Rockwell Automation 1784-KTS User manual

Rockwell Automation 1784-KTS User manual
ControlNet Modules
in Logix5000 Control
Systems
1734-ACNR, 1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R,
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR, 1769-L32C,
1769-L35CR, 1784-PCC, 1784-PCIC,
1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS,
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF,
1788-CNFR, 1794-ACN15,
1794-ACNR15, 1797-ACNR15
User Manual
Important User Information
Solid state equipment has operational characteristics differing from those of
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http://www.rockwellautomation.com/literature) describes some important
differences between solid state equipment and hard-wired electromechanical devices.
Because of this difference, and also because of the wide variety of uses for solid state
equipment, all persons responsible for applying this equipment must satisfy
themselves that each intended application of this equipment is acceptable.
In no event will Rockwell Automation, Inc. be responsible or liable for indirect or
consequential damages resulting from the use or application of this equipment.
The examples and diagrams in this manual are included solely for illustrative purposes.
Because of the many variables and requirements associated with any particular
installation, Rockwell Automation, Inc. cannot assume responsibility or liability for
actual use based on the examples and diagrams.
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information, circuits, equipment, or software described in this manual.
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Summary of Changes
Introduction
This release of this document contains updated information. Changes are
designated by change bars in margin, as shown to the right.
New and Revised
Information
The table below lists the new information included in this release of the
ControlNet Modules in Logix5000 Control Systems user manual.
Information About
Location
ControlLogix ControlNet Bridge Modules All chapters
1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R
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New or Revised
New
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Purpose of This Manual
This manual describes how you can use ControlNet with your Logix5000
controller. With this manual, you can learn how to communicate between your
controller and various devices on the ControlNet network.
Who Should Use
This Manual
You should use this manual if you program applications that use ControlNet
with one of the following Logix5000 controllers:
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CompactLogix controller
ControlLogix controller
FlexLogix controller
PowerFlex 700S with DriveLogix controller
SoftLogix5800 controller
You should also:
• have a basic understanding of networking concepts
• have a basic familiarity with the following software:
– RSLogix 5000 software
– RSLinx Classic software
– RSNetWorx for ControlNet software
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Information This
Manuals Contains
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This table describes the information available in this manual.
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Section
Title
Chapter 1
About the Logix5000 ControlNet Communication Modules
Chapter 2
Connect a Computer to the ControlNet Network
Chapter 3
Configure a ControlNet Module
Chapter 4
Control I/O
Chapter 5
Produce and Consume Tags (Interlock Controllers)
Chapter 6
Peer-to-Peer Messaging
Chapter 7
Communicate with PanelView and RSView Products
Chapter 8
Troubleshoot Your ControlNet Communication Modules
Appendix A
Connection Use Over ControlNet
Appendix B
ControlNet Overview
Appendix C
Determine Your ControlNet Media Requirements
Appendix D
Control 1771 I/O Over ControlNet
Preface
Related Documentation
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This table lists ControlNet products and documentation that may be valuable
as you program your application.
Catalog
Number
Title
Publication
Number
1756-CN2,
1756-CN2R
ControlLogix ControlNet Bridge Module
Installation Instructions
1756-IN602
1756-CNB,
1756-CNBR
ControlLogix ControlNet Bridge Module
Installation Instructions
1756-IN571
1769-L32C,
1769-L35CR
CompactLogix 1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR Controller
Installation Instructions
1769-IN070
CompactLogix System User Manual
1769-UM011
1784-PCC
ControlNet PCMCIA Communication Card
Installation Instructions
1784-IN034
1784-PCIC,
1784-PCICS
ControlNet Universal PCI Communication Interface
Card Installation Instructions
1784-IN003
1784-PKTCS
ControlNet Universal PCI Scanner Card
Installation Instructions
1784-IN042
1788-CNC,
1788-CNCR
ControlNet Daughtercard Installation Instructions
1788-IN002
1788-CNF,
1788-CNFR
ControlNet Daughtercard Installation Instructions
1788-IN005
1794-ACNR
FLEX I/O ControlNet Adapter Module
Installation Instructions
1794-IN101
1797-ACNR15
ControlNet Ex Redundant Media Adapter
Installation Instructions
1797-5.14
ControlNet Ex Coax Media System
1797-6.2.1
POINT I/O ControlNet Adapter
Installation Instructions
1734-IN582
POINT I/O ControlNet Adapter User Manual
1734-UM008
1734-ACNR
Networks Series NetLinx Selection Guide
NETS-SG001
1786-RG6 and
1786-RG6F
ControlNet Standard and High-flex Coax Cable
Installation Instructions
1786-IN009
1786 Series
ControlNet Fiber Media Planning and
Installation Guide
CNET-IN001
ControlNet Media System Components List
AG-PA002
ControlNet Coax Media Planning and
Installation Guide
CNET-IN002
Safety Guidelines - Application and Installation
SGI-1.1
AC Drives, DC
Drives
To view or download these publications, go to:
http://www.rockwellautomation.com/literature
To obtain a hard copy, contact your Rockwell Automation distributor or sales
representative.
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Important User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Summary of Changes
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summary of Changes-1
New and Revised Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summary of Changes-1
Preface
Purpose of This Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Who Should Use This Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information This Manuals Contains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
About the Logix5000 ControlNet
Communication Modules
Use This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choose a ControlNet Communication Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R Overview
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1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1784-PCC Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF, 1788-CNFR Overview. . . . . .
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1797-ACNR15 Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1734-ACNR Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Use the ControlNet Communication Modules in a Control System.
Bridge Across Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Preface-1
Preface-2
Preface-3
1-1
1-1
1-3
1-4
1-4
1-5
1-5
1-6
1-6
1-7
1-7
1-8
1-9
Chapter 2
Connect a Computer to the
ControlNet Network
Use This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect a Computer to Any Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure the ControlNet Communication Driver in the RSLinx
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect a SoftLogix Controller to ControlNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-5
Chapter 3
Configure a ControlNet Module
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Use This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Set Up Your Computer to Connect to ControlNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Use RSLogix 5000 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Overview of the RSLogix 5000 Software Configuration Process 3-2
Add a Local ControlNet Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Add a Remote ControlNet Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Download the Project to the Logix5000 Controller . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Use RSNetWorx for ControlNet Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Schedule a ControlNet Network for the First Time . . . . . . . . . 3-12
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Schedule the Network Offline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Schedule the Network Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Reschedule a ControlNet Network That Has Previously
Been Scheduled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Chapter 4
Control I/O
Use This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Set Up the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Set a Requested Packet Interval. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Select a Communication Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Direct or Rack Optimized Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Add Local and Remote ControlNet Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Add Distributed I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Access Distributed I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Validate Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
Chapter 5
Produce and Consume Tags
(Interlock Controllers)
Use This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Set Up the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Determine Connections for Produced and Consumed Tags . . . . . . . 5-3
Organize Tags for Produced or Consumed Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Adjust for Bandwidth Limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Produce a Tag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Consume a Tag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Additional Steps for a PLC-5C or ControlNet Scanner Card . . . . . 5-12
Use RSNetWorx to Produce a Tag from a ControlNet Scanner 5-13
Use RSNetWorx to Consume a Tag by a ControlNet Scanner. 5-15
Reconstruct Values with PLC-5C Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Chapter 6
Peer-to-Peer Messaging
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Use This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Up the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guidelines for MSG Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Determine Connections for Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guidelines for Caching Message Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enter Message Logic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add the ControlNet Modules and Remote Devices to the Local
Controller’s I/O Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enter a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure a Message Instruction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-2
6-4
6-5
6-5
6-6
6-6
6-7
6-7
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Message Type to Configure a MSG to Logix5000 Controller . . 6-8
Message Type to Configure a MSG to an SLC 500 Processor . . 6-9
Message Type to Configure a MSG to a PLC-5 Processor . . . 6-10
Communicate with PLC-5 or SLC 500 Processors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Initiate MSGs from PLC-5 Processors to Logix5000
Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Map Tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
Stagger the Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Route PLC-5 Messages Between ControlNet Networks . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Route a ControlNet Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Chapter 7
Communicate with PanelView and Use This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Set Up the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
RSView Products
Determine Connections to PanelView Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add a PanelView Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Organize Controller Data for a PanelView Terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Determine Connections to RSView Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-3
7-6
7-7
Chapter 8
Troubleshoot Your ControlNet
Communication Modules
Use This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R ControlNet Communication
Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Module Status Indicator and Module Status Display
Diagnostic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Network Channel Status Indicator Interpretation . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
1756-CNB and 1756-CNBR ControlNet Communication
Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Module Status Indicator and Module Status Display
Diagnostic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Network Channel Status Indicator Interpretation . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR CompactLogix Controllers . . . . . . . . 8-11
Interpret Status Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Module Status (MS) indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Network Channel Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS and 1784-PKTCS ControlNet PCI
Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Network Channel Status Indicator Interpretation . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF and 1788-CNFR ControlNet
Daughtercards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Module and I/O Status Indicator Interpretation . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
Network Channel Status Indicator Interpretation . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20
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1794-ACN15 and 1794-ACNR15 ControlNet FLEX I/O
Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
1797-ACNR15 ControlNet FLEX Ex Redundant Media I/O
Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23
Appendix A
Connection Use Over ControlNet
Use This Appendix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ControlNet Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connected Messaging Limits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unconnected Messaging Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-1
A-1
A-2
A-3
Appendix B
ControlNet Overview
Understand the ControlNet Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Exchange Information on ControlNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Network Update Time (NUT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
Requested Packet Interval (RPI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
Actual Packet Interval (API) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5
Schedule the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6
Understand the Network Keeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-8
Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-10
ControlNet Capacity and Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-11
Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-11
Number of Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-14
Distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-14
Appendix C
Determine Your ControlNet
Media Requirements
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Use This Appendix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
Design a ControlNet Media System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Application Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Media Needs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
ControlNet Media Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
Determine How Many Taps You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4
Connect Programming Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
Determine What Type of Cable You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Determine Trunk Cable Section Lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-7
Determine if You Need Repeaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-10
Determine How Many Trunk Terminators You Need . . . . . . . . . . C-11
Configure Your Link With Repeaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-11
Install Repeaters In Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-12
Install Repeaters In Parallel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-13
Install Repeaters In A Combination Of Series And Parallel . . . C-14
Determine What Type of Connectors You Need. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
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Use Redundant Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-17
Application Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-20
General Wiring Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-21
Order Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-23
General Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-23
Segment Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-23
Link Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-23
Appendix D
Control 1771 I/O Over ControlNet
Use This Appendix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Use This Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add the Local 1756-CN2(R) or 1756-CNB(R) Module . . . . . . . . . .
Add the 1771-ACN(R)15 Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read or Write Data To or From a Block Transfer Module Via
a Message Instruction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read Data From a Block Transfer Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure the Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Write Configuration or Output Data To a Block Transfer
Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure the Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D-1
D-1
D-2
D-2
D-4
D-4
D-5
D-6
D-7
D-8
Index
Rockwell Automation Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Backcover
Installation Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Backcover
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1
About the Logix5000 ControlNet
Communication Modules
Use This Chapter
This chapter introduces the Logix5000 ControlNet communication modules
and describes how you can use these modules in a control system:
For This Information
See Page
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1-1
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R Overview
1-3
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR Overview
1-4
1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR Overview
1-4
1784-PCC Overview
1-5
1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS Overview
1-5
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF, 1788-CNFR Overview
1-6
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15 Overview
1-6
1797-ACNR15 Overview
1-7
1734-ACNR Overview
1-7
The remaining chapters in this publication describe how to configure and
program the ControlNet communication modules. A listing of catalog
numbers at the beginning of each chapter identifies the modules that support
the feature described in that chapter.
Choose a ControlNet
Communication Module
1
The Logix5000 family offers several ControlNet communication modules.
Select the module you need based on the ControlNet functions your
application requires.
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This table describes the ControlNet communication modules’ functionality.
Table 1.1 The Functions of the ControlNet Communication Module
ControlNet Module
Functions as an
I/O Bridge(2)
Functions as a
Messaging
Bridge(3)
Functions as an
I/O Adapter(5)
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R
X
X
X
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR
X
X
X
1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR
X
X(4)
1784-PCC
X
1784-PCIC
X
1784-PCICS
X
X
1784-PKTCS(1)
X
X
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR,
1788-CNF, 1788-CNFR
X
X
1794-ACN15,
1794-ACNR15
X
1797-ACNR15
X
1734-ACNR
X
(1)
The module is a scanner (for example, the module can originate connections to remote I/O).
(2)
When it functions as an I/O bridge, the module can (in conjunction with the controller) originate connections to
remote I/O.
(3)
When it functions as a messaging bridge, the module can function as a gateway from one network to another
network or backplane without a controller program. To enable gateway functionality for the 1784-PCC card,
RSLinx Gateway is required.
(4)
When you use the CompactLogix 1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR controllers as a bridge from ControlNet to
DeviceNet, you must use a 1769-SDN module in the local chassis.
(5)
When it functions as an I/O adapter, the module can interface to I/O and serve as the target of a remote I/O
connection from a controller.
The ControlNet communication modules:
• support messaging, produced/consumed tags and distributed I/O.
• share a common application layer with DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP.
• interface via RG-6 coaxial cable or 200/230 micron HCS (hard-clad
silica) fiber optic cable.
• require no routing tables.
• support the use of coax and fiber repeaters for isolation and increased
distance.
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ControlLogix ControlNet communication modules bridge ControlNet links to
route messages to devices on other networks. The modules also monitor and
control I/O modules located remotely from the ControlLogix controller.
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R
Overview
The 1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R modules are supported in the following
software:
• RSLogix 5000 software version 15.01
The module can be used as a replacement for the 1756-CNB(R) when
you select compatible keying for RSLogix 5000 software version 10 and
later.
• RSNetWorx software version 6.
1756-CN2R shown
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You must install EDS files for earlier versions of RSNetWorx software.
This module provides:
• high-speed I/O bridge functionality to manage distributed I/O
modules.
• transfer of scheduled data via produced/consumed tags.
• unscheduled MSG instruction communication with other
ControlNet nodes.
• messaging data for configuration and programming information,
operator interfaces, upload/download.
This module supports:
• adapter functionality for remote ControlLogix I/O modules.
• local communication network access through the network access port
(NAP).
• redundant media (1756-CN2R only).
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ControlLogix ControlNet communication modules bridge ControlNet links to
route messages to devices on other networks. The modules also monitor and
control I/O modules located remotely from the ControlLogix controller.
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR
Overview
This module provides:
• adapter functionality for remote ControlLogix I/O modules.
• messaging data for configuration and programming information,
operator interfaces, upload/download.
This module supports:
• I/O bridge functionality for applications requiring less performance
than those applications that require the high-speed 1756-CN2(R).
• transfer of scheduled data via produced/consumed tags.
1756-CNBR shown
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• unscheduled MSG instruction communication with other
ControlNet nodes.
• local communication network access through the network access port
(NAP).
• redundant media (1756-CNBR only).
The CompactLogix 1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR controllers have an
integrated ControlNet port. This controller supports:
1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR
Overview
• transfer of scheduled data via produced/consumed tags.
• unscheduled MSG instruction communication with other
ControlNet nodes.
• messaging data for configuration and programming information,
operator interfaces, upload/download.
• local communication network access through the NAP.
• redundant media (1769-L35CR only).
1769-L35CR shown
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The 1784-PCC communication interface cards are personal computer memory
card international association (PCMCIA) interface cards that enable laptop
computers to communicate directly with other ControlNet products. These
cards support:
1784-PCC Overview
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• messaging data for configuration and programming information,
operator interfaces, upload/download.
• unscheduled messaging communication with other ControlNet nodes.
• local communication network access through another ControlNet
device’s NAP.
• serves as a ControlNet traffic analyzer, catalog number 9220-WINTA.
1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS,
1784-PKTCS Overview
The 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS and 1784-PKTCS communication interface
cards are peripheral component interconnect (PCI) open-bus interface cards
that enable PCI local bus compatible computers to communicate directly with
other ControlNet products.
All of these cards support:
• unscheduled MSG instruction communication with other
ControlNet nodes.
• messaging data for configuration and programming information,
operator interfaces, upload/download.
• local communication network access through the NAP.
• redundant media.
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1784-PCICS shown
The 1784-PCICS card also supports:
• I/O bridge functionality to manage distributed I/O modules.
• transfer of scheduled data via produced/consumed tags.
• a ControlNet I/O interface for the SoftLogix5800 controller.
The 1784-PKTCS card also supports:
• I/O scanner functionality to manage distributed I/O modules as well as
monitoring and configuration capabilities.
• transfer of scheduled data via produced/consumed tags.
• the IOLinx API for C++ and Visual Basic control applications.
You cannot use the 1784-PKTCS card as a ControlNet I/O interface
for the SoftLogix5800 controller.
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The ControlNet communication card links the FlexLogix controller and
PowerFlex 700S with DriveLogix controller to other devices on a ControlNet
network. The ControlNet communication card also provides access for the
FlexLogix controller to monitor and control I/O modules located remotely
from the controller on the ControlNet network. These cards support:
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR,
1788-CNF, 1788-CNFR
Overview
• I/O bridge functionality to manage distributed I/O modules.
1788-CNCR shown
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• transfer of scheduled data via produced/consumed tags.
• unscheduled MSG instruction communication with other
ControlNet nodes.
• messaging data for configuration and programming information,
operator interfaces, upload/download.
• local communication network access through the NAP - not available
on the 1788-CNFR.
• redundant media (1788-CNCR and 1788-CNFR only).
• fiber media for optical isolation and increased noise immunity
(1788-CNF and 1788-CNFR only) used in conjunction with the
ControlNet short distance fiber repeaters.
• uses 200 micron cable (1786-FSxxx) with V-pin connectors and
1786-RPFS/RPA to connect to the network (1788-CNFR only).
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15
Overview
The 1794-ACN15 and 1794-ACNR15 modules operate as adapters for FLEX
I/O modules on a ControlNet network. This module supports:
• control of I/O within its chassis–you can connect up to 8 FLEX I/O
modules to one 1794-ACN15 or 1794-ACNR15 module.
• unscheduled messaging data for configuration.
• local communication network access through the NAP.
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1794-ACNR shown
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• control of individual I/O modules by different controllers.
• redundant media (1794-ACNR15 only).
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The 1797-ACNR15 modules operate as adapters for FLEX Ex I/O modules
on a ControlNet network in an intrinsically safe environment. This module
supports:
1797-ACNR15 Overview
• control of I/O within its chassis–you can connect up to 8 FLEX Ex
I/O modules to one 1797-ACNR15 module.
• unscheduled messaging data for configuration.
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• control of individual I/O modules by different controllers.
• redundant media.
The 1734-ACNR module operates as an adapter for POINT I/O modules on
a ControlNet network. This module supports:
1734-ACNR Overview
• control of I/O within its chassis, with up to 63 POINT I/O modules
connected to the adapter.
• unscheduled messaging data for configuration.
• local communication network access through the NAP.
• redundant media.
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The 1734-ACNR module appears as an I/O module, rather than as a
ControlNet communication module, in RSLogix 5000–the programming
software for Logix5000 control systems. Additionally, the 1734-ACNR module
is compatible with Logix5000 systems only; the module will not work with
PLC or SLC controllers.
For more information, see the 1734-ACNR user manual, publication
1734-UM008.
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Use the ControlNet
Communication Modules in
a Control System
This figure shows how the different ControlNet modules can fit into a control
system.
Figure 1.1 ControlNet Modules and the Control System Relationship
PC Running
SoftLogix5800
Controller with
1784-PCICS Card
ControlLogix controller with 1756-CN2(R)
or 1756-CNB(R) module as the scanner.
PowerFlex 700S Drive
Distributed I/O
1756-CNB Module
(as an adapter) with
1756 I/O Modules
For a redundant system you
must use a 1756-CNB(R)
communication module. The
1756-CN2(R) Series A module
does not support redundancy.
ControlNet
1794-ACN15 Adapter
with 1794 I/O Modules
CompactLogix
1769-L35CR
Controller with Local
1769 I/O Modules
FlexLogix Controller with
1788-CNC Card
1734-ACNR
Adapter with
1734 I/O
Modules
PanelView Terminal
PLC-5/40C Controller
In this example:
IMPORTANT
If you are creating a ControlNet redundant system you will
need to use a 1756-CNB module and refer to the
ControlLogix Redundancy System User Manual,
1756-UM532. The 1756-CN2 Series A module does not
support redundancy.
• The controllers, for example CompactLogix, ControlLogix, FlexLogix,
SoftLogix or PLC-5C can produce and consume tags among each other.
• The controllers can initiate MSG instructions that send/receive data or
configure devices.
• The personal computer can upload/download projects to the
controllers.
• The personal computer can configure devices on ControlNet, and it can
configure the network itself.
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Bridge Across Networks
1-9
Some ControlNet modules support the ability to bridge or route
communication to and from different networks, depending on the capabilities
of the platform and communication devices.
With unscheduled communication, you have a bridge when you have a
connection between communication devices on two separate networks. For
example, the bridge device shown below has both ControlNet and DeviceNet
connections so that Device 1 on ControlNet can communicate with Device 2
on DeviceNet through the bridge.
Device 1
ControlNet Network
Bridge
DeviceNet Network
Device 2
Communication can bridge these networks:.
A Device on This Network
Can Access a Device on This Network
EtherNet/IP
ControlNet
DeviceNet
RS-232(2)
EtherNet/IP
yes
yes
yes
yes
ControlNet
yes
yes
yes
yes
DeviceNet
no
no
yes
no
RS-232
yes
yes(1)
yes
yes
(1)
To use RSNetWorx software to configure and schedule a ControlNet network, we recommend that you either: connect to an EtherNet/IP network and
bridge to a ControlNet network or use a 1784-PCC interface device to connect directly to a ControlNet network.
(2)
Typically, this is a point-to-point connection between a Logix5000 controller and another device, such as a PanelView™ Plus operator terminal.
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In this example, a workstation configures a drive on a DeviceNet network. The
workstation bridges from ControlNet to DeviceNet to reach the drive.
Figure 1.2 Configure a Drive on a DeviceNet Network
PanelView Station
Workstation
ControlNet Network
Bridge
DeviceNet Network
PWR
STS
PORT
MOD
NET A
Drive
NET B
In this example, the bridge can be a ControlNet to DeviceNet bridging device,
for example a 1788-CN2DN or a Logix5000 system with a ControlNet
communication module and a DeviceNet communication module. This table
describes how to use Logix5000 systems in this example.
Table 1.2 Example Bridges and Related Components
If The Bridge Is
CompactLogix system
You Need These Components
• a CompactLogix 1769-L32C, or
1769-L35CR controller
• a 1769-SDN scanner
ControlLogix system
• a 1756-CN2 module
• a 1756-CNB module
• a 1756-DNB module
FlexLogix system
• a FlexLogix controller
• a 1788-CNx card
• a 1788-DNBO card
SoftLogix system
• a SoftLogix controller
• a 1784-PCIC(S) card
• a 1784-PCIDS card
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Keep in mind that you can only bridge messages across networks. You
cannot bridge I/O connections from one network to another.
IMPORTANT
The CompactLogix and FlexLogix controllers’
performance degrades significantly if you use the controller
as a bridge. Bridging over the FlexLogix controller should
be targeted toward applications that are not real time
dependent, for example RSLogix 5000 software program
downloads.
In the Configure a Drive on a DeviceNet Network figure, status data can also
be transferred from DeviceNet through the Logix5000 controller to a
RSView32 operator interface. For a FlexLogix controller, map the data into the
DeviceNet I/O image and then use RSLinx OPC from the PC to the
Logix5000 controller over ControlNet. This avoids using the limited bridging
resources of the FlexLogix controller.
The example RSLinx software screen below shows how the EtherNet/IP
bridge links to the ControlNet network:
EtherNet/IP Network
EtherNet/IP Bridge in
1794 System
ControlNet Bridge in
Same 1794 System
ControlNet Network
You can bridge messages across multiple networks, but I/O Control is mostly
restricted to being bridged across only one network. I/O Control from a
ControlLogix controller over ControlNet to a scanner device is supported.
You cannot go through a gateway chassis to control I/O, even though in some
circumstances, RSLogix 5000 software accepts such a configuration in the I/O
Configuration folder.
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This table lists the possible bridges between communication networks.
Table 1.3 Bridges Between Communication Networks
To Bridge
From This
Network
To This
Network:
ControlNet
DeviceNet
You Can Use the Following(1)
In a CompactLogix System
or
In a ControlLogix Chassis
In a FlexLogix Controller
• 1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR
controller
• 1756-CN2(R) module
• 1788-CN(x) card
• 1769-SDN scanner
• 1756-CNB(R) module
• 1788-DNBO card
• 1756-DNB module
or
• 1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR
controller
• one 1788-CN2DN
module(2)
• one 1788-CN2DN
module(2)
EtherNet/IP
NA
• 1788-CN(x) card
• 1756-CN2(R) module
• 1788-CN(x) card
• 1756-CNB(R) module
• 1788-ENBT card
• 1756-ENBT module
EtherNet/IP
ControlNet
NA
• 1756-ENBT module
• 1788-ENBT card
• 1756-CN2(R) module
• 1788-CN(x) card
• 1756-CNB(R) module
• 1769-L32E or 1769-L35E
controller
DeviceNet
• 1769-SDN scanner
or
• 1769-L32E or 1769-L35E
controller
• one 1788-EN2DN
module(3)
• 1756-ENBT module
• 1788-ENBT card
• 1756-DNB module
• 1788-DNBO card
or
• 1788-ENBT card
• one 1788-EN2DN
module(3)
(1)
You can bridge from a ControlNet network to an Ethernet network and from an Ethernet network to a ControlNet via a SoftLogix virtual chassis. However, the products and
methods you must use to do so are more detailed than can be effectively described in this table. For more information on how to bridge from one network to another via a
SoftLogix virtual chassis, see the SoftLogix5800 System User Manual, publication number 1789-UM002.
(2)
Can serve as a dedicated standalone bridge from ControlNet to DeviceNet.
(3)
Can serve as a dedicated standalone bridge from EtherNet/IP to DeviceNet.
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Connect a Computer to the
ControlNet Network
Use This Chapter
Read this
chapter for:
• 1784-PCC, 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS,
1784-PKTCS cards
This chapter describes how to configure a personal computer to operate on a
ControlNet network.
For This Information
See Page
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Configure the ControlNet Communication Driver in the RSLinx Software
2-3
Connect a SoftLogix Controller to ControlNet
2-5
You need to load a ControlNet communication driver for a personal computer
to communicate with other devices on a ControlNet network. A personal
computer needs this driver to:
• upload and download controller projects over ControlNet via RSLogix
5000 programming software.
• schedule the ControlNet network via RSNetWorx for ControlNet
software.
• operate an HMI type application.
Before you load a communication driver, make sure the:
• ControlNet communication card is already installed in the personal
computer.
• personal computer is properly connected to the ControlNet network.
For more information on how to install the ControlNet communication cards,
use the installation instructions for each card. The respective installation
instructions are listed in the table Related Documentation in the Preface.
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Connect a Computer to Any
Network
To access a network, either:
• connect directly to the network or
• connect to a different network and browse (bridge) to the desired
network. This requires no additional programming.
IMPORTANT
To use RSNetWorx software to configure and schedule a
ControlNet network, either:
• connect to an EtherNet/IP network and bridge to the
ControlNet network or
• use one of the laptop or desktop cards listed below to
connect directly to the ControlNet network.
The figure below shows your options.
ports, cards, or modules in a Logix5000 controller, chassis, or linking device
Logix5000
Controller
EtherNet/IP
Port
ControlNet
Port
DeviceNet
Port
Serial Port
Point-to-point
RS-232
Connection
EtherNet/IP Network
Ethernet Card
Only lets you access
devices on the
DeviceNet network.
ControlNet Network
DeviceNet Network
Laptop
Desktop
1784-PCC
1784-PCIC
1770-KFC15(1)
1784-PCICS
Laptop
Desktop
1784-PKTCS
1784-PCD
1784-PCID
1784-KTCX15
1770-KFD(1)
1784-PCIDS
1770-KFC15
(1)
This module offers an RS-232
connection to standalone devices such
as multi-vendor automation equipment,
PCs, or modems.
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(1)
This module offers an RS-232 connection
to standalone devices such as
multi-vendor automation equipment, PCs,
or modems.
If you connect directly to a
DeviceNet network, you can access
only the devices on that network.
Connect a Computer to the ControlNet Network
Configure the ControlNet
Communication Driver
in the RSLinx Software
2-3
To configure the ControlNet communication driver for the personal computer
(programming workstation):
IMPORTANT
Do not use these steps to configure a ControlNet
communication driver for any application that uses a
SoftLogix5800 controller. With the SoftLogix5800
controller, you can configure a ControlNet communication
driver via the SoftLogix5800 Chassis Monitor. For more
information on how to do this, see the section Connect a
SoftLogix Controller to ControlNet.
1. In RSLinx software, select Configure Driver.
A. Click Communications.
B. Click Configure Drivers.
2. Select a driver for ControlNet devices. In the example below, we choose
the 1784-PCICS card. You can also connect your PC to a ControlNet
network via the 1784-PCC card.
A. Use the pull-down
menu to select the
ControlNet driver.
B. Click Add New.
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3. Name the new ControlNet driver.
A. Name the driver. This
example shows the
default name
AB_PCIC-1.
B. Click OK.
4. After you create the driver, configure it to correspond to the ControlNet
module within your computer.
A. If multiple cards are
located in your computer,
choose the correct one.
B. Make sure you use the
correct Network Address.
C. Click OK.
The appearance of this screen varies widely depending on the type of card used.
The driver is now available and you can select the ControlNet port from Who
Active in RSLogix 5000 programming software.
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Connect a SoftLogix
Controller to ControlNet
2-5
The SoftLogix5800 controller is a soft control solution that runs in a
Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP environment. When
using this controller, you must install the SoftLogix5800 Chassis monitor–a
virtual chassis that takes the place of hardware chassis used with other
Logix5000 controllers.
Before you can connect the SoftLogix system to the ControlNet network, you
must create the 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS or 1784-PKTCS card as part of the
SoftLogix chassis.
IMPORTANT
You can use only the 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS, or
1784-PKTCS cards to connect a SoftLogix controller to
ControlNet.
1. In the SoftLogix chassis monitor, create a New Module.
A. Click Slot.
B. Click Create Module.
2. Select the 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS or 1784-PKTCS card.
A. Select the ControlNet card.
B. Specify the virtual backplane
slot number.
C. Click OK.
3. Select the serial number of the ControlNet card you want.
If you previously configured the card that you selected by serial number,
the chassis monitor remembers the configuration from the last time you
used the card (whether in the same or different slot).
A. If multiple cards are located in
your computer, choose the serial
number of the correct one.
B. Click Next.
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4. Configure the card.
A. Specify the node address on the
ControlNet network.
B. Enter the label name for the card
(this is the name you wrote on the
label of the card to help you identify
the card from others in the same
computer).
C. Click Finish.
You can specify any slot number greater than 0 for the communication card.
RSLinx software resides in slot 0.
By creating the card in the virtual chassis, you configure the communication
driver information needed by the SoftLogix controller. DO NOT use RSLinx
software to install the ControlNet communication driver to the same card;
installation through RSLinx software adds the potential for conflicting
configuration between RSLinx software and the SoftLogix software chassis
monitor.
Instead, configure a Virtual Backplane driver in RSLinx software. After you
add the card to the chassis monitor and configure a Virtual Backplane driver,
you can browse the network by expanding the Virtual Backplane driver and
then expanding the port on the desired ControlNet communication card.
Browsing ControlNet through the Virtual Backplane driver provides the same
functionality as the RSLinx software driver.
The chassis monitor shows the 1784-PCICS card as a virtual module in the
SoftLogix chassis. The LEDs on the virtual monitor emulate either a
1756-CN2R or a 1756-CNBR communication module.
This chassis monitor has a
1784-PCICS card installed in slot 2.
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3
Configure a ControlNet Module
Use This Chapter
Read this
chapter for:
• 1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules
• 1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules
• 1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers
• 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS,
•
•
•
1784-PKTCS cards
1788-CNx cards
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15 adapters
1797-ACNR15 adapter
This chapter describes how to configure a ControlNet communication module
to operate on a ControlNet network.
For This Information
See Page
Set Up Your Computer to Connect to ControlNet
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Use RSLogix 5000 Software
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Add a Local ControlNet Module
3-3
Add a Remote ControlNet Module
3-7
Download the Project to the Logix5000 Controller
3-10
Use RSNetWorx for ControlNet Software
3-12
Schedule a ControlNet Network for the First Time
3-12
Schedule the Network Offline
3-13
Schedule the Network Online
3-19
Reschedule a ControlNet Network That Has Previously
Been Scheduled
3-23
IMPORTANT
The example configuration process shown in this chapter
uses a ControlLogix ControlNet Bridge module
(1756-CNB) in a ControlLogix controller project.
However, the overall configuration process (briefly
described in the section Overview of the RSLogix 5000
Software Configuration Process) generally applies to any of
the ControlNet communication modules covered by this
manual.
To configure a ControlNet communication module to operate on the
ControlNet network, you must:
• connect your computer to the RSLogix 5000 project via an RSLinx
ControlNet software communication driver.
• add the ControlNet communication module to your RSLogix 5000
project.
• schedule the ControlNet network via RSNetWorx for ControlNet
software.
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Set Up Your Computer to
Connect to ControlNet
You connect your personal computer to the ControlNet network via an
RSLinx ControlNet software communication driver. You use the ControlNet
communication driver to:
• upload and download controller projects using RSLogix 5000 software.
• schedule the ControlNet network via RSNetWorx for ControlNet
software.
For more information on how to connect a computer to the ControlNet
network, see chapter Connect a Computer to the ControlNet Network.
Use RSLogix 5000 Software
Use RSLogix 5000 software to configure the I/O tree in your project.
Overview of the RSLogix 5000 Software Configuration Process
When you use RSLogix 5000 software to configure a ControlNet
communication module, you must perform the following steps:
1. Add the new local module to your project.
2. Configure the local module, including:
a. naming the module.
b. choosing a Communication Format.
c. setting the Revision level.
d. setting the module location as necessary such as the slot number for a
1756-CNB module.
e. choosing an Electronic Keying method.
3. Add the new remote module to your project.
4. Configure the remote module similarly to the local module.
IMPORTANT
There are some differences between configuring a local
ControlNet communication module and a remote
ControlNet communication module. Those differences are
covered later in this chapter.
5. Download configuration to the controller.
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Add a Local ControlNet Module
After you have started RSLogix 5000 software and created a controller project,
you can add ControlNet communication modules. A local ControlNet module
is a module that resides in the same chassis as the controller.
IMPORTANT
When you create a new RSLogix 5000 project with the
CompactLogix 1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR controller, the
Controller Organizer creates a ControlNet port in the local
chassis. In this case, you do not need to add a separate local
communication module.
1. Select a New Module for the I/O Configuration.
A. Right-click on I/O
Configuration.
B. Select New Module.
2. Select the module type from the Select Module Type pop-up. The
example below uses a 1756-CNB module.
A. Select the local ControlNet
communication module.
B. Click OK.
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This table lists the ControlNet communication modules available locally
such as in the local chassis, computer, or controller with each Logix5000
controller.
Table 3.1 ControlNet Communication Modules Available Locally
If You Are Using This Logix5000
Controller
You Can Use This ControlNet
Communication Module Locally
CompactLogix
1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR controllers have a
built-in ControlNet port
ControlLogix
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR
FlexLogix
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF, 1788-CNFR
SoftLogix
1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS
3. Configure the local ControlNet communication module.
IMPORTANT
A. Name the module.
B. Select the module’s slot number.
C. Select the module’s minor revision level.
D. Select an Electronic Keying level. For more
information on choosing a keying level, see
the table Electronic Keying Options.
E. Click Next.
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The example below shows configuration for a 1756-CNB
module. However, depending on module-type such as a
1756, 1769, 1784, or 1788, there may be slight differences
in how to configure a local ControlNet communication
module. If you need help configuring a specific module, use
online help in RSLogix 5000 software.
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F. Inhibit the module, if necessary.
Initially, do you want
the module to
communicate with
the controller?
Then
Yes
Leave the box
unchecked
No
Check the
box(1)
(1)
When you test this portion of the system,
clear the check box.
F. Click Finish.
G. Determine if you want a major fault on the controller if
the connection to the local communication module fails
in Run Mode.
If You Want The
Controller To
Then
fault (major fault)
Select the check box
continue operating
Leave the check box
unchecked(1)
(1)
Monitor the connection using ladder logic.
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This table describes the keying options available in RSLogix 5000 software.
Table 3.2 Electronic Keying Options
Keying Option
Definition
Exact Match
When a controller establishes a connection with the ControlNet module, the following parameters must match
or the inserted module will reject the connection:
• Vendor
• Product Type
• Catalog Number
• Major Revision
• Minor Revision
Compatible Match
When a controller establishes a connection with the ControlNet module, the inserted module decides whether
it is compatible with the parameters listed above. Generally, all except Minor Revision must match or it will
reject the connection.
TIP
We recommend using Compatible Match whenever possible. However, keep in mind
that modules can emulate older revisions and, with major revision changes, the module
only works to the level of the configuration.
If a slot is configured for a module with major.minor revision of 1.7 and you insert a
module with a major.minor revision of 2.3, the module works at the 1.7 level, with
respect to module functions that are related to RSLogix 5000 software such as interface
changes. However, bug fixes that are affected by the module’s firmware, would work at
the 2.3 revision level.
If possible, we suggest you make sure configuration is updated to match the revision
levels of all I/O modules. Failure to do so may not prevent the application from working
but may defeat the purpose of upgrading your modules’ revision levels.
Disable Keying
When a controller establishes a connection with the ControlNet module, the inserted module attempts to
accept the connection regardless of its type.
ATTENTION
Be extremely cautious when using the disable keying option; if used incorrectly, this
option can lead to personal injury or death, property damage or economic loss.
Even if keying is disabled, a controller will not establish a connection if the slot is configured for one module
type such as a communication module, and a module of another type such as an output module, is inserted in
the slot.
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Add a Remote ControlNet Module
After you have added the local ControlNet communication module, you must
add remote ControlNet communication modules. A remote ControlNet
module is a module that resides in a separate chassis from the controller.
1. Select a New Module for the I/O Configuration.
A. Right-click on the local
communication module.
B. Select New Module.
2. Select the module type from the Select Module Type pop-up.
You can connect any remote ControlNet communication module, to a
local ControlNet communication module.
A. Select the remote ControlNet
communication module.
B. Click OK.
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3. Configure the remote ControlNet communication module.
IMPORTANT
The example below shows configuration for a 1756-CNB
module. However, depending on the remote module-type
such as a 1734, 1756, 1769, 1784, 1788, or 1794, there are
differences in how to configure a remote ControlNet
communication module. If you need help configuring a
specific module, use online help in RSLogix 5000 software.
A. Name the remote module.
B. Select the remote module’s Node.
C. Select the remote Chassis Size.
D. Select the Slot containing the remote module.
E. Select a Comm Format. For more information
on choosing a Comm Format, see the section
Communication Format.
F. Select the remote module’s minor
revision level.
G. Select an Electronic Keying level. For
more information on choosing a keying
level, see the table Electronic Keying
Options.
H. Click Next.
I. Set the RPI rate.
The RPI must be equal to or greater than
the ControlNet Network Update Time
(NUT). This parameter only applies if the
module uses one of the Rack Optimized
communication formats.
J. Inhibit the module, if necessary.
Initially, do you
want the module to
communicate with
the controller?
Then
Yes
Leave the box
unchecked
No
Check the
box(1)
(1)
When you test this portion of the system,
clear the check box.
K. Determine if you want a major fault on the controller if
the connection to the PanelView fails in Run Mode.
If you want the
controller to
fault (major fault)
Select the check box
continue operating
Leave the check box
unchecked(1)
(1)
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Monitor the connection using ladder logic.
L. Click Finish.
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Communication Format
The communication format determines:
• what configuration options are available - for example, if the module
uses None, then you do not have to configure an RPI rate on the next
screen.
• what type of data is transferred between the owner-controller and I/O
connected via the communication module.
• what tags are generated when configuration is complete.
• the type of connection between the owner-controller and the I/O
connected via the communication module.
The communication format setting affects the Requested Packet Interval (RPI)
rate on the next configuration screen. This table lists Communication Format
choices.
Table 3.3 Communication Formats
This Communication
Format Choice
Means
And Affects The RPI This Way
Rack Optimized
The communication module creates a rack image
and returns I/O data in the rack image to the
owner-controller.
You can specify an RPI that is:
Listen-Only Rack Optimized
- Choice is not available on
all ControlNet
communication modules.
• equal to or greater than the NUT.
• in the range permitted by RSLogix 5000
This option is available only for digital I/O modules.
software, for example 2 - 750ms.
Also keep in mind that diagnostic I/O modules will
not return diagnostic data when you use this format. When you set the RPI for a remote ControlNet
communication module, we recommend you use a
The communication module creates a rack image
rate that is a power of two times the NUT.
and returns I/O input data in the rack image to the
owner-controller.
For example, if your NUT = 5ms, we recommend the
following RPI values:
The difference between this choice and Rack
Optimized is that the I/O data in the rack image is
NUT = 5m
x 21
x 22
x 23
x 24
x 20
returned to a controller that does not control the
outputs but is listening only to its input data.
Optimal RPI
5ms
10ms 20ms 40ms 80ms
values
None
No RPI is required
The RPI box is grayed out.
Communication format does not apply to all ControlNet communication
modules. For example, you do not choose a communication format when
using the 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS nor 1788-CNx cards.
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Download the Project to the Logix5000 Controller
IMPORTANT
Before you your RSLogix5000 project configuration to
your ControlNet Communication modules, consider
whether you will schedule the ControlNet network offline
or online.
• If you are going to schedule the network offline,
complete the steps beginning in the section Schedule
the Network Offline before downloading
configuration.
• If you are going to schedule the network online,
complete the steps beginning below and then move to
the section Schedule the Network Online.
When you finish adding the local and remote ControlNet communication
modules to your RSLogix 5000 project, you must download the new
configuration to your Logix5000 controller.
1. Because you must schedule the ControlNet network (explained in the
following section) before using the new configuration, switch your
Logix5000 controller to Program mode in one of the following ways:
• Turn the controller keyswitch to PROG.
• Turn the controller keyswitch to REM and use RSLogix 5000
software to change the controller to Remote Program mode.
2. Use the Who Active button to begin the download process.
Click Who Active.
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3. Use the Who Active pop-up screen to download the project to
the controller.
A. Expand the tree until you
find the correct driver.
B. Select the controller to
which you need to
download configuration.
In this example, the
Logix5550 controller is
connected via an RS-232
DF1 device.
C. Click Download.
The window above uses a previously configured driver for the
communication path to the controller. In this example, the computer is
connected to the controller’s RS-232 port, so the configuration is
downloaded to the controller via RS-232 and DF-1 protocol.
4. Download the configuration.
Click Download.
Be aware, however, that before downloading configuration, the RSLogix
5000 software warns you of any implications the download has on your
application.
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Use RSNetWorx for
ControlNet Software
You must use RSNetWorx for ControlNet software to schedule the network
before the configured I/O devices in your application will become active. You
must also reschedule the network if a change is made to an existing network
that was already scheduled.
Schedule a ControlNet Network for the First Time
RSNetWorx software stores information in keeper devices. The following
ControlNet communication modules are keeper cable devices:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1756-CN2(R) modules
1756-CNB(R) modules
1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR controllers
1784-PCICS and 1784-PKTCS cards
1788-CNx cards
1797-ACNR15
PLC-5C controller
If you configure a keeper on one network and then use it on another network,
the conflicting information can make it difficult to use RSNetWorx software to
schedule the new network. In extreme cases it may be impossible to go online,
more commonly you get many apparently irrelevant error messages about
devices that existed on the old network but do not exist or are different on the
new one.
• For more information on the network keeper, refer to the section
Understanding the Network Keeper.
• For more information on how to reset valid keepers to an unconfigured
state to resolve mismatches, see the RSNetWorx software online help.
• For more information on how to clear the memory or keeper
information in a ControlNet communication module, refer to the
Knowledgebase at http://support.rockwellautomation.com.
You can schedule a ControlNet network either:
• offline
or
• online.
These options are covered in the following sections.
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Schedule the Network Offline
The following instructions assume that:
• your RSLogix 5000 project uses 1 controller and 1 network. We
recommend that you use only one (1) 1756-CN2 or 1756-CNB module
in the local chassis when scheduling the network offline.
• your RSLogix 5000 project is complete but has not been downloaded to
the controller.
If your network has already been scheduled and you made a change to it, you
must reschedule it. Refer to the section Rescheduling a ControlNet Network
That Has Previously Been Scheduled for more information.
1. In your RSLogix 5000 project, access the local ControlNet module’s
properties.
A. Right-click on the local ControlNet
communication module.
B. Click Properties.
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2. On the RSNetWorx tab, name the new ControlNet file.
A. Click on the RSNetWorx tab.
B. Type the name of the new
ControlNet file.
C. Click Apply.
3. Because this is the first time you are scheduling the network, the file
does not exist. When RSLogix 5000 software prompts you to create the
new file, click Yes.
Click Yes.
This step creates the file that RSNetWorx for ControlNet software uses
offline to browse and schedule network.
4. Launch RSNetWorx for ControlNet software to create the schedule.
A. Click on Schedule the ControlNet
network. If you make this
selection, RSNetWorx software
automatically enable edits, create
the schedule and disable edits.
B. Click this button to launch the
RSNetWork for ControlNet
software.
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5. The RSNetWorx for ControlNet software starts and creates a schedule
that includes the devices in your RSLogix 5000 project. When the
software prompts you to Optimize and re-write schedule for all
connections, click OK.
Click OK.
Because you selected the Schedule the Network option in a previous
step, RSNetWorx for ControlNet software automatically enables and
disables edits before and after creating the schedule for the network
respectively.
6. Enable Edits in the schedule.
Click here to
enable edits.
TIP
We recommend that you return to the RSLogix 5000
software and save the project after you enable edits in the
RSNetWorx for ControlNet software. Saving the file
updates the network file in your RSLogix 5000 project.
7. To change the network properties from default settings to those that
best fit your network, access the network properties.
A. Click Network.
B. Click Properties.
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8. Configure the network parameters as needed.
A. Configure the
network
parameters.
B. Click OK.
The table Network Parameters for Scheduling the Network Offline
describes the parameters used on this screen.
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Table 3.4 Network Parameters for Scheduling the Network Offline
Parameter
Description
Network
Update
Time (ms)
The smallest user-configurable repetitive time cycle in milliseconds at
which data can be sent on ControlNet.
Max.
Scheduled
Address
This is the node with the highest network address that can use scheduled
time on a ControlNet link. I/O data is transferred during scheduled time.
RSNetWorx for ControlNet software sets this value. We recommend that
you do not change it.
Max.
Unscheduled
Address
Node with the highest network address that can use unscheduled time on
a ControlNet link. Messaging data is transferred during unscheduled time.
Nodes set at addresses higher than the maximum unscheduled node do
not communicate on the network, for example they will not display in
RSLinx software.
Media
Redundancy
Designates if the network uses media redundancy
Network
Name
User-defined name of the network
9. If necessary, change the media configuration. The default media
configuration is sufficient in most cases. However, adjust the
configuration if your network is longer or uses repeaters. If the media
configuration does not accurately represent the maximum propagation
delay between any two nodes, your network may experience errors.
This example shows
the default media
configuration of
1000m of RG6
coaxial cable.
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10. Save the file.
A. Select Optimize
and re-write
schedule for all
connections.
B. Click OK.
11. Return to your RSLogix 5000 project to:
a. save the project again.
b. download configuration, as described in the section Download the
Project to the Logix5000 Controller.
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Schedule the Network Online
The following instructions assume that all keepers are unconfigured or do not
conflict with the current network. If your network has already been scheduled
and you made a change to it, you must reschedule it.
Refer to the section Reschedule a ControlNet Network That Has Previously
Been Scheduled for more information.
1. Start RSNetWorx for ControlNet software.
2. Create a new ControlNet file.
Click File > New.
3. Choose a ControlNet configuration for the new file.
Choose ControlNet and click OK.
4. Go online.
Click Network > Online.
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5. Select a communication path to the ControlNet network.
A. Expand the tree to find
your communication
path.
B. Select your
communication path.
C. Click OK.
The window above uses a previously configured communication path to
the controller. In this example, the computer is connected to the
ControlNet network via a 1784-PCIC card. The driver was previously
configured via RSLinx software, as described in the chapter Connect a
Computer to the ControlNet Network.
6. Set the network to Single Browse Pass.
Select Network > Single Pass Browse.
7. Enable edits on the file. When you enable edits, the RSNetWorx for
ControlNet software reads data in the ControlNet modules and builds a
schedule for the network.
Check Edits Enabled.
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8. Access the network properties.
A. Click Network.
B. Click Properties.
9. Configure the network parameters.
A. Configure the
network
parameters.
B. Click OK.
The table Network Parameters for Scheduling the Network Online
describes the parameters used on this screen.
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Table 3.5 Network Parameters for Scheduling the Network Online
Parameter
Description
Network Update
Time (ms)
The smallest user-configurable repetitive time cycle in
milliseconds at which data can be sent on ControlNet.
Max. Scheduled
Address
This is the node with the highest network address that can use
scheduled time on a ControlNet link. I/O data is transferred during
scheduled time.RSNetWorx for ControlNet software sets this
value. We recommend that you do not change it.
Max. Unscheduled
Address
Node with the highest network address that can use unscheduled
time on a ControlNet link. Messaging data is transferred during
unscheduled time.
Nodes set at addresses higher than the maximum unscheduled
node do not communicate on the network, for example they will
not display in RSLinx software.
Media Redundancy
Designates if the network uses media redundancy on any of the
network communication modules.
Network Name
User-defined name of the network
10. If necessary, change the media configuration. The default media
configuration is sufficient in most cases. However, adjust the
configuration if your network is longer or uses repeaters. If the media
configuration does not accurately represent the maximum propagation
delay between any two nodes, your network may experience errors.
This example shows
the default media
configuration of
1000m of RG6
coaxial cable.
11. Save the file. This will schedule and activate the network.
A. Select Optimize and
re-write schedule for all
connections.
B. Click OK.
12. In RSLogix 5000 software, save the online project.
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Reschedule a ControlNet Network That Has Previously
Been Scheduled
If you change a network that has already been scheduled, you must reschedule
the network for the changes to take effect. For example, if you add I/O to an
existing ControlNet network, you must reschedule the network for the I/O to
become active.
1. Start RSNetWorx for ControlNet software.
2. Open the ControlNet file that matches the existing network.
A. Click File.
B. Click Open.
C. Select the file.
D. Click Open.
3. Go online.
A. Click Network.
B. Click Online.
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4. Enable edits on the file. When you enable edits, the RSNetWorx for
ControlNet software reads data in the ControlNet modules and builds a
schedule for the network.
Click Enable
Edits.
5. Save the file. This will schedule and activate the network.
A. Select Optimize and re-write
schedule for all connections.
B. Click OK.
IMPORTANT
It is always preferable to optimize connections. However,
in some cases involving multiple controllers, the Merge
changes... option is available. This option lets controllers
whose connections have not changed to continue
uninterrupted operation. When you merge changes into the
existing schedule, those controllers whose connections
have not changed remain in Run mode rather than
changing to Program mode.
6. In RSLogix 5000 software, save the online project.
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4
Control I/O
Use This Chapter
Read this
chapter for:
• 1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules
• 1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules
• 1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers
• 1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS cards
• 1788-CNx cards
• 1794-ACN15, -ACNR15 adapters
• 1797-ACNR15 adapter
This chapter describes how a controller controls distributed I/O over
ControlNet. The controller requires a communication module to connect to
the network. Distributed I/O modules require an adapter to connect to the
network.
For This Information
See Page
Set Up the Hardware
4-2
Set a Requested Packet Interval
4-2
Select a Communication Format
4-3
Add Local and Remote ControlNet Modules
4-10
Add Distributed I/O
4-11
Access Distributed I/O
4-13
Validate Connections
4-17
To control distributed I/O over ControlNet, you must:
• Add local and remote ControlNet communication modules to your
RSLogix 5000 project.
When you create a new RSLogix 5000 project with the CompactLogix
1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR controller, the Controller Organizer creates
a ControlNet port in the local chassis. In this case, you do not need to
add a separate local communication module.
• Add distributed I/O to your RSLogix 5000 project.
• Schedule the ControlNet network via RSNetWorx for ControlNet
software.
• Use the I/O information in RSLogix 5000 software.
You can also validate connections to distributed I/O when controlling it over
ControlNet. This task is particularly useful when one or more of the
connections are not working but is not required, especially when all
connections appear to work normally.
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Set Up the Hardware
In this example, the Logix5000 controller uses a ControlNet communication
module in the local chassis to connect to the ControlNet network. The
distributed (remote) I/O has a ControlNet adapter to connect it to the
ControlNet network.
Data
Local Chassis
Logix5000 Controller
With ControlNet
Communication Module
Distributed I/O
ControlNet Adapter
With I/O Modules
Programming
Terminal
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Make sure:
• all wiring and cabling is properly connected.
• the communication driver (such as, AB-PCICS-1) is configured for the
programming workstation.
Set a Requested
Packet Interval
When you configure an I/O module, you define the RPI for the module. The
RPI specifies the period at which data updates over a connection. For example,
an input module sends data to a controller at the RPI that you assign to the
module. Configure the RPI in milliseconds.
RPIs are only used for modules that produce or consume data. For example a
local ControlNet communication module does not require an RPI because it is
not a data-producing member of the system; it is used only as a bridge.
In Logix5000 controllers, I/O values update at a period that you configure via
the I/O configuration folder of the project. The values update asynchronously
to the execution of logic. At the specified interval, the controller updates a
value independently from the execution of logic.
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Select a
Communication Format
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When you configure a remote ControlNet communication module or an I/O
module, you select a communication format. The communication format you
choose determines the data structure for the tags that are associated with the
module. Many I/O modules support different formats. Each format uses a
different data structure.
The communication format that you choose also determines:
• Direct or rack optimized connection
• Ownership of outputs
For a remote ControlNet communication module, you must select one of the
formats listed in the table Communication Formats.
Table 4.1 Communication Formats
Use This Communication
Format with a Remote
ControlNet Communication
Module
None
In These Scenarios
• All of the remote I/O communicating with a
controller via the remote ControlNet
communication module use a Direct Connection
communication format.
• The connection is used for scheduled
peer interlocking.
• When I/O will be predominately direct
connections.
• When multiple controllers control the outputs in
the chassis
Rack optimized
• Some or all of the remote I/O communicating
with a controller via the remote ControlNet
communication module use a Rack Optimized
communication format.
• To minimize ControlNet bandwidth when using
large volume of digital I/O.
• If only one controller will control the I/O.
Rack optimized - Listen only
• Some or all of the remote I/O communicating
with a controller via the remote ControlNet
communication module use a Rack Optimized
communication format.
• The connection is going to read inputs but is not
going to be controlling outputs.
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For I/O modules the available communication formats depend on the module
type. This table describes the different communication formats for general
module types.
Table 4.2 Communication Format for Module Types
If You Have This Type
of I/O Module
And Want
Select a Communication Format That Specifies
digital module
a rack optimized connection
Rack Optimization
a direct connection or to use specialty
features of the module, such as
diagnostics, timestamps, or electronic
fuses
The data your controller needs from the I/O module. For example, if
your application uses a 1756-IA16I module in a remote chassis that
must provide timestamped input data, you should select the CST
Timestamped Input Data communication format.
or
analog module
to only listen to data from the module
A Listen Only communication format that matches the data the I/O
module is broadcasting to other controllers.
a direct connection or to use specialty
features of the module, such as
diagnostics, timestamps, or electronic
fuses
The data your controller needs from the I/O module. For example, if
your application uses a 1756-OF6CI module in a remote chassis that
must provide floating point output data, you should select the Float
Data communication format.
or
to only listen to data from the module
A Listen Only communication format that matches the data the I/O
module is broadcasting to other controllers.
See the online help in RSLogix 5000 programming software for specific
communication formats per I/O module.
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Direct or Rack Optimized Connection
Logix5000 controllers use connections to transmit I/O data. These
connections can be direct connections or rack optimized connections.
This Term
Means
Direct Connection
A direct connection is a real-time, data transfer link between the controller and an I/O module–analog or digital.
This connection enables your controller to collect more data from an I/O module. For example, with a direct
connection, the controller can collect diagnostic status data from a 1756-IA8D module that would not be
collected in a rack optimized connection.
The controller maintains and monitors the connection with the I/O module. Any break in the connection, such as a
module fault or the removal of a module while under power, sets fault bits in the data area associated with the
module.
A direct connection is any connection
that does not use the Rack Optimization
Comm Format.
Rack optimized
Connection
Digital I/O modules only – A rack optimized connection consolidates connection usage between the controller
and all the digital I/O modules in the chassis (or DIN rail). Rather than having individual, direct connections for
each I/O module, there is one connection for the entire chassis (or DIN rail).
Anytime a remote chassis houses I/O modules that use rack optimized connections, the remote ControlNet
communication module connecting these modules to their owner-controller must also use a rack optimized
connection. However, you can mix direct and rack optimized connections to the same remote chassis. For
example, if your remote chassis houses 6 digital I/O modules and your application requires that you use direct
connections for 3 but rack optimized connections for the other others, you can select direct connections for the 3
that require them and rack optimized connections for the other 3. In this case, even though you must use a rack
optimized connection for the remote ControlNet communication module the owner-controller still makes direct
connections with the 3 I/O modules that are configured as such.
You can only make up to 5 rack optimized connections to a single remote ControlNet communication module.
rack optimized connection
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Direct Connections for I/O Modules
In this example, assume that each distributed I/O module is configured for a
direct connection to the controller.
Controller with ControlNet
Communication Module
ControlNet Network
I/O I/O
ControlNet Adapter with
Digital I/O Modules
I/O I/O
I/O I/O
ControlNet Adapter with
Analog I/O Modules
ControlNet Adapter with
Digital I/O Modules
This table calculates the connections in this example.
Table 4.3 Connection Calculations
System Connections
Amount
Controller to local ControlNet communication module
0
Controller to ControlNet adapter(1)
0
direct connection for digital I/O modules
4
direct connection for analog I/O modules
2
total connections used: 6
(1)
In this example, the remote ControlNet adapter uses the None communication format.
TIP
If you have a high number of modules, direct connections
to each module may not be feasible because the module
supports a finite number of connections, and direct
connections may require more resources than the module
has available.
In this case, use rack optimized connections (see the
section Rack Optimized Connections for I/O Modules) to
conserve connection use and network traffic.
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Rack Optimized Connections for I/O Modules
In this example, assume that each digital I/O module is configured for a rack
optimized connection to the controller. Analog modules must be configured
for direct connections.
Controller with ControlNet
Communication Module
ControlNet Network
I/O I/O
ControlNet Adapter with
Digital I/O Modules
I/O I/O
I/O I/O
ControlNet Adapter with
Analog I/O Modules
ControlNet Adapter with
Digital I/O Modules
This table calculates the connections in this example.
Table 4.4 Connection Calculations
System Connections
Amount
Controller to local ControlNet communication module
0
Controller to ControlNet adapters with digital modules
2
(rack optimized connection to each adapter)
Controller to ControlNet adapter with analog modules
0
(direct connection for each analog I/O module)
2
total connections used: 4
The rack optimized connection conserves connections, but can limit the status
and diagnostic information that is available from the digital I/O modules.
To increase the number of available connections, use a rack optimized
connection to any remote adapter with multiple digital I/O modules that allow
rack optimized connection, instead of direct connections to those I/O
modules.
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Ownership
In a Logix5000 system, modules multicast data. This means that multiple
controllers can receive the same data at the same time from a single module.
When you choose a communication format, you have to choose whether to
establish an owner or listen-only relationship with the module.
Owner Controller
The controller that creates the primary configuration and communication connection to a module. The owner
controller writes configuration data and can establish a connection to the module. The owner controller is the
only device that controls the outputs.
An owner connection is any connection
that does not include Listen-Only in its
Comm Format.
Listen-only Connection An I/O connection where another controller owns/provides the configuration data for the I/O module. A controller
using a listen-only connection only monitors the module. It does not write configuration data and can only
maintain a connection to the I/O module only when the owner controller is actively controlling the I/O module.
listen-only connection
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Choose the Type of Ownership for a Module
Table 4.5 Choose the Type of Module Ownership
If The Module Is An
And Another Controller
Input Module
Does not own the module
Owns the module
Output Module
And You Want To
Then Use This Type of Connection
Owner, such as: not listen-only
Maintain communication with the
module if it loses communication with
the other controller
Owner, such as: not listen-only
Stop communication with the module if
it loses communication with the other
controller
Listen-only
Use the same configuration as the other
owner controller.
Does not own the module
Owner, such as: not listen-only
Owns the module
Listen-only
There is a noted difference in controlling input modules versus controlling
output modules
Table 4.6 Module Ownership Control
Controlling
This Ownership
Description
Input Modules
Owner
The controller that establishes an owner connection to an input module configures that
module. This configuring controller is the first controller to establish an owner connection.
Once a controller owns and configures an input module, other controllers can establish
owner connections to that module. This lets additional owners to continue to receive
multicasted data if the original owner-controller’s connection to the module breaks. All other
additional owners must have the identical configuration data and identical communication
format that the original owner controller has, otherwise the connection attempt is rejected.
Output Modules
Listen-only
Once a controller owns and configures an input module, other controllers can establish a
listen-only connection to that module. These controllers can receive multicast data while
another controller owns the module. If all owner controllers break their connections to the
input module, all controllers with listen-only connections no longer receive multicast data.
Owner
The controller that establishes an owner connection to an output module configures that
module. Only one owner connection is allowed for an output module. If another controller
attempts to establish an owner connection, the connection attempt is rejected.
Listen-only
Once a controller owns and configures an output module, other controllers can establish
listen-only connections to that module. These controllers can receive multicast data while
another controller owns the module. If the owner controller breaks its connection to the
output module, all controllers with listen-only connections no longer receive multicast data.
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Add Local and Remote
ControlNet Modules
Before you can connect to and control distributed I/O, you must add local and
remote ControlNet communication modules. The type of distributed I/O
determines your choice of a remote ControlNet adapter. For more
information, see the table Choose the Appropriate Remote Adapter.
Table 4.7 Choose the Appropriate Remote Adapter
If The Distributed I/O Is
Select This Remote
Adapter
Which You Configure Via
1756 ControlLogix I/O
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR
RSLogix 5000 software
1794 FLEX I/O
1794-ACN15,
1794-ACNR15
1797 FLEX Ex I/O
1797-ANCR
1734 POINT I/O
1734-ACNR
The figure Add Local and Remote ControlNet Modules to an RSLogix 5000
Project shows a brief series of screens used when adding local and remote
ControlNet communication modules to an RSLogix 5000 project. For more
detailed information on how to add local and remote ControlNet modules to
your project, see the chapter Configure a ControlNet Module.
Figure 4.1 Add Local and Remote ControlNet Modules to an RSLogix 5000 Project
1. Add Local ControlNet Communication Module
2. Add Remote ControlNet Communication Module.
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To communicate with the I/O modules in your system, you add bridge,
adapter, and I/O modules to the I/O Configuration folder of the controller.
Within the I/O Configuration folder, you organize the modules into a
hierarchy (tree/branch, parent/child).
Add Distributed I/O
For a Typical Distributed I/O Network
Controller
Local
Communication
Module
Remote
Adapter
I/O
Module
Device
You Build the I/O Configuration in This Order
A. Add the local communication module (bridge).
B. Add the remote adapter for the distributed I/O
chassis or DIN rail.
C. Add the distributed I/O module.
Do these steps to add distributed I/O to your RSLogix 5000 project:
1. Add the local and remote ControlNet communication modules as
described in section Add Local and Remote ControlNet Modules or in
the chapter Configure a ControlNet Module .
2. Add the distributed I/O module.
A. Right-click on the remote
ControlNet communication
module.
B. Click New Module.
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3. Configure the distributed I/O module. Depending on the distributed
I/O type, the configuration screens differ. The example below shows
screen for a 1794-IB16XOB16P/A digital combo module.
For more information on configuring distributed I/O modules over
ControlNet, see the modules’ individual technical documentation and
the RSLogix 5000 software online help.
To
Do This
Use the
module’s
default
configuration.
Specify the general
information about the module,
such as name, comm format,
RPI and click Finish.
Customize the
configuration.
Specify the general
information about the module
such as name, comm format,
RPI. Then click Next to step
through subsequent screens
to configure such parameters
as filter times and fault
actions.
The Comm Format selection you make when you add distributed I/O
modules is based on whether you want rack optimized or direct connections to
each distributed I/O module. In general, use this table to select distributed
I/O formats.
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Table 4.8 Distributed I/O Formats
Access Distributed I/O
If You Select This Format For The
Remote Adapter
Select This Format For The Distributed
I/O Module
Rack Optimization
Rack Optimization
None
an appropriate direct-connection format
I/O information is presented as a structure of multiple fields that depend on
the specific features of the I/O module. The name of the structure is based on
the location of the I/O module in the system. Each I/O tag is automatically
created when you configure the I/O module in RSLogix 5000 software. Each
tag name follows this format:
Location:SlotNumber:Type.MemberName.SubMemberName.Bit
where:
This Address Variable
Is
Location
Identifies network location
LOCAL = local DIN rail or chassis
ADAPTER_NAME = identifies remote adapter or bridge that you specify
SlotNumber
Slot number of I/O module location in its chassis
Type
Type of data
I = input
O = output
C = configuration
S = status
MemberName
Specific data from the I/O module; depends on the type of data the module can store. For example,
Data and Fault are possible fields of data for an I/O module. Data is the common name for values that
are sent to or received from I/O points.
SubMemberName
Specific data related to a MemberName.
Bit (optional)
Specific point on the I/O module; depends on the size of the I/O module (0-31 for a 32-point module)
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I/O information is available in the Controller Tags portion of your RSLogix
5000 project. You can monitor or edit the tags. The example screens below
show how to access the Controller Tags and some sample tags.
Double-click on the Controller Tags
portion of your RSLogix 5000 project.
The screen above contains a tag named:
Remote_FLEX_CNET_adapter:1:C.Filter_0
where:
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Is
Location
Remote_FLEX_CNET_adapter
SlotNumber
1
Type
Configuration
MemberName
Filter_0
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The example below shows an I/O tree configured with a remote FLEX I/O
adapter and four remote FLEX I/O modules.
EXAMPLE
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
Example 4
Example 5
The table Example Tag Names describes some of the tag names that appear
for these modules. The tags listed are not a complete list of the tags created for
each module type. For a full list of the tags created for each module when
configured as shown the second column, see the tag monitor/editor portion of
RSLogix 5000 software.
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Table 4.9 Example Tag Names
Example
Module
Example Tag Names (automatically created by the software)
Example 1
remote 1794-ACN15 adapter
“FLEX_adapter”
FLEX_adapter:I
FLEX_adapter:I.SlotStatusBits
FLEX_adapter:I.Data
FLEX_adapter:O
FLEX_adapter:O.Data
Example 2
remote 1794-IA16
FLEX_adapter:0:C
FLEX_adapter:0:C.Config
FLEX_adapter:0:C.DelayTime_0
FLEX_adapter:0:I
“Input_module” in slot 0
rack optimized connection
Example 3
remote 1794-OB8EP
“Output_module” in slot 1
rack optimized connection
Example 4
remote 1794-IRT8
“RTD_thermocouple” in slot 2
direct connection
Example 4
remote 1794-IF2XOF2I
“Combo_analog” in slot 3
direct connection
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FLEX_adapter:1:C.SSData
FLEX_adapter:1:O
FLEX_adapter:1:O
FLEX_adapter:2:C
FLEX_adapter:2:C.Config1
FLEX_adapter:2:C.FilterCutoff0
FLEX_adapter:2:C.ReferenceJunction3
FLEX_adapter:2:C.FaultMode_0_3
FLEX_adapter:2:C.DataFormat11
FLEX_adapter:2:I
FLEX_adapter:2:I.Fault
FLEX_adapter:2:I.Ch0Data
FLEX_adapter:2:I.Alarms
FLEX_adapter:3:C
FLEX_adapter:3:C.InputFilter
FLEX_adapter:3:C.RTSInterval
FLEX_adapter:3:C.Ch0InputCalibrate
FLEX_adapter:3:I
FLEX_adapter:3:I.Fault
FLEX_adapter:3:I.RealTimeSample
FLEX_adapter:3:O
FLEX_adapter:3:O.SafeStateConfig0
FLEX_adapter:3:O.OutputEnable
FLEX_adapter:3:O.Ch0OutputData
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Verify that the controller can communicate with the devices that you have just
configured. Do these steps:
1. Determine if communications has been established with the devices.
a. If a ! is NOT over the I/O Configuration folder, the controller can
communicate with the device. Connections are valid.
b. If a ! is over the I/O Configuration folder, the controller cannot
communicate with the device. Go to step 2.
2. Identify any faults.
Start looking for faults at the communication module and work down
through the tree. In the example screen below, faults occurred at the
remote 1756-CNB module and the I/O modules added below it.
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3. Identify the fault code.
If multiple faults appear on the screen, as shown above, identify the fault
at the module that is highest in the I/O tree.
A. Right-click on the fault module.
B. Click Properties.
C. Click on the Connection tab.
D. Identify the code for the fault.
E. Use the Help button to access the
online help and determine what
the fault codes mean.
For more information on fault
codes, see step 4 on page 4-19.
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4. If necessary, get the definition of the fault code from the online help.
A. Click Help.
B. Click Contents
C. Click on the Index tab.
D. Type module faults.
E. When the list of module fault
codes appears, select the range
for the code you just identified.
F. Click Display.
5. Follow the recommendations for your fault code.
6. Return to the step: Determine if communications has been established
with the devices.
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5
Produce and Consume Tags
(Interlock Controllers)
Use This Chapter
Read this
chapter for:
• 1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules
• 1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules
• 1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers
• 1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS cards
• 1788-CNx cards
This chapter describes how to interlock (produce and consume tags)
controllers via a ControlNet network.
For This Information
See Page
Terminology
5-1
Set Up the Hardware
5-2
Determine Connections for Produced and Consumed Tags
5-3
Organize Tags for Produced or Consumed Data
5-3
Adjust for Bandwidth Limitations
5-6
Produce a Tag
5-7
Consume a Tag
5-9
Additional Steps for a PLC-5C or ControlNet Scanner Card
5-12
Interlocking controllers is a method of sharing scheduled data between
controllers. Methods of communicating with other controllers are listed below:
If The Data
Then
See Chapter
Needs regular, fast delivery at an interval that you specify
Produce and consume a tag
Produce and Consume Tags
(Interlock Controllers)
Is sent when a specific condition occurs in your application
Execute a message (MSG)
instruction
Peer-to-Peer Messaging
Terminology
A Logix5000 controller lets you produce (broadcast) and consume (receive)
system-shared tags.
Term
Definition
produced
tag
A tag that a controller makes available for use by other controllers. Multiple
controllers can simultaneously consume (receive) the data. A produced tag
sends its data to one or more consumed tags (consumers) without using logic.
The produced tag sends its data at the RPI of the fastest consuming tag.
consumed A tag that receives the data of a produced tag. The data type of the consumed
tag
tag must match the data type (including any array dimensions) of the
produced tag. The RPI of the fastest consumed tag determines the period at
which the produced tag is produced.
For two controllers to share produced or consumed tags, both controllers
must be attached to the same ControlNet network.
1
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Set Up the Hardware
Chassis #1
Logix5000 Controller
with ControlNet
Communication Module
In this example, the controller in the first chassis produces a tag that is
consumed by the controller in the second chassis.
Data
Chassis #2
Logix5000 Controller
with ControlNet
Communication Module
ControlNet
Programming
Terminal
43611
The Logix5000 controller in the first chassis and in the second chassis can be
any of the following, with their ControlNet communication modules:
• 1756 ControlLogix controller with a 1756-CN2 or 1756-CN2R
communication module in the chassis
• 1756 ControlLogix controller with a 1756-CNB or 1756-CNBR
communication module in the chassis
• 1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR CompactLogix controller
• 1789 SoftLogix controller with a 1784-PCICS or 1788-PKTCS
communication card
• 1794 FlexLogix controller with a 1788-CNx ControlNet
communication card
• PowerFlex 700S with DriveLogix controller and a 1788-CNx
ControlNet communication card
• Non-Logix5000 controller or other device connected to ControlNet via
a ControlNet scanner card. For more information refer to the section
Additional Steps for a PLC-5C or ControlNet Scanner Card.
Make sure that:
• the ControlNet communication modules are connected to a scheduled
ControlNet network.
• all wiring and cabling is properly connected.
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• the communication driver (such as., AB-PCICS-1) is configured for the
programming workstation.
TIP
Determine Connections for
Produced and Consumed
Tags
If you are only sharing tags between ControlLogix
controllers (the controllers are not controlling any I/O
modules), you can set the communication format of the
1756-CN2(R) or the 1756-CNB(R) module in the remote
chassis to None. This reduces connection usage and
network traffic.
Logix controllers can produce (broadcast) and consume (receive)
system-shared tags that are sent and received via the ControlNet
communication module. Produced and consumed tags each require
connections.
This Type of Tag
Requires These Connections
produced
The produced tag requires two connections. The producing controller
must have one connection for the produced tag and the first
consumer and one more connection for each additional consumer
(heartbeat). The heartbeat is a small scheduled packet the consumer
sends to indicate that it is getting the produced data.
As you increase the number of controllers that can consume a
produced tag, you also reduce the number of connections the
controller has available for other operations, like communication and
I/O.
consumed
Each consumed tag requires one connection for the controller that is
consuming the tag.
All ControlNet modules support at least 32 connections. Additionally, the total
number of tags that can be produced or consumed is limited by the number of
available connections. If the communication module uses all of its connections
for I/O and other communication modules, no connections are left for
produced and consumed tags.
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This table describes each produced or consumed tag and the number of
connections used.
Table 5.1 Produced and Consumed Tags and number of Connections
This Controller
Has This Many
Connections Available
A Produced Tag Uses This
Many Connections
A Consumed Tag Uses This
Many Connections
number of consumers + 1
1
A Produced Tag Uses This
Many Connections
A Consumed Tag Uses This
Many Connections
number of consumers
1
CompactLogix
FlexLogix
100
PowerFlex 700S with DriveLogix
ControlLogix
250
SoftLogix5800
This Communication Card
Has This Many
Connections Available
ControlNet port on the
CompactLogix controller
32
1788-CNx card in either:
• FlexLogix controller
32 total ControlNet connections,
22 of which can be scheduled
and used for producing and
consuming tags
• PowerFlex 700S with
DriveLogix controller
1756-CN2 in the local chassis of
a ControlLogix controller
100
1756-CNB in the local chassis of
a ControlLogix controller
64 - We recommend that you do
not use more than 40 to 48
scheduled connections.
1784-PCICS card in
a SoftLogix5800 controller
127
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or Consumed Data
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This table describes the guideline to follow as you organize your tags for
produced or consumed data (shared data).
Table 5.2 Guidelines for Produced or Consumed Data Tags
Guideline
Details
Create the tags at the controller
scope.
You can only produce and consume controller-scoped tags.
Produce and consume specific
tags.
You cannot produce or consume the following tag types:
• Alias
• Axis type
• BOOL
• Consumed
• I/O
• INT
• Message
• To share other data types, create a user-defined data type that contains the required data.
Use one of these data types:
• DINT
• Use the same data type for the produced tag and corresponding consumed tag or tags.
• REAL
• array of DINTs or REALs
• user-defined
Limit the size of the tag to ≤ 480
bytes.
If you must transfer more than 480 bytes, create logic to transfer the data in smaller packets or create
multiple produce/consume tags.
To share tags with a PLC-5C
controller, use a user-defined
data type.
To
This
Then
produce
integers, BOOLs or
combinations of
both
Create a user-defined data type that contains an array of INTs
with an even number of elements, such as INT[2].
only one REAL value Use the REAL data type.
more than one REAL Create a user-defined data type that contains an array of REALs.
value
consume
integers
Create a user-defined data type that contains the following
members:
Data type
Description
DINT
Status
BIT 0 = 0 PLC5 in PROG mode
= 1 PLC5 in RUN mode
INT[x], where x is the output
size of the data from the PLC-5C
controller. (If you are consuming
only one INT, omit x.)
Use the highest permissible RPI
for your application.
Data produced by a PLC-5C
controller
If the controller consumes the tag over a ControlNet network, use a binary multiple of the ControlNet
network update time (NUT). For example, if the NUT is 5 ms, use an RPI of 5, 10, 20, 40 ms.
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Guideline
Details
Combine data that goes to the
same controller.
If you are producing several tags for the same controller:
• Group the data into one or more user-defined data types. (This uses less connections than
producing each tag separately.)
• Group the data according to similar update intervals. (To conserve network bandwidth, use a
greater RPI for less critical data.)
For example, you could create one tag for critical data and another tag for data that is not as critical.
Adjust for Bandwidth
Limitations
When you share a tag over a ControlNet network, the tag must fit within the
bandwidth of the network:
• As the number of connections over a ControlNet network increases,
several connections, including produced or consumed tags, may need to
share a network update time (NUT).
• A ControlNet node can transmit approximately 500 bytes of scheduled
data in a single NUT.
Depending on the size of your system, you may not have enough bandwidth
on your ControlNet network for large tags. If a tag is too large for your
ControlNet network, make one or more of the following adjustments.
Table 5.3 Tag Adjustments
Adjustment
Description
Increase the requested packet interval (RPI)
of your connections – Recommended
method
At higher RPIs, connections can take turns sending data during an update period.
Reduce your network update time (NUT).
At a faster NUT, less connections have to share an update period.
For a ControlNet bridge module, CN2(R) or
CNB(R) in a remote chassis, select the most
efficient communication format for that
chassis:
Are most of the modules in the chassis
non-diagnostic, digital I/O modules?
Then select this communication format
for the remote CN2 or CNB module:
Yes
Rack Optimization
No
None
The Rack Optimization format uses an additional 8 bytes for each slot in its chassis. Analog
modules or modules that are sending or getting diagnostic, fuse, timestamp, or schedule
data require direct connections and cannot take advantage of the rack optimized form.
Selecting “None” frees up the 8 bytes per slot for other uses, such as produced or
consumed tags.
Separate the tag into two or more smaller
tags.
1. Group the data according to similar update rates. For example, you could create one
tag for data that is critical and another tag for data that is not as critical.
2. Assign a different RPI to each tag.
Create logic to transfer the data in smaller
sections (packets).
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Programming Manual, publication 1756-PM001.
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Produce a Tag
5-7
A Logix5000 controller can only produce controller-scoped user-created tags
in the local controller’s tag structure. The Logix5000 controllers cannot
produce I/O tags or tags aliased to I/O tags.
Follow the steps below to produce a tag:
1. Open the RSLogix 5000 project that contains the tag that you want to
produce.
IMPORTANT
You can only create produced tags when your RSLogix
5000 project is offline.
2. Access the edit tab of the controller tags.
A. Right-click on
Controller Tags.
B. Click on Edit Tags.
3. Create the tag you want to produce.
A. Type the name of the
new tag in an available
Tag Name field.
B. Press Enter.
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4. Access the tag properties.
A. Right-click on the new
tag name.
B. Click on Edit Tag Properties.
5. Change the tag properties as needed.
A. Choose the Produced Tag Type.
B. Make sure the Data Type is one
that the controller can produce
A controller cannot produce a
tag using the MSG [or INT]
Data Type.
C. Click on the Connection tab.
D. Adjust the number of
consumers. If you are unsure
of the number of consumers,
you can use a number higher
than the actual number of
consumers. However, unused
connections are deducted from
the number of connections
your controller has available.
E. Click OK.
IMPORTANT
When your Logix5000 controller produces a tag, any device
that interfaces to ControlNet can consume the tag.
However, when a non-Logix controller such as a PC using
a 1784-PKTCS card, is consuming the tag produced by a
Logix controller, you must perform additional tasks in
RSNetWorx for ControlNet software.
For more information, see the section Additional Steps for
a PLC-5C or ControlNet Scanner Card.
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Logix5000 controllers can only consume controller-scoped user-created tags
from another controller’s tag structure. The Logix5000 controllers cannot
consume I/O tags or tags aliased to I/O tags. Follow the steps below to
consume a tag:
IMPORTANT
You can only create consumed tags when your RSLogix
5000 project is offline.
1. Open the RSLogix 5000 project that contains the controller that you
want to consume the produced tag.
2. Make the sure the controller producing the tag to be consumed is in the
consuming controller’s I/O configuration, as shown in the example
below. Additionally, make sure the Communication Format for the
remote ControlNet module is None.
Local ControlNet Module in
Consuming Controller’s Chassis
Remote ControlNet Module
Producing Controller
3. Access the edit tab of the controller tags.
A. Right-click on
Controller Tags.
B. Click Edit Tags.
4. Create the tag you want to consume.
A. Type the name of the
new tag in an available
Tag Name field.
B. Press Enter.
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5. Access the tag properties.
A. Right-click on the new tag
name.
B. Click on Edit Tag Properties.
6. Change the tag properties as needed.
A. Choose the Consumed Tag Type.
B. Make sure the Data Type and
Data Style matches the Type
and Style in the tag created in
step 5 on page 5-8.
C. Click on the Connection tab.
D. Choose the Producer, the
producing controller, from the
pull-down menu. The menu
contains all possible paths to
previously configured
controllers in the I/O tree.
E. Type in the name of the
produced tag in the
producing controller.
F. Set the RPI. The consuming
controller determines the rate
at which the tag is produced.
G. Click OK.
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7. Use RSNetWorx for ControlNet software to schedule the network.
IMPORTANT
Your Logix5000 controller can consume a tag that was
produced by any device that interfaces to ControlNet.
However, when a non-Logix controller such as a PC using
a 1784-PKTCS card, produces the tag that a Logix
controller consumes, you must perform additional tasks in
RSNetWorx for ControlNet. For more information, refer
to the section Additional Steps for a PLC-5C or
ControlNet Scanner Card.
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Additional Steps for a
PLC-5C or ControlNet
Scanner Card
Some devices connect to the ControlNet network via a ControlNet scanner
and can use produced and consumed tags to share scheduled data with
Logix5000 controllers. For example, you can connect a real-time control
application, such as a Visual Basic application, to ControlNet through a
1784-PKTCS scanner card to exchange data with Logix5000 controllers.
When you use produced and consumed tags to exchange data between
Logix5000 controllers and a ControlNet scanner, you must also use the
RSNetWorx Scanlist Configuration Tool to configure the scanner to produce
and consume the data sent to and/or received from the Logix5000 controllers.
The following ControlNet scanners require additional steps to exchange data
with a Logix5000 controller via produced and consumed tags:
• PLC-5C controller
• 1784-PKTCS communication scanner card
– This card is used in a personal computer with a real-time control
application and IOLinx or an HMI application and RSView ME.
• 2711P-RN15S communication scanner card
– This card is used in PanelView Plus and VersaView CE HMI
terminals.
• 2711P-RN15C communication module
– This module is used in a PanelView Plus HMI terminal.
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Use RSNetWorx to Produce a Tag from a ControlNet Scanner
Use the RSNetWorx Scanlist Configuration tool to configure a ControlNet
scanner to produce tags. In the example used for the following steps, a
2711P-RN15S ControlNet Scanner module located in a PanelView Plus
terminal produces a tag for a ControlLogix controller to consume.
1. Open the RSNetWorx for ControlNet file for your project.
2. Go online.
A. Click Network.
B. Click Online.
3. Enable edits.
Click Enable Edits.
4. Access the Scanlist Configuration for the ControlNet Scanner.
A. Right-click on the ControlNet
scanner card.
B. Click Scanlist Configuration.
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5. Insert a Target for Connections on the ControlNet scanner that is
producing the tag.
A. Right-click on the
ControlNet scanner device.
B. Click Insert Target for
Connections....
6. When the Insert Target for Connections pop-up menu appears, make
sure it is configured correctly.
A. Choose Send Data.
B. Make sure the Produce Buffer
ID equals the Remote Data,
the tag name or instance
value for the consumed tag in
RSLogix 5000 software.
C. Make sure the Output Size
matches the consumed
tag’s size.
Note that the size on this
screen is in 16-bit words.
7. Save the file. This will schedule the network.
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Use RSNetWorx to Consume a Tag by a ControlNet Scanner
You must use the RSNetWorx Scanlist Configuration tool to configure a
ControlNet scanner to consume tags. In the example used for the following
steps, a 2711P-RN15S ControlNet Scanner module located in a PanelView
Plus terminal consumes a tag produced by a ControlLogix controller.
1. Open the RSNetWorx for ControlNet file for your project.
2. Go online.
A. Click Network.
B. Click Online.
3. Enable edits.
Click Enable Edits.
4. Access the Scanlist Configuration for the ControlNet Scanner.
A. Right-click on the
ControlNet scanner card.
B. Click Scanlist Configuration.
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5. Insert a connection to the Logix5000 controller that will consume the
tag that the ControlNet scanner produces.
A. Right-click on the
Logix5000 controller.
B. Click Insert Connection.
6. When the Connection Properties pop-up menu appears, make sure the
Connection tab is configured correctly.
A. Choose Receive Data.
B. Type Tag in the
Name field.
C. Type the name of the
Produced tag from the
Logix5000 controller’s
RSLogix 5000 project in
the Value field.
If this name does not
exactly match the name of
the produced tag, the
ControlNet scanner will
not consume the tag.
D. Make sure the Input Size
matches the produced
tag’s size.
Note that the size on this
screen is in 16-bit words
and must be an even
number.
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When you are using a PLC-5C controller or a ControlNet scanner to consume
tags, keep the following in mind about the Input Size field:
• If the scanner is consuming a DINT, in the Input Size field, enter two
times the number of DINTs you need to read from the produced tag.
For example, if the produced tag contains 10 DINTs, enter 20 for the
Input size; the input size must be an even number.
• If the scanner is consuming REALs, in the Input Size field, enter two
times the number of REALs you need to read from the produced tag.
For example, if the produced tag contains 10 REALs, enter 20 for the
Input size; the input size must be an even number.
7. Save the file. This will schedule the network.
Reconstruct Values with PLC-5C Controller
When your Logix5000 controller produces REALs (32-bit floating-point
values) to a PLC-5C controller, the PLC-5C consumes the data in consecutive
16-bit integers:
• The first integer contains the upper (left-most) bits of the value.
• The second integer contains the lower (right-most) bits of the value.
• This pattern continues for each floating-point value.
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The following example shows how to re-construct a REAL (floating point
value) in the PLC-5C controller
EXAMPLE
Re-construct a floating point value. This example takes two consumed integers that were originally
a produced REAL, reverses the order of the integers and assembles them into a floating point value
equal to the original REAL.
The two MOV instructions reverse the order of the integers and move them to a new location.
Because the destination of the COP instruction is a floating-point address, it takes two consecutive
integers, for a total of 32 bits, and converts them to a single floating-point value.
The length of a COP instruction is always multiplied by the size of the destination data type, so one
in this example means one times the size of REAL, for example 32 bits. COP uses as many
consecutive elements from the source file as necessary to satisfy this.
Consumed Integer Value A
Stored Data Low 16 Bits of the
Floating Point Word
Consumed Integer Value B
Stored Data High 16 Bits of the
Floating Point Word
Stored Data Low 16 Bits of the
Floating Point Word
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Chapter
6
Peer-to-Peer Messaging
Use This Chapter
Read this
chapter for:
• 1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules
• 1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules
• 1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers
• 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS,
1784-PKTCS cards
• 1788-CNx cards
This chapter describes how to use MSG instructions to send data to and
receive data from other modules on a ControlNet network.
For This Information
See Page
Set Up the Hardware
6-2
Guidelines for MSG Instructions
6-4
Determine Connections for Messages
6-5
Enter Message Logic
6-6
Configure a Message Instruction
6-7
Access Logix Data from a PLC-5 or SLC Processor
6-14
Stagger the Messages
6-16
Route PLC-5 Messages Between ControlNet Networks
6-16
There are different methods of communicating with other controllers:
If the Data
Then
See Chapter
Needs regular, fast delivery at an interval that you specify
Produce and consume a tag
Produce and Consume
Tags
(Interlock Controllers)
Execute a message (MSG) instruction
Peer-to-Peer
Messaging
• is sent when a specific condition occurs in your
application
• is sent at a slower rate than required by produced and
consumed tags
• is sent to devices that only communicate with
unscheduled data
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Set Up the Hardware
In this example, the controller in the local chassis sends a message (using a
MSG instruction) to another module (which can be a controller) on the
ControlNet network.
Data
Remote Chassis
Local Chassis
Logix5000 Controller
ControlNet
Programming
Terminal
43611
The Logix5000 controller in the local chassis can be any of the following, with
its ControlNet communication module:
• 1756 ControlLogix controller with a 1756-CN2 or 1756-CN2R
communication module in the chassis
• 1756 ControlLogix controller with a 1756-CNB or 1756-CNBR
communication module in the chassis
• 1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR CompactLogix controller
• 1789 SoftLogix controller with a 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS or
1784-PKTCS communication card
• 1794 FlexLogix controller with a 1788-CNx ControlNet communication
card
• PowerFlex 700S with DriveLogix controller and a 1788-CNx
ControlNet communication card
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The destination for the message can be any of the following:
• PLCs, SLC or Logix5000 controllers on ControlNet or other networks
• I/O modules, such as ControlLogix analog module configuration data
on ControlNet or other networks
IMPORTANT
The 1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR controllers can produce
and consume tags over ControlNet to other Logix5000
controllers. However, Compact I/O that is local to the
1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR controller is not accessible to
other Logix5000 controllers.
• 1771 block transfer modules
Make sure that:
• the ControlNet communication modules are connected to a ControlNet
network.
• all wiring and cabling is properly connected.
• the communication driver (such as, AB-PCICS-1) is configured for the
programming workstation.
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Guidelines for MSG
Instructions
Guideline
1. For each MSG instruction, create a
control tag.
This table describes guidelines to use when working with message instructions.
Table 6.1 Guidelines for MSG Instructions
Details
Each MSG instruction requires its own control tag. This tag contains control elements
for messages, for example: DN and EN, error codes and information to execute the
message such as destination path and number of words to transfer.
• Data type = MESSAGE
• Scope = controller
• The tag cannot be part of an array or a user-defined data type.
2. Keep the source and/or destination data A MSG instruction can access only tags that are in the Controller Tags folder (controller
at the controller scope.
scope).
3. If your MSG is to a module that uses
16-bit integers, use a buffer of INTs in
the MSG and DINTs throughout the
project.
If your message is to a module that uses 16-bit integers, such as a PLC-5® or SLC 500™
controller, and it transfers integers (not REALs), use a buffer of INTs in the message and
DINTs throughout the project.
This increases the efficiency of your project because Logix5000 controllers execute
more efficiently and use less memory when working with 32-bit integers (DINTs).
4. If you want to enable more than 16
MSGs at one time, use some type of
management strategy.
If you enable more than 16 MSGs at one time, some MSG instructions may experience
delays in entering the queue. To guarantee the execution of each message, use one of
these options:
• Enable each message in sequence.
• Enable the messages in smaller groups.
• Program a message to communicate with multiple modules.
• Program logic to coordinate the execution of messages.
5. Cache the connected MSGs that
execute most frequently.
Cache the connection for those MSG instructions that execute most frequently, up to
the maximum number permissible for your controller revision.
This optimizes execution time because the controller does not have to open a
connection each time the message executes.
6. Keep the number of unconnected and
uncached MSGs less than the number
of unconnected buffers.
The controller can have 10 - 40 unconnected outgoing buffers. The default number is 10.
• If all the unconnected buffers are in use when an instruction leaves the message
queue, the instruction errors and does not transfer the data.
• You can increase the number of unconnected buffers to a maximum of 40.
For more information on programming MSG instructions, refer to the
Logix5000 Controller General Instructions Reference Manual, publication
1756-RM003. The individual system user manuals for Logix5000 controllers
also provide MSG examples unique to specific controller platforms.
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Determine Connections for
Messages
6-5
Messages transfer data to other modules, such as other controllers, I/O
modules or operator interfaces. Each message uses one connection, regardless
of how many modules are in the message path. To conserve connections, you
can configure one message to read from or write to multiple modules. Also,
you configure multiple messages for the same path and use only 1 connection
if only 1 message is active at a time; however, this requires that you write your
ladder logic correctly to make sure only 1 message is active at any time.
These connected messages can leave the connection open (cache) or close the
connection when the message is done transmitting. The following table shows
which messages use a connection and whether or not you can cache the
connection:
Table 6.2 Message Connections and Communication Methods
This Type of Message
Using this
Communication Method
Uses a
Connection
CIP data table read or write
CIP
yes
PLC2, PLC3, PLC5, or SLC (all types)
CIP
no
CIP with Source ID
no
DH+
yes
CIP generic
CIP
your choice(1)
block-transfer read or write
na
yes
(1)
You can connect CIP generic messages, but for most applications we recommend you leave CIP generic
messages unconnected.
Guidelines for Caching Message Connections
Follow these guidelines when you consider whether to cache a connection or
not:
Table 6.3 Caching Guidelines
If the Message
Executes
Then You Should
Repeatedly
Cache the connection.
This keeps the connection open and optimizes message
completion time. Opening a connection each time the message
executes increases execution time.
Infrequently
Do not cache the connection.
This closes the connection upon completion of the message,
which frees up that connection for other uses.
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To send or receive data from a ControlNet module via a message, you must
program a MSG instruction in the local controller’s logic. If the target module
is configured in the I/O Configuration folder of the controller, you can
browse to select the module. Otherwise, you can manually enter the message
path in the MSG instruction.
Enter Message Logic
Add the ControlNet Modules and Remote Devices to the Local
Controller’s I/O Configuration
Use Browse to select the target device of a MSG instruction and add that
remote device to the I/O Configuration folder of the local controller. Within
the I/O Configuration folder, you organize the local and remote devices into a
hierarchy (tree/branch, parent/child).
For a Typical Local or Remote MSG Structure…
Local
Controller
Local
Communication
Module
Remote
Communication
Module
Remote
Controller
…You Build the I/O Configuration in this Order
1. Add the local communication module for
the local controller. Remember, the
1769-L35CR does not require that you add
a local communication module.
2. Add the remote communication module for
the remote controller. The communication
format for the remote module should be
None.
3. Add the remote controller.
If the remote controller is added, you can
browse to it as a destination when you
configure the message instruction.
For more information on how to add ControlNet modules and remote devices
to the local controller’s I/O configuration, see the chapter Controlling I/O.
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Enter a Message
Use relay ladder logic to enter a MSG instruction. Click
MSG instruction.
EXAMPLE
to configure the
Enter a MSG instruction
If user_bit and count_messages.EN = 0 (MSG instruction is not already enabled), then execute a
MSG instruction that sends data to another controller.
TIP
We recommend an XIO of the MSG control block tag.en,
for example: the count_messages.EN portion of the rung
above, as an in series precondition for all message
instructions
Do not manipulate the control bits of a
message instruction.
Configure a Message
Instruction
To configure a MSG instruction, do these tasks:
1. Click
in the MSG box.
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2. On the Configuration tab, specify the type of MSG instruction:
A. Choose a Message Type.
B. Depending on the Message Type,
you have additional parameters to
configure.
For more information on how to
configure the various Message
types, see the tables Message Type
to Configure a MSG to Logix5000
Controller, Message Type to
Configure a MSG to an SLC 500
Processor, and Message Type to
Configure a MSG to a PLC-5
Processor.
The message instruction’s destination determines what specific
information is used on the Configuration tab.
Table 6.4 Select a Message Type Table
To Select a
See Table
Message Type to Configure a MSG to Logix5000
Controller
Message Type to Configure a
MSG to Logix5000 Controller
Message Type to Configure a MSG to an SLC 500
Processor
Message Type to Configure a
MSG to an SLC 500 Processor
Message Type to Configure a MSG to a PLC-5
Processor
Message Type to Configure a
MSG to a PLC-5 Processor
Message Type to Configure a MSG to Logix5000 Controller
Table 6.5 Message Type to Configure a MSG to Logix5000 Controller
If You Want To
For This Item
Type or Select
Read (receive) the data
Message Type
CIP Data Table Read
Source Element
first element of the tag that contains data in the other controller
Number of Elements
number of elements to transfer
Destination Tag
first element of the tag (controller-scoped) in this controller for the data
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Table 6.5 Message Type to Configure a MSG to Logix5000 Controller
If You Want To
For This Item
Type or Select
write (send) the data
Message Type
CIP Data Table Write
Source Tag
first element of the tag (controller-scoped) in this controller that
contains the data
Number of Elements
number of elements to transfer
Destination Element
first element of the tag for the data in the other controller
Message Type to Configure a MSG to an SLC 500 Processor
Table 6.6 Message Type to Configure a MSG to an SLC 500 Processor
If The Data Is
And You Want To
For This Item
Type or Select
integer (s)
read (receive) data
Message Type
SLC Typed Read
Source Element
data table address in the SLC 500 controller, such as N7:10
Number of Elements
number of integers to transfer
Destination Tag
first element of int_buffer
Message Type
SLC Typed Write
Source Tag
first element of int_buffer
Number of Elements
number of integers to transfer
Destination Element
data table address in the SLC 500 controller, such as N7:10
Message Type
SLC Typed Read
Source Element
data table address in the SLC 500 controller, such as F8:0
Number Of Elements
number of values to transfer
Destination Tag
first element of the tag (controller-scoped) in this controller
for the data
Message Type
SLC Typed Write
Source Tag
first element of the tag (controller-scoped) in this controller
that contains the data
Number Of Elements
number of values to transfer
Destination Element
data table address in the SLC 500 controller, such as F8:0
write (send) data
floating-point (REAL)
read (receive) data
write (send) data
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Message Type to Configure a MSG to a PLC-5 Processor
Table 6.7 Message Type to Configure a MSG to a PLC-5 Processor
If The Data Is
And You Want To
For This Item
Type or Select
integer (s)
read (receive) data
Message Type
PLC5 Typed Read
Source Element
data table address in the PLC-5 controller, such as N7:10
Number of Elements
number of integers to transfer
Destination Tag
first element of int_buffer
Message Type
PLC5 Typed Write
Source Tag
first element of int_buffer
Number of Elements
number of integers to transfer
Destination Element
data table address in the PLC-5 controller, such as N7:10
Message Type
PLC5 Typed Read
Source Element
data table address in the PLC-5 controller, such as F8:0
Number of Elements
number of values to transfer
Destination Tag
first element of the tag (controller-scoped) in this
controller for the data
Message Type
PLC5 Typed Write
Source Tag
first element of the tag (controller-scoped) in this
controller that contains the data
Number of Elements
number of values to transfer
Destination Element
data table address in the PLC-5 controller, such as F8:0
write (send) data
floating-point (REAL)
read (receive) data
write (send) data
3. On the Communication tab, specify the communication details:
A. If you added the module for which the
message instruction is sent to the I/O
configuration tree, you can use the
Browse button to choose the path.
If you haven’t added the module, you
can type the path in manually, as
described below.
B. Select a Communication Method.
4. Click OK.
A manually entered path starts with the controller’s connection to the
backplane and follows a path as shown in the example below:
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Communication path from a Logix5000 controller to a PLC5 controller
over a ControlNet network
ControlNet Network
Node Address = 1
Node Address = 7
5
5
5
0
C
N
2
Message
PLC5-C
Path = 1, 1, 2, 1
Where
Indicates
1
connection to the backplane in local chassis
1
slot number of 1756-CN2 module in local chassis
2
connection to port 2 of the 1756-CN2 module (get on ControlNet)
1
node address of remote PLC5
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Communicate with PLC-5 or
SLC 500 Processors
If the message is to a PLC-5 or SLC 500 processor and it reads or writes
integers (not REALs), use a buffer of INTs in the message.
• Logix5000 controllers execute more efficiently and use less memory
when working with 32-bit integers (DINTs).
• PLC-5 and SLC 500 processors require 16-bit integers.
• Use an INT buffer in the message and move the data to or from DINTs
as needed. Use the DINTs in the rest of the program; this can decrease
the program scan.
IMPORTANT
Logix5000 controllers can only send messages to SLC 500
processors over ControlNet if the SLC processor uses a
KFC ControlNet communication card.
However, an SLC cannot send messages to Logix5000
controllers over ControlNet at all.
Initiate MSGs from PLC-5 Processors to Logix5000 Controllers
If the originating controller is a PLC-5 processor, in the MSG instruction,
select PLC5.
The figure Configure the Message shows how to configure the message above.
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Figure 6.1 Configure the Message
A. Select either a PLC5 Typed Read or PLC5 Typed
Write for the Communication Command.
B. Type the starting address of the data in the
PLC-5 controller.
C. Type the number of elements to read or write.
D. Select Port Number 2 for ControlNet.
E. Type, in quotation marks, the tag name of the
Logix5000 tag.
You can only specify the Logix5000 tag in
quotation marks if the PLC is PLC-5C Series
C/Revision M, Series D/Revision C, Series
E/Revision B, Series F/Revision A or greater.
F. Select Yes for Multihop.
G. Type the node number of the destination
1756-CN2 module.
H. Type the backplane slot number of the
Logix5000 controller.
I. Select No for RSLinx Destination.
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Map Tags
A Logix5000 controller stores tag names on the controller so that other
devices can read or write data without having to know physical memory
locations. Many products only understand PLC/SLC data tables formatting, so
the Logix5000 controller offers a PLC/SLC mapping function that lets you
map Logix tag names to memory locations.
IMPORTANT
The mapping function is particularly useful if your
Logix5000 controller is communicating with a PLC-5C
Series C/Revision L, Series D/Revision B, Series
E/Revision A or earlier.
• You have to map only the file numbers that will be referenced by
READ/WRITE messages requested from other controllers; the other
file numbers do not need to be mapped. For example, if another
controller will send a READ message only to N7, you need to map that
file.
• The mapping table is loaded into the controller and is used whenever a
“logical” address accesses data.
• You can only access controller-scoped tags (global data).
• For each file that is referenced in a PLC-5 command, make a map entry:
– Type the PLC file number of the logical address.
– Type or select the Logix5000 controller-scoped (global) tag that
supplies or receives data for the file number. (You can map multiple
files to the same tag.)
• For PLC-2 commands, specify the tag that supplies or receives the data.
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Follow these steps to map tags:
1. If the RSLogix 5000 project is online, go offline. You can only map tags
when the project is offline.
2. Access the PLC/SLC Mapping screen.
A. Click Logic.
B. Click Map PLC/SLC
Messages.
3. Configure the PLC/SLC Mapping as needed.
A. Type the File Number.
B. Type the corresponding
Tag Name from the
RSLogix 5000 project.
When mapping tags:
• Do not use file numbers 0, 1, and 2. These files are reserved for Output,
Input, and Status files in a PLC-5 processor.
• Use PLC-5 mapping only for tag arrays of data type INT, DINT, or
REAL. Attempting to map elements of system structures may produce
undesirable effects.
• Use the PLC file identifier of N or B when accessing elements in an
INT tag array.
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Stagger the Messages
As you add messages to your project, you may have to coordinate the
execution of the messages. To avoid errors and assure that each message is
processed, follow these rules:
Rule 1
Enable no more than 16 messages at one time (including block transfers).
Rule 2
Enable no more than 10 of the following types of messages at one time:
• CIP data table reads or writes that are not cached
• CIP generic
• PLC-2, PLC-3, PLC-5, or SLC (all types)
• block transfer reads or writes that are not cached
If the number of messages in your application exceeds rules 1 and 2, then
stagger the execution of your messages. Here are some options:
• Send each message in sequence.
• Send the messages in groups that are within the limits of rules 1 and 2.
• Program a message to communicate with multiple devices.
Route PLC-5 Messages
Between ControlNet
Networks
You can use ControlLogix communication modules to route a message
between PLC-5 controllers that are on different networks, such as a bridged
message. The following example depicts a ControlLogix chassis with two
1756-CN2 modules that route a message from one ControlNet network to a
different ControlNet network.
EXAMPLE
Message from a PLC-5C on a ControlNet network to a
PLC-5C on a different ControlNet network
C C
N N
2 2
ControlNet
Network A
Node 3
Node 5
ControlNet
Network B
Node 2
P
L
C
5
C
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Route a ControlNet Message
To send a message from a PLC-5C controller to a PLC-5C controller on a
different ControlNet network:
IMPORTANT
This section uses RSLogix 5 software, revision 3.x or
greater and PLC-5C Series C/Revision M,
Series D/Revision C, Series E/Revision B,
Series F/Revision A or greater
1. Open the RSLogix 5 project for the PLC-5 controller that sends the
message.
2. Display the set-up screen for the message.
Double-click on Set up Screen.
3. Configure the General tab of the message instruction.
A. Type the Communication Command.
Use either PLC-5 Typed Read or PLC-5
Typed Write.
B. Type the starting address of the data
in this PLC-5 controller, the controller
sending the message.
C. Type the number of elements to write
or read in Size in Elements.
D. Type the Port Number (always 2).
E. Type the starting address of the data
in the controller that receives the
message.
F. Choose Yes for Multihop.
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4. Configure the MultiHop tab.
A. Click on the MultiHop tab.
B. Type the ControlNet node number of
the 1756-CN2 module that is on the
same ControlNet network as the
controller that sends the message.
C. Type the slot number of the 1756-CN2
module that is on the other network.
5. Select the ControlLogix backplane row.
6. Press Insert to add a hop.
7. Configure the new hop.
A. Select 1756-CN2 or 1756-CNB.
B. Type the ControlNet node number
of the controller that receives the
message.
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7
Communicate with PanelView and
RSView Products
Use This Chapter
Read this
chapter for:
• 1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules
• 1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules
• 1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers
• 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS,
•
1784-PKTCS cards
1788-CNx cards
Set Up the Hardware
This chapter describes how a controller uses a ControlNet communication
module to communicate with PanelView and RSView software products over a
ControlNet network.
For This Information
See Page
Determine Connections to PanelView Terminals
7-2
Add a PanelView Terminal
7-3
Organize Controller Data for a PanelView Terminal
7-6
Determine Connections to RSView Applications
7-7
In this example, the controller in the local chassis shares data with an HMI
application on the ControlNet network. This application could be running any
of the following:
•
•
•
•
PanelView terminal
PanelView Plus terminal
workstation running an RSView 32 software
workstation running an RSView Enterprise application, such as RSView
Machine Edition software or RSView Supervisory Edition software
Data
Local Chassis
Logix5000 controller
with ControlNet
Communication Module
1
HMI Terminal
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The Logix5000 controller in the local chassis can be any of the following, with
their ControlNet communication modules:
• 1756 ControlLogix controller with a 1756-CN2 or 1756-CN2R
communication module in the chassis
• 1756 ControlLogix controller with a 1756-CNB or 1756-CNBR
communication module in the chassis
• 1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR CompactLogix controller
• 1789 SoftLogix controller with a 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS or
1784-PKTCS communication card
• 1794 FlexLogix controller with a 1788-CNx ControlNet communication
card
• PowerFlex 700S with DriveLogix controller and a 1788-CNx
ControlNet communication card
Make sure that:
• the ControlNet communication modules are connected to a scheduled
ControlNet network.
• all wiring and cabling is properly connected.
Determine Connections to
PanelView Terminals
How you establish communication between a PanelView or PanelView Plus
terminal and a Logix5000 controller over ControlNet depends on how you
want to use controller connections.
Terminal Type
Type of Communication
PanelView Standard PanelView Plus
Scheduled (always connected)
Supported
Supported in
version 3.2 and greater
Unscheduled connected
Not supported
Supported
Unscheduled unconnected
Supported
Not supported
A Logix controller supports up to 40 outgoing and 3 incoming unconnected
buffers. This limited number of incoming unconnected buffers limits how
many PanelView Standard terminals can request data from a controller.
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We recommend the following when you use PanelView terminals with
Logix5000 controllers over ControlNet:
• PanelView Standard terminals
– A maximum of 4 PanelView Standard terminals can request data
from a Logix5000 controller.
• PanelView Plus terminals
– Because these terminals use unscheduled connections, the number of
PanelView Plus terminals that can request data from a Logix5000
controller is dependent on the number of available unconnected
buffers in the Logix5000 controller.
A typical PanelView Plus application uses 5 unconnected buffers in a
Logix5000 controller. With 32 unconnected buffers available at any time
in a Logix5000 controller, a maximum of 6 PanelView Plus terminals
can request data from a Logix5000 controller. Keep in mind, however,
that if 6 PanelView Plus terminals are requesting data from a single
Logix5000 controller, there are few unconnected buffers remaining for
anything else.
For scheduled connected communication, you must add the PanelView or
PanelView Plus terminal to the I/O configuration tree for the
controller project.
Add a PanelView Terminal
Adding a PanelView terminal is similar to adding distributed I/O. You add the
local ControlNet communication module and then you add the terminal to
that module.
1. If your application is online, go offline.
2. Select a New Module for the I/O Configuration.
A. Right-click on I/O
Configuration.
B. Select New Module.
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3. Select the local ControlNet communication module type from the Select
Module Type pop-up. The example below uses a 1788-CNC card.
A. Select the local ControlNet
communication module.
B. Click OK.
The table ControlNet communication Modules Available Locally lists
the ControlNet communication modules available locally (in the local
chassis, computer or controller) with each Logix5000 controller.
Table 7.1 ControlNet communication Modules Available Locally
If You Are Using This Logix5000
Controller
You Can Use This ControlNet
Communication Module Locally
CompactLogix
1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR have a built-in
ControlNet port
ControlLogix
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR
FlexLogix
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF, 1788-CNFR
SoftLogix
1784-PCIC (unscheduled data only), 1784-PCICS,
1784-PKTCS (unscheduled data only)
4. Configure the local ControlNet communication module.
For more information on how to configure ControlNet communication
modules, see the chapter Configure a ControlNet Module.
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5. Add a PanelView terminal to the project.
A. Right-click on the local
communication module.
B. Select New Module.
6. Select the PanelView terminal for your project.
A. Select the PanelView terminal.
B. Click OK.
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7. Configure the terminal.
Organize Controller Data
for a PanelView Terminal
Organize data for a PanelView or PanelView Plus terminal based on how the
data is used.
For Data That Is
Do This
Time-critical
(scheduled data) PanelView terminals
only
Use the I/O tags of the terminal. The terminal supports a
maximum of 32 input tags and 32 output tags.
Not time-critical either PanelView or
PanelView Plus
terminals
Create arrays to store the data:
The tags for this data were created when you added the
PanelView terminal to the I/O configuration of the controller. They
are similar to the tags of I/O modules.
1. For each screen, create a BOOL array with enough
elements for the bit-level objects on the screen.
For example, the BOOL[32] array gives you 32 bits for push
buttons, indicators.
2. For each screen, create a DINT array with enough
elements for the word-level objects on the screen.
For example, the DINT[28] array, gives you 28 values for
numeric entry controls, numeric displays.
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To access the scheduled I/O tags of the PanelView terminal, use the following
address format:
If The Terminal
Then Use This Address
writes the data
name_of_terminal:I.Data[x].y
reads the data
name_of_terminal:O.Data[x].y
where:
Determine Connections to
RSView Applications
This Address Variable
Is
name_of_terminal
name of the instance in the I/O configuration of the controller
x
element of the input (I) or output (O) structure.
y
bit number within the input or output element
An RSView application is a self-contained, PC-based HMI that offers both
local and distributed client/server systems. This HMI can view updated tag
information in a Logix5000 controller via OPC connectivity available in
RSLinx software.
How you establish communication to an RSView software application
depends on how you configure RSLinx software to collect tags from the
controller. RSView 32 software uses RSLinx Classic software as a data server;
RSView Enterprise software uses RSLinx Enterprise software as a data server.
RSLinx Classic software and RSLinx Enterprise software each default to 4 read
connections and 1 write connection per configured controller. You can modify
your RSLinx Classic configuration as needed such as changing the number of
read and write connections. However, the RSLinx Enterprise is not
configurable. You can only use a configuration of 4 read connections and 1
write connection.
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8
Troubleshoot Your ControlNet Communication
Modules
Use This Chapter
1
This chapter provides descriptions for status indicators used on the
ControlNet communication modules and adapters and how to use those
indicators to troubleshoot your application.
For This Information
See Page
1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R ControlNet Communication Modules
8-2
1756-CNB and 1756-CNBR ControlNet Communication Modules
8-6
1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR CompactLogix Controllers
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1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS and 1784-PKTCS ControlNet PCI Cards
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1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF and 1788-CNFR ControlNet
Daughtercards
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1794-ACN15 and 1794-ACNR15 ControlNet FLEX I/O Adapters
8-21
1797-ACNR15 ControlNet FLEX Ex Redundant Media I/O Adapter
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1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R
ControlNet Communication
Modules
This figure shows the status indicators used on the 1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R
modules.
Figure 8.1 1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R Status Indicators
1756-CN2
1756-CN2R
Module Status Display
Module Status Indicator
Network Channel
Status Indicators
Channel A BNC Connector
Channel B BNC Connector
Module Status Indicator and Module Status Display
Diagnostic Information
This table describes the Module Status Indicator LED and Module Status
Display diagnostic information.
Table 8.1 1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R Module Status Indicator and Display
If the OK
Indicator Is
With This
Module Status
Display
It Means
Off
None
Module not communicating due to a power
supply fault or internal fault.
Take This Action
1. Check the power supply.
2. Check the cable connectors.
3. Make sure the module is firmly seated
in the chassis.
4. If the indicator remains off, replace the
module.
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If the OK
Indicator Is
With This
Module Status
Display
It Means
Red
Msg scrolls(1)
Module’s network address is set to 00, an
invalid ControlNet address. See footnote at end
of table.
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Take This Action
1. Optional – Turn chassis power supply
off.
2. Remove the module from the chassis.
3. Set the network address switches to a
unique address (01 to 99)
4. Install the module in the chassis.
5. If off, turn chassis power supply on.
BPA# ERR
Module detected a different slot address from
that latched when you cycled power. Excessive
noise on the backplane causes this error.
Replace the chassis or module.
BPRX ERR
Too many CRC errors being generated by the
multicast backplane receiver, so the backplane
multicast receivers have been shut off.
Replace the module.
BPIC
ERR
Hardware fault within the module.
Replace the module.
CNIC
ERR
DUPL NODE
The module’s network address is the same as
another module’s on the link.
1. Turn chassis power supply off.
(Optional)
2. Remove the module from the chassis.
3. Set the network address switches to a
unique address (01-99).
4. Install the module in the chassis.
5. If off, turn chassis power supply on.
Flashing Red
Green
RACK ERR
Cannot read backplane EEPROM, or rack/slot
address incorrect
Replace the chassis.
BOOT
Module has invalid firmware.
Update module firmware with ControlFlash
Update Utility.
ROM
UPDT
Flash update is in progress.
None required.
SNGL KPR!
Module detected that it has been connected to
a Cnet 1.0 or 1.25 (single-keeper) network.
Update the firmware of module at node address
01 and reschedule the network.
OK
Normal operation
There is at least one connection to or through
the module. No action required.
INIT
Module is initializing.
No action required.
BW >MAX
Module is receiving too much network traffic
and connections are timing out. The network
bandwidth has been exceeded.
None required (temporary condition).
If this happens frequently, add another bridge
module and split the traffic between them.
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If the OK
Indicator Is
Flashing Green
(1)
With This
Module Status
Display
It Means
Take This Action
SW
ERR
Node address switch changed after power-up.
None required, but we recommend that you
either return switches to their original settings
or replace the module, since this could indicate
a latent hardware problem.
OK
Normal operation.
No connections to or through the module. No
action required
CNFG
ERR
ControlNet configuration error.
Recheck configuration.
NET
ERR
Network cabling error or no other active nodes
on network.
Re-check your network cabling and make sure
another node on the network is active (online).
If switches are set to 00 the display scrolls “FAULT: ADDRESS SWITCHES = 00, ILLEGAL”
Network Channel Status Indicator Interpretation
IMPORTANT
When you connect the module to a ControlNet network
using only the NAP, the LEDs are meaningless.
• Steady - indicator is on continuously in the defined state.
• Alternating - the two indicators alternate between the two defined states
at the same time (applies to both indicators viewed together). The two
indicators are always in opposite states, out of phase.
• Flashing - the indicator alternates between the two defined states
(applies to each indicator viewed independent of the other). If both
indicators flash, they must flash together, in phase.
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This table describes the 1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R network channel status
indicators.
Table 8.2 1756-CN2 and 1756-CN2R Network Channel Status Indicators
If Both Channel
Status Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
No power
Apply power.
Steady red
Faulted module
1. Cycle power to the module.
2. If fault persists, contact your Rockwell Automation
representative or distributor.
Alternating red/green
Self-test
None
Alternating red/off
Incorrect node configuration
Check network address and other ControlNet configuration
parameters.
If Either Channel
Status Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
Channel disabled
Program network for redundant media, if necessary.
Steady green
Normal operation
None
Flashing green/off
Temporary network errors
None unit will self-correct or
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
and CNET-IN002.
Node is not configured to go online
Flashing red/off
Media fault
Make sure the network keeper is present and working and
the selected address is less or equal to the UMAX(1).
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
and CNET-IN002
No other nodes present on network
Flashing red/green
Incorrect node address
Add other nodes to the network.
1. Change the node address so that it is less than or
equal to UMAX.
2. Stop and restart the PCIC/PCICS driver in RSLinx
software.
Incorrect network configuration
(1)
Reconfigure the ControlNet network so that UMAX is greater
than or equal to the node address.
UMAX is the highest node address on a ControlNet network that can transmit data.
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1756-CNB and 1756-CNBR
ControlNet Communication
Modules
This figure shows the status indicators used on the 1756-CNB and
1756-CNBR modules.
Figure 8.2 1756-CNB and 1756-CNBR Status indicators
1756-CNB
1756-CNBR
Module Status Display
Module Status Indicator
Network Channel
Status Indicators
Channel A BNC Connector
Channel B BNC Connector
Module Status Indicator and Module Status Display
Diagnostic Information
This table describes the Module Status Indicator LED and Module Status
Display diagnostic information.
Table 8.3 1756-CNB and 1756-CNBR Module Status Indicator and Display
If The OK
Indicator Is
With This
Module Status
Display
It Means
Off
None
Module not communicating due to a power
supply fault or internal fault.
Take This Action
1. Check the power supply.
2. Check the cable connectors.
3. Make sure the module is firmly seated
in the chassis.
4. If the indicator remains off, replace the
module.
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If The OK
Indicator Is
With This
Module Status
Display
It Means
Steady red
Msg scrolls(1)
Module’s network address is set to 00, an
invalid ControlNet address, or 99, an invalid
ControlNet address if you are using redundant
control. See footnote at end of table.
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Take This Action
1. Optional – Turn chassis power supply
off.
2. Remove the module from the chassis.
3. Set the network address switches to a
unique address (01-99, or 01-98 if
redundant control)
4. Install the module in the chassis.
5. If off, turn chassis power supply on.
BPA# ERR
Module detected a different slot address from
that latched in at power-up. Excessive noise on
the backplane causes this error.
Replace the chassis or module.
BPRX ERR
Too many CRC errors being generated by the
multicast backplane receiver, so the backplane
multicast receivers have been shut off.
Replace the module.
BPIC
Hardware fault within the module.
Replace the module.
ERR
CNIC
ERR
DUPL NODE
For a redundant system this may be a temporary For redundant systems only. wait 10 seconds; if
condition during chassis switchover. Otherwise, the condition persists, do the following steps:
the module’s network address is the same as
1. Turn chassis power supply off.
another module’s on the link.
(Optional)
2. Remove the module from the chassis.
3. Set the network address switches to a
unique address (01-99).
4. Install the module in the chassis.
5. If off, turn chassis power supply on.
RACK ERR
Cannot read backplane EEPROM, or rack/slot
address incorrect
Replace the chassis.
STOP
CNB commanded to stop functioning by the
redundancy module. This occurs when a
non-redundancy compliant CNB is placed into a
redundant secondary chassis.
Remove non-redundancy compliant CNB from
redundant secondary chassis and replace with
redundancy compliant CNB.
WAIT RM
CNB waiting for the redundancy module to
complete power-up.
None required.
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If The OK
Indicator Is
With This
Module Status
Display
It Means
Take This Action
Flashing red
BOOT
Module has invalid firmware.
Update module firmware with ControlFlash
Update Utility.
ROM
Flash update is in progress.
None required.
SNGL KPR!
Module detected that it has been connected to
a Cnet 1.0 or 1.25 (single-keeper) network.
Update the firmware of module at node address
01 and reschedule the network.
OK
Normal operation
None required. In this case, at least one
connection has been made to or through the
module.
INIT
Module is initializing.
None required.
BW >MAX
Module is receiving too much network traffic
and connections are timing out. The network
bandwidth has been exceeded.
None required (temporary condition).
CMPT
Secondary CNB is compatible with its partner.
None required.
DSNP
Secondary CNB is disqualified with no partner.
Check corresponding slot of primary chassis for
type and revision of module.
PwDS
CNB is primary with a disqualified secondary
partner.
Check the type and revision of the module.
PwQg
CNB is primary with a qualifying secondary
partner.
Redundant system status. No action required.
PwQS
CNB is primary with a qualified secondary
partner.
PwNS
CNB is primary with no secondary partner.
Check corresponding slot of secondary chassis
for correct module.
Qfng
Secondary CNB is qualifying.
Redundant system status. No action required.
QS
Secondary CNB is qualified.
SW
ERR
Node address switch changed after power-up.
None required, but we recommend that you
either return switches to their original settings
or replace the module, since this could indicate
a latent hardware problem.
CNFG ERR
ControlNet configuration error.
Recheck configuration.
NET
Network cabling error or no other active nodes
on network.
Re-check your network cabling and make sure
another node on the network is active (on line).
Normal operation
None required. In this case, no connections
have been made to or through the module.
UPDT
Steady green
Flashing green
If this happens frequently, add another module
and split the traffic between them.
ERR
OK
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If The OK
Indicator Is
With This
Module Status
Display
It Means
Take This Action
Steady green or
off
SO_1
Old primary switchover phase 1 in progress.
SO_2
Old primary switchover phase 2 in progress.
SO_3
Old primary switchover phase 3 in progress.
SN_1
New primary switchover phase 1 in progress.
If the display shows any message for more than
three seconds, then the CNB module failed
during transition from one redundancy phase to
another. Replace one or both redundancy
modules.
SN_2
New primary switchover phase 2 in progress.
SN_3
New primary switchover phase 3 in progress.
?Cpt
CNB has not determined if it is compatible.
!Cpt
CNB has determined that it is not compatible.
(1)
Replace the CNB module with correct type and
revision.
If switches are set to 00 the display scrolls “FAULT: ADDRESS SWITCHES = 00, ILLEGAL” If switches are set to 99 in a redundant chassis, the display scrolls: “FAULT:
ADDRESS SWITCHES = 99, ILLEGAL IN REDUNDANT SYSTEM”
Network Channel Status Indicator Interpretation
IMPORTANT
When you connect the module to a ControlNet network
using only the NAP, the LEDs are meaningless.
• Steady - indicator is on continuously in the defined state.
• Alternating - the two indicators alternate between the two defined
states at the same time (applies to both indicators viewed together). The
two indicators are always in opposite states, out of phase.
• Flashing - the indicator alternates between the two defined states
(applies to each indicator viewed independent of the other). If both
indicators flash, they must flash together, in phase.
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This table describes the 1756-CNB and 1756-CNBR network channel status
indicators.
Table 8.4 .1756-CNB and 1756-CNBR Network Channel Status Indicators
If Both Channel
Status Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
No power
Apply power.
Steady red
Faulted module
1. Cycle power to the module.
2. If fault persists, contact your Rockwell Automation
representative or distributor.
Alternating red/green
Self-test
None
Alternating red/off
One of the following:
Check the node address and other ControlNet configuration
parameters.
• incorrect node configuration
• duplicate ControlNet node address
If either channel
status indicators are:
It means:
Take this action:
Off
Channel disabled
Program network for redundant media, if necessary.
Steady green
Normal operation
None
Flashing green/off
Temporary network errors
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
and CNET-IN002
Node is not configured to go online
Flashing red/off
Media fault
Make sure the network keeper is present and working and
the selected address is less or equal to the UMAX(1).
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
and CNET-IN002
No other nodes present on network
Flashing red/green
Incorrect node address
Add other nodes to the network.
1. Change the node address so that it is less than or
equal to UMAX.
2. Stop and restart the PCIC/PCICS driver in RSLinx
software.
Incorrect network configuration
(1)
UMAX is the highest node address on a ControlNet network that can transmit data.
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than or equal to the node address.
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1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR
CompactLogix Controllers
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This figure shows the status indicators used on the 1769-L32C and
1769-L35CR CompactLogix controller.
Figure 8.3 1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR CompactLogix Controller Status Indicators
Network Channel A
Status Indicator
Network Channel B
Status Indicator
Module Status
Indicator
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For information on how to use the module status indicator and the network
channel status indicators, see the section Interpret Status Indicators.
In addition to ControlNet status indicators, the 1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR
controllers have controller, serial and CompactFlash indicators. For more
information, the CompactLogix System User Manual, publication
1769-UM011.
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Interpret Status Indicators
Use the following status indicators to determine how your CompactLogix
1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR controller is operating on the ControlNet
network:
• Module Status
• Network Channel Status
These status indicators provide information about the controller and the
network when the controller is connected to ControlNet via the BNC
connectors. describes the possible conditions for module and network status
indicators.
• Steady - indicator is on continuously in the defined state.
• Alternating - the two indicators alternate between the two defined
states at the same time (applies to both indicators viewed together). The
two indicators are always in opposite states, out of phase.
• Flashing - the indicator alternates between the two defined states
(applies to each indicator viewed independent of the other). If both
indicators flash, they must flash together, in phase.
IMPORTANT
Keep in mind that the Module Status indictor reflects the
module state such as self-test, firmware update, or normal
operation but no connection established. The network
status indicators, A and B, reflect network status.
Remember that the host is able to engage in local
messaging with the card although it is detached from the
network. Therefore, the Module Status LED is flashing
green if the host has successfully started the card. Note,
however, that until the host removes reset, all LEDs on the
daughtercard will remain off.
When you view the indicators, always view the Module
Status indicator first to determine the state of the
daughtercard. This information may help you to interpret
the network status indicators. As a general practice, view all
status indicators (Module Status and Network Status)
together to gain a full understanding of the daughtercard’s
status.
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Module Status (MS) indicator
This table describes the 1769-L32C and 1769-l35CR CompactLogix controller
module status indicators.
Table 8.5 1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR CompactLogix Controller Module Status Indicators
If The Module Status
(MS) Indicator Is
It Means
Take This Action
Off
The controller has no power.
Apply power.
The controller is faulted.
Make sure that the controller is properly installed.
Steady red
A major fault has occurred on the controller.
1. Cycle power.
2. If the problem persists, replace the controller.
Flashing red
A firmware update is in progress.
No action required (firmware update in progress.)
A node address switch change occurred. The
controller’s node address switches may have been
changed since power-up.
Change the node address switches back to the
original setting. The module will continue to operate
properly.
The controller has invalid firmware.
Update the controller firmware with the ControlFlash
Update utility.
The controller’s node address duplicates that of
another device.
1. Remove power.
2. Change the node address to a unique setting.
3. Reapply power.
Steady green
Connections are established.
None
Flashing green
No connections are established.
Establish connections, if necessary.
Flashing red/green
The controller is performing self-diagnostics.
Wait briefly to see if problem corrects itself.
If problem persists, check the host. If the
daughtercard cannot communicate with the host, the
card may remain in self-test mode.
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Network Channel Status Indicators
Channel B is only labelled on the 1769-L35CR controller. The 1769-L32C
controller only has channel A but uses the second indicator in some LED
patterns as described in (Table 10)Need CR.
This table describes the 1769-L32C and 1769-l35CR CompactLogix network
channel status indicators.
Table 8.6 1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR Network Channel Status Indicators
If Both Channel
Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
A channel is disabled.
Program network for redundant media, if necessary.
Steady green
Normal operation is occurring.
None
Flashing green/off
Temporary network errors have occurred.
1. Check media for broken cables, loose
connectors, missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet
Coax Media Planning and Installation
Manual, publication and CNET-IN002.
The node is not configured to go online.
Flashing red/off
Media fault has occurred.
Make sure the network keeper is present and
working and the selected address is less or equal to
the UMAX(1).
1. Check media for broken cables, loose
connectors, missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet
Coax Media Planning and Installation
Manual, publication and CNET-IN002.
No other nodes present on the network.
Add other nodes to the network.
Flashing red/green
The network is configured incorrectly.
Reconfigure the ControlNet network so that UMAX >
the card’s node address.
If Either Channel
Indicator Is
It Means
Take This Action:
Off
You should check the module status indicator.
Check the module status indicator.
Steady red
The controller is faulted.
1. Cycle power.
2. If the fault persists, contact your Rockwell
Automation representative or distributor.
Alternating red/green
The controller is performing a self-test.
None
Alternating red/off
The node is configured incorrectly.
Check the card’s network address and other
ControlNet configuration parameters.
(1)
UMAX is the highest node address on a ControlNet network that can transmit data.
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1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS and
1784-PKTCS ControlNet
PCI Cards
8-15
This figure shows the status indicators used on the 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS
and 1784-PKTCS cards.
Figure 8.4 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS and 1784-PKTCS Channel Status indicators
Network Channel
Status Indicators
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The status indicators on the card give you information about the card and the
ControlNet network when you are connected via the BNC connectors.
Network Channel Status Indicator Interpretation
IMPORTANT
When you connect the module to a ControlNet network
using only the NAP, the LEDs are meaningless.
• Steady - indicator is on continuously in the defined state.
• Alternating - the two indicators alternate between the two defined
states at the same time (applies to both indicators viewed together). The
two indicators are always in opposite states, out of phase.
• Flashing - the indicator alternates between the two defined states
(applies to each indicator viewed independent of the other). If both
indicators flash, they must flash together, in phase.
This table describes the 1784-PCIC, -PCICS and -PKTCS network channel
status indicators.
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Table 8.7 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS and 1784-PKTCS Network Channel Status Indicators
If Both Channel Status It Means
Indicators Are
Off
No power
1784-PCIC(S) driver not started
Steady red
Alternating red/green
Alternating red/off
Apply power.
1. Start RSLinx software.
2. Verify that the appropriate driver has been configured
properly in RSLinx software.
1784-PKTCS driver is not installed or the card is Install the driver and/or configure the card.
not configured
Faulted card
1. Check operating system event log for details of fault (if
the PC’s operating system supports an event log).
2. Cycle power to the PC.
3. Verify that you have firmly inserted the card into a PCI
local bus expansion slot and that the expansion slot
screw is tightened.
4. If fault persists, contact your Rockwell Automation
representative or distributor.
Channel disabled
Program network for redundant media, if required
Faulted card
1. Check operating system event log for details of fault (if
the PC’s operating system supports an event log).
2. Cycle power to the PC.
3. Verify that you have firmly inserted the card into a PCI
local bus expansion slot and that the expansion slot
screw is tightened.
4. If fault persists, contact your Rockwell Automation
representative or distributor.
Self-test
None
One of the following:
Check card’s node address and other ControlNet configuration
parameters.
• incorrect node configuration
Steady green
Off
• duplicate ControlNet node address
Normal operation
Channel disabled
Flashing green/off
Temporary network errors
Flashing red/off
Media fault
Flashing red/green
No other nodes present on network
Incorrect node address
Incorrect network configuration
(1)
Take This Action
UMAX is the highest node address on a ControlNet network that can transmit data.
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None
Use RSNetWorx software to configure the ControlNet
network for redundant media, if necessary.
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
and CNET-IN002
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
and CNET-IN002.
Add other nodes to the network.
1. Change card’s node address so that it is less than or
equal to UMAX(1).
2. Stop and restart the card’s driver in RSLinx software
(1784-PCIC and 1784-PCICS only).
Reconfigure the ControlNet network so that UMAX is greater
than or equal to the card’s node address.
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This figure shows the status indicators used on the 1788-CNC and
1788-CNCR cards.
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR,
1788-CNF and 1788-CNFR
ControlNet Daughtercards
Figure 8.5 1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR Status indicators
NAP
I/O Status Indicator
Module Status Indicator
Node Address
Switches
1788-CNC
Network Channel Status Indicators (A and B)
NAP
I/O Status Indicator
Module Status Indicator
Node Address
Switches
1788-CNCR
31044
Network Channel Status Indicators (A and B)
NAP
I/O Status
Indicator
Channel A connector
Module Status
Indicator
Node Address
Switches
1788-CNF
Network Channel Status Indicators (A and B)
Node Address
Switches
1788-CNFR
3115
Channel A Connector
Channel B Connector
Network
Channel
Status
Indicators
(A and B)
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Module and I/O Status Indicator Interpretation
Status indicators provide information about the card and the network when
you are connected via the BNC connectors.
• Steady - indicator is on continuously in the defined state.
• Alternating - the two indicators alternate between the two defined
states at the same time (applies to both indicators when viewed
together); the two indicators are always in opposite states, out of phase.
• Flashing - the indicator alternates between the two defined states
(applies to each indicator viewed independent of the other); if both
indicators are flashing, they flash together, in phase.
IMPORTANT
Keep in mind that the Module Status indictor reflects the
module state. For example: self-test, firmware update, and
normal operation but no connection established. The
network status LEDs, A and B, reflect network status.
Remember that the host is able to engage in local
messaging with the card although it is detached from the
network. Therefore, the Module Status LED is flashing
green if the host has successfully started the card. Note,
however, that until the host removes reset, all LEDs on the
daughtercard will remain off.
When you view the indicators, always view the Module
Status indicator first to determine the state of the
daughtercard. This information may help you to interpret
the network status indicators. As a general practice, view all
three status indicators (Module Status, I/O Status, and
Network Status) together to gain a full understanding of
the daughtercard’s status.
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This table describes the 1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR and 1788-CNF module and
I/O status indicators.
Table 8.8 1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR and 1788-CNF Module and I/O Status Indicators
If The Module
Status (MS)
Indicator Is
It Means
Take This Action
Off
No power
Apply power.
Host is faulted
Make sure that the daughtercard is firmly seated in the slot.
Host is holding daughtercard in reset
1. Cycle power.
2. If the indicator remains off, replace the daughtercard
or the host.
Steady red
Major fault
1. Cycle power.
2. If the problem persists, replace the daughtercard.
Flashing red
Minor fault
No action required (firmware update in progress.)
Firmware update in progress
No action required (firmware update in progress.)
Node address switch change – The daughtercard’s
node address switches may have been changed
since power-up.
Change the node address switches back to the original
setting. The module will continue to operate properly.
I module firmware
Update module firmware with ControlFlash Update utility.
Duplicate node address – The daughtercard’s node
address duplicates that of another device.
1. Remove power.
2. Change the node address to a unique setting.
3. Reapply power.
Steady green
Connections established
None
Flashing green
No connections established
Establish connections, if necessary.
Flashing red/green
Module is performing self-diagnostics.
Wait briefly to see if problem corrects itself.
If problem persists, check the host. If the daughtercard
cannot communicate with the host, the card may remain in
self-test mode.
If The I/O Status
(IO) Indicator Is
Always off
It Means
Take This Action
This LED is on during the LED portion of the self-tests.
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Network Channel Status Indicator Interpretation
IMPORTANT
When you connect the module to a ControlNet network
using only the NAP, the LEDs are meaningless.
• Steady - indicator is on continuously in the defined state.
• Alternating - the two indicators alternate between the two defined
states at the same time (applies to both indicators viewed together). The
two indicators are always in opposite states, out of phase.
• Flashing - the indicator alternates between the two defined states
(applies to each indicator viewed independent of the other). If both
indicators flash, they must flash together, in phase.
This table describes the 1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF and 1788-CNFR
network channel status indicators.
Table 8.9 1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF and 1788-CNFR Network Channel Status Indicators
If Both Channel Status It Means
Indicators Are
Take This Action
Off
Channel disabled
Program network for redundant media, if necessary.
Steady green
Normal operation
None
Flashing green/off
Temporary network errors
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Fiber
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
CNET-IN001 or the ControlNet Coax Media Planning
and Installation Manual, publication CNET-IN002.
Node is not configured to go online
Flashing red/off
Media fault
Make sure the network keeper is present and working and
the selected address is less or equal to the UMAX(1).
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Fiber
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
CNET-IN001 or the ControlNet Coax Media Planning
and Installation Manual, publication CNET-IN002.
No other nodes present on network
Add other nodes to the network.
Flashing red/green
Incorrect network configuration
Reconfigure the ControlNet network so that UMAX is greater
than or equal to the card’s node address.
If Either Channel
Status Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
You should check the MS indicators
Check the MS indicators.
Steady red
Faulted card
1. Cycle power.
2. If the fault persists, contact your Rockwell
Automation representative or distributor.
Alternating red/green
The card is performing a self-test
None
Alternating red/off
Incorrect node configuration
Check the card’s network address and other ControlNet
configuration parameters.
(1)
UMAX is the highest node address on a ControlNet network that can transmit data.
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1794-ACN15 and
1794-ACNR15 ControlNet
FLEX I/O Adapters
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This figure shows the status indicators used on the 1794-ACN15 and
1794-ACNR15 modules.
Figure 8.6 1794-ACN15 and 1794-ACNR15 Status Indicators
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Network Channel Status Indicators
Module Status Indicators
This graphic shows a 1794-ACNR15.
The modules use the following 2 status indicators:
• Comm - Communication status indicator for each channel; the
1794-ACN15 module has 1 Comm indicator, and the 1794-ANCR15
module has 2 Comm indicators
• Status - Module status indicator
This table describes the 1794-ACN15 and 1794-ACNR15 communication
status indicators.
Table 8.10 1794-ACN15 and 1794-ACNR15 Communication Status Indicators
If Both Channel
Status Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
Channel disabled
Program network for redundant media, if necessary.
Steady green
Normal operation
None
Flashing green/off
Temporary network errors
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
CNET-IN002.
Node is not configured to go online
Flashing red/off
Media fault
Make sure the network keeper is present and working and
the selected address is less or equal to the UMAX(1).
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
CNET-IN002.
Flashing red/green
No other nodes present on network
Add other nodes to the network.
Incorrect network configuration
Reconfigure the ControlNet network so that UMAX is greater
than or equal to the module’s node address.
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If Either Channel
Status Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
No power
Apply power.
Steady red
Faulted module
1. Cycle power.
2. If the fault persists, contact your Rockwell
Automation representative or distributor.
Alternating red/green
The module is performing a self-test
None
Alternating red/off
Incorrect node configuration
Check the module’s network address and other ControlNet
configuration parameters.
(1)
UMAX is the highest node address on a ControlNet network that can transmit data.
This table describes the 1794-ACN15 and 1794-ACNR15 module
status indicators.
Table 8.11 1794-ACN15 and 1794-ACNR15 Module Status Indicators
If The Module Status
Indicator Is:
It Means
Off
Module not communicating due to a power
supply fault or internal fault.
Take This Action
1. Check the power supply.
2. Check the cable connectors.
3. Make sure the module is properly installed on the
DIN rail.
4. If the indicator remains off, replace the module.
Steady green
Connections established
None
Flashing green
No connections established
Establish connections, if necessary.
Steady red
Major fault
1. Cycle power.
2. If the problem persists, replace the daughtercard.
Flashing red
I/O module removed
Reinsert the module.
Wrong I/O module inserted
Replace the wrong module with the correct module.
FLASH program update in progress
Wait for the program update to finish.
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1797-ACNR15 ControlNet
FLEX Ex Redundant Media
I/O Adapter
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This figure shows the status indicators used on the 1797-ACNR module.
Figure 8.7 1797-ACNR15 Status Indicators
Network Channel Status
Power
Module Status
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The modules use the following 2 status indicators:
• Comm - Communication status indicator for each channel
• Status - Module status indicator
This table describes the 1797-ACNR15 communication status indicators.
Table 8.12 1797-ACNR15 Communication Status Indicators
If Both Channel
Status Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
Channel disabled
Program network for redundant media, if necessary.
Steady green
Normal operation
None
Flashing green/off
Temporary network errors
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
CNET-IN002.
Node is not configured to go online
Flashing red/off
Media fault
Make sure the network keeper is present and working and
the selected address is less or equal to the UMAX(1).
1. Check media for broken cables, loose connectors,
missing terminators.
2. If condition persists, refer to the ControlNet Coax
Media Planning and Installation Manual, publication
CNET-IN002.
Flashing red/green
No other nodes present on network
Add other nodes to the network.
Incorrect network configuration
Reconfigure the ControlNet network so that UMAX is greater
than or equal to the module’s node address.
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If Either Channel
Status Indicators Are
It Means
Take This Action
Off
No power
Apply power.
Steady red
Faulted module
1. Cycle power.
2. If the fault persists, contact your Rockwell
Automation representative or distributor.
Alternating red/green
The module is performing a self-test
None
Alternating red/off
Incorrect node configuration
Check the module’s network address and other ControlNet
configuration parameters.
(1)
UMAX is the highest node address on a ControlNet network that can transmit data.
This table describes the 1797-ACNR15 module status indicators.
Table 8.13 1797-ACNR15 Module Status Indicators
If The Module Status
Indicator Is
It Means
Off
Module not communicating due to a power
supply fault or internal fault.
Take This Action
1. Check the power supply.
2. Check the cable connectors.
3. Make sure the module is properly installed on the
DIN rail.
4. If the indicator remains off, replace the module.
Steady green
Connections established
None
Flashing green
No connections established
Establish connections, if necessary.
Steady red
Major fault
1. Cycle power.
2. If the problem persists, replace the daughtercard.
Flashing red
I/O module removed
Reinsert the module.
Wrong I/O module inserted
Replace the wrong module with the correct module.
FLASH program update in progress
Wait for the program update to finish.
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Appendix
A
Connection Use Over ControlNet
Use This Appendix
Read this
chapter for:
• 1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules
• 1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules
• 1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers
• 1784-PCC, 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS,
ControlNet communication modules use connections to manage
communication. A connection is a point-to-point communication mechanism
that transfers data between a transmitter and a receiver.
ControlNet communication modules use connections that transfer data from a
Logix application running on one end-node to another device, such as a Logix
application or I/O, running on another end-node.
1784-PKTCS cards
• 1788-CNx cards
• 1794-ACN15, -ACNR15 adapters
• 1797-ANCR adapter
ControlNet Connections
Connections are allocations of resources that provide faster more reliable
communication between modules than unconnected messages. The
ControlNet communication modules and adapters support both direct and
rack-optimized connections to remote I/O adapters.
Connected messaging supports the following example functions:
•
•
•
•
•
Logix controller message transfer to Logix controller
I/O or produced/consumed tag
Program upload
RSLinx DDE/OPC client
PanelView polling of Logix controller
There are four types of ControlNet connections:
Table A.1 ControlNet Connection Types
1
Connection Type
Description
Bridged
A connection that passes through the ControlNet module. The end point of the connection could be an
I/O module, another ControlNet node, another controller or a device on a different network (bridged).
Example: a connection from a controller through a 1756-CNB and 1756-CNBR to another controller.
Rack-optimized
A rack-optimized connection is a connection to a rack or assembly object in the ControlNet module.
Data from selected I/O modules is collected and produced on one connection (the rack-optimized
connection) rather than on a separate direct connection for each module.
Direct
A connection from a controller to an specific I/O module (as opposed to a rack-optimized connection).
Produced/consumed tag
A connection that allows multiple controllers to share tags. One controller produces the tag and one or
more controllers consume it.
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The Logix5000 controller supports 250 connections. But the limit of
connections ultimately resides in the communication module you use for the
connection. If a message path routes through a communication module or
card, the connection related to the message also counts towards the
connection limit of the communication module or card.
Connected Messaging Limits
Table A.2 Connected Messaging Limits
Product
Connected Messaging Limits
1756-CN2 or 1756-CN2R
Supports 100 connections.
• 5 controllers can have a rack-optimized connection to the module
• 5 controllers can have a rack-optimized, listen-only connection to the module
1756-CNB or 1756-CNBR
Supports 64 connections.
• 5 controllers can have a rack-optimized connection to the module
• 5 controllers can have a rack-optimized, listen-only connection to the module
1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR
Built-in ControlNet port only supports 32 communication connections. With these controllers, the number
of end-node connections they effectively support is dependent on the application’s NUT and RPI of the
connection:
If the NUT is
And the RPI is
The controller’s built-in ControlNet port effectively
supports this many communication connections(1)
2 ms
2 ms
0-1
3 ms
3 ms
1-2
5 ms
5 ms
3-4
10 ms
10 ms
6-9
14 ms
14 ms
10 - 12
5 ms
20 ms
12 - 16
4 ms
64 ms
31
(1)
For each NUT/RPI combination, the number of connections supported is listed in a range. The lower number is the number
of connections we recommend you make to maintain reasonable ControlNet port CPU utilization rates. The higher number
is the maximum number of connections possible for that NUT/RPI combination.
1784-PCC
Each module supports 31 unscheduled connections.
1784-PCIC
Each module supports 128 unscheduled connections.
1784-PCICS
Each module supports 128 unscheduled and 127 scheduled connections.
1784-PKTCS
Each module supports 128 unscheduled connections and 127 scanlist entries for scheduled connections.
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Product
Connected Messaging Limits
1788-CNx
Each module supports 32 connections, of which 22 connections can be scheduled connections. With
these controllers, the number of end-node connections they effectively support is dependent on the
application’s NUT and RPI:
If the NUT and
the RPI are each
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The controllers support a maximum of this
many connections
5 ms
3
10 ms
6
20 ms
13
40 ms +
22
In the table above, with a NUT and RPI of 40 ms and greater, the ControlNet card supports 22
communications connections. In this case, the remaining 10 connections can be used for unscheduled
connections.
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15
and 1797-ANCR
Each module supports a maximum 32 end-node connections for messages. With these cards, the number
of end-node connections they support is dependent on the application’s NUT:
At this NUT
The cards support this many
end-node connections
2.0 - 2.99ms
3
3.0 - 3.99ms
12
4.0 - 7.99ms
20
8.0 - 100.0
32
Unconnected Messaging Limits
The following limits of unconnected messages are the maximum number of
outstanding unconnected messages. These are unconnected messages that
have been sent to the module and are being processed and have not yet
generated a response or time-out.
Table A.3 Unconnected Messaging Limits
Product
Unconnected Messaging Limits
1756-CN2 or 1756-CN2R
Supports up to 20 unconnected messages
1756-CNB or 1756-CNBR
Supports up to 20 unconnected messages
1769-L32C or 1769-L35CR
Supports up to 6 unconnected messages
1784-PCC
Supports up to 50 unconnected messages
1784-PCIC or 1784-PCICS
Supports up to 50 unconnected messages
1784-PKTCS
Supports up to 50 unconnected messages
1788-CNx
Supports up to 20 unconnected messages.
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15 or
1797-ACNR15
Supports up to 16 unconnected messages.
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Notes:
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B
ControlNet Overview
This chapter defines some basic ControlNet concepts and how the
ControlNet network is used for control.
Understand the ControlNet
Network
ControlNet is a real-time control network that provides high-speed transport
of both time-critical I/O and interlocking data and messaging data, including
upload/download of programming and configuration data on a single physical
media link. The ControlNet network’s highly efficient data transfer capability
significantly enhances I/O performance and peer-to-peer communication in
any system or application where it is used.
ControlNet is highly deterministic and repeatable, and remains unaffected as
devices are connected or disconnected from the network. This ensures
dependable, synchronized, and coordinated real-time performance.
The ControlNet network is most often used in these types of configurations:
• as the default network for the ControlLogix platform.
• as a substitute/replacement for the Remote I/O (RIO) network,
because ControlNet handles large numbers of I/O points well.
• as a backbone to multiple distributed DeviceNet networks.
• as a peer interlocking network.
• instead of Data Highway Plus.
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Exchange Information
on ControlNet
ControlNet communication modules use a message-based protocol that
implements a relative path to send a message from the producing module in a
system to the consuming modules. This protocol also allows you to
communicate between devices on ControlNet and DeviceNet or EtherNet/IP
without writing additional application code.
With unscheduled data the device where a message originates such as a
Logix5000 controller, contains the path information that steers the message
along the proper route to reach its consumers.
A full explanation of unscheduled and scheduled data is available on page B-4.
Since the producing module holds this information, other modules along the
path simply pass this information; they do not need to store it. This has two
significant benefits:
• You do not need to configure routing tables in the bridging module,
which greatly simplifies maintenance and module replacement.
• You maintain full control over the route taken by each message, which
enables you to select alternative paths for the same end module.
Scheduled data in Logix-based systems use the producer/consumer
networking model instead of a source/destination (master/slave) model. The
producer/consumer model reduces network traffic and increases speed of
transmission. In traditional I/O systems, controllers poll input modules to
obtain their input status. In a Logix system digital input modules are not polled
by a controller. Instead, they produce (multicast) their data either upon a
change of state (COS) or periodically. The frequency of update depends upon
the options chosen during configuration and where on the network the input
module resides. The input module, therefore, is a producer of input data and
the controller is a consumer of the data.
The controller can also produce data for other controllers to consume. The
produced and consumed data is accessible by multiple controllers over the
Logix backplane and over the ControlNet network. This data exchange
conforms to the producer/consumer model.
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A ControlNet link’s most important function is to transport time-critical
control information, such as I/O data and control interlocking. Other
information (non-time-critical messages such as program uploads and
downloads) is also transported but does not interfere with time-critical
messages because of ControlNet’s transmission of scheduled and unscheduled
data.
On a ControlNet link, information is transferred between nodes by
establishing connections. Each message sent by a producer contains a
Connection ID (CID). Nodes that have been configured to recognize the CID
consume the message, therefore becoming consumers.
Media access to the network is controlled by a time-slice access algorithm,
Concurrent Time Domain Multiple Access (CTDMA), which regulates a
node’s opportunity to transmit in each network update interval (NUI). You
configure how often the NUI repeats by selecting a network update time
(NUT) in milliseconds.
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Network Update Time (NUT)
The network update time (NUT) is the smallest repetitive time interval in
which data can be sent on the ControlNet network. It represents the fastest
possible update rate for scheduled data transfers on that network. For
example, a network that runs with a 5ms NUT cannot send scheduled data at a
rate faster than 5ms. It can, however, send data at a slower rate. The minimum
NUT you can specify is 2ms. The NUT is divided into three parts:
Table B.1 NUT(Network Update Time) Structure
This part of the NUT
Lets
Scheduled
Every scheduled node (on a rotating basis in sequential order) one guaranteed opportunity to transmit per NUT.
Information that is time-critical is sent during this part of the interval.
Unscheduled
All nodes transmit on a rotating basis in sequential order. This rotation repeats until the time allotted for this
portion is used up.
The amount of time available for the unscheduled portion is determined by the traffic load of the scheduled
portion. ControlNet guarantees at least 1 node will have the opportunity to transmit unscheduled data every
NUT.
Information that can be delivered without time constraints is sent during this part of the interval.
Maintenance
The node with the lowest address transmits information to keep the other nodes synchronized. This time is
automatically subtracted from your NUT. However, the time required for network maintenance is small
(microseconds) when compared to that used for the scheduled and unscheduled portions of the NUT.
Figure B.1 NUT Structure
Boundary Moves According to
Scheduled Traffic Load
Start
• Scheduled Traffic
• Each Device
Transmits Only
Once
• Unscheduled
Traffic
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Maintenance
Requested Packet Interval (RPI)
The RPI is the update rate specified for a particular piece of data on the
network. The RPI can be specified for an entire rack of I/O (using a
rack-optimized connection), for a particular module (using a direct
connection) or peer-to-peer data. When you add a module to the I/O
configuration of a controller, you must configure the RPI. This value specifies
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how often to produce the data for that module. For example, if you specify an
RPI of 50ms, every 50ms the I/O module sends its data to the controller
and/or the controller sends its data to the I/O module.
Set the RPI only as fast as needed by the application. The RPI also determines
the number of packets per second that the module will handle on a
connection. Each module has a limit of how many packets it can handle per
second. If you exceed this limit, the module cannot open any more
connections.
Keep in mind that the faster your RPI, the more network bandwidth used. So
only set the RPI as fast as necessary to avoid draining the network bandwidth
unnecessarily. For example, if your application uses a thermocouple module
that has data change every 100ms, do not set the RPI for that node at 5ms
because the network bandwidth is used for data transmissions that are mostly
old data.
IMPORTANT
You cannot set the RPI to a rate faster than the NUT. The
network cannot send data at a rate that is faster than NUT.
When you run RSNetWorx for ControlNet software an Actual Packet Interval
(API) is calculated. The API is equal to or faster than the RPI.
Actual Packet Interval (API)
The API is the actual update rate for a particular piece of data on the network.
ControlNet will set this rate equal to or faster than the RPI, based upon the
binary multiple of the NUT which is the next fastest rate at which a module
can send data. If this can not be done, ControlNet will provide feedback that
the configuration can not be supported.
Understand the Effect of the NUT on the API
The following example illustrates how the NUT affects the API. A module on
the network can produce data only at binary multiples of the NUT to a
maximum of the NUT multiplied by 128. These multiples are referred to as
“rates” on ControlNet. Therefore, in the example of a NUT of 5ms, the
module can send data at the following rates:
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Table B.2 NUT Example Data Rates
With this NUT
And this multiple
5ms
The Module Can Send
Data at this Rate
1
5ms
2
10ms
4
20ms
8
40ms
16
80ms
32
160ms
64
320ms
128
640ms
In our example, if you specify an RPI of 25ms, then the network produces an
API of 20ms, which is the next fastest rate at which the module can send data.
The module places the data on the network at every fourth network update
interval to produce the 20ms API. Similarly, if you specify an RPI of 150ms,
the network produces an API of 80ms.
Schedule the Network
Connections over ControlNet can be:
• scheduled - data transfers occur at specific times
or
• unscheduled - data transfers occur when the network can accommodate
the transfer
To use scheduled connections, you must schedule the ControlNet network via
RSNetWorx for ControlNet software. For more information on how to
schedule a ControlNet network with RSNetWorx for ControlNet software, see
the section Use RSNetWorx for ControlNet Software.
You must use RSNetWorx for ControlNet software to enable any connection
in a remote chassis. In addition, RSNetWorx software transfers configuration
information for the remote modules, verifies and saves NUT and other
user-specified network parameters, and establishes a schedule that is compliant
with the RPIs and other connection options specified for each module.
IMPORTANT
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connection is added to, removed from, or changed in your
system.
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Control of Scheduled I/O
Scheduled connections allow you to send and to receive data repeatedly at a
predetermined rate. You can use the 1756-CNB or the 1756-CN2 module to
control scheduled I/O when you use it in conjunction with a ControlLogix
controller. When you place the module in the I/O configuration list of a
ControlLogix controller and configure a second ControlLogix chassis, with a
remote 1756-CNB or 1756-CN2 module, on the same ControlNet network,
you can perform remote control operations on the I/O, or to a second
controller, in the second chassis.
In this situation, the ControlLogix controller and the 1756-CN2 module in the
local chassis together act as a scanner, while the 1756-CN2 module in the
remote chassis with the I/O plays the role of an adapter.
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Understand the Network Keeper
Every ControlNet network requires at least one module that stores
programmed parameters for the network and configures the network with
those parameters at start-up. This module is called a “keeper” because it keeps
the network configuration. RSNetWorx for ControlNet software configures
the keeper.
To avoid a single point of failure, ControlNet supports multiple redundant
keepers. The following ControlNet communication modules are keeper cable
devices:
•
•
•
•
•
•
1756-CN2(R) modules
1756-CNB(R) modules
1769-L32C and 1769-L35CR controller
1784-PCICS and 1784-PKTCS cards
1788-CNx cards
PLC-5C module
On a multi-keeper network, any keeper capable module can keep the network
at any legal node address (01 to 99). The multi-keeper capable node with the
lowest node address becomes the active keeper provided it is valid. It has been
configured by RSNetWorx software and that configuration is the same as that
of the first keeper that became active after the network was formed or
reconfigured by RSNetWorx software.
If the active keeper is taken off the network, a valid back-up keeper can take
over for it and continue to act as keeper. As long as at least one valid
multi-keeper device is present on the network, new scheduled connections can
be established.
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To see a list of valid keeper devices on your network, do the following steps:
1. Go online in RSNetWorx for ControlNet software.
2. Access the Keeper Status for the network.
A. Click Network.
B. Click Keeper Status.
The Keeper Status screen appears with a list of all nodes on the network
and indications of whether the nodes are:
• Keeper Capable Nodes
• Active Keeper
• Valid Keepers
The screen below shows an example of the Keeper Status screen.
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Default Parameters
When a ControlNet network is powered-up for the first time, it comes up with
a default set of ControlNet parameters capable of sending only unscheduled
data. The default set of network parameters in all ControlNet devices, is:
• Network Update Time (NUT) = 100ms
• Scheduled Maximum Node Address (SMAX) = 0
The SMAX is the highest network address of a node that can use the
scheduled service.
• Unscheduled Maximum Node Address (UMAX) = 99
The UMAX is the highest network address of a node that can
communicate on the ControlNet network. The UMAX must be set
equal to or higher than the SMAX.
• Assumed maximum cable lengths and maximum number of repeaters
With this default ControlNet network, you can have unscheduled
communication between the various devices on the network by using such
software packages as RSNetWorx for ControlNet, RSLogix5000 and RSLinx.
IMPORTANT
The ControlNet network should be configured using
RSNetWorx for ControlNet software to improve
performance.
At a minimum, we recommend that the Unscheduled
Maximum Node Address (UMAX) be set equal to the
highest node address on the network. Leaving this
parameter at the default value of 99 will waste bandwidth
and reduce system performance.
We also recommend setting the Scheduled Maximum Node
Address (SMAX) to a value 3 or 4 above the highest
scheduled node address to allow you to expand the network
in the future.
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and Topology
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When planning a ControlNet network, you should consider the following:
•
•
•
•
topology
number of nodes
distances
connections
Topology
ControlNet supports a variety of topologies, including trunkline/dropline, star,
tree, and ring redundancy. In its simplest form, ControlNet is a trunkline, to
which you connect nodes with a tap and a 1-meter dropline, as shown in the
figure Example ControlNet System Trunkline/Dropline Topology.
Repeaters are required to create other topologies, as shown in the figures
Example ControlNet System Star Topology (star) and Example ControlNet
System Ring Topology (ring).
TIP
• Coax repeaters are typically used in trunkline and star
topologies. Refer to publication CNET-IN002,
ControlNet Coax Media Planning and Installation
Guide, for more specific information on coax
topologies you can create.
• Using fiber media allows you to configure your network
in trunkline and star topologies and is the only method
of implementing ring redundancy. You can only use the
1786-RPFRL and 1786-RPFRXL repeaters in a ring.
Refer to publication CNET-IN001, ControlNet Fiber
Media Planning and Installation Guide, for more
information on fiber media and topologies.
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Figure B.2 Example ControlNet System Trunkline/Dropline Topology
Tap with
Dropline
Trunkline
Node
Node
Node
Node
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Figure B.3 Example ControlNet System Star Topology
Tap with
1-meter
Dropline
Coax
Repeater
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
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Figure B.4 Example ControlNet System Ring Topology
Node
ControlNet Repeater
Adapter and Fiber
Ring Module
Node
Fiber Cables
tap with
1-meter
Dropline
Coaxial Cable
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
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Number of Nodes
Each ControlNet network supports up to 99 nodes. Logix5000 controllers
support multiple ControlNet networks, giving you the flexibility to add more
nodes to your ControlNet network, or to boost performance.
Distances
In a ControlNet network, the maximum distance depends on the number of
nodes on a segment; a segment is a section of trunk between 2 terminators.
Use repeaters to add more segments or gain more distance.
Use this figure to determine whether repeaters are required.
Maximum Allowable Segment Length = 1000m (3280ft) - 16.3m (53.4ft) X [Number of Taps - 2]
Segment Length m (ft)
1000 (3280)
Add a Repeater
750 (2460)
500 (1640)
No Repeater
Required
250 (820)
2
16
32
Note: This graph assumes 1786-RG6 usage.
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Appendix
C
Determine Your ControlNet
Media Requirements
Use This Appendix
Use this appendix to determine your network media requirements.
For More Information
See Page
Determine How Many Taps You Need
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Connect Programming Devices
C-5
Determine What Type of Cable You Need
C-6
Determine Trunk Cable Section Lengths
C-7
Determine if You Need Repeaters
C-10
Determine How Many Trunk Terminators You Need
C-11
Determine What Type of Connectors You Need
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Use Redundant Media
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Application Considerations
C-20
After reading this appendix, consult engineering drawings of your facility for
specific information concerning the best location to install the ControlNet
network.
IMPORTANT
1
The ControlNet cable system is a ground-isolated network.
Proper selection of cable, connectors, accessories, and
installation techniques are necessary to make sure it is not
accidentally grounded. If conditions occur where other
means are needed to ensure no metal to ground
connections, items like blue tape can be used. Any
accessories should have a dielectric rating of greater than
500 V.
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Design a ControlNet Media
System
The design of a ControlNet media system is a process of measurement and
judgement. The objective is to select the ControlNet media that will serve as
the foundation for the network operations. When designing a network for an
application, you must address the following deciding factors to assure a steady
control foundation:
• Application Requirements
• Media Needs
• ControlNet Media Components
Application Requirements
Application requirements are environmental factors that, if not considered in
the network design, could limit or prevent network operation. Application
requirements are important in making the following decisions:
• What type of cable is needed?
• What type of cable connectors are needed?
The following application requirements should be factored into a network
design as well:
•
•
•
•
High ambient temperature
EMF noise
Flooding
Hazardous environments
Media Needs
Media needs are the physical requirements of a network and are measured
against the limitations of the media used. If the media needs are addressed
without regarding the media limitations, then this oversight could result in a
weak or unusable signal that could halt network operation. Media needs are
important in making the following decisions:
• How much cable is needed?
• How is the programming device connected?
The following media needs should be factored into a network design:
• Network length from first device to last device
• Ability to configure the network from any device connected to the
network
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ControlNet Media Components
ControlNet network media components provide flexibility when designing a
communication network for a particular application. A ControlNet network
consists of a combination of the media components listed in the following
table.
Table C.1 ControlNet Media Components
Component
Definition
Trunk cable
A bus or central part of a network media system that serves as a
communication channel between any two points on a network.
Cable connector
A piece of hardware for mating and demating network media and
devices.
Repeater
A piece of hardware that receives a signal on a cable, amplifies the
signal, and then retransmits it along the next segment of the cable.
Terminator
A piece of hardware attached to the end-points of a network to
absorb signals so that they do not reflect back to create interference
with other signals.
Tap
A piece of hardware that acts as a communication link between the
network and a device, extracting a portion of the signal from the
trunk cable.
Node
A connection point with the programmed or engineered capability to
recognize and process incoming data or transmit data to other
nodes.
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Determine How Many Taps
You Need
The number of taps you need depends on the number of devices you want to
connect to the network. You need a tap for each node and fiber hub on a
segment.
If you plan to add nodes at a later date, you should consider ordering and
installing the cable and connectors for these additional nodes when you install
the initial network. This will minimize disruption to the network during
operation.
IMPORTANT
TIP
A disconnected drop cable can cause noise on the network.
Because of this, we recommend having only one
unconnected drop cable per segment for maintenance
purposes. Be sure to keep the dust cap on any unconnected
drop cable. If your cable system requires more than one
unconnected drop cable, unused drop cables should be
terminated with a tap terminator, such as the 1786-TCAP.
If you are planning future installation of additional nodes,
do not install the tap. Instead, install a BNC bullet
connector. For more information on BNC connectors, see
the section Determine What Type of Connectors You
Need.
Each tap kit contains:
Figure C.1 Contents of a Tap Kit
BNC Connector Kits
Tap
(1786-TPR, -TPS, -TPYR, -TPYS)
(1797-TPR, -TPS, -TPYR, -TPYS
ControlNet Cable Labels
Universal Mounting bracket
Dust Cap
Screws
For noise suppression, ferrite beads
are molded on the drop cable.
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These tap kits are available:
Figure C.2 Available Tap Kits
Straight T-taps
Straight Y-tap
Right-angle T-tap
Right-angle Y-tap
41330
1786-TCT2BD1
Connect Programming
Devices
1786-TPS
1797-TPS
1786-TPYS
1797-TPYS
1786-TPR
1797-TPR
1786-TPYR
1797-TPYR
Programming devices in non-hazardous areas may be connected to the
ControlNet cable system through a 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS or 1784-PCC
communication card. The 1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS and 1784-PKTCS cards
connect to the network using a ControlNet tap.
Figure C.3 1784-PCICS Communication Card on Coax Media
Using a 1784-PCICS Communication Card on Coax Media
Programming
Terminal
1784-PCICS
Node
41331
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Determine What Type of
Cable You Need
There are several types of RG-6 quad shield cable that may be appropriate for
your installation, depending on the environmental factors associated with your
application and installation site.
IMPORTANT
You should install all wiring for your ControlNet cable
system in accordance with the regulations contained in the
National Electric Code (or applicable country codes), state
codes, and applicable municipal codes. All metal
connectors must be insulated from the ground.
Table C.2 Determine Cable Types
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Use This Cable Type
Light industrial applications
Standard-PVC CM-CL2
Heavy industrial applications
Lay-on Armoured and
Interlocking Armour
High and low temperature applications, as well as corrosive
areas (harsh chemicals), low smoke generation and low
flame spread
Plenum-FEP CMP-CL2P
Festooning or flexing applications
High Flex
Moisture resistant applications; direct burial, with flooding
compound, fungus resistant
Flood Burial
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Determine Trunk
Cable Section
Lengths
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A segment is comprised of several sections of trunk cable separated by taps
between 75Ω terminators. The total cable length of a segment is equal to the
sum of all of the trunk-cable sections.
Figure C.4 Taps and Trunk Cable Sections
Tap
Tap
Trunk Cable Section
Tap
Trunk Cable Section
30094-m
IMPORTANT
When determining the cable length of trunk-cable sections,
make sure you measure the actual cable path as it is routed
in your network. Consider vertical dimensions as well as
horizontal dimensions. You should always calculate the
three-dimensional routing path distance when determining
cable lengths.
For intrinsically-safe applications, make sure to cover all
exposed metal with either the intrinsically safe sheaths or
other forms of insulation.
Select the shortest path for routing the cable to minimize the amount of cable
you need. The specific details of planning such a cable route depends on the
needs of your network.
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The total allowable length of a segment containing standard RG-6 quad shield
cable depends upon the number of taps in your segment. There is no
minimum trunk-cable section length requirement. The maximum allowable
total length of a segment is 1,000 m (3280 ft) with two taps connected. Each
additional tap decreases the maximum length of the segment by 16.3 m (53 ft).
The maximum number of taps allowed on a segment is 48 with a maximum
length of 250 m (820 ft).
Segment Length m (ft)
Maximum Allowable Segment Length = 1000 m (3280 ft) - 16.3 m (53.4 ft) X [number of taps - 2]
1000 (3280)
750 (2460)
500 (1640)
250 (820)
30014-m
2
EXAMPLE
32
16
Number of Taps
48
If your segment requires 10 taps, the maximum segment
length is:
1000 m (3280 ft) - 16.3 m (53.5 ft) x [10 - 2]
1000 m (3280 ft) - 130.4 m (427.7 ft) = 869.6 m (2852.3 ft)
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The amount of high-flex RG-6 cable you can use in a system is less than the
amount of standard RG-6 cable due to higher attenuation, so you should keep
high-flex cable use to a minimum. Use BNC bullet connectors to isolate areas
that require high-flex RG-6 cable from areas that require standard RG-6 cable;
this allows the high-flex RG-6 section to be replaced before flexture life is
exceeded.
An allowable total length of RG-6 flex cable segment in your application can
be determined using the equation below. Each additional tap decreases the
maximum length of the segment. The maximum number of taps allowed on a
segment is 48. Each additional tap decreases the maximum length of the
segment by different lengths depending on the attenuation of your high-flex
cable.
Maximum Allowable Segment Length of Cable =
(20.29 db - [Number of Taps in Segment * .32 db])
Cable Attenuation @ 10 MHz Per 304 m (1000 ft)
Cable attenuation is defined as the signal loss measured at 10 MHz per 1000 ft
(304 m) of cable.
EXAMPLE
If your segment requires 3 taps using 1786-RG6F/B(1)
cable, the maximum segment length is:
(20.29 db - [3 X.32 db]) / (13.5 db/1000)
(19.33 db) / (13.5 db/1000) = 1431.8 ft (436 m)
(1)
1786-RG6F/B cable has an attenuation of 13.5 db/1000 ft at 10 MHz. 1786-RG6 cable has an attenuation of
5.99 db/1000 ft at 10 MHz.
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You can install repeaters on a segment to increase the total trunk-cable length
or number of taps. This creates another segment. You need to install repeaters
if your system requires more than 48 taps per segment, or a longer trunk cable
than the specifications allow.
Segment Length m (ft)
Determine if You
Need Repeaters
1000 (3280)
Repeater Required
750 (2460)
500 (1640)
Repeater Not Required
250 (820)
2
32
16
48
Number of Taps
The maximum number of addressable nodes per network is 99. Since repeaters
do not require an address, they do not count against the total of 99. Repeaters
do require a tap and, therefore, can affect the length of the segment.
Segment 1
Repeater
Segment 2
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You must use 75Ω trunk terminators (cat. nos. 1786-XT and 1797-XT) to
terminate each segment for the ControlNet cable system. You need two XT
terminators per segment because you need one for each end of the segment.
1786-XT
Intrinsically Safe Sheath
(1797-XT Only)
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After you have determined how many segments will be in your network,
multiply this number by two to figure out how many terminators you will need
for your network.
Be sure to cover the exposed metal using the intrinsically safe sheath provided
with each terminator in order to comply with intrinsic safety standards. The
1786-XT and 1797-XT trunk terminators are the same mechanically and
electrically. You can mix these terminators in non-intrinsically safe
environments. However, you must only use the 1797-XT terminators in
intrinsically safe environments to maintain your application’s Ex rating.
Configure Your Link With Repeaters
When you configure your link using repeaters, you can install them in one of
three ways:
You Can Install
Repeaters In
Use a Maximum of
See
Series
20 repeaters
Install Repeaters In Series
Parallel
48 repeaters
Install Repeaters In
Parallel
A combination of series
and parallel
20 repeaters in series; 48 Install Repeaters In A
repeaters in parallel
Combination Of Series
And Parallel
IMPORTANT
A repeater can be connected to a segment at any tap
location.
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Install Repeaters In Series
When you install repeaters in series, you can install a maximum of 20
repeaters (or 21 segments) to form a link. In the link below:
• there are 3 repeaters in series (A, B and C)
• segments 1 and 4 each have 2 taps and each = 1000 m (3280 ft)
maximum length
• segments 2 and 3 each have 3 taps and each = 983.7 m (3226.6 ft)
maximum length
Figure C.5 Repeaters in Series
Device 1
Device 2
Device 3
Segment 1
Repeater A
Repeater B
Segment 2
Repeater C
Device 4
Device 5
Segment 4
Segment 3
Device 6
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For any given architecture, the highest number of repeaters that a message
might travel through to get from any single node to another determines the
number of repeaters in series.
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Install Repeaters In Parallel
When you install repeaters in parallel, you can install a maximum of 48
repeaters (the maximum number of taps per 250 m segment) to form a link.
shows an example of repeaters used in parallel.
Figure C.6
Repeater A
Repeater B
Repeater C
Segment 1
Repeater D
Segment 2
Segment 3
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Device 1
Device 2
Device 3
Repeaters A and B are in parallel off of segment 1. This network also has a
maximum of 2 repeaters in series because the highest number of repeaters a
message can travel through between any two nodes is 2. For example: if a
message travels from device 1 to device 2 or 3, it travels through 2 repeaters.
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Install Repeaters In A Combination Of Series And Parallel
You can install repeaters in a combination of series and parallel connections
following the guidelines listed for each to form a link. For mixed topologies
(series and parallel) the maximum number of repeaters in series between any
two nodes is twenty.
Figure C.7 Repeaters In A Combination Of Series And Parallel
Segment 3
Repeater D
Repeater E
Repeater F
Repeaters D, E and F are
installed in parallel.
Device 1
Device 2
Segment 1
Repeaters A, B and C
are installed in series
and connected to the
repeaters in parallel via
segment 6.
Segment 2
Repeater A
Device 4
Segment 4
Repeater B
Device 5
Segment 5
Device 3
Segment 6
Repeater C
Device 6
Segment 7
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This network has a maximum of 5 repeaters in series because the highest
number of repeaters a message can travel through between any two nodes is 5.
For example: if a message travels from device 1 or 2 to device 4, it travels
through 5 repeaters.
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Depending on the type of connection you need to make, you can select from
multiple Rockwell Automation ControlNet connectors. The following are
examples of connections you may need to make in your ControlNet
application:
• IP20 BNC connections
• make ControlNet segments using copper coax media
• make water-tight (IP67), ruggedized TNC connections
• make pre-made, short-distance fiber media connections
• make connections to devices in your network in a hazardous
environment
• isolate a ControlNet segment from a hazardous area to a non-hazardous
area
To see a full list of the connectors available for these and any other
connections in your ControlNet application, see the NetLinx Selection Guide,
publication number NETS-SG001.
EXAMPLE
In this example, ControlNet cable:
• enters and exits the panel enclosure from the side using
isolated-bulkhead connectors
• contains two adjacent taps connected by a barrel
connector
• reserves one future tap location with a bullet connector
• makes a sharp bend with a right angle connector
Cable Enters and
Exits From the Side
Panel wall
Isolated Bulkhead
Connectors
Bullet Connector
Barrel
Connector
Right Angle
Connectors
Taps
20091-m
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ATTENTION
IMPORTANT
Do not let any metallic surfaces on the BNC connectors,
plugs, or optional accessories touch grounded metallic
surfaces. This contact could cause noise on the network.
All exposed metal must be covered with either intrinsically
safe blue sheaths or another form of sufficient insulation.
If you are installing a bullet connector for future tap
installations, count the bullet as one of the tap allotments
on your segment (and decrease the maximum allowable
cable length by 16.3 m [53.5 ft]).
This helps you avoid reconfiguring your network when you
install the tap.
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You can run a second trunk cable between your ControlNet nodes for
redundant media. With redundant media, nodes send signals on two separate
segments. The receiving node compares the quality of the two signals and
accepts the better signal to permit use of the best signal. This also provides a
backup cable should one cable fail.
Use Redundant Media
Trunk cables on a redundant cable link are defined by the segment number and
the redundant trunk-cable letter.
Actual ControlNet products are labeled with these icons
(the shaded icon representing redundant media).
In this figure, the redundant cable trunk cable is trunk cable B.
Figure C.8 Redundant Media
Trunk Cable A =
Trunk Cable B =
Node
Node
Node
To use redundant media, all nodes must support redundant media.
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Observe these guidelines when planning a redundant media system in a
hazardous area.
• Route the two trunk cables (trunk cable A and trunk cable B) differently
to reduce the chance of both cables being damaged at the same time.
• Each node on a redundant-cable link must support redundant coax
connections and be connected to both trunk cables at all times. Any
nodes connected to only one side of a redundant-cable link will result in
media errors on the unconnected trunk cable.
• Install the cable system so that the trunk cables at any physical device
location can be easily identified and labeled with the appropriate icon or
letter. Each redundant ControlNet device is labeled so you can connect
it to the corresponding trunk cable.
• Both trunk cables (trunk cable A and trunk cable B) of a
redundant-cable link must have identical configurations. Each segment
must contain the same number of taps, nodes and repeaters. Connect
nodes and repeaters in the same relative sequence on both trunk cables.
• Each side of a redundant-cable link may contain different lengths of
cable. The total difference in length between the two trunk cables of a
redundant-cable link must not exceed 800m (2640 ft).
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Figure C.9
Segment 1
Trunk Cable A =
Terminators
Terminators
Trunk Cable B =
Repeater B
Node
Node
Repeater A
Node
Node
Trunk Cable B =
Trunk Cable A =
Terminators
Terminators
Segment 2
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To use redundant media, all nodes must support redundant media.
IMPORTANT
Make sure you do not mix A and B cable connections in a
redundant operations. A node supporting redundant
trunk-cable connections will function even if trunk cable A
is connected to the B connector on the node and
vice-versa. However, this makes cable fault indications (on
the hardware or in software) difficult to interpret and
makes locating a bad cable segment extremely difficult.
When in redundant cable mode, each node independently
decides whether to use channel A or channel B. This
decision is based on error counters internal to each node.
Redundant cabling is only valid if there is only one fault on
the network. In other words, if you have a proper
redundant cabling system and you remove node 3 on trunk
A and node 4 on trunk B the system will not operate
correctly because a double failure has occurred.
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Application Considerations
The guidelines in this section coincide with the guidelines for “the installation
of electrical equipment to minimize electrical noise inputs to controllers from
external sources” in IEEE standard 518-1982. When planning your cable
system there are certain installation considerations depending on your
application. There are three categories of conductors:
Table C.3 Conductor Categories
Category
1
Includes
• ac power lines
• high-power digital ac I/O lines
• high-power digital dc I/O lines
• power connections (conductors) from motion drives to motors
2
• analog I/O lines and dc power lines for analog circuits
• low-power digital ac/dc I/O lines
• low-power digital I/O lines
• ControlNet communication cables
3
• low-voltage dc power lines
• communication cables to connect between system components
within the same enclosure
ATTENTION
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safety requirements for cable mounting are of the highest
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General Wiring Guidelines
Follow these guidelines with regard to noise coupling. Intrinsic safety
requirements should prevent most or all of these situations from occurring.
They are provided as a general reference for wiring.
• If it must cross power feed lines, it should do so at right angles.
• Route at least 1.5 m (5 ft) from high-voltage enclosures, or sources of
rf/microwave radiation.
• If the conductor is in a metal wireway or conduit, each section of that
wireway or conduit must be bonded to each adjacent section so that it
has electrical continuity along its entire length, and must be bonded to
the enclosure at the entry point.
For more information on general wiring guidelines, see the Industrial
Automation Wiring and Grounding Guidelines, publication 1770-4.1.
Wire External To Enclosures
Cables that run outside protective enclosures are relatively long. To minimize
cross-talk from nearby cables, it is good practice to maintain maximum
separation between the ControlNet cable and other potential noise
conductors. You should route your cable following these guidelines:
Table C.4
Is the cable in a
contiguous metallic
wireway or conduit?
Route Your
Cable at Least
From Noise Sources of This Strength
Yes
0.08 m (3 in)
Category-1 conductors of less than 20 A
0.15 m (6 in)
ac power lines of 20 A or more, up to 100
KVA
0.3 m (12 in)
ac power lines greater than 100 KVA
0.15 m (6 in)
Category-1 conductors of less than 20 A
0.3 m (12 in)
ac power lines of 20 A or more, up to 100
KVA
0.6 m (24 in)
ac power lines greater than 100 KVA
No
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Wire Inside Enclosures
Cable sections that run inside protective equipment enclosures are relatively
short. As with wiring external to enclosures, you should maintain maximum
separation between your ControlNet cable and Category-1 conductors.
When you are running cable inside an enclosure, route conductors external to
all raceways in the same enclosure, or in a raceway separate from Category-1
conductors.
Table C.5 Cable Routing Distances
Route your cable at least this distance:
From noise sources of this strength:
0.08 m (3 in)
Category 1 conductors of less than 20 A
0.15 m (6 in)
ac power lines of 20 A or more, up to 100
KVA
0.6 m (24 in)
ac power lines greater than 100 KVA
Surge Suppression
Transient electromagnetic interference (emi) can be generated whenever
inductive loads such as relays, solenoids, motor starters, or motors are operated
by “hard contacts” such as push-button or selector switches. These wiring
guidelines assume you guard your system against the effects of transient emi by
using surge-suppressors to suppress transient emi at its source.
Inductive loads switched by solid-state output devices alone do not require
surge suppression. However, inductive loads of ac output modules that are in
series or parallel with hard contacts require surge-suppression to protect the
module output circuits as well as to suppress transient emi.
Ferrite Beads
Ferrite beads can provide additional suppression of transient emi. Fair-Rite
Products Corporation manufactures a ferrite bead
(part number 2643626502) which can be slipped over category-2 and
category-3 (RG-6 type trunk cable) conductors. You can secure them with
heat-shrink tubing or tie-wraps. A cable transient emi induced onto the cable
can be suppressed by a ferrite bead located near the end of the cable. The
ferrite bead will suppress the emi before it enters the equipment connected to
the end of the cable.
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Now that you are ready to begin ordering components, use these guidelines to
help you select components.
General Planning
The ControlNet cable system is isolated from earth and must be protected
from inadvertent ground connections.
Segment Planning
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
all connections to the trunk cable require a tap
taps may be installed at any location on the trunk cable
tap drop-cable length must not be changed (fixed at 1 meter)
maximum number of taps = 48, with 250 m (820 ft) of standard RG6
trunk cable
maximum trunk-cable length of standard RG6 trunk cable = 1000 m
(3280 ft), with 2 taps
75Ω trunk terminators are required on both ends of a segment
one tap with an unconnected drop cable may be installed for
maintenance purposes
use ControlNet tap terminators (1786-TCAP) for all other unconnected
drop cables
use BNC bullet connectors at future tap locations
do not mix redundant and non-redundant nodes when redundant
cabling is desired
avoid high noise environments when routing cables
Link Planning
• maximum of 99 nodes (excluding repeaters)
• repeaters require a tap but are not counted as nodes — they are included
in the number of devices allowed per segment (48)
• repeaters may be installed at any tap location along a segment
• there can only be one path between any two points on a link
• the configuration of both sides of a redundant segment must be the
same
• the total cable difference between the two sides of a redundant link can
not exceed 800 m (2640 ft)
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D
Control 1771 I/O Over ControlNet
Use This Appendix
Use this appendix to monitor and control I/O devices that are wired to 1771
I/O modules when a:
• 1756-CN2(R) or the 1756-CNB(R) module connects the local chassis to
a ControlNet network.
• 1771-ACN(R)15 adapter connects the 1771 I/O modules to the same
ControlNet network.
ControlLogix Chassis with
1756-CN2(R) Module
1771-ACN(R)15 Adapter
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How to Use This Procedure
If you have not already done so in a previous procedure, do the following
preliminary task:
• Add the Local 1756-CN2(R) or 1756-CNB(R) Module
To complete this procedure, do the following tasks:
• Add the 1771-ACN(R)15 Module
• Communicate with Block Transfer Modules, using either of these
procedures:
– Read or Write Data To or From a Block Transfer Module Via a
Message Instruction
• Address I/O
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Add the Local 1756-CN2(R)
or 1756-CNB(R) Module
For more information on how to do this, see the section Add Local and
Remote ControlNet Modules in the chapter Control I/O.
Add the 1771-ACN(R)15
Module
To transfer discrete data between remote 1771 I/O and the ControlLogix
controller in the local chassis (via the 1756-CN2(R), 1756-CNB(R) module),
you need to add a remote 1771-ACN(R)15 ControlNet adapter to the I/O
configuration.
1. Add the 1771-ACN(R)15 module.
A. Right-click on the local
1756-CNB(R) module.
B. Click New Module.
C. Select the 1771-ACN(R)15
module.
D. Click OK.
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2. Configure the 1771-ACN(R)15 module.
E. Select the module’s node
number on ControlNet.
A. Name the module.
B. Select a Comm Format. For more
information on choosing a Comm Format,
see section Communication Format.
F. Select the Input Size.
G. Select the Output Size.
C. Select the module’s Revision level.
H. Click Next.
D. Select an Electronic Keying level. For
more information on choosing a keying
level, see table Electronic Keying
Options.
I. Set the RPI rate.
The RPI must be equal to or greater than
the NUT. This parameter only applies if
the module uses one of the Rack
Optimized communication formats.
J. Inhibit the module, if necessary.
Initially, do you
want the module to
communicate with
the controller?
Then
Yes
Leave the box
unchecked
No
Check the
box(1)
(1)
When you test this portion of the system,
clear the check box.
K. Determine if you want a major fault on the controller if
the connection to the PanelView fails in Run Mode.
If You Want The
Controller To
Then
fault (major fault)
Select the check box
continue operating
Leave the check box
unchecked(1)
(1)
L. Click Finish.
Monitor the connection using ladder logic.
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Read or Write Data To or
From a Block Transfer
Module Via a Message
Instruction
Use this procedure to transfer data to or from a module that requires block
transfers. Use an INT buffer in the message and move the data into or out of
the buffer as needed because DINTs can increase the program scan.
Read Data From a Block Transfer Module
1. To read data from a block transfer module, enter the following rung of
ladder logic:
Reads 16-bit integers (INTs) from the module and stores them in int_buffer_read. (Only include the msg_write.EN tag and associated instruction if
you also send a block transfer write message to the same module.)
msg_read.EN
/
msg_write.EN
/
MSG
Type - Block Transfer Read
Message Control
msg_read ...
EN
DN
ER
This table describes the tags used in this message
Table D.1 Tag Description
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Tag Name:
Description:
Data Type:
Scope:
msg_read
block transfer
read message
MESSAGE
name_of_controller
(controller)
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Configure the Message
1. In the MSG instruction, click
...
.
2. Configure the message as shown below.
A. Select a Block Transfer Read message type.
B. Select the number of elements to read. In
this case, the number of elements is the
number of INTs to read.
C. Select the tag to hold the data that is read.
D. Use the Browse button to select a path for
the message. To use this method, you must
make sure the remote 1771 adapter was
added to your project’s I/O configuration.
E. Select ControlNet.
F. Cache the connection if 16 or fewer devices
require the block transfer instructions.
If more than 16 devices require the block
transfer instructions, determine whether
this message is for one of the 16 devices
that require the most frequent updates and
follow the guidelines below:
• If the device for this message is among the
16 requiring most frequent updates,
cache the connection.
• If not, do not cache the connection, leave
the box unchecked.
For more information on caching
connections, see section Guidelines for
Caching Message Connections.
G. Set the physical slot location in the
1771 chassis.
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Write Configuration or Output Data To a Block Transfer Module
1. To read data from a block transfer module, enter the following rung of
ladder logic:
The MSG instruction sends the data in int_buffer_write to the module.
This table describes the tags used in this message
Table D.2 Tag Descriptions
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Tag Name
Description
Data Type
Scope
msg_write
block transfer
write message
to the same
module
MESSAGE
name_of_controller
(controller)
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Configure the Message
1. In the MSG instruction, click
...
.
2. Configure the message as shown below.
A. Select a Block Transfer Write message type.
B. Select the tag where the data is written
from; the tag should be INT.
C. Select the number of elements to write.
D. Use the Browse button to select a path for
the message. To use this method, you must
make sure the remote 1771 adapter was
added to your project’s I/O configuration.
E. Select ControlNet.
F. Cache the connection if 16 or fewer devices
require the block transfer instructions.
If more than 16 devices require the block
transfer instructions, determine whether
this message is for one of the 16 devices
that require the most frequent updates and
follow the guidelines below:
• If the device for this message is among the
16 requiring most frequent updates,
cache the connection.
• If not, do not cache the connection, leave
the box unchecked.
For more information on caching
connections, see section Guidelines for
Caching Message Connections.
G. Set the physical slot location in the
1771 chassis.
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Address I/O
To monitor or control discrete 1771 I/O devices, assign the tag name of the
device to an instruction in your logic:
• For step-by-step instructions on how to enter logic and tag names, refer
to the Logix5000 Controllers Common Procedures, publication
1756-PM001.
• All the data for I/O modules is at the controller scope. As you assign
addresses, click Controller Scoped Tags to see the I/O tags.
• Use the following table to select the address of an I/O device:
For a Digital Device
Use This Address
name:type.Data[group].bit
Where
Is
name
the name of the remote I/O adapter, such as the
user-defined remote_1771_adapter in the previous
examples
• Use the name for the rack that contains the
module to which this device is wired.
• Use the name from the I/O configuration folder of
the controller.
type
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type of device:
If
Then
input
I
output
O
group
group number of the module to which this device is wired
bit
point (bit) number to which this device is wired
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EXAMPLE
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Address a digital device that is wired to a 1771 I/O module
−
I/O Configuration (Controller I/O tree)
−
[5] 1756-CNB(R)/D Local_CNB (local CNB in slot 5)
−
4 1771-ACN Remote_1771
(Remote_1771_adapter is the name
assigned to the adapter)
Input Device
Group 2
Bit 0
Adapter Module for Node Number 4
Remote_1771:I.Data[2].0
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Notes:
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Numerics
1734-ACNR module
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-7
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-3
troubleshooting 8-2–8-5
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-4
troubleshooting 8-6–8-10
1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-4
troubleshooting 8-11–8-14
1784-PCC card
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-5
1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS
cards
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-5
troubleshooting 8-15–8-16
1788-CN(x) cards
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-6
troubleshooting 8-17–8-20
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15 modules
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-6
troubleshooting 8-21–8-22
1797-ACNR15 module
additional documentation Preface-3
overview 1-7
troubleshooting 8-23–8-24
A
actual packet interval B-5
B
bandwidth limitations
with produced and consumed tags 5-6
bridging messages across networks
1-9–1-11
C
cable requirements C-1–C-23
determining cable section lengths C-7–
C-9
determining how many taps your network
needs C-4–C-5
determining how many trunk terminators
your network needs C-11–
C-14
determining if your network needs
repeaters C-10
determining what type of cable your
network needs C-6
determining what type of connectors
your network needs C-15–
C-16
redundant media C-17–C-19
caching message connections 6-5
capacity
distance B-14
number of nodes B-14
of a ControlNet network B-11–B-14
chassis monitor
1784-PCICS card 2-6
communication format 3-9, 4-3–4-9
listen-only rack optimized 3-9
rack optimized 3-9, 4-4–4-7
selecting in RSLogix 5000 3-8
Communication Module 1-2
configuring a ControlNet module 3-1–
3-24
downloading configuration 3-10–3-11
using RSLogix 5000 3-2–3-11
configuring ControlNet communications
driver
in RSLinx 2-3–2-4
connecting a computer to the ControlNet
network 2-1–2-6
connecting a SoftLogix controller to
ControlNet 2-5–2-6
connections
bridged A-1
connected messaging limits A-2
determining for messages 6-5
determining for produced and consumed
tags 5-3
direct connections 4-5–4-6, A-1
listen-only connections 4-8–4-9
rack-optimized scheduled connections
A-1
unconnected messaging limits A-3
use over ControlNet A-1–A-3
validating connections 4-17–4-19
connectors
determining what type your network
needs C-15–C-16
consumed tags 5-1–5-18
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as they affect network update time 5-6
bandwidth limitations 5-6
determining connections 5-3
for non-Logix5000 controllers 5-12
organizing tag data 5-5
controlling I/O over ControlNet 4-1–
4-19, B-7
accessing distributed I/O data 4-13–
4-16
adding distributed I/O to an RSLogix 5000
project 4-11–4-13
controlling 1771 I/O D-1–D-9
requested packet interval 4-2
validating connections 4-17–4-19
ControlNet overview B-1–B-14
D
data types
in produced or consumed tags 5-5
direct connections 4-5–4-6
direct scheduled connections A-1
distributed I/O
accessing data 4-13–4-16
adding to an RSLogix 5000 project 4-11–
4-13
documentation
related to ControlNet Preface-3
downloading configuration
in RSLogix 5000 3-10–3-11
E
electronic keying
compatible match 3-6
disable keying 3-6
exact match 3-6
setting in RSLogix 5000 3-8, D-3
I
I/O
accessing distributed I/O data in RSLogix
5000 4-13–4-16
adding distibuted I/O to an RSLogix 5000
4-11–4-13
controlling over ControlNet 4-1–4-19
direct connections 4-5–4-6
listen-only connections 4-8–4-9
ownership in a Logix5000 system 4-8–
4-9
rack optimized connections 4-4–4-7
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selecting a communication format 4-3–
4-9
validating connections 4-17–4-19
inhibiting the connection to a ControlNet
module 3-5
interlocking controllers
See produced tags or consumed tags
L
listen-only connections 4-8–4-9
listen-only rack optimized
communication format 3-9
M
message instructions 6-1–6-18
caching message connections 6-5
configuring a MSG to a Logix5000
controller 6-8
configuring a MSG to a PLC-5 processor
6-10
configuring a MSG to an SLC 500
processor 6-9
configuring in RSLogix 5000 6-7–6-10
determining connections 6-5
guidelines 6-4
mapping Logix tag names to memory
locations from PLC/SLC data
tables 6-14–6-15
message types
block-transfer read or write 6-5
CIP data table read or write 6-5
CIP generic 6-5
PLC2, PLC3, PLC5 or SLC (all types)
6-5
programming instruction in controller’s
logic 6-6–6-7
receiving MSGs from PLC-5 or SLC 500
processors 6-12
routing PLC-5 messages between
ControlNet networks 6-16–
6-18
staggering messages 6-16
N
network keeper B-8
network update time B-4
as it affects produced and consumed tags
5-6
maintenance portion B-4
scheduled portion B-4
Index
unscheduled portion B-4
O
overview
1734-ACNR module 1-7
1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules 1-3
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules 1-4
1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers 1-4
1784-PCC card 1-5
1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS
cards 1-5
1788-CNC, 1788-CNCR, 1788-CNF,
1788-CNFR cards 1-6
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15 modules
1-6
1797-ACNR15 module 1-7
of ControlNet communication modules
1-1–1-12
of the RSLogix 5000 configuration
process 3-2
ownership in a Logix5000 system 4-8–
4-9
listen-only connection 4-8–4-9
owner-controller 4-8–4-9
P
peer-to-peer messaging
See message instructions
produced tags 5-1–5-18
as they affect network update time 5-6
bandwidth limitations 5-6
creating in RSLogix 5000 5-7–5-8
determining connections 5-3
for non-Logix5000 controllers 5-12
organizing tag data 5-5
R
rack optimized communication format
3-9, 4-4–4-7
related documentation. See
documentation
repeaters C-11–C-14
for a ControlNet network C-10
installing in a series C-12
installing in combination of series and
parallel C-14
installing in parallel C-13
requested packet interval 4-2, B-4
setting in RSLogix 5000 3-8, D-3
3
when organizing produced and consumed
tag data 5-5
routing PLC-5 messages between
ControlNet networks 6-16–6-18
RSLinx
configuring ControlNet communications
driver 2-3–2-4
RSLogix 5000
accessing distributed I/O data 4-13–
4-16
adding distributed I/O to an RSLogix 5000
project 4-11–4-13
communication format 3-8–3-9, 4-3–
4-9
configuring a ControlNet module 3-2–
3-11
configuring a message instruction 6-7–
6-10
creating a produced tag 5-7–5-8
downloading configuration 3-10–3-11
programming message instructions in a
controller’s logic 6-6–6-7
RSLogix5
routing ControlNet messages 6-17–
6-18
RSNetWorx for ControlNet
scheduling the network 3-12–3-24
S
scheduling a ControlNet network 3-12–
3-24, B-6
staggering messages in an RSLogix 5000
project 6-16
T
tags
See produced tags or consumed tags
taps
determining how many your network
needs C-4–C-5
terminators
determining how many your network
needs C-11–C-14
topology
example system ring B-13
example system star B-12
example system trunkline/dropline B-12
of a ControlNet network B-11–B-14
troubleshooting ControlNet
communication modules 8-1–
8-24
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1756-CN2, 1756-CN2R modules 8-2–
8-5
1756-CNB, 1756-CNBR modules 8-6–
8-10
1769-L32C, 1769-L35CR controllers
8-11–8-14
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1784-PCIC, 1784-PCICS, 1784-PKTCS
cards 8-15–8-16
1788-CN(x) cards 8-17–8-20
1794-ACN15, 1794-ACNR15 modules
8-21–8-22
1797-ACNR15 module 8-23–8-24
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