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  1. Hi,

    The runtime configuration application has the ability to read/write values directly, so you can use it to verify your setup prior to loading the configuration file in ASComm Excel Add-in.

    The configuration app should provide detailed error descriptions in the event viewer if there is a problem. Select the 'Values View' toolbar button to enable data collection in the config app (see image).

    If you are still having a problem, email a support request to 'support @ automatedsolutions.com' (remove spaces) and include your configuration file in the e-mail.

    I did a quick test here and do not have a problem accessing MB100 on S7-1200 (see image)

     

     

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  2. Excel Add-in for Modbus/TCP Data Logging


    ASComm Excel Add-in is a simple to use, non-programmatic way to populate Excel 2007 - 2016 spreadsheets with data from PLCs, instrumentation, and other process hardware.

    ASComm Excel Add-in uses built-in drivers for Modbus/TCP and Modbus RTU/ASCII communications. No OPC, DDE, external drivers, or programming required



  3. Excel Add-in for GE-IP PLC Data Logging


    ASComm Excel Add-in is a simple to use, non-programmatic way to populate Excel 2007 - 2016 spreadsheets with data from PLCs, instrumentation, and other process hardware.

    ASComm Excel Add-in uses built-in drivers for GE-IP PACSystems (RXi, RX3i, RX7i), Series 90 (90-30), and VersaMax communications. No OPC, DDE, external drivers, or programming required.



  4. Excel Add-in for Siemens S7 Data Logging


    ASComm Excel Add-in is a simple to use, non-programmatic way to populate Excel 2007 - 2016 spreadsheets with data from PLCs, instrumentation, and other process hardware.

    ASComm Excel Add-in uses built-in drivers for Siemens S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, and S7-1500 communications. No OPC, DDE, external drivers, or programming required.

     



  5. Excel Add-in for Allen-Bradley Data Logging


    ASComm Excel Add-in is a simple to use, non-programmatic way to populate Excel 2007 - 2016 spreadsheets with data from PLCs, instrumentation, and other process hardware.

    ASComm Excel Add-in uses built-in drivers for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix, Micro800, PLC5, and SLC500 communications. No OPC, DDE, external drivers, or programming required.

     



  6. Hello, TCP/IP is just the transport layer. You also need access to the application layer protocol, which I have not seen in a publically available document. You did not indicate what client you are using to communicate with the S7. If you are using Windows and working in the .NET environment, Automated Solutions offers a .NET component that communicates natively with Siemens S7 controllers over Ethernet. Trial software can be downloaded from this site's DOWNLOADS> Siemens> Demo Software section. -Mark

  7. Siemens S7 Ethernet Driver for .NET


    .NET Component for use in Visual Studio.NET to create HMI/SCADA apps that communicate with Siemens S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, & S7-1500 PLCs via Ethernet.

     

    • Supports UDTs
    • Does not require OPC, Siemens, or 3rd party drivers
    • x86, x64, and Any CPU compatible
    • Visual Studio.NET 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 compatible
    • Most .NET targets are supported, including Web, Windows, console, and service apps
    • Can be configured programmatically or visually
    • Visually design your entire communications configuration without writing a single line of code
    • Extremely high performance - 5~10 mSec typical transaction time
    • Highly optimized to minimize communications transactions
    • Tag database can be configured via code or visual designer
    • Abstract base classes allow you to write generic code that works with all drivers
    • Synchronous and asynchronous read/write methods
    • Data change notifications
    • Provides common user interface across all driver classes including A-B, GE, Modbus, etc.
    • No limit on number of devices or data points
    • Multi-threaded for high data throughput
    • Includes extensive help system
    • Example applications with VB and C# source code included.
    • Easily connect to your factory floor systems.
    • Immediate Internet delivery and online license activation.
    • No runtime fees or keys for qualified applications

     



  8. Allen-Bradley Logix Family Tag Browser


    ASBrowse.NET for Allen-Bradley Logix family is a class library for program and tag browsing on A-B Logix family of controllers.

    View and download any Allen-Bradley Logix Family controller's tag database without RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000.

    Can be purchased as ready-to-run application, or as a .NET class library allowing you to incorporate tag browsing into your own applications.

    Potential uses

     

    • Quick and easy browsing and verification of programs and tags outside of programming software
    • Runtime tag selection in conjunction with other Automated Solutions products such as ASComm.NET communications driver.
    • Runtime tag selection in conjunction with third party applications or drivers.
    • Bulk edits for importing back into PLC/PAC programming software
    • Documentation

     

    Key Benefits

     

    • Allows you to browse programs and tags on A-B ControlLogix family without the need for RSLogix 5000
    • Does not require RSLinx or 3rd party drivers
    • Supports controller tags and program tags
    • Supports UDTs and PDTs
    • 100% managed code
    • x86, x64, and Any CPU compatible
    • Visual Studio.NET 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012 (Express, Pro, Premium, and Ultimate Editions)
    • Runtime-free for qualified applications

     



  9. Modbus/TCP, RTU/ASCII Master Driver for .NET


    .NET Component for use in Visual Studio.NET to create HMI/SCADA apps that communicate with Modbus/TCP Server (Slave) devices via Ethernet.

     

    • Does not require OPC or 3rd party drivers
    • x86, x64, and Any CPU compatible
    • Visual Studio.NET 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 compatible
    • Most .NET targets are supported, including Web, Win Forms, WPF, console, and service apps
    • Build Win Forms, console, and ASP.NET applications that run on Linux with Mono framework
    • Extremely high performance - 5~10 mSec typical transaction time
    • Optimizes multiple register configurations into minimal transactions
    • Tag database can be configured via code or visual designer
    • Abstract base classes allow you to write generic code that works with all drivers
    • Synchronous and asynchronous read/write methods
    • Data change notifications
    • Provides common user interface across all driver classes
    • No limit on number of devices or data points
    • Multi-threaded for high data throughput
    • Includes extensive help system
    • Windows, Console, and Web Example applications with VB and C# source code included.
    • Easily connect office systems to factory floor.
    • Runtime-free for qualified applications

     



  10. If you are, or have access to, a .NET developer, it would be relatively simple to build an ASP.NET web application to serve up ControlLogix data to web pages in real time using Automated Solutions ASComm.NET driver as the interface to the ControlLogix. The ASComm.NET trial download comes with a simple web example project to demonstrate. Refer to Downloads> Allen Bradley> Demo Software> A-B Ethernet Driver for .NET

  11. File Name: GE SRTP Ethernet ActiveX Control File Submitter: Automated Solutions File Submitted: 09 May 2009 File Updated: 10 Feb 2011 File Category: Demo Software Use Visual Studio.NET Visual Basic C# C++ Excel MS Office and other packages to create runtime-free HMI/SCADA apps that communicate with GE SRTP devices via Ethernet. Powerful VB example apps and source code included. Control supports all GE memory types Register: %R %AI %AQ Discrete: %I %Q %T %M %SA %SB %SC %S %G Extremely high performance: 10~15 mSec typical transactions time Context-sensitive help system Does not require any other 3rd party drivers. 30 day fully functioning trial version. Click here to download this file

  12. GE SRTP Ethernet Driver for .NET


    .NET Component for use in Visual Studio.NET to create HMI/SCADA apps that communicate with GE SRTP devices via Ethernet.

    Supports PACSystems, Series 90, and VersaMax.

     

    • new.gif Supports PACSystems symbolic variables and CPU rack + slot specification
    • Does not require 3rd party drivers
    • Does not require OPC
    • x86, x64, and Any CPU compatible
    • Visual Studio.NET 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 compatible
    • Most .NET targets are supported, including Web, Win Forms, WPF, console, and service apps
    • Build Windows Forms, console, and ASP.NET applications that run on Linux with Mono framework
    • Extremely high performance - 5~10 mSec typical transaction time
    • Optimizes multiple register configurations into minimal transactions
    • Tag database can be configured via code or visual designer
    • Abstract base classes allow you to write generic code that works with all drivers
    • Synchronous and asynchronous read/write methods
    • Data change notifications
    • Provides common user interface across all driver classes
    • No limit on number of devices or data points
    • Multi-threaded for high data throughput
    • Includes extensive help system
    • Windows, Console, and Web Example applications with VB and C# source code included.
    • Easily connect office systems to factory floor.
    • Free 30 day fully functioning trial version available for download
    • Runtime-free for qualified applications

     



  13. Hi, TW has already pointed you in the right direction about how to get started with OPC but here are some things to think about. 1. .NET developers should seek to implement and deploy 100% fully managed solutions. COM add-ons should only be used when a 100% managed .NET solution is not available. The OPC Automation solution is not a fully managed .NET solution. It is based on COM and carries the limitations and pitfalls of implementing a COM solution, including using setup utility to package application, ensuring core dlls are installed, avoiding dll conflicts, and installation to Windows\System32 directory. 2. OPC solution requires DCOM and Windows configuration. 3. A lot of people in the A-B PLC world think Linx is the only connectivity solution, when there are numerous other third party solutions available. You mentioned "Fortunately, all the plcs are AB so I have thought the easiest way is to install RSLinx in the application computer and through OPC write the parameters into the plcs." However, just because all PLCs are AB doesn't mean you need to use RsLinx, and OPC is not the 'easiest' solution. Ultimately, you will wind up with a more complicated, expensive, and unmanaged solution using OPC Automation rather than a fully managed .NET solution My company offers a fully managed solution that allows you to bypass using OPC and Linx altogether. The product is called ASComm.NET. Regards, Automated Solutions http://www.automatedsolutions.com

  14. File Name: Modbus/TCP Slave ActiveX Control Trial Version File Submitter: Automated Solutions File Submitted: 13 Dec 2007 File Updated: 10 Feb 2011 File Category: Demo Software Automated Solutions' Modbus Slave ActiveX Control allows you to easily incorporate Modbus Slave functionality into any Windows application that functions as an ActiveX Control container. Modbus RTU Modbus ASCII and Modbus/TCP are all supported within a single control. Turn your PC into a virtual Modbus RTU ASCII or TCP/IP slave device with Automated Solutions' Modbus Slave ActiveX Toolkit. Each toolkit comes with a pre-built Modbus Simulator example application (with VB code) that allows you to test your Modbus Serial or TCP/IP Master application without being connected to hardware. Automated Solutions Modbus Slave ActiveX Control is the most powerful, cost effective, and easy to use Modbus Slave ActiveX Control available. No 3rd party drivers required. Click here to download this file

  15. File Name: Modbus/TCP Master ActiveX Control Trial Version File Submitter: Automated Solutions File Submitted: 13 Dec 2007 File Updated: 10 Feb 2011 File Category: Demo Software Automated Solutions' Modbus/TCP Master ActiveX Control provides high-performance connectivity to Modbus/TCP Compatible slave devices and applications. Use Visual Basic Visual C++ MS Office Visual Studio.NET and many other ActiveX Control Container applications to create HMI/SCADA applications using our runtime-free ActiveX Controls. Powerful pre-built example applications and example VB source code included in development package. No 3rd party drivers required. Click here to download this file

  16. Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver for .NET


    .NET Component for use in Visual Studio.NET to create HMI/SCADA apps that communicate with A-B ControlLogix, CompactLogix, new.gifMicro800 Series, PLC5, SLC500, and MicroLogix PLCs via Ethernet.

     

    • Supports unsolicited messages
    • Does not require OPC, RSLinx, or 3rd party drivers
    • x86, x64, and Any CPU compatible
    • Visual Studio.NET 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 compatible
    • Most .NET targets are supported, including Web, Windows, console, and service apps.
    • Can be configured programmatically or visually
    • Visually design your entire communications configuration without writing a single line of code
    • Extremely high performance - 5~10 mSec typical transaction time
    • Supports ControlLogix family native tag names
    • Supports reading and writing entire ControlLogix family UDTs and PDTs
    • Supports block transfers of up to 250 words per transaction
    • Tag database can be configured via code or visual designer
    • Abstract base classes allow you to write generic code that works with all drivers
    • Synchronous and asynchronous read/write methods
    • Data change notifications
    • Provides common user interface across all driver classes
    • No limit on number of devices or data points
    • Multi-threaded for high data throughput
    • Includes extensive help system
    • Example applications with VB and C# source code included.
    • Easily connect office systems to factory floor.
    • Runtime-free for qualified applications

     



  17. File Name: A-B Ethernet ActiveX Control Trial Version File Submitter: Automated Solutions File Submitted: 02 Oct 2003 File Updated: 10 Feb 2011 File Category: Demo Software ActiveX Toolkit for use in Visual Studio.NET, Visual Basic, C++, Excel, and other packages to create runtime-free HMI/SCADA apps that communicate with A-B ControlLogix, PLC5, SLC5/05, and MicroLogix PLCs via Ethernet. Does not require RSLinx or 3rd party drivers. Visual Studio.NET Compatible Supports MicroLogix 1100/1400 unsolicited messaging Supports ControlLogix unsolicited messaging Supports ControlLogix Gateway to DH+ Supports 1761-NET-ENI module Extremely fast, optimal transaction time 5~10 mSec. Supports ControlLogix native tag names including UDTs Supports unsolicited messaging via MSG instruction (PLC5/SLC). Supports block transfers of up to 1000 words per transaction for PLC5 and SoftLogix5 Supports block transfers of up to 250 words per transaction for ControlLogix Supports block transfers of up to 120 words per transaction for SLC500 Built-in auto-polling feature Includes extensive context-sensitive help system Version 2.x control provides common user interface across all version 2.x controls (including Modicon, GE, PLC Direct, etc.) for maximum code portability. ActiveX control is multi-threaded for high data throughput Example applications and source code included. Easily connect office systems to factory floor. Fully functioning 30-day trial version available for download Click here to download this file

  18. File Name: A-B Serial DF1 ActiveX Control Trial Version File Submitter: Automated Solutions File Submitted: 02 Oct 2003 File Updated: 10 Feb 2011 File Category: Demo Software ActiveX Toolkit for use in Visual Studio.NET Visual Basic C++ Excel and other packages to create runtime-free HMI/SCADA apps that communicate with A-B ControlLogix PLC5 SLC500 and MicroLogix PLCs via Serial DF1. Does not require RSLinx or 3rd party drivers. .NET compatible Highest performance serial product on the market. DF1 Full Duplex and Half Duplex Support Extensive context-sensitive help system. Built-in modem support, no need for third party dialers Supports unsolicited messaging via MSG instruction. Supports an unlimited number of PC communication ports. Built-in auto-polling feature, no external timers required. Multiple executables can share comm ports. Port configuration settable via properties, so you can easily integrate configuration into your own applications. ActiveX control is multi-threaded for high data throughput Powerful example applications and source code included Very cost-effective. Fully functioning 30 day trial version available. Click here to download this file