AmirB

Help Program C40P Using Computer

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Hi Mr. PLC Members,

I have two Omron Sysmac C40P PLC units with no programming units or connecting cables, I need to connect and program them using normal computer.

I searched the form to find the software as SSS or LSS and the cable as 3G2C7-LK201 and the programming unit as C200H/PRO27 console.

Is there any way to connect the C40P directly to the computer and program it? What do I need for this? -hardware and software-

I know they are old nowadays, also I am not sure if the needed hardware is still available.

Thank you in advance.

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2 hours ago, AmirB said:

I searched the form to find the software as SSS or LSS and the cable as 3G2C7-LK201 and the programming unit as C200H/PRO27 console.

You have found the answer already ^. 

This PLC is old (25-30 years or so old.....).  

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2 hours ago, Michael Walsh said:

You have found the answer already ^. 

This PLC is old (25-30 years or so old.....).  

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your reply.

I am asking about a direct way to connect and program the C40P using a computer as I don't have the needed hardware (the programming unit or the cables).

I didn't find an answer to this question in the form.

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You must use a host link to connect to the C40P.

There is no way to connect a computer directly to that controller.

gtsuport

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The C40P is an expansion unit. Do you have the full part number of the unit?
If this is an expansion it will connect to the K series CPU unit. The K series would then be programmed with the host link unit and software as gtsuport mentioned.
You can also use a handheld unit.
Most of the parts can still be obtained from EBay.

https://accautomation.ca/purchase-find-parts/omron-c20k-c28k-c40k-c60k/#Special

Regards,
Garry

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Garry,

The C40P was a processor in Europe.

North American version was the C40K.

gtsuport

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6 hours ago, AmirB said:

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your reply.

I am asking about a direct way to connect and program the C40P using a computer as I don't have the needed hardware (the programming unit or the cables).

I didn't find an answer to this question in the form.

Yes, I was telling you that there was no way to do this as gtsuport says.  You already had your answer.  No direct connection.

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1 hour ago, gtsuport said:

Garry,

The C40P was a processor in Europe.

North American version was the C40K.

gtsuport

Thanks for the information gtsuport.

Garry

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On 4/13/2020 at 2:00 PM, gtsuport said:

You must use a host link to connect to the C40P.

There is no way to connect a computer directly to that controller.

gtsuport

Got it.

On 4/13/2020 at 2:08 PM, gclshortt said:

The C40P is an expansion unit. Do you have the full part number of the unit?
If this is an expansion it will connect to the K series CPU unit. The K series would then be programmed with the host link unit and software as gtsuport mentioned.
You can also use a handheld unit.
Most of the parts can still be obtained from EBay.

https://accautomation.ca/purchase-find-parts/omron-c20k-c28k-c40k-c60k/#Special

Regards,
Garry

Thank you for the useful link Garry, I am trying to figure out what I need to purchase, this link will be a great reference.

On 4/13/2020 at 3:21 PM, Michael Walsh said:

Yes, I was telling you that there was no way to do this as gtsuport says.  You already had your answer.  No direct connection.

I am looking for a way to program the unit, but not yet sure what is the best way to do this.

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Hi All,

I am looking for a way to program the unit using the programming console, but there are two of them:

Horizontal: 3G2A6-PRO15-E

Portable: C200H-PRO27-E

What is the difference between the two programming devices?

Attached is a part of the C200H-PRO27-E portable manual.

A note from the manual indicates that "The programming console connot be used to create programs with more than one cyclic task. Use the CX-Programmer if more than one cyclic task is required.", what does one cyclic task mean?

Does it mean that it needs a start button/switch to keep re-executing the program?

Can I program an entire program using the programming console 3G2A6-PRO15-E? Or will I face the same limitation?

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Posted (edited)

The PRO15 can be attached directly to the C40P.  You can program the entire program with this console.

There is an adapter that would need to be used with the PRO27.  Adapter is part number 3G2A5-AP003.  PRO27 also needs a cable, C200H-CN222.

gtsuport

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On 5/4/2020 at 1:35 PM, gtsuport said:

The PRO15 can be attached directly to the C40P.  You can program the entire program with this console.

There is an adapter that would need to be used with the PRO27.  Adapter is part number 3G2A5-AP003.  PRO27 also needs a cable, C200H-CN222.

gtsuport

Thanks gtsuport.

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