PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU IC695NIU001-BF, GFK

PACSystems™ RX3i
IC695NIU001
Ethernet Network Interface Unit
GFK-2419E
November 2006
The PACSystems RX3i Ethernet NIU, IC695NIU001,
makes it possible to use PACSystems RX3i and Series
90-30 I/O remotely on an Ethernet network. Once set up
by configuration, data exchange is completely automatic.
System control can be provided by any GE Fanuc master
device capable of exchanging Ethernet Global Data. The
Ethernet NIU automatically provides the controller with
status information in each exchange. The application
program logic in the controller can monitor this status data,
and issue appropriate commands to the Ethernet NIU.
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Supports operation with redundant controllers
PACSystems RX7i and RX3i controllers can send
selected COMMREQs to the RX3i ENIU via Ethernet
Global Data. The ENIU executes the COMMREQs and
returns the results to the controller.
During EGD configuration, RX3i Ethernet interfaces are
identified by their Backplane/Slot location.
NIU OK
NIU SCANNING I/O
OUTPUTS ENABLED
An RX3i Ethernet NIU station consists of:
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I/O FORCE
an RX3i Universal Backplane (IC695CHS0xx)
BATTERY
an RX3i power supply (IC695PSxxxx)
the RX3i Ethernet NIU (IC695NIU001)
one or more RX3i Ethernet modules (IC695ETM001)
SYSTEM FAULT
RESET
STOP
NIU001
RUN I/O
ENABLE
proprietary application software
Optional Series 90-30 expansion backplanes.
RUN OUTPUT DISABLE
COM 1
PACSystems RX3i and/or Series 90-30 modules, as
appropriate for the application.
The Ethernet NIU is compatible with the same types of
modules, backplanes, and other equipment as a
PACSystems RX3i CPU. For a list of compatible products,
see the PACSystems RX3i Hardware and Installation
Manual, GFK-2314.
This module requires Machine Edition Logic Developer
software, version 5.51 or later.
COM1 ACTIVE
COM1 ACTIVE
Ethernet NIU Features
▪ 20Kbytes of optional local logic. Supports all
COM 2
languages except C programming.
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10 Mbytes of battery-backed CMOS RAM memory for
local data storage.
BATT
10 Mbytes of built-in flash memory for local user data
storage. Use of this flash memory is optional.
Battery-backed calendar clock.
In-system upgradeable firmware.
Ethernet Global Data Features
Two serial ports: an RS-485 serial port and an
RS-232 serial port.
The Ethernet NIU communicates with its controller via
Ethernet Global Data exchanges. One exchange is used to
send outputs to the ENIU and another exchange is used to
send inputs back to the controller. The ENIU supports
receiving outputs from redundant controllers. By sending the
EGD exchange to a group address both controllers can
receive the inputs. Up to 1300 bytes of outputs can be sent to
a set of ENIUs from a controller. Each ENIU can send up to
1300 bytes of inputs to the controller.
Supports Ethernet communications via the backplanebased Ethernet Interface module (IC695ETM001)
Data exchange using Ethernet Global Data (EGD)
TCP/IP communication services using SRTP
Comprehensive station management and diagnostic
tools
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A typical system might consist of a controller with five
ENIUs. The controller sends 1300 bytes of outputs and
each ENIU sends 100 bytes of inputs to the controller.
This typical system would have its I/O updates occur in
less than 25 milliseconds. If the controller scan time is
greater than 25 milliseconds, the update occurs at the
controller’s scan rate. This performance timing is a
guideline, not a guarantee, and assumes that there is no
other traffic on the Ethernet link to the I/O. More
performance data for other system configurations can be
found in the Ethernet NIU Manual, GFK-2196A or later.
Disposal of lithium batteries must be done in accordance
with federal, state, and local regulations. Be sure to consult
with the appropriate regulatory agencies before disposing of
batteries.
To avoid loss of RAM memory contents, routine maintenance
procedures should include scheduled replacement of the
NIU’s lithium battery pack. For information on estimating
battery life, refer to the PACSystems NIU Reference Manual,
GFK-2222.
RESET
C
A
ENIU COMMREQ Feature
B
The ENIU supports selected COMMREQs that are sent to
it by a “C” block application in a PACSystems Rx7i or RX3i
controller. Ladder code is written in the RX7i or RX3i to
interface to the “C” block which results in COMMREQ
commands being sent via a EGD Exchange to the ENIU.
The ENIU executes the COMMREQ and sends the results
back to the RX7i or RX3i via another EGD exchange.
The following COMMREQs are supported:
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Modbus Master – function codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15,
16, 17
Genius – enable/disable outputs, switch BSM, clear
fault, clear all faults, assign monitor, read diagnostic
Profibus Master – Commreqs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Motion (DSM314/DSM324) – load parameters
High Speed Counter – Data command
DeviceNet Master – Commreqs 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
Analog Module – HART Protocol Commreqs
Operation, Protection, and Module
Status
Operation of this module can be controlled by the threeposition RUN/STOP switch or remotely by an attached
programmer and programming software. Program and
configuration data can be locked through software
passwords. The status of the NIU is indicated by the eight
NIU LEDs on the front of the module. (See “LED
Operation”).
Installation
It is the responsibility of the OEM, system integrator, or end
user to properly install the control system equipment for safe
and reliable operation. Installation should not be attempted
without referring to the PACSystems RX3i Hardware and
Installation Manual, GFK-2314.
1.
Make sure that backplane power is off.
2.
Install the NIU module in backplane 0. The NIU requires
two slots and can use any slots except the highest
numbered (rightmost) slot. It is recommended that the
ENIU be located in slots 2 and 3. For more information
about choosing a slot for the ENIU, see below.
Battery
3.
A three-cell lithium battery pack (IC698ACC701) is
installed as show below. The battery maintains data
memory when power is removed and operates the
calendar clock. Program and initial values are always
loaded from flash when the ENIU powers up. When
replacing the battery, be sure to install a new battery
before disconnecting the old one.
Turn on power. The module should power up. When the
NIU has successfully completed initialization, the NIU OK
LED stays on and the NIU SCANNING I/O and EN LEDs
are off.
4.
To save battery life, do not connect the battery for the first
time until the ENIU is installed in the backplane and the
backplane powered on. The battery may then be
attached to either of the two terminals in the battery
compartment. Once that is done, the ENIU may be
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powered down and normal battery back up operation
will begin.
Backplane Locations for the ENIU
1.
2.
The A/C Power Supply (IC695PSAx40) for the RX3i is
a doublewide module whose connector is left-justified
as viewed when installed in a backplane. It cannot
be located in slot 11 of a 12-slot backplane or slot 15
of a 16-slot backplane. No latch mechanism is
provided for the last (rightmost) slot in a backplane,
so it is not possible to place the power supply in the
second to last slot.
The RX3i ENIU (IC695NIU001) is a doublewide
module whose connector is right-justified as viewed
when installed in a backplane. The ENIU is
referenced for configuration and application logic by
the leftmost slot occupied by the entire module, not by
the slot the physical connector is located in. For
example, if the ENIU has its physical connector
inserted in slot 3, the module occupies slots 2 and 3
and the ENIU is referenced as being located in slot 2.
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3.
The ENIU may be located in slot 0 with its
connector in slot 1.
The ENIU cannot be located in slot 11 of a 12slot backplane or in slot 15 of a 16-slot
backplane, because its connector cannot be
installed in the slot reserved for an expansion
module.
When migrating a Series 90-30 ENIU system to a
PACSystems RX3i ENIU, maintaining the slot 1
location of the ENIU means that only a singlewide
power supply may be used in slot 0. Either DC power
supply can be used (IC695PSD040 or
IC695PSD140). Therefore, if the application must
maintain a slot 1 ENIU and uses an AC power-supply,
the RX3i system must have the RX3i AC powersupply located in a slot to the right of the RX3i ENIU
in slot 1.
Locating the ENIU in a Slot Other than 1
Before deciding to place the ENIU in a slot other than slot
1, it is important to consider the possible application
migration issues that could arise, as explained below.
Application Program
For Service Request #15 (Read Last-Logged Fault Table
Entry) and Service Request #20 (Read Fault Tables), the
location of ENIU faults is not the standard 0.1 location, but
the slot the ENIU is located in (see above). Logic that
decodes fault table entries retrieved by these service
requests may need updating.
COMMREQs directed to the ENIU (e.g. those directed to the
serial ports of the ENIU) will need to be updated with the
correct ENIU slot reference.
Hardware Configuration
The slot location of the ENIU must be updated in the
hardware configuration to reflect the ENIU’s true location.
Fault Tables
Faults logged for the ENIU in the fault table will not in the
standard 0.1 (backplane.slot) location, but will reflect the
ENIUs actual slot.
Series 90 PLCs
Remote Series 90 PLCs that use SRTP Channels
COMMREQs expect the ENIU to be in slot 1 or slot 2. To
support communications with Series 90 SRTP clients such as
Series 90 PLCs using SRTP Channels, the RX3i internally
redirects incoming SRTP requests destined for {backplane 0,
slot 1} to {backplane 0, slot 2}, provided that the ENIU is
located in backplane 0 slot 2 (and the remote client has not
issued an SRTP Destination service on the connection to
discover the backplane and slot of the ENIU). This special
redirection permits Series 90-30 applications that expect the
power supply to be located leftmost and the ENIU to be
located to the right of the power supply to function. Attempts
to establish channels with ENIUs in slots other than 1 or 2 will
fail if initiated from Series 90 PLCs.
HMI and External Communication Devices
All external communication devices that interact with the ENIU
should be checked for compatibility with ENIU slot locations
other than slot 1. Problems may arise with, but are not limited
to, initial connection sequences and fault reporting. Machine
Edition View users should select “GE SRTP” as their
communications driver – it can communicate with a ENIU in
any slot.
Programmer Connection
The programmer can communicate with the NIU via serial port
1, serial port 2, or the backplane-based Ethernet interface.
Connecting a programmer via an Ethernet TCP/IP network
requires a CAT5 standard Ethernet cable with RJ-45
connectors.
Before connecting the programmer and ENIU to the Ethernet
TCP/IP network, set the IP address using the Initial IP
Address software tool. After setting the IP address, connect
the RX3i and the computer running the programming software
to the Ethernet Interface. For detailed information on
programmer connection via Ethernet TCP/IP, refer to the
TCP/IP Ethernet Communications for PACSystems User’s
Manual, GFK-2224.
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Firmware Upgrades
The ENIU uses non-volatile flash memory for storing the
operating system firmware. This allows firmware to be
updated without disassembling the module or replacing
EPROMs.
simple straight-through cable to connect with a standard ATstyle RS-232 port. The COM1 Active LED provides the status
of serial port activity.
Port 1 RS-232 Signals
Pin
Signal
Description
To install a firmware upgrade, connect WinLoader to the
NIU RS-232 or RS-485 serial port. When connecting
directly to the NIU, there is no need to specify the
Backplane/Slot location. For upgrades to smart modules
(the IC695ETM001, for example), which are performed
indirectly via the NIU serial port, you must specify a
backplane/slot location.
1*
NC
No Connection
2
TXD
Transmit Data
3
RXD
Receive Data
4
DSR
Data Set Ready
5
0V
Signal Ground
Serial Ports
The NIU has two independent, on-board serial ports,
accessed by connectors on the front of the module. These
ports provide serial interfaces to external devices.
Protocols Supported
Protocol
Port 1
Port 2
RTU (slave)
Yes
Yes
SNP Slave
Yes
Yes
Serial I/O *
Yes
Yes
Firmware Upgrade
ENIU in STOP/No I/O mode
Message Mode
(C Runtime Library
Functions:
serial read, serial write,
sscanf, sprintf)
Yes
Yes
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6
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
7
CTS
Clear To Send
8
RTS
Request to Send
9
NC
No Connection
Pin 1 is at the bottom right of the connector as viewed from the
front of the module.
Port 2
Port 2 (COM2) is RS-485 compatible. Port 2 has a 15-pin,
female D-sub connector. This port supports the RS-485 to
RS-232 adapter (IC690ACC901). This is a DCE port. The
COM2 Active LED provides the status of serial port activity.
Port 2 RS-485 Signals
Pin
Signal
Description
1*
Shield
Cable Shield
2
NC
No Connection
3
NC
No Connection
4
NC
No Connection
* Modbus Master is supported in application code in Serial
I/O mode.
5
+5VDC
Logic Power**
6
RTS(A)
Differential Request to Send
Serial Port Baud Rates
7
0V
Signal Ground
8
CTS(B‘)
Differential Clear To Send
Protocol
Port 1
(RS-232)
Port 2
(RS-485)
9***
RT
Resistor Termination
Modbus RTU Slave
protocol
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K,
38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
10**
RD(A‘)
Differential Receive Data
Message
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K,
38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
11
RD(B‘)
Differential Receive Data
12
SD(A)
Differential Send Data
13
SD(B)
Differential Send Data
14
RTS(B)
Differential Request To Send
15
CTS(A’)
Differential Clear To Send
Firmware Upgrade
via Winloader
2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K,
57.6K, 115.2K
SNP Slave
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K,
38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
Serial I/O
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K,
38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
Port 1
Port 1 (COM1) is RS-232 compatible. It has a 9-pin,
female, D-sub connector with a standard pin out. This is a
DCE (data communications equipment) port that allows a
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Pin 1 is at the bottom right of the connector as viewed from
the front of the module.
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Pin 5 provides isolated +5VDC power (300mA maximum)
for powering external options.
*** Termination resistance for the RD A’ signal should be
connected on units at the end of the line. To make this
termination, connect a jumper between pins 9 and 10
inside the 15-pin D-shell.
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Serial Cable Lengths and Shielding
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The connection from a NIU serial port COM1 to the serial
port on a computer or other serial device requires a serial
cable. This connection can be made with the
IC200CBL001 cable kit or you can build cables to fit the
needs of your particular application. See the Ethernet NIU
Reference Manual, GFK-2296 for more information on
serial communications, cables, and converters.
Maximum cable lengths (the total length from the NIU to
the last device attached to the serial cable) are:
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Port 1 (RS-232) – 15 meters (50 ft.), shielded cable
optional
Port 2 (RS-485) – 1200 meters (4000 ft.), shielded
cable required
Installation in Hazardous Locations
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EQUIPMENT LABELED WITH REFERENCE TO
CLASS I, GROUPS A, B, C & D, DIV. 2
HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS IS SUITABLE FOR USE
IN CLASS I, DIVISION 2, GROUPS A, B, C, D OR
NON-HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS ONLY
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD SUBSTITUTION OF COMPONENTS MAY IMPAIR
SUITABILITY FOR CLASS I, DIVISION 2;
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WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - WHEN IN
HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS, TURN OFF POWER
BEFORE REPLACING OR WIRING MODULES; AND
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT
CONNECT OR DISCONNECT EQUIPMENT UNLESS
POWER HAS BEEN SWITCHED OFF OR THE AREA IS
KNOWN TO BE NONHAZARDOUS.
Configuration
The RX3i NIU and I/O system is configured with Machine
Edition PLC-Logic Developer programming software.
Machine Edition automatically populates the Ethernet NIU
target in the folder with the required application code blocks,
and partially prepoulates the EGD Exchanges that are
required for ENIU operation.
The NIU verifies the actual module and backplane
configuration at power-up and periodically during operation.
The actual configuration must be the same as the
programmed configuration. Deviations are reported to the NIU
alarm processor function for configured fault response. Refer
to the Proficy Machine Edition Logic Developer-PLC Getting
Started Manual, GFK-1918 and the online help for a
description of configuration functions.
LED Operation
The following table lists the NIU LED functions during normal operation (after initialization sequence is complete).
LED State
On
Blinking
NIU Operating State
Off
NIU OK
On
NIU has passed its powerup diagnostics and is functioning properly.
NIU OK
Off
NIU problem. RUN and OUTPUTS ENABLED LEDs may be blinking in
an error code pattern, which can be used by technical support for
troubleshooting. This condition and any error codes should be reported
to your technical support representative.
NIU OK, OUTPUTS ENABLED, NIU
SCANNING I/O Blinking in unison
NIU is in boot mode and is waiting for a firmware update through serial
port.
NIU SCANNING I/O
On
NIU is in Run mode
NIU SCANNING I/O
Off
NIU is in Stop mode.
OUTPUTS ENABLED
On
Output scan is enabled.
OUTPUTS ENABLED
Off
Output scan is disabled.
I/O FORCE
On
BATTERY
Blinking
Battery is low.
BATTERY
On
Battery is dead or not attached.
Override is active on a bit reference.
SYSTEM FAULT On
NIU is in Stop/Faulted or Stop/Halted mode.
COM1
COM2
Signal activity on port.
Blinking
Blinking
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Specifications for IC695NIU001
Battery: Memory retention
For estimated battery life under various conditions, refer to the PACSystems NIU
Reference Manual, GFK-2222.
Power requirements
+3.3 VDC: 1.25 Amps nominal
+5 VDC: 1.0 Amps nominal
Operating Temperature
0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Floating point
Yes
Embedded communications RS-232, RS-485
Serial Protocols supported
Modbus RTU Slave, SNP, Serial I/O, Modbus RTU Master by application “C” block
Backplane
Dual backplane bus support: RX3i PCI and 90-30-style serial
PCI compatibility
System designed to be electrically compliant with PCI 2.2 standard
For environmental specifications and compliance to standards (for example, FCC or European Union Directives), refer to the
PACSystems RX3i Hardware and Installation Manual, GFK-2314.
Ordering Information
Description
Catalog Number
RX3i Ethernet Network Interface Unit
IC695NIU001
RX3i Ethernet Module
IC695ETM001
Package consisting of RX3i Ethernet NIU IC695NIU001 and one Ethernet Transmitter
Module IC695ETM001
IC695NTK001
Package consisting of RX3i Ethernet NIU IC695NIU001 and two Ethernet Transmitter
Modules IC695ETM001
IC695NTK002
Lithium Battery Pack
IC698ACC701
Auxiliary Battery Module (optional)
IC693ACC302
RX3i Power Supply, 40 Watt High Capacity Universal AC Power Supply
IC695PSA040
RX3i Power Supply, 40 Watt High Capacity 24 VDC Power Supply
IC695PSD040
RX3i Multi-Purpose Power Supply, 40 Watt High Capacity Universal AC
IC695PSA140
RX3i Multi-Purpose Power Supply, 40 Watt High Capacity 24 VDC
IC695PSD140
[Optional] RS-232 Cable
IC200CBL001
Rx3i Standard 12 Slot Backplane
IC695CHS012
Rx3i Standard 16 Slot Backplane
IC695CHS016
Note: For Conformal Coat option, please consult the factory for price and availability.
Release History
Catalog Number
FW Revision
Comments
IC695NIU001-AA
3.50
Initial Release
IC695NIU001-AB
3.51
IC695NIU001-AC
3.52
IC695NIU001-BD
3.81
IC695NIU001-BE
3.82
IC695NIU001-BF
3.83
Support for eight ETM modules in PLC main backplane.
Support for PACSystems RX3i Serial Communications modules
IC695CMM002 and CMM004.
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Release Information
Hardware ID:
Catalog Number
Board ID
Board Revision
IC695NIU001 ENIU
IC695NIU001-BF
CP4A1
44A751862-G01R12
Ethernet TCP Firmware ID: Version: 3.83 BOC Rev
Ethernet Boot Firmware ID: Version: 3.50 Build 31A1
0106 Build 10A1
Upgrade Kit: 44A753013-G05 IC695NIU001 is field upgradeable to firmware version 3.83 using the firmware
upgrade utility
Functional Compatibility
Product
Compatible Versions
Proficy® Machine Edition
Logic Developer
Proficy® Machine Edition Logic Developer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 Sim 4 is required
to use the new CMM modules.
Machine Edition Logic Developer 5.5 with Service Pack 1 is required to use the
eight ETM feature.
Release 5.5 SIM 1 or later is required to enable use of the RX3i Ethernet NIU.
Machine Edition Logic Developer 5.5 with Service Pack 1 is required to use the
eight ETM feature with the RX3i Ethernet NIU.
Backplanes, power supplies,
and system modules
As listed in the PACSystems RC3i System Manual, GFK-2314C or later.
New Features for this Release
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Added Support for PACSystems RX3i Serial Communications Modules.
Restrictions
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Battery installation
Ethernet Disconnect
During Word for
Word Change
Simultaneous Clears,
Loads and Stores
Not Supported
Power Cycle During
Write to Flash
Hardware
Configuration Not
Equal After Changing
Target Name
PLC and IO Fault
Tables May Need to
be Cleared Twice to
Clear Faulted State
Setting Force On/Off
by Storing Initial
Value
Number of Active
Programs Returned
as Zero
Description
When installing a new battery, if no battery is currently installed, the new battery must be
installed while the ENIU has power. Failing to follow this procedure could result in the ENIU
not powering up. Recommendation: remove the battery, power-cycle the ENIU, then re-install
the battery.
If the Ethernet connection is broken during a word–for-word change, the programmer may
not allow a subsequent word-for-word change after reconnecting.
Recommendation: go offline and then back online again.
Multiple programmers may not change ENIU contents at the same time. The programming
software may generate an error during the operation. Simultaneous loads from a single
ENIU are allowed.
The ENIU is configured to power up from flash and if is power-cycled while writing to flash, a
fault is generated on power up.
If a hardware configuration is stored to flash that sets “Logic/Config Power up Source” to
“Always Flash” or “Conditional Flash” and the name of the target is subsequently changed in
the programming software, the hardware configuration will go Not Equal and will not Verify as
equal.
Both PLC and IO fault tables may need to be cleared to take the ENIU out of Stop/Fault
mode. If one of the tables contains a recurring fault, the order in which the tables is cleared
may be significant. Recommendation: if the ENIU is still in Stop/Fault mode after both tables
are cleared, try clearing the fault tables again.
After a force on or force off has been stored to the ENIU, it cannot be switched from force on
to force off or vice-versa by downloading initial values. Recommendation: turn off the force by
doing a download, and then change the force on or off by another download.
The SNP request Return Controller Type and ID currently returns the number of active
programs as zero.
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Serial I/O Failure at
115K During Heavy
Interrupt Load
SNP ID not always
provided
Second programmer
can change logic
while in Test & Edit
mode
ENIU may not detect
low-battery condition
Two loss of module
faults for Universal
Analog Module
Power up of Series
90-30 HSC module
may take up to 20
seconds
Info fault at power up
Extended Memory
Types for I/O
Triggers
Possible ME inability
to connect
SNP Update
Datagram message
GBC30 may not
resume operation
after power cycle
Configuration of
third-party modules
Power supply status
after ENIU firmware
update
Description
Rarely, data corruption errors occur during serial communications when running at 115K if
there is a heavy interrupt load on the ENIU. Recommendation: under heavy load
applications, restrict serial communications to 57K or lower.
Unlike the Series 90-30, the RX3i ENIU’s SNP ID does not appear in the Machine Edition
programmer Show Status display. Service Request 11 will always return zeros.
While currently active in a Test and Edit session using Machine Edition on one PC, Machine
Edition running on another PC is not prevented from storing new logic to the ENIU.
PACSystems ENIUs may not detect a low-battery condition early enough to provide a
meaningful warning to replace the battery. A battery with very low capacity may still have a
terminal voltage high enough to report that it is a good battery. When the battery starts
supplying the memory power (battery backup), the battery voltage quickly drops to
unacceptable levels, and it may fail. Recommendation: replace batteries in accordance with
the guidelines provided in the CPU Reference Manual, GFK-2222. In addition, logic and
hardware configuration can be saved to flash.
Occasionally, the hot removal of the Universal Analog Input Module (IC695ALG600) results
in two “Loss of I/O Module” faults instead of one.
As power is applied to a 90-30 High-Speed Counter, the "module ready" bit in the status bits
returned each sweep from the module may not be set for as long as 20 seconds after the first
ENIU sweep, even though there is no "loss of module" indication. I/O data exchanged with
the module is not meaningful until the module has set this bit.
Intermittently during power-up, an Informational non-critical ENIU software fault may be
generated with fault extra data of 01 91 01 D6. This fault has no effect on the normal
operation of the ENIU. But if the hardware watchdog timer expires after this fault and before
power has been cycled again, the outputs of I/O modules may hold their last state, rather
than defaulting to zero.
%R, %W and %M cannot be used as I/O triggers.
Infrequently, an attempt to connect a programmer to an ENIU via Ethernet is unsuccessful.
The normal connection retry dialog is not displayed. Recommendation: Reboot the computer
that is running the programmer.
If an Update Datagram message requests 6 or fewer bits or bytes of data, the ENIU returns a
Completion Ack without Text Buffer. The protocol specifies that the returned data should be
in the Completion Ack message, but it may not be.
In rare instances, a GBC30 in an expansion backplane may not resume normal operation
after a power cycle of either the expansion backplane or the main backplane.
Do not specify a length of 0 in the configuration of a third-party module. The module will not
work properly in the system.
The ENIU reports a “Loss of or missing option module” fault for the IC695PSD140 RX3i
power supply following an update of ENIU firmware. The slot appears empty in the
programmer’s online status detail view. The power supply continues to operate normally.
Recommendation: Power cycle to restore normal status reporting.
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Power supply status
after power cycling
Missing “Loss of
terminal block” fault
Sequence Store
Failure
IC694MDL754: Must
configure module
status bits
PID algorithm
IC695ALG600 Lead
Resistance
Compensation
setting
C Toolkit
PlcMemCopy
Documentation
Incorrect
Description
Rarely, turning a power supply on or off may not result in an add or loss fault. Also, the slot
will appear empty in the programmer’s online status detail view. The power supply continues
to operate normally. Power cycle to restore normal status reporting.
The IC695ALG600/608/616 analog input modules do not produce a “Loss of terminal block”
fault if the hardware configuration is stored or the module is hot-inserted when the terminal
block is not locked into place.
Writing a very large hardware configuration to flash may cause a “PLC Sequence Store
Failure” error. To work around this error, either:
1. Perform an explicit clear of flash prior to performing the write.
2. Increase the operation timeout used by ME prior to performing the write.
Always configure 16 bits of module status when using this module. Configuring 0 bits of
module status will result in invalid data in the module’s ESCP status bits.
If bit 2 is set to 1 and bit 0 is set to 1, the product will operate in a manner opposite to the
description in user manual GFK-2222D or earlier. The derivative term is added when it
should be subtracted.
A configuration store operation fails if a channel is configured for 3-wire RTD with Lead
Resistance Compensation set to Disabled. A Loss of Module fault is logged in the I/O Fault
table at the end of the store operation. Recommendation: to recover the lost module,
change the configuration to enable Lead Resistance Compensation and power-cycle the
module.
This routine does allow the destination and source pointers to be outside of reference
memory. If the destination points to discrete reference memory, overrides and transitions are
honored.
Operating Notes
Subject
Description
LD-PLC operations To perform a download to the ENIU, you must first connect to the ENIU. The connect and
download functions are now separate in Machine Edition LD-PLC .
Logic Executed in Logic execution in PACSystems RX3i is performed in row major order (similar to the Series 90Row Major Instead 30). This is different from the Series 90-70, that executes in column major order. This means that
some complicated rungs may execute slightly differently on PACSystems RX3i and Series 90-70.
of Column Major
For specific examples, see the programming software on-line help.
NaN Handled
The PACSystems RX3i ENIU may return slightly different values for Not A Number than a Series
Differently Than in 90-30 ENIU. In these exception cases (e.g., 0.0/0.0), power flow out of the function block is
90-30
identical to Series 90-30 operation and the computed value is still Not A Number.
PID Algorithm
The PID algorithm used in PACSystems has been improved and therefore PID will function
Improved
slightly differently on PACSystems RX3i than on the Series 90-30. For RX3i, the elapsed time is
computed in units of 100µS instead of 10mS. This smoothes the output characteristic, eliminating
periodic adjustments that occurred when the remainder accumulated to 10mS. In addition,
previous non-linear behavior when the integral gain is changed from some value to 1
repeat/second was eliminated.
Some Service
•
Service Requests 6, 15, and 23 have slightly different parameters. Refer to GFK-2222.
Requests different •
PACSystems ENIUs support Service Request 26/30 functionality via fault locating references.
from 90-30 or no
•
Service Request 13 requires a valid value in the input parameter block (Refer to GFK-2222
longer supported
for details). On the Series 90-30 and Series 90-70 the parameter block value was ignored.
•
Service Requests 48 and 49 are no longer supported (there is no auto-restart) because most
faults can be configured to be not fatal.
IL and SFC
IL and SFC are not available.
DO I/O Instruction The Series 90-30 Enhanced DO I/O instruction is converted to a standard DO I/O instruction (the
ALT parameter is discarded and ignored.)
END Instruction
The Series 90-30 END instruction is not supported. Use alternate programming techniques.
Non-nested JUMP, Non-nested JUMPs, LABELs, MCRs, & ENDMCRs are translated to the corresponding nested
LABEL, MCR, &
JUMPs, LABELs, MCRs, & ENDMCRs when converting from Series 90-30 to PACSystems RX3i.
ENDMCR
Instructions
10
RX3i Ethernet NIU
GFK-2419E
Subject
Description
Changing IP
Address of
Ethernet Interface
While Connected
Duplicate Station
Address for
Modbus Will
Conflict with Other
Nodes
Timer Operation
Storing a hardware configuration with a new IP address to the RX3i while connected via Ethernet
will succeed, then immediately disconnect because the RX3i is now using a different IP address
than the Programmer. You must enter a new IP address in the Target Properties in the Machine
Edition Inspector window before reconnecting.
The default serial protocol for the RX3i is Modbus RTU. The default Station Address is 1. If the
ENIU is added to a multi-drop network, care must be taken that the ENIU is configured with a
unique Station Address. Nodes with duplicate Station Addresses on the same network will not
work correctly.
Care should be taken when timers (ONDTR, TMR, and OFDTR) are used in program blocks that
are NOT called every sweep. The timers accumulate time across calls to the sub-block unless
they are reset. They function like timers operating in a program with a much slower sweep than
the timers in the main program block. For program blocks that are inactive for large periods of
time, the timers should be programmed to account for this catch up feature. Related to this are
timers that are skipped because of the use of the JUMP instruction. Timers that are skipped will
NOT catch up and will therefore not accumulate time in the same manner as if they were
executed every sweep.
Large Number of
A large number of COMM_REQs (typically more than 8) sent to one module in the same sweep
COMMREQs Sent
may cause Module Software faults to be logged in the PLC fault table. The fault group is
to Module in One
MOD_OTHR_SOFTWR (16t, 10h) and the error code is COMMREQ_MB_FULL_START (2). The
Sweep Causes
“FT” output of the function block is also set. Recommendation: Spread multiple COMMREQs to
Faults
the same module across multiple sweeps so that fewer (typically 8 or less) are sent to the module
in each sweep. Also, check the FT output parameter for errors. If the FT output is set (an error
has been detected), the COMMREQ could be re-issued by the application logic.
C Block Standard
In C Blocks, standard math functions (e.g. sqrt, pow, asin, acos) do not set errno to the correct
Math Functions Do value and do not return the correct value if an invalid input is provided.
Not Set errno
Hot Swap
Hot Swap of power supplies or ENIUs is not supported in this release
Serial Port
With the following combination of circumstances, it is possible to render serial communications
Configuration
with the ENIU impossible:
COMMREQs
1. User configuration disables the Run/Stop switch
2. User configures the power up mode to Run or Last
3. Logic is stored in FLASH and user configures ENIU to load from FLASH on power up
4. User application issues COMMREQs that set the protocol on both of the serial ports to
something that does not permit communications to the ME programmer.
Incorrect
The program name for PACSystems is always "LDPROG1". When another program name is used
COMMREQ Status in a COMMREQ accessing %L memory, an Invalid Block Name (05D5) error is generated.
For Invalid
Program Name
FANUC I/O Master Scansets on the master do not work properly for the first operation of the scanset after entering
and Slave
RUN mode. They do work properly for subsequent scans. After downloading a new hardware
operation
configuration and logic, a power cycle may be required to resume FANUC I/O operation.
Use ENIUs of similar performance in FANUC I/O networks. If a master or slave is located in an
RX3i system, the other ENIUs should be RX3is or Series 90-30 CPU374s.
Repeated power up/down cycles of an expansion backplane containing FANUC I/O slaves may
result in failure of the slaves’ operation, with the RDY LED off.
Lost count at
The serial IO Processor (IC693APU305) will lose the first count after every power up or every time
power up for Serial the module receives a configuration.
IO Processor
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