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  1. Hello, I am in a bit of a bind; it's Easter weekend here, I have 4 brand-new NP screens but no software to load them I know the software is included in the price of the screen. Is there a place I can download the software? Thanks
  2. PLC CPU Unit Initialization

    I'm just wondering if it's at all possible to do a hard reset on a CJ1M CPU unit to initialize memory and reset all default settings without a programming console or CX-programmer? if so, how do I do that (I don't have a peripheral cable and the COM port settings are wrong, so I cannot connect)
  3. PLC CPU Unit Initialization

    Ok I understand now. LOL. The plc no longer has an error, but i cannot use the comm port still. I'm still trying to determine the problem.
  4. PLC CPU Unit Initialization

    Ok I tried DIP switch 5, it didn't work I backed up the settings with a memory card. I'm not sure how to transfer a clean program along with default plc settings to a memory card: the only options for offline transfer to file are program files, index files, symbols files, and comments.
  5. CJ1M to EV-350P serial comms

    Hi, I have a CJ1M-CPU13 with the following configuration: CPU (with peripheral & RS-232C) | ID211 | ID211 | OC211 | OC211 | OC211 | OC211 | SCU21-V1 (2 rs232C ports) I need to either TXDU instructions to a digital message repeater The digital message repeater is manufactured by TOA Electronics and is model EV-350P (manual --> ev350p_mt1e.pdf) The manual contains little or no information on serial communications protocol, but I did manage to get some unclear instructions from the TOA support techs. (see EV350_protocol.zip) Does anyone have any suggestions on the PLC setup for this? I need to use SCU21 port 2 but that's the only necessity. All other setup such as the start code, end code, start code specifier, end code specifier, etc., is a little confusing, especially because the EV-350P unit manual and support docs are confusing. Any help or suggestion is greatly appreciated. dan
  6. CJ1M to EV-350P serial comms

    For our next project, DeviceNet will be the way to go (I would've liked to have this from the start of this project, however I joined it late in the game) The announcer is approximately 63 ft away from the PLC Since the project is in its final stages, I doubt my boss will want to make major mods as would be required with DeviceNet or the B7A terminals. Ah so many picky things sometimes lol. For the next project, I'll have a lot more say in design and implementation, so I should not run into as many silly control issues as I have with this one. Thanks for your help :) P.S. I called TOA and they told me that they do not have another manual because they do not use the RS-232 function. The "manual" they gave me is it. LOL
  7. CJ1M to EV-350P serial comms

    I believe there must be another manual as well, and I've been in contact with TOA, however they don't seem to have another. I'll keep looking in to it I realize the binary control is much simpler, but to save on wires, harness pins and PLC outputs, i was investigating the RS-232. It looks though that I'll take this route. Thanks :)
  8. NS-AL002 Adaptors

    My network config is as follows: CJ1M --- NS-AL002 (DIP Switches 1 and 4 on) --- NS-AL002 (DIP Switch 1 on) --- Touchscreen --- NS-AL002 (DIP Switches 1 and 4 on) --- Touchscreen The communications is wired as per the instructions in V083_E1_06 (NS Touchscreen Setup manual) There is nothing in the documentation about RSA(-) and RSB(+) so I did not wire them. Could this be causing any communication errors? If not, what could be causing communication errors? (note: no high voltage or inductive loads are used in the application)
  9. NS-AL002 Adaptors

    I forgot to assign unique terminal numbers, thanks!
  10. CJ Subroutine Question

    In the following program file, I have defined some subroutines. When subroutine 80 is enabled, bit 1001.01 and TIM 1000 within subroutine 80 are enabled. Outside of subroutine 80, bit 1001.01 is supposed to enable bit 3000.03 and TIM 1000 is supposed to enable bit 3000.00 My question is: Why do neither 3000.00 or 3000.03 enable outside of the subroutine when the preceding rung conditions are true? Is there a better way to do it? Subroutines.cxp
  11. CJ Subroutine Question

    Thanks very much for your help :)
  12. Driver: see http://forums.mrplc.com/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=702 The manual is included in the driver zip file, but the manual is also available separately: http://forums.mrplc.com/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=701
  13. File Name: CJ1W-CIF31 Driver USB to Serial Conversion Cable File Submitter: dank06 File Submitted: 23 Mar 2007 File Category: Utilities The Microsoft Windows hardware driver for the CJ1W-CIF31 USB to serial conversion cable.<br /> NOTE: This outdated version is known to cause problems when installing on a dual core PC system. For the latest drivers contact your local Omron representative. Click here to download this file
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    The Microsoft Windows hardware driver for the CJ1W-CIF31 USB to serial conversion cable.<br /> NOTE: This outdated version is known to cause problems when installing on a dual core PC system. For the latest drivers contact your local Omron representative.
  15. File Name: W417 USB to Serial Conversion (CJ1W-CIF31) User's Manual File Submitter: dank06 File Submitted: 23 Mar 2007 File Category: Manuals PDF manual for the CIF31 USB-Serial conversion cable Pages: 40 Content: Driver Installation Usage Uninstallation Click here to download this file
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    PDF manual for the CIF31 USB-Serial conversion cable Pages: 40 Content: Driver Installation Usage Uninstallation
  17. Is there a system bit ($SB) or some idle time that the touch screen accesses? Problem: Once the touch screen is idle for two hours, turn off all PLC outputs. Touch screen ==> NS12 PLC ==> CJ1M Possible Solution: If $SBX == 1, stop all PLC activity (NC contact in series with outputs) where X is some system bit number Perhaps there is another possible solution (especially if an system bit doesn't exist for idle time). Question 2: Is there an instruction that will disable all PLC (CJ1M) outputs? (similar to MCR on Allen Bradley)
  18. (Another) PLC to NS Pass Though Question

    Yes, I have a CJ1M PLC. So it looks like I must use the peripheral for the PC and the COM port on the CPU to do the pass through. Thanks :)
  19. Just a quick question, I know I read somewhere here (but I can't find it now) that when doing a pass through connection, one needs to use the COM port on the CPU unit to do the pass through successfully. Now, that means the PC must be connected to the CPU COM port or just the PT, or both? (ex, PC on Peripheral and PT on COM?) The way mine is set up is: PT on CPU COM1 then PT on an additional serial module COM 2 and PC on serial module COM 3 (i'm not using the peripheral port) Any help is appreciated.
  20. omron cj1m ethernet connection

    Ethernet IP is set in PLC Ethernet Network Type settings (right click on the PLC in the program tree... then Change PLC then click on Settings...to find the set IP, the Network Type should be on Ethernet) Looks to me you will have to wait till they send you the IP because in the attached program I see the Network Type is set as Toolbus and not as Ethernet.
  21. Another question from me :P If I wanted to connect to the NS touch screen via serial RS 232 in the following configuration: PC (USB to RS-232 male) --> Female to Female RS 232(bridge connector) --> (RS-232 male to NS touch screen) How should I have the female to female RS-232 cable? ... a straight through connection or a crossover connection?
  22. Ok, I'm sorry ...due to reality being subjective, I was under the impression I wasn't explaining myself well enough :P Thanks PdL for having patience ... (dang I want to win that dishwasher) I'll have another go at the pass-through connection, though I wasn't able to master it before following the tutorial guide ... but like I said, I'll give it another shot. Thanks all for your input!
  23. LOL...ok, I didn't explain myself well enough there :P From my electrical cabinet that houses the PLC...I have about a 50 foot RS 232 cable communicating from the PLC to the touch screen. The RS 232 cable is male to male since the PLC comm port is female and the touch screen comm port is female. I do not have any rear access to the touch screen, the only comm access i have to the touch screen is via the 50 foot male to male RS 232 cable. I already have the CJ1W USB to RS-232 coming off my PC. The problem is that it also has a male RS-232 end. Now, to bridge the 50 foot cable male connector to the RS-232 end of the CJ1W cable, would I use a female to female straight through connection or do I have to use a cross over configuration?
  24. Hmmm, well i'm bypassing the PLC all together. i just need to connect the PC to the NS touch screen. the probelm is, the USB to serial cable has a male connector and the NS touch screen has a male connector ...so obviously i cannot connect male to male...that's why I need the female to female bridge. The USB to Serial (9pin male) and the 9-pin male serial from the NS touch screen need to connect directly ...i just don't know the wiring for the female to female serial cable. /edit: basically, I want a CS1W-CIF31 cable. My current cable is very similar to the CS1W-CIF31, except that it's a male connector instead of a female.
  25. CX Designer Screen Control

    Here is the flow of what I am trying to do in CX-Designer V1.0: Communication is done via RS232 on a CJ1M to NS 10 and NS 12 touch screens PLC --- (RS232 Port1)----->NS10 touch screen |--------(RS232 Port2)----->NS12 touch screen 1. Touch a 'Command' button on the NS10 to switch to a different screen 2. When the switch screen button is pressed, a 1 (TRUE) is written to a bit on the PLC. 3. A corresponding screen is displayed on the NS12 touch screen when bit (written by the NS10 touch screen) on the PLC is enabled I've tried some macro programming, but it seems to me that there must be a better way than that to complete my task. (eg, CMD button on touch screen 1 is pressed which enables a s specific screen on touch screen 2) I've looked around in the programming manual and command references, but I have yet to find a simple way to do it. Any help is greatly appreciated!