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  1. First time posting. I'm upgrading an old Panelview Standard to a PanelView Plus on DH+ using a ProSoft gateway.    My question: I believe I do have comms established but I'm getting a host of errors  "Data Table N7:100 in SLC at 10.10.10.100 is too small or missing" It seems as though I'm getting the error for every data table in the old program. I used the import conversion on FT View Studio to replicate the screens and tags and so on. I am diligently doing my research trying to figure out what's going on but thought I'd throw this one into the great ether and see if anyone has an insights. 
  2. C# - Compolet missing

    Hi.  I have the CD with SYSMAC Gateway Runtime V1.6 and installed the full CD. I still cannot add a reference to Omron.Compolet in Visual Studio 2019. And the project i am trying to open, complains about OMRON.Compolet is missing. Any idea whats missing to get the OMRON.Compolet to show up in VS.Net 2019?
  3. If this has been asked and answered already, please point me in the right direction. I have a production line that uses Gefran Geflex temperature controllers on a Modbus and Machine Net communication system. The main control panel (MCP) is the master on the Modbus and communicates directly with 3 slave Geflex units (Group Leaders?) which then communicate with the others in that group via a Gefran Machine Net type interface (ribbon cable daisy chained from one unit to the next). The issue is twofold: These temperature controllers are slowly becoming harder to find AND they are a PITA to change out because they have to be put in place and then properly addressed using software on a laptop. This means more downtime waiting for someone who knows how to set these up to get there to do it say on a weekend/middle of the night type situation. (I do like my beauty sleep). I'm looking to replace these units with standard SSRs and control them with a PLC (P-2000 most likely). What I would need to be able to do is interface between the MCP and PLC in some way that the MCP still believes it is controlling 24 units (24 Modbus IDs) and have the PLC receive the reads and writes from the MCP and know which ID it was meant for in order to set the SV and respond with the PV and/or alarm codes as that ID. I hope that all makes sense. Basically I need a way for a PLC to act as if it were 24 separate Modbus slave units. Could I just use a separate HMI next to the MCP? Yes, but there are temperature dependent routines in the main operation of the line (extruder run inhibit, etc.) that requires the information reported back on the Modbus. I've looked into Modbus Gateways but the MGs I've found so far don't seem to be capable of assuming the role of 24 different slaves and interfacing with the PLC in a way that would allow the individual control.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Data Collection and Display

    Currently I am using DDE links in Excel to run a live "dashboard" with our cycle times and faults/downtime. I was wondering what the best solution would be if I wanted to display a dashboard with this information on a TV within the plant but I only have 1 license of RSLinx Gateway. OPC perhaps? SQL? I attached a picture describing what I need
  5. Hello! I have one Controlllogix project that communicates with a modbus slave through modbus TCP, using a Prosoft module model MVI56-MNETR. Does anyone know what happens to the data polled in case the network fails? Do all variables go to zero or do they freeze in their last value (or something else entirely)? I couldn't find anything in the Prosoft manual. Thanks for any help!
  6. Hi guys, I installed new MachineExpert v1.2 and Vijeo 6.2.9 on Win10 machine. When connecting simulation PLC to Vijeo to test my application everything is good. I go to PLC and check the nodename (see the pic attached) which I put in my Vijeo application and everything works. Issue is, because of my hard drive capacity I am forced to work via VM (but this is my preffered way also because of number of PLC softwares used). When I installed from the same installer (everything same as my local Win10) on Win7 VM when I run simulation I get empty space where the PC simulator should be visible which nodename I should type in Vijeo. Also I noticed when going to gateway management console in VM the process is active, same parameters as in host machine. Turning off the gateway on the VM turns it off as well on the host. Is there a known problem of connecting to simulator on VM? Or win10? Unfortunately I don't have Win10 VM to try right now.. Anyone can help? Much appreciated!
  7. Hi! I am using a Ethernet/IP and a Brainbox ED-588 as a gateway to a PLC that has 8 in and 8 out Digital IOs. In order to interface with other types of PLCs I am looking for a gateway that has 16in and 16out digital I/Os I have also been asked to work with NPN output, not PNP. This can be achieved using yet another component, but if possible I would like the gateway to be configurable with NPN/PNP output. N.B. The orignial protocol doesn't even have to be Ethernet/IP, I might be able to work with other protocols as the source. Products that I found do not have enough IOs   Thanks!
  8. Which RSLinx License?

    Hi, I have a task whereby I have to hook a WonderWare InTouch (2017) HMI, on Windows 10 through to two Allen Bradley PLCs both programmed via RS-Logix 5000. OPC comms between the HMI PC and the PLCs have to go through RSLinx Classic. The RSLinx Classic install has a paid-for OEM license. InTouch to RSLinx has to be through Wonderware OI-Gateway using Suitelink protocol. I can see and interact with PLC-generated data items at the output side of RSLinx using Matrikon OPC Explorer.  I can also see OPC data generated by Matrikon OPC Server for Simulation from within InTouch with comms to the Matrikon OPC server going through OI-Gateway / Suitelink. However, I cannot get OI-Gateway to talk to RSLinx, and so can't connect InTouch to it.  I have now found that this RSLinx Classic OEM license might not support interaction with Wonderware OI-Gateway. However, fruitless searching means I don't know if this is the case, but I still need to find out and be certain of  the facts before broaching the whole "we actually need to buy another RSLinx license" thing with the Powers That Be. There seems to be content on the Rockwell / Allen Bradley / RSLinx website which deals with it but (frustratingly) it declined to show me that content, appearing to suggest that I needed to pay for a Rockwell support contract before I could get access. I'll not get (too far) into the debate about coolness of this - or otherwise - when we've already paid for this RSLinx Classic OEM license and just want to find out if it will actually do what's required... Cuitting to the chase, could anyone tell me please which RSLinx Classic license I need to have in the setup above in order to be able to speak to RSLinx Classic from Wonderware OI-Gateway? There are 2 PLCs which RSLinx communicates with, but the two of them comprise two 'halfs' of the same overall system. I suspect the OEM license might have to be upgraded to a Gateway license, but I just don't know. Input much appreciated please! Incidentally, the OPC server has to be RSLinx - I'm not allowed to swap it out for Wonderware OI-ABCIP or Topserver etc Thanks      
  9. FinsGateway Help

    First of all, I apologize if there is a simple solution, if there is, I can't seem to find It. I simply want to make and HMI talk to a PLC using Omron's FINSGateway/SYSMAC window's drivers.. Heck, if I can get an example that uses a simple Excel spreadsheet talking via DDE that would help. I have been writing custom drivers in Windows for years to send FINS commands back and forth to the various Omron PLC's, based off of a bit change either on the HMI side or PLC side. Super fast since only the data that has changed is written back and forth... Lately I have tried using DDE (polling type) communications as some jobs require this and not custom drivers. We use Wonderware Intouch for the most part and have found their DA and OI servers for Omron to be terrible at communications on large IO installations. Their IO servers essentially send 1 packet per bit or word every x msecs over the network according to a wireshark capture instead of blocks of word ranges. I was told FINSGateway / Sysmac Gateway could be installed on a machine and map via datalink( or the sorts) PLC memory to  psedo PLC memory on the windows computer; that the local computer mimics a PLC. The third party application can then read the local memory many times faster than going across the network to get it packet by packet. I can't seem to find a simple 'DDE' type interface with FINSgateway whether trying to use it locally or to a remote PLC. Usually a Topic name and an Item / Tagname....  I have used these DDE interfaces with other brand PLC controllers and their local driver, but can't find squat with the Omron Driver.  Usually you specify in the HMI a tagname and it is pointed to a 'TOPIC' and 'ITEM' that relates to an address in the PLC. Anyone have any type of info on this? I see posts in forums about doing this, but can't find any specifics. Again, I would think this would be basic beginner stuff, but can't seem to find any info on FINS/SYSMAC gateway  and how to make a third party app talk to it. It's been around for many years so I find this odd. Thanks for your time..  
  10. Hi, Does anyone know the R485 pinouts for the RJ45 ports on this modbus card. I've read the manual it suggests the pin 1 is non-inverting and pin 8 is inverting, but that's with a DB-9 to RJ45.   Thanks, Stuart
  11. Not able to establish DDE connection

    Good day to all, I am trying to establish DDE communication between my PLC (1769-L23ER) and MS Access via RSLinx Classic Gateway (3.9) over Windows Server 2012 R2.  On my developing PC (Windows 7), there isn't any issue at all. But when I port the codes over to Windows Server 2012 R2, MS Access is not able to establish DDE communications with the PLC.  I was wondering what went wrong. The error message from MS Access is "MS Access can't find the specified application and topic because it can't open the DDE channel, err.Number is 282. The code for getting the channel is as follow OpenRSLinx = Application.DDEInitiate("RSLinx","PLC-D") I was wondering was there anything I have miss out. eg. Configuration of the server, path settings, etc.. Any help is welcome. TIA Cheers CY
  12. Hi everyone, we are digital display company that manufactures industrial displays. One of our more popular products are displays that use Ethernet/IP to communicate from a PLC. We are trying develop a gateway device that bridges the PLC (typically AB) to our serial input displays.  We need help writing the firmware. If you are interested or have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks. Dennis Holmberg - President Electronic Displays Inc.  www.electronicdisplays.com d.holmberg@electronicdisplays.com 630-628-0658 x 306  
  13. Hello. I have CPU S319-3 PN/DP which connected with Sinamics G120 by profibus. I have connect with cpu by ethernet. I made setting as explained in help, but it doesn't work. I use Simotion Scout 4.4.0.2, Version of sinamics drive 4.6. Scout can found CPU in accsessble nodes cpu ip is 192.168.3.6. I also trying change slot 0,1,2, but it bring zero result. What additional setting need to do?   Setting HW Setting connection to Sinamics Sinamics Version Accsessble nodes    
  14. Any experts on DNP 3.0 protocol

    Hi everyone. I'm new to this community but finding a lot of useful information and active discussions going on in these forums.   To those who are familiar with DNP3 protocol and AB products, I was wondering if anyone know whether there is an alternative to Prosoft's current MV169-DNP used on Compactlogix RTU applications.  I've been searching everywhere and can't seem to find a substitute product.  Reason I'm asking is because prices are going up every year for their products (which are already quite costly) and having an alternative means we can be more prepared in case there is any change in the future. Thanks in advance!
  15. We have a contract to refurbish/upgrade a filling/bottling machine. We have the machine but not its control panel or PLC. We've built a new control panel based on the original drawings. We've changed the obsolete 1756-MVI/A serial comms modules to ProSoft MVI56E-MCM modules. These two comms modules are to talk to sixteen (16) Endress & Hauser Promass 63MT08-WOW00A9092B mass flow meters - each module talks to 8 of the 16 meters on separate RS-485 networks. My problem at the moment is that there seems to be no way of knowing the port configuration parameters (i.e. baud rate, data bits, stop bits, parity etc.) without having the original 1756-MVI modules. I should add that these meters are 'blind' with no built-in keypad or display for programming or querying the program. I've approached E&H in the hope that they would have a method of extracting the configuration from the meters but they are saying that the meters are so old that all their expertise and equipment for performing such a task is no longer around. I'm going to attempt to track down the original equipment manufacturer in the hope that they may have kept records. Other than connecting up to a meter and trying multiple combinations of settings in the hope that we hit on the right one, does anyone have any ideas on how we can make progress with this? Also, the meters use what appears to be E&H's proprietory Rackbus protocol. The original 1756-MVI modules could talk to them (presumably!). Any ideas if the new ProSoft modules will be able to?
  16. My intention is create a visual basic program with access (or excel), if possible with a Cold link (so I wake up when I need data only). See if you can orientate me about the best way and solve my doubts. I am pretty new to all this. I have several Allan-bradley plc’s in the Ethernet network. Several PC’s with windows 8 and excel/acces in the latests versions I have a server in the net where I have installed RSLINX gateway version. I have created a topic and I can see the PLC variables in there OK. In rslinx  commnications -> I have set the click “enable rslinx classic gateway” I have run the OPC test client and it works OK according to some test Ihave found in google 8so OPC/DDE server is active etc) I want to retrieve Data in My PC from the rslinx that is in that server called BCNA08. I have colleagues that know how to run the EDIT ->copyDDE/OPC link and create a HOT LINK in excel in the same computer for other versions of rslinx (lite I believe) that they had for tests purposes. So I try the same but of course it does not work for a PC that is nor running RSlinx. My Rslinx is in BCNA08. How can I set a hot link (excel continuos update) and cold link (visual basic open/close communication). Any help or suggestions will be welcomed. Any good link to learn more too.  
  17. PAROCK1 for HMI/SCADA View File Now a software solution is available for your Modbus (MB) needs in Rockwell/Allen-Bradley Control Logix or Compact Logix (Clgx) family processors, instead of a traditional 3rd party hardware like Prosoft MVI-56, Molex SST-SR4-CLX-RLL etc.  It is an Add-on instruction (AOI) for PLC/PAC firmware v16 or later, (other solutions are available for pre v16 systems).  For hardware interface, use PLC’s channel 0 (serial) or TCP/IP Interface module(s) to have as many MB TCP/IP devices or serial devices.  (Some limits apply based on system configurations, Comm. settings depending on HW used.) Connect any MB Client/Master or Server/Slave device(s) to your CLgx PLC, including flow computers, analyzers, VFDs, Power Monitors, Level gauges, Smart I/O, etc.  All the MB public/native function codes are supported.  32-Bit integers/floats as single entity are supported with byte and word level swapping. A separate utility automates the data mapping to your PLC logic.  Features -Serial Master (BASIC required Option); TCP; Slave; Redundancy; More than 5000 accumulative registers; MB CFC (Custom/Private Function Code) Support; Data mapping too – Between PAROCK1 & your PLC logic; Packaged with Rockwell; TCP/IP Interface Module; Volume Discounts; Annual Support Requirements -Rockwell/AB-CLgx processor with v16 or later.  Contact PCI for earlier versions. -If using CPU’s Chan0, you cannot use Chan0 for any other user mode activity. You can use it for non-user mode activities -TCP/IP Interface Modules from Rockwell/AB supported, are: -1756-EN2xx ControlLogix® Ethernet/IP communication modules, firmware revision 5.007 or later -1756-EWEB ControlLogix Ethernet/IP web server module, firmware revision 4.006 or later -1768-EWEB CompactLogix Ethernet/IP web server module, firmware revision 1.002 or later -1769-L30ER, 1769-L30ERM, 1769-L30ER-NSE, 1769-L33ER, 1769-L33ERM, and 1769-L36ERM CompactLogix controllers, firmware revision 20.011 or later -1769-L24ER-QB1B, 1769-L24ER-QBFC1B, 1769-L27ERM-QBFC1B CompactLogix controllers, firmware revision 20.011 or later -1769-L16ER, 1769-L18ER, 1769-L18ERM CompactLogix controllers, firmware revision 20.011 or later Other Related Services/Items -Custom PLC Add-on instructions building -PLC upgrades, troubleshooting, applications -PC Windows, iOS5, Linux, Mobile devices Comm. Drivers -Custom development, Technology Transfer Services  -Other Non-AB communication drivers for serial or TCP  -Full control system integration, training, architecture design This driver can be conviniently used with Visual Studio in development of complete large scale complex HMI/SCADA Systems. It can be used to perform advanced reporting MES, analytics, IoT, Big data type apps. One example is available to download here For More Info Overview of Parijat Drivers: Click here  Additional supporting Info about Parijat Drivers:Click here Complete Related Driver options: Click here     Submitter Scadadoctor Submitted 03/10/16 Category Other PLC Demo Software
  18. Greetings, I'm having a lot of trouble getting a Prosoft Modbus module to work in my CLX5000 platform. It worked when testing in a single chassis with a 1756-L61 processor and DF-1 comms to my laptop. Now that it's installed in a networked processor and Controlnet rack I can't get it to accept the Ladder Logic. But that's not the question... When attempting to get aid from Prosoft I got a load of fast facts insisting I had to schedule this module with RSNetworx. I don't have RS Networx and I believe my scheduling is correct as the rack was preexisting and the CNRB/E module in place. I can see the icon for the Prosoft module in my IO config tree with no faults indicated and I can inhibit the module getting the two slash yellow circle on the icon. I can also fault the module by checking "Use Scheduled Connection over ControlNet" or changing RPI outside of the default range. To my mind that suggests my Controlnet scheduling is fine and there's another setup problem. Does that sound reasonable or do I need to get RSNetworx and start fiddling? Thanx, Steve
  19. Hi I have a customer who wants to communicate some setpoint information from their Siemens S7 PLC to a CompactLogix L32E PLC. I have installed a Prosoft PLX32-EIP-SIE for ethernet-to-Siemens Industrial Ethernet comms. On receiving a setpoint in from the S7 I then close a loop with some speed feedback in the L32E with a PID. I don't have any access to a Siemens S7 (or software) to test that the comms is working before the unit is shipped, all I have is the CompactLogix hardware. I do have a second CompactLogix PLC / PanelView HMI, but I dont think that this will give me the comms to talk to the SIE port in the Prosoft. I was hoping to have a simple slider on the PanelView to change an integer value to simulate the setpoints coming from the S7. Does anyone have any idea how I might implement this with AB hardware / RSLogix / FactoryTalk?