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  1. SCADA for FX3U

    Hello everyone.  I got factory full of FX3U plcs and right now is needed to make a SCADA for monitoring (and maybe provide some control) all of them. I dont know which SCADA product to choose. Which one have bettter compatibility with mitsubishi plcs/which one is cheaper/or maybe simpler in use.  Thank you in advance.
  2. FX3U PID Tuning

    Dear All i am trying to control pneumatic valve with level of tank. User set the desired level and pneumatic valve control the level in tank.. Tank level is 4-20ma signal. With empty tank it show value if 3 and if level is full it shows reading of 151. I am using FX3U PLC for this purpose. I tried to control it using PID function. I set Kp to 300 and Ti to 2sec derivative term is zero. With these set parameters system act just like a switch it turn on valve full open when PV(Level measured value) is less then SV(level set value) and turn the valve completely off when PV is greater then SV. Kindly help me to tune the system properly  Thanks  Bilal Khan
  3. Hello, I am quite a newbie in PLC programming. I am trying to add a PID control function into a ladder program of FX3U PLC that was made by the person before me who used GX developer. I have read the manual, but still not sure if I understand it correctly or not. Please help me with questions below: 1. For parameters [S3]+1, how do I set the bit value? My understanding is that I need to align the bits I want, and then convert to Decimal number to set it, is this correct? i.e. If I need bit to be 0100001, do I set the parameter to 33? 2. How do I know if I am doing backward or forward operation? I think what I am doing is feedback control loop, does this mean it is a backward operation? 3. If I set auto tuning bit (parameter [S3]+1 bit#4) to 1, will this make the the program to run auto tune everytime I start the PID? 4. For parameter [S3]+22, [S3]+23 and [S3]+24, the manual said it will be occupied. Does this mean it will be preset by the program which I shouldn't mess with them? But how do I set the output upper and lower limit in [S3]+22 and [S3]+23? Also, I couldn't find any example of PID parameter setting in the manual. Not sure if I missed any important section in the manual. So please point out to me if there is any example. I also attached the manual on the PID page just for a quick reference. Thank you in advance for the help. FX3U Programming PID.pdf
  4. fx3u ENET card, ip change

    hallo all again, is there some way to change external IP (target one) using ENET-502 card without reinit via sending 1 to BFM1600? I would really appreciate it (time savings) but from little what i know it seems impossible :(   thanks in advance
  5. FX3U and 2x 485adp-mb

    Hoping this is an easy one.... I have an FX3U-80 with 2x 485adp-mb cards on the side. The intention is for one to be a slave and the other a master to read from a slave.  I have successfully got CH2 (the outer card) working as a slave so no issues there. However I seem to be hitting a few speed bumps (OK, road blocks) with using CH1 as a Modbus master. The last time I did this was with an IEC program and Q series- so I could use the intelligent module setup window. This time I am using basic ladder and an FX3U. I only want to read about 6 registers from the salve device and can set its node address to whatever I like, but typically I'd use 2. Does anyone have an example code to hand they could pop up?  Here is what I've got so far in relation to the master..... pretty much taken from the "Modbus Serial Communication Edition" FX3 manual. Now there is a chance (admittedly a pretty good one) that I'm being thick as pig poop as I am not currently connected to an actual slave device, instead I have the port plugged into a 485 converter and have been using modscan32 on my laptop- this reads from my slave port perfectly.  I was hoping to see some or any comms/ flashing SD or RD lights this way. I will be hooking up to the actual device tomorrow so maybe it'll come to life.... or not?! Thanks in advance. If I manage to sort it myself in the meantime I will post up and hopefully highlight the solution/ issue.   
  6. GOT FX3U connection

    Hello everyone. I need to make connection between plc fx3u and GOT panel (still not sure what model it will be) on distance between each other +-1km. Which connection should i use? Ethernet? 422? 485?
  7. Mitsubishi FX3U Suddenly Stop Code

    Hi ,Im a Electronic Technic  in a Molding Factory and i have a problem with one of the machines because is suddenly stoping of execute the code without reason,i tough that was the hmi was is working well.  
  8.   Good Morning. I'm having trouble installing fx-usb-aw drives on windows 10, someone has this drive, because on the cd it's only for windows 8 and below, I point to the EZSocket and Easysocket folder and it does not install the drive, which can to be ?
  9. 1 slave to multiple masters

    Hello everyone. I got the project where plc Q00UJCPU with the module QJ71MB91 connected to the slave device via 485 channel . This plc takes some values (like current/voltage etc). i dont have access to this plc cause he is on guarantee on another service company. So question is... How to connect to this device as a other plc FX3U via 485ADP-MB (and i think RS command) module in parralel to QPLC already working link? Is this possible without harm QPLC and all the data which he takes?
  10. Hello to all, I am new here, and I have a project with FX3U plc and CR 2DA 700 robot controller. Does anyone have some experience in establishing communication over FX 3U enet module and robot controller, I need to send and receive 5- 10 M registers and D integers. Thanks
  11. HMI not recognized via PC

    I am trying to connect HMI( GS Series) to Laptop but every time it says " Device not recognized ".  Tried changing the port, Laptop, whole HMI.  It was working for 2-3 times after installation of new software( both Windows and GX Designer). Tries uninstalling and installing GX designer. Pls help.
  12. FX3U and FX5U Modbus RTU comparison

    Hello. I have tested different type of communication between by rs485 fx3u and fx5u. On fx3u side used fx3u-485-adp-mb. In case of N:N and Parallel Link fx5u is more comfortable than fx3u. But, modbus rtu not so good. I made 3 tests: 1)FX3u master with ADPRW function; ADPRW in fx3u supports wider count of modbus functions, most usefull for me is H17 (Read/Write multipleregisters). But when i send telegram to Fx5u with this function, fx5u fall in error (recieved unsupports serial com functions). i have checked instruction manual on ADPRW - FX5u doesn't support H17, only H03 and H10. For read/write from fx5u need to use 2 instructions on FX3u side. 2)FX5u master with ADPRW function; In this test ofcourse i tried use H17, but result was expected - error. 3)FX5u master with predifined protocol. In this test using H17 function on Fx5u side was successful. Conclusion: FX5u better use as master for modbus rtu communications via predifined protocols, and if it used as slave need remember that it doesn't support H17. I hope this information will usefull for sombody.
  13. FX3U PLC WITH OPTIDRIVE E3

    Hi can anyone help me to undestand more about modbus RTU between fx3u with optidrive e3 ?? I'm using rj45 with fx3u 485adp-Mb for the connection. Then specially in making the ladder program in Gx Works 2. I'm stuck understand the command code there. I'm first time using this. Please help me. Thank you.
  14. FX3U-485ADP-MB Problem need help

    I have got a FX3U-16M and -32M PLC and trying to connect with Moxa NPort 5130A serial device server to work with a scada.  It seems that i dont get the modbus to communicate.  I have tried the 110 ohm, 330 ohm and open setting on the device.  I am making use of a 2 wire system. I have configured both the channel 1 and channel 2 of the PLC to work with MODBUS 485. i have written a program like follow M8411    ----------- Move H1087 D8400                  ----------- Move H1 D8401                  ----------- Move K2000 D8409                  ----------- Move K400 D8410                  ----------- Move K10 D8411                  ----------- Move K3 D8412                  ----------- Move H1 D8415                  ----------- Move K100 D8416 I just need to test if there is communication from these cards.  i have got 15 cards to test. Any other help will also be appreciated.
  15. FX3U to FX3U via wifi

    Good day fellow PLC ninjas! I have a question/ concern which I would love your opinions on. We have 3 FX3U PLC’s+ENET cards. Two of the 3 PLC’s move around in an EMS trolley. The other is a ‘base station’ with a GOT2000 connected via Ethernet. Base PLC IP = 192.168.1.11 HMI IP = 192.168.1.31 Carrier 1 IP = 192.168.1.61 Carrier 2 IP = 192.168.1.62 I have programmed the base PLC to use Active communication; we are using fixed buffer communication to send and receive data to/ from the Carriers. The carriers are set up as Fullpassive ‘slaves’. This part works well and the update time changes (using a counter in the base station) from 1s to 100ms (because it enters a different work station).  My issue is the following: using a network sniffer (WireShark), I pick up plenty of re-transmits and sequence number errors coming from the base PLC’s ENET card. This is troublesome and causes delays when the update time is required to be fast (100ms). I am sending and receiving 10 words of data. The wifi seems stable, and there is minimal noise in the area. The power has been turned down and the antennas used are suited well for the application. The antennas are at a similar height to minimize possible loss of signal. I have LOS (line-of-sight) to the carriers at all times; to at least one of the antennas (I am using 802.11n). Has anyone picked up issues or found settings which can be used for comms over wifi? I can easily do this using a S7-1200 Siemens PLC and have done so using 12x S7-1200 clients and 2 AP’s with 1 base PLC. I have also successfully done this using 8xFX3U client with a System Q base PLC. My suspicion is that the delay in reading and writing to/ from the BFM in the ENET card is causing this. I am not sure that if I change to a FX5U will help. The communication cards on the Mitsubishi PLC’s seem very limited. Does anyone have any technical details on the access times between the CPU and communications cards’ BFM? Help is as always, appreciated.
  16. When M8029 off ?

    i try to use M8029 to be able run pulse in sequence, i mean i can't use regular PLSY or DPLSY, it doesn't work. So i add M8029 to help clear it and make the plc able to make pulse again. But the problem, when the sequence is finish and i need to start again, plc doesn't give pulse again because the memory that set it on is already reset by M8029. how to set it on again or reset the M8029? By the way, i'm using FX3U-48MT. Thanks,I would really appreciate your help.    
  17. In general, this control PLC program is written in GX Works. I did a simple visualization on TIA Portal v14 (WinCC RT Advanced) and I would like to now test it on Mitsubishi FX3U driver with ENET Module. I do not have much experience in this kind of thing, I'm still learning. I know that someone previously made a visualization in LabView and downloaded the tags from the PLC using NI OPC Server. Someone also did visualization in iFix and also downloaded tags through server opc. I do not know just how or what program to download tags in PLC so that I can no longer use it in visualization in TIA Portal. Unfortunately I still have a connection problem. The driver is connected to the router. From the connection options with RT Advanced I chose in the connections tab Mitsubishi and entered the appropriate IP. Still nothing. I do not know if the lack of a connection can be related to a virtual machine (VM Vare Workstation 12) on which I have TIA Portal installed. The driver pings but can not connect. I also tried using KEPServer EX to connect and unfortunately also failed. (I have information about the can not connect). Anyone know what program I should use? or had contact with such a problem? I attach a photo of communication from my station to more visualize the problem. Thanks  
  18. Hello everybody. I am looking for a solution for an FX3U with mounted FX3U-ENET on the right, to communicate with an FX3GE. I need to read and write some device in the FX3GE from the FX3U. I have made a paired connection in the FX3U-ENET module and made an MC connection in the FX3G. But how can I send or read data? Is there another solution apart from the MC-Protocoll? I am using GXW2 version 1.551z. Languages: ST or FBD Thank you in advance Dave
  19. Indirect addressing FX3U

    Hi, I have a FX3U-16MR/DS with 485ADP-MB + 232-BD. The 232-BD is linked to a radio modem and the 485 to frequency drive. There is also an additional IO card attached. This is my first project with mitsubishi and with modbus RTU. I'm supposed to add a couple of data to be sent over the radio modem attached to 232-BD connection but I can't figure out what it is already sending. I think the write data is to a registed D2000 which is an array and then sen't over the radio modem. But I can't for the life of me figure out where in the program something is written to the register so I could find out how much free space there is in the Array and I wouldn't be over writing something. So I'm just guessing here and indirect addressing is used but I don't understand how it is done in mitsubishi? The program has been written with IEC developper and I'm only familiar with GX works2. Any examples or help would be much appreciated. Thanks
  20. Has anyone discovered a laptop that will connect to all mitsi PLC types (and Melfa Robots) via MELSOFT TCP connection. My Dell 5510 seems to have the most random dislike for this kit. at the moment it is happy to link to Q series but wont touch FX at the moment (this has not always been the case). I have checked all basics I know; 1. Pinging 2. Port setting to Melsoft 3.  Direct connection to FX3U-ENET avoiding the unmanaged switch (altering settings to suit). 4. Using FX Configurator to try and diagnose,checking the module settings in the project. 5. Disabling laptop wifi connections 6. Disabling firewall and AV. 7. Trying to setup a UDP connection (this seemed to work on Q series) Pffff..... Any thoughts?....I am obliged to use a site networked laptop so there maybe IT issues....however due to my ongoing frustration I will order a laptop and use offline like a wild man
  21. FX3U-485ADP-MB

    Hi! I have some concern dealing with the FX3U-485ADP-MB device which will be plan to install and a total of 17 modbus devices(Chinese brand converter 4-20mA to RS485) where going to communicate. I'm new to this feature of FX3U family and I'm using GxWorks2. Is there anyone that can guide me through this device/development? Is there a program block for this like the one I have been use for analog modules(FX3U-4AD)? Looking forward to your help!   Thanks a lot! Marky
  22. Version 1.0.0

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    Using this module to replace of FX3U-ENET to reduce the cost(if not using the e-mail function)
  23. FX3U-ENET-ADP User's Manual View File Using this module to replace of FX3U-ENET to reduce the cost(if not using the e-mail function) Submitter pigflying Submitted 01/19/17 Category Manuals, Tutorials
  24. FX3U-ENET-L Problem Config

    Hi everyone, I have a problem with FX3u-enet setting,  what did I do wrong? Pls help me ! many thanks.  
  25. Unable to Monitor in GXworks2

    Hi! Anyone can help regarding this issue. I'm not able to monitor the Motor Block that I have created. there's no error either in the output screen but i'm thinking what is the cause of not running in the simulation which shows the Motor Folder RED  even it was compiled. thanks for the help!     Note: I'm new in mitsubishi.