Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Windows 95/98 windows NT User`s Manual

Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Windows 95/98 windows NT User`s Manual
GE Fanuc Automation
Programmable Control Products
Logicmaster™ 90 TCP/IP
Windows® 95/98 Windows NT®
User's Manual Supplement
GFK-1401B
July 1999
GFL-002
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Preface
This manual is a supplement to the user’s and reference manuals for Logicmaster 90-30 and
Logicmaster 90-70 software . It documents the aspects of Logicmaster software that are unique to
the TCP/IP versions. To use the software to program logic in the PLC, consult the appropriate
user’s and reference manuals listed in the “Related Publications.”
Revisions to This Manual
The following revisions have been made to this manual (revision B) as compared to the previous
version (A).
•
A note recommending automatic upgrading of serial communications drivers added to
“Installing Logicmaster 90 Windows Software” on page 3-5.
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A new section “Using Modems with Logicmaster 90 32-Bit Serial Communication” has been
added (see page 3-7).
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Other corrections and clarifications have been added as needed.
Content of This Manual
Chapter 1. Introduction: Describes the product in general and uses of the product.
Chapter 2. Logicmaster 90 Windows Operational Characteristics: Describes characteristics of
the Logicmaster Windows software.
Chapter 3. Installing and Setting Up Logicmaster 90 Windows Software: Describes how to
install and start up the software on a personal computer.
Chapter 4. Using Logicmaster 90 Windows software: Explains how to establish
communications with a Series 90-30 or Series 90-70 PLC Station to perform Logicmaster
functions. Discusses special considerations for Logicmaster 90 network communications.
Appendix A. TCP/IP-Ethernet Error Messages and Meanings: Provides a list of error
messages and describes how to correct the errors.
Appendix B. TCP/IP-Ethernet Network Utilities: Describes the functions of the network
utilities. The screens described in this appendix are used primarily by personnel responsible for
operation of the network. Describes how to build PLC address lists.
Appendix C. Connecting to a PPP or SLIP Server: Provides details on opening a connection to
a PPP or SLIP server. This connection must be established before starting the Logicmaster 90
Programming or Configuration software.
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Related Publications
GFK-0466
Logicmaster™ 90-30/20/Micro Programming Software User’s Manual
GFK-0467
Logicmaster™ 90-30/20/Micro PLC CPU Instruction Set Reference Manual
GFK-0263
Logicmaster™ 90-70 Programming Software User’s Manual
GFK-0265
Logicmaster™ 90-70 Programming Software Reference Manual
GFK-1004
TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for the Series 90™ PLC User’s Manual
GFK-1084
TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for the Series 90™ PLC User’s Manual
GFK-1186
TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for the Series 90™-30 PLC Station Manager’s
Manual
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Libby Allen
Sr. Technical Writer
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Chapter 1
Introduction..................................................................................................... 1-1
The Logicmaster 90-30/90-70 TCP/IP Network ............................................................ 1-1
Contents of the Software Packages................................................................................ 1-3
Users of the Software Package ...................................................................................... 1-4
Chapter 2
Logicmaster 90 Windows Operational Characteristics ................................. 2-1
General Operational Characteristics .............................................................................. 2-1
TCP/IP-Ethernet Operational Characteristics................................................................. 2-2
Chapter 3
Installing and Setting Up Logicmaster 90 Windows Software ...................... 3-1
Computer Requirements for Running This Software ..................................................... 3-2
Connecting Your Computer to the Network .................................................................. 3-3
Installing and Configuring a New Ethernet Adapter Card........................................ 3-4
Installing and Configuring Microsoft TCP/IP Software ........................................... 3-4
Installing Dial-Up Networking................................................................................ 3-4
Installing Logicmaster 90 Windows Software ............................................................... 3-5
Modifying Windows NT Tasking Options .............................................................. 3-6
Windows NT Version 4.0...................................................................................... 3-6
Modifying DIALUP.INI for Dial-Up Networking ................................................... 3-6
Using Modems with Logicmaster 90 32-Bit Serial Communication............................... 3-7
Installing the PLC Modem...................................................................................... 3-7
Installing the PC Modem ........................................................................................ 3-7
Assigning the Modem and a Phone Number to Your PLC..................................... 3-10
Connecting To Your PLC..................................................................................... 3-12
Connecting To Two or More PLCs at Different Phone Numbers........................... 3-12
Configuring PLC Ethernet Interface Modules.............................................................. 3-15
Adjusting the Ethernet Interface Time-out Parameter for Dial-Up Networking...... 3-15
Chapter 4
Using Logicmaster 90 Windows Software...................................................... 4-1
Selecting PLC Type and Communications Options ....................................................... 4-2
Identifying PLCs Accessible on the Ethernet Network .................................................. 4-4
Accessing the PLC List Screen ............................................................................... 4-4
Adding an Entry to the PLC List............................................................................. 4-6
Assigning PLC IDs................................................................................................. 4-6
Recommendation for Assigning PLC IDs ............................................................... 4-7
Connecting Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Ethernet Software to the PLC................................ 4-7
To Establish Communications ................................................................................ 4-8
Storing Programs in RUN Mode (RUN-Mode Store) .................................................. 4-10
Series 90-70 ......................................................................................................... 4-10
Series 90-30 ......................................................................................................... 4-10
Appendix A
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Appendix B
TCP/IP-Ethernet Network Utilities ................................................................B-1
Selecting the Network Utilities .................................................................................... B-1
Network Utilities Operation ......................................................................................... B-3
PLC List Screen........................................................................................................... B-4
Set Password Screen .................................................................................................... B-5
Appendix C
Connecting to a PPP or SLIP Server..............................................................C-1
Windows 95/98 ........................................................................................................... C-1
PPP Operation ....................................................................................................... C-1
SLIP Operation...................................................................................................... C-1
For Windows NT 4.0 ................................................................................................... C-2
PPP Operation ....................................................................................................... C-2
SLIP Operation...................................................................................................... C-2
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Figure 1-1. The Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Network Using Direct Ethernet Connection ................................ 1-3
Figure 3-1. Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Using Direct Ethernet Connection .................................................... 3-3
Figure 3-2. Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Using Dial-Up Networking Connection............................................ 3-3
Figure 4-1. Logicmaster 90 Software Main Menu ..................................................................................... 4-2
Figure 4-2. Logicmaster 90 Setup File Editor Menu.................................................................................. 4-2
Figure 4-3. Logicmaster 90 PLC Communications Options Menu............................................................. 4-3
Figure 4-4. Logicmaster 90 Utilities Menu ............................................................................................... 4-4
Figure 4-5. Password Screen .................................................................................................................... 4-5
Figure 4-6. Network Utilities Menu .......................................................................................................... 4-5
Figure 4-7. PLC List Screen ..................................................................................................................... 4-6
Figure 4-8. Programmer Setup Menu........................................................................................................ 4-8
Figure 4-9. Select PLC Connection Screen ............................................................................................... 4-8
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Table 1-1. Logicmaster Prerequisites for PLCs ......................................................................................... 1-2
Table 1-2. Software Package Contents...................................................................................................... 1-3
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Chapter
Introduction
1
This manual describes the Logicmaster 90-30 and Logicmaster 90-70 products that operate within
an MS-DOS box in Windows 95/98 or Windows NT. These Windows versions of Logicmaster
include all the features of the standard MS-DOS-based Logicmaster software packages. These
products support both serial communication with Series 90™ PLCs (90-70, 90-30, 90-20, Micro)
and TCP/IP Ethernet communication with Series 90-70 and Series 90-30 PLCs.
Software Package
Catalog Number
Logicmaster 90-30 TCP/IP Windows 95/98 Windows NT
(3.5” Disks, documentation on CD ROM)
IC641SWC316
Logicmaster 90-70 TCP/IP Windows 95/98 Windows NT
(3.5” Disks, documentation on CD ROM*)
IC641SWC716
The Logicmaster 90-70 TCP/IP-Ethernet package includes Genet System Manager (GSM)
software (IC651ENS042), which is required when Series 90-70 IC697CMM741 Ethernet
Interfaces are used. The GSM downloads configuration files and communications software to the
Ethernet Interfaces located in each Series 90-70 PLC on the network. The GSM can communicate
directly with the serial port on the Ethernet Interface, or it can communicate with the Interface via
the Ethernet network. When used serially, the GSM software can execute in an MS-DOS box
under Windows. When used over Ethernet, the GSM software can execute under MS-DOS only
(not in an MS-DOS Box under Windows). It can be installed on the same PC as that used for
Logicmaster Windows software, provided the PC can boot to MS-DOS. Alternately, the GSM can
be installed on a separate PC. The GSM is not needed for Series 90-70 IC697CMM742 Ethernet
Interfaces or Series 90-30 IC693CMM321 Ethernet Interfaces, or with the embedded Ethernet
interface within the Series 90-30 IC693CPU364.
The Logicmaster 90-30/90-70 TCP/IP Network
Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP provides a central location from which to program PLCs attached to an
Ethernet network via TCP/IP Ethernet Interfaces installed in the PLC. Figure 1-1 shows the
major components of an Ethernet network designed to program and configure Series 90-30 or
90-70 PLCs using Logicmaster 90-30 TCP/IP-Ethernet or Logicmaster 90-70 TCP/IP-Ethernet
software. The configuration shown in Figure 1-1 uses a Direct Ethernet connection, in which the
PC running Logicmaster 90 software incorporates an Ethernet card and is connected directly to
the same network as the PLCs.
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Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP packages also support Dial-Up Networking, as an alternative to a direct
Ethernet connection. Using Dial-Up Networking, a remote PC running Logicmaster 90 software
connects to a telephone line through an internal or external modem. The line connects with a
network server that is on the same Ethernet network as the PLCs.
A personal computer capable of running the Logicmaster TCP/IP-Ethernet software, as well as a
network of Series 90 PLCs, are necessary for proper operation. General network requirements are
summarized below, with requirements for software and firmware listed in Table 1-1.
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PLC Stations. Each station consists of a Series 90-30 or Series 90-70 PLC with an installed
Ethernet Interface, or a Series 90-30 CPU364 with embedded Ethernet interface.
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Logicmaster 90-30 or Logicmaster 90-70 TCP/IP Ethernet Station. This consists of
Logicmaster 90-30 or 90-70 TCP/IP-Ethernet software installed in a PC-compatible computer
that has an Ethernet card (for Direct Ethernet connections) or a COM port and modem (for
dial-up networking connection). The PC must use Microsoft Windows 95/98, or Windows
NT (version 4.0 or higher is recommended).
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Cable plant. The cable plant should be designed by an experienced Ethernet installer. This
consists of the cabling and physical equipment necessary to connect the devices listed above
to a common network. Dial-up networking connection further assumes the availability of a
dial-up networking server on the network to which the PLCs are connected.
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GEnet System Manager (GSM). IC697CMM741 only. This consists of a personal
computer attached to the network with the GSM software installed. The GSM is required to
configure the TCP/IP Interfaces installed in the Series 90-70 PLCs before the Logicmaster
package can communicate with them. Refer to GFK-1004, TCP/IP Communications for the
Series 90-70 User’s Manual, for information about GSM operation.
Table 1-1. Logicmaster Prerequisites for PLCs
Installation
PLC CPU Firmware
Ethernet Interface Software
Logicmaster 90-30
Series 90-30 PLC Rev. 6.5 or later
Ethernet Interface:
IC693CMM321: TCP/IP software Revision
1.10 or later
IC693CPU364: Revision 9 or later (revision 1
or later of the Ethernet firmware)
Logicmaster 90-70
Series 90-70 PLC Rev. 4.12 or later
Ethernet Interface IC697CMM741: Revision
1.15 or later and TCP/IP software Revision
1.28 or later
Ethernet Interface IC697CMM742: Revision
1.00 or later
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Ethernet Network
TCP/IP Ethernet Interface
PLC Station
(Series 90-70)
Transceiver
PLC Station
(Series 90-30)
C
P
U
C
P
U
Transceiver
Transceiver
Ethernet Card
Logicmaster 90-30 and/or Logicmaster 90-70
TCP/IP Ethernet software is installed on a PC compatible to create the
Logicmaster TCP/IP-Ethernet station.
GSM software (90-70 version only) is used to download
configuration files and communications software to
Ethernet Interfaces (IC697CMM741) located in
each Series 90-70 PLC on the network
Logicmaster 90-30 or
Logicmaster 90-70
TCP/IP-Ethernet Station
Figure 1-1. The Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Network Using Direct Ethernet Connection
Contents of the Software Packages
Table 1-2. Software Package Contents
Package
Contents
Logicmaster 90-30 TCP/IP Windows 95/98 Logicmaster floppy disks (3.5 inch)
Windows NT (IC641SWC316)
1 – Logicmaster 90-30/90-70 Windows 95/98 Windows NT
User’s Manual Supplement GFK-1401 (this manual)
1 – Documentation library, CD-ROM
Logicmaster 90-70 TCP/IP Windows 95/98 Logicmaster floppy disks (3.5 inch)
Windows NT (IC641SWC716)
1 – Logicmaster 90-30/90-70 Windows 95/98 Windows NT
User’s Manual Supplement GFK-1401 (this manual)
1 – Documentation library, CD-ROM
1 – GSM floppy disk labeled Series 90-70 TCP/IP Ethernet SW,
IC651ENS042 (3.5 inch)
Also required: Station Manager Cable, IC693CBL316.
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Users of the Software Package
This manual provides information for two groups of users of the Logicmaster 90-30 or 90-70
TCP/IP-Ethernet Software package:
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PLC Logic Programming Personnel
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Network Personnel
PLC Logic Programming Personnel use the Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP-Ethernet software package
to program and perform CPU and I/O configuration for Series 90-30 or Series 90-70 PLCs. These
tasks involve establishing connections from Logicmaster to various PLCs on the network. This
group is usually not involved in setting up and maintaining the network.
Network Personnel will use the Network Utilities to build the list of PLCs.
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2
Logicmaster 90 Windows Operational
Characteristics
This chapter describes characteristics of the Logicmaster Windows software, particularly as it
differs from Logicmaster MS-DOS. It is assumed that you are generally familiar with the
operation of Logicmaster and of Windows.
General Operational Characteristics
Logicmaster 90 Windows may be run in windowed or full screen mode. For some combinations
of Windows version, display adapter, and display driver, you may find that Logicmaster cannot be
displayed in color in windowed mode. Logicmaster will be displayed in color in full screen mode
when colors have been selected using the Specify Palette Colors option of the Logicmaster 90
Setup Package of the Logicmaster 90 Main Menu. To switch between windowed and full screen
mode, press ALT-ENT.
You should not attempt to run more than one Logicmaster 90 Window at a time on a single PC.
Doing so will result in file sharing conflicts and may also result in corrupted program folders.
Under Windows 95/98, you cannot select a program folder when it is already open in another
Logicmaster 90 window.
When using Serial COM port or Dial-Up Networking communication, Logicmaster 90 requires
exclusive use of a serial port. With Ethernet communication, Logicmaster 90 shares the network
connection with other network applications.
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TCP/IP-Ethernet Operational Characteristics
Keep in mind that a new Series 90 Ethernet Interface must have an IP address assigned to it
before it can communicate on the network. Under normal circumstances, a replacement Interface
will obtain its IP address from the PLC upon powerup. Logicmaster TCP/IP-Ethernet cannot
communicate to a new Interface (as distinguished from a replacement Interface), and therefore
cannot be used to assign its IP address. The common method to assign an IP address is to
configure the Ethernet Interface’s IP address using the Logicmaster Configuration software and
store the configuration to the PLC using serial communication. Alternately, a BOOTP Server can
be used to supply an interface’s IP address via the network (to IC697CMM742 and
IC693CMM321 modules and IC693CPU364); BOOTP is not supported by IC697CMM741.
BOOTP is commonly provided on UNIX™-type systems.
Performing program and/or configuration loads and stores via Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Ethernet
consumes a substantial fraction of the available Ethernet bandwidth.
During program and/or configuration loads and stores via Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Ethernet, the
Ethernet Interface and the PLC CPU receive and send many messages. Load and store operations
are given priority over other messages that the Ethernet Interface and CPU may be servicing, such
as data collection for a Human Machine Interface (HMI) or a Channel transfer to another PLC.
Consequently, these other messages may not be processed in a timely fashion, resulting in a timeout. HMI and Channel applications are normally written to retry and recover from time-out
conditions.
During loads and stores of large programs via Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Ethernet, many large
messages are passed between the Series 90 Ethernet Interface and the Series 90 PLC CPU. The
PLC CPU processes these messages during the System Communications Window of the sweep.
Due to the potentially long processing times, the System Communications Window may be very
lengthy, resulting in long sweep times.
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Installing and Setting Up Logicmaster 90
Windows Software
This chapter describes how to install the Logicmaster 90-30 and Logicmaster 90-70 Windows
software on a personal computer.
The topics covered in this chapter are:
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Computer Requirements for Running this Software
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Connecting Your Computer to the Network
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Installing the Logicmaster 90 Windows Software
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Using Modems with Logicmaster 90 32-Bit Serial Communication
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Configuring PLC Ethernet Interface Modules
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Computer Requirements for Running This Software
To install and run the Logicmaster Windows 95/98 Windows NT product, the computer must
meet the following requirements.
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Windows 95/98, or Windows NT version 4.0 or later is recommended.
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The Windows Networking and Microsoft TCP/IP protocol software distributed with Windows
must be installed. To use direct Ethernet communication, the computer must have an
Ethernet adapter card installed. To use Dial-Up Networking, the computer must have an
internal or external modem. If you use an external modem, it will require an available serial
port through which to operate.
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Any 80486 or higher microprocessor that is capable of running one of the required Windows
versions will also run Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP.
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Eight Megabytes of available space on hard disk are required to install IC641SWP316 or
IC641SWP716.
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At least 16 Megabytes of RAM are recommended, particularly if Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP and
one or more additional applications run at the same time.
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Logicmaster 90 requires about 600 KB of Free Conventional memory. If you see a memory
size warning message when you attempt to start LM90, use the MS-DOS MEM /C command
to discover the device drivers and TSR programs loaded in conventional memory. You will
need to remove some of them from the CONFIG.SYS and/or AUTOEXEC.BAT files in your
computer in order to provide the required minimum conventional memory.
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Operation of Logicmaster 90 via serial communication, including dial-up networking,
requires a serial controller device that has a first-in-first-out (FIFO) character buffer. If the
serial controller device has no FIFO, intermittent program lockups which require rebooting
the computer may occur. To determine whether your serial port has a FIFO buffer, follow
these steps. In Windows NT, open the Control Panel /Ports/Settings…/Advanced… dialog.
In Windows 95/98, open the Control Panel/System dialog and select the Device Manager
tab. Open the Ports (COM and LPT) item, select one of the Communications Ports and
click the Properties button. Select the Port Settings/Advanced…dialog. In all Windows
versions the FIFO box will be checked if Windows detected a serial controller with a FIFO. If
the FIFO box is not checked, you should upgrade your PC's Communications port hardware.
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Connecting Your Computer to the Network
Two types of Ethernet connection are available. Each of these requires a distinct setup of your
computer and Windows.
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Direct Ethernet connection: The computer running Logicmaster 90 software has an Ethernet
card that is connected directly to the same network as the target PLCs.
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Dial-Up Networking connection: The computer running Logicmaster 90 software
communicates with PLCs on a remote Ethernet network through a serial port, modem,
telephone connection, and PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) or SLIP (Serial Line Internet
Protocol) server.
Windows PC with Logicmaster 90-30 or
Logicmaster 90-70 TCP/IP Ethernet
Series 90-30 or Series 90-70
PLC with Ethernet Interface
Ethernet card
Series 90-30 or Series 90-70
PLC with Ethernet Interface
Direct Ethernet connection
Series 90-30 or Series 90-70
PLC with Ethernet Interface
Figure 3-1. Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Using Direct Ethernet Connection
Windows PC with Logicmaster 90-30 or
Logicmaster 90-70 TCP/IP Ethernet
Remote
Ethernet
Network
Serial port
Series 90-30 or Series 90-70
PLC with Ethernet Interface
Serial
Modem
Dial-up telephone connection
Series 90-30 or Series 90-70
PLC with Ethernet Interface
Modem
PPP or
SLIP
Server
Series 90-30 or Series 90-70
PLC with Ethernet Interface
Serial
Figure 3-2. Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Using Dial-Up Networking Connection
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To use Ethernet communication, your computer must have an Ethernet adapter card and the
TCP/IP protocol installed. To use Dial-up networking, your computer must have a modem as well
as the TCP/IP protocol. If all the required components are not present in your computer, you will
need to add them before you can use Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Windows.
With any version of Windows NT, you must have administrator rights to install network hardware
or software components. If you do not know how, see your system administrator.
For Windows NT 4.0 procedures, see Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit for
version 4.0.
For detailed information on Windows 95 installation procedures, see "Installing Networking
Components" in the Network Configuration Overview section of chapter 7 in the Windows 95
Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For Windows 98 information, see "Installing and Configuring
Network Adapters in the Overview of Network Adapters" section of chapter 15 in the Windows 98
Resource Kit from Microsoft Press.
Installing and Configuring a New Ethernet Adapter Card
Follow the installation instructions furnished with your adapter.
In Windows 95/98 and Windows NT version 4.0, install the driver for the new network adapter by
running the Add New Hardware option in Control Panel. Answer Yes when asked whether
Windows 95/98 should search for new hardware.
Installing and Configuring Microsoft TCP/IP Software
In Windows 95/98 and Windows NT version 4.0, install Microsoft TCP/IP from the Network
option of Control Panel. Click the Configuration tab, and then click Add. In the Select Network
Component Type dialog box, double-click the Protocol selection. In the Select Network Protocol
dialog box, click Microsoft in the Manufacturers pane and TCP/IP in the Network Protocols pane.
Then click OK. Follow the instructions on your screen. After the required files are installed, you
will be returned to the Network dialog box. Now select the new TCP/IP item in the list of
installed network components and then click Properties. Configure the properties in accordance
with your network installation and policies.
Installing Dial-Up Networking
In Windows 95/98, install Dial-Up Networking from the Add/Remove Programs option of Control
Panel. Select the Windows Setup tab and then select Communications in the Components list
box. In the Communications dialog box, select the Dial-Up Networking component and click OK.
Follow the prompts on your screen.
In Windows NT version 4.0, Dial-Up Networking is installed from the Dial-Up Networking
option of My Computer. You will be prompted to install it when you attempt to configure a
connection.
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Installing Logicmaster 90 Windows Software
The Logicmaster 90-30 Windows and Logicmaster 90-70 Windows software packages are each
shipped on several 3.5-inch, high density distribution diskettes. The instructions below explain
how to install the software packages onto your hard disk. The instructions assume the use of
floppy drive A, but you can load the software from another drive.
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Close all Windows programs.
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Insert Diskette 1 into your diskette drive.
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Run the SETUP.EXE program on Disk1 to install the software. In Windows 95/98 and
Windows NT version 4.0 (recommended), use the Add/Remove Programs option in Control
Panel. Click the Start button, slide the mouse cursor to Settings, and select Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs, click the Install/Uninstall tab, and click Install. Then
follow the prompts on your screen. Be sure to provide the information to register your copy of
the software.
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Reboot your computer so the new system settings will take effect.
During the installation process, the environment variable $PLCROOT will be automatically
updated in the C:\autoexec.bat file. If the variable does not exist, it is created. If the variable
already exists, it is assigned the value C:\LM90 when Logicmaster 90 is installed on drive C.
The variable is placed following the PATH statement.
During the installation process for Windows NT, changes are made in the registry, the
PLCprog.reg file in the C:\lm90 directory. Performing this update requires administrator
privileges. The following entries are made:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WOW]
"COM_SyncWrite"="1"
"COM_TxBuffer_Size"="1"
Note
For Logicmaster 90-30 Windows version 9.04 and later, the install utility checks
for the presence of Logicmaster 90-70 Windows on the computer. If Logicmaster
90-70 is present, the install utility presents the option to upgrade the serial
communications drivers of Logicmaster 90-70. We recommend that you upgrade
the drivers if they are present. If you do not upgrade, you will not be able to
switch between Logicmaster 90-30 and Logicmaster 90-70 without closing the
DOS window and possibly rebooting the computer. A similar check is made
when you are installing Logicmaster 90-70 Windows version 7.04 and later.
On some computers you may need to shut down the computer to reset port
settings.
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Modifying Windows NT Tasking Options
Windows NT provides optional settings for task priorities. These settings should be modified to
provide the best possible performance for Logicmaster 90 serial communications.
Windows NT Version 4.0
From the Start button, select Settings and then Control Panel. Click the System icon in Control
Panel and then select the Performance tab. Set the Application Performance slider to the center
position. Click the OK button in the System Properties window. Close Control Panel.
Modifying DIALUP.INI for Dial-Up Networking
For dial-up networking, the Logicmaster TCP/IP communication driver needs to know
the approximate speed of your modem. A file in the \LM90 directory, dialup.ini,
contains a default modem speed setting. The default value is 14400, corresponding to a
14,400 bps modem. This setting will work for any 9,600 bps or faster modem. However,
program and reference table stores through a 28,800 bps or faster modem will be
significantly faster if you change this setting. If your modem is slower than 9,600 bps,
program and reference table stores may fail unless you change this setting.
You can change DIALUP.INI with Windows Notepad or any text editor. The file contains just
two lines:
[datarate]
datarate = 14400
Edit the number value of the second line to match the advertised speed of your modem. For a
28,800 bps modem, for example, change 14400 to 28800. Do not make any other changes. Save
the file and exit from the editor. The change will take effect the next time Logicmaster 90
establishes a new PLC connection.
Your modem may connect to a remote server at less than its advertised speed because of poor line
conditions. When a connection at less than half of the setting in dialup.ini occurs, you should edit
the file to change the setting before starting Logicmaster 90.
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Using Modems with Logicmaster 90 32-Bit Serial Communication
The MS-DOS dialer.exe program that was used to set up modem connections with
Logicmaster 90 versions prior to 9.04 (90-30) and 7.04 (90-70) is incompatible with 32-bit
communication drivers in Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT. Instead,
follow these steps to set up and use modem connections.
Installing the PLC Modem
Use the instructions at http://www.gefanuc.com/support/plc/modems.htm that apply to your
modem to configure your modem and PLC. Then connect them with the appropriate cable and
RS-232/RS-485 converter.
Installing the PC Modem
1.
Install a separate instance of your modem for Logicmaster 90.
Logicmaster 90 requires different modem settings from most other modem applications. To
avoid conflicts, install your modem specifically for Logicmaster 90. If you use other modem
applications, install your modem twice – once for Logicmaster 90 and once for other
applications.
Click the Windows Start button
and select Settings. Open
Control Panel and double-click
the Modems icon. In the
Modems Properties dialog box,
click Add…. The Install New
Modem dialog box will appear.
Check the box next to “Don’t
detect my modem; I will select
it from a list.” If you have an
external modem, be sure it is
powered on and connected by
the correct cable to a COM port
on your PC. Be sure the modem
is not in use by another
program. Click the Next button.
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Next, select (Standard Modem
Types) in the left pane. In the
right pane, select the standard
modem type that corresponds to
the data rate in bits per second
(bps) you will use for
communication between
Logicmaster 90 and the modem
and PLC. The selection for 9,600
bps is shown here. You may be
able to use 19,200 bps if the
quality of your phone connection
is high. Click the Next button.
In the next dialog box, select the
serial communications (COM)
port where your modem is
connected. Although Windows
may display port names higher
than COM4, Logicmaster 90 does
not support them. You must
select a port no higher than
COM4. Click the Next button.
After Windows installs your modem, click Finish to complete the modem setup.
2.
Configure your modem for Logicmaster 90.
From the Start button, select Settings and
Control Panel. In the Control Panel dialog
box, select Modems. On the Modems
Properties sheet, select the modem you
installed in step one and click the Properties
button. On the Properties sheet for your
modem, select the Connection tab. Verify that
the Connection preferences are Data bits 8,
Parity None, and Stop bits 1. Click the
Advanced… button.
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Find the configuration settings for your modem at the
http://www.gefanuc.com/support/plc/modems.htm web site.
In the Advanced Connection Settings
dialog box, be sure the Use flow control
box is not checked.
If you are certain that Logicmaster 90 will
be the only application for your modem,
you can store the configuration settings to
the modem’s non-volatile memory. This
method assures the modem will always be
configured for Logicmaster 90. Leave the
Extra settings box of this dialog box
blank. Use the Windows HyperTerminal
accessory to connect to your modem and
store the configuration settings.
If your modem can be used for other applications, type the configuration settings for your
modem in the Extra settings box. This assures that the correct settings will be used with
Logicmaster 90, and that Windows can use other settings when appropriate.
Enter all the settings in a single AT command. The configuration for communication at 9600
bps with recent 3 Com U.S. Robotics modems is “ATZ &F0 &A1 &B0 &D0 &H0 &I0 &K0
&M0 &N6 &R1”. Your modem may require different settings. Do not include the quote
marks from this example. The optional spaces are ignored by most modems but make the
settings easier to read. Do not include the command that saves the current configuration to
the modem’s non-volatile memory (usually &W) in the Extra settings.
Click the OK button here and on the Properties sheet for your modem. Click Close on the
main Modem Properties dialog box.
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Assigning the Modem and a Phone Number to Your PLC
Note
While using the GE Fanuc
Communications Configuration Utility
(CCU) to set up Logicmaster 90 for
modem communication or for any other
purpose, do not edit the
LM90_DEFAULT-PORT item on the
Ports tab of the Communications
Configuration Utility dialog box.
Logicmaster 90 creates this port for its
own use with custom settings that should
never be modified. One of these settings
is invalid when entered in CCU. If you
click the Edit button while this port is
selected and then click OK on the Edit
Port dialog, CCU will display a message
box with this warning:
Please enter an integer between
50 and 63000.
Do not modify any settings. Click OK on the message box and Cancel on the Edit
Port dialog.
1. Run the Communication Setup Utility.
Click the Windows Start button and select Programs. Select the PLC Programmer folder
and then the Comm Config Utility icon. Enter the Comm Config Utility password (netutil
by default).
2.
Add your modem.
Click the Modems tab in the Communications Configuration Utility window. Click the
New… button. In the Add New Modem dialog box, enter a name in the Modem Name box
and the phone number of the target PLC in the Phone Number box. If an area code is
required to dial the PLC, enter it in the Area Code box and check the Use Country Code
and Area Code box. Select the modem you installed with Control Panel in the TAPI Line
box.
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Click the Dialing Properties…
button. Enter your area code in
the Where I am area. Fill in
the boxes in the How I dial
from this location area,
including calling card and call
waiting information when
appropriate. Click OK.
On the Modems tab of the Communication Configuration Utility window, the Send Break
box must be checked unless the target PLC supports the Break-Free SNP feature.
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3.
Select or define the default PLC Device.
In the Communication Configuration Utility window, select the Devices tab. The Device
Names window lists all PLC devices that have been defined for your PC. If
LM90_DEFAULT appears in the list, select it, click the Edit button and proceed to the next
step. If LM90_DEFAULT is not in the list, click the New… button and type
LM90_DEFAULT in the Device Name box.
In the Associated
Modem box of either the
Edit Device or Add New
Device dialog box, select
your modem using the
name you gave it in
step 2. Other boxes in
the Selected Device
Parameter Settings and
Device Address areas
should be blank or
<NULL>. Click the OK
button.
4.
Exit from Communication Configuration Utility.
In the Communication Configuration Utility window, click OK to save your modem setup
and exit.
Connecting To Your PLC
After you have set up your modem, Logicmaster 90 will automatically connect to the modem and
dial the phone number of your PLC whenever the modem’s COM port is the default port, or you
select it on the Logicmaster 90 PLC Communications Serial Port Setup screen. Be sure to set
BAUD RATE to the same value used by the modem and PLC, PARITY to NONE and MODEM
TURNAROUND TIME to 1. The Serial Port Setup screen is reached by pressing F7 and then F4
from the Programming Software or Configuration Software main menu.
Connecting To Two or More PLCs at Different Phone Numbers
You can connect to a different PLC by changing the phone number property of your modem. Do
this by starting the Communication Configuration Utility and clicking the Edit button on the
Modems tab of its main window. The Edit Modem dialog box is similar to the Add New
Modem dialog box shown on page 3-11. Click on the Area Code and Phone Number boxes to
change the number.
You can also define two or more PLC devices on the Communication Configuration Utility
Devices tab and assign a unique phone number to each one. You can then select one of the
defined PLC devices within Logicmaster 90 and cause it to dial the phone number you assigned to
that PLC device. To use this capability, you must do the following:
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1.
Assign a unique SNP ID to each PLC or PLC port to be connected.
In the Logicmaster 90
Configuration Software, go
to the Assign PLC ID
screen (press F2, then F3)
and assign a unique PLC ID
string to each PLC. This
screen assigns the SNP ID to
the "primary" CPU port (the
power supply port on 90-30
CPU's). (For serial port 1
and port 2 of the CPU 351,
CPU 352 or CPU 363
models, a separate and
possibly different SNP ID
may be assigned to those
ports by zooming into the CPU
slot from the I/O Configuration (F1)
screen.)
2.
Create a unique PLC device for each PLC.
In the Communication Configuration Utility, the PLC phone number is a modem property.
To assign a unique phone number to each PLC, you must perform these steps.
•
On the Modems tab of the Communication Configuration Utility main window, click the
New… button to create a modem entry for a PLC. Assign a name that is unique to that
PLC in the Modem Name box. For example, if the SNP ID of the PLC is A00001, enter
LM90_MODEM_A00001. Enter the PLC phone number in the Phone Number box. If
an area code is required to dial the PLC, enter it in the Area Code box and check the Use
Country Code and Area Code box. Select the modem you installed for Logicmaster 90
in the TAPI Line box. You can create as many entries in the Modem Name box as you
need, each with a unique PLC phone number, and all using the same physical modem.
•
On the Devices tab of the Communication Configuration Utility main window, click the
New… button to create a new PLC device. Enter a name in the Device Name box
consisting of “LM90_” followed by the SNP ID of that PLC. For example, if the SNP ID
is “A00001”, enter “LM90_A00001” as the device name. In the Associated Modem
box, select the modem name that contains the SNP ID. Finally, enter the SNP ID
through which you wish to connect the PLC in the SNP ID box.
Repeat for each PLC. Click OK on the Communication Configuration Utility main window
to save the PLC devices.
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3.
Select a target PLC in Logicmaster 90.
In the Logicmaster 90 Configuration software main window, press F7 (Programmer Mode
and Setup) and F3 (Select PLC Connections).
In the Select SNP
Connections screen,
arrow down to the
Selected SNP ID field
and enter the PLC ID for
one of your PLCs. Next,
go to the Port
Connection field and use
the Tab key to select
MULTIDROP. To save
the new settings, press
F7.
Note
Logicmaster ignores SNP ID unless MULTIDROP is also selected. This use of
MULTIDROP is artificial and does not imply multidrop operation. In an actual
multidrop installation accessed through a modem, all the PLCs use the same
phone number.
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Configuring PLC Ethernet Interface Modules
For IC697CMM742 Interfaces, IC697CMM321 Interfaces, and IC693CPU364 CPUs, refer to
GFK-1541, TCP/IP Ethernet Communications User’s Manual for configuration information.
For IC697CMM741 Interfaces and the corresponding software, refer to GFK-1004, TCP/IP
Ethernet Communications User’s Manual for information about using the Logicmaster 90 and
GEnet System Manager (GSM), supplied with IC641SWC716, to configure the Interfaces.
Adjusting the Ethernet Interface Time-out Parameter for Dial-Up Networking
In some cases it may be necessary to adjust certain parameters in the Series 90 Ethernet Interface
modules to work reliably with dial-up connections.
The TCP-Layer implementation on the Series 90 TCP/IP Ethernet Interface uses a retry
mechanism that will cause a transmitted packet to be retransmitted if a proper acknowledgment is
not received from the remote host (such as Logicmaster 90) within a specified time period. This
time period is set by default to 1 second. While using Dial-Up Networking, this value may be too
small and can cause excessive traffic through the network server device and, on Logicmaster 90,
"(S34) Communication Failed" PLC faults.
If you are using Logicmaster 90 via Dial-Up Networking, GE Fanuc recommends setting this
value to at least 3 seconds. Users of Series 90-70 IC697CMM742 Interfaces, Series 90-30 Ethernet
Interfaces, and IC693CPU364 CPUs can change the value using the Station Manager function of
the Interface. To do so, you must connect a terminal or terminal emulator to the Ethernet
Module's Station Manager RS232 port using IC693CBL316 cable, put the module in Maintenance
state, then do the following Station Manager command: CHPARM WMIN_TO 300. This changes
the parameter wmin_to from 100 (default - 1second) to 300 (3 seconds). This change can be
confirmed by typing PARM W. When satisfied, restart the Ethernet module to return it to the
Operational state. For detailed instructions about using station manager commands refer to GFK1186 TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for the Series 90 PLC, Station Manager Manual.
Users of IC697CMM741 should call GE Fanuc for a field-runnable utility to modify the
Interface’s WMIN_TO value.
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This chapter explains the task of establishing communications with a Series 90-30 or Series 90-70
PLC Station to perform Logicmaster 90 functions. The topics discussed in this chapter are:
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Identifying PLCs Accessible on the Ethernet Network
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Selecting PLC Type and Communications Options
1. Start Logicmaster 90 from a Windows icon or shortcut. In Windows 95/98 or Windows NT
version 4.0, select Programs, PLC Programmer, and Logicmaster 90 TCP from the Start
menu. The Logicmaster 90 main menu is displayed.
Figure 4-1. Logicmaster 90 Software Main Menu
2.
Select the Series 90-30 Programmable Controller (Shift + F3) or the Series 90-70
Programmable Controller (Shift + F5).
3.
To select a communications option of the Logicmaster software, perform steps A-D:
A. From the Main Menu, select F9 ... Logicmaster 90 Setup Package. The Logicmaster 90
Setup File Editor menu will be displayed.
Figure 4-2. Logicmaster 90 Setup File Editor Menu
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B. From the Logicmaster 90 Setup File Editor menu, select F4 ... PLC Communications
Options. The following menu will be displayed.
Figure 4-3. Logicmaster 90 PLC Communications Options Menu
C. In this menu, press the Tab key to select a communication path to your PLC. Select
Ethernet if you plan to communicate through an Ethernet card in your PC. Use Dial-up
net if you plan to communicate with a remote Ethernet network through a serial
connection. Use Serial port if you plan to communicate through a direct or multidrop
serial connection. (The default choice is Serial port.)
D. Press Esc to return to the Setup File Editor menu and then press F10 to save the setup
file. The following messages will be displayed:
Setup file saved successfully as C:\lm90\lm90.dat
<<Press any key to exit>>
4.
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Identifying PLCs Accessible on the Ethernet Network
Before Logicmaster 90 can connect to a PLC on an Ethernet network, you must identify it in a list
of network PLCs. There are separate lists for Series 90-30 PLCs and Series 90-70 PLCs. The
lists are built by entering addressing information in the PLC List Screen, which is part of the
Network Utilities. Selecting the right list for the current PLC type is accomplished from the
Logicmaster 90 Main Menu.
Accessing the PLC List Screen
To access the PLC List Screen follow the steps below.
1.
First choose a Series 90-30 or Series 90-70 PLC at the Logicmaster 90 main menu (as shown
in Figure 4-1, above) by pressing Shift+F3 or Shift+F5.
2.
From the Logicmaster 90 Main Menu, press F7... Logicmaster 90 Utilities. The following
screen will appear.
Figure 4-4. Logicmaster 90 Utilities Menu
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3.
From the Logicmaster 90 Utilities Menu, press F1 ... Network Utility. The password screen
will appear.
Figure 4-5. Password Screen
4.
Enter the password and press Enter. (The default password is netutil). The Network
Utilities Menu will appear.
Note
You can change the password in the F7 ... Set Password function in the
Network Utilities screen. See page B-6 in Appendix B of this manual for
details.
Figure 4-6. Network Utilities Menu
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5. From the Network Utilities Menu, select F1... PLC List.
Figure 4-7. PLC List Screen
The MAC Address, PLC ID and IP Address fields in the PLC List screen will be blank initially. In
the screen above, however, these fields contain the information for a sample PLC list.
Adding an Entry to the PLC List
To add entries to the list, press F3 (add). This will open an edit field in which you can input the
MAC Address of the module to which you desire communications. Enter the 12 hexadecimal
characters printed on the module’s Station Address label. After typing in the address, press Enter
to add the entry to the list. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the IP Address Field for this
MAC Address and enter the appropriate information. You must enter the IP address as assigned
to the board via Logicmaster Configuration of the desired PLC. The MAC address is also referred
to as the board address, and is shown in the Select PLC Connection screen.
See the Series 90-70 TCP/IP Ethernet Communications User’s Manual, GFK-1004 or the TCP/IP
Ethernet Communications User’s Manual for Series 90 PLCs (GFK-1541) for additional
information on MAC and IP addresses.
Assigning PLC IDs
After executing the Add function, the PLC List contains only MAC and IP addresses for the
PLCs. You must assign a PLC ID to the PLC to establish communications with PLCs. See
“Recommendations for Assigning PLC IDs” below.
This PLC ID is local to the personal computer running the Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP software. The
PLC ID can be up to 8 characters long and can include any printable character. Assigning a PLC
ID at this point is not optional; the user must assign a name.
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To assign a PLC ID, move the cursor to the left hand field of the line containing the desired IP
address, and type the PLC ID. Be sure to save the MAC and IP addresses and PLC IDs by
pressing F2 (save).
Recommendation for Assigning PLC IDs
The PLC ID is local to the computer running the Logicmaster 90 software and is not displayed on
any Logicmaster 90 screen except the Select PLC Connection screen (described later in this
chapter). For this reason, we strongly recommend that you set the PLC ID equal to the SNP ID
of the PLC.
Only by following our recommendation for assigning PLC IDs will you be able to tell which PLC
you are connected to in other parts of the Logicmaster 90 programming or configuration packages,
simply by viewing the ID field that appears in the status line. A screen illustrating the use of this
field is shown in Figure 4-9 on the next page.
The SNP ID is set in the PLC, using the Logicmaster 90 Configuration software. To set the SNP
ID, press F2 in the Logicmaster 90 main menu; then press F2 (CPU Configuration) in the
Configuration Software menu. For additional instructions on setting the SNP ID, refer to the
appropriate user’s manual: GFK-0466, Logicmaster 90-20/30/Micro Programming Software
User’s Manual or GFK-0263, Logicmaster 90-70 Programming Software User’s Manual.
Connecting Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP Ethernet Software to the PLC
Note
Dial-Up Networking users must connect to a PPP or SLIP server that is
connected to the remote Ethernet network with their target PLC before
communication can be established. See Appendix C in this manual for details.
The Select PLC Connection screen is used to select the PLC you wish to communicate with from
the PLC list created by Network Utilities, as explained in the previous section.
Note
A PLC list must be created before you can connect to a PLC. See “Identifying
PLCs on the Network,” earlier in this chapter for details.
Each PLC in the list is identified by its board (MAC) address and PLC ID. You may select a PLC
from this list using the cursor keys or by typing its PLC ID in the Selected ID field. Refer to the
instructions below.
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To Establish Communications
1.
From the Logicmaster 90 main menu, select either the Programmer (F1) or Configuration
(F2) Package.
2.
Specify the folder associated with the PLC you wish to access.
3.
Go to the Select PLC Connection screen. Press F7 ... Programmer Mode and Setup to
access the Programmer Setup menu as shown below. Then press F3... Select PLC
Connection, to access the Select PLC Connection screen.
Figure 4-8. Programmer Setup Menu
“ID:” field shows
the SNP ID (as set
in the Assign PLC
ID screen) of the
connected PLC.
Figure 4-9. Select PLC Connection Screen
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4.
5.
You can identify the PLC to which you want to connect in either of two ways.
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Cursor to the desired PLC in the list and press Enter to select it.
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Or, type the PLC ID in the SELECTED ID field and press Enter to select it.
To connect to the selected PLC, press F6 setup (or F7 save, which also sets up the
connection).
Logicmaster 90 software will then attempt to connect to the selected PLC. When successful,
the ID field and other PLC status information will be updated in the status displayed at the
bottom of the screen. The ID shown here is the PLC’s SNP ID. For more information, see
“Recommendation for Assigning PLC IDs.”
6.
If you want to connect to the selected PLC whenever Logicmaster 90 is started, execute the F7
save function to save the selected PLC. It will be remembered and automatically selected
each time the Logicmaster 90 Programming or Configuration software is started until you
make a new selection on this screen.
From this point, use Logicmaster 90 as usual.
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Storing Programs in RUN Mode (RUN-Mode Store)
Series 90-70
Logicmaster 90 communications through a Series 90-70 Ethernet Interface are processed
differently by the PLC from communications through the CPU serial port or the programmer port
on a Bus Transmitter module. Communications through an Ethernet Interface are processed in
the Communications Window portion of the PLC sweep, while communications through the CPU
serial port or the programmer port are processed in the Programmer Window.
The PLC CPU does not permit Logicmaster 90-70 to store programs when the PLC is in RUN
mode unless the window Logicmaster is actually using is set to LIMITED mode. Consequently,
RUN-mode store requires different PLC window mode settings for network programmers.
Before attempting to store a logic program to a Series 90-70 PLC in RUN mode when
Logicmaster 90-70 is using Ethernet or Dial-up net communications, you must first set the PLC
COMMUNICATIONS window to LIMITED mode. To use RUN-mode store when Logicmaster
90-70 is using Serial communications, you must set the PROGRAMMER window to LIMITED
mode. For both cases, we recommend a time setting of 50 milliseconds for the window.
Note
Logicmaster 90-70 prohibits storing programs in RUN mode if the window
Logicmaster is currently using is not set to LIMITED mode.
PLC window modes are set in the PLC Sweep Control screen. This screen is accessed from the
Logicmaster 90-70 Programming main screen by pressing F3 ... PLC Control and Status, and
then F8 ... PLC Sweep Control.
Note
If the watchdog timer is set too close and RUN mode store/load occurs, a
watchdog timer fault may occur.
Series 90-30
No configuration changes are necessary to perform RUN-Mode Store functions supported by the
Series 90-30 CPUs.
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A
Logicmaster 90 for Windows loads an MS-DOS communication driver, and the MS-DOS driver
loads the Windows drivers. The Windows drivers, in turn, rely on communication hardware and
Windows system drivers that must be installed on your computer. When an error occurs while
setting this communication path, one of the drivers displays an error message. This appendix
explains how you can locate and correct the error by understanding the message.
Error Messages From the MS-DOS Driver
You may see an error message in the MS-DOS window as you attempt to start a Logicmaster 90
Programming or Configuration software package. These errors indicate that the MS-DOS driver
was unable to start a Windows driver successfully. Here is a typical example:
The table below lists all the error messages the MS-DOS driver can display and corrective actions
for each.
Error Message
Corrective Action
Invalid operating system detected
Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP for Windows will not install or run under
Microsoft Windows 3.x. You must run either Windows NT or
Windows 95/98.
Too few command line arguments
Invalid command line argument
One or more files used by Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP for Windows is
corrupted or missing. Re-install the Logicmaster 90 Windows
software.
Could not load Windows 95/98
driver
Could not load Windows NT driver
Could not load TSR driver
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Error Messages From the Windows Drivers
The Windows drivers display Windows message boxes to inform you that the network
communication drivers required by Logicmaster 90 TCP/IP for Windows are not installed on your
computer. Here is an example:
This table lists the error messages the Windows drivers can display and corrective actions for
each.
A-2
Error Message
Corrective Action
You must install networking software and the TCP/IP
network protocol before using this software.
Windows network drivers are not installed on your
computer. See chapter 3 of this manual.
The TCP/IP network protocol must be installed
before using this software. See the "To install a
network protocol" topic in Windows Help.
TCP/IP protocol drivers are not installed on your
Windows 95/98 or Windows NT version 4.0
computer. See the suggested Help topic or chapter
3 of this manual.
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TCP/IP-Ethernet Network Utilities
B
This appendix describes the functions of the Network Utilities in detail. These screens are used
primarily by the personnel responsible for the operation of the network. But the PLC List screen
is also very valuable to those using the Logicmaster 90-30 TCP/IP or Logicmaster 90-70 TCP/IP
software for programming and configuring the PLCs on the network.
Selecting the Network Utilities
To select the Network Utility functions:
1.
From the Logicmaster 90 Main menu select the Logicmaster 90 Utilities by pressing the F7 ...
Logicmaster 90 Utilities function key. The following screen will be displayed.
Figure B-1. Logicmaster 90 Utilities Menu
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Select the Network Utility by pressing F1 ... Network Utility. The password screen will then
appear.
Figure B-2. The Password Screen
Enter the password and press Enter. (The default password is netutil). The Network Utilities
Menu will appear.
Note
You can change the password in the F7 ... Set Password function in the
Network Utilities. See page 5-6 for details.
Figure B-3. Network Utilities Menu
From the Network Utilities menu the following screens can be selected:
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PLC List. Provides a list, entered by the user, of PLCs on the network. This list is subsequently
displayed within the Logicmaster 90 programming packages on the Select PLC Connection
screen.
Set Password. Allows you to change the password used to enter the Network Utilities. These
screens are described in detail later in this appendix.
Network Utilities Operation
The keys used in the Network Utilities submenus are described below.
Function Keys. The table below describes the function keys used in the Network Utilities.
Table B-1. Use of the Function Keys in the Network Utilities
Key
Name
Function
F1
clear
Clears values of the displayed list.
F2
save
Saves the values of the displayed list.
F3
add
Adds a PLC name to the PLC List.
F4
delete
Deletes a PLC name from the PLC List.
F8
GSMImp
Special function to import PLC addressing information from GEnet System
manager.
Field Selection Keys. The four arrow keys (up, down, right, and left) are used to select a field.
The selected field is shown in reverse video.
Editing Keys. In cases where the selected field can be edited the following keys are used:
Table B-2. Use of the Editing Keys in the Network Utilities
Key
Function
right arrow
Moves to the cursor to the PLC ID field
left arrow
Moves the cursor to the IP addr field.
Ctrl-right arrow Moves the cursor to the right. The cursor can not be moved beyond the
maximum length. The cursor can not be moved to a position in the field such
that a space would result. There is no wrap around.
Ctrl-left arrow
Moves the cursor to the left. There is no wrap around.
Delete
Deletes the character above the cursor.
Insert
Switches keyboard between Insert and Replace modes.
0-9
Keys allowed for decimal input.
0-9
Keys allowed for hexadecimal input. The ‘a’ - ‘f’ keys are converted to upper
case (‘A’ - ‘F’).
a-f
A-F
0-9
Keys allowed for alphanumeric strings.
A - Z,
_(underscore)
Exiting a Screen. The Esc key is used to exit the current screen and return to the previous screen
or menu.
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B
PLC List Screen
When the PLC List screen is displayed the list of PLCs is read from a file. This file is used by the
Logicmaster 90 programming package to display the list of PLCs for connection. You may clear
or modify this list of PLCs on the screen but these changes are not automatically written to the
file. Press F2 save to write any changes to the file.
The PLC List screen is shown below.
Figure B-4. PLC List Screen
Clear Function. To clear the list of PLCs on the screen, press F1 clear.
Save Function. To write the currently displayed list to the file, press F2 save.
Add Function. To add a PLC ID to the list, press F3 add, and enter a full 12-digit MAC address.
Press ENTER to add to the list. Refer to the section "Adding an Entry to the List" in Chapter 3 for
more information.
Delete Function. To delete an entry from the list, position the cursor on the name and press F4
delete.
GSMImp Function. To import addressing information for Series 90/70 PLCs previously
configured using the GEnet System Manager (GSM), press F8 (GSMImp). You will be prompted
to enter the location of the GSM root directory. Upon entering this information, the GSM
database will be searched for configured devices that support TCP/IP Ethernet communication.
Matching entries will be added to the PLC list. See the TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for the
Series 90-70 PLC User’s Manual (GFK-1004) for details about the GSM.
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Set Password Screen
The Set Password screen allows you to change the password for the Network Utilities. The screen
displays the password prompt as shown below.
Figure B-5. Set Password Screen
To change the password:
1.
Type in the current password at the Enter current password prompt and press Enter. The
New password prompt will be displayed.
Enter new password:
2.
Type in a new password and press Enter. Passwords are case sensitive (“netutil”, “Netutil”
and “NETUTIL” are different). The backspace key is treated as a character in the password
and does not correct typing errors. The Verify password prompt will be displayed.
Verify new password:
3.
Type in the new password and press Enter. The following messages will then be displayed.
Password set
Press any key to continue ...
4.
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Be sure to keep a secure record of the new password.
Appendix B TCP/IP-Ethernet Network Utilities
B-5
Appendix Connecting to a PPP or SLIP Server
C
This appendix provides details on opening a connection to a PPP or SLIP server. The connection
must be established before starting the Logicmaster 90 Programming or Configuration software.
Windows 95/98
PPP Operation
1.
After Dial-Up Networking has been previously installed and configured for PPP operation ,
open the My Computer/Dial-Up Networking folder and double click the connection icon. If
not configured, follow the instructions in Windows Help for Dial-Up Networking.
2.
Enter the username and password for your account on the PPP server and click the Connect
button.
3.
You will see the dialing window, and you should hear your modem pick up the telephone line
and dial the server. The display should quickly change to the verifying stage. After a moment
or so you will be logged in and verified.
1.
You must first install SLIP support software. The software is included in the Windows 95/98
CD-ROM distribution, but is not included in the Windows 95 floppy disk distribution. It can
be obtained from Microsoft, as part of the Windows 95 Resource Kit.
2.
After Dial-Up Networking has been previously installed and configured, open the
My Computer/Dial-Up Networking folder and double click the connection icon. If not
configured, follow the instructions in Windows Help for Dial-Up Networking.
3.
Enter the username and password for your account on the SLIP server and click the Connect
button.
4.
You will see the dialing window, and you should hear your modem pick up the telephone line
and dial the server.
5.
In the (after SLIP logon) terminal window, enter your Login Name and Password.
6.
At the SLIP terminal prompt, type SLIP and the IP Address for your computer. If a server
assigns an IP Address for our computer, just type SLIP.
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7.
Click Continue.
8.
Another window will appear and will ask for an IP Address. Enter the same IP address you
selected (or were assigned by the server) above.
9.
Click OK.
10. The display should quickly change to the verifying stage. After a moment or so you will be
logged in and verified.
For Windows NT 4.0
PPP Operation
1.
After Dial-Up Networking has been previously installed and configured, open the My
Computer/Dial-Up Networking folder and double click the connection icon. If not
configured, follow the instructions in Windows Help for Dial-Up Networking.
2.
From the Dial-Up Networking dialog box select the Phonebook Entry for the PPP connection
(previously configured), which will provide a server specification, the number to be dialed
and the dialing location.
3.
Click dial.
4.
Another dialog box will appear. Enter the Username and Password for your account on the
PPP server and click the OK button.
5.
You will see the dialing window, and you should hear your modem pick up the telephone line
and dial the server. The display should quickly change to the verifying stage. After a moment
or so you will be logged in and verified.
1.
After Dial-Up Networking has been previously installed and configured, open the My
Computer/Dial-Up Networking folder and double click the connection icon. If not
configured, follow the instructions in Windows Help for Dial-Up Networking.
2.
From the Dial-Up Networking dialog box select the Phonebook Entry for the SLIP connection
(previously configured), which will provide a server specification, the number to be dialed
and the dialing location.
3.
Click dial.
4.
Another dialog box will appear. Enter the Username and Password for your account on the
SLIP server and click the OK button.
5.
You will see the dialing window, and you should hear your modem pick up the telephone line
and dial the server.
6.
In the (after SLIP logon) terminal window, enter Login Name and Password.
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7.
At the SLIP terminal prompt, type SLIP and the IP Address for your computer. If a server
assigns an IP address for your computer, just type SLIP.
8.
Enter the IP address the was selected or assigned into the IP Address field located at the
bottom of the terminal window.
9.
Click DONE.
The display should quickly change to the verifying stage. After a moment or so you will be logged
in and verified.
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Index
A
Accessing the PLC List Screen, 4-4
Adapter Card, New Network, 3-4
Adding an entry to the PLC list, 4-6
Adjusting Ethernet Interface Time-Out
Parameter, 3-15
Appendix A
TCP/IP Error Messages and Meanings, A-1
Appendix B
TCP/IP Ethernet Network Utilities, B-1
Appendix C
Connecting to a PPP or SLIP Server, C-1
Assigning PLC IDs, 4-6, 4-7
B
Bulletin board, B-3
C
Catalog numbers, 1-3
Change a Password, B-5
Computer Requirements for Running this
Software, 3-2
Configuring Microsoft TCP/IP Software, 3-4
Configuring New Ethernet Adapter card, 3-4
Connecting Your Computer to the Network
Dial-Up Networking Connection, 3-3
Direct Ethernet Connection, 3-3
Contents of the software packages, 1-3
D
Dial-Up Networking
Adjusting Ethernet Interface Time-Out
Parameter, 3-15
Datarate, 3-6
Installing, 3-4
Modifying DIAL-UP.INI, 3-6
Direct Ethernet connection, 1-1
E
Editing keys, B-3
Error Messages
from MS-DOS Drivers, A-1
from Windows Drivers, A-2
Establishing Communications, 4-7
Exiting a Screen, B-3
F
Function keys
Network Utilities, B-3
G
GEnet System Manager software, B-4
GSMImp function, B-4
I
Identifying PLCs on the Network, 4-4
Installing Microsoft TCP/IP Software, 3-4
Installing Dial-Up Networking, 3-4
Installing Logicmaster 90 Windows Software,
3-5
Installing New Ethernet Adapter Card, 3-4
L
Logicmaster 90
Network Utilities menu, 4-6, B-2
PLC Communications Options Menu, 4-3
PLC List screen, 4-6, B-4
Programmer Setup menu, 4-8
Select PLC Connection screen, 4-8
Set Password screen, B-5
Setup File Editor menu, 4-2
Utilities menu, 4-4, B-1
Windows Operational Characteristics, 2-1
Logicmaster 90 Windows Software
Installing, 3-5
Logicmaster 90-70 main menu, 4-2
M
Microsoft TCP/IP Software
Installing and Configuring, 3-4
Modifying DIAL_UP.INI for Dial-Up
Networking, 3-6
N
Network Adapter Card
Installing and Configuring, 3-4
Network Utilities menu, 4-6, B-2
Network Utilities Menu, 4-5
Network Utilities operation, B-3
O
Operational Characteristics
for TCP/IP Ethernet, 2-2
General, for Logicmaster 90, 2-1
Field selection keys, B-3
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P
Password
default for network utilities, 4-5
Password screen, 4-5
Password, Changing, B-5
PLC Communications Options menu, 4-3
PLC IDs
adding, B-4
assigning, 4-6
PLC List, 4-4
PLC List screen, B-4
PLC List Screen, 4-6, B-4
Programmer Setup menu, 4-8
R
Recommendations for Assigning PLC IDs, 4-7
Run-Mode-Store, 4-1, 4-10
Running Logicmaster Windows 95/98/NT
Software
Requirements for, 3-2
S
Select PLC Connection Screen, 4-8
Selecting the Network Utilities, B-1
Setup File Editor menu, 4-2
Storing Programs in Run Mode, 4-1, 4-10
T
Time-Out Parameter, Adjusting, 3-15
U
Users of the software package
Network personnel, 1-4
PLC logic programming personnel, 1-4
W
Windows 95/98
PPP Operation, C-1
SLIP Operation, C-1
Windows NT Version 4.0
PPP Operation, C-2
SLIP Operation, C-2
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