Memory Types .................................................. 8-3FloPro/FloNet Communications Related Documents............................................................. 8-3Running the FloPro/FloNet Communications Test Program .................................................. 8-4FloPro/FloNet Communications Application Configuration .................................................. 8-5

    FloPro/FloNet Communications Port Configuration................................................ 8-5FloPro/FloNet Communications Device Configuration ........................................... 8-6FloPro/FloNet Communications Point Configuration .............................................. 8-9

    Advanced Configuration Requirements................................................................................ 8-10FLOPRO_STATIC_MODEL ................................................................................ 8-10FLOPRO_RESPONSE_TIMEOUT ...................................................................... 8-11DC_RETRY_ONE_DEVICE ................................................................................ 8-11

    Genius Communications 9-1About Genius Communications.............................................................................................. 9-1Supported Genius Devices ..................................................................................................... 9-2Supported Genius Memory Types .......................................................................................... 9-3

    Series 90 Datagram Communications ...................................................................... 9-3Series Six Datagram Communications ..................................................................... 9-4Block Datagram Communications............................................................................ 9-4Global Communications........................................................................................... 9-4

    Genius Hardware Configuration Requirements ...................................................................... 9-5Genius Related Documents .................................................................................................... 9-5IC660ELB906 PCIM DIP Switch Settings............................................................................. 9-6

    PCIM Motherboard Switch Settings ........................................................................ 9-6PCIM Daughterboard Switch Settings ..................................................................... 9-9

    PCIM Card Installation Procedures...................................................................................... 9-10IC660ELB921 or IC660ELB922 PCIM Card........................................................ 9-10IC660ELB906 PCIM Card .................................................................................... 9-11

    PCIM Configuration Application ......................................................................................... 9-12Setting the Shared Interrupt.................................................................................... 9-12Adding A PCIM Card ............................................................................................ 9-13Configuring an IC660ELB921 or IC660ELB922 PCIM Card............................... 9-14Removing A PCIM Card........................................................................................ 9-16Reordering the PCIM Card List ............................................................................. 9-16Changing A Master Port Address........................................................................... 9-16

    Genius Link Application ...................................................................................................... 9-17Reading Global Data.............................................................................................. 9-18Reading and Writing Datagram Data ..................................................................... 9-18

    About Genius Application Configuration............................................................................. 9-20Genius Port Configuration ..................................................................................... 9-20Genius Device Configuration................................................................................. 9-22Genius Device Point Configuration........................................................................ 9-25

    Enabling Directed Outputs to Analog Blocks....................................................................... 9-26Enabling Outputs to BIUs .................................................................................................... 9-26Configuring Global Data Points on Programmable Controllers ........................................... 9-26

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    Genius Fault Data................................................................................................................. 9-28Configuring Fault Points for IC660BBD020 Blocks ............................................. 9-28Configuring Fault Points for IC660BBA100 Blocks ............................................. 9-28Decoding Fault Data .............................................................................................. 9-28

    PCIM Port Global Data Broadcast ....................................................................................... 9-30Port Configuration ................................................................................................. 9-30Device Configuration............................................................................................. 9-30Memory Addressing............................................................................................... 9-31Special Cautions..................................................................................................... 9-31

    Monitoring Broadcast Data from Generic Devices .............................................................. 9-31Receiving Unsolicited Datagrams ........................................................................................ 9-32

    Honeywell IPC 620 Communications 10-1Introduction.......................................................................................................................... 10-1Supported Devices ............................................................................................................... 10-1Additional Documentation ................................................................................................... 10-2Supported Memory Types .................................................................................................... 10-2Hardware Configuration Requirements ................................................................................ 10-3

    Custom Cable......................................................................................................... 10-3CIMPLICITY System (Windows NT/95) Configuration ..................................................... 10-4Hardware Checklist .............................................................................................................. 10-4Installation Verification Procedures ..................................................................................... 10-4

    Honeywell ABC Diagnostics ................................................................................. 10-4CIMPLICITY Application Configuration ............................................................................ 10-5

    Honeywell ABC Device Communications Port Configuration .............................. 10-5Honeywell ABC Device Communications Device Configuration.......................... 10-6Honeywell ABC Device Communications Point Configuration ............................ 10-9

    Johnson Controls N2 Bus Communications 11-1About Johnson Controls N2 Bus Communications .............................................................. 11-1Supported Devices ............................................................................................................... 11-1Additional Documentation ................................................................................................... 11-1Supported Memory Types .................................................................................................... 11-2

    Unitary Controller Memory Types......................................................................... 11-2DX9100 Memory Types ........................................................................................ 11-2

    Hardware Configuration Requirements ................................................................................ 11-3Custom Cable......................................................................................................... 11-3N2 Bus Cabling...................................................................................................... 11-3

    Hardware Installation External to the Computer .................................................................. 11-4Installation Verification Procedures ..................................................................................... 11-4

    Probe N2 Network ................................................................................................. 11-5Select a Device....................................................................................................... 11-5Parse an Address.................................................................................................... 11-5Dump XT Configuration........................................................................................ 11-6Read a Value.......................................................................................................... 11-6Write a Value ......................................................................................................... 11-7

    NT System Configuration..................................................................................................... 11-7CIMPLICITY Application Configuration ............................................................................ 11-7

    Port Configuration ................................................................................................. 11-7Device Configuration........................................................................................... 11-10Point Configuration.............................................................................................. 11-12

    Point Types ........................................................................................................................ 11-13Memory................................................................................................................ 11-14

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    System Data ......................................................................................................... 11-14Releasing DX9100 Output Holds ....................................................................................... 11-15

    Supervisory Control Bits...................................................................................... 11-15Analog Control and Status ................................................................................... 11-15Hold Control ........................................................................................................ 11-16

    DX9100 I/O Map ............................................................................................................... 11-16Region Analog Input (AI) .................................................................................... 11-17Region Binary Input (BI) ..................................................................................... 11-17Region Analog Output (AO) ................................................................................ 11-18Region Binary Output (BO) ................................................................................. 11-19Region Internal Floating Point Data (ADF) ......................................................... 11-19Region Internal Integer Data (ADI) ..................................................................... 11-20Region Internal Byte Data (BD)........................................................................... 11-20Region Logic Results (LRS) ................................................................................ 11-20Region Programmable Module Constants (PMK)................................................ 11-21Region Programmable Module Outputs (PMO)................................................... 11-21Region Programmable Module Logic (PML) ...................................................... 11-22Region Programmable Module Accumulator (PMA)........................................... 11-22

    Mitsubishi A-Series Serial Communications 12-1About Mitsubishi A-Series Serial Communications ............................................................. 12-1Supported Mitsubishi A-Series Devices ............................................................................... 12-2Supported Mitsubishi A-Series Memory (Device) Areas ..................................................... 12-2Mitsubishi A-Series Required Documents............................................................................ 12-3Mitsubishi Hardware Configuration Requirements .............................................................. 12-3

    Supported Computer Link Modules ....................................................................... 12-3Default Communication Parameters....................................................................... 12-4

    Mitsubishi A-Series PLC Cable Diagrams ........................................................................... 12-4RS-232 Interface Cables ........................................................................................ 12-4RS-422 Interface Cables ........................................................................................ 12-6

    Validating Mitsubishi A-Series Serial Communications ...................................................... 12-7Opening A Communication Port ............................................................................ 12-8Selecting A Target Programmable Controller ........................................................ 12-8Reading Data.......................................................................................................... 12-9Writing Data........................................................................................................... 12-9Diagnosing Communication Problems................................................................. 12-10Closing Communication Port and/or Changing Ports and Configuration............. 12-10Exiting the Diagnostic Program ........................................................................... 12-10

    Mitsubishi A-Series Serial Communications Application Configuration ........................... 12-11Port Configuration................................................................................................ 12-11Device Configuration ........................................................................................... 12-13Point Configuration.............................................................................................. 12-16

    Adjusting the Communications Time-out Parameter.......................................................... 12-18Default Protocol Parameters............................................................................................... 12-19

    Mitsubishi TCP/IP Communications 13-1About Mitsubishi TCP/IP Communications ......................................................................... 13-1Mitsubishi TCP/IP Supported Devices................................................................................. 13-1Mitsubishi TCP/IP Supported Memory Types ..................................................................... 13-2Mitsubishi TCP/IP Hardware Configuration Requirements ................................................. 13-3

    A1SJ71E71-B2 Settings......................................................................................... 13-3AJ71E71 Settings................................................................................................... 13-4

    Mitsubishi TCP/IP Related Documents................................................................................ 13-4

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    Mitsubishi TCP/IP Communications Configuration Checklist............................................. 13-5Using the Mitsubishi TCP/IP Test Program........................................................... 13-6

    Mitsubishi TCP/IP Application Configuration..................................................................... 13-8Mitsubishi TCP/IP Port Configuration................................................................... 13-8Mitsubishi TCP/IP Device Configuration ............................................................ 13-10Mitsubishi TCP/IP Point Configuration............................................................... 13-12

    Unsolicited Data............................................................................................................... .. 13-14Advanced Configuration Requirements.............................................................................. 13-15

    Changing Timing and Performance Characteristics ............................................. 13-15Matching Addresses with Unsolicited Messages ................................................. 13-16

    Mitsubishi TCP/IP Troubleshooting .................................................................................. 13-18

    Modbus Plus Communications 14-1About Modbus Plus.............................................................................................................. 14-1

    Sample Modbus Plus Network............................................................................... 14-2Supported Modbus Plus Devices.......................................................................................... 14-2Supported Modbus Plus Memory Types .............................................................................. 14-2

    Double Precision Notes.......................................................................................... 14-3Modbus Plus Required Documents ...................................................................................... 14-3Modbus Plus Installation Checklist ...................................................................................... 14-4

    Special Note on I/O Cards ..................................................................................... 14-5Special Note on General Reference Registers........................................................ 14-5

    Configuring the SA85 Card.................................................................................................. 14-6Modbus Plus Installation Verification.................................................................................. 14-8

    Reading and Writing Modbus Plus Test Data........................................................ 14-9Displaying Modbus Plus Network Statistics ........................................................ 14-10

    Modbus Plus Application Configuration............................................................................ 14-11Modbus Plus Port Configuration.......................................................................... 14-11Modbus Plus Device Configuration ..................................................................... 14-13Modbus Plus Point Configuration........................................................................ 14-16

    Modbus Plus Unsolicited Data ........................................................................................... 14-18MSTR Block Data Area Format .......................................................................... 14-19Sample MSTR Block -No Timestamping ............................................................ 14-21Sample MSTR Block - Compressed Timestamping............................................. 14-23Sample MSTR Block - Uncompressed Timestamping......................................... 14-25

    Modbus Plus Advanced Configuration Topics................................................................... 14-27DC_ASCII_REVERSE........................................................................................ 14-27Modbus Plus Query Command Support............................................................... 14-27Supporting PCs without General Reference Memory .......................................... 14-28SA85_DRIVER_TIMEOUT................................................................................ 14-29

    Modbus RTU Communications 15-1About Modbus RTU............................................................................................................. 15-1Modbus RTU Supported Devices ........................................................................................ 15-2Modbus RTU Supported Memory Types ............................................................................. 15-2

    Series Six Controllers ............................................................................................ 15-23720 ACM Electronic Power Meter ...................................................................... 15-3Modicon Controllers .............................................................................................. 15-3Double Precision Notes.......................................................................................... 15-4

    Modbus RTU Required Documents ..................................................................................... 15-4Modbus RTU Hardware Configuration Requirements ......................................................... 15-5

    Modbus RTU Hardware Installation...................................................................... 15-5Modbus RTU Serial Port Configuration ................................................................ 15-5

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    Validating Modbus RTU Communications .......................................................................... 15-6Modbus RTU Communications Problem Checklist ............................................... 15-7

    Modbus RTU Application Configuration............................................................................. 15-7Modbus RTU Port Configuration........................................................................... 15-7Modbus RTU Device Configuration .................................................................... 15-12Modbus RTU Point Configuration....................................................................... 15-15

    Modbus TCP/IP Communications 16-1About Modbus TCP/IP Communications ............................................................................. 16-1Supported Modbus TCP/IP Devices..................................................................................... 16-2Supported Modbus TCP/IP Memory Types ......................................................................... 16-2

    Double Precision Notes.......................................................................................... 16-2Modbus TCP/IP Required Documents ................................................................................. 16-3Modbus TCP/IP Installation Checklist ................................................................................. 16-3Modbus TCP/IP Installation Verification............................................................................. 16-4

    Connecting to a PLC .............................................................................................. 16-5Reading Modbus TCP/IP Test Data....................................................................... 16-5Writing Modbus TCP/IP Test Data........................................................................ 16-7Showing Device Statistics ...................................................................................... 16-8Clearing Device Statistics ...................................................................................... 16-9

    Modbus TCP/IP Application Configuration....................................................................... 16-10Modbus TCP/IP Port Configuration..................................................................... 16-10Modbus TCP/IP Device Configuration ................................................................ 16-11Modbus TCP/IP Point Configuration................................................................... 16-13

    Modbus TCP/IP Unsolicited Data...................................................................................... 16-15MSTR Block Data Area Format........................................................................... 16-15Sample MSTR Block ........................................................................................... 16-16

    OMRON Host Link Communications 17-1About OMRON Host Link Communications ....................................................................... 17-1

    Supported Protocols ............................................................................................... 17-2Supported OMRON Devices................................................................................................ 17-3Supported Addresses ............................................................................................................ 17-4

    Read/Write Areas for C-Series on Local Host Link............................................... 17-4Read-Only Areas for C-Series on Local Host Link................................................ 17-4Read/Write Areas for CV-Series............................................................................ 17-5Read-Only Areas for CV-Series............................................................................. 17-5

    OMRON Required Documents ............................................................................................ 17-5OMRON Hardware Configuration Requirements ................................................................ 17-6

    Supported Host Link Units..................................................................................... 17-6Default Communication Parameters....................................................................... 17-6

    OMRON PLC Cabling Diagrams......................................................................................... 17-7C-Series Host Link Adapters.................................................................................. 17-7CV-Series Host Link Adapters............................................................................... 17-8

    Validating OMRON Communications ............................................................................... 17-10Opening A Communication Port .......................................................................... 17-11Selecting A Target Programmable Controller ...................................................... 17-11Reading Data........................................................................................................ 17-12Writing Data......................................................................................................... 17-12Diagnosing Communication Problems................................................................. 17-12Closing Communication Port and/or Changing Ports and Configuration............. 17-13Exiting the Diagnostic Program ........................................................................... 17-13

    OMRON Host Link Application Configuration ................................................................. 17-14

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    Port Configuration ............................................................................................... 17-14Device Configuration........................................................................................... 17-15Point Configuration.............................................................................................. 17-20Point Address Formats ......................................................................................... 17-21

    Advanced Configuration Topics......................................................................................... 17-23Adjusting the Communications Time-out Parameter ........................................... 17-23

    Default Protocol Parameters............................................................................................... 17-23

    OMRON TCP/IP Communications 18-1About OMRON TCP/IP Communications ........................................................................... 18-1Supported OMRON Devices................................................................................................ 18-2Supported Addresses............................................................................................................ 18-3

    Read/Write Areas for CV-Series............................................................................ 18-3Read-Only Areas for CV-Series............................................................................. 18-3Read/Write Areas for C-Series on Sub-network .................................................... 18-4Read-Only Areas for C-Series on Local Ethernet .................................................. 18-4

    OMRON TCP/IP Required Documents ............................................................................... 18-5OMRON TCP/IP Application Notes.................................................................................... 18-6

    About Datagrams ................................................................................................... 18-6About IP Addresses................................................................................................ 18-6About the Source Computer ID.............................................................................. 18-7About Port Numbers .............................................................................................. 18-7

    Validating OMRON TCP/IP Communications .................................................................... 18-8Opening A Communication Socket........................................................................ 18-9Selecting A Target Programmable Controller........................................................ 18-9Reading Data........................................................................................................ 18-10Writing Data ........................................................................................................ 18-10Diagnosing Communication Problems................................................................. 18-10Closing Communication Socket and/or Changing the Service Name/SNA/SA1

    Setup .............................................................................................................. 18-11Exiting the Diagnostic Program ........................................................................... 18-11

    OMRON TCP/IP Application Configuration ..................................................................... 18-12OMRON TCP/IP Port Configuration................................................................... 18-12Device Configuration........................................................................................... 18-13Point Configuration.............................................................................................. 18-16Point Address Formats ......................................................................................... 18-18

    Adjusting the Communications Time-out Parameter.......................................................... 18-19Setting Required Protocol Parameters................................................................................ 18-20Default Protocol Parameters............................................................................................... 18-21Technical Support Worksheet ............................................................................................ 18-21

    CIMPLICITY Project Information ...................................................................... 18-21OMRON Ethernet Module Configuration Information........................................ 18-22Targeted OMRON Controller Information .......................................................... 18-22Testing Results..................................................................................................... 18-23Status Log Messages............................................................................................ 18-23

    OPC Client 19-1About OPC........................................................................................................................... 19-1Supported OPC Servers........................................................................................................ 19-2OPC Client Supported Types ............................................................................................... 19-3OPC Client Hardware Configuration Requirements............................................................. 19-4OPC Client Configuration Checklist .................................................................................... 19-4

    Configuring the OPC Client Port ........................................................................... 19-4

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    OPC Client Device Configuration.......................................................................... 19-6Configuring OPC Client Points............................................................................ 19-10

    OPC Client Unsolicited Data.............................................................................................. 19-11OPC Device Communications Enabler Addendum for Distributed COM.......................... 19-12

    What is distributed COM ..................................................................................... 19-12Requirements for distributed COM...................................................................... 19-13

    CIMPLICITY and OPC Server nodes for DCOM Setup ................................................... 19-14The Windows NT Guest account ......................................................................... 19-14The DCOMCNFG.EXE Utility............................................................................ 19-15

    Optional Debug Tracing..................................................................................................... 19-23Overview.............................................................................................................. 19-23Enabling Tracing.................................................................................................. 19-24Viewing Trace Information.................................................................................. 19-25

    OPC Global Parameters...................................................................................................... 19-26OPC_USE_DP_FP [default value = YES]........................................................... 19-26OPC_STARTUP_DELAY [default value = 0] .................................................... 19-26OPC_ACCESSPATH_IN_ADDRESS [default value = NO] .............................. 19-26OPC_ENABLE_CACHE [default value = YES]................................................. 19-27OPC_READ_DELAY [default value = 0] ........................................................... 19-28OPC_SCAN_RATE [default value = 0] .............................................................. 19-28

    Series 90 TCP/IP Communications 20-1About Series 90 TCP/IP Communications ........................................................................... 20-1Series 90 TCP/IP Communication Requirements................................................................. 20-2Series 90 TCP/IP Supported Devices................................................................................... 20-3Series 90 TCP/IP Supported Memory Types ....................................................................... 20-3Series 90 TCP/IP Hardware Configuration Requirements ................................................... 20-4Series 90 TCP/IP Related Documents .................................................................................. 20-4Series 90 TCP/IP Installation Verification Procedures ........................................................ 20-5Series90 PLC Fault Table................................................................................................... 20-10Series 90 TCP/IP Application Configuration ..................................................................... 20-13

    Series 90 TCP/IP Port Configuration................................................................... 20-13Series 90 TCP/IP Device Configuration .............................................................. 20-15Series 90 TCP/IP Point Configuration ................................................................. 20-18

    Series 90 TCP/IP Unsolicited Data Support....................................................................... 20-19Unsolicited Messages........................................................................................... 20-19Unsolicited Compound Messages with Timestamps ............................................ 20-21

    Series 90 Ethernet Global Data .......................................................................................... 20-24Ethernet Global Data Configuration..................................................................... 20-24Ethernet Global Data Configuration File ............................................................. 20-25

    About Series 90 TCP/IP Redundancy ................................................................................ 20-26About PLC Redundancy....................................................................................... 20-26About Cabling Redundancy ................................................................................. 20-27About Combined PLC and Cabling Redundancy................................................. 20-28Series 90 TCP/IP Redundancy Application Configuration .................................. 20-28Series 90 TCP/IP Redundancy Port Configuration .............................................. 20-29Series 90 TCP/IP Redundancy Device Configuration.......................................... 20-32Series 90 TCP/IP Redundancy Point Configuration............................................. 20-34Series 90 TCP/IP Redundancy Diagnostic Points ................................................ 20-35Examples of Redundant Configurations............................................................... 20-38

    Series 90 TCP/IP Advanced Configuration Topics ............................................................ 20-41HCT_SKIP_L_DOMAIN .................................................................................... 20-41GMR_SKIP_L_DOMAIN ................................................................................... 20-41UNSO_TX_AREA_ ...................................................................................... 20-41

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    GMR_WRITE_ALL............................................................................................ 20-42GMR_NO_MASTER .......................................................................................... 20-42

    Seriplex Communications 21-1About Seriplex Communications.......................................................................................... 21-1Supported Seriplex Devices ................................................................................................. 21-1Supported Seriplex Memory Types...................................................................................... 21-2Seriplex Hardware Configuration Requirements.................................................................. 21-2Seriplex Related Documents ................................................................................................ 21-2Seriplex Card Installation Procedures .................................................................................. 21-3Seriplex Bus Configuration File ........................................................................................... 21-3Seriplex Configuration Program........................................................................................... 21-6

    Configuring a Card................................................................................................. 21-6Saving Configuration Changes............................................................................... 21-7Exit without Saving Configuration Changes .......................................................... 21-7

    Seriplex Diagnostic Program................................................................................................ 21-7Seriplex Application Configuration...................................................................................... 21-8

    Seriplex Port Configuration ................................................................................... 21-8Seriplex Device Configuration............................................................................... 21-9Seriplex Device Point Configuration ................................................................... 21-11Seriplex Memory Type Details ............................................................................ 21-12

    Sharp TCP/IP Communications 22-1About Sharp TCP/IP Communications................................................................................. 22-1Sharp TCP/IP Communications Supported Devices ............................................................ 22-2Sharp TCP/IP Communications Supported Memory Types................................................. 22-2Sharp TCP/IP Communications Hardware Configuration Requirements............................. 22-2Sharp TCP/IP Communications Related Documents ........................................................... 22-3Sharp PLC Communications Configuration Checklist ......................................................... 22-3Sharp TCP/IP Communications Test Program..................................................................... 22-4

    Verifying the PLC Connection............................................................................... 22-4Testing PLC Communications ............................................................................... 22-5

    Sharp TCP/IP Communications Application Configuration................................................. 22-6Sharp TCP/IP Port Configuration .......................................................................... 22-6Sharp TCP/IP Device Configuration...................................................................... 22-7Sharp TCP/IP Point Configuration ........................................................................ 22-9Point Address Formats ......................................................................................... 22-10

    Sharp TCP/IP Unsolicited Data.......................................................................................... 22-11Sharp TCP/IP Communications Troubleshooting .............................................................. 22-13

    Skip Polling.......................................................................................................... 22-13Get Host Name Failed.......................................................................................... 22-13Unable to Get A Socket ....................................................................................... 22-13Bind Failed........................................................................................................... 22-14

    Siemens TI Serial Communications 23-1About Siemens TI Serial Communications .......................................................................... 23-1Siemens TI Serial Communications Supported Devices ...................................................... 23-1Siemens TI Serial Communications Supported Memory Types........................................... 23-1Siemens TI Serial Communications Related Documents ..................................................... 23-2Siemens TI Serial Communications RS-232 Cable Configuration....................................... 23-2Siemens TI Serial Communications Application Configuration........................................... 23-3

    Siemens TI Communications Port Configuration................................................... 23-3

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    Siemens TI Communications Device Configuration .............................................. 23-4Siemens TI Communications Point Configuration................................................. 23-6

    Smarteye Electronic Assembly Communications 24-1About Smarteye Electronic Assembly Communications ...................................................... 24-1Smarteye Electronic Assembly Supported Data Types ........................................................ 24-2

    Labels..................................................................................................................... 24-2Errors ..................................................................................................................... 24-2Diagnostics............................................................................................................. 24-2Conveyance System IDs......................................................................................... 24-3System Data ........................................................................................................... 24-3

    Smarteye Electronic Assembly Related Documents............................................................. 24-3Smarteye Electronic Assembly Configuration...................................................................... 24-3Smarteye Electronic Assembly Application Configuration .................................................. 24-4

    Smarteye Electronic Assembly Port Configuration................................................ 24-4Smarteye Electronic Assembly Device Configuration ........................................... 24-8Point Configuration.............................................................................................. 24-10Point Address Formats ......................................................................................... 24-11

    Conveyance System IDs ..................................................................................................... 24-13Command Points ................................................................................................................ 24-13Advanced Configuration Topics......................................................................................... 24-14

    _LOG_WARNING ................................................................................... 24-14_MODE..................................................................................................... 24-14_POLL_LIMIT.......................................................................................... 24-15_RESTART_SEA ..................................................................................... 24-15SE_LABEL_LEN ................................................................................................ 24-15

    Smarteye Reader Errors...................................................................................................... 24-16Status Log Entries ................................................................................................ 24-16Configuring Reader Error Alarms........................................................................ 24-17

    SNP and SNPX Communications 25-1About SNP and SNPX Communications.............................................................................. 25-1SNP and SNPX Performance Comparison ........................................................................... 25-2Supported SNP Devices ....................................................................................................... 25-2Supported SNPX Devices .................................................................................................... 25-3Supported SNP and SNPX Memory Types .......................................................................... 25-3SNP Hardware Configuration Requirements........................................................................ 25-4

    Series 90-30: .......................................................................................................... 25-4Series 90-70 family: ............................................................................................... 25-4Series 90 Micro PLCs ............................................................................................ 25-5

    SNPX Hardware Configuration Requirements ..................................................................... 25-5Required SNP and SNPX Documents .................................................................................. 25-5SNP and SNPX Hardware Installation (External) ................................................................ 25-6

    Cabling Diagrams for Point-to-Point Configurations............................................. 25-7Cabling Diagrams for Multidrop Configurations ................................................. 25-10Cable Configurations ........................................................................................... 25-14

    SNP and SNPX Hardware Installation ............................................................................... 25-29SNP and SNPX Application Configuration........................................................................ 25-29

    SNP and SNPX Port Configuration ..................................................................... 25-29SNP and SNPX Device Configuration................................................................. 25-34SNP and SNPX Point Configuration.................................................................... 25-37

    SNP Performance Notes..................................................................................................... 25-38Impact on Series 90 Performance......................................................................... 25-38

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    Performance Using the SNP Communications Enabler ....................................... 25-38Tuning SNP Protocol Throughput ....................................................................... 25-38SNP Special Notes ............................................................................................... 25-39

    SNPX Performance Notes.................................................................................................. 25-40Time after SNPX Broadcast Attach Messages..................................................... 25-40

    Square D SY/MAX Communications 26-1About Square D SY/MAX Communications........................................................................ 26-1Required Documents ............................................................................................................ 26-2Supported Devices ............................................................................................................... 26-2Supported Memory Types .................................................................................................... 26-3Installation Requirements..................................................................................................... 26-3About the Square D SY/MAX Test Program ....................................................................... 26-3

    The Test Program Banner Page ............................................................................. 26-4Examples of Test Program Applications................................................................ 26-4

    CIMPLICITY Application Configuration ............................................................................ 26-6Port Configuration ................................................................................................. 26-6Device Configuration............................................................................................. 26-8Point Configuration.............................................................................................. 26-10

    Toyopuc Ethernet Device Communication Module 27-1About Toyopuc Ethernet Device Communication Module .................................................. 27-1

    Supported Devices ................................................................................................. 27-1Required Hardware/Software................................................................................. 27-1Toyopuc Programmable Controller Configuration Requirements.......................... 27-1

    Toyopuc Ethernet Device Communication Module Related Documents ............................. 27-2Communication Configuration Checklist ............................................................................. 27-3Using Toyopuc_diag ............................................................................................................ 27-4Application Configuration when using Toyopuc Communications Enabler......................... 27-5Toyopuc Port Configuration................................................................................................. 27-5Toyopuc Device Configuration ............................................................................................ 27-6Device Address Specification .............................................................................................. 27-7Host Name Specification...................................................................................................... 27-7Example Device Address Specification ............................................................................... 27-8Toyopuc Point Configuration............................................................................................... 27-8

    General Page .......................................................................................................... 27-8Device Page ........................................................................................................... 27-8

    Toyopuc Ethernet Communications Supported Memory Types......................................... 27-10Advanced Configuration Requirements.............................................................................. 27-10

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    Allen-Bradley Communications

    About Allen-Bradley CommunicationsThe Allen-Bradley Communications enabler lets you exchange data betweenCIMPLICITY HMI software and Allen-Bradley PLC processors.

    This enabler is built with Allen-Bradley's RSLinx software and the CIMPLICITYHMI Device Communications Toolkit. The Device Communications Toolkitprovides the interface to CIMPLICITY HMI software and a structured environmentfor constructing device interfaces. The RSLinx software provides a library offunction calls that are embedded in the toolkit code to perform the actual deviceinterface and data exchange.

    The physical communications link between a CIMPLICITY HMI computer and thePLC processors is an Ethernet network or a Data Highway Plus network via an Allen-Bradley 1784 KTX card.

    Sample Allen Bradley Network

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    This enabler supports the following CIMPLICITY HMI features:

    Polled reads at user defined rates

    Poll after setpoint

    Triggered reads

    Analog deadband

    Alarm on communications failure

    Server Redundancy configurations

    This enabler supports the following data types:

    Signed 8, 16, and 32 bit integer

    Unsigned 8, 16, and 32 bit integers

    Floating point

    Text

    Arrays

    Allen-Bradley Communications FeaturesThe Allen-Bradley Communications enabler provides the following features:

    Configuration functions for defining the logical communication portsused by CIMPLICITY HMI software for the device interface. A devicecommunications process is attached to each port, and up to fourcommunication processes can be configured for a CIMPLICITY HMIcomputer.

    Configuration functions for defining the devices accessed via eachcommunication port and the data or "points" to be exchanged.

    Asynchronous exchange of data between CIMPLICITY HMI softwareand a variety of devices.

    Support for collecting data from the Allen-Bradley processors viaunsolicited data messages.

    Alarm generation when a communication failure occurs.

    A utility program for Ethernet communications, abiping.exe, whichis used for validating the network addresses that must be specified foreach device to which communications are to be established.

    Required Hardware/SoftwareYou must have the following:

    Allen-Bradley RSLinx OEM software version 2.0

    ControlLogix Gateway with the appropriate modules and ControlLogixGateway Configuration software (see Allen-Bradley Publication 1756-10.2 ControlLogix Gateway Configuration Software andCommunication through ControlLogix Gateway in this chapter).

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    Supported Allen-Bradley DevicesThe following Allen-Bradley devices are supported locally via an Ethernet link:

    Allen-Bradley PLC-5 processors with a built-in Ethernet interface suchas the PLC-5/20E, PLC-5/40E, or PLC-5/80E

    Allen-Bradley PLC-5/250 Pyramid Integrator Systems with an EthernetInterface Module (5820-EI)

    The following Allen-Bradley devices can be accessed through a 1784-KTX card:

    PLC-5 Family PLCs

    PLC-5/12 (1785-LT3), PLC-5/25 (1785-LT2) SLC-5/04

    The following Allen-Bradley devices can be accessed remotely through a PyramidIntegrator via a Resource Manager Module (5130-RM1, RM2), or a KA DataHighway / Data Highway Plus Interface Module (5130-KA).

    PLC-5 Family PLCs

    PLC-5/12 (1785-LT3), PLC-5/25 (1785-LT2) PLC-2 Family PLCs

    PLC-2, 2/20 (LP1), MINI PLC-2, 2/20 (LP2), PLC-2/15, 2/16, 2/17,2/30, 2/02, 2/05

    DH/DH+ interfaces: 1171-KC, 1171-KD, 1771-KA2, 1771-KA,1771-KA4, 1771-KE, 1771-KF, 1770-KF2, 1771-KG, 1771-KGM,1785-KA3

    PLC-3 with one of the following DH/DH+ interfaces: 1771-KA,1775-SA, 1775-SR5, 1775-KA-232, 1775-S5, and 1775-SR5 (newrevisions)

    PLC-5/250

    Supported PLCs via a 1785-KA Bridge using off-link addressing

    SLC-5/04

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    Supported File TypesFor PLC-3, PLC-5/250, and PLC-5 devices, data can be read and written to thefollowing file types:

    File Type Description CommentsN Integer

    I Input Not supported for PLC-5/250 or SLC-5/04

    O Output Not supported for PLC-5/250 or SLC-5/04

    F Floating Point Not supported for SLC-5/04

    B Bit

    T Timer PLC-5/250 CTL field is read-only

    C Counter PLC-5/250 CTL field is read-only

    S Status

    A ASCII Not supported for PLC-5/250

    D BCD Not supported for PLC-5/250 or SLC-5/04

    H High Order Integer PLC-3 only

    L Long Integer PLC-5/250 only

    R Control Not supported for PCL-3PCL-5/250 CTL field is read-only

    For points in the Floating Point (F) file type, use the FLOATING point type.For points in the BCD (D) file type, use the 3D_BCD or 4D_BCD point type.When using Recipe Management to read and write in Floating Point files, onlyFLOATING point types are supported.

    For the PLC-2, data can be read from and written to Register Memory only.

    Required Allen-Bradley SoftwareYou must install Allen-Bradley RSLinx OEM software for Windows NT version 2.0or higher. The part number to be used when ordering the RSLinx OEM software is9355WABOEM.

    If you need the bootpd service, you must call Rockwell Software for the latest copyof the bootptab file. The file is self-documenting.

    Important

    A sample bootptab file is included in the Installation Procedure section. If yourfile differs from the sample, follow the instructions in your bootptab file for addingPLC/5-xxE Ethernet processors and 5820-EI Ethernet Interface modules.

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    Allen-Bradley Related DocumentsYou should have one or more of the following documents available when configuringyour communications network:

    RSLinx OEM Users Guide

    RSLinx Installation ProceduresThe RSLinx installation procedure you use depends on whether you are installingEthernet communications or 1784-KTX communications.

    Ethernet Communications RSLinx InstallationProcedureFollow the instructions found in the Allen-Bradley RSLinx software to:

    1. Install the RSLinx software.

    2. Configure at least one Windows NT computer to serve as Ethernet Bootserver for the EI modules and Ethernet PLC-5 processor. If you need abootpd service for your Windows NT computer, use the Allen-Bradleybootpd utility. Use the bootptab file provided to you by RockwellSoftware and enter the information for your devices as instructed.

    3. Create a LMHOSTS file in a directory of your choice, and use Notepadto enter the PLC IP address, node name and alias for each EI moduleand Ethernet PLC-5 processor. The format is:

    4. Import the LMHOSTS file. See below for detailed instructions if youdo not know how to do this.

    5. Use the Rockwell Software RSLinx OEM driver configuration toconfigure the RSLinx Ethernet to PLC-5 or 5820-EI driver tocommunicate with the PLC-5 or EI module processors. Follow theinstructions in your RSLinx documentation to do this.

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    Sample bootptab FileThe following is an example of a bootptab file:

    ## Legend:# bf -- bootfile# gw -- gateways# ha -- hardware address# ht -- hardware type# ip -- host IP address# sm -- subnet mask# vm -- BOOTP vendor extensions format

    defaults5E: ht=1:vm=rfc1048defaultsPI: ht=1:vm=rfc1048:hd="c:/rsi/bootpd":bf=sgmpccc.bin# Copy and modify this entry for each PLC/5-xxE Ethernet processor:# 1. Change plc5name to the host name of the processor.# 2. Change aa.bb.cc.dd to the processors IP address.# 3. Change xxyy to the last 4 digits of the processors Ethernet# hardware address. This is found on a printed label on the top# edge of the circuit board, in the form 00-00-BC-1C-xx-yy.#plc5name: tc=defaults5E:ip=aa.bb.cc.dd:ha=0000BC1CxxyyALPLCE:tc=defaults5E:sm=255.255.255.0:ip=205.133.104.112:ha=0000BC1C05bd

    # Copy and modify this entry for each 5820-EI Ethernet Interface module# 1. Change einame to the host name of the module.# 2. Change aa.bb.cc.dd to the modules IP address.# 3. Change xxyy to the last 4 digits of the modules Ethernet# hardware address. This is found on a printed label on the top# edge of the circuit board, in the form 00-00-BC-01-xx-yy.#einame: tc=defaultsPI:ip=aa.bb.cc.dd:ha=0000BC01xxyy

    Sample LMHOSTS FileThe following is an example of a LMHOSTS file:205.133.104.111 abplcd ALPLCD205.133.104.112 abplce ALPLCE

    Importing an LMHOSTS FileTo import your LMHOSTS file, do the following:

    1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.2. In the Control Panel group, select Network.3. In the Network Settings dialog box, select the Protocols property page.4. On the Protocols property page, double-click on TCP/IP Protocol in

    the Network Protocols list.5. In the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties dialog box, select the WINS

    Address property page.6. In the WINS Address property page, select Import LMHOSTS....7. In the Open dialog box, specify the pathname for your LMHOSTS file,

    then select Open.8. When the import is complete, select Cancel in the Microsoft TCP/IP

    Properties dialog box and the Network Settings dialog box.

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    1784-KTX Data Highway Plus CommunicationsRSLinx Installation ProcedureYou must configure the 1784-KTX card using the RSLinx Driver Configurationsoftware. You cannot use the configuration driver supplied with the 1784-KTX card.

    Follow the instructions found in the Rockwell RSLinx software to install the RSLinxsoftware.

    Use the Rockwell Software RSLinx OEM driver configuration to configure the 1784-KTX card. Follow the instructions in your RSLinx documentation to do this. See thefollowing sections in the on-line Help for RSLinx software:

    How to Configure Communications Hardware How to Configure Communications Drivers

    Allen-Bradley Communications Ethernet InstallationVerification

    You can do the following to verify your installation:

    In RSLinx OEM, run the SuperWho utility to verify that the RSLinxdriver has detected the existence of the configured PLC-5 or EI moduleprocessors on the Ethernet.

    Run the abiping.exe program.

    Using abiping.exeThe abiping.exe program is provided to assist you in validating the networkaddress to be configured for a device and verifying the communications link. Thisprogram is invoked by using the following command:

    \CIMPLICITY\exe\abiping.exe PLCX Netname Port_id station_num

    where:

    PLCX can be PLC2, PLC3, PLC5, or PLC5250

    Netname, Port_id and station_num are as described in the DeviceConfiguration section.

    This is especially helpful when your communications network contains gat