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GP-477RE->GP4000 Series
Replacement Guidebook
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4th Edition 2014.11
Copyright © 2014.11 Digital Electronics Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Preface
This manual introduces the procedures to replace a GP-477RE unit with a
GP-4501T/TW.
Model in use
Recommended Substitution
GP-4501T*1
GP-477RE
GP-4501TW*1
*1: A recommended substitution differs depending on a power supply type of the model you use.
When replacing AC power supply type
When replacing DC power supply type
(GP477R-EG11);
(GP477R-EG41-24VP);
We recommend GP-4501T
The power supply type and the
whose power supply type and the
panel cutout dimensions are
panel cutout dimensions are
same as those of
same as those of GP477R-EG11.
GP477R-EG41-24VP.
The power supply type is DC, but
the panel cutout dimensions
are different. The panel cutout
dimensions get larger.
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”/7.0”W)
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-4301TW
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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
7
1.1 SPECIFICATIONS OF GP-477RE AND GP-4501T
7
1.2 SPECIFICATIONS OF GP-477RE AND GP-4501TW
9
CHAPTER 2 COMPATIBILITY OF HARDWARE
11
2.1 LOCATIONS OF CONNECTOR
11
2.2 TOUCH PANEL SPECIFICATIONS
13
2.2.1 WHEN REPLACING GP-477RE
WITH
GP-4501T
13
2.2.2 WHEN REPLACING GP-477RE
WITH
GP-4501TW
13
2.3 DISPLAY COLORS
14
2.4 DISPLAY RESOLUTION
15
2.5 PANEL CUTOUT DIMENSIONS (ONLY WHEN REPLACING WITH GP-4501TW)
15
2.6 TRANSFER CABLE
15
2.7 INTERFACE
16
2.7.1 SERIAL INTERFACE
16
2.7.2 AUXILIARY I/O INTERFACE (AUX)
16
2.7.3 CF CARD INTERFACE (ONLY WHEN USING “MULTI UNIT” (GP077-MLTS11,
GP077-MLTE41))
17
2.8 PERIPHERAL UNITS AND OPTION UNITS
17
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2.8.1 BARCODE READER CONNECTION
17
2.8.2 PRINTER CONNECTION
18
2.8.3 EXPANSION UNIT
18
2.8.4 FRONT MAINTENANCE UNIT
18
2.8.5 ISOLATION UNIT
18
2.9 POWER CONNECTOR
18
2.9.1 AC POWER SUPPLY TYPE
18
2.9.2 DC POWER SUPPLY
19
TYPE
2.10 BACKUP BATTERY
19
2.11 POWER CONSUMPTION
19
2.12 MATERIALS/COLORS OF THE BODY
20
2.13 OTHER NOTES
20
CHAPTER 3 REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
21
3.1 WORK FLOW
21
3.2 PREPARATION
22
3.3 RECEIVE SCREEN DATA FROM GP-477RE
23
3.4 CONVERT SCREEN DATA WITH THE PROJECT CONVERTER
27
3.5 CHANGE THE DISPLAY UNIT TYPE
34
3.6 TRANSFER THE SCREEN DATA TO GP-4501T/TW
34
3.7 DIFFERENCES OF SOFTWARE
39
3.7.1 DIFFERENCES AFTER CONVERSION
39
CHAPTER 4 COMMUNICATION WITH DEVICE/PLC
41
4.1 DRIVERS
41
4.2 SHAPES OF COM PORTS
41
4.3 SIGNALS OF COM PORTS
42
4.3.1 SIGNALS OF COM1
42
4.3.2 SIGNALS OF COM2
44
4.4 MULTILINK CONNECTION
44
4.5 INTERNAL 2-PORT FEATURE FOR MITSUBISHI PLC
45
4.6 CABLE DIAGRAM AT THE TIME OF REPLACEMENT
46
4.6.1 WHEN USING A RS-232C CONNECTION CABLE
47
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4.6.2 WHEN USING A RS-422 CONNECTION CABLE
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CHAPTER 5 APPENDIX
53
5.1 CHANGING THE SETTING
53
OF THE EXTERNAL MEDIA TO USE
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Chapter 1 Specification Comparison
1.1 Specifications of GP-477RE and GP-4501T
Display Type
GP-477RE
GP-4501T
High-brightness EL display
UP! TFT color LCD
UP!
Display Colors,
Levels
65,536 colors (without blink)/
Amber
16,384 colors (with blink)
->See 2.3
Display Resolution
VGA (640×400 pixels)
Panel Cutout
(mm)
Touch Panel Type
Memory
->See 2.4
259(W)x201(H)
Dimensions (mm)
External Dimensions
VGA (640x480 pixels)
274.0(W)x216(H)x56.5(D)
Resistive film (Matrix)
272.5(W)x214.5(H)x57(D)
Resistive film (Analog/Matrix)
->See 2.2.1
Application
2MB
UP! 32MB
SRAM
96KB
UP! 320KB
Secondary Battery
Backup Battery
(Rechargeable Lithium
battery)
Rated Input Voltage
COM1
Serial
NEW!
Primary Battery
(Replaceable Lithium battery)
->See 2.10
AC 100 to 240V/ DC 24V
D-Sub 25 pin (socket)
RS-232C/422
I/F
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-232C
->See 2.7.1 and Chapter4
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
COM2
-
RS-422/485
->See 2.7.1 and Chapter4
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Ethernet I/F
-
SD Card I/F
-
USB
Type A
I/F
Type mini B
Tool Connector I/F
NEW!
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
NEW! ✔
NEW! ✔
-
->See 2.6
✔
-
Centronic-compliant
-
(parallel)
->See 2.8.2
Auxiliary I/O I/F
✔
- ->See 2.7.2
Expansion Unit I/F
✔
- ->See 2.8.3
Printer I/F
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1.2 Specifications of GP-477RE and GP-4501TW
Display Type
GP-477RE
GP-4501TW
High-brightness EL display
UP! TFT Color LCD
UP!
Display Colors, Levels
Amber
65,536 colors (without blink)/
16,384 colors (with blink)
->See 2.3
Display Resolution
Panel Cutout
Dimensions (mm)
External Dimensions
(mm)
Touch Panel Type
Memory
VGA (640×400 pixels)
VGA (640×480 pixels)
->See 2.4
259(W)x201(H)
301.5(W)x227.5(H)
274.0(W)x216(H)x56.5(D)
315(W)x241(H)x56(D)
Resistive film (Matrix)
NEW! Resistive film (Analog)
->See 2.2.2
Application
2MB
UP! 16MB
SRAM
96KB
UP! 128KB
Secondary Battery
Backup Battery
(Rechargeable Lithium
battery)
Rated Input Voltage
COM1
Serial
AC 100 to 240V/ DC 24V
D-Sub 25 pin (socket)
RS-232C/422
NEW!
Primary Battery
(Replaceable Lithium battery)
->See 2.10
DC 24V ->See 2.9
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-232C
-->See 2.7.1 and Chapter4
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
I/F
COM2
-
RS-422/485
->See 2.7.1 and Chapter4
Ethernet I/F
NEW!
-
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
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SD Card I/F
USB
Type A
I/F
Type mini B
Tool Connector I/F
-
NEW! ✔
NEW! ✔
->See 2.6
✔
-
Centronic-compliant
-
(parallel)
->See 2.8.2
Auxiliary I/O I/F
✔
- ->See 2.7.2
Expansion Unit I/F
✔
- ->See 2.8.3
Printer I/F
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Chapter 2 Compatibility of Hardware
2.1 Locations of connector
Connector locations on GP-477RE and GP-4501T/TW are as follows;
GP-477RE
GP-4501T/TW
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Interface names
GP-477RE
1
Power Input Terminal
Block (AC/DC type)
2
GP-4501T
GP-4501TW
Power Input Terminal Block
(AC type)/
Power Connector
Power Connector (DC type)
(DC type)
Serial Interface (COM1)
3
-
Serial Interface (COM2)
4
Tool Connector
-
5
-
Ethernet Interface
6
-
USB Interface (Type A)
7
-
USB Interface (Type mini B)
8
-
SD Card Interface
9 Auxiliary Interface (AUX)
10
-
Printer Interface
-
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2.2 Touch Panel specifications
2.2.1 When replacing GP-477RE with GP-4501T
For replacing GP-477RE with GP-4501T, you can select the Matrix type (2-point
touch input at the same time same as GP-477RE) or the Analog type (1-point touch
input) for Touch Panel Type.
For the Analog type, even if you touch two points at the same time, it’s recognized
that the coordinates located between these two points are touched. If you have
used the 2-point touch input on GP-477RE, change to the 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.
Before placing an order, please make sure of the model number.
For AC power supply
PFXGP4501TMA
For DC power supply
PFXGP4501TMD
2.2.2 When replacing GP-477RE with GP-4501TW
GP-4501TW adopts the Analog type.
For the Analog type, even if you touch two points at the same time, it’s recognized
that the coordinates located between these two points are touched.
If you have used the 2-point touch input on GP-477RE, change to the 1-point touch
input setting using the switch delay function of GP-Pro EX.
If you use the Matrix type that enables 2-point touch input at the same time, you
can replace GP-477RE with GP-4501T.
There’s a model number difference between the Analog type and the Matrix type.
Before placing an order, please make sure of the model number.
For AC power supply
PFXGP4501TMA
For DC power supply
PFXGP4501TMD
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2.3 Display Colors
The display color of GP-477RE is monochrome, but GP-4501T/TW has a TFT color LCD.
After replacement, the display color changes from monochrome to color.
When data of a monochrome model is converted to data of a color model with GP-Pro
EX, the data may be displayed in colors depending on the version of the Project
Converter or settings of the drawing/the parts on the screen.
After conversion, please confirm the display colors of the drawing or the parts on the
screens just in case.
If the display is in colors after the data conversion to GP-4501TW…
GP-Pro EX Ver. 3.01.200 (Service Pack1) or later supports the function which
changes drawing in colors to in monochrome. To change the setting, follow the steps
below.
(1) Click [Project]->[System Settings]->[Display Unit].
(2) Open the [Display Settings] tab.
(3) Change [Color] setting to “16 Levels Monochrome, 3-Speed Blink”.
(4) Select [Yellow/Black].
* [Reverse Display] setting is for displaying the screen with black/white reversed.
Check on it if needed.
* Please confirm the display colors of the drawing or the parts on the screens after
changing the [Color] setting to “16 Levels Monochrome, 3-Speed Blink”.
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2.4 Display Resolution
The display resolution of GP-477RE is different from that of GP-4501T/TW. For
GP-4501T/TW, the screen area gets larger by 40 pixels up and down. If you draw on
a full screen, please edit it with GP-Pro EX.
2.5 Panel cutout dimensions (only when replacing with GP-4501TW)
When replacing GP-477RE with GP-4501TW, please process the panel because the
panel cutout dimensions get larger.
2.6 Transfer cable
To transfer screen data to GP-4501T/TW, use an USB transfer cable or Ethernet.
The USB cables that can be used for GP-4501T/TW 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-477RE
cannot be used for GP-4501T/TW.
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2.7 Interface
2.7.1 Serial Interface
The pin assignment and the shape of plug/socket connector of GP-477RE are
different from those of GP-4501T/TW.
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, see [4.6 Cable Diagram at the time of
replacement].
2.7.2 Auxiliary I/O Interface (AUX)
GP-4501T/TW 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-477RE cannot be used.
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2.7.3 CF Card Interface
(only when using “Multi Unit” (GP077-MLTS11, GP077-MLTE41))
GP-4501T/TW 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-477RE data saved in the CF card and
the functions using the CF card with using Multi Unit (GP077-MLTS11,
GP077-MLTE41), use a SD card or a USB flash drive instead.
* When using a SD card with GP-4501T/TW, 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, when 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].
(The sound output function of the Multi Unit (GP077-MLTS11, GP077-MLTE41)
cannot be used for GP-4501T/TW.)
2.8 Peripheral units and option units
2.8.1 Barcode reader connection
GP-4501T/TW is not equipped with a tool port. A barcode reader that used to be
connected to the tool port on GP-477RE cannot be used. However, GP-4501T/TW
allows you to connect a barcode reader on its USB interface (Type A) or its serial
interface.
For the models GP-4501T/TW supports, see [OtasukePro!]
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/qa/3000/0056_connect_e.html).
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2.8.2 Printer connection
GP-4501T/TW is not equipped with Centronics (parallel) Interface for a printer
though GP-477RE is equipped with it. If the printer for GP-477RE is used for
GP-4501T/TW, a converter that converts USB I/Fon GP-4501T/TW to Centronics
I/F is required. And GP-4501T/TW allows you to connect a printer on its USB port.
For the models GP-4501T/TW supports, see [OtasukePro!]
(http://www.pro-face.com/otasuke/qa/3000/0056_connect_e.html).
2.8.3 Expansion Unit
GP-4501T/TW is not equipped with an expansion unit interface. The expansion unit
(each kind of unit like CC-LINK Unit) for GP-477RE cannot be used.
2.8.4 Front Maintenance Unit
The front maintenance unit for GP-477RE (GP077-CFFM10) cannot be used for
GP-4501T/TW.
2.8.5 Isolation Unit
The isolation unit for GP-477RE (CA2-ISOALL232-01, CA2-ISOALL422-01) cannot
be used for GP-4501T/TW. You can use the RS-232C isolation unit for
GP-4501T/TW (CA3-ISO232-01) instead. In this case, select “VCC” from [System
Settings] -> [Device/PLC] in the [Project] menu on GP-Pro EX.
2.9 Power Connector
2.9.1 AC power supply type
The power connector on GP-4501T (AC type) has the same terminal block as
GP-477RE (AC type), but the FG location is different.
GP-4501TW has a DC power supply type only. When replacing GP-477RE (AC type)
with GP-4501TW, changing to DC power supply is required.
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2.9.2 DC power supply type
The power connector on GP-4501T/TW (DC type) is a spring lock type.
If you replace GP-477RE (DC type) with GP-4501T/TW (DC type), change the
power cable.
2.10 Backup Battery
Unlike GP-477RE, GP-4501T/TW 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
2.11 Power Consumption
The power consumption of GP-477RE is different from that of GP-4501T/TW.
AC Type
GP-477RE
GP-4501T
GP-4501TW
DC Type
50VA or less (AC100V)
50W or less
44VA or less (AC100V)
58VA or less (AC240V)
17W or less
-
For the detailed electric specifications, see the hardware manual.
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2.12 Materials/Colors of the body
The materials and the colors of GP-477RE and GP-4501T/TW are as follows;
Color
Material
GP-477RE
Dark Gray
Resin
GP-4501T/TW
Light Gray
Resin with glass
2.13 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-4501TW and a
OtasukePro! [Compatibility
PLC in the GP-Pro EX
of Software]
Device/PLC Connection
(http://www.pro-face.com/
Manual.
otasuke/qa/gp3000/replace
Remove GP-477RE.
/soft/conv/care/3/).
Receive screen data from
GP-477RE. *1
Convert GP-477RE screen
data with GP-Pro EX’s
Project Converter.
Check and modify the data
on GP-Pro EX.
Install GP-4501T/TW.
Transfer the screen data to
Connect GP-4501T/TW
and PLC with the PLC’s
cable.
GP-4501T/TW.
Connect the power cord.
Start connection and check
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
PC in which GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows V2.1 or later is
receiving screen data installed. *2
from GP-477RE *1
Transfer cable (The following three types of cables are
available)
・ GPW-CB02 (D-sub 9-pin to the PC)
・ GPW-CB03 (USB to the PC *3)
・ GP430-CU02-M or GPW-SET (D-sub 25-pin to the PC)
Requirements for
PC in which GP-Pro EX Ver.3.01 or later is installed
converting screen
Transfer cable (The following three types of cables are
data of GP-477RE
available)
and transferring the
・ An USB transfer cable (model:CA3-USBCB-01)
converted data to
・ An USB data-transfer cable (model:ZC9USCBMB1)
GP-4501T/TW
・ A commercial USB cable (USB Type A/mini B)
* Possible to send/receive a screen with a SD card, an 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-477RE.
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-477RE
This section explains, as an example, how to receive screen data from GP-477RE
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-477RE unit.
(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-477RE. 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-477RE 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 this 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 [GP-4501TW]
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_con
verter_error.html) on our Web site called [OtasukePro!] for the cause and the
solution.
NOTE
If the following dialog box appears, CF Card Ouput 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 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-4501T/TW is not equipped with a CF card slot. If you create a destination
folder in the step above, the CF card setting will automatically change to the SD
card setting.
For checking or changing the destination folder setting, see [5.1 Changing the
setting of the external media to use].
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3.5 Change the Display Unit Type
(* Only when replacing with GP-4501T)
Open the project file (*.prx) on GP-Pro EX that is converted in the Chapter 3.4 and
change the display unit type to GP-4501T.
(1) Open the converted project file (*.prx) on GP-Pro EX.
(2) Click [System Settings]->[Display]->[Change Display] in [Project] menu and
change the Display Unit type to GP-4501T.
(3) Click [Project]->[Save] or [Save As] to save the change.
3.6 Transfer the screen data to GP-4501T/TW
Transfer the project file after conversion to GP-4501T/TW.
You can transfer data to GP-4501T/TW via;
・
An USB transfer cable (model: CA3-USBCB-01)
・
An 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 an USB
transfer cable (model: CA3-USBCB-01).
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(1) Connect your PC and GP-4501T/TW with an USB transfer cable (model:
CA3-USBCB-01).
If the driver of the cable has not been installed on you 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/freesoft/gpproex_transfer.ht
m).
- 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) Trun on the power of GP-4501T/TW. 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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3.7 Differences of software
3.7.1 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
Precautions for using the switch for [History Data Display] of Trend Graph
on the window
10
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 Drivers
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).
4.2 Shapes of COM ports
GP-477RE
GP-4501T/TW
D-Sub 25 pin (socket)
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-232C/422
RS-232C
COM1
D-Sub 9 pin (plug)
RS-422/485
COM2
-
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4.3 Signals of COM ports
4.3.1 Signals of COM1
For GP-477RE
RS-232C or RS-422 (socket)
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For GP-4501T/TW
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-477RE
None
For GP-4501T/TW
RS-422/485 (plug)
4.4 Multilink Connection
For GP-4501T/TW, 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).
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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]->[Inernal 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-477RE can be used for GP-4501T/TW. But please note
that there are precautions and restrictions as described below.
IMPORTANT
 Please check the connection configurations GP-4501T/TW 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-4501T/TW 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-477RE System Configuration (COM1)
GP-4501T/TW System Configuration (connecting to COM1)
To replace GP-477RE with GP-4501T/TW, prepare the following item.
Product Name
Model
RS-232C 9-pin/25-pin Conversion Cable (20cm)
CA3-CBLCBT232-01
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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-2300 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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4.6.2 When using a RS-422 connection cable
GP-477RE System Configuration (connecting to COM1)
GP-4501T/TW System Configuration (connecting to COM2)
IMPORTANT
Before connecting to GP-4501T/TW, 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-477RE with GP-4501T/TW, 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 GP4000
series.
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 is used for GP-PRO/PBIII, after GP-477RE is replaced with GP-4501T/TW
with the Project Converter of 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 flash drive 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 the one of [USB Storage].
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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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