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The following headings appear in the left column of the manual to help you locate different types of
information.
Indicates information of particular interest for efficient and convenient operation of the product.
1, 2, 3…
Indicates lists of one sort or another, such as procedures, checklists etc.
Represents a shortcut on the Toolbar to one of the options available on the menu of the same
window.
Other manual conventions are as follows:
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Windows-based applications provide users with a number of different ways to perform one
operation. These are normally: from the application menu bar; using icons on a Toolbar; using
keyboard shortcuts; using the right-mouse button to display a context-sensitive menu; dragging and
dropping. Whilst recognising this, the manual provides user instructions employing the Toolbar and
right-mouse button only. Use of the application menu bar or keyboard shortcuts are only included
if no such alternatives exist.
•
Access to the CX-Server middleware is normally via other software applications, such as CXProgrammer or CX-Protocol. This is noted in the manual by the term “invoking application”.
•
This manual refers to two distinct types of project: CX-Server projects and application projects. A
CX-Server project is defined in this manual. An application project is defined by the software
application invoking CX-Server.
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About this Manual
This manual describes the CX-Server application and its ability to control and monitor a range of
OMRON PLCs. It does not provide detailed information concerning the PLCs themselves, for this
information the commercial manual for the device must be consulted.
This manual contains the following chapters:
♦
Chapter 1 Technical Specification. This chapter describes CX-Server in general terms and
introduces the user to the relationship between CX-Server and associated products. It also provides
details of the operating environment, minimum configuration and installation procedures necessary
for the satisfactory operation of CX-Server.
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Chapter 2 PLC Memory Component. This chapter describes the PLC Memory Component and its
ability to allow the user to view, edit and monitor PLC Data Areas, bits and symbols.
♦
Chapter 3 IO Table Component. This chapter describes the IO Table Component and its ability to
edit PLC IO Table and SIOU Settings on a PLC..
♦
Chapter 4 PLC Setup Component. This chapter describes the PLC Setup Component and the
procedures involved in the configuration of PLC settings.
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Chapter 5 Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor Component. This chapter describes the Data
Trace/Time Chart Monitor Component and the procedures involved when viewing Data Trace and
Time Chart Monitoring information in either Histogram or Trend Graph mode.
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Chapter 6 PLC Error Component. This chapter describes the PLC Error Component and the
procedures involved in reading and clearing PLC CPU errors, error log entries and messages.
♦
Chapter 7 Memory Card Component. This chapter describes the Memory Card Component and
the procedures required to format, access and edit a PLCs memory card/compact flash and to transfer
data between the computer or PLC and memory card/compact flash.
♦
Chapter 8 CX-Net Network Configuration Tool. This chapter describes the procedures for
establishing communications between PLCs across a network and ensuring that information is routed
correctly to the target devices.
♦
Chapter 9 PLC Clock Tool. This chapter describes the PLC Clock Tool and the procedures involved
when adjusting the PLC clock.
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Chapter 10 Data Link Editor. This chapter describes how the Data Link Editor enables a PLC to
be configured so that it can participate in one, or more automatic data sharing schemes, over
SYSMAC LINK and Controller Link networks, without the need for special programming.
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Chapter 11 Routing Tables. This chapter describes how Routing tables allow networked PLCs to
be configured so that they can communicate with each other via gateways; across remote networks.
♦
Appendix A Network Availability. The tables in this appendix indicate the network available to each
PLC device group. FinGateway has no network availability and is not described.
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Appendix B PLC Memory Area. The tables in this appendix provide memory area details for
each device group.
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Appendix C Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts. The tables in theis appendice summarise the
toolbars and keyboard shortcuts available from each component tool.
A Glossary of Terms and Index are also provided.
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may result in personal injury or death, damage to the product, or
product failure. Please read each chapter in its entirety and be sure
you understand the information provided in the chapter and related
chapters before attempting any of the procedures or operations given.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CX-Server Tools User Manual
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Chapter 1 - Technical Specification ................................................... 1
CX-Server Software ....................................................................................................................1
About this Manual .......................................................................................................................2
CX-Server 1.7 Features ...............................................................................................................2
System Requirements ..................................................................................................................3
Communications Requirements...................................................................................................4
Installation ...................................................................................................................................4
Starting CX-Server ......................................................................................................................4
Help and How to Access it ..........................................................................................................5
Technical Support........................................................................................................................6
Chapter 2 – PLC Memory .................................................................. 9
PLC Data Area...........................................................................................................................10
PLC Address Area .....................................................................................................................14
PLC Memory Management .......................................................................................................16
PLC Memory Preferences..........................................................................................................18
Chapter 3 – IO Table Component ................................................... 21
Unit Settings ..............................................................................................................................23
IO Table Management ...............................................................................................................29
PC to PLC Communications......................................................................................................29
PLC Specific Features ...............................................................................................................30
Chapter 4 – PLC Setup Component ................................................ 33
CS1 – Series PLC Settings ........................................................................................................33
CV Series PLC Settings.............................................................................................................37
C- Series PLC Settings ..............................................................................................................42
PC to PLC Communications......................................................................................................47
Chapter 5 – Data Trace/Time Chart Monitoring Component...... 49
Sampling Ranges .......................................................................................................................50
Setting Monitoring Conditions ..................................................................................................51
Managing the Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor .........................................................................52
Saving Data Trace Settings........................................................................................................53
Retrieving Data Trace/Time Monitor Settings ..........................................................................53
Displaying a Data Trace/Time Chart .........................................................................................54
SYSWIN Data Trace and Time Chart Monitor Memory Card Errors .......................................56
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Table of Contents continued
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Chapter 6 – PLC Error Component................................................ 57
Errors .....................................................................................................................................58
Error Log ...................................................................................................................................58
Messages....................................................................................................................................59
Error Log Settings .....................................................................................................................59
Chapter 7 – Memory Card Component .......................................... 63
Memory Card Operation............................................................................................................63
Memory Card Display ...............................................................................................................65
Possible Memory Card Errors ...................................................................................................66
Chapter 8 – CX-Net Network Configuration Tool......................... 69
CX-Net and CX-Server Projects................................................................................................70
PLC Settings ..............................................................................................................................72
SYSMAC Link Settings ............................................................................................................76
Controller Link Settings ............................................................................................................77
Routing Tables...........................................................................................................................78
Data Link ...................................................................................................................................78
Chapter 9 – PLC Clock Tool ............................................................ 83
Chapter 10 – Data Link Editor ........................................................ 85
Data Link Editor ........................................................................................................................85
Creating a New Data Link Table ...............................................................................................88
Editing the Data Link Table ......................................................................................................90
Online Functions........................................................................................................................92
Chapter 11 – Routing Table Component ........................................ 95
Opening an existing Routing Table ...........................................................................................95
Creating a new Routing Table ...................................................................................................96
Adding a Local Network ...........................................................................................................96
Adding a Remote Network ........................................................................................................97
Editing the Routing Table..........................................................................................................99
Error Checking ........................................................................................................................100
Additional Features..................................................................................................................100
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Table of Contents continued
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Appendix A – Network Availability............................................... 105
C**H Device Group ................................................................................................................105
C**K Device Group ................................................................................................................105
C**P Device Group.................................................................................................................106
C1000H Device Group ............................................................................................................106
C20 Device Group ...................................................................................................................106
C2000H Device Group ............................................................................................................106
C200H Device Group ..............................................................................................................106
C200HE Device Group............................................................................................................106
C200HE-Z Device Group ........................................................................................................107
C200HG Device Group ...........................................................................................................107
C200HG-Z Device Group........................................................................................................107
C200HS Device Group ............................................................................................................107
C200HX Device Group ...........................................................................................................107
C200HX-Z Device Group........................................................................................................108
C500 Device Group .................................................................................................................108
CJ1G Device Group.................................................................................................................108
CJ1G-H Device Group ............................................................................................................108
CJ1H-H Device Group ............................................................................................................108
CPM1 (CPM1A/CPM2*/CPM2*-S*) Device Group ..............................................................109
CQM1 Device Group...............................................................................................................109
CQM1H Device Group............................................................................................................109
CS1G (CS1G-H) Device Group ..............................................................................................109
CS1H/CS1H-H Device Group .................................................................................................110
IDSC Device Group.................................................................................................................110
SRM1 – SRM1 V2 Device Group ...........................................................................................110
CV1000 Device Group ............................................................................................................110
CV2000 Device Group ............................................................................................................110
CV500 Device Group ..............................................................................................................110
CVM1 Device Group...............................................................................................................111
CVM1-V2 Device Group ........................................................................................................111
Appendix B – PLC Memory Areas ................................................ 113
C**H Device Group ................................................................................................................113
C**K Device Group ................................................................................................................113
C**P Device Group.................................................................................................................114
C1000H Device Group ............................................................................................................114
C20 Device Group ...................................................................................................................114
C2000H Device Group ............................................................................................................115
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C200H Device Group ..............................................................................................................116
C200HE Device Group............................................................................................................117
C200HE-Z Device Group ........................................................................................................118
C200HG Device Group ...........................................................................................................118
C200HG-Z Device Group........................................................................................................119
C200HS Device Group ............................................................................................................119
C200HX Device Group ...........................................................................................................120
C200HX-Z Device Group........................................................................................................121
C500 Device Group .................................................................................................................115
CJ1G Device Group.................................................................................................................121
CJ1G-H Device Group ............................................................................................................122
CJ1H-H Device Group ............................................................................................................124
CPM1 (CPM1A) Device Group ..............................................................................................125
CPM2*/CPM2*-S* Device Group ..........................................................................................125
CQM1 Device Group...............................................................................................................126
CQM1H Device Group............................................................................................................126
CS1G Device Group ................................................................................................................128
CS1G-H Device Group............................................................................................................129
CS1H Device Group ................................................................................................................130
CS1H-H Device Group............................................................................................................132
IDSC Device Group.................................................................................................................134
SRM1 Device Group ...............................................................................................................134
SRM1 V2 Devices Group........................................................................................................135
CV1000 Device Group ............................................................................................................135
CV2000 Device Group ............................................................................................................136
CV500 Device Group ..............................................................................................................136
CVM1 Device Group...............................................................................................................137
CVM1-V2 Device Group ........................................................................................................138
FinsGateway CPU Unit ...........................................................................................................139
Appendix C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts ........................ 141
PLC Memory Component........................................................................................................141
Data Trance/Time chart monitor Component ..........................................................................142
Memory Card Component .......................................................................................................143
CX-Net Network configuration Tool.......................................................................................144
Import/Export Tool..................................................................................................................145
Data Link Editor ......................................................................................................................146
Routing Table Editor ...............................................................................................................147
Glossary of Terms............................................................................ 149
Index.................................................................................................. 161
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Technical Specification
This chapter describes the CX-Server PLC Tools software in general terms and introduces the user to the
relationship between CX-Server PLC Tools and the associated products. It also provides details of the
operating environment, minimum configuration and installation procedures necessary for the satisfactory
operation of CX-Server PC Tools.
CX-Server PLC Tools Software
PLC Tools are a collection of utilities and programs that provide configuration and control for Omron
PLCs and Networks.
CX-Server PLC Tools consists of the following components:
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PLC Memory component. This component allows the user to view, edit and monitor either
channels (words) or individual bits in areas of the PLC.
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IO Table component. This component retrieves and configures PLC rack and address data.
♦
PLC Setup component. This component retrieves and configures PLC setting data.
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Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component. This component records and displays data obtained
from the PLC’s memory areas during program execution.
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PLC Error component. This component displays and manages PLC errors.
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Memory Card component. This component manages the file storage to and from PLC memory
cards.
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PLC-Clock component. This component configures and displays the PLC clock.
♦
Routing Table component. This component manages the routing tables, which allow PLC internode
communications.
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DataLink Editor component. This component allows configuration and modification of the
datalink tables, which allows data to be transferred between PLCs without any other programming.
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CX-Net Network Configuration tool. This tool consists of a suite of programs allowing the
management of Networks for OMRON PLCs.
CX-Server runs within the Microsoft Windows environment (Microsoft Windows 95 or greater, or
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or greater) on standard IBM and compatible Pentium-based desktop PCs.
CX-Server PLC Tools utilities form part of other CX-Automation suite applications (CX-Programmer,
CX-Server).
CX-Server PLC Tools have a close relationship with CX-Server Runtime which is the communications
middleware software for Omron PLCs. For further information see CX-Server Runtime manual.
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About this Manual
This User Manual acts as a reference for CX-Server PLC Tools by describing its various concepts and
abilities, and provides the basics of using its dialogues and supplied utilities.
Caution
This manual is referred to from other software applications that utilise CXServer, for instance, CX-Programmer, CX-Protocol or SYSMAC-SCS.
Subsequently, some topics contained in this user manual may not be relevant.
The CX-Server PLC Tools come with a context-sensitive online help system which is designed to
complement this manual and to provide a quick reference at any point while using CX-Server PLC Tools
when the manual is not to hand. This general help system uses a fast hypertext system which allows
progressively detailed information about any topic to be obtained by selecting keywords within the
descriptive text.
Throughout this manual it is assumed that the reader has a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows,
and knows how to:
♦
use the keyboard and mouse;
♦
select options from Microsoft Windows menus;
♦
operate dialogue boxes;
♦
locate, open and save data files;
♦
edit, cut and paste text;
♦
use the Microsoft Windows desktop environment.
If Microsoft Windows has not been used before, it is recommended that the reader spends some time
working with it using the Microsoft documentation before using the CX-Server PLC Tools.
CX-Server 1.7 PLC Tools: New Features
This version of the CX-Server PLC Tools offers significant functionality for communication with
OMRON PLCs and management of their associated settings information.
The following list describes important features that are present in CX-Server 1.7 PLC Tools.
♦
The PLC Tools run under Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Millennium, 2000 or XP and NT4.0 with
Service Pack 5 or later.
♦
The PLC Tools have support for the following communications connections:
♦
SYSMAC WAY,
Toolbus (Peripheral port connection),
Ethernet, Controller Link,
SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET (for Microsoft Windows NT only) and FinsGateway.
New PLC support includes CS1-H, CJ1-H and CJ1-M PLCs.
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System Requirements
The CX-Server PLC Tools operate on IBM compatible personal computers with Pentium II or better
central processor. It runs in a Microsoft Windows environment (Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Millennium
2000 or XP and NT4.0 with Service Pack 5 or later).
Note:
CX-Server is not guaranteed to be compatible with computers running Windows
emulation (for example, Apple Macintosh).
The following configurations are the minimum system requirements for running CX-Server in Microsoft
Windows 95, 98, Millennium, 2000 or XP and NT4.0 with Service Pack 5 or later).
Minimum System Requirements
Minimum Specification
Recommended Minimum Specification
Operating
System
CPU
Type
Memory
(RAM)
HDD
Space
Display
CPU
Type
Memory
(RAM)
HDD
Space
Display
Windows 95
Pentium
Class
32Mb
100Mb
800x600
Pentium
Class
64Mb
150Mb
1024x768
Windows 98
Windows NT
(with SP 5)
133MHz
Windows
2000
Pentium
Class
Windows ME
150MHz
Windows XP
Home
Pentium
Class
Windows XP
Professional
300MHz
SVGA
SVGA
200MHz
64Mb
100Mb
800x600
SVGA
Pentium
Class
64Mb
150Mb
1024x768
SVGA
200MHz
128Mb
100Mb
800x600
SVGA
Pentium
Class
256Mb
150Mb
1024x768
SVGA
600MHz
Use of a mouse is highly recommended, although all operations can be performed using the keyboard.
Refer to Appendix C for a list of keyboard shortcut commands.
The amount of RAM and hard disk space used depends upon the size of the PLC programs written –
approximately 1K per step.
Communications Requirements
In order to use serial communication types SYSMAC WAY and Toolbus a RS232 connections via a
standard serial port on the PC (COM1 etc.) or a RS422 connections to a 422 serial board is required.
When using SYSMAC LINK directly from a PC, a SYSMAC LINK network service board and
FinsGateway version 3.12 must be installed.
To use SYSMAC NET directly from a PC, SYSMAC NET network service board and FinsGateway
version 3.12 are required (Windows NT4 only).
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When using Controller Link, a Controller Link network service board (wired or optical and FinsGateway
version 3.12 are required.
In order to use an Ethernet net, an Ethernet card, Windows Sockets software and TCP/IP must be
installed and correctly configured.
Refer to the appropriate hardware system manuals for detailed information about connecting and
configuring these devices for the environment.
Note:
If FINS Gateway is to be used with a CLK/SLK PCI board in the Windows 98 or 2000
operating system the appropriate drivers must be installed. These drivers can be found
on the CX-Server CD under: CX-Server\WDM\CLK (PCI)\ or CX-Server\WDM\SLK
(PCI)\.
Installation
This chapter describes the procedures involved in the installation of CX-Server and the PLC Tools on
a standard workstation running under Microsoft Windows 95, 98 Millennium, 2000 or XP and NT 4.0
with Service Pack 5 or later.
The software is supplied on CD-ROM and is installed easily from within Microsoft Windows. The
installation can be terminated at any point during the installation process.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Insert the CD-ROM in the appropriate drive and select the Run option from the
Start pushbutton on the taskbar.
Click the Browse pushbutton to select the CX-Server executable file from the CDROM drive.
Click the OK pushbutton to initiate the installation. Follow the on-screen
instructions.
Starting CX-Server PLC Tools
CX-Server PLC Tools components are normally accessed from the invoking application. However, a
number of tools can be accessed stand-alone from the Start pushbutton on the Microsoft Windows
taskbar.
CX-Net Network Configuration tool.
Help and How to Access it
The CX-Server PLC Tools come with a detailed context-sensitive help system. At any time while using
the software, it is possible to get help on the particular point that is currently being worked on, or on
general aspects of the CX-Server PLC Tools. This system is intended to complement the manual, by
providing online reference to specific functions of the software and how to use them. The manual is
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designed to provide more tutorial information and discuss the various facilities offered by the CXServerPLC Tools.
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♦
♦
♦
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Context-sensitive help;
Help Index (available on the Help menu);
Help Contents (available on the Help menu);
About (available on the Help menu);
Status Bar.
Help Topics
For any of the PLC Tools select the Help Contents option on the Help menu. The Help system provides
a standard look-up dialogue under the Contents tab showing the contents of the PLC Tools Help file.
Click on an item to read the associated information.
Index
Use the following procedure to retrieve online help from the Index tab of the Help Topics dialogue.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Help Index option from the Help menu.
Enter a text query into the first step field. The second step field is refreshed
according to the query entered in the first step field.
Select an entry in the second step field and select the Display pushbutton, or
double-click on the index entry.
If an entry is linked to two or more topics, the names of the topics are displayed
in the Topics Found dialogue. Select a topic and choose the Display pushbutton
or double-click on the topic.
Find
Use the following procedure to retrieve on-line help from the Find tab of the Help Topics dialogue.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Select the Help Index option from the Help menu.
Select the Find tab.
Enter a text query into the first step field. The second step field is refreshed
according to the query entered in the first step field. Previous text queries can be
retrieved by selecting from the drop-down list in the first step field.
Select a word that matches the query – some words may be automatically selected.
More than one word can be selected by pressing Shift and selecting another word
to extend the selection, or by pressing Ctrl and selecting another word to add to
the selection. The third step field is refreshed according to the word or words
selected. The number of topics found are shown at the bottom of the dialogue.
Select a topic from the third step field and select the Display pushbutton, or
double-click on the topic from the third step field. Select the Clear pushbutton
to restart the find operation.
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The Find operation can be enhanced by the use of the Options pushbutton and Rebuild push-button.
Refer to Microsoft Windows documentation for further information.
Context-sensitive Help
The CX-Server PLC Tools support the use of context-sensitive help. The relevant online help topic is
provided automatically by selecting the current area of the display responsible for carrying out those
actions. Select the F1 function key to retrieve context-sensitive help. Some dialogues include a Help
pushbutton when F1 cannot be accessed.
About CX-Server PLC Tools
Each CX-Server PLC Tools dialogue contains an About option on the Help menu. The About dialogue
supplies technical reference information about that dialogue such as version and copyright information.
It also contains essential version number information that is required for obtaining technical support.
Use the following procedure to view the About CX-Server dialogue.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select About from the Help menu.
The About box is displayed. It provides a copyright statement and version number
of the component or tool within CX-Server.
Status Bar
The Status Bar is displayed at the bottom of many of the CX-Server dialogue and PLC Tool windows.
It provides several helpful pieces of information while programming:
♦
Instant Help. A brief message appears in the Status Bar as menu commands and buttons are
selected.
♦
Online Status. The online or offline status of the PLC. (i.e. connected to PLC or not).
♦
PLC Mode. When connected to a PLC, this shows the current PLC mode. Connection errors are
also displayed here.
♦
Connected PLC and CPU Type. The currently connected PLC and associated CPU can always be
referenced in the status bar.
The Status Bar can be enabled and disabled from many components and tools by selecting the Status Bar
option from the View menu.
Technical Support
If the installation instructions for this application have been followed (refer to Installation in this
Chapter), no difficulties should be encountered. However, if there is a problem, contact Customer
Services.
If a problem occurs, check that it does not relate to a fault outside CX-Server or the PLC Tools. Check
the following:
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The PC is working correctly.
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The PLC is working correctly.
♦
The communications system is set up correctly.
♦
The errors are cleared in the PLC.
When Customer Services need to be contacted, keep the details shown in the following table to hand. A
clear and concise description of the problem is required, together with the exact text of any error
messages.
Note:
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Customer Services Required Information Table
Version number of CX-Server
component or tool:
Serial number of the software:
Operating system and version
number:
Language of operating system:
PLC type, model and CPU
details:
Type of communications in use:
Serial
Toolbus
SYSMAC LINK
SYSMAC NET
Device Net
Controller Link
Ethernet
Nature of the problem:
Steps taken to reproduce
problem:
Other comments:
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PLC Memory Component
This chapter describes the PLC Memory component and its ability to allow the user to view, edit and
monitor either channels (words) or individual bits in areas of the PLC.
The PLC Memory component allows viewing, editing and monitoring of PLC memory areas, monitoring
and forcing of bit addresses and symbols and forced status information.
The PLC Memory component displays the values of the memory area being accessed within the PLC.
Areas to be monitored are selected from the memory area workspace. The address workspace shows
individual bits, individual channel symbols and forced status information by selecting or entering specific
PLC addresses or symbol names. The current values of these areas are displayed in the PLC Memory
component. There are no values displayed when the PLC is offline.
The PLC Memory component can be forced to stay as the top window by selecting Always on top from
the View menu.
For moving, resizing, tiling, maximising, minimising and closing windows, refer to Microsoft Windows
online help for further information.
Access to the PLC Memory component is from the invoking application.
To close the PLC Memory dialogue, select the Close button in the title bar.
The left pane, known as the Data Area Workspace, displays the current PLC in terms of its data areas and
addresses. The data areas that form part of the PLC memory differ depending on the PLC type. The
status bar provides instant help, displays the PLC and CPU type and describes the operating mode of the
PLC.
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To expand the hierarchy in the left pane, select this icon.
To collapse the hierarchy in the left pane, select this icon.
To view the content of a particular branch in the hierarchy, double-click on the item in
the Data Area Workspace: a window is displayed within the PLC memory component.
The associated icon in the Data Area Workspace changes to denote that a window has
been opened. Multiple windows can be opened at the same time.
Select the Close button in the window’s title bar to close the window.
Columns can be resized using the Resize Column button from the toolbar to fit the
visible display area. These options are useful when changing data format, for instance
to Binary.
The display of the Data Area Workspace can be controlled by selecting Data Area Workspace from the
View menu.
The toolbar and status bar can both be turned on or off. Select Status Bar from the View menu to control
the display of the status bar. Select Toolbar from the View menu to control the display of the PLC
Memory toolbar.
PLC Data Area
The Memory tab of the PLC Memory component allows monitoring and editing of complete memory
areas as channel data.
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When the content of a memory area is opened, a window is displayed. It is possible
to Zoom in and out of the window by selecting the Zoom In button or Zoom Out
button from the toolbar. Select the Restore Zoom/Zoom to Fit button from the
toolbar to return the window to the original zoom setting.
Editing Data
Data can be entered or amended in the data area displayed provided the associated PLC or memory area
allows read/write operations. Use the following procedure to edit data in the Memory tab.
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1.
2.
3.
Note
Double-click on the required data area name in the Memory tab of the Data Area
Workspace to open it. A window containing a grid representing that data area is
opened.
Select an appropriate format for the data to be entered from the associated button
from the toolbar: Binary, Binary Coded Decimal, Decimal, Signed Decimal,
Floating Point, Hexadecimal, Double Floating Point or Text.
Type in valid values directly into the cells and press Return.
Once a format has been selected a keyboard filter is applied so that non-valid
keystrokes are ignored.
When in either Debug mode (for CV-series PLCs only) or Monitor mode: it is not possible to edit a readonly value.
PC to PLC Communications
The PLC Memory component permits the transfer of data to and from the PLC and allows comparisons
to be made between data stored on the computer and the PLC. Use the following procedure to retrieve
data from the PLC.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Open a data area by double-clicking a data area from the Data Area Workspace in
the Memory tab.
Select the Transfer from PLC button from the toolbar to read information from
the PLC.
The Transfer from PLC dialogue is displayed. Transfer can be performed on the
memory areas that have been opened in the PLC Memory component. Select the
associated setting to monitor that area.
Select the Visible Area Only option to transfer the area visible to the window, the
Selection option to transfer the area highlighted by the cursor or the All option to
transfer all of the selected memory area from the PLC. Alternatively, use the
Select All pushbutton to transfer all opened memory areas from the PLC.
Select the Upload pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton to
abort the operation.
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Note
By clicking an associated data area’s settings in its greyed state, the PLC
Memory component automatically identifies the data area words to be
monitored.
Use the following procedure to write data back to the PLC.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Note
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Open a data area by double-clicking a data area from the Data Area Workspace in
the Memory tab.
Select the Transfer to PLC button from the toolbar to transfer information to the
PLC.
The Transfer to PLC dialogue is displayed. Transfer can be performed on the
memory areas that have been opened in the PLC Memory component. Select the
associated setting to monitor that area.
Select the Visible Area Only option to transfer the area visible to the window, the
Selection option to transfer the area highlighted by the cursor or the All option to
transfer all of the selected memory area to the PLC. Alternatively, use the Select
All pushbutton to transfer all opened memory areas to the PLC.
Select the Download pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton
to abort the operation.
By clicking an associated data area’s settings in its greyed state, the PLC
Memory component automatically identifies the data area words to be
monitored.
The PLC Memory component allows the values stored on the PLC and the current displayed values to
be compared. Use the following procedure to compare PLC and PC values.
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Select the Compare with PLC button from the toolbar to compare information
between the PC and the PLC.
3. The Compare with PLC dialogue is displayed. Comparisons can be performed on
the memory areas that have been opened in the PLC Memory component. Select
the associated setting to compare that area.
4. Select the Visible Area Only option to compare the area visible to the window, the
Selection option to compare the area highlighted by the cursor, or the All option to
compare all of the selected memory area to the PLC. Alternatively, use the Select
All pushbutton to compare all opened memory areas.
5. Select the Compare pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton to
abort the operation.
Whilst comparing, all values resident on the PLC that are different to those on the PC are annotated in
brackets. Further editing to the data area causes further differences between PC and PLC versions, and
these are also annotated.
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Timer/Counter Memory areas
Whether online or offline the PLC Memory component enables the data in the Timer (TIM) and Counter
(CNT) memory areas to be formatted using either Binary Coded Decimal (BCD), Hexadecimal or
Decimal data types.
When an Online transfer to PLC operation is executed, the PLC Memory Component will read the
TIM/CNT mode setting from the PLC. If the TIM/CNT mode is set to BCD, then the command will be
actioned only if the current data type is also BCD. If the data type is not BCD, then a warning message
will be displayed, and the commend will be aborted.
If the TIM/CNT mode is set to Binary, the command will only be actioned if the current data type is
Decimal or Hexadecimal. If the current data is neither Decimal or Hexadecimal, then a warning message
will be displayed, and the command will be aborted.
When an Online Transfer from a PLC, Compare or Monitor operation is executed, the PLC Memory
Component will read the data from the PLC and display it in the currently selected data format. If the
data can not be displayed in the currently selected format, then an error message will be displayed.
Note
The Timer (TIM) and Counter (CNT) memory areas are only available in the
following PLCs: CS1G-H, CS1H-H, CJ1G-H, CJ1H-H, and CJ1M.
Monitoring Data
Use the following procedure to monitor the data in PLC memory:
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1.
2.
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Select the Monitor button from the toolbar to monitor the PLC.
3.
The Monitor dialogue is displayed. Monitoring can be performed on the memory
areas that have been opened in the PLC Memory component. Select the associated
setting to monitor that area.
4. Select the Visible Area Only option to monitor the area visible to the window or the
Selection option to monitor the area highlighted by the cursor.
5. Select the Monitor pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton to
abort the operation.
Once monitoring, all changes to the data area are viewed. By navigating around the data area window,
the visible area of the monitoring set by the Visible Area Only option changes to compensate.
Clearing and Filling Data Areas
A whole data area can be cleared by clicking on the Clear Data Area button from the toolbar.
A whole data area can be populated with a particular value. Use the following procedure to fill a data
area with a single value.
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Open a data area by double-clicking a data area from the Data Area Workspace in
the Memory tab.
2.
Select the Fill Data Area button from the toolbar. The Fill Data Area dialogue
is displayed.
The Fill operation can be performed on the memory areas that have been opened
in the PLC Memory component. Select the associated setting to fill that area.
Supply the value in the Value field.
Select the appropriate Fill Range option, either All, Visible Area Only or the
selection currently highlighted by the cursor.
Select a Value option, either Binary, Binary Coded Decimal, Decimal, Signed
Decimal or Hexadecimal.
If required, select a Set Status Value setting and the appropriate On or Off option.
Select the Fill pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton to abort
the operation.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
PLC Address Area
The Address tab of the PLC Memory dialogue allows monitoring and forcing the status of individual bits.
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Monitoring
Use the following to monitor an address or a symbol from an invoking application.
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2.
3.
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Click on the Address tab of the PLC Memory component.
Open the Monitor area by double-clicking the Monitor branch from the Data Area
Workspace in the Address tab.
Enter an address in the Address field or select a Symbol to be retained from the
invoking application:
4.
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In a Symbol field, type in a Symbol name or select the Browse button to select
a Symbol to be retained from the invoking application. The corresponding
Address field automatically detects and contains the address associated with the
Symbol.
•
If a Symbol has not been selected, in an Address field, type in a direct word or
bit address to monitor.
Note
Address notation for CS1-series PLCs and CV-series PLCs is, for instance
‘D0’, ‘0’, ‘E0.0’ to monitor a word, ‘0.0’, ‘cf100’ to monitor bits.
When monitoring starts, data from the PLC is displayed in the Value field, in the format
specified in the Format field. The display format of the address or symbol to be
monitored can be changed by selecting an appropriate button from the toolbar: Binary,
Binary Coded Decimal, Decimal, Signed Decimal, Hexadecimal or Text.
Any special address information is shown in the Attribute field. The attribute of a bit can be forced. It
is not possible to force bit addresses that are read-only. Use the following procedure to apply a forced
setting.
Ensure a bit is currently being monitored and is not read-only.
Select the Attributes setting for the bit.
Select the forced state of the bit. A bit can be forced on by selecting the Force On
button from the toolbar. A bit can be forced off by selecting the Force Off button
from the toolbar. Forced settings can be cancelled by selecting the Force Cancel
button from the toolbar. Select the Set Value button from the toolbar to set a value
to the attribute.
The update rate is shown in the Properties field.
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1.
2.
3.
Further rows can be inserted into the Address Monitor window by selecting Insert from the Address
menu. Rows can be removed by selecting Remove from the Address menu. All rows can be removed
by selecting Remove All from the Address menu.
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Forced Settings
It is possible to specify the state of an address regardless of its actual (physical) state, this is particularly
useful for testing certain conditions or rungs in a ladder program.
Once scanned, the Forced Status window displays the address, value and attributes for all forced bits.
It is not possible to force bit addresses that are read-only.
Displaying Forced Status
The forced status of bits can be retrieved from the PLC. Use the following procedure to retrieve the
forced status of bits from the PLC.
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1.
2.
3.
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Click on the Address tab of the PLC Memory component.
Click the right-mouse button on the Forced Status branch and select Scan Forced
Status. All bit areas in the PLC are scanned to find all forced bits (Forced On and
Forced Off). The Forced Status window is displayed showing all forced bits and
their associated value and attributes.
Copying a Forced Bit
A forced bit can be copied from the Force Status window to the Address Monitor window. Use the
following procedure to copy a forced bit.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Click on the Address tab of the PLC Memory component.
Open the Forced Status area by double-clicking the Forced Status branch from the
Data Area Workspace in the Address tab.
Select the address to be copied with the right-mouse button in the Forced Status
window and select Copy to Symbol Monitor Address.
Clearing Forced Bits
All forced bits can be cleared. Use the following procedure to clear forced bits.
Caution This operation will clear all forced bits in the PLC.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
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Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Click on the Address tab of the PLC Memory component.
Open the Forced Status area by double-clicking the Forced Status branch from the
Data Area Workspace in the Address tab.
Click the right-mouse button in the Forced Status window and select Clear All
Forced Addresses.
Select the Yes pushbutton to confirm the operation.
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Updating the Forced Status Window
Use the following procedure to refresh the Force Status window.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Memory component.
Click on the Address tab of the PLC Memory component.
Open the Forced Status area by double-clicking the Forced Status branch from the
Data Area Workspace in the Address tab.
Click the right-mouse button in the Forced Status window and select Refresh.
PLC Memory Management
A number of features of the PLC Memory Component are common to both the Memory tab and Address
tab.
PLC Memory component files can be saved to the CX-Server project. Use the following procedure to
save PLC Memory component details to the CX-Server project.
Select the Save in Project button from the toolbar. The Save dialogue is
displayed.
2. Select the required data areas to include in the file from the Areas to Save: field.
3. Enter a comment in the File Comment field.
4. Select the OK pushbutton to proceed.
PLC Memory component files can be saved via a standard File Save dialogue. Use the following
procedure to save a PLC Memory component file.
1, 2, 3…
1.
Select Save to File from the File menu. The Save dialogue is displayed.
The Save dialogue is displayed. Select the required data areas to include in the file
from the Areas to Save: field.
3. Enter a comment in the File Comment field.
4. Select the OK pushbutton to proceed.
5. A standard File Save dialogue is displayed. Enter a file name in the File name field
and select the Save pushbutton. PLC Memory files have a .MEM extension.
Information saved to a file can be supplemented with header information set as a preference. Refer to
Chapter 2 - PLC Memory Component for details of setting header information to a file.
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1.
2.
PLC Memory component files can be retrieved via a standard File Open dialogue. Use the following
procedure to open a PLC Memory component file.
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Select the Open File button from the toolbar to open a PLC Memory component
file. A confirmation message box may appear if the file is already open. Select the
Yes pushbutton to save the currently open details. Select the No pushbutton to
discard the currently open details. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
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A standard File Open dialogue is displayed. Select a file from the Open PLC
Memory File dialogue, followed by the Open pushbutton. PLC Memory files have
a .MEM extension.
PLC Memory component data can be printed. Use the following procedure to print details.
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1.
2.
Open the Address Monitor window from the Address tab or a data area window
from the Memory tab.
Select the Print Preview button from the toolbar. A preview window is displayed.
3.
Select the appropriate pushbutton to view the printout.
♦
Select the Next Page pushbutton to view the next page of the printout;
♦
Select the Prev Page pushbutton to view the next page of the printout;
♦
Select the Two Page pushbutton to view two pages of the printout at once;
♦
Select the Zoom In pushbutton to zoom in to the page;
♦
Select the Zoom Out pushbutton to zoom out from the page;
♦
Select the Print pushbutton to print from the preview.
♦
Select the Close pushbutton to close the preview window.
4.
Select the Print button from the toolbar. A standard Print dialogue is displayed.
5.
Set up the required printer settings. Select the OK pushbutton to print the PLC
Memory details or the Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
Note
Printer specific settings can be applied prior to printing the PLC Memory
details, by selecting Print Setup from the File menu.
Use the following procedure to copy or move information from or in the PLC Memory component.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select an item or items in a window.
Select the Copy button from the toolbar to copy the item, or the Cut button from
the toolbar to move the item.
Select an area to move the items to, for instance copying data area values into
another data area.
Select the Paste button from the toolbar to paste the item. A Paste operation can
be performed several times without copying again.
PLC Memory Preferences
PLC Memory component preferences permits the setting of display properties for data monitoring.
The Display tab defines the preferred display format. Use the following procedure to change the display
format preference:
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Select the Preferences option from the View menu.
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Select the appropriate word display format option, either Binary, Binary Coded
Decimal, Decimal, Signed Decimal, Floating Point, Hexadecimal, Double Floating
Point or Text.
3. Select the appropriate bit display format option, either Text or Numeric.
4. If required, select the appropriate font using the Change Font pushbutton.
5. Select the OK pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton to abort
the operation.
The Monitoring tab allows the monitor update interval preference to be amended. Use the following
procedure to change the monitor update interval preference.
Select the Preferences option from the View menu.
Select the Monitoring tab.
Select a Monitor Update Interval and an associated Unit from the fields.
Select the OK pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton to abort
the operation.
The General tab permits the setting of general preferences. Use the following procedure to change the
general preferences.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Preferences option from the View menu.
Select the General tab.
Select the Automatically Resize Column Widths option to ensure that all values
remain visible within the data area window irrespective of their display format. It
is best practise for this option to be set OFF when monitoring large data areas.
4. Select the Prompt Before Closing an Active Monitor Window option if
confirmation is required before closing a data area window that is being monitored.
5. Select the Beep on Invalid Input option to receive an audible beep when an invalid
input to the PLC Memory component has been made.
6. Select the Fast Window Update option to reduce the affect of flickering when
monitoring.
7. Select the OK pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton to abort
the operation.
The File tab permits the setting of header information into PLC memory component files. Use the
following procedure to change the file information.
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2.
3.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Select the Preferences option from the View menu.
Select the File tab.
Insert a file name in the File Name field.
Insert a comment in the Comment field.
Select the OK pushbutton to accept the settings or the Cancel pushbutton to abort
the operation.
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CHAPTER 3
IO Table Component
This chapter describes the IO Table component available to C-series, CV-series, CS1-series and CJ1
series PLCs and its ability to create, retrieve and edit a configured PLC’s rack and address data.
The IO Table component allows configuration of racks, slots and units within a PLC, using available
hardware as reference. Within a PLC there are three versions of an IO Table, all of which should ideally
have the same contents. IO Table component editing allows manipulation of the internal version of the
table, and modification of the PLC’s view of how the hardware is configured. The three versions are:
♦
Actual IO Table. The real hardware configuration of the PLC units and slots on power-up.
♦
Registered IO Table. The internal PLC table: this is the one used by the PLC when running,
regardless of the state of the actual hardware. It can be read and, for C2000 PLCs, CV-series PLCs
and CS-series PLCs, written to by the CX-Server software.
♦
CX-Server IO Table. The IO configuration understood by CX-Server. It can be created and
modified directly, independently from the PLC, and can be transferred with a program (for CVseries and CS1-series PLCs).
The Registered Table and CX-Server’s table can be changed from the PC, but the actual configuration
requires the physical manipulation of the PLC hardware. It is only possible to transfer the Registered
IO Table in C2000, CV and CS1-series PLCs to the PLC. Editing of individual IO units in the Registered
IO Table is only available in C1000H, C2000H, CS1-series and CV-series PLCs.
The IO Table component is displayed as a hierarchical structure. The IO Table view can be expanded
to show entries for all Remote Terminals (RTs) and the IO. All possible racks and unit numbers for the
active PLC are displayed although these may not all be in use. An address and IO string are displayed
against each rack slot or unit; this is used to indicate the input and output characteristics of the unit.
The status bar displays the selected PLC and CPU type, and the current operating mode of the PLC.
When a Remote Terminal (RT) is added, it can be expanded to provide the Terminals view, showing
entries for all slots on that remote rack.
Icons to the left of a rack indicate units fitted to expansion racks, SYSBUS/SYSBUS2 remote racks or
IO Terminals. To view the content of the IO Table, double-click on a rack. The unit address is displayed
in brackets for each slot.
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This icon represents an empty extension.
This icon represents a unit or empty slot.
This icon represents a rack that contains units.
To expand the IO Table, select this icon.
To collapse the IO Table, select this icon.
For CV-series PLCs, SIOU units are shown on the IO Table tree as a separate rack. For CS1-series
PLCs, SIOU units are all integrated into the main rack.
Whilst in online mode operations can be selected that affect the PLC, for instance creating an IO Table.
These options are only available when the PLC is in the correct mode of operation for programming.
The IO Table component can be forced to be displayed in focus by selecting Always on top from the
Options menu.
For moving, resizing, maximising, minimising and closing windows, refer to Microsoft Windows online
help for further information.
Access to the IO Table component is from the invoking application or via the CX-Net Network
Configuration Tool. Refer to Chapter 8 - CX-Net Network Configuration Tool for further details.
To close the IO Table dialogue, select the Close button in the title bar.
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Unit Settings
Creating an IO Table
Creation of an IO Table whilst connected to a PLC causes the Actual IO Table in the hardware to be
written to the Registered IO Table. An IO Table can also be edited offline and stored to file, this method
is usually employed when designing a PLC’s IO Table.
To create an IO Table, Select Create from the Options menu.
Slot Allocation
Use the following procedure to allocate a unit to a slot.
Select an empty slot in the IO Table component.
Click the right-mouse button and select a unit. For Single and Multiple IO Units
a secondary selection is required from the right-mouse button menu. The type of
PLC series and individual rack configurations determine the units that can be
installed and therefore the content of the right-mouse button menu. The types of
unit that can be selected are described in following paragraphs.
Slots can also be allocated by transferring the rack information from the PLC. Refer to IO Table
Component in this chapter for information regarding transferring IO Table information from the PLC.
1, 2, 3…
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2.
For CS1-series PLCs, the IO fields for racks, slots and units information can be edited directly in the IO
Table tree.
Only those units in the Registered IO Table for CS1-series PLCs, C200H (including C200HS/X/G/E)
PLCs and CV/CVM1-series PLCs can be edited.
Note:
Any slots allocated must be verified to ensure that the Real IO Table has been setup
up correctly.
Single and Multiple Units
Points with an IO Type of Input, Output or Input/Output can be applied to the IO Table component. Each
point contains a name and an address indicating its position in PLC memory. The information contained
within a point can be read or updated by the controlling system and its status and content stored in the
system’s database. An application accesses this point data by establishing a link between the application
and the database. A point can have the same address as another and any comment entered against this
address applies to all points at that location.
All PLC series support 8-point, 16-point, 32-point and 64-point Units. CV-series PLCs and CS1-series
PLCs also support 128-point and 256-point Units.
Refer to the Run Time manual for an introduction to points.
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Counters, Position Controller, Numerical Control and ASCII Units
Use the following procedure to apply unit settings to Counters, Position Controllers, Numerical Control
and ASCII units.
Allocate a slot to be a Counter unit, Position Controller unit, Numerical Control
unit or ASCII unit. The Enter SIOU Details dialogue is displayed.
2. Enter valid settings for the Unit Number field, Address per Unit field, Input Words
field and Output Words field. Valid settings exclude those settings that have
already been used.
3. Select the OK pushbutton to complete the operation or the Cancel pushbutton to
abort the operation.
Additionally for Counters, Numerical Control and ASCII units, for CV-series PLCs and CS1-series
PLCs, the CIO and DM Address range need to be specified; refer to Chapter 3 - Software Switches for
further information.
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1.
Interrupt Units
Interrupt units are automatically assigned until the maximum number of units has been reached.
Sysmac-Bus Master Unit and Remote Terminals
If the Sysmac-Bus Master option is selected from the context menu, the hierarchy in the IO Table
component can be further expanded to expose the Remote Terminals and IO Terminals that form part
of the SYSMAC-BUS option. Use the following procedure to apply unit settings to Sysmac-Bus Master.
Allocate a slot to be a Sysmac-Bus Master unit. The Enter RM Number dialogue
is displayed.
2. Select a unit number from the Unit Number field, either 0 or 1.
3. Select the OK pushbutton to complete the operation or the Cancel pushbutton to
abort the operation.
The Sysmac-Bus Master unit provides two types of slave units that can be applied to the slave rack in
the same manner as a normal rack:
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C500H Remote Terminal (RT);
♦
C200H Remote Terminal (RT).
Any units on the slave racks or other Remote IO Units connected to the master are allocated IO words
according to the slot where the master is located.
For C1000H and C2000H PLCs, Word multipliers are required to set the base address of IO Terminals
on each SYSMAC-BUS Remote Master.
SIOU/Communications Units
SIOU/Communications Units can only be set up for CV-series PLCs and CS1-series PLCs.
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For CV-series PLCs SIOU/Communications Units the following Unit Setup and Software Switches setup
can be performed:
♦
Basic (Software Switches setup only);
♦
CompoBus/D Master (Software Switches setup only);
♦
Controller Link;
♦
Ethernet;
♦
Host Link;
♦
ISA Board Unit (Software Switches setup only);
♦
ME-Net (Software Switches setup only);
♦
Mini-map (Software Switches setup only);
♦
M-Net (Software Switches setup only);
♦
Motion Controller (Software Switches setup only);
♦
PC (Software Switches setup only);
♦
Syslink;
♦
Sysmac-Bus Master;
♦
SysNet.
For CS1-series PLCs SIOU/Communications Units the following Unit Setup and Software Switches
setup can be performed:
♦
Controller Link Unit;
♦
Device Net and Open Network controllers;
♦
♦
Ethernet Unit;
♦
Serial Communications Unit (Software Switches setup only).
Most of the settings for SIOU/Communications Units should have been set via the PLC setup component.
Refer to Chapter 4 - PLC Setup component for further details.
Refer to Chapter 3 - Unit Setup and Software Switches for further information.
Caution Setup to SIOUs that have already been registered should be applied carefully.
Verifying Correct Configuration
If a change is made to the IO configuration that affects a type of IO word or the number of words
required by a unit, for instance adding or removing units, an IO verification error occurs. Select Verify
from the Options menu to ensure that an IO verification error has not occurred. If an error has occurred,
use the procedures explained in Chapter 3 - Creating an IO Table, Chapter 3 - Slot Allocation and
Chapter 3 - Transfer an IO Table to rectify any error.
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Unit Setup
The Unit Setup for a selected rack IO option can be edited for CV-series and CS1-series PLCs only. For
C-series PLCs, refer to Chapter 8 - CX-Net Network Configuration Tool. Use the following procedure
to edit the Unit Setup.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Note
Highlight the rack/unit in the IO Table tree.
Click the right-mouse button and select Unit Setup.
Set the required unit setup options for the specified rack/unit.
The availability of the Unit Setup option depends on the rack/unit selected.
The SIOUs attached to a PLC are shown in the IO Table component.
The PLC Communications Unit Setup dialogue allows both the system and software switch memory
areas associated with a mounted Special Input/Output unit (SIOU) to be configured.
Software Switches
The Software Switch settings for a selected rack IO option can be edited for CV-series and CS1-series
PLCs.
For CV-series PLCs, the Software Switch settings appear in the IO Table tree as SIOU Units. For CS1series PLCs, the Software Switch settings appear in the IO Table tree as part of the Main Rack
information.
The dialogue which is presented for software switch setup depends upon the type of the SIOU and allows
the software switch memory area associated with a mounted SIOU to be configured. Software switches
provide status information on each SIO unit on the PLC.
Note
It is also possible to edit the Inner Board software switches for the CS1-series
PLC if fitted by selecting Inner Board Software Switches option from the
PLC’s context menu.
The Software Switch dialogue is displayed allowing the network unit system memory area to be
configured and transferred to the PLC. Software switches can be defined for the following:
♦
SYSMAC LINK. Allows set up of Data Link (on/off) and Internode Test (on/off) and setting of
response monitor time;
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SYSMAC NET. Allows set up of Data Link (on/off) and Internode Test; (on/off);
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Ethernet. Allows set up of Internode Test (on/off) and setting of response monitor time.
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Controller Link. Allows the polling status of the node to be set (whether it is a polling or polled unit)
and whether to clear the Controller Link unit EPROM.
Use the following procedure to edit the Software Switch Setup.
1, 2, 3…
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Highlight the rack/unit in the IO Table tree.
Click the right-mouse button and select Software Switches.
Set the required software switch setup options for the specified rack/unit.
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General
The General tab of the Software Switches dialogue provides the complete software switches settings for
a Basic unit, PC unit, Mini-map unit, Host Link unit, Motion Control unit, ME-Net unit, CompoBus/D
Master unit and ISO Baud unit. It also serves as partial software switches settings for other units.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Access the Software Switch dialogue for an appropriate rack/unit.
Set the required CIO and DM area address in the CIO Address field and DM
Address field.
Data Link Area
The Data Link tab is used to control whether Data Link is generated automatically or by a specific Data
Link table for SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET and Controller Link. This setup is only used if the Node
Type is Master. The list box at the bottom of the chapter is only used when Data Link is set to one of
the automatic options (i.e. not specific).
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Note
Select Transfer from PLC from the Options menu to transfer the current system
area settings from the unit.
Select the required unit and click the right-mouse button. Select the Software
Switches setting.
Adjust the settings as required.
Select Transfer to PLC from the Options menu to transfer the network parameters
to the unit.
Select the Reset Unit setting to restart the unit - the written settings are activated
in the unit.
If the unit which is being set is the one on which the current communication
to the PLC is being made, the PLC needs to be closed and opened before
communications can continue.
Ethernet
The Ethernet setup differs from SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET and Controller Link by not having a
Data Link Area setup and by having two further dialogue boxes, the IP Address Table and IP Router
Table. This particular interface requires that each device attached to the network has an IP address, and
that routing information for directing data across the network is also included (where necessary); such
address information ensures that data is transmitted correctly between two nodes.
Note
Table information is only used if the IP Address Conv. Method radio button
is not set to Auto.
The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows access to a file card on the PLC. If a FTP login name and
password are entered then these are used to start an FTP session. For more information, refer to the
Ethernet User’s Manual.
The IP Address Table dialogue allows the IP address of a network node to be entered.
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Select the Ethernet Unit from the IO Table and click the right-mouse button.
Select the Unit Setup option.
Click on the Insert pushbutton.
Enter the IP Address for the node in the IP Address field; each of the four fields
must take a value in the range 0 to 255.
5. Select the OK pushbutton to proceed.
6. Click on the Delete pushbutton to remove the address from the table.
7. Select Transfer from PLC from the Options menu to write the changes back to the
table.
The IP Router Table establishes communications between different networks by maintaining the IP
address for each interface and is created by clicking on the Insert pushbutton above the IP Router table
dialogue. Procedures are the same as for the IP Address Table described above.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Syslink Unit and Controller Link Specific Settings
A Syslink unit Software Switches dialogue includes a General tab and Data Link tab described
previously.
The Error Information tab provides read-only information regarding the errors that the PLC can detect
and raise an error flag.
The Network Status tab provides network status information. It also activates the PLC to perform
internode tests. Select the Start option to set the PLC to check for errors and report them. Select the Stop
option to stop the PLC from detecting errors. The Network Node List field lists the network nodes and
whether they are participating in the network operations.
Sysmac-Bus2 Unit Specific Settings
A Sysmac-Bus2 unit Software Switches dialogue includes a General tab described previously.
The Slave tab provides specific status information to the Sysmac-Bus2 unit. There are various types of
slave that may be connected to a Remote IO Master unit. These slaves include IO Terminals,
Programmable Displays and Remote IO Slave units.
To view the slaves connected for a group, select the Group required from the field at the top of the Slaves
tab. The remainder of the Slaves tab displays the Node and Status for each category.
If the hierarchy of the IO Table has been expanded, the three groups can be populated with other units:
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Group 1. 16-point and 32-point IO units.
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Group 2. 16-point, 32-point, 64-point and 128-point IO units and 256-point dummy.
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Group 3. 58M Remote Terminal, 54MH Remote Terminal and 122M Remote Terminal.
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Serial Communications Unit Specific Settings
Serial Communications unit specific software switches settings can only be set for CS1-series PLCs.
A Serial Communications unit Software Switches dialogue includes a General tab described previously.
The Port 1 tab and Port 2 tab are identical. Settings can be specified for the Format field, Mode field
and Hardware field.
IO Table Management
Changes made to an IO Table can be done by simply editing particular fields in the table. Basic
information can be changed by displaying the configuration, selecting the rack or unit that needs to be
changed and editing or selecting the new IO address or configuration information.
All slot allocations in the IO Table can be cleared. Select Clear from the Options menu.
An IO Table unit in the PLC’s Registered IO Table in the PLC can be deleted. Use the following
procedure to delete an IO Table Unit.
1. Highlight the rack/unit in the IO Table to be deleted.
2. Click the right-mouse button and select Delete.
The CX-Server IO Table component can be examined to determine if it has a valid configuration. To
check an IO Table, select the Check option from the Options menu. A message is displayed indicating
whether the operation was successful or not.
1, 2, 3…
The CX-Server IO Table component can compare the local IO Table on the PC with the CX-Server
project settings and displays any differences or errors. Select the Compare with Project option from the
Options menu.
PC to PLC Communications
The IO Table component permits the transferring of data to and from the PLC and allows comparisons
to be made between data stored on the PC and the PLC.
Transfer an IO Table from a PLC
The Transfer from PLC option loads the Registered Table into the CX-Server IO Table, replacing the
currently displayed setup. The IO Table can also be part of a general transfer which may, for example,
include transferring program and memory data from the PLC. Use the following procedure to transfer
an IO Table from the PLC.
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the IO Table component.
Select Transfer from PLC from the Options menu to transfer an IO Table from the
PLC.
The IO Table component is refreshed with the details from the PLC.
1, 2, 3…
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Transfer an IO Table to a PLC
The Transfer to PLC option loads the CX-Server IO Table into the Registered Table: this is only
available to C2000, CV and CS1-series PLCs. The table can be transferred to the PLC at any time (when
the PLC is online) but the operation can be delayed until other configuration settings have been made and
then the complete configuration can be transferred to the PLC via the PLC Setup component. Use the
following procedure to transfer an IO Table to the PLC.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Ensure the PLC is online before activating the IO Table component.
Select Transfer to PLC from the Options menu to transfer an IO Table to the PLC.
Note
If the PLC Setup area is either written to the PLC or to the IO Table area the
PLC may need to be powered down and powered up in order for settings take
effect. If the settings need to be changed without switching off the PLC, write
the PLC Setup data first, then either generate or write the IO Table. Refer to
Chapter 4 - PLC Setup Component.
Comparing an IO Table
The Registered IO Table can be compared with the CX-Server IO Table and displays any differences.
This option is helpful to confirm that a table that has been set up in CX-Server and has been transferred
to the PLC, agrees with how the hardware is set up. Use the following procedure to compare a
Registered IO Table with the CX-Server IO Table.
1. Ensure the PLC is online before activating the IO Table component.
2. Select Compare with PLC from the Options menu.
Any differences (if any) are displayed in the IO Table component.
1, 2, 3…
PLC Specific Features
A number of features specific to types of PLC are described in the following paragraphs.
Hot Swapping
Hot swapping is permitted for C1000H/C2000H PLCs and allows modules to be changed without having
to power down. The modules swapped must be identical. To Hot Swap, select the Hot Swap option from
the Options menu.
Setting Rack Start Addresses
This option is only available to CV-series PLCs and CS1-series PLCs. Use the following procedure to
set Rack Start Addresses.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
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Select Rack Start Addresses from the Option menu. The Rack Start Addresses
dialogue box is displayed.
Enter the addresses for each rack as required. Select the OK pushbutton to accept
the settings or select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
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Units Profile Information
For CS1-series PLCs, SIOU’s, CPU SIOU’s and other units, unit manufacturing information can be
retrieved, the data read and comments saved against each unit to a Compact Flash disk when fitted. Use
the following procedure to view the unit manufacturing details:
1, 2, 3…
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2.
Highlight the PLC name and click the right-mouse button.
Select Unit Manufacturing Information and then either CPU Unit or Inner Board
Note: An error is displayed if the unit does not support manufacting
information.
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CHAPTER 4
PLC Setup Component
This chapter describes the PLC Setup component and the procedures involved in changing a PLC’s
settings both offline and online.
The PLC Setup component allows the PLC settings to be entered for individual C-series PLCs, CV-series
PLCs or CS1-series PLCs. More than one PLC Setup component can be opened at any one time allowing
a number of PLCs to be configured simultaneously.
Once a PLC has been defined in a project in terms of name, device type and network type, changing
various settings allows the PLC behaviour to be altered. Options can also be selected to check the PLC
is functioning correctly.
The tabbed PLC settings component shows only options available for the selected PLC. Some options
will be greyed out in instances where they are not applicable to the PLCs current state.
The status bar displays the PLC and CPU type and the operational mode of the PLC.
Note
When configuring a PLC it is advisable to have the PLC operational manual
available for reference. A warning is displayed before any changes are made
to a PLC’s current state. This gives the option of cancelling the procedure.
Note
The information provided in this chapter is not definitive because of the wide
variety of PLCs and their differing nature - even within the same PLC series.
Consult the relevant PLC operating manual for specific PLC settings
information.
The PLC Setup component can be forced to stay as the top window by selecting the Always on top option
from the Options menu.
For Moving, resizing, maximising, minimising and closing windows, refer to Microsoft Windows online
help.
Access to the PLC Setup component is from the invoking application and also via the CX-Net Network
Configuration Tool, refer to Chapter 8 - CX-Net Network Configuration Tool for further information.
To close the PLC Setup dialogue, select the Close button in the title bar.
CS1-Series PLC Settings
The following paragraphs describe the features of the PLC Setup component associated with CS1-series
PLCs. Refer to Chapter 4 - PC to PLC Communications for details of transferring PLC setup information
to and from the PLC.
The common Set Default option resets PLC Setup component values to the default settings.
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PLC Startup
The PLC Startup tab of the PLC Setup component allows certain PLC settings to be made which always
take effect on startup (until they are explicitly altered). Use the following procedure to apply settings
in the PLC Startup tab.
Startup Hold
The Hold area in the PLC’s Work Area Memory retains the status when either the operating mode is
changed, power is interrupted or the PLC operation is stopped. You can select one or all the following
options for the hold area to retain.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Force Status Hold Bit - Specifies that the status of the forced status hold bit is to
be maintained (ticked) or reset to OFF when power is next turned on.
IOM Hold Bit - Specifies that the status of the IOM hold bit is to be maintained
(ticked) or reset to OFF when power is next turned on.
Mode
This selects the default PLC operation mode when the PLC is powered on:
Program - Select this for online programming when the PLC is powered on.
Monitor - Select this to start monitoring the running program when the PLC is powered on.
Run - Select this to run the PLC’s program when the PLC is powered on.
Use Programming Console - This is the default setting that allows you to select the operating mode
when online.
In addition to the above, the following settings are available for CJ1-H and CS1-H PLCs
Execution Settings
For the CJ1-H and CS1-H PLCs series PLCs set the Execution Setting options as oppropiate.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Run program when initialize unit/board. Check the tick box to select this option.
Service for units when Inner Board recognition. Check the tick box to select this
option.
Settings
The Settings tab of the PLC Setup component allows execution processes and controls to be defined and
EM allocation to be enabled.
Note: For CS1-H and CJ1-H PLCs only, this tab is called CPU Settings
Execute Process
Use the following procedure to apply Execute Process settings.
1, 2, 3…
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Low Battery Enabled - Select (tick) this option to flag when CPU Unit battery
errors are detected.
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3.
4.
Interrupt Task Enabled - When this option is selected interrupt task errors will be
detected.
Stop CPU Error Enabled - Select this option to determine if instruction errors
(instruction processing errors (ER) and illegal access errors (AER)) are to treated
as non-fatal or fatal errors.
Don't register FAL to error log - Select this option (tick) to stop registering FAL
to error log.
Memory Allocation
CS1-series PLCs can select either Memory Card or EM (Expansion Memory) specified file area. Each
time EM is selected, the EM is reformatted automatically.
To use EM rather than Memory Card, select the EM File Setting enabled setting and enter the EM Start
File No. CS1-series PLCs can use EM as file memory, either as or as well as Compact Flash disk. When
transferred to the PLC, EM is formatted.
In addition to the above, the following settings are available for CJ1-H and CS1-H PLCs
Background Execution
1, 2, 3… 1. Table data process instructions. Check the tick box enable Table date process
instructions.
2. String data process instructions - Select (tick) this option to enable String data
process instructions.
3. Data shift process instructions - Select (tick) this option to enable Data shift
process instructions.
4. Com port number - Enter a number between 1 and 7 inclusive, to set the Com
port you wish to connect by.
Caution: entering a com port number higher than the number of ports actually
available will prevent future connections to that PLC.
Timings
The PLC Timings tab of the PLC Setup component allows cycle, interrupt and event timings to be
defined. Use the following procedure when applying settings in the PLC Timings tab for standard CS1
PLCs. When setting the timings for other PLC types follow the on-screen instructions.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Check the Watch Cycle Time setting and set the watch cycle time if enabled for the
PLC; the default is 0 ms.
Deselect the Set Time to all Events setting to enter a time period for all event
processes; this is entered as a percentage of the total cycle time.
Check the Power Off Interrupt setting, and set if enabled for the PLC; the default
is 0ms.
Set the Cycle Time setting to define the time interval for cycles.
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Set the Scheduled Interrupt Interval setting to schedule interrupts to occur at
regular intervals; either every 10ms or a specific value can be set.
SIOU Refresh
The SIOU Refresh tab of the PLC Setup component allows SIOU Status to be enabled. Check the
required Enable SIOU Status setting for each SIOU in the field.
Unit Settings
The Unit Settings tab of the PLC Setup component allows timings for the individual rack slots associated
with the PLC to be set. Select the required slot(s) from the rack field and the required unit setting; the
default is 8 ms.
Host Link Port
The Host Link Port tab of the PLC Setup component defines the protocol which allows the transferral
of data between the PLC and the host PC. The default settings may be used or an alternative
communications protocol defined. Some of the options may not be applicable depending on the device
type selected. Use the following procedure to apply settings in the Host Link Port tab.
The Port Settings default is 9,600 bps, 1 start bit, 7-bit data, 2 stop bits and Even
parity. Customised port settings can be entered by deselecting the Default setting.
2. Select the CTS Control setting to enable use of CTS.
3. Set the Unit Number setting for the selected PLC.
4. Set the Delay value; a pre-set transmission delay in the range 0000 to 9999 (for
BCD this is in 10ms units).
The following entries cannot be amended:
1, 2, 3…
1.
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Link Words. These word addresses are fixed at LR00 to LR63 (or bit addresses from LR0000 to
LR6315).
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Start Code and End Code. The message start and end codes.
♦
NT Link Max.
Peripheral Port
The Peripheral Port tab of the PLC Setup component defines the connection between the PC and PLC.
The default settings may be used or an alternative communications protocol defined. Use the following
procedure to apply settings in the Peripheral Port tab.
1, 2, 3…
1.
The Port Settings default to 9600 bps, 1 start bit, 7-bit data, 2 stop bits and Even
parity. Customised port settings can be entered by deselecting the Default setting.
2.
Set the Unit Number setting for the selected PLC.
The NT Link Max setting cannot be amended.
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Peripheral Service
Note that this tab is only available for the CS1-H and CJ1-H PLCs (CS1G-H, CS1H-H, CJ1G-H and
CJ1H-H).
The tabbed dialog is split into three sections as follows:
Sync/Async Comms
Execution Mode - The default for this option is Not Specified, and as such means that all other parts are
disabled except for Set time to all events.
Select one option from the list to set the execution mode. Choosing Not Specified will disable all the
options within the Peripheral Service dialog, except for 'Set time to all events'. Not Specified is the only
way of setting the Peripheral Service Execution Time to zero.
If Peripheral Service is chosen, editing Peripheral Service Execution Time is possible, and the system
sets the default to 0.1. See also Instruction Processing (Peripheral Service Execution Time).
Specifying Asynchronous will disable the same options as Not Specified, and set the Execution mode
to Asynchronous processing. Synchronous likewise sets the Execution Mode to Synchronous processing
Peripheral Service Mode
Instruction Execution Time - A value within and including the range of 5 to 255 or 0 can be entered as
a valid setting.
Peripheral Service Execution Time - A value within and including 0.1 to 25.5 can be entered as a valid
setting. For more information on when this option is available, see Sync/Async Comms, Execution
Mode, above.
Target Unit (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and SIOU - The default for this setting is Not Specified. There are five possible
options for this setting. After Not Specified, the next option is CPU SIOU. If this option is selected, the
SIOU number should be entered in the box to the right marked 'SIOU'. The next option is SIOU, and
likewise with the CPU SIOU option, the SIOU number should be entered in the box to the right marked
'SIOU'. The three remaining options allow either the Inner Board, Host Link Port or Peripheral Port to
be set as the 'Target Unit'.
Set time to all events
Set time to all events (default 4%) - By ticking the checkbox, the default as stated above will be set. If
the checkbox is not ticked, then a value between 0 and 255 inclusive can be entered, effecting a
maximum setting of 25.5 (255 *0.1). This option is found in the Timings tab for all other CS1 PLCs.
Duplex Settings
The Duplex Setting tab is activated by selecting the Duplex Settings option from the PLC Settings
Options menu.
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With this option checked, use the Tabs scroll buttons to scroll to the right and click on the Duplex
Settings tab to bring it to the front. The options in this dialog can now be set to provide the appropriate
communications setup within the selected Communications Units. The dialog is divided into five
sections as follows:
Note: The Duplex Setting tab is available for the CS1H-H 65 and 67 but is only applicable for the CS1D
series PLCs.
Operation Settings
Run under Duplex Initial – This option should be selected if it is required to run two Units in parallel
with Duplex Initial execution. Note that this setting only takes effect at startup or at the start of an
operation. It cannot be changed during an operation.
Return Automatically– Select this option when it is required to execute a process that returns to Duplex
Operation automatically.
Communications Unit Duplex Setting
From the list of Communications Units select those that are to be run in duplex mode. If more than one
Unit is set to duplex mode the options selected will be applied to each Unit. It is not possible to set
different options for different Communications Units. To execute the Communication Duplex operation
an IO table must be created or transferred. Note that this setting only takes effect at startup or at the start
of an operation. It cannot be changed during an operation.
Hot Swap
Allow Plural Units - Selecting this option enables Units operating in Parallel or Duplex mode to be
replaced while online. The Units, which can be exchanged while online are, Basic IO Units, SIOUs, and
CPU SIOUs of the CS-Series PLCs. Note that this option can be selected while online.
STB Serial Settings
Allow STB-COMM – Selecting this option will enable the Host Link Port of the Standby CPU. This
option should not be selected if it is required to continue with communications when changing from
Duplex operation to Standby operation.
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CPU Unit Duplex Transfer Settings
Transfer Program – This option should be selected if it is required to skip the Transferring Program area
at Duplex Initial operation after exchanging CPU units, (Verify will be executed). If programs can be
matched beforehand, use this setting to reduce the Duplex Initial Operation time.
EM Division Transmission – This option should be selected when it is required to transfer Duplex Initial
data in specified EM sizes. If the option is not selected the complete EM area will be transferred at once.
Note that this may cause the cycle time to be expanded for a short time.
Division Size – If the EM Division Transmission option has been selected the value entered for the
division size will determine the size of the EM area to transfer. Note that this setting only takes effect
at startup or at the start of an operation. It cannot be changed during an operation.
Transfer Parameter Area of Inner board – Select this option when it is required to transfer the Parameter
Area of the inner board between Units.
Transfer Variable Area of Inne rboard – Select this option when it is required to transfer the Variable
Area of the inner board between Units.
CV-Series PLC Settings
The following paragraphs describe the features of the PLC Setup component associated with CV-series
PLCs. Refer to Chapter 4 - PC to PLC Communications for details of transferring PLC setup information
to and from the PLC.
The common Set Default option resets PLC Setup component values to the default settings.
PLC Startup
The PLC Startup tab of the PLC Setup component allows certain PLC settings to be made which always
takes effect on startup (until they are explicitly altered). Some of the options may not be applicable
depending on the device type selected. Use the following procedure to apply settings in the PLC Startup
tab.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
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The status of the Force Status Hold setting, IOM Hold Bit setting and Restart
Continuation Bit setting in the Startup Hold area of the PLC’s Work Area memory
can be set so that they are either maintained or reset to OFF on power up.
When power is restored after an interruption, the IO Bits setting and Power-On
Status setting must be selected and the PLC startup mode must be set to Run or
Monitor.
Set the Mode setting to either Program, Monitor, Run, Debug or Use Programming
Console. The default mode is Program.
Set the Display Mode setting. The 7-segment display of the IO Interface units, IO
Control unit and SYSMAC BUS/2 Remote IO Slave units can be set to one of three
modes. The mode is indicated by the position of the decimal point.
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Mode 1. Displays the first IO word allocated to the rack (000 indicates an
error). This is the default mode.
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Mode 2. Displays the CPU operating status (A or -) and error status
(E, F or -), peripheral connection and rack number.
♦
5.
6.
Mode 3. Displays a 4-character message when the IODP (189) instruction is
executed in the unit’s program.
Check the Automatically Transfer User Program setting to automatically transfer
the user program from one of the PLCs memory cards when the PLC starts-up.
Check the Display modes at startup setting to display all selected modes on startup.
Error Log
The Error Log tab permits certain settings to be applied to error logging. Either Data Memory (DM) or
Extended Memory (EM) areas can be selected to hold the PLC’s Error Log. Refer to Chapter 6 - PLC
Error Component for a description of the Error Log. Use the following procedure to apply settings in
the Error Log tab.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Note
Check the Enable Error Log setting to enable error logging. If this is not selected,
the default log auxiliary memory is assigned.
Enter the Start Address setting for the error log. This is only enabled if the Enable
Error Log setting has been selected.
Enter the EM Bank Number setting if the Error Log is to be stored on an installed
Extended Memory Card. The Start Address setting needs to be set to the relevant
area of EM. This is only enabled if the Enable Error Log setting has been selected.
Enter the Number of Records setting for the number of records to be held in the
PLC Error component.
An Error Log in the Auxiliary Area (words A100-A199 for CV1000) can
contain up to 20 error records. To increase the size of the log (to 2047
records), move it to either the DM or EM areas.
Execution Controls
Instructions can be executed and peripheral servicing performed by either using:
♦
Event driven (asynchronous) processing mode. The peripheral servicing process interrupts the
execution process cycle by sending IO refresh requests.
or
♦ Synchronised processing mode. The execution and peripheral servicing processes wait for each
other to complete the task in hand.
Consult the PLC operational manual for details when defining the execution controls. Use the following
procedure to apply settings in the Execution Controls tab.
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2.
An operand can be indirectly addressed via the DM area in either Binary or BCD.
Select the Binary setting or the BCD setting as required.
Set the Step Timer setting for the SFC step instructions. The default is 0.1s.
Note
For CV1000, CV2000 and CVM1/CPU21-EV2 PLCs, EM can be used for
indirect addressing of an operand.
Note
The Step Timer setting is not available to CVM1 PLCs.
Execution Controls 1
Use the following procedure to apply settings.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check the Measure CPU-Bus Unit Cycle setting for the CPU to measure the
service cycle.
Check the Detect Low Battery setting to flag PLC and Memory Card low battery.
Check the CPU standby on initialisation of bus units setting to ensure the CPU
remains in standby until SYSMAC BUS/2 terminators are detected. If this is not
checked, PLC operation begins regardless of the presence of terminators.
Check the Error on power off interrupts setting to ignore a momentary power
interruption (and not generate an error) or leave unchecked to generate an error on
power off.
Execution Controls 2
Check the following settings as required.
♦
The Duplication action error setting.
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The Multiple JMP000 use setting.
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The Run program on IO verify error setting.
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The Startup trace setting.
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The Nest IO interrupts setting.
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The IO Interrupt setting.
Host Link Port
The Host Link Port tab of the PLC Setup component defines the protocol which allows the transferral
of data between the PLC and the host PC. The default settings may be used or an alternative
communications protocol defined.
Use the following procedure to apply settings in the Host Link Port tab.
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Select a Unit Number setting for the Host Link port setting. This has a maximum
value of 31.
IO Refresh
The IO Refresh tab of the PLC Setup component allows the specification of refreshes and their definition
as either timed or immediate refreshes. Some of the options may not be applicable depending on the
device type selected. Use the following procedure to apply settings in the IO Refresh tab.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Note
Check the Zero-cross setting to ensure output devices accurately switch on/off high
power devices when minimum current is flowing (when the AC power supply
crosses zero).
Check the Cyclic setting to generate a cyclic refresh at the end of program
execution.
Check the Scheduled setting to specify a time interval between interrupt refreshes.
This is in the range 0ms to 120ms.
Check the Immediate Refresh setting to allow program instructions to be set to
interrupt for immediate refreshing. The Scheduled refresh setting must be set to
00ms.
Scheduled refreshing is not available if the PLC is set for synchronous
operation.
Address Enable
The Address Enable tab of the PLC Setup component allows addresses to be entered for selected local
racks. Some of the options may not be applicable depending on the device type selected. Use the
following procedure to apply settings in the Address Enable tab.
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Enter an address for each required Local rack setting. The first word can be set
between 0 and 511. Word allocations must not overlap. The default for the CPU
rack is zero. If word allocations overlap, they are ignored and the address returns
to zero. Racks selected without a designated first word is allocated words
automatically beginning from CIO 0000.
Enter the Group 1 and Group 2 values. This is the first word between CIO 0000
and CIO 0999 for each SYSMAC BUS/2 Group 1 and 2 Masters.
Enter the Group 3 values. These are the first word for each SYSMAC BUS/2
Group 3 Slave between CIO 0000 and CIO 0999 for each SYSMAC BUS/2 Group
1 and 2 Masters and the first word for each SYSMAC BUS/2 Slave rack between
CIO 0000 and CIO 2555.
Enter the RT Terminals, SIOU and IO terminals addresses as required.
Each group (Group 1, 2 and 3) has pre-set values assigned as a default. Group
1 and Group 2 supports 32 and 16 IO units respectively. Group 3 is reserved
for racks and supports eight racks, each of which supports eleven slots.
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PLC Timings
The PLC Timings tab of the PLC Setup component allows cycle, interrupt and event times to be set. Use
the following procedure to apply settings in the PLC Timings tab.
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Check the Watch Cycle Time setting and set the watch cycle time if enabled for the
PLC; the default is 1000ms.
Check the Power Off Interrupt setting, and set if enabled for the PLC; the default
is 0ms.
Set the Cycle Time setting to define the time interval for cycles.
Set the Scheduled Interrupt Interval setting to schedule interrupts to occur at
regular intervals; either every 10ms or a specific value can be set.
Hold
The Hold tab of the PLC Setup component allows the Hold area of the PLC’s Work Area memory to be
defined. Use the following procedure to apply settings in the Hold tab.
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Check the Enable Hold Area setting to enable the Hold area and select its Start and
End Address settings.
Check the required racks from the CPU field.
Check the required Sysbus/2 remote master from the Sysbus/2 Remote Master field.
Check the required Sysbus remote master from the Sysbus Remote Master field.
C-Series PLC Settings
The following paragraphs describe the features of the PLC Setup component associated with C-series
PLCs. Refer to Chapter 4 - PC to PLC Communications for details of transferring PLC setup information
to and from the PLC.
The common Set Default option resets PLC Setup component values to the default settings.
PLC Startup
The PLC Startup tab of the PLC Setup component allows certain PLC settings to be made which always
take effect on startup (until they are explicitly altered). Use the following procedure to apply settings
in the PLC Startup tab.
Mode
This option selects the default PLC operation mode when the PLC is powered on.
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Program – Select this for online programming when the PLC is powered on.
Monitor – Select this to start monitoring the running program when the PLC is
powered on.
Run – Select this to run the PLC’s program when the PLC is powered on.
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Pre-Powerdown mode – In this mode the PLC uses the operating mode last used
before the power was turned off.
Use Programming Console – This is the default setting that allows you to select the
operating mode when online.
SIOU
The SIOU Area DM settings are highly PLC specific and are dependent upon PLC selected and the SIOU
mode. Refer to the online help for detailed information.
IOM
This option specifies that the status of the IOM hold bit is to be reset to OFF (ticked) or maintained when
power is next turned on.
Forced Status
This option specifies that the status of the forced status hold bit is to be reset to OFF (ticked) or
maintained when power is next turned on.
Console Language
Select the Console language to either English or Japanese as appropriate (CPM1/1A only).
Expansion Instructions
Set to either Default or User Settings. This option is only available for SRM1, CPM2* PLCs.
CompoBus/S Devices (CPM2*-S*)
Select the Maximum number of CompoBus and S Devices to either 16 or 32.
Communications Mode (CPM2*-S*)
Sets the communications mode to either High-Speed or Long-distance.
Memory Error on Capacitor Failure
Select this option if a memory error on capacitor failure is to be recorded.
Cycle Time
The Cycle Time tab of the PLC Setup component allows the total cycle time for the CPU unit to be
defined. This period is the time taken to complete monitoring, program execution and IO port servicing.
Use the following procedure to apply settings in the Cycle Time tab.
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Cycle Monitor Time setting. This option sets the time allowed for the CPU unit to
cycle through the type of operations indicated above. If it is exceeded, an error is
generated and the CPU unit is stopped.
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Cycle Time setting. Use this option to define a minimum cycle time by selecting
a time period in the range 1 to 9,999ms. The default is Variable (with the CPU
calculating the cycle time in each cycle).
Servicing Time setting. This option allows the percentage of the defined cycle time
which can be used to service a port to be set. It can be set for the Peripheral Port,
RS232C Port, Comms Port A and Comms Port B.
The Cycle Time setting is ignored if the Cycle Monitor Time setting is longer
and vice versa (provided a minimum time has been defined). The CPU unit
waits until the longer of the two time periods has elapsed before starting the
next cycle.
Interrupt/Refresh
The Interrupt/Refresh tab of the PLC Setup component allows certain PLCs to interrupt the main
program by input and scheduled interrupts in order to call a subroutine. Use the following procedure to
apply settings in the Interrupt/Refresh tab.
Interrupt Responce - Set the interrupt mode to High Speed to interrupt immediately
or to Normal to wait for the current process to complete.
2. SIOU Refresh setting - This option must be set to Disable Refresh when the
Interrupt Response setting is set to High Speed (if the Disable Refresh setting has
been set and the Interrupt Response is set to Normal, the Disable Refresh setting
is ignored).
3. Schedule Interrupt Unit setting - These are interrupts for which you can select
regular intervals of either a fixed 10ms duration or Set in increments of 1ms.
4. SIOU Cyclic Refresh setting - Set the SIOU Cyclic Refresh setting if required. An
SIOU Cyclic Refresh Unit(s) must be specified if an SIOU refresh setting has been
made.
The CQM1 PLCs support input and scheduled interrupts to stop the main program to run a subroutine.
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The following Interrupt/Refresh options are available with the CQM1H.
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Interrupt Enable – This option allows you to set the various IR value interrupts to
either: Normal (default), Interrupt or Quick.
Input Constant - This option allows you to set the input constant of IR000 Bits.
Select the value in milliseconds as appropriate.
Pulse Output 0/1 Unit – Set the output pulse 0 and 1 to either Relative or Absolute.
Port Settings
The Peripheral Port, Comms Board A, Comms Board B and Host Link Port tabs of the PLC Setup
component defines the settings for the connection between the PC and PLC. The default settings may
be used or an alternative communications protocol defined. Use the following procedure to apply
settings.
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The Port Settings are set to 9600 bps, 1 start bit, 7-bit data, 2 stop bits and Even
parity. Customised port settings can be entered by deselecting the Default setting.
The Mode setting can be set to one of the following connection types:
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PC.
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Hostlink 1 to n. Multiple PLC RS422/485 connections to the PC.
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RS232C. Single PLC RS232 connection to a printer or from a reader.
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1-to-1 Link Slave. Sets PLC as slave in an RS232 PLC to PLC connection.
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1-to-1 Link Master. Sets PLC as master in an RS232 PLC to PLC connection.
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NT Link 1:1. For using NT link commands in an RS232 PLC to PT
(Programmable Terminal) connection.
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NT Link 1:n. For using NT link commands in an PLC to RS422/485 multi-PT
connection.
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Protocol Macro 1:1. Single PLC RS232 to device connection.
♦ Protocol Macro 1:n. PLC to RS422/485 multi-device connections.
Select the CTS Control setting to enable use of the CTS line on the PLC.
Set the Unit Number setting for the selected PLC.
Set the Delay setting; a pre-set transmission delay in the range 0000 to 9999 (for
BCD this is in 10ms units).
The following entries cannot be amended:
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Link Words. These word addresses are fixed at LR00 to LR63 (or bit addresses from LR0000 to
LR6315).
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Start Code and End Code. The message start and end codes.
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NT Link Max.
Error Settings
The Error Settings tab of the PLC Setup component defaults to the detection and reporting of long cycle
times, interrupt errors and low battery condition. Use the following procedure to apply settings in the
Error Settings tab.
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Cycle Time - Check the Do not detect long cycles option to stop detection and
reporting of long cycles.
Styles - Check the Do not store records option if records are not to be stored.
Battery - Check the Do not detect low battery option if low battery condition is not
to be reported on.
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High Speed Counters
The CQM1H-CTB41 high-speed counter board is an Inner Board applicable to units CPU51 and CPU61.
A maximum of two boards can be mounted simultaneously in slots 1 & 2 of the PLC. The high-speed
counter board counts high-speed pulses from 50 to 500kHz entering through ports 1 to 4. It performs
tasks according to the number of pulses counted.
When the present value of the high-speed counter matches a specified target value or lies within a
specified range, the bit pattern specified in the comparison table is stored in internal output bits and
external output bits. A bit pattern can be set for each comparison result and the external output bits can
be output through an external output terminal.
Up to four external outputs can be produced when either the target value is matched or a range
comparison condition is satisfied. The high-speed counter board does not provide high-speed counter
interrupts, it simply compares the present value to target values or comparison ranges and produces
internal and external bit outputs.
CPM1/CPM1A PLCs have a high-speed counter function that can be used in incrementing mode or
up/down mode. The high-speed counter can be combined with input interrupts to perform target value
control or zone comparison control that is not affected by the PLCs cycle time. High-speed counter
signals can be input to CPU bits 00000 through 00002. In incrementing mode, input 00001 can be used
as a regular input.
High Speed Counter/Synchronised Pulse Control
Select the appropriate option to determine the parameters of the high speed counter. If the option ‘Don’t
use either function’ is selected the counter is disabled and the Counter Reset and Counter Mode option
are disabled.
Counter Reset
Select the counter reset mode of operation, either Z phase and software reset or Software reset only.
Counter Mode
Select the appropriate opion to determine the counters mode of operation.
Device Net
I/O Link Refresh Area
Note: This tab is only available for the CPM2*-S* PLCs.
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Standard - Select this button to set the standard/default settings for the I/O Refresh
Area.
Custom - Select this button to make your own settings.
Write: These setting are the same as Read, but without the option of selecting the
'AR' memory area.
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Area - This option defaults to IR area 1, but can be set to IR area 2, DM area,
LR area or HR area.
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Address - This is the beginning address number.
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Size - The default is 0. However, if the size is 0 for Write, then the size for
Read must be 1, or vice versa. Any custom setting's maximum value is
determined by what the Area and Address values before it were set to. For
example, if IR area 1 is selected, and the maximum address is specified (in this
case max = 49), then the maximum size is 1. (The size value is specified in
Words).
Read: These setting are the same as Write, but with the additional option of being
able to selecting the 'AR' memory area for reading.
♦ Area - This option defaults to IR area 1, but can be set to IR area 2, DM area,
LR area or HR area.
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Address - This is the beginning address number.
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Size - The default is 0. However, if the size is 0 for Write, then the size for
Read must be 1, or vice versa. Any custom setting's maximum value is
determined by what the Area and Address values before it were set to. For
example, if IR area 1 is selected, and the maximum address is specified (in this
case max = 49), then the maximum size is 1. (The size value is specified in
Words).
PLC Status
These options determine the status of the PLC.
Append PLC Status on top of IN data - Select this button to Append PLC Status on top of IN data, or
choose 'Do not append PLC Status'.
Do not append PLC Status - Select this button to not append PLC Status on top of IN data, or choose
'Append PLC Status on top of IN data'.
PC to PLC Communications
The PLC Setup component permits the transferring of data to and from the PLC and allows comparisons
to be made between data stored on the PC and the PLC.
Uploading PLC Settings
The Transfer from PLC option loads the settings from the PLC into the PLC Setup component. Use the
following procedure to upload PLC settings.
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Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Setup component.
Select Transfer from PLC from the Options menu. A confirmatory dialogue is
displayed.
The PLC Setup component is refreshed with the details from the PLC.
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Downloading PLC Settings
The Transfer to PLC option loads the settings to the PLC. Use the following procedure to download an
IO Table.
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Ensure the PLC is online before activating the PLC Setup component.
Select Transfer to PLC from the Options menu. A confirmatory dialogue is
displayed.
Comparing PLC Settings
The Verify option compares the settings on the PLC with those on the PLC. This option is helpful to
confirm that a table that has been set up in CX-Server and has been downloaded to the PLC, agrees with
how the hardware is set up. Use the following procedure to compare PLC settings.
1. Ensure the PLC is online before activating the IO Table component.
2. Select Verify from the Options menu.
Any differences (if any) are displayed in the PLC Setup component.
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CHAPTER 5
Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor Component
This chapter describes the Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component and its ability to display either the
PLCs uploaded data trace buffer or monitored data obtained from the PLC’s memory areas during
program execution.
Data held in a PLC’s memory areas can be monitored and traced during program execution. When
displayed, this information provides a valuable tool for analysing the program’s performance.
The Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component has two separate modes of operation:
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Data Trace. The PLC can be configured to trace a number of channels and bits and can sample these
when a trigger condition is activated. When the PLC trace buffer is full or the user stops the trace,
the trace buffer can be uploaded and viewed – the trace however, is complete. Values do not change
on the screen, all sampling is achieved in the PLC and displayed when finished.
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Time Chart Monitor. A number of channels and bits can be configured and monitored online. The
changing values are displayed in the monitoring view as either a trend graph or histogram. A trigger
condition can also be set which resets the sampled amount of data. Monitoring continues until
stopped by the user.
The status bar provides instant help, the PLC and CPU type, the current operating mode of the PLC and
the status of the Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component.
The Toolbar and status bar can both be turned on or off. Select Status Bar from the View menu to control
the display of the status bar. Select Toolbar from the View menu to control the display of the Data
Trace/Time Chart Monitor toolbar.
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The Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component can be forced to stay as the top window by selecting the
Always on top option from the Options menu.
For moving, resizing, maximising, minimising and closing windows, refer to Microsoft Windows online
help.
Access to the Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor dialogue is from the invoking application.
To close the Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor dialogue, select the Close button in the title bar.
Sampling Ranges
The following paragraphs discuss sampling ranges specific to PLC series.
CS1-series PLC Sampling Range
The CS1-series PLC can trace a maximum of 31 bits and 6 words and performs data tracing using one
of the following methods:
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Setting a timer interval. The trace can be performed in increments of 5ms during a 5-2550ms cycle.
To sample data only once each cycle, set the interval to 0ms.
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Including the TRSM (170) instruction in the PLC’s program. This instruction identifies the points
in program execution where specified data is to be stored in Trace Memory. The timer interval must
be set to ‘TRSM’.
Note
The buffer for Data Trace is 4K words.
CV-series PLC Sampling Range
The CV-series PLC can trace a maximum of 12 bits and 3 words and performs data tracing using one of
the following methods:
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Setting a timer interval. The trace can be performed in increments of 5ms during a 5-2550ms cycle.
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Including the TRSM(170) instruction in the PLC’s program. This instruction identifies the points
in program execution where specified data is to be stored in Trace Memory. The timer interval must
be set to ‘TRSM’.
C-series PLC Sampling Range
The C-series PLC can trace a maximum of 12 bits and 3 words and performs data tracing using one of
the following methods:
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Setting a timer interval. A Data Trace can be performed at regular, independent intervals by setting
a timer interval from the peripheral device.
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Including the TRSM(45) instruction in the PLC’s program. This instruction identifies the points in
program execution where specified data is to be stored in Trace Memory.
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Setting Monitoring Conditions
The Data Trace or Time Chart Monitor must be activated before the settings can be configured. To select
Data Trace or Time Chart Monitoring mode, select the Mode option from the Operation menu followed
by either Data Trace or Time Chart Monitor.
Note
The mode of the Data Trace/Time Chart monitor component is identified prior
to activation from the invoking application.
The Time Chart Monitor/Data Trace Configuration dialogue allows the conditions for the Data Trace or
Time Chart Monitor to be set, i.e. specifying the data to be monitored, the intervals at which this is to
occur and the trigger conditions.
Use the following procedure to set conditions for the Data Trace or Time Chart Monitor modes.
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Select the Configure Trace/Time Chart button from the toolbar.
Set the trigger condition that causes the data trace to start by selecting a
Symbol/Address and Value on the Trigger tab. Use the Browse pushbutton to
insert a known symbol from the invoking application. If a bit address is selected,
the trigger is based on a falling or rising edge as opposed to a particular value for
a word address: the Value field changes to the Edge field.
For Time Chart Monitor only, establish the sampling time and Buffer Size on the
Sampling tab.
Apply a delay value in the Delay field. A negative value in this field advances the
start of the trace before the trigger condition by the supplied interval value. A
positive value in this field delays the trace after the trigger condition by the
supplied value in sampling.
Select the Word Addresses field on the Word Addresses tab and/or Bit Addresses
on the Bit Addresses tab) to be monitored.
Once all conditions have been set as required, click the OK pushbutton. Select the
Cancel pushbutton to abort the configuration operation.
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Use the following procedure to select the Word addresses or Bit addresses. It is possible to set only word
addresses, bit addresses, or a mix of both.
Select a free area in the Address or Symbol columns with the right-mouse button
and click New. The Address Selection dialogue is displayed.
2. Insert an address in the Address/Symbol field, or select the Browse pushbutton to
locate a symbol from the invoking application.
3. Click the OK pushbutton in the Address Selection dialogue to accept the settings
or select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation. The address or symbol is
displayed in the Data Trace Configuration dialogue. Multiple addresses or
symbols can be applied.
4. To delete an existing address or symbol, select an address or symbol with the rightmouse button and click Delete.
When in the Data Trace mode of operation, the data trace configuration in the PLC can be uploaded and
viewed/edited for re-use. Select the Upload pushbutton from the Data Trace Configuration dialogue.
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Managing the Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor
Use the following functions to manage the Data Trace or Time Chart Monitor.
Select the Execute button from the toolbar to execute a data trace/time chart monitor.
Select the Trigger button from the toolbar to set the trigger condition so that execution
will end normally.
Select the Stop button from the toolbar to stop a data trace/time chart monitor.
Select the Read button from the toolbar to upload the data trace. This may take a few
moments; the status of the Read function can be verified by the information supplied
in the status bar. The Read button is not used for the Time Chart Monitor mode of
operation.
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Saving Data Trace Settings
Data Trace settings can be stored on file together with the results of the Data Trace via a standard File
Save dialogue. Use the following procedure to save Data Trace settings.
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Select the Save button from the toolbar. The Save dialogue is displayed.
A standard File Save dialogue is displayed. Enter a file name in the File name field
and select the Save pushbutton. Data Trace files have a .CDT extension.
Retrieving Data Trace/Time Monitor Settings
Data Traces can be stored on file and retrieved for later analysis. Settings may be retrieved from a
project from an invoking application. Select the Open option from the File menu. A standard open
window is displayed.
Data Trace/Time Chart Monitoring component files can be retrieved via a standard File Open dialogue.
Use the following procedure to open a Data Trace/Time Chart Monitoring component file.
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Select the Open File button from the toolbar to open a Data Trace file.
A standard File Open dialogue is displayed. Select a file from the Open dialogue,
followed by the Open pushbutton. PLC Memory files have a .CDT extension.
It is possible to open a file type that is not applicable to the current mode, e.g.
opening a Data Trace file when in Time Chart Mode.
To close a currently open file, select the Close button from the file’s title bar. Recently
opened files can be directly selected for opening via the File menu.
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Displaying a Data Trace/Time Chart
Once uploaded, the Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component is populated with the required details.
The top graph illustrates the word addresses or symbols. The bottom graph illustrates the bit addresses
or symbols. Each word address is colour coded. The word and bit addresses are listed in the left pane;
the splitter bar can be moved by placing the mouse cursor over the splitter bar and dragging it to its new
position to show more or less of the displayed numbers.
The slider position, used to analyse the data returned by the data trace, can be moved
by placing the mouse cursor over the graph slider and dragging it to its new position.
Both sliders can be moved together by selecting Synchronise Cursors from the View
menu. When moving the slider, it snaps to the sampled intervals. Moving and holding
the slider left and right scrolls the view window left and right
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The Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component permits the zooming and scaling of the Data Trace/Time
Chart view. Use the following procedure to zoom and scale the Data Trace/Time Chart view.
Select the Zoom In button from the toolbar to zoom in on the word graph.
Select the Zoom Out button from the toolbar to zoom out from the word graph.
Select the Restore Zoom button from the toolbar to return the graph to the original
view.
Select the Scale In button from the toolbar to zoom in on a particular graph against the
vertical axis.
Select the Scale Out button from the toolbar to zoom out from a particular graph
against the vertical axis.
Select the Restore Scale button from the toolbar to return the graph to the original
scale.
This can be modified to switch between Histogram and Trend Graph when in Word Display Mode or to
switch between Outline and Block when in Bit Display Mode. Use the following procedure to switch
display modes.
Select the Word Display Mode option or the Bit Display Mode option from the
Options menu.
2. For Word Display Mode, select either Histogram or Trend Graph.
3. For Bit Display Mode, select either Block or Outline.
The Word values shown on the screen can be displayed in one of four formats:
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Binary.
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Decimal;
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Signed Decimal;
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Hexadecimal;
Use the following procedure to select a Bit value format.
1. Select Word Value Format from the Options menu.
2. Select either Binary, Decimal, Signed Decimal or Hexadecimal.
The Bit values shown on the screen can be displayed in one of two formats:
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Boolean (1 or 0);
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Text (On or Off).
Use the following procedure to select a Bit value format.
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Select Bit Value Format from the Options menu.
Select either Boolean or Text.
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The Data Trace/Time Chart view can be toggled to display either PLC addresses or symbol names.
Select the Options menu and then Show Symbol Names. If a symbol name is not available then the PLC
address is shown.
The colours associated with the Data Trace/Time Chart view can be customised. Use the following
procedure to change the colours on the Data Trace/Time Chart view.
Select Colours from the Options menu. The Trace Colour Selection dialogue is
displayed.
2. Select a Change pushbutton associated with a colour to be applied to a Word or
Bit address. A standard Microsoft Windows Colour dialogue is displayed.
3. Select a colour from the Colour dialogue and click the OK pushbutton. Select the
Cancel pushbutton from the Colour dialogue to abort the operation.
4. If required, Select a Change pushbutton for another colour and repeat step 3.
5. Select the Apply pushbutton from the Trace Colour Selection dialogue to apply the
change colour settings. Select the OK pushbutton to apply the change colour
settings and close the dialogue. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
The display of the Data Trace or Time Chart Monitor can be further refined by displaying a grid over the
window. Select Grid from the Options menu to control the display of the grid.
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Any symbol names inherited from the invoking application can be displayed on Data Trace or Time
Chart Monitor by selecting Show Symbol Names from the Options menu.
SYSWIN Data Trace and Time Chart Monitor Files
SYSWIN 3.x Data Trace Files (*.SDT) and Time Chart monitoring files (*.STC) can be opened directly
into CX-Server. Use the following procedure to import these files:
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Select the Open button from the toolbar. The Open dialogue is displayed.
Select an alternative file type from the Files of Type field, either SYSWIN version
3 Data Trace Files (.SDT) or SYSWIN version 3 Time Chart Monitor Files (.SDC).
Select a file to open.
Select the Open pushbutton to import the file. Select the Cancel pushbutton to
abort the operation.
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CHAPTER 6
PLC Error Component
This chapter describes the PLC Error component and its ability to display and clear PLC errors, the PLC
Error Log and messages.
The PLC Error component is only available when the PLC is online.
The PLC Error component provides a view of current errors occurring in the PLC’s CPU and allows them
to be cleared when the cause of the PLC error has been removed (providing the PLC is in the correct
mode). Errors occurring are also written to the PLC Error Log and displayed in the PLC Error
component automatically although, if set to Manual Refresh, the error history is only updated when the
Refresh button is selected.
Messages are displayed when a user-defined MSG instruction in the ladder program is encountered; these
messages may have been defined as part of an error trap or to provide more general information.
Messages may also be generated by the system in certain circumstances.
When a number of errors have occurred on the PLC, the most serious error is displayed automatically.
For detailed information concerning a PLC error, refer to the relevant PLC manual.
The status bar displays the connected device and PLC mode and the PLC Clock (if one is present and
clock monitoring has been enabled from the Options menu).
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The Error Log is always available for CV and CS1/CJ1-series PLCs but can be selectively enabled
or disabled for C-series PLCs.
The PLC Error component can be forced to stay as the top window by selecting the Settings option from
the Options menu and checking the Always on Top setting on the General tab.
Access to the PLC Error component is from the invoking application. If a serious error has occurred, the
PLC Error component is displayed automatically.
To close the PLC Errors dialogue, select the Close button in the title bar.
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Errors
The Errors tab of the PLC Error component displays the current error status of the PLC, when an error
is detected in the PLC it is shown with the item identifier, code position, error status level and error
details. The icon next to the item number indicates the type of error detected and reflects the error status
in the Status column.
Errors may be cleared but this is dependent upon removal of the cause of the error in the PLC and the
PLC’s operating mode.
When the PLC is in Program Mode, all errors can be cleared; when in Monitor mode, only the last error
can be cleared. It is not always possible to clear an error when the PLC is in Run mode; in this instance,
a dialogue is displayed which allows an attempt to be made at clearing the error. Providing the cause of
the error has been rectified, the error can be cleared, although the PLC mode may need to be switched
to achieve this.
Use the following procedure to clear errors.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the Errors tab in the PLC Error component.
Select the Clear All pushbutton.
There are three types of errors that can be recorded.
Fatal error: Program execution is halted and the PLC error indicator is constantly
illuminated.
Warning error (non-fatal): The PLC error indicator flashes.
No errors: PLC is operating normally.
Error Log
The Error Log tab of the PLC Error component displays the error history of the associated PLC including
entry number, date and time of occurrence (if date and time stamping is supported by the PLC), code
position and error details. The icon shown against the Entry number indicates the error status (unlike the
Errors tab, there is no Status column).
Use the following procedure to clear the Error Log.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
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There are three types of Error Log entries recorded.
Fatal Error Log entry. Program execution is halted by this error occurrence.
Warning Error Log (non-fatal) entry.
No Error Log entries.
The maximum number of Error Log entries allowed by the PLC is displayed beneath the Error Log.
Messages
The Messages tab of the PLC Error component displays the messages set by a ladder program. These
are user-defined messages which have been inserted into the PLC program, they do not have to be error
messages. Messages can either be selectively cleared or all cleared at the same time.
Use the following procedure to clear a message.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the Messages tab in the PLC Error component.
Highlight the message to be cleared and select the Clear pushbutton.
Alternatively, select the Clear All pushbutton or remove a selection by keeping the
[SHIFT] key depressed when highlighting messages.
Error Log Settings
The Error Log Options dialogue allows the Error Log to be activated, time monitoring to be set and
automatic update of the Error Log to be performed. When the component is initially opened, it activates
settings saved previously.
Time Monitoring
Some PLC types support a clock which can also be monitored. Use the following procedure to invoke
time monitoring against the PLC Clock.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Select the Settings option from the Options menu.
Select the Clock tab.
Check the Monitor the PLC Clock setting. The current clock time from the PLC
is then displayed in the status bar so the user can verify the current time against the
error log entries.
4. Select the Apply pushbutton to activate the settings. Select the OK pushbutton to
apply the settings and close the dialogue. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
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Manually Updating the Error Log
Manual refresh of the Error Log is useful if it is desired to prevent other users from clearing the displayed
error history. Use the following procedure to enable manual refresh of the error log.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Select the Settings option from the Options menu.
Select the Error Log tab.
Check the Update Error Log Entries Automatically setting. If not checked, a
Refresh pushbutton is displayed next to the Clear pushbutton to manually refresh
the Error Log content (in the PLC Error component).
4. Select the Apply pushbutton to activate the settings. Select the OK pushbutton to
apply the settings and close the dialogue. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Use the following procedure to refresh the Error Log automatically.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Settings option from the Options menu.
Select the Error Log tab.
Deselect the Update Error Log Entries Automatically setting.
Select the Apply pushbutton to activate the settings. Select the OK pushbutton to
apply the settings and close the dialogue. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Customising the Layout of the Error Log
Some PLCs do not support time stamps, date stamps or clocks. The layout of the Error Log can be
changed to remove the time and date columns as necessary and make the display more relevant to the
PLC. Use the following procedure to customise the layout of the PLC Error component.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Select the Settings option from the Options menu.
Select the Error Log tab.
Error Log time and date information can be hidden from view by checking the Hide
Error Log Time Column and the Hide Error Log Date Column settings.
4. Select the Apply pushbutton to activate the settings. Select the OK pushbutton to
apply the settings and close the dialogue. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Enabling and Disabling the Error Log
For C-series PLCs only, the error log can be enabled and disabled as required. Use the following
procedure to enable or disable the error log.
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Select the Settings option from the Options menu.
Select the Error Log tab.
Check the Error Log Enabled setting to manually monitor errors.
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5.
Deselect the Error Log Enabled setting to stop monitoring errors
Select the Apply pushbutton to activate the settings. Select the OK pushbutton to
apply the settings and close the dialogue. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Overwriting Error Log Entries
For C-series PLCs only, the overwrite mode depends upon the CPU type. It may either overwrite the last
entry in the Error Log each time or cycle through the Error Log and start to overwrite it from the
beginning. Overwriting is only performed when the maximum number of records in the Error Log has
been reached. Again this is PLC dependent.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Select the Settings option from the Options menu
Select the Error Log tab.
Check the Error Log Overwrite Mode setting to allow the PLC to overwrite Error
Log entries.
4. Select the Apply pushbutton to activate the settings. Select the OK pushbutton to
apply the settings and close the dialogue. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Displaying the Error Log
The PLC Error component can be set so that it is only activated when an error in the PLC actually occurs
(providing it is already open); for example, if the PLC Error component has been minimised it
automatically returns to full size as the top window when an error is generated in the PLC.
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Select the Settings option from the Options menu.
Select the General tab.
Check the Activate only when Error detected setting.
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CHAPTER 7 – Memory Card Component
CHAPTER 7
Memory Card Component
This chapter describes the Memory Card component available to CV-series PLCs and CS1-series PLCs
and its ability to store and transfer data. File storage is achieved by a File memory card for a CV-series
PLC and a Compact Flash or EM memory configured as ‘file memory’ for a CS1-series PLC.
Information can be transferred from the PLC to the memory card or from the memory card to the PLC.
A saved program can be transferred from the memory card to the program area during operation.
Extended PLC setup and program files can be automatically transferred at PLC startup if they are named
autoexec.std and autoexec.obj respectively.
It is possible to run the Memory Card component whilst the PLC is offline.
The Memory Card component can be forced to be displayed in focus by selecting the Always on top
option from the Options menu.
For moving, resizing, maximising, minimising and closing windows, refer to Microsoft Windows online
help for further information.
Access to the Memory Card component is from the invoking application.
Memory Card Operation
The appearance and behaviour of the Memory Card component is similar to Microsoft Windows
Explorer. Differences between the Microsoft Windows Explorer exist within the Memory Card
component when certain functions are accessed. Refer to Microsoft Windows Explorer help, part of the
standard Microsoft Windows documentation for options and functions not described in this chapter but
available within the Memory Card component.
Caution Memory cards must be formatted prior to use.
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The status bar provides instant help, the PLC and CPU type, and quick reference information describing
how much space is available on a particular device for the selection in the left pane.
In addition to the devices and folders supported by the PC, the Memory Card component also displays
the connected PLC device. In terms of the device/folder structure of Microsoft Windows Explorer, the
PLC contains a Memory Card folder if available (i.e. if fitted), Program Area, IO Memory Area and
Parameter Area. For a CS1-series PLC, a Memory Card folder can contain subfolders.
Note
In order to view or execute on the PLC a file from the memory card, the file
must be copied back to the PC folder. Double clicking on the files in the list
has no action associated with it since files cannot be opened across the
communications connected to the PLC.
A memory card can be displayed for each connected PLC and allows their contents to be moved between
destinations. The operation is aborted if there is not enough space. Snapshots of PLC Memory areas can
be taken by transferring information from the Program Area, IO Memory Area or Parameter area to the
Memory Card folder.
For CV-series PLCs memory cards can be either RAM, EPROM, or EEPROM. EPROM and EEPROM
cards can only be written to using the Memory Card Writer.
For CS1-series PLCs memory cards can be either Compact Flash disk or configured EM memory.
There are three ways in which memory cards can be accessed:
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They can be read from/written to during an online operation using programming software;
♦
By instruction via a program in the PLC;
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Using the Memory Card component;
Refer to the associated PLC manual for further information.
The Memory Card component automatically detects whether the memory card is in place or not. An
error message is displayed if it is detected that the memory card has been removed whilst the Memory
Card component is active.
Files held on the memory card can be compared with data in the PLC. File formats can be one of four
types:
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.LDP indicates partial program area files;
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.OBJ indicates full program area files;
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.STD indicates PLC setup area files;
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.IOM indicates any other type of file.
The CS1-series PLC also supports the configuration of EM memory as file memory. Providing the EM
Table Setting Enabled option from the Settings menu is set within the PLC Setup component whilst in
Program mode. Refer to Chapter 4 - PLC Setup Component for further details.
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A fitted memory card on CV-series PLCs or Compact Flash card on CS1-series PLCs must be formatted
to be used as a file storage device. Setting a CS1-series PLC as file memory in the PLC Setup component
automatically formats EM file memory for use in the Memory Card component.
Memory Card Display
The Memory Card component can be manipulated in the same manner as most Microsoft Windows
displays to control what is displayed; for example, expansion of the file storage hierarchy.
The left pane displays the content, in terms of Devices, Networks and Points.
To expand the hierarchy in the left pane, select this icon.
To collapse the hierarchy in the left pane, select this icon.
To view the content of a particular branch in the hierarchy, double-click on the item in
the left pane.
Select the Large Icons button from the toolbar to display the content of the right pane
as large icons.
Select the Small Icons button from the toolbar to display the content of the right pane
as small icons.
Select the List button from the toolbar to display the content of the right pane as a list.
Select the Details button from the toolbar to display the content of the right pane with
associated details.
Use the following procedure to copy or move information from or in the PLC Memory
component.
Select an item, or items, in a window. More than one item can be selected by
pressing Shift and selecting another item to extend the selection, or by pressing Ctrl
and selecting another item to add to the selection.
2. Select the Copy button from the toolbar to copy the item, or the Cut button from
the toolbar to move the item.
3. Select an area to move the items to, for instance copying data area values into
another data area.
4. Select the Paste button from the toolbar to paste the item. A Paste operation can
be performed several times without copying again.
A file or label (if at top level) can be renamed. Use the following procedure to rename memory card
data.
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2.
Highlight the required document or folder.
Select the Rename button from the toolbar. The document/folder name can now
accept input. Enter the new name and press Return.
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A file or folder can be deleted. Use the following procedure to delete a file or folder.
Highlight the required document or folder.
Select the Delete button from the toolbar. A Confirm Folder Delete dialogue is
displayed.
3. Select the Yes pushbutton to continue with the deletion or the No pushbutton to
abort the operation.
The Toolbar and status bar can both be turned on or off. Select Status Bar from the View menu to control
the display of the status bar. Select Toolbar from the View menu to control the display of the PLC
Memory toolbar.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
If the display of a PLC device takes a few moments to refresh, ensure the Auto Refresh PLC View option
from the Options menu is turned off. This then allows the PLC to be refreshed manually by selecting
Refresh from the View menu.
Extended PLC setup and program files can be transferred to the Memory Card as autoexec files so they
can be automatically transferred at PLC startup. Select the Transfer as AutoExec Files from the Options
menu.
Memory Card Properties
Use the following procedure to view memory card properties.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Highlight the required document or folder. Multiple devices, folders and files can
be selected if required.
Select the Properties button from the toolbar.
View the details. Some options may be amended, for instance the read-only
attribute for a file; in this instance, amend settings as appropriate. Select the OK
pushbutton to complete the operation or the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Transferring Data between the PLC and Memory Card
Use the following procedure to transfer data between the PLC and memory card.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the Files on the PLC to be copied and click the right-mouse button.
Select Transfer To option followed by either Memory Card or EM File Area.
Possible Memory Card Errors
The following list provides a brief overview of the possible errors that could arise with the memory card
when operating in Program Mode. Refer to the associated PLC manual for further information.
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The PLC Program is protected and cannot be written to;
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The file card does not contain enough free space to transfer the PLC data required;
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The source file name specified to transfer data from does not exist;
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The file on device already exists;
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The file device is read only and cannot be written to;
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The file device does not exist, insert the memory card;
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Cannot transfer data from the file device to the PLC’s area when the PLC is in Run mode;
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To transfer data from the file device to the PLC’s IO area, the PLC must be in Program mode;
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The data cannot be transferred to the PLC as the PLC is password protected or access rights have
not been granted.
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CHAPTER 8
CX-Server Network Configuration Tool (CX-Net)
This chapter describes the CX-Server (CX-Net) Network Configuration tool, the procedures for
establishing communications to PLCs for direct and gateway connections. The Network Configuration
Tool hosts tools that assist in the creation and editing of local and network Routing Tables and the
creation and editing of Data Link Tables.
To successfully establish communications between CX-Server and a network PLC, an intermediary or
gateway PLC has to contain a valid Routing table to allow the correct routing of packets. The CX-Net
Network Configuration tool allows communications to PLCs with a CX-Server project and configuration
of the PLC. The CX-Net Network Configuration tool allows the following:
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Hosts the Routing Table editor to provide routing table support at a network level, enabling PLCs
to act as gateways across networks;
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Hosts the Data Link table editor to provide Data Link table support at a network level;
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Setup of PLC devices and their communication units;
♦
Network diagnostics;
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Control of Data Link operation.
Note
The availability, format and content of the facilities within the CX-Net
Network Configuration tool depend upon the device type of the PLC being
considered (C-series, CS1-series or CV-series) and the network to which that
PLC is connected (SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET, Ethernet or Controller
Link).
Refer to the specific OMRON System and Operation manuals for details of the operation of the various
network units and their available settings and options.
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The status bar provides instant help, the status of the current connection and the operating mode of the
PLC.
When the CX-Net is initially loaded, the Project Devices field is empty. Opening or creating a CXServer project populates the Project Devices list with all the devices in that CX-Server project. Selecting
each device in turn causes the right-hand side of the dialogue to display a graphical representation of that
connection (either direct or through a gateway connection), together with node and network information.
Note
Offline connections are shown as a red line whilst for online connections this
changes to green. Other aspects also change when online, refer to Chapter
8 - Opening a PLC for further information.
Any operations (e.g. network unit setup, Data Link and routing table editing) which are carried out affect
the physical connection PLC which is currently connected, not the CX-Server project PLC.
Routing Tables contain the information necessary to allow communications between different networks
including local and remote network address details; they are held in a specific area of PLC memory.
Refer to Chapter 10 - for information regarding Routing Tables.
CS1-series PLCs linked to either a Controller Link or Ethernet network also use FINS routing tables.
CV-series PLCs also have routing tables which, unlike the C-series, are not dependent upon the networks
(SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET or Ethernet or Controller Link) to which they are connected. These
tables are known as FINS routing tables. A direct connection is known as a Local Routing Table. A
network connection is known as a Network Routing Table.
C-series PLCs linked to a SYSMAC LINK network are unable to communicate with a different network
and therefore do not have a routing table; however, C-series PLCs linked to a SYSMAC NET or
Controller Link network do have this capability and so have an associated routing table. These tables
are known as SYSMAC NET and FINS routing tables respectively.
Data Link Tables provide a means of allowing a network of devices to share information. The manner
in which this information is distributed in a system depends upon the network to which the table relates.
The SYSMAC NET network contains one node acting as the ‘parent’ node or Data Link server
(containing the Data Link table), unlike the SYSMAC LINK network where a copy of the Data Link
table is sent to all nodes on that network. The Controller Link network operates in a similar manner to
SYSMAC LINK except that the network is split into two areas with each node being associated with one
or other of these areas. Data is then copied to each node in the related area. Refer to Chapter 11 - Data
Link for further information regarding Data Link Tables.
For moving, resizing, maximising, minimising and closing windows, refer to Microsoft Windows online
help for further information.
Access to the CX-Net Network Configuration tool is either from the invoking application or from the
Start pushbutton on the Microsoft Windows taskbar.
To close the CX-Net Network Configuration tool, select the Close button in the title
bar.
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CX-Net and CX-Server Projects
All device information is contained within a CX-Server project file. Once the file has been opened, the
PLCs listed in that CX-Server project can be opened and the devices on their networks manipulated. CXServer projects can be manipulated from the CX-Net Network Configuration tool.
Creating a New CX-Server Project
A new CX-Server project can be created from the CX-Net Network Configuration tool. Use the
following procedure to create a new CX-Server project.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Select New from the Project Menu. The Create Project dialogue is displayed.
The CX-Server project must be saved before it can be edited. Enter a file name in
the File name field. An existing CX-Server project can be overwritten by selecting
a .CDM file displayed in the Create project dialogue.
Select the Save pushbutton to save the new project or the Cancel pushbutton to
abort the operation. CX-Server files have a .CDM extension.
Opening an Existing CX-Server Project
CX-Server project files can be retrieved using a standard File Open dialogue. To close a currently open
file, create a new CX-Server project or select Close from the Project menu.
Use the following procedure to open a CX-Server project file.
Select the Open button from the toolbar to open a CX-Server project file.
A standard File Open dialogue is displayed. Select a file from the Open dialogue,
followed by the Open pushbutton. PLC Memory files have a .CDM extension.
A list of the most recently opened CX-Server project files is displayed in the Project menu.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Adding a Device
To add a device to a CX-Server project, select the Add Device option from the Project menu. The Add
PLC dialogue is displayed. The Add PLC dialogue is identical to the Change PLC dialogue.
To change a device within a CX-Server project, select the Change Device option from the Project menu.
The Change PLC dialogue is displayed.
Editing a Device List
The Device List dialogue, (see Runtime User manual) can be used to change the settings of the PLCs in
the currently opened CX-Server project, and to add new PLCs.
The CX-Server project Device List can only be edited when a device is not currently open – the option
is disabled when a connection is active.
Select the Edit Project button from the toolbar to edit a CX-Server project, or select
the Edit option from the Project menu.
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PLC Settings
The PLC menu contains options that operate on a single PLC device within the open CX-Server project,
including the setup of its units. It also contains the options for opening and closing a PLC device.
Opening a PLC
A PLC can be opened for communications once the associated CX-Server project file has been opened.
Use the following procedure to open a PLC.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Note
Select a device from the PLC Devices list. If required, add a device to the CXServer project by selecting Add Device from the Project menu and edit the CXServer project by selecting the Edit Project button from the toolbar.
Select the Open / Project Device button from the toolbar.
The Open option does not become available until a device name has been
selected from the Project Devices list.
It may take several seconds to establish a connection. If a connection cannot be made with the PLC's
settings, then a message appears showing this. In this case it may be necessary to change the PLC's
settings before trying again, or checking that the physical connection (e.g. wiring) is possible.
For SYSMAC LINK end connections a new SYSMAC LINK menu is added allowing specific SYSMAC
LINK network operation.
For Controller Link end connections a new Controller Link menu is added allowing specific Controller
Link network operation.
When a physical connection has been made the status of the PLC in the status bar changes to Online with
the current mode of the PLC. The connection lines change colour to green to also denote the PLC is
online. In addition, the actual values for Node and Network are displayed, together with details of the
device actually connected (rather than what is defined in the CX-Server project for that setting). When
a connection is made to an Ethernet network the Node box changes to a drop-down list, allowing the node
to be changed in order to connect to a new PLC. If a node is selected but there is nothing there, then no
information is shown. Returning to offline operation causes a return to the original (CX-Server project)
configuration settings in the Node and Network fields.
Upon connection, certain menu options are made available, depending upon the connection type.
The current operating mode (Run) of the connected PLC is shown in the status bar of the tool – when
making a connection, or when a connection is broken, the mode indicator shows Unknown. The indicator
shows Run, Stop or Monitor when a connection is properly completed. CV-series PLCs also support a
Debug mode. This mode indicator changes whenever a change is made in the operating mode of the
PLC.
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Closing a PLC
The Open / Project Device button on the toolbar acts as a toggle switch. To close a
device, simply reselect the Open / Project Device button on the toolbar (i.e. when the
menu option shows a tick against it and the toolbar button is depressed).
When the device is closed, the details displayed in the Connection part of the CX-Net Network
Configuration tool are removed.
Configuring a PLC’s System Settings
The PLC Setup Component can be selected to define the settings which govern the
PLC’s behaviour; for example, connection mode. Select the Configure PLC System
Settings button from the toolbar. Refer to Chapter 4 - PLC Setup Component for
further information. Alternatively, select PLC Setup from the PLC menu.
Scanning for PLC Connections
A serial scan can be performed which searches all PC COM ports to see if there are any currently
attached PLCs and, if found, what communication settings are being employed by those PLCs. This
procedure is useful when the configuration of the PLCs communication settings (i.e. baud rate) are
unknown. Device information from the results of the scan can then be copied into the CX-Server project,
if required. Refer to Chapter 8 - Dragging Device Information into a CX-Server Project.
When the Scan Serial Ports for PLCs dialogue is first displayed, it shows the results of the last scan to
be performed until the Refresh pushbutton has been clicked. Use the following procedure to scan for
PLC connections.
1, 2, 3…
1.
Open a CX-Server project by selecting the Open button from the toolbar or create
a new project. If required, add a device to the CX-Server project by selecting Add
Device from the Project menu and edit the CX-Server project by selecting the Edit
Project button from the toolbar.
2.
Select Scan Serial Ports for PLCs from the Project menu. The Scan Serial Ports
for PLCs dialogue is displayed.
3.
Select either individual ports or select the Select All pushbutton to scan all ports
from the Available Ports field.
4.
Select either individual baud rates or select the Select All pushbutton to scan all
baud rates from the Baud Rates field.
5.
Select either individual cable types or select the Select All pushbutton to scan all
cable types from the Cable types field.
6.
Select the Next pushbutton; the Scan Serial Ports For PLCs dialogue starts the
scan. The Status field indicates the current progress. On completion, all currently
connected PLCs are listed in the Drag and Drop Device Units field.
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Dragging Device Information into a CX-Server Project
The scan operation described in Chapter 8 - Scanning for PLC Connections, picks up device information
from the physically connected serial port devices. Once a scan has been performed, the Scan Serial Ports
for PLCs dialogue can remain open alongside the CX-Net Network Configuration tool. Dragging a
device or network unit from the Drag & Drop Device Units field into the Project Device field in the CXNet Network Configuration tool allows this device information to be added into the CX-Server project.
Use the following procedure to utilise a convenient shortcut for entering PLC details into a CX-Server
project.
1, 2, 3…
1.
Open a CX-Server project by selecting the Open button from the toolbar or create
a new project. If required, add a device to the CX-Server project by selecting Add
Device from the Project menu and edit the CX-Server project by selecting the Edit
Project button from the toolbar.
2. Perform a scan by selecting Scan Serial Ports for PLCs from the Project menu.
3. Select the required device in the Drag and Drop Device Units field.
4. Drag the device across to the Project Devices field in the CX-Net Network
Configuration tool.
Displaying PLC Device Information
The PLC Device Information dialogue displays the selected CX-Server project PLC’s
device and connection details. To display PLC device information, select the Display
PLC Information button from the toolbar, or select the Information command from
the PLC menu.
Setting the PLC Mode
The main window of the CX-Net Network Configuration tool shows the current operating mode of the
connected PLC. The PLC Set Mode dialogue allows this to be changed. The run modes available to a
PLC depend upon the PLC device type. Use the following procedure to set the PLC Mode.
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Open a CX-Server project by selecting the Open button from the toolbar or create
a new project. If required, add a device to the CX-Server project by selecting Add
Device from the Project menu and edit the CX-Server project by selecting the Edit
Project button from the toolbar.
2. Select the Open / Project Device button from the toolbar to open connections to
the device.
3. Select the Set PLC Operating Mode button from the toolbar or select the Set
Mode command from the PLc menu.
4. Click on the required Operating Mode setting. Select the Set pushbutton. A
confirmation dialogue appears – confirm the operation.
5. Select the Close pushbutton to remove the dialogue.
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Clearing PLC Errors
Errors, error logs and messages generated by a PLC can be examined and cleared (if
possible) via the PLC Error Component. Select the Display PLC Error Status button
on the toolbar or, select the PLC Error Status command from the PLC menu. Refer to
Chapter 6 - PLC Error Component for more information.
Creating an IO Table
The PLCs IO Table can also be manipulated by the CX-Net Network Configuration tool
by activating the IO Table component. The IO Table allows Unit Setup and Software
Switch setup of SIOU units as well as IO configuration and creation. Before editing the
PLCs IO Table it must be transferred from the PLC into the IO Table component.
Select the Configure IO Table button from the toolbar or select the I/O table Setup
commend from the PLC menu. Refer to Chapter 3 - IO Table Component for further
details. Use the following procedure to activate the IO Table component.
Displaying the PLC Unit Status
The Unit Status option is only available for those nodes where the end connection to the PLC is either
SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET, Ethernet or Controller Link; in each instance the type of information
displayed differs but the pushbuttons available are identical.
♦
SYSMAC LINK. Displays Communications Test, Line Status, Data Link Status, Controller Errors,
Backup Status Errors, Error Status, Error Log, Status, Error Details;
♦
SYSMAC NET. Displays Data Link Status, Operating Status, Errors;
♦
Ethernet. Displays General Status, Error Flags and Error Logs;
♦
Controller Link. Displays Data Link Status, nodes, Errors and Error Logs.
The information displayed is for viewing only. However, the Error Log can be cleared. Use the
following procedure to display the PLC Unit Status.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Open a CX-Server project by selecting the Open button from the toolbar or create
a new project. If required, add a device to the CX-Server project by selecting Add
Device from the Project menu and edit the CX-Server project by selecting the Edit
Project button from the toolbar.
Select the Open/Close Project Device PLC button from the toolbar to open
connections to the device.
Select the Show Unit Status button from the toolbar or select Unit Status from the
PLC menu.
Select the Clear Log pushbutton to delete the entries in the error log.
Select the Close pushbutton to remove the dialogue.
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Testing the Network Connection
Once network connections have been created, the network should be tested to ensure that all nodes are
responding properly. The following tests are available:
♦
Internode Echo-Back Test. This test checks the condition of a number of specific network and node
address and whether communications can be established;
♦
Broadcast Nodes Test. This test examines all nodes on the network and is available for Ethernet,
Controller Link and SYSMAC LINK only. This test may take some time for an Ethernet network
which is not subject to the same size restrictions as Controller Link and SYSMAC LINK. The
results show all nodes found and the PLC type if possible;
♦
Ping Node Test. Allows echo testing of a specific TCP IP address.
Select the required test from the associated button in the toolbar, either the Echo Back
Test button, the Broadcast Test button or the Ping Test button.
Communications Unit Setup
The Configure Communications Unit button from the toolbar is used for SYSMAC
LINK, SYSMAC NET and Controller Link setup options on SIOU units for C-series
PLCs. These options only describe settings that cannot be accessed via the IO Table
component.
For CS1-series PLCs and CV-series PLCs, the setup allows SYSMAC NET, SYSMAC LINK and
Controller Link setup. This information is defined via the IO Table component; refer to Chapter 3 - IO
Table Component for further information.
Select a unit type from the Unit Type field. If provided, select the Setup pushbutton to further configure
communications setup. Select the Close pushbutton to close the dialogue.
SYSMAC LINK Settings
The SYSMAC LINK menu only appears when the end connection is the SYSMAC LINK network. It
allows settings specific to a SYSMAC LINK network to be made.
Network Status
The SYSMAC LINK Network Status dialogue shows the nodes present on the network. It also indicates
the controlling server node. Use the following procedure to setup SYSMAC LINK Network Status
settings.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
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Select the Close pushbutton to remove the dialogue.
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Network Settings
The Network Settings dialogue allows parameter settings for a SYSMAC LINK network to be defined;
this includes the maximum number of nodes on a network, the maximum number of polling units per
communications cycle, and the maximum number of frames per communications cycle.
On entry, this dialogue displays the last parameters entered for a selected network. Use the following
procedure to setup SYSMAC LINK Network Settings.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Network Setup option from the SYSMAC LINK menu.
Adjust the settings as required (or select the New pushbutton to return to the default
values for the network).
Select the Write pushbutton to download the network parameters to the SYSMAC
LINK network controller. Note that this is only possible when the connected node
is the polling (server) node – otherwise the Write pushbutton is disabled. The
status display indicates whether the write operation was successful.
Select the Close pushbutton to remove the dialogue.
Controller Link Settings
The Controller Link menu only appears when the end connection is the Controller Link network. It
allows settings specific to a Controller Link network to be made.
Network Status
The Controller Link Network Status dialogue shows the nodes present on the network. It also indicates
the controlling server node. Use the following procedure to setup Controller Link Network Status
settings.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the Network Status option from the Controller Link menu.
Select the Close pushbutton to remove the dialogue.
Network Settings
The Network Setup dialogue allows parameter settings for a Controller Link network to be defined; this
includes the maximum number of nodes on a network, the maximum number of polling units per
communications cycle, and the maximum number of frames per communications cycle.
On entry, this dialogue displays the last parameters entered for a selected network. Use the following
procedure to setup Controller Link Network Setup settings.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
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Adjust the settings as required (or select the New pushbutton to return to the default
values for the network).
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3.
4.
Select the Write pushbutton to download the network parameters to the SYSMAC
LINK network controller. Note that this is only possible when the connected node
is the polling (server) node – otherwise the Write pushbutton is disabled. The
status display indicates whether the write operation was successful.
Select the Close pushbutton to remove the dialogue.
Routing Tables
Routing tables allow networked PLCs to be configured so that they can communicate with each other
via gateways; across remote networks. These tables contain the network and unit number information
required. It is only necessary to set up routing tables if the end connection PLC is not a direct
connection, i.e. using another PLC as a gateway connection. The routing table is held within the PLC(s)
which acts as the gateway device. Different types of PLC and networks have different capabilities for
routing.
For details about using routing tables refer to Chapter 11 – Routing Table Editor.
Data Link
Data Link tables allow a PLC to be configured so that it can participate in one or more automatic data
sharing schemes, over SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET and Controller Link networks, without the need
for special programming. Words of IO and DM can be set aside for use as data link words, which are
allocated to various nodes in the network. Limits on the amount of data and number of nodes varies with
the type of network and the type of PLC. The allocation of words to nodes is defined by two or more
Data Link tables.
Data can only be shared on a single physical network. A gateway cannot be used to pass information
from one network to another.
SYSMAC NET data links can be configured so that both C-Series and CV-Series PLCs can share data.
However, it is a limitation that in these mixed configurations, the master must be a C-Series PLC. There
are no such restrictions on a SYSMAC LINK or Controller Link network.
The Data Link menu includes options to setup the SYSMAC NET, SYSMAC LINK and Controller Link
Data Links.
The DataLinks Editor is used to configure SYSMAC LINK and Controller Link data links, Refer to
Chapter 10 – Data Link Editor.
A separate datalink editor is utilised for configuration of SYSMAC NET datalinks, Refer to Chapter 8
- Offline SYSMAC NET Data Link Editor for further details.
Data Link Setup
The Data Link Setup dialogue varies in title and content according to the type of network connected to
the current PLC; however, the pushbutton functions on each dialogue are the same.
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The dialogue lists the contents of the Data Link table associated with the PLC; initially the Data Link
table displayed is empty, or set to zero, until a table has been opened or read.
SYSMAC NET Data Link Setup
The setup dialogue first needs to know whether the Data Link table is written for CV-Series or C-Series
PLC type SYSMAC NET this information is requested using the SYSMAC NET Table Type dialogue.
Use the following procedure to setup the SYSMAC NET Data Link.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Select the Online Edit Data Link button from the toolbar.
Select a setting to indicate the type of SYSMAC NET which is used in the Data
Link.
Select the OK pushbutton to continue (the Data Link Setup dialogue is displayed),
or the Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
Opening a Table
Use the following procedure to open a table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Note
Select the Open pushbutton to open a Data Link table from disk (alternatively
select the Read pushbutton to view the table in the PLC).
Select the appropriate table and select the OK pushbutton.
The Data Link Setup dialogue is now populated with the contents of the Data Link
file.
Select the Write pushbutton to transfer the table to the PLC.
Select the Verify pushbutton to compare the contents in the dialogue with those
in the PLC.
Data Link tables have a ‘.SL3’ (SYSMAC LINK), ‘.SN3’ (SYSMAC NET)
or ‘.CL3’ (Controller Link) filename extension.
Editing a Table
To edit the displayed Data Link table, click on the Edit pushbutton; the associated offline table editor
is used, refer to Chapter 10 – for SYSMAC LINK / Controller Link Data Link Editor and Chapter 8 Offline SYSMAC NET Data Link Editor for further details.
Updating Table Status
After an editing session using the offline editor (i.e. after pressing the Edit pushbutton), the dialogue can
be updated using the Update pushbutton.
Saving a Table
The Save As dialogue allows the displayed table to be saved to disk with a given name. Use the
following procedure to save a table.
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1.
2.
3.
Click on the Save As pushbutton in the Data Link Setup dialogue. The Save As
dialogue is displayed.
Enter the new file name for the data link table (ensure that the file type is correct)
in the File name field.
Either select the Save pushbutton to save the new file and return to the previous
dialogue or select the Cancel to abort the operation.
Deleting a Table in a PLC
The current Data Link table held in the PLC can be deleted by selecting the Delete pushbutton.
Viewing Table Information
The Table Information dialogue displays basic information relating to the selected Data Link table
indicating the author, associated network and file name. The information displayed on this screen cannot
be edited whilst online. Use the following procedure to view table information.
Select the Info pushbutton on the Data Link Setup dialogue.
Select the Close pushbutton to remove the dialogue from the screen. The Data
Link Table dialogue is redisplayed.
Select the New pushbutton in the dialogue to clear the dialogue information.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Offline SYSMAC NET Data Link Editor
The SYSMAC NET Data Link Table Editor is available to both CV-series and C-series PLCs linked to
a SYSMAC NET unit.
The status bar provides instant help.
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Access to the SYSMAC NET Data Link Editor dialogue is achieved in a number of
ways:
From the CX-Net Network Configuration tool. Select Editor from the Data Link menu.
The Select New File type dialogue is displayed. Select the SYSMAC NET file
type from the File Type field and select the OK pushbutton.
From the Data Link Setup dialogue. Select the Edit pushbutton.
From the Start pushbutton in the Microsoft Windows taskbar. The Select New File type
dialogue is displayed. Select the SYSMAC NET file type from the File Type field
and select the OK pushbutton.
Creating and Editing a SYSMAC NET Data Link Table Item
Use the following procedure to creates SYSMAC NET Data Link Table Item.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the New button from the toolbar in the SYSMAC NET Data Link Table
Editor dialogue.
Select the Insert Table Item option from the Table menu. Address information can
also be edited by double-clicking on the required node.
The Add SYSMAC NET Data Link Table Item dialogue allows the memory area at the node to be
configured. Use the following procedure to configure the node.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Note
Enter the node number in the Node No field; this must be in the range 1 to 126.
/verify where
Enter the memory size; this must be in the range 0 to 127.
Select the OK pushbutton to redisplay the Data Link Table Editor.
The above example applies to CV-Series, but C-Series operates in exactly the
same manner although the information displayed differs slightly.
To edit a Data Link table, double-click on a table item or select the Edit Table Item
button from the toolbar; the Edit Data Link Table dialogue is displayed (this is identical
to the Add Data Link Table Item dialogue shown above).
Deleting an Item from the SYSMAC NET Data Link Table
Use the following procedure to delete an item from the SYSMAC NET Data Link Table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the node to delete an item and select the Delete Item button from the
toolbar.
A confirmation dialogue is displayed. Select the Yes pushbutton to confirm the
deletion of the item. Select the No pushbutton to abort the operation.
Opening an Existing SYSMAC NET Data Link Table
Use the following procedure to open an existing SYSMAC NET Data Link Table.
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1, 2, 3…
1.
To open a table from disk, select the Open button from the toolbar in the Data
Link Editor dialogue. A standard File Open dialogue is displayed.
2.
Select a file from the Open dialogue and select the Open pushbutton. The
SYSMAC NET Data Link Table Editor is automatically populated with the
contents of the selected file.
Note
SYSMAC NET Data Link table files are identified by the ‘.SM3’ extension.
Logical Error Checking
The SYSMAC NET Data Link Table Check dialogue displays any errors resulting from
validation of the address details entered in the table; it is identical in appearance to the
SYSMAC LINK Data Link Table Check dialogue shown earlier and is obtained in the
same way.
Old Format Tables
Data Link tables were previously held in ‘.SNT’ and ‘.SN2’ file format. The File Open dialogue allows
these file types to be opened in the CX-Net Network Configuration tool. Use the following procedure
to open ‘.SNT’ and ‘.SN2’ formatted files.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the Add (old) option from the Table menu in the SYSMAC NET Data Link
Table Editor dialogue.
Select a file from the Open dialogue and select the Open pushbutton.
Table Information
The Data Link Table Information dialogue allows the recording of comments against
a particular table and is the same both in operation and appearance, as that for the
routing table comments described earlier.
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PLC Clock Tool
The PLC Clock tool provides a facility to monitor and set the PLC Clock and synchronise the PLC clock
to the PC clock.
The PLC Clock tool dialogue can be set so that it remains ‘on top’ and is not obscured by other windows
by clicking the right mouse button in the task bar and selecting the Always on Top option.
To close the PLC Clock dialogue, select the Close button in the title bar.
The PLC Clock tool displays two clock images that represent the time for the computer (PC) on the left
and the PLC on the right. The time and date are also represented in a digital format for both the computer
and the PLC.
The times for both the Computer and the PLC are updated once a second.
A synchronise button is located centrally between between the two clock images. This button once
pressed, will synchronise the PLC clock to the computer clock. The same effect can also be evoked from
the Options – Synchronise Clocks menu.
The File menu allows the PLC Clock tool to be closed by use of the Exit menu item.
The Options – Set PLC Clock allows the time and date within the PLC to be set.
If the PLC Clock window is minimised the PLC clock time will be displayed in digital format in the task
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Data Link Editor
The Datalink table allows a PLC to be configured so that it can participate in one, or more automatic data
sharing schemes, over SYSMAC LINK and Controller Link networks, without the need for special
programming. Words of IO and DM can be set aside for use as data link words, which are allocated to
various nodes in the network. Limits on the amount of data and number of nodes varies with the type
network and the type of PLC. The allocation of words to nodes is defined by two or more Data Link
tables.
Data can only be shared on a single physical network. A gateway cannot be used to pass information
from one network to another.
Data Link Editor - General
The Data Link editor is divided into two screens:
♦
Graphical overview screen – This is the upper screen, which displays a representation of the nodes
and their data link areas participating in the data link function.
♦
Node entry screen – This is the lower screen, which allows the configuration of the data links for
each individual node.
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Graphical overview screen
This comprises of a number of nodes, each drawn vertically and inline with its neighbour horizontally.
The top section of each node contains the node number and the Area 1 and Area 2 memory types. The
lower section of the nodes displays the data links as a series of shapes. An oval indicates a source for
the DataLink and a rectangle the target (or read area). If a node does not form part of a Data Link, no
shape is displayed. Each of the DataLink source and target(s) are displayed horizontally across each of
the participating nodes. Different data links are displayed in different colours.
Node entry screen
The lower section, node entry screen allows a single node at a time to be configured to participate in the
data link mechanism. The information about the node currently selected in the Graphical Overview
screen is displayed.
This screen is comprised of two sections:
♦
The node configuration (Left hand side).
♦
The data link configuration (Right hand side).
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The node configuration area allows the node number to be selected from the list of currently
participating nodes and for this node, allows the following to be configured:
♦
PLC family type – CS1, CV or C series PLC. (Set to CS1 Series in the example).
♦
Area 1 memory type and start address – the memory type and valid start address is dependant on the
PLC type. The memory type is a predefined section of PLC memory that is to be utilised for the data
link function.(Set to CIO in the example) The Start address is an offset from the base address that
the data link area is to start from.(Set to 0in the example).
♦
Area 2 memory type and start address – the memory type and valid start address is dependant on the
PLC type.
♦
Status memory type and start address – the memory type and valid start address is dependant on the
PLC type.
♦
Source Area Destination Nodes – other nodes that are to have destination (read) areas from this node
can be configured. The ‘Set’ button allows any modifications to the list of destination nodes for this
node source to be entered.
The data link configuration area displays in a ‘list’ format, the data link source information and the data
link read (destination) areas information for the selected node.
The data link list will display the information for either the Area 1 or Area 2 by selecting one of the two
radio buttons above the list.
The left-hand column depicts the area type and can be one of the three options:
♦
♦
Status Area – This is necessary for the data link to function
Source Node xx – This is the area of memory that will be read by other nodes participating in
the data link. Double clicking this will display the area specify dialogue that can be used to
configure the memory size.
♦
From Node xx – This is a destination area of memory that is being read from another node.
Double clicking this will display the area specify dialogue that can be used to configure the memory
size and offset address.(SYSMAC Link only allows size to be specified).
The second column displays the PLC memory area type within the current node, for the data link area.
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The last three columns display the Start address, Finish address and the Size of each data link area within
the current node.
In addition, the data link configuration area also allows the refresh order to be adjusted by use of the Up
and Down buttons situated above the list area. To alter the refresh node order, select the node to be
adjusted and click the Up or Down buttons as required until the node is positioned correctly.
The Add and Del buttons allow new destination nodes to be added or existing destination nodes to be
deleted.
Use the following procedure to add or delete destination nodes.
1, 2, 3…
To add a Node
1. Click the Add button. A dialogue will then display a list of possible destination
nodes that can be added.
2. Select the destination node of interest and click Ok. The destination node will
then be added to the data link list.
To delete a Node
3.
Select the destination area to be deleted and click on the Del button. The
destination area will be removed from the data links list.
When each of the destination areas in the data links list are selected, information about the size and offset
that is being read from the source node is displayed as ‘Properties’ below the data links list.
Creating a New Data Link Table
Using the Table Wizard.
Use the following procedure to create a new Data Link table using the Table Wizard. This is the
recommended method for creating new data link tables.
1, 2, 3…
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In the toolbar click on the Wizard button. This will open the Data Link Table
Wizard.
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2.
3.
4.
Enter the nodes participating in the data link table. Node entries must be comma
or hyphen separated. For example: 1,4,6,9-12 will create nodes for 1, 4, 6 and 9,
10, 11 and 12.
Select or Deselect the Fast Default Table Generation. If the box is checked the
data link table is created with the nodes entered and default PLC types, which can
be edited by selecting the Defaults button. If the box is not checked then
information can be entered for each of the nodes. Click Next.
If the Fast Default Table Generation box is not checked then for each node
entered, enter the appropriate values for the Status Area, Source Area 1 and 2 and
Destination Nodes. Click Next.
Using the toolbar buttons.
Use the following procedure to create a new Data Link table using the toolbar buttons.
1, 2, 3…
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From the toolbar, select Add Source Link.
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3.
In the Node Configuration dialogue enter the PLC Node number and type and the
values for Memory Areas 1 and 2. Click OK
Repeat steps two and three for each new node.
Using the drop down menus.
Use the following procedure to create a new Data Link table using the Drop Down menus.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
From the menu Table option select Add Source Link.
In the Node Configuration dialogue enter the PLC Node number and type and the
values for Memory Areas 1 and 2. Click OK
Repeat steps two and three for each new node.
Editing the Data Link Table
Adding Nodes
Use the following procedure to add a new Node to a Data Link table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
From the toolbar click the Add Source Link button or from the Table menu option
select Add Source Link.
2.
In the Node Configuration dialogue enter the PLC Node number and type and the
values for Memory Areas 1 and 2 then Click OK.. The new Node will appear in
the Graphical Overview screen.
Note that the Cycle Time options are only available when using the SYSMAC
Link network type.
3.
Adding Data Link Destination areas using Graphical Overview
Use the following procedure to add a new Data Link destination to a table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
From the toolbar click the Add Destination button or from the Table menu option
select Add Destination.
Position the cursor in the appropriate node in the same row as the source to be
added from, then click the left mouse button. The new destination point will be
positioned in the selected node.
Note that the Cycle Time options are only available when using SYSMAC Link
network type
Adding Data Link Destination areas using Node Entry screen
Use the following procedure to add a new Data Link destination to a table.
1, 2, 3…
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Select the node number in the Node Entry screen from the drop down list. The list
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2.
3.
Select the Add button from above the data link list. The Add Node Area dialogue
will display a list of destination areas available to be added to this node.
Select the destination area of interest. The new destination area will be added to the
data link list and also to the graphical overview for the current node.
Editing a Node Status Area.
Use the following procedure to edit the Status Area of a Node.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Select the node to be configured from the node number drop down list.
Edit the Status configuration fields in the Node Entry screen. This is the Memory
type and start address for the Status area.
This allows selection from the options CIO, D, E0, E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7 and
L.
Editing the Start Address Data
Use the following procedure to edit the Start Address Data of a source.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the node to be configured from the node number drop down list.
Edit the Area 1 and Area 2 configuration fields in the Node Entry screen. This is
the Memory type and start address for the data link areas.
Editing Source or Link Areas
Use the following procedure to edit a source or destination area.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Select the node to be configured from the node number drop down list.
From the data link list, Double click on the source or destination of interest. The
Area Specify dialogue will be displayed.
Enter the area size (SYSMAC Link destination area only) and the offset address.
Click Ok.
Editing Data Link Destination Areas
Data link destination areas can be moved from one position to another on the Graphical Overview screen
by selecting the appropriate link then dragging and dropping it at the new position. If the link is moved
to a row of a different colour it’s colour will automatically change to match that of the new row.
Deleting a Data Link Destination Area
Use the following procedure to delete a Data Link destination area from a node.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
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In the Graphical Overview screen, Click on the Data Link destination area
(Coloured rectangle) to be deleted and check that the selection markers appear.
From the toolbar click the Delete button or from the Table Menu select Delete.
OR, Right mouse click and select Delete from the pop-up menu.
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Alternatively, Select the node number in the Node Entry screen, then select the
destination to be deleted from the data links list. Click ‘Del’ button.
Deleting a Node
Use the following procedure to delete a node from a Data Link table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Click in the top section of the node to be deleted and check that the selection
markers appear.
From the toolbar click the Delete button or from the menu select Table / Delete.
Saving a new Data Link Table
Use the following procedure to save a new Data Link table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
From the File menu option select Save or select Save As from the toolbar. This
will open the Save As dialogue.
2.
In the Save As dialogue enter an appropriate file name and select the file type from
the drop down list.
Controller Link files have the extension. .cl3
Earlier versions using the DOS format have the extension .clk
Navigate to the folder in which the file is to be saved and click Save.
3.
Loading a Data Link Table from disk
Use the following procedure to load a previously saved Data Link table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
From the File option select Open or select Open from the toolbar. This will show
the Open dialogue.
2.
In the Open dialogue, navigate to the folder from which the file is to be loaded.
3.
Select the file type from the drop down list and select the file name.
4.
Controller Link files have the extension. .cl3
Earlier versions using the DOS format have the extension .clk
Click the Open button.
Online Functions
Once the data link table has been created it must be transferred to the PLCs in order for the data link
function to operate. Ensure any table created off line is saved to disk.
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Connecting Online
Use the following procedure to connect to a PLC online.
1, 2, 3…
1.
Set up a CX-Net project for connection online. (See CX-Net – Chapter 8 for more
details about the Network Configuration Tool).
2.
From CX-Net menu, select Data Link | Set up.
3.
Select the File | New menu command, or the New toolbar button. A transfer dialog
will open and the datalink table will be transferred from the PLC’s. On completion
the error check list dialog will display the status of the reading process from each
of the nodes. Click OK.
The graphical overview will display the table and the Node entry screen will
display the details of the first node.
4.
Note:
The File | New command only displays nodes which contain a valid
datalink table. To display all nodes in the network, even if they do not
contain a datalink table, select Online | Show All Network Nodes instead
of File | New.
Network Disconnection
The Network Disconnection dialog enables Local Node and Network Disconnection’s to be monitored
and will identify any broken links in the network. Node connections are shown graphically but only the
local node is initially identified by its Node number. For good connections, the diagrams are shown
dimmed. When a break occurs the appropriate Disconnection Detection Flag will be lit and the broken
connection shown bright with a red ‘X’ at the point of disconnection on the PLC.
If a disconnection occurs i.e. at the input/output connector of a Network Node, the disconnection will
be identified as being at the output of the previous Node and the input of the following Node. The Node
numbers will be identified in the Network Disconnection diagrams. If the disconnection occurs between
the Local Node and a Network Node, the number of the Local Node and the following Network Node
will be given in the Network Disconnection diagram. The Local Node diagram will also show the
disconnection at this point.
The Logging Time indicator displays the values of the PLC clock and not true time.
Note that the disconnection information is only available when online to an optical ring type controller
Link network that supports it.
Use the following procedure to display the network disconnection information.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
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From the network configuration dialog with the appropriate Project device selected
click the connection button. When the connection is made the Controller Link
menu option will be displayed in the Menu bar.
From the Controller Link options select the Disconnection Read option to open the
Select Controller Link Unit dialog.
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3.
4.
Note:
In the Select Controller Link Unit dialog open the Unit Type dropdown menu and
select the appropriate Controller Link Unit. If an unsupported unit is selected the
OK button will not be lit.
Click OK to display the Network Disconnection Dialog.
Network Disconnection information is only available for Optical type bus units, for
which the maximum number of nodes supported by the unit is 62.
Transfer Data Links table to all nodes
Use the following procedure to transfer data link tables to all PLCs in a network.
1, 2, 3…
Note:
1.
2.
Ensure Online to PLC.
Ensure the Network Operation button is selected (pressed in). This will ensure the
whole network will be operated on and not just a single node.
3. From the toolbar click the Transfer to PLC button or from the menu select Online
| Transfer to PLC.
In the case of transfer to PLC, if the configured PLC is different from the actual PLC
type a warning message will be displayed showing the differences.
Transfer Data Links table from all nodes
Use the following procedure to transfer data link tables from all PLCs in a network.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Ensure Online to PLC.
Ensure the Network Operation button is selected (pressed in). This will ensure the
whole network will be operated on and not just a single node.
3. From the toolbar click the Transfer from PLC button or from the menu select
Online / Transfer from PLC.
Verify Data Links tables in all nodes
Use the following procedure to verify the data link tables in all PLCs in a network.
Ensure Online to PLC.
Ensure the Network Operation button is selected (pressed in). This will ensure the
whole network will be operated on and not just a single node.
3. From the toolbar click the Verify node button or from the menu select Online /
Verify Node.
Note: In order to verify the data link table within the PLC with the data link table in the editor, it may
be necessary to change the data within the PLC. If this is required, a warning message will be displayed.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Delete all Nodes in a Data Link
Use the following procedure to delete all the nodes participating in the data Link.
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1.
2.
Ensure Online to PLC.
Ensure the Network Operation button is selected (pressed in). This will ensure the
whole network will be operated on and not just a single node.
3. From the toolbar click the Delete button or from the menu select Online / Delete.
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CHAPTER 11
Routing Table Component
Routing tables allow networked PLCs to be configured so that they can communicate with each other
via gateways; across remote networks. The routing tables contain the network, unit number information
required. It is only necessary to set up routing tables if the end connection PLC is not a direct
connection, i.e. using another PLC as a gateway connection. The routing table is held within the PLC(s)
which acts as the gateway device. Different types of PLC and networks have different capabilities for
routing.
PLC
Network
Routing Table
C-series
SYSMAC LINK
N/A
C-series
SYSMAC NET
C-SYSMAC NET
C-series
Controller Link
FINS
C-series
Ethernet
N/A
CV-series
SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET,
Ethernet or Controller Link
FINS
CS1-series
SYSMAC LINK, Device Net,
Controller Link or Ethernet
FINS
CJ1-series
SYSMAC LINK, Device Net,
Controller Link or Ethernet
FINS
The Routing Table menus are accessed from the PLC Network Configuration Tool dialogue and contain
options allowing the editing and setup of routing tables both offline and online. The routing tables which
are being used in a network, can be viewed online.
Different online Routing Table Setup dialogues are used, depending upon the protocol associated with
the routing table. The way in which they are displayed and operate is similar in each case.
The PLC Network Configuration Tool dialogue, visually displays the structure of the routing table
associated with the PLC (including the destination node and network gateway employed in directing data
across the network). Initially the visual representation of the routing table is empty, or set to zero, until
a routing table file has been opened. An overview of the routing table can also be viewed and edited in
a graphical or tabular format.
Opening an existing Routing Table
Use the following procedure to open an existing routing table in a project.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
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Open the PLC Network Configuration Tool dialogue and from the Routing Table
menu select Editor and then the type of table.
From the Routing Table File menu select Open Routing Table File.
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3.
From the list of possible files, select the file to be opened.
The following procedure can also be used as a shortcut to opening an existing routing table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Note:
Open the PLC Network Configuration Tool dialogue and from the Project menu
options select Open.
In the Open Project dialogue select the File Type as All Files(*.*)
4.
In the Open Project dialogue select the appropriate device type and click the Open
button.
From the list in the Project Devices window select the network to be opened.
5.
From the Routing Table menu, select Editor and then the required network type.
Routing tables have an ‘.RT2’ (SYSMAC NET), ‘.RTG’ for FinsLocal or ‘.RT3’
(FINS) Network filename extension.
Creating a new Routing Table
Use the following procedure to create a new routing table within a project.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Open the PLC Network Configuration Tool dialogue and from the Project menu
options select New.
In the Create Project dialogue enter a file name for the new table, navigate to the
folder where the file is to be saved and click the Save button.
From the PLC Network Configuration Tool Project menu select Add Device.
In the Add PLC dialogue Enter a Device Name and select a Device Type and
Network Type from the dropdown menu. And click OK.
From the PLC Network Configuration Tool click on the device name in the
Project Device window.
From the Routing Table menu, select Editor and then the required network type.
Adding a Local Network
Use the following procedure to add a local network to a routing table.
1, 2, 3…
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1.
Open the PLC Routing Table dialogue and select the SIOU tab in the left hand
pane and the Main View tab in the right hand pane.
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2.
3.
4.
Select the Unit from the SIOU list to which the local network is to be added then
right click on the that unit and select the Insert CPU SIOU option.
From the Enter SIOU Details dialogue enter the:
Local Network Number. This is the ID number that uniquely identifies the local
network in the routing table. Each new network must be given a unique ID
number in the range 1 to 127.
Local Network Type. Select the type of local network from the drop down
menu. The network type selected will be displayed in the diagram.
Click OK to close the SIOU dialogue and add the local network to the selected
unit.
Adding a Remote Network
Use the following procedure to add a remote connection to a local network.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
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Open the PLC Routing Table dialogue and select the SIOU tab in the left hand
pane and the Main View tab in the right hand pane.
With the courser positioned over the local network click the right mouse button.
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4.
5.
6.
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From the pop up menu select the Add connection to Remote Network option.
(selecting the Change Local Network option enables the local network number to
be changed).
In the Enter Relay Node Details dialogue enter the:
Relay node number. This is the ID number of the relay node. Relay Nodes can
be given any ID number in the range 1 to 126.
Remote Network number. This is the ID number that will uniquely identify the
remote connection. Each new remote connection must be given a unique ID
number in the range 1 to 127.
Note that a remote network can not be given the same ID number as an existing
Local Network.
Click OK. This will add the remote connection with the specified ID number
(shown in red) to the Local Network. A maximum of 20 remote connections can
be added to a network.
Finally from the Options menu check the table for Errors
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Editing the Routing Table
Open the appropriate routing table from the Network Configuration Tool dialogue then use the following
procedure to edit the table.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Local Network:
♦
In the Routing Table dialogue right click on the Unit to be edited and select the
appropriate option from the pop up menu.
♦
To save the changes select the Save option from the File menu
Relay Node:
♦
3.
Remote Network:
♦
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Right click on the Relay node and select the appropriate option from the pop up
menu.
Right click on the Relay node and select the appropriate option from the pop up
menu.
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Error Checking
Use the following procedure to view any validation errors.
1, 2, 3…
1.
Either:
♦
Select Check routing table for errors from the Edit menu in the Routing Table
Editor dialogue box.
♦
Click the ! in the toolbar. A message box will be displayed indicating success or
failure.
Or
Additional Features
The Network View Screen
The Network tree view is used to display the nodes on the locally connected network and is only
available when the local connection network is an Omron proprietary network, such as a Controller Link,
Sysmac link, Sysmac Net or SYSWAY.
This icon is used to indicate that a node is present at this node number.
This icon is used to indicate that node is not present at this node number.
This icon is used to represent the currently selected node.
This icon is used to indicate that a node is present at this node number but there are
errors reading the routing table.
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The Overview Screen
Selecting the Overview tab will show all the routing tables in an graphical format. The relay node
numbers are shown in the whites boxes and the remote network numbers in the red boxes. The numbers
on the right are the Local Network numbers.
Note that the tables can not be edited in this view.
Table View Screen
The Table View screen provides a method of setting the routing table by means of a tabular view.
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The screen is comprised of two main sections:
♦
The local settings (Left hand side)
♦ The remote settings (right hand side)
The local settings section allows a series of entries for the SIOU (Special Input/Output Unit) and it’s
corresponding Local Network number.
The remote settings section allows a series of entries for the Remote Network number, it’s corresponding
Relay Network number and it’s corresponding Relay Node number.
The slider control to the right of each section can be used to bring any more than the eight entries into
view if so required.
Each of the data entry fields have their own individual set of spin buttons, which when pressed will
increment or decrement the value. The number can also be entered normally using the number keypad
on the user keyboard.
Three control buttons can be found at the bottom of the screen:
♦
Ok button: Once all data entry has been completed, selecting the ‘Ok’ button will check the table
entries for errors. If the check fails, an error description dialogue will be displayed. If the check does
not detect any errors the Main Screen will be displayed.
♦
Restore button: If during data entry, the user wished to revert back to the table state that was in
effect before the Table View was displayed; The user should select the Restore button.
♦
Cancel button: This button will cancel any changes made whilst the Table View was being displayed
and then display the Main View screen.
Transferring a Routing table to a PLC
Once a routing table has been created or edited, the routing table may be transferred to the PLC using
the following steps:
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Revision 1.7
If the Network Configuration Tool is ‘on-line’ to a PLC, skip to 4.
Save the current routing table using the Routing Table Edit menu: File – Save
Routing Table. (Add Author and comment if required).
Go ‘on-line’ to the PLC. See section 10 – The Network Configuration Tool for
details of this operation.
From the CX-Net menu select: Routing Table - Setup
From the Routing Table menu select: File – Open Routing Table.
Select the previously created filename and select open. Or, alternatively the
routing table can be created.
From the Routing Table Editor menu select: Options – Transfer to PLC.
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Transferring a Routing table from a PLC
The routing table held within a PLC may be transferred from the PLC using the following steps:
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Revision 1.7
Go ‘on-line’ to the PLC. See section 10 – The Network Configuration Tool for
details of this operation.
From the CX-Net menu select: Routing Table - Setup
From the Routing Table Editor menu select: Options – Transfer from PLC.
The routing table may then be saved to file by: From the Routing Table menu
select: File – Save Routing Table.
Enter a suitable filename and select Save.
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APPENDIX A
Network Availability
The following tables indicate the network available to each PLC device group. FinsGateway has no
network availability and is not described
Note
Modem connection is also available by Toolbus or SYSMAC WAY if a
Modem device has been configured in Microsoft Windows. Any device
supporting Toolbus or SYSMAC WAY also supports Modem connections.
Refer to standard Microsoft Windows documentation for details on
configuring a Modem device.
Note
Where DeviceNet is indicated as an available network type for a given PLC,
direct connection from a PC is not possible (No NSB support). Instead,
connect via a Serial Port (COM1 etc.), or an another network type.
C**H Device Group
Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C20H
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C28H
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C40H
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C60H
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C**K Device Group
Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C20K
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C28K
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C40K
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C60K
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C**P Device Group
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Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C20P
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C28P
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
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Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C40P
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C60P
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C1000H Device Group
Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
C20 Device Group
Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C20
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C2000H Device Group
Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
C2000
Yes
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
C200H Device Group
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Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
CPU02
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
CPU03
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
CPU21
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
CPU21
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
CPU22
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
CPU23
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
CPU11
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
CPU31
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
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C200HE Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
CPU11
-
Yes
-
-
CPU32
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU42
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
-
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C200HE-Z Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
CPU11
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU32
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU42
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
C200HG Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU33
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU43
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU53
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU63
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
C200HG-Z Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU33
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU43
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU53
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU63
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
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C200HS Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU03
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU11
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
CPU13
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU34
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU44
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU54
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU64
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
C200HX Device Group
Device Type
C200HX-Z Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU34
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU44
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU54
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU64
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C500 Device Group
Device Type
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SYSMAC
WAY
C500
Yes
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
C250
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C120
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C50
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
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CJ1G Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU45
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU44
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CJ1G-H Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU45
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU44
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU43
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU42
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CJ1H-H Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU66
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU65
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CJ1M Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU12
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU13
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU22
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU23
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPM1 (CPM1A/CPM2*) Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU10
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU20
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU30
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
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CPM2*-S* Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
N/A
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
CQM1 Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU11
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU21
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU41
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU42
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU43
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
CPU44
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
CQM1H Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU11
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU21
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU51
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
-
-
CPU61
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
-
-
CS1G/CS1G-H Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU45
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU44
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU43
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU42
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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CS1H/CS1H-H Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU67
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU66
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU65
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU64
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPU63
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IDSC Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C01
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
C02
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
SRM1 – SRM1 V2 Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C01
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
C02
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CV1000 Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CV2000 Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
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CV500 Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CVM1 Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU11
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CVM1-V2 Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
CPU01
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU11
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU21
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
APPENDIX B
PLC Memory Areas
The following tables provide memory area details for each device group.
Some tables indicate special addresses. These can be as follows:
♦
CLOCK. This allows reading/writing of a PLC's real-time clock.
♦
BANKNO. This allows reading/writing of a PLC's extended memory bank number.
♦
MODE. This allows reading/writing of a PLC's run-mode.
C**H Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
DM
0
1999
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
IR (opt)
0
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
IR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
247
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
Special addresses CLOCK, MODE.
C**K Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
TC
0
47
Present Value
Status
Yes
DM
0
63
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
9
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
18 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
18 (bit 8)
19 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
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C**P Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
TC
0
47
Present Value
Status
Yes
DM
0
63
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
9
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
18 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
18 (bit 8)
19 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
C1000H Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
DM
0
4095
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
236
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
237
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
TC
0
47
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
HR
0
9
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
Special addresses: MODE.
C20 Device Group
Prefix
IR (opt)
0
18 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
18 (bit 8)
19 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
C2000H Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
DM
0
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
236
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
237
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
Special addresses: MODE.
C200H Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
DM
0
1999
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
235
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
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C200HE Device Group
General Memory Areas
Memory Areas for any CPU.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
DM
0
4095
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6000
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
235
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
300
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Modifiers
FC
CPU 32/42 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
DM
4096
5999
Yes
No
Yes
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
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C200HE-Z Device Group
General Memory Areas
Memory Areas for any CPU.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
DM
0
4095
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6000
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
235
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
300
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Modifiers
FC
CPU 32/42 Device Group
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
DM
4096
5999
Yes
No
Yes
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
C200HG Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
DM
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
0
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
235
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
300
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
EM
0
6143 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
FC
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE, BANKNO.
C200HG-Z Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
DM
0
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
235
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
300
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
EM
0
6143 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
FC
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE, BANKNO.
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
C200HS Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
DM
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
0
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
235
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
300
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
C200HX Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
DM
0
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
235
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
300
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
EM
0
6143 * 3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
FC
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE, BANKNO.
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
C200HX-Z Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
DM
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
0
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
235
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
300
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
EM
0
6143 * 3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
FC
CPU 65 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
EM
0
6143 * 8
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 85 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
EM
0
6143 * 16
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE, BANKNO.
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
C500 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
TC
0
127
Present Value
DM
0
511
Yes
Status
Yes
FC
No
Yes
HR
0
31
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
57
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
31
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
58
60
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
61
63 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
CJ1G Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPUs 44 and 45.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
IR
0
15
Yes (double)
No
Yes
DR
0
15
Yes
No
Yes
TK
0
31
Status
Yes
No
A
0
447
Yes
Yes
No
A
448
959
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
Revision 1.7
Modifiers
fc
fc
fc
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
CPU 44 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 45 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Modifiers
Special addresses:
(all CPUs):
(CPU 44/45):
CLOCK, MODE.
BANKNO.
CJ1G-H Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPUs 42, 43, 44 and 45.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
IR
0
15
Yes (double)
No
Yes
DR
0
15
Yes
No
Yes
TK
0
31
Status
Yes
No
A
0
447
Yes
Yes
No
A
448
959
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
fc
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
Revision 1.7
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
CPU 42 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 43 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 44 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 45 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Special addresses:
Revision 1.7
(all CPUs):
(CPU 44/45):
CLOCK, MODE.
BANKNO.
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CJ1H-H Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for CPUs 65 and 66.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
DR
0
15
Yes
No
Yes
fc
TK
0
31
Status
Yes
No
A
0
447
Yes
Yes
No
A
448
959
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
IR
0
15
Yes (double)
No
Yes
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
CPU 65 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 66 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Revision 1.7
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*7
Yes
No
Yes
-n
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CJ1M Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPUs 12, 13, 22 and 23.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
IR
0
15
Yes (double)
No
Yes
DR
0
15
Yes
No
Yes
TK
0
31
Status
Yes
No
A
0
447
Yes
Yes
No
A
448
959
Yes
Yes
Yes
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
Modifiers
fc
fc
fc
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
CPM1 (CPM1A) Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
AR
0
15
Yes
Yes
Yes
DM
0
1023
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6144
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
19
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
19
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
200
231
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
15
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
232
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
127
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Special addresses: MODE.
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CPM2*/CPM2*-S* Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
DM
0
23
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
0
2047
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
DM
6144
6599
Yes
No
DM
6600
6655
Yes
No
No
HR
0
19
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
49
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
200
227
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
15
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR (opt)
228
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR(opt)
253
255
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
127
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
Special addresses: MODE.
CQM1 Device Group
Memory Areas
Memory Areas for all CPUs.
Prefix
Start
Channel
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
DM
0
1023
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6144
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
243
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
244
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
Revision 1.7
FC
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
CPU 41/42/43/44/45 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
DM
1024
6143
Yes
No
Yes
Modifiers
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
CQM1H Device Group
Memory Areas
Memory Areas for all CPUs.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
243
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
244
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
CPU 11/21 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
DM
0
3071
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6144
6655
Yes
No
Yes
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
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CPU 51 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
DM
0
6655
Yes
No
Yes
Modifiers
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
CPU 61 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
DM
0
6655
Yes
No
Yes
EM
0
6143 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
Modifiers
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
CS1G Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPUs 42, 43, 44 and 45.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
IR
0
15
Yes (double)
No
Yes
DR
0
15
Yes
No
Yes
TK
0
31
Status
Yes
No
A
0
447
Yes
Yes
No
A
448
959
Yes
Yes
Yes
Modifiers
fc
fc
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
Revision 1.7
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
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CPU 44 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 45 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Special addresses:
(all CPUs):
(CPU 44/45):
CLOCK, MODE.
BANKNO.
CS1G-H Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPU 42, 42, 44 and 45
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
fc
Revision 1.7
DR
0
15
Yes
No
Yes
TK
0
31
Status
Yes
No
A
0
447
Yes
Yes
No
A
448
959
Yes
Yes
Yes
f
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
IR
0
15
Yes (double)
No
Yes
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
CPU 42 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 43 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 44 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 45 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Modifiers
CS1H Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPUs 63, 64, 65, 66 and 67.
Revision 1.7
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
IR
0
15
Yes (double)
No
Yes
DR
0
15
Yes
No
Yes
TK
0
31
Status
Yes
No
A
0
447
Yes
Yes
No
A
448
959
Yes
Yes
Yes
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
fc
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Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
Modifiers
CPU 64 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 65 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 66 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767 * 7
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 67 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32765 * 13
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Special
addresses:
Revision 1.7
(all CPUs):
(CPU 64/65/66/67):
CLOCK, MODE.
BANKNO.
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CS1H-H Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPU 63, 64, 65, 66 and 67
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
DR
0
15
Yes
No
Yes
fc
TK
0
31
Status
Yes
No
A
0
447
Yes
Yes
No
A
448
959
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
IR
0
15
Yes (double)
No
Yes
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
CPU 63 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 64 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Revision 1.7
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*1
Yes
No
Yes
-n
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CPU 65 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 66 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*7
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 67 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*13
Yes
No
Yes
-n
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
IDSC Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
DM
0
1023
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6144
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
243
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
244
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
SRM1 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
AR
0
15
Yes
Yes
Yes
DM
0
2047
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6144
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
19
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
23
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
200
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
15
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
232
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
127
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Special addresses: MODE.
SRM1 V2 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
0
15
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
C
0
127
Yes
Yes
Yes
DM
0
2047
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6144
6655
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
19
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR
0
23
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR
200
239
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
15
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR
240
253
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
SR
253
254
Yes
Yes
No
SR
254
255
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
127
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Special addresses: MODE.
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
CV1000 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
A
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
No
A
256
511
Yes
Yes
AC
0
2047
No
Yes
No
C
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
CIO (opt)
0
2555
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
Yes
D
0
24575
Yes
No
DR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
G
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
ST
0
1023
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
T
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
TN
0
1023
No
Yes
Yes
FC
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
Yes
FC
E
0
32765 * 2/4/8
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Special addresses: BANKNO, CLOCK, MODE.
CV2000 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
A
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
No
A
256
511
Yes
Yes
AC
0
2047
No
Yes
No
C
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
CIO (opt)
0
2555
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
Yes
D
0
24575
Yes
No
DR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
G
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
ST
0
1023
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
T
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
TN
0
1023
No
Yes
Yes
FC
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
Yes
FC
E
0
32765 * 2/4/8
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Special addresses: BANKNO, CLOCK, MODE.
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
CV500 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
A
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
A
256
511
Yes
Yes
No
AC
0
1023
No
Yes
No
C
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
CIO (opt)
0
2555
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
D
0
8191
Yes
No
Yes
DR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
G
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
FC
ST
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
T
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
TN
0
511
No
Yes
Yes
FC
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
Yes
FC
Special addresses: MODE, CLOCK
CVM1 Device Group
General Memory Areas
Memory Areas for any CPU.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
A
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
A
256
511
Yes
Yes
No
DR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
CIO (opt)
0
2555
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
G
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
Revision 1.7
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
Yes
FC
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
CPU 01 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
C
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
8191
Yes
No
Yes
T
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
CPU 11 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
0
24575
Yes
No
Yes
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
Prefix
Start
Channel
C
D
T
Special addresses: (all CPUs): CLOCK, MODE.
CVM1-V2 Device Group
General Memory Areas
Memory Areas for any CPU.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
A
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
A
256
511
Yes
Yes
No
DR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
CIO (opt)
0
2555
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
Revision 1.7
G
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
Yes
FC
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APPENDIX B – PLC Memory Areas
CPU 01 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
C
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
8191
Yes
No
Yes
T
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
CPU 11 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
0
24575
Yes
No
Yes
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
Prefix
Start
Channel
C
D
T
CPU 21 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
0
24575
Yes
No
Yes
Prefix
Start
Channel
C
D
T
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
E
0
32765 * 2/4/8
Yes
No
Yes
-n
Special
addresses:
(all CPUs):
(CPU 21):
CLOCK,
MODE.
BANKNO.
Modifiers
FinsGateway CPU Unit
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
CIO(opt)
0
32767
Yes
Yes
Yes
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
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APPENDIX C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
APPENDIX C
Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
The following tables summarise the toolbars and keyboard shortcuts available from each component and
tool. The F1 function key is common across all components and tools and provides context help.
PLC Memory Component
Toolbars
Open
Binary
Open File
Binary Coded Decimal
Save in Project
Decimal
Signed Decimal
Print
Print Preview
Floating Point
Hexadecimal
Cut
Text
Copy
LReal
Past
Resize Column
Zoom Out
Restore Zoom
Zoom In
Fill Data Area
Clear Data Area
Transfer to PLC
Transfer from PLC
Set Value
Compare with PLC
Force On
Monitor
Force Off
Force Cancel
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APPENDIX C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl+O………..
Ctrl+S………..
Ctrl+P………..
Ctrl+X………..
Ctrl+C………..
Ctrl+V………..
Ctrl+PgUp…..
Ctrl+PgDn…..
Open
Save in Project
Print
Cut
Copy
Paste
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Alt+B…………
Alt+C…………
Alt+D…………
Alt+S…………
Alt+P…………
Alt+H…………
Alt+T…………
Alt+L…………
Binary
Binary Coded Decimal
Decimal
Signed Decimal
Floatinf Point
Hexadecimal
Text
Lreal
Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor Component
Toolbars
Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl+O ............ Open
Open
Ctrl+PgUp ...... Zoom In
Save
Ctrl+PgDn ...... Zoom Out
Configure Trace/Time Chart
Zoom Out
Restore Zoom
Zoom In
Scale Out
Restore Scale
Scale In
Stop Trace/Time Chart
Trigger the Trace/Time Chart
Execute Trace/Time Chart
Read Trace/Time Chart
About
Help
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APPENDIX C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
Memory Card Component
Toolbars
Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl+X............. Cut
Cut
Ctrl+C............. Copy
Copy
Ctrl+V............. Paste
Paste
Ctrl+A............. Select All
F5................... Refresh device
Delete
Rename
Properties
Large Icons
Small Icons
List
Details
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APPENDIX C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
CX-Net Network Configuration Tool
Toolbars
Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl+N............. New
Open Project
Ctrl+O ............ Open
Edit Project
Ctrl+S............. Save
Open/Close Project Device PLC
Return ............ Edit Item
Display PLC Information
Insert.............. Insert Item
Delete ............ Delete Item
Set PLC Operating Mode
Display PLC Error Status
Show Unit Status
Configure PLC System Settings
Configure IO Table
Configure C-Series Comms. Units
Online Edit Routing Table
Online Edit Data Link
Echo Back Test
Broadcast Test
Ping Test
About
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APPENDIX C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
Import/Export Tool
Toolbars
Keyboard shortcuts
New
Open
Edit Project
Import CVSS
Import LSS
Import Text
Import Tagged Database
Export Text
Export to FinsServer TagDB
Ctrl+N............. New
Ctrl+O ............ Open
Ctrl+E............. Edit Project
Ctrl+C............. Import VCSS
Ctrl+L ............. Import LSS
Ctrl+T ............. Import Text
Ctrl+V............. Import from FinsGateway
Alt+T .............. Export Text
Alt+V .............. Export to FinsGateway TagDB
Ctrl+R............. Clear screen
Ctrl+P............. Print screen
Clear Screen
Print Screen
About
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APPENDIX C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
Data Link Editor
Toolbars
Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl+N............. New
New
Ctrl+O ............ Open
Show All Network Nodes
Ctrl+S............. Save
Open
Ctrl+P............. Print
Save
Ctrl+<space.... Change Window
Toggle Network/Single Node operation
Transfer to PLC
Transfer from PLC
Delete
Verify Node
Status
Automatic Datalink Setup
Validate Table
Wizard
Add source link
Add Destination
Set properties
Delete link destination service area
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom original
Print
About Datalink Component
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APPENDIX C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
Routing Table Editor
Toolbars
Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl+P............. Print
New
Open
Save
Print
Print Preview
Aways on top
Transfer to PLC
Transfer from PLC
Check routing table
Activate C-Series Control Link
routing Table
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS – CX-Server – PLC Tools
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Actual IO Table
The real hardware configuration of the PLC units and slots on power-up.
Address
A location in memory where data or programs are stored. It can also identify
a location of a node on a network.
Application
A software program that accomplishes a specific task. Examples of
applications are CX-Server, CX-Programmer, CX-Protocol and Microsoft
Excel.
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
Auxiliary Area
An area of PLC memory which normally contains transmission Counters, flags
and control bits. It also retains the status of the device during power failure.
Baud rate
The speed of data transmission in terms of the number of bits per second that
are being sent.
BCD
Binary Coded Decimal.
Binary Coded Decimal
A data format supported by CX-Server.
Binary
A data format supported by CX-Server. A number system format to the base
2, i.e. employing the digits 0 and 1.
Bit
A digit used in binary notation which can take the value 0 or 1. The value of
a bit, or combination of bits, can represent the status of a device or can be
used in programming.
Boolean
A type of point or symbol where the value can be one of two states. Essentially
the two states are ‘0’ and ‘1’, but these states can be assigned a meaningful
designation.
Bridge
A device connecting local area networks of similar architectures together.
Broadcast address
An address held in common by all nodes on a network to which the same data
is transmitted simultaneously.
Bus
A communications path along which data can be transmitted or received
between the units connected to it.
Central Processing Unit
The part of the PLC which can store programs and data, execute the
instructions in program, and process input and output signals in order to
communicate with other, external, devices.
Clipboard
An area within the windows environment where data can be stored temporarily
or transferred between applications.
Command modifier
An optional part of an address string indicating the modification to be
performed on the data at that address (within PLC memory) when it is
accessed.
Common link parameter
The common words used by all PLCs in a Data Link (within a SYSMAC LINK
system).
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Compact Flash
A type of memory card fitted to a PLC.
Components
CX-Server is made up of six components accessible from an invoking
application.
Control bit
A bit assigned a controlling role in the functioning of a device; its status is set
via a program to achieve this function.
Controller Link
A network that can send and receive large data packets flexibly and easily
among the OMRON PLCs.
Counter area
An area of PLC memory containing program counters and their related
completion flags.
Counter
An area of memory reserved for the purposes of counting the number of times
an event has occurred.
CPU bus link area
An area of PLC memory allocated to the CPU bus unit.
CPU type
The type of CPU available to a specific device, the amount of memory
available to a PLC varies according to the CPU involved.
CPU
Central Processing Unit.
CS1-series
Indicates either a CS1G PLC or a CS1H PLC type PLC.
CS2-series
Indicates either a CS1G-H or CS1H-H type PLC.
CJ1-series
Indicates either a CJ1G or CJ1H type PLC.
CJ2-series
Indicates either a CJ1G-H or CJ1H-H type PLC.
C-Series
Indicates any one of the following types of PLC: C2000H, C200H, C200HE,
C200HE-Z, C200HG, C200HE-Z, C200HS, C200HX, C200HX-Z, C1000H,
C**H, C**K, C**P, CQM1, C500, C120, C20, CPM1 (CPM1A/CPM2*).
CV-Series
Indicates any one of the following types of PLC: CVM1, CVM1-V2, CV500,
CV1000 or CV2000. When using SYSMAC NET, CV series PLCs can
operate in either CV mode (where the datagrams contain FINS commands)
or C mode (where the datagrams contain C SYSNET commands).
CVSS
A file format supported by the CX-Server Import tool. CVSS has several file
types which have different information contained in them.
CX-Net Network Configuration tool
This CX-Server tool consists of a suite of programs allowing the
management of Routing Tables and Data Link Tables in OMRON PLCs.
CX-Server
An advanced communications management system for OMRON PLCs
providing facilities for software to maintain PLC device and address
information and to communicate with OMRON PLCs and their supported
network types.
CX-Server Project
A definition of an OMRON PLC network configuration. It identifies all
devices and networks within a particular configuration including the areas of
PLC memory (points) that can be read from or written to.
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Cycle time
The time interval between read/write cycles at a network node.
Data area
An area of PLC memory allocated to the storage of data (not programs).
Data bits
Bits representing each character to be transmitted.
Data link
A software connection establishing common data areas between PLCs on a
network allowing data to be between these devices.
Data link table
A table of the common data memory areas used by the PLCs in a Data Link.
Data location
An area of memory identified by an address.
Data memory
An area of PLC memory holding only word data.
Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component
This CX-Server component displays data obtained from the PLC’s
memory areas during program execution.
Datagram
A packet of information which can be transmitted across a network containing
routing information plus data.
DDE
Dynamic Data Exchange. A channel through which correctly prepared
programs can actively exchange data and control other applications within
Microsoft Windows. CX-Server, through the use of the DDE Manager tool,
allows extensive use of DDE functionality.
See also Item, Server, server application and Topic.
DDE management library
A dynamic link library within Windows which allows dynamic data exchange
to be employed.
DDE Manager tool
A CX-Server tool for allowing transferral of data between PLCs and a client
application using DDE, for example Microsoft Excel.
DDEML
Dynamic Data Exchange Management Library.
Debug mode
A mode of PLC operation during which any errors arising from the currently
active program will be flagged. For CV-series PLC only.
Decimal
A data format supported by CX-Server.
Default
A value automatically set by a program in the absence of user input or on initial
entry to an application; such values can be overwritten.
Destination network address
The address of the network to which data is directed.
Destination node number
The number identifying the destination node.
Destination node
The node (and therefore device) where transmitted data is to be placed.
Device group
A class of devices which share similar properties, each group can be subdivided into device types.
Device type
A type of OMRON PLC.
Device
A type of OMRON automation device, either a PLC, Temperature Controller,
Memory Card Writer or PROM Writer.
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Dialogue
A window asking for some form of response from the user, usually in the form
of either entering requested information, selecting displayed data, or
confirming an operation.
DLL
Dynamic Link Library. A program file that although cannot be run stand-alone
as an executable, can be utilised by one or more applications or programs as
a common service. DLL files have a *.DLL extension. DLL’s comprise a
number of stand-alone functions.
Double Floating Point
Double Floating Point (LREAL) type is as the IEEE754 Double precision (1.7E
+308/-307) as defined by Microsoft®.
Download
Refer to Transfer to PLC.
Drag
The act of moving an item on the screen by selecting it with the mouse, and
keeping the mouse button depressed, moving the mouse until the item has
reached the required location. The mouse button is then released.
Driver
The software which controls the communications between a computer and
PLC, translating any information passed between them into a format that the
receiving Device can understand.
Dynamic Data Exchange
The method of transferral of data (and possibly instructions) between
applications via the establishment of reference links between them.
Echo test
The reflection of a signal along a communications channel in order to check
the accuracy of data transmission by comparing the received data against the
original data at the sending end.
EEPROM
Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory.
Elements
The number of address units which start at a specified data location.
End Connection
The final communication link between computer and PLC, or in the case of
a Network configuration, gateway PLC to PLC.
End network address
The address of the destination network to which communications are directed.
Error status
An indication of an error condition found in a system.
Ethernet
A 10 MB baseband local area network with each Device attached to the
network having equal status and therefore the ability to transmit as, and when,
required (provided the line isn’t busy).
Even parity
The number of 1s in a data transmission is even.
Event frame
A structure, predetermined by a protocol, containing specific fields for the
transmission of data.
Exclusive mode
PLC mode which allows an application exclusive access to the Device.
Expansion memory
The memory available to a CPU in addition to conventional memory.
File memory
An area of CPU memory allocated to the storage of data.
File Transfer Protocol
Protocol for transferring files between host computers.
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FINS
Factory Intelligent Network Service.
FinsGateway
An OMRON communication type supported by CX-Server.
Flag
An indicator representing the condition of a process, data area or Device.
Floating Point
A data format supported by CX-Server.
Folder
A structure which organises the files in computer memory or on disk. Also
known as a ‘directory’.
Frame length
The waiting time before data is transmitted across the network
FTP
File Protocol Transfer.
Gateway device
A Device connecting two networks of different architectures together.
Gateway network address
The address of a network acting as a gateway.
Gateway PLC
A PLC which acts as a link to another network.
Group
A sub-directory within a CX-Server project hierarchy which contains points
and/or further (subsidiary) groups.
GUI
Graphical User Interface. Part of a program that interacts with the user and
takes full advantage of the graphics displays of computers. A GUI employs
pull-down menus and dialogue boxes for ease of use. Like all Microsoft
Windows based applications, CX-Server has a GUI for each component and
tool.
Hard disk
A disk permanently mounted on its drive.
Hexadecimal
A data format supported by CX-Server.
Hierarchy
The structure of a CX-Server project from the root directory down through any
sub-directories (groups) to individual points contained within those groups.
High Link
A network driver.
Host computer
A computer responsible for data management and for overall control of the
system. Programs and data are downloaded to a PLC from the host computer.
Host link system
A system comprising one or more host computers connected to one or more
PLCs by host link units; these units facilitate the transfer of data between the
PLC(s) and the host computer.
Host link unit
The interface between a PLC and a host computer.
Icon
Pictorial representations of computer resources and functions. Many icons are
used by CX-Server components and tools as part of the GUI.
IDSC device type
An OMRON PLC device supported by CX-Server.
Import tool
This CX-Server tool is used for addresses and PLCs defined using the CVSS
and LSS products.
Input bit data area
An area of PLC memory containing the status of an input Device.
Input bit
The location within memory indicating the status of an input.
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Input device
A Device which sends signals to a PLC.
Input
The signal sent to a PLC from an external device.
Instruction
A statement indicating an operation to be performed and identifies any data
involved in this operation.
Intel Hex
A PLC device also known as a PROM Writer.
Interface
Hardware or software employed to link the elements within a system, including
networks, programs and computers.
Internal data type
The format of the data held at an address in PLC memory; for example, bit or
signed character binary.
Internode test
An echo test performed to check the condition of a PLC on a network node.
Invoking application
An application such as CX-Programmer and CX-Protocol that utilises
components and tools belonging to CX-Server.
IO bit
A bit which can hold data entered into, or received from, the system.
IO Table component
This CX-Server component retrieves configured PLCs rack and address data.
IO type
Input /Output type. An attribute of a point or symbol that defines the origin
and destination of the data for that point or symbol. The data can originate
(be input from) and is destined (is output to) to the internal computer memory,
PLC or DDE target application.
IO
Input /Output.
IP address table
A table containing the IP addresses for all the devices on the Ethernet.
IP address
An address for a device on the Ethernet.
IP router table
A table containing the addresses for each interface on a network.
IP
Internet Protocol.
Item
A unique name for a data item within a topic.
LAN
Local Area Network.
Link Relay Area
A common data area allowing the transfer of data between PLCs connected
by a Data Link; the information held in this area in the memory of each PLC
is identical.
Link system
A system that links PLCs together.
Link unit
A unit which connects a device to the network.
Link
A connection between two units established either by software or a hardware
device.
Load
Placing a program or data into an area of computer or PLC memory.
Local area network
A network located within a limited area (normally the user’s premises).
Local network address
The address of the network to which a PLC is connected.
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Local network number
The number of the unit connecting the PLC to the network.
Local table
A table containing the details of the networks to which a PLC belongs.
LREAL
LREAL (Double Floating Point) type is as the IEEE754 Double precision (1.7E
+308/-307) as defined by Microsoft®.
LSS
A file format supported by the CX-Server Import tool.
Mailbox
A communications protocol.
Mark parity
The parity bit is always set to 1.
Master
A controlling device which sends data and/or instructions to a slave device.
Mb
Megabites – A means of defining computer memory size.
Memory area
Addressable area of storage space in a device.
Memory Card component
This CX-Server component manages the file storage to and from PLC memory
cards.
Memory Card Writer
A device which writes data to a memory card.
Memory card
A data storage medium which can hold both programs and data.
MHz
Megaherts.
Micro host link
A link to a ‘micro’ device acting as a host.
Microsoft Excel
A spreadsheet application.
Microsoft Windows Explorer
A file handling application part of the Microsoft Windows suite.
Microsoft Windows
A windowing environment that is noted for its GUI, and for features such as
multiple typefaces, desk accessories (such as a clock, calculator, calendar and
notepad), and the capability of moving text and graphics from one application
to another via a clipboard.
CX-Server runs only under Microsoft Windows.
DDE functions
communicating with other applications supported by CX-Server use
Microsoft Windows as a basis.
Modem
A device with the ability to convert digital data from a computer into analogue
form and transmit it over a telecommunications line and also to convert
received analogue signals into digital form.
Monitor mode
A PLC operational mode which allows the device, during normal execution,
to review the condition of the Data Link (including the PLCs/nodes on that
link).
n
A variable number.
Native data format
The format in which data is handled by a communications protocol; for
example, ASCII or binary.
Network bridge
A unit that connects two or more networks together.
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Network parameters
Network settings including information such as the maximum number of nodes
permitted on a network and the waiting times between transmissions.
Network Service Board
An interface which connects devices (not PLCs) to the network.
Network
1. Part of the PLC configuration, based on the device type. The number of
Networks available is dependant on the device type.
2. A number of computers linked together with a central processing point
known as a Server which is accessible to all computers. Networks affect
CX-Server in that further Network associated options are available if the
computer is Network connected.
Node number
Number identifying the device located at a particular node on the network. The
number can be between 1 and 126, the maximum number of nodes available
on an OMRON network.
Node
A position at which a device can be located on the network, consisting of a link
unit mounted to a device or PLC which in turn interfaces with a peripheral
device or a computer.
NSB
Network Service Board.
Odd parity
The number of 1s in a data transmission is odd.
Offline
The status of a device when it is not being controlled by a computer (although
it may be physically connected to it).
OLE
Object Linking and Embedding. Used to transfer and share information
between Microsoft Windows based applications and accessories.
Online
The status of a device when it is under the direct control of a computer.
Output Bit data area
An area of PLC memory reserved for output bits.
Output bit
The location within memory indicating the status of an output device.
Output device
A device which receives signals from a PLC.
Output
The signal sent from a PLC to an external device.
Packet
A unit of information transmitted across the network containing source and
destination address information together with the actual data.
Parity bit
A bit transmitted with a packet of data indicating the type of parity check to
be performed.
Parity
A type of validation check performed on transmitted information; data can be
tested for either even, odd, none, mark or space parity. The type of parity
check involved is indicated by the status of the parity bit.
Path
The location of a file including the drive, directory name plus any
subdirectories and the file name together with its associated extension.
Peripheral
A device which aids system operation rather than being central to its
functioning.
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Performance Monitor tool
A CX-Server tool for monitoring communications throughput and for
displaying CX-Server’s current performance level (i.e. a check to see if
CX-Server is becoming overloaded).
Ping test
A standard Ethenet communications test.
PLC Error component
This CX-Server component displays and manages PLC errors.
PLC Memory component
This CX-Server component allows the user to view, edit and monitor either
channels (words) or individual bits in areas of the PLC.
PLC Setup component
This CX-Server component permits the configuration of PLC settings.
PLC
Programmable Logic Controller.
Point
A point is used to hold a value of a predefined type - Boolean, Integer, Text,
etc. The contents of a point may be controlled by an object or I/O mechanism
such as DDE. The contents of a point may control the action or appearance
of an object, or be used for output via an I/O mechanism.
Polling
Interrogating a device to check its operational status or whether it is ready to
send or receive data.
Port
A device connection point allowing data entry and exit.
Program
A set of instructions which are performed by a computer or PLC.
Program memory
An area of PLC memory reserved for the storage of programs.
Program mode
PLC mode of operation during which the device can be programmed.
Programmable Read Only Memory
An area of memory which can be updated with programs and data only
once after manufacture; once this area has been written to, it can only be
read, not modified.
Project
OMRON configuration file inherited from the invoking application.
Refer also to CX-Server Project.
PROM writer
A device which writes the programs and data into PROM.
PROM
Programmable Read Only Memory.
Protocol
A set of rules governing the transmission of data.
PSTN
Public Switched Telephone Network.
Public Switched Telephone Network
A communications network carrying voice and data communications over
switched lines.
Rack
The apparatus to which a unit is fixed.
RAM
Random Access Memory.
Read mode
PLC mode which allows data from the PLC to be read but not modified.
Read/write mode
PLC mode which allows data to be read from and written to the device.
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Refresh parameter table
A table identifying the words in a Data Link to be refreshed for an individual
PLC.
Registered IO Table
The internal PLC table: this is the one used by the PLC when running,
regardless of the state of the actual hardware. It can be read and, for CVseries PLCs, written to by the CX-Server software.
Relay network address
The end network address which a PLC communicates.
Relay node number
The number of the network node through which a transmission must pass to
reach another network.
Relay table
A table containing the relay network addresses, node numbers and end network
addresses used within a FINS system.
Remote network
A network beyond the LAN to which access must be gained through a gateway
or bridge.
Remote Terminals
Further units that can be supported by CX-Server via the Sysmac-Bus Master
unit
Reset
Turning a bit or signal OFF or changing it to its set value or to zero.
Root
The highest level of a directory.
Root group
The highest level group in a CX-Server project.
Rotary switch
Indicates the method of calling a device by generating a series of pulses.
Routing table
A table containing the information necessary to allow communications between
different networks including local and gateway network address details.
Routing
The direction of data across a network from its source to its destination.
RS232
Industrial interface standard for serial communications.
RS422
Industrial interface standard for serial communications employing balanced
line circuits.
RTs
Remote Terminals.
Run Mode
PLC mode of operation during which device information is typically read-only.
Serial Connection
A direct connection between computer and PLC.
Server application
An application that can be used to view or interact with.
Server
1. Server is used in DDE functions to contain a link to an outside application.
Using DDE functions, CX-Server allows the manipulation of an outside
application as specified as the Server.
Refer also to DDE and OLE.
Refer also to Server application.
2. A Server is the central processing point of a Network which is accessible
to all computers. Networks affect CX-Server in that further associated
options are available if the computer Network is connected.
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Signed Decimal
A data format supported by CX-Server.
SIOU
Special Input /Output Unit.
Slave
A device which receives data or instructions from a master device.
Slots
Free areas within a rack to which units can be fixed.
Software switches
Areas of memory employed by an SIO unit used to set operating parameters
(similar in manner to a hardware switch).
Space parity
The parity bit is always set to 0.
Special Input /Output Unit
A unit designed for a specific purpose.
SRM1 device type
An OMRON PLC device supported by CX-Server.
Step Area
An area of PLC memory containing a flag indicating the status of steps used
within a program.
Stop bits
Bits indicating the end of transmission of each set of data bits; normally one
or two bits, they indicate the delay time between sending successive
characters down the line.
Symbol
An address that has been given a name to make the address information more
flexible. Symbols are inherited by CX-Server by the invoking application.
SYSMAC LINK
OMRON high speed industrial network (either co-axial or fibre optic).
SYSMAC NET
OMRON high speed optical LAN which can be of type C SYSMAC NET or
CV SYSMAC NET.
SYSMAC WAY
OMRON network.
System area
An area of memory used for controlling and managing a unit.
System configuration
An arrangement of units, for example network, computers and PLCs.
Tagged database
A file format supported by the CX-Server Import tool. The Tagged database
is also an export format of the CX-Server Import tool.
TAPI
Telephony Application Programming Interface.
Target PLC
The PLC to which information or instructions are directed.
Taskbar
An integral part of Microsoft Windows which allows Microsoft Windows
based applications to be started. CX-Server tools are run from the Taskbar.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.
Temperature Controller
An OMRON device.
Temporary Relay Area
An area of PLC memory containing instructions which can be loaded at a later
point for use with other instructions.
Text
1. A file format supported by the CX-Server Import tool. The Text is also
an export format of the CX-Server Import tool.
2. A data format supported by CX-Server.
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Timer area
An area of PLC memory containing program timers and their related
completion flags.
Toolbus
A network, either C-Toolbus or CV-Toolbus, allowing communications with
a device via the serial COM port of a personal computer (in a similar manner
to SYSMAC WAY). Data is transmitted along the network in binary format.
Tools
CX-Server is made up of four tools.
Topic
The name of an aspect of a service application which identifies where a
reference link is to be incorporated; for example, within Excel the topic would
be the name of the worksheet to be used.
Transceiver
A device which can receive and transmit data.
Transfer from PLC
The transfer of a program or data to a host (either a computer or a programming
device) from a lower-level (or slave) device.
Transfer to PLC
The transfer of a program or data from a host (either a computer or a
programming device) to a lower-level (or slave) device.
Transition Area
Contains flags indicating when a transition is ON or OFF
Transmitter
A device which sends out signals.
UDP
User Datagram Protocol.
Unit number
A number identifying an individual component of an OMRON PLC system
configuration.
Units
A component of an OMRON PLC system configuration.
Unknown
The operating mode of a PLC that cannot be connected to.
Upload
See Transfer from PLC.
User Datagram Protocol
Protocol which directs information across a network to port numbers rather
than to IP addresses.
Word
A 16 bit unit of data memory.
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INDEX
A
About CX-Server · 2, 6, 150
access
Routing Table Editor · 95, 96, 97
Access
Change PLC dialog · 71
CX-Net Network Configuration tool · 4
Data Link Editor · 81
Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component · 50
Edit Project dialog · 71
IO Table component · 22
Memory Card component · 63
PLC Memory component · 9
SYSMAC NET Data Link Editor · 81
Adding a Local Network · 96
Adding a Remote Network · 97
Adding Data Link Destination areas · 90
Adding Nodes · 90
Additional Features - Routing Table · 100
Appendix A
Network Availability · 105
Appendix B
PLC Memory Areas · 113
Appendix C
Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts · 141
Application · 149
B
Baud rate · 149
Bit · 149
C
Clearing and Filling Data Areas · 13
Clearing PLC Errors · 75
Closing a PLC · 73
Communication Unit Setup · 76
Communications
End connections · 152
Gateway connections · 153
Host Link · 36, 40, 44
Modem · 155
Peripheral Port · 36, 37, 44
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Requirements · 4
Testing network connections · 76
Configuring a PLc's System Settings · 73
Controller Link
Network settings · 77
Network setup · 77
Network status · 77
Software switches · 28
Creating a New Data Link Table · 88
Creating a new Routing Table · 96
Creating and IO Table · 75
CS1-Series PLC Settings · 33
C-Series PLC Settings · 42
Customer support for CX-Server · 7
CV-Series PLC Settings · 37
CX-Net Network Configuration tool
Access · 4
Access Change PLC dialog · 71
Access Edit Project dialog · 71
Adding a device to a CX-Server project · 71
Adding a PLC to a CX-Server project · 71
Broadcast nodes test · 76
Changing a device in a CX-Server project · 71
Changing a PLC in a CX-Server project · 71
Clearing PLC errors · 75
Closing a PLC · 73
Controller Link settings · 77
Creating a new CX-Server project · 71
Creating an IO table · 75
CX-Server project · 71
CX-Server project devices · 70
Data link tables · See Data link tables
Device information · 74
Device List dialog · 71
Displaying unit status · 75
Dragging device information into a CX-Server
project · 74
Editing a CX-Server project · 71
Editing PLC list · 71
Internode Echo-Back test · 76, 152, 154
Introduction · 69
Opening a PLC · 72
Opening an existing CX-Server project · 71
Ping node test · 76
Ping test · 156
PLC settings · 72
Project · 71
Routing tables · See Routing tables
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Scanning for connections · 73
Setting the operating mode · 74
Status bar · 70
SYSMAC LINK settings · 76
System settings · 73
Testing network connections · 76
Unit status · 75
User interface · 70
CX-Server
About · 2, 6, 150
Customer support · 7
Installation · 4
Starting · See Access
System requirements · 3
CX-Server 1.5 Fearures · 2
CX-Server project
Access Edit Project dialog · 71
Adding a device to a CX-Server project · 71
Adding a PLC to a CX-Server project · 71
Changing a device in a CX-Server project · 71
Changing a PLC in a CX-Server project · 71
Creating a new CX-Server project · 71
Device List dialog · 71
Dragging device information · 74
Editing a CX-Server project · 71
Editing PLC list · 71
Opening an existing CX-Server project · 71
CX-Server Software · 1
D
Data Link · 78
Data Link Editor · 85
Add / Delete · 88
Adding Data Link Destination areas · 90
Adding Nodes · 90
Area 1 and Area 2 · 87
Creating a New Data Link Table · 88
Deleting Nodes · 92
Editing a Node Status Area · 91
Editing Source or Link Areas · 91
Editing the Data Link Table · 90
Editing the Start Address Data · 91
Editing/Deleting Data LinkDestination Areas · 91
Graphical Overview Screen · 86
Loading a Data Link Table from disk · 92
Memory · 87
Node entry screen · 86
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Saving a new Data Link Table · 92
Source Area Destination Nodes · 87
Start, Finish, Size · 88
Up / Down · 88
Data Link Editor - Online Functions · 92
Data link tables
Access · 81
Access to SYSMAC NET Data Link Editor · 81
Common link parameter · 149
Creating a SYSMAC NET data link table · 81
Data Link Editor · 80
Deleting a table · 80
Deleting an item from a SYSMAC NET data link
table · 81
Editing a SYSMAC NET data link table · 81
Editing a table · 79
Import tables · 82
Introduction · 70
Logical error checking · 82
Offline Data Link Editor · 80
Offline SYSMAC NET Data Link Editor · 80
Opening a table · 79
Opening an existing SYSMAC NET data link table ·
81
Saving a table · 79
Setup · 78
Status bar · 80
SYSMAC NET · 79
SYSMAC NET Data Link Editor · 80
SYSMAC NET table information · 82
Table information · 80
Updating table status · 79
Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component
Access · 50
Bit addresses · 52, 55
Block mode · 55
Close · 50
Colour configuration · 56
Data trace · 49
Display formats · 55
Execute data trace/time chart · 52
Grid · 56
Histogram mode · 55
Importing SYSWIN files · 56
Inserting a TRSM ladder instruction · 50
Introduction · 49
Modes of operation · 51
Open a data trace file · 53
Outline mode · 55
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Sampling ranges · 50
Saving data trace settings to file · 53
Scale · 55
Set trigger condition · 52
Setting a timer interval · 50
Setting conditions · 51
Startus bar · 49
Stop data trace/time chart monitor · 52
Trend graph mode · 55
Trigger conditions · 51
Upload data trace · 52
User interface · 49
Word addresses · 55
Zoom · 55
DDE · 151, 152
Item · 154
Server · 158
Topic · 160
Deleting a Node · 92
Displaying PLC Device Information · 74
Displaying the PLC Unit Status · 75
Displayiny a Data Trace/Time Chart · 54
DLL · 152
Download
IO Table component · 30
PLC Memory component · 12
PLC Setup component · 47
E
Editing a Node Status Area · 91
Editing Data · 11
Editing Source or Link Areas · 91
Editing the Data Link Table · 90
Editing the Routing Table · 99
Editing the Start Address Data · 91
Editing/Deleting Data Link Destination Areas · 91
Error Checking - Routing Table · 100
Ethernet
Software switches · 26, 27
Excution Controls · 39
F
Force
Bits · 15
Clearing all bits · 16
Copying bits · 16
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INDEX – CX-Server – PLC Tools
Deleting all bits · 16
Display status · 15
Hold bits · 38
Scan status · 15
Set value · 15
Updating bits · 16
Forced Settings · 15
H
Help · See Online help
Help and how to access it · 5
Help topics · 5
Help topics
Find · 5
Index · 5
Help Topics
Context sensitive help · 6
Host Link
Communications · 36, 40, 44
I
I/O Table Component · 21
I/O Table Memory Component
Verifying Corract Configuration · 25
Import
Data link tables · 82
SYSWIN data trace/time chart files · 56
Installing CX-Server · 4
IO Table component
Access · 22
Actual IO Table · 21, 149
Allocating slots in a rack · 23
ASCII unit settings · 24
Checking the IO table · 29
Clearing the IO table · 29
Close · 22
Comparing an IO table · 29, 30
Counter unit settings · 24
Creating an IO table · 23, 75
CX-Server IO Table · 21
Deleting an IO table unit · 29
Editing software switches · 26
Editing units · 23
Hot swapping · 30
Interrupt unit settings · 24
Introduction · 21
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Multiple units · 23
Numerical control unit settings · 24
Position Controller unit settings · 24
Rack · 22
Rack start address setting · 30
Registered IO Table · 21, 157
Remote Terminals · 24
Single units · 23
SIOU units · 22
SIOU/Communications unit settings · 24
Slot · 22
Software switches · 25, 26
Software switches, Controller Link · 28
Software switches, data link area settings · 27
Software switches, Ethernet · 26, 27
Software switches, general settings · 27
Software switches, serial communications unit
settings · 29
Software switches, SYSMAC LINK · 26, 28
Software switches, SYSMAC NET · 26
Software switches, Sysmac-Bus2 settings · 28
Status bar · 21
Sysmac-Bus Master and Remote Terminal unit
settings · 24
Timer unit settings · 24
Transfer from PLC · 29
Transfer to PLC · 30
Unit manufacturing information · 31
Unit settings · 23
Unit setup · 25, 26
Units · 22
Units profile information · 31
Units, SIOU · 22
User interface · 21
Verifying correct IO configuration · 25
IO Table Management · 29
L
INDEX – CX-Server – PLC Tools
Cut · 65
Deleting a file · 66
EM memory as file memory · 64
Errors · 66
Extended PLC setup files · 66
Formatting prior to use · 63, 65
Introduction · 63
Paste · 65
Properties · 66
Renaming a file · 65
Snapshots · 64
Status bar · 64
Transfer to EM file area · 66
Transfer to memory card · 66
User interface · 63
Viewing a file from the memory card · 64
Memory Card Display · 65
Memory Card Operation · 63
Monitor
Address areas · 14
PLC data areas · 13
N
Network Availability · 105
Network Configuration tool · See CX-Net Network
Configuration tool
O
Online Functions
Connecting Online · 93
Deleting Nodes · 94
Transfer Data Links · 93
Online Functions - Data Link Editor · 92
Online help · 2, 5
Opening a PLC · 72
Opening an existing Routing Table · 95
Loading a Data Link Table from disk · 92
M
Managing the Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor · 52
Memory Card component
Access · 63
Compact Flash · 150
Copy · 65
Revision 1.7
P
Peripheral Port
Communications · 36, 37, 44
PLC
Access Change PLC dialog · 71
Address enable settings · 40
Addresses · 14
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Clearing errors · 75
Closing a PLC · 73
Creating an IO table · 75
Cycle time settings · 43
Data areas · 10
Default settings · 33, 37, 42
Deleting errors · 75
Device information · 74
Dragging into a CX-Server project · 74
EM memory as file memory · 38
Error log settings · 38
Error settings · 45, 46
Execution control settings · 39
Execution process processing · 34
Extended setup files · 66
Hold settings · 41
Information · 74
Interrupt settings · 43
IO refresh settings · 40
Memory allocation settings · 35
Offline PLC · 73
Online PLC · 72
Opening a PLC · 72
Operating mode · 38, 72
Operating mode, setting · 74
PC communications · 29, 47, 52, 66
Refresh settings · 43
Scanning for connections · 73
Setting the operating mode · 74
Settings · 33, 72
SIOU refresh settings · 36
Startup settings · 34, 38, 42
System settings · 73
Testing network connections · 76
Timing settings · 35, 41
Unit settings · 36
Unit status · 75
PLC Clock tool
Introduction · 83
Setting the time · 83
Synchronise · 83
PLC Error component
Activating the error log following error detection · 61
Clearing errors · 58, 75
Clearing messages · 59
Clearing the error log · 58
Clock settings · 59
Customising component layout · 60
Deleting errors · 58, 75
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INDEX – CX-Server – PLC Tools
Deleting messages · 59
Deleting the error log · 58
Disabling the error log · 60
Eerror log · 58
Enabling the error log · 60
Error log entry types · 59
Error log settings · 59
Error types · 58
Errors · 58
Introduction · 57
Manual updates to the error log · 60
Messages · 59
Overwriting error log entries · 61
PLC settings · 38
Refreshing the error log · 60
Status bar · 57
Time monitoring settings · 59
User interface · 57
PLC Memory Arears · 113
PLC Memory component
Access · 9
Address area · 14
Clearing and Filling Data Areas · 13
Clearing data areas · 13
Clearing forced bits · 16
Close · 9, 33, 57, 83
Comparing PLC and PC values · 12
Copy · 18
Copying forced bits · 16
Cut · 18
Data areas · 10
Deleting data areas · 13
Deleting forced bits · 16
Deleting rows · 15
Display formats · 11, 13, 15, 18
Displaying forced status · 15
Editing Data · 11
Editing data areas · 11
Filling data areas · 13
Forced settings · 15
Forcing data · 15
Inserting rows · 15
Introduction · 9
Monitoring address areas · 14
Monitoring data areas · 13
Opening files · 17
Paste · 18
Preferences · 18
Print preview · 17
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Print setup · 18
Printing data areas · 17
Removing rows · 15
Resize columns · 10
Resize rows · 10
Saving data to a CX-Server project · 16
Saving data to file · 17
Status bar · 9
Transfer from PLC · 11
Transfer to PLC · 12
Updating forced status · 16
User interface · 9
Viewing PLC memory · 10
Zoom · 11
PLC Memory Management · 16
PLC Memory Preferences · 18
PLC Setting - CS1-Series · 33
PLC Settings · 72
PLC Settings - C-Series · 42
PLC Settings - CV-Series · 37
PLC Setup component
Address enable settings · 40
Communications board settings · 44
Comparing PLC settings · 47
Cycle time settings · 43
Default settings · 33, 37, 42
error log settings · 38
Error settings · 45, 46
Execution control settings · 39
Execution process settings · 34
Hold area settings · 41
Host Link Port settings · 36, 40, 44
Interrupt settings · 43
Introduction · 33
IO Refresh settings · 40
Memory allocation settings · 35
Peripheral Port settings · 36, 37, 44
Refresh settings · 43
SIOU refresh settings · 36
Startup settings · 34, 38, 42
Status bar · 33
Timing settings · 35, 41
Transfer from PLC · 47
Transfer to PLC · 47
Unit settings · 36
User interface · 33
Verifying PLC settings · 47
PLCMemory components
PC to PLC communications · 11
Revision 1.7
INDEX – CX-Server – PLC Tools
Points
Address · 149
Command modifier · 149
Data location · 151
Groups · 153
IO types · 23
Print
PLC Memory component · 17
Preview PLC Memory component · 17
Setup PLC Memory component · 18
R
Racks · 22, 157
Retrieving Data Trace/Time Settings · 53
Routing Table · 78
routing tables
access Routing Table Editor · 95, 96, 97
Routing tables
Adding a Local Network · 96
Adding a Remote Network · 97
Additional Features · 100
Creating a new Routing Table · 96
Editing the Routing Table · 99
Error Checking · 100
Introduction · 70
Opening an existing Table · 95
Routing Tables · 95
S
Saving a new Data Link Table · 92
Saving Data Trace Settings · 53
Scanning for PLC Connections · 73
Setting teh PLC Mode · 74
Slots · 22, 158
Software switches · 25, 26
Controller Link · 28
Data link area settings · 27
Editing · 26
Ethernet · 26, 27
General settings · 27
Serial communications unit settings · 29
SYSMAC LINK · 26, 28
SYSMAC NET · 26
Sysmac-Bus2 settings · 28
Starting CX-Server · See access
Status bar · 6
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CX-Net Network Configuration tool · 70
Data Link Editor · 80
Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component · 49
IO Table component · 21
Memory Card component · 64
PLC Error component · 57
PLC Memory component · 9
PLC Setup component · 33
Symbols · 159
SYSMAC LINK
Network settings · 76
Network setup · 77
Network status · 76
Software switches · 26, 28
SYSMAC NET
Access to Data Link Editor · 81
Creating a data link table · 81
Data Link Editor · 80
Data link table information · 82
Data link tables setup · 79
Deleting an item from a data link table · 81
Editing a data link table · 81
Logical error checking · 82
Offline Data Link Editor · 80
Opening an existing data link table · 81
Revision 1.7
INDEX – CX-Server – PLC Tools
Software switches · 26
System requirements · 3
T
Technical Specification · 1
Testing the Network Connection · 76
Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts · 141
U
Unit setup · 25, 26, 76
Units · 22, 160
Upload
Data Trace/Time Chart Monitor component · 52
IO Table component · 29
PLC Memory component · 11
PLC Setup component · 47
W
Words · 160
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