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  1. Omron Simple HMI_FINS/UDP

    Version 1.00


    Simple HMI-Like design to monitor/control PLC CIO/DM Area using FINS/UDP Communication with PC. Code are based on VB.Net. Sample program automatically monitors CIO/DM area periodically and sends changes when needed. Compatible on all PLC capable of FINS/UDP Customized FINS class added for simplicity
  2. Hi, I'm wanting to know from anyone using Citect 7.X and above, about how your systems are set up when using a primary/secondary redundant server setup. With the advice from some consultants I've changed from a couple of stand alone units to a redundant server setup and multiple clients plant wide. There's about 8 PLCs currently with more coming. However it was recommended to split the IO server of Citect over the two physical servers, so that 1 physical server is the Primary IO server for 4 PLCs and secondary server for the other 4, then the other physical server has the same setup just opposite Primary/Secondary setup for the devices of the first physical server. I get that it splits the work load, but our engineering team is updating the servers multiple times a day most days and we will be for at least the next year, I'm finding that this system isn't very friendly constantly shutting down and restarting etc interrupting trending also, and want to switch from this split IO Server setup, to just one server that's primary, one server that's secondary. My Question, is it fine for one physical server to be primary and for how many PLC's? Server is a 6 Core Intel 2011 socket CPU (Not sure on exact specs at this stage). System INFO TAG count is about 5000, and Manufacturing is a slow process so no need for split second updates on anything. about 500 Trends polling every 1 second. Cheers.
  3. connecting ixt4a to a cj1m/cp1l/ns network

    hi everybody i have a network with 2 pieces cj1m and 2 pieces cp1l communicating with a ns15 monitor. everything is fine. i need to connect an ixt4a monitor in that network. my question is : do i have to make new routing tables or it is not neccessary? my routing table for cj1m and cp1l cpus are attached. if then i have to make new routing table so that the cj1m will be able to communicate ixt4a monitor, how am i going to do it for both monitors? Any help will be mostly valuable and appreciated. thanks
  4. Hello! I saw there were some people on this forum who works with theese old PLC:s so i try here: Run onto this ancient Omron PLC - C20-CPU84E. Someone has not maintaned the battery enough.. and someone has not upgraded the machine. Stupidity. Now they want it running in three days. About 100+ I/O so its interesting to kick the old horse once more. I took the CPU off-site for investigation. I do not have the programming console etc but I am able to hire equipment from Omron if needed. PLC is said to have PROM. CPU is set to RAM ( dip-switches ). "PROM" Circuit has no programming window. It does not look like Omron EPROM images found on google. PROM chip has marking "Omron BP0J". * Application does not seem to need timers. Battry dead. LEDs: POWER ON RUN OFF ALARM OFF ERROR ON For testing - I charged the battery to 3.3+ V ( later resoldered the connector to a fresh CJ1W-BAT01, also gives 3.3V ) LEDs: POWER OFF RUN ON ALARM OFF ERROR ON Manual says it wants the battery alarm reset using programming terminal. Question: Run is lit: does it actually run? Or is it - it tried to run?. I tried manipulating some inputs and suspect the later. If it run - I could travel on-site and see how the machine behaves. If not - i have to get theprogramming terminal first. Thank you for any input.
  5. I have a CP1L by Omron and a barcode reader by Honerwell. I want to activate the serial port 1, to connect it with the reader. The reader shoul read one of the 2 main barcodes. If the reader get the barcode 1, then it should read 3 times the barcode A and activate an output; but if it read the barcode 2, it should read 3 times the barcode B, and also activate an output. I want made my programm in ladder programation, How I can activate the serial port 1? How I set the the serial port 1 as an input to the function block RXDU? How works the FB RXDU? How I can set the codes? How I set the fb RXDU as an output?
  6. Has anyone had experience communicating with a Fanuc robot controller via EIP? Looking to communicate with the following robot controller. Typically need an EDS file to import to talk to 3rd party devices.Have not found one yet. Looking to communicate with the powermotion i Model A series, A02B-0323-J147 Ethernet I/P boards. Thanks in advance.
  7. plc-plc via internet

    Hello all, I wonder that is it possible to communicate 2 CJ2M plcs or 2 NJ controllers via internet? Those are far from each other. There is WE70 wirelles unit however distance between them more than 5 km. Any idea how can i solve this issue? Thanks in advance. Have a nice day.
  8. Migration from C60H

    First of all, I'd like to say hello to all of you. This is my first post here. I'm not well experienced in Omron products and I need a little help from you. My client has an old machine with Omron C60H PLC, He asked me the make the backup of the program and put the newer PLC. I'm thinking of using CP1L series (or CJ2 - not sure of it now). The question is, what accesories do I need to connect and upload program from C60H to my PC? I heard that the 3G2a6-LK201 module is adequate. Do I need something else? I'm using CX-programmer. Can I handle uploading program from C60H with this software? Is there a function that converts old program to newer version compatibile with CP1L or CJ2 series, or must it be done manually? If you have any tutorials or tips and tricks about migrating from C60H to newer series of Omron, I would very appreciate it. Thanks in advance, Marcin
  9. Hello everybody, I have CJ2M-CPU35 connected to couple of devices over ethernet IP. I would like to know which bits in CIO area (25 words for built-in E.Net port starting at 1500) gives me the status of Individual nodes (i.e. connected or not connected) Tried to go through W465 but there is a lot of information and I'm getting confused with built-in port, additional IP units, Fins TCP, Fins UDP etc.
  10. Hello, I am having troubles configuring my Data Station Plus to be able to read my Vacon VFD registers over a Profibus network. The network is configured from an Omron PLC. I have communication but i do not know how to map the tags on Crimson to be able to read what the drives are doing. I am most likely thinking my offset on the tags that i have set are the main problem. Any input/ suggestion would be great thanks Specs on System: -Omron PLC CJ2M w/profibus PRM21 -Omron HMI NS-12 -3 Vacon NX VFD's -Data Station Plus w/profibus module
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  12. Hi All. I have a problem with D memory area. I have PLC CJ2M with ID211(DC input), ID211, OC211 (Relay output), OD212 (Transistor output) on the CPU rack. When I turn on all outputs in the OC211, all my datas in the D memory area is set to 0. What could be the problem?
  13. Omron CJ1M-CPU13-ETN to .NET Framework

    Hello People, In my school we had an assignment to program a Sorting machine using an Omron PLC and CX-Programmer. Now we got the assignment to make an HMI that we can open on our own computer (Windows 8.1) so that we can control various things of our program, such as reading and writing bits, and other data (To the PLC obviously). Now I only have very little experience in reading and writing data from a PLC (Using a PC), I have used the libnodave library to connect to a Siemens S7-300 PLC. With this I managed to read and write bits, and also read and write data to a DataBlock. We wrote this program in Visual Basic 2013 using the .NET Framework with the libnodave library as an added extension. Now I have searched far and wide on the internet but have not come across any good examples of how to do this with an Omron PLC. So I hoped that I could get some advice from you guys. What I'm asking is if anybody here has maybe a link to a guide/ example program/ manual that could get me forward? And if I can easily get this done with Visual Basic, by adding an extension, could anybody tell me which extension this would be? And where I could find it? I appreciate any help. :D Thanks in advance, BitsNBytesRookie
  14. Unlock Functionblock OMRON

    Can anyone help me to unlock a functionblock in the plc program of a OMRON CJ2H program?
  15. OMRON PLC's and CITECT Comunication

    Hi All; I am struggeling to get my CITECT to talk with my CJ1MCPU12 with ETN21 module. I can ping the IP address from the citect PC and also connect CXONE using ethernet with supplied IP Address. I do not have FINSGATEAY installed as the PC is Windows 8 with CITECT 7.4. Any Ideas would be most welcome as I am drawing a blank. My settings are OMRON ETN21 IP: Unit number: 0 Citect SCADA Primary Server IP: Citect.INI [OMFINS] Source = 1/3/0 (not too sure what this should be...) COMMUNICATION settings: [bOARD] Name: BOARD1 Board Type: TCPIP Address: 0 [PORTS] Name: PORT1_BOARD1 Board name: BOARD1 Special Opt: -I192.168.0.3 -P9600 -U [i/O DEVICES] Name: Internal Number: 1 Address: 1/3/0/S Protocol: OMFINS3 Port Name: PORT1_BOARD1 Startup Mode: Primary Prioirity: 1 Memory: True
  16. Problem of CX-PROGRAMER

    When I open the cx programmer v.9, I am getting the following message: "could not initialise cx server. check installation". Can someone help me? I have been reinstalled the omron twice but cannot resolved this problem Thanks
  17. Hello, I am looking for Omron PLC's bit set instruction, which is similar to Mitsubishi's, like, in Mitsubishi PLC: Set B1000Z0 if Z0 is 10AA, then B10AA will be set. has Omron's instruction set contains such functionality? In my application, PLC will receive a number for example N(i.e. a sequence number), and I want to set the set the Nth bit in a memory block (W or so). Many thanks in advance. Xing
  18. OMRON NT31 HMI

    Hi, I have been communicating OMRON HMI NT31-ST123-EV2/EV3 for creating, uploading and downloading program screens with NTST4.6 but today I have received NT31-ST123-EV3-QR HMI but it could not be communicated with Support Tool. Can any one sort out the problem? Attached is the snap shot of error message.
  19. need help with SCADA database. moving 50k points

    Hello, Let me preface this. I have used this site many times when searching for issues and it has always been helpful. This is my first post here. I have been programming PLC's, HMI's, VFD's etc etc for 15 years, fairly complex stuff. I have also done lots of SCADA programming but more just for basic interface, monitoring, basic parameters changes, logging, etc etc. I am not facing a setup where I must do a large recipe/batch data transfer and I am confused as to what the best path is to achieve this. I have fairly basic knowledge of VB script as I have not needed to use it very often. Here is the problem I am facing. The SCADA package the customer has is Omron CX-Supervisor. The network is all Ethernet Based 1) I have 26 moulding machines on the plant floor2) There are 50 different moulds that are moved around from machine to machine3) Each mould can run 1 of 10 different colours4) There are 100 differing cycle parameters for each colour/mould combination =50x10x100 = 50 k points for total machine that = 50k x 26 = 1.3 million ! What the end result will be is this. From the SCADA operator terminal they would like to be able to keep a 'master set' of these settings, call up a mould/colour combo and see the individual parameters. Then they would like to edit individual parameters and download to each individual machine, or all at once. I do have a PLC at the Main terminal that was used for translation of the old serial network to ethernet. All of the serial connections have been removed so it is basically doing nothing. I could use this as a "master" for holding parameters if needed. What is the best way to go about this. Create a database, use the built in recipe manager, use PLC here as 'master storage". I feel once I get down a path it will make more sense...I just don't want to pick the wrong option and have to redo it all. Keep in mind my PLC coding is vastly superior to my knowledge of database manipulating and VB coding ThanksDan
  20. Hello, One thing that I constantly find hard to do when I program in SFC is to properly reset a FSM. If something goes wrong during the process I like to be able to reset the program. In Ladder this is quite simple to accomplish. Usually, I have a variable (non volatile) which is responsible for the step transition. If I want to reset the FSM I just use the function MOV to disable every step variable, which turn off the entire FSM. If I want to restart the program I use the MOV function again to enable only the first step. So my question is: how can we accomplish that in a SFC program? Lets not consider the option of having a reset transition in each step... Best regards, Paulo
  21. I successfully read the input and output of OMRON PLC CPM2A with Indusoft web studio (IWS) by using OMPLC driver. I have select OMPLC driver (Serial Com). Then configure a driver worksheet. The driver worksheet is the place that PLC tags are associated to InduSoft tags. I successfully read the I/O but I failed to write the I/O of PLC by using IWS. Can you help me? It is difficult to find OMPLC Standard Driver Sheet (SDS) for control relay output block (CROB) and Analogue output block (AOB). The attached diagram shows My Standard Driver Sheet (SDS) setup. Thank you for your kind cooperation. Zack Malaysia
  22. Hi Good Day, I need a suggestion, I have an omron encoder, encoder counter meter (K3NC-NB1A) and communication card RS-232C 25pins (K31-FLK1). My question is, what is the best omron software to read and manipulate the data from the encoder (I have CX-one software but I only use CX-programmer). I want to capture the encoder pulse and convert to velocity, acceleration, deceleration and also energy absorbtion. I have to use mathematical formula such as two times differentiation. I also need to show grapf and display final result that is energy absorbtion reading. Or is it much simple if I use VB / labview / java software? Thank you in advance
  23. Connect OMRON CJ1H to GSM modem

    Hello guys, actually I am new to this Omron PLC. but i have small project to transmit a command to the GSM modem via the RS232 port so it can trigger the modem to send text msg. Can you show me the steps/guide/sample program to accomplish this program coding? I already read some topic in this forum regarding to this PLC RS232 port but still cant get the ideas when to create the ladder program. PLC Type : CJ1H (CPU65H) - RS232 port First input to trigger the GSM send text msg: AT+CMGS="+YOUR HP NUMBER" Second input to trigger GSM send text msg: YOUR TEXT MSG CONTAINS (Ctrl+z to send) Many Thanks, AlexB
  24. Hello all, I am trying to connect a barcode scanner to my plc using a 232C in the serial1. The scanner is a motorolla ls3578 fz, with the following parameters: Transmit code ID: yes Data Transmission format: Data/suffix Suffix: CR(1013) Baud rate: 9600 Parity: none Hard/software handshacking: none Stop bit select: 1 Ascii format: 8 bit RTS Line state: high Prefix: none In order to send data form the scanner to the plc, I use the RXD function block with the following parameters: First receive word: D300 Control word: 0100(hex) Number of bytes: &10 All the communication settings of the PLC are the same that the scanner ones. PROBLEMS 1)When I scan something the scanner beeps as if a transmission error occurs, and the data is ignored. 2)The A392.14 never comes ON and. POSIBLE SOLUTIONS Type of barcode: Now I am using a Code39 barcode. Is it OK? How can I implement the suffix? I have a software that allows me create new barcodes, but I don’t know what kind of data do I need. With 1234567891013 the 1st problem occurs. With 123456789 nothing happens. Communication settings: maybe my communication settings are not well defined. I attach you the file and maybe someone find out an error. Thank you up front! rxd.cxp
  25. MAD42

    Hello all I have a task to connect a auxitrol l20d to my omroan plc i have these moduls: CJ2M - ID211 - OC211 and MAD42. The l20d should go from 18-5mA and when it hits 5mA a alarm should go off, my problem is how can I adress the inputs/outputs in the MAD42. My wiring to the L20D is this : The l20d is connect to A1 5-6 with + at 5 and - at 6 How can I adress the anonlog inputs in MAD42. Could anyone help me, or maybe give me an example program? Thanks in advance ;)