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  1. Hello I'm looking for a way to setup communication between a PC and a PLC. The PLC is an Allen Bradley compactlogix L30ER i would like to use the existing network which is a Ethernet setup. I've read and tried some OPC/DDE sample project with Excel and I'm wondering if there is a better way to do it. Thanks!
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    The Generic EDS file allows Omron CJ, CS, NJ PLCs / MACs to connect to 3rd party EtherNet/IP devices when the manufacturer is unable to provide an .eds file.
  3. Hi, I have AB Micro820 PLC (2080-LC20-20QBB) which, acc. to the specs, can be both Ethernet/IP master and slave. I need it to be a master(scanner) and communicate with a KEYENCE DL-EP1 module, which is Ethernet/IP slave(adapter), but don't see any way to make that happen. How do you declare/configure Ethernet/IP slaves in Connected Components Workbench and how do you add slaves to your CCW project? I have an EDS file for the slave, but what to do with it? I imported it (have no idea where) with the EDS hardware installation tool which reported all was OK, but do not see the slave anywhere in the CCW. I only see in the Device Toolbox > Discover, but the only available option there is to remove it :) Thanks for any suggestions. Peter
  4. 1749 SDN device net scanner in control logic. How to upload device net file from scanner through ethernet connection. Anyone can show me how? thanks.
  5. Hi. My goal is to communicate from a Wago 750-881 Controller to CJ2M With ETN21 on Modbus UDP. I can only find Modbus TCP function Blocks but would prefer UDP. Does it excist ? Cheers. WagoGrim
  6. Hello! I have a problem with Allen-Bradley High Speed Counter card 1734-VHSC24/C. I need to make changes to the configuration parameter .OnValue1 (DINT) during the system is running. Now, for changing the parameter value, I need to switch off the module and this can not be done during the line is running. I think that maybe this can be done using the explicit messaging. I could not find information for this from internet, so now I ask you to help me with this item. If anyone have experience or knowledge of this, please help me. I do no have experience using explicit messaging. My configuration: Studio 5000 Logix Designer V24.00, 1756-L71S V24.11, Ethernet/IP, 1734AENTR, 1734-VHSC24/C countermodule.
  7. Hello! I am creating a project with Logix Designer, version 24. In the project I am using 1734-AENTR/B devices in etherner/IP-bus. I find out that there is only old versions of Logix Designer, only Major version 3 and 4 but the device that I have is the version 5. So I downloaded this EDS-file from Rockwell support-pages and installed it with EDS HW tool. After this, I can not choose this device 1734-AENTR/B with Major version 5. How to get this installed version to the project? After installation I have reboot my programming device and there is not RS Linx running in my computer.
  8. Hello everyone, I will be working on an automation project with an AB PLC, but so far I have only worked with Siemens. The system requirements are the following: Modular PLC that supports Ethernet communication (To use a PanelView), 10 DI, 10 DO, 10 AI and 10 AO at least and capabilities for ON/OFF and PID control instructions. I have been checking the selection guides for the SLC 500 System and the CommpactLogix System, but only found the PID instructions capabilities in the SLC 500. Probably the 1756 Controllers are too big for the I/O number necessity. I would like to get some advice about this selection, I am almost sure that the SLC will do the job, but if some other one that's smaller and more economical can have the aforementioned capabilities it'll be a better choice. Thanks in advance
  9. Omron<-->Bosh Rexroth Ethernet/IP

    Hi, I'm trying to set up communication between a cj2m plc and an indra drive servo driver from bosch rexroth over ethernet/ip. Tried following a youtube video from rexroth explaining how simple this drive is to set-up with a 3rd party plc.... I have no experience with ethernet/ip, but what the video describes, i can't seem to do with omrons network configurator. more specific info on my equipment. Indra drive: HCS01.1E-W0013-A-02-B-ET-EC-NN-NN-NN-FW Firmware: FWA-INDRV*-MPB-17VRS-D5-1-NNN-NN PLC: CJ2M-Cpu31. rexroth info says there is no eds file for this firmware, i have to use a generic ethernet module, and set up from there. I've tried everything i can think of and implemented all googled info i've got to no effect, can't get communication. Any help getting this drive running is very appreciated. Thanks, Frank
  10. I have camera Keyence connected via ethernet to the S7-1200. In the cameras can be set about 30 "tools". Each "tool" perform a different function in the image. In what way in the program code on S7-1200 I can read eg Tool number 10? For example, if tool 10 is the correct I want to to value 1 on some tag for eg camera_tool1. Thank you in advance for any help. Regards Mikołaj
  11. Q. Is anyone aware of a manufacturer of ethernet power adapters that work on 575V (600V)? There are plenty of adapters for 100-240V, Linksys PLSK400 Powerline AV 4-Port Network Adapter Kit but I need them for 575V. Any help greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
  12. Automation professionals, I would like to read the display values of a red lion DP700 in a control logix PLC. I was able to successfully integrate both devices through EtherNet / IP and I am geting the corresponding values in a DINT register in the PLC. But the problem is that the value in the PLC register is not in the same format as in the DP700 display. The display reads the length of a product in inches like 288.484 etc. Where as the value in the register is a 10 digit number like 1133526516. For sure, there is a definite correlation between these two values but I am not able to figure out the exact relationship as a function of a formula. I have given below 25 data pairs for your analysis. I tried to find out the scaling factor (slope and offset). The scaling that I found fit the first 10 records but did not fit the remaining 15 records Can you help me to find out the relationship between the ? # DP700 PLC register 1 288484 1133526516 2 288627 1133531202 3 288631 1133531333 4 288739 1133534872 5 288741 1133534937 6 288742 1133534970 7 288746 1133535101 8 288757 1133535461 9 288776 1133536084 10 288796 1133536739 11 241060 1131482972 12 241043 1131481858 13 241027 1131480809 14 241032 1131481137 15 241055 1131482644 16 241038 1131481530 17 241078 1131484152 18 241025 1131480678 19 241030 1131481006 20 241037 1131481465 21 241040 1131481661 22 241023 1131480547 23 241053 1131482513 24 241041 1131481727 25 241077 1131484086
  13. Hi ALL, Can Schneider Electric CitecSCADA 6.10 talk to AB Micrologix 1100 via a Ethernet Interface Communication Module [1761-NET-ENI ]? And what Citec Driver can I use to set this up? Thanks Chris
  14. This is my company's first time using a Mitsubishi PLC and our partners/clients advised us against using the built-in Ethernet port on the Q03UDE CPU, saying that we should instead use a standalone QJ71E71 Ethernet module. The QJ71E71 costs 1.5x the CPU module so there are significant savings in using the built-in Ethernet. They cited reliability issues but can anyone here back up their claim? We use our PLCs as simple I/O blocks - a PC runs a program which communicates with the PLC and tells it what outputs to fire. There is no actual ladder logic on the PLC. The PC connects directly to the PLC. I wrote a small C# utility that blasts the QX40 and QY80 input/output cards on my stack with random values and reads them back to ensure correct data transfer. The QJ71E71 Ethernet module averages 10 ms for a read or write operation and the Q03UDE averages 3 or 4 ms (much quicker!). So, does anyone have a reason to use the QJ71E71 port instead of the CPU? Thanks
  15. Submitting with an SLC

    Hello, At the plant I work at there are devices with IP addresses starting with 192.168.0, 192,168.1, and 193.168.2 The SLC in question is on 192.168.2 We would like to access it from our laptops which are on 192.168.0 The laptops have their subnet mask set to 255.255.252.0 and we are able to pull see other controllers on the 192.168.2 network. However, for some reason we can't with this one, not even when I'm plugged directly into the Ethernet port on the controller unless we change our IP address to one on 192.168.2 I believe the subnet mask on the controller isn't set right. Can anyone tell what I'm missing here? Here's an overview of the current settings: Laptop: 192.168.0.20, 255.255.252.0 Controller: 192.168.2.17, 255.255.252.0 Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ben
  16. Ethernet calbe

    Hello. This is the first time I use Ethernet in PLCs. I want to connect a Compactlogix L24 with remote I/Os and Panelview. I have many questions . But can you help me select the type of cable for this application , 2 or 4 pairs? shielded or unshielded?
  17. Schneider doesn't have the Sercos 3 interface out for the Altivar 32, and I'm going to use the Ethernet/IP interface until they do (not my choice). I found documentation on the CIP basic and CIP advanced control, and honestly, I will probably use one of those two, but I'm curious about the "Native" control, which seems sparsely documented. SoMachine Motion doesn't label any of the input/output words and it looks like you're supposed to custom select parameters that will be read/written using the drive's web server. Just wondering if anyone has an app note, bonus if it's explicitly for PacDrive3. Related, I'm a little fuzzy on explicit messaging with Ethernet/IP, but it seems that's what I'll need to do to setup the motor parameters and possibly to configure the "Native" control words. Any examples of that on PacDrive3 would be nice. I have a manual with the file name: ATV32_Modbus_TCP_EtherNet_IP_Manual_S1A28701_02.pdf that has been really helpful and may even answer all my questions, but it looses me in a few spots, such as how a parameter is addressed with explicit messaging.
  18. Good day I have a scenario where I need to connect to Ethernet ST-lite units to an L-series PLC. With a Q-series you will use the Modbus card and create a Intellgent Function Module to do this and specify the header addressing for the unit. With the L-series, you have Modbus on the build-in Ethernet port, but how do I now setup and specify the addressing for the for the ST-lite unit? Please help...
  19. Hi I need a little help please with networking through ST Lite. The scenario. I have a Q03UDECPU (Ethernet CPU) PLC which need to connect to STL-ETH1 (ST-Lite unit) unit and then also to the LAN for the MAPS SCADA to be able to read it. Now the STL-ETH unit has 2 network ports that I can use. However, I need to know if a daisy chain type of configuration will work. Basically LAN --> Port 1 on ST-lite and from Port 2 -- PLC and then back the same route. Is this possible? Reason for this is because I only have 1 network connection available from the LAN.
  20. cx simulator

    hello navigators anyone has ever tried with cx simulator to simulate the network with eternet query from another external PC turns to where cx simulator?
  21. Hi I have a scenario where I need to setup communication between a Mitsubishi L-series PLC to Schneider Modicon M580. I need to use the onboard ethernet port of the L-series PLC. The protocol I need to use, is Ethernet IP. (socket communication). Can someone please assist?
  22. hi Guys .Tutorial Mr PLC is a Channel in YouTube for many tutorials you will see in this channel tutorials for WinCC Flexible Wincc RUNTIME PROFESSIONAL Wincc RUNTIME Advanced Step 7 SIMATIC MANAGER S7 Communication Profibus MPI ETHERNET ProfiNET TIA Portal this is the demo if you are interesting http://youtu.be/EaSU_HzXGhw my twitter @https://twitter.com/PlcTutorial and please share it
  23. Hello everyone! I'm new around, and have been looking for some tips on communications. I need to communicate a Quantum PLC (master) to a GE RX3i. I was thinking on working it out through IOScanning, for it seems the best way to read and write data. On the other hand, I think to download this new config, the PLC must be stopped, so direct messaging seems the alternative. I must say this is my first time actually configuring modbustcp comms, so I want to make sure it works out. The comms are like this: i- Quantum reads a series of variables (holding registers, right?) and uses them for logics and for magelis. ii- Quantum must write very few registers to Fanuc, so if I configure IOScanning with, say, %MW350, will it deposit the data on %R40350? Does this standard addressing mean I actually get the info on %R350? iii- Does direct messaging config require to stop PLC for addition of blocks? This Quantum was programmed on FBD, which I'm really not that familiar with. Please help me, I want to use the most reliable messaging for this are somewhat critical processes.
  24. Hi guys, I've found the following website: http://www.rockwellautomation.com/rockwellautomation_de/news/news-detail.page?reqid=1356918 It shows a download link for some reference material regarding Ethernet/IP communication drivers. I've been lucky with Mitsubishi and Siemens supporting TCP/IP, but for some reason this is just now starting to be supported by Rockwell, and many of the budget controllers do not yet support TCP/IP (at least without an interface module, and even then they are only compatible with certain processors). I would love to write my own Ethernet/IP driver for communicating with Rockwell controllers and I/O blocks. This looks like the perfect starting point as Rockwell claims to support it. I've got an email out to the representative listed in the article, and have talked to rockwell engineers over the phone, but do not yet have any leads. I thought I would post here in case anyone has used this, and could provide some information on where to get the reference material. I imagine there are many tinkerers on here who get excited by these things . I did notice this repository that looks close: https://github.com/EIPStackGroup/OpENer The library is called "OpENer", and the original expired download link in the rockwell press release is "Opener.Sourceforge", so maybe there is a correlation. Maybe this github library is the latest iteration of the project files released in 2009. (The github library looks very reliable, and professionally supported). Any leads on here would be greatly appreciated. If I can prove this concept to work, I will likely go further with odva certification. But for now this will be fun to reverse engineer and prove. Also, if I get any leads on this I will make sure to post back.
  25. Hi, Is there any good documents out there on how to download to a NS15 Omron HMI from CX-Designer via Ethernet? Thanks, Andrew