2707-801, DTAM Programming Software Programming Manual

Allen-Bradley
DTAM
Programming
Software
Catalog No. 2707-NP
Programming
Manual
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Table of Contents
DTAM Programming Software
User Manual
Using this Manual
Chapter 1
Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intended Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing / Running
DTAM Programming
Software
Chapter 2
Designing DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro Applications
Chapter 3
Creating or Editing an
Application File
Chapter 4
1–1
1–1
1–2
1–3
1–4
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Introduction to DTAM Programming Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Firmware Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Performing Firmware Upgrade with Older Software Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Communication Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Making a Backup Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Installation Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Installing DTAM Programming Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Running DPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–6
Menu Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–8
Screen Building Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Cursor Status Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–10
Moving Around Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–10
Linking Application Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–10
Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1
DTAM Plus / DTAM Micro Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–2
DTAM Plus / DTAM Micro File Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
Screen Types and Data Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
PLC Data Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
SLC Data Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
Data Scaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
Application Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–8
Example Application Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–9
Designing an Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–10
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edit Application File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save Application File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4–1
4–2
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Using Screen Builder
Chapter 5
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing Screen Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing Screen Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Other Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the Time or Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exiting Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Menu and
Sub-Menu Screens
Chapter 6
Creating Data
Display Screens
Chapter 7
Creating Data
Entry Screens
Chapter 8
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Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Menu Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sub-Menu Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Building a Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Menu and Sub-Menu Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Menu Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Display Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Register Format Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Entry Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Entry Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Data Entry Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Entry Register Format Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Creating Security Screens
Chapter 9
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Security Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Recipe Screens
9–1
9–1
9–2
9–3
Chapter 10
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recipe Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recipe Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Recipe Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Bar
Graph Screens
Chapter 11
Linking Menu and
Application Screens
Chapter 12
Creating Alarm Screens
Chapter 13
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bar Graph Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bar Graph Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Graph Display Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Bar Graph Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bar Graph Register Format Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linking Application Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linking Menu Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screen Linking Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Application Screen Linking Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu and Sub-Menu Linkage Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linking a Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linking Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alarm Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alarm Screen Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating an Alarm Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10–3
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11–3
11–4
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12–3
12–4
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Entering DTAM
Configuration Data
Chapter 14
DTAM Plus
Background Monitor
Chapter 15
DTAM Micro
Function Key Builder
Chapter 16
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Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–1
Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–1
Accessing Configuration Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–2
Update Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–3
DTAM Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–4
Advisor Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–5
Time Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–6
Setting Master Security Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–8
Special Security Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–9
Printer Port Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–10
SLC Hardware Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–11
SLC Com Port Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–12
SLC 500 Slot Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–13
Max Node Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–13
SLC 500 Node Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–14
DTAM Node Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–14
Advisor Update Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15
PLC Hardware Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–16
PLC Com Port Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–17
RIO port Setup with Remote I/O Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–18
Com Port Setup with DevieNet Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–19
Advisor Update Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–20
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Background Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Background Monitor Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Background Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Background Monitor Register Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function Key Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bit Write Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function Key Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linking Screens to Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning Bit Write Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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15-2
15-3
15-5
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DTAM Plus
Print Form Builder
Chapter 17
DTAM Plus ASCII
Bar Code Input
Chapter 18
Transferring / Printing
Application Files
Chapter 19
Upgrading the
Operating System
Chapter 20
ASCII Character Set
Appendix A
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Form Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Form Builder Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Printer Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Forms 16 Bit Binary Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASCII Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Allen-Bradley Bar Code Message Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating an ASCII Entry Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Entering Data with a Bar Code Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upload / Download DIP Switch Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Communication Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading an Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading an Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Application Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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17–3
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18–2
18–3
19–1
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19–2
19–6
19–9
Chapter Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–1
Upgrading the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–1
ASCII Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Program Supported ASCII Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Application and
Screen Worksheets
Appendix B
PLC-5 Mnemonics in DPS
Appendix C
Application and Screen Worksheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix D
Data Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bit Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16 Bit Signed Integer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16 Bit Unsigned Integer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16 Bit BCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16 Bit HEX (Hexadecimal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32 Bit Unsigned Integer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32 Bit BCD (Binary Coded Decimal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32 Bit HEX (Hexadecimal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32 Bit Floating Point (PLC Controllers Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DTAM Micro Floating Point Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASCII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A–B
1
Using this Manual
Objectives
Read this chapter to familiarize yourself with the rest of the manual.
You will learn about:
•
•
•
•
Contents
Contents of this manual
Intended audience
Conventions
Related publications
The following table lists the contents of each chapter:
Chapter
Title
1
Using this Manual
2
Installing/Running DTAM
Programming Software
3
Designing DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro Applications
4
Creating and Editing
an Application File
5
Using Screen Builder
6
7
Creating Menu and
Sub-Menu Screens
Creating Data
Display Screens
Purpose
Provides a brief overview of the manual
structure, intended use, and conventions.
Describes how to install DPS on your
computer. Basic software operating
functions are described.
Describes the differences and similarities
between DTAM Micro and DTAM Plus
applications.
Describes how to open, edit, and save
new or existing application files.
Describes how to use Screen Builder to
create application screens.
Describes how to create menu and
sub-menu displays.
Describes how to display the actual or
scaled contents of a controller address.
Describes how to create a screen that
allows an operator to write data to a
controller address.
8
Creating Data Entry Screens
9
Creating Security Screens
Describes how to create screens that
restrict operator access to parts of an
application.
10
Creating Recipe Screens
Describes how to create screens that
write data to multiple controller
addresses from a single screen.
11
Creating Bar Graph Screens
12
Linking Menu and Application
Screens
13
Creating Alarm Screens
Describes how to create a data display
using a bar graph.
Describes how to link all of the
application screens into a logical
sequence.
Describes how to create screens that
warn an operator of abnormal operating
conditions.
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Using this Manual
Chapter
Title
Purpose
14
Entering Configuration Data
Describes how to enter configuration
data that allows the DTAM to
communicate with a controller.
15
DTAM Plus
Background Monitor
Describes how to monitor controller
addresses for displaying alarm or
generating printouts on the DTAM Plus.
16
DTAM Micro
Function Key Builder
Describes how to assign screen
navigation or bit write functions to the
DTAM Micro function keys.
17
DTAM Plus
Printer Form Builder
18
ASCII Bar Code Input
19
Transferring / Printing
Application Files
20
Upgrading the Operating
System
Appendix A
ASCII Display Characters
Appendix B
Application and Screen
Worksheets
Appendix C
Using a BASIC Module
With An SLC
Appendix D
PLC-5 Mnemonics in DPS
Appendix E
Data Formats
Describes how to create a DTAM Plus
printer form.
Describes how to input data into a data
entry register using a bar code scanner.
Describes how to transfer applications
between a personal computer and the
DTAM Plus or DTAM Micro.
Describes how to upgrade the DTAM
Micro and DTAM Plus operating systems.
The character set supported by the
DTAM Micro and DTAM Plus.
Worksheets assist in the design of an
application and individual screens.
Describes how to use the SLC BASIC
module with a DTAM Plus AB BASIC
operating system.
Reference section for PLC mnemonic
codes used for addressing.
Description of the data formats used by
SLC and PLC controllers.
Index
Intended Audience
The DTAM Programming Software does not require special programming
knowledge. It is menu driven and generates a DTAM Plus, DTAM Micro or
MicroView program based on your menu selections and data entries.
If you are creating an application for a DTAM Plus or Micro, you should be
familiar with the user manuals. Refer to related publications on page 1–4.
1–2
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Using this Manual
Conventions
This manual uses the following conventions:
• Keys that you press on your personal computer keyboard are enclosed in
brackets [ ].
For example: [Esc] refers to the Escape key
• Keys that an operator would press on the DTAM Micro or DTAM Plus
are also enclosed in brackets but are bold [ ].
For example: [F1] refers to the F1 function key on the DTAM Micro.
• [Return] refers to the carriage return key of your computer keyboard.
This key may appear on your keyboard as [Enter] or [
].
• This manual describes how to use the DTAM programming software for
both DTAM Plus and DTAM Micro applications. DTAM Plus screens are
shown for most examples, these illustrations also apply to the DTAM
Micro unless noted.
DTAM Plus shown
but also applies to
DTAM Micro.
• DPS refers to DTAM Programing Software (Catalog No. 2707-NP, Series
J or later)
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Using this Manual
Related Publications
The following publications may be required for additional reference.
DTAM Plus and DTAM Micro Publications
Publication / Catalog
Number
2707-800
DTAM Plus User Manual
2707-803
DTAM Micro User Manual
2707-802
Getting Started With the DTAM Plus
Title
SLC Publications
Publication / Catalog
Number
1747-6.21
1747-6.2
1746-6.1
1746-6.2
1746-6.3
Title
SLC 500 Fixed Hardware Style
Installation and Operation Manual
SLC 500 Modular Hardware Style
Installation and Operation Manual
SLC 500 BASIC Module
Design and Integration Manual
SLC 500 BASIC
Development Software Programming Manual
SLC 500 BASIC
Language Reference Manual
PLC-5 Publications
Publication / Catalog
Number
1785-6.2.1
1785-6.1
1785-6.6.1
1785-7.1
1–4
Title
1785 PLC-5 Programmable Controllers Design Manual
PLC-5 Instruction Set Reference
PLC-5 Family Programmable Controllers Hardware
Installation Manual
PLC-5 Programmable Controllers Quick Reference
Chapter
A–B
2
Installing / Running
DTAM Programming Software
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to install the DPS software. Menu and screen
conventions are also provided.
Section
Page
Introduction to DTAM Programming Software
2–1
System Requirements
2–2
Communications Cable
2–2
Making a Backup Copy
2–2
Installation Files
2–2
Installing DTAM Programming Software
2–3
Running DPS
2–6
Menu Conventions
2–9
Screen Building Conventions
2–10
Cursor Status Line
2–11
Moving Around Screens
2–11
Linking Application Screens
2–11
Introduction to DTAM
Programming Software
The DTAM Programming Software (DPS) is a self-prompting, menu driven
package that allows you to create and edit applications for the DTAM Plus or
DTAM Micro operator terminals. DPS does not require any programming
knowledge.
Software Requirements
DTAM Plus Series C and later versions require 2707-NP Programming
Software release 7.0 and later.
DTAM Micro Series C and later versions require 2707-NP Programming
Software release 8.0 and later.
Firmware Compatibility
Because of the hardware enhancements made to the DTAM Plus and DTAM
Micro products, a minimum level of firmware is required for these products
to operate with the programming software. Previous series of these products
have not been released with the newer firmware required. As a precaution:
You should upgrade the software for the DTAM Micro or DTAM
Plus to Version 9.0 or above.
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DTAM Programming Software
Performing Firmware Upgrade
with Older Software Versions
The incompatibility between firmware and hardware causes the screen to go
blank and no communications with the SLC/PLC will occur. You must then
upgrade the firmware to the latest level available before the DTAM will
respond again.
System Requirements
Verify your computer is properly configured with the following:
•
•
•
•
IBM PC/AT or 100% compatible
640K RAM (minimum)
One or two diskette drives (720K minimum)
One fixed (hard) disk drive recommended. Required if only one diskette
drive is present.
• DOS version 3.2 or later
• Serial communications port (COM1 or COM2)
RS-232C or RS-485
• Monochrome or color monitor (color monitor is recommended).
Communication Cables
You need an upload/download cable (Catalog No. 2707-NC2) or (Catalog
No. 2707- NC5) to connect the computer to the DTAM Plus or DTAM Micro
communications port. If you have a DTAM Plus Remote I/O version with
only a printer port, you will need to use cable (Catalog No. 2707-NC2) with
a gender adapter. Refer to the DTAM Plus/Micro User Manuals for
download/upload cabling information.
Making a Backup Copy
Make a backup copy of the DTAM programming software diskette. Insert
the supplied disk into the diskette drive and use either the DISKCOPY or
COPY command of your installed DOS version. Refer to your DOS manual
for information and procedures regarding these commands.
After you have created a duplicate disk, store the original in a safe place and
use the backup disk for normal operations.
Installation Files
The files on the installation disk are compressed and remain compressed
until they are installed. Once installed, the following files are contained in
the subdirectory:
DPS.EXE - DTAM Programming Software
DPS_CFG.EXE - Utility for changing software license information.
DPS_900.SLB - Operating systems for the DTAM Plus or DTAM Micro.
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Installing / Running
DTAM Programming Software
Installing DTAM
Programming Software
This section shows how to install the software on a personal computer with
at least 1 hard disk drive and 1 floppy disk drive. The software is supplied
on 3 1/2 inch disks.
1. Turn on your computer. Your computer prompt will display the currently
active drive: A:, B:, or C:
2. Insert the DPS installation disk into the floppy drive.
3. Select the drive containing the disk (A: or B:) and press [Return].
Normally this is the A: drive.
C:> A: [Return]
A:>
4. Type install and press [Return] to start the installation.
A:> install [Return]
The following screen appears:
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Installing DTAM
Programming Software
5. Press any key (other than [Esc]) to continue.
☞ You cannot install the DPS software on the same drive on which
the Install program resides.
6. Use the ["][#] arrow keys to highlight the drive on which you want to
install DPS and then press [Return]. The default drive is C:
2–4
This screen appears.
This screen appears.
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DTAM Programming Software
☞ You can specify another
directory. The Install program
will create the directory if it
does not exist.
7. Press [Return] to install the DPS software in the \DPS subdirectory. The
Install program creates the subdirectory. If you enter your own
subdirectory name, the entire path name including colons, forward slash,
and name should not exceed 28 characters.
The status of the installation is displayed on the screen.
The DPS Configuration Utility screen then appears:
☞ Press [Return] at the Video
Type and Comm Port questions
to prompt the user for this
information during application
development.
8. Enter your name, company name, and software serial number (on
registration card). Also, enter the monitor type and communication port
used by your computer.
The software serial number is required when requesting phone support
(refer to startup screen on next page).
9. After responding to the above questions, you are asked to confirm the
configuration. Press [Return] to accept the configuration.
10. The installation is complete. You are returned to DOS at the new
subdirectory C: \DPS>.
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DTAM Programming Software
Running DPS
To run the DTAM Programming Software:
☞ If you installed the software in
another subdirectory, move to
that directory.
1. Verify that you are at the \DPS subdirectory where the software resides.
If you are not, enter cd \DPS and press [Return].
C:\DPS>
2. Type DPS and press [Return] to start the program.
C:\DPS> DPS [Return]
3. Specify whether you are using a color monitor. Enter [Y] or [N].
The startup screen displays. It identifies the DPS version and licensed
owner. A phone support number is provided for your assistance.
Technical Support
Voice: 440–646–6800
FAX: 440–646–6850 or 6890
E–mail: RACLEASKTHEEXPERT@RA.ROCKWELL.COM
Followed by this screen.
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4. Select the product type you are creating an application for (DTAM Micro,
DTAM Plus, or MicroView) and press [Return].
The Opening Menu appears:
Plus, Micro, or MicroView
Depending upon selection.
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DTAM Programming Software
You are now ready to create a file for your application.
The following chart lists the various protocols and the corresponding
controllers:
DTAM Plus
AB DH485
PLC5 DF1
RI0
DN
SLC or Micro Logix (Series C or later)
PLC5 or Micro Logix
PLC5 or SLC w/1747-SN
PLC or SLC w/★-SDN
DTAM Micro
AB DH485
PLC5 DF1
DN
SLC or Micro Logix (Series C or later)
PLC5 or Micro Logix
PLC or SLC w/★-SDN
MicroView
Micro Logix DF1
DN
Micro Logix
PLC or SLC w/★-SDN
Note: Once a protocol has been selected and the file has been saved, you
can not change the protocol. A new file must be created when a different
protocol is selected.
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Installing / Running
DTAM Programming Software
Menu Conventions
Figure 2.1 shows the format of DPS menu screens:
Figure 2.1
DPS Menu Screen Format
Menu Window
The Menu Window lists operations available at the current menu. To
select one of the operations, highlight the operation and press [Return].
Operations Windows
The Operations Window displays keyboard operations available at the
current Menu Window.
Information Window
The Information Window displays a brief explanation of each operation
available for the selected menu item.
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Installing / Running
DTAM Programming Software
Screen Building
Conventions
Figure 2.2 shows the Screen Builder format:
Figure 2.2
Screen Builder Format
There are two information lines at the top of the screen:
• The first line identifies the current program path and file name, as well as
screen memory usage to help you track the size of your program file.
• The second line identifies the current DPS operating area as well as the
current screen number and type.
Screen builder has four windows:
Parameters Window
The Parameters Window displays the linking definitions that have been
established for the current screen.
Display Window
The Display Window simulates the DTAM Plus (4 line display) or DTAM
Micro (2 line display) screen. It displays the formatted data and text as it
would appear to the DTAM operator.
Control Window
The Control Window displays the available data format selection and the
register information which can be defined for the current screen.
Information Window
The Information Window displays information about the function key
operations available at the current screen.
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DTAM Programming Software
Cursor Status Line
The cursor status line is located between the Display and Information
windows. This line displays the current row and column of the cursor.
Also listed is the character at that position along with the character ASCII
code in hex and decimal formats. Confirm character codes by placing the
cursor under the character and reading the code from the cursor status line.
The following example shows the character C at row 2, column 15.
Display Window
Cursor Status Line
Information Window
Moving Around Screens
DPS uses menus to guide you through the application development process.
Select a menu item and the next menu or screen is displayed. The standard
keyboard operations are:
Use these keys
[°][±][²][³]
[Return]
[Esc]
Linking Application Screens
To
Highlight a menu selection
Select a menu item.
Return to the previous menu.
DTAM application files allow you to present screens in a meaningful
sequence, a hierarchy of possible tasks and operations. To do this, you will
need to specify a link for each screen.
The linking function is the basis of a DTAM operator terminal’s power and
flexibility. When screens are linked, the DTAM becomes an interactive
operator workstation, one that can guide an operator through a hierarchy of
operations. This hierarchy can be as simple or as complicated as your
application requires.
Note: All application screens must be created before they can be linked.
2–11
Chapter
A–B
3
Designing DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro Applications
Objectives
This chapter describes the differences between DTAM Micro and DTAM
Plus applications. Also provided are guidelines for creating applications.
Section
Page
DTAM Plus / DTAM Micro Comparison
3–2
DTAM Plus / DTAM Micro File Types
3–3
Screen Types and Data Formats
3–4
Data Scaling
3–6
Application Example
3–8
Designing an Application
3–10
3–1
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Designing DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro Applications
DTAM Plus /
DTAM Micro Comparison
Both the applications are created using DPS. The development of
applications for the DTAM Micro and DTAM Plus is very similar. This
manual shows screens for DTAM Plus applications, the DTAM Micro
screens are similar unless noted. The differences in application development
are related to differences in the operator terminals. The following table lists
these differences.
Function
DTAM Plus
DTAM Micro
Up to 244 Screens
Up to 244 Screens
Yes
No
Function Key Screen Selection
No
Yes
Alarm LED
Yes
No
Background Monitor
Yes
No
Application Upgrade / Downgrade
Yes
No
Contrast / Backlight Adjustment
Yes
No
Time / Date Functions
Yes
No
PID File Operations
Yes
No
SFC File Operations
Yes
No
Block Transfer File Operations
Yes
No
Floating Point File Operation
Yes
No
Bargraph Display
Yes
No
[Y], [N], [PREV MENU] keys
Yes
No
Printer Port
Yes
No
Screen Capacity
Terminal Mode
The main difference in designing DTAM Micro and DTAM Plus applications
is the screen size.
DTAM Plus
4 Lines x 20 Characters
DTAM Micro
2 Lines x 20 Characters
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Designing DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro Applications
DTAM Plus /
DTAM Micro File Types
Both the DTAM Micro and DTAM Plus can read and write PLC and SLC
controller files. Refer to the following when designing applications.
PLC-5 File Types
File Type
File Type Supported By;
DTAM Plus DTAM Micro
Read / Write
Identifier
File Number
Element
Integer
Sub-Element
Bit Number
Output
Yes
Yes
Read
O
0
0-277➀
NA
0-17➀
Input
Yes
Yes
Read➁
I
1
0-277➀
NA
0-17➀
Status
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
S
2
0-127
NA
0-15
Bit (Binary)
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
B
3-999
0-999
NA
0-15999
Timer
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
T
3-999
0-999
PRE, ACC
EN, TT, DN
Counter
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
C
3-999
0-99
PRE, ACC
Control
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
R
3-999
0-999
LEN, POS
Integer
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
N
3-999
0-999
NA
0-15
Floating Point
Yes
Yes (Limited)
Read / Write
F
3-999
0-999
NA
NA
ASCII
Yes
Yes
Read
A
3-999
0-999
NA
0-15
BCD
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
D
3-999
0-999
NA
0-15
Block
Transfer
Yes
No
Read / Write
BT
3-999
0-999
NA
NA
Message
Yes
Yes
Read
MG
3-999
0-584
ERR, RLEN,
DLEN,
DATA 90-51)
PID
Yes
No
Read / Write
PD
3-999
NA
NA
SFC
Yes
No
Read / Write
SC
3-999
NA
NA
NA
ASCII String
Yes
Yes
Read
ST
3-999
0-799
LEN, CHAR
0-15
Bit Number
➀ Octal format, all other values are decimal.
CU, CD, DN.
OV, UN
EN, EU,
DN, EM, ER,
UL, IN, FD
NR, TO,
EN, ST, DN,
ER, CO, EW,
SD, SE
NA
➁ Remote I/O allows the DTAM to write it’s own output words.
SLC File Types
File Type
Output
Input
Status
Bit (Binary)
Timer
File Type Supported By;
DTAM Plus DTAM Micro
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
Identifier
File Number
Element
Integer
Sub-Element
Read
Read
Read / Write
Read / Write
Read / Write
O
I
S
B
T
0
1
2
3, 9-255
4, 9-255
0-255
0-255
0-82
0-255
0-255
NA
NA
NA
NA
PRE, ACC
Counter
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
C
5, 9-255
0-255
PRE, ACC
Control
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
R
6, 9-255
0-255
LEN, POS
Integer
ASCII
ASCII String
Yes
Yes
Yes
Read / Write
Read
Read
N
A
ST
7, 9-255
3-999
3-999
0-255
0-999
0-799
NA
NA
LEN, CHAR
Floating Point
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes③
(Limited)
0-15
0-15
0-15
0-4094
EN, TT, DN
CU, CD, DN,
OV, UN
EN, EU,
DN, EM, ER,
UL, IN, FD
0-15
0-15
0-15
Read / Write
F
3-999
0-999
NA
NA
③ Need SLC 5/03 Series C w/OS 301 or SLC 5/04.
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DTAM Micro Applications
Screen Types and
Data Formats
Some application screens require that you specify register information.
Each DTAM screen type supports different data formats. The following table
lists each screen type and the data formats supported.
PLC Data Formats
Display, Alarm,
Printer Form ➀
Screens
Data Entry
Screens
Bit
n
n
16 Bit Signed Integer
n
n
16 Bit Unsigned Integer
n
n
16 Bit BCD
n
n
16 Bit Hex
n
32 Bit Floating Point
n
n
n
32 Bit Unsigned Integer
n
n
n
32 Bit BCD
n
n
n
32 Bit Hex
n
ASCII
n
Format
Bar Graph Background
Screens ➀ Monitor ➀
Recipe
Screens
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
➀ Bar Graph, Printer Form, and Background Monitor are only available on DTAM Plus Operator
Modules.
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DTAM Micro Applications
SLC Data Formats
Display, Alarm,
Printer Form ➀
Screens
Data Entry
Screens
Bit
n
n
16 Bit Signed Integer
n
n
16 Bit Unsigned Integer
n
n
16 Bit BCD
n
n
16 Bit Hex
n
32 Bit Unsigned Integer
n
n
n
32 Bit BCD
n
n
n
32 Bit Hex
n
ASCII
n
Format
Bar Graph Background
Screens ➀ Monitor ➀
Recipe
Screens
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
➀ Bar Graph, Printer Form, and Background Monitor are only available on DTAM Plus Operator
Modules.
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DTAM Micro Applications
Data Scaling
Data entered by an operator can be scaled from engineering units such as
gallons or PSI to machine control values. Likewise, data displays can
take raw numeric values and scale them so they are displayed in
engineering units.
Scaling of data is accomplished by defining a proportional ratio between the
register value range and the display or entry value range. If a 1:1 ratio exists,
the DTAM displayed or entered value equals the controller register value.
Here is an example of scaling using a data display to scale a register data
range of 0 to 4,095 to a DTAM display range of -100 to +300.
Controller
Register Limits
4,095
DTAM
Display Limits
+300
0
-100
If the Display
Register Contains:
4,095
This Value
Is Displayed:
2,047
0
+300
+100
-100
When the ratio between the controller register values and DTAM display or
entry values is not a multiple of 2, the value is rounded. Rounding may
result in a 1 count error. Depending upon the direction of the scaling, this
means that:
• The DTAM display value may be off by 1 when the controller register
value is scaled
• The controller register value may be off by one when a DTAM data entry
is scaled.
An error screen appears if a rounding error occurs at the end points of a data
range. You must either increase the minimum or decrease the maximum
range of either the controller register or display ranges.
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DTAM Micro Applications
Scaling Formulas
The scaling formula for a DTAM display value is:
Displayed Value = m x Register Value + b
Where:
m=
Display Maximum Value – Display Minimum Value
Register Maximum Value – Register Minimum Value
b=
Display Minimum Value – ( m x Register Minimum Value )
The scaling formula for an entered valued is:
Register Value = m x Entered Value + b
Where:
m=
Register Maximum Value – Register Minimum Value
Entry Maximum Value – Entry Minimum Value
b=
Register Minimum Value – ( m x Entry Minimum Value )
0 ! 4,095
Display Range =
-100 ! +300
Actual Register Value = 2,047
Scaling example: Register Range =
m=
300 - (-100)
4,095 - 0
= 0.0977
b = -100 - (0.0977 x 0) = -100
Displayed Value =
0.0977 x 2,047 + (-100)
= 99.9919
= 100
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DTAM Micro Applications
Application Example
The following example shows typical menus and screens of a DTAM Plus
application. The same application could be created on a DTAM Micro with
the following exceptions:
• DTAM Micro screen is 2 lines by 20 characters. Large screens would
have to be shortened or broken down into separate screens.
• The DTAM Micro cannot support a bar graph screen.
DTAM Plus Application Outline
Main Menu
1. Pump/Tank Levels
2. Pump Control
3. Flow/Level Status
4. Controller Status
Sub Menu
1. East Pump/Tank
2. West Pump/Tank
Security
* Restricted Access *
Enter Your Security
Code: * * * * * * * *
Data Display
East Pump:
West Pump:
North Pump:
South Pump:
280 CFM
0 CFM
207 CFM
70 CFM
38% Full
72% Full
16% Full
5% full
Data Display
East Feed Pump
Main Pump is: On
Fill Rate: 280 CFM
Tank is 38% Full
Data Display
West Feed Pump
Main Pump is: Off
Fill Rate: 8 CFM
Tank is 72% Full
Data Entry
East Tank: 38% Full
Setpoint is 280 CFM
Please Enter New
Setpoint: 145
Data Display
East Tank:
West Tank:
North Tank:
South Tank:
Data Display
East Feed Pump
Efficiency: 77%
Run Time: 693 Hrs.
Next Serv: 307 Hrs.
Data Display
West Feed Pump
Efficiency: 83%
Run Time: 22 Hrs.
Next Serv: 978 Hrs.
Data Entry
West Tank: 72% Full
Setpoint is 170 CFM
Please Enter New
Setpoint:
Bar Graph
Tank Total Pumping
Rate is: 557 CFM
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Data Display
Controller Status
Scan Time is: 7 ms
Controller is: Online
Battery Power: OK
Chapter 3
Designing DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro Applications
Example Application
Description
Pump/Tank Levels
When Pump/Tank Levels is selected from the Main Menu, a Sub-Menu
displays two new choices (East Pump/Tank and West Pump/Tank). Selecting
either of these Sub-Menu items allows you to display pump and tank
information for the East or West systems.
Pump Control
Allows you to enter new pump setpoints to be entered. A security code is
required to access the Data Entry screens.
Data Entry screens use data from the SLC or PLC (% Full & CFM) to
display this information along with a prompt to enter a new setpoint. When a
new setpoint is entered, the value is checked to verify that it is within the
programmed limits. If the value is within the entry limits, the number is then
scaled to engineering units and sent to the SLC or PLC. If the value is
outside the limits, an error message informs you of the valid range. You can
then enter another value.
Flow/Level Status
Allows access to three Data Display screens identifying the flow rates for the
four pumps. All values are updated in real time and are scaled to engineering
units by the DTAM. Using the [NEXT] key on the DTAM keypad, an
operator can display the sequence of Data Display screens. The Bar Graph
screen (DTAM Plus only), lets you view the data in a graphic format.
Controller Status
Shows the status of the controller (SLC or PLC).
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DTAM Micro Applications
Designing an Application
Appendix B contains worksheets for designing both DTAM Micro and
DTAM Plus applications. Both application layout and screen design
worksheets are provided.
Use the application design worksheets to layout a logical sequence of
screens. Make copies of the worksheets as needed. On each worksheet, list
the screen numbers, type of screens, register numbers, etc.
DTAM Application Worksheet
Use the screen worksheets to define screen text and layout. Make copies of
the screen worksheets and write out each application screen.
DTAM Plus
Screen Worksheet
Screen #
DTAM Micro
Screen Worksheet
Screen #
Before you design an application, become familiar with the types of screens
and how they function. To assist you, a sample application is provided in
this chapter. In addition, you should become familiar with the controller files
and data types supported for each operator module type and selected protocol
(see previous section). When register information is required, this manual
lists the applicable data formats (such as ASCII or 16 Bit Hex) for each
controller file type.
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Designing DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro Applications
Recommended sequence for creating an application:
Step 1 On paper, design all the operator screens with the associated register
numbers, and produce a map of how all screens are linked together.
Step 2 Construct all screens using DPS. Save the program file without
linking.
Step 3 Link the application screens. Use the design from step 1.
When you have established all links, save the program file.
An error display will warn you of any unlinked screens.
Step 4 Download the application file.
Step 5 Use the Simulate function (described in the DTAM Micro or DTAM
Plus user manuals) to verify operations such as screen links, text, and
screen types.
Step 6 Run the application.
3–11
Chapter
A–B
4
Creating or Editing
an Application File
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to open, edit and save an application file.
Section
Opening Menu
Page
Opening Menu
4–1
Edit Application File
4–2
Save Application File
4–4
The Opening Menu is the first menu displayed each time you run
the software.
Note: If you specified prompts for monitor type and product type during
installation, these prompts will appear before the opening menu.
The Opening Menu displays the following operations:
•
•
•
•
•
Edit Program File
Download File to DTAM Plus or Micro
Upload File from DTAM Plus or Micro
Output Hard Copy of File
Upgrade Operating System
4–1
Chapter 4
Creating or Editing an Application File
Edit Application File
To create or edit an application:
1. Select Edit Program File to create or edit a DTAM application file.
You are prompted for the file name to edit or create. All DTAM
application files in the current directory are listed.
The directory only lists files compatible
with the currently specified hardware type.
For example, if DTAM Micro is specified
only DTAM Micro applications are listed.
If files already exist, each file name is followed by the type of Operating
System the file was created for:
• AB DH485 for point to point or 32 node operation with SLC
controllers.
• PLC5 DF1 for DF1 connection to PLC-5 serial port (channel 0).
• AB BASIC only applies to DTAM Plus programming when
communicating with an SLC BASIC module (Catalog No.
1746-BAS).
• RIO only applies to DTAM Plus programming when communicating
with an a PLC-5 or SLC 5/03 / 5/04 over a remote I/O link.
2. Select the name of an existing application file or enter a new file name.
If you entered a new file name, you must select an operating system:
4–2
Chapter 4
Creating or Editing an Application File
After you select an existing file or enter the operating system (for new
files), the Edit File - Option Selection menu is displayed.
DTAM Micro or
MicroView or
DTAM Plus
3. Access the following functions from the Edit File - Option Selection
menu to create your application screens and enter configuration data.
4–3
Chapter 4
Creating or Editing an Application File
Select this
Menu Option:
DTAM Configuration Data
✓
Screen Builder
✓
Alarm Screen Builder
✓
Background Monitor
✓
Print Form Builder
✓
Function Key Builder
Save Application File
Applies to:
DTAM- Micro- DTAMView
Micro
Plus
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
To
Set configuration and operating
parameters.
Create or modify application
screens.
Create or modify alarm screens.
Assign background registers and
limits for the DTAM Plus to monitor.
Create or modify DTAM Plus
Printer Forms.
Assign application specific
operations to the DTAM Micro
function keys.
Save the application periodically while you are working on the application
screens and save the file again before you exit the software.
To save an application periodically during editing:
1. Press [F9].
You are prompted to save the application under the current file name or
you can enter a new file name.
Note: If the same file name currently exists under a different product
type, you are prompted if you want to overwrite the existing file.
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Creating or Editing an Application File
2. Press [Return] to save the application under the file name entered when
the application file was opened.
Or enter a new file name:
If you were creating a new file, the new file name replaces the file
name entered when the application was opened.
If you are editing an existing file, the original file is unchanged.
The file and all edits made prior to the last save are stored under the
new file name.
3. After saving the file, you can continue with your editing of the application
To save an application before exiting:
1. Exit the software by pressing [F10].
You are prompted save the application under the current file name or you
can enter a new file name.
2. If you enter a new file name, the original file is unchanged. All edits are
stored under the new file name.
After saving the file, you are returned to a DOS prompt.
4–5
Chapter
A–B
5
Using Screen Builder
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes options common to all of the Screen Builder types.
Section
Screen Builder
Page
Screen Builder
5–1
Accessing Screen Types
5–2
Editing Screen Displays
5–4
Copying Screens
5–5
Selecting Other Screens
5–6
Clearing Screens
5–7
Inserting Time or Date
5–8
Exiting Screen Builder
5–9
Screen Builder is one of the menu items available when you select Edit
Program File from the Opening menu. Use Screen Builder to create:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Menus and Sub-menus
Data Entry screens
Data Display screens
Security screens
Recipe screens
Bar Graph screens (DTAM Plus only)
Alarm and Special menu security screens are not created within Screen
Builder. These screens are created using other DPS functions:
• For alarm screens, refer to Chapter 13.
• For the Special menu security screen, see Chapter 14.
5–1
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Using Screen Builder
Accessing Screen Types
To access Screen Builder screens:
1. Select Screen Builder from the Edit File - Option Selection menu.
The Screen Builder for the main menu screen (screen #1) displays:
2. If you have designed your main menu screen, you can create it now as
described in Chapter 6. Each application must have a main menu screen.
If you want to create another screen type, proceed to the next step.
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Using Screen Builder
3. Press [F8] on any screen to access the other screen types. You are
prompted for a screen number:
Press [F6] to go to the next available unused screen or [F8] to view the
contents of the next programmed screen.
4. If you enter any screen number other than screen #1 (main menu screen),
you are prompted for a screen type:
5. Select a screen type. A Screen Builder for the selected screen type is
then displayed. Refer to Chapters 6 through 11.
Screen Type
Chapter
Menus and Sub-Menus
6
Data Displays
7
Data Entry
8
Security
9
Recipe
10
Bar Graph ➀
11
➀ DTAM Plus only.
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Chapter 5
Using Screen Builder
Editing Screen Displays
When you are editing screen text, the following editing operations are
available:
Screen Text Edit Functions
Screen Edit Key
Arrow keys
[°] [±] [²] [³]
[Del]
Function
Move the screen cursor.
Deletes the character at the cursor position.
[Back Space]
[Ins]
Deletes the character to the left of the cursor position. The
cursor is moved to the left one space.
Toggles the insert mode on or off. Characters entered in the
insert mode are shifted to the right. A block shaped cursor
indicates the insert mode is on. An underline cursor indicates
that insert mode is off.
The extended DTAM character set can be used, refer to Appendix A for
additional information.
Screen Builder Function keys
The following function keys are available on most screen types.
Function
Key
[F3]
[F4]
5–4
Applies to:
Designation
LINK
SCREENS
COPY
SCREEN
[F5]
INSERT TIME
[F6]
INSERT DATE
[F7]
CLEAR
SCREEN
DTAM Plus
✓
✓
DTAM Micro
Function
✓
Accesses screen mapping functions
that link application screens in a
logical sequence.
Link screens only after all of the
screens have been created.
✓
Copies an existing screen to or from
the current display window. Both the
source and destination screens must
be of the same type (such as Data
Display screens).
✓
Inserts the time into the display.
Only available with a DTAM Plus
having the Calendar/Clock option.
✓
Inserts the date into the display.
Only available with a DTAM Plus
having the Calendar/Clock option.
✓
✓
Clears the current screen. You have
the option of clearing only the screen
text or deleting the entire screen
including any linking you may have
established.
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
✓
✓
Displays menu for selecting another
screen type.
[F9]
SAVE
✓
✓
Saves the application without exiting
the Screen Builder function.
[F10]
EXIT
✓
✓
Prompts you to save the application
to the current file and exits the DPS
software
Chapter 5
Using Screen Builder
Copying Screens
Use the copy function [F4] to save time when creating similar screens. Both
the source screen and the destination screen must be of the same type. For
example, you can’t copy Data Entry screen text into a Data Display screen.
When you copy a screen, all register data and display text is also copied.
Edit the screen as needed after copying.
To copy a screen:
1. Open the screen you want to copy the screen to or from. In this example
a Data Display screen:
2. Press [F4].
You are prompted for the screen to copy to or from:
3. Press [F1] to copy the current screen to another screen. Press [F2] to
copy another screen to the current screen.
You are prompted for a screen number.
4. Enter the screen number and press [Return].
The screen is copied.
5. Edit the copied screen text and/or register data, refer to descriptions of
individual screen types (Chapters 6 through 11).
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Using Screen Builder
Selecting Other Screens
After you have completed an application screen, use [F8] Change Screen to
edit another screen. You can change to any screen except an alarm screen.
Use the Alarm Builder function (Chapter 13) to access alarm screens.
To change screens:
1. Select [F8] Change Screen.
You are prompted for a screen number.
8
2. Enter the screen number you want to change to or select one of the
function keys:
Function Key
Designation
Function
[F1]
FIRST
SCREEN
Returns to screen #1, the main menu.
[F6]
NEXT
UNUSED
Selects the next unused screen.
[F7]
LAST
SCREEN
Selects the last programmed screen.
[F8]
NEXT PROG
Selects the next programmed screen.
The selected screen is displayed.
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Using Screen Builder
Clearing Screens
Use the [F7] Clear Screen function to clear all or part of the currently
displayed screen.
To clear a screen:
1. Open the screen you want to clear.
2. Select [F7] Clear Screen.
You are prompted for a clear screen option:
8
3. Select the Clear Screen option.
Press:
To:
ENTER
[Return]
Clear the display text only. Screen linking and register data for the screen
are not deleted.
DELETE
[Del]
Clears the entire screen including screen display text, register data, and
screen links.
ESCAPE
[Esc]
Cancels the clear screen function.
The screen is cleared.
4. Continue programming or change to another screen.
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Using Screen Builder
Inserting the
Time or Date
If you are programming a DTAM Plus with a clock/calendar option, you can
insert the time or date into any application screen. Time and date functions
are not available on the DTAM Micro.
The time field takes up 5 character positions and is displayed in the
format HH:MM. AM/PM and seconds are not displayed to conserve space.
However AM/PM and the seconds are shown on print forms in the format
HH:MM:SS AM.
The date field takes up 9 character positions and is displayed in the format
MMM/DD/YY.
To insert the time or date:
1. Use the arrow keys to position the cursor where you want to insert the
date or time.
2. Press [F5] to insert the time or [F6] to insert the date.
The current date or time is inserted on the display:
Time
Date
3. Continue programming the remainder of the screen.
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Using Screen Builder
Exiting Screen Builder
You can exit Screen Builder at any time during the design of an application.
Screen edits are not lost when you exit Screen Builder, however, we
recommend that you press [F9] SAVE before exiting.
To exit Screen Builder:
1. Press [Esc].
If you haven’t established screen linking, you are provided a reminder:
2. Press [Y] to acknowledge the reminder (if displayed).
After exiting Screen Builder, the Edit File - Option Selection menu
is displayed.
You can re-enter Screen Builder later for additional edits or to establish
screen linking.
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Chapter
A–B
6
Creating Menu and
Sub-Menu Screens
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to create the main menu and sub-menu screens.
Section
Menu Screens
Page
Menu Screens
6–1
Building a Menu
6–2
Main Menu and Sub-Menu Screen Builder
6–3
Creating a Menu Screen
6–4
Menu Screens provide easy access to different parts of an application.
Menus structure an application on the basis of specific tasks and
responsibilities.
Each menu screen may consist of up to 8 different menu items. When
selected (by pressing a corresponding numeric key), a menu item displays
the linked screen or sub-menu.
A typical menu screen might look like this:
1. Temp Set 3. Level
2. Monitor
Main Menu Screens
The Main Menu is always operator screen #1. This menu lists the primary
components of your application. All other menus and data screens are
accessed from this screen.
There are two differences between the main menu and sub-menus:
• The DTAM Plus [MAIN MENU] or DTAM Micro [MENU] key displays
the Main Menu. This key is active at all times, unless an alarm is
detected.
• The Main Menu is the first screen that appears after a restart or reset,
unless an alarm is detected.
Sub-Menu Screens
Sub-menu screens are identical in appearance to the main menu screen.
Sub-menu screens enable you to expand the scope of an application by
providing directed choices through linked menus. This allows you to
construct a large application and maintain efficient access to specific areas.
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Creating Menu and
Sub-Menu Screens
Building a Menu
When you build a menu, you are directing the operator to more specific
screens. A menu is a numbered list of components available at the current
stage of a process. Number each successive menu entry sequentially. The
number tells the operator which DTAM keypad key ([1] through [8]) to press
for each menu item (1 through 8).
The following example shows the menu structure of a DTAM Plus
application. The operator uses the DTAM numeric keypad keys to select a
menu item. Pressing [1] on the keypad selects the Pump Application screen.
Screen #11 is linked to keypad key [1] on the DTAM while this menu is
displayed. Pressing keypad key [2] on the DTAM Plus displays another
menu which has different links assigned to keypad keys [1],[2] and [3].
Main Menu
Screen 11
Screen 20
Screen 39
Screen 40
To assign menu text, position the cursor at the location you want the list to
begin and enter text.
Items 1 through 8 correspond
to DTAM keypad keys
1 through 8. Each key can
be linked to a screen number.
Enter Menu
Text here.
Screens can’t be linked to DTAM keypad keys ([1] - [8]) until you have first
created the screens. After creating your application screens, you can return
to the menu screens and assign the links, refer to Chapter 12.
6–2
Chapter 6
Creating Menu and
Sub-Menu Screens
Main Menu and
Sub-Menu Screen Builder
The screen for creating the main menu and sub-menu screens is the same for
the DTAM Plus and DTAM Micro. The only difference is the DTAM Micro
has a 2 line display and the DTAM Plus can display 4 lines.
Menu Screen Builder Function keys
Applies to:
Function
Key
[F2]
[F3]
[F4]
Designation
CHANGE
PREV
LINK
SCREENS
COPY
SCREEN
[F5]
INSERT TIME
[F6]
INSERT DATE
[F7]
CLEAR
SCREEN
DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
Function
✓
Only applies to DTAM Plus sub-menu screens.
Displays linking prompt used to designate the
screen displayed when the operator presses the
[PREV MENU] key (DTAM Plus only).
✓
✓
Accesses screen mapping functions that link
application screens in a logical sequence.
Link screens only after all of the screens have
been created. Refer to Chapter 12.
✓
Copies an existing screen to or from the current
display window. Both the source and destination
screens must be of the same type (Menu
screens).
✓
✓
Inserts the time into the menu. Only available
with a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
✓
Inserts the date into the menu. Only available
with a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
✓
✓
Clears the current screen. You have the option
of clearing only the screen text or deleting the
entire screen including any linking you may have
established.
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
✓
✓
Selects another operator screen.
[F9]
SAVE
✓
✓
Saves the application without exiting the Screen
Builder function.
[F10]
EXIT
✓
✓
Prompts you to save the application to the
current file and exits the DPS software.
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Chapter 6
Creating Menu and
Sub-Menu Screens
Creating a
Menu Screen
To create a menu screen:
1. Select Screen Builder from the Edit File - Option Selection menu.
The screen builder for the main menu (screen #1) is displayed.
2. If you are creating a sub-menu, press [F8], enter the screen number, and
select a sub-menu screen type.
The screen builder for a sub-menu is displayed. The sub-menu screen
builder is the same as the main screen (shown above).
3. Enter the screen text. The sequence, length and location of the text does
not matter but make sure you number each menu item (1 through 8).
Enter menu
text.
4. Press [F9] to save the screen.
Note: You can’t link screens to a menu until all of the application screens
have been created. Chapter 12 describes how to link screens to a menu.
6–4
Chapter
A–B
7
Creating Data Display Screens
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to create data display screens.
Section
Data Displays
Page
Data Displays
7–1
Scaling
7–1
Data Display Screen Builder
7–2
Inserting Display Data
7–3
Display Register Format Selections
7–5
Data display screens allow you to monitor the value of registers in the SLC
or PLC. The DTAM continuously reads the registers to update (at a userdefined rate) the displayed values.
This is how a data display screen may appear:
Tank Level = 33 Gallons
10% Full Press NEXT
To construct data display screens, you need to specify:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Scaling
The type of screen as data display
The type of data stored in the PLC or SLC register
The register to access (address)
Any data format and display information
The display position for the data
Any additional text information that you want to display
Data in controller data files can be scaled to standard engineering units such
as gallons, pounds, feet, etc. Data is scaled by setting up a proportion
between the controller register data limits and the DTAM data display limits.
Refer to the description of scaling in Chapter 3.
Note: The 32 bit BCD data format cannot be scaled.
7–1
Chapter 7
Creating Data Display Screens
Data Display
Screen Builder
The screen for creating data display screens is the same for the DTAM Plus
and DTAM Micro. The only exceptions are the DTAM Micro display does
not show the time and date function keys and has a smaller display size (2
lines of 20 characters).
Data Display Screen Builder Function Keys
Applies to:
Function
Key
Designation
[F1]
DISPLAY REG
[F3]
MAP SCREEN
DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
✓
✓
Inserts data display field at the cursor point.
Accesses the display register information.
✓
Accesses screen mapping functions that link
application screens in a logical sequence.
Link screens only after all of the screens have
been created.
✓
Copies an existing screen to or from the current
display window. Both the source and destination
screens must be of the same type (Data Display
screens).
✓
[F4]
7–2
COPY
SCREEN
[F5]
INSERT TIME
[F6]
INSERT DATE
[F7]
CLEAR
SCREEN
✓
Function
✓
Inserts the time into the display. Only available
on a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
✓
Inserts the date into the display. Only available
on a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
✓
✓
Clears the current screen. You have the option of
clearing only the screen text or deleting the
entire screen including any linking you may have
established.
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
✓
✓
Selects another operator screen.
[F9]
SAVE
✓
✓
Saves the application without exiting the Screen
Builder function.
[F10]
EXIT
✓
✓
Prompts you to save the application to the
current file and exits the DPS software.
Chapter 7
Creating Data Display Screens
Creating a Display Screen
The display register data field may be inserted anywhere on the screen.
The number of positions required for the data field depends upon the register
information you provide. You can insert the display data while you are
entering the screen text or you can leave spaces and insert the data field later.
To create a data display:
1. Select Screen Builder from the Edit File - Option Selection menu.
The Screen Builder for the main menu (screen #1) is displayed.
2. Press [F8], enter the display screen #, and select Data Display
Screen type.
The Screen Builder for a data display screen appears.
3. Enter the screen text to the point where you want the data display field to
be inserted. You can either leave spaces for the display field or enter the
display field at this time. Position the cursor where you want to insert the
data display.
4. Press [F1] to insert a display register.
You are prompted to select a register type. The selection depends upon
the protocol (AB-DH485, AB BASIC, PLC-5 DF1, RIO) that was
selected. Refer to page 3–3 for a list of the applicable file types for each
protocol.
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Creating Data Display Screens
5. Select a register type.
You are prompted for data specific to the selected register type:
16 Bit Signed Integer Shown
6. Enter the register data. Refer to the next section Display Register Format
Selections.
7. After entering the register data, press [Esc] to save the data and return to
the screen editing. The data display register field is indicated by a series
of asterisks ****. The number of asterisks and format (decimal point and
sign) is determined by the register data you entered.
Data Display
Register
8. Enter the remainder of the screen text or additional display registers and
press [F9] to save the screen.
Note: Move the cursor off the data display field using the arrow keys
before entering additional screen text. If you attempt to enter text over a
display field you will be prompted:
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Chapter 7
Creating Data Display Screens
Display Register
Format Selections
When inserting a data display field, you must provide register information
that determines the address and format of the data being displayed. This
section describes options available for data display registers.
Bit
The register information for a Bit display is shown below.
Refer to Appendix D
for default bit text.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Register Number
Description
The controller address from which the bit will be monitored.
Bit Number
The Bit number of a multiple bit address which will be monitored for
status if the register number designates a multiple bit address (a 16
bit data address, for example). This selection is irrelevant if the
register number refers to a Bit type address.
Text when Bit is OFF (0)
The text description (20 character maximum) to be displayed when
the bit is in an OFF (0) state.
Text when Bit is ON (1)
The text description (20 character maximum) to be displayed when
the bit is in an ON (1) state.
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Creating Data Display Screens
Display Register
Format Selections
16 Bit Signed Integer,
16 Bit Unsigned Integer,
16 Bit BCD (Binary Coded Decimal)
The screen for a 16 Bit Unsigned Integer format is shown below. The
screens for 16 Bit Signed Integer and 16 Bit BCD formats are similar.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Register Number
7–6
Description
The controller address from which the integer will be monitored.
Digits Right of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the right of the decimal.
Digits Left of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the left of the decimal.
Leave Place for Sign (Y or N)
Provides for a one character place for the polarity sign (+ or -) when
the data is displayed, if desired.
Show Leading Zeros (Y or N)
Provides for any zeros to the left of the data, if desired.
Minimum Register Value
The minimum data value of the controller address being monitored.
Maximum Register Value
The maximum data value of the controller address being monitored.
Minimum Displayed Value
The minimum data value to be displayed. This value is displayed
when the data in the controller address is equal to the minimum
register value.
Maximum Displayed Value
The maximum data value to be displayed. This value is displayed
when the data in the controller address is equal to the maximum
register value.
The range defined by the Minimum Displayed Value and the
Maximum Displayed Value is proportionally scaled to the range of
the minimum and maximum register values. If both ranges are equal
then the scaling ratio is 1:1.
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Creating Data Display Screens
16 Bit Binary Data Display (DTAM Plus DH485 only)
A new data type for data display screens has been added. The new selection
16 BIT BINARY displays a 16 bit binary value with a space between every
four bits (nibble). For example: 1010 1011 1100 1101. The most significant
bit is at the left, and the least significant bit is at the right.
After selecting the 16 BIT BINARY data display, you must enter the register
number.
16-BIT BINARY DISPLAY
REGISTER NUMBER:
7–7
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32 Bit Floating Point
Important: 32 bit floating point is supported on the DTAM Plus if PLC-5
DF1, DH485, or Remote I/O protocol has been selected.
See Appendix D for DTAM Micro floating point format.
The screen for a 32 Bit Floating Point format is shown below.
Format Selection
Register Number
7–8
Description
The PLC address to be monitored.
Minimum Register Value
The minimum data value of the PLC address.
Maximum Register Value
The maximum data value of the PLC address.
Minimum Displayed Value
The minimum data value to be displayed. This value is displayed
when the data in the PLC address is equal to the minimum register
value.
Maximum Displayed Value
The maximum data value to be displayed. This value is displayed
when the data in the PLC address is equal to the maximum register
value.
The range defined by the Minimum Displayed Value and the
Maximum Displayed Value is proportionally scaled to the range of
the minimum and maximum register values. If both ranges are equal
then the scaling ratio is 1:1.
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Display Register
Format Selections
32 Bit Unsigned Integer,
32 Bit BCD (Binary Coded Decimal)
The screen for a 32 Bit BCD format is shown below. The screen for a 32 Bit
Unsigned Integer format is similar.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Register Number
Description
The controller address to be monitored.
Digits Right of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the right of the decimal.
Digits Left of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the left of the decimal.
Show Leading Zeros (Y or N)
Provides for zeros to the left of the data, if desired.
Note: For the 32 Bit selections, scaling of data is not supported. The selected
register number and the next higher sequential register number identify the
addresses defining the 32 bit data value.
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16 Bit HEX (Hexadecimal),
32 Bit HEX
The screen for a 32 Bit Hex format is shown below. The screen for a 16 Bit
Hex format is similar.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Register Number
7–10
Description
The controller address to be monitored.
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Display Register
Format Selections
ASCII
The screen for an ASCII format is shown below:
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Description
Register Number
The controller address to be monitored.
Character Count
The number of characters (2 characters for each 16 bit data
address) to be displayed, up to a maximum of 20 characters. The
initial byte of the address identified by the register number is
displayed first, then the second byte, the first byte of the next higher
sequential address, and so on. To display 20 characters, a
sequential block of ten 16 bit addresses is read by the DTAM.
First Character in LSB or MSB Indicates placement of first ASCII character to be read.
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A–B
8
Creating Data Entry Screens
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to create data entry screens
Section
Data Entry Screens
Page
Data Entry Displays
8–1
Scaling
8–1
Data Entry Screen Builder
8–2
Creating a Data Entry Screen
8–3
Data Entry Register Format Selections
8–6
Data entry screens allow an operator to directly enter values into SLC or
PLC registers. Data entry screens can also contain a data display field.
This is how a data entry screen may appear:
Data Display Field
Temp =150 Deg. C
Desired:
Data Entry Field
(Must be last on screen)
To construct data entry screens, you need to specify:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Scaling
The type of screen as data entry
Any additional text information that you want to display
The type of data stored in the PLC or SLC register
The register to access (address), and if used, a display register
Any data format and display information
The display position for the entry field
Data entered in standard engineering units such as gallons, pounds, feet, etc.
can be scaled to machine control values. Data is scaled by setting up a
proportion between the DTAM data entry limits and the controller register
data limits. Refer to the description of scaling in Chapter 3.
Note: The 32 bit BCD data format cannot be scaled.
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Data Entry
Screen Builder
The screen for creating data entry screens is the same for the DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro. The only exceptions are the DTAM Micro display does not
show the time and date function keys and has a smaller display size (2 lines
of 20 characters).
Data Entry Screen Builder Function Keys
Applies to:
8–2
Function
Key
Designation
[F1]
DISPLAY REG
[F2]
ENTRY REG
[F3]
MAP SCREEN
[F4]
COPY
SCREEN
[F5]
INSERT TIME
[F6]
INSERT DATE
[F7]
CLEAR
SCREEN
DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
Function
✓
✓
Inserts data display field at the cursor point.
Accesses the display register information.
Note: Display values must positioned before the
data entry field.
✓
✓
Inserts data entry field at the cursor point.
Accesses the entry register information.
✓
✓
Accesses screen mapping functions that link
application screens in a logical sequence.
Link screens only after all of the screens have
been created.
✓
✓
Copies an existing screen to the current window.
Both the source and destination screens must be
of the same type (Data Entry screens).
✓
Inserts the time into the display. Only available
with a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
✓
Inserts the date into the display. Only available
with a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
✓
✓
Clears the current screen. You have the option of
clearing only the screen text or deleting the
entire screen including any linking you may have
established.
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
✓
✓
Selects another operator screen.
[F9]
SAVE
✓
✓
Saves the application without exiting the Screen
Builder function.
[F10]
EXIT
✓
✓
Prompts you to save the application to the
current file and exits the DPS software.
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Creating a Data
Entry Screen
The entry register data field may be inserted anywhere on the screen,
however, no text may follow the data entry field. This means that you must
insert any text or a display field before the data entry field. The number of
character positions required for the data entry field depends upon the register
information you provide.
To create a data entry screen:
1. Select Screen Builder from the Edit File - Option Selection menu.
The Screen Builder for the main menu (screen #1) is displayed.
2. Press [F8], enter the display screen #, and select Data Entry
Screen type.
The Screen Builder for a data entry screen appears.
3. Create all of the screen text and, if used, a data display field. Refer to
Chapter 7 for information on how to insert a data display field. The same
procedures apply to a data display on the data entry screen.
4. Position the cursor where you want to insert the data entry field.
Display Field
and Text
Data Entry
Position
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Creating a Data
Entry Screen
5. Press [F2] to insert a data entry register.
You are prompted to select a register type. The selection depends upon
the protocol that was selected. Refer to page 3–3 for a list of the
applicable register types for each.
6. Select a register type.
You are prompted for data specific to the selected register type:
16 Bit Signed Integer Shown
7. Enter the register data. Refer to the next section Data Entry Register
Format Selections.
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8. After entering the register data, press [Esc] to save the data and return to
the screen editing. The data entry register field is indicated by a series of
diamonds zzzz. The number of diamonds and format (decimal point
and sign) is determined by the register data you entered.
Data Entry
Register
9. Press [F9] to save the screen, any text entered after the data entry field
will not be displayed.
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Data Entry Register
Format Selections
When inserting a data entry field, you must provide register information that
determines the address and format of the data storage location. This section
describes options available for data entry registers.
If a data display is included on a data entry screen, the data display value is
only updated when the screen is entered. Data does not update continuously.
Bit
The screen for a Bit format is shown below:
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Register Number
Bit Number
(DTAM Plus Screen shown)
Input Data by Pressing ’1’/’0’
or ’Y’/’N’ ?
(Enter 1 or Y)
Default Value ?
Z = No Default
(Enter 1,0,Y,N,Z)
8–6
Description
The controller data address to be monitored.
The Bit number if the register number designates a multiple bit
address (a 16 bit data address, for example). This selection is
irrelevant if the register number refers to a Bit type address.
This parameter determines whether the operator will enter 1 or Y to
set the defined bit address. If 1 is entered, 0 will clear the bit
address. If Y is entered, N will clear the bit address. The DTAM
Micro module does not have the ’Y’/’N’ keys so the ’1’/’0’ keys are
used to enter data.
This parameter defines the default value that is displayed at the
data entry position of the DTAM display. If a default value of Y is
entered, a Y is displayed, and the operator is only required to press
ENTER to set the bit address.
An entry of Z defines no default value. NONE appears in the
window when z is entered.
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16 Bit Signed Integer,
16 Bit Unsigned Integer,
16 Bit BCD (Binary Coded Decimal)
The screen for a 16 Bit Unsigned Integer format is shown below. The
screens for 16 Bit Signed Integer and 16 Bit BCD formats are similar.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Register Number
Description
The controller data address to be monitored.
Digits Right of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the right of the decimal.
Digits Left of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the left of the decimal.
Leave Place for Sign (Y or N)
Provides for a one character place for the polarity sign (+ or -) when
the data is displayed, if desired.
Minimum Register Value
The minimum data value of the controller address being monitored.
Maximum Register Value
The maximum data value of the controller address being monitored.
Minimum Entry Value
The minimum data value to be entered. When this value is
entered the minimum register value is entered to the defined
controller address.
Maximum Entry Value
The maximum data value to be entered. When this value is entered
the maximum register value is entered to the defined controller
address. The range defined by the minimum entry value and the
maximum entry value is proportionally scaled to the range of the
minimum and maximum register values. If both ranges are equal
then the scaling ratio is 1:1.
Low User Input Limit
The minimum entry value that an operator may enter. This value
must be within the minimum and maximum entry values. If a value
lower than this limit is entered the DTAM will display an “Input Error”
screen displaying the minimum and maximum entry limits.
High User Input Limit
The maximum entry value that an operator may enter. This value
must be within the minimum and maximum entry values. If a value
higher than this limit is entered the DTAM will display an “Input Error”
screen displaying the minimum and maximum entry limits.
Default Value
This parameter defines a default value that is displayed at the entry
address of the display. An entry of Z defines no default value.
NONE appears in the window when Z is entered.
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16 Bit Binary Data Entry (DTAM Plus DH485 Only)
A new data type for data entry screens has been added. The new selection 16
BIT BINARY displays a 16 bit binary value with a space between every four
bits (nibble). A default value may be provided for the data entry field. For
example: 0001 0010 0011 0100. If a default is not provided, the data entry
screen displays asterisks in the field positions:
Use the [Y], [N] and [+/–] keys to move data entry field positions:
•
•
•
[Y] moves the cursor one position to the right. If the cursor is already at
the least significant (rightmost) bit, the cursor moves to the most
significant (leftmost) bit position.
[N] moves the cursor one position to the left. If the cursor is already at
the most significant (leftmost) bit, the cursor moves to the least
significant (rightmost) bit position.
[+/–] functions same as the [Y] key.
Change a bit value by moving the cursor to the bit position and press either
[0] or [1].
After selecting the 16 BIT BINARY data entry type, you must enter the
register number and select whether or not a default value is read into the
field. If you don’t enable the default, the initial data entry displays asterisks
in the field positions.
16-BIT BINARY DISPLAY
REGISTER NUMBER:
DEFAULT READ (Y OR N):
8–8
N
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Data Entry Register
Format Selections
32 Bit Floating Point
Important: 32 bit floating point is an option on a DTAM Plus with PLC-5
DF1, DH485, or RIO protocol selected.
See Appendix D for DTAM Micro Floating Point format.
The screen for a 32 Bit Floating Point format is shown below.
Format Selection
Register Number
Description
The PLC address to be monitored.
Minimum Register Value
The minimum data value of the controller address being monitored.
Maximum Register Value
The maximum data value of the controller address being monitored.
Minimum Entry Value
The minimum data value to be entered. When this value is
entered the minimum register value is entered to the defined
controller address.
Maximum Entry Value
The maximum data value to be entered. When this value is entered
the maximum register value is entered to the defined controller
address. The range defined by the minimum entry value and the
maximum entry value is proportionally scaled to the range of the
minimum and maximum register values. If both ranges are equal
then the scaling ratio is 1:1.
Low User Input Limit
The minimum entry value that an operator may enter. This value
must be within the range of the data format selected. If a value lower
than this is entered, the DTAM will display an “Input Error” screen
displaying the minimum and maximum entry limits.
High User Input Limit
The maximum entry value that an operator may enter. This value
must be within the range of the data format selected. If a value
higher than this is entered, the DTAM will display an “Input Error”
screen displaying the minimum and maximum entry limits.
Default Value
This parameter defines a default value that is displayed at the
entry address of the display. An entry of Z defines no default.
NONE appears in the window when Z is entered.
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32 Bit Unsigned Integer,
32 Bit BCD (Binary Coded Decimal)
The screen for a 32 Bit Unsigned Integer format is shown below. The screen
for a 32 Bit BCD format is similar.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Register Number
The controller data address to be monitored.
Digits Right of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the right of the decimal.
Digits Left of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the left of the decimal.
Low User Input Limit
The minimum entry value that an operator may enter. This value
must be within the range of the data format selected. If a value lower
than this is entered, the DTAM will display an “Input Error” screen
displaying the minimum and maximum entry limits.
High User Input Limit
The maximum entry value that an operator may enter. This value
must be within the range of the data format selected. If a value
higher than this is entered, the DTAM will display an “Input Error”
screen displaying the minimum and maximum entry limits.
Default Value
8–10
Description
This parameter defines a default value that is displayed at the entry
address of the display. An entry of Z defines no default.
NONE appears in the window when Z is entered.
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ASCII Input
The screen for ASCII input through the printer port (only on some versions)
is shown below.
Note: Refer to Chapter 18 for additional information on using ASCII bar
code input.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Description
Register Number
The controller data address to be written.
Character Count
The number of characters (1 to 32) that are expected for each entry.
The DTAM sends the data to the controller after receiving the
specified character count.
Enter/CR Enabled (Y or N)
Determines when the ASCII data is sent to the controller.
If Y is selected, data is sent to the controller when one of the
following occurs.:
1. The DTAM receives the the number of characters specified in
the character count
2. Operator presses the Enter key.
3. A carriage return character (ASCII 13) character is received.
If N is selected, data is sent to the controller when the DTAM
receives the number of characters specified in the character count.
Send Scanner ID (Y or N)
Specifies whether or not the scanner ID is included as part of the
message sent to the controller. The scanner ID is a 2 character
ASCII designation that identifies the ASCII string from each scanner.
Keypad Entry (Y or N)
Enables or disables the ability of the operator to enter data using the
DTAM keypad.
XON/XOFF Handshake
(Y or N)
Enables or disables XON/XOFF flow control between the bar code
scanner and the DTAM.
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A–B
9
Creating Security Screens
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to create security screens.
Section
Security Screens
Page
Security Screens
9–1
Security Screen Builder
9–2
Creating a Security Screen
9–3
Security screens use numeric codes to restrict access to any associated
information or processes. For ease of programming, security screens are
provided with default text:
*RESTRICTED ACCESS*
ENTER CODE:
If a different message is required, the security screen text can be edited.
Constructing a security screen usually consists of assigning the security
code(s).
As an operator enters a security code, an asterisk (*) is displayed on the
DTAM for each character input on the keyboard. If a valid security code has
been entered, the next linked screen is displayed. If an invalid security code
is entered, an error message appears. Once the error condition is
acknowledged, the operator can re-enter the code or return to the Main
Menu.
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Security
Screen Builder
The screen for creating security screens is similar for the DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro.
Security Screen Builder Function Keys
Applies to:
Function
Key
Designation
DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
[F1]
EDIT CODES
✓
✓
Allows previously entered codes to be edited.
[F3]
MAP SCREEN
✓
Accesses screen mapping functions that link
application screens in a logical sequence.
Link screens only after all of the screens have
been created. Refer to Chapter 12.
✓
Copies an existing screen to or from the current
display window. Both the source and destination
screens must be of the same type (Security
screens).
✓
[F4]
9–2
COPY
SCREEN
✓
Function
[F5]
INSERT TIME
✓
Inserts the time into the display. Only available
with a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
[F6]
INSERT DATE
✓
Inserts the date into the display. Only available
with a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
[F7]
CLEAR
SCREEN
✓
✓
Clears the current screen. You have the option
of clearing only the screen text or deleting the
entire screen.
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
✓
✓
Selects another operator screen.
[F9]
SAVE
✓
✓
Saves the application without exiting the Screen
Builder function.
[F10]
EXIT
✓
✓
Prompts you to save the application to the
current file and exits the DPS software.
Chapter 9
Creating Security Screens
Creating a Security Screen
You can specify up to three separate codes for each Security Screen. An
operator is allowed access by entering any of the assigned security codes.
Access is also allowed by entering the Master Security Code.
To create a security screen:
1. Select Screen Builder from the Edit File - Option Selection menu.
The Screen Builder for the main menu (screen #1) is displayed.
2. Press [F8], enter the display screen #, and select Security Screen type.
The Screen Builder for a security screen appears.
3. If no security codes have been previously defined, you are prompted to
enter a code(s).
If you are editing a screen with a previously defined security code(s), you
must press [F1] to edit the code(s).
4. Enter at least one digit at each prompt. You can enter up to eight digits.
If less than eight digits are entered, each remaining digit is displayed as a
question mark (?). The question mark is a wildcard character, designating
any character entry as acceptable.
5. To modify a security code, highlight the value and overwrite the old code.
6. To save the security code(s), press [Esc]. The cursor is then returned to
the display window where you can edit the screen text.
7. Press [Esc] to save the screen.
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A–B
10
Creating Recipe Screens
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to create recipe screens.
Section
Recipe Screens
Page
Recipe Screens
10–1
Recipe Screen Builder
10–2
Creating a Recipe Screen
10–3
Recipe Screens allow an operator to download a block of data for up to 10
register addresses. These addresses can be in any order. Multiple recipe
screens may be linked together in sequential order to download more than 10
register addresses, or to download more than one data format. You can
choose to initiate the download automatically or manually (with a prompt).
If recipe screens are linked together, successive screens linked to the first
recipe screen are downloaded immediately following the first screen. The
operator prompt enabled for the first screen prompts the operator to
acknowledge the recipe download. If the other linked recipes do not have the
operator prompt enabled they are sent automatically. This appears to the
operator as though all recipes were sent as one large recipe.
There is only one exception to the immediate download of successive recipe
screens. If an alarm is initiated before all recipe screens are finished, the
alarm screen is displayed, temporarily halting the download. As soon as the
operator acknowledges the alarm, downloading of the recipe continues until
completed.
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Creating Recipe Screens
Recipe
Screen Builder
The screen for creating recipe screens is similar for the DTAM Plus and
DTAM Micro. The default prompt for operator acknowledgement is
different due to differences in the DTAM Plus and DTAM Micro keypads.
DTAM Micro Default Prompt
Recipe Screen Builder Function Keys
Applies to:
Function
Key
Designation
[F3]
MAP SCREEN
DTAM
Plus
10–2
Function
✓
Accesses screen mapping functions that link
application screens in a logical sequence.
Link screens only after all of the screens
have been created. Refer to Chapter 12.
✓
✓
Copies an existing screen to or from the
current display window. Both the source
and destination screens must be of the
same type (Recipe screens).
✓
[F4]
DTAM
Micro
COPY SCREEN
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
✓
✓
Selects another operator screen.
[F9]
SAVE
✓
✓
Saves the application without exiting the
Screen Builder function.
[F10]
EXIT
✓
✓
Prompts you to save the application to the
current file and exits the DPS software
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Creating Recipe Screens
Creating a
Recipe Screen
To create a recipe screen:
1. Select Screen Builder from the Edit File - Option Selection menu.
The Screen Builder for the main menu (screen #1) is displayed.
2. Press [F8], enter the display screen #, and select Recipe
Screen type.
The Screen Builder for a recipe screen appears. You are asked whether
the operator is to be prompted before the recipe data is downloaded
(manual or automatic operation).
3. Enter [Y] or [N] and press [Return]. If you select [Y], the operator is
] on
prompted to acknowledge the screen. The operator must press [
the DTAM Micro or [Y] on the DTAM Plus before the download occurs.
If you select [N], the download occurs automatically when the screen is
selected. The operator in most cases will not even see the screen, only the
message that data is being downloaded.
You are prompted for a register type.
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4. Select a register type.
You are prompted to enter the registers and the values you want to write.
5. Enter the register address and press [Return]. Enter the value to send and
press [Return]. Repeat for up to 9 more addresses that you want to write
at download.
6. After entering the download data and addresses, press [Esc] to accept
the data.
7. Enter the screen text. If an operator prompt was selected, you cannot edit
the prompt text.
8. Press [F9] to save the screen.
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Chapter
A–B
11
Creating Bar Graph Screens
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to create bar graph screens for DTAM Plus
applications. Bar graph screens are not available on DTAM Micro operator
modules.
Section
Bar Graph Screens
Page
Bar Graph Screens
11–1
Bar Graph Screen Builder
11–2
Graph Display Range
11–3
Creating a Bar Graph Screen
11–4
The following is an example of a bar graph screen:
1700
The screen has the following structure:
• Lines one and two are used for text and numeric data display.
• The third line displays a horizontal bar graph having a left to right scale.
The bar can represent up to forty elements. Each element represents 2.5%
of the bar range.
• The fourth line displays the minimum and maximum numeric values, and
horizontal axis marks at 25%, 50%, and 75% of scale.
Constructing a bar graph screen consists of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The text to be displayed
The type of data stored in the SLC or PLC register
The register to access
Any data format and display information
Range of register values
Range of display values
Range of graphical display
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Creating Bar Graph Screens
Bar Graph
Screen Builder
The bar graph screen is only available on the DTAM Plus. The bar graph
Screen Builder looks like this:
Bar Graph Screen Builder Function Keys
Function
Key
11–2
Designation
Function
[F1]
DISPLAY BAR
REG
Inserts data display field at the cursor point. Accesses the display
register information.
[F2]
EDIT BAR DATA
[F3]
MAP SCREEN
Accesses screen mapping functions that link application screens
in a logical sequence.
Link screens only after all of the screens have been created.
[F4]
COPY SCREEN
Copies an existing screen to or from the current display window.
Both the source and destination screens must be of the same type
(Bar Graph screens).
[F5]
INSERT TIME
Inserts the time into the display. Only available with a DTAM Plus
having the Calendar/Clock option.
[F6]
INSERT DATE
Inserts the date into the display. Only available with a DTAM Plus
having the Calendar/Clock option.
[F7]
CLEAR SCREEN
Clears the current screen. You have the option of clearing only the
screen text or deleting the entire screen including any linking you
may have established.
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
[F9]
SAVE
Saves the application without exiting the Screen Builder function.
[F10]
EXIT
Prompts you to save the application to the current file and exits the
DPS software.
Access data register and bar graph display information.
Selects another operator screen.
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Graph Display Range
The bar graph can correspond to any range of values within the minimum
and maximum values stored in a register. In this way, you can present the
optimum control for an operator.
For example, if a register has values between 0 and 9999 that correspond to
-300°F to 1000°F. For register data, enter 0 and 9999 for the low and high
register limits, and -300°F and 1000°F for the display limits (the range
shown the operator). If the major region of interest for the bar graph were
100°F to 300°F, you would enter these limits and the bar graph will display
only the 100 ! 300°F range.
Displayed Value (F1)
Bar Graph Value
Note: Display and bar graph values can be scaled separately. Refer to the
description of scaling in Chapter 3.
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Creating a Bar Graph Screen
To create a bar graph screen:
1. Select Screen Builder from the Edit File - Option Selection menu.
The Screen Builder for the main menu (screen #1) is displayed.
2. Press [F8], enter the display screen #, and select Bar Graph
Screen type.
The Screen Builder for a bar graph screen appears and you are prompted
for a register type 16 Bit Signed Integer or 16 bit BCD.
3. Select a register type.
You are prompted for the register information.
4. Enter the register data, refer to the next section Bar Graph Register
Format selections.
5. Press [Esc] to save the register data.
You are prompted to enter any screen text on the first 2 lines of the
display screen.
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6. Enter the screen text or if you want to add a data display field, press [F1].
The data displayed is the same register value shown in a graphical form
on the bar graph. The display window shows an asterisk (*) for each
character displayed as register data, and a sign (if specified).
For example, the display data for a Signed Integer register having
two characters to the right of the decimal and three to the left and sign
would be:
Display Data
7. If you need to edit the bar graph register data, press [F2]
The cursor is moved to the bar graph register data. Change any register
values as required.
8. Press [F9] to save the screen.
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Bar Graph Register
Format Selections
The screen for a 16 Bit Signed Integer register is shown below. The screen
for a 16 Bit BCD register is similar.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Register Number
Digits Right of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the right of the decimal.
Digits Left of Decimal
The number of digits to be placed to the left of the decimal.
Leave Place for Sign (Y or N)
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Description
The controller address to be monitored.
Provides for a one character place for the polarity sign (+ or -) when
the data is displayed, if desired.
Minimum Register Value
The minimum data value of the controller address.
Maximum Register Value
The maximum data value of the controller address.
Minimum Displayed Value
The minimum data value to be displayed. This value is displayed
when the data in the controller address is equal to the minimum
register value.
Maximum Displayed Value
The maximum data value to be displayed. This value is displayed
when the data in the controller address is equal to the maximum
register value.
The range defined by the Minimum Displayed Value and the
Maximum Displayed Value is proportionally scaled to the range of
the minimum and maximum register values. If both ranges are equal
then the scaling ratio is 1:1.
Minimum Bar Value
The minimum value of data to be displayed in the bar graph. This
value must be greater or equal to the Minimum Displayed Value.
Maximum Bar Value
The maximum value of data to be displayed in the bar graph. This
value must be less than or equal to the Maximum Displayed Value
The minimum and maximum bar graph values may be used to
display a particular range or window of an overall range (Minimum
and Maximum Displayed Values).
Chapter
A–B
12
Linking Menu and Application Screens
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to link the application screens so that an operator
is presented with a logical flow of information.
Section
Linking Application Screens
Page
Linking Application Screens
12–1
Linking Menu Screens
12–2
Screen Linking Guidelines
12–2
Application Screen Linking Function Keys
12–3
Menu and Sub-Menu Linkage Display
12–3
Linking a Menu
12–4
Linking Example
12–5
After you have developed all of the screens necessary for an application, you
need to decide how to link them. It is very helpful to create a flowchart of
the screens to use as a map before you begin to define the links.
The [PREV] and [NEXT] keys of the DTAM Plus or DTAM Micro use the
linking information to move between screens. Not all links need to have a
“next” and “previous” screen. A screen link may create a two-way or
one-way relationship.
Two-way links utilize a Link function:
Screen #20
[PREV] selected
[NEXT] selected
Screen #30
One-way links only utilize a Goto function:
Screen #20
[NEXT] selected
Screen #30
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Linking Menu Screens
Menu and sub-menu links provide one way links with up to 8 application
screens or sub-menus. An operator selects a menu item by pressing the
numeric key corresponding to the menu item. When you link the main
menu and sub-menu items you are linking screens to the keys on the
numeric keypad.
1. Menu 3. Level
2. Temp Graph
F
1
2
3
1700
Screen Linking
Guidelines
The following rules apply to linking screens:
• Only screens that are already defined can be linked.
• Wait until you have developed all of your screens and menus before
establishing links. It is much easier to create your links once, rather than
change them whenever you change the order of screens.
• A non-menu screen cannot be linked back to a menu screen, use a Goto
(one way) link instead.
• A link is a one-to-one relationship between the current screen and the
target screen. You cannot establish more than a single one-way link to
any particular screen.
If you attempt to link to a destination screen that is already linked, you
have the option of inserting the screen (changing the current link) or
aborting the operation.
Screen Being Linked To
(Target Screen)
Other Screen Already
Linked to Target Screen
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Application Screen
Linking Function Keys
When you press [F3] MAP Screen on a non-menu screen, the screen linking
function keys are active. Shown below is an example using a bar graph
screen, the other screen types are similar.
Current
Links
Screen Link
Function Keys
Screen Linking Function Keys
Applies to:
Menu and Sub-Menu
Linkage Display
DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
✓
✓
Inserts a link between two screens. This link is
bi-directional, an operator can toggle between
the screens using the [NEXT] and [PREV] keys.
INSERT
GOTO
✓
✓
Inserts Goto link between two screens. This is a
one way link, an operator cannot return to the
previous screen by pressing [PREV].
[F5]
DELETE
MAPPING
✓
✓
Deletes all links to the current screen.
[F7]
DELETE
NEXT
✓
✓
Deletes the link established for the next screen
only. On two-way links this also deletes the link
to the screen previous to the current screen.
Function
Key
Designation
[F1]
INSERT LINK
[F3]
Function
When you press [F3] MAP Screen on a main or sub-menu screen, the
current screen links are displayed. Items 1 through 8 correspond with
keypad keys [1] through [8]. Screens are linked by entering a screen number.
Current
Links
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Linking a Menu
The following is a typical example of how to link items to a main menu.
Links to a sub-menu are done in the same manner.
To link screens to a menu:
1. Open the menu or sub-menu screen.
Previously
entered text,
refer to Chapter 6
2. Press [F3] to select the link screens function.
You are prompted to enter a screen number.
3. Enter the screen # you want linked to numeric entry key [1] and
press [Return].
You are prompted to enter the screen linked to DTAM numeric key [2].
4. Continue entering screen links with up to 8 DTAM numeric entry keys.
5. Press [F9] to save the menu edits.
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Linking Example
The following is an example of how to create one way or bidirectional
screen links.
To link application screens:
1. Open the screen you want to link. In this example we are linking screen
#16 (bar graph display) to screen # 33 (numeric entry screen).
2. Press [F3] to select the MAP Screen function.
The current screen links are displayed along with the screen linking
function key operations.
Indicates that this
screen is not linked
to a menu.
Indicates this screen
is not linked to another.
Indicates that no other
screen is linked to this
screen.
Function key
operations.
3. Press [F1] to create a bidirectional link (operator can move between
screens) or [F3] to create a Goto (one way link, this screen to specified
screen).
You are prompted to enter a screen number.
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4. Enter a screen number (in this example screen #33) and press [Return].
The screen link is shown in the Screen Linkage description.
5. Press [F9] to save the screen edits.
When you open the screen that was just linked (#33), the Screen Linkage
description will show that there is now a previous screen link to that
screen.
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13
Creating Alarm Screens
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to create an alarm screen. It contains these
sections:
Section
Alarm Screens
Page
Alarm Screens
13–1
Alarm Screen Builder
13–3
Creating an Alarm Screen
13–4
Alarm screens identify cautionary or emergency conditions. Alarm screens
are much like data display screens with two exceptions:
• Alarm screens cannot be linked together.
• They can contain an alarm acknowledge sent back to the SLC or PLC.
Constructing an alarm screen consists of specifying the following:
•
•
•
•
•
Screen text information
The type of data stored in the SLC or PLC register
The register to access
The alarm acknowledge specifications
Any data format and display information
Alarm messages are triggered by the Advisor Register. If you are
programming a DTAM Plus, alarm messages can also be triggered by the
Background Monitor. The response to the Advisor register is 5 times faster
than the Background Monitor registers. For critical alarms, the Advisor
should be used.
All alarm messages must be acknowledged by the operator before the next
screen is displayed (except for print forms).
Advisor Register
The advisor register allows screen changes to be initiated by the PLC or SLC
controller. An alarm screen displays when the SLC or PLC controller writes
the alarm screen number to the advisor register. Refer to page 14–4 for a
description of the advisor operation.
Background Monitor
Available on the DTAM Plus only, the background monitor triggers an alarm
screen when the data at a controller address (background register) exceeds a
minimum or maximum value. Up to 4 controller addresses can be monitored
as background registers. Refer to Chapter 15 if you are using the background
monitor to control alarm screens.
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DTAM Micro Alarm Screens
A typical alarm screen appears like this on the DTAM Micro:
Motor Overload
PRESS ENTER TO CLEAR
The last line of an alarm screen automatically defaults to: Press Enter to
Clear. If you edit this text, make sure that the operator knows to press the
[
] key to clear the alarm.
DTAM Plus Alarm Screens
A typical alarm screen appears like this on the DTAM Plus:
Mixer OL is Tripped
03:19 April 28 98
Press ’Y’ to Clear
The last line of an alarm screen automatically defaults to: Press ’Y’ to Clear.
If you edit this text, make sure that the operator knows to press the [Y] key to
clear the alarm.
Multiple Alarm Screens
If using the background monitor (DTAM Plus only) as a trigger source and
additional alarm or printer form screens are detected while an alarm screen is
being displayed, the DTAM will stack the alarm screens in temporary storage
on a first-in first-out basis (up to 128 alarm screens).
An alarm screen can only appear in temporary storage once. If an alarm is
sent to the DTAM and it already exists in the alarm stack, the new alarm is
ignored. The only way to clear the alarm screen from the display or the
alarm stack is for the operator to acknowledge it by pressing the [Y] key
(DTAM Plus) or [
] key (DTAM Micro). When an alarm screen is
displayed, all keys are non-functional except the alarm acknowledge keys.
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Alarm Screen
Builder
The screen builder for DTAM Plus alarm screens is shown below. The alarm
screen builder for DTAM Micro is similar.
Alarm Function Keys
Applies to:
DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
Function
Key
Designation
[F1]
DISPLAY REG
✓
✓
Inserts data display field at the cursor point.
Accesses the display register information.
[F3]
ACKNOWLEDGE
✓
✓
Defines the acknowledge bit sent to the
controller when the operator acknowledges an
alarm. An acknowledge bit is not required.
[F4]
COPY
SCREEN
✓
Copies an existing screen to or form the current
display window. Both the source and destination
screens must be of the same type (Alarm
screens).
[F5]
✓
INSERT TIME
[F6]
INSERT DATE
[F7]
CLEAR
SCREEN
Function
✓
Inserts the time into the display. Only available
with a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option. The time displayed is the current time,
not the time of the alarm. This is not a time
stamp for alarm conditions.
✓
Inserts the date into the display. Only available
with a DTAM Plus having the Calendar/Clock
option.
✓
✓
Clears the current screen. You have the option of
clearing only the screen text or deleting the
entire screen including any linking you may have
established.
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
✓
✓
Selects another operator screen.
[F9]
SAVE
✓
✓
Saves the application without exiting the Alarm
Builder function.
[F10]
EXIT
✓
✓
Prompts you to save the application to the
current file and exits the DPS software.
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Creating an Alarm Screen
To create an alarm screen:
1. Select Edit Program File from the Opening menu:
You are prompted for a file name.
2. Enter the file name of the application.
The Edit File - Option Selection menu is displayed.
3. Select Alarm Screen Builder.
You are prompted for a screen number of the first alarm screen.
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4. Enter a screen number.
The screen builder for an alarm screen is displayed.
5. Enter the alarm message text. If you are entering a display field, press
[F1] where you want the field positioned. Refer to Chapter 7 for
information on how to setup a display field.
6. If you want to set an acknowledge bit at the controller when an operator
acknowledges an alarm, press [F3].
You are prompted for the acknowledge bit register information.
Register Information
Enter
Register Number
The register number you want to write to when the
operator acknowledges the alarm screen.
Bit Number
The bit number within the register you want to write
to when the operator acknowledges the alarm
screen.
Send 1 or 0
Value to be sent to acknowledge bit.
7. Press [F9] when the screen is completed.
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16 Bit Binary Data
16 BIT BINARY display data can be used on alarm screens. The new 16 BIT
BINARY displays a 16 bit binary value with a space between every four bits
(nibble). For example: 1010 1011 1100 1101. After selecting 16 BIT
BINARY as a register on a print form, you must specify the register address:
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Entering DTAM Configuration Data
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to set the configuration parameters of the DTAM
Plus or DTAM Micro.
Section
Configuration Parameters
Page
Configuration Parameters
14–1
Accessing Configuration Data
14–2
Update Interval
14–3
DTAM Advisor
14–4
Time Synchronization
14–6
Setting Master Security Code
14–8
Special Security Screen
14–9
Printer Port Parameters
14–10
SLC Hardware Parameters
14–11
PLC Hardware Parameters
14–16
The following configuration parameters can be set. These parameters are
downloaded with the application and override any settings that are currently
used by the DTAM Micro or DTAM Plus.
Applies to:
Parameter
DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
Description
Update Interval
✓
✓
Defines the rate at which the screen display is updated.
✓
✓
Assign advisor register data allowing screen changes
by a controller. Advisor is also used to trigger alarm
screens.
DTAM Advisor
Time
Synchronization
✓
Synchronizes PLC-5 or SLC 5/03 clocks with the DTAM
Plus clock. Time is either read or written to the
controller.
Set Master
Security Code
✓
✓
Sets the master security code allowing an operator
access to security screens and codes.
Special Security
Screen
✓
✓
Restricts access to the Special menu of the DTAM to
prevent unauthorized access to special controller
functions.
Printer Port
Parameters
✓
Hardware
Parameters
✓
Defines printer port parameters of a DTAM Plus with
optional printer port.
✓
Defines the communication parameters between a
controller and the DTAM.
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Accessing Configuration Data
The following shows how to access DTAM Plus configuration data.
The procedures for the DTAM Micro are similar.
1. Select Edit Program File from the Opening menu.
You are prompted for a file name.
2. Enter the file name of the application.
The Edit File -Option Selection menu displays.
3. Select DTAM Configuration Data.
The DPS Configuration -Option Selection menu displays.
DTAM Micro
DTAM Plus
SLC or PLC
Depending Upon Protocol
SLC or PLC
Depending Upon Protocol
4. Select the configuration item you want to modify. Refer to the
appropriate section in this chapter for additional information.
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Update Interval
The update interval specifies the DTAM display update rate. The Update
Interval is the period of time between read and write requests to the
controller. This is not the rate at which data is read from or written to a
controller.
When you select Update Interval from the DPS Configuration - Option
Selection menu, the following is displayed:
To assign a new update interval, enter a valid number from 0.05 to 12.50
seconds in any increment of 0.05 seconds and press [Return].
To save the new update interval, press [Esc]. You are then returned to the
DPS Configuration - Option Selection menu.
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DTAM Advisor
The Advisor function allows screen changes to be made by the logic
controller. Alarm screens can also be triggered by the Advisor function. The
advisor consists of a controller address monitored by the DTAM. When the
advisor address contains a screen number, the corresponding screen is
displayed.
When you select DTAM Advisor from the DPS Configuration - Option
Selection menu, the following is displayed:
The DTAM Plus Advisor consists of four items:
Item
Purpose
Read Register Number
The controller address (16 bit) that the DTAM reads for the current
screen number. This register contains the screen number to be
displayed. This register only responds to a change. If a screen is to
be updated, a zero must be loaded into the register, followed by the
desired screen number.
Write Register Number
The controller address (16 bit or bit type) that contains the ACK
and NAK bits which are written to and monitored by the DTAM
and controller. The write register is updated at the Update Interval
not the Advisor update rate. These bits must be reset by ladder
logic.
ACK Bit*
The bit number within the write register that will be used as an acknowledgement bit. If a bit type address was assigned for the write
register, this field will be filled in using the bit address specified.
ACK/NAK bits are used only to indicate that the DTAM has received
a message.
ACK Bit Polarity
Defines the polarity (0 or 1) ACK/NAK bits:
When set to 1, a value of 1 for the ACK bit indicates a valid screen
and a value of 1 for the NAK bit indicates an invalid number.
Screen Write Enable
Screen Write
Register Number
When set to 0, a value of 0 for the ACK bit indicates a valid screen
and a value of 0 for the NAK bit indicates an invalid number.
When enabled, the DTAM Plus writes the current screen number to
the controller.
The controller address that is written by the DTAM Plus when screen
write is enabled. This register contains the current screen that is
being displayed by the DTAM.
* NAK bit is always the next sequential bit after the ACK bit.
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Advisor Operation
The following shows how the Advisor function operates. The controller
program must reset the ACK and NAK bits after writing a screen number.
➀
Controller writes screen number to assigned Read Register.
➃ Controller monitoring ACK bit clears
ACK/NAK bits for next screen number.
➁ DTAM reads advisor read register and
displays corresponding screen (if valid).
➂ DTAM writes Advisor write register
ACK bit indicating that the screen display was changed. Or writes NAK bit
if an invalid screen was read
If the controller sends an invalid screen number (not a programmed screen)
the DTAM writes the write register NAK bit (always next sequential bit
following ACK bit). The NAK bit indicates to the controller that the screen
number is incorrect.
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Time Synchronization
Only available on the DTAM Plus with the Clock/Calendar option, this
setting controls synchronization between a DTAM Plus and a PLC-5 or SLC
controller. The time is synchronized between the DTAM Plus and controller
approximately every 60 seconds.
The time synchronization does not update when the DTAM is in the P-A/D
mode (see Appendix C) or while a data entry screen is displayed.
When you select Time Synchronization from the DPS Configuration - Option
Selection menu, the following is displayed:
The DTAM Plus Time Synchronization consists of two selections:
Select:
Read Time
Write Time
To:
Set the DTAM Plus clock by reading the time and date from the
controller.
Write the DTAM Plus time/date settings to the controller. You can
write time data to a controller even if the controller does not have a
clock source.
The PLC-5 always writes the time to addresses S:18 through S:23. When
you read time or write time with an SLC, you are shown the current time
base register and are prompted to enter a new register value:
The time base register is the initial register of the sequential registers storing
the time. For example, if the time is stored in SLC registers N7:1 to N7:8,
the base register would be N7:1.
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PLC-5 Read/Write Time Registers
The DTAM Plus reads and writes the time to the following fixed registers.
Location
S:18
S:19
S:20
S:21
S:22
S:23
Contents
Year
Month
Day
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
SLC Read/Write Time Registers
The time data register is a 16 bit integer format. Time/Date data is stored in
each of the eight sequential registers as shown below. The register locations
are defined by the Time Base Register (see previous page).
Location
Time
Data
1
Seconds
0-59 (Decimal)
2
Minutes
0-59 (Decimal)
3
Hours
0-23
4
Day (Week)
1-7 (Sun - Sat)
5
Day (Month)
1-31
6
Month
1-12
7
Year
1980-2079
8
AM/PM
0 or 1
(Bit Designation)
Note: Synchronization can’t occur if the base register is zero (such as N7:0).
SLC 5/03 Time Synchronization
Do not use S:37 as base register for a clock sync read or write. The
SLC-5/03 locations S:37 through S:44 have a different sequence of data than
DTAM Plus locations 1 through 8 as shown below. For example, set the base
register to N7:10 and then use ladder programming to move each data
location to the time/date status words.
DTAM Plus
Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Contents
Seconds
Minutes
Hours
Day (Week)
Day (Month)
Month
Year
AM/PM
SLC-503
Location
S:37
S:38
S:39
S:40
S:41
S:42
S:43
S:44
Contents
Year
Month
Day
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Not Used
DII File Number
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Setting Master
Security Code
The master security code is used by an operator to access and/or change the
security codes of the security screens.
When you select Master Code from the DPS Configuration - Option
Selection menu, the following is displayed:
Enter a new security code. There are two codes that perform special
functions:
00000000 disables the security function. This allows an operator to enter
any number as a valid access code.
99999999 disables the master security code(s). When used, only the
security code(s) assigned to individual screens are valid. Use this code
when you do not want to provide an operator the ability to override or
change security codes for security screens.
The security code must be an 8 digit number, if you enter less than 8 digits,
the remaining values are set to 0. The operator must enter all eight numbers
(including zeroes) for a valid code.
For DIP Switch Functions about enabling Master Security, refer to the
DTAM Plus/Micro User Manual (Publication 2707-800).
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Special Security Screen
The special security screen restricts access to the special menu item on the
DTAM Mode menu. The DTAM special functions menu allows an operator
to directly access controller data files and other controller functions.
Providing a security screen protects against unintended use of these
functions. If you don’t provide a special security screen, the special
functions menu is available to any operator.
When you select Special Security Screen from the DPS Configuration Option Selection menu, the following is displayed:
Enter one, two or three eight digit codes. An operator can enter any one of
the codes (or master security code) to gain access to the special functions.
Use a question mark ? to specify a wild card character. A wildcard character
matches with any character input by the operator.
Note: You cannot link the special security screen. This screen only restricts
access to the special function menu and is not assigned a screen number.
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Printer Port Parameters
Only available on a DTAM Plus with an optional printer port. Use this
screen to set the operating parameters of the printer port.
When you select Printer Port from the DPS Configuration - Option Selection
menu, the following is displayed:
Baud Rate
Default is 9600 baud. Baud rate options are 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800,
2400, 1200, and 300. Select a baud rate that matches your printer.
Parity
Default is Even parity. Parity options are None, Odd, or Even.
Data Bits
Defines the word length, the default is eight bits. Data bit options are Seven
or Eight bits.
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SLC Hardware Parameters
When using AB DH485 or AB BASIC protocols, you must specify the
operating parameters that allow the DTAM Plus or DTAM Micro to
communicate with the SLC controller. The DTAM settings must match the
settings of the SLC or DH-485 network. If you are communicating with a
PLC-5, refer to the next section PLC Hardware Parameters.
When you select SLC Hardware Parameters from the DPS Configuration Option Selection menu, the following is displayed:
DTAM Plus
Only
Applies to:
DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
✓
✓
Defines the baud rate, parity, and number of
data bits used for communication with an
SLC or DH-485 network.
✓
✓
Specifies the number of inputs and outputs
in each controller slot. This allows the
DTAM to access the correct input and output
bit files.
Max Node Address
✓
✓
Sets the maximum node address on a
DH-485 network.
SLC 500 Node Address
✓
✓
Sets the node address of the SLC that the
DTAM is communicating with.
DTAM Node Address
✓
✓
Sets the address of the DTAM.
Downgrade File
✓
Advisor Update Rate
✓
Hardware
Parameter
Com Port Setup
SLC 500 Slot Configuration
Purpose
Allows DTAM Plus files to be downgraded to
a Spectrum Controls format.
✓
Sets the rate at which the DTAM reads the
advisor register.
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SLC Hardware Parameters
SLC Com Port Setup
Selecting Com Port Setup displays:
The Communications Port parameters have the following default values for
an SLC:
Baud Rate:
Parity:
Data Bits:
19200
Even
8
Baud Rate
Default is 19200 baud. Baud rate options are 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800,
2400, 1200, and 300. Select a baud rate that matches your SLC.
Note: The DTAM Plus only supports baud rates 1200 through 19200 when
communicating with SLC processors over the DH-485 network.
Parity
Default is Even parity. Parity options are None, Odd, or Even.
Data Bits
Defines the word length. Default is eight bits. Data bit options are Seven or
Eight bits.
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SLC 500 Slot Configuration
Selecting the SLC 500 Slot Configuration allows you to specify the slot
configuration so that input and output bit files are correctly mapped.
Note: The Slot Configuration table must be properly filled out before input
or output files can be used in DPS.
Enter the number of input and output bits in each slot (0 to 255). If a slot
contains word (i.e. analog) data, enter the number of words times 16.
For example: 4 words = 64 bits.
Max Node Address
Select Max Node Address to set the maximum node address on the network.
Enter the lowest possible value. A lower value improves the performance of
the network by eliminating open (unused nodes).
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SLC Hardware Parameters
SLC 500 Node Address
The SLC 500 Node Address defines the node address of the SLC 500 that the
DTAM will communicate with. The default address for the SLC 500 is
address 1.
DTAM Node Address
The DTAM Node Address defines the node address of the DTAM.
The default address for the DTAM is 0.
Note: We recommend the DTAM always be set to a node address less than
the SLC for best performance.
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Advisor Update Rate
When selecting Advisor Update Rate from the SLC 500 Configuration Option Selection menu, the following is displayed:
The Advisor Update Rate is the periodic rate at which the DTAM scans the
Advisor register. For example a rate of 2.00 means the DTAM reads the
advisor register once every 2 seconds.
To assign a new Advisor Update Rate, enter a valid decimal number and
press [Return]. The valid range is from 1 to 12.5 seconds. The default is 2
seconds. Entries are rounded up to the next higher 0.1 second.
Note: Because the advisor adds to the communications traffic, the rate
should be set to the highest possible value.
To save the new Advisor Update Rate, press [Esc]. You are returned to the
SLC 500 Configuration - Option Selection menu.
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PLC Hardware Parameters
When using PLC-5 DF1 or Remote I/O protocol, you must specify the
operating parameters that allow the DTAM Plus or DTAM Micro to
communicate with the controller. The DTAM settings must match the
settings of the PLC-5. If you are communicating with an SLC or DH-485
network, refer to the previous section SLC Hardware Parameters.
When you select PLC Hardware Parameters from the DPS Configuration Option Selection menu, the following is displayed:
PLC-5 DF1 files cannot be upgraded or downgraded like SLC file types.
Applies to:
Hardware
Parameter
Com Port Setup
Advisor Update Rate
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DTAM
Plus
DTAM
Micro
✓
✓
Defines the baud rate, parity, and number
of data bits used for communication with a
PLC-5.
✓
✓
Sets the rate at which the DTAM reads the
advisor register.
Purpose
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Entering DTAM Configuration Data
Com Port Setup with PLC5 Operating System
Note: See next page for Remote I/O port setup on Remote I/O terminals.
Selecting Com Port Setup displays:
The Communications Port parameters have the following default values for a
PLC:
Baud Rate:
Parity:
Data Bits:
2400
None
8
Baud Rate
Default is 2400 baud. Baud rate options are 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800,
2400, 1200, and 300. Select a baud rate that matches your PLC.
Parity
Default is no parity. Parity options are None, Odd, or Even.
Data Bits
Defines the word length, the default is eight bits. Data bit options are Seven
or Eight bits.
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RIO Port Setup with Remote I/O Operating System
Note: See previous page for communications port setup when using PLC5
DF1 operating system.
Selecting RIO Port Setup displays:
Current Settings
The Port parameters have the following default values for remote I/O:
Baud Rate:
115200
Rack Number: 02
Rack Size:
Full Rack
Last rack:
Yes
Word Size:
64
Module Group Slot 0
Baud Rate
Default is 115.2K baud. Baud rate options are 230.4 Kbps, 115.2 Kbps, or
57.6 Kbps. Select a baud rate that matches your Remote I/O link.
Rack Size
Default is Full. Options are 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or Full. Each 1/4 rack contains 32
input and 32 output bits.
Last Rack
Yes or No. Default is Yes. Select Yes if the DTAM occupies the last rack on
the Remote I/O link or No if the DTAM is not the last rack.
Rack Number
The rack number assigned to the DTAM. Default is 02. Options are 0
through 59.
Module Group
The starting module group within the rack. Default is 0. Options are 0, 2, 4,
or 6. Starting module group must be low enough so that the specified rack
size fits within the assigned rack number.
Block Transfer Size
Default is 64 words. Options are 1 to 64 words. Specifies the number of
words to be transferred with each block transfer read or write.
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Following is a typical memory map using BT’s.
Discrete I/O
Input
W0
W1
Output
Reserved for BT
Discrete input data (from DTAM)
Discrete output data (to DTAM)
BTR
BTW
W0
Reserved
BTW data (to DTAM) range 0–63
W1
BTR data (from DTAM) range 1–63
W7
BT Data File
W63
Com Port Setup with DeviceNet Operating System
From the PLC DN PORT COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS menu, select
the DeviceNet parameter to be configured. The options include:
•
•
•
•
•
BAUD RATE
NODE ADR
INPUT BUFFER SIZE
OUTPUT BUFFER SIZE
BUS OFF INTERRUPT.
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All other programming and configuration for DTAM Plus/Micro DeviceNet
applications are the same as for other DTAM Plus/Micro products.
Supported File Types
The DTAM Plus/Micro DeviceNet supports the following file types:
File Type
Description
Read/Write Access
I
Input
Read and Write
O
Output
Read Only
The number of Input and Output words is determined by the Input Buffer
Size and Output Buffer Size parameters.
PLC Hardware Parameters
Advisor Update Rate
Selecting Advisor Update Rate from the PLC Hardware Parameters - Option
Selection menu, displays the following:
The Advisor Update Rate is the periodic rate at which the DTAM scans the
Advisor register. For example a rate of 2.00 means the DTAM reads the
advisor register once every 2 seconds.
To assign a new Advisor Update Rate, enter a valid decimal number and
press [Return]. The valid range is from 1 to 12.5 seconds. The default is 2
seconds. Entries are rounded up to the next higher 0.1 second.
Note: Because the advisor adds to the network communication traffic, the
rate should be set to the highest possible value that is acceptable for your
application.
To save the new Advisor Update Rate, press [Esc]. You are returned to the
PLC Hardware Parameter - Option Selection menu.
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15
DTAM Plus Background Monitor
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to use the Background Monitor function
(available on the DTAM Plus only).
Section
Background Monitor
Page
Background Monitor
15-1
Background Monitor Screen
15-2
Creating a Background Monitor
15-3
Background Monitor Register Selections
15-5
The Background Monitor allows the DTAM Plus to monitor registers in the
SLC or PLC and display the appropriate alarm screen or execute a printer
form when the register values exceed the assigned limits.
Note: If the Advisor or data entry screens are active, the Background
Monitor is ignored. Print forms and alarms are not triggered until the data
entry screen is no longer displayed.
The Background Monitor is similar to the DTAM Plus advisor with these
differences:
• The response to Background Monitor registers is 5 times slower than
the Advisor register. For critical alarms, the Advisor should be used.
• The message triggered to alert an operator of an existing condition is
generated within the DTAM Plus, not the SLC or PLC. This means no
ladder logic programming is required for the DTAM Plus to operate
independently.
• The number of screens or forms that can be triggered is determined by
the data type. The background monitor allows a total of four
background registers to be monitored.
If triggered by a bit status change in the SLC or PLC, up to 64
individual alarm screens or printer forms can be executed (4 registers
x 16 bits = 64 screens/forms).
If triggered by an Integer or BCD register, one screen is displayed for
each register. These register types allow an alarm or print form to be
triggered if the value of the register is outside defined limits.
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Background Monitor Screen
The screen for editing the Background Monitor is the same for a DTAM Plus
communicating with an SLC or PLC.
Background Monitor Function Keys
Function
Key
15-2
Designation
Function
[F1]
SHOW NEXT
ALARM
Displays all defined alarm screens to allow you to select a particular
alarm screen to be assigned to the monitor definition. Pressing [F1]
scrolls through a list of the defined alarm screens.
[F2]
NEXT FORM # This function is similar to the [F1] Show Next Alarm function, however
defined Printer Form numbers are displayed rather than alarm screens.
Printer forms exceed the display format of the editing screen,
therefore, only the printer form numbers are displayed.
[F3]
DELETE
SCREEN #
Allows you to delete a selected Alarm or Printer Form Screen number.
The screen number is removed from the field in the Control Window
definitions.
[F5]
PREVIOUS
BIT
Displays the programmed parameters for the previous bit within the 16
bit background register selected. It is only available for bit data
formats.
[F6]
NEXT BIT
Displays the programmed parameters for the next bit within the 16 bit
background register selected. It is only available for bit data formats.
[F7]
DELETE REG
[F8]
NEXT
REGISTER
[F9]
SAVE
Saves your program while allowing you to stay in the Background
Monitor.
[F10]
EXIT
Prompts you to save the current file, then exits the DPS program.
Deletes all parameters that have been defined for this background
register.
This function displays the next background register and its respective
parameters.
Chapter 15
DTAM Plus Background Monitor
Creating a
Background Monitor
To define a Background Monitor:
1. Select Edit Program File from the Opening menu and enter a file name.
The Edit File-Option Selection menu is displayed.
2. Select Background Monitor.
The background register screen is displayed.
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3. Select one of the four background registers.
You are prompted for a data type:
Select this data type:
To:
Bit
Monitor each bit in the register for an alarm condition. There
can be one alarm screen for each bit in the register.
16 Bit Signed Integer
Monitor an integer register and trigger an alarm screen when
the register data exceeds preset limits.
16 Bit BCD
Monitor a BCD register and trigger an alarm screen when the
register data exceeds preset limits.
4. Select a data type:
You are prompted for information specific to the data type.
16 Bit Integer Shown
5. Enter the register data. Refer to the next section Background Monitor
Register Selections.
6. Press [Esc] to save the register data and press [F9] to save the screen.
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Background Monitor
Register Selections
When assigning a background register, you must provide register information
that determines the address and data limits.
Bit
The register information for a Bit background register is shown below.
Parameter
Register Number
Description
The PLC or SLC register number you want to monitor.
Bit Number
The bit number of the register to monitor.
Alarm State
The bit status that will indicate an alarm state. The bit status may be
either 1 (on) or 0 (off).
Screen Number
The number of the screen to display when the status of the
monitored bit indicates an alarm state.
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Integer or BCD Selections
The register information for an Integer or BCD background register is shown
below.
Parameter
Register Number
The PLC or SLC register number you want to monitor.
Low Alarm Limit
The lowest value that is acceptable before an alarm state is
indicated.
High Alarm Limit
The highest value that is acceptable before an alarm state is
indicated.
Low Return to Normal
The predetermined value that the register data must exceed before
a new alarm state may be triggered. Defaults to the value of the low
alarm limit.
High Return to Normal
The predetermined value that the register data must fall below
before a new alarm state may be triggered. Defaults to the value of
the high alarm limit.
Screen Number
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Description
The number of the screen to display when the status of the
monitored register indicates an alarm state.
Chapter
A–B
16
DTAM Micro
Function Key Builder
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to use the Function Key Builder to assign screen
selection or bit write operations to function keys (available on the DTAM
Micro only). This chapter contains these sections:
Section
Function Key Options
Page
Function Key Options
16–1
Bit Write Mode
16–2
Function Key Builder
16–3
Linking Screens to Function Keys
16–4
Assigning Bit Write Functions
16–5
You can link the DTAM Micro function keys F1 through F8 to the following
screens depending upon whether or not Auto Return is enabled.
Auto Return Enabled?
Function keys can be assigned to these screen types:
Yes
Data Display, Data Entry, Recipe
No
Menu, Sub-Menu, Data Display, Data Entry, Security, Recipe
Pressing an assigned function key displays the function key number for
approximately 0.5 seconds and then the assigned screen. There are two
function key modes:
• Auto Return
• Continue
Auto Return
Auto return function keys return to the initial display after the linked screen
is executed. For example, assume that an application is displaying screen #6
and an auto return function key F3 is linked to a recipe screen #10. When
F3 is pressed, the recipe screen #10 is displayed. After the operator
downloads a new recipe on screen #10, the initial screen #6 is displayed.
The following table describes when the return to the initial screen occurs.
Function Key Linked To:
Data Display Screen
Data Entry Screen
Recipe Screen
Returns to Initial Screen After:
[
] , [PREV], or [NEXT] keys are pressed
A value is entered or
[PREV] or [NEXT] keys are pressed ➀
Recipe data is downloaded or
[PREV], or [NEXT] keys are pressed ➀
➀ [PREV] and [NEXT] abort the operation.
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Function Key Builder
Function Key Options
Continue
Continue function keys do not return to the initial display but remain at the
linked screen. For example, assume that an application is displaying screen
#3 and a continue function key F2 is linked to a data entry screen #5. When
F2 is pressed, the data entry screen #5 is displayed. The application
continues from screen #5.
Bit Write Mode
The 8 function keys of the DTAM Micro can also set or clear bits in the logic
controller. The bit write mode may be enabled with or without screen links
being assigned to the same function keys (if bit write is enabled, all 8
function keys will write to the corresponding registers). The function keys
are assigned to 8 contiguous 16 bit addresses such as N7:20 through N7:27.
Depending upon how a bit write is configured (clear or set), a function
key will either:
• send the corresponding value (F1 = 1, F2 = 2, etc.)
• clear the register
The following chart shows the set and clear values for each function key.
The register location for F1 is specified on the Function Key Builder screen.
The remaining 7 function keys are automatically assigned to the next 7
consecutive registers.
DTAM Micro
Function Key
F1
Set Value
00000000 00000001
Clear Value
00000000 00000000
F2
00000000 00000010
00000000 00000000
F3
00000000 00000100
00000000 00000000
F4
00000000 00001000
00000000 00000000
F5
00000000 00010000
00000000 00000000
F6
00000000 00100000
00000000 00000000
F7
00000000 01000000
00000000 00000000
F8
00000000 10000000
00000000 00000000
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Register
Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Notes: The entire word register (16 bits) is written when a bit write is
initiated. Bit write does not change individual bits.
If a function key is used for bit write mode as well as screen navigation, the
bit pattern will not be written if the DTAM Micro cannot go to the mapped
screen.
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Function Key Builder
Function Key Builder
The screen for assigning DTAM Micro function key options is shown below:
Function Key Builder Function Keys
Function
Key
Designation
Function
[F1]
PREV SCREEN
Displays next programmed screen in display window. Use this
display as a reference when assigning screen numbers to function
keys.
[F2]
NEXT SCREEN
Displays previous programmed screen in display window. Use this
display as a reference when assigning screen numbers to function
keys.
[F5]
BIT WRITE REG
Prompts you for a base register location.
[F7]
CLEAR F KEYS
Clears all screen and bit write mode operations assigned to the
function keys.
[F9]
SAVE
Saves the application without exiting the Function Key Builder
screen.
[F10]
EXIT
Prompts you to save the application to the current file and exits the
DPS software.
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Function Key Builder
Linking Screens to
Function Keys
You can link function keys [F1] through [F8] to individual screens (except
alarm screens). You can only link the function keys of the DTAM Micro,
this procedure does not apply to the DTAM Plus.
To link screens to function keys:
1. At the Opening menu select Edit Program File and enter a file name.
The Edit File - Option Selection menu is displayed.
2. Select Function Key Builder.
The Function Key Builder screen appears.
3. Use the arrow keys to highlight the function key you want to assign.
4. Enter a screen number for the function key and press [Return]. If you
want to see the screen you are assigning, press [F1] and [F2].
You are prompted if you want the key to auto return.
5. Enter [Y] for Auto Return Mode or [N] for Continue Mode and press
[Return].
6. Assign the remaining function keys. If you want to assign bit write mode
functions, refer to the next section.
7. Press [F9] to save the screen.
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Function Key Builder
Assigning
Bit Write Functions
To assign bit write mode functions:
1. Open the Function Key Builder screen, refer to previous section.
2. Press [F5] to assign the bit write mode register.
You are prompted to enter a base register.
3. Enter the base register number (for function key F1), the next seven
registers will automatically be reserved for function keys F2 through F8.
You are prompted to clear or set a bit when the operator presses the
function key.
4. Enter [1] or [0] and press [Esc] when done.
The function key register assignments are displayed.
5. Press [F9] to save the screen.
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17
DTAM Plus
Printer Form Builder
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to use the Printer Form Builder function
(available on the DTAM Plus only). This chapter contains these sections:
Section
Printer Form Builder
Page
Printer Form Builder
17–1
Printer Control
17–1
Print Form Builder Function Keys
17–2
Creating a Printer Form
17–3
Only available on the DTAM Plus with the optional printer port, the Printer
Form Builder lets you create formats for printing alarm messages, production
reports, or any other messages. A print form may contain 1 to 8 lines of text.
You can combine text and controller register data to create a custom print
out. Register data can be scaled prior to being printed.
Printer Control
You have the option of selecting either:
• a form feed prior to printing the form
• printer control codes
Printer control codes allow you to enter printer control functions such as Line
Feed or extended ASCII characters into the print form.
Note: The default settings of the printer form prints out all eight lines for
each print form even if all the lines don’t contain text. To save paper on print
forms containing less than 8 lines, we recommend that you:
• disable the form feed option.
• disable the line feed after carriage return option on your printer.
• enter a line feed printer code (decimal 10) after the end of each line on the
print form.
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Printer Form Builder
Print Form Builder
Function Keys
The Print Form Builder screen is only available for the DTAM Plus.
Printer Form Builder Function Keys
17–2
Function
Key
Designation
[F1]
REGISTER DATA
Allows you to place or allocate a data field on the printer form.
Multiple data fields can be placed anywhere on the printer form.
Any supported data formats can be printed.
[F2]
PRINT CONTROL
Provides an option of causing a Form Feed [F1] prior to the form
being printed or manually entering Printer Codes [F3] in decimal
form.
[F3]
CHANGE WIDTH
Allows you to change the existing column width. The number of
characters for the column width must be at least 16 and less than
or equal to 80.
[F4]
COPY SCREEN
Copies an current screen to another screen or another screen to
the current window. Both the source and destination must be of
the same screen type.
[F5]
INSERT TIME
Inserts the time into the display. Only available on a DTAM plus
having the Calendar/Clock option.
[F6]
INSERT DATE
Inserts the date into the display. Only available on a DTAM plus
having the Calendar/Clock option.
[F7]
CLEAR SCREEN
[F8]
CHANGE
SCREEN
[F9]
SAVE
Saves the application without exiting the print form builder screen.
[F10]
EXIT
Prompts you to save the application to the current file and exits the
DPS software.
Function
Clears the current screen. you have the option of clearing only the
screen text or deleting the entire screen including any linking you
may have established.
Selects another screen.
Chapter 17
DTAM Plus
Printer Form Builder
Creating a Printer Form
To create a DTAM Plus printer form.
1. Select Edit Program File from the Opening menu and enter a file name.
The Edit File-Option Selection menu is displayed.
2. Select Printer Form Builder.
You are prompted to enter the screen number of the first printer form.
3. Enter a screen number.
You are prompted for the printer carriage width (16 to 80 characters).
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4. Enter a carriage width. The carriage width affects all printer forms.
The printer form screen builder is displayed.
5. Enter the text you want to appear on the print form. If you want to insert
a data display, press [F1]. You are then prompted for the register data,
refer to Chapter 7 for additional information.
6. If you want to insert the time or date, press [F5] or [F6].
7. Press [F2] to change the printer control.
You are prompted to press [F1] for a form feed prior to the form being
printed or [F3] for printer codes to be used.
8. If you want to enter a printer code, position the cursor where you want to
enter the code and press [F3] after printer control [F2] has been selected.
You are prompted for the printer code.
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9. Enter the decimal value for the control code (or ASCII character), refer
to the table below. For example, decimal 10 is equivalent to LF (Line
Feed). Press [Return] after the entry.
The Hex Value and ASCII symbol are displayed.
ASCII Code
Description
Decimal Value
<NUL>
Null
0
<SOI>
Start of Heading
1
<STX>
Start Text
2
<ETX>
End Text
3
<EOT>
End of Transmission
4
<ENQ>
Enquiry
5
<ACK>
Acknowledge
6
<BEL>
Bell
7
<BS>
Backspace
8
<HTAB>
Horizontal Tab
9
<LF>
Line Feed
10
<VTAB>
Vertical Tab
11
<FF>
Form Feed
12
<CR>
Carriage Return
13
<SO>
Shift Out
14
<SI>
Shift In
15
<DLE>
Data Link Escape
16
<DC1>
Direct Control 1
17
<DC2>
Direct Control 2
18
<DC3>
Direct Control 3
19
<DC4>
Direct Control 4
20
<NAK>
Negative Acknowledge
21
<SYN>
Synchronous Idle
22
<ETB>
End Transmission Block
23
<CAN>
Cancel
24
<EM>
End of Medium
25
<SUB>
Substitute
26
<ESC>
Escape
27
<FS>
Form Separator
28
<GS>
Group Separator
29
<RS>
Record Separator
30
<US>
Unit Separator
31
<SP>
Space
32
10. Enter the remaining screen text or printer codes, press [F9] to save
the screen.
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Printer Form Builder
Print Forms 16 Bit Binary
16 BIT BINARY display data may be selected for printing on the print
forms. The register data is printed as 16 bits with a space for every four bits
(nibble). After selecting 16 BIT BINARY as a register on a print form, you
must specify the register address:
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A–B
18
DTAM Plus ASCII Bar Code Input
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to input ASCII bar code data through the optional
printer port of the DTAM Plus.
Section
ASCII Input
Page
Printer Form Builder
17–1
Printer Control
17–1
Print Form Builder Function Keys
17–2
Creating a Printer Form
17–3
Versions of the DTAM Plus with the optional printer port allow ASCII data
to be written to a data entry display. The ASCII data may be from a variety
of sources, including Allen-Bradley decoded bar code scanners:
• Hand-Held Scanners (Catalog No. 2755-G3-D or -G6-D)
• Fixed Mount Scanners (Catalog No. 2755-LD1-D or -LD2-D)
Allen-Bradley Bar
Code Message Formats
Allen-Bradley bar code scanners transmit data after a successful decode in
the following format:
Prefix Scanner ID Preamble Code ID Data Postamble Suffix
The DTAM Plus supports the following fields of the bar code message
format.
Field
Field Name
Contents
1
Prefix
STX
DTAM Plus Support
2
Scanner ID
Two character ASCII identifier
form 01 to 99.
user can specify whether or
not the scanner ID field is
used by the DTAM.
3
Preamble
None
No preamble is supported.
This is the default setting of
the scanners.
4
Code ID
None
No code ID is supported. This
is the default setting of the
scanners.
5
Data
1 to 32 ASCII characters.
This field is variable and contains the exact number of
characters scanned.
5
Postamble
None
7
Suffix
CR LF
(Carriage Return / Line Feed)
Only STX is supported.
No postamble is supported.
This is the default setting of
the scanners.
CR LF is the default setting of
the scanners.
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DTAM Plus ASCII Bar Code Input
Creating an ASCII
Entry Display
A bar code entry display is a standard data entry display with ASCII Bar
Code Scanner set as the data format. Refer to Chapter 8 for a description of
how to create a data entry display. These are the options you have when
defining the data entry field.
SLC or PLC
depending upon protocol.
Format Selection
Description
Register Number
The controller data address to be written.
Character Count
The number of characters (1 to 32) that are expected for each entry.
The DTAM sends the data to the controller after receiving the
specified character count.
Enter/CR Enabled (Y or N)
Determines when the ASCII data is sent to the controller.
If Y is selected, data is sent to the controller when one of the
following occurs.:
1. The DTAM receives the the number of characters specified in
the character count
2. Operator presses the Enter key.
3. A carriage return character (ASCII 13) character is received.
If N is selected, data is sent to the controller when the DTAM
receives the number of characters specified in the character count.
Send Scanner ID (Y or N)
Specifies whether or not the scanner ID is included as part of the
message sent to the controller. The scanner ID is a 2 character
ASCII designation that identifies the ASCII string from each scanner.
Keypad Entry (Y or N)
Enables or disables the ability of the operator to enter data using the
DTAM keypad.
XON/XOFF Handshake
(Y or N)
18–2
Enables or disables XON/XOFF flow control between the bar code
scanner and the DTAM.
Chapter 18
DTAM Plus ASCII Bar Code Input
Entering Data with a
Bar Code Scanner
After creating the data entry screen and downloading the application to the
DTAM Plus, bar code data can be scanned into the data entry field.
1. Setup the bar code scanner to match the message format the DTAM Plus
is expecting:
•
•
•
•
Prefix = STX
Preamble = None
Code ID = None
Postamble = None
2. Configure the DTAM printer port and the bar code scanner’s
communication port to match:
• Baud Rate = 300, 600, 12000, 24000, 48000, 96000, 19200 with 9600
as both the scanner and the DTAM default.
• Data Bits = 8
• Stop Bits = 1
• Parity = Odd, Even, or None with None as the DTAM default.
3. Connect the DTAM to the bar code scanner as described in the DTAM
Plus user manual.
4. When the bar code entry screen is displayed, data can be scanned in.
Here are some items you should note when using a bar code scanner.
• Odd character counts from the scanner are rounded up to create even
byte counts. This facilitates word writes to the controller. The last
character written is a Null.
• When displaying a bar code input data entry display the following
DTAM keys are active:
MAIN
MENU
PREV
MENU
PREV
NEXT
and the following keys are inactive:
F
and the
EXP
key is not available for printing screens
• If keypad entry is enabled, the operator can enter the ASCII
character’s decimal equivalent value into the data entry field. The bar
code ASCII input is also enabled at the same time. This allows input
from both sources. For example, an operator can manually enter 3
characters and then scan a bar code containing 8 characters. The
DTAM then would write all 11 characters to the controller.
18–3
Chapter
A–B
19
Transferring / Printing Application Files
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to transfer application files between a DTAM and
a personal computer. Also provided is a description of how to print out an
application file.
Section
Page
Upload / Download DIP Switch Settings
19–1
Communication Cables
19–1
Computer Setup
19–1
Printer Setup
19–1
Downloading an Application
19–2
Uploading an Application
19–6
Printing Application Files
19–9
Upload / Download
DIP Switch Settings
Before you can upload or download an application, you must verify that the
DIP switches are set properly. Refer to the DTAM Plus or DTAM Micro
user manuals for the upload/download switch settings.
Communication Cables
Refer to the accessories list in DTAM Plus or DTAM Micro user manuals for
the proper communication cable. Cable diagrams are provided in these
manuals if you need to construct your own cable.
Computer Setup
Upload and download functions are initiated from a personal computer
running the programming software DPS. Transfer functions occur at 9600
baud. Make sure that the computer’s communication port is also set for 9600
baud.
After the transfer is complete, the DTAM Baud rate is set to the parameters
defined by the application program residing in the DTAM Micro or DTAM
Plus.
Printer Setup
Make sure that the printer communications port and the DTAM Plus printer
port have matching baud rates, parity and data lengths. Refer to Chapter 14
for a description of the printer port configuration screen.
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Transferring / Printing Application Files
Downloading
an Application
This section shows how to download an application from a computer running
DPS software to the DTAM.
1. Apply power to the DTAM.
The following message appears in the window of the DTAM.
Programming Mode
Waiting Up/Download
If you do not see this message, check the DIP switch settings.
DIP Switch 1 must be in the Closed (ON) position.
2. On your computer, move to the /DPS subdirectory where the software
resides.
C:\DPS>
3. Type dps and press [Return] to start the program.
C:\DPS>dps [Return]
. You will not see this prompt if
a monitor was specified during
installation.
4. Specify whether you are using a color monitor. Enter [Y] or [N].
5. The startup screen displays:
Voice: 440–646–6800
FAX: 440–646–6850 or 6890
E–mail: RACLEASKTHEEXPERT@RA.ROCKWELL.COM
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6. Press any key (other than [Esc]) to continue.
The Product Selection menu appears.
. You will not see this prompt if
a product type was specified
during installation.
7. Press [Return] to select the DTAM Micro or DTAM Plus product.
The Opening menu appears.
8. Highlight Download File to DTAM and press [Return].
The Communication Port Selection screen appears.
. You will not see this screen if a
communication port was
specified during installation.
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Transferring / Printing Application Files
Downloading
an Application
9. Highlight the serial port on your computer that is connected to the
DTAM (COMM 1 or COMM 2) and press [Return].
10. When communication is established, the following screen appears:
☞ If a communication link does not
occur in 10 seconds, you get an
error message. Check DIP switch
settings and cable connections.
11. Enter or select the file name that you want to download. If the
application file type (DH-485, PLC5 DF1, or Remote I/O) is different
from the existing operating system, you are prompted to download the
new operating system.
12. Press [Return] to load the application file.
The download begins and the following screen shows the progress of the
download operation.
13. During the downloading, the DTAM alternately displays:
Programming Mode
Transfer in Progress
Programming Mode
Copying to Memory
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14. When the download is complete, you are returned to the Opening menu.
and the DTAM displays:
Programming Mode
Waiting Up/Download
15. Press [Esc] to exit the software.
16. Press [Y] to return to DOS.
The application is now loaded into the DTAM.
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Transferring / Printing Application Files
Uploading
an Application
This section shows how to upload an application from the DTAM to a
computer running DPS software.
1. Apply power to the DTAM.
The following message appears in the window of the DTAM.
Programming Mode
Waiting For Program
Upload / Download
DTAM Plus
Programming Mode
Waiting For Program
DTAM Micro
If you do not see this message, check the DIP switch settings.
DIP Switch 1 must be in the Closed (ON) position.
2. On your computer, move to the /DPS subdirectory.
C:\DPS>
3. Type dps and press [Return] to start the program.
C:\DPS>dps [Return]
. You will not see this prompt if
a monitor was specified during
installation.
4. Specify whether you are using a color monitor. Enter [Y] or [N].
5. The startup screen displays.
Technical Support
19–6
Voice: 440–646–6800
FAX: 440–646–6850 or 6890
E–mail: RACLEASKTHEEXPERT@RA.ROCKWELL.COM
Chapter 19
Transferring / Printing Application Files
Uploading
an Application
6. Press any key (other than [Esc]) to continue.
The Product Selection menu appears.
. You will not see this prompt if
a product type was specified
during installation.
7. Press [Return] when the correct DTAM product is highlighted.
The Opening menu appears.
8. Highlight Upload File from DTAM and press [Return].
The Communication Port Selection screen appears.
. You will not see this screen if a
communication port was
specified during installation.
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9. Highlight the serial port on your computer that is connected to the
DTAM (COMM 1 or COMM 2) and press [Return].
☞ If a communication link does not
occur in 10 seconds, you get an
error message. Check DIP switch
settings and cable connections.
10. The upload begins and the following screen shows the progress of the
upload operation.
After the upload is complete, you are prompted to enter a file name for
the application.
11. Enter the file name for the uploaded application, you are returned to the
Opening menu.
12. Press [Esc] to exit the software.
13. Press [Y] to return to DOS.
The application is now loaded into the DPS software and can be edited
like any other application file.
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Transferring / Printing Application Files
Printing Application Files
This section describes how to print out a copy of an application file.
Keep a hardcopy for your records.
You can send the program file to:
• the attached printer
• the computer screen
• another file (using the current file name with a .LST extension)
1. Select Output Hard Copy of File on the Opening menu.
You will be prompted for the application file to print.
2. Enter the name of the application file you want to print.
You are then prompted for the type of output device.
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3. Enter the device type. You are then prompted for the screens that you
want printed. You have the option of printing all screens, a summary
only, or selected screens.
Select this Option
To
All Screens
Print all program screens including summary information.
Summary Only
Print only summary information including:
Controller Type, File Size, and Number of Screens
DTAM Configuration Data
Advisor Register Data
Time Synchronization Data ➀
Background Monitor Assignments ➀
Function Key Assignments ➁
Numerical Listing of Programmed Screen Types
Selected Screens
Print block of specified screens.
➀ DTAM Plus only.
➁ DTAM Micro only.
4. If you specified more than one screen, you will see the following prompt:
This prompt enables as many screens to be printed on one page as
possible.
5. Enter [Y] to compact output or [N] for standard format.
You are prompted to start the hardcopy printout by pressing any key.
After the printout has begun, the following function keys are available:
• Press the [Space Bar] to pause the printout. Pressing the [Space Bar]
again resumes printing.
• Press [Esc] key to abort the printout and return to the Opening menu.
19–10
Chapter
A–B
20
Upgrading the Operating System
Chapter Objectives
This chapter describes how to update the DTAM operating system while
maintaining the current application file.
Note: If you want to change the operating system to a system that is
different from the current system, you must first download an application file
of that type.
For example, if an AB DH485 file is currently installed in the DTAM Plus
and you want to load an AB PLC-5 DF1 operating system, you must first
load an AB PLC-5 DF1 application file. You will be prompted to download
the new operating system with the application file.
Upgrading the
Operating System
This option lets you upgrade the Operating System currently installed in the
DTAM to AB DH485, PLC-5 DF1, or Remote I/O without changing the
application file.
To upgrade the operating system:
1. Select Upgrade Operating System on the Opening menu. You will be
prompted to select the communications port.
Note: This option is not displayed if a communication port was specified
during installation.
2. Select the serial port on your computer that is connected to the
DTAM (COMM 1 or COMM 2).
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3. A message will be displayed indicating the Operating System in the
DTAM and the Operating System of the application file. For example:
4. If you select [Y], the new operating system is downloaded.
If you select [N], the downloaded is aborted and the Opening menu is
displayed.
20–2
Appendix
A–B
A
ASCII Character Set
ASCII Table
When ASCII characters are downloaded to the DTAM, they may appear
different than the standard ASCII character. Use the following ASCII table
to determine what characters display for each decimal equivalent value
entered. Do not use a standard ASCII table.
There are two characters that display differently on the DTAM as compared
to A-B 6200 PLC Programming Software.
How to Program
Supported ASCII Characters
ASCII Character
(Decimal Value)
92
Displayed On
6200 Software
\
Displayed On
DTAM
O
126
~
!
The DTAM is capable of displaying additional characters above the 96
standard ASCII characters (127 decimal / 80 Hex). To access characters
above 127 decimal / 80 Hex using the programming software, you must enter
a special sequence.
To program the desired character(s), you must be ready to create a screen.
Position the cursor where you want the special character positioned and
perform the following steps:
1. Identify the character in the ASCII character set table. As an example, we
will use the 1 character.
2. Identify the equivalent decimal code of the character.
For example, the 1 character is equivalent to 243 decimal.
3. Press and hold the [ALT] key and enter the decimal equivalent value.
Use the separate numeric keypad, not the top row numeric keys on your
keyboard.
A character will be displayed in the specified position.
For example, press and hold the [ALT] key and enter 0243 to enter a 1
character.
Note: The displayed character may be displayed as an unexpected character
on your computer monitor. When you download and display the character on
the DTAM, the correct character will be displayed (for example 1 displays
as ).
Note: Values C0 through Cf are reserved for DPS functions and cannot be
inserted into a screen display. However, you can display these characters on
the DTAM Plus when received in the terminal mode (refer to the DTAM user
manuals).
A–1
Appendix A
ASCII Display Character Set
Table A.1
ASCII Display Character Set*
* All of the above characters are supported when 8 data bit communication is enabled.
Hex codes below 80H are supported by 7 data bit communication.
A–2
Appendix A
ASCII Display Character Set
Table A.1
ASCII Display Character Set*
* All of the above characters are supported when 8 data bit communication is enabled.
Hex codes below 80H are supported by 7 data bit communication.
A–3
Appendix A
ASCII Display Character Set
Table A.1
ASCII Display Character Set*
* All of the above characters are supported when 8 data bit communication is enabled.
Hex codes below 80H are supported by 7 data bit communication.
A–4
Appendix
A–B
B
Application and Screen Worksheets
You can use the worksheet templates on the following pages when designing
your application program. Make copies of these pages as needed.
DTAM Application Worksheet
B–1
Appendix B
Application and Screen Worksheets
DTAM Plus Screen Worksheet
4 lines of 20 characters
Screen #
Screen #
Screen #
B–2
Appendix
A–B
C
PLC-5 Mnemonics in DPS
The DTAM supports all PLC-5 mnemonics for logical addressing to the
sub-element or bit level. The following table defines the default text for bit
display fields when a bit display screen is specified.
Note: In DPS these fields can be edited and may contain any text up to 20
characters. Default text is only applicable to mnemonic bit sub-elements
where there is a corresponding definition of the bit 0/1 state.
File Type
Bit
Sub-Element
O (Output)
-
I (Input)
-
S (Status)
-
B (Bit)
-
T (Timer)
.EN
ENABLED
.TT
TIMING
.DN
DONE
.CU
UP COUNTER
.CD
DOWN COUNTER
.DN
DONE
.OV
OVERFLOW
.UN
UNDERFLOW
.EN
ENABLED
.ER
ERROR
.DN
DONE
.FD
FOUND
.IN
INHIBIT
.EM
EMPTY
.EU
ENABLE UPLOAD
.UL
UNLOAD
C (Counter)
R (Control)
N (Integer)
C-1
-
0 State Default Text
1 State Default Text
Appendix C
PLC-5 Mnemonics in DPS
File Type
Bit
Sub-Element
F (Float)
-
A (ASCII)
-
D (BCD)
-
BT (Blk xfer)
.EN
ENABLED
.ST
START
.DN
DONE
PD (PID)
.ER
ERROR
CONTINUE
.EW
ENABLE WAITING
.NR
NO RESPONSE
.TO
TIME OUT
WRITE
READ
.EN
ENABLED
.ST
START
.DN
DONE
.ER
ERROR
.CO
CONTINUE
.EW
ENABLE WAITING
.NR
NO RESPONSE
.TO
TIME OUT
.SD
SYNCHRONOUS DONE
.SE
SYNCHRONOUS
ERROR
.EN
.CT
ENABLED
SLAVE
MASTER
.CL
CASCADE LOOP
.PVT
PV TRACKING
.DO
PV DERIVATIVE
ERROR DERIVATIVE
.SWM
AUTO PID
SW MANUAL PID
.CA
DIRECT
REVERSE
.MO
AUTO PID CONTROL
MANUAL PID
CONTROL
.PE
INDEPENDENT
DEPENDENT
.INI
.SPOR
INITIALIZED
SP IN RANGE
SP OUT OF RANGE
.OLL
OUTPUT LOW CLAMP
.OLH
OUTPUT HIGH CLAMP
.EWD
C-2
1 State Default Text
.CO
.RW
MG (Msg)
0 State Default Text
OUTSIDE DEADBAND
WITHIN DEADBAND
Appendix C
PLC-5 Mnemonics in DPS
File Type
Bit
Sub-Element
0 State Default Text
1 State Default Text
.DVNA
ERROR EXCEEDS
LOW
.DVPA
ERROR EXCEEDS
HIGH
.PVLA
.PVHA
SC (SFC sts)
ST (ASCII Str)
.DN
DONE
.SA
SCAN ACTIVE
.FS
FIRST SCAN
.LS
LAST SCAN
.OV
TIMER OVERFLOW
.ER
STEP ERROR
.LEN
.CHAR [1–81]
STEP ERROR
C-3
Appendix
A–B
D
Data Formats
Data Formats
The data selected for a controller address must reflect the same format as the
data actually stored in that address. This is the only way you can ensure that
correct, consistent information is displayed.
For example, selecting 16 Bit Signed Integer format for address N7:10
displays data one way and selecting 16 Bit BCD format for the same address
displays data another way. It is important to understand each data format and
its characteristics.
The following table illustrates all data formats supported by PLC and SLC
controllers including the point types and ranges applicable to each format,
and whether the scaling may be used.
Data Format
PLC Register Range
Scaling
User Input Range
Bit
0,1
No
0, 1, Y, N
16 Bit Signed Integer
-32,768 to +32,767
Yes
-32,768 to +32,767
16 Bit Unsigned Integer
0 to +65,535
Yes
-32,768 to +32,767
16 Bit BCD
0 to 9999
Yes
-32,768 to +32,767 ➀
16 Bit Hex
0 to FFFF
No
NA
32 Bit Unsigned Integer
0 to +4,294,967,295
No
0 to +4,294,967,295
32 Bit BCD
0 to +99,999,999
No
0 to +99,999,999
32 Bit Hex
0 to FFFFFFFF
No
NA
ASCII
20 Characters, Max
No
NA
Floating Point ➁
±1.175495E-38 to
±3.402823E+38
Yes
±1.175495E-38 to
±3.402823E+38
➀ 16 Bit BCD is 0-9999 on an SLC, but data can be scaled to -32,768 to +32, 768.
➁ Not available on SLC controllers.
D-1
Appendix D
Data Formats
Bit Format
Bit Data
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
16 Individual Bits
(One 16 Bit address)
The controller stores a binary (0 or 1) status at each bit address. The DTAM
Plus reads a PLC bit address and determines whether the operational status of
the bit is ON (1) or OFF (0).
You can specify associated text to be displayed for either state of a specified
bit. This description can be up to twenty characters.
For example, the OFF(0) state of a bit might display “Pump is OFF”, and the
ON(1) state “Pump is ON”. DTAM Plus Programming Software allocates
enough screen characters for the longest of the two text strings. In this
example, 11 characters would be allocated to display “Pump is OFF”.
Note: The fewer the characters used, the less memory is required. In the
example above, displaying “OFF” (given the appropriate context) conveys
the same information in 3 characters as “Pump is OFF” does with 11
characters.
16 Bit Signed Integer
16 Bit Signed Integer
16 Bit Data Field
Bit 16
(Sign Bit)
Bit 1
Range = -32768 to +32767
This data format displays a 16 bit register as a signed Integer (two’s
complement) value. The 16th bit of the register is the sign bit and is set (1)
for a negative and cleared (0) for a positive number.
Note: The 16 bit signed integer values have a range of -32768 to +32767.
This data format may also be scaled to different engineering units.
D–2
Appendix D
Data Formats
16 Bit Unsigned Integer
16 Bit Unsigned Integer
16 Bit Data Field
Bit 16
Bit 1
Range = 0 to +65535
This data format displays a 16 bit register as an unsigned integer value.
Note: The 16 bit unsigned integer values have a range of 0 to +65,535.
This data format may also be scaled to different engineering units.
16 Bit BCD
16 Bit BCD
Digit 3
Digit 4
Bit Bit
13 12
Bit
16
Digit 2
Bit Bit
9 8
Digit 1
Bit Bit
5 4
Bit
1
Range = 0 to +9999
This data format displays a 16 bit register address as a 4 digit Binary Coded
Decimal value.
Note: The range for the 16 bit BCD selection is 0 to +9999.
This data format may also be scaled to different engineering units.
16 Bit HEX (Hexadecimal)
16 Bit HEX
Digit 3
Digit 4
Bit
16
Bit Bit
13 12
Digit 2
Bit Bit
9 8
Digit 1
Bit Bit
5 4
Bit
1
Range = 0 to FFFF
This data format displays a 16 bit register address as a 4 digit hexadecimal
value. The range for this format is 0 to FFFF. The Hexadecimal number
system is defined as a base of 16 (0-9 and the characters A, B, C, D, E, F).
Note: This data format can’t be scaled to different engineering units.
Use this format for display-only (non-entry) operations.
D–3
Appendix D
Data Formats
32 Bit Unsigned Integer
32 Bit Unsigned Integer
16 Bit address #2
16 Bit address #1
(Next Sequential address)
MSB
LSB
Range = 0 to +4,294,967,295
This data format displays two consecutive 16 bit register addresses as a 32
bit unsigned integer. It uses a memory register plus the next higher register
to form the 32 bit address.
Note: The range for the 32 bit unsigned integer is 0 to +4,294,967,295.
This format can’t be scaled to different engineering units.
32 Bit BCD (Binary Coded Decimal)
32 Bit BCD
16 Bit address #2
16 Bit address #1
(Next Sequential address)
1st Digit
8th Digit
Range = 0 to +99,999,999
This data format displays two consecutive 16 bit register addresses as a 32
bit BCD value. It uses a memory register plus the next higher register to
form the 32 bit address.
Note: The range for the 32 bit BCD value is 0 to +99,999,999.
This format may be scaled to different engineering units.
32 Bit HEX (Hexadecimal)
32 Bit HEX
16 Bit address #2
16 Bit address #1
(Next Sequential address)
1st Digit
8th Digit
Range = 0 to FFFF FFFF
This data format displays two consecutive 16 bit register addresses as a 32
bit Hex value. It uses a memory register plus the next higher register to form
the 32 bit address.
Note: The range for the 32 bit HEX value is 0 to FFFFFFFF. This format
can’t be scaled to different engineering units. Use this data format for
display-only (non-entry) operations.
D–4
Appendix D
Data Formats
32 Bit Floating Point (PLC Controllers Only)
Floating Point
(Two Consecutive 16 Bit addresses)
Exponent
Bit
32
Bit
31
Mantissa
Bit Bit
24 23
Bit
1
Range = ±1.2E-38 to ±3.4E +38
This data format displays data located in two consecutive 16 bit addresses as
a 32 bit floating point value. Floating points use a memory register plus the
next higher register to form the 32 bit address. The range for the floating
point value is +1.175495E-38 to +3.402823E+38.
Note: The floating point format adheres to the ANSI/IEEE 754 standard.
This data format may be scaled to different engineering units.
DTAM Micro
Floating Point Numbers
The DTAM Micro Operator Interface Module now supports floating point
numeric entry and display.
Floating point display is controlled by the value of the Decimal Opt
parameter. The value can be either 0 or 1. If Decimal Opt=0, the display
width is set to 10 characters (including the decimal point), and the decimal
point can float anywhere within that width. If Decimal Opt=1, then you
have the option of setting the display from 2 to 8 characters wide (including
decimal), and the decimal point will always appear at a fixed position you
select.
The module can display floating point numbers up to 8 characters long (7
digits plus decimal point). However, you can enter numbers up to 13 digits
long. Any time you enter a number between 7 and 13 digits long it will be
stored internally as an exponential value. For example:
Table 1
How the DTAM Micro stores input
Entered Number
Number Stored Internally
1234567
1234567
12345678
1.234568E+07*
–1234567
–1234567
1234567890123
1.234568E+12*
* Note rounding
The module’s firmware will not display numbers in exponential form. Nor
will it allow you to enter numbers longer than 13 digits.
D–5
Appendix D
Data Formats
Selecting Floating Point Entry and Display
You can enable floating point display while designing your application Data
Display Screens. Once enabled, the Screen Builder screen will appear as
shown in “Display Width” example below.
Display Width
When using fixed point display (Decimal Opt=1), you can set the display
width to any value from 2 to 8. The DTAM Programming Software will
warn you if you enter a value outside that range.
When using floating point display (Decimal Opt=0), the DTAM module will
default to a display width of 10, and the Display Width and Decimal Position
fields on the DTAM Programming Software Data Entry/Display screen will
become inactive.
The display on the DTAM Programming Software Data Entry screen will
appear as in the example below.
D–6
Appendix D
Data Formats
Examples of Floating Point Display
The following examples show how various numbers would be displayed with
floating point display on and off. All floating point examples assume a
display width of 8 and a decimal position of 4.
Table 2
Floating Point Display With Decimal Option Set to 1
Number From
PLC
Displayed Value
0.1231
.123
.00004
.000
Note
99.999999
100.000
9999.9999
>>>>>>>>>>
Number is rounded at decimal position 8 to display
10000, but is too large to display
–999.99999
<<<<<<<<<<
Number is rounded at decimal position 8 to display
–1000, but is too large (negative) to display
2.012E+9
>>>>>>>>>> Number too large to fit in display (positive)
–2.012E+9
<<<<<<<<<< Number is to large to fit in display (negative)
2.012E–9
Number is rounded at decimal position 8
.000 number is too small to fit in display and is truncated
Table 3
Floating Point Display With Decimal Option Set to 0
Number From
PLC
Displayed Value
0.1231
0.1231
0.0004
0.0004
.0000000001
1234567.0
99.999999
0.0000000
Note
Number is truncated
>>>>>>>>>> number is greater than 6 places
100. Number is rounded at decimal position 8
2.012E+9
>>>>>>>>>> Number too large to fit in display (positive)
–2.012E+9
<<<<<<<<<< Number is to large to fit in display (negative)
D–7
Appendix D
Data Formats
ASCII
ASCII data formats are fields up to 20 characters long. Each 16 bit address
may contain two ASCII characters (1 byte each). The lowest byte of the base
address stores the first character, the highest byte stores the second character,
the first byte of the next sequential address stores the third character, and so
on. The data held in this range of addresses is expected to be ASCII data.
Note: The ASCII data format is very useful for controller applications
reading ASCII data resident in the controller that has been read by bar code
readers or data collection terminals.
ASCII Data Field
Maximum 20 Characters - Ten 16 Bit addresses
address 1
CHR #2
CHR #1
address 2
CHR #4
CHR #3
address 3
CHR #6
CHR #5
address 4
CHR #8
CHR #7
address 5
CHR #10
CHR #9
address 6
CHR #12
CHR #11
address 7
CHR #14
CHR #13
address 8
CHR #16
CHR #15
address 9
CHR #18
CHR #17
address 10
CHR #20
D–8
CHR #19
Index
DTAM Programming Software
User Manual
A
AB BASIC, Operating System, 4–2
Advisor, 13–1
Configuring, 14–4
Description, 14–5
Update Rate – PLC, 14–20
Update Rate – SLC, 14–15
Alarm
16 Bit Binary Data, 13–6
Builder Function Keys, 13–3
Creating Screen, 13–4
DTAM Micro Screen, 13–2
DTAM Plus Screen, 13–2
Messages, 13–1
Multiple Screens, 13–2
Register Data, 13–5
Screen, 13–1
Screen Builder, 13–3
Triggering, 13–1
Application
Design, 3–10
Design Sequence, 3–11
Download, 19–2
Editing, 4–2
Example, 3–8, 3–9
File Directory, 4–2
Saving, 4–4
Upload, 19–6
Application Worksheet, B–1
ASCII
Code Display, 2–12
Data Input, 18–1
File, 3–3
String File, 3–3
ASCII Character Set, A–1
ASCII Codes, A–1
Audience, Intended, 1–2
Auto Return, 16–1
B
Background Monitor, 4–3, 13–1
Advisor Comparison, 15-1
Creating, 15-3
Description, 15-1
Function Keys, 15-2
Register Formats, 15-5
Backup Copy, 2–3
Bar Code
Entering Data, 18–3
Input, 18–1
Message Formats, 18–1
Scanners, 18–1
Bar Graph Screen, 11–1
Builder Function Keys, 11–2
Creating, 11–4
Display Range, 11–3
Register Formats, 11–6
Scaling, 11–3
BCD File, 3–3
Bit (Binary) File, 3–3
Bit Write Mode
Assigning Functions, 16–5
Description, 16–2
Block Transfer, 3–3
C
Clear or Set Bits, 16–2
Clearing Screens, 5–7
Code
ASCII, A–1
Master Security, 14–8
Printer Control, 17–5
Codes, Security Screen, 9–3
Com Port Setup, PLC5 Operating System,
14–17
Com Port Parameters, SLC, 14–12
Communications, Cable, 2–3
Comparison, DTAM Micro vs DTAM Plus,
3–2
Configuration
Accessing Data, 14–2
Data, 4–3
DTAM Micro vs DTAM Plus, 14–1
Parameters, 14–1
PLC, 14–16
SLC Hardware, 14–11
Contents, 1–1
Continue, 16–1, 16–2
Control File, 3–3
Control Window, 2–11
Conventions, 1–3
Copying Screens, 5–5
Counter File, 3–3
Cursor
Moving, 2–12
I–1
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Status Line, 2–12
Files, Installation, 2–3
D
Firmware
Compatibility, 2–1
Upgrade, 2–2
Data Display Screen, 7–1
Builder Function Keys, 7–2
Creating, 7–3
Register Formats, 7–5
Data Entry Screen
Builder Function Keys, 8–2
Creating, 8–3
Register Formats, 8–6
Scaling, 8–1
Data Formats
16 Bit BCD, D–3
16 Bit Hex, D–3
16 Bit Signed Integer, D–2
16 Bit Unsigned Integer, D–3
32 Bit BCD, D–4
32 Bit Floating Point, D–5
32 Bit Hex, D–4
32 Bit Unsigned Integer, D–4
ASCII, D–8
Bit, D–2
Display Width, D–6
DTAM Micro, D–5
Examples, D–7
PLC, 3–4
Selecting, D–6
SLC, 3–5
Floating Point, Entry and Display, D–6
Floating Point File, 3–3
Function Keys
Auto Return, 16–1
Builder Screen, 16–3
Change Printer Column Width, 17–2
Continue, 16–1, 16–2
Screen Builder, 5–4
Screen Links, 16–1
H
Hardware Requirements, 2–2
I
Information Window, 2–10, 2–11
Input File, 3–3
Installation
Directory Name, 2–6
Drive, 2–5
Files, 2–3
Software, 2–4
Integer File, 3–3
Data Scaling, 3–6, 7–1
Intended Audience, 1–2
Date and Time, 5–8
Interval, Update, 14–3
DH485 Operating System, 4–2
Display Window, 2–11
DOS, Requirement, 2–2
Downloading, 19–2
DPS
Running, 2–7
Subdirectory, 2–6, 2–7
DPS.EXE, 2–3
DPS_300.SLB, 2–3
DPS_CFG.EXE, 2–3
E
Editing, Screens, 5–4
F
File Types, 3–3
I–2
L
License Information
Changing, 2–3
Entering, 2–6
Link/Map Screen, 12–1
Linking, Screens to Function Keys, 16–4
Linking Screens, 2–12, 5–9, 12–1
M
Main Menu Screen, 6–1
Master Security Code, 14–8
Maximum Node Address, 14–13
Menu
Builder, 6–3
Builder Function Keys, 6–3
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Creating, 6–2, 6–4
Example, 6–2
Format, 2–10
Keyboard Operations, 2–12
Opening, 2–8, 4–1
Screen, 6–1
Screen Links, 12–2, 12–3
Window, 2–10
Mnemonics, PLC–5, D–1
N
Node Address
DTAM, 14–14
SLC, 14–14
O
Summary, 19–10
Printer
Control, 17–1
Form Builder, 17–2
Forms, 4–3
Printer Form, Function Keys, 17–2
Printer Port, Setting Parameters, 14–10
Printing
Application Files, 19–1
Applications, 19–9
Setup, 19–1
Program File, Editing, 4–2
Publications
DTAM Micro, 1–4
DTAM Plus, 1–4
PLC–5, 1–4
SLC, 1–4
Opening Menu, 2–8, 4–1
Operating System, 2–3
AB BASIC, 3–3, 4–2
AB DH485, 4–2
DF1, 3–3
DH–485, 3–3
PLC–5 DF1, 4–2
Remote I/O, 4–2
Upgrade, 20–1
Operation Window, 2–10
Output File, 3–3
Overwriting Files, 4–4
P
Parameters Window, 2–11
R
Recipe Screen, 10–1
Builder Function Keys, 10–2
Creating, 10–3
Related Publications, 1–4
Remote I/O
Operating System, 4–2, 14–18, 14–19
Port Setup, 14–18, 14–19
Requirements
Cabling, 2–3
Computer, 2–2
DOS, 2–2
Hardware, 2–2
Memory, 2–2
Software, 2–2
PID File, 3–3
PLC
Configuration, 14–16
Data Formats, 3–4, 3–5
Screen Types, 3–4, 3–5
PLC5 DF1, Operating System, 4–2
PLC5 Mnemonics, D–1
Print Form Builder
16 Bit Binary Data, 17–6
Control Codes, 17–5
Creating, 17–3
Description, 17–1
Function Keys, 17–2
Print Options
All Screens, 19–10
Selected Screens, 19–10
S
Saving Applications, 4–4
Scaling, 3–6, 8–1
Data Display, 7–1
Example, 3–7
Formulas, 3–7
Rounding Errors, 3–6
Screen
Alarm, 13–1
Bar Graph, 11–1
Builder, 5–1
Builder Format, 2–11
Capacity, 3–2
Clearing, 5–7
I–3
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Copying, 5–5
Data Display, 7–1, 7–3
Data Entry, 8–1, 8–2
Editing, 5–4
Examples, 3–9
Function Key Builder, 16–3
Inserting Time/Date, 5–8
Linking, 2–12, 5–9
Main Menu, 5–2, 6–1
Menu, 2–10, 6–1
Numbers, 5–6
Print Form Builder, 17–2
Recipe, 10–1
Security, 9–1
Selecting Other Types, 5–6
Size, 3–2
Special Security, 14–9
Sub Menu, 6–1
Types and Data Formats, 3–4, 3–5
Screen Builder, 4–3, 5–1
Accessing Screen Types, 5–2
Accessing Screens, 5–2
Data Display, 7–2
Data Entry, 8–2
Exiting, 5–9
Format, 2–11
Function Keys, 5–4
Security Screen, 9–2
Screen Links
2–Way Link, 12–1
Function Keys, 12–3
Goto, 12–1
Guidelines, 12–2
Menu, 12–2
Menu Linking, 12–4
Non–Menu Linking, 12–5
Security Screen, 9–1
Builder Function Keys, 9–2
Codes, 9–3
Creating, 9–3
Selecting Screen Types, 5–6
Serial Number, Software, 2–6
Set or Clear Bits, 16–2
SFC File, 3–3
SLC, Data Formats, 3–5
SLC 500 Node Address, 14–14
SLC Configuration, 14–11
I–4
Software
Installation, 2–4
Requirements, 2–1
Running, 2–7
Special Security Screen, 14–9
Status, Cursor, 2–12
Status File, 3–3
Sub Menu Screen, 6–1
Sub–Menu
Builder, 6–3
Builder Function Keys, 6–3
Creating, 6–4
Screen Links, 12–3
Subdirectory, DPS, 2–6, 2–7
Synchronization, Time, 14–6
T
Telephone Support Number, 2–7
Text Editing, 5–4
Time
Base Register, 14–6
Controller Registers, 14–7
Read, 14–6
Synchronization, 14–6
Write, 14–6
Time and Date, 5–8
Timer File, 3–3
Transferring Applications, 19–2, 19–6
U
Update Interval, 14–3
Uploading, 19–6
W
Window
Control, 2–11
Display, 2–11
Information, 2–10, 2–11
Menu, 2–10
Operation, 2–10
Parameters, 2–11
SLC Max Node Address, 14–13
Worksheets, B–1
Using, 3–10
Slot Configuration, 14–13
Writing Bit Values, 16–2
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