Application Note: Using AN-X-DHP with the KEPware KEPServerEX OPC Server to Connect to a PLC-5

Application Note: Using AN-X-DHP with the KEPware KEPServerEX OPC Server to Connect to a PLC-5
Application Note
Using AN-X-DHP with the KEPware KEPServerEx
OPC Server to Connect to a PLC-5
This application note describes how to configure the KEPware KEPServerEx OPC server
to access data on a PLC-5 using the AN-X-DHP Data Highway Plus module.
The following instructions are intended to get the server communicating with AN-X.
Refer to the OPC server documentation for detailed information about additional features
of the server and about how best to use the specific server.
Before you begin, use the AN-X-DHP web interface to set the Data Highway Plus station
address and baud rate and confirm that the module is online.
Start the KEPware KEPServerEx OPC server and create a new file. Use the following
steps to configure it to access data on a PLC-5 using the AN-X-DHP.
1. Click to add a channel or select Edit/New Channel…
2. Give the channel a Channel name and click Next.
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Using AN-X-DHP with the KEPware OPC Server
3. For the Device Driver, select the ControlLogix Ethernet driver and click Next
4. Select the Network Adapter that is connected to the AN-X-DHP. If there is only one
network adapter in your computer, leave it set to Default. Click Next.
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5. Leave the Write Optimizations set to their default values. Click Next.
6. The server displays a summary of the channel configuration. Click Finish to accept
the settings.
7. Click to add a device or select Edit/New Device…
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8. Give the device a Device name. Click Next.
9. For the Device model, select DH+ Gateway: PLC-5. Click Next.
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10. Enter the Device ID. This is the path to the destination PLC-5. The first four
numbers are the IP address of the AN-X-DHP. This is followed by a comma, a 1 (to
indicate the backplane, another comma, then 1.A. and finally the PLC-5 station
address in decimal. The AN-X-DHP emulates a 1756-ENET module communicating
through a 1756-DHRIO module in slot 1. Click Next.
11. Leave the Communication Parameters at their default values. Click Next.
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12. Leave the Database Creation settings at their default values. Click Next.
13. Leave the CLX ENBT Port Number and Request Size at their default values. Click
Next.
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14. The server displays a summary of the device settings. Click Finish to accept the
settings and create the device.
15. Click to add a tag or select Edit/New Tag…
16. Give the tag a Name and optionally a Description.
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17. Enter the Address.
18. Set the Data Type and Client access. Set the Scan rate.
19. Click OK to accept the tag.
You should now be able to access the tag from any client capable of communicating with
the OPC server.
Select Tools/Launch OPC Quick Client to go online. The tag value should be displayed.
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Melbourne FL 32934
321 757-8483
www.qtsi.biz
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