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  1. That is exactly what we have been telling them. We have been working directly with Omron on this as well, they provided us with some info on a device that I think may do what we are looking for...so in case anyone else has the need here is the information we got: The device is the ECX-EC Slave Bridge, made by ESD. https://www.ethercat.org/en/products/B888E4F9062148A08E320A3F41A411D6.htm We haven't implemented it yet to be able to say whether or not it works as we expect, but I will follow up once we do!
  2. We have a customer insisting on communicating with our NX102-9000 over EtherCAT, we have explained multiple times that EtherCAT is not intended as a facility communication protocol and recommended that instead they use Ethernet/IP, but after a year of pushing back they are still insisting and willing to pay for the Engineering work to get this to happen. Has anyone successfully configured two EtherCAT masters to communicate with each other? In the past I have used the PN-PN Master Coupler from Siemens to get two ProfiNet Masters to communicate with each other so I am hopeful that a similar device exists for EtherCAT, but I have not had any luck searching the web for such a device. Does anyone have experience with or know of such a device? Thank you!!
  3. Can a CJ2M communicate to a C200H??

    Our CPU is the C200HG-CPU43, back when it talked to another C200 we used the Comms Board A and the 1-to-1 PC Link with the LR registers. When the C200 went obsolete we upgraded the controls to the CJ2M-CPU33 and began utilizing the Ethernet IP communications...so our new system doesn't even have a serial port at this time, we would have to add the CP module to the option slot.  
  4. Looking for L_CPU Identity.Status bit documentation

    Just wanted to follow up on this in case anyone is trying to figure this out in the future.  I finally found out that these bits can not be accessed except for by the associated face plate/GUI object that goes with this AOI for an AB SCADA or HMI, so they (Allen Bradley) will not tell me the meaning of the individual bits. My application is using a GE iFix SCADA so I will not be able to use these bits to send status.
  5. Can a CJ2M communicate to a C200H??

    Hello! I just got an interesting request from a customer, we have a product line that uses C200H PLCs.  The cabinets can operate independently or they can be connected to work in a Master/Slave configuration, the C200 PLCs communicate to each other over RS-232 using LR registers. Back in 2015 we redesigned to use CJ2M PLCs and changed the communication to EthernetIP. Now we have a customer who wants to buy a new slave for an old C200H system, so my question is what are my options for communicating to a C200 with a CJ PLC, I don't have much experience with the C200, that was programmed before my time here, in 2000 I think. Thank you!!!      
  6. Hi Chris, I was just looking in the AB forum and saw a bunch of posts that don't look like they belong there (and all from the same user)...they are pretty new, in the last 15 minutes, just wanted to let someone know right away!


    Thank you!!


  7. Hello! I am using the Plant PAX AOI L_CPU_24_Up and am having zero luck finding out both independently and from tech support what the 16 bits of the Ref_Out.Identity.Status are. The description says Tag to receive CPU data, device status (bitmapped, see documentation).  I have a techconnect contract, but cant find the correct documentation where this information lives.  Could someone please send me a link or just give me the number of the publication.  I attached a screen shot of tag info I am looking for. Thank you!!!!    
  8. So I ended up using the NJ CPU with an Omron DeviceNet card, Beckhoff was not sure that the Omron EtherCAT Master would communicate with the DeviceNet Master card on the Beckhoff EtherCAT coupler, they were certain that we would have no issues communicating with the Beckhoff EtherCAT coupler, but the issue was then communicating to the DeviceNet Master since that was designed to work with their PLCs, since I already have the Beckhoff components laying around I am hoping to try it some time, but I just didn't have time on this project and had to go with what I knew for certain would work! Thank you for your input and if I ever get time to try it out I will let you know the outcome!
  9. Hello! I am working on a quote for a new project that will use EtherCAT but also requires DeviceNet for some legacy components.  Has anyone successfully used the Beckhoff EtherCAT coupler (EK1100) with the DeviceNet Master Terminal (EL6752) and an Omron PLC as the EtherCAT master? My concern is that the coupler will only communicate with the Beckhoff EtherCAT master, but since it is so much more expensive to get the new Omron parts to communicate DeviceNET i am hoping this could be an option.  The equipment is extremely simple and price is a major consideration.   Thank you!!!
  10. Thank you, I am so used to using the manuals for CX-One instead of the help files I never thought to check them!!
  11. I am trying to use the Event "SaveUserAlarmLogToFile" tied to my F1 button to save my alarm history to my SD card installed in my screen, but I can not find any details on how to specify the file name for the save...can someone please clarify what should be entered for the file name?     Thank you!!!!
  12. NA5 Orientation

    I was wondering if the NA5 could be flipped for a portrait orientation, I am working on a new project that has serious width restrictions!  I looked through the Sysmac software but could not see anywhere that it could be done in the hardware configuration.   Thank you!!
  13. I am a long time Omron user, but this is my first time using the Sysmac software, I want to compare the 16 bits of my array to zero, if any of the bits are on I want to turn on an output, I see the AryCmpNE and AryCmpNEV, but they have a seperate bit for each item in the Array, is there any way to do this without using Unions?   Thank you!!
  14. I am beginning my first project with the newer NX platform and am a little confused by the description in the manual vs what is actually in the sysmac setup.  The manual makes it sound like you can adjust the range settings for the card, but I don't see any where to do it in the setup.  I also don't know what the Index and sub-index columns mean, so I am wondering if this is a back door to access the range settings? 
  15. Subtracing Date and Time

    Thank you Jay!  I just had to do the same thing for one of my projects so happy to share!!