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  1. BECKHOFF CX-9020

    Hello PLC experts, I am master student currently writing thesis. For this, I have a initial task of making some changes to PLC program (Just started getting to know about PLCs- complete beginner). I have a BECKHOFF cx 9020 PLC connected to my notebook using ethernet. I am using TWINCAT 3.1 (VS) as IDE. Firstly, I cannot find my PLC IP address connected to my notebook . I added the route in the Twincat and it shows the PLC is connected. When, I am trying to run a program (activate boot project), I am unable to login to the PLC. It gives an error "login failed for application port 851". What I undertood from BECKHOFF scripts,  there is something wrong with the ADS ams net ID which I am trying to figure it out. I appreciate all the help. Thank you.
  2. Have a micrologix 1200R 1762-L40BWAR.  If anyone could help with providing the following information: Need a communication port with single receptacle that will mount through the door of electrical enclosure and then the communication cable (6 to 10') that will go from the com. port to the micrologix. Thanks
  3. I'm trying to understand the basics of using a serial to ethernet converter such as this Comtrol DM-EIP-2101, with Studio5000 code. Basically I have a weighing machine that only outputs data via RS-232 and I need to send that data to a PC that will process it through a Studio5000 program and have the data displayed on an HMI using FTview SE. Is it as simple as just connecting the serial and ethernet to the converter and it does all the work? Obviously checking ip addresses and firmware will need to be verified. The main thing I am unsure of is the process of passing the individual data packets from the machine to the Logix code on the PC,  things like what the weight of the item was, was it over weight or under, etc....  Would there be an AOI or tags built into the software for a machine like this Checkweigher? I've worked with much smaller items like Cognex Dataman cameras and I know you can just use their AOI that allows you to simply call a tag if you want to display information like if a scanned barcode was correct or whatever. If anyone has done something similar I'd appreciate any guidance. It can be difficult getting the information from the manufactures so I'm looking for answers anywhere I can. EDIT: I guess I should also clarify that only using one or the other (serial or E/IP) is not an option. It will be a serial connection from the Weighing machine to the converter and then Ethernet to the PC.
  4. I have OMRON CP1E PLC and I want to read memory address of PLC via serial communication. I want to use ESP8266 OR ARDIUNO OR PC Hyperterminal Please help me in any direction. How I should proceed?  
  5. PC send data to PLC

    Hello, i'm newbie for plc. i want to ask about PC/computer send data to PLC CP1E with serial communication (RS232). my wiring cable is: PC                         PLC 2                             2 3                             3 5                             9 4&6    7&8                               4&5 and if i send data from PC to PLC, my indicator in COMM is blinking. i think the cable have no problem. but if i send data from PC to PLC, the memory is not same as what i send and whatever i send data, the memory didn't change. i will attach my ladder diagram. what should i do?    New folder.rar
  6. G9SP Configurator

    I am at a client site that has a line with multiple Omron G9SP-N20S safety controllers installed and I need to make a modification to the system.  I tried to install the Omron Configurator and it asks for a serial number, and will not install without one.  Omron said that it is on the CD that ships with the unit, but the equipment manufacturer did not supply any of the CDs.  The only Omron solution is to order a replacement CD, that will take 5 days, which is 5 days too long as there is a hard stop in 2 days.  I have tried entering numbers found on the controller, with no success.  Does anyone have a better way, special contacts at Omron, to et it faster?
  7. Hello every one. I have three FX3U plc needed to be communicate over a wireless network. I'm using serial adapter FX3U-485ADP. I got E-byte data trans reciver E-30 for wireless communication. Now need help to setup the whole thing. Previously the PLC's serial connectors were connected through a flexible bus but when the platforms are running fast there is interruption in the  communication. So we want those PLC's to be connected over wifi.  Thanks in Advance 
  8. Here is a link to a thread on a recent post showing how to communicate serially to an Omron PLC using VB.Net. This uses the Omron Host Link serial protocols. (C-Mode Commands) It will read 10 DM registers and display them on the form.   http://accautomation.ca/implementing-the-omron-host-link-protocol-vb-net/ Here is the source program that can be downloaded. Other links: VB6 Program: http://accautomation.ca/how-to-implement-the-omron-plc-host-link-protocol/ VBA Program: http://accautomation.ca/how-to-implement-the-omron-host-link-protocol-part-2-vba/ Regards, Garry www.accautomation.ca
  9. PC-PLC CP1E - USB-to-SERIAL cable

    Hi,   I have a self-bought usb-serial cable converter for CP1E. Currently can't connect to my PLC using PC. CX-One says "Failed to the PLC". I am supposedly to use "SYSMAC WAY" as my Network Type in PLC settings?   EDIT: The CPU type is N30   I've checked the following settings: 1) COM number is correct ( as checked from windows Device Manager side) 2) Cable driver is installed, there is no "unknown" driver in my windows Device Manager 3) My RS232C LED in PLC is not lighted up.   Any other suggestions to check settings ive missed out would help, other than buying a new cable for the moment.   Regards, Summerstone
  10. NX-105 Received Data

    Hello,  PLC: NX1P  Comm module: NX-CIF105   I am running a serial (RS485) network to control several motors. As a trigger for to read the serial port I am using the ( Ch1 Receive Data Exist) bit, which is an internal bit that's ideally should be energized when there's data in the Receive buffer. However, this bit isn't reliable at all. I am reaching out today to figure out if there's another way to trigger the receive command ( preferably without a delay)    thank you all  Cheers! 
  11. Hi guys, I am trying to connect AB compactlogix 1769-L30ER through Ethernet cable to my laptop. I use Rslinx version 3.9 When I enter IP address it can find the CPU without any problem but it does not show the I/O. When I check the driver diagnostic, it says: Can't set port type to 288: no harmony object for this Ethernet I should mention that my OS is windows 7 and I turned off firewall as well. So, what does it mean and how I can get rid of this message? Thanks
  12. Hello All, What are the methods to get the monitoring data from A series PLC? I know its not supported any more, interface modules are not available...,    So the basically,   If I want to write customer software (may be embedded) what is the protocol I need to follow? I am connected to CPU unit by the way, there is no other modules except few digital and analog interfaces on PLC. Thank you in advance for your direction, direction in any way would help!
  13. mitsubhishi serial drivers

    Hello write now i am working with Q6UDEH PLC  project in which (nextgen 2000) 6021 card is used for conversion of serial to Ethernet data & vice versa , is it possible  by only installing the Mitsubishi serial drivers ?? or can anybody tell me how these Mitsubishi serial drivers works ??  
  14. mitsubhishi serial drivers

    Hello write now i am working with Q6UDEH PLC  project in which (nextgen 2000) 6021 card is used for conversion of serial to Ethernet data & vice versa , is it possible  by only installing the Mitsubishi serial drivers ?? or can anybody tell me how these Mitsubishi serial drivers works ??  
  15. HI, I HAVE FX5UCPU connected to other devices through built in RS485 port , i have gone through ADPRW instruction .To configure Slave devices like other third party controller , is there any special instruction required. i need few sample programs for modbus data transfer. 
  16. Morning Guys, For my latest project I need to read a gas sensor via 485 from a Momentum PLC. I've been through the help files, but they seem to only raise more questions than they answer, they only seem to reference PLC -> PLC comms. I've had a play with the 'MBP_MSTR' & 'OUT_IN_MBUS' function blocks, but i can't seem to get anywhere, Has anyone got any examples of reading in data via 485, or can anyone lead me in the right direction?
  17. RS485 Async

    Hey guys I don't have much experience in PLC serial communication and I'm tasked to integrate 6 OP-905 scales with our EATON based control system. The scales are rs485 asynchronous serial communication, my concern is that if the device is not designed to be an RTU then I cannot use modbus. And if that is the case how do I talk to multiple scales using the async protocol. Has anyone done this in a similar platform? 
  18. CJ1M-CPU12 Host Link Protocol(FINS)

    Hi all,I tried connect to CJ1M-CPU12 with Host Link Protocol from PC.I sended(without spaces)  "@00FA F 00000000 0101 82 0038 0A +FCS *Cr" through peripheral port for read Dm area.But PLC didn't answer.I tried again with 19200 7E2,9600 7E2,115200 8E1.But  result is same no answer.DIP switches on the PLC are are ON all of them.I read W342-E1-14 CS_CJ_CP+HostLink FINS ReferenceManual.But I didn't solve this problem.Finally hooked Rs232 Port and sended same code with 19200 7E2.PLC sended to me "@00???".Is peripheral port settings wrong?If it is not what's wrong? Thank you 
  19. Hello,             I need to communicate Power meters ( GE Multilin EPM 5500P) to  GE Multilin EnerVista Software. The present communication system uses Ethernet for communication from LAN Switch to Computer. There are a few existing Power Meters which need to be connected to the  Network. The Meters having output ports as RS485. I need to use a convertor for that right. So when I contacted GE they told me to use GE Multilinet Serial to Ethernet Convertor. But due to the price and unavailability of the material I am thinking to use a universal convertor. Is that compatible for Multilin Devices?? and In Case of using a universal Convertor does we need any other drivers for that. Please Help Me.. Thanks In Advance  mnetman-a3.pdf multinet (1).pdf PM-GE.pdf
  20. Hello everyone, I have difficulty to setting up the GSM configuration or the serial RTU configuration so that I allow you with another RTU. I use Schneider CPU Modicon M340 in conjunction with RTU communication NOR0200H and a Modem Schneider SR02 MOD02. This is the first time I'm working on this kind of project, want to help me, I'm stuck and I need a solution, thank you for your time.  
  21. Hi to everyone,    I have done an intense search on the web and this form, also went on to the download section here to try out a simple RS232 program, so far I can't get it work. Long story short, I am working on a PLC CP1E( w/ built in RS232) to communicate with the PC hyper-terminal . PC will send a string of messages to the PLC, then the PLC will convert the message to a pulse parameter, eg. computer will send ( 90, 40) to PLC, then the PLC will take the string 90 to pulses parameter( PLS2) and 40 will be the duration period. I am willing to learn and try out your sample program, let me know! THank you in advance.  
  22. Serial communication of Micro830

    hello everyone, I'm trying to connect PC with Micro830 with RS232 cable for transfer serial data. However, the PLC can not receive the character from PC. I used ARD function block to read the characters from PC.  there is no error and the output of ARD function block is 0 when I debug ladder programme. the serial communication state LED illuminated once I send a character from PC to PLC. the channel of input is 2 which is the embedded serial port. I use an adapter from USB to RS232. Email: jeremietang531@gmail.com      
  23. SLC5/04 DF1 port

    Unable to communicate to SLC5/04 DF1 port using null modem cable, even after resetting processor to factory defaults by shorting the VBB & GND pins or by shorting the capacitor. I can connect to the processor and download a program via the 1784-U2DHP adapter, but still can't connect to the DF1 port. To prove my cable and USB to serial works, I move it to another SLC PLC and it communicates properly. I spoke with Rockwell support at length and they say that the port is bad and there is nothing else that can be done. Does anyone know of any other steps that I could take to get the DF1 port to work? Thanks.
  24. Hi all. Firstly, I am not a programmer, I just need advice. We have HMI's using NS-Runtime and we keep getting this message. Now, this is why I am contacting you all. This has happened over 20 times on 20 different HMI's which we have replaced over the last 3 years. We have been told by our software supplier that the com port is "on it's way out". There is NO WAY over 20 hmi's over that period will deveop com port faults. So my question guys, can someone give me a few tips on what to try before I change HMI's over ervery dang mponth please? I am really at the end of my tether here. We connect our HMI's to the Omron PLC's via a standard serial. If we change to another HMI the machine communicates after obviously a long period of downtime. Should we reset the plc? I will take ANY advise please guys.
  25. COM port sending data

    Hi all, can any one help me? AB MicroLogix 1400 and i need sending exactly information's to COM port(9 pin). For example: in input 1(digital I/O) is true send to COM port A1 if input 1(digital I/O) is false send A0 to COM port. Anyone know how to do it? thx if anyone response  And can anyone write me here any other forum with PLC contend? (simatic, alan bredly.,..) Iam new here, Thx so much Contact: jozefalosonsky@gmail.com