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Notice
OMRON products are manufactured for use according to proper procedures by a qualified operator and only for
the purposes described in this manual.
The following conventions are used to indicate and classify precautions in this manual. Always heed the
information provided in them. Failure to heed precautions can result in injury to people or damage to the
product.
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death
or serious injury. Additionally, there may be severe property damage.
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or serious injury. Additionally, there may be severe property damage.
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or moderate injury, or property damage.
OMRON Product References
All OMRON products are capitalised in this manual. The word “Unit” is also capitalised when it refers to an
OMRON product, regardless of whether or not it appears in the proper name of the product.
The abbreviation “PLC” means Programmable Logic Controller and is not used as an abbreviation for anything
else.
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Visual Aids
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.
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Access to the CX-Server middleware is normally via other software applications, such as CX-Programmer or
CX-Protocol. This is noted in the manual by the term “invoking application”.
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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:
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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 - Introduction to CX-Server. This chapter describes the concepts on which CX-Server is based including
the definition of PLCs, points and groups.
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Chapter 3 - Communications. This chapter describes the communications supported by CX-Server
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Chapter 4 - Import/Export Tool. This chapter describes the Import/Export Tool and its ability to add data from
CVSS and LSS files to a CX-Server project.
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Chapter 5 - DDE Manager Tool. This chapter describes the DDE Manager and its ability to read and update point
data via CX-Server.
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Chapter 6 - Performance Monitor Tool. This chapter describes the Performance Monitor Tool and the procedures
involved when monitoring communications.
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Chapter 7 – Driver Management Tool. This chapter describes the Driver Management Tool and how to manage
your device drivers within CX-Server.
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Appendix - A Network Availability. The tables in this appendix indicate the network available to each PLC device
group. FinsGateway 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 this appendix summarise the toolbars and keyboard
shortcuts available from each component tool.
A Glossary of Terms and Index are also provided
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 Technical Specification............................................................... 1
CX-Server Software .............................................................................................................................................. 1
About this Manual................................................................................................................................................. 1
Features ................................................................................................................................................................. 2
System Requirements............................................................................................................................................ 2
Communications Requirements ............................................................................................................................ 3
Installation............................................................................................................................................................. 3
Starting CX-Server................................................................................................................................................ 3
Help and How to Access it.................................................................................................................................... 4
Technical Support ................................................................................................................................................. 5
CHAPTER 2 Introduction to CX-Server Projects.......................................... 7
CX-Server Projects................................................................................................................................................ 7
CX-Server Project Concepts ................................................................................................................................. 7
Editing a CX-Server Project PLC List .................................................................................................................. 8
Editing CX-Server Project .................................................................................................................................. 10
CHAPTER 3 Communications ....................................................................... 15
Supported Communications ................................................................................................................................ 15
Device Setup ....................................................................................................................................................... 15
Defining Connections and Gateway PLCs .......................................................................................................... 17
Serial Communications (Direct Connection) ...................................................................................................... 18
Network Communications (End Connection) ..................................................................................................... 22
DeviceNet............................................................................................................................................................ 23
CHAPTER 4 Import/Export Tool .................................................................. 29
Supported Import/Export Data ............................................................................................................................ 29
CX-Server Project Selection ............................................................................................................................... 30
Import.................................................................................................................................................................. 30
Export.................................................................................................................................................................. 32
CHAPTER 5 DDE Manager Tool .................................................................. 35
Establishing DDE Links...................................................................................................................................... 35
Defining Update Intervals ................................................................................................................................... 38
Special Data Types.............................................................................................................................................. 38
CHAPTER 6 Performance Monitor Tool ...................................................... 39
CHAPTER 7 Driver Management Tool......................................................... 41
APPENDIX A Network Availability .............................................................. 43
C**H Device Group............................................................................................................................................ 43
C**K Device Group............................................................................................................................................ 43
C**P Device Group ............................................................................................................................................ 43
C1000H Device Group........................................................................................................................................ 43
C20 Device Group............................................................................................................................................... 43
C2000H Device Group........................................................................................................................................ 44
C200H Device Group.......................................................................................................................................... 44
C200HE Device Group ....................................................................................................................................... 44
C200HE-Z Device Group.................................................................................................................................... 44
C200HG Device Group....................................................................................................................................... 44
C200HG-Z Device Group ................................................................................................................................... 45
C200HS Device Group ....................................................................................................................................... 45
C200HX Device Group....................................................................................................................................... 45
C200HX-Z Device Group ................................................................................................................................... 45
C500 Device Group............................................................................................................................................. 45
CJ1G Device Group ............................................................................................................................................ 45
CJ1G-H / CJ1G-H(FB) Device Group ................................................................................................................ 46
CJ1H-H Device Group ........................................................................................................................................ 46
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CJ1M Device Group ........................................................................................................................................... 46
CPM1 (CPM1A/CPM2*) Device Group ............................................................................................................ 46
CPM2*-S* Device Group ................................................................................................................................... 46
CQM1 Device Group .......................................................................................................................................... 46
CQM1H Device Group ....................................................................................................................................... 47
CS1G / CS1G-H / CS1G-H(FB) Device Group .................................................................................................. 47
CS1H / CS1H-H / CS1H-H(FB) Device Group .................................................................................................. 47
IDSC Device Group ............................................................................................................................................ 47
SRM1 – SRM1 V2 Device Group....................................................................................................................... 47
CV1000 Device Group........................................................................................................................................ 47
CV2000 Device Group........................................................................................................................................ 47
CV500 Device Group.......................................................................................................................................... 48
CVM1 Device Group .......................................................................................................................................... 48
CVM1-V2 Device Group .................................................................................................................................... 48
APPENDIX B PLC Memory Areas................................................................ 49
C**H Device Group............................................................................................................................................ 49
C**K Device Group............................................................................................................................................ 49
C**P Device Group ............................................................................................................................................ 49
C1000H Device Group........................................................................................................................................ 50
C20 Device Group............................................................................................................................................... 50
C2000H Device Group........................................................................................................................................ 50
C200H Device Group.......................................................................................................................................... 51
C200HE Device Group ....................................................................................................................................... 51
C200HE-Z Device Group.................................................................................................................................... 52
C200HG Device Group....................................................................................................................................... 52
C200HG-Z Device Group ................................................................................................................................... 53
C200HS Device Group ....................................................................................................................................... 53
C200HX Device Group....................................................................................................................................... 54
C200HX-Z Device Group ................................................................................................................................... 54
C500 Device Group............................................................................................................................................. 55
CJ1G Device Group ............................................................................................................................................ 55
CJ1G-H / CJ1G-H(FB) Device Group ................................................................................................................ 56
CJ1H-H Device Group ........................................................................................................................................ 57
CJ1M Device Group ........................................................................................................................................... 58
CPM1 (CPM1A) Device Group .......................................................................................................................... 58
CPM2*/CPM2*-S* Device Group...................................................................................................................... 59
CQM1 Device Group .......................................................................................................................................... 59
CQM1H Device Group ....................................................................................................................................... 60
CS1G Device Group ........................................................................................................................................... 61
CS1G-H / CS1G-H(FB) Device Group............................................................................................................... 62
CS1D-H Device Group ....................................................................................................................................... 63
CS1D-S Device Group ........................................................................................................................................ 64
CS1H Device Group ........................................................................................................................................... 65
CS1H-H / CS1H-H (FB) Device Group.............................................................................................................. 66
IDSC Device Group ............................................................................................................................................ 67
SRM1 Device Group........................................................................................................................................... 67
SRM1 V2 Device Group ..................................................................................................................................... 68
CV1000 Device Group........................................................................................................................................ 68
CV2000 Device Group........................................................................................................................................ 69
CV500 Device Group.......................................................................................................................................... 69
CVM1 Device Group .......................................................................................................................................... 70
CVM1-V2 Device Group .................................................................................................................................... 70
FinsGateway CPU Unit....................................................................................................................................... 71
APPENDIX C Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts........................................ 73
Project Editor ...................................................................................................................................................... 73
GLOSSARY OF TERMS ................................................................................ 75
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CHAPTER 1
Technical Specification
This chapter describes the CX-Server software 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.
CX-Server Software
CX-Server is a communications management system in Microsoft Windows for OMRON PLCs. It provides
facilities to maintain PLC device and address information and to communicate with OMRON PLCs and their
supported network types.
CX-Server consists of the following components:
As well as acting as a server for other OMRON software, CX-Server includes other customer tools:
♦ CX-Server DDE Manager tool. A tool for allowing transference of data between PLCs and a client using
DDE, for example Microsoft Excel.
♦ CX-Server Import tool. This tool is used for addresses and PLCs defined using the CVSS and LSS
products. It allows definitions of addresses and PLCs to be used by importing them into a CX-Server
project file.
♦ CX-Server Performance Monitor tool. A 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).
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CX-Server Driver Manager tool. A tool for installing and un-installing new software drivers for support
of hardware devices.
CX-Server operates on IBM compatible personal computers with Pentium or better central processors, including
Pentium II. It runs in a Microsoft Windows environment (Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Millennium, 2000 or XP
and NT4.0 with Service Pack 5 or later).
CX-Server comprises various executables, Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) and components. In order to use
certain communication types (i.e. Ethernet, SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET), some settings must be
configured prior to use – separate to the software installation. Refer to Chapter 3- Communications for further
details.
About this Manual
This User Manual acts as a reference for CX-Server by describing its various concepts and abilities. It also
provides the basics of using its dialogs and supplied utilities.
Caution
This manual is referred to from other software that utilises CX-Server, for instance,
CX-Programmer, CX-Protocol, CX-Supervisor or CX-Server OPC and CX-Server
Lite. Subsequently, some topics contained in this user manual may not be relevant.
CX-Server comes 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 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 know
how to:
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use the keyboard and mouse;
select options from Microsoft Windows menus;
operate dialog boxes;
locate, open and save data files;
edit, cut and paste text;
use the Microsoft Windows desktop environment.
If the installed version of 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 CX-Server.
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Features
CX-Server is the corner stone of the suite of applications collectively known as the CX-Automation Suite. The
CX-Automation Suite is not one system but software that has been designed to dynamically evolve with every
direction a manufacturer would like to take and to accommodate any implementation, improvement, adaptation
or extension of any form of control or data acquisition in a manufacturing industry.
The software suite has been developed to serve you with powerful yet comprehensible software that builds and
runs networks that simply control one machine or an entire manufacturing process. It comprises the following:
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CX-Programmer
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CX-Server Lite
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CX-Server OPC
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CX-Protocol
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CX-Motion
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CX-Supervisor
The CX-Automation suite is in itself highly adaptive. It completes the integration of process control and
business information systems, by applying one and the same basic network architecture. For the user it means
that data from both sources of information can be jointly reported in familiar applications such as spreadsheets,
in which they can be recalculated in existing layouts or processed along usual spreadsheet procedures.
The architecture is based on standards that are widely maintained such as ActiveX and OPC (OLE for Process
Control) and standard interfaces such as COM, DCOM and ODBC/ADO This conformity also means that you
can use standard interfaces and standard software.
System Requirements
CX-Server operates IBM PC-AT compatible or NEC PC-98 compatible computers with Pentium II class 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). Internet Explorer version
5.0 or higher is required. Windows 200, ME and XP already have suitable versions of Internet Explorer. For
users of older operating systems, Internet Explorer version 5.5 is available on the CD-ROM.
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
32 Mb
100 Mb
800x600
Pentium
Class
64 Mb
150 Mb
1024x768
Windows 98
Windows NT
(with SP 5)
SVGA
133 MHz
Windows
2000
Pentium
Class
Windows ME
150 MHz
Windows XP
Home
Pentium
Class
Windows XP
Professional
300 MHz
SVGA
200 MHz
64 Mb
100 Mb
800x600
SVGA
Pentium
Class
64 Mb
150 Mb
1024x768
SVGA
200 MHz
128 Mb
100 Mb
800x600
SVGA
Pentium
Class
256 Mb
150 Mb
1024x768
SVGA
600 MHz
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.
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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 the following is required:
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RS232 connection via a standard serial port on the PC (COM1 etc.) or RS422 connection to a 422 serial
board.
In order to use SYSMAC LINK directly from the PC a SYSMAC LINK Network Service Board and
FinsGateway Version 3 or higher is required.
In order to use SYSMAC NET directly from the PC a SYSMAC NET Network Service Board and
FinsGateway Version 3 are required. (Windows NT4 only)
In order to use Controller Link directly from the PC a Controller Link Network Service Board (wired or
optical) and FinsGateway Version 3 or higher are required.
In order to use Ethernet an Ethernet card, Windows Sockets software and TCP/IP must be installed and
configured.
In order to use an ISA board FinsGateway Version 3 or higher is required.
Controller link PC NSB is supported using FinsGateway Version 3 or higher.
SYSMAC LINK PC NSB is supported using FinsGateway Version 3 or higher.
In order to use FINSGateway with the 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: CXServer\WDM\CLK (PCI)\ or CX-Server\WDM\SLK (PIC)\
Refer to Chapter 3- Communications for more information and the appropriate hardware system manuals for
full information about connecting and configuring these devices for the environment.
Installation
This describes the procedures involved in the installation of CX-Server on a standard workstation running
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Millennium, 2000 or XP and NT4.0 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.
If CX-Server is being installed as part of the CX-Programmer installation then on completion of the CXProgrammer installation a number of dialogs will prompt for information concerning the installation of CXServer and its components.
Note:
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Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher is required for the correct operation of CX-Server. Users of
Windows 95, 98 or NT may have an earlier version of Internet Explorer installed. If the
installer does not find a suitable version of Internet Explorer, it will prompt you to
automatically install Internet Explorer 5.5 from the CD-ROM.
1. Insert the CD-ROM in the appropriate drive and select the Run option from the Start
pushbutton on the taskbar.
2. Click the Browse pushbutton and select the Setup.exe executable file in the CX-Server
directory or from the CD-ROM drive.
3. Click the OK pushbutton to start the installation then follow the on-screen instructions.
Starting CX-Server
CX-Server components are normally accessed from the invoking application. However, a number of tools can
be accessed as stand-alone tools from the windows Start menu (on the Microsoft Windows taskbar).
Performance Monitor tool.
DDE Manager tool.
CX-Server Import / Export tool.
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Help and How to Access it
CX-Server comes 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 CXServer. 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 designed to provide more tutorial information and discuss
the various facilities offered by CX-Server.
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Context-sensitive help;
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Help Index (available on the Help menu);
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Help Contents (available on the Help menu);
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About (available on the Help menu);
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Status Bar tool button tips.
Help Topics
Select the Help Contents option on the Help menu. The Help system provides a standard look-up dialog under
the Contents tab showing the contents of the CX-Server 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 dialog.
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 dialog. 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 dialog.
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.
4. 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 dialog.
5. 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.
The Find operation can be enhanced by the use of the Options pushbutton and Rebuild push-button. Refer to
Microsoft Windows 95 documentation for further information.
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Context-sensitive Help
CX-Server supports 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 dialogs include a Help pushbutton when F1 cannot be accessed.
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About CX-Server
Each CX-Server component contains an About option on the Help menu. The About CX-Server dialog supplies
technical reference information about that component such as version and copyright information. It also contains
the version number which is required for obtaining technical support.
Use the following procedure to view the About CX-Server dialog.
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 component and tool windows. It provides
several helpful pieces of information while programming:
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Instant Help. A brief message appears in the Status Bar as menu commands and buttons are selected.
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Online Status. The online or offline status of the PLC.
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PLC Mode. When connected to a PLC, this shows the current PLC mode. Connection errors are also
displayed here.
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Connected PLC and CPU Type. The currently connected PLC and associated CPU can always be
referenced in the status bar.
The CX-Server 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 have been followed (refer to ‘Installation’ above), 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. Check the following:
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The PC is working correctly.
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The PLC is working correctly.
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The communications system is set up correctly.
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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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CHAPTER 2
Introduction to CX-Server Projects
This chapter describes how data is identified within CX-Server projects (in terms of PLCs, points and groups). It
also describes the CX-Server functions available for the purposes of configuring PLCs and points within a CXServer project.
CX-Server Projects
CX-Server is a middleware package which allows other software to access OMRON automation devices (PLCs,
temperature controllers, Memory Card Writer and PROM Writer) through various connection types. In order to
co-ordinate these communications, it handles information detailing the PLC devices attached to the PC and the
information being accessed on each device.
Such information is held in a CX-Server project file with a .CDM extension. This file contains all of the
information about the PLCs, which CX-Server can connect to and the addresses of interest in each PLC which
may be accessed.
Each CX-Server project file is separate and is similar in concept to a document. CX-Server can deal with many
CX-Server project files at a time, although often only one CX-Server project is used by the client software at
any time.
A number of steps are involved in the setting up of a CX-Server project. At a high-level, these can be regarded
as:
♦ Identifying the PLCs which the PC is to communicate with;
♦ Identifying the addresses (points) within the PLC which are to be accessed during communications;
♦ Establish the type of network to be used.
CX-Server Project Concepts
CX-Server projects consist of PLCs, Connected Devices, Networks and Points. The following paragraphs
describe the of PLCs, Networks and Points into a CX-Server project and introduce the Project Editor. Specific
setup of PLCs and Networks are described in Chapter 3 - Communications.
PLCs
A CX-Server project file contains a list of PLCs which are (potentially) connected to the PC. These PLCs do not
really have to be connected unless communications with them are to occur.
Each PLC has the following attributes:
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Device Name. A unique name with the CX-Server project file so that the PLC can be easily referenced (for
example, ‘PumpRoom1’).
Comment. A free-form long comment which is only used for information by the user that is attached to the
unique device name.
Device Type. The PLC device type (for example, CV500).
Connection Type. How to connect to the PLC and the address of the PLC on the chosen network (for
example, direct one-to-one connection or via a gateway PLC, one that is already defined in the CX-Server
project).
Type Options. A list of options which may be present on the PLC (for example, the amount of usermemory, clock, EM configuration and CPU type).
Connection Options. A list of options which may be available on the chosen network (for example, the
speed of communication on SYSMAC WAY, Toolbus, Modem configuration, or Network or Node
configuration details).
A full description of the communications possibilities for C-series PLCs, CV-series PLCs and CS/CJ/CP-series
PLCs is provided in Chapter 3 - Communications. Host Link Port and Peripheral Port settings are made via the
PLC Setup Component, refer to PLC Tools User Manual Chapter 4 - PLC Setup Component. Once the network
has been defined and configured, it can be tested to ensure that messages are being transmitted correctly.
The PLCs selected also affect which other setup procedures need to be performed; for example, the CV-series
and CS/CJ/CP-series requires setting up the IO Table and using the PLC Setup Component to establish specific
PLC characteristics. In addition it is possible to set up to three levels of networks and to communicate with these
networks, the initial, direct connection must be to a PLC acting as a gateway. To ensure that messages from the
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PC reach the end connection PLC, the gateway PLC must contain the routing information which identifies this
PLC. Procedures for configuration of the network is provided in the Chapter 8 CX-Server Network
Configuration Tool, Chapter 10 Data Links, Chapter 11 Routing Tables in the PLC Tools User Manual.
Connection to the PLC requires the specification of the type of communications interface to be used to connect
to the PLC. CX-Server supports two methods of communication: serial communications and network
communications. Serial and network communications can be made using the Connection Type dialog although
these are dependent upon the type of PLC being communicated with.
Points
The CX-Server project file also contains a list of addresses which may be accessed in the defined PLCs, each
address being contained inside a point. Each point has the following attributes:
♦
Name. A unique label within its group so that the point can be easily referenced, similar to folders in
Microsoft Windows Explorer (for example, ‘Conveyor Position’).
♦ Comment. A free-form long comment used only for reference by the user.
♦ Address. The location of the information inside the configured PLC:
♦ including the PLC (by name, matching the label of the defined PLC),
♦ address (for example, ‘D0’),
♦ the number of elements (for example, ten elements for ten channels) and type (for example, bit,
channel, floating point).
Points are stored within the CX-Server project file in a hierarchical group structure. New groups may be added
to the CX-Server project at any level of the hierarchy tree. Groups act as container objects (as folders contain
files) for relevant points within a CX-Server project. Similar points may be banded together and stored within
these groups.
Editing a CX-Server Project PLC List
The Edit Project dialog allows the PLC or Points information in the currently opened CX-Server project to be
modified, deleted or added. A CX-Server Project PLC list can be edited from either the Import/Export tool or
the CX-Net tool by selecting the appropriate .cdm file and then selecting Edit from the Project menu.
Alternatively from the Project Editor right click on Devices and select the Properties option or select Properties
from the File menu.
Alternatively from the Project Editor right click on Devices and select the Properties option or select Properties
from the File menu.
Click on the PLCs Setup pushbutton in the edit project dialog to edit the CX-Server project PLC list.
The Device List dialog is subsequently displayed; this is the central point for adding and setting up PLCs and
lists all currently defined PLCs in the open CX-Server project file, their type, network details and any comments
associated with each device.
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This icon denotes a PLC.
This icon denotes a PLC also used as a gateway PLC.
This icon denotes that the device is open for communications. A device list cannot be opened
whilst open for communications.
A PLC device cannot be deleted or have its network or device settings altered if it is open for
communication (i.e. active). It cannot be modified in any way if the CX-Server project has
been opened as read-only. It cannot be deleted or its device type changed if it is acting as a
gateway.
Adding a PLC
The Device List dialog also permits addition of new PLCs to the open CX-Server project. Use the following
procedure to add a PLC.
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2.
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Click on the Add pushbutton in the Device List dialog. An entry is made in the list of
Configured Devices.
Enter a name in the PLC Name field. This has a maximum length of 32 characters and
must be unique within the currently open CX-Server project file; it must not contain any
of the following characters: : / \ : ; , ? * & ! “ but can contain spaces and international
characters. The PLC Name field is case sensitive, i.e. if a name is entered in upper case
which already exists in lower case (and vice versa), a new PLC is created.
Select options for the Device field and Network field for the new PLC. The list of
Configured Devices is updated. Clicking outside this new entry results in a confirmation
dialog being displayed. If required select the associated Settings pushbutton to refine the
Device Type Settings and Network Settings. Refer to Chapter 3 - Communications for
further information.
If the Close pushbutton or another PLC name is selected, a dialog appears asking for
confirmation of the changes just performed; select the Yes pushbutton to remove the
dialog and save the new PLC. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
The default device name selected from the Add pushbutton in the Device List dialog
is unique within the CX-Server project, for instance ‘NewPLC1’.
Deleting a PLC
The Device List dialog also permits deletion of a PLC from an open CX-Server project. Use the following
procedure to remove a PLC.
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Highlight the required PLC name in the Device List dialog and select the Delete button.
A dialog is displayed asking for confirmation of the deletion.
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2.
Select the Yes pushbutton to confirm the deletion or the No pushbutton to cancel the
operation.
It is not possible to delete a device that is open for communications, indicated by the Device
Open icon, as it cannot be opened.
It is not possible to delete a device being used as a gateway device, indicated by the Gateway
Device icon.
Renaming a PLC
The Device List dialog allows the name of a PLC to be altered. Use the following procedure to rename a PLC.
Highlight the required PLC name in the Device List dialog and click on the Rename
pushbutton.
2. Type in the new name, to a maximum length of 32 characters.
If the Close pushbutton or another PLC name be selected, a dialog appears asking for confirmation of the
changes just performed; select the Yes pushbutton to remove the dialog and save the new name. Select the
Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
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Editing CX-Server Project
Points and groups within a CX-Server project can be edited via the CX-Server Project Editor which is accessed
from the Import/Export tool or the DDE Manager. The Project Editor allows new points, groups and devices to
be added, modified to and/or deleted from the CX-Server project.
A CX-Server Project can be edited by selecting Edit from the Project option on the menu bar of the Import /
Export tool or by opening / editing a project in the DDE Manager. The option is not available to all tools and
components and is further unavailable unless a CX-Server project has been opened or created.
Click on the Points Setup pushbutton in the edit project dialog to edit the CX-Server project. The information
displayed includes the following:
A ‘devices’ view showing all devices configured in the CX-Server project and each device
available memory areas. The complete group hierarchy of the CX-Server project, and details
of the points (in their memory areas) within the CX-Server project.
A ‘points’ view showing details of the points (within their groups).
Comments (name and address comments) relating to a point are displayed when the appropriate element is
highlighted.
A point represents an input or output data area within a PLC; it can refer to a single bit of data (representing for
example, “Hopper empty”, “Activate Reject Solenoid”), or to a multiple bit word (representing for example,
“Process Temperature”).
Associated with each point is a name and address indicating its position within a PLC and a PLCs memory;
comments can also be entered against a point’s name and address.
The information held at a point can be read or updated by CX-Server. A third party can also access this point
data by establishing a link between that and the PLC.
Note:
More than one point can have the same address, any comment entered against this
address applies to all points at this location. Comments entered against the point name
are unique to that point only. Points do not have to have a name, however, if a name is
supplied it must be unique.
To access the Project Editor, open the CX-Server Import/Export tool and open or create a project. Then from the
Project menu select Edit, this opens the Edit Project dialog. In Edit Project click the Points: Setup button.
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The status bar provides instant help.
The Project Editor can be manipulated in a similar manner to Microsoft Windows Explorer. The left pane
displays the content of the project in terms of Devices Networks and Points. The right pane provides detailed
information on the selected item, such as Name, Type and Address etc.
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 Up One Level button from the toolbar to traverse back through the hierarchy
toward the root.
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.
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 Project Editor toolbar.
If points are displayed in the right pane, the view can further be modified by setting certain preferences.
♦
Showing invalid points;
♦
Showing open points / PLCs;
♦
Automatic resizing of list column.
Use the following procedure to set point preferences.
Click on the Points icon in the left pane to open the points view of the editor in the right
pane.
2. Select Options from the View menu. The options dialog is displayed.
3. Amend point preferences from the General tab. Select the OK pushbutton to complete
the operation. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
For moving, resizing, maximising, minimising and closing windows, refer to Microsoft Windows online help.
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To save changes and close the Project Editor, select the Close button in the title bar.
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Adding a Group
Points are saved within groups in a CX-Server project. When a CX-Server project is initially created it contains
the root level group only. Groups can be created within a CX-Server project in hierarchical order from the root
level. Points are saved within the root group or specified subsidiary groups within the hierarchy, similar to
folders and files within the Microsoft Windows Explorer.
The Add Group dialog adds a new group under the currently selected group.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Open the Project Editor, click on the branch of the CX-Server project hierarchy to which
the group is to be added; for instance the Points root branch and add a group.
Select the Add Group button from the toolbar. The New Group ‘n’ will be added to the
tree structure in the appropriate position.
Renaming a Group
To rename a group, select the group followed by the Rename button in the toolbar.
Alternatively select Rename from the File menu option. or right click on the group and select
the Rename option.
The new group name has a maximum length of 32 characters and must be unique within the
group that it is being created. It must not contain any of the following characters: / \ : ; , ? * &
! . “.
The group name field is case sensitive. For example, if a name is entered in upper case which
already exists in lower case a new group name will be allowed.
Adding a Point
The Add Point dialog allows a new point within the currently open CX-Server project to be created and its name
and address to be entered. Use the following procedure to add a point.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Open the Project Editor, click on the Points branch in the tree.
Select the Add Point button from the toolbar. The Add Point dialog is displayed.
3.
Select the Logical Tab and enter the new name in the Name field; this has a maximum
length of 32 characters, it must be unique, and must not contain any of the following
characters: / \ : ; , ? * & ! “ but can include an existing path to indicate the group to which
it belongs (if it is to be added to a group other than that indicated above the name). A
name is optional, but if supplied must be unique.
A comment can only be added to a point if a point name has been supplied. Enter text in
the Comment field to be associated with the point name. This field is optional and is used
simply for reference purposes.
Select the Physical Tab and select the PLC to be associated with the point in the PLC
field. This field is mandatory but can be set to ‘None’ until a correctly configured PLC is
added to the CX-Server project.
Enter the data location in the Data Location field identifying the area of memory to
which this address applies; this value is dependent upon the type and configuration of the
PLC and is mandatory if a PLC has been selected. Memory Area and Start Address must
be supplied, for instance, ‘D0’ for a CV-series and CS/CJ/CP-series PLC or ‘DM0’ for a
C-series PLC. Refer to Appendix B PLC Memory Areas for a complete list of valid PLC
memory areas and ranges.
Enter the number of elements indicating the number of address units which start at the
specified data location (i.e. the size of an array of addresses, for instance, ten for ten
channels) in the Elements field. This field defaults to 1.
Select the Internal Data Type in the Internal Data Type field, identifying the format of
the data held at the PLC address (e.g. BCD or binary, WORD or double WORD). This
allows CX-Server to automatically convert the PLC specific format of the data to a
common format which the PC can use.
Select the Command Modifier required to access this address in the Command Modifier
field. The modifiers available depend upon the data location chosen. An example of a
modifier is Forced Set which forces a data location to be held with given data, overriding
the PLC program's usage.
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10. Select the OK pushbutton to save the point details or the Cancel pushbutton to discard
the new point.
Note:
The fields in the Address chapter of the dialog are only enabled when a PLC has been
selected and the values available in these fields (if any) also depend upon the PLC
chosen.
If several points are to be added at a time, the Leave Box setting should be checked, this allows the dialog to stay
active after the Add pushbutton is pressed. The fields remain populated with the previous point’s settings
allowing further modification. Select the Close pushbutton to remove the dialog.
A point can have a name and/or an address. It does not need to have both.
Points with valid addresses assigned are marked by an icon according to the Internal Data Type set as follows:
Internal Data Type
Icon
Internal Data Type
No type defined
Single Word Unsigned BCD
Bit
Double Word Unsigned BCD
Signed Character Binary
Quad Word Unsigned BCD
Unsigned Character Binary
Single Word Signed BCD
Raw Character Binary
Double Word Signed BCD
Single Word Unsigned Binary
Quad Word Signed BCD
Double Word Unsigned Binary
Double Word Float
Quad Word Unsigned Binary
IEEE Float
Single Word Signed Binary
Complex
Double Word Signed Binary
LReal
Icon
Quad Word Signed Binary
Points with an invalid PLC address assigned to them are indicated by the associated icon.
Editing a Point
The Edit Point dialog displays the current configuration for a selected point allowing these details (including the
name) to be amended. The Edit Point dialog operates in the same manner as the Add Point dialog described
above.
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2.
Select the point to be edited.
Select the Properties button from the toolbar. The Edit Point dialog is displayed. This is
identical to the Add Point dialog.
A point's address or PLC cannot be modified if it is currently active, i.e. open for
communications, indicated by the Device Open icon in the Project Editor.
Deleting a Point or Group
Use the following procedure to delete a point or a group.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Highlight the point or group to be deleted.
Select the Delete button from the toolbar to delete the point or group.
A confirmation dialog is displayed provided this option has been set in the Options dialog.
Any points or groups contained within a group being deleted are also removed, unless any
points within the group or children of the group are open for communications, in which case
the points and the groups they are contained within are not deleted.
Points which are currently active cannot be deleted.
Note:
The root group cannot be deleted.
Moving and Copying Points and Groups
The Project Editor allows standard Microsoft Windows drag and drop procedures permitting points and groups
to be copied or moved within the Points group.
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Moving is achieved by clicking on an item and then dragging the mouse to the item’s new position. A
confirmation dialog is displayed. Copying is similar except that the Ctrl key must be kept depressed.
Use the following procedure to copy or move information from or in the Project Editor.
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1.
Select an item in the right pane of the Project Editor, for example a point. 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 in the Project Editor to copy or move the items to, for instance copying a
point into a new group.
4. Select the Paste button from the toolbar to paste the item. A Paste operation can be
performed several times without copying again.
Adding a Device
The Project Editor also permits devices to be added into the CX-Server project as an alternative to the Device
List (refer to Chapter 2 - Adding a PLC for details). Use the following procedure to add a device.
1.
2.
Open the Project Editor, click on the Devices branch in the tree.
Select the Add PLC button from the toolbar. The Change PLC dialog is displayed. Refer
to Chapter 3 - Communications for details regarding device setup.
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Communications
This chapter describes the communications options available to CX-Server and is confined to software aspects
and the associated CX-Server interface; more detailed information relating to each hardware product is to be
found in its associated OMRON commercial manual.
Supported Communications
Communications between CX-Server and target PLC’s are achieved by a combination of different network
connection types. SYSMAC WAY, SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET, Controller Link, Toolbus, Ethernet,
Memory Card Writer, PROM Writer, Modem and Device Net. Each network connection has different
capabilities. SYSMAC NET is specially suited for medium to large scale systems where connecting PLCs to
computers is included. SYSMAC LINK provides the necessary capabilities of an industrial network: SYSMAC
WAY operates at a much simpler level, its primary functions are for monitoring and diagnostics. SYSMAC
WAY and Toolbus both provide Modem connection facilities.
The combination employed depends upon the requirements of the system. The network connection types used
will determine the maximum speed of data transfer rates and frame lengths that can be used. When the PLC
network is first set, the default connection should be used to determine the maximum frame length and baud
rates.
CX-Server controls communications with target PLCs, formats messages into the correct protocol and then
transmits them to the device (normally a PLC but it can be a memory card); messages are also received from the
PLC containing data to be transmitted to applications, for example CX-Programmer, CX-Protocol and CX-Net
Network Configuration tool. The type of messages transmitted include requests to update point data or to
download programs.
When a PLC is being configured, as discussed in Chapter 2 - Introduction to CX-Server Projects, CX-Server
automatically provides a list of the possible network types associated with the selected device; PLC Tools User
Manual Chapter 8 - CX-Net Network Configuration Tool describes how to create the actual PLC/network
communications links (including the creation and modification of associated Routing and Data Link Tables).
Device Setup
PLC Settings
Each CX-Server project can contain a list of devices. A device can be a PLC which can be configured to map on
to a physical connection (either directly or via an existing gateway connection). A correctly configured
connection allows connections to the PLC.
Each device added to the CX-Server project must be given a unique name within the CX-Server project file; the
device type and network connection should also be given, for example: ‘CV500’, ‘SYSMAC WAY’.
The Change PLC dialog allows a new PLC to be added to the CX-Server project and its device type and network
settings to be defined. It is also used to edit existing PLC details. It is accessed from the invoking application or
from CX-Server CX-Net tool. It can also be accessed from the Project editor by expanding the device list,
selecting the appropriate PLC and then clicking the properties button in the toolbar or selecting Properties from
the File menu.
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are added to the CX-Server project via this dialog, the CX-Net Network
Configuration Tool must be used to set up routing tables for those PLCs acting as a
gateway. Refer to the PLC Tools User Manual Chapter 8 - CX-Net Network
Configuration Tool for further information.
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Use the following procedure to change the PLC settings:
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6.
7.
Enter a name in the Device Name field. A device name must consist of no more than 32
characters and must be unique.
Select the device type of the PLC in the Device Type field. If the device requirement does
not appear in the list then CX-Server does not support it.
Further configure the device type (e.g. CPU number) by selecting the Device Type
Settings pushbutton. Refer to Chapter 3 - Device Type Settings for further details.
Select the network type of the PLC in the Network Type field. This list may include other
PLCs in the CX-Server project that can be used as gateway devices, depending upon the
device type chosen. A full list of connection types are provided below.
Further configure the network settings (e.g. node number) if applicable by selecting the
Network Type Settings pushbutton. Refer to Chapter 3 - Network Communications (End
Connection) for further details.
Optionally, enter a comment relating to this unique PLC in the Comment field.
Select the OK pushbutton to save the new PLC or the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Note:
The Device Name must not contain any of the following characters: / \ : ; , ? * & ! . “
but may include spaces and international characters. The Device Name is case
sensitive, i.e. if a name is entered in upper case which already exists in lower case, a
new PLC is created. The contents of the Network field depend upon the device type
settings of the new PLC. The Device Type Settings pushbutton is disabled for the
following devices: C20, FinsGateway, Memory Card Writer and Programmable Read
Only Memory (PROM) Writer, since these devices do not have options. Any PLCs
which have been set up and can act as a gateway device appear in the Device Type
field.
A full list of connection methods is as follows:
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SYSMAC WAY.
Toolbus. Toolbus on the CS/CJ/CP-series PLCs allows CX-Server auto-baud rate detection up to 115,200
bps. Toolbus on the CS/CJ/CP-series PLCs supports full n clients and n destinations.
When the PLC model is set as a CP1H CPU Unit equipped with a USB port, a computer’s USB port can be
connected directly to the PLC’s built-in USB port with a standard USB cable.
Modem via SYSMAC WAY. Modem is supported through SYSMAC WAY communications via Windows
TAPI configuration.
Modem via Toolbus. Modem is supported through Toolbus communications via Windows TAPI
configuration.
Ethernet via TCP/IP. Ethernet is only supported for CS/CJ/CP-series PLCs, CV-series PLCs and
C200HE/G/X/E-Z/G-Z/X-Z series PLCs. All Ethernet connections now also support full n clients and n
destinations via CX-Server Ethernet driver. CX-Server also utilises FinsGateway Version 3 Ethernet driver
if the required PLC connection UDP port is locked open by FinsGateway active running services.
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♦
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Controller Link for OMRON NSB. Controller Link is supported through FinsGateway Version 3 when
installed via CX-Server installation and services are activated. CS-series PLC Optical Controller Link is
supported via FinsGateway Version 3 when Controller Link is installed.
SYSMAC LINK for OMRON NSB. SYSMAC LINK is supported through FinsGateway Version 3 when
installed via CX-Server installation and services are activated.
SYSMAC NET for OMRON NSB. SYSMAC NET communications are supported on Windows NT only
through FinsGateway Version 3 when installed via CX-Server installation and services are activated.
FinsGateway CPU unit connection and Gateway connection combinations.
DeviceNet The unit for Device Net Communications is available for all CS1/CJ1 series PLCs and the
CPM2*-S* PLCs.
CS1 Board for OMRON CS1 PCI board. PCI Board is supported through FinsGateway version 3.12 when
installed via CX-Server installation and services are activated.
Device Type Settings
The Device Type Settings dialog allows further configuration of the selected PLC. This is important since the
behavior of the PLC depends upon details such as CPU type (e.g. the network options available to a C200HS
require CPU31 or CPU33 setting to be specified). Device type settings cannot be adjusted for an open PLC or a
gateway PLC.
The General tab of the Device Type Settings dialog allows:
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Selection of CPU Type;
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Allocation of Program Memory or protection from writing;
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Allocation of Expansion Memory or protection from writing;
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Allocation of File Memory or protection from writing;
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Installation of a Timer/Clock.
When settings cannot be selected, the PLC is fitted with the standard settings as shown on the Device Type
Settings dialog and cannot be reconfigured. Similarly, if Expansion Memory cannot be selected for CV-Series
PLCs, EM memory cannot be configured.
In each instance, availability of CPU Type and memory depends upon the device type selected (and also the
amount of expansion memory purchased for the PLC). Changing CPU type automatically changes the amount of
memory available on some devices.
For SRM1 PLCs, only CPU Type can be selected.
For CV-series PLCs, CS-series PLCs and IDSC, File Memory allows selection of the amount of EPROM or
EEPROM. A Timer/Clock can be installed.
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Defining Connections and Gateway PLCs
It is possible to communicate with PLCs which are not directly connected to the computer via PLC network
configuration and gateway abilities of PLCs. Generally, a directly connected PLC or the network NSB as a
gateway is used to route to the required PLC by use of its routing table and networking capability. In order to
specify the link information, a network type (e.g. SYSMAC LINK) and PLC addressing information is needed
(i.e. target network, node and unit).
Connection can be directly made to any PLC type. Direct connections are established with SYSMAC WAY,
Toolbus, Modem, Ethernet through a network card or SYSMAC NET, Controller Link or SYSMAC LINK via
an OMRON NSB.
It is also possible to gateway from a direct connection on to another type of network that cannot be connected to
directly.
Use the following procedure to define a gateway connection.
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1.
2.
Open the Change PLC dialog.
Select the Gateway PLC (i.e. the direct connection). If necessary configure the CPU type
by selecting the associated Settings pushbutton.
3. Select the Network type and click on the associated Settings pushbutton. The above
example uses Ethernet as the network.
4. The Network Settings dialog is displayed. Set up the address and Node number. For
Ethernet, also enter the IP address.
5. Select the OK pushbutton to proceed from the Network Settings dialog.
6. Select the OK pushbutton to proceed from the Change PLC dialog.
Use the following procedure to define a target connection.
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2.
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5.
Add a PLC Device to the CX-Server project. The Change PLC dialog is reopened. Select
the PLC type for the target PLC. If necessary configure the CPU type by selecting the
associated Settings pushbutton.
Select the PLC to be used as the Gateway PLC from the list in the Network Type field and
click on the Settings pushbutton.
The Network Settings dialog is displayed. Set up the Source Network and Destination
Network and Node number.
Select the OK pushbutton to proceed from the Network Settings dialog.
Select the OK pushbutton from the Change PLC dialog to complete the operation or the
Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
Serial Communications (Direct Connection)
The computer involved in establishing communications has at least one serial (RS232) port; the first port is
normally called COM1. If in doubt check the configuration of your PC. Only a single PLC can be connected to
an RS232 port.
For CS/CJ/CP-series PLCs, if Toolbus is being used as the direct connection, multiple destinations are
permitted.
To establish a serial connection to several PLCs, Link Adapters are required that convert from RS232 to RS422.
Link Adapters would be connected in the serial line between the computer and the PLC or between the remote
Modem and the PLC. Multiple connections are permitted from an RS422 port.
If problems are experienced when making a serial connection, check the serial port on the computer is enabled
and that a mouse driver is not loaded or connected to the same port.
For PLCs with direct serial connections on the CPU, default communications settings can also be set by
changing the DIP switches on the front of the CPU. The default protocol settings are 9,600 baud, 7 data bits,
even parity and 2 stop bits. Older PLCs have a default baud rate of 2,400. For PLCs not supporting this feature,
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settings are configured via the PLC Setup component. Refer to the PLC Tools User Manual Chapter 4 - PLC
Setup Component for details of the PLC Setup component.
SYSMAC WAY
SYSMAC WAY provides a simple means of connecting a computer to a PLC for monitoring and diagnostic
purposes. It has a slower transmission path than SYSMAC LINK, SYSMAC NET, Controller Link or Ethernet.
Communications are achieved by either:
♦
Employing the RS232 serial communications interface for communicating with individual PLCs.
♦
Employing the RS422 interface for communicating with multiple PLCs.
The following connections are required:
♦
RS232 connection via a standard serial port on the computer (COM1 etc.)
♦
or
RS422 connection to a 422 serial board.
These connections can also be made via a Modem. Refer to standard Microsoft Windows documentation for
details on Modem configuration and setup.
The Driver tab of the Network Settings dialog allows the configuration information to be entered; this
information ensures that data is transmitted correctly over the network.
Use the following procedure to apply Network Settings.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click on the associated Settings pushbutton in the Change PLC dialog.
In the Network tab, check the Unit No, usually 0 for connecting to a single PLC or the
multi drop number for an RS422 connection.
In the Driver tab, check the port on the computer for connection to the PLC and enter it in
the Port Name field.
Select the Baud Rate, Parity, Data Bits and Stop Bits from the drop-down lists available
for the selected port.
For the Modem tab, refer to Microsoft Windows documentation.
Select the OK pushbutton to save these settings, or select the Cancel pushbutton to abort
the operation.
Note:
For CS/CJ/CP-series PLCs, SYSMAC WAY dip switch five on the front panel must
be set to ‘OFF’.
Toolbus
Toolbus operates in a similar manner to SYSMAC WAY. The connection is made to a PLC using its peripheral
port.
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The following connection is required:
♦
RS232 connection via a standard serial port on the computer (COM1 etc.) using either CIF01 or CIF02
cable.
The Driver tab is similar to that belonging to SYSMAC WAY; however, for some PLCs fixed values are
entered and these cannot be altered (see table below). The CS/CJ/CP-Series PLC Toolbus configuration ensures
successful connection to the PLC every time, independently of the rate specified by the user provided the Auto
Baud Rate Detection setting has been checked.
PLC
Fixed
Data Bits
Parity
Stop Bits
CS/CJ/CP Series
Yes
8
None
1
CV/CVM Series
Yes
8
Odd
1
C Series
No
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CPM1/CPM1A
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SRM1/SRM1-V2
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CPM”*/CPM2*-S*
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CQM1/CQM1H
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Serial Networks
When connecting a computer to a serial network of PLCs, each PLC needs to be configured so that it has a
different Unit number. The Unit number for C-series PLCs should be configured as follows:
CPU-mounted Host Link unit:
DIP switches on back of unit
Rack-mounted Host Link unit:
Rotary switches on front of unit
Direct CPU RS232 port:
Internal DM settings
Direct CPU Peripheral port:
Internal DM settings
The Unit number for CV-series PLCs and CS/CJ-series PLCs should be configured as follows:
Rack-mounted Host Link unit:
Unit Setup dialog
Direct CPU RS232 port:
Host Link settings dialog
Direct CPU Peripheral port:
Fixed as Unit 0
Remote SYSBUS/2 Peripheral port:
Fixed as Unit 0
Note:
The unit number rotary switches on the top of CV-series SIO units are the unit
number of that Special I/O Unit on that PLC rack and not the Unit number of the PLC
on the serial network.
Online connection is possible through a Serial Communications Board or Unit with unit version 1.2
or later mounted to a PLC directly connected via the peripheral bus (Toolbus) or Host Link (or to a
PLC on the network) to a PLC connected serially with Host Link FINS.
System Configuration Example
CX-Programmer Ver.5.0 or later
Serial Communications Board/Unit with unit Ver.1.2 or later
(Select SCU (Unit 0 to 15) in the UNIT field.)
Network Type:
Select [PLC2].
Set the relay PLC.
(Select in the Change PLC Dialog Box.)
Serial Gateway function port (Select
port 1/2 in the PORT field according
to the calculated address.)
Device Name: PLC2
Serial
Gateway
Select the Use SYSWAY with the port option in the Host Link
(SYSWAY) settings.
Host Link FINS
Device Name: PLC1
Target PLC Host Link unit number
Enter the Host Link unit number in the Host Link Unit Number field for
the target PLC in the Host Link (SYSWAY) settings.
1. Register the PLC to be connected serially (using Host Link FINS) in the project gateway (e.g.,
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PLC2).
2. In the Change PLC Dialog Box of the target PLC (e.g., PLC1), select the relay PLC (gateway
PLC) in the Network Type pull-down menu (e.g., [PLC2] (See note.)) and click the Settings
Button to the right of the Network Type pulldown menu.
Note The PLC name enclosed in square brackets (e.g., [PLC2]) indicates the gateway PLC.
Select the relay PLC (e.g., [PLC2] )as
the network type.
3. The Network Settings Dialog Box will be displayed. Click the Guide for Serial Gateway
Button.
Click this button.
4. The Serial Gateway Guide Dialog Box will be displayed. Select the unit and the port number
under the Calculate Address Area.
Select the Unit.
Select the port.
The Serial Communications port
address is automatically calculated.
•
Select the Units from the UNIT pull-down menu as follows:
CPU: CPU Unit (See note.)
SCB: Serial Communications Board
SCU (Unit 0 to 15): Serial Communications Unit numbers 0 to 15
Note: The Host Link FINS Serial Gateway is not currently supported for the CPU Unit, so
connection is not possible even if CPU is selected from the CX-Programmer.
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CPU:Peripheral: CPU Unit’s peripheral port (See note.)
CPU:COMM: CPU Unit’s built-in RS-232C port (See note.)
SCB:Port1_/SCB:Port2_: Serial Communications Board’s port No. 1/2
SCU:Port1_/SCU:Port2_: Serial Communications Unit’s port No. 1/2
Note: The Host Link FINS Serial Gateway is not currently supported for the CPU Unit, so
connection is not possible even if a CPU port is selected from the CX-Programmer.
•
The serial port number address is automatically calculated in the Calculated Address field on the
right.
5. Select the Use SYSWAY with the port option in the Hostlink SYSWAY Setting field, and enter
the actual Host Link unit number for the target (communications partner) PLC in the Host
Link Unit Number field.
• When using the CX-Programmer, enter the actual Host Link unit number. Do not add 1 to
the value. The CX-Programmer will automatically add 1 internally.
Select this option.
Enter the unit number for the actual Host Link
(values are incremented by 1 automatically).
6. Click the Apply Button.
Network Communications (End Connection)
Each network supports a protocol (or set of rules) determining the manner in which a message is transmitted.
Requests sent are formatted into the relevant protocol with each message being validated and prioritised
according to the rules associated with that protocol.
Once a connection has been established between a device and CX-Server, a set of routing rules and tables are
defined which organise the connection between these two processes. The manner of routing depends upon the
protocol (identified with each network type) involved in communicating with the PLC.
The Routing Tables are created via offline table editors but they can also be manipulated online using the CXNet Network Configuration tool. These tables, although they vary in format, contain the network, memory and
node address information required to ensure that information is directed correctly across the relevant network.
They also allow the connections to be defined for PLCs which are to act as gateways. Refer to the PLC Tools
User Manual Chapter 8 - CX-Net Network Configuration Tool for further information.
When employing SYSMAC LINK, Controller Link and SYSMAC NET networks, each PLC must be
configured on each network to have different Node numbers. If two or more networks are joined together,
Routing Tables must be created and each network given a unique Network number in order to establish
communications between them.
FinsGateway is also needed to establish Controller Link, SYSMAC LINK and SYSMAC Net on NT; refer to the
FinsGateway Manual for further information.
When the Routing Tables have been set up, communications are possible from all the computers to all PLCs.
Although each network is given a specific number, the local network can always be addressed as network 0. If a
serial connection has been made to a CV-series PLC, network 0 refers to the network that is connected to the
lowest numbered Special I/O Unit and the local PLC can be addressed as Node 0.
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Note:
Remember that the Unit number that is specified in the communications dialog is not
related to the Special I/O Unit number as set by the rotary switches on the top of CVseries SIO units.
DeviceNet
The DeviceNet conforms to the DeviceNet open field network specification, which means that devices (Master
and Slave) produced by other manufacturers can be connected to the Network. A wide range of field-level
applications can thus be supported by combining valve devices, sensors, and other devices.
Two types of communications are supported: 1. – Remote I/O master communications that automatically
transfer I/O between Slaves and the CPU Unit without any special programming in the CPU Unit and 2. –
Message communications that read/write messages, control operations, or perform other functions for Master
Units, CPU Units to which a Master Unit is mounted.
Differences between DeviceNet Network as FINS Network and other PLC Networks are as follows:
1.
Maximum Node number and Maximum number of Nodes are 63.
2.
No Datalink functionality.
3.
There are specific system setting areas and values for DeviceNet Network. Other application software
(DeviceNet Configurator) will support these settings so CX-Net /CX-P does not need to support the system
setting.
The following diagram illustrates the connection options available to the C-series PLC.
Possible Network Combinations - C-series PLC
Note:
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The following diagram illustrates the connection options available to the CV-series PLC.
Possible Network Combinations - CV-series PLC
Note:
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The following diagram illustrates the connection options available to the CS1-series PLC.
Possible Network Combinations – CS1-series PLC
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SYSMAC LINK
SYSMAC LINK is a high speed (2 Mbits/sec) industrial network supporting the connection of multiple C-series,
CV-series, CS series and CJ series PLCs and one or more computers (so enabling the interchange of information
between these devices).
Communications are achieved by either Co-axial or Fibre Optic cabling and employing a SYSMAC LINK
Network Service Board (NSB), and Microsoft Windows device drivers.
Use the following procedure to configure SYSMAC LINK.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Ensure the Network Type is SYSMAC LINK.
Click on the associated Settings pushbutton in the Change PLC dialog.
In the Network tab, define the FINS Destination Address by entering the Network and
Node.
Set the Response Timeout(s) to adjust for a slow network as necessary.
Enter the Frame Length in the Frame Length field. Refer to SYSMAC LINK
documentation for further information.
In the Driver field, select the appropriate options from the Shared RAM address and
Interrupt level fields. Refer to SYSMAC LINK documentation for further information.
Select the OK pushbutton to save the settings or select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
SYSMAC NET
SYSMAC NET is a high speed (2 Mbits/sec) LAN employed within medium/large scale systems (C-series PLCs
and CV-series PLCs only).
Connections between the various PLCs and computers is achieved by fibre optics in a ring or loop configuration
allowing the exchange of data between the attached devices. The link is achieved by an NSB and employment of
Microsoft Windows device drivers. Refer to the SYSMAC NET Network Support Board manual for details on
installation.
Use the following procedure to configure SYSMAC NET.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Ensure the Network Type is SYSMAC NET.
Click on the associated Settings pushbutton in the Change PLC dialog.
In the Network tab, define the FINS Destination Address by entering the Network and
Node.
Set the Response Timeout(s) to adjust for a slow network as necessary.
Enter the Frame Length in the Frame Length field. Refer to SYSMAC NET
documentation for further information.
Select the OK pushbutton to save the settings or select the Cancel pushbutton to abort
the operation.
Controller Link
The Controller Link is an Factory Automation network that can send and receive large data packets flexibly and
easily among the PLCs and IBM PC/AT or compatible computers.
The Controller Link supports data links that enable data sharing and a message service that enables sending and
receiving data when required. Data link areas can be freely set to create a flexible data link system and
effectively use data areas using the CX-Net Network Configuration tool. Refer the to PLC Tools User Manual
Chapter 8 - CX-Net Network Configuration Tool for further details.
The network is connected using shielded twisted-pair cable and high-volume data transmissions at high speed
enable construction of a wide range of networks, from low level systems to high. The link between attached
devices and the network is achieved by an OMRON Controller Link NSB (PCI and ISA) and FinsGateway
Version 3. Refer to the Controller Link operation manual for further details on installation.
CS/CJ/CP-Series PLCs support the wired Controller Link and the new optical Controller Link network.
Use the following procedure to configure Controller Link.
1, 2, 3…
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Click on the associated Settings pushbutton in the Change PLC dialog.
In the Network tab, define the FINS Destination Address by entering the Network and
Node.
Set the Response Timeout(s) to adjust for a slow network as necessary.
Enter the Frame Length in the Frame Length field. Refer to Controller Link
documentation for further information.
In the Driver tab, set the appropriate setting for the Shared RAM Address, Interrupt Level
and Baud Rate fields. Refer to Controller Link documentation for further information.
Select an appropriate Node and Unit for the Network address.
Select the OK pushbutton to save the settings or select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Ethernet
Ethernet is a commonly used network capable of achieving a high rate of data transmission.
An NIC board must be installed inside the computer and TCP/IP protocols must be added and configured.
Use the following procedure to configure Ethernet.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
Ensure the Network Type is Ethernet.
Click on the associated Settings pushbutton in the Change PLC dialog.
In the Network tab define the FINS Source Address: Network field by entering the
Network Address.
4. Check the Network and Node addresses for the PLC and enter them in the FINS
Destination Address: Network field and Node field respectively.
5. Set the Response Timeout(s) to adjust for a slow network.
6. Enter the Frame Length in the Frame Length field.
7. In the Driver tab, check the Workstation Address and enter it in the Workstation: Node
Number field. Alternatively, select the Auto Detect setting to automatically determine the
workstation address.
8. Check the PLC IP address and enter it in the PLC: IP Address field.
9. Check the FINS UDP Port Number and enter it in the PLC: Port Number field.
10. Select the OK pushbutton to accept the settings. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation.
Note:
If using a subnet mask which is not 255.255.255.0 you will need to add the IP Address of the
PC wishing to connect, into the Ethernet unit. Do this using the I/O table.
PROM Writer
PROM Writer is a device allowing Programmable Read Only Memory (PROM) to be written to.
The following connection is required:
♦
RS232 connection via a standard serial port on the computer (COM1 etc.).
The Driver tab of the Network Settings dialog is similar to that belonging to SYSMAC WAY, however, the
transmission conditions should be set to:
♦
Baud Rate = 9600
♦
Data Bits = 8
♦
Parity = none
♦
Stop Bits = 1
♦
or those of the particular PROM writer unit being used.
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CHAPTER 4
Import/Export Tool
This chapter describes the use of the CX-Server Import/Export tool, which allows FinsServer database files and
CVSS and LSS definitions of addresses and PLCs to be imported into CX-Server project files. SYSWIN Text
files can also be imported.
A CX-Server project file contains definitions of addresses and PLCs which may be accessed. The concept of
address and PLC definitions is not unique to CX-Server – the OMRON products CVSS and LSS have similar
concepts.
The Import/Export tool allows these definitions to be used by importing them into a CX-Server project file.
Once these definitions of the PLCs and points (addresses) have been imported for use with CX-Server, they may
be used by a CX-Server client. For example, the addresses used in a CVSS program could be used by the
supervisory program SYSMAC-SCS.
The status bar provides instant help.
The Import/Export tool main window provides all the menu options for importing CVSS, LSS, text and
FinsServer files into a CX-Server project file.
The main window shows the status of any import or export event which occurs. It shows any decision which the
Import/Export tool makes about importing into a CX-Server project.
The main window is continually updated with information as import and export procedures are
performed. This information can be cleared by selecting the Clear Screen button from the
toolbar.
For moving, resizing, maximising, minimising and closing windows, refer to Microsoft Windows online help for
further information.
To access the Import/Export tool click the Start pushbutton on the Microsoft Windows
taskbar and select Programs/Omron/CX-Server/Import/Export from the menu.
To close the Import/Export tool, select the Close button in the title bar.
Supported Import/Export Data
Data which can be imported/exported varies according to the method used to create it.
CVSS creates information about PLCs and addresses. There are many types of file generated by CVSS which
have different filename suffixes and have different uses:
♦
PCN. This is a definition of a PLC, containing a name, network number and node number.
♦
SBL. This is a table of names with addresses, similar to a CX-Server point definition.
♦
CMT. This is a table of address comments. The addresses listed usually match those used in the SBL file.
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CUS. This contains the definitions of custom prefixes for data-areas and CIO groups which are defined for
the program.
LSS generates a single file (with the suffix .DAT) which contains details about many PLC programs. The file’s
information is organised into records about a single program. The only information stored about the program
which is useful in CX-Server is a table of address comments. Both LSS v3 and LSS v6 files can be imported.
Text files are similar to Microsoft Windows ‘.INI’ files in structure. Headers within this file identify a chapter of
addresses and a chapter of PLC information. Addresses can be imported from the text file for a CX-Server
project PLC. Address definitions (points) inside a chosen CX-Server project PLC that are contained in a single
CX-Server project point group can be exported.
FinsServer files are tagged database files (with the suffix ‘.MDB’) containing node, PLC and network details.
Note:
FinsServer tagged database utilities must be installed on the PC to import/export
‘.MDB’ files.
CX-Server Project Selection
In order to import information you must first open an existing CX-Server project file. The Project menu
contains options for selection and editing of a CX-Server project. The importing operations then affect this CXServer project. Only one CX-Server project is selected at any one time.
Use the following procedure to create a new CX-Server project.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the New button in the toolbar. The Create Project dialog 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 dialog.
3. Select the Save pushbutton to save the new project or the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation. CX-Server files have a .CDM extension.
Use the following procedure to open an existing CX-Server project.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Open button from the toolbar to open a CX-Server project file.
A standard File Open dialog is displayed. Select a file from the Open dialog, followed by
the Open pushbutton. PLC Memory files have a .CDM extension.
Select the Edit option from the Project menu to edit a CX-Server project. Refer to
Chapter 2 - Introduction to CX-Server Projects for further details.
Select Close from the Project menu to close the currently open CX-Server project.
The content of the Import/Export tool can be printed. Use the following procedure to print details.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the Print button from the toolbar. A standard Print dialog is displayed.
Set up the required printer settings. Select the OK pushbutton to print the PLC Memory
details or the Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
Import
The following paragraphs describe the methods available for importing data into a CX-Server project.
Importing from CVSS
Use the following procedure to import from CVSS.
1.
Select the Import CVSS button from the toolbar. A standard File Open dialog is shown;
select a CVSS file to import and select the Open pushbutton or select the Cancel
pushbutton to abort the operation. Specific CVSS file types can be selected from the
Files of Type field: either CVSS PLCs, CVSS Memory, CVSS IO Names or CVSS IO
Comments. Once the Open pushbutton has been selected,. The CVSS Import Options
dialog is displayed.
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2.
To import points, (i.e. any addresses and address comments contained in the selected
files) select a destination PLC from the Destination PLC field for the new addresses to
use. The device type and CPU of the currently selected PLC is shown below the
Destination PLC field. Alternatively, select a PLC from the Default Type field. Once
imported, a message is displayed indicating that conversion is complete.
Note:
The Imported Points option or the Imported PLCs option is only available if the
relevant type of object is found in the files chosen.
PLC details can be edited via the Edit pushbutton. The procedure for doing this is described in Chapter 2 Introduction to CX-Server Projects.
Importing from LSS
Use the following procedure to import from LSS.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Import LSS button from the toolbar. A standard File Open dialog is shown:
select a LSS file to import and select the Open pushbutton or select the Cancel
pushbutton to abort the operation. The LSS Import Options dialog is displayed, listing
the programs detailed in the file.
Select a program from the Imported Program field.
Select the destination PLC from the Destination PLC field to which any addresses and
comments found in the chosen program are to be added. The type of PLC that has been
selected (device and CPU number) is shown below the drop-down list box.
Once imported, a message is displayed indicating that conversion is complete.
PLC details can be edited via the Edit pushbutton. The procedure for doing this is described in Chapter 2 Introduction to CX-Server Projects.
Importing from Text Files
Use the following procedure to import from Text.
1, 2, 3…
1.
Select the Import LSS button from the toolbar. A standard File Open dialog is shown:
select a text file to import and click on OK or select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation. The Import Text File dialog is displayed.
2.
Select a PLC for which the address definitions in the file can be linked. The PLC type that
is given in the file is shown.
3.
Select a matching device type from the list of PLCs which are contained in the current
CX-Server project. This ensures that any imported addresses are valid on the chosen PLC.
Once a file has been selected, the Import Text File dialog is displayed. Once imported, a
message is displayed indicating that conversion is complete.
PLC details can be edited via the Edit pushbutton. A PLC can be added if none are suitable for the import
operation. Refer to Chapter 2 - Introduction to CX-Server Projects for further information.
Importing from FinsServer
Use the following procedure to import from FinsServer.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the Import from TagDB button from the toolbar. Provided FinsServer tagged
database utilities has been correctly installed, the FinsServer Import Option dialog is
displayed.
Select the TagDB PLC name in the Node in TagDB field. Details of tags, device type and
network nodes are displayed below the list box.
• + The plus icon indicates that tagged data is assigned to the PLC listed in the Node in
TagDB field.
• – The minus icon indicates that there is no tagged data assigned to the PLC listed in
the Node in TagDB field. It is not possible to import a node which has no tag data.
1. If required, enter a CX-Server project group name in the Group Name field ensuring that
the name does not exceed 64 characters. By default, the field is set to ‘FinsServer’.
2. Enter a PLC comment to be written to each imported tag data in the Comment field. By
default, the field is set to ‘Imported by FinsServer’.
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3.
Set the Import to same name PLC field to ON to use the PLC in the current CX-Server
project. Deselect the Import to same name PLC field to select a specific PLC from the
PLC in Project field. If necessary, PLC details can be edited via the Edit Project
pushbutton. Refer to Chapter 2 - Introduction to CX-Server Projects for further
information.
4. Select the Import Tag pushbutton, an ‘Imported’ message is displayed once the operation
has concluded.
5. Select the Close pushbutton. The success or failure of the import operation is displayed in
the Import/Export tool status dialog. Select the OK pushbutton to proceed.
Note:
The Import Tag pushbutton is disabled if the destination and source PLC types are
different. If there are other differences (apart from PLC type), the import can proceed
but no Export Log is generated.
The maximum size of a TagDB is as follows:
♦
Network: 20;
♦
Node: 100;
♦
Tag: 200 per Node.
The maximum size of a CX-Server project is as follows:
♦
PLC: 100;
♦
Points: 200 per PLC.
Export
PLC data can be exported to either text or FinsServer files, for example symbol definitions can be exported as a
FinsServer (‘.MDB’) file which can be read by Microsoft Excel (text files can also be imported into Microsoft
Excel).
Exporting Data to Text Files
Use the following procedure to export all of the points from a particular point group, which are linked to a
particular PLC (i.e. the point addresses refer to the PLC) to text file.
1, 2, 3…
1.
2.
Select the Export Text button from the toolbar. The Export Text File dialog is displayed.
Select a PLC from the Source PLC field.
3.
It is possible to extract only partial data by inserting a path for a particular point by
entering a pathname in Source Point Group field.
4. Select the OK pushbutton to accept the settings. Select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the
operation. Select the Edit Project button to edit the CX-Server project's PLC. Point
definitions can also be added to the CX-Server project if desired, before export from this
function. Refer to Chapter 2 - Introduction to CX-Server Projects for further information.
Once the OK pushbutton has been selected, the Export Data File dialog is displayed. This
is a standard Microsoft Windows File Open dialog.
5. Insert a filename to export in the File name field and click on OK or select the Cancel
pushbutton to abort the operation.
6. A message is displayed in the Import/Export tool that the export is beginning. Another
message is shown indicating the success of the export. The device details of the chosen
PLC are copied to the selected file if the export is successful.
Exporting Data to FinsServer Files
Use the following procedure to export data to FinsServer files.
1.
Select the Export to TagDB button from the toolbar. The FinsServer Export Option dialog
is displayed.
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2.
Select the PLC from the PLC in Project field. Details of tags, device type and network
nodes are displayed below the list box.
• + The plus icon indicates that tagged data is assigned to the PLC listed in the Node in
TagDB field.
•
3.
4.
5.
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the Node in TagDB field.
Set the Export to same name PLC field to use the PLC in the current CX-Server project.
Deselect the Export to same name PLC field to select a specific PLC from the PLC in
Project field. If necessary, tag details can be edited via the Edit TagDB pushbutton.
Details of device type and network nodes are displayed below the drop-down list.
Select the Export Point pushbutton. The Export Point pushbutton is disabled if the
destination and source PLC types are different. If there are other differences (apart from
PLC type) the export can proceed but no Export Log is generated.
Select the Close pushbutton. The success or failure of the import operation is displayed
in the Import/Export tool status dialog. Select the OK pushbutton to proceed.
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CHAPTER 5
DDE Manager Tool
This chapter introduces the CX-Server DDE Manager tool and describes its use in providing the interface to
other Microsoft Windows-based applications.
The DDE Manager tool permits CX-Server to communicate with other Microsoft Windows programs via the
Microsoft Windows Dynamic Data Exchange Management Library (DDEML) facility. The links established by
the DDE Manager tool allows a Microsoft Windows application, such as Microsoft Excel or Lotus 123, to
transmit instructions to CX-Server in order to update points or to obtain information about a PLC address. This
functionality is achieved without the necessity of additional programming (although macro programming may
be required in order to update information in a PLC address, depending on the used).
The creation of such a link establishes a client/server relationship between the application and the CX-Server
project, where the application is (usually) the client and CX-Server is the server.
The dialogs available via the DDE Manager tool are the same as those illustrated in Chapter 2 - Introduction to
CX-Server Projects; this chapter should be referred to for further information.
The Restore option and Maximise option from the DDE Manager menu are not used.
The DDE Manager tool is accessed from the Start pushbutton on the Microsoft Windows
taskbar and appears as only a pushbutton in the taskbar.
To close the DDE Manager tool, select the DDE Manager tool in the taskbar with the right-mouse button and
click on Close.
Establishing DDE Links
For an application to obtain information from a PLC, a CX-Server project must first be set up via the DDE
Manager tool. The project file should contain details of the PLC and the points which are to be referenced (an
existing CX-Server project can also be used); the application references the CX-Server project via the point
names within the project.
When this information has been configured, the application which is requesting the point data must be opened in
order to link it with CX-Server. The link can either be manually entered in the application or the reference can
be copied from the CX-Server project. The manner in which such links are established within a Microsoft
Windows application (supported by the DDE facility) varies according to the application used and so the
appropriate reference manual must be consulted.
Defining a Link
The information contained within the link reference required by the DDE Manager tool must include service,
topic and item identifiers.
Service
The service name indicating where the data is held is identified by the application specifier. Within CX-Server
this is always ‘CDMDDE’.
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Topic
The CX-Server project name and the path by which it is accessed in CX-Server is identified by the topic
specifier. The CX-Server project name is identified by the ‘.cdm’ extension; for example, “C:\CXServer\factory.cdm” identifies the CX-Server project ‘factory’ in the “C:\CX-Server” directory.
Item
The point to be referenced by the CX-Server project is identified by the item specifier, (this must also include
the group path); for example “\pump1”.
The complete reference for this point (defined by ‘factory.cdm’) would include the following information:
♦
Service = “CDMDDE”
♦
Topic = “C:\CX-Server\factory.cdm”
♦
Item = “\pump1”
Its interpretation into a link reference and the format this takes depends upon the application requesting the
information (in which case it is necessary to refer to the appropriate application user manual); for example in
Microsoft Excel the link would be entered in a cell as:
“=CDMDDE!’C:\CX-Server\factory.cdm’!’\pump1’”.
Note:
The address information for a point is held in the CX-Server project file indicated by
the topic identifier.
Copying a Point
Although it is possible to enter details of a link in a client manually, it may be quicker to use the DDE Manager
tool facility to format the link details automatically.
The Project Editor (DDE Manager) allows a point to be linked to an application so that the contents of the point
can be displayed within that application; it is obtained via the Copy Selection option on the DDE Manager
menu.
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Use the following procedure to copy a point:
Into another application, i.e. Microsoft Excel.
(a) Open the DDE Manager and navigate to the appropriate location.
(b) Select the point from the list displayed. If necessary select the required group from
the Group hierarchy.
(c) Select the Edit/Copy option or click the copy button to copy the selected point to
the Microsoft Windows Clipboard.
(d) Open the required application and position the cursor at the point in the application
where this information is to be pasted; for example a Microsoft Excel cell.
(e) Select the Paste option in the application to insert the copy. The exact nature of the
Paste option varies according to the application and may takes the form of a Paste
Special option.
2. Into another Device or Group:
(a) Open the DDE Manager and navigate to the appropriate location.
(b) Select the point from the Tree view. If necessary select the required group from the
Group hierarchy.
(c) Select the Edit/Copy option or click the Copy Selection button in the toolbar.
(d) Navigate to the point where the information is to be pasted and select Edit/Paste or
click the Paste Selection button.
Note that attempting to paste a copied point into the same location will warn you
that a point of the same description already exists.
Details about a point can be displayed by right clicking on the point and selecting the Properties option from the
menu.
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Automatic versus Manual Updates
The links created between an application and the CX-Server project can be defined as ‘active’, in which case the
entry in the application file referencing that point is updated automatically with point data, or the link can be
‘manual’, i.e. the user controls when and if point data in an application is updated.
Automatic Updates
The application requesting data relating to a specific point is updated by the DDE Manager tool whenever the
point data changes; this occurs at defined time intervals when the DDE Manager tool examines the PLC address
associated with the point to see whether the information it contains has changed or not. The update rate can be
specified when the CX-Server project is created, alternatively the DDE Manager tool uses a default update rate
if one has not been set.
Update rates can be included when defining the item specifier chapter of the DDE link; for example, a time
interval of 5 seconds for the item specified by “\pump1” is expressed as “\pump1,5”. The full DDE link
becomes: “=CDMDDE1‘C:\CX-Server\factory.cdm’!’\pump1,5’”
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An update rate indicated in this manner overrides the default rate.
Manual Updates
If a manual link has been specified between an application and the CX-Server project, the information contained
within the application is not updated until the appropriate action is taken by the user.
Within Microsoft Excel, this would be achieved by highlighting the cell containing the link and selecting
Calculate Now from the Options menu to update the displayed contents of the cell.
Defining Update Intervals
The Update Interval dialog allows a default update rate (in seconds) to be assigned to new data requests. Use the
following procedure to define an update interval:
Select the Update Interval option from the DDE Manager menu.
Enter the required update rate (in seconds) in the Interval field; this has a maximum
value of 65535.
3. Select the OK pushbutton to save the setting and close the dialog.
The new rate applies to those points which are activated after this rate has been set. Currently active points are
not affected.
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Note:
The default time interval for the DDE Manager tool (when it is initially installed) is
set to 15 seconds.
Special Data Types
The LREAL data type is now supported by the Points Editor for the CS1H-H and CJ1H-H PLCs. Support for the
LREAL type is as the IEEE754 Double precision (1.7E +308/-307) as defined by Microsoft®.
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CHAPTER 6
Performance Monitor Tool
The Performance Monitor tool provides a facility to monitor system performance of active connections and can
also display the limits of performance against user instructions.
Particularly, it allows monitoring of communications. For example, a SYSMAC WAY connection configured at
9,600 baud, 7 data bits, even parity and 2 stop bits, transmits 10 bits per byte at 9,600 bits per second; this
means that the absolute maximum throughput of the cable is 960 bytes per second. Requesting or transmitting
data at this rate results in slow response times. The Performance Monitor tool has been engineered to show this
throughput figure for PLC connections.
The Performance Monitor tool can be set so that it is not obscured by other windows by selecting Always on top
from the Options menu.
To access the Performance Monitor tool select the CX-Server Performance Monitor tool from
the Start pushbutton on the Microsoft Windows taskbar.
To close the Performance Monitor tool, select the Close button in the title bar.
The Performance tab displays an automated performance history and performance load for the selected active
connection in the Component option or for the overall performance. Details of activity are described in terms of
the number of open PLCs, active messages and open points in the Totals field.
The Statistics tab displays the number of bytes being transmitted and received by the selected active connection.
The limit to the number of characters that can be processed per second is described by the Theoretical CPS field.
The number of characters currently active is described by the Active CPS field. The PLC Average Latency (ms)
option shows how long it is taking the PLC to process the information in milliseconds.
Watching the Performance Monitor tool fluctuate between for example, 0% and 135%, indicates that it is
actually not possible to retrieve all the data requested in the time required according to the connected baud rate.
If the actual characters per second is greater than the theoretical maximum characters per second then
performance decreases. The performance load will fluctuate and the PLC average latency will increase. At this
point attention is required to the user instructions that are responsible for slowing performance.
The taskbar setting provides an at-a-glance indication of performance. The more the icon is
filled green, the greater the performance load. If the icon begins to fill red, then the actual
characters per second is greater than the theoretical maximum characters per second load.
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To refresh the Performance Monitor tool details, select the Refresh Now option from the View menu.
The performance Monitor tool can be hidden from the desktop by minimising the window, and can be hidden
from the taskbar in its minimised state by selecting Hide on Minimise option from the Options menu. Once
hidden, the Performance Monitor tool can be restored by clicking the taskbar pushbutton or click the rightmouse button and from the menu select restore.
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CHAPTER 7
Driver Management Tool
The Driver Management Tool provides a simple method of installing and removing device drivers which
support CX-Server 2.0 and higher. Device Drivers are essential parts of CX-Server version 2, and provide the
support for a family of devices, or a single device.
This tool is not compatible with versions of CX-Server earlier than version 2.0.
The tool allows adding and removing of devices, and also providing some basic information about which
Drivers are present on a system along with their description.
To access the Driver Management Tool select the ‘Programs->Omron->Driver Management
tool’ from the Start pushbutton on the Microsoft Windows taskbar.
Alternatively, access to the Driver Management Tool is also possible from the Windows
Control Panel.
To close the Driver Management Tool, select the Close button in the title bar.
A list of available drivers will be shown on the left pane of the main window. The list is generated when the
Driver Management Tool is first opened, and obtained by performing a scan of your computer. When drivers are
found, they are shown on the left pane, and once selected, the information about the selected driver is shown in
the right pane.
If nothing appears in the left pane, then it means that no drivers were found; however, many device types do not
require drivers, and thus a device driver absence does not necessarily mean an absence of support. Devices that
do not require drivers include all PLCs released before 2003 (except CS/CJ/CP-Series) that CX-Server version
1.7 supported.
Drivers can be installed onto a machine from any form of media, for example a CD. To add a driver, press the
'Add' button. A standard open file window will be shown. Select the media from which a driver is to be sourced,
from the pull-down menu at the top of the window. Now select a driver (file) which will contain information to
support a specific group of PLCs, and press open.
Use the following procedure to add a driver support to your computer.
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Select the Add button on the screen. A standard File Open dialog is shown: Select the
driver file to be installed. The driver is usually called ‘Setup.exe’. Refer to your driver
provider for exact details of the driver.
Click on Open or select the Cancel pushbutton to abort the operation.
The Driver Management Tool will now automatically update the computer, making it
possible to use a larger range of devices via CX-Server.
In the future, as device families are extended, existing drivers may require updating, however the process for
this modification remains the same as for adding anew.
Note:
It is possible to add drivers through a variety of other means, which do not require the
Driver Management Tool to be active.
It is possible to remove drivers if they are no longer required.
Use the following procedure to remove a driver from your computer
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3.
4.
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Open the Driver management Tool from Start->Omron->CX-Server-> or Control panel
Select the Driver to be removed in the left hand pane.
Select the Remove button on the screen.
Follow the driver uninstaller screen prompts for each driver.
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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 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
Device
Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C20P
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C28P
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
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
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SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C20
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
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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
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
-
-
-
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C200HE Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
CPU11
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
CPU32
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
CPU42
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
C200HE-Z Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
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
-
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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
-
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
-
-
-
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C200HX Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
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-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
-
C500 Device Group
Device Type
SYSMAC
WAY
Toolbus
SYSMAC
NET
SYSMAC
LINK
Controller
Link
Ethernet
Device
Net
C500
Yes
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
C250
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C120
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
C50
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
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
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CJ1G-H / CJ1G-H(FB) 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
-
-
-
-
-
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
-
-
-
-
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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 / CS1G-H(FB) 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
CS1H / CS1H-H / CS1H-H(FB) 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
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
FC
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
DM
0
1999
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
99
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
0
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
IR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
SR (opt)
247
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
Special addresses CLOCK, MODE.
C**K Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
TC
0
47
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
DM
0
63
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
9
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
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
C**P Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
TC
0
47
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
DM
0
63
Yes
No
Yes
HR
0
9
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
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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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
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
Read
Write
FC
Special addresses: MODE.
C20 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
TC
0
47
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
HR
0
9
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
FC
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
Modifiers
C2000H 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
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.
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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
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
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
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
C200HE Device Group
General Memory Areas
Memory Areas for any CPU.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
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
FC
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
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
AR
0
27
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
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
FC
SR (opt)
236
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR (opt)
253
255 (bit 7)
Yes
Yes
No
SR (opt)
256
299
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
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
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
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
C200HG Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End 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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C200HG-Z 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
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.
C200HS 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
FC
FC
TC
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
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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
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 * 3
Yes
No
Yes
-n
FC
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE, BANKNO.
C200HX-Z 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
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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
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.
C500 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
TC
0
127
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
DM
0
511
Yes
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
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
Modifiers
fc
fc
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
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0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
fc
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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
Modifiers
Special addresses:
(all CPUs):
(CPU 44/45):
CLOCK, MODE.
BANKNO.
CJ1G-H / CJ1G-H(FB) 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
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
f
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Yes
D
0
32767
Yes
No
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
fc
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
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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.
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
fc
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
fc
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
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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
Modifiers
fc
f
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
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
CPM1 (CPM1A) Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End 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
0
23
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
DM
0
2047
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6144
6599
Yes
No
Yes
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
FC
SR (opt)
228
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
SR(opt)
253
255
Yes
Yes
No
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
No
TC
0
127
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
Special addresses: MODE.
CQM1 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
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
SR (opt)
244
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
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
Modifiers
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
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
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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
SR (opt)
244
252
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
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
Modifiers
CPU 11/21 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to general memory areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
DM
0
3071
Yes
No
Yes
DM
6144
6655
Yes
No
Yes
Special addresses: CLOCK, MODE.
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.
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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
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
Modifiers
fc
f
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
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 2.4
(all CPUs):
(CPU 44/45):
CLOCK, MODE.
BANKNO.
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CS1G-H / CS1G-H(FB) 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
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
FC
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 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
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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
CS1D-H Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPU 65 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
f
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
T
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
FC
C
0
4095
Present Value
Status
Yes
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 67 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas
Revision 2.4
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
E
0
32767*13
Yes
No
Yes
-n
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CS1D-S Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPU 42, 44, 65 and 67
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
CIO(opt)
0
6143
Yes
Yes
Yes
fc
fc
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
fc
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 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 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*3
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 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
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CS1H Device Group
General Memory Areas
General Memory Areas for all CPUs 63, 64, 65, 66 and 67.
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
Modifiers
fc
f
W
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
CIO(opt)
0
6143
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
CF
0
11
No
Yes
No
CF
100
104
No
Yes
No
CF
113
114
No
Yes
No
fc
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
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
Yes
No
Yes
-n
CPU 67 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
E
0
32765 * 13
Special
addresses:
Revision 2.4
(all CPUs):
(CPU 64/65/66/67):
CLOCK, MODE.
BANKNO.
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CS1H-H / CS1H-H (FB) 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
fc
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
fc
H
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
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
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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
IR (opt)
0
243
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
LR
0
63
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
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.
SRM1 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
AR
0
15
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
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.
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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
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
Special addresses: MODE.
CV1000 Device Group
Prefix
Start
Channel
A
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
A
256
511
Yes
Yes
No
AC
0
2047
No
Yes
No
C
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
CIO (opt)
0
2555
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
D
0
24575
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
DR
0
2
Yes
No
G
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
FC
ST
0
1023
Yes
Yes
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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CV2000 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
2047
No
Yes
No
C
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
CIO (opt)
0
2555
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
D
0
24575
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
DR
0
2
Yes
No
G
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
FC
ST
0
1023
Yes
Yes
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.
CV500 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
1023
No
Yes
No
C
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
FC
CIO (opt)
0
2555
Yes
Yes
Yes
D
0
8191
Yes
No
Yes
DR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
G
0
255
Yes
Yes
Yes
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
ST
0
511
Yes
Yes
Yes
FC
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
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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
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
Yes
FC
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
CPU 01 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
C
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
D
0
8191
Yes
No
Yes
T
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
CPU 11 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
C
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
24575
Yes
No
Yes
T
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
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
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
IR
0
2
Yes
No
Yes
TR
0
0 (bit 7)
No
Yes
Yes
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CPU 01 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FC
C
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
D
0
8191
Yes
No
Yes
T
0
511
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
CPU 11 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
C
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
24575
Yes
No
Yes
T
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
CPU 21 Memory Areas
Memory Areas in addition to General Memory Areas.
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
C
0
1023
Present Value
Status
Yes
FC
D
0
24575
Yes
No
Yes
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.
Word
Addressing
Bit
Addressing
Read
Write
Modifiers
FinsGateway CPU Unit
Prefix
Start
Channel
End Channel
CIO(opt)
0
32767
Yes
Yes
Yes
D
0
32767
Yes
No
Yes
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APPENDIX C – Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts
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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.
Project Editor
Toolbar
Keyboard Shortcuts
Up One Level
Delete
Delete
Alt+F4
Close
Add PLC
Ctrl+X
Cut
Add Group
Ctrl+C
Copy
Ctrl+V
Paste
Add Point
Ctrl+A
Select All
Cut
F5
Refresh
Copy
Ctrl+F
Find
Paste
Delete
Rename
Properties
Large Icons
Small Icons
List
Details
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS – CX-Server – Runtime
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Actual IO Table
Address
The real hardware configuration of the PLC units and slots on power-up.
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.
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
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.
Bus
A communications path along which data can be transmitted or received between the
units connected to it.
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.
Components
CX-Server is made up of six components accessible from an invoking application.
Controller Link
A network that can send and receive large data packets flexibly and easily among the
OMRON PLCs.
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.
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
supports CS1-series PLCs.
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.
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.
DDE
Dynamic Data Exchange. A channel through which correctly prepared programs can
actively exchange data and control other applications within Microsoft Windows. CXServer, 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 transferring data between PLCs and a client application using
DDE, for example Microsoft Excel.
DDEML
Dynamic Data Exchange Management Library.
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Default
Device group
Device type
Device
Dialog
DLL
Double Floating Point
Download
Drag
Driver
Driver Management Tool
Dynamic Data Exchange
EEPROM
Elements
End Connection
Ethernet
Even parity
Expansion memory
File memory
FINS
FinsGateway
Floating Point
Folder
Frame length
Gateway device
Gateway PLC
Group
Hard disk
Hierarchy
Host link unit
Icon
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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.
A class of devices which share similar properties, each group can be sub-divided into
device types.
A type of OMRON PLC.
A type of OMRON automation device, either a PLC, Temperature Controller,
Memory Card Writer or PROM Writer.
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.
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 (LREAL) type is as the IEEE754 Double precision (1.7E
+308/-307) as defined by Microsoft®.
Refer to Transfer to PLC.
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.
The software unit which controls the communications between a computer and PLC,
translating any information passed between them into a format that the receiving
Device can understand.
A tool to facilitate the addition of new drivers and removal of drivers from your
computer.
The method of transferring data (and possibly instructions) between applications via
the establishment of reference links between them.
Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory.
The number of address units which start at a specified data location.
The final communication link between computer and PLC, or in the case of a
Network configuration, gateway PLC to PLC.
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).
The number of 1s in a data transmission is even.
The memory available to a CPU in addition to conventional memory.
An area of CPU memory allocated to the storage of data.
Factory Intelligent Network Service.
An OMRON communication type supported by CX-Server.
A data format supported by CX-Server.
A structure which organises the files in computer memory or on disk. Also known as
a ‘directory’.
The waiting time before data is transmitted across the network
A Device connecting two networks of different architectures together.
A PLC which acts as a link to another network.
A sub-directory within a CX-Server project hierarchy which contains points and/or
further (subsidiary) groups.
A disk permanently mounted on its drive.
The structure of a CX-Server project from the root directory down through any subdirectories (groups) to individual points contained within those groups.
The interface between a PLC and a host computer.
Pictorial representations of computer resources and functions. Many icons are used by
CX-Server components and tools as part of the GUI.
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IDSC device type
Import tool
Input
Instruction
Intel Hex
Interface
Internal data type
Invoking application
IO Table component
IO
IP address table
IP address
IP
Item
LAN
Link system
Link unit
Link
Load
LREAL
LSS
Mb
Memory area
Memory Card Writer
Memory card
MHz
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Windows Explorer
Microsoft Windows
Modem
n
Network Service Board
Network
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An OMRON PLC device supported by CX-Server.
This CX-Server tool is used for addresses and PLCs defined using the CVSS and LSS
products.
The signal sent to a PLC from an external device.
A statement indicating an operation to be performed and identifies any data involved
in this operation.
A PLC device also known as a PROM Writer.
Hardware or software employed to link the elements within a system, including
networks, programs and computers.
The format of the data held at an address in PLC memory; for example, bit or signed
character binary.
An application such as CX-Programmer and CX-Protocol that utilises components
and tools belonging to CX-Server.
This CX-Server component retrieves configured PLCs rack and address data.
Input /Output.
A table containing the IP addresses for all the devices on the Ethernet.
An address for a device on the Ethernet.
Internet Protocol.
A unique name for a data item within a topic.
Local Area Network.
A system that links PLCs together.
A unit which connects a device to the network.
A connection between two units established either by software or a hardware device.
Placing a program or data into an area of computer or PLC memory.
LREAL (Double Floating Point) type is as the IEEE754 Double precision (1.7E
+308/-307) as defined by Microsoft®.
A file format supported by the CX-Server Import tool.
Megabytes – A means of defining computer memory size.
Addressable area of storage space in a device.
A device which writes data to a memory card.
A data storage medium which can hold both programs and data.
Megahertz.
A spreadsheet application.
A file handling application part of the Microsoft Windows suite.
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.
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.
A variable number.
An interface which connects devices (not PLCs) to the 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.
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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.
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
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
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.
Performance Monitor tool
A CX-Server tool for monitoring communications throughput and for displaying CXServer’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.
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.
Rack
The apparatus to which a unit is fixed.
RAM
Random Access Memory.
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 CV-series PLCs, written to by
the CX-Server software.
Root
The highest level of a directory.
Root group
The highest level group in a CX-Server project.
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Rotary switch
Routing table
Routing
RS232
RS422
Serial Connection
Server
Slots
Stop bits
Symbol
SYSMAC LINK
SYSMAC NET
SYSMAC WAY
System area
System configuration
Tagged database
Target PLC
Taskbar
TCP/IP
Temperature Controller
Temporary Relay Area
Text
Timer area
Toolbus
Tools
Transfer from PLC
Transfer to PLC
UDP
Unit number
Units
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Indicates the method of calling a device by generating a series of pulses.
A table containing the information necessary to allow communications between
different networks including local and gateway network address details.
The direction of data across a network from its source to its destination.
Industrial interface standard for serial communications.
Industrial interface standard for serial communications employing balanced line
circuits.
A direct connection between computer and PLC.
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 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.
Free areas within a rack to which units can be fixed.
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.
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.
OMRON high speed industrial network (either co-axial or fibre optic).
OMRON high speed optical LAN which can be of type C SYSMAC NET or CV
SYSMAC NET.
OMRON network.
An area of memory used for controlling and managing a unit.
An arrangement of units, for example network, computers and PLCs.
A file format supported by the CX-Server Import tool. The Tagged database is also an
export format of the CX-Server Import tool.
The PLC to which information or instructions are directed.
An integral part of Microsoft Windows which allows Microsoft Windows based
applications to be started. CX-Server tools are run from the Taskbar.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.
An OMRON device.
An area of PLC memory containing instructions which can be loaded at a later point
for use with other instructions.
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.
An area of PLC memory containing program timers and their related completion
flags.
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.
CX-Server is made up of four tools.
The transfer of a program or data to a host (either a computer or a programming
device) from a lower-level (or slave) device.
The transfer of a program or data from a host (either a computer or a programming
device) to a lower-level (or slave) device.
User Datagram Protocol.
A number identifying an individual component of an OMRON PLC system
configuration.
A component of an OMRON PLC system configuration.
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Protocol which directs information across a network to port numbers rather than to IP
addresses.
A 16 bit unit of data memory.
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INDEX
A
About CX-Server · 1, 5, 75
Access
Change PLC dialog · 15
DDE Manager tool · 3, 35
Import/Export tool · 3, 29
Performance Monitor tool · 3, 39, 41
Project editor · 10
Adding a Device · 14
Appendix A
Network Availability · 43
Appendix B
PLC Memory Areas · 49
Appendix C
Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts · 73
Application · 75
Automatic versus Manual Updates · 37
B
Baud rate · 75
Bit · 75
C
Communications · 15
Connection possibilities · 18
Controller Link · 17, 26
CS1-Series connection options · 25
C-Series connection options · 23
CV-series connection options · 24
Data link tables · See Data Link tables
DIP switches · 19
Direct connection · 18
End connections · 22, 23, 76
Ethernet · 16, 27
FinsGateway · 22
FinsGateway CPU · 17
Gateway connections · 17, 18
Link adapters · 18
Modem · 16, 77
Network connections · 22, 23
Network settings · 19
Nodes · 22
PLC · See PLC
PLC serial network configuration · 20
PROM Writer · 27
Requirements · 3
Routing tables · See Routing tables
Serial connection · 18
Supported communications · 15
SYSMAC LINK · 17, 26
SYSMAC NET · 17, 26
SYSMAC WAY · 16
SYSMAC WAY with Modem · 16
Toolbus · 16
Toolbus with Modem · 16
Controller Link
Communications · 17, 26
Network settings · 26
Copying a Point Link · 36
Customer support for CX-Server · 5
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CX-Net Network Configuration tool
Ping test · 78
CX-Server
About · 1, 5, 75
Customer support · 5
Installation · 3
Projects · See CX-Server project
Starting · See Access
System requirements · 2
CX-Server 1.5 Features · 2
CX-Server project · 7
Access Project editor · 10
Closing Project editor · 11
Concepts · 7
Creating a new CX-Server project · 30
Device List dialog · 8
Edit project dialog · 10
Editing a CX-Server project · 10
Editing PLC list · 8
Groups · 10
Import files · 29
Introduction · 7
Opening an existing CX-Server project · 30
PLC · See PLC
Points · See points
Project editor · 10
Project editor, Access · 10
Project editor, Close · 11
Saving a CX-Server project · 30
CX-Server Project Selection · 30
CX-Server Software · 1
D
DDE · 35, 75, 76
Automatic updates · 37
Copying a point link · 36
Defining a link · 35
Defining update intervals · 38
Establishing connection · 35
Item · 36, 77
Manual updates · 38
Server · 35, 79
Topic · 36
DDE Manager tool
Access · 3, 35
Automatic updates · 37
Close · 35
Copying a point link · 36
Defining a link · 35
Defining update intervals · 38
Establishing connection · 35
Introduction · 35
Item · 36
Manual updates · 38
Server · 35
Topic · 36
DDE Manager Tool · 35
Defining a Link · 35
DeviceNet · 23
Devices · See PLC
Differences between DeviceNet Network as FINS Network
and other PLC Networks · 23
DIP switches · 19
DLL · 76
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E
L
Establishing DDE Links · 35
Ethernet
Communications · 16, 27
Network settings · 27
Export · 32
FinsServer files · 32
Tagged database files · 32
Text files · 32
Link adapters · 18
G
Glossary of Terms · 75
H
Help · See Online help
Help and how to access it · 4
Help topics · 4
Help topics
Find · 4
Index · 4
Help Topics
Context sensitive help · 4
I
Import · 30
CVSS files · 29, 30
CX-Server projects · 29
FinsServer files · 30, 31
LSS files · 30, 31
Projects · 29
Tagged database files · 30, 31
Text files · 30, 31
Import/Export tool
Access · 3, 29
Clearing the display · 29
Close · 29
Creating a new CX-Server project · 30
CVSS import · 29, 30
FinsServer export · 32
FinsServer import · 30, 31
Introduction · 29
LSS import · 30, 31
Opening an existing CX-Server project · 30
Printing the display · 30
Saving a CX-Server project · 30
Status bar · 29
Tagged database file export · 32
Tagged database file import · 30, 31
Text export · 32
Text import · 30, 31
User interface · 29
Import/Export Tool · 29
Index · 81
Installing CX-Server · 3
Introduction to CX-Server Projects · 7
IO Table component
Actual IO Table · 75
Registered IO Table · 78
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Network Availability · 43
O
Online help · 1, 4
P
Performance Monitor tool
Access · 3, 39, 41
Close · 39, 41
Introduction · 39
Taskbar setting · 39
User interface · 39
Performance Monitor Tool · 39
PLC · 7
Access Change PLC dialog · 15
Adding a PLC · 9, 14
Change PLC dialog · 16
Changing PLC settings · 16
Comment · 7
Connection options · 7
Connection type · 7
Connection type options · 7
CS1-Series connection options · 25
C-Series connection options · 23
CV-Series connection options · 24
Deleting a PLC · 9
Device List dialog · 8
Device name · 7
Device setup · 15
Device type · 7, 16
Device type settings · 17
Editing CX-Server Project PLC list · 8
Network type · 16
Renaming a PLC · 10
Serial network configuration · 20
Settings · 15
PLC Memory Areas · 49
Points · 8
Adding a group · 12
Adding a point · 12
Adding multiple points · 13
Address · 8, 75
Command modifier · 12, 75
Comment · 8
Copy · 13
Cut · 13
Data location · 12, 75
Deleting a group · 13
Deleting a point · 13
Editing a point · 13
Elements · 12
Groups · 10, 76
Internal data types · 12, 13
Moving a group · 13
Moving a point · 13
Name · 8
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OMRON
Paste · 13
PLC · 12
Preferences · 11
Properties · 13
Renaming a group · 12
Print
Import/Export tool · 30
Projects · See CX-Server project. For non-CX-Server projects,
refer to the user manual for the invoking application.
PROM Writer
Communications · 27
R
Racks · 78
S
Slots · 79
Special Data Types · 38
Starting CX-Server · See access
Status bar · 5
Import/Export tool · 29
Project editor · 11
Supported Import/Export Data · 29
Symbols · 79
SYSMAC LINK
Communications · 17, 26
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Network settings · 26
SYSMAC NET
Communications · 17, 26
Network settings · 26
SYSMAC WAY
Communications · 16, 19
Modem communications · 16, 19
Network settings · 19
System requirements · 2
T
Technical Specification · 1
Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts · 73
Toolbus
Communications · 16, 19
Modem communications · 16
Network settings · 19
U
Units · 79
W
Words · 80
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