PACSystems RX3i, Ethernet NIU Interface Unit, User`s Manual, GFK

PACSystems RX3i, Ethernet NIU Interface Unit, User`s Manual, GFK
GE Fanuc Automation
Programmable Control Products
PACSystems® RX3i
Ethernet Network Interface Unit
User’s Manual, GFK-2439
January 2006
GFL-002
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction............................................................................................ 1-1
A PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU I/O Station................................................................. 1-3
The PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU ............................................................................... 1-4
The Ethernet Transmitter Module ..................................................................................... 1-6
Ethernet Transmitter Module Controls and Indicators.............................................. 1-7
Ethernet Transmitter Module Specifications ............................................................ 1-8
Ethernet Interface Ports............................................................................................ 1-8
Station Manager ....................................................................................................... 1-9
Firmware Upgrades .................................................................................................. 1-9
Ethernet NIU COMMREQ Feature.................................................................................. 1-10
Ethernet Global Data (EGD)................................................................................... 1-11
Modules and Baseplates in the I/O Station..................................................................... 1-12
Controllers on the Network ..................................................................................... 1-14
Communications Overview ............................................................................................. 1-15
EGD Exchanges ..................................................................................................... 1-15
Chapter 2
Step-by-Step Ethernet NIU Setup ......................................................... 2-1
Overview of Steps ............................................................................................................. 2-2
More Details for Individual Steps ...................................................................................... 2-3
Step 5: Set the ENIU Ethernet Global Data Local Producer ID ............................... 2-3
Step 7: Complete the Ethernet Global Data Exchanges in the ENIU ...................... 2-4
Step 10. Add EGD to Controller(s) ........................................................................... 2-7
Step 11. Set the Ethernet Global Data Producer ID in Controller(s)........................ 2-7
Step 12. Add EGD Exchanges in Primary Controller .............................................. 2-8
Step 13. Add EGD Exchanges in Secondary Controller ....................................... 2-12
Step 14. ADD RCCM “C” Block to Controller (RCCM_xxx) ................................... 2-12
Step 15. Add “C” Parameters ................................................................................. 2-12
Step 16. Add “C” Block Call to the Controller Logic ............................................... 2-13
Step 17. Add Logic to Sequence RCC Command and to Check the Return Status2-15
Step 19. Verify that EGD Exchanges are Working................................................. 2-19
Step 20. Verify that Remote COMMREQ Call Commands are Working................ 2-19
Converting a COMMREQ to a Remote COMMREQ Call Command.............................. 2-20
Chapter 3
Installation.............................................................................................. 3-1
Meeting Agency Standards and Requirements ................................................................ 3-2
CE Mark Installation Requirements.......................................................................... 3-2
Installing the Ethernet NIU ................................................................................................ 3-3
Backplane Locations for the ENIU ........................................................................... 3-3
Programmer Connection .......................................................................................... 3-5
Serial Ports ............................................................................................................... 3-6
Ethernet Connections to the Ethernet Transmitter Module............................................... 3-8
Ethernet Cable.......................................................................................................... 3-8
Embedded Switch..................................................................................................... 3-8
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I/O Station Connections with a Single Controller ..................................................... 3-9
I/O Station Connections with Redundant Controllers............................................. 3-10
Connections for Redundant Controllers with Multiple I/O Stations ........................ 3-11
Connections for Redundant Controllers using Network Switch Devices................ 3-12
Redundant Ethernet Cable Connections................................................................ 3-13
Starting Up the Ethernet NIU .......................................................................................... 3-14
LED States During Power-up ................................................................................. 3-14
Chapter 4
I/O Data - Control, Status, and I/O Data Formats ................................ 4-1
System I/O Data References ............................................................................................ 4-2
Data Memory in the Ethernet NIU ..................................................................................... 4-3
References Used in the Ethernet NIU ...................................................................... 4-3
Discrete and Analog Outputs in the Ethernet NIU.................................................... 4-4
Exchanging Data with One or Two Controllers ................................................................. 4-6
ENIU Operation with Two Controllers ...................................................................... 4-6
ENIU Operation if No Data is Received ................................................................... 4-6
Control Data Format.......................................................................................................... 4-7
Status Data Format ........................................................................................................... 4-8
Status Data Definitions ............................................................................................. 4-8
Using the Control and Status Data.................................................................................... 4-9
Switching Control Back to the Primary Controller .................................................... 4-9
Setting Up the Output Defaults................................................................................. 4-9
Checking for Faults and Clearing Faults ................................................................ 4-10
Using the Optional Application-Specific Command Word ...................................... 4-11
Chapter 5
I/O Configuration ................................................................................... 5-1
Configuration Overview..................................................................................................... 5-2
Configuring a Controller to Work with the Ethernet NIU........................................... 5-2
Timing for Ethernet Global Data Exchanges ............................................................ 5-3
Stale Data EGD Status............................................................................................. 5-5
Configuring an Ethernet NIU ............................................................................................. 5-6
Configuring the Ethernet NIU Parameters ........................................................................ 5-7
Completing the Ethernet NIU Parameter Configuration .......................................... 5-7
Configuring EGD Exchanges in the Controller.................................................................. 5-8
Configuring a Controller’s Produced Exchange “Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU” ................. 5-9
Configuring a Controller’s Consumed Exchange ................................................... 5-12
Configuring the Ethernet NIU .......................................................................................... 5-14
Configuring ENIU Network Parameters.................................................................. 5-14
Configuring the Ethernet NIU’s Produced Exchange ............................................. 5-15
Configuring the Ethernet NIU’s Consumed Exchange ........................................... 5-17
Configuring the Ethernet NIU’s Consumed Exchange from a Secondary Controller5-20
Setting Up Output Defaults ............................................................................................. 5-23
Programmer Communications with the Ethernet NIU ..................................................... 5-24
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Chapter 6
I/O Diagnostics....................................................................................... 6-1
Using the Status and Control Data for Fault Monitoring ................................................... 6-2
Viewing the Fault Tables in the Ethernet NIU ................................................................... 6-3
Viewing Extra Fault Data .......................................................................................... 6-3
PLC Fault Table Descriptions................................................................................... 6-4
Using the Station Manager................................................................................................ 6-5
Checking the IP Address of the Ethernet NIU .......................................................... 6-6
Testing Communications on the Network................................................................. 6-7
Viewing the Exception Log ....................................................................................... 6-8
Checking the Network Connection ........................................................................... 6-8
Checking Exchanges with the STAT Command ...................................................... 6-9
When the STAT LED is ON ...................................................................................... 6-9
Stale Ethernet Global Data Status .................................................................................. 6-10
If You Can’t Solve the Problem ....................................................................................... 6-10
Chapter 7
Local Program Logic in the Ethernet NIU ............................................ 7-1
Using the Local Logic Block .............................................................................................. 7-1
Reference Table Restrictions for User Logic .................................................................... 7-1
Restricted Addresses ............................................................................................... 7-1
Addresses written to by EGD Exchanges ................................................................ 7-2
Using COMMREQs in the Local Logic .............................................................................. 7-2
Chapter 8
Remote COMMREQ Calls ...................................................................... 8-1
Using Remote COMMREQ Calls (RCC) ........................................................................... 8-2
RCC Functionality in the Ethernet NIU..................................................................... 8-2
RCC Functionality in the Controller .......................................................................... 8-2
Remote COMMREQ Call Operation......................................................................... 8-3
Configuring EGD Exchanges for Remote COMMREQ Calls ............................................ 8-4
Configuring the ENIU’s Consumed Exchange to Receive RCC .............................. 8-5
Configuring the ENIU’s Produced Exchange for Response to RCC........................ 8-5
Configuring the Controller’s Produced Exchange to Send RCC .............................. 8-6
Configuring the Controller’s Consumed EGD Exchange for RCC Response .......... 8-8
Configuring Exchanges if Multiple ENIUs Will Receive RCC Commands ............... 8-8
Adding the RCC “C” Block to the Controller Logic ............................................................ 8-9
Adding the “C” Block Call to Controller Logic ......................................................... 8-10
List of Module Type Codes..................................................................................... 8-11
Adding Logic to Sequence RCC Commands and Check Return Status ........................ 8-12
Monitoring Remote COMMREQ Calls for Completion .................................................... 8-15
Diagnostics for Remote COMMREQ Calls ..................................................................... 8-16
COMMREQ Status Word........................................................................................ 8-16
“C” Block Status Output – Codes ........................................................................... 8-16
“C” Block State Output – Codes ............................................................................. 8-16
Troubleshooting...................................................................................................... 8-17
Remote COMMREQ Calls in a Redundancy System ..................................................... 8-18
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Read RCC Command at Switchover...................................................................... 8-19
Status Values Generated by the RCCM_xxx “C” Block .................................................. 8-21
COMMREQ Status Word........................................................................................ 8-21
Chapter 9
COMMREQs for Remote COMMREQ Calls .......................................... 9-1
COMMREQS Supported by Remote COMMREQ Calls ................................................... 9-2
COMMREQs for DeviceNet Master Modules.................................................................... 9-3
DeviceNet Master Modules, COMMREQ 1: Send Device Explicit ........................... 9-3
DeviceNet Master Modules, COMMREQ 4: Get Detailed Device Status ................ 9-7
DeviceNet Master Modules, COMMREQ 5: Get Status Information........................ 9-9
DeviceNet Modules, COMMREQ 6: Get Input Status from a Device .................... 9-11
DeviceNet Modules COMMREQ 7: Send Device Explicit Extended...................... 9-13
DeviceNet Master Modules, COMMREQ 9: Read Module Header ....................... 9-16
Read Module Header, COMMREQ Example ......................................................... 9-16
Read Module Header, Reply Data Format ............................................................. 9-17
COMMREQs for Genius Bus Controller Modules ........................................................... 9-20
Genius Bus Controller Modules, COMMREQ 8: Enable/Disable Outputs ............. 9-20
Genius Bus Controller Modules, COMMREQ 13: Dequeue Datagram.................. 9-21
Genius Bus Controllers, COMMREQ 14: Send Datagram Command ................... 9-24
Genius Bus Controllers, COMMREQ 15: Request Datagram Reply ..................... 9-25
COMMREQs for RX3i Analog Modules with HART Communications ............................ 9-26
RX3i Analog Modules with HART: COMMREQ 1, Get HART Device Information 9-27
RX3i Analog Modules with HART, COMMREQ 2: Send HART Pass-Thru Command9-29
COMMREQs for an RX3i Profibus Master Module ......................................................... 9-32
Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 1: Get Device Status .................................. 9-32
Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 2: Get Master Status .................................. 9-34
RX3i Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 4 : Get Device Diagnostics................ 9-37
Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 5: Read Module Header............................. 9-38
Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 6: Clear Counters....................................... 9-40
COMMREQ for RX3i and Series 90-30 Motion Controller Modules ............................... 9-41
Motion Controller Modules, COMMREQ E501: Parameter Load........................... 9-41
COMMREQ for High-Speed Counter Modules ............................................................... 9-42
High-Speed Counter Modules, COMMREQ E201: Send Data Command ............ 9-42
COMMREQs for Modbus RTU Master on the RX3i ENIU Serial Ports .......................... 9-43
Modbus RTU Master COMMREQs Command Block- All Function Codes ............ 9-43
COMMREQ Error Codes by Module Type...................................................................... 9-45
PACSystems RX3i and Series 90-30 DeviceNet Modules..................................... 9-45
PACSystems RX3i and Series 90-30 Genius Bus Controllers............................... 9-46
PACSystems RX3i Analog Modules with HART Communications ........................ 9-47
PACSystems RX3i Profibus Master Module .......................................................... 9-48
PACSystems and Series 90-30 Motion Controllers ............................................... 9-48
PACSystems RX3i and Series 90-30 High Speed Counter Modules .................... 9-49
Status Values for Modbus Master Communications ....................................................... 9-50
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Chapter 10
Modbus Master for the Ethernet NIU.................................................. 10-1
Modbus Master for the Ethernet NIU .............................................................................. 10-2
CPU or Ethernet NIU Control of Modbus Master Communications ....................... 10-3
Hardware Configuration for Modbus Master .......................................................... 10-3
Software Function Blocks for Modbus Master Communications .................................... 10-4
Revision of “C” Software Function Block................................................................ 10-4
Setting Up the “C” Function Block for Modbus Master........................................... 10-4
Input and Output Parameters of the “C” Block ....................................................... 10-6
Operation of the “C” Block............................................................................................. 10-10
Execution of the Modbus Master Function Codes ............................................... 10-11
Modbus Communications Status Codes .............................................................. 10-14
Modbus Communication State ............................................................................. 10-14
Programming Examples................................................................................................ 10-15
Example 1: Modbus Master Using Local User Logic ........................................... 10-15
Troubleshooting Tips ............................................................................................ 10-18
Example 2: Modbus Master Using RCC Communications................................... 10-19
Appendix A
I/O Quick Start Guide.............................................................................A-1
Checking I/O Operation ............................................................................................A-4
Sample RCC command (Modbus RTU Master – Read Registers) ..........................A-5
Appendix B
Configuration Worksheets ....................................................................B-1
Inputs_from_ENIU.............................................................................................................B-2
Outputs_Pri_to_ENIUs ......................................................................................................B-4
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Chapter Introduction
1
This manual describes installation and operation of the PACSystems RX3i Ethernet Network
Interface Unit (ENIU). The Ethernet NIU makes it possible to use PACSystems RX3i and
Series 90-30 I/O remotely on an Ethernet network. Once set up by configuration, I/O
operation is completely automatic. Control of the I/O can be provided by any GE Fanuc
master device capable of exchanging Ethernet Global Data. The Ethernet NIU automatically
provides the controller with status information in each EGD exchange sent to the controller.
Each EGD exchange received by the ENIU can provide appropriate commands to the
Ethernet NIU.
The Ethernet NIU works in systems with a single controller or with redundant controllers.
When used with redundant controllers, the ENIU automatically switches to the standby
controller if the active controller becomes unavailable.
The ENIU can also receive commands to execute COMMREQs to intelligent modules in the
ENIU. Only PACSystems RX7i and RX3i controllers can send Remote COMMREQ Calls
(RCC) to the Ethernet NIU to take advantage of this COMMREQ capability.
The ENIU has available one Local User Block that can be customized to provide a local
control application to be executed on the ENIU. The Local User Block is limited in size to 20K
bytes.
Chapter 2: Introduction, summarizes steps for setting up the Ethernet NIU.
Chapter 3: Installation, summarizes basic installation steps.
Chapter 4: I/O Control, Status, and Data Formats, describes the content of the data
exchanged by the Ethernet NIU and the controller for I/O operation.
Chapter 5: I/O Configuration, explains how to set up data exchange between the Ethernet
NIU and one or two controllers. This chapter also describes how to set up optional default
states or values for output data.
Chapter 6: I/O Diagnostics, describes how to view and clear fault information for the
Ethernet NIU.
Chapter 7: Local Program Logic in the Ethernet NIU, describes the Local Logic feature of
the Ethernet NIU.
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Chapter 8: Remote COMMREQ Calls, describes the Remote COMMREQ Call (RCC) feature
that allows PACSystems RX7i and RX3i controllers to pass COMMREQs to modules in an I/O
Station via the Ethernet NIU.
Chapter 9: COMMREQs for remote COMMREQ Calls, describes the standard COMMREQs
that can be sent to the Ethernet NIU in a Remote COMMREQ Call.
Chapter 10: Modbus Master, explains how to use an Ethernet NIU as a Modbus Master
using a pre-coded “C” block.
Appendix A: I/O Quick Start Guide, uses an example system to give an overview of the
steps needed to set up an Ethernet NIU application.
Appendix B: Configuration Worksheets, consists of two sample configuration worksheets
that can be used to record configuration parameters.
Additional Documentation
The Ethernet NIU and associated equipment function as part of a larger control system.
Additional documentation may be needed to complete the system installation and
configuration:
TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for PACSystems, GFK-2224. This manual provides
general information about Ethernet communications for PACSystems RX3i and PACSystems
RX7i equipment.
TCP/IP Ethernet Station Manager for PACSystems, GFK-2225. This manual describes how to
access and use the built-in Station Manager features.
TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for Series 90-30 CPU374 PLUS, GFK-2382.
TCP/IP Ethernet Station Manager for Series 90-30 CPU374 PLUS, GFK-2383.
TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for Series 90 PLCs, GFK-1541.
TCP/IP Communications for Series 90 PLCs, Station Manager Manual, GFK-1186
PACSystems RX3i System Manual, GFK-2314. This manual details installation procedures,
and includes descriptions and specifications of PACSystems RX3i I/O and option modules.
Series 90-30 PLC Installation and Hardware Manual, GFK-0356. This manual describes
Series 90-30 hardware components and provides basic hardware installation procedures.
Series 90-30 Module Specifications, GFK-0898. This manual is a collection of detailed module
datasheets.
These user manuals, module datasheets, and other important product documents are
available online at www.gefanuc.com. They are also included in the Infolink for PLC
documentation library on CDs, catalog number IC690CDR002.
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A PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU I/O Station
A PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU I/O Station consists of:
▪
an RX3i Universal Backplane (IC695CHS0xx)
▪
an RX3i power supply (IC695PSxxxx)
▪
the RX3i Ethernet NIU (IC695NIU001)
▪
one or more RX3i Ethernet Transmitter modules (IC695ETM001), which interface the I/O
Station and NIU to the Ethernet network and to the controller.
▪
proprietary application software
▪
PACSystems RX3i and/or Series 90-30 modules, as appropriate for the application.
NIU OK
NIU SCANNING I/O
OUTPUTS ENABLED
I/O FORCE
BATTERY
SYSTEM FAULT
NIU001
ETM001
ETM001
COM 1
COM1
ACTIVE
COM1
ACTIVE
COM 2
BATT
The system may also include optional Series 90-30 expansion backplanes.
In an RX3i I/O Station, the Ethernet NIU functions like a PLC CPU, controlling the activities of
the modules in the station.
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The PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU
The Ethernet NIU (IC695NIU001) makes it possible to use PACSystems RX3i and Series 9030 I/O remotely on an Ethernet network. Once set up by configuration, data exchange is
completely automatic. System control can be provided by any GE Fanuc master device
capable of exchanging Ethernet Global Data. However, the Remote COMMREQ Call features
of the Ethernet NIU are only accessible using PACSystem RX7i and RX3i controllers.
The Ethernet NIU automatically provides the controller with status information in each
exchange. The application program logic in the controller can monitor this status data, and
issue appropriate commands to the Ethernet NIU.
The PACSystems Ethernet NIU is compatible with the same types of modules, backplanes,
and other equipment as a PACSystems RX3i CPU. For a list of compatible products, see the
PACSystems RX3i Hardware and Installation Manual, GFK-2314.
This module requires Machine Edition release 5.5 SIM 1 or later.
The Ethernet NIU can access one block of program logic called the ”Local Logic Block”,
which can be up to 20K bytes in size.
Machine Edition automatically includes the proprietary logic blocks needed for the Ethernet
NIU application.
Ethernet NIU Features
▪
▪
20Kbytes of optional local logic. Supports all
languages except C programming.
NIU OK
NIU SCANNING I/O
OUTPUTS ENABLED
10 Mbytes of battery-backed CMOS RAM memory for
local data storage.
I/O FORCE
▪
10 Mbytes of built-in flash memory for local user data
storage. Use of this flash memory is optional.
RESET
▪
▪
▪
▪
▪
▪
Battery-backed calendar clock.
BATTERY
SYSTEM FAULT
STOP
NIU001
RUN I/O
ENABLE
RUN OUTPUT DISABLE
COM 1
In-system upgradeable firmware.
RS-485 serial port and an RS-232 serial port.
COM1 ACTIVE
COM1 ACTIVE
Data exchange using Ethernet Global Data (EGD)
TCP/IP communication services using SRTP
Supports operation with redundant controllers
COM 2
BATT
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Battery
A three cell lithium battery pack (IC698ACC701) is installed as
shown at right. The battery maintains data memory when power is
removed and operates the calendar clock. Program and initial values
are always loaded from flash when the Ethernet NIU powers up.
When replacing the battery, be sure to install a new battery before
disconnecting the old one.
RESET
C
A
B
Disposal of lithium batteries must be done in accordance with
federal, state, and local regulations. Be sure to consult with the
appropriate regulatory agencies before disposing of batteries.
To avoid loss of RAM memory contents, routine maintenance
procedures should include scheduled replacement of the Ethernet
NIU’s lithium battery pack. For information on estimating battery life,
refer to the PACSystems CPU Reference Manual, GFK-2222.
Specifications for IC695NIU001
Current required from
5V bus
+3.3 VDC: 1.25 Amps nominal
+5 VDC: 1.0 Amps nominal
Operating
Temperature
0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Floating point
Yes
Embedded
communications
RS-232, RS-485
Serial Protocols
supported
Modbus RTU Slave, SNP, Serial I/O, Modbus RTU Master via Serial I/O and “C” block.
Backplane
Dual backplane bus support: RX3i PCI and 90-30-style serial
PCI compatibility
System designed to be electrically compliant with PCI 2.2 standard
For environmental specifications and compliance to standards (for example, FCC or
European Union Directives), refer to the PACSystems RX3i Hardware and Installation
Manual, GFK-2314.
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The Ethernet Transmitter Module
The Ethernet Transmitter Module, IC695ETM001, connects the Ethernet NIU’s I/O Station to
an Ethernet network. The Ethernet Transmitter Module enables the Ethernet NIU to
communicate with other PACSystems equipment and with Series 90 and VersaMax
controllers. The Ethernet Transmitter Module provides TCP/IP communications with other
PLCs, host computers running the Host Communications Toolkit or programmer software, and
computers running the TCP/IP version of the programming software. These communications
use the GE Fanuc SRTP, Modbus TCP, and Ethernet Global Data (EGD) protocols over a
four-layer TCP/IP (Internet) stack.
Features of the RX3i Ethernet Transmitter Module include:
Implements EGD Class 1 and Class 2 capabilities.
▪
Firmware upgrades using the WinLoader software utility.
▪
Periodic data exchange using Ethernet Global Data (EGD).
▪
EGD Commands to read and write PLC and EGD exchange
memory over the network.
▪
TCP/IP communication services using SRTP.
▪
Support for SRTP Channels, Modbus/TCP Server, and
Modbus/TCP Client
▪
Built-in Station Manager for on-line supervisory access to the
Ethernet Interface. Dedicated Station Manager port.
▪
Two auto-sensing 10Base T / 100Base TX RJ-45 shielded
twisted-pair Ethernet ports for direct connection to either a
10BaseT or 100BaseTX IEEE 802.3 network without an
external transceiver. There is only one interface to the
network (only one Ethernet MAC address and only one IP
address).
▪
Internal network switch with Auto negotiate, Sense, Speed,
and crossover detection.
▪
Recessed Ethernet Restart pushbutton to manually restart
the Ethernet firmware without power cycling the system.
▪
LEDs: Ethernet OK, LAN OK, Log Empty, individual port
activity and speed LEDs.
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LOG EMPTY
ETM001
ETHERNET
RESTART
STATION MGR
▪
ETHERNET OK
MAC
IP
100 Mbps
Port 1A
LINK
10/100 Mbps ETHERNET
100 Mbps
Port 1B
LINK
10/100 Mbps ETHERNET
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Ethernet Transmitter Module Controls and Indicators
LEDs
▪
▪
▪
The Ethernet OK LED indicates whether the module is able to
perform normal operation. This LED is On for normal operation and
flashing for all other operations. If a hardware or runtime failure
occurs, the EOK LED blinks a two-digit error.
ETHERNET OK
LAN OK
LOG EMPTY
ETM001
The LAN OK LED indicates access to the Ethernet network. The
LAN LED blinks when data is being sent or received over the
network directed to or from the Ethernet interface. It remains On
when the Ethernet interface is not actively accessing the network but
the Ethernet physical interface is available and one or both of the
Ethernet ports is operational. It is Off otherwise unless software load
is occurring.
The Log Empty LED is On during normal operation. It is Off if an
event has been logged.
Two Ethernet network activity LEDS (LINK) indicate the network link
status and activity.
ETHERNET
RESTART
STATION MGR
▪
MAC
IP
100 Mbps
Port 1A
LINK
10/100 Mbps ETHERNET
100 Mbps
▪
Two Ethernet network speed LEDS (100Mbps) indicates the network
data speed (10 (off) or 100 Mb/sec (on)).
Port 1B
LINK
10/100 Mbps ETHERNET
Ethernet Restart Pushbutton
This pushbutton is used to manually restart the Ethernet firmware without power cycling the
entire system. It is recessed to prevent accidental operation.
Connectors
The module has two 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet Network Port Connectors. There is only
one interface to the network (only one Ethernet MAC address and only one IP address).
It also has a Station Manager (RS-232) Serial Port.
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Ethernet Transmitter Module Specifications
Ethernet processor speed
200 MHz
Connectors
- Station Manager (RS-232) Port: 9-pin female D-connector
- Two 10BaseT / 100BaseTX Ports: 8-pin female shielded RJ-45
LAN
IEEE 802.2 Logical Link Control Class I
IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD Medium Access Control 10/100 Mbps
Number of IP addresses
One
Number of Ethernet Port
Connectors
Two, both are 10BaseT / 100BaseTX with auto-sensing RJ-45 connection.
Embedded Ethernet Switch
Yes – Allows daisy chaining of Ethernet nodes.
Serial Port
Station Manager Port:
RS-232 DCE, 1200 - 115200 bps.
Refer to the PACSystems RX3i System Manual , GFK-2314, for product standards
and general specifications.
Ethernet Interface Ports
The Ethernet Interface module has two auto-sensing 10Base T / 100Base TX RJ-45 shielded
twisted pair Ethernet ports for connection to either a 10BaseT or 100BaseTX IEEE 802.3
network. The port automatically senses the speed (10Mbps or 100Mbps), duplex mode (half
duplex or full duplex) and cable (straight-through or crossover) attached to it with no
intervention required.
Ethernet Media
The Ethernet Interface can operate directly on 10BaseT/100BaseTX media via its network
ports.
10BaseT: 10BaseT uses a twisted pair cable of up to 100 meters in length between each
node and a switch, hub, or repeater. Typical switches, hubs, or repeaters support 6 to 12
nodes connected in a star wiring topology.
100BaseTX: 100BaseTX uses a cable of up to 100 meters in length between each node and
a switch, hub, or repeater. The cable should be data grade Category 5 unshielded twisted pair
(UTP) or shielded twisted pair (STP) cable. Two pairs of wire are used, one for transmission,
and the other for collision detection and receive. Typical switches, hubs, or repeaters support
6 to 12 nodes connected in a star wiring topology.
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Station Manager
The built-in Station Manager function of the Ethernet Transmitter Module provides on-line
supervisory access to the Ethernet interface, through the Station Manager port or over the
Ethernet cable. Station Manager services include:
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An interactive set of commands for interrogating and controlling the station.
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Unrestricted access to observe internal statistics, an exception log, and configuration
parameters.
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Password security for commands that change station parameters or operation.
Refer to the PACSystems TCP/IP Ethernet Communications Station Manager Manual, GFK2225 for complete information on the Ethernet Transmitter Module’s Station Manager
features.
Firmware Upgrades
The Ethernet Transmitter Module receives its firmware upgrades indirectly from the Ethernet
NIU serial port using the WinLoader software utility. WInLoader is supplied with any updates
to the Ethernet interface software.
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Ethernet NIU COMMREQ Feature
The Ethernet NIU supports selected COMMREQs that are sent to it by a “C” block application
in a PACSystems Rx7i or RX3i controller. This feature is not available with other types of
controllers.
Ladder code is written in the RX7i or RX3i to interface to the “C” block which results in
COMMREQ commands being sent via a EGD Exchange to the ENIU. The Ethernet NIU
executes the COMMREQ and sends the results back to the RX7i or RX3i via another EGD
exchange.
The following COMMREQs are supported:
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Modbus Master – function codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
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Genius – enable/disable outputs, switch BSM, clear fault, clear all faults, assign monitor,
read diagnostic
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Profibus Master – COMMREQs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
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Motion (DSM314/DSM324) – load parameters
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High Speed Counter – Data command
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DeviceNet Master – COMMREQs 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
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Analog Module – HART Protocol COMMREQs
Ethernet Global Data Features
The Ethernet NIU communicates with its controller via the Ethernet Transmitter Module, using
Ethernet Global Data exchanges. One exchange is used to send outputs to the Ethernet NIU
and another exchange is used to send inputs back to the controller. The Ethernet NIU
supports receiving outputs from redundant controllers. By sending the Ethernet Global Data
exchange to a group address, both controllers can receive the inputs. Up to 1300 bytes of
outputs can be sent to a set of ENIUs from a controller. Each ENIU can send up to 1300 bytes
of inputs to the controller.
A typical system might consist of a controller with five Ethernet NIU I/O Stations. The
controller sends 1300 bytes of outputs and each Ethernet NIU sends 100 bytes of inputs to
the controller. This typical system would have its I/O updates occur in less than 25
milliseconds. If the controller scan time is greater than 25 milliseconds, the update occurs at
the controller’s scan rate. This performance timing is a guideline, not a guarantee, and
assumes that there is no other traffic on the Ethernet link to the I/O.
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Ethernet Global Data (EGD)
EGD exchanges are configured using the programmer and stored into the PLC. Both
Produced and Consumed exchanges can be configured. PACSystems Ethernet Interfaces
support both selective consumption of EGD exchanges and EGD exchange production and
consumption to the broadcast IP address of the local subnet.
The Ethernet Interface can be configured to use SNTP to synchronize the timestamps of
produced EGD exchanges.
The Ethernet Interface implements the capabilities of a Class 1 and Class 2 EGD device.
COMMREQ-driven EGD Commands can be used in the application program to read and write
data into the CPU or other EGD Class 2 devices.
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Modules and Baseplates in the I/O Station
The I/O Station can consist of just the main baseplate with NIU and modules, or a main
baseplate and additional Expansion baseplates and Remote baseplates with modules as
appropriate for the application.
CPU Baseplate
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Expansion Baseplate
Up to 50 Ft
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I/O Expansion
Cables
Expansion Baseplate
Expansion Baseplate
I/O Bus
Terminator
Plug
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An Ethernet NIU can support up to 2048 discrete inputs, 2048 discrete outputs, 1268
analog inputs and 512 analog outputs. Additional I/O in the system can be located in
other I/O Stations on the same network.
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There can be up to 50 feet (15 meters) of cable interconnecting Expansion baseplates and
the main baseplate. The maximum number of Expansion baseplates in the I/O Station is
7. The actual number that can be used in an application depends on the amount of I/O
capacity available on the network and the memory capacity of the NIU. Expansion
baseplates are available in two versions; 5-slot (IC693CHS398) and 10-slot
(IC693CHS392). All Expansion baseplates must be connected to a common ground, as
described in the hardware installation manual.
▪
If a baseplate must be located more than 50 feet from the NIU, a Remote baseplate must
be used. There can be up to 700 feet of cable connecting all baseplates in a system that
has Remote baseplates. Up to 7 Remote baseplates can be used in the system. Remote
baseplates are available in two sizes; 5-slot (IC693CHS398) and 10-slot (IC693CHS392).
The cable type recommended for use with Remote baseplates must be used throughout
the system. I/O Stations on the Network.
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An Ethernet network can serve more than one NIU I/O Station.
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The Ethernet Interface in the master PLC sees all of the modules on the network without
regard to their location in a specific I/O Station. That means each module must be assigned
unique I/O references during configuration. The application program in the PLC sends output
data on the Ethernet network, and each NIU consumes all of the output data. Each NIU then
maps the output data to its own output memory. During the output portion of each NIU’s I/O
scan, it automatically sends the appropriate output data to the modules in its I/O Station.
Similarly, when the master PLC receives data from the NIUs, it maps the I/O data into PLC
memory at the appropriate addresses. Therefore, it is important to be sure that all of the input
references are unique to prevent input data being accidentally overwritten.
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Controllers on the Network
Many applications will use one master to control one or more I/O Stations on the network.
However, it is also possible to have two masters, with one serving as the primary controller
and the other as a secondary controller to provide backup operation should communications
with the primary controller be lost. When using more than one master, it is important to
balance the needs of the application against the greater complexity of coordinating the
controllers.
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Any GE Fanuc Ethernet interface master capable of exchanging Ethernet Global Data
messages, such as a PAC Systems, Series 90-30 or Series 90-70 CPU, or PC Control can
function as a controller for the Ethernet NIU. However, some communications are only
available with PACSystems RX7i or RX3i controllers, In a system that uses a primary and
secondary controller, it is not necessary for the controllers to be the same type.
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Communications Overview
The mechanism used for communications between the controller (or two controllers) and
Ethernet NIU I/O Stations on the network is Ethernet Global Data exchanges.
Ethernet Global Data provides periodic data transfer over an Ethernet network. It supports
fast, efficient communications because it is connectionless and is not acknowledged.
Caution
Ethernet Global Data (EGD) communication is connectionless and is not acknowledged. It
is important to include error-checking and interlocking circuitry in the application to
ensure the safety of personnel and equipment in the event that EGD data is lost. Failure
to heed this warning could result in injury to personnel and damage to equipment.
In EGD communications, a device (called a producer) shares a portion of its memory contents
periodically with one or more other devices (called consumers). This sharing of memory
between devices is called an exchange.
EGD Exchanges
An Ethernet NIU uses one EGD consumed data exchange and one produced data exchange.
Each exchange begins with 10 words of NIU status data or CPU control data, followed by up
to 1380 bytes of input or output data. The overall maximum length of a single exchange is
1400 bytes.
▪
The NIU’s produced data exchanged consists of status data and the input data being sent
to the controller.
First byte
To
Master
Status
10 words
Produced Exchange Data
Last byte
Discrete and Analog Module Input Data
Maximum Input Data Length = 1380 bytes
Maximum Total Data Length = 1400 bytes
▪
The NIUs consumed data exchange consists of control data and output data from the
controller.
First byte
To
NIU
Control
10 words
Consumed Exchange Data
Last byte
Discrete and Analog Module Output Data
Maximum Output Data Length = 1380 bytes
Maximum Total Data Length = 1400 bytes
Chapter 4 describes the content of the status and control data, and explains how it can be
used in the application. Chapter 5 describes how to configure EGD exchanges. If the system
includes both a primary and secondary controller, EGD exchanges must be configured for
both the primary and secondary controllers. In addition, if the system includes a secondary
controller, the Ethernet NIU must be configured for two consumed exchanges. However, the
ENIU uses data from only one controller at a time.
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This chapter summarizes steps for setting up the Ethernet NIU. The instructions are written
for one Ethernet NIU; for a system with multiple ENIUs, repeat the steps as appropriate. The
setup steps focus first on the Ethernet NIU, then go on to the controller(s).
The list on the next page is an overview of the setup steps. In the overview:
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Boxes indicate steps that are linked to more detailed descriptions in this chapter.
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Italics indicate “Remote COMMREQ Call” (RCC) setup for the controller.
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Underlines indicate setup steps for an optional secondary controller.
At the end of this section, you’ll find instructions for converting a COMMREQ to a Remote
COMMREQ Call command.
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Overview of Steps
1. Make sure you are using Proficy™ Machine Edition release 5.5 SIM 1 or later. No
earlier versions are compatible with the RX3i Ethernet NIU.
2. Determine IP Addresses for Primary and Secondary Controllers and Ethernet NIU(s).
3. Create Proficy Folder for Controllers, then add the ENIU target(s).
4. Set IP Address and Subnet Mask on Ethernet Transmitter module(s) ETM001 in
Ethernet NIU, Set Gateway IP Address if required.
5. Set the Ethernet Global Data Local Producer ID in the Ethernet NIU
6. Add input and output modules to the Ethernet NIU configuration. (If you add or change
modules later in the project, EGD Exchanges in the ENIU and controller will probably
need to be updated).
7. Complete the Ethernet Global Data Exchanges in the ENIU
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Repeat steps 4 through 8 for each ENIU
8. Store to ENIU
9.
Set IP Address and Subnet Mask on ETM001 in controller(s), set Gateway IP Address
if required. This could be on the CPU Embedded Ethernet Interface or on a separate
Ethernet Transmitter module (IC69xETM001).
10. Add EGD to Controller(s)
11. Set the Ethernet Global Data Local Producer ID in Controller(s)
12. Create EGD Exchanges in Primary controller to match the EGD exchanges in the
ENIU
13. Create EGD Exchanges in Secondary controller to match the EGD exchanges in the
ENIU
14. Add RCC Parameterized “C” block to controller, If Remote COMMREQ Calls will not
be used, skip to step 18.
15. Set up parameters on “C” block.
16. Add Call to RCC Parameterized “C” block and set up inputs and outputs to “C” block
17. Add logic to execute RCC commands with sequencing and checking results of RCC
commands.
18. Store to controller
19. Verify EGD Exchanges are working
20. Verify RCC commands are working
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More Details for Individual Steps
(Refer to list for steps 1 – 4)
Step 5: Set the ENIU Ethernet Global Data Local Producer ID
In the Machine Edition Navigator tree view, click on EGD for the Ethernet NIU target(s)
In the Property Inspector enter the Local Producer ID. It may be easiest to use the IP Address
of the Ethernet NIU as the Local Producer ID. The Local producer ID can also be entered as a
number. The Local Producer ID should only be entered once, either as the dotted decimal (IP
Address type) or as a number. Leave the use configuration server property set to false. If the
Property inspector is not open, right click on EGD in the navigator and then click on Properties
to open the Property Inspector.
(Refer to list for step 6)
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Step 7: Complete the Ethernet Global Data Exchanges in the ENIU
Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU – This exchange provides outputs from the Primary controller to be
consumed by all Ethernet NIUs. Each ENIU retrieves its piece of the exchange.
In the Navigator tree view, in the ENIU section, double-click on Consumed Exchanges, then
click on Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU.
In the Property Inspector, enter the Producer ID (Note this is the Producer ID of the Primary
controller; usually the controller IP address is used). (The controller will be set up in step 11
below).
Leave the Group ID and Exchange ID parameters at their defaults.
If the Ethernet NIU has multiple Ethernet Transmitter ETM001 modules, select the correct
ETM module in the adaptor name property that will receive (or consume) the exchange.
The Update Timeout property is set to 32 milliseconds. For systems with five or less Ethernet
NIUs, this is fine. For systems with larger numbers of ENIUs, refer to “Timing for Ethernet
Global Data Exchanges” in chapter 5 for more information.
The configuration screen for data ranges for the ENIU is correct. Unless some special case
exists, it should not need to be adjusted.
Outputs_Sec_to_ENIU – This exchange produces outputs from the secondary controller to
be consumed by all ENIUs. Each ENIU retrieves its piece of the exchange. If a Secondary
Controller will not be used, this exchange can be deleted.
In the Navigator tree view , in the ENIU section, click on Outputs_Sec_to_ENIU
In the Property Inspector, enter the Producer ID (Note this is the Producer ID of the controller,
usually the controller IP address is used).
Leave the Group ID and Exchange ID parameters at their defaults.
If the Ethernet NIU has multiple Ethernet Transmitter Modules, select the correct Ethernet
Transmitter Module that will receive (or consume) the exchange in the adaptor name property.
The Update Timeout property is set to 32 milliseconds. For systems with up to five Ethernet
NIUs, this will be fine. If the system has more than five Ethernet NIUs, refer to “Timing for
Ethernet Global Data Exchanges” in chapter 5 for more information.
The configuration screen for data ranges for the ENIU is correct. Unless some special case
exists, it should not need to be adjusted.
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RCC _Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx – This exchange produces an RCC command from the
Primary controller to be consumed by Ethernet NIU “xx”. For systems with multiple ENIUs,
using RCC the “xx” should be changed to an identifier for the ENIU.
In the Navigator tree view, in the ENIU section, click on RCC _Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx
In the Property Inspector, enter the Producer ID (Note this is the Producer ID of the Primary
controller, usually the controller IP address is used).
Leave the Group ID parameter at its default.
If there are multiple Ethernet NIUs using the Remote COMMREQ Calls feature, the Exchange
ID needs to be different for each ENIU. Change the Exchange ID if needed.
If the Ethernet NIU has multiple Ethernet Transmitter Modules, select the correct Ethernet
Transmitter Module that will receive (or consume) the exchange in the adaptor name property.
The Update Timeout property is set to 150 milliseconds. For systems with up to five Ethernet
NIUs, this is fine. If the system has more than five Ethernet NIUs, refer to “Timing for Ethernet
Global Data Exchanges” in chapter 5 for more information.
The configuration for the data ranges for the ENIU is correct. Unless some special case
exists, it should not need to be adjusted.
RCC _Sec_request_to_ENIU_xx – This exchange produces a Remote COMMREQ Call
(RCC) command from the Secondary controller to be consumed by Ethernet NIU “xx”. For
systems with multiple ENIUs using RCC the “xx” should be changed to an identifier for the
ENIU.
In the Navigator tree view click on RCC _Sec_request_to_ENIU_xx.
In the Property Inspector, enter the Producer ID (Note this is the Producer ID of the
Secondary controller, usually the controller IP address is used).
Leave the Group ID parameter at its default.
If there are multiple Ethernet NIUs using RCC the Exchange ID needs to be different for each
ENIU. Change the Exchange ID if needed.
If the Ethernet NIU has multiple Ethernet Transmitter Modules, select the correct Ethernet
Transmitter Module that will receive (consume) the exchange in the adaptor name property.
The Update Timeout property is set to 150 milliseconds. For systems with up to five Ethernet
NIUs, this is fine. If the system has more than five Ethernet NIUs, refer to “Timing for Ethernet
Global Data Exchanges” in chapter 5 for more information.
The configuration for tha data ranges for the ENIU is correct. Unless some special case
exists, it should not need to be adjusted.
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Inputs_from_ENIU_xx – This exchange produces inputs from the Ethernet NIU to be
consumed by the controller(s). The Exchange is sent to a group address so both controllers
can receive it, if the system uses more than one controller.
In the Navigator tree view, in the ENIU section, double-click on Produced Exchanges. Then
click on Inputs_from_ENIU_xx
In the Property Inspector, if the Ethernet NIU has multiple Ethernet Transmitter Modules,
select the correct Ethernet Transmitter Module that will produce the exchange in the adaptor
name property.
Do not modify the Destination Type or Destination parameter.
The Produced Period property is set to 10 milliseconds. For systems with up to five Ethernet
NIUs, this is fine. If the system has more than five Ethernet NIUs refer to “Timing for Ethernet
Global Data Exchanges” in chapter 5 for more information.
Either double-click or right-click and select Configure on the Inputs_from_ENIU_xx tree item.
This will open the configuration page.
For any discrete or analog inputs in the Ethernet NIU, add ranges to send the inputs to the
controller(s). Multiple ranges can be added for %I and %AI. Send only the addresses that are
configured in this Ethernet NIU. Each ENIU sends the inputs configured in that ENIU.
WARNING If you send the same inputs from multiple Ethernet NIUs, the controller will be
getting multiple values for the same inputs and erratic operation will result.
Note: (Inputs in the exchange will show a duplicate address warning (different color, default is
yellow). This is normal as the address is used for an Input module and EGD Exchange.
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RCC _response_from_ENIU_xx – This exchange produces the Remote COMMREQ Call
results from the Ethernet NIU to the controller(s). This exchange is sent to a group address so
both controllers receive it, if the system includes more than one controller.
In the Navigator tree view in the ENIU section, , click on RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx. If
there are multiple Ethernet NIUs using Remote COMMREQ Calls, change the “xx” to a
designation for the ENIU.
In the Property Inspector, If there are multiple ENIUs using RCC the Exchange ID needs to be
different for each ENIU. Change the Exchange ID if needed.
If the Ethernet NIU has multiple Ethernet Transmitter Modules, select the correct Ethernet
Transmitter Module that will produce the exchange in the adaptor name property.
The Produced Period property is set to 50 milliseconds. For systems with up to five Ethernet
NIUs, this is fine. If the system has more than five Ethernet NIUs, refer to “Timing for Ethernet
Global Data Exchanges” in chapter 5 for more information.
The configuration for the data ranges for the ENIU is correct. Unless some special case
exists, it should not need to be adjusted.
(Refer to list for steps 8 and 9)
Step 10. Add EGD to Controller(s)
Right click on the Controller target in the Navigator Tree View. Select Add Component and
then click on Ethernet Global Data.
Step 11. Set the Ethernet Global Data Producer ID in Controller(s)
In the Navigator tree view click on Ethernet Global Data for Controller
In the Property Inspector enter the Local Producer ID, the easier thing to do is to use the IP
Address of the Ethernet Transmitter Module as the Local Producer ID. Local producer ID can
also be entered as a number. The Local Producer ID should only be entered once, either as
the dotted decimal (IP Address type) or as a number. Leave the use configuration server
property as false. If the Property inspector is not open, right click on EGD in the navigator and
then click on properties to open the Property Inspector.
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Step 12. Add EGD Exchanges in Primary Controller
The Exchanges in the controller need to be created to match the exchanges in the Ethernet
NIU. The name of the exchange should match the name used in the ENIU.
Inputs_from_ENIU_xx
Create a New Consumed Exchange with the name “Inputs_from_ENIU_xx”. Enter the
following field: (see picture below ) If a secondary controller is used it will need an identical
consumed exchange.
The Status line can be set to any Reference Address in the controller that does not cause an
address conflict.
Add a range of Word data type length 10 words. This range will receive status information
from the Ethernet NIU.
Add ranges to match the ranges that were added in the Ethernet NIU to send input to the
controller. The Reference Address and length must be the same as they are in the ENIU.
After all ranges are added, the length in bytes of this exchange must match the length in bytes
of the exchange configuration in the Ethernet NIU.
Set the Producer ID to the Producer ID of the Ethernet Transmitter Module.
Set the Group ID to 2, or match the group used in the ENIU if it has been changed.
Set the exchange ID to 1, or match the exchange ID in the ENIU if it has been changed.
Set the adapter name for the Ethernet interface you are using to receive (or consume) the
exchange.
Set Update Timeout – 3 times the production Period is recommended.
ID assigned to
the Ethernet
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RCC_response_to ENIU_xx
Create a New Consumed Exchange with the name “RCC_response_to ENIU_xx”. Enter the
following field: (see picture below ) If a secondary controller is used it will need an identical
consumed exchange.
The Status line can be set to any reference address in the controller that does not cause an
address conflict.
Add one range, it should be in a Word type Reference table and have a length of 200 words.
This address will also be an input to the RCCM “C” block in the controller.
In the Property Inspector:
Set the Producer ID to the Producer ID of the ENIU.
Set the Group ID to 32, or match the group used in the ENIU if it has been changed.
Set the exchange ID to 90, or match the exchange ID in the ENIU if it has been changed.
Set the adaptor name for the Ethernet interface you are using to receive (or consume)
the exchange.
Set Update Timeout – 3 times the production Period is recommended.
ID assigned to
the Ethernet
NIU
For additional Ethernet NIUs using Remote COMMREQ Calls, the exchange number must
change and the name of the Exchange (the “xx”) needs to be changed to identify the ENIU.
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Output_Pri_to_ENIU
The Produced Exchanges from the Primary Controller to the Ethernet NIU need to be created.
Create a New Produced Exchange with the name “Output_Pri_to_ENIU”. Enter the following
field (see picture below):
The Status line can be set to any reference address in the controller that does not cause an
address conflict.
Add three ranges. When all three ranges are entered the length of the exchange should be
1300 bytes.
The first range is a 10 Word range used to send supervisory control to the ENIU.
The second Range is the first 2048 %Q from the controller.
The third range is the first 512 %AQ from the controller.
In the Property Inspector:
Set the exchange ID to 1, or match the exchange ID in the ENIU if it has been changed.
Set the adaptor name for the Ethernet interface that will send (produce) the exchange.
Set Destination Type – this should be set to “multicast”.
Set Destination – This should be 1.
Set Produced Period – 10 ms is recommended for systems with five or less ENIUs.
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RCC_Pri_request_to ENIU_xx
The Remote COMMREQ Calls produced Exchange from the Primary Controller to the
Ethernet NIU needs to be created.
Create a New Produced Exchange with the name “RCC_Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx”..
Enter the following field (see picture below):
The Status line can be set to any reference address in the controller that does not cause an
address conflict.
Add one range. It should be in a Word type reference table and have a length of 200 words.
This address will also be an input to the “C” block in the controller.
In the Property Inspector:
Set the exchange ID to 91, or match the Exchange ID in the ENIU if it has been changed.
Set the adaptor name for the Ethernet interface you are using the exchange will be
produced by.
Leave the Destination Type parameter set to Unicast.
Set Destination - this is the IP address of the Ethernet NIU.
Set Produced Period – 50 milliseconds is recommended.
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Step 13. Add EGD Exchanges in Secondary Controller
All the exchanges in the secondary controller are the same as the exchanges in the Primary
controller except:
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Producer ID of the Secondary Controller
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Names of the exchanges are: “_____ SEC ____” instead of “_____ PRI ____”
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Exchange IDs for Produced Exchanges
Step 14. ADD RCCM “C” Block to Controller (RCCM_xxx)
In the navigator tree view, right-click Program Blocks in the logic area of the controller. Click
on “add C block”. A dialog box to add the “C” block will come up. Browse to the file
RCCM_120.gefElf and double click or select and open it to add it to the controller target.
Step 15. Add “C” Parameters
Right-click on the C Block in the Navigator tree view, then click on properties. Click on the
parameters line in the Property Inspector to open the parameters dialog.
Enter the parameters as shown below.
On the Input Tab:
On the Output Tab:
Click “OK”.
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Step 16. Add “C” Block Call to the Controller Logic
Create a LD block called RCC. In _Main add a Call to RCC that is called every scan.
In the RCC block, add a call to RCCM_120 that is called every scan.
The Inputs and Outputs on the “C” block need to be entered. Use the View menu “Adjust Cell
Width” to widen the C block if I/O parameters are not readable.
Inputs
For values for the following parameters, see the example that follows, and the details in this
manual.
mod
Module type the COMMREQ is being sent to. Enter a Register reference and place the
module code in the register.
cmd
This is the COMMREQ command block Enter the register reference where the block
starts. The Register reference must have an array length of 25.
r_s
Slot number of the module the COMMREQ is being sent to. Enter a Register reference
and place the slot number in the register.
task
Task number that the module uses for COMMREQs it receives. Enter a Register
reference and place the task number in the register.
tout
Timeout for request in milliseconds. Enter a Register reference and place the timeout
in the register.
lseg
Segment selector for a 200 word buffer needed by the “C” block. Enter a constant 8
(%R) or 196 (%W).
loff
Starting reference number of the buffer. Enter a constant, i.e. 7001.
egd_c Pointer to the RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx Exchange. Enter the starting Register
reference of the exchange data range. This must have an array length of 25.
Outputs
Stat
Status of the RCC command. Enter a register reference. This is monitored to
determine completion and success of the RCC command.
State State of the RCC command. Enter a register reference
egd_p Pointer to the RCC_request _to_ENIU_xx Exchange. Enter the starting Register
reference of the exchange data range. It must have an array length of 50.
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An example of the call to the “C” block:
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Step 17. Add Logic to Sequence RCC Command and to Check the
Return Status
A Remote COMMREQ Call command is very much like a COMMREQ.
•
Command needs to be executed once and RCC status monitored for completion
before command is executed again. The command is executed when the cmd input
values are loaded. The “C” block zeros out the seventh register in the array on the
cmd input. (Note this is the COMMREQ Command number.)
•
The cmd input is the COMMREQ command block.
•
The other inputs are used to route the COMMREQ to the correct module and to set
timeout values.
Sample Logic for two Remote COMMREQ Call Commands
Sample logic for Modbus Master is shown first, then sample logic for a Genius Bus Controller
“Read Diagnostics” command.
Port 1 of the Ethernet NIU: the Port Mode MUST be changed to Serial I/O and the Baud rate
and parity needs to be set to match the Modbus Slave settings. Once the port setup is
changed it must be downloaded to the Ethernet NIU.
If the port setting are not changed, the example will give an error code of 5379 (1503h).
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Sample Logic for GBC Command Read Diagnostiics
The Genius Bus Controller MUST be configured in slot 6 of the Ethernet NIU.
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“C” block used by both sample commands
(Refer to list for step 18)
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Step 19. Verify that EGD Exchanges are Working
Outputs %Q1 to %Q2048 are sent from the controller to the Ethernet NIU.
Analog Outputs %AQ1 to %AQ512 are sent from the controller to the Ethernet NIU.
In the controller, turn one or more discrete outputs on and off. Verify that the outputs come on
in the Ethernet NIU. This can be done by using Reference View tables in the controller and
the Ethernet NIU.
Do the same with analog outputs.
Repeat the same steps to check that the configured inputs from the Ethernet NIU (in
“Inputs_from_ENIU_xx” Ethernet Global Data exchange) are being correctly receiver by the
controller(s).
Troubleshooting Ethernet I/O
If Outputs and Analog outputs are not changing in the ENIU when they are changed in the
controller
•
Make sure both the Controller and ENIU are in RUN mode.
•
Make sure the Controller and ENIU are both connected to Ethernet.
•
Check to see that both Controller and ENIU are sending and receiving EGD
exchanges without error. This can be checked by using Station Manager on the
Ethernet ports and using a stat g command. Refer to GFK-2225, the Ethernet TCP/IP
for PACSystems Station Manager manual for details.
Step 20. Verify that Remote COMMREQ Call Commands are Working
Use one or both of the samples above.
Enter the sample RCC code from above.
To test the Modbus example, connect a Modbus Slave to port 1 of the Ethernet NIU. Toggle
T0001 ON and then check R0043 for the result. “1” is success. If an error is returned, check
the error code section to determine what the error is.
Enter the sample GBC code from above.
To test the Genius Bus Controller example, add a Genius Bus Controller in slot 6 of the
Ethernet NIU. Configure the slot and store the folder to the Ethernet NIU. Toggle T0004 ON
and then check R0044 for the result. “4” is success. If an error is returned check the error
code section to determine what the error is.
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Converting a COMMREQ to a Remote COMMREQ Call Command
As the picture below shows:
•
The “IN “ of the COMMREQ becomes the “CMD” of the Remote COMMREQ Call “C”
block
•
The “SYSID” of the COMMREQ becomes the “R_S” of the Remote COMMREQ Call.
•
The “TASK” of the COMMREQ is the “TASK” of the Remote COMMREQ Call.
•
The COMMREQ Status Word is used the same way in Remote COMMREQ Calls, and
is the mechanism for checking for completion just as it is in a COMMREQ.
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When installing the Ethernet NIU and the modules in its I/O Station, the primary references for
installation instructions should be the PACSystems RX3i System Manual, GFK-2314, and the
Series 90-30 PLC Installation Manual, GFK-0356.
This chapter provides additional installation information for the Ethernet NIU and I/O Station.
▪
Meeting Agency Standards and Requirements
▪
Installing the Ethernet NIU
▪
Backplane Locations for the NIU
▪
Programmer Connection
▪
Serial Ports
▪
Ethernet Connections to the Ethernet Transmitter Module
▪
Starting Up the Ethernet NIU
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Meeting Agency Standards and Requirements
Before installing GE Fanuc products in situations where compliance to standards or directives
from the Federal Communications Commission, the Canadian Department of
Communications, or the European Union is necessary please refer to GE Fanuc’s Installation
Requirements for Conformance to Standards, GFK-1179.
CE Mark Installation Requirements
The following requirements for surge, electrostatic discharge (ESD), and fast transient burst
(FTB) protection must be met for applications that require CE Mark listing:
▪
The I/O Station is considered to be open equipment and should therefore be installed in
an enclosure (IP54).
▪
This equipment is intended for use in typical industrial environments that utilize anti-static
materials such as concrete or wood flooring. If the equipment is used in an environment
that contains static material, such as carpets, personnel should discharge themselves by
touching a safely grounded surface before accessing the equipment.
▪
If the AC mains are used to provide power for I/O, these lines should be suppressed prior
to distribution to the I/O so that immunity levels for the I/O are not exceeded. Suppression
for the AC I/O power can be made using line-rated MOVs that are connected line-to-line,
as well as line-to-ground. A good high-frequency ground connection must be made to the
line-to-ground MOVs.
▪
AC or DC power sources less than 50V are assumed to be derived locally from the AC
mains. The length of the wires between these power sources and the PLC should be less
than a maximum of approximately 10 meters.
▪
Installation must be indoors with primary facility surge protection on the incoming AC
power lines.
▪
In the presence of noise, serial communications could be interrupted.
Installation in Hazardous Locations
▪
Equipment labeled with reference to Class I, Groups A, B, C & D, Div. 2 Hazardous
locations is suitable for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D or non-hazardous
locations only.
▪
Warning - explosion hazard - substitution of components may impair suitability for Class I,
Division 2;
▪
Warning - explosion hazard - when in hazardous locations, turn off power before replacing
or wiring modules; and
▪
Warning - explosion hazard - do not disconnect equipment unless power has been
switched off or the area is known to be non-hazardous.
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Installing the Ethernet NIU
It is the responsibility of the OEM, system integrator, or end user to properly install the control
system equipment for safe and reliable operation. Installation should not be attempted without
referring to the PACSystems RX3i Hardware and Installation Manual, GFK-2314.
1. Make sure that backplane power is off.
2. Install the Ethernet NIU module in the I/O Station backplane 0. The NIU requires two slots
and can use any slots except the highest numbered (rightmost) slot. It is recommended
that the ENIU be located in slots 2 and 3. For more information about choosing a slot for
the ENIU, see below.
3. Turn on power. The module should power up. When the NIU has successfully completed
initialization, the NIU OK LED stays on and the NIU SCANNING I/O and EN LEDs are off.
4. To save battery life, do not connect the battery for the first time until the ENIU is installed
in the backplane and the backplane powered on. The battery may then be attached to
either of the two terminals in the battery compartment. Once that is done, the ENIU may
be powered down and normal battery back up operation will begin.
Backplane Locations for the ENIU
1. The A/C Power Supply (IC695PSAx40) for the RX3i is a doublewide module whose
connector is left-justified as viewed when installed in a backplane. It cannot be located in
slot 11 of a 12-slot backplane or slot 15 of a 16-slot backplane. No latch mechanism is
provided for the last (rightmost) slot in a backplane, so it is not possible to place the power
supply in the second to last slot.
2. The Ethernet NIU is a doublewide module whose connector is right-justified as viewed
when installed in a backplane. The ENIU is referenced for configuration and application
logic by the leftmost slot occupied by the entire module, not by the slot the physical
connector is located in. For example, if the ENIU has its connector inserted in slot 3, the
module occupies slots 2 and 3 and the ENIU is referenced as being located in slot 2.
▪
▪
The ENIU may be located in slot 0 with its connector in slot 1.
The ENIU cannot be located in slot 11 of a 12-slot backplane or in slot 15 of a 16-slot
backplane, because its connector cannot be installed in the slot reserved for an
expansion module.
3. When migrating a Series 90-30 ENIU system to a PACSystems RX3i ENIU, maintaining
the slot 1 location of the ENIU means that only a singlewide power supply may be used in
slot 0. Either DC power supply can be used (IC695PSD040 or IC695PSD140). Therefore,
if the application must maintain a slot 1 ENIU and uses an AC power-supply, the RX3i
system must have the RX3i AC power-supply located in a slot to the right of the RX3i
ENIU in slot 1.
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Locating the ENIU in a Slot Other than 1
Before deciding to place the ENIU in a slot other than slot 1, it is important to consider the
possible application migration issues that could arise, as explained below.
Ethernet Transmitter Module
The Ethernet Transmitter Module in the I/O Station must be installed in slot 4. If there is a
second Ethernet Transmitter Module in the I/O Station, it can go in any available slot in the
Ethernet NIU backplane.
Application Program
For Service Request #15 (Read Last-Logged Fault Table Entry) and Service Request #20
(Read Fault Tables), the location of ENIU faults is not the standard 0.1 location, but the slot
the ENIU is located in (see above). Logic that decodes fault table entries retrieved by these
service requests may need updating.
COMMREQs directed to the ENIU (e.g. those directed to the serial ports of the ENIU) will
need to be updated with the correct ENIU slot reference.
Series 90 PLCs
Remote Series 90 PLCs that use SRTP Channels COMMREQs expect the ENIU to be in slot
1 or slot 2. To support communications with Series 90 SRTP clients such as Series 90 PLCs
using SRTP Channels, the RX3i internally redirects incoming SRTP requests destined for
{backplane 0, slot 1} to {backplane 0, slot 2}, provided that the ENIU is located in backplane 0
slot 2 (and the remote client has not issued an SRTP Destination service on the connection to
discover the backplane and slot of the ENIU). This special redirection permits Series 90-30
applications that expect the power supply to be located leftmost and the ENIU to be located to
the right of the power supply to function. Attempts to establish channels with ENIUs in slots
other than 1 or 2 will fail if initiated from Series 90 PLCs.
HMI and External Communication Devices
All external communication devices that interact with the Ethernet NIU should be checked for
compatibility with ENIU slot locations other than slot 1. Problems may arise with, but are not
limited to, initial connection sequences and fault reporting. Machine Edition View users
should select “GE SRTP” as their communications driver – it can communicate with a ENIU in
any slot.
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Programmer Connection
The programmer can communicate with the NIU via serial port 1, serial port 2, or the
backplane-based Ethernet interface. Connecting a programmer via an Ethernet TCP/IP
network requires a CAT5 standard Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors.
Before connecting the programmer and ENIU to the Ethernet TCP/IP network, set the IP
address using the Initial IP Address software tool. After setting the IP address, connect the
RX3i and the computer running the programming software to the Ethernet Interface. For
detailed information on programmer connection via Ethernet TCP/IP, refer to the TCP/IP
Ethernet Communications for PACSystems User’s Manual, GFK-2224.
Firmware Upgrades
The ENIU uses non-volatile flash memory for storing the operating system firmware. This
allows firmware to be updated without disassembling the module or replacing EPROMs.
To install a firmware upgrade, connect WinLoader to the NIU RS-232 or RS-485 serial port.
When connecting directly to the NIU, there is no need to specify the Backplane/Slot location.
For upgrades to smart modules (the IC695ETM001, for example), which are performed
indirectly via the NIU serial port, you must specify a backplane/slot location.
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Serial Ports
The NIU has two independent, on-board serial ports, accessed by connectors on the front of
the module. These ports provide serial interfaces to external devices.
Protocols Supported
Protocol
Port 1
Port 2
RTU (slave)
Yes
Yes
SNP Slave
Yes
Yes
Serial I/O *
Yes
Yes
Firmware Upgrade
ENIU in STOP/No I/O mode
Message Mode
(C Runtime Library Functions:
serial read, serial write, sscanf, sprintf)
Yes
Yes
* Modbus Master is supported in application code in Serial I/O mode.
Serial Port Baud Rates
Port 1
(RS-232)
Protocol
Port 2
(RS-485)
Modbus RTU Slave protocol
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
Message
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
Firmware Upgrade via Winloader
2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
SNP Slave
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
Serial I/O
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
Port 1
Port 1 (COM1) is RS-232 compatible. It has a 9-pin, female, D-sub connector with a standard
pin out. This is a DCE (data communications equipment) port that allows a simple straightthrough cable to connect with a standard AT-style RS-232 port. The COM1 Active LED
provides the status of serial port activity.
Port 1 RS-232 Signals
Pin
*
3-6
Signal
Description
1*
NC
No Connection
2
TXD
Transmit Data
3
RXD
Receive Data
4
DSR
Data Set Ready
5
0V
Signal Ground
6
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
7
CTS
Clear To Send
8
RTS
Request to Send
9
NC
No Connection
Pin 1 is at the bottom right of the connector as viewed from the front of the module.
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Port 2
Port 2 (COM2) is RS-485 compatible. Port 2 has a 15-pin, female D-sub connector. This port
supports the RS-485 to RS-232 adapter (IC690ACC901). This is a DCE port. The COM2
Active LED provides the status of serial port activity.
Port 2 RS-485 Signals
Pin
Signal
Description
1*
Shield
Cable Shield
2
NC
No Connection
3
NC
No Connection
4
NC
No Connection
5
+5VDC
Logic Power**
6
RTS(A)
Differential Request to Send
7
0V
Signal Ground
8
CTS(B‘)
Differential Clear To Send
9***
RT
Resistor Termination
10**
RD(A‘)
Differential Receive Data
11
RD(B‘)
Differential Receive Data
12
SD(A)
Differential Send Data
13
SD(B)
Differential Send Data
14
RTS(B)
Differential Request To Send
CTS(A’)
Differential Clear To Send
15
*
Pin 1 is at the bottom right of the connector as viewed from the front of the module.
**
Pin 5 provides isolated +5VDC power (300mA maximum) for powering external options.
*** Termination resistance for the RD A’ signal should be connected on units at the end of the line.
To make this termination, connect a jumper between pins 9 and 10 inside the 15-pin D-shell.
Serial Cable Lengths and Shielding
The connection from a NIU serial port COM1 to the serial port on a computer or other serial
device requires a serial cable. This connection can be made with the IC200CBL001 cable kit
or you can build cables to fit the needs of your particular application.
Maximum cable lengths (the total length from the NIU to the last device attached to the serial
cable) are:
▪
Port 1 (RS-232) – 15 meters (50 ft.), shielded cable optional
▪
Port 2 (RS-485) – 1200 meters (4000 ft.), shielded cable required
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Ethernet Connections to the Ethernet Transmitter Module
Ethernet Transmitter Module IC695ETM001 provides the I/O Station’s connection to the
Ethernet network. The Ethernet Transmitter Module has two Ethernet port connectors, each of
which supports both 10Base-T and 100Base-Tx operation using either full duplex or half
duplex operation.
Ethernet Cable
Category 5 cable is required for 100Base-TX operation, and recommended for all
installations. 10Base-T / 100Base-TX cables are readily available from commercial
distributors. GE Fanuc recommends purchasing rather than making cables. Cables must meet
the applicable IEEE 802.3 or 802.3u standard, noted in the table below.
The Ethernet Transmitter Module automatically senses whether it is connected to a 10BaseT
or 100BaseTX network, whether communications are half-duplex or full duplex, and
automatically determines if a straight through or crossover connection is being used..
Embedded Switch
The two Ethernet port connectors on the Ethernet Transmitter Module are controlled by an
embedded network switch. The module has only one interface to the network (one Ethernet
address and one IP address).
Ethernet Transmitter
Module
Ethernet
Processor
Ethernet
MAC
10/100 Network
Switch
Port 1A
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I/O Station Connections with a Single Controller
The two-port embedded switch on the RX3i Ethernet Transmitter Module makes it possible to
connect the Ethernet NIU I/O Station to both an upstream controller and an additional
downstream I/O Station. A PACSystems RX3i controller is shown below. However, another
type of controller with a compatible Ethernet interface, such as a PACSystems RX7i, could be
used instead.
The second connector on the Ethernet Transmitter Module in the I/O Station can then be used
to further daisy-chain to a third I/O Station, and so on. It is important to remember that when
if any I/O Station in the chain is powered down, it disrupts I/O data communication to all
subsequent Ethernet Transmitter Modules and the I/O Stations in which they are located. If
that type of operation is not acceptable for the application, Ethernet network switch devices
should be used.
RX3i PLC
CPU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
IC695ETM001
RX3i Controller with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
IC695ETM001
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
IC695ETM001
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
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I/O Station Connections with Redundant Controllers
If only one RX3i Ethernet NIU I/O Station is used in a system that includes 2 controllers in a
redundant hot standby configuration, the two connectors on the Ethernet Transmitter Module
may be used to connect to each of the two redundant CPUs.
Redundant Max-ON CPU Controllers
For RX3i Max-ON Hot Standby redundant controllers, there must be a pair of Ethernet
Transmitter Modules in each Max-ON controller. The first pair of Ethernet Transmitter
Modules in the Max-ON controllers is dedicated to synchronizing application data. To
maintain the higher synchronization performance, other devices should not be connected on
this synchronization link.
The second pair of Ethernet Transmitter Modules in the Max-ON controllers is connected to
the dual port connectors on the Ethernet Transmitter Module in the I/O Station.
RX3i
Max-ON
CPU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
IC695ETM001
RX3i
Max-ON
CPU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
IC695ETM001
RX3i Max-On Hot-Standby
Controller with Modules
RX3i Max-On Hot-Standby
Controller with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
IC695ETM001
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
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Connections for Redundant Controllers with Multiple I/O Stations
If more than one Ethernet NIU I/O Station will be connected to the redundant controllers, the
second connector on one of the controllers can be used to extend the daisy-chain to a second
Ethernet NIU I/O Station and so on. It is important to remember that when if any I/O Station in
the chain is powered down, it disrupts I/O data communication to all subsequent Ethernet
Transmitter Modules and the I/O Stations in which they are located. If that type of operation is
not acceptable for the application, Ethernet network switch devices should be used.
RX3i
Max-ON
CPU
Two RX3i
Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
RX3i
Max-ON
CPU
Two RX3i
Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
RX3i Max-On Hot-Standby
Controller with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i Max-On Hot-Standby
Controller with Modules
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
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Connections for Redundant Controllers using Network Switch Devices
Ethernet switches may be used to facilitate connection of multiple Ethernet NIU I/O Stations
as shown. This type of network topology and network connection prevents the disruption of
communications to other Ethernet NIU I/O Stations or controllers in the system. When an
Ethernet NIU I/O Station or controller is powered down, all other devices can continue
Ethernet communications through the network switch(es).
RX3i
Max-ON
CPU
Two RX3i
Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
RX3i
Max-ON
CPU
Two RX3i
Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
RX3i Max-On Hot-Standby
Controller with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i Max-On Hot-Standby
Controller with Modules
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
Network Switch
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
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Redundant Ethernet Cable Connections
Generally, having redundant Ethernet cable connections to an Ethernet NIU I/O Station
requires installing two Ethernet Transmitter Modules in the I/O Station. This prevents
communication loops that will occur if the same network is connected to both connectors (one
logical port – one IP address), of one Ethernet Transmitter Module.
Some network switches have STP functionality and can be configured to logically “open” and
prevent these loops. However the performance of both STP and RSTP is usually considered
unacceptable for real-time I/O and control use. Depending on the complexity of the system, if
a redundant connection is lost, STP and RSTP can take several seconds or even minutes to
recover and provide a communications path over the redundant connection. For this reason,
two RX3i Ethernet Transmitter Modules should be installed in an I/O Station that requires
redundant Ethernet connections. That provides two completely separate interfaces, each with
its own IP address, preventing the possibility of a communication loop.
RX3i
Max-ON
CPU
Two RX3i
Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
RX3i
Max-ON
CPU
Two RX3i
Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
RX3i Max-On Hot-Standby
Controller with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Module
I/O Station with
Incorrect Redundant
Ethernet Connections
(Only One Ethernet
Transmitter Module)
RX3i Max-On Hot-Standby
Controller with Modules
Network Switch
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
RX3i
Ethernet
NIU
Two RX3i Ethernet
Transmitter
Modules
Ethernet NIU I/O Station
with Modules
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Correct Redundant
Ethernet Connections
(Two Ethernet
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Starting Up the Ethernet NIU
Ethernet NIU LED Operation
The following table lists the Ethernet NIU LED functions during normal operation (after
initialization sequence is complete).
LED State
On
Blinking
NIU Operating State
Off
NIU OK
On
NIU has passed its powerup diagnostics and is functioning
properly.
NIU OK
Off
NIU problem. RUN and OUTPUTS ENABLED LEDs may be
blinking in an error code pattern, which can be used by technical
support for troubleshooting. This condition and any error codes
should be reported to your technical support representative.
NIU OK, OUTPUTS ENABLED, NIU
SCANNING I/O Blinking in unison
NIU is in boot mode and is waiting for a firmware update through
serial port.
NIU SCANNING I/O
On
NIU is in Run mode
NIU SCANNING I/O
Off
NIU is in Stop mode.
OUTPUTS ENABLED
On
Output scan is enabled.
OUTPUTS ENABLED
Off
Output scan is disabled.
I/O FORCE
On
Override is active on a bit reference.
BATTERY
Blinking
Battery is low.
BATTERY
On
Battery is dead or not attached.
SYSTEM FAULT On
NIU is in Stop/Faulted or Stop/Halted mode.
COM1
COM2
Signal activity on port.
Blinking
Blinking
LED States During Power-up
If a problem is occurs during power-up, the Ethernet NIU may not transition directly to the
operational state. In that case, check the LED pattern on the module and refer to the
following chart and table for corrective action.
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4
This chapter describes the content of the I/O data exchanged by the Ethernet NIU and the
controller.
▪
System I/O Data References
▪
Data Memory in the Ethernet NIU
▪
▪
References Used in the Ethernet NIU
▪
Discrete and Analog Outputs in the Ethernet NIU
Exchanging Data with One or Two Controllers
▪
ENIU Operation with Two Controllers
▪
ENIU Operation if No Data is Received
▪
Control Data Format
▪
Status Data Format
▪
Using the Control and Status Data
▪
Switching Back to the Primary Controller
▪
Setting Up the Output Defaults
▪
Checking for Faults and Clearing Faults
▪
Using the Optional Application-Specific Command Word
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System I/O Data References
I/O modules are added to the Ethernet NIU configuration and their parameters are configured
the same way they are configured in a PLC system.
To a controller, the I/O data it exchanges with Ethernet NIUs on the network is part of its
overall I/O system. If the same controller serves multiple Ethernet NIUs and their I/O Stations,
each I/O Station MUST use a unique set of I/O references, as shown in the simplified
example below. Duplicated I/O references for multiple Ethernet NIUs would be overwritten in
the controller’s memory.
Controller
%I1 – 32
%Q1 – 32
%AI1 – 16
%AQ1 - 16
ENIU 1
ENIU 2
ENIU 3
%I33 – 64
%Q33 – 64
%AI17 – 32
%AQ17 - 32
%I65-128
%Q65 - 96
%AI (none)
%AQ (none)
%I129 - 256
%Q97 - 128
%AI 33 - 56
%AQ (none)
If an I/O Station has two controllers, the local I/O in each controller would use all of the same
I/O references. In the illustration below, both controllers use the same local references.
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Primary
Controller
Secondary
Controller
%I1 – 32
%Q1 – 32
%AI1 – 16
%AQ1 - 16
%I1 – 32
%Q1 – 32
%AI1 – 16
%AQ1 - 16
ENIU 1
ENIU 2
ENIU 3
%I33 – 64
%Q33 – 64
%AI17 – 32
%AQ17 - 32
%I65-128
%Q65 - 96
%AI (none)
%AQ (none)
%I129 - 256
%Q97 - 128
%AI 33 - 56
%AQ (none)
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Data Memory in the Ethernet NIU
The Ethernet NIU has the following types of data memory:
Discrete Input Points - %I
32768 (fixed)
Discrete Output Points - %Q
32768 (fixed)
Discrete Global Memory - %G
7680 (fixed)
Internal Coils - %M
32768 (fixed)
Output (Temporary) Coils - %T
1024 bits (fixed)
System Status References - %S
128 bits (%S, %SA, %SB, %SC - 32 bits each) (fixed)
Register Memory - %R
32640 (Default is 9999)
Analog Inputs - %AI
32640 (Default is 2048)
Analog Outputs - %AQ
32640 (Default is 512)
References Used in the Ethernet NIU
The references used by the Ethernet NIU for its I/O, status, and control data are assigned
during configuration.
The Ethernet NIU maps data into its internal memory as shown below. The references shown
in italics for status and control data are required for correct operation. These reference
addresses are automatically pre-populated in Ethernet Global Data exchanges when the
ENIU target is created.
Type of Data
Ethernet NIU References
Discrete Inputs from field devices
%I0001 - %I32768 (bits)*
Discrete Outputs from controller (primary / only)
Must be %M0001 - %M2048 (bits)
Discrete Outputs from optional secondary controller
Must be %M2049 - %M4096 (bits)
Ethernet Global Data Exchange status
(consumed from primary / only controller)
Must be %T0001 - %T0016 (bits)
Ethernet Global Data Exchange status
(consumed from secondary controller)
Must be %T0017 - %T0032 (bits)
Ethernet Global Data Exchange status (produced by ENIU)
Must be %T0033 - %T0048 (bits)
Analog Inputs from field devices
%AI001 - %AI32640 (words)*
Analog Outputs from controller (primary / only)
Must be %R0001 - %R0512 (words)
Analog Outputs from optional secondary controller
Must be %R0513 - %R1024 (words)
ENIU Status data to be sent to controller(s)
Must be %R1101 - %R1110 (words)
Control Data (from primary / only controller)
Must be %R1111 - %R1120 (words)
Control Data (from secondary controller)
Must be %R1121 - %R1130 (words)
* Input and Analog input references are the ranges available. Actual used references are
added as ranges in EGD exchange “Inputs_from_ENIU_xx”.
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Discrete and Analog Outputs in the Ethernet NIU
The Ethernet NIU receives discrete Output data and Analog Output Data from a primary
controller and optionally from a secondary controller. In order to allow the ENIU to use default
values for outputs when communication to the controller(s) is lost, The Output data in the
EGD consumed exchange is placed in the %M table for discrete outputs and in %R memory
for analog outputs.
The Ethernet NIU moves the discrete and analog output data to the %Q and %AQ tables after
determining that data is being received from an active controller. If no active controller is
available then the ENIU moves zeros, hold last state, or default values to the %Q and %AQ
tables as directed by the control bit from the last active controller.
Typically, the controller sends 2048 discrete outputs and 512 analog outputs. When the data
is received, the Ethernet NIU places it in memory beginning at the first reference in each table
(for example, %Q0001). However, this is not required. The exchange definitions for both the
controller and the Ethernet NIU can be adjusted for improved performance by only
transferring the data actually used in the system.
Using Multiple Exchanges for Systems with more than 2048 Discrete
Outputs or more than 512 Analog Outputs
In a system with multiple Ethernet NIUs, it is possible for the total amount of discrete output
data needed for of all the ENIUs to exceed the 2048 bit limit or Analog output data to exceed
the 512 word limit. In either case, the controller must produce multiple exchanges to send all
the output data. Each exchange will have different discrete outputs (%Q) and/or analog
outputs(%AQ). A bank of Ethernet NIUs will receive each exchange, and each exchange will
have different output references. When an Ethernet NIU receives its exchange, it stores the
discrete outputs in discrete memory (%M) and analog outputs in (%R) as described above.
However, some of the Ethernet NIUs will use different reference addresses for the discrete
and/or analog output data than the addresses used in the controller:
Exchange 1
Exchange 2
ENIU 1
ENIU 1
Discrete Outputs
%M0001 - %M2048
Controller
Controller
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%R0001 - %R0512
Analog Outputs
%R0001 - %R0512
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%AQ512 - %AQ1024
%M0001 - %M2048
ENIU 2
Discrete
Outputs
ENIU 2
%AQ512 - %AQ1024
%M0001 - %M2048
%R0001 - %R0512
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Analog Outputs
%R0001 - %R0512
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Using Multiple Exchanges for Systems with More than 512 Analog
Outputs
In a system with multiple Ethernet NIUs, it is possible for the total amount of analog output
data of all the ENIUs to exceed the 512 word limit of one ENIU. In that case, the controller
must produce multiple exchanges to send all the output data. Each exchange can have the
same discrete outputs (%Q), but different analog outputs (%AQ). When an Ethernet NIU
receives its exchange, it stores the discrete outputs in discrete memory as described above.
However, some of the Ethernet NIUs will use different reference addresses for the analog
output data than are used in the controller:
Exchange 1
Exchange 2
ENIU 1
ENIU 1
Discrete Outputs
%M0001 - %M2048
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%R0001 - %R0512
Analog Outputs
%R0001 - %R0512
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%AQ512 - %AQ1024
%M0001 - %M2048
Controller
Controller
ENIU 2
Discrete
Outputs
ENIU 2
%AQ512 - %AQ1024
%M0001 - %M2048
%R0001 - %R0512
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%M0001 - %M2048
Analog Outputs
%R0001 - %R0512
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Exchanging Data with One or Two Controllers
In addition to the Ethernet NIU’s primary controller, there can also be a secondary controller
that provides backup if the primary controller becomes unavailable. Chapter 4 explains how to
set up messaging between the ENIU and one or two controllers.
ENIU Operation with Two Controllers
If the system includes a primary controller and a secondary controller, both controllers
regularly send output and control data for the I/O Station, and receive the latest input and
status data from the Ethernet NIU.
During normal operation, the Ethernet NIU uses the output and control data it receives from
its primary controller. However, if the ENIU stops receiving data from the primary controller,
the ENIU begins using output and control data from the secondary controller instead.
After the ENIU has started using data from the secondary controller, it keeps using data from
the secondary controller until it receives a command from the primary controller (in the
control data portion of the output message) telling it to switch back.
The primary controller can also command the Ethernet NIU to switch to the secondary. If the
secondary controller is not available, the Ethernet NIU will NOT switch.
ENIU Operation if No Data is Received
If the Ethernet NIU does not receive output and control data from any controller within the
configured timeout period, the ENIU sets the outputs in the I/O Station to their defaults, holds
them in their last state, or zeroes the outputs. How outputs will behave if communications are
lost is determined by the output control bits (described later in this section).
If the Ethernet NIU has not received output and control data from any controller since the
ENIU powered up, the state of the ENIU outputs is normally the default state. It is possible to
change this option so that the ENIU outputs are zeroed after powerup if no controller
communications have been received. To make this change go, to the variable InitDefaults for
the Ethernet NIU in Machine Edition and change the initial value from 1 to 0. Then store to the
ENIU. This must be done for each ENIU that is to operate this way.
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Control Data Format
The first 10 words of data consumed by the Ethernet NIU are control data. They determine
the behavior of outputs if communications are lost, and can be used to clear faults.
In addition, if there are two controllers, the control data determines which of them will supply
the I/O Station outputs.
Bit 0
Bit 1
Bit 2
Bit 3
Bit 4
Bit 5
Bit 6
Bit 7
Bits 8 – 15
0
1
2
Not Used, set to 0
Enable Hold Last State Mode
Enable Set Outputs to Defaults Mode
Switch to Primary Controller
Switch to Backup Controller
Not Used, set to 0
Not Used, set to 0
Clear Faults
Reserved, must be set to 0
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Word 1: Control Data
0
1
2
Word 2: Available for Use by Application
Word 3 must be set to zero
Words 4-10 are reserved for future use and should be zero
The application program in the controller(s) is responsible for correctly setting the content of
this control data as described below. Unused words should be set to zero.
Enable Hold
Last State
Mode:*
Set this bit if outputs in the I/O Station should hold their last commanded state when
communications are lost. For systems with two controllers, this bit should be the same
in both the primary and secondary controller exchanges.
Enable Set
Outputs to
Default
Mode: *
Set this bit if outputs in the I/O Station should go to their configured defaults when
communications are lost. If this bit is set, bit 1 (Hold Last State) is ignored. For systems
with two controllers, this bit should be the same in both the primary and secondary
controller exchanges.
Switch to
Primary
Controller:
If the secondary controller is presently controlling the NIU and providing output data for
the I/O Station, the primary controller must set this bit to regain control of the I/O
Station. See “Switching Back to the Primary Controller” below for additional steps that
are necessary to return to normal operation with the primary controller.
Switch to
Secondary
Controller:
If the primary controller is presently controlling the NIU and providing output data for in
the I/O Station, it can switch control to the secondary by setting this bit. If this bit is set,
bit 3 (Switch to Primary) should NOT be set. If the secondary controller is not present,
the switch will not occur.
Clear Faults:
Setting this bit clears all faults in ALL Ethernet NIUs that receive the same exchange. In
a system with two controllers, only the exchange from the currently-active controller is
used to clear faults.
Word 2,
Available to
Application:
The application program in the controller(s) can optionally use word 2 as described later
in this section.
* See the section on setting up the output defaults.
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Status Data Format
The 20 bytes of status data sent by the Ethernet NIU provide the controller(s) with information
about output and fault status in the format shown below. The application program in the
controller(s) should continually monitor this status data from the ENIU.
Bit 0
Bit 1
Bit 2
Bit 3
Bit 4
Bit 5
Bit 6
Bit 7
Bit 8
Bit 9
Bit 10
Bits 11–15
0
1
2
3
4
Outputs being controlled
Primary has Hold Last State Mode enabled
Primary has Set Outputs to Defaults Mode enabled
Primary in Control
Secondary in Control
Reserved
Reserved
Faults Exist
Reserved
Secondary has Hold Last State Mode enabled
Secondary has Set Output to Defaults Mode enabled
Not Used
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
13
14
15
Word 1: Status and Fault Data
O
1
2
3
4
Word 2: Copy of Control Data Word 2 (Application-based) from Primary Controller
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Word 3: Copy of Control Data Word 2 (Application-based) from Secondary Controller
Words 4 - 10: Reserved
Status Data Definitions
Outputs Being
Controlled:
Set if the I/O Station outputs are being controlled from the application
program, and are not defaulted or in Hold Last State mode. If this bit is set,
bits 1 and 2 should NOT be set.
Controller has Hold
Last State Mode
Enabled:
The ENIU sets bits 1 and 9 to mirror the present Hold Last State control bit
being received from the primary controller and the secondary controller
Controller has Set
Outputs to Defaults
Mode:
The ENIU sets bits 2 and 10 to mirror the present Outputs Default control bit
being received from the primary controller and the secondary controller.
Primary in Control:
Set when the primary controller is presently controlling the NIU and
providing output data for the I/O Station. If this bit is set, bit 4 (Secondary in
control) should NOT be set.
Secondary in
Control:
Set when the secondary controller is presently controlling the NIU and
providing output data for in the I/O Station. If this bit is set, bit 3 (Primary in
Control) should NOT be set.
Faults Exist:
Set when any fault exists in the Ethernet NIU.
Words 2 & 3, Copy
of Optional Control
Data
The ENIU mirrors the content of word 2 of the control data in these status
words. If the ENIU is receiving outputs from the primary controller, status
word 2 has content. If the ENIU is receiving outputs from the secondary
controller, status word 3 has content.
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Using the Control and Status Data
The application program in the controller(s) should monitor the Ethernet NIU status data, and
use the control data to interact with the NIU.
Switching Control Back to the Primary Controller
When the Ethernet NIU is using output data from the secondary controller, the application
program in the primary controller should follow the steps below to regain control of the ENIU.
The switchover from secondary to primary controller will occur if bit 3 is set. It is
recommended that the steps below be followed to synchronize the primary controller with the
secondary controller before switching control to the primary.
1. Start up with bit 3 reset.
2. Synchronize the program state with data from the secondary controller.
3. Set output bit 3 ( “Switch to Primary Controller”) of the data going to the ENIU.
Setting Up the Output Defaults
If the Ethernet NIU does not receive any communication with the controller(s) within the
configured timeout period, it sets the outputs in the I/O Stations to specified states. These
output states are determined by commands previously received in the output data control bits.
Bit 1
Bit 2
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Enable Hold Last State Mode
Enable Set Outputs to Defaults Mode
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Word 1: Control Data
If control bit 1 is set to 1, the ENIU will hold the outputs at their last commanded states.
If control bit 2 is set to 1, the ENIU will set outputs to their individual default states (see
below).
Bit 2 takes precedence; if both bits 1 and 2 are inadvertently set, the ENIU sets outputs to
their default states.
If control bits 1 and 2 are both 0, outputs are set to 0.
When the Ethernet NIU has both primary and secondary controllers, output bits 1 and 2
should be set the same by both. If they are not the same, the Ethernet NIU will use the values
it received from the last controller that provided outputs before communications were lost.
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Specifying Individual Output Defaults
If the control outputs are set to have the outputs default instead of hold last state, ordinarily all
outputs will default to zero. If that is suitable for the application, no further action is needed.
However, for some applications taking outputs to a safe state requires setting them to one or
forcing analog outputs to individually-specified values.
An optional procedure can be used to set up defaults for the Ethernet NIU. Use of this
procedure is described in chapter 5.
Checking for Faults and Clearing Faults
The regular exchange of status and control data provides the controller with the ability to
check for fault conditions and clear faults.
Checking for Faults
The application program in the controller(s) should monitor Ethernet NIU status bit 7 to check
for faults.
Bit 7
0
1
2
3
4
Faults Exist
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
13
14
15
Word 1: Status and Fault Data
O
1
2
3
4
Word 2: Copy of Control Data Word 2 (Application-based) from Primary Controller
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Word 3: Copy of Control Data Word 3 (Application-based) from Secondary Controller
Words 4 - 10: Reserved
If faults exist, they can be viewed using the programming software as described in chapter 6.
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Clearing Faults
The controller can clear faults by setting bit 7 in the control data portion of its produced
exchange. This will clear faults in ALL the Ethernet NIUs that receive the same exchange.
Bit 7
0
1
2
Clear Faults
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Word 1: Control Data
0
1
2
Word 2: Available for Use by Application
Words 3 – 10 should be set to zero
Using the Optional Application-Specific Command Word
The word 2 of the command data can be used by the controller for several purposes.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Word 1: Control Data
0
1
2
Word 2: Available for Use by Application
Words 3 – 10 should be set to zero
Setting Up a Heartbeat
For example, the controller could use a free-running counter as a heartbeat for the value of
this word, then check the incoming Ethernet NIU status block to make sure the ENIU is still
running. In redundant applications, each controller could check the other controller’s
heartbeat to determine whether the other controller is operating.
Sequencing Outputs
This word could also be used to sequence outputs. The controller would set the outputs to a
particular state and set the sequence number in the command data. When the Ethernet NIU
returns the same sequence number in its status data, the controller knows that the ENIU has
received the outputs. The controller can then take the next step in the sequence.
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Checking the Status of the Heartbeat / Sequence
The primary controller’s heartbeat/sequence ID word is returned in the second word of the
ENIU status block. The secondary controller’s heartbeat/sequence ID word is returned in the
third word of the ENIU status block.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
13
14
15
Word 1: Status and Fault Data
O
1
2
3
4
Word 2: Copy of Control Data Word 2 (Application-based) from Primary Controller
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Word 3: Copy of Control Data Word 2 (Application-based) from Secondary Controller
Words 4 - 10: Reserved
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5
This chapter explains how an Ethernet NIU and the modules in an I/O Station can be
configured. Configuration determines certain characteristics of module operation and also
establishes the program references to be used by each module in the system.
▪
▪
Configuring the Exchanges of the device that will control the Ethernet NIU.
▪
Configuring a Controller’s Produced Exchange
▪
Configuring a Controller’s Consumed Exchange
Configuring the Ethernet NIU
▪
Rx3i Ethernet NIU Ethernet Global Data Exchanges are pre-populated with most
information when the ENIU target is created. The exchanges only need to be
completed as described here.
▪
Completing an Ethernet NIU’s Produced Exchange Configuration
▪
Completing an Ethernet NIU’s Consumed Exchange Configuration
▪
Completing the Ethernet NIU’s Consumed Exchange from a Secondary Controller
▪
Setting Up Output Defaults
▪
Programmer Communications with the Ethernet NIU
Configuration of EGD Exchanges for Remote COMMREQ Calls is covered in Chapter 8. The
Remote COMMREQ Call exchanges can be deleted if Remote COMMREQ Calls will not be
used.
For the RX3i Ethernet NIU, when the Ethernet NIU target is created in Proficy Machine
Edition, the Ethernet Global Data exchanges are automatically created but are incomplete.
The IP Address, Local Producer ID, Destination IP Address, and data ranges for inputs to be
sent to the controller must be entered.
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Configuration Overview
Configuring a Controller to Work with the Ethernet NIU.
In addition to any other configuration required for the controller, two basic configuration steps
are required to incorporate the Ethernet NIU and its I/O modules into the system:
1. The controller must be set up to enable Ethernet Global Data exchanges. Right-click on
the target to add Ethernet Global Data.
The maximum number of EGD exchanges (produced and consumed) that can be
configured in a single controller depends on the controller type. For PACSystems RX7i,
RX3i, and Series 90-70 PLCs, it is 255 exchanges. For the Series 90-30 CPU364 and
374, it is 128. Consult the documentation for the control system if you need more
information.
2. The EGD exchanges need to be created and defined. Configuring the exchanges assigns
I/O references in the controller’s memory to the data in the exchange. During operation,
the application program in the controller will handle these I/O references in the same way
as the references used by local I/O modules. The individual modules in the Ethernet NIU’s
I/O Station are not explicitly included in the controller configuration.
If the system includes a secondary controller, its EGD exchanges must also be created and
configured, and they must match the exchanges of the primary controller, with the exception
of the Producer ID and Exchange ID.
Please refer to the controller documentation and the online help for the programmer software
for specific configuration instructions.
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Timing for Ethernet Global Data Exchanges
When an RX3i Ethernet NIU target is added in Proficy Machine Edition, three I/O-related
Ethernet Global Data exchanges are included in the EGD exchanges component of the target
configuration. Those exchanges are:
▪
Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU: Consume output data exchange from the primary controller
▪
Outputs_Sec_to_ENIU: Consume output data exchange from the secondary controller
▪
Inputs_from_ENIU_xx: Produce an Input data exchange back to the controller(s)
Each of these Ethernet Global Data Exchanges has a default produced period of 10
milliseconds and a consume update timeout of 32 milliseconds. These default values
accommodate almost any I/O mix and corresponding exchange sizes for up to five Ethernet
NIU I/O Stations, and allow optional Remote COMMREQ Call exchanges to one or more of
the Ethernet NIUs and a single programmer of the Ethernet link used for the Ethernet I/O.
These default settings are suitable for most applications.
If the maximum number of I/O Stations and the exchange sizes listed below are not
exceeded, the produced periods and consumer update timeouts can be modified as shown.
Most applications require the ability to remove power from an I/O station or CPU (for
maintenance or power outage etc.), without disturbing the communications on the rest of the
I/O network. For this reason, good-quality recommended Ethernet network switches must be
used with multiple I/O Stations (for performance reasons, Ethernet hubs are NOT
recommended for use with the RX3i Ethernet NIU). When smaller numbers of I/O stations (10
or less) are used and there is no requirement for the I/O network to function under the
condition of a powered-down I/O station, then the 2-port switch that is built in to the Ethernet
module may be used to daisy-chain from one I/O station to the next without the need for an
external network switch.
Please contact your local GE Fanuc application engineer for more information regarding
recommended network switches.
Suggested Producer Period and Consumer Update Timeout Settings for
Ethernet NIU I/O Station EGD Exchanges*:
ENIU I/O
Stations
Input Exchanges
per I/O Station
Output Exchanges
from Controller(s)
Suggested Produced
Period (ms)
Suggested Consumer
Update Timeout (ms)
Up to 5
1 (220 bytes)
1 (1300 bytes)
6
18
Up to 10
1 (220 bytes)
1 (1300 bytes)
8
24
Up to 20
1 (220 bytes)
2 (1300 bytes)
14
42
Up to 42
1 (220 bytes)
4 (1300 bytes)
25
75
* The table above is based on RX3i Ethernet NIU I/O Stations that consume a 1300-byte
“Output Data” Ethernet Global Data exchange and produce a 200-byte “Input Data” EGD
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exchange. All I/O data EGD exchanges between Ethernet NIU(s) and Controller(s) in a
system should be set to the same producer period and consumer update timeout. For the
Ethernet NIU I/O drops requiring much slower update rates, different produced period and
consumer update timeout values may be used for the EGD exchanges for that I/O Station.
The suggested produced period and consumer update timeout values are based on RX3i
Ethernet NIU I/O Stations with a maximum of 256 I/O consisting of:
160 or 60% Inputs (96 analog inputs and 64 digital inputs)
96 or 40% Outputs ( 48 analog outputs and 48 digital outputs)
The number and frequency of production of the Ethernet Global Data exchanges has the
greatest effect on performance. The size of the exchanges also impacts performance.
The produced period parameter determines how frequently an Ethernet device attempts to
send (or produce) the output data. To account for latencies in the interface and any other
network devices, as well as the possibility that a packet could be dropped on the network, the
guideline for setting the consumer update timeout parameter is to multiply the produced
period by 3. If the update timeout period of a consumer (an I/O Station’s Ethernet Transmitter
Module in the case of an output exchange; or the Controller in the case of an input exchange)
is exceeded before a new exchange arrives, the timeout status informs the consumer that
new data has not arrived within the expected period. The Ethernet NIU uses this timeout
status as an indication that it should default (or zero, or hold last state depending on
configuration) the output data. Timeout status is also available to the application program in
the Ethernet NIU or controller. Under normal operating conditions, exchanges are received
within the consumer update times listed in the previous table. For example, an output
exchange in a system (configured as described in the chart above) with five drops will be
received in 18 milliseconds or less. This can be considered the one-way (input or output)
update rate for that configuration. As normal, for the overall system I/O response time, the
controller(s) scan time also needs to be taken into consideration.
For applications that require performance or update rates faster than what is listed in the table
above, consider breaking your single I/O network into two separate I/O networks. This will
require an additional Ethernet module in the controller(s).
Example: A single I/O network with 18 I/O stations would typically have EGD exchange
produce periods of 14 milliseconds and EGD exchange consumer timeout values of 42
milliseconds. The performance of the I/O system can be drastically improved by splitting the
single 18 I/O station network into two 9 I/O station networks. Each 9 I/O station network then
can be configured for produce periods of 8 milliseconds and EGD exchange consumer
timeout values of 24 milliseconds.
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Stale Data EGD Status
A stale data status is a non-fatal status. Although an exchange is producing at the correct
period, the data in the exchange can be old (stale) if the controller has not yet updated it. If
the produced period for an exchange is less than the controller’s scan time, the Ethernet
device can send the same data in more than one Ethernet Global Data exchange. If the
controller has not updated the EGD data before the exchange produced period expires, the
Ethernet device sends the same data again.
Stale data status can also occur from an Ethernet NIU if the ENIU uses local logic. Local logic
can increase scan time so it is close to or longer than the Ethernet Global Data input data
exchange’s producer period. Each consumed EGD exchange status word received by the
consumer of the exchange provides the indication of stale data. The stale data status is
available for use by the application. The occurrence of stale data can also be determined by
using the Ethernet Transmitter Module’s Station Manager command – “tally G”. A count of
stale data occurrences for the Ethernet Transmitter Module’s produced EGD exchanges is
displayed along with other tally G data.
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Configuring an Ethernet NIU
Configuring an Ethernet NIU includes:
▪
Adding I/O modules to the I/O Station hardware configuration. This is done in the same
way as adding I/O modules to the hardware configuration of a PLC. This part of the
configuration assigns I/O references in the ENIU to each module and sets up any other
configurable module parameters.
▪
The Ethernet Global Data for the RX3i Ethernet NIU is automatically enabled. Default
Exchanges are created with correct parameters, but they are incomplete. The EGD
exchanges must be completed
▪
The following EGD Exchanges automatically created in the ENIU and are used by the
ENIU (the xx can be replaced with the ENIU number if the system has more than one
ENIU):
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One EGD produced exchange to send inputs to the controller(s), which has the name
(Inputs_from_ENIU_xx)
▪
One EGD consumed exchange from the primary or only controller to receive outputs
from the controller which has the name (Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU).
▪
An optional EGD consumed exchange from a secondary controller to receive outputs
from the secondary controller which has the name (Outputs_Sec_to_ENIU).
▪
One EGD produced exchange to send RCC results back to the controllers(s) which
has the name (RCC_Response_from_ENIU_xx).
▪
One EGD consumed exchange to receive RCC commands from the primary or only
controller. that has the name (RCC_Pri_Request_to_ENIU_xx).
▪
An optional EGD consumed exchange to receive RCC commands from the secondary
controller that has the name (RCC_Sec_Request_to_ENIU_xx).
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Configuring the Ethernet NIU Parameters
Before you can use the Ethernet NIU on the network, its configuration must be set up as
summarized below. Please refer to the programming software online help if you need detailed
instructions for using the software.
The RX3i Ethernet NIU is a target type in Machine Edition. When you create a project or add
a target to an existing project, select GE Fanuc Remote I/O, PACSystems RX3i Ethernet.
When the RX3i ENIU target is created, the Ethernet Global Data exchanges are prepopulated and just need to be completed as described in this chapter.
Completing the Ethernet NIU Parameter Configuration
Configuration parameters for the Ethernet NIU are defined on its Settings tab.
Adapter Name: This is set to 0.4 (the I/O Station rack and slot where the Ethernet
Transmitter Module is located).
Status Address: The Status Reference Type (location of the LAN interface status) is set to
%R4001, Length = 5. It cannot be changed. If a second Ethernet Transmitter Module is used,
its LAN interface status is set to %R4006 and cannot be changed.
IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway IP Address: These values should be assigned by
the person in charge of your network (the network administrator). If these parameters are
incorrect; the Ethernet Transmitter Module may be unable to communicate on the network
and/or network operation may be corrupted. It is especially important that each node on the
network is assigned a unique IP address. For a simple isolated network with no gateways,
you can use the following range of values for the assignment of local IP addresses (these are
the same IP addresses used in the Quick Start Example in Appendix A):
10.0.0.1
10.0.0.2
10.0.0.3
.
First NIU
Second NIU
Third NIU
.
10.0.0.101
Primary Controller
10.0.0.102
Secondary Controller
.
.
10.0.0.255
PLC Programmer TCP or host
Also, in this case set the subnet mask and gateway IP address to 0.0.0.0
Note: If the isolated network is ever connected to another network, IP addresses 10.0.0.1
through 10.0.0.255 must not be used. The subnet mask and gateway IP address must be
assigned by the network administrator. The IP addresses must be compatible with the
connected network.
Network Time Sync: This is set to None (for no network time synchronization)
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Configuring EGD Exchanges in the Controller
These are the basic steps to setting up communications between the Ethernet NIU and the
controller that will operate the Ethernet NIU:
1. Configuring the controller for at least one Ethernet Global Data produced exchange to
send outputs and control data to one or more Ethernet NIUs.
▪
The simplest method is to configure one Ethernet Global Data produced exchange
that contains all the discrete outputs and analog outputs for one or more Ethernet
NIUs in the system. This is the recommended method that will produce the best
performance for most systems.
▪
The controller could also produce multiple Ethernet Global Data exchanges, each of
which would send outputs to only some of its Ethernet NIUs. That must be done if the
overall amount of I/O Station discrete output data is more than 2048 bits, or if the
analog output data is more than 512 words.
▪
Alternatively, the controller could produce one or more EGD messages, each
containing only a portion of its output data. There is no need to send all of the output
data if the Ethernet NIUs don’t need it all. Producing multiple EGD exchanges when
one exchange could be used WILL reduce the performance of the system.
2. Configuring the controller for at least one Ethernet Global Data consumed exchange to
receive inputs and status data from each Ethernet NIU. In systems where there are
multiple Ethernet NIUs, the controller must be configured to receive a consumed
exchange from each ENIU.
These configuration parameters are part of the overall CPU (controller) configuration.
If the system includes both a primary controller and a secondary (backup) controller, both will
require this configuration.
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Configuring a Controller’s Produced Exchange “Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU”
To set up a Produced Ethernet Global Data, configure the parameters and ranges as
described below. The controller’s produced exchange must match the Ethernet NIU’s
consumed exchange. Note: the description below is for a PACSystem controller.
Exchange ID
Adapter Name
Destination Type
Destination
Produced Period
Reply Rate
Send Type
1. The Exchange name should be the same as the consumed exchange in the Ethernet NIU,
this helps to track and debug what is configured. The ENIU is automatically set to
Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU.
2. The Exchange ID should be 1 (default in ENIU) if the controller will produce only one
exchange. If the controller sends more than one exchange (to other devices), each must
have a different Exchange ID.
3. Change the Destination Type to Multicast (Default for ENIU). (For Series 90 Controllers
this is Group).
4. Any Destination (1 to 32) can be used if it is consistent: The ENIU is defaulted to “1”.
Parameter
IP Address
Group 1
224.0.7.1
Group 2
224.0.7.2
:
:
Group 32
224.0.7.32
5. The Produced Period defaults to 200 milliseconds. Change it to match the ENIU. The
ENIU is defaulted for operation with a 10-millisecond produced period from the controller.
10 milliseconds is usually a good setting. Do not set it less than 6 milliseconds, as settings
less than 6 will cause performance to decrease. For very large configurations or Ethernet
segments with a lot of Ethernet traffic, a Produced Period greater than 10 milliseconds
may be required. This parameter sets the network production time, and is the main
configuration factor in I/O response time.
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Setting Up the Data Ranges for a Controller’s Produced Exchange
After establishing the parameters for a produced exchange, set up the controller memory
ranges for the exchange. An exchange can include up to 100 ranges and/or variables. Click
the Add button to add a range.
1. The first range is for the status data for the Ethernet Global Data exchange. In the
controller, this data can be assigned to any appropriate available reference range. In the
example above, it is assigned to 16 bits starting at %M0001. This range is for local status
in the controller. It is NOT transmitted to the ENIU.
2. Add a 10-word data range for the control data that will be sent in the exchange. In the
example above, the starting reference for this data is %R0011.
3. It is recommended that 2048 discrete Outputs %Q be sent to the ENIU(s). The ENIU is
defaulted to 2048 discrete outputs. Each ENIU that receives the exchange will use only
the discrete outputs it needs and ignore the rest. If the total number of %Q used in the
system is much less than 2048 a smaller range can be configured, but must be changed
in the controller(s) and in each ENIU.
4. It is recommended that the first 512 analog outputs %AQ be sent to the ENIU(s). The
ENIU is defaulted to 512 analog outputs. Each ENIU will use only the analog outputs it
needs and ignore the rest. If the total number of %AQ used in the system is much less
than 512 a smaller range can be configured. but must be changed in the controller(s) and
in each ENIU.
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In a system with multiple Ethernet NIUs, if the total amount of analog output data exceeds
the 512 word limit of one ENIU, the controller must produce multiple exchanges to send all
the analog outputs to multiple ENIUs. Each exchange can have the same discrete outputs
(%Q), but different analog outputs (%AQ). When configuring this type of produced
exchange for the controller, enter the actual controller references to be sent. When an
Ethernet NIU receives the exchange, it will store the analog outputs beginning at the start
of its analog output table. Therefore, in a system with more than 512 analog outputs,
some of the analog outputs will have different reference addresses in the ENIU than in the
controller as illustrated below.
Exchange 1
Exchange 2
ENIU 1
ENIU 1
Discrete Outputs
%M0001 - %M2048
Controller
Controller
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%M0001 - %M2048
%R0001 - %R0512
Analog Outputs
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%AQ512 - %AQ1024
%R0001 - %R0512
%Q0001 - %Q2048
ENIU 2
Discrete
Outputs
ENIU 2
%AQ512 - %AQ1024
%M0001 - %M2048
%R0001 - %R0512
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%R0001 - %R0512
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Configuring a Controller’s Consumed Exchange
Set up a Consumed EGD exchange in the controller for each Ethernet NIU in the system. The
controller’s consumed exchange must match the ENIU produced exchange. Even if an I/O
Station has only output modules, its controller(s) must be configured for a consumed
exchange to receive the ENIU’s status data. Note: the description below is for a PACSystem
controller.
Producer ID
Group ID
Exchange ID
Adapter Name
Consumed Period
Update Timeout
For each exchange:
1. The Exchange name should be the same as the produced exchange in the ENIU, this
helps to track and debug what is configured. The ENIU Exchange name is automatically
set to “Inputs_from ENIU_xx”.
2. Producer ID should be the IP address of the Ethernet NIU that produced the exchange. In
this example, it is 10.10.10.11.
3. Set the Group ID to 2 this is the ENIU default. For systems with Multiple ENIUs, all
consumed exchanges from Ethernet NIUs in the controller are set for Group 2. Do not
forget to set the Group ID. The default is 0, which means do not use a Group but use just
the producer ID.
4. The Exchange ID should be 1 because each ENIU produces only 1 exchange. This is the
ENIU default.
5. The Adapter Name of the CPU was configured previously in the CPU configuration
window. If multiple Ethernet interfaces are in the controller, select the Ethernet interface
which receives the EGD exchange.
6. The Update Timeout parameter is related to produced period of the ENIU, which should
be set to approximately 3 times the Produced Period of the ENIU. The ENIU defaults are
set for10 millisecond production. The recommended setting for Update Timeout is 32
milliseconds. The Update Timeout defaults to “0” which means don’t enforce a timeout.
This must be set to detect loss of communication. If the CPU does not receive an
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exchange from the Ethernet NIU within this time period, it will indicate a refresh error in
the exchange status word. This parameter can be adjusted for best performance.
Setting Up the Data Ranges for a Controller’s Consumed Exchange
After establishing the parameters for a consumed exchange, set up the data ranges in
controller memory for the exchange. Click the Add Range button to add a range.
1. Set up a 16-bit reference in controller memory (%M00017 above) to store the status of the
Ethernet Global Data exchange. It can be any CPU memory location. This status is local
to the controller and is NOT data received from the ENIU.
2. Add a range to store the 10 words of status data that will be sent by the Ethernet NIU. The
format of this data is shown in chapter 4.
3. Add one or more ranges for any discrete input data (%I) that will be received in the
exchange. These discrete inputs must not duplicate or overlap any discrete inputs in other
exchanges or in the controller, as explained in chapter 3. The ranges entered will
correspond to discrete inputs that are configured in the hardware configuration of the
ENIU. In most applications, the controller input references should match the references
configured in the Ethernet NIU. It is not necessary to add a separate range for each input
module in the I/O Station. Contiguous inputs can be grouped into ranges that include data
from multiple modules. If there is a gap in the reference assignments, separate ranges
must be configured as shown above.
4. Add one of more ranges for any analog input data (%AI) that will be included in the
exchange. These analog inputs must not duplicate or overlap any analog inputs in other
exchanges or in the controller. The ranges entered will correspond to analog inputs that
are configured in the hardware configuration of the ENIU. Like the discrete input
assignments, analog inputs can be assigned in ranges that include multiple modules as
long as care is taken to assure that the ranges match the module inputs.
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Configuring the Ethernet NIU
The Ethernet NIU and I/O Station must be configured using Proficy Machine Edition Logic
Developer version 5.50 SIM1 or later.
Configuring ENIU Network Parameters
ENIU Network configuration establishes the basic operating characteristics of the Network
Interface Unit. If the ENIU will be communicating with devices on other networks, the
parameters in the following table must be set appropriately. These values should be assigned
by the person in charge of your network (the network administrator).
Feature
Description
Config.
Default
Choices
IP Address
The IP Address is the unique address of the
Ethernet interface as a node on the network.
0.0.0.0
A valid Class A, B, or C address
Subnet Mask
Subnet mask of the ENIU used to identify the
section of the overall network the ENIU is on.
0.0.0.0
A valid dotted-notation mask.
Gateway IP
Address
IP address of the default gateway (router)
device to be used when the ENIU is unable to
locate the desired remote device on the local
sub-network.
0.0.0.0
A valid Class A, B, or C address
in the same subnet as the ENIU.
ENET Status
First Ethernet Interface
%R4001
Fixed at %R4001.
ENET Status
Second (optional) Ethernet Interface
%R4006
Fixed at %R4006.
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Configuring the Ethernet NIU’s Produced Exchange
The RX3i Ethernet NIU’s produced exchange is automatically pre-populated with settings that
are required. The following settings must be added to the configuation for the produced
exchange.
Setting Up the References for the ENIU’s Produced Exchange
1. The Status location is automatically set up and must not be changed. The produced EGD
exchange status must be assigned 16 bits of %T memory, from %T0033 to %T0048 as
shown (see chapter 4 for more information about required references in the Ethernet NIU).
2. The 10 words of the I/O Station status data that the Ethernet NIU will send to the
controller(s) is set up automatically, and must not be changed. The required range for this
data is %R1101 to %R1110.
3. Add ranges as needed to configure the I/O Station discrete and analog inputs. These
inputs must not duplicate or overlap any inputs in other NIUs or in the local CPU, as
explained earlier in this chapter. The ranges entered will correspond to inputs %I and %AI
which are configured in the hardware configuration of the Ethernet NIU. In most
applications, the controller input references should match the references configured in the
Ethernet NIU. It is not necessary to add a separate range for each input module in the I/O
Station. Contiguous inputs can be grouped into ranges that include data from multiple
modules. If there is a gap in the reference assignments, separate ranges must be
configured.
The parameters for the produced Ethernet Global Data exchange for the inputs the Ethernet
NIU will send to the controller(s) are set up automatically. If the parameters of the produced
EGD exchange are changed, corresponding changes must also be made in the controller(s).
The produced EGD exchange includes all the discrete and analog inputs in the I/O Station.
Even if the I/O Station has no input modules, it still sends an input message to report its
status data.
First byte
To
Controller(s)
Status
10 words
Produced Exchange Data
Last byte
Discrete and Analog Module Input Data
Maximum Input Data Length = 1380 bytes
Maximum Total Data Length = 1400 bytes
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An example configuration screen for a produced EGD exchange is shown below:
Setting Up the Parameters of the ENIU’s Produced Exchange
1. Enter the Exchange number. “1” is recommended. This is pre-populated.
2. The Cons Type should be “Group ID”. This is pre-populated.
3. Group ID should be 2. This is pre-populated.
4. The Produced Period should typically be 10 milliseconds The default is 10 milliseconds.
For small exchanges this can be made shorter, but it should not be less than 6
milliseconds. For very large exchanges, the produced period may need to be longer. This
parameter should be tuned for best performance.
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Configuring the Ethernet NIU’s Consumed Exchange
The exchange “Outputs_Pri _to_ENIU” is created when the Ethernet NIU is created in
Machine Edition. Most of the parameters for the exchange are pre-populated.
Set up an Ethernet Global Data consumed exchange for the output data the Ethernet NIU will
receive from the controller, or from the primary controller in a two-controller system. In a twocontroller system, another consumed exchange must be configured in the Ethernet NIU for
the secondary controller.
Even if the I/O Station does not have any output modules, it must consume an exchange from
its controller(s) containing the control outputs.
First byte
Control
To
NIU
10 words
Consumed Exchange Data
Last byte
Discrete and Analog Module Output Data
Maximum Output Data Length = 1380 bytes
Maximum Total Data Length = 1400 bytes
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An example configuration screen for the consumed EGD exchange is shown below:
Setting Up the Parameters of the Consumed Exchange
On the Consumed Exchanges tab:
1. The Exchange number must be “1” ). This is pre-populated
2. The Adapter Name is 0.4 (this represents slot 0, rack 4). ). This is pre-populated
3. Producer ID is the IP address of the primary controller. In this example, it is:
10.10.10.2 This field MUST be entered.
4. The Group ID should be “1”. ). This is pre-populated.
5. The consumed period is not used and can be left at 200.
6. The update timeout for this example is 32 milliseconds. ). This is pre-populated. This
parameter should be tuned for best performance. It should be 3 times greater than the
Produced Period of the controller. If the system has a very large configuration or if the
controller has a high volume of Ethernet traffic, the update timeout may need to be
increased. If occasional timeouts are occurring on the Ethernet NIU communications,
increase the update timeout to 5 times the produced period of the controller.
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Setting Up the Ranges for the ENIU’s Consumed Exchange
The I/O references portion of the configuration screen lists the assigned references and gives
the offset of each from the start of the Ethernet NIU’s consumed data exchange.
1. The Status reference is the location in the Ethernet NIU’s internal memory where the
status of the Ethernet Global Data exchange will be stored. This pre-populated field MUST
assign 16 bits of %T memory, from %T0001 to %T0016. The Ethernet NIU firmware
requires these specific addresses to operate.
2. The pre-populated range of 10 words will contain command information from the
controller, as explained in chapter 4. This range MUST be assigned references %R1111
to %R1120.
3. The default output range shown above will receive 2048 discrete outputs and puts them in
%M1 through %M2048. If the controller will send less output data, this can be edited to
match the actual output range. These discrete outputs must go into the %M reference
table.
4. By default, the Ethernet NIU’s consumed exchange is set up to receive 512 analog
outputs and puts them in %R1 through %R512. If the controller will not send 512 analog
outputs, edit this range to match the analog outputs sent by the controller. These analog
outputs must go into the %R reference table.
The Ethernet NIU can accommodate up to 512 analog outputs. If the control system
includes multiple Ethernet NIUs and a total of more than 512 analog outputs, the controller
must use separate (and separately-configured) exchanges to send the analog outputs.
Therefore, some of the ENIUs must be configured with low and high points in %AQ
memory that do not match the reference offsets used for the controller. Each exchange
will send the same range of discrete outputs to all Ethernet NIUs as shown below.
Exchange 1
Exchange 2
ENIU 2 Outputs
Controller Outputs
ENIU 1 Outputs
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%M0001 - %M2048
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%M0001 - %M2048
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%R0001 - %R0512
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%R0001 - %R0512
%AQ512 - %AQ1024
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Configuring the Ethernet NIU’s Consumed Exchange from a
Secondary Controller
In a two-controller system, a consumed exchange must also be configured from the
secondary controller. The exchange “Outputs_Sec _to_ENIU” is created when the Ethernet
NIU is created in Machine Edition. Most fields are pre-populated. The parameters and ranges
for this exchange must correspond to the configuration of the consumed exchange from the
primary controller, with the exceptions described below:
Setting Up the Parameters of the Consumed Exchange
On the Consumed Exchanges tab:
1. The Exchange number MUST be “1”.
2. The Adapter Name defaults to 0.4 (slot 0, rack 4), which is the required location of the
Ethernet Transmitter Module in the I/O Station. However, exchanges from the secondary
controller could go through another Ethernet Transmitter Module in the I/O Station. In that
case, the adapter name must be changed to the actual position of that module.
3. Producer ID is the IP address of the secondary controller. In this example, it is: 10.10.10.3
This must be entered
4. The Group ID should be left at the default setting of “1”.
5. The consumed period field is not used and can be ignored.
6. The update timeout defaults to 32 milliseconds. This parameter should be tuned for best
performance. It should be 3 times greater than the produced period of the controller.
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Setting Up the Ranges for the ENIU’s Consumed Exchange
The I/O references portion of the configuration screen lists the assigned references, and gives
the offset of each from the start of the Ethernet NIU’s consumed data exchange.
1. Status is the location in the Ethernet NIU’s internal memory where the status of the
Ethernet Global Data exchange will be stored. This MUST be assigned to the default of 16
bits of %T memory, from %T0017 to %T0032. The Ethernet NIU firmware requires these
specific addresses to operate.
2. The range of 10 words will be used for command information from the secondary
controller, as explained in chapter 4. This range MUST be assigned to the default
references %R1121 to %R1130.
3. Default references are supplied for the discrete outputs for the I/O Station. The Ethernet
NIU stores discrete outputs from the primary controller in %Q memory, but it stores
discrete outputs from the secondary controller in %M memory, as shown below.
Primary Controller
%Q0001 - %Q2048
Discrete Output Assignments
in the Ethernet NIU
Ethernet NIU
%M0001 - %M2048
Secondary Controller
%M2049 - %M4096
%Q0001 - %Q2048
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4. Default I/O ranges are provided for the analog outputs to the I/O Station The Ethernet NIU
stores analog outputs from the primary controller in %AQ memory, but it stores analog
outputs from the secondary controller in %R memory as shown below.
Analog Output Assignments
in the Ethernet NIU
Primary Controller
%AQ0001 - %AQ0512
Ethernet NIU
%R0001 - %R0512
%R0513 - %R1024
Secondary Controller
%AQ0001 - %AQ0512
As mentioned earlier, the Ethernet NIU can accommodate up to 512 analog outputs. If the
control system includes multiple Ethernet NIUs that have a total of more than 512 analog
outputs, the controller must use separate (and separately configured) exchanges to send
the analog outputs. When configuring the exchange from the secondary controller, some
of the ENIUs must be configured with low and high points in %R memory that do not
match the reference offsets used for the controller. Each exchange will send the same
range of discrete outputs to all Ethernet NIUs as shown below.
Exchange 1
Secondary Controller Outputs
ENIU 1 Outputs
Secondary Controller Outputs
ENIU 2 Outputs
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%M2049 - %M4096
%Q0001 - %Q2048
%M2049 - %M4096
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%R0513 - %R1024
%AQ001 - %AQ512
%R0513 - %R1024
%AQ512 - %AQ1024
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Setting Up Output Defaults
This section explains how to establish output defaults for applications where defaults are
needed:
1. In Machine Edition, select the Variable Table and locate the Ethernet NIU variables.
The variables are in a table of the form <Devicename><variable name>
2. In the Ethernet NIU section, locate the particular output (Qxxxx or AQxxxx) that is to
be given a default value. If there is no variable with the current reference address,
create a new variable and give it the desired address. A range of new variables with
sequential addresses can be generated using the Duplicate command available by
right-click.
3. When creating output variables (Qxxxx), set the Retentive property to True or the
default value will not be stored properly.
4. Do not execute the command to delete unused variable as this will delete your added
variables and initial values.
5. In the properties of the selected variable, change the Initial Value to the desired
default value.
6. Download to the Ethernet NIU. The initial values will be downloaded and also stored to
flash. Default values are loaded into a holding buffer from flash when the Ethernet NIU
starts up.
Note: For systems with more than 2048 discrete outputs, discrete outputs 1-2048 in the
Ethernet NIU are controller by higher discrete outputs in the controller. The range in the
produced Ethernet Global Data exchange in the controller is set to the higher outputs and the
range in the consumed exchange in the Ethernet NIU is set to 1-2048.
For systems with more than 512 analog outputs, analog outputs 1-512 in the Ethernet NIU are
controller by higher analog outputs in the controller. The range in the produced EGD
exchange in the Controller is set to the higher analog outputs and the range in the consumed
exchange in the Ethernet NIU is set to 1-512. In setting the default values in the ENIU this
address mapping must be accounted for.
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Programmer Communications with the Ethernet NIU
After completing the configuration, it is stored from the programmer to the ENIU. A serial
connection can be used to store the initial configuration to the ENIU.
Programmer
serial
N
I
U
Ethernet
Hub or
Switch
After establishing the IP Address of the ENIU in the initial configuration, an Ethernet
connection can be used for subsequent communications between the programmer and the
ENIU.
For serial communications, the computer can be connected to the 9 Pin RS232 port or the 15pin RS-485 compatible serial port on the RX3i ENIU.
After completing the configuration as described on the following pages, the programmer can
be used to:
▪
Store the configuration to the Ethernet NIU.
▪
Load a previously-stored configuration from the Ethernet NIU back to the programmer.
▪
Compare (Verify) a configuration file in the programmer with a configuration that was
previously stored to the Ethernet NIU.
▪
Clear a previously-stored configuration from the ENIU. After a Clear function, the ENIU will
remain at the same IP address with the same subnet mask and gateway IP address.
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This chapter describes:
▪
Using the Status and Control Data for Fault Monitoring
▪
Viewing the Fault Tables in the Ethernet NIU
▪
Using the Station Manager
▪
Checking the IP Address of the Ethernet NIU
▪
Testing communications on the network
▪
Viewing the Exception Log
▪
Checking the Network Connection
▪
Stale Ethernet Global Data Status
▪
What to do if you can’t solve the problem
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Using the Status and Control Data for Fault Monitoring
During system operation, the controller(s) should routinely monitor the status portion of each
EGD consumed exchange to check for faults in the Ethernet NIUs in the system.
If bit 7 of a consumed exchange is set to 1, the fault should be investigated and corrected as
described in this section.
Bit 7 = 1
0
1
2
3
4
Faults Exist
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
13
14
15
Word 1: Status and Fault Data
0
1
2
3
4
Word 2: Copy of Control Data Word 2 (Application-based) from Primary Controller
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Word 3: Copy of Control Data Word 3 (Application-based) from Secondary Controller
Words 4 - 10: Reserved
The programmer can be used to view the Fault Table in the Ethernet NIU. After the condition
that caused the fault condition has been corrected, the programmer can be used to clear the
Fault Table or the application program in the controller can set bit 7 in the control data portion
of its produced EGD exchange to clear the fault report. Setting this bit clears faults in ALL
Ethernet NIUs that consume the same EGD exchange. If the system has a primary and
secondary controller, only the exchange from the currently-active controller can be used to
clear faults.
Bit 7 = 1
0
1
2
Clear Faults
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Word 1: Control Data
0
1
2
Word 2: Available for Use by Application
Words 3 – 10 should be set to zero
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Viewing the Fault Tables in the Ethernet NIU
The Ethernet NIU maintains two fault tables that can be accessed with a connected
programmer.
The I/O Fault Table lists faults associated with modules in the I/O Station, such as the loss or
addition of a module.
The PLC Fault Table lists faults associated with the ENIU itself. Fault descriptions are listed
on the next page. For each fault, see the “User Action” column for information about
correcting the fault.
Viewing Extra Fault Data
In the PLC Fault Table, double-clicking the entry displays additional fault data as shown
below:
280001000300050000000000000000000000000000000000
The Station Manager utility can be used to view more detailed information about specific
faults.
For the Ethernet NIU, the leftmost 14 digits of fault extra data (underlined in the example
above) show the corresponding Log Event (2 digits) and Entries 2, 3, and 4 (in that order, 4
digits each). The example above is reporting an Event 28, Entry 2=1, Entry 3=3, and Entry
4=5.
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PLC Fault Table Descriptions
PLC Fault
Backplane communications with PLC fault; lost
request
Bad local application request; discarded request
Bad remote application request; discarded request
Can’t locate remote node; discarded request
User Action
If problem persists, contact GE Fanuc.
If problem persists, contact GE Fanuc.
Try to validate the operation of the remote node. *
Error reported when message received where IP/MAC
address cannot be resolved. Error may indicate that remote
host is not operational on the network.
Comm_req - Bad task ID programmed
Internal request for unknown Ethernet Interface task.
Comm_req - Wait mode not allowed
Internal request error.
Config’d gateway addr bad; can’t talk off local net
Error in configuration. Verify IP address, Subnetwork Mask,
and default Gateway IP address are correct.
Connection to remote node failed;
Underlying communications software detects error
resuming without it
transferring data; resuming. If persistent error, check
connection to LAN and operation of remote node.
LAN controller fault; restart LAN I/F
Hardware fault, perform power cycle. *
LAN controller Tx underflow; attempt recovery
Internal system error. *
LAN controller underrun/overrun; resuming
Internal system error. *
LAN data memory exhausted - check parms;
The Ethernet NIU does not have free memory to process
resuming
communications. *
LAN duplicate MAC Address; resuming
A frame was received in which the source MAC Address
was the same as this station’s MAC Address. Immediately
isolate the offending station; it may be necessary to turn it off
or disconnect it from the network. This station remains
Online unless you intervene to take it Offline.
LAN I/F can’t init - check parms; running soft Sw utl Internal system error. *
LAN I/F capacity exceeded; discarded request
Verify that connection limits are not being exceeded.
LAN interface hardware failure; switched off network Replace Ethernet NIU.
LAN network problem exists; performance degraded Backlog of transmission requests due to excessive traffic on
the network. For a sustained period the MAC was unable to
send frames as quickly as requested. *
LAN severe network problem; attempting recovery
External condition prevented transmission of frame in
specified time. Could be busy network or network problem.
Check transceiver to make sure it is securely attached to the
network. Check for unterminated trunk cable.
LAN system-software fault; aborted
Internal system error. *
connection resuming
LAN system-software fault; restarted LAN I/F
Internal system error. *
LAN system-software fault; resuming
Internal system error. *
LAN transceiver fault; OFF network until fixed
Transceiver or transceiver cable failed or became
disconnected. Reattach the cable or replace the transceiver
cable. Check SQE test switch if present on transceiver.
Local request to send was rejected; discarded
Internal error. Check that the Ethernet NIU is online.*
request
Memory backup fault; may lose config/log on restart Internal error accessing FLASH device. * May need to
replace Ethernet NIU.
Module software corrupted; requesting reload
Catastrophic internal system error. *
Module state doesn’t permit Comm_req; discarded Ethernet NIU cannot process request. Make sure Ethernet
NIU is configured and online.
Unsupported feature in configuration
Attempt has been made to configure a feature not supported
by the Ethernet NIU version.
▪
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Using the Station Manager
The built-in Station Manager function of the Ethernet NIU provides additional tools for
troubleshooting that are particularly useful during system startup.
Use of the Station Manager requires an operator interface device, either a computer running
terminal emulation software or an ASCII terminal. The commands that can be used with the
Station Manager are described in the Station Manager User’s Manual. For PACSystems
controllers, this manual is catalog number GFK-2225. For Series 90 systems, it is GFK-1186.
Both manuals are available online at GEFanuc.com.
The Station Manager can be used to:
▪
Check the IP Address of the local Ethernet NIU.
▪
Make sure the IP Address is unique on the network.
▪
Display additional information about a node, such as its data rate and parity.
▪
Test communications on the network.
▪
View the Exception log, which lists the same types of faults as the PLC Fault Table.
▪
View communications errors with the TALLY command.
▪
Check Status of Exchanges with the Stat command.
▪
View Details of individual Exchanges with the Xchange command.
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Checking the IP Address of the Ethernet NIU
With the terminal connected directly to the Station Manager port on the Ethernet NIU, issue
the NODE command:
> node
IC695 Peripheral Ethernet Interface
Copyright (c) 2003-2005. All rights reserved.
Version 3.60 (35A1) TCP/IP
Version 2.50 (20A1) Loader
IP Address = 10.0.0.2
Subnet Mask = 255.255.0.0
Gateway = 0.0.0.0
MAC Address = <<080019010203>>
SNTP Not Configured
Station Manager Port:
Data Rate = 9600, Parity = NONE,
Flow Control = NONE
Source of Soft Switches: PLC Configuration
Source of IP Address:
Configuration
Oct 24, 2005 16:33:31.8
Date/time initialized from PLC CPU
The NODE command also displays other identifying information about the Ethernet NIU as
shown above.
Verifying that the IP Address of the Ethernet NIU is Unique
Make sure the Ethernet NIU does not have the same IP address as another node.
1. Disconnect the LAN cable from the Ethernet NIU.
2. Log on to another device on the network
3. From the other device, ping the IP address assigned to the Ethernet NIU.
If you get an answer to the ping, it means the chosen IP address is already in use by another
node. You must correct this situation by assigning unique IP addresses.
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Testing Communications on the Network
During system setup, use the Station Manager to test each installed Ethernet device to be
sure that each is operational and configured with proper TCP/IP parameters. To do that:
1. Enter the LOGIN command:
login
The password prompt appears:
Password:
2. The factory default password is:
system (lower case).
Enter the default password, or other password if it has been changed.
3. If the password matches the current password for the Modify level, the Modify prompt
appears:
=
4. Use the PING command to test the ability to reach individual nodes. The test works by
sending an ICMP echo request message to a specific destination and waiting for a reply.
Most nodes on TCP/IP networks implement ping.
PING can reach remote IP networks through gateways.
Enter the PING command using the IP address for the destination to be tested. A typical
PING command is shown below:
= ping 10.0.0.2 10
Ping initiated
<<< Ping Results >>>
Command: ping 10.0.0.2 10 100 64
Sent = 10, Received = 10, No Timely Response = 0
Late/Stray Responses = 0
Round–trip (ms) min/avg/max 0/1/10
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Viewing the Exception Log
When the Ethernet NIU detects an unusual condition, it records information about the
condition in its exception log. The exception log can be viewed using the Station Manager
LOG command. For example:
> log
<<< Extended Exception Log >>>
IC695 Peripheral Ethernet Interface version 3.60 (35A1)
Log displayed 24-OCT-2005 16:39:32.5
Log initialized using valid RAM information
Log last cleared 21-OCT-2005 09:33:46.9
Date
Time
Event Count Entry 2 through Entry 6
24-OCT-2005 16:38:52.9
1H
1H
0000H 0001H 0000H 0000H 0000H
24-OCT-2005 14:01:22.2
20H
1H
0001H 0000H 0000H 0001H 0117H
->24-OCT-2005 09:33:47.2
2aH
1H
0004H 0000H 0000H 0004H 0192H
Scode
Remote IP Addr:Port
or Producer ID:Exchg
Local IP Addr: Port
Each new (not repeating) log event is also sent to the PLC Fault Table, where it can be
viewed using the programming software.
The Station Manager LOG command returns the time/date of each exception event, a
hexadecimal code that identifies the fault type (for example, 28H for an Ethernet Global Data
fault), a count, and additional data in entries 2 through 6. When an error occurs, this
information may pinpoint the cause more precisely than the PLC Fault Table display.
Checking the Network Connection
If the LAN LED is off, the Ethernet NIU is not able to send or receive on the network. The
usual cause is some type of hardware problem. If this occurs, follow the procedure below.
1. Check to be sure that the network cables are securely fastened to the Ethernet NIU and to
the network connection device (hub, switch, etc.).
2. Use the Station Manager to check the network interface task using a TALLY L command.
The TALLY L command displays a list of tallies for all network interface tasks, and will
identify specific communications errors that may be occurring.
If the Ethernet NIU is the only device experiencing problems:
1. Be sure the network cable is properly connected to the Ethernet NIU and to the network
connection device.
2. Verify that the network connection device is operating properly on the network. (Are other
devices operating on the same network segment?)
3. Make sure the Ethernet NIU is seated and secured properly.
4. Replace the network cable with a known good cable.
5. Verify that the system power supply is properly grounded.
If all stations are experiencing the problem, the network is probably at fault. Contact the
network administrator.
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Checking Exchanges with the STAT Command
The existence and correct operation of Exchanges can be checked using the STAT command
Using the Station Manager, type STAT G
The Station Manager will show the configured exchanges for this device, show their status
and indicate the number of exchanges that have occurred.
> stat g
<<< EGD Status >>>
Ndx
--0H
1H
2H
Producer ID
------------10.10.10.3
10.10.10.2
10.10.10.11
24-OCT-2005
Exchange ID
----------1
1
1
16:46:05.0
Mode
-------CONSUMER
CONSUMER
PRODUCER
Transfers
State
Completed
-------------- ----------ACTIVE(00H)
1379368
ACTIVE(00H)
1447992
ACTIVE(01H)
1399605
The State column indicates whether the Exchange is active or idle and gives a code in
hexadecimal that indicates the status.
For Produced Exchanges, (01H) indicates the exchange is being sent
For Consumed exchanges:
▪
00H and 01H indicate the exchange is being received properly and on time
▪
05H indicates the exchange is being received properly and on time, but the data is stale.
The PLC has not updated the data since the last exchange was received. It is normal to
receive Stale indications if the PLC Scan is longer than the EGD Production Period.
▪
06H indicates the exchange is not being received.
▪
0eH indicates the exchange is being received but the number of bytes received is different
than expected. The exchange is not being used due to the length error.
Individual Exchange setups can be viewed by using the Xchange command in station
manager.
Type “Xchange <producer ID> <exchange ID>
When the STAT LED is ON
Sometimes problems can occur even when the STAT LED is on, indicating normal operation.
In that case, check if the LAN LED is steadily on, indicating that the Ethernet NIU is
successfully attached to the Ethernet network, but there is no network activity.
To find out whether the Ethernet interface component in the Ethernet NIU can access the
module’s CPU, issue successive TALLY C commands. If the PlcSweep tally is not increasing,
there are no windows being provided by the CPU. If any of the following tallies: PlcAbt,
MyAbt, or Timeout are incrementing, there may be a hardware problem with the backplane
interface. Check the PLC Fault Table entries.
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Stale Ethernet Global Data Status
A stale data status is a non-fatal status. Although an Ethernet Global Data exchange is
producing at the correct period, the data in the exchange can be old (stale) if the controller
has not yet updated it. If the produced period for an exchange is less than the controller’s
scan time, the Ethernet device can send the same data in more than one Ethernet Global
Data exchange. If the controller has not updated the EGD data before the exchange
produced period expires, the Ethernet device sends the same data again.
Stale data status can also occur from an Ethernet NIU if the ENIU uses local logic. The use of
local logic can increase scan time to become close to or larger than the Ethernet Global Data
input data exchange’s producer period. Each consumed EGD exchange status word received
by the consumer of the exchange provides the indication of stale data. The stale data status
is available for use by the application. The occurrence of stale data can also be determined
by using the Ethernet Transmitter Module’s Station Manager command – “tally G”. A count of
stale data occurrences for the Ethernet Transmitter Module’s produced EGD exchanges is
displayed along with other tally G data.
If You Can’t Solve the Problem
If you are not able to solve the problem, call GE Fanuc Automation. Please have the
following information available when you call.
1. The name and catalog number marked on the module
2. Description of symptoms of problem. Depending on the problem, you may also be asked
for the following information:
▪
The application program and the PLC sweep time at the time the problem occurred.
▪
A list of the configuration parameters for the Ethernet device that failed.
▪
A list of reported errors. This can be the contents of the Ethernet exception log, the
contents of the PLC Fault Table, or both.
▪
A description of the network configuration. This should include the following:
▪
The number of systems accessing the network
▪
The type of network cable used (for example, twisted pair, fiber optic, etc.)
▪
The length of network cable
▪
The manufacturer and quantity of hubs and network switches.
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This section describes the Local Logic feature of the Ethernet NIU.
▪
Using the Local Logic Block
▪
Reference Table Restrictions for Local Logic
▪
Using COMMREQs in the Local Logic
Using the Local Logic Block
The RX3i Ethernet NIU allows the addition of up to 20K bytes of logic to be executed locally in
the I/O Station. When the RX3i Ethernet NIU target is created in Machine Edition, an empty
LD logic block named “Local User Logic” is created and is called from Main. This block can
be changed to ST or FBD by deleting the LC block “LocalUserLogic” and the creating a new
block with the type of ST or FBD.
NOTE: Even if Local_User_Logic is not used, the block MUST be left in the program. Deleting
the block will cause a store to the Ethernet NIU to fail.
Reference Table Restrictions for User Logic
Restricted Addresses
I/O operation and the Remote COMMREQ Calls feature use reference table addresses in the
RX3i Ethernet NIU. The following reference table addresses are used for I/O operation and
RCC functionality and MUST NOT be written to by Local_User_Logic:
%R00001 to %R09999
%M00001 to %M04096
%T0001 to %T0512
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Addresses written to by EGD Exchanges
The Ethernet Global Data exchanges “Outputs_Pri _to_ENIU” and “Outputs_Sec_to_ENIU”
write to %M and %R addresses (which are in the Restricted Addresses listed above) and the
Ethernet NIU then writes to the following addresses (listed below) every scan of the ENIU:
%Q00001 to %Q02048
%AQ0001 to %AQ0512
If Local User Logic writes to these addresses, the Ethernet NIU functionality overwrites the
values and it appears that the local logic is not working.
Using COMMREQs in the Local Logic
COMMREQs can be used in Local_User_Logic. There are two items that the
Local_User_Logic must be sure to take into account.
1. The COMMREQ is local to the Ethernet NIU. That means the COMMREQ status word
address, data source address, and data response addresses are also local to the RX3i
Ethernet NIU. If the result of a COMMREQ in the local logic must be provided to the
controller(s) associated with the Ethernet NIU, special consideration must be made.
The COMMREQ will put the data in the Ethernet NIU memory. The Ethernet NIU then
needs to send the data to the controller(s). This can be done by:
▪
including the memory in the EGD exchange “Inputs_from_ENIU_xx” , or
▪
creating a new EGD exchange to send the memory, or
▪
using an SRTP channel or EGD Command COMMREQ to send the data to the
controller(s).
2. If the Remote COMMREQ Calls feature is used in the controller(s), and COMMREQs
are used in local logic, be careful not to inadvertently issue a COMMREQ from both
Remote COMMREQ Calls and local logic to the same module at the same time. If a
module receives a second COMMREQ before the first COMMREQ completes, the
module responds with a busy error code to the second Commreq.
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This chapter describes the Remote COMMREQ Call (RCC) feature that allows PACSystems
RX7i and RX3i controllers to pass COMMREQs to modules in an I/O Station via the Ethernet
NIU. This capability is not available with other types of system controllers.
▪
Using Remote COMMREQ Calls
▪
The Remote COMMREQ Call “C” Block
▪
Configuring Ethernet Global Data Exchanges for Remote COMMREQ Calls
▪
Diagnostics for Remote COMMREQ Calls
▪
Remote COMMREQ Calls in a Redundancy System
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Using Remote COMMREQ Calls (RCC)
The Remote COMMREQ Call feature utilizes of a pair of dedicated Ethernet Global Data
exchanges between the controller and an RX3i Ethernet NIU. One exchange sends standard
COMMREQs from the controller to the Ethernet NIU. The other sends the result of the
COMMREQ from the RX3i Ethernet NIU to the controller.
In a system with redundant controllers, there is an RCC exchange from each controller to the
Ethernet NIU. The RCC exchange from the RX3i ENIU is sent to a group destination so that
both controllers can receive it.
Chapter 9 describes the COMMREQs that the controller(s) can send to an RX3i ENIU I/O
Station using Remote COMMREQ Calls.
RCC Functionality in the Ethernet NIU
Remote COMMREQ Call functionality is built into the RX3i Ethernet NIU. In order to use it in a
system, the Ethernet Global Data exchanges must first be configured as described in this
chapter. The EGD exchanges are prepopulated with required fields to facilitate the
configuration.
RCC Functionality in the Controller
Remote COMMREQ Call functionality is only available in PACSystem RX7i or RX3i
controllers. The functionality is provided by two EGD exchanges and a parameterized “C”
block. The “C” block is named “RCCM_xxx_yy”. In this name, xxx is a revision code. The yy
portion of the name is used if multiple copies of the “C” block are needed for multiple Ethernet
NIUs that have Remote COMMREQ Calls. The controller needs a separate “C” block for each
RX3i ENIU which will receive RCC commands. Each “C” block must have a unique name.
Like a COMMREQ instruction, the “C” block in the controller has input parameters. The
application program must include additional logic to sequence the commands to the “C” block
and to monitor the status for completion of the Remote COMMREQ Call. The “C” block drives
the EGD exchange (RCC_Pri_request_to ENIU_xx) that sends the COMMREQ to the ENIU.
The Ethernet NIU sends the result back to the controller using the Ethernet Global Data
exchange: RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx. The “C” block in the controller puts the results
into the status and data areas that were specified in the Remote COMMREQ Call request.
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Remote COMMREQ Call Operation
A PACSystems controller with the RCC “C” block sends COMMREQs to the RX3i Ethernet
NIU in an Ethernet Global Data exchange named RCC_Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx.
The RX3i Ethernet NIU executes the COMMREQ, then sends the result back to the controller
in an Ethernet Global Data exchange named RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx.
The “C” block in the controller does the following:
▪
Takes the inputs to the “C” block and loads the Ethernet Global Data exchange with the
information required for the Ethernet NIU to execute the COMMREQ.
▪
Sends the COMMREQ information in the RCC_Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx exchange and
adds a sequence number for checking.
▪
Monitors for a response, returns the COMMREQ Status Word, and returns data if a
response is expected and the COMMREQ was successful.
▪
Does a timeout if the Ethernet NIU does not respond.
▪
Detects a powerup of the Ethernet NIU and provides a power up status to the controller.
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Configuring EGD Exchanges for Remote COMMREQ Calls
The Remote COMMREQ Call (RCC) Communications function uses additional Ethernet
Global Data exchanges that communicate COMMREQ commands from the controller to an
intelligent module in an Ethernet NIU I/O Station. Remote COMMREQ Calls also
communicate the responses from the Ethernet NIU back to the controller. When an RX3i
Ethernet NIU target is added in Machine Edition, three RCC-related Ethernet Global Data
exchanges are included in the EGD exchanges component of the target configuration. Those
exchanges are:
▪
RCC_Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx: Consume a RCC request from the primary controller
▪
RCC_Sec_request_to_ENIU_xx: Consume a RCC request from the secondary controller
▪
RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx: Produce a RCC response back to the controller(s)
Each of these EGD Exchanges has a default produced period of 50 milliseconds and a
consumer update timeout of 150 milliseconds. The suggested produced periods and
consumer update timeouts listed in chapter 5 can be maintained even with the use of RCC
exchanges with a single Ethernet NIU. If additional RCC exchanges are added for more
Ethernet NIUs, the suggested produced periods and consumer update timeouts in chapter 5
may need to be modified.
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Configuring the ENIU’s Consumed Exchange to Receive RCC
“RCC_Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx” is the Ethernet Global Data exchange that delivers the
COMMREQ request from the primary controller to the Ethernet NIU.
In the Rx3i Ethernet NIU configuration, this exchange is pre-populated, so only the Producer
ID of the controller needs to be entered as shown below.
Enter the
Controller ‘s
Producer ID
If a secondary controller is used, its EGD configuration is also pre-populated, so only the
Producer ID of the secondary controller needs to be configured.
Configuring the ENIU’s Produced Exchange for Response to RCC
RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx is the Ethernet Global Data exchange that delivers the
COMMREQ request from the controller to the Ethernet NIU.
In the Ethernet NIU, the exchange is pre-populated and does not need changing.
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Configuring the Controller’s Produced Exchange to Send RCC
The request exchange (RCC_Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx) needs to be configured in the
primary or only controller as shown below.
▪
The Exchange ID is 91, if multiple ENIUs are to receive RCC command each ENIU will
need a separate exchange and each exchange will need a unique Exchange ID.
▪
The Adapter Name identifies the Ethernet module that is sending the EGD Exchange.
▪
The Destination Type is Unicast.
▪
The Destination is the IP Address of the Ethernet NIU.
▪
The Produced period should be 50 milliseconds to match the ENIU default.
Enter the
IP Address
of the ENIU
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If there is a secondary controller, the request exchange needs to be configured in the
secondary controller as shown below.
Note that the Exchange ID is 92
All the other parameters are the same as in the exchange from the primary controller.
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Configuring the Controller’s Consumed EGD Exchange for RCC
Response
The RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx request exchange needs to be configured in the primary
or only controller as shown below. The Producer ID is the Produced ID of the RX3i Ethernet
NIU.
The request exchange also needs to be configured in the optional secondary controller. The
parameters must be identical to the configuration in the primary controller.
Configuring Exchanges if Multiple ENIUs Will Receive RCC Commands
If multiple Ethernet NIUs will receive Remote COMMREQ Call commands, the produced
exchange from the controller(s) to the Ethernet NIU must each have a different Exchange ID.
That makes each Ethernet Global Data Exchange unique on the Ethernet media. Exchanges
in the Ethernet NIUs and controllers must be adjusted for every Ethernet NIU after the first, in
order not to duplicate Ethernet Global Data exchanges on the network.
The Ethernet Global Data produced exchange from the primary controller to the first Ethernet
NIU uses Exchange ID 91. The secondary controller uses Exchange ID 92. For each
additional ENIU the Exchange ID should be incremented by 2.
TheExchange ID needs to be incremented on both ends: at the produced exchange in the
controllers, and at the consumed exchange in the Ethernet NIU.
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Adding the RCC “C” Block to the Controller Logic
In the Machine Edition navigator tree view, right-click Program Blocks in the logic area of the
controller. Click on “add C block”. A dialog box to add the “C” block will come up. Browse to
the file RCCM_120.gefElf. To add it to the controller target, double-click or select and open it.
The “C” block has this form:
+--------------+
(enable) -|CALL RCCM_xxx |-------(OK)
|
|
|
|
???????-| X1
Y1 |-???????
|
|
???????-| X2
Y2 |-???????
|
|
???????-| X3
Y3 |-???????
|
|
???????-| X4
|
|
|
???????-| X5
|
|
|
???????-| X6
|
|
|
???????-| X7
|
|
|
???????-| X8
|
|
|
+--------------+
The inputs and outputs for the “C” block have the following labels:
Name
Type
Length
Description
X1
mod
int
1
Module Type
X2
cmd
int
25
COMMREQ Data block
X3
r_s
int
1
Rack/Slot Module COMMREQ is
directed to
X4
task
int
1
COMMREQ Task
X5
tout
int
1
COMMREQ Timeout in
milliseconds
X6
lseg
int
1
Seg Sel for a 200 word buffer in
the controller
X7
loff
int
1
Offset of 200 word buffer in the
controller
X8
egd_con
int
25
Address of RCC Consumed
Exchange data range
Y1
stat
int
1
status of Remote COMMREQ
Call
Y2
statt
int
1
state of Remote COMMREQ Call
Y3
egd_pro
int
25
Address of RCC Produced
Exchange data range
Adding the “C” Block Parameters
Right-click on the C Block in the Navigator tree view, then click on Properties. Click on the
parameters line in the property inspector to open the parameters dialog. Enter the parameters
as shown below.
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Adding the “C” Block Call to Controller Logic
Create a LD block called RCC. In _Main add a Call to RCC that is called every scan.
In the RCC block, add a call to RCC_120_xx that is called every scan.
The inputs and outputs of the “C” block need to be entered as described below.
Inputs for the C Block
mod
Module type the COMMREQ is being sent to. Enter a Register reference and place the
module code in the register.
cmd
This is the COMMREQ command block. Enter the register reference where the block
starts. The register reference must have an array length of 25.
r_s
Slot number of the module the COMMREQ is being sent to. Enter a Register reference
and place the slot number in the register.
task
Task number that the module uses for COMMREQs it receives. Enter a register
reference and place the task number in the register.
tout
Timeout for the request in milliseconds. Enter a register reference and place the
timeout in the register.
lseg
Segment selector for a 200-word buffer needed by the “C” block. Enter a constant (8
for %R, or 196 for %W).
loff
Starting reference number of the buffer. Enter a constant, i.e. 7001.
egd_c Pointer to the “RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx” Exchange. Enter the starting register
reference of the exchange data range. It must have an array length of 25.
Outputs of the C Block
Stat
Status of the Remote COMMREQ Call command. Enter a register reference. This is
monitored to determine completion and success of the Remote COMMREQ Call
command.
State State of the Remote COMMREQ Call command. Enter a register reference Tell the
intermediate step the “C” block is on.
egd_p Pointer to the “RCC_request _to_ENIU_xx” exchange. Enter the starting register
reference of the exchange data. The range must have an array length of 50.
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List of Module Type Codes
The RCCM “C” block needs the module type to be specified on the first input parameters.
Each module type is represented by a numeric code, as listed below:
Module
Code
Genius Bus Controller
331
Profibus Master
300
DeviceNet Master
200
Motion Module (DSM314)
314
Motion Module (DSM324)
324
High Speed Counter
3000
Modbus Master
4000
Hart
5000
ENIU (Read last COMMREQ)
6000
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Adding Logic to Sequence RCC Commands and Check Return Status
A Remote COMMREQ Command works like a COMMREQ.
▪
The command needs to be executed once and the Remote COMMREQ Call status needs
to be monitored for completion before the command is executed again.
▪
The command executes when the CMD input values are loaded. The “C” block zeros out
the seventh register in the array on the CMD input. (This is the COMMREQ Command
number.)
▪
The CMD input is the COMMREQ command block.
▪
The other inputs are used to route the COMMREQ to the correct module and to set
timeout values.
Sample Logic
Example logic for two commands is shown on the following pages. Both commands use the
same “C” block, which is shown below.
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Sample Logic for Modbus Master
Port 1 of the Ethernet NIU the Port Mode MUST be changed to Serial I/O and the Baud rate
and parity need to be set to match the Modbus Slave settings. Once the port setup is changed
it must be downloaded to the Ethernet NIU. If the port setting are not changed, the example
will give an error code of 5379 (1503h).
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Sample Logic for GBC Command Read Diagnostics
The Genius Bus Controller MUST be configured in slot 6 of the Ethernet NIU I/O Station.
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Monitoring Remote COMMREQ Calls for Completion
The RCCM “C” block will supply a result for the requested RCC command. The application in
the controller needs to monitor it for completion.
The RCCM “C” block does the following checks in the order listed:
▪
The COMMREQ status word address is checked for validity. If the COMMREQ status
word is not valid, the RCCM block places an error code on the Status output. An error
code on the Status output should only happen during application development and not in a
running system. Two exceptions to this are:
1. After power is cycled to the Ethernet NIU. A Status output value of 9999 indicates that
the ENIU has powered up.
2. (For redundant controllers only), a code of 2040 indicates the Ethernet NIU switched to
the other controller during the execution of a Remote COMMREQ Call.
▪
The requested RCC command is checked to be sure that:
A. The requested COMMREQ is one that is supported by the Remote COMMREQ Call
feature.
B. The addresses in the controller for source and destination data are valid.
If either check fails, an error code is placed in the COMMREQ status word and the
Remote COMMREQ Call is NOT sent to the Ethernet NIU.
C. The RCCM block times out on receiving a response to the Remote COMMREQ Call
command from the Ethernet NIU (this is not a check that the EGD exchanges are
being received). This is a local timeout and a local timeout error code is placed in the
COMMREQ Status Word.
▪
The Ethernet NIU responds with a completion code, indicating success or an error
condition. The RCCM “C” block places this result code in the COMMREQ Status Word.
Note that different modules use different values in the COMMREQ Status Word for
successful completion. Most modules use “1” to indicate success, but the Genius Bus
Controller uses a “4” for success.
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Diagnostics for Remote COMMREQ Calls
COMMREQ Status Word
The “cmd” input to the “C” block in the controller is the data block that is used for a
COMMREQ. The third and fourth words in the data block specify a Reference Table and
offset (0-based) location for the COMMREQ status word. When a Remote COMMREQ Call
command completes, a value is placed in the COMMREQ status word that indicates the
status of the COMMREQ execution. Chapter 9 lists the COMMREQ status word values for all
COMMREQs that can be sent using a Remote COMMREQ Call.
“C” Block Status Output – Codes
0
idle
2
Command active (in progress)
2040
ENIU detect controller switch before command completed
9999
ENIU Powered Up
“C” Block State Output – Codes
111
333
222
47
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Troubleshooting
1. Verify that I/O and the Ethernet Global Data exchanges for Remote COMMREQ Calls
are working. Connect the Station Manager to the controller Ethernet port and to the
Ethernet Transmitter Module in the I/O Station, and type in “stat g”. This should return
a list of the Ethernet Global Data exchanges that are configured for the Ethernet
interface. All the Ethernet Global Data exchanges both I/O and Remote COMMREQ
Calls should be listed as Active and have a status of (00h), (01h), or (05h).
Any exchanges that are not listed or Active must be fixed.
A status of (06h) means timeouts are occurring on the exchange. A status of (0Eh)
means the size of the exchange does not match on the two ends. The xchange
command in station manager can be used to check details of an exchange, such as
the size.
2. Check the COMMREQ status word. The COMMREQ status word shows the result of
the Remote COMMREQ Call command. COMMREQ status word values are listed in
chapter 9.
Typical operation is to zero the COMMREQ status word and monitor for a successful
result. If the COMMREQ status word remains “0” either the COMMREQ status word
location was specified incorrectly or the “C” block did not execute.
Check the Status output of the “C” block . 8802 and 8803 indicate the value for the
COMMREQ status word is incorrect.
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Remote COMMREQ Calls in a Redundancy System
When the Ethernet NIU is used with redundant controllers, the Ethernet NIU is configured to
receive I/O data and Remote COMMREQ Call requests from both controllers. The Ethernet
NIU sends I/O data and Remote COMMREQ Call responses to both controllers.
The Ethernet NIU responds only to Remote COMMREQ Call requests from the controller that
has control of the I/O. The status words that are returned in the “Inputs_from_ENIU_xx”
exchange have bits that indicate which controller has control of the I/O. Bit 3 indicates that the
Primary is in control. Bit 4 indicates that the secondary is in control. Only the controller that is
controlling the I/O should send Remote COMMREQ Call commands. This makes the
switchover logic easier and reduces the load on the Ethernet interfaces in the controller and
I/O Station.
When control switches from one controller to the other, control of the I/O also automatically
changes from one controller to the other. However, switching the Remote COMMREQ Call
operation depends on the state that Remote COMMREQ Calls are in when the switchover
occurred, which can be:
▪
Remote COMMREQ Calls are idle, with no RCC activity. In the idle state, Remote
COMMREQ Call commands just move from one controller to the other.
▪
The controller issued a Remote COMMREQ Call command, but the switchover occurred
before the Ethernet NIU received it, so the Ethernet NIU never saw the command. This
can happen because the Remote COMMREQ Call command is sent to the Ethernet NIU
in a Ethernet Global Data exchange, which introduces a delay of one production period in
sending the command.
▪
The Ethernet NIU received a Remote COMMREQ Call command from the controller, but
the switchover occurred before the Ethernet NIU could send its response. If that happens,
the Ethernet NIU returns a status code of 2040. The new controller can detect the 2040
code in the state output of the “C” block. The application program in the new controller can
use a “Read RCC command at switchover” command to retrieve the command that was
sent to the RCC.
•
The Ethernet NIU has queued a Remote COMMREQ Call response, but the switchover
occurred before the controller received the response. The response is received by both
controllers, but the new controller does not recognize the response, and does not process
it. The response will be in the 200 Word Range specified in the Exchange
“RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx”.
How the redundant system handles these four cases will depend on the redundant system
and the needs of the application.
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Read RCC Command at Switchover
If a 2040 response code is detected at the controller which has just become the active
controller, it can retrieve the last command that was issued by the other controller. This
should be done before any other Remote COMMREQ Call command is issued, or the
information from the last command information will be lost.
The response to the last issued command is in the 200 Word Range specified in the
exchange “RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx”. The response should be saved to another
location before a command to retrieve last issues command is executed.
READ LAST COMMAND FROM ENIU
Inputs to “C” block RCCM:
Mod – 6000
code to tell RCCM block what type of module -
Cmd – Command block
0 – always zero
0 – always zero
8 – seg selector for CSW
48 – offset for CSW (zero based)
0 – always zero
0 – always zero
2040 – command code (Read last COMMREQ Command)
196 – seq select – where to put response
6601 – offset – where to put response
6601
24 – length number of words to read
8 – seg select of data (must be 8)
4123 – offset of data (must be 4123)
1000 – timeout in milliseconds
r_s – 2 Slot module is located in (CPU)
task – 1
tout – 25 timeout in milliseconds
egd_c – R01001 starting address of Produced Exchange for RCC
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Response (for example above)
The first six words are:
R6601 – 0
This is Seq Number of RCC command but it gets zeroed
R6602 – 0
always zero
R6603 – 8
seg select for CSW in ENIU ( “C” block sets this to 8 always)
R6604 – 4998 offset for CSW (“C” block sets this to 4998)
R6605 – 0
always zero
R6606 – 0
always zero
The relevant information in this response is:
R6607 – 8802 Module type code (8002 is Modbus)
R6608 – Command words follow in this and following registers
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Status Values Generated by the RCCM_xxx “C” Block
COMMREQ Status Word
The “Cmd” input to the “C” block in the controller is the data block used for a COMMREQ.
The third and fourth words in the data block specify a reference table type and offset (0based) location for the COMMREQ status word. When a Remote COMMREQ Call command
completes, the result code is placed in the COMMREQ Status Word.
Incorrect COMMREQ Status Word Location
If the COMMREQ Status Word location specified is wrong, the “C” block status output
contains an error code that indicates which part of the address location is incorrect:
8802
Bad CSW Segment Selector
8803
Bad CSW Offset ( either less than 1 or after end of reference table)
These errors usually occur during application development and checkout, not in a completed
application. When an incorrect COMMREQ Status Word location has been specified, the
controller will not send a Remote COMMREQ Call command to the Ethernet NIU.
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COMMREQ Status Word Error Codes
COMMREQ Status Word error codes can be generated by the “C’ block in the controller or by
the Ethernet NIU when it tries to execute the COMMREQ. When an error code is generated
by the “C” block in the controller, the controller does not send the Remote COMMREQ Call
command to the Ethernet NIU. The one exception to this is a timeout in the “C” block. If there
is a timeout of the “C” block, a command may or may not have been sent to the Ethernet NIU.
COMMREQ Status Word Error codes generated by the “C” block are:
5554
5555
5556
5557
5558
6602
6603
7702
7703
Timeout detected in Controller “C” block
Unsupported Module
Unsupported
Unsupported Ref Table
Unsupported Command
Bad Segment selector for Data Source in Controller
Bad Offset for Data Source in Controller
Bad Segment selector for Response location in controller
Bad Offset for Response location in controller
COMMREQ Status Word error codes generated in the Ethernet NIU are the same error codes
that would be generated if the COMMREQ were executed locally in a controller. The Ethernet
NIU passes the error code back to the controller and the “C” block puts the error code in the
designed COMMREQ Status Word location.
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9
The PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU supports selected COMMREQs received from a “C”
block application in a Rx7i or RX3i controller. Ladder code in the RX7i or RX3i interfaces to
the “C” block. The “C” block sends COMMREQ commands in an Ethernet Global Data
Exchange to the Ethernet NIU. The Ethernet NIU executes the COMMREQ and sends the
results back to the RX7i or RX3i with another Ethernet Global Data exchange.
This feature uses standard COMMREQ Command Data blocks. The standard COMMREQ
Command Data block goes on the RCCM “C” block input “cmd”.
This chapter summarizes the standard COMMREQ Command Data blocks supported by the
Ethernet NIU.
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COMMREQS Supported by Remote COMMREQ Calls
The Ethernet NIU supports the following COMMREQs in Remote COMMREQ Calls:
Supported Devices
PACSystems RX3i DeviceNet
Master Module IC694DNM200
Series 90-30 DeviceNet Master
Module: IC693DNM200
COMMREQ
Numbers
1
Send Device Explicit
4
Get Detailed Device Status
5
Get Detailed Server Status
6
Get Status Information
7
Send Device Explicit Extended
9
Read Module Header:
8
Enable/Disable Outputs Command
13
Dequeue Datagram Command
14
Send Datagram Command (switch BSM, clear fault,
clear all faults, assign monitor, read diagnostic)
PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU
PACSystems RX3i Genius Bus
Controller: IC694BEM331, Series
90-30 Genius Bus Controller:
IC693BEM331
COMMREQ Descriptions
Read last COMMREQ (Redundant systems only)
15
Request Datagram Reply Command
PACSystems RX3i Analog Modules
with HART Communications:
IC695ALG26, 628, 728
1
Get HART Device Information
2
Send HART Pass-Thru Command
PACSystems RX3i Profibus Master
Module, IC695PBM300
1
Get Device Status
2
Get Master Status
4
Get Device Diagnostics
5
Read Module Header
6
Clear Counters
PACSystems RX3i and Series 9030 Motion Controller Modules:
IC693/694DSM314, DSM324
E501
Parameter Load
PACSystems RX3i High Speed
Counter: IC694APU300, Series
90-30 High Speed Counter:
IC693APU300
E201
Send Data Commands
PACSystems ENIU Serial ports:
Modbus RTU Master
1
Read Outputs
2
Read Inputs
3
Read Holding Registers
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4
Read Input Registers
5
Set/Clear One Coil
6
Preset One Register
7
Read Exception Status
15
Write Multiple Coils
16
Write Multiple Registers
17
Report Device ID
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COMMREQs for DeviceNet Master Modules
The controller can use a Remote COMMREQ Call to send the following COMMREQs to a
PACSystems RX3i DeviceNet Master Module IC694DNM200 or Series 90-30 DeviceNet
Master Module IC693DNM200 in the I/O Station:
1
Send Device Explicit
4
Get Detailed Device Status
5
Get Detailed Server Status
6
Get Status Information
7
Send Device Explicit Extended
9
Read Module Header:
DeviceNet Master Modules, COMMREQ 1: Send Device Explicit
COMMREQ 1 commands the Master to send a DeviceNet explicit message to a specified
device on the DeviceNet network. The message can be up to 238 bytes long. The reply data
is limited to 2048 bytes maximum. To send more than 238 bytes of data or to use a separate
data memory area in the PLC, use COMMREQ 7, Send Device Explicit Extended instead.
The difference between Send Device Explicit and Send Device Explicit Extended is how they
store the data that will be sent in PLC memory. For Send Device Explicit, the data to be sent
is located in the same memory area as the COMMREQ command block.
Controller
COMMREQ
Command Block
Data to be Sent
DeviceNet
network
DeviceNet
Master
Module
Send Device
Explicit
Network
Node
Explicit
Message
For Send Device Explicit Extended, the data to be sent is located in a separate memory area,
which is indicated by a pointer in the COMMREQ command block. This makes it possible to
store and send more data or to have the data separate from the command memory.
Controller
COMMREQ
Command Block
DeviceNet
network
Data to be Sent
Send Device
Explicit
Extended
DeviceNet
Master
Module
Explicit
Message
Network
Node
The addressed device must be configured for an explicit message connection in the controller
configuration of the DeviceNet Master Module, and sufficient buffer memory must be
configured to contain the largest message produced by the COMMREQ or the largest reply
produced by the device. If the device was not configured for explicit messaging or if the
number of bytes configured is not enough for the command, the COMMREQ fails with a code
of 8 in the COMMREQ Status Word.
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Send Device Explicit, COMMREQ Example
The Send Device Explicit COMMREQ command block contains the data to be sent in the
explicit message (the data may optionally be offset from the end of the command block as
explained below). For this example, there are multiple channels in the VersaPoint analog
module to configure. The application program can repeat the message with a different
instance [another channel]. Having the PLC application check the COMMREQ status is
important even if there is only one COMMREQ, to be sure it has worked. For example, the
VersaPoint DeviceNet NIU may be offline when the command is sent. When sequencing
multiple commands to the same device (MAC ID), it is critical to test for successful command
completion prior to executing a subsequent command.
The example COMMREQ below does the following:
Sends an explicit message to device # 4 (a VersaPoint DeviceNet NIU)
Returns the COMMREQ Status Words to %R10-%R13
Sets Analog Input 1 to the 4-20mA range.
Word
Dec
(Hex)
1
00012
(000C)
Description
Length of command: Length of the command block for this COMMREQ.
For the Send Device Explicit (command 1) the command length is 10 words plus
the number of words of Service Data. The COMMREQ header (words 1–6) is not
counted in the command length.
Note: Service Data is in bytes, divide by 2 and round up for words. Service data
length will vary depending on message executed; consult vendor documentation
of the addressed server device.
For this example: 12 words = Service Data is 3 bytes (rounded up to 2 Words) +
10 words command length.
2
00000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
00008
(0008)
Status Segment Select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
4
00009
(0009)
Status Memory Offset: COMMREQ status words start address minus 1. (%R10
for this example)
5
00000
(0000)
Reserved
6
00000
(0000)
Reserved
7
00001
(0001)
Command Code: Send Device Explicit command number (1)
8
00008
(0008)
Reply Segment Select: Memory type for the reply data. (%R for this example).
(8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
9
00250
(00FA)
Reply Memory Offset: Offset within the memory type for the reply minus 1.
Word offset for memory types: 8, 10, 12; byte offset for memory types: 16, 18,
20, 22. For this example, it is %R251.
10
00006
(0006)
Reply Memory Size: Maximum size required to hold the reply to the command:
in words for memory types: 8, 10, 12; in bytes for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22)
For command 1 the size must be 10 bytes (5 words) or more, or an error will be
reported in the COMMREQ status word and the request will be ignored.
Note: The size needed for the reply depends on the service used and the
instance accessed. Consult the server device documentation. Add 10 bytes (5
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Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
words) to the server reply data for the reply header. The reply memory size can
be larger than the reply data of a particular message it must not be smaller.
11
00004
(0004)
MAC ID: of the device to send the message to (0 - 63). For this example, the
VersaPoint Network Interface Unit uses MAC ID #4.
12
00002
(0002)
Service Data Size: Number of Service Data bytes being sent. This needs to be
determined from the documentation of the DeviceNet server to which the
message is being sent. For the example, 2 bytes = 1 attribute byte + 1 bytes
data.
Note: For service codes 0x10 or 0x0E the attribute byte is contained in the
service data at byte zero.
13
00016
(0010)
DeviceNet service code: See the vendor documentation for the server device.
In this example, the Service Code for the VersaPoint DeviceNet NIU is 0x10 (Set
Attribute Single Service) to write data. Another service code often used is 0x0E
(Get Attribute Single Service) to read data.
14
00010
(000A)
Class/Object: The object class to which this is requested. See the vendor
documentation for the server device. For this example, the object class is 0x0A
(Analog Input Point Object).
15
00001
(0001)
Instance: The specific instance of the object class to which this request is
directed. See vendor documentation for the server device. For the example the
instance represents which VersaPoint analog channel to set.
16
00001
(0001)
Service Data Byte Offset: If the offset is 0, then the service data is located
immediately after this data word in memory (at word 17, see below). The value
entered here is the number of bytes between this word and the beginning of the
service data. For example, if the offset were 2, then two bytes would be "skipped"
and the service data would begin at word 18.
17
1792
(00)
Skipped byte(s): This byte is skipped because the data byte offset in word 16 is
a “1” for this example. Multiple bytes may be skipped. Data in skipped bytes is
ignored.
(07)
Service Data byte 0, Attribute: Attribute is used in service code 0x10 and 0x0E
messages. The attribute is a one-byte field always at byte zero of the service
data when used. The “Attribute” field is not used by other message services.
This byte is the actual beginning of the service data since the data byte offset
caused a one-byte skip. For the example attribute 7 is the VersaPoint, Analog
Input Point Object, Range setting.
18
00003
(0003)
Service Data: Offset of the start of this data depends on entry for Service Data
Byte Offset. Service data to is limited to 238 bytes maximum for command 1.
For the example “Range” 3 is the vendor code for the VersaPoint Analog Input 420ma setting and the data type is USINT (2 bytes).
Note: It is important to know the type of the data to properly calculate the length
setting of word 1 and word 12 of the COMMREQ.
19 to
end
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example this is unused space.
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Send Device Explicit (and Extended), Reply Data Format
Word
Description
Command code that this data block is replying to. (1 or 7)
Status of the explicit message. Bits 0 and 1 should both be 0.
1
2
bit 0
1 = Explicit message response truncated to fit in shared memory buffer. The configured size of the explicit
buffer of the device is too small.
bit 1
1 = Explicit message response truncated to fit in Reply Memory. The reply buffer allocated by the
COMMREQ is too small.
bits 2 - 15
Reserved, should be ignored.
3
MAC ID of the device producing this reply.
4
Number of reply data bytes consumed. Note: if allocated buffers are not large enough this value should indicate
the actual size of the reply data. Allocate reply size at least 10 bytes (for reply words 1-5) larger than the service data.
5
DeviceNet service code / internal result code.
Values less than 0xFF: The service code low byte, in explicit message replies contains the same service that is returned
on the DeviceNet network. Since the message is in reply to the explicit service issued by the COMMREQ, the high bit of
the low byte is set to a 1. For example:
GET_ATTRIBUTE_SINGLE is service code 0x0E. The DeviceNet response will have the high bit set: 0x8E
SET_ATTRIBUTE_SINGLE is service code 0x10. With the high bit set on response: 0x90
DeviceNet errors use service code 0x14, and since errors are responses, the high bit will be set: 0x94. For example:
GET_ATTRIBUTE_SINGLE: 0x0E, DeviceNet error response: 0x94 (With following bytes of main code and additional code)
Value
0x00 - 01
0x02
0x03 - 07
0x08
0x09
0x0A
0x0B
0x0C
0x0D
0x0E
0x0F
0x10
0x11
Error
Reserved
Resource needed for the object to perform
the requested service not available.
Reserved
Value
0x12
0x13
0x1A - 1E
0x1F
Error
Reserved
The service did not supply enough data to
perform the requested service
Attribute specified in the request is not
supported
The service supplied more data than was
expected
The specified object does not exist in the device
Reserved
Attribute data of the object was not stored prior
to the requested service
Attribute data of this object not saved by the
object
Reserved by DeviceNet
Vendor specific error
Requested service not implemented or not
defined for the object class/instance
invalid attribute data detected
Reserved
Object is already in requested mode or
state requested by the service
Object cannot perform the requested
service in its current mode / state
Reserved
Request to modify a non-modifiable
attribute was received
Permission/privilege check failed
Device's current mode or state prohibits the
requested service
Data to be transmitted is larger than the
allocated response buffer
0x15
0x20
0x21 - CF
Invalid parameter
Reserved
0xD) - FF
Vendor specific object and class errors
0x14
0x16
0x17
0x18
0x19
Values above 0xFF are internal Series 90-30 DeviceNet Master Module codes (see below).
0x0100
Explicit connection is not established
0x0101
Explicit body format cannot represent requested class. (i.e. class > 255 and connection body format is
8/8 or 8/16)
0x0102
Explicit body format cannot represent requested instance. (i.e. instance > 255 and connection body
format is 8/8 or 8/16)
Resources not available to send explicit message
0x0103
0x0104 - FFFF Reserved
6 - end
9-6
Optional data as required by the service. The size of this data is indicated by word 4
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DeviceNet Master Modules, COMMREQ 4: Get Detailed Device Status
The controller can send COMMREQ 4 to an RX3i or Series 90-30 DeviceNet Master in the I/O
Station, to read the following information about a device on the DeviceNet network. (This
command does not generate a DeviceNet network message).
whether the network device is included in the master's list of configured devices
whether it is being scanned
configuration error status (invalid id, device type, product code, I/O connections, etc)
its connection 1 and connection 2 input states
Get Detailed Device Status, Example COMMREQ
The example COMMREQ below does the following:
Gets the Device Status of the slave with MAC ID #4 from the DeviceNet Master Module.
Returns the COMMREQ Status to %R10-%R13
Returns the Device Status to %R251-%R260.
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
00005
(0005)
Length of command Data Block: For the Get Detailed Device Status
COMMREQ, always 5
2
00000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
00008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
4
00009
(0009)
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words address minus 1 (%R10)
5
00000
(0000)
Reserved
6
00000
(0000)
Reserved
7
00004
(0004)
Command code: Get Detailed Device Status command number 4
8
00008
(0008)
Reply segment select: Memory type for the reply data (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
9
00250
(00FA)
10
00009
(0009)
Reply memory offset: Offset within the memory type for the response minus
1. For this example %R251. (Word offset for memory types: 8, 10, 12; byte
offset for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22)
Reply memory size: Maximum size for the reply (in words for memory
types: 8, 10, 12; in bytes for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22). Maximum 2048
bytes.
Note: For command 9 must be 18 bytes (9 words) or more, or an error will be
returned in the COMMREQ status and the command will be ignored.
11
00004
(0004)
MAC ID: of the network device. For this example, 4.
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Get Detailed Device Status, Reply Data Format
Upon receiving COMMREQ 4 from the PLC CPU, the DeviceNet Master Module generates a
reply containing the status data it currently has stored for the specified MAC ID.
Word
1
2
low
byte
Description
Command number that this data block is replying to. (4)
Status Code: Number indicating the status of the client connection to the device.
Status
0x 00
0x 01
0x 02
0x 03
0x 04
0x 05
0x 06
0x 07
0x 08
0x 09
0x 0A
0x 0B
0x 0C
2
high
byte
3 to 9
9-8
Meaning
Device not in device list
Device idle (not being scanned)
Device being scanned
Device timed-out
UCMM connection error
Master/Slave connection set is busy
Error allocating Master/Slave
connection set
Invalid vendor id
Error reading vendor id
Invalid device type
Error reading device type
Invalid product code
Error reading product code
Status
0x 0D
0x 0E
0x 0F
0x 10
0x 11
0x 12
0x 13
Meaning
Invalid I/O connection 1 input size
Error reading I/O connection 1 input size
Invalid I/O connection 1 output size
Error reading I/O connection 1 output size
Invalid I/O connection 2 input size
Error reading I/O connection 2 input size
Invalid I/O connection 2 output size
0x 14
0x 15
0x 16
0x 17
0x 18
0x 19 - FF
Error reading I/O connection 2 output size
Error setting I/O connection 1 packet rate
Error setting I/O connection 2 packet rate
M/S connection set sync fault
Error setting Production Inhibit Time
Reserved
Status flags: Bits indicating the connection states of the slave's connection 1 and connection 2
inputs.
bits
0-4
Reserved, should be ignored
bit 5
1 = Input area 1 receive idle condition
bit 6
1 = Input area 2 receive idle condition
bit 7
Reserved, should be ignored
Reserved, should be ignored
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DeviceNet Master Modules, COMMREQ 5: Get Status Information
The controller can send COMMREQ 5 to an RX3i or Series 90-30 DeviceNet Master in the I/O
Station that is operating in server mode. The command will retrieve the following status
information:
▪
▪
▪
whether the module is set up for slave operation (its network settings are configured)
▪
how the module's I/O messaging settings are configured.
the module's output connection states
whether the module has sent a DeviceNet explicit message (previously commanded
by a Send Server Response COMMREQ).
This function is internal to the PLC system; it does not generate a DeviceNet message.
Controller
PLC
Application
Program
Get Status
Information
Master or
Slave
Module
Get Detailed Server Status, COMMREQ Example
In this example, the application program sends a Get Detailed Served Status COMMREQ to a
DeviceNet Master Module that is configured for slave operation.
Word
Dec
Hex
1
00004
(0004)
Description
Length of command Data Block. Always 4 words for this command.
2
00000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
00008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
4
00009
(0009)
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words address minus 1 (%R10 for
this example)
5
00000
(0000)
Reserved
6
00000
(0000)
Reserved
7
00005
(0005)
Command code: Get Detailed Server Status command (5)
8
00008
(0008)
9
00250
(00FA)
10
00009
(0009)
Reply segment select: Memory type for the reply data. (%R for this example).
(8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
Reply memory offset: Offset within the memory type for the reply minus 1. For
this example, it is %R251.
Reply memory size: Maximum size for the reply (in words for memory types:
8, 10, 12; in bytes for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22). Maximum 2048 bytes.
Note: For command 5 must be 18 bytes (9 words) or more, or an error is
returned in the COMMREQ status and the command is ignored.
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9-9
9
Get Detailed Server Status, Reply Data Format
The response to a Get Detailed Server Status COMMREQ supplies details of the module's
configured Network Settings. It also shows whether the module has sent (on the DeviceNet
network) a previously-commanded Send Server Explicit message.
Word
Dec/Bin
Hex
1
00005
(0005)
2
00000001
(01)
low
byte
2
high
byte
3
4
low
byte
Description
Command number that this data block is replying to. (5)
Indicates whether the module is set up for slave operation (Network
Settings configured). For this example, the module is being scanned.
0x00
Idle (Group 2 master/slave connection is not allocated, the
slave server is not active, no master is scanning).
0x01
Active (Group 2 master/slave connection allocated, the slave
server is active and is being scanned by a master device).
0x020xFF
Reserved, these bits should be ignored.
Bits indicating the various connection states. In this example, the module's output 1 and 2
connections are both configured for receive idle, and it has an UCMM connection.
11100000
00000
(E0)
(0000)
bits 0 - 4
Reserved, these bits should be ignored.
bit 5
1 = Output connection 1 receive idle condition
bit 6
1 = Output connection 2 receive idle condition
bit 7
1 = Group 3 UCMM connection(s) allocated.
Reserved, these bits should be ignored.
Bits indicating explicit message status since the last Get Detailed Server Status. These bits are
automatically cleared by this COMMREQ in preparation for the next call. For this example, the
module has sent the explicit message response on the network.
00001
(0001)
bit 0
1 = Explicit response sent. Set when the scanner has
submitted the explicit response from a Send Server Explicit
message, for transmission on the network.
bits 1 - 7: Reserved
4
high
byte
5 to 9
9-10
Bits showing the configured features of the module. For this example, the DeviceNet module slave
server is set up for explicit messaging and polled I/O operation.
00000011
(03)
bit 0
1 = Explicit connection allocated
bit 1
1 = Polled I/O connection allocated
bit 2
1 = Bit-strobed I/O connection allocated
bit 3
Not used
bit 4
1 = Change of State I/O connection allocated
bit 5
1 = Cyclic I/O connection allocated
bit 6
1 = Acknowledge Suppress Enabled
bit 7
Not used
Reserved, these bits should be ignored.
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DeviceNet Modules, COMMREQ 6: Get Input Status from a Device
The controller can send COMMREQ 6 to an RX3i or Series 90-30 DeviceNet Master in the I/O
Station, to read the information that is normally mapped to the DeviceNet Master Module's 64
device status bits. The module responds to the command with the following information:
▪
▪
▪
▪
the network activity status of each MAC ID on the network
the module's own configured Network Settings.
the module's current network status.
the module's firmware ID.
The information read by this command comes from the module; this command does not
generate a DeviceNet message.
Controller
PLC
Application
Program
Get Status
Information
Master or
Slave
Module
Get Status Information, COMMREQ Example
▪
The example COMMREQ below does the following:
▪
▪
▪
Gets status information from the DeviceNet master.
Returns the COMMREQ Status Words to %R10-%R13.
Returns the Device Status to %R251-%R260.
Word
Dec
1
00004
(0004) Length of command Data Block:
For Get Status Information, the length is 4 words (8 bytes).
2
00000
3
00008
4
00009
(0000) Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
(0008) Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status words (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
(0009) Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words start address minus 1
(%R10 for this example)
5
00000
(0000) Reserved
6
00000
7
00006
8
00008
9
00250
10
00008
(0000) Reserved
(0006) Command code: Get Status Info command number (6)
(0008) Reply segment select: Memory type for the reply data. (%R for this example).
(8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
(00FA) Reply memory offset: Offset within the memory type for the reply (0-based).
For this example, it is %R251. (Word offset for memory types: 8, 10, 12; byte
offset for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22).
(0008) Reply memory size: Maximum size for the reply (in words for memory types:
8, 10, 12; in bytes for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22). Maximum 2048 bytes.
Note: For command 6 must be16 bytes (8 words) or more, or an error will be
returned in the COMMREQ status and the command will be ignored.
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9
Get Status Information, Reply Data Format
Word
1
2-5
6
Description
Command code that this data block is replying to. (6)
Device Status. Each bit corresponds to an individual device MAC ID. The state of that bit
indicates the device's status: 0 = Device is not active (not configured, faulted, etc…), 1 = Device is
active, being scanned. For the master's own MAC ID, the status bit is always 0.
bit 7
bit 6
bit 5
bit 4
bit 3
bit 2
bit 1
bit 0
byte 0
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
byte 1
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
byte 2
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
byte 3
31
30
29
28
27
26
25
24
byte 4
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
byte 5
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
byte 6
55
54
53
52
51
50
49
48
byte 7
63
62
61
60
59
58
57
56
Server Status
bit 7
bit 6
bit 5
bit 4
bit 3
bit 2
bit 1
bit 0
byte 0
res.
AKS
CYC
COS
res.
ST
P
EX
byte 1
reserved
SERA
IDLE2
IDLE1
G3
Group 2 only I/O connections
AKS
Acknowledge suppress enabled
CYC
Cyclic I/O connection allocated
COS
Change-of-state I/O connection allocated
ST
Bit Strobed I/O connection allocated
P
Polled I/O connection allocated
Group 2 Explicit Connections
EX
Explicit connection allocated
Group 3 Connection
G3
At least one Group 3 (UCMM) connection allocated
Status Bits
IDLE1
Output area 1 receive idle status bit.
IDLE2
Output area 2 receive idle status bit
SERA
Server Explicit Request Available. Use Receive server explicit
command to retrieve the request
7
CAN Network Status.
8
9-12
bit 7
bit 6
bit 5
bit 4
bit 3
bit 2
bit 1
bit 0
byte 0
ML
RO
TO
TA
A
BO
BW
OL
byte 1
SA
O5
O2
O1
RE
reserved
BP
ER
Application Specific Flags
SA Scanner Active (at least one connection established)
O5 Online at 500 Kbaud
O2 Online at 250 Kbaud
O1 Online at 125 Kbaud
RE Firmware is resetting so DeviceNet I/O data is not valid
Common Flags
BP Bus power present (zero if power sense not supported)
ER CAN communication error
ML Message lost (CAN controller / receive ISR)
RO Receive buffer overrun (host app. too slow emptying receive queue)
TO Transmit failed due to timeout (flooded network)
TA Transmit failed due to ack error (no other nodes connected)
A
Network activity detected (messages received or transmitted)
BO Bus off (this node has been disconnected due to excessive errors)
BW Bus warning (this node is experiencing a large number of errors)
OL Online, CAN interface has been initialized
Firmware ID, Minor revision:
In BCD four hex digits. For example, revision 1.10 = 01 10 hex.
Firmware ID, Major revision:
See above.
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DeviceNet Modules COMMREQ 7: Send Device Explicit Extended
The controller can send COMMREQ 7 to an RX3i or Series 90-30 DeviceNet Master in the I/O
Station, to send more than 238 bytes of data on the DeviceNet network. This command can
also be used to send data that should be mapped to a separate data memory area in the PLC
as explained below. The reply is limited to 2048 bytes maximum. This command is similar to
COMMREQ 1, Send DeviceNet Explicit. See the description of DeviceNet COMMREQ 1 for
more information.
Both of these COMMREQs command the DeviceNet Master Module to send a DeviceNet
explicit message on the network.
For Send Device Explicit Extended, the data to be sent is located in a separate memory area,
which is indicated by a pointer in the COMMREQ command block. This makes it possible to
store and send more data or to have the data separate from the command memory.
Controller
COMMREQ
Command Block
DeviceNet
network
Data to be Sent
Send Device
Explicit
Extended
DeviceNet
Master
Module
Explicit
Message
Network
Node
The addressed device must be configured for an explicit message connection in the controller
configuration of the DeviceNet Master Module and sufficient buffer memory must be
configured to contain the largest message produced by the COMMREQ or the largest reply
produced by the device. If the device was not configured for explicit messaging or if the
number of bytes configured is not enough for the command, the COMMREQ fails with a code
of 8 in the COMMREQ Status Word.
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Chapter 9 COMMREQs for Remote COMMREQ Calls
9-13
9
Send Device Explicit Extended, COMMREQ Example
The Send Device Explicit Extended COMMREQ command block contains a pointer to the
data to be sent in the explicit message. The programmer can use this functionality to point to
different stored messages without recalculating command length each time. Command 7
additionally avoids the 238-byte service data limit of command 1 by increasing the maximum
size for the service data.
This example COMMREQ sends an explicit message to Mac ID 4 (a GE Fanuc S2K
DeviceNet Motion Controller), returns the COMMREQ Status Words to %R10-%R13, and sets
(writes) an array of data (32 DINT) variables to the S2K integer memory (VI registers).
Word
COMMREQ
1
Header
2
3
4
5
6
COMMREQ
Command
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
9-14
Value
Description
00007 Command Length: Length of the command block for the Send Device Explicit
Extended command . Always 7 words.
00000 Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
00008 Status Memory Select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
00009 Status Memory Offset: COMMREQ status words start address minus 1 (%R10
for this example)
Reserved
Reserved
00007 Command Code: Send Device Explicit Extended command number (7)
00008 Reply Segment Select: Memory type for the reply data. (%R for this example).
(8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
00250 Reply Memory Offset: Offset within the memory type for the reply minus 1.
For this example, it is %R251. (Word offset for memory types: 8, 10, 12; byte
offset for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22).
00005 Reply Memory Size: Maximum size required to hold the reply for the
command: (in words for memory types: 8, 10, 12; in bytes for memory types:
16, 18, 20, 22). Add 10 bytes to expected reply size.
Note: must be 10 bytes (5 words) or more, or an error will be reported in the
COMMREQ status word and the request will be ignored. Actual length needed
will vary depending on which message is sent; consult vendor information for
the target device. Maximum 2048 bytes.
00008 Data Segment Select: Memory type for the service data. (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
00300 Data Memory Offset: Offset within the specified memory type for the service
data start address minus 1. (Word offset for memory types: 8, 10, 12; byte
offset for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22). For this example, it is %R301.
00071 Data Memory Size: Size of the data to be sent, in units of the selected type (in
words for memory types: 8, 10, 12; in bytes for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22).
Must be large enough to contain the entire explicit data block. The entire data
block calculation is; the service data header 12 bytes (6 words) + skipped bytes
(specified in word 6 of the service data header + the service data.
Note: It is important to know the type of the data used in the service to calculate
the minimum length accurately. The attribute byte when used is always byte 0
of the service data and must be added to the data length. Round size up as
needed.
For this example we have 71 words; 6 service data header words + 1 skipped
byte + 1 attribute byte + 32 DINT data (64 words) service data.
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Send Device Explicit Extended, Data Block Format
The following data must be placed in the PLC memory location specified in the command by
the data memory offset.
One use of the data byte offset (see below) would be to “point “ to a start location within a
large array of data in the PLC memory. In the following example the data byte offset is used
to maintain word boundary location of the data within the PLC memory even though we
require the service data to contain the attribute value.
Service
Data
Header
Word
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Service
Data
(Hex)
Description
(0004) MAC ID: Address of the device to send the message to (0 - 63).
(0081) Number of Service Data bytes: This needs to be determined from the vendor
documentation of the DeviceNet server to which the message is being executed. For
the example Service Data 0x81 (129 bytes) = 1 byte attribute + 128 bytes (32 DINT) of
data.
(0010) DeviceNet service code: See the vendor documentation for the server device. In this
example, the Service is 0x10 (Set Attribute Single Service) to write data.
(0004) Object Class: to which this is requested. See the documentation for the server
device. For this example, the object class is 0x04 (S2K Assembly Object).
(0300) Instance: of the object class to which this request is directed. See documentation for
the server. In this example Instance 768 decimal (0300h) points to VI001 in the S2K as
the first of 32 DINT variables to write.
(0001) Data Byte Offset: The number of bytes between this word and the beginning of the
service data to be sent. If the offset is 0, the service data is located immediately after
this data word (at word 7, see below). For example, if the offset were 2, then two bytes
would be "skipped" and the data would begin at word 8.
(00) LSB: Skipped - Least significant byte “skipped” because of setting in word 6.
(03)
8, 9
10 to
end
Service Data Byte 0, Attribute – An attribute is used in service 0x10 and 0x0E
messages. See documentation of targeted server device for meaning of specific
attributes. Since word 6 “skipped” a byte this is the actual beginning of the service
data. Locate data for messages without an attribute to start data here. May be at a
different location depending on the value of word 6.
DINT Service Data: May be located at a different offset based on word 6. Using the offset in
word 6 allowed, in this example, the DINT data to be aligned on a word boundary.
-
Service Data: For this example the end of the service data is located at word 71 [6
header words + 1 skipped byte + 1 attribute byte + 64 data words].
Send Device Explicit Extended, Reply Data Format
Reply Data format for the Send Device Explicit Extended COMMREQ is the same as that
shown for Send Device Explicit (DeviceNet COMMREQ 1).
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9
DeviceNet Master Modules, COMMREQ 9: Read Module Header
The controller can send COMMREQ 9 to an RX3i or Series 90-30 DeviceNet Master in the I/O
Station to read the following information:
▪
▪
▪
▪
▪
Module Type, Module ID, Module revision
CAN Kernel identification and revision
DeviceNet serial number
Error codes for any existing fault
CAN Network status
Upon detecting an error, the PLC application program can send this COMMREQ to the
module. Unless the error prevents normal backplane operation, the module returns
information about the fault in the reply data. Error codes are listed in this section. This
command reads data from the DeviceNet module’s internal memory; no message is sent on
the DeviceNet network.
Read Module Header, COMMREQ Example
The example COMMREQ below does the following:
▪
▪
▪
Gets the Module Header Data
Returns the COMMREQ Status Words to %R10-%R13
Returns the Device Status to %R251-%R283.
Word
1
2
3
Dec
00004
00000
00008
(Hex)
(0004)
(0000)
(0008)
4
00009
(0009)
5
6
7
8
00000
00000
00009
00008
(0000)
(0000)
(0009)
(0008)
9
00250
(00FA)
10
00065
(0041)
9-16
Description
Length of command Block: Always 8 bytes (4 words) for command 9.
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
Status segment select: Memory type for COMMREQ status words (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
Status memory offset: status words starting address minus 1.
(%R10 for this example)
Reserved
Reserved
Command Code: Read Module Header; command 9
Reply segment select: Memory type for the reply data (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M)
Reply memory offset: Offset within the memory type for the response
minus 1. (%R251 for this example).
Reply memory size: Maximum size for the reply (in words for memory
types: 8, 10, 12; in bytes for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22). Maximum 2048
bytes.
Note: For command 9 must be 130 bytes (65 words) or more, or an error
will be returned in the COMMREQ status and the command will be ignored.
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Read Module Header, Reply Data Format
Word
Description
1
Command Code. Echo of Command Code that this data block is replying to (0x0009)
2
Module Type. Contains "DN" (0x444E) or "ER" (0x4552) if a fatal error is detected
3
Window size: Indicates host interface window size.
4
Reserved
5
Kernel identification. 0x0001 = CAN 2.0A kernel
6
Kernel revision
0 = 16K, 1 = 32K, 2 = 64K, 3=128K
7
Module ID, 0x0017
8
Module revision in binary coded decimal (BCD), 4 hex digits XX.XX
(i.e. rev 1.0 = 0x0100, rev 1.10 = 0x0110)
9,10
11 - 18
DeviceNet serial number
Module type
19 - 22
Module serial number (i.e. "9409001")
23, 24
Reserved
25
Main Application Error Code. See the error code listings on the following pages.
26
CAN Network Status word
bit 7
bit 6
bit 5
byte 0
ML
RO
TO
byte 1
SA
O5
O2
bit 4
bit 3
bit 2
bit 1
bit 0
TA
A
BO
BW
OL
O1
RE
BP
ER
Application –Specific Flags
SA
Scanner Active (at least one connection established)
O5
Online at 500 Kbaud
O2
Online at 250 Kbaud
O1
Online at 125 Kbaud
RE
Firmware is performing DeviceNet reset, I/O data is not valid
Common Flags
BP
Bus power present (zero if power sense not supported)
ER
CAN communication error
ML
Message lost (CAN controller / receive ISR)
RO
Receive buffer overrun (host app. too slow emptying receive queue)
TO
Transmit failed due to timeout (flooded network)
TA
Transmit failed due to ack error (no other nodes connected)
A
Network activity detected (messages received or transmitted)
BO
Bus off (this node has been disconnected due to excessive errors)
BW
Bus warning (this node is experiencing a large number of errors)
OL
Online, CAN interface has been initialized
27
CAN transmit counter. Incremented when messages are submitted to the CAN controller.
28
CAN acknowledgment error counter. Increments if a transmit message is terminated due to lack of
acknowledgment from other stations. When this counter is incremented, the CAN transmit counter (word 27) is
decremented to compensate for a message not actually transmitted.
29
CAN receive counter. Increments when messages are received. Messages that fail the receive filter still
increment this counter.
30
CAN communication error counter. Increments if a CAN frame error is detected.
31
CAN lost messages counter. Increments if a CAN message is received before the previous message is placed
into the receive queue.
32
CAN receive queue overrun counter. Increments if a CAN message is lost due to a full receive queue.
33
Additional Application Error Code. See the error code listings on the following pages.
34 - 63
When Module Type in word 2 is "DN", contains the module identification string. For example:
“DeviceNet Module 1.00.00\n(C) 2002 GE Fanuc Automation.”
The format is: major rev.minor rev.build When Module Type is "ER”, contains the kernel error string.
64
Major Tick Interval (equivalent of system time base)
65
Number of minor ticks per major tick interval
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Runtime Error Codes in the Module Header
After a runtime error [word 2 of the Read module header, reply data = "DN" (0x444E)], the
Main Error Code [word 25] and Additional Code [word 33] fields of the reply data describe the
runtime error. A zero value in the main error code word indicates no error.
Category
Name
No Error
Config
File Error
Init File
Error
Add
Device
Error
Online
Error
Main
Code
Error Name
Description
0x0000 0x0001 Unknown Version
0x0000
0x0001
Zero in Main Code indicates no error
Incorrect / unsupported version
0x0002 Unknown Version
Unknown Header Id
Invalid Block Definition
Count
Unknown Block Type
Invalid Block Checksum
Invalid Shared Memory
Offset
Unknown9030IoType
Invalid Mac Id
0x0001
0x0002
0x0003
Incorrect / unsupported version
Init file’s header ID not recognized or invalid
Block’s definition count is invalid
0x0004
0x0005
0x0006
Block type not recognized
Block’s checksum is invalid
Shared memory offset not in the 0x1000 to 0x3FFF range.
0x0007
0x0008
I/O Type code not recognized
Mac Id in the Data Pointer list not in the range of 0 to 64, inclusive, or
255.
Memory area type code not recognized
Unknown Memory Area
Type
Invalid Block Size
0x000A
Invalid Block Offset
0x000B
Duplicate Block
Data Pointer Out Of Range
Missing Block
0x000C
0x000D
0x000E
0x0003 Duplicate Device
Invalid Shared Memory
Offset
Invalid Connection Flags
Invalid Explicit Buffer Size
Invalid Strobe Buffer Size
Invalid Path Buffer
0x0004 Invalid Mac Id
Invalid Baud Rate
Duplicate Mac Id Failure
Bus Not Offline
Bus Off
Invalid Connection Flags
Invalid Explicit Buffer Size
Invalid Strobe Buffer Size
Invalid Path Buffer
Ack Fault
Start Scan 0x0005 Bus Offline
Scanner Running
Scanner Stopping
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Additional
Code
0x0009
0x0005
0x000D
0x000F
0x0010
0x0011
0x0012
0x0002
0x0003
0x0004
0x0009
0x000E
0x000F
0x0010
0x0011
0x0012
0x0013
0x0007
0x000A
0x000C
Size of block in INIT file did not match what was expected, or larger
than the maximum size supported by the firmware.
Offset in Block Definition Record points beyond maximum INIT file
size.
Block of with same type code already exists in INIT file.
Data pointer refers to a location outside of shared memory.
One or more of required blocks 1, 3, and 4 are missing from the INIT
file.
Device already in scan list.
Shared memory offset not in the 0x1000 to 0x3FFF range.
The combination of bits in the Flags field is invalid.
Explicit buffer size is invalid.
Strobe buffer size is invalid. Note that the output size must be 1.
Path buffer is not initialized.
MacId in the Server Config block is not in the range of 0 to 63
inclusive.
Baud rate not set to 0, 1, or 2 (i.e. 125K, 250K, or 500K)
DUP MacId check failed while attempting to go online.
Bus is already online. Internal firmware error; report to manufacturer.
Bus fault detected.
Combination of bits in the Flags field of the Server Config block is
invalid.
Explicit buffer size is invalid.
Strobe buffer size is invalid. Note that the output size must be 1.
Path buffer is not initialized.
No CAN acknowledge received during Duplicate MacId Sequence.
Bus is not online yet
Scanner is already started
Scanner is stopping
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Fatal Error Codes in the Module Header
If the module is capable of executing and reporting an error after a fatal error, the Module
Type field of the Module Header data contains the value “ER” (0x4552). For specific errors
listed below that do not have any source code information available, the value 0xFFFF is
placed in the Main Code and one of the listed error numbers is placed in the Additional Code
field. Fatal errors that can report source code location store the source file number in Main
Code and the source line number in Additional Code.
Additional
Error Code
Error
Description
1
RAM data test failed
An error occurred during testing of the RAM data bus.
2
RAM address test failed
An error occurred during testing of the RAM address bus.
3
RAM A16 address test
failed
An error occurred during testing of the RAM A16 signal.
4
RAM A17 address test
failed
An error occurred during testing of the RAM A17 signal.
5
Module checksum is invalid
The most likely cause of this error is an undetected memory failure.
If this error occurs with more than one application module, the
module should be returned for repair.
6
CAN reset flag failed to
clear
An error occurred testing the CAN controller.
7
CAN data test failed
An error occurred testing the CAN controller data bus.
8
CAN address test failed
An error occurred testing the CAN controller address bus.
9
Invalid NVRAM data
The module's non-volatile memory contains invalid information.
10
Execution permission
denied
This module has not been configured to execute the application
module.
11
Application initialization
error
An error occurred initializing the application module.
12
Unknown application
initialization code
An error occurred initializing the application module.
13
Application terminated
The application module terminated (abnormal condition).
14
Application fatal error
A fatal runtime error occurred.
XXX interrupt
An unexpected interrupt was detected.
22
Event queue overflow
23
Nested user timer interrupt
This error should be reported to the vendor of the application
module. Make note of the circumstances that caused this error.
24
Invalid CAN interrupt
25
Nested system timer
interrupt
26
Imperfect interrupt
This error should be reported to the vendor of the application
module. This error is caused by an incorrectly generated interrupt
from the host bus adapter to the module.
27
Stack Overflow
This error should be reported to the vendor of the application
module.
99
Unexpected condition
encountered
A fatal runtime error occurred.
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COMMREQs for Genius Bus Controller Modules
The controller can use a Remote COMMREQ Call to send the following COMMREQs to a
PACSystems RX3i Genius Bus Controller module IC694BEM331 or Series 90-30 Genius Bus
Controller module IC693BEM331 in the I/O Station:
8
13
14
15
Enable/Disable Outputs Command
Dequeue Datagram Command
Send Datagram Command:
switch BSM
clear fault
clear all faults
assign monitor
read diagnostic
Request Datagram Reply Command
Genius Bus Controller Modules, COMMREQ 8: Enable/Disable Outputs
COMMREQ 8 can be used to enable or disable outputs on one device or on all devices on the
Bus Controller’s Genius bus.
Command Block for the Enable/Disable Outputs Command
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
00003
(0003)
Length of command Data Block: For the Enable/Disable Outputs
command, always 3
2
00000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
00008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 70 = I, 72 = Q)
4
00009
(0009)
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words address minus 1 (%R10)
5
00000
(0000)
Reserved
6
00000
(0000)
Reserved
7
00008
(0008)
Command code: Enable/Disable Outputs is command number 8.
8
Device Number: Enter 0-31 to enable or disable outputs to one block. To
enable or disable outputs to ALL devices on the bus, enter the number 255.
9
Enable/Disable Command: To disable outputs to the device(s) specified in
address +7, enter 0. To enable outputs, enter 1.
This COMMREQ overrides the configuration parameter outputs enable/disable at start. For
example, if outputs were initially disabled to all blocks during configuration, this COMMREQ
could be used to enable outputs to specific devices or to all devices.
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Genius Bus Controller Modules, COMMREQ 13: Dequeue Datagram
COMMREQ 13 commands a Genius Bus Controller to transfer incoming datagrams to the
CPU. In an RX3i Ethernet NIU I/O Station, this command would be used to retrieve the reply
to a Read Diagnostics datagram that was sent using COMMREQ 14, Send Datagram.
COMMREQ 13 is not needed if the Read Diagnostics datagram has been sent using
COMMREQ 15, Request Datagram Reply. For that command, the reply is returned
automatically.
Command Block for the Dequeue Datagram Command
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
00007
(0007)
Length of command Data Block: For the Dequeue Datagram command,
always 7.
2
00000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
00008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 70 = I, 72 = Q)
4
00009
(0009)
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words address minus 1 (%R10)
5
00000
(0000)
Reserved
6
00000
(0000)
Reserved
7
00013
(000D)
Command code: Dequeue Datagram is command number 13
8
Maximum data memory length: Enter bit or word value (depends on the
memory type selected below). This entry tells the CPU how much memory
will be needed to store all the data. If the length of data returned by the
device exceeds this length, the GBC writes as much data as possible to the
PLC CPU and returns a data error to the COMMREQ status location.
9
Memory Type: Enter the number that represents the location where the GBC
will place the data in the CPU: 70 (%I), 72 (%Q), 8 (%R), 10 (%AI), or 12
(%AQ).
10 – 13
Not used.
Number of Dequeue Datagram Commands Needed
One Dequeue Datagram command is needed for each incoming datagram. If multiple
incoming datagrams are expected during one CPU sweep, it will be necessary to place
multiple Dequeue Datagram commands in the program to assure their efficient transfer to the
CPU.
The number of Dequeue Datagram commands needed depends on whether the datagrams
have been sent using Normal or High Priority, and the relative lengths of the CPU sweep time
and the scan time of the bus, as explained below.
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If the Bus Scan Time is Greater than the CPU Sweep Time
If all datagrams on the bus are sent with Normal Priority, there is a limit of one incoming
datagram per CPU sweep. Therefore, only one Dequeue Datagram command per sweep will
be needed to handle incoming datagrams. If all datagrams on the bus are sent with High
Priority, the Genius Bus Controller can potentially receive one Datagram from each
transmitting device during a scan. The program should include the same number of Dequeue
Datagram commands as incoming datagrams.
If the Bus Scan Time is Less than the CPU Sweep Time
If the bus scan time is significantly shorter than the CPU sweep time, you can estimate the
number of Dequeue Datagram commands that must be sent to the GBC to accommodate
incoming datagrams on that bus. First, determine how many scans can occur in one CPU
sweep. For example, if the bus scan were 20mS and the CPU sweep were 90mS, the ratio
between them would be 4.5 to 1. This should be rounded upward to 5.
This is the maximum number of normal-priority datagrams that might be received in a single
CPU sweep. Plan to have the same number of Dequeue Datagram commands to that Genius
Bus Controller in the program to handle the incoming datagrams.
For high-priority datagrams, multiply the number found above by the total number of devices
on the bus that might send a high-priority datagram to the Bus Controller in one bus scan.
This is the total number of incoming datagrams from that bus the program might have to
handle in a single CPU sweep. Plan on this number of Dequeue Datagram commands to the
Bus Controller.
Additional Logic for Incoming Datagrams
The Genius Bus Controller can place up to 16 datagrams into an internal queue. These
include any unsolicited reply–type datagrams. Program logic in the controller should be used
to assure that no datagrams are accidentally written over. This might be done by copying
each datagram to another memory location, or by changing the data memory location
specified in the Command Block after each incoming datagram is received.
Note that the Dequeue Datagram queue is operated as a first–in–first–out (FIFO) queue.
Specific datagrams within the queue cannot be dequeued without first dequeueing datagrams
received earlier.
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Format of Returned Data
The Dequeue Datagram returns data in the following format.
Location
High Byte
Low Byte
Data Length
Status byte
Memory address +1
Subfunction code
Function code
Memory address +2
Data byte 2
Data byte 1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Data byte 134
Data byte 133
Memory Address
.
.
.
Memory address +69
Returned Data items are explained below.
Status Byte
The status byte reports the Device Number of the device that sent the datagram. It
also indicates whether the message was broadcast or directed by the other device.
bit 7 6
5
4
3
2
1
0
B/D x
x
n
n
n
n
n
Device Number
(5 bits: 0-31 decimal)
Unused
Broadcast (1)
Directed (0)
Data Length
Function Code
Subfunction Code
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The number (0 to 134) of data bytes after the subfunction code.
The function code of the received message: 0 to 111 decimal or 0 to 6F hex.
The subfunction code of the received message: 0 to 255 decimal or 0 to FF hex.
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Genius Bus Controllers, COMMREQ 14: Send Datagram Command
The controller can use COMMREQ 14 (Send Datagram) to send the following datagrams to
an RX3i or Series 90-30 Genius Bus Controller in an Ethernet NIU I/O Station:
▪
▪
▪
▪
▪
Assign Monitor
Read Diagnostics
Clear Circuit Faults
Clear All Circuit Faults
Switch BSM
If COMMREQ 14 is used to send a Read Diagnostics datagram, which has a reply, then
COMMREQ 13 (Dequeue Datagram) must be used to obtain the reply from the Bus
Controller. It is easier to use COMMREQ 15, Request Datagram Reply to send a Read
Diagnostics datagram.
Command Block for the Send Datagram Command
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
00007
(0007)
Length of command Data Block: 6 - 70. Enter the number of words from
Word 7 to the end of the data block.
2
00000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
00008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 70 = I, 72 = Q)
4
00009
(0009)
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words address minus 1 (%R10)
5
00000
(0000)
Reserved
6
00000
(0000)
Reserved
7
00014
(000E)
Command code: Send Datagram is command number 14
Device Number of device to receive the message: Enter 0-31, or 255 to
broadcast the message.
8
9
0032
0020
Function Code.
Subfunction Code: see below
10
Subfunction Code(hex)
Datagram
05
Assign Monitor
08
Read Diagnostics
12
Clear Circuit Faults
13
Clear All Circuit Faults
1C
Switch BSM
11
Priority: 0 for normal priority, or 1 for high priority.
12
Datagram length in bytes: Enter the actual length of the Datagram,
beginning at word 13.
13 to
end
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Datagram content: Enter the entire datagram as part of the Command
Block. The Genius I/O System User’s Manual shows datagram structures.
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If the Genius bus is used for I/O block control, normal-priority datagrams are recommended to
allow other messages such as fault reports to get through. If there are I/O blocks on the bus,
use high priority only if the datagram transmission cannot be delayed.
The application program should include logic that verifies successful completion of earlier
datagrams before requesting new ones.
Genius Bus Controllers, COMMREQ 15: Request Datagram Reply
The controller can use COMMREQ 15 to send a Read Diagnostics datagram to an RX3i or
Series 90-30 Genius Bus Controller in the I/O Station. The Genius Bus Controller
automatically transfers replies to COMMREQ 15 to the CPU, so no separate Dequeue
Datagram command is needed to obtain the diagnostics data. (A Read Diagnostics datagram
could also be sent using COMMREQ 14, Send Datagram, then COMMREQ 13, Dequeue
Datagram).
Command Block for the Request Datagram Reply Command
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
Length of command Data Block: 10 - 78. Enter the number of words from
Word 7 to the end of the data block.
1
2
00000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
00008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 70 = I, 72 = Q)
4
00009
(0009)
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words address minus 1 (%R10)
5
00000
(0000)
Reserved
6
00000
(0000)
Reserved
7
00015
(000F)
Command code: Request Datagram Reply is command number 15
Device Number of device to receive the message: Enter 0-31.
8
9
0032
0020
Function Code.
10
0008
0008
Subfunction Code: Read Diagnostics is 8.
11
Priority: 0 for normal priority, or 1 for high priority.
12
Datagram length in bytes: Enter the actual length of the Datagram,
beginning at word 17.
13
0009
0009
Subfunction Code of the Reply: Read Diagnostics Reply is 9.
14
Memory Type for the Reply: 8 (%R), 10 (%AI), or 12 (%AQ)
15
Memory Offset for the Reply: Starting address within this memory type.
16
Maximum Data Memory Length Needed: Enter a value in words. The length
depends on the message and device type. Message formats are shown in the Genius
I/O System User’s Manual. When all the data has been received, the Bus Controller
transfers it to the CPU and sets the COMMREQ status to 4 (Done).If the length of the
memory is smaller than the amount of reply data received, the extra portion of the data
will be lost, and a data error (16) will be returned to the status location.
17 to
end
Datagram Content: Enter the entire datagram as shown in the Genius I/O System
User’s Manual.
Returned data format is the same as for the Dequeue Datagram.
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COMMREQs for RX3i Analog Modules with HART Communications
The controller can use a Remote COMMREQ Call to send the following COMMREQs to a
PACSystems RX3i Analog Module with HART Communications, IC695ALG626, ALG628, or
ALG728 in the I/O Station:
1
2
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Get HART Device Information
Send HART Pass-Thru Command
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RX3i Analog Modules with HART: COMMREQ 1, Get HART Device
Information
The controller can send COMMREQ 1 to an RX3i Analog module with HART Communications
to read information about an installed HART device.
Get HART Device Information, COMMREQ 1 Command Block
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
0008
(0008)
Length of command Data Block: in words beginning at Word 7.
2
0000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I (byte), 18 = Q (byte), 70 = I
(bit), 72 = Q (bit), 196 = W)
4
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words address minus 1 (%R10)
5
0000
(0000)
Reserved
0000
(0000)
Reserved
7
0001
(0001)
Command code: for the COMMREQ to be executed.
Get HART Device Information = 1.
8
0001
(0001)
Number of Response Reference areas: that follow (does not include
COMMREQ status word). Always 1.
6
Memory type for the reply data: (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I (byte), 18
= Q (byte), 20 = T, 22 = M, 196 = W) (Words 9—12 specify the starting
address where the response will be written.)
9
10
0000
(0000)
Bit Offset: (must be 0 for all requests).
11
0-based offset: (low word).Starting address to which the response will be
written. The offset from the beginning of PLC memory for the memory type
specified in Word 9. This offset is in bytes or words depending on the
memory type specified. Valid ranges of values depend on the PLC’s memory
ranges. Example: If Words 9 and 11 contain values of 8 and 250 respectively,
the response will be written to %R251.
12
0-based offset: (high word). Value = 0 for most memory types. High word is
non-zero only on if %W memory is used.
13
Words: 90 (005A)
Bytes:
180
Maximum size of response area:. Must be 90 if word memory type is used;
180 if discrete memory type is used.
(00B4)
Channel Number: 1-16 (valid range depends on module channel count and
single-ended versus differential mode)
14
COMMREQ Status Word
Content of the COMMREQ status word for this command is shown later in this chapter.
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Get HART Device Information, COMMREQ 1: Reply Data Format
The response to a Get HART Device Information COMMREQ is written to the PLC memory
location specified in words 9-12 of the COMMREQ.
Byte
1, 2
3, 4
5-8
9-12
13-16
17-20
21-24
25-28
29-32
33-36
37
38
39-40
41
42
43
44
45
46
7
48
49-52
53-60
61-76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86-88
89-92
93-96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105-136
137-140
141-144
145-169
170-180
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Name
Command Code
Channel Number
HART Primary Variable
HART Secondary Variable
HART Tertiary Variable
HART Fourth Variable
Slot 0 value
Slot 1 value
Slot 2 value
Slot 3 value
HART communication status byte from the last HART
command response.
HART device status byte from the last HART command
response.
Spare for alignment.
HART device Manufacturer ID. CMD#0, Byte 1
HART device type code. CMD#0, Byte 2
Minimum number of preambles device requires
HART Universal command code
HART Transmitter specific revision
HART device software revision number
HART device hardware revision number
HART flags
HART device ID number
8 character device tag.
Device Descriptor
Description
Echo of Command code. (0x0001)
Echo of Channel Number
CMD#3, Bytes 5-8. Type: REAL
CMD#3, Bytes 10-13 Type: REAL
CMD#3, Bytes 15-18. Type: REAL
CMD#3, Bytes 20-23. Type: REAL
CMD#33, Bytes 2-5. Type: BYTE
CMD#33, Bytes 8-11. Type: BYTE
CMD#33, Bytes 14-17. Type: BYTE
CMD#33, Bytes 20-23. Type: BYTE
Type: BYTE
Type: BYTE
Type: BYTE
CMD#0, Byte 3. Type: BYTE
CMD#0, Byte 4. Type: BYTE
CMD#0, Byte 5 Type: BYTE
CMD#0, Byte 6 Type: BYTE
CMD#0, Byte 7 Type: BYTE
CMD#0, Byte 8 Type: BYTE
CMD#0, Byte 9-11 Type: 4 BYTEs
CMD#13, Type: 8 BYTEs. Bytes 0-5 are unpacked ASCII
CMD#13, TYPE: 16 BYTEs. Bytes 6-17 are unpacked
ASCII
HART Primary Variable Units
CMD#3, Byte 4. Type: BYTE
HART Secondary Variable Units
CMD#3, Byte 9, 0 if not present. Type: BYTE
HART Tertiary Variable Units
CMD#3, Byte 14, 0 if not present. Type: BYTE
HART Fourth Variable Units
CMD#3, Byte 19, 0 if not present. Type: BYTE
HART Primary Variable Code
CMD#50, Byte 0 Type: BYTE
HART Secondary Variable Code
CMD#50, Byte 1 Type: BYTE
HART Tertiary Variable Code
CMD#50, Byte 2 Type: BYTE
HART Fourth Variable Code
CMD#50, Byte 3 Type: BYTE
Units code for range parameter
CMD#15, Byte 2 Type: BYTE
Spare for alignment
3 BYTEs
Low transmitter range for analog signal in engineering units
CMD#15, Bytes 3-6 Type: REAL
High transmitter range for analog signal in engineering units CMD#15, Bytes 7-10 Type: REAL
Slot 0 units code
CMD#33, Byte 1 Type: REAL
Slot 1 units code
CMD#33, Byte 7 Type: REAL
Slot 2 units code
CMD#33, Byte 13 Type: REAL
Slot 3 units code
CMD#33, Byte 19 Type: REAL
Slot 0 variable code
CMD#33, Byte 0 Type: REAL
Slot 1 variable code
CMD#33, Byte 6 Type: REAL
Slot 2 variable code
CMD#33, Byte 12 Type: REAL
Slot 3 variable code
CMD#33, Byte 18 Type: REAL
32 character message
CMD#12, Bytes 0-23 unpacked ASCII. Type: 32 BYTEs
Stored date in the field device
CMD#13, Bytes 18-20. Type 4 BYTEs
Number identifying the field device’s material and electronics CMD#16, Bytes 0-2. Type 4 BYTEs
The extended status returned by HART command 48.
Type: 25 BYTEs
Spare for alignment
Type: 11 BYTEs
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RX3i Analog Modules with HART, COMMREQ 2: Send HART Pass-Thru
Command
The controller can use COMMREQ 2 to send HART Pass-Thru commands to an RX3i Analog
Module with HART Communications. A list of Pass-Thru commands is included in the
PACSystems RX3i System Manual, GFK-2314C or later. The RX3i HART module then
passes the command to the intended HART input or output device. Responses to HART
Pass-Thru commands are available to the application program in the COMMREQ replies.
The Send HART Pass-Thru Command COMMREQ automatically fills in the Start Character,
Address, Byte Count, Status, and the checksum. The RX3i HART module waits until the data
from the HART device is available before it replies to this command, so the application
program does not have to query the module for the response. The application program must
check the COMMREQ Status word to determine when the reply data is available. The reply is
returned between 750mS and 8 seconds later. The reply time depends on the number of
channels enabled, the pass thru rate selected, and whether other pass-thru operations are
occurring at the same time.
Only one application program Pass-Thru command per channel is allowed at a time. If
another request is made on a channel that has a Pass-Thru in-progress, the module returns a
COMMREQ Status Word = 0x0002 (module busy).
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HART Pass-Thru Command Block, COMMREQ 2
Word
1
2
3
Dec
10+x
0
Hex
000A + x
0000
4
5
6
7
0
0
0002
(0000)
(0000)
(0002)
8
1
(0001)
0
0000
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
…
Word 16+x
9-30
…
…
Description
Length of command Data Block: in words beginning at Word 7
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I (byte), 18 = Q (byte), 70 = I
(bit), 72 = Q (bit), 196 = W)
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words address minus 1 (%R10
Reserved
Reserved
Command code: for the COMMREQ to be executed.
HART Pass-Thru Command = 2
Number of Response Reference areas: that follow (does not include
COMMREQ status word). Always 1
Memory type for the reply data: (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I (byte), 18 =
Q (byte), 20 = T, 22 = M, 196 = W)
Bit Offset: (must be 0 for all requests)
0-based offset: (low word).Starting address to which the response will be
written. The offset from the beginning of PLC memory for the memory type
specified in Word 9. This offset is in bytes or words depending on the memory
type specified. Valid ranges of values depend on the PLC’s memory ranges.
Example: If Words 9 and 11 contain values of 8 and 250 respectively, the
response will be written to %R251.
0-based offset: (high word). Value = 0 for most memory types. High word is
non-zero only on if %W memory is used.
Maximum size of response area: Size in bytes if discrete memory type
used for response. Size in words if word type used
Channel Number: 1-16 (valid range depends on module channel count and
single-ended versus differential mode)
HART Pass-Thru Command type: HART Pass-Thru Commands (0x0 – 0xff)
that can be sent to an RX3i HART module are listed in the PACSystems RX3i
System Manual, GFK-2314D or later..
Command Data byte count: Size in bytes of command data that follows
…
HART Command Data: Request data must be byte-packed and in big-endian
format.
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HART Pass-Thru Reply Data Format
The RX3i HART module returns the response data below to the CPU memory location
specified by words 9-12 of the COMMREQ. Data beginning at Word 7 of the reply is bytepacked and in big-endian format. PLC CPU format is little-endian, so some commands may
require swapping of fields from big-endian to little-endian format as described in the
PACSystems RX3i System Manual. This is usually needed for floating point data.
Word
Name
Description
1
Command Code
Echo of Command code (0x0002)
2
Channel
Number
Echo of Channel Number (same as request)
3
HART command
Echo of HART Pass-Thru Command type. See the tables in this section.
4
HART Status
Low byte is HART Comm Status and high byte is HART Dev Status from
HART device response.
5
Spare
Spare for future use. User logic should not check this value because future
module revisions may make this non-zero.
6
Response Byte
Count (x)
Size in bytes of the response data that follows.
7L
Data Low
First response data byte from device.
7H
Data High
Second response data byte from device.
…
…
…
7+(x-1)/2 L
Data Low
….
7+(x-1)/2 H
Data High
Last response data byte from device.
COMMREQ Status Word
The values that can be returned in the COMMREQ status word are defined later in this
chapter.
This status information relates to the execution of the COMMREQ function, not to the status
of the HART communications. HART communications status is provided in the response data,
as shown previously.
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COMMREQs for an RX3i Profibus Master Module
The controller can use a Remote COMMREQ Call to send the following COMMREQs to a
PACSystems RX3i Profibus Master Module IC695PBM300 in the I/O Station:
1
Get Device Status
2
Get Master Status
4
Get Device Diagnostics
5
Read Module Header
6
Clear Counters
Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 1: Get Device Status
The controller can send COMMREQ 1, Get Device Status, to a PACSystems RX3i Profibus
Master module in the I/O Station to retrieve detailed status information for a specified device
on the Profibus network. This request retrieves diagnostics directly from the slave device
using a Profibus network request. If network scan time is critical, the network impact should
be considered when using this command.
Get Device Status Command Block
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
0005
(0005)
Length of command Data Block: in words beginning at Word 7.
2
0000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request).
3
0008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I (byte), 18 = Q (byte), 20 = T (byte),
22 = M byte, 196 =W)
4
COMMREQ status word address minus 1.
Example: If Words 3 and 4 contain values of 8 and 9 respectively, the status
word will be written to %R10.
5
(0000)
Reserved
6
0
(0000)
Reserved
7
0001
(0001)
Command code: for the COMMREQ to be executed. Get Device Status = 1.
8
Memory type for the reply data. See Word 3 above.
9
Starting address to which the response will be written. The value entered
is the 0-based offset from the beginning of PLC memory for the memory type
specified in Word 8. This offset will be in bits, bytes, or words depending on
the memory type specified. Valid ranges of values depend on the PLC’s
memory ranges.
10
11
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0
Words:
0009
(0009)
Bytes:
0018
(0012)
0 to 125
(0 to
007D)
Maximum size of response area in words. Must be 9 if word memory type is
used; 18 if discrete memory type is used.
The address of the device the COMMREQ is to retrieve device status from. If
the address of the master or a slave that is not on the bus is entered, a
COMMREQ Status Word response of 4 will be returned.
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Get Device Status Reply Data Format
– Response written to location specified by Words 8 & 9
Word
Name
Description
1
Command Code
Echo of Command Code that this data block is replying to (0x0001).
2
Device Status 1
Code indicating the status of the slave device. See tables below.
3
Device Status 2
Code indicating the status of the slave device. See tables below.
4
Device Status 3
Code indicating the status of the slave device. See tables below.
5
Master Address
The address of the master connected to this slave. If the slave is not
parameterized this value will be 255 (0x00FF).
6
7 …9
Ident Number
The Ident Number of the slave.
Reserved for future
use.
Word 10 of the Get Device Status command block should specify a minimum of 9
words (18 bytes) to accommodate possible future use of this space.
Device Status 1 – Word 2
Bit
Name
Description
0
Sta._Non_Exist
No response from slave device. The station is non-existent.
1
Sta._Not_Ready
Slave not ready.
2
Cfg_Fault
Slave has incorrect parameterization.
3
Ext_Diag
The extended diagnostics area is used.
4
Not_Supp
Unknown command is detected by the slave.
5
Inv._Slv_Res
Invalid slave response.
6
Prm_Fault
Last parameterization telegram was faulty.
Master_Lock
Slave is controlled by another master.
RFU
Reserved for further use
7
8 … 15
If this status word is zero, the slave device has no errors. The non-zero values, which are
errors, are defined in the following table.
Device Status 2 – Word 3
Bit
0
Name
Prm_Req
Description
Slave must be parameterized.
1
Stat_Diag
This bit remains active until all diagnostic data has been retrieved from the slave.
2
1
Always a value of one.
3
WD_On
Slave watchdog is activated.
4
Freeze_Mode
Freeze command active.
5
Sync_Mode
Sync command active
6
Reserved
Reserved.
Deactivated
Slave not active.
RFU
Reserved for further use
7
8 … 15
Device Status 3 – Word 4
The Device Status 3 word has only one active meaning. If this word is set to 0x0080 then the
slave has an Extended Diagnostic data overflow. This means that the slave has a large
amount of diagnostic data and cannot send it all.
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Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 2: Get Master Status
The controller can send COMMREQ 2 to an RX3i Profibus Master module in the I/O Station to
obtain detailed status information about the module.
Warning
If a Get Master Status COMMREQ is called on the first scan of the PLC, the
COMMREQ may return a false positive status. The Get Master Status COMMREQ
should not be called or relied upon for any data during the first scan of the PLC.
Get Master Status Command Block
Word
(Hex)
Dec
Description
1
0004
(0004)
Length of command Data Block:
For Get Master Status the length is 4 words (8 bytes).
2
0000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
3
0008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for this example).
(8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q byte, 20 = T byte, 22 = M byte, 196 =W)
4
00009
(0009)
Status memory offset: COMMREQ status word address minus 1 (%R10 for this
example).
5
0000
(0000)
Reserved
6
0000
(0000)
Reserved
7
0002
(0002)
Command code: Command code for the COMMREQ to be executed.
Get Master Status = 2.
8
Reply segment select: Memory type for the reply data. (See Word 3 above).
9
Reply memory offset: Offset within the memory type for the reply (0-based). Starting
address to which the response will be written. The value entered is the offset from the
beginning of PLC memory for the memory type specified in Word 8. This offset will be in
bits, bytes, or words depending on the memory type specified. Valid ranges of values
depend on the PLC’s memory ranges.
10
Words:
0009
(0009)
Bytes:
0018
(0012)
Reply memory size: Maximum size of response area. Must be 9 if word memory type is
used; 18 if discrete memory type is used.
Get Master Status Reply Data Format
Word
1
Name
Description
Command Code
Echo of Command code that this data block is replying to. (0x0002)
2
Global State Bits
Bits indicating the global state of the master. See “Global State Bits.”
3
DPM State
Control state of the Dual Port Memory in the master. See “DPM State”.
4L
Error Remote
Address
Remote address of device with error. See “Error Remote Address”.
4H
Error Event
Error code response to the Error Remote address. See “Error Event”.
Reserved
Word 10 of the Get Master Status command block should specify a minimum of 9
words to accommodate possible future use of this space.
5…9
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Global State Bits
The Profibus master’s global state is reported in Word 2 of the Get Master Status reply data
and the low byte of Word 4 in the Read Module Header reply data. If there are no errors
reported by the master, all bits in this word have a value of zero. The following table provides
definitions for bits with a value of 1.
Bit
Name
Description
0
CTRL
CONTROL-ERROR: Parameterization error.
1
ACLR
AUTO-CLEAR-ERROR: Master has stopped communications to all slaves and reached the autoclear end state.
2
NEXC
NON-EXCHANGE-ERROR: At least one slave has not reached the data exchange state and no
process data is being exchanged with it.
3
FAT
FATAL-ERROR: Because of major network fault, no further bus communication is possible.
4
EVE
EVENT-ERROR: The master has detected bus short circuits. The number of detected events is
reported in Word 6, BusErrorCnt, of the Read Module Header reply. The bit is set only when the first
event is detected.
5
NRDY
HOST-NOT-READY-NOTIFICATION: If this bit is set, the HOST program is not ready to
communicate.
6
TOUT
TIMEOUT-ERROR: The timeout supervision time has been exceeded because of rejected
PROFIBUS telegrams. This error indicates bus short circuits that cause the master to interrupt
communications. The number of detected timeouts is reported in Word 7, TimeOutCnt, of the Read
Module Header reply. The bit is set only when the first timeout is detected.
7
NA
Reserved.
DPM State
The current control state of the Dual Port Memory in the master. DPM State is reported in
Word 3 of the Get Master Status reply data and the high byte of Word 4 of the Read Module
Header reply data. The following table provides definitions of the possible values.
Value
DPM Master
State
Description
0x00
OFFLINE
The master system has been switched on, but there is no data transfer on the bus.
0x40
STOP
The master loads bus parameters and initializes the diagnostic buffer. No data transfer
takes place.
0x80
CLEAR
The master parameterizes and configures the slaves through the bus. It reads the
input data, but retains the output data.
0xC0
OPERATE
User data transfer is active. New output data is transmitted cyclically and the latest
input data is read.
Error Remote Address (Low Byte Word 4)
The Error Remote Address field contains the physical address of a device that has caused an
error. If the master is the source of the error, this byte contains the value 255. If the error was
detected at or reported by a network device, the byte contains the source station address and
has a range from 0 to 125. If this field is contains an address, the Error Event byte will contain
a code that identifies the error.
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Error Event (High Byte Word 4)
The Error Event byte contains the error code of the device identified in the Error Remote
Address field. This error code is also reported in the high byte of Word 5 of the Read Module
Header reply data.
Error Event Codes for Profibus Master (Error Remote Address is 255)
Code
0
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
Indication
No errors are present.
USR_INTF-Task not found.
No global data-field.
FDL-Task not found.
PLC-Task not found.
Non-existing master parameters.
Faulty parameter value in the master parameters
Non-existing slave parameters.
Faulty parameter value in a slave parameters data file.
Source
None
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
58
59
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Check slave configuration in project.
Configuration
Check slave configuration in project.
Configuration
Check slave configuration in project.
63
64
65
Duplicate slave address.
Configured send process data offset address of a slave
is outside the allowable range of 0—255.
Configured receive process data offset address of a
slave is outside the allowable range of 0—255.
Data areas of slaves overlapping in the send process
data.
Data areas of slaves are overlapping in the receive
process data.
Unknown process data handshake.
Free RAM exceeded.
Faulty slave parameter dataset.
Corrective Action
None.
Firmware is invalid. Update module.
Firmware is invalid. Update module.
Firmware is invalid. Update module.
Firmware is invalid. Update module.
Download hardware configuration.
Firmware is invalid. Update module.
Download hardware configuration.
Check GSD file for possible incorrect slave
parameterization values.
Check configured slave addresses in project.
Check slave configuration in project.
Master
Master
Configuration
202
212
No memory segment free.
Faulty reading of a database.
Master
Configuration
213
220
221
Structure used by the operating system is faulty.
Software Watchdog error.
No Data Acknowledge in process data handshake.
Master
Host
Host
222
Master in Auto Clear mode
Slave Device
225
No further segments.
Master
Problem with master’s startup parameters.
Master has a hardware issue.
Check GSD file for possible incorrect slave
parameterization datasets.
Master has a hardware issue.
Execute download of configuration database
again.
Master has a hardware issue.
Firmware watchdog has an error.
Firmware is having trouble with Host
acknowledgement.
The auto clear mode was activated, because
one slave is missing during runtime.
Master has a hardware issue.
60
61
62
Error Event Codes for Slave Devices (Error Remote Address Not Equal to 255)
Code
0
2
3
9
17
18
21
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Indication
No errors
Slave station reports data
overflow.
Master is requesting a function
that is not supported in the slave.
No answering data, although the
slave must respond with data.
No response from the slave.
Master not in the logical token
ring.
Faulty parameter in request.
Source
NA
Master
Telegram
Master
Telegram
Slave
Slave
Master
Master
Telegram
Corrective Action
NA
Check length of configured slave parameter or configuration data.
Check if slave is PROFIBUS-DP norm compatible.
Check configuration data of the slave and compare it with the
physical I/O data length.
Check bus cable and bus address of slave.
Check FDL-Address of master or highest station address of other
master systems. Examine bus cabling for bus short circuits.
Master has a firmware issue.
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RX3i Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 4 : Get Device Diagnostics
The controller can send COMMREQ 4, Get Device Diagnostics, to a Profibus Master Module
to retrieve detailed status information for the device.
Get Device Diagnostics Command Block
Word
Dec
1
00005
(0004) Length of command Data Block:
For Get Device Diagnostics, the length is 4 words (8 bytes).
2
00000
3
00008
4
00009
(0000) Always 0 (no-wait mode request)
(0008) Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status words (%R for this
example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I, 18 = Q, 20 = T, 22 = M, 196 =W)
(0009) Status memory offset: COMMREQ status words start address minus 1 (%R10 for
this example)
5
00000
(0000) Reserved
6
00000
7
00004
8
(0000) Reserved
(0004) Command code: Get Device Diagnostics Info command number (4)
(0008) Reply segment select: Memory type for the reply data. See Word 3 above.
00008
00250 (00FA) Reply memory offset: Offset within the memory type for the reply (0-based).
For this example, it is %R251. (Word offset for memory types: 8, 10, 12; byte offset
for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22).
00009 (0009) Reply memory size: Maximum size for the reply (in words for memory types: 8, 10,
12; in bytes for memory types: 16, 18, 20, 22). Maximum 2048 bytes.
Note: For command 4 must be 18 bytes (9 words) or more, or an error will be
returned in the COMMREQ status and the command will be ignored.
0 to
(0 to Address of the device the COMMREQ is retrieving device status from. If the
125
007D) address of the master or a slave that is not on the bus is entered, a COMMREQ
Status Word response of 4 will be returned.
9
10
11
(Hex)
Description
Get Device Diagnostics Reply Data Format –
Response written to location specified by Words 8 & 9
Word
Name
Description
1
Command Code
Echo of the Command Code = 4.
2
Size x of Diagnostics
Received
Size in bytes of the Extended Diagnostics received.
3
Diag 0 (Low Byte)
Diag 1 (High Byte)
Extended diagnostic data bytes.
4
Diag 2 (Low Byte)
Diag 3 (High Byte)
…
Extended diagnostic data bytes.
Diag ….x (Low Byte)
Diag ….x+1 (High Byte)
Extended diagnostic data bytes.
…
2 + (x/2)
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Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 5: Read Module Header
The controller can send COMMREQ 5, Read Module Header, to a Profibus Master module to
retrieve Network Diagnostic Information and statistics.
Read Module Header Command Block
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
0004
(0004)
Length of command Data Block: in words beginning at Word 7.
2
0000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request).
3
0008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I (byte), 18 = Q (byte), 20 = T
(byte), 22 = M byte, 196 =W)
4
COMMREQ status word address minus 1.
Example: If Words 3 and 4 contain values of 8 and 9 respectively, the status
word will be written to %R10.
5
0000
(0000)
Reserved
6
0000
(0000)
Reserved
7
0005
(0005)
Command code: for the COMMREQ to be executed. Read Module Header =
5.
8
Memory type for the reply data. See Word 3 above.
9
Starting address to which the response will be written. The value entered
is the 0-based offset from the beginning of PLC memory for the memory type
specified in Word 8. This offset will be in bits, bytes, or words depending on
the memory type specified. Valid ranges of values depend on the PLC’s
memory ranges.
10
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Words:
0020
(0014)
Bytes:
0040
(0028)
Maximum size of response area in words. Must be 20 if word memory type
is used; 40 if discrete memory type is used.
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Read Module Header Reply Data Format
Word
Name
Description
1
Command Code
Echo of the Command Code = 5.
2
Interface Type
2 if the interface is a master.
1 if the interface is a slave.
3
Firmware Revision
Indicates the current firmware revision: high byte is major version
number; low byte is minor version number.
4L
Global State Bits
(Low Byte)
Indicates the global state of the master. See “Global State Bits”.
4H
DPM State
(High Byte)
Dual Port Memory control state of the master. See “DPM State”.
5L
Error Remote
Address
The physical address of a device that has caused an error.
If the master is the source of the error, this byte contains the value
255.
If the error was detected at or reported by a network device, the
byte contains the source station address and has a range from 0
to 125.
If this field is non-zero, the Error Event byte will contain a code that
identifies the error.
5H
Error Event
Error code response to the Error Remote address. See “Error Event”.
6
BusErrorCnt
Number of major bus error, for example bus short circuits.
7
TimeOutCnt
Number of rejected PROFIBUS telegrams.
8
SlaveDiagReq
Number of slave diagnostics requests.
9
GlobalConReq
Number of global control requests.
10
DataExReq
Number of data exchange cycles.
11
DataExReqPos
Number of positive data exchange cycles.
12
DataExReqNeg
Number of negative data exchange cycles.
13
DataExAllReq
Number of all active data exchange cycles.
14
DataExAllReqPos
Number of data exchange cycles (all positive requests).
15
DataExAllReqNeg
Number of data exchange cycles (all negative requests.).
16
SlavesFound
Number of slaves found on bus.
Note:
Only the slaves on the network that do not belong to another
master are counted as SlavesFound.
17
SlavesConfigured
Number of configured slaves on the bus.
18
SlavesActive
Number of slaves active in data exchange mode.
19
DataControlTime
Time (in ms) of the data exchange.
20
Reserved
Reserved for future use
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Profibus Master Module, COMMREQ 6: Clear Counters
The controller can send COMMREQ 6 to a Profibus Master module to set its counters to zero.
For a list of counters, see words 6 through 18 of the “Read Module Header Reply Data
Format” on page 9-39.
Clear Counters Command Block
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
0004
(0004)
Length of command Data Block: in words beginning at Word 7.
2
0000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request).
3
0008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I (byte), 18 = Q (byte), 20 = T
(byte), 22 = M byte, 196 =W)
COMMREQ status word address minus 1.
4
Example: If Words 3 and 4 contain values of 8 and 9 respectively, the
status word will be written to %R10.
5
0000
(0000)
Reserved
6
0000
(0000)
Reserved
7
0006
(0006)
Command code: for the COMMREQ to be executed. Clear Counters = 6.
8
Memory type for the reply data. See Word 3 above.
9
Starting address to which the response will be written. The value
entered is the 0-based offset from the beginning of PLC memory for the
memory type specified in Word 8. This offset will be in bits, bytes, or words
depending on the memory type specified. Valid ranges of values depend on
the PLC’s memory ranges.
10
Words:
0002
(0002)
Bytes:
0004
(0004)
Maximum size of response area in words. Must be 2 if word memory type
is used; 4 if discrete memory type is used.
Series Clear Counters Reply Data Format
Word
Name
1
CommandCode
Echo of Command code that this data block is replying to. (0x0006)
2
StatusCode
Reports 1 for success and 0 for failure.
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COMMREQ for RX3i and Series 90-30 Motion Controller Modules
The controller can use a Remote COMMREQ Call to send the following COMMREQ to a
PACSystems RX3i Motion Controller Module IC694DSM314 or DSM324 or to a Series 90-30
Motion Controller Module IC693DSM314 or DSM324 in the I/O Station:
E501
Parameter Load
Motion Controller Modules, COMMREQ E501: Parameter Load
DSM Parameter Load COMMREQ Command Block
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
0004
(0004)
Length of command Data Block: in words beginning at Word 7.
2
0000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request).
3
0008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 70 = I (bit), 72 = Q (bit), 20 = T
(byte))
COMMREQ status word address minus 1.
4
Example: If Words 3 and 4 contain values of 8 and 9 respectively, the
status word will be written to %R10.
5
0
(0000)
Reserved
6
0
(0000)
Reserved
(E501)
Command code: for the COMMREQ to be executed. Parameter Loads =
E501.
(0044)
Parameter Data Block Size, in bytes (includes 4 bytes for Parameter
Specifier Words)* Always set to 68 (44 hex)
7
8
0068
Parameter Data Memory Type (for Word 11). See Word 3 above.
9
10
Words:
0002
(0002)
Starting parameter number (0 - 255) in DSM Parameter Table
11
12
Parameter Data Offset (for Word 11) To load all 16 parameters, the value
must be 240 or less.
0016
(0010)
Number of parameters to load. Always set to 16 (10 hex)
13, 14
1st parameter data (2 words per parameter)
15, 16
2nd parameter data
...
Word 43,
Word 44
...
16th parameter data (4 bytes)
* Parameter Data Block size equals 4 bytes for the Parameter Specifier Words plus 4 bytes for each
Parameter
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COMMREQ for High-Speed Counter Modules
The controller can use a Remote COMMREQ Call to send the following COMMREQ to a
PACSystems RX3i High-speed Counter Module IC694APU300 or Series 90-30 High-speed
Counter Module IC69APU300 in the I/O Station:
E201
Send Data
High-Speed Counter Modules, COMMREQ E201: Send Data Command
High-speed Counter COMMREQ Command Block
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
0004
(0004)
Length of command Data Block: in words beginning at Word 7.
2
0000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request).
3
0008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R
for this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 70 = I (bit), 72 = Q (bit),
20 = T (byte))
COMMREQ status word address minus 1.
4
Example: If Words 3 and 4 contain values of 8 and 9 respectively, the
status word will be written to %R10.
5
0
6
0
7
(0000)
(0000)
Reserved
(E201)
Command code: for the COMMREQ to be executed. (E2 - message ID
for 6 byte Data Command to High Speed Counter) and Command
Parameter (1 = write).
8
0006
(0006)
Byte length of data to High Speed Counter
9
0008
(0008)
Parameter Data Memory Type (for Word 11). See Word 3 above.
10
0010
(000A)
Parameter Data Offset (for Word 11) To load all 16 parameters, the
value must be 240 or less.
Starting parameter number (0 - 255) in DSM Parameter Table
11
12
9-42
Reserved
0016
(0010)
Number of parameters to load. Always set to 16 (10 hex)
13
LS data word
14
MS data word
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COMMREQs for Modbus RTU Master on the RX3i ENIU Serial Ports
Modbus RTU Master COMMREQs Command Block- All Function Codes
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
1
0000
(0000)
Length of command Data Block: always 0
2
0000
(0000)
Always 0 (no-wait mode request).
3
0008
(0008)
Status segment select: Memory type of COMMREQ status word (%R for
this example). (8 = R, 10 = AI, 12 = AQ, 16 = I (byte), 18 = Q (byte), 196 =
W)
4
COMMREQ status word address minus 1.
Example: If Words 3 and 4 contain values of 8 and 9 respectively, the status
word will be written to %R10.
5
0000
(0000)
Reserved
6
0000
(0000)
Reserved
7
8002
(1F42)
Command code: for the Modbus Master
8
0001
(0001)
Address of Modbus Slave: 1- 247, 0 = broadcast (broadcast is for
Function Codes 5, 6, 15, 16 only)
9
10
11
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Modbus Function Code:
1
Read Outputs
6
Preset One Register
2
3
Read Inputs
7
Read Exception Status
Read Holding Registers
15 Write Multiple Coils
4
Read Input Registers
16 Write Multiple Outputs
5
Set/Clear One Coil
17 Report Device Type
Use and Value depends on Function Code
1
Starting address for read
6
Register number
2
Starting address for read
7
Always 0
3
Starting address for read
15 Starting address for write
4
Starting address for read
16 Starting address for write
5
Coil number
17 Always 0
Value depends on Function Code
1
Number of items
6
Value to write to register
2
Number of items
7
Not used, must be 0
3
Number of items
15 Number of items
4
Number of items
16 Number of items
5
0 turn coil OFF, 1 turn coil ON
17 Not used, must be 0
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9
Word
Dec
(Hex)
Description
Value depends on Function Code
12
1
2
3
6
Reference table for response:
%I = 16, %Q = 18, %T = 20, %M 7
= 22, %AI = 10, %AQ = 12, %R
= 8, %W =196
Reference table for response:
%AI = 10, %AQ = 12, %R = 8,
%W =196
4
5
15 Reference table for data
source: %Q= 18, %R = 8, %W
=196
16 Reference table for data
source: %AI = 10, %AQ = 12,
%R = 8, %W =196
Not used, must be 0
1
2
3
17 Reference table for response:
%AI = 10, %AQ = 12, %R = 8,
%W =196
6
Offset in Reference table to put
response
4
5
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Reference table for response:
%I = 16, %Q = 18, %T = 20,
%M = 22, %AI = 10, %AQ = 12,
%R = 8, %W =196
Value depends on Function Code
13
14
Not used, must be 0
0100
(01F4)
7
15
16
Not used, must be 0
Not used, must be 0
Offset in Reference table to get
data
17 Offset in Reference table to put
response
Timeout in Milliseconds: Range 0 to 10,000
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COMMREQ Error Codes by Module Type
PACSystems RX3i and Series 90-30 DeviceNet Modules
DeviceNet modules IC694DNM200 and IC693DNM200 return the four-word COMMREQ
status block shown below..
Word
1
Name
State: The state of the current COMMREQ request
Module has not yet processed the COMMREQ
0x00
0x03
Command Complete - this status does not necessarily mean
success. Some commands have reply data that must also be
checked.
Busy – Command is being processed and has not completed
Note: It is not guaranteed that the status will transition to busy before
complete or terminated.
Command Terminated – invalid command
0x04
Command Terminated – invalid command data
0x05
Command Terminated – not enough data
0x06
Reserved
0x07
Command Terminated – not enough memory in reply area
The command did not specify sufficient PLC memory for the reply.
Command will be ignored.
Command Terminated – command-specific error. See Error Code
and Additional Code in the Status Block for more information.
0x01
0x02
0x08
0x09
0x0A
0x0B
0x0C
2
3
4
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Description
Command Terminated – invalid COMMREQ
Command Terminated – specific segment selector for COMMREQ
reply is not supported
Command Terminated – reply failed to write PLC memory
Command Terminated - specific segment selector for COMMREQ
data is not supported
Command Terminated – failed to read PLC memory
0x0D
0x0E to
Reserved
0xFF
Lost
Command code of the last command lost. Set to 0 if no command
Command
was lost.
Error code: Meaning Depends on the Command number
Command Error Code
0
Reserved
1,3,7,8
1
Explicit data too large for shared memory buffer. Additional
Code word holds the real size of the shared memory buffer.
1, 4, 7
2
Invalid MacID specified.
1,2,3,7,8
3
Explicit connection not configured.
2
4
Explicit request not available.
Additional code: for error reporting.
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PACSystems RX3i and Series 90-30 Genius Bus Controllers
Genius Bus Controllers IC694BEM331 and IC693BEM331 return the following values in their
COMMREQ status word:
Value
0
1
4
8
16
32
64
128
256
512
1024
2048
Description
Device has not yet processed the COMMREQ.
Command not accepted, GBC busy with previous request
Command completed successfully
Command terminated due to syntax error
Command terminated due to data error
Command terminated due to suspended activity on bus
No data to transfer
Command not supported by target device
Only No Wait commands may be sent to the target device
Maximum Comms. Time must be greater than or equal to 5mS
Text buffer invalid in wait mode
Device did not accept the message, or timed out.
The upper word of the status location provides additional status information. Not all of these
values are relevant for the set of COMMREQS that can sent using Remote COMMREQ Calls.
Value
11
21
51
71
101
102
121
141
142
143
144
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
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Description
Non-discrete block specified for Pulse Test
Non-I/O device specified for Read Configuration
Invalid circuit number
Non-controller device specified for Assign Monitor
Switch BSM - device not BSM
Switch BSM - bus position greater than 1
P and L access not available
Function code greater than 111
Sub function code greater than 255
Priority greater than 1
Datagram length greater than 134
Invalid Device Number (greater than 31, but not 255)
Incorrect length for the command type
Device Number not configured or not active
Previous No Wait command in progress; current No Wait command not
accepted
Invalid status pointer location specified
Command number is out of range
Subcommand code is out of range
Only partial data transferred
Device Number 255 not allowed for this command
Command specified is not valid for GBC
Command specified is only valid for controller devices
Command specified is not supported by the device to which it was sent
Invalid Alarm Enable/Disable mask
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PACSystems RX3i Analog Modules with HART Communications
PACSystems RX3i Analog Modules with HART Communications (IC695ALG626,
IC695ALG628, and IC695ALG728) return the following values in their COMMREQ status
word.
Value
Dec
Description
(Hex)
0
(0000)
Device has not yet processed the COMMREQ.
1
(0001)
Command Complete - this status does not necessarily mean success. The
command reply data that must also be checked.
2
(0002)
Command Terminated – module busy
3
(0003)
Command Terminated – invalid command
4
(0004)
Command Terminated – invalid command data
5
(0005)
Command Terminated – not enough data
6
(0006)
Not used
7
(0007)
Command Terminated – The command did not specify sufficient PLC memory for
the reply. The command will be ignored.
8
(0008)
Command Terminated – command-specific error.
265
(0109)
Error, Hart device not connected
521
(0209)
Error, Channel not HART-enabled
777
(0309)
Error, Analog Output Module, No field power
1033
(0409)
Error. HART command now allowed
1289
(0509)
Error. Invalid HART command
1545
(0609)
Error. Device did not respond
1801
(0709)
Error, HART data count too large
This status information relates to the execution of the COMMREQ function only, not to the
status of the HART communications.
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PACSystems RX3i Profibus Master Module
PACSystems RX3i Profibus Master Module IC695PBM300 returns the following values in its
COMMREQ status word.
Value
Dec
Description
(Hex)
0
(0000)
Device has not yet processed the COMMREQ.
1
(0001)
Command Complete -- this status does not necessarily mean success. Some
commands have reply data that must also be checked.
2
(0002)
Command Terminated – module busy
3
(0003)
Command Terminated – invalid command
4
(0004)
Command Terminated – invalid command data
5
(0005)
Command Terminated – not enough data
6
(0006)
Not used
7
(0007)
Command Terminated – the command did not specify sufficient PLC memory for the
reply. Command will be ignored.
8
(0008)
Command Terminated – command-specific error.
PACSystems and Series 90-30 Motion Controllers
Motion Controller Modules IC694DSM314, IC694DSM324, IC693DSM314, and
IC694DSM324 return the COMMREQ Status Words shown below:
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Value
Name
Description
1
IOB_SUCCESS
-1
IOB_PARITY_ERR
A parity error occurred while communicating with an expansion
rack.
-2
IOB_NOT_COMPL
After the communication was over, the module did not indicate
that it was complete.
All communications proceeded normally.
-3
IOB_MOD_ABORT
The module aborted the communication.
-4
IOB_MOD_SYNTAX
The module indicated that the data sent was not in the correct
sequence.
-5
IOB_NOT_RDY
The RDY bit in the module’s status was not active.
-6
IOB_TIMEOUT
The maximum response time elapsed without receiving a
response from the module.
-7
IOB_BAD_PARAM
-8
IOB_BAD_CSUM
-9
IOB_OUT_LEN_CHGD
One of the parameters passed was invalid.
The checksum received from the DMA protocol module did not
match the data received.
The output length for the module was changed, therefore normal
processing of the reply record should not be performed.
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PACSystems RX3i and Series 90-30 High Speed Counter Modules
High-Speed Counter modules IC694APU300 and IC693APU300 return the following values in
their COMMREQ status word.
Value
Name
Description
0
IOB_BUSY
Module is reconfiguring
1
IOB_SUCCESS
All communications proceeded normally.
A parity error occurred while communicating with an expansion
rack.
-1
IOB_PARITY_ERR
-2
IOB_NOT_COMPL
After the communication was over, the module did not indicate
that it was complete.
-3
IOB_MOD_ABORT
-4
IOB_MOD_SYNTAX
For some reason, the module aborted the communication.
The module indicated that the data sent was not in the correct
sequence.
-5
IOB_NOT_RDY
The RDY bit in the module’s status was not active.
-6
IOB_TIMEOUT
The maximum response time elapsed without receiving a
response from the module.
-7
IOB_BAD_PARAM
One of the parameters passed was invalid.
-8
IOB_BAD_CSUM
-9
IOB_OUT_LEN_CHGD
The checksum received from the DMA protocol module did not
match the data received.
The output length for the module was changed, so normal
processing of the reply record should not be performed.
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Status Values for Modbus Master Communications
For Modbus Master, status values have a Major code and a Minor Code. The Major code is in
the low-order byte, and the Minor code is in the high-order byte. Status values are expressed
in hexadecimal, and are most easily viewed in hexadecimal format.
9-50
Minor
Major
Description
0
0
In Process (or no Modbus Query attempt since power-up)
0
1
Success
1
1
Broadcast Timeout (this is success for a Query to broadcast ID (0) ).
5
3
Bad Port Number – Port number must be 1 or 2 (19 & 20 will also work).
6
3
Bad Slave ID – Slave ID must be in the range 0-247
7
3
Bad Function Code - Function Code must be 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,15,16,17
8
3
Bad Broadcast Function Code – Only FC 5, 6, 8 sub 4,15,16 support broadcast
A
3
Start Address is Zero – start address (command word 3) must be > 0
B
3
Too Many Items - – number of items must be > 0
C
3
Bad Local Seg Selector – See Function Code Chart to see supported segments
21
3
Bad Local Seg Selector – See Function Code Chart to see supported segments
22
3
Bad Local Address Offset – Start Addr + num of items > size of segments
23
3
Bad set/Clear Coil Value - must be (0 = Clear, 1 = Set, FF = Set)
15
3
Bad Port Type – Hardware configuration of port must be “Serial I/O”
16
3
Bad Rack Slot - CPU is not in slot specified in “C” block
17
3
Bad COMMREQ command number – Command word 1 must by 8002
19
3
Bad Command Code – Command word 1 must by 8002
20
3
Unexpected State, call Tech Support
1
4
Parity Error received
2
4
Framing Error received
3
4
Bad CRC received
5
4
Overflow Error received
7
4
Multiple UART Errors
1
5
Timeout – response was not received within timeout period
2
5
Transmit Timeout – Query was not sent check CTS signal
10
6
Bad Buffer Seg Select – “C” block Input 4 must by 8, %R or 196 %W
11
6
Bad Buffer offset – “C” block Input 5 not a good value need space for 150
x
8
Exception response received. x is the number of the exception.
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Chapter Modbus Master for the Ethernet NIU
10
This chapter explains how to implement Modbus Master communications between the
PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU and Modbus Slaves, using one or both of the Ethernet NIU’s
serial ports.
▪
Modbus Master for the Ethernet NIU
▪
CPU or Ethernet NIU Control of Modbus Master Communications
o
▪
▪
▪
Hardware Configuration
Software Function Blocks for Modbus Master Communications
o
Revision of the “C” Software Function Block
o
Setting Up the “C” Function Block for Modbus Master
o
Input and Output Parameters of the “C” Block
Operation of the “C” Block in the Local User Logic
o
Execution of the Modbus Master Function Codes
o
Modbus Communications Status Codes
Programming Examples
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Modbus Master Using Local User Logic
o
Modbus Master Using Remote COMMREQ Call Communications
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10
Modbus Master for the Ethernet NIU
The GE Fanuc PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU has two serial ports; one is an RS-232 port,
and the other is an RS-485 port. Either or both of these ports can be used for Modbus Master
protocol.
PACSystems
Ethernet NIU
PC with Proficy® Machine
Edition
RX7i or RX3i with RCCM block
Ethernet or
serial
connection
Serial Cable
Modbus
Slave(s)
Recommended Media
▪
▪
▪
RS-232 point to point
RS-485, 2-wire and 4-wire, point to point and multi-drop
Telephone modem connection using SixNet VT modems
Not Verified
▪
▪
10-2
Radio Modems
Cellular Phone or Modem
Supported Modbus
Master Function Codes
Function Code 1 – Read Outputs
Function Code 2 – Read Inputs
Function Code 3 – Read Holding Registers
Function Code 4 – Read Input Registers
Function Code 5 – Set/Clear One Coil
Function Code 6 – Write One Register
Function Code 7 – Read Exception Status
Function Code 8 -- Subfunction 0: Loopback
Function Code 8 – Subfunction 1: Restart Communication
Function Code 8 – Subfunction 4: Enter Listen Only Mode
Function Code 15 – Write Multiple Coils
Function Code 16 – Write Multiple Registers
Function Code 17 – Report Device Type
Unsupported Function
Codes
Function Code 65 – Read Scratchpad
Function Codes to Read/Write 32 bit Registers
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CPU or Ethernet NIU Control of Modbus Master Communications
Modbus Master communications can be used in two ways in the PACSystems RX3i Ethernet
NIU:
▪
Remote COMMREQ Call commands can be sent from the PACSystems RX7i or RX3i
controller to tell the ENIU to do Modbus communications. In this case, the data source
address and data destination address are addresses in the controller.
▪
Local User Logic in the Ethernet NIU can call a “C” block (built into the Ethernet NIU)
to do Modbus communication. In this case, the addresses for the data to write to the
Modbus Slave or the data Read from the Modbus Slave are addresses in the Ethernet
ENIU, not in the controller. If the data needs to come from or go to the controller, the
Local User Logic needs to move the data from/to the controller.
Modbus Master communication can be done with either of these methods on either Ethernet
NIU serial port, but not with both methods on the same port. If both methods were used on
one port, the “C” block would be called from two different places. In that event, the response
to the Modbus Master communication could be returned to either place where the “C” block is
called, resulting in loss of data.
Remote COMMREQ Call communications always use the “C” block MB_P1 and can be used
for either or both ports.
Local User Logic should use MB_P2.
Hardware Configuration for Modbus Master
Hardware configuration is done with Proficy® Machine Edition LD-PLC. Any RX3i Ethernet
NIU serial port to be used for Modbus Master protocol must be configured for Serial I/O with
appropriate communication parameters.
Parameter
Port Mode
Required Setting
Choices
Serial I/O
Data Rate
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, Higher data rates may be
possible, but are not assured.
Data Bits
8
Flow Control
None (recommended), hardware.
Parity
None, odd, even. Slave / modems must match
Stop Bits
1, 2
Physical Interface
2-wire, 4-wire
Stop Mode
Any setting
Note – If both ports are used, the run/stop switch MUST be enabled
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Software Function Blocks for Modbus Master Communications
If both ports are to be used simultaneously for Modbus Master Protocol, two separate “C”
.gefElf files are needed. The two gefElf files are provided: MB_P1.gefElf and MB_P2.gefElf.
The two files are identical except for their names.
Revision of “C” Software Function Block
The revision of the software function block is encoded in the block. The revision can be
checked by looking at the hexadecimal value in the first register specified by inputs X4(seq)
and X5(seq_off) of the Call to the “C” block. The “C” block places the revision code in that
register on the first scan of the controller. The low-order byte contains the major revision
code. The high-order byte contains the minor revision code. For example, version 1.01
appears as 0x0101 in the revision code.
Setting Up the “C” Function Block for Modbus Master
The input parameters of the “C” function block used for Modbus Master communications must
be correctly set up for:
▪
▪
▪
the slot the ENIU is located in
the port to be used for Modbus Master communications
a required buffer area in %R or %W memory (150 registers in size). Note: if both ports
are used, each “C” block needs a separate buffer area.
▪
the particular settings for an individual Modbus Message
Setting up RCC commands in the controller includes supplying the “C” input parameters.
If Modbus Master is done from Local User Logic, the “C” block’s input parameters are set up
in the Local User Logic.
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Supplying the Input Parameters for the “C” Block
The “C” block has the following parameters:
+--------------+
(enable) -|CALL M_BUS_P1 |-------(OK)
|
|
|
|
???????-| X1
Y1 |-???????
|
|
???????-| X2
Y2 |-???????
|
|
???????-| X3
|
|
|
???????-| X4
|
|
|
???????-| X5
|
|
|
+------------+
The inputs and outputs for the “C” block are:
X1 = cmd
X2 = r_s of the NIU
X3 = port
X4 = seq
X5 = seq_off
Y1 = status
Y2 = state
The configuration of the parameters for the block is already set up as shown below.
Both “C” blocks have the same input and output parameter setups.
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Input and Output Parameters of the “C” Block
This section describes the input parameter values that are required to properly execute the
“C” block, and the output parameters that are returned.
Enable Input
The block is executed if “Enable” receives power flow. The “C “ block must be called every
scan of the PLC.
Input Parameter (X1)(CMD): Input X1 (CMD) is a pointer to a memory location that contains
the command parameters. The content of the data in the CMD memory location is shown next
in this section.
Format
Int
(i.e. %R100). Do not use a constant.
Length
8
X1 must be configured as Type: Int; Len:8
Usage
Modbus Query Parameters
Input Parameter (X2)(r_s): This input is a pointer.
Format
Int (i.e. %R211), example uses a constant (2)
Length
1
Usage
Rack/Slot location of the Ethernet NIU.
Note X2 must be configured as Type: Int; Len:1
Input Parameter (X3)(port): This input is a pointer.
Format
Int (i.e. %R212) , example uses a constant (1)
Length
1
Note X3 must be configured as Type: Int; Len:1
Usage
Port.
Valid numbers 1, 2 Note 19, 20 (task numbers will also work)
Input Parameter (X4)(seq): This input is a pointer.
Format
Int (i.e. %R213) , example uses a constant (8 - %R)
Length
1
Usage
Local Buffer Segment Selector. A 150 register buffer is required for the “C” block, this
buffer must not be used by the user program. Valid numbers are: 8, 196 (%R, %W)
Note X4 must be configured as Type: Int; Len:1
Input Parameter (X5)(seq_off): This input is a pointer.
Format
Int (i.e. %R214) , example uses a constant (9000)
Length
1
Usage
Local Buffer Offset: Valid numbers 1 to 125 less then end of segment
10-6
Note X5 must be configured as Type: Int; Len:1
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OK Output
The OK output is on if the command is properly formed and a query is sent. The OK output is
off if the command has a problem that stops a query from being sent.
Output Parameter (Y1)(status): This output is a pointer. Y1 must be an address where the
“C” block can write results.
Format
Word (i.e. %R98). Do not use a constant for Y1.
Length
1
Usage
Status Parameter
First word
Completion Code
Note Y1 must be configured as Type: Int; Len:1
Output Parameter (Y2)(state): This output is a pointer. Y2 must be an address where the “C”
block can write results.
Format
Int (i.e. %R99). Do not use a constant for Y2.
Length
1
Usage
State Parameter – used by “C” block to keep track of state of query.
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Content of the Command Block
The CMD input parameter points to the following additional parameters for the command. Like
a COMMREQ, the CMD input is set up by Block Moves or Data Inits.
Word
Contains
Description
First
word
Modbus Query
Command:
8002
The “C” block sets this input parameter to “0” receiving the 8002 command.
The input parameter must not be loaded with 8002 again until the “C” block
returns a value greater than “0” in the Output Parameter (Y1). If 8002 is loaded
again, it is ignored until the “C” block returns a value greater than “0”, then the
new 8002 command is executed.
Use this command number instead of 8002 for Function Codes 3, 4, and 16, if
the slave device(s) use word-swapped registers. Operation is the same as
described above for command 8002. Number of Registers is the number of
reals or dwords
Valid numbers: 0 – 247, 0 is used for Broadcast
Modbus Query
Command:
8006
Second
word
Third
word
Modbus Slave
ID
Modbus
Function Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
15
16
Fourth
word
Function Codedependent, as
listed at right
17
1, 2, 3, 4
5
6
7
8
15, 16
17
10-8
Read Outputs
Read Inputs
Read Holding Registers
Read Input Registers
Set / Clear One Coil (broadcast allowed)
Write One Register (broadcast allowed)
Read Exception Status
Subfunction 0: Loopback
Subfunction 1: Restart Communication (broadcast allowed)
Subfunction 4: Enter Listen-only Mode (broadcast allowed)
Write Multiple Coils (broadcast allowed)
Write Multiple Registers (broadcast allowed). Use this Function
Code with either 8002 (non-word-swapped) or 8006 (wordswapped) data. DO NOT broadcast this command to slaves that
may have different data formats.
Report Device Type
Start address in Slave for Read
Coil Number in Slave
Register Number in Slave
not used
Subfunction 0: 0 (must be zero)
Subfunction 1: 1 (must be one)
Subfunction 4: 4 (must be 4)
Start address in Slave for Write
not used
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Word
Contains
Description
Fifth
word
Function Codedependent, as
listed at right
1
2
3, 4
5
6
7
8
15
16
Sixth
word
Local Address
Segment
selector.
Numeric values
for memory
types are:
R =8
AI = 10
AQ = 12
I = 16
Q = 18
T = 20
M = 22
G = 56
W = 196
Seventh
word
Local Address
offset.
Function codedependent, as
listed at right.
Eighth
word
Timeout
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1, 2
3, 4
5, 6
7
8
15
16
17
Numbers of Output points to read (bits); max = 2000
Numbers of Input points to read (bits); max = 2000
For command 8002: this is the number of Registers to read (16 bit
words); maximum = 125.
For command 8006, this is the number of 32-bit reals or dwords
to read, maximum = 62.
1 = set coil, 0 = clear coil
Value to write to Register
not used
Subfunction 0: data pattern used in loopback message (any value)
Subfunction 1 and : 0 (must be 0)
Subfunction 4: not used
Numbers of Output points to write (bits); max = 19200
For command 8002, this is the number of Registers to write (16 bit
words); maximum = 120.
For command 8006, this is the number of 32-bit reals or dwords to
write; maximum = 60.
not used
Reference Table in this master to put the values that are read.
Valid Reference tables are: I, Q, T, M, G, AI, AQ, R, W
Reference Table in this master to put the values that are read.
Valid Reference tables are: AI, AQ, R, W
not used
Reference Table in this master to put the returned exception
status Valid Reference tables are: I, Q, T, M, G, AI, AQ, R, W
Not used
Reference Table in this master to get the values that are written:
Q, R, W
Reference Table in this master to get the values that are written:
AI, AQ, R, W
Reference table in this master to put Device Type information: AI,
AQ, R, W
Location in Reference table to put read values
not used
1, 2, 3, 4
5, 6
7
Location in Reference table to put read values
8
not used
15, 16
Location in Reference table to get write values
17
Location in Reference table to put Device Type info
Valid numbers – 0 to 10,000 milliseconds (10sec)
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Operation of the “C” Block
This chapter focuses on Local User Logic use of Modbus Master. Remote COMMREQ Calls
are described in chapter 8. Most of the setup information for Modbus Master is the same for
both Remote COMMREQ Call and Local User Logic operation. The setup of the CMD input
for the “C” block MB_Px is the same for the Remote COMMREQ Call CMD input, except that
for the Remote COMMREQ Call CMD input, it starts with the seventh word. That is the word
that corresponds to the COMMREQ command number in all the other Remote COMMREQ
Call commands.
The “C” block executes Serial I/O COMMREQs to do the Modbus Communication. The
sequence to execute a Modbus Query or a series of Modbus Queries is as follows:
1.
Use a one-shot to set up a communication command block of 8 words (as shown
previously in this chapter). This data will be the CMD (X1) input to the “C” block.
2.
When the “C” block sees 8002 or 8006 in the first word of the command block, the “C”
block performs a Modbus Query based on the rest of the values in the command block.
3.
The “C” block validates the command block inputs and then:
i. Writes a zero back into the first word of the command block
ii. Writes “2” into the Output Y1 (Status) of the “C” block if the command block is
good and a communication is started. If there is an error in the command block
or port setup, an error code is written into Output Y1 (Status) and a “0” is written
into the first word of the command block.
4.
If the command block was correct, the Modbus Query is sent and the “C” block returns a
Success (1) or Error Code to the Output Y1 Status when the communication finishes or a
timeout occurs.
5.
If the value 8002 (or 8006) is in the first word of the command block, the “C” block starts
the process again for another Modbus Query.
6.
If both ports are being used, each port must have its own “C” block. Each one works
independently of the other.
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Execution of the Modbus Master Function Codes
Execution of Function Codes 1 and 2 (Read Outputs, Read Inputs)
If the Local Address Segment selector specified in the Command Block is for a discrete
memory type ( %I, %Q, %T, %M, %G), the Ethernet NIU retrieves the exact number of points
requested, and places them in local memory starting at the exact memory offset specified.
Only the exact number of bits specified is written to local memory.
If the Local Address Segment selector is for a word memory type (%R, %W, %AI, %AQ), the
Ethernet NIU retrieves the number of points requested from the slave. The points are packed
into local word memory starting at the low bit of the first specified word. If the number of bits
retrieved is not a multiple of 16, the extra bits of the last word are filled with zeros.
Execution of Function Codes 3 (Read Holding Registers) and 4 (Read Input
Registers)
Function codes 3 and 4 can be used to read register or Real/dword data from individual
Modbus slaves. These commands cannot be broadcast.
To read 16-bit register data from a slave, Modbus Query 8002 should be used to send
function code 3 or 4.
However, when reading data types that are Reals or Dwords from some types of Modbus
slaves, the two registers that form the 32-bit data type may be reversed. For slaves that have
that data format, Modbus Query 8006 should be used instead of 8002 to send function code 3
or 4. When the Ethernet NIU receives Modbus Query 8006, the ENIU executes the requested
Modbus function code, automatically swapping the two 16-bit words of the data within each
Real/dword value. In the Command Block for command 8006, the Number of Items is the
actual number of Reals or Dwords the command should operate on. This is different than
command 8002, where the number of items is the number of registers.
Execution of Function Code 7 (Read Exception Status)
If the Local Address Segment selector specified in the Command Block is for a discrete
memory type ( %I, %Q, %T, %M, %G), the Ethernet NIU writes the slave’s Exception status
into 8 bits of local memory starting at the exact memory offset specified.
If the Local Address Segment selector is for a word memory type (%R, %W, %AI, %AQ), the
Reception status is written into the specified word.
Execution of Function Code 8, Subfunction 0 (Loopback)
No data is returned for Function Code 8, Subfunction 0. If the Loopback succeeds, the Status
is set to success (1). If the Loopback fails, either a Timeout or Loopback Fail error code
(returned data does not match sent data) is returned.
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Execution of Function Code 8, Subfunction 1 (Restart Communication Interface)
The result of Function Code 8, Subfunction 1 depends on whether Function Code 8,
Subfunction 4 (Listen-only Mode) was previously sent to the slave.
▪
If the Slave is in Listen-only mode, the Function Code 8, Subfunction 1 Query results in a
timeout. The Slave will restart communications. If another Function Code 8, Subfunction 1
is sent, a status of success should occur.
▪
If the slave was not in Listen Only mode when a Function Code 8, Subfunction 1 is sent ,
a status of success is returned.
Execution of Function Code 8, Subfunction 4 (Enter Listen Only Mode)
Function Code 8, Subfunction 4 puts the slave in Listen Only Mode. No response is sent to
Function Code 8, Subfunction 4. Function Code 8, Subfunction 4 returns a status code of
“Broadcast Timeout”. The status code returned is a Broadcast Timeout if Function Code 8,
Subfunction 4 is sent to a single slave or is broadcast to all slaves. The status code Broadcast
Timeout is not returned until the time specified in command block word 8 has expired.
Execution of Function Code 15 (Write Multiple Coils)
If the Local Address Segment selector specified in the Command Block is for a discrete
memory type ( %Q), the Ethernet NIU sends the exact number of points requested to the
slave.
If the Local Address Segment selector is for a word memory type (%R, %W), the Ethernet NIU
retrieves the appropriate number of words required to provide the requested number of bits,
starting with the word specified in command block word 6. If the number of points is not a
multiple of 16, the appropriate number of bytes is sent in the Query to accommodate the
number of points. Any extra points in the last byte contain the value read. See details on the
Modbus slave to see how it deals with these extra bits.
Execution of Function Code 16 (Write Multiple Registers)
Function code 16 can be used to write multiple register or real/dword values to Modbus
slaves. Although Function Code 16 can be broadcast, that should NOT be done if some
slaves have word-swapped data and others do not, as explained below.
To write multiple 16-bit registers to a slave, Modbus Query 8002 should be used to send
Function Code 16.
When writing data types that are Reals or Dwords to some types of Modbus slaves, the two
registers that form the 32-bit data type must be reversed. For slaves with that data format,
command 8006 should be used to execute function code 16. When the Ethernet NIU
receives command 8006, the ENIU automatically swaps the words of data before sending it to
the slave.
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Execution of Function Code 17 (Report Device Type)
For Report Device Type, the Ethernet NIU writes the slave information into the 5 consecutive
words specified in command word 6. Only the low-order byte in each word is meaningful. The
high-order byte in each word is set to zero. For the meaning of each word consult the
documentation for the Slave device.
For a GE Fanuc PLC, Modbus Slave the meaning is:
Word 1 – Device Type - PLC family
Word 2 – Run Status of Slave 0 = stopped, 256 = running
Word 3 - Device Model – CPU type within PLC family
Word 4 – zero
Word 5 – zero
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Modbus Communications Status Codes
The Y1 output of the “C” block gives the status code for the Modbus communication. This
value that should be monitored to determine when a communication is complete and whether
it succeeded or failed.
Error codes have a Major code and a Minor Code. The Major code is in the low-order byte,
and the Minor code is in the high-order byte. Error codes are expressed in Hexadecimal, and
are most easily viewed in that format.
Minor
0
0
1
5
6
7
8
Major
0
1
1
3
3
3
3
a
b
c
21
22
23
15
16
17
19
20
1
2
3
5
7
1
2
10
11
x
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
5
5
6
6
8
Description
In Process (or no Modbus Query attempt since power-up)
Success
Broadcast Timeout (this is success for a Query to broadcast ID (0) ).
Bad Port Number – Port number must be 1 or 2 (19 & 20 will also work).
Bad Slave ID – Slave ID must be in the range 0-247
Bad Function Code - Function Code must be 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,15,16,17
Bad Broadcast Func Code – Only Function Codes 5,6,8 subfunction 4,15,16 support
broadcast
Start Address is Zero – start address (command word 3) must be more than 0
Too Many Items - – num of items must be more than 0
Bad Local Seg Selector
Bad Local Seg Selector
Bad Local Address Offset – Start Addr + num of items more than size of segment
Bad set/Clear Coil Value - must be (0 = Clear, 1 = Set, FF = Set)
Bad Port Type – Hardware configuration of port must be “Serial I/O”
Bad Rack Slot - NIU is not in slot specified in “C” block
Bad COMMREQ command number – Command word 1 must be 8002 or 8006
Bad Command Code – Command word 1 must be 8002 or 8006
Unexpected State –call Technical Support
Parity Error received
Framing Error received
Bad CRC received
Overflow Error received
Multiple UART Errors
Timeout – response was not received within timeout period
Transmit Timeout – Query was not sent check CTS signal
Bad Buffer Seg Select – “C” block Input 4 must be 8, %R or 196 %W
Bad Buffer offset – “C” block Input 5 not a good value; need space for 150
Exception response received. x is the number of the exception.
Modbus Communication State
The Y2 output of the “C” block gives the state of the Modbus communication:
0 = Idle
2 = Waiting for Response
3 = Timing out after sending a Broadcast message
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Programming Examples
This section describes application logic to implement Modbus Master communications from:
▪
Local User Logic in the Ethernet NIU
▪
Remote COMMREQ Call Communications from the Master
Example 1: Modbus Master Using Local User Logic
The Modbus Master Ladder code is in the Ladder block M_BUS. This block must be called
every scan. The example below shows the Ladder block M_Bus being called from _Main.
_Main
The call in _Main should be at either the beginning or the end of _Main.
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Rung 1: An individual Modbus message to do Function Code 8 Loopback can be sent by
toggling %T1. A message to Read Registers can be sent continuously, and as quickly as
possible, by turning on %T3.
Rung 4 checks for the message to be complete with the GT_INT instruction. The move
instruction in Rung 4 puts the completion status in %R00097. Rung 4 then activates a oneshot to start another communication. To do different Modbus Query messages or to do error
recovery (retries), the one-shot %T0004 would need to be used to load different parameters
into the BLKMOV in Rung 9.
The BLKMOV in rung 7 sets up a Modbus Query to:
▪
▪
▪
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Slave #2,
Function Code 8 Loopback,
Timeout is 500 milliseconds.
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The BLKMOV in rung 9 sets up a Modbus Query to:
▪
▪
▪
▪
▪
▪
▪
Slave #2,
Function Code 3 Read Registers,
Starting at address 400001 (first Register),
Read 16 Registers,
Put the data in %R registers
Starting at %R201,
Timeout is 500 milliseconds.
Rung 11 is used to initialize the Status value (%R0098) to “1”. This is allows the continuous
communication to start if the single communication is not done first.
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Rung 15 of the example logic calls the “C” block. Setup for the example “C” block is:
▪
▪
▪
▪
▪
Command block of 8 registers starting at %R0100
NIU located in Slot 1 (Must be rack 0)
Communication to use Port 1 (RS232 port) of the NIU.
Internal 150 Register buffer in %R memory
Starting at Register %R9000
Error-checking for the Modbus communication is done by monitoring %R00098 for the result
of a Modbus Query. ( 0 in process, 1 success, error > 1).
Troubleshooting Tips
▪
If using both ports, the Run/Stop Switch must be enabled or a store of hardware
configuration to RX3i will fail.
▪
If using %W make sure you configure %W, as it defaults to length of 0.
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Example 2: Modbus Master Using RCC Communications
This example uses a Modbus Master command to Port 1 of the Ethernet NIU (Function Code
3 Read 24 Registers from Slave #1 starting at the first Register and put the data in %R101).
See the RCC call at the end of the example.
Rung 2 – Turning on %T101 sets %T102. That fires the one-shot %T103 in Rung 3. %T102
will be used to check for completion.
Rung 4 loads 4000 (the Module code for Modbus Master) into %R7751, and loads 2 (the slot
number of the ENIU) into %R7752.
Rung 5 loads 1 (the port number ) into %R7753, and loads 1000 ( the timeout at the controller
in milliseconds ) into %R7754.
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Rung 6 loads the RCC command into %R7801 thru %R7814
%R7801 – always 0 for Modbus Master
%R7802 – always 0 for Modbus Master
%R7803 - CSW segment selector 8 for %R memory
%R7804 – CSW offset (0 based ) %R7701 is CSW in this example
%R7805 – always 0
%R7806 – always 0
%R7807 – COMMREQ Command number 8002 for Modbus Master
%R7808 – Slave ID (Slave #1)
%R7809 – Function Code ( 3: Read Registers)
%R7810 – Starting Address (“First Register 40001”)
%R7811 – Number of items ( Read 24 Registers
%R7812 – Location to put data Segment Select ( 8 for %R memory)
%R7813 – Location to put data (offset %R101)
%R7814 – timeout in Ethernet NIU (500 milliseconds)
Rung 7 zeros the COMMREQ Status Word (%R7701) to allow checking for compeltion
Rung 8 checks for COMMREQ Status Word going non-zero (Completion). The end of the
rung has a Reset coil %T102 (not shown). “1” is success.
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Rung 35 executes the Remote COMMREQ Communications call:
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A
This appendix uses an example system with either one or two controllers to give an overview of
the steps needed to set up an Ethernet NIU application.
1.
Create List of ENIUs and I/O like the example shown below. The list should include:
▪
the Controller(s) with IP addresses and local I/O.
▪
Each ENIU with IP Address, and the I/O for the ENIU. Leave expansion space for
additional I/O if the system is likely to change or grow.
Example System with One Controller (sample folder uses this IO mapping)
Controller
IP 10.10.10.2
%I1 – 32
%Q1 – 32
%AI1 – 16
%AQ1 - 16
ENIU 11
IP 10.10.10.11
%I33 – 64
%Q33 – 64
%AI17 – 32
%AQ17 - 32
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IP 10.10.10.12
%I65-128
%Q65 - 96
%AI (none)
%AQ (none)
ENIU 13
IP 10.10.10.13
%I129 - 256
%Q97 - 128
%AI 33 - 56
%AQ (none)
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Example System with Redundant Controllers (sample folder uses this IO
mapping)
Primary
Controller
IP 10.10.10.2
%I1 – 32
%Q1 – 32
%AI1 – 16
%AQ1 - 16
ENIU 11
IP 10.10.10.11
%I33 – 64
%Q33 – 64
%AI17 – 32
%AQ17 - 32
Secondary
Controller
IP 10.10.10.3
%I1 – 32
%Q1 – 32
%AI1 – 16
%AQ1 - 16
ENIU 12
IP 10.10.10.12
%I65-128
%Q65 - 96
%AI (none)
%AQ (none)
ENIU 13
IP 10.10.10.13
%I129 - 256
%Q97 - 128
%AI 33 - 56
%AQ (none)
A set of Machine Edition backup folders to start from is provided online at
www.gefanuc.com.
2. Choose the folder that best matches your system configuration:
3.
4.
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3iENIU_Quick_Start_One_RX7i – Primary Controller and 3 ENIUs
▪
3iENIU_Quick_Start_Two_RX7i – Primary & Secondary Controller and 3 ENIUs
Restore the chosen folder.
▪
The Quick Start project is set up with controllers named Primary Controller and
Secondary Controller (two only) and 3 ENIUs named ENIU_11, ENIU_12, ENIU_13. You
can rename the folder and the devices as appropriate. If you need fewer ENIUs, delete
the ones you don’t need. If you need more ENIUs, add a target with the type of Remote
I/O PACSystems RX3i Ethernet You will need to set up the new ENIUs for proper
operation.
▪
The sample folder should be tried with the existing IP Addresses. Change the IP address
of your computer and use an isolated network with your PC, the controller(s), and ENIUs
to gain familiarity with using the equipment. Then change the IP addresses to what will
be used in your system.
Using the list you created in step 1,
▪
Check the CPU model for the controller and if necessary change it to match the
controller you are using.
▪
If the IO mapping is different than in the sample folder, the EGD exchanges will need to
be adjusted. NOTE: the EGD exchange (Outputs_from_Primary/ Secondary_to ENIU)
should NOT be changed. The controller sends out %Q 1 to 2028 and %AQ 1 to 512. All
ENIUs receive these outputs but only the ENIU that has these reference configured will
use them. The exchange (Inputs_from_ENIUxx) will need to be changed in both the
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controller and ENIU if the %I and/or %AI from a ENIU to the controller is different than in
the sample folder. NOTE: Inputs must be mapped directly from an ENIU to the controller
ie if controller ENIU_11 uses %I33 to %I64, the exchange in the controller must map
these inputs to %I33 to %I64 in the controller. NOTE: Do not duplicate IO reference
address in multiple ENIUs as unpredictable results will occur.
5.
If you are changing the IP addresses of the devices, you need to change the following items:
▪
the IP address of each device. This must be done in two places: in the properties of the
target (how programmer connects) and in the Ethernet settings in hardware
configuration (CPU TAB for controller and Ethernet module TAB in ENIU.
▪
the Subnet mask of each device (if required).
▪
the Gateway IP address of each device (if required).
▪
the Local Producer ID of each device and verify it is the IP address, in the Tree view
select Ethernet Global Data of a target, the Local Producer ID is in the Property
Inspector.
▪
For Consumed Exchanges, change the Producer ID of the Exchange. In the tree view
select the Consumed exchange, The Producer ID is in the Property Inspector
6.
Set default values for variables in the ENIU(s). Default values are used (if selected): on
power up before a controller is detected; and if communication is lost with the controller(s).
7.
Download configurations to the hardware (controller(s) and ENIU(s)
8.
When downloading to new or unknown hardware, first set the physical port property of the
device in the programmer to a serial com port (com1) and connect via a serial cable to the
power supply port. After the initial store of the configuration sets the IP Address, the physical
port property can be set to Ethernet and the IP address entered. This will allow connection
of the programmer via Ethernet.
9.
Put the Controller(s) and ENIU(s) in “Run” if they are not running. I/O updates should now
be occurring.
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Checking I/O Operation
Inputs from the ENIUs should now appear in the Controller, and Outputs turned on in the
controller should appear in the ENIU(s).
If the I/O is not updating, the status of the EGD exchanges should be checked. This is done
using the Ethernet Station Manager. There are two versions (serial and Ethernet). The serial
version is always available and can be used by connecting a cable from the Ethernet Station
manager port on the Controller or ENIU to a COM port on your PC. Hyperterminal (found in
accessories in Windows) can be used to access Station Manager. Set up a Hyperterminal
session for the appropriate COM port with the following characteristics (9600 baud, 8 data bits,
no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control). Commands are typed in Hyperterminal and the Ethernet
interface will respond.
1. Type in “node” <Enter>, to get a description on the device you are connected to.
2. To check the EGD communication type in “stat g”<Enter> which returns the status of the
EGD exchanges.
The status of the exchanges should be “Active (00H) or Active (01H) or Active (05H)” and
the number of exchanges should increase if stat g is done twice.
Stat g should be done on the controller and the ENIU to make sure both ends are correctly
receiving exchanges.
If a consumed exchange has a status of “Active (06H)” the exchange is not being received.
The EGD Producer should be checked.
If a consumed exchange has a status of “Active (0eH), the received length of the exchange
does not match the configured length. Check both ends and fix the EGD exchange
configuration and download the new configuration.
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Sample RCC command (Modbus RTU Master – Read Registers)
1. This sequence will allow you to try sending out a Modbus RTU Query from Port 1 of
ENIU_11.
2. In the hardware configuration of ENIU_11, set port 1 to Serial I/O, baud
3. The serial communications parameters (baud rate, parity, flow control, Slave ID number
should be set to match the Modbus Slave being used.
4. To Test from port 1 to port 2 the settings would be 19,200 baud, odd parity, no flow control,
Slave Id “1”.
5. Download the configuration to ENIU_11.
6. The appropriate cable is needed. Port 1 transmits on Pin 2 and receives on Pin 3. Typically
a null modem cable is needed.
7. To test from port 1 to port 2, the Rs485 to Rs232 adapter can be placed on port 2 and a null
modem adapter is used on the connection to port 1.
8. In the block “RCC” of the controller, turn on %T101. This will cause the controller to tell the
ENIU to execute the Modbus Master query “Read Registers 1 to 24 from Slave 1 and put
the data in Register 101 in the controller.
9. When you turn on %T101 the Activity LED on ENIU_11 Port 1 should blink.
10. The status of the RCC command is returned in %R14401 in the controller.
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Appendix Configuration Worksheets
B
This appendix consists of two sample configuration worksheets. Printed copies of these
worksheets can be used to record configuration parameters.
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Inputs_from_ENIU
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Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU
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B
Inputs_from_ENIU
This worksheet can be used to record parameters of the Inputs_from_ENIU exchange, the
Ethernet Global Data exchange for the inputs sent from the Ethernet NIU to the controller(s).
Parameters of the Ethernet NIU’s Produced Exchange
Ethernet Transmitter
Module IP Address:
Local Producer ID:
IP Address of the Ethernet Transmitter
Module is recommended.
Exchange Property Inspector
Exchange ID: (1)
Match the Exchange ID of the Ethernet
Transmitter Module if it has been
changed.
Adapter Name: (0.4)
Rack/slot location of the Ethernet
Transmitter Module that will produce the
exchange.
Destination Type: Multicast
Destination: (2)
Produced Period: (10)
Do not change.
Do not change unless group used for
Ethernet Transmitter Module is
changed.
Increase this default If the system has
more than 5 Ethernet NIUs.
Parameters of the Controller’s Consumed Exchange
Controller IP Address:
Local Producer ID:
IP Address of the Ethernet Transmitter
Module.
Exchange Property Inspector
Producer ID:
Group ID: 2
Exchange ID: 1
Adapter Name: (0.1.0)
Update Timeout: 32
B-2
Ethernet NIU Producer ID.
Default is 0. Set to 2 for system with
multiple Ethernet NIUs.
Do not change.
From CPU configuration.
Default is 0.
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Parameters of the Exchange
Offset
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Variable Ref Address
Ignore
Appendix B Configuration Worksheets
Length
Type
Description
B-3
B
Outputs_Pri_to_ENIUs
This worksheet can be used to record parameters of the Outputs_Pri_to_ENIUs exchange, the
Ethernet Global Data exchange for the outputs sent to the Ethernet NIU from the primary
controller.
Parameters of the Ethernet NIU’s Consumed Exchange
Ethernet Transmitter
Module IP Address:
Local Producer ID:
IP address of the Ethernet Transmitter
Module is recommended.
Exchange Property Inspector
Producer ID:
(Producer ID of the primary controller,
usually the controller’s IP address.)
Group ID: 1
Leave at default.
Exchange ID: 1
Leave at default.
Adapter Name: (0.4)
Rack/slot location of the Ethernet
Transmitter Module that will consume
the exchange.
Update Timeout: (32)
Should be 3 to 5 times the controller’s
Produced Period.
Parameters of the Controller’s Produced Exchange
Controller IP Address:
Local Producer IP
Address:
(use of the same IP Address is
recommended)
Exchange Property Inspector
Exchange ID: (1)
Change only if the controller will
produce more than one exchange).
Adapter Name: 0.1.0
Destination Type: Multicast
For Series 90 controller, this is Group.
Destination: (1)
Produced Period: (10)
B-4
Defaults to 200. Do not set to less than
6ms,
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Parameters of the Exchange
Offset
Variable Ref Address
Ignore
Length
Type
Status
16
Bit
0.0
10
Word
20.0
%Q0001
2048
Bit
276.0
%AQ0001
512
Word
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Description
B-5
B
B-6
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A
Additional error codes, 9-19
Addresses written to by EGD Exchanges,
7-2
B
Backplane locations for ENIU, 3-3
Battery, 1-5
Battery installation, 3-3
C
Cable length, 1-8
Call to RCC, 2-13
CE Mark installation requirements, 3-2
CIMPLICITY ME backup folders, A-2
Clearing Faults, 4-10
COMMREQ #7, Send Device Explicit
Extended, 9-3
COMMREQ 1, Get HART Device
Information, 9-27
COMMREQ 1: Get Device Status, 9-32
COMMREQ 1: Send Device Explicit, 9-3
COMMREQ 13: Dequeue Datagram, 9-21
COMMREQ 14: Send Datagram
Command, 9-24
COMMREQ 15: Request Datagram Reply,
9-25
COMMREQ 2: Get Master Status, 9-34
COMMREQ 2: Send HART Pass-Thru
Command, 9-29
COMMREQ 4 : Get Device Diagnostics, 937
COMMREQ 4: Get Detailed Device Status,
9-7
COMMREQ 5: Read Module Header, 9-38
COMMREQ 6: Clear Counters, 9-40
COMMREQ 6: Get Input Status from a
Device, 9-11
COMMREQ 7: Send Device Explicit
Extended, 9-13
COMMREQ 8: Enable/Disable Outputs, 920
COMMREQ 9: Read Module Header, 9-16
COMMREQ E201: Send Data Command,
9-42
COMMREQ E501: Parameter Load, 9-41
COMMREQ Error Codes by Module Type,
9-45
COMMREQ for High-Speed Counter
Modules, 9-42
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COMMREQ Status Word, 8-16, 8-21
COMMREQ Status Word error codes, 8-22
COMMREQs, 1-10
COMMREQs for a RX3i Profibus Master
Module, 9-32
COMMREQs for DeviceNet Master
Modules, 9-3
COMMREQs for Genius Bus Controller
Modules, 9-20
COMMREQs for HART Communications,
9-26
COMMREQs for Modbus RTU Master, 943
COMMREQs in the Local Logic, 7-2
COMMREQS Supported by Remote
COMMREQ Calls, 9-2
COMMREQs, general information
memory type codes, 9-47
Configuration, 5-1
Configuring
ENIU parameters, 5-14
Configuring the EGD Exchanges, 5-8
Consumed Exchange, 5-12, 5-17, 5-21
Control Data Format, 4-7
Controllers on the Network, 1-14
Current draw, 1-5
D
Data References, 4-2
Discrete and Analog Outputs, 4-4
Documentation, 1-2
E
EGD Exchanges for Remote COMMREQ
Calls, 8-4
Embedded switches, 3-8
ESD protection
CE Mark requirements, 3-2
Ethernet Cable, 3-8
Ethernet Global Data exchanges, 1-10
Ethernet NIU, 1-4
Ethernet NIU Parameters, 5-7
Ethernet ports, 1-8
Ethernet Transmitter Module, 1-6
Exchanging Data with One or Two
Controllers, 4-6
Expansion baseplates, 1-12
F
Fatal Error codes, 9-19
Fault Data, 4-10
Fault Monitoring, 6-2
Index-1
Index
Fault table, 6-3
Fault Table, 6-2
Firmware upgrades, 3-5
Firmware Upgrades
N
Network connection, 6-8
Ethernet Transmitter Module, 1-9
O
Function Block for Modbus Master, 10-4
H
Hardware Configuration for Modbus
Master, 10-3
Hazardous Locations, 3-2
Heartbeat, 4-11
Hyperterminal, A-4
I
I/O Station, 1-3
I/O support, 1-12
IC693CHS392, 1-12
IC693CHS398, 1-12
IC695ETM001, 1-6
IC695NIU001, 1-4
IC698ACC701, 1-5
Inputs for the C Block, 8-10
Inputs_from_ENIU, B-2
Inputs_from_ENIU_xx, 2-6, 2-8, 5-3, 5-6
Installation, 3-1
IP address, 5-7
Output Defaults, 4-9, 5-23
Output_Pri_to_ENIU, 2-10
Outputs of the C Block, 8-10
Outputs_Pri_to_ENIU, 2-4, 5-3, 5-6
Outputs_Pri_to_ENIUs, B-4
Outputs_Sec_to_ENIU, 2-4, 5-3, 5-6
P
PCI, 1-5
PING command, 6-7
PLC Fault Table, 6-3
Produced Exchange, 5-9, 5-15
Producer Period and Consumer Update
Timeout Settings, 5-3
Programmer Communications, 5-24
Programmer connection, 3-5
Q
Quick Start project, A-2
R
Configuration, 5-7
IP Address
checking for duplicated, 6-6
IP Address of the Ethernet NIU, 6-6
L
LEDs, 3-14
LOG command, 6-8
M
Machine Edition release, 2-2
MB_P1, 10-3
MB_P2, 10-3
Modbus Master, 8-13
Modbus Master for the Ethernet NIU, 10-2
Modbus Master Function Codes, 10-11
Modbus Query 8002, 10-11
Modbus Query 8006, 10-11
Module Type Codes, 8-11
Index-2
RCC “C” Block, 8-9
RCC_Pri_request_to_ENIU_xx, 2-5, 2-11,
5-6, 8-4, 8-5
RCC_response_from_ENIU_xx, 2-7, 5-6,
8-4, 8-5
RCC_response_to ENIU_xx, 2-9
RCC_Sec_request_to_ENIU_xx, 2-5, 5-6,
8-4
RCCM_120.gefElf, 2-12
Read Diagnostics, 8-14
Read RCC Command at Switchover, 8-19
Redundant Controllers, 3-10
Redundant Controllers using Network
Switch Devices, 3-12
Redundant Controllers with Multiple I/O
Stations, 3-11
Redundant Ethernet Cable Connections,
3-13
References Used in the Ethernet NIU, 4-3
Remote COMMREQ Call, 2-15, 8-2
Restricted Addresses, 7-1
Return Status, 8-12
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S
Secondary Controller, 5-20
Sequencing Outputs, 4-11
Serial ports, 3-6
Setup, 2-1
Specifications
Ethernet NIU, 1-5
Ethernet Transmitter Module, 1-8
Stale Data EGD Status, 5-5
STAT Command, 6-9
STAT LED, 6-9
Station Manager, 6-5
Ethernet Transmitter Module, 1-9
Status address location, 5-7
Status Data Format, 4-8
Surge protection, 3-2
Switching Control, 4-9
T
TALLY command, 6-8
Testing the Network using the PING
command, 6-7
Troubleshooting
Using PLC Fault Table, 6-3
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