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Replacement Guidebook
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3rd Edition 2014.11
Copyright © 2014.11 Digital Electronics Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Preface
This guidebook introduces the procedures to replace a unit in GP-2600 series with a
unit in GP-4601T.
Model in use
Recommended Substitution
GP-2600T
GP-4601T
GP-2601T
Safety Information
HAZARD OF OPERATOR INJURY, OR UNINTENDED EQUIPMENT DAMAGE
Before operating any of these products, be sure to read all related manuals thoroughly.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, serious injury or unintended equipment
damage.
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GP4000 Series Model Number
GP4000 series model number partly differs depending on a specification. Before
placing an order, please make sure of the model number.
A
B
C
D
E
F
2
GP-4200 series (3.5”)
3
GP-4300 series (5.7”)
4
GP-4400 series (7.5”/7.0W”)
5
GP-4500 series (10.4”)
6
GP-4600 series (12.1”)
01
RS-232C/422/485
03
RS-485 (isolation)
T
TFT color LCD
W
TFT color LCD (Wide Type)
A
Analog Resistive Film Touch Panel
M
Matrix Resistive Film Touch Panel
A
AC Type Power Supply
D
DC Type Power Supply
W
GP-4201TW/4301TW/4401WW/4501TW
C
Coated model
WC
Coated model of
GP-4201TW/4301TW/4401WW/4501TW
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Contents
PREFACE
2
SAFETY INFORMATION
2
HAZARD OF OPERATOR INJURY, OR UNINTENDED EQUIPMENT DAMAGE
2
GP4000 SERIES MODEL NUMBER
3
CONTENTS
4
CHAPTER 1 SPECIFICATION COMPARISON
6
1.1 SPECIFICATIONS OF GP-2600T AND GP-4601T
6
1.2 SPECIFICATIONS OF GP-2601T AND GP-4601T
8
CHAPTER 2 COMPATIBILITY OF HARDWARE
10
2.1 LOCATIONS OF CONNECTOR
10
2.2 TOUCH PANEL SPECIFICATIONS
12
2.3 TRANSFER CABLE
12
2.4 INTERFACE
13
2.4.1 SERIAL INTERFACE
13
2.4.2 AUXILIARY I/O INTERFACE (AUX)
13
2.4.3 SOUND OUTPUT INTERFACE (FOR GP-2600T ONLY)
13
2.4.4 CF CARD INTERFACE
14
2.5 PERIPHERAL UNITS AND OPTIONS
14
2.5.1 BARCODE READER CONNECTION
14
2.5.2 PRINTER CONNECTION
14
2.5.3 EXPANSION UNIT
15
2.5.4 FRONT MAINTENANCE UNIT
15
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2.5.5 ISOLATION UNIT
15
2.6 POWER CONNECTOR
15
2.6.1 AC POWER SUPPLY TYPE
15
2.6.2 DC POWER SUPPLY TYPE
15
2.7 BACKUP BATTERY
15
2.8 POWER CONSUMPTION
16
2.9 MATERIALS/COLORS OF THE BODY
16
2.10 OTHER NOTES
16
CHAPTER 3 REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
17
3.1 WORK FLOW
17
3.2 PREPARATION
18
3.3 RECEIVE SCREEN DATA FROM GP-2600 SERIES
19
3.4 CONVERT SCREEN DATA WITH THE PROJECT CONVERTER
23
3.5 TRANSFER SCREEN DATA TO GP-4601T
30
3.6 DIFFERENCES OF SOFTWARE
35
3.6.1 DIFFERENCES AFTER CONVERSION
35
CHAPTER 4 COMMUNICATION WITH DEVICE/PLC
37
4.1 DRIVER LIST
37
4.2 SHAPES OF COM PORTS
38
4.3 SIGNALS OF COM PORTS
39
4.3.1 SIGNALS OF COM1
39
4.3.2 SIGNALS OF COM2
41
4.4 MULTILINK CONNECTION
42
4.5 INTERNAL 2-PORT FEATURE FOR MITSUBISHI PLC
42
4.6 CABLE DIAGRAM AT THE TIME OF REPLACEMENT
43
4.6.1 WHEN USING A RS-232C CONNECTION CABLE
44
4.6.2 WHEN USING A RS-422 CONNECTION CABLE
46
CHAPTER 5 APPENDIX
50
5.1 CHANGING THE SETTING
50
OF THE EXTERNAL MEDIA TO USE
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Chapter 1 Specification Comparison
1.1 Specifications of GP-2600T and GP-4601T
GP-2600T
Display Type
Display Colors, Levels
TFT Color LCD
256 colors (without blink)/
64 colors (with blink)
Display Resolution
Touch Panel Type
Memory
65,536 colors (without blink)/
16,384 colors (with blink)
301.5(W) x 227.5(H)
(mm)
(mm)
UP!
SVGA (800x600 pixels)
Panel Cutout Dimensions
External Dimensions
GP-4601T
317(W) x 243(H) x 58(D)
315(W) x 241(H) x 56(D)
Analog/Matrix
Matrix
→See 2.2
Application
4MB
UP! 32MB
SRAM
256KB
UP! 320KB
NEW!
Backup Battery
Secondary Battery
Primary Battery
(Rechargeable Lithium
(Replaceable Lithium
battery)
battery)
→See 2.7
Rated Input Voltage
COM1
Serial
I/F
COM2
AC 100 to 240V/ DC 24V
D-Sub 25 pin (socket)
RS-232C/422
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-232C
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D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-232C
→See 2.4.1
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-422/485
→See 2.4.1
UP!
Ethernet I/F
10BASE-T
CF Card I/F
✔
- →See 2.4.4
SD Card I/F
-
NEW! ✔
USB
Type A
I/F
Type mini B
Tool Connector I/F
-
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
NEW! ✔
→See 2.3
✔
-
Centronic-compliant
NEW! USB(Type A)
(parallel)
→See 2.5.2
Auxiliary I/O I/F
✔
- →See 2.4.2
Sound Output I/F
✔
- →See 2.4.3
Expansion Unit I/F
✔
- →See 2.5.3
Printer I/F
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1.2 Specifications of GP-2601T and GP-4601T
GP-2601T
Display Type
Display Colors, Levels
TFT Color LCD
256 colors (without blink)/
64 colors (with blink)
Display Resolution
Touch Panel Type
Memory
65,536 colors (without blink)/
16,384 colors (with blink)
301.5(W) x 227.5(H)
(mm)
(mm)
UP!
SVGA (800x600 pixels)
Panel Cutout Dimensions
External Dimensions
GP-4601T
317(W) x 243(H) x 58(D)
315(W) x 241(H) x 56(D)
Analog/Matrix
Matrix
→See 2.2
Application
4MB
UP! 32MB
SRAM
128KB
UP! 320KB
NEW!
Backup Battery
Secondary Battery
Primary Battery
(Rechargeable Lithium
(Replaceable Lithium
battery)
battery)
→See 2.7
Rated Input Voltage
COM1
Serial
AC 100 to 240V/ DC 24V
D-Sub 25 pin (socket)
RS-232C/422
I/F
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-232C
→See 2.4.1
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
COM2
-
RS-422/485
→See 2.4.1
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NEW!
Ethernet I/F
-
CF Card I/F
✔
- →See 2.4.4
SD Card I/F
-
NEW! ✔
USB
Type A
I/F
Type mini B
Tool Connector I/F
-
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
NEW! ✔
→See 2.3
✔
-
Centronic-compliant
NEW! USB(Type A)
(parallel)
→See 2.5.2
Auxiliary I/O I/F
✔
- →See 2.4.2
Expansion Unit I/F
✔
- →See 2.5.3
Printer I/F
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Chapter 2 Compatibility of Hardware
2.1 Locations of connector
Connector locations on GP-2600 series and GP-4601T are as follows:
GP-2600T
GP-2601T
GP-4601T
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Interface names
GP-2601T
1
GP-2600T
(AC type)/
(AC/DC type)
Power Connector (DC type)
Serial I/F (COM1)
-
4
5
Power Input Terminal Block
Power Input Terminal Block
2
3
GP-4601T
Serial I/F (COM2)
Tool Connector
-
-
Ethernet I/F
6
-
USB I/F (Type A)
7
-
USB I/F (Type mini B)
8
-
SD Card I/F
9
CF Card I/F
-
10
Expansion Unit I/F
-
11
Printer I/F
-
12
13
Auxiliary I/O I/F
Auxiliary I/O I/F (AUX),
(AUX)
Sound Output I/F
-
Expansion CF Card I/F
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2.2 Touch Panel specifications
For replacing GP-2600 series with GP-4601T, you can select the Matrix type (2-point
touch input at the same time same as GP2000 series) or the Analog type (1-point
touch input) for Touch Panel Type.
For the Analog type, if you touch two points at the same time, only the first touched
point is recognized, but the second touched one is not.
If you use the Analog type, change to 1-point touch input setting using the switch
delay function of GP-Pro EX.
There’s a model number difference between the Analog type and the Matrix type. For
details, see GP4000 Series Model Number.
2.3 Transfer cable
To transfer screen data to GP-4601T, use a USB transfer cable or Ethernet.
The USB cables that can be used for GP-4601T are as follows:
Model
Connector Type
CA3-USBCB-01
Connector on GP
USB (Type A)
Options
ZC9USCBMB1
Commercial Item
USB (Type mini B)
-
Please note that the cables (GPW-CB02, GPW-CB03, GP430-CU02-M) for GP-2600
series cannot be used for GP-4601T.
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2.4 Interface
2.4.1 Serial Interface
The pin assignment and the shape of plug/socket connector of GP-2600 series are
different from those of GP-4601T.
To know the details about them, see [4.2 Shapes of COM ports] and [4.3 Signals of
COM ports].
Because of it, the existing PLC connection cables cannot be used as they are. If you
use the existing connection cables for GP-4601T, see [4.5 Cable Diagram at the
time of replacement].
2.4.2 Auxiliary I/O Interface (AUX)
GP-4601T is not equipped with Auxiliary I/O Feature. External Reset Input and 3
Outputs (RUN Output, System Alarm Output, and External Buzzer Output) that can
be used for GP-2600 series cannot be used.
2.4.3 Sound Output Interface (for GP-2600T only)
GP-4601T is not equipped with the sound output function. The sound output
function for GP-2600T cannot be used.
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2.4.4 CF Card Interface
GP-4601T is not equipped with a CF card slot. But a SD card slot and a USB
interface are installed. In order to use the GP-2600 series data saved in the CF card
and the functions using the CF card, use a SD card or a USB flash drive instead.
* When using a SD card with GP-4601T, please verify it supports the following
specifications:
File format
Maximum capacity
SD
FAT16
2GB
SDHC
FAT32
32GB
For the GP-PRO/PBIII’s “CF Card output folder” setting, if project file is converted
on GP-Pro EX, the setting will automatically change to the one that uses a SD card.
To change the setting of the output destination folder, see [5.1 Changing the
setting of the external media to use].
2.5 Peripheral units and options
2.5.1 Barcode reader connection
GP-4601T is not equipped with a tool port. A barcode reader that used to be
connected to the tool port on GP-2600 series cannot be used. However, GP-4601T
allows you to connect a barcode reader on its USB interface (Type A) or its serial
interface.
For the models GP-4601T supports, see [OtasukePro!]
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/qa/3000/0056_connect_e.html).
2.5.2 Printer Connection
GP-4601T is not equipped with Centronics (parallel) Interface for a printer though
GP-2600 series is equipped with it. If the printer for GP-2600 series is used for
GP-4601T, a converter that converts USB interface on GP-4601T to Centronics
interface is required. And GP-4601T allows you to connect a printer on its USB port.
For the models GP-4601T supports, see [OtasukePro!]
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/qa/3000/0056_connect_e.html).
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2.5.3 Expansion Unit
GP-4601T is not equipped with an expansion unit interface. The expansion unit
(each kind of unit like CC-LINK Unit) for GP-2600 series cannot be used.
2.5.4 Front Maintenance Unit
The front maintenance unit for GP-2600 series (GP077-CFFM10) cannot be used
for GP-4601T.
2.5.5 Isolation Unit
The isolation unit for GP-2600 series (CA2-ISOALL232-01, CA2-ISOALL422-01)
cannot be used for GP-4601T. You can use RS-232C isolation unit for GP-4601T
(CA3-ISO232-01) instead.
2.6 Power Connector
2.6.1 AC Power Supply Type
The power connector on GP-4601T (AC Type) has the same terminal block as
GP-2600 series, but the FG location is different.
2.6.2 DC Power Supply Type
The power connector on GP-4601T (DC Type) is a spring lock type. If you replace
GP-2600 series with GP-4601T, change the power cable.
2.7 Backup Battery
Unlike GP-2600 series, GP-4601T does not use rechargeable secondary batteries but
replaceable primary ones. (For both a rechargeable type and a replaceable one,
contents to be backed up are the same.)
When the time for replacement of backup batteries approaches, the message to urge
you to replace the battery, “RAAA053: Running out of power in the backup battery.
Please change the battery.” appears. When the message appears, replace the battery
referring to the GP4000 series hardware manual.
Replaceable Battery Model
PFXZCBBT1
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2.8 Power Consumption
The power consumption of GP-2600 series is different from that of GP-4601T.
AC Type
DC Type
GP-2600T
50VA or less (AC100V)
GP-2601T
85VA or less (AC240V)
GP-4601T
44VA or less (AC100V)
58VA or less (AC240V)
50W or less
17W or less
For the detailed electric specifications, see the hardware manual.
2.9 Materials/Colors of the body
The materials and the colors of GP-2600 series and GP-4601T are as follows:
GP-2600T
GP-2601T
GP-4601T
Color
Material
Dark Gray
Resin
Light Gray
Resin with glass
2.10 Other Notes

Do not expose GP4000 series to direct sunlight.

Do not use GP4000 series outdoors.


Do not turn on GP4000 series if condensation has occurred inside the device.
When you are continuously using GP4000 series without oxygen, the brightness might
decrease. Please ventilate the control panel periodically.
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Chapter 3 Replacement Procedure
3.1 Work Flow
Installation
Screen
Communication
Check the compatibility of
Check the differences of
Check the connection
hardware in Chapter 2.
specifications in
between GP-4601T and a
OtasukePro! [Compatibility
PLC in the GP-Pro EX
of Software]
Device/PLC Connection
(http://www.pro-face.com
Manual.
Remove GP-2600 series.
/otasuke/qa/gp3000/repla
ce/soft/conv/care/3/).
Receive screen data from
GP-2600 series. *1
Convert GP-2600 series
screen data with GP-Pro
EX’s Project Converter.
Check and modify the data
on GP-Pro EX.
Connect GP-4601T and
Transfer the screen data to
Install GP-4601T.
PLC with the PLC’s cable.
GP-4601T.
Start connection and check
Connect the power cord.
the communication.
Check the performance
and start operation.
*1: This step is required if screen data is saved only in the GP unit, not in any other device.
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3.2 Preparation
Requirements for
GP-2600T:
receiving screen data PC in which GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows V5.0 or later is
from GP-2600 series. installed. *2
*1
GP-2601T:
PC in which GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows C-Package02 V6.3 or
later is installed. *2
Transfer Cable
(The following three types of cables are available.)
・ GPW-CB02 (D-sub 9 pin to PC)
・ GPW-CB03 (USB to PC) *3
・ GP430-CU02-M or GPW-SET (D-sub 25 pin to PC)
*For GP-2600 series, it’s possible to send/receive a screen
via Ethernet (GP-2600T only) or with a CF card.
Requirements for
PC in which GP-Pro EX Ver.3.01 or later is installed.
converting screen
Transfer Cable
data of GP-2600
(The following three types of cables are available.)
series and
・ A USB transfer cable (model: CA3-USBCB-01)
transferring the
・ A USB data-transfer cable (model: ZC9USCBMB1)
converted data to
・ A commercial USB cable (USB Type A/mini B)
GP-4601T
* Possible to send/receive a screen with a SD card, a USB
storage device, or via Ethernet.
*1: This step is required if screen data is saved only in the GP unit, not in any other device.
*2:
Please use the same version or later as or than that of the software used during creating screens on
GP-2600 series. If you don’t know the version, we recommend you to use the newest version. The
newest version is GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows C-Package03 (SP2) V7.29. Those who have
GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows C-Package03 V7.0 can download it from our web site called [OtasukePro!]
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/download/update/).
*3:
GPW-CB03 is supported by GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows C-Package02 (SP2) V6.23 or later. You need to
install a driver from [Download] on our Web site called [OtasukePro!]
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/download/driver/).
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3.3 Receive screen data from GP-2600 series
This section explains, as an example, how to receive screen data from GP-2600 series
using a transfer cable, GPW-CB02 or GPW-CB03. If you have backed up screen data,
this step is unnecessary; skip to the next section [3.4 Convert screen data with the
Project Converter].
(1) Connect a transfer cable to the GP-2600 series.
(2) Start up GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows and click the [Transfer] icon on the Project
Manager (Specify a desired project file.)
(3) On the [Transfer] window, select the [Setup] menu and click [Transfer Settings...]
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(4) In the Communication Port field, select [COM], specify the COM port to which the
cable is connected, and click [OK].
If you use a USB transfer cable (GPW-CB03)
You can check the COM port for the USB transfer cable (GPW-CB03),
which is assigned to the PC, with the Device Manager of Windows.
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(5) Select the [Transfer] menu and click [Receive...].
(6) Specify the location to save the received screen data at and the project file name
and save them.
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In case there is no Upload Information
“Upload Information” is necessary to receive screen data from GP-2600 series. It
needs to be included in screen data when transferring screen data to the display
unit beforehand. The Upload Information is sent to the display unit by default,
however, you may check off the box of Upload Information to prevent screen
reception by a third party.
You can check in the following way if the Upload Information has been sent or not.
1.
Enter into the GP’s Offline mode.
2.
If there are 2 asterisk (*) marks in the Main menu as shown below, the
Upload Information has been sent.
If not, there is no “Upload Information” sent. In this case, a message, which
indicates there is no “Upload Information”, appears and you cannot receive the
data.
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3.4 Convert screen data with the Project Converter
Convert a project file (*.prw) for GP-2600 series with the GP-Pro EX’s Project
Converter.
(1) Click the [Start] button, select [All Programs] (or [Programs])->[Pro-face]->
[GP-Pro EX *.**]->[Project Converter]
(For the [*.**] part, the version of the software you use is displayed.)
(2) The Project Converter starts up and the [Project Converter] dialog box opens.
Select [Project File (*.PRW)] in the [Data Type].
(3) Click the [Browse…] button and select a project file (e.g.: “Project system A.prw”).
Click [Open], and the file will be set in [Convert-From].
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(4) In [Convert-To], designate a GP-Pro EX’s project file (*.prx). Click the [Browse…]
button and enter a new [File Name] (e.g.: “Product system A.prx”). Click [Save],
and a new project file will be set to [Convert-To].
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NOTE
When a convert-to file exists, the window that confirms whether or not to
overwrite the file is displayed.
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(5) Click [Convert] and start the conversion.
(6) If you are asked about the [Convert-To] type as shown below, select a replacement
model’s name on the pull-down menu. Click [OK].
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If an error message is displayed during conversion
If an error message is displayed during conversion, refer to [Project Converter
Error Message]
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/qa/gp3000/replace/soft/conv/project_conve
rter_error.html) on our Web site called [OtasukePro!] for the cause and the
solution.
NOTE
If the following dialog box appears, CF Card Output Folder setting is required.
Please refer to Convert GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows’”Destination CF Card Folder”
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(7) After conversion, the [Save convert information] dialog box appears. If you click
[Save], you can save the conversion information in a CSV file format.
NOTE
Because the differences made at the time of conversion from GP-Pro/PBIII for
Windows are described in the CSV saved file, the project file (*.prx) after
conversion can be checked and modified according to the conversion
information.
(8) Click [Close] to close the [Project Converter] dialog box.
If you double click the project file (*.prx) after conversion, GP-Pro EX will start and the
file will open.
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Convert GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows “Destination CF Card Folder”
If you convert a project file (*.prw) with a destination CF card folder designated in the
step 6, the Question dialog box asking whether or not to designate the destination CF
card folder for the convert destination appears again.
Select a folder (e.g.: “Database”) and click [OK].
If you click the [Make New Folder] button, you can create a new folder at any location.
IMPORTANT
・ In the [Question] dialog box, be sure to select [Yes] and specify the destination
folder. If you select [No], images will not be called correctly.
・ GP-4601T is not equipped with a CF card slot. If a destination folder is created in
the work above, a CF card will be automatically replaced with a SD card for the
external device setting.
To check or change the destination folder setting, see [5.1 Changing the setting
of the external media to use]
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3.5 Transfer screen data to GP-4601T
Transfer the project file after conversion to GP-4601T.
You can transfer data to GP-4601T via;
・ A USB transfer cable (model: CA3-USBCB-01)
・ A USB data transfer cable (model: ZC9USCBMB1)
・ A commercial USB cable (USB Type A/mini B)
・ A SD card/A USB storage device
・ Ethernet
But this section explains, as an example, how to transfer screen data with a USB
transfer cable (model: CA3-USBCB-01).
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(1) Connect your PC and GP-4601T with a USB transfer cable (model:
CA3-USBCB-01). If the driver of the cable has not been installed on your PC yet, a
dialog box will appear. Please follow the instructions.
NOTE
・ The “Hardware Installation” dialog box as shown below may appear during
installing the USB driver depending on the security level of Windows® XP.
Click [Continue Anyway] to start installing the driver. When installation is
completed, click [Finish].
・ If the following symptoms appear on Microsoft Windows® 7, go to updating
“USB Data Transfer Driver” on [OtasukePro!] for download
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/download/update/proex/proex/v260/g
pproex_usb_transfer.htm).
- An error occurs when GP-Pro EX or Transfer Tool is installed
- An error occurs when data is transferred via a USB transfer cable
(model: CA3-USBCB-01).
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(2) Turn on the power of GP-4601T. The “Initial Start Mode” screen will appear on the
display unit. After transferring a project file once, this screen will not appear again.
(3) On the GP-Pro EX’s State Toolbar, click the [Transfer Project] icon to open the
Transfer Tool.
To transfer a different project file, click the [Select Project] button and select a
project file.
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(4) Make sure that the [Device] in the “Transfer Settings Information” is set to [USB].
If not, click the [Transfer Setting] button to open the “Transfer Setting” dialog box.
Select [USB] in the Communication Port Settings field and click [OK].
(5) Click [Send Project] to start transfer.
When the following dialog box appears, click [Yes]. This dialog box doesn’t appear
when the same project file is sent again.
(6) The following dialog box appears during transfer and you can check the
communication status. (The display unit enters the Transferring mode and
communication with the device such as a PLC is terminated.)
Display Screen
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(7) When transfer is completed, the status displayed in the dialog box will change
from [Transferring] to [Complete Transfer]. Click [Close] to close the dialog box.
The display unit will be reset and a screen of the transferred project file will be
displayed.
(8) Close the Transfer Tool.
(9) Click the [X] mark on top right of the screen or [Project]->[Exit] to close GP-Pro
EX.
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3.6 Differences of software
3.6.1 Differences after conversion
Check the differences of screen data after conversion from GP-PRO/PBIII to
GP-Pro EX. For the details of each item, refer to our website.
http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/qa/gp3000/replace/soft/conv/care/3/
Differences of Software
1
Touch Panel Type
2
Compatibility of Bit Switch
3
Compatibility of Alarm
4
Compatibility of Trend Graph
5
Compatibility of K tag (Input Order)
6
Compatibility of K tag (difference of Writing)
7
Compatibility of K tag (Indirect Setting)
8
Compatibility of N tag
9
10
Precautions for using the switch for [History Data Display] of Trend Graph
on the window
About window display on a momentary switch during momentary
operation
11
About the performance when a display area of the system window is
overlapping
12
Change of Tag Process
13
About the display when a fixed Draw is placed on a Part
14
Compatibility of Text
15
Compatibility of Fill
16
Compatibility of CF Card Data
17
Precautions for conversion when filing data is saved in a CF card
18
Precautions for setting “Color Settings” to [256 Colors without blinking]
19
Precautions for loading a part with “L Tag (Library Display)”
20
Compatibility of MRK files and CPW files
21
Compatibility of V Tag/v tag and Video Screen
22
Compatibility of Extended SIO Script
23
Compatibility of Sound Data
24
Compatibility of Device Monitor
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25
Compatibility of Ladder Monitor
26
Compatibility of J Tag and R Tag
27
Converting Screen Data of DOS
28
Compatibility of Standard Font
29
D Script starts right after screen change or power on.
(Compatibility of D Script Trigger Condition)
30
The position shifts when loading a window screen (Compatibility of U Tag)
31
Precautions for using Screen Level Change
32
Compatibility of H tag
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Chapter 4 Communication with Device/PLC
4.1 Driver list
More connectable drivers will be added.
For the devices/PLC each driver supports, see [Connectable Devices]
(http://www.pro-face.com/product/soft/gpproex/driver/driver.html).
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4.2 Shapes of COM ports
GP-2601T
GP-2600T
GP-4601T
D-Sub 25 pin (socket)
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-232C/422
RS-232C
COM1
COM2
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-232C
RS-422/485
-
NOTE
・ For the COM ports of GP-2600 series and GP-4601T, the pin assignment and the
shape of plug/socket connector are different. Because of it, the existing PLC
connection cables cannot be used as they are. If you use the existing connection
cables, see [4.5 Cable Diagram at the time of replacement].
・ Even though the both COM1 and COM2 ports on GP-2600T are used with RS-232C
setting, only the COM1 port can be used for GP-4601T.
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4.3 Signals of COM ports
4.3.1 Signals of COM1
For GP-2600 series
RS-232C or RS-422 (socket)
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For GP-4601T
RS-232C (plug)
*1: RI and VICC of Pin 9 are switched on the software.
VCC Output is not protected from overcurrent.
Please follow the current rating to avoid false operation or breakdown.
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4.3.2 Signals of COM2
For GP-2600T
RS-232C (plug)
For GP-2601T
N/A
For GP-4601T
RS-422/485 (plug)
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4.4 Multilink Connection
For GP-4601T, some communication drivers do not support multi-link connection
(n:1) via RS-422.
When converting the project file with the setting of the communication driver that
does not support multi-link connection (n:1) via RS-422, the connection is
automatically converted to (1:1).
For the communication drivers that support serial multi-link, see [Which drivers
support serial multilink communication?]
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/files/manual/gpproex/new/device/com_mlnk.ht
m).
4.5 Internal 2-Port feature for Mitsubishi PLC
For GP-4501TW, the internal 2-Port feature for Mitsubishi PLC cannot be used.
If [GP Setup]->[Mode Settings]->[Option]->[Internal 2 port] is selected on
GP-PRO/PBIII, the following message will appear when converting the project file with
the GP-Pro EX Project Converter.
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4.6 Cable Diagram at the time of replacement
The connection cable for GP-2600 series can be used for GP-4601T.
But please note that there are precautions and restrictions as described below.
IMPORTANT
・ Please check the connection configurations GP-4601T supports with GP-Pro EX
Device/PLC Connection Manual before using a connection cable.
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/files/manual/gpproex/new/device/index.ht
m)

The Siemens MPI connection cable, MPI adapter (GP070-MPI-41)
cannot be used.
Please refer to the above-mentioned GP-Pro EX Device/PLC Connection Manual
and prepare a connection cable for GP-4601 newly.

When using Mitsubishi PLC A/QnA series (CPU Direct), please refer the following notes,
o
When using GP430-IP10-O/ GP430-IP11-O,
Refer > 4.6.1 When using a RS-232C connection cable > When using CPU I/F Cable for
Mitsubishi PLC…
o
When using GP2000-CBLA/5M-01 (* including User-created cable)
Refer > 4.6.2 When using a RS-422 connection cable > When using Mitsubishi A/QnA series
(CPU Direct) connection cable(GP2000-CBLA/5M-01)
o
When using GP2000-CBLFX/5M-01, GP2000-CBLFX/1M-01(* including
User-created cable)
Refer > 4.6.2 When using a RS-422 connection cable > When using Mitsubishi FX series
(CPU Direct) connection cable(GP2000-CBLFX/5M-01, GP2000-CBLFX/1M-01)
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4.6.1 When using a RS-232C connection cable
GP-2600 series System Configuration (connecting to COM1)
GP-4601T System Configuration (connecting to COM1)
To replace GP-2600 series with GP-4601T, prepare the following item.
Product Name
Model
RS-232C 9-pin/25-pin Conversion Cable (20cm)
CA3-CBLCBT232-01
When using CPU I/F Cable for Mitsubishi PLC…
When using CPU I/F Cables for Mitsubishi PLC (GP430-IP10-O/ GP430-IP11-O)
with GP-2500 series, be sure to select “VCC” in the Device/PLC Setting on GP-Pro
EX after converting a project file, or the communication will not work properly.
To change this setting, select [System Settings] -> [Device/PLC] in the [Project]
menu on GP-Pro EX.
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* For GP-2600T only:
GP-2600T System Configuration (connecting to COM2)
GP-4601T System Configuration (connecting to COM1)
*The same cable can be used.
IMPORTANT
・ Even though the both COM1 and COM2 ports on GP-2600T are used with
RS-232C setting, only the COM1 port can be used for GP-4601T.
・ When the settings for the both COM1 and COM2 ports are configured for
GP-2600T, the settings for the COM2 port are not converted on GP-Pro EX.
If you still need the settings of the COM2 port for GP-2600T, add Device/PLC
setting from [System Settings] on the [Project] menu of GP-Pro EX.
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4.6.2 When using a RS-422 connection cable
GP-2600 series System Configuration (connecting to COM1)
GP-4601T System Configuration (connecting to COM2)
IMPORTANT
Before connecting to GP-4601T, be sure to change the port setting to [COM2] on
Device/PLC Setting of GP-Pro EX. Please check the communication setting with
GP-Pro EX Device/PLC Connection Manual just in case.
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/files/manual/gpproex/new/device/index.ht
m)
To replace GP-2600 series with GP-4601T, prepare the following item.
Product Name
Model
RS-422 9-pin/25-pin Conversion Cable (20cm)
PFXZCBCBCVR41
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NOTE
When using a terminal block adapter (GP070-CN10-O), we recommend you to
replace it with a terminal block conversion adapter (PFXZCBADTM1) for
GP-4601T.
For replacement in this connection method, prepare the following item.
Product Name
Model
Terminal Block Conversion Adapter
PFXZCBADTM1
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When using Mitsubishi A/QnA series(CPU Direct) connection cable
(GP2000-CBLA/5M-01) * Including User-created cable
9/25-pin Conversion Cable cannot be used.
Please replace to Mitsubishi A connection cable by Pro-face
(CA3-CBLA-01).
GP2000 series
GP2000-CBLA/5M-01
Mitsubishi
A/QnA PLC
GP4000 series
CA3-CBLA-01
Mitsubishi
A/QnA PLC
Not available options for 4000 series
RS-422 9/25-pin Conversion Cable(20cm)(PFXZCBCBCVR41)
COM Port Conversion Adapter(CA3-ADPCOM-01)
+
RS-422 9/25-pin Conversion Cable(20cm)(CA3-CBLCBT422-01)
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When using Mitsubishi FX series(CPU Direct) connection cable
(GP2000-CBLFX/5M-01, GP2000-CBLFX/1M-01)
* Including User-created cable
9/25-pin Conversion Cable cannot be used.
Please replace to Mitsubishi FX connection cable by Pro-face
(CA3-CBLFX/5M-01(5m) or CA3-CBLFX/1M-01(1m)).
GP2000-CBLFX/5M-01
Mitsubishi
or
FX PLC
GP2000 series
GP2000-CBLFX/1M-01
CA3-CBLFX/5M-01(5m)
GP4000 series
or
Mitsubishi
FX PLC
CA3-CBLFX/1M-01(1m)
Not available options for 4000 series
RS-422 9/25-pin Conversion Cable(20cm)(PFXZCBCBCVR41)
COM Port Conversion Adapter(CA3-ADPCOM-01)
+
RS-422 9/25-pin Conversion Cable(20cm)(CA3-CBLCBT422-01)
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Chapter 5 Appendix
5.1 Changing the setting of the external media to use
If a CF card has been used for GP-PRO/PBIII, after GP-2600 series is replaced with
GP-4601T with GP-Pro EX, “a CF card” is automatically replaced with “a SD card” for
the external media setting.
(1) After conversion of the project file data, at GP-Pro EX Error Check, if the message,
“The project contains features that require a SD card. However, the selected
display does not support SD cards so these features will not run.” appears,
<Cause>
The model without a SD card slot has the setting that uses a SD card.
->Solution 1
(2) To use a USB storage device instead of a SD card ->Solution 1
(3) To check or change the SD card’s data output destination folder setting
->Solution 2
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[Solution]
1. Change the SD Card setting to the USB storage setting following the steps below.
<Procedure>
i. Click [Project]->[Information]->[Destination Folder].
ii. Uncheck “Enable SD Card” and check “Enable USB Storage.
iii. Click the [Browse] button and specify a destination folder.
iv. Click [OK] to confirm the setting.
v. Click [Project]->[Save] to save changes.
vi. Check each function that uses the CF card and replace the setting of [SD Card]
with [USB Storage] for the media setting.
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NOTE
・ To see how the tags or the parts of GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows are replaced
on GP-Pro EX, refer to [OtasukePro!] “Feature Comparison between
GP-PRO/PBIII and GP-Pro EX”
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/qa/gp3000/replace/soft/conv/care/3/co
mpare.htm)
・ To check each function setting of GP-Pro EX, refer to GP-Pro EX Reference
Manual.
2. Check and change the destination folder setting following the steps below.
i. Click [Project]->[Information]->[Destination Folder].
ii. The current setting is displayed.
iii. After changing it, click [OK] to confirm the setting.
iv. Click [Project]->[Save] to save changes.
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