FinsGateway Version3 User`s Manual

FinsGateway Version3 User`s Manual
OMRON
FinsGateway Version 3 User’s Manual
FinsGateway Version3 User’s Manual
12 December 2001, OMRON Corporation
FinsGateway Version3 Installation/Operation Precautions
January 8, 2002
OMRON Corporation
Open Control Business
Development Dept.
This sheet describes the main points of caution in FinsGateway Version3 installation and
operation.
Upgrading from Version2
When upgrading from Version2, follow the procedure described in the FinsGateway
Version3 User’s Manual, Section 4. Setup.
If FinsGateway Version2 is already on the computer where Version is to be installed, be
aware of the following points, before installing FinsGateway Version3:
Point
The Version2 commands remain in
the Start menu.
Cause
The Version2 uninstaller
does not remove the Start
menu commands.
It is necessary to reboot after
restoring settings, in order to avoid
an application error when starting
the Memory Link.
This only occurs when
using Version3 without
rebooting, after restoring
the Version2 settings.
Action
Use the Windows Task Bar Properties
to remove the all menu items other than
the Version3 items. The Version3 menu
items are the following:
- FinsGateway Help
- FinsGateway Configuration
- Service Manager
Be sure to reboot after restoring the
Version2 settings. Refer to the User’s
Manual for details.
Windows 95/Windows NT4
For computers running Windows 95, or Windows NT4, follow the procedure described in the
FinsGateway Version3 User’s Manual, Section 4. Setup. When using either of these
versions of Windows, it is necessary to update certain system files before installing:
Point
Starting FinsGateway
Configuration causes an error.
Icons are not displayed properly in
FinsGateway Configuration.
Memories created with long device
names cannot be used. (Creation
completes successfully, but they
not displayed, etc.)
Cause
This occurs when DCOM95 is
not installed.
This occurs when ComCtl32.dll
is not installed.
This occurs only in Windows
NT4. (MSDN Knowledge Base
ID: Q234874)
Action
Install DCOM95. Refer to the
User’s Manual for details.
Update ComCtl32.dll Refer to the
User’s Manual for details.
In Windows NT4, limit DocoMemo
Device Names to 30 characters,
maximum.
Uninstalling CX-Programmer or FinsGateway Version3
On a computer with both CX-Programmer and FinsGateway Version3 installed, there is a
specific procedure that must be followed when uninstalling either product. This procedure is
detailed in the Read me file on the FinsGateway distribution disk.
Restoring Version2 Settings
When restoring FinsGateway Version2 settings to Version3, the differences between
Version3 and Version2 cause the following limitations occur.
- Maximum number of EventMemories is reduced
from 128 to 16.
- Maximum number of EventMemory ports is
reduced from 128 to 32.
- Maximum message capacity of the buffer is
reduced from 256 to 20.
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Using Microsoft Windows XP
Upgrading from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Me:
FinsGateway Version3 does not support OS upgrades from Microsoft
Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Me to Microsoft Windows XP.
To upgrade from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Me to Microsoft Windows XP,
on a machine with FinsGateway Version3 installed, remove the FinsGateway Version3
installation first. Then, perform the Microsoft Windows XP upgrade, and re-install
FinsGateway Version3.
If the Microsoft Windows XP upgrade is performed without first removing FinsGateway
Version3, remove FinsGateway Version3 after completing the upgrade, and then re-install it.
Refer to the FinsGateway Version3 Users Manual for details regarding installation and
removal.
Problems Caused
If FinsGateway Version3 is not removed and re-installed after the upgrade, the following
error messages will be displayed when FinsGateway Configuration is started:
Service configuration query failed.
Service (CPU_UNIT) start failure (Win32 code:3).
Routing table update failure.
Fast User Switching
FinsGateway Version3 does not support the Fast User Switching function.
When using FinsGateway Version3, do not use the Fast User Switching function. Use the
standard Log off/Log on function, instead. Use the following procedure to disable the Fast
User Switching function, and use only the standard Log off/Log on feature:
1.
Select the Control Panel from the Start menu, and double-click the User Accounts
icon.
2.
When the User Accounts dialog is displayed, click the link to Change the way users
log on or off.
3.
Disable the option Use Fast User Switching.
Problems Caused
When FinsGateway Configuration is started, the message “Routing table update failure” is
displayed.
When the FinsGateway Configuration EventMemory Utility icon is clicked, the message
“Memory open failure.” is displayed.
An error response is returned for FINS commands sent to the local node CPU_UNIT when
using the FINS communication test program.
The routing table is not displayed properly in the Route View program.
When writing to the local node memory in the Tiny Mapper program, the message
“Destination node error, Specified node does not exist” is displayed.
When sending an event with the Send/Receive Events program, the message “Base object
send failure” is displayed.
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Hibernation
FinsGateway Version3 does not support hibernation.
If a system with FinsGateway Version3 goes into hibernation, restart the machine when it is
brought out of hibernation. Use the following procedure to disable hibernation:
1. Select the Control Panel from the Start menu, and double-click the Power Options
icon.
2. Disable the option Enable hibernation in the Hibernate tab.
Problems Caused
Starting the following services will make it impossible to select the Hibernate option of the
Windows Start menu:
CLK_UNIT0, SysmacLink Unit, SysmacBoard Unit, CS1BUS_UNITx
If the following services are running when hibernation mode begins, FinsGateway Version3
will not operate properly when the machine is brought out of hibernation mode:
CLKPCI_UNITx, SLKPCI_UNITx
FinsGateway Version3 does not support the Microsoft Windows XP functions
listed in this document, and operation is therefore not guaranteed if any or all of
these functions are used. FinsGateway operation based on any or all of these
functions is also not guaranteed, regardless of whether that operation is normal
or otherwise.
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of the companies. The trademark and registered trademark symbols are omitted from this document.
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Precautions in using FinsGateway CS1 Bus Interface Embedded Edition
1. Setting the Board ID
2. Setting on the CS1
2.1. Creating the I/O Table
2.2. Setting the Routing Tables
3. Precautions in Designing the System
4. Restarting the CPU Bus Unit using Auxiliary Area
5. Troubleshooting with LED Indication
1. Setting the Board ID
In CS1Bus Interface Board, up to four Boards can be used on one computer simultaneously by setting
a Board ID to each Board. The Board ID is factory-set as 0.
JT5 JT4 JT3
Unit number
setting switch
ERH LED
ERC LED
RUN LED
JT3
Short
Short
Open
Open
Caution:
JT4
Short
Open
Short
Open
Board ID
0
1
2
3
Remarks
Factory-set
-
•Do not short JT5, which is not used.
•Do not set the same Board ID for more than one Board.
•For the details of the LED indication, refer to 7. Troubleshooting with LED Indication in this
document.
•For the detailed specifications and others, refer to CS1Bus Interface Board Operation
Manual (Cat. No. V211-E1).
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2. Setting on the CS1
In order to use CS1Bus Interface Service, setting on the CS1 (I/O table (Indispensable) and routing tables
(If needed)) is required in addition to setting for FinsGateway on the computer.
2.1. Creating the I/O Table
For how to set the I/O table of CS1, refer to CS1 Series Operation Manual (Cat. No. W339-E1).
Caution: •Before creating the I/O table with CX-Programmer, connect CS1 and the computer with the
I/O Expansion Cable dedicated to CS1Bus Interface Board, turn ON the power of both, and
then start the CS1Bus Interface Service of FinsGateway. If the service is not activated, the I/O
table can not be created.
•Creating the I/O table will restart CS1Bus Interface Service of FinsGateway, which is to
read the I/O table having been created and to make it effective. Confirm that restarting
CS1Bus Interface Service will not affect the equipment before transferring.
2.2. Setting the Routing Tables
Use the PLC network configuration tool (referred to as CX-Net, hereafter) to set the routing tables retained
by CS1. To the routing tables, set the CS1's local network table (and the relay network table, if required).
For FINS communications, set the CS1's local network address so that it is identical to that of CS1Bus
Interface Service in FinsGateway.
For how to use CX-Net, refer to CX-Server User Manual (Cat. No. W362-E2).
Caution: Transferring the routing table from CX-Net to the CPU Unit will restart CS1Bus Interface
Service of FinsGateway, which is to read the routing table having been set and to make it
effective. Confirm that restarting CS1Bus Interface Service will not affect the equipment
before transferring.
Note: •If FINS communications are not used, (using only with I/O communications on the CS1 bus),
setting routing tables is not required.
•When setting CS1's routing tables, CS1 and the computer does not necessarily need to be
connected with the I/O Expansion Cable dedicated to CS1Bus Interface Board.
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3. Precautions in Designing the System
•When CS1 and the computer are connected with the I/O Expansion Cable dedicated to CS1Bus Interface
Board, even if the power of CS1 is turned ON, CS1 will not enter RUN status as long as starting of CS1
Bus Interface Service of FinsGateway has not completed after the computer started up. Design the
system considering the start-up times of the computer, CS1Bus Interface Service, and CS1.
•Turning OFF the computer power while CS1Bus Interface Service is being activated will cause CS1 to be
in the reset status. Design the system considering this effect. To recover, restart CS1, turn ON the
computer power again, and then start CS1Bus Interface Service of FinsGateway.
•Turning OFF the CS1 power while CS1Bus Interface Service is being activated will cause CS1Bus
Interface Service of FinsGateway to stop. Design the system considering this effect. To recover, turn ON
the CS1 power again, and then restart CS1Bus Interface Service of FinsGateway.
•Disconnecting the I/O Expansion Cable dedicated to CS1Bus Interface Board while CS1Bus Interface
Service is being activated will cause CS1 to be in an I/O bus error (a fatal error) and CS1Bus Interface
Service to stop. Design the system considering this effect. To recover, restart CS1 and CS1Bus Interface
Service.
4. Restarting the CPU Bus Unit using Auxiliary Area
CS1 has a function to restart the CPU Bus Unit using the Auxiliary Area. CS1 can restart the CPU Bus
Unit (CS1Bus Interface Service of FinsGateway) at a rising edge of A501, CS1 CPU's Auxiliary Area.
(Refer to CS1 Series Operation Manual (Cat. No. W339-E1) for details.)
Caution: When restarted, the Message Service and the Data Link Service once stop. After restarting,
the Data Link service automatically starts, depending on the setting. If restarted while the
Data Link is being activated, it may take some time to complete restarting because the Data
Link service is interrupted, depending on timing.
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5. Troubleshooting with LED Indication
The CS1Bus Interface Board is equipped with three LEDs: RUN, ERC, and ERH. Indication status of
these LEDs allows to judge operation status and errors.
RUN ERC ERH
Status
Remedy
ON OFF OFF CS1Bus Interface Service of FinsGateway has
----normally been started.
OFF ON ON Unit type error
After confirming the cable connection status and the
Unit No. of the CPU Bus Unit, restart CS1 CPU and
CS1Bus Interface Service.
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
Hardware error in the Board
The Board needs to be replaced.
The corresponding Unit does not exist in the CS1 I/O Create an I/O table in CS1 CPU.
ON table.
The access right for the cyclic area can not be After confirming the cable connection status, restart
CS1 CPU and CS1Bus Interface Service.
obtained.
(The CS1 CPU does not release the access right for
41 seconds.)
After confirming the Unit No. of the other CPU Bus
Duplicate/incorrect Unit No. of CPU Bus Unit
Unit, set a correct Unit No.
WDT error in CS1 CPU
Restart CS1 CPU and CS1Bus Interface Service.
I/O Bus error in CS1
After confirming the connection status of each CS1,
restart CS1 CPU and CS1Bus Interface Service.
Power interruption in CS1 CPU
After confirming the power status of CS1, restart CS1
CPU and CS1Bus Interface Service.
The cable dedicated to CS1Bus Interface Board was After confirming the cable connection, restart CS1 CPU
and CS1Bus Interface Service.
disconnected.
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Environment of FinsGateway Version3
Environment of FinsGateway Version3
This manual describes the following FinsGateway.
FinsGateway+SerialUnit
FinsGateway+ETN_UNIT
FinsGateway+Controller Link
FinsGateway+SysmacLink
FinsGateway+SysmacBoard
FinsGateway operates in environments where the hardware and software supported by
FinsGateway can run normality and effectively.
Environment
Item
Computer
CPU
Main memory
CD-ROM drive
OS
Software
Hard disk
Environment or Condition
PC/AT-compatible
Intel Celeron 400 MHz, minimum
32 MB, minimum
CD-ROM drive for setup
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows NT 4 Service Pack 3, or higher
Microsoft Windows Me
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02, or higher
70 MB, minimum available space
Hardware, Limitations
Network
SysmacLink
Controller Link
ETN_UNIT
SerialUnit
SysmacBoard
Hardware, Limitations
Requires an OMRON SYSMAC LINK Support Board (i.e., 3G8F5-SLK21).
Only one SYSMAC LINK Support Board can be installed in one computer.
The software included with the Board cannot be used with FinsGateway.
The network gateway function cannot run.
Requires an OMRON Controller Link Support Board (i.e., 3G8F5-CLK21)
Only one Controller Link Support Board can be installed in one computer.
The software included with the Board cannot be used with FinsGateway.
Requires an Ethernet board which can be used with OS supported by
FinsGateway.
TCP/IP must be installed. TCP/IP is included in Microsoft Windows.
Has a fixed IP address allocated. Cannot be used on a system with DHCP
configuration, because the Ethernet unit requires a static IP address.
A PC 95-compliant COM port which can be used with OS supported by
FinsGateway.
The above COM port must be used exclusively by FinsGateway. Other
applications not using FinsGateway cannot use the COM port simultaneously.
COM ports that can be specified by the serial communications of FinsGateway
are COM1 to COM4.
OMRON SYSMAC Board (C200PC-ISA-01-DRM)
The software included with the board cannot be used with FinsGateway.
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Environment of FinsGateway Version3
Environment of FinsGateway Version3
This manual describes the following FinsGateway.
FinsGateway+Controller Link (PCI)
FinsGateway+SysmacLink (PCI)
FinsGateway Version3 operates in environments where the hardware and software supported by
FinsGateway can run normality and effectively.
Environment
Item
Computer
CPU
Main memory
CD-ROM drive
OS
Software
Hard disk
Environment or Condition
PC/AT-compatible
Intel Celeron 400 MHz, minimum
32 MB, minimum
CD-ROM drive for setup
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows NT 4 Service Pack 3, or higher
Microsoft Windows Me
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02, or higher
70 MB, minimum available space
Hardware, Limitations
Network
Controller Link
SysmacLink
Hardware, Limitations
Requires an OMRON Controller Link Support Board (i.e., 3G8F7-CLK21)
The number of Controller Link support boards which can be installed in
one computer is four or less.
Requires an OMRON SYSMAC LINK Support Board (i.e., 3G8F7-SLK21)
The number of SYSMAC LINK support boards which can be installed in
one computer is four or less.
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Environment of FinsGateway Version3
Environment of FinsGateway Version3
This manual describes the following FinsGateway.
FinsGateway+CS1BUS Interface
FinsGateway Version3 operates in environments where the hardware and software supported by
FinsGateway can run normality and effectively.
For using CS1Bus Interface Board with FinsGateway, there are some other cautions. For details,
please refer to CS1BUSCautionRE_E.pdf,exits in same directory of this document.
Environment
Item
Computer
CPU
Main memory
CD-ROM drive
OS
Software
Hard disk
Environment or Condition
PC/AT-compatible
Intel Celeron 400 MHz, minimum
32 MB, minimum
CD-ROM drive for setup
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows NT 4 Service Pack 3, or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02, or higher
70 MB, minimum available space
Hardware, Limitations
Network
CS1BUS Interface
Hardware, Limitations
Requires an OMRON CS1BUS Interface Board (ITBC-CST01).
The number of CS1BUS Interface boards which can be installed in
one computer is four or less.
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FinsGateway Version3 User's Manual
CONTENTS
1
Introduction...............................................................................1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
1.11
2
Installation.................................................................................7
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
3
Operating Environment ..................................................................................................... 7
Setup Procedure ............................................................................................................... 7
Installation Check............................................................................................................ 12
Installing Driver for Network Board with Plug and Play Function .................................... 16
Disabling the OS Plug and Play Function for New Hardware ......................................... 24
Uninstalling FinsGateway................................................................................................ 27
Uninstalling Driver for Network Board with Plug and Play Function................................ 28
Installation Errors...................................................................33
3.1
3.2
4
FinsGateway Support........................................................................................................ 1
FinsGateway and the Network .......................................................................................... 1
Services ............................................................................................................................ 2
FINS Message Communications ...................................................................................... 3
EventMemory.................................................................................................................... 3
FINS Services and the CPU_UNIT ................................................................................... 4
Data Link ........................................................................................................................... 4
Routing.............................................................................................................................. 5
Gateway ............................................................................................................................ 5
DocoMemo ....................................................................................................................... 6
SocketProxy ..................................................................................................................... 6
Errors during Setup......................................................................................................... 33
Errors after Setup............................................................................................................ 34
Copyrights...............................................................................35
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FINS and FinsGateway are trademarks of OMRON Corporation.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, Visual Studio, and Visual C++ are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
C++Builder is a registered trademark of Borland Software Corporation in the United States.
Adobe and Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Pentium and Intel are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
All other company names, product names, etc. are also the trademarks or registered trademarks of the
respective companies.
The symbols ™ and ® have been omitted from this manual.
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1 Introduction
1.1 FinsGateway Support
User’s Manual
This manual is the User’s Manual. Read and understand it thoroughly before attempting to install
FinsGateway. After installation, it is necessary to perform the FinsGateway settings, using the
FinsGateway Configuration utility. Refer to the online Help for details.
FinsGateway Help
The FinsGateway help is the main documentation explaining the FinsGateway functions, and settings.
The help explains the new FinsGateway functions, network settings, data link settings, etc.
To open the help directly, select Programs | FinsGateway | FinsGateway Help from the Windows Start
menu.
Readme File
The Readme file explains important points and supplemental information that was added after the
manual was completed. Be sure to read this file before installing.
The Readme file is included in the root directory of the FinsGateway CD.
Web Site
The newest FinsGateway data is provided on the web site. The web site also includes the current
Knowledge Base for technical support.
Clicking on the following link when connected to the Internet will display the web site.
http://www.plcsoft.ne.jp/soft/
1.2 FinsGateway and the Network
FinsGateway provides an FA network environment for a 32-bit OS on a computer, Microsoft Windows.
FinsGateway adds advanced functions, providing applications with FINS message communications,
independent of the networks, and an EventMemory that allows shared data including data link. For
applications developed on FinsGateway, it is thus possible to create a communication program that is
not dependent on the network, thereby allowing easy adaptation to future additions and modifications in
the network, as well as application on various networks.
The FinsGateway Runtime Edition provides applications using FinsGateway with an operating
environment for an FA network.
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Events notifications can be sent based on data value changes, etc. This memory can also be accessed
from over the network, and handled as if it were a PLC DM area. In other words, the EventMemory in a
computer with FinsGateway can be read/written from other network devices.
Microsoft Windows
Application
FinsGateway
EventMemory
FINS Messaging
CPU_UNIT
Controller
Link
SerialUnit
SysmacLink
SysmacBoard
ETN_UNIT
Network
Some applications that use FinsGateway need an additional FinsGateway operating environment. Use
the FinsGateway Runtime Edition for those applications. Refer to the application manual for details.
1.3 Services
FinsGateway provides various services to perform the communications with the networks. Services are
not normally displayed on the screen. They stay in the background, and provide the necessary
functionality when it is needed.
To use a network through FinsGateway, the service for that network must be running.
The CPU_UNIT cannot be stopped.
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1.4 FINS Message Communications
For FINS message communications, first specify the command to execute and the destination address,
then send the data. This is called the FINS command. The Unit that received the FINS command
executes the command and sends back the execution results as a response to the source. This is
called the FINS response.
Applications generally execute this paired communication of a FINS command and a FINS response.
For example, on computers with FinsGateway installed, if the unit number of the destination is 0, the
FINS command Read Data Area (command code 0101) is used. Therefore, when the application sends
the command Read Data Area to unit 0, unit 0 sends back the data in its data area as the response.
This enables the application to read the data in the data area of the destination unit.
The FINS commands that the destination unit supports (called FINS services) are described in the
FINS command/response manual of the destination unit.
FINS command
Example: read data 0101
Unit
Unit
FINS response
Example: data
1.5 EventMemory
1.5.1
Shared memory
FinsGateway has a shared memory called the EventMemory. The EventMemory has names similar to
those of the PLC data areas (such as DM or CIO), and can be used as a shared data area by the
applications. There is also a function for automatically detecting status changes in the memory value. In
communications systems, the EventMemory is used for the following purposes:
•
As the data area for FINS services; it can also be accessed by other network devices
•
As the data link area for networks with data link functions
1.5.2
Remote Memory
FinsGateway Version3 provides a new function that enables access to the memory areas of devices on
the network as if they were in the local computer EventMemory.
The past EventMemory was a mechanism for memory management that used the OS shared memory.
In the expanded FinsGateway Version3 EventMemory, the memory areas used are not only the shared
memory, but it can also access the memory of the PLCs and other network devices that can be
accessed by FINS communications. This enables access to the network device memory areas in the
same manner as access to the past EventMemory.
The DocoMemo feature is used to set this memory as remote memory.
1.5.3
Event Notification
The EventMemory also has a function for detecting changes in data and notifying the application when
specified conditions are met. Refer to Event Condition Settings in the online Help for details.
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1.6 FINS Services and the CPU_UNIT
Unit 0, called the CPU_UNIT, mainly provides read/write services of the data area. Using this service,
you can read/write the FinsGateway EventMemory from other applications or nodes.
When the CPU_UNIT receives a FINS command to read/write the data area, read/write is executed for
the EventMemory (as the data area), and a FINS response is returned. This gives computers running
FinsGateway a function for automatic execution of the data area read/write through the CPU_UNIT.
FinsGateway
EventMemory
CPU_UNIT
FINS commands
Data read
Unit number 0
Data write
Node
1.7 Data Link
In networks with the data link function, FinsGateway can use the data link function in the same way as
a PLC. The data link function is for automatic sharing of the data area among selected nodes on a
network. FinsGateway data link function is supported by using the EventMemory as a shared data area.
By setting the data link function of each network, the data areas of the nodes on the network can be
automatically written to the EventMemory.
FinsGateway
EventMemory
Data link
Node
Data area
The network which the data link function is supported includes SYSMAC LINK and Controller Link, etc.
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1.8 Routing
The FINS message communications transmit data according to a table that defines the
communications route. This table is called the routing table. This routing table needs to be set for all
nodes on the network. Refer to the manual for each node for details on setting the routing tables.
For example, if a computer has two local networks, and one remote network through a gateway node,
the system configuration is as follows:
FinsGateway
Unit 18
Unit 17
Local network 2
Local network 1
Gateway node
Node 1
Remote network 10
In this example, setting the correct routing table allows applications on FinsGateway to execute
message communications with nodes on local networks 1 and 2, as well as remote network 10.
1.9 Gateway
FinsGateway also provides a gateway function for FINS message communications between several
networks. In other words, FinsGateway can perform the function of transmitting messages between
multiple networks.
As an example of this function, a computer with FinsGateway can be used for expanding an existing
system, or as a gateway to an OA network.
FinsGateway
Gateway
Unit 18
Network 2
Unit 17
Network 1
In SysmacLink for ISA board, the gateway function cannot be used because of board restrictions.
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1.10 DocoMemo
DocoMemo is a function that enables accessing the memory of a device on the network as if it were
part of the FinsGateway EventMemory. Not only the local machine EventMemory, but also the set
memory area of a device can be read/written. Additionally, the Memory Link function can be used to
copy two memory areas automatically. This enables the synchronization of memories between two
devices, or a device and a PLC on the same network.
FinsGateway
EventMemory
DocoMemo
CIO
EventMemory
DM
Memory link
Node
Data area
1.11 SocketProxy
SocketProxy provides a proxy server function to allow programs on the TCP/IP network to access
FinsGateway functions.
FinsGateway
EventMemory
FINS messages
Communication
unit
Read/write
Socket Proxy
Ethernet
Client
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2 Installation
2.1 Operating Environment
Refer to “Operating Environment for FinsGateway” (a separate sheet) for the system requirements and
the restrictions in using FinsGateway. FinsGateway operates in environments where the hardware
and software supported by FinsGateway can run effectively.
2.2 Setup Procedure
If a previous version of FinsGateway is already installed on the computer, remove that version before
installing FinsGateway Version3.
If a previous version of FinsGateway is installed:
Back up the FinsGateway setting data
(P. 8)
Remove FinsGateway
(P. 8)
Restart the system
(P. 8)
Update the OS and other components
(P.9)
Install FinsGateway
(P.10)
Installation Check
(P.11)
To display the FinsGateway help, the Internet Explorer 3.02, or higher HTML Help
runtime component 1.31 is required.
If the FinsGateway installation displays any messages that components are not
installed, or the versions are old, follow the directions in this manual to update the
necessary components.
A user authorized as the Administrator must log in to perform this installation.
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2.2.1
Backing Up the FinsGateway Settings
If FinsGateway is being installed for the first time on the target computer, skip to step 2.2.4.
If necessary, back up the previous FinsGateway settings, as follows:
1
Execute the Backup/Restore FinsGateway Setting Data program on the CD.
<CD-ROM drive>:¥FgwUtils¥SettingSalvage.exe
Select the Backup to File option, and click OK.
If FinsGateway is removed without backing up the setting data, the previous setting
data will all be lost.
2.2.2
Removing the Previous FinsGateway
Remove the previous version of FinsGateway by referring to that manual for details.
The FinsGateway removal process does not delete all of the FinsGateway files
and registry data used by FinsGateway. As a result, the FinsGateway
re-installation process sometimes fails. If this happens, execute the following
program from the distribution CD to remove all the files and registry data used by
FinsGateway.
<CD-ROM drive>:¥FgwUtils¥FgwRemover3.exe
2.2.3
System Restart
After removing FinsGateway, restart the computer. If the following steps are performed without
restarting the computer, the installation will not be completed properly.
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Internet Explorer Installation
If Internet Explorer is not already installed, or if the version is old, the FinsGateway installation will
display a warning to update it. Update Internet Explorer.
FinsGateway does not provide Internet Explorer. Refer to Microsoft for details, and install the newest
version.
2.2.5
ComCtl32.dll Update
If the operating system is Windows 95, the Windows 95 ComCtl32.dll has a bug that must be corrected.
Be sure to update the ComCtl32.dll file.
If using Windows NT 4, use the following procedure to update ComCtl32.dll for systems where the
display or other operations do not function properly.
For Windows 2000 and Windows 98 no update is necessary for this file.
Microsoft provides an update program called 401comupd.exe.
1
Execute the following program from the FinsGateway CD:
<CD-ROM drive>:¥Update¥401comupd.Exe
2
2.2.6
The program will suggest a system restart when it finishes.
Do not proceed to the next step without restarting the computer. If the installation is
continued without restarting the computer, the FinsGateway will not operate properly.
DCOM95 for Windows 95, Version 1.3 Installation
If the operating system is Windows 95, FinsGateway requires the DCOM95 for
Windows 95, version 1.3 from Microsoft.
If the operating system is Windows 95, FinsGateway requires the DCOM95 for Windows 95, version
1.3 from Microsoft.
1 Execute the following program from the FinsGateway CD:
<CD-ROM drive>:¥Update¥DCOM¥English¥dcom95.exe
2 The program will suggest a system restart when it finishes.
Do not proceed to the next step without restarting the computer. If the installation is
continued without restarting the computer, the FinsGateway will not operate properly.
2.2.7
Updating the HTML Help Runtime Component
If the HTML Help runtime component is not already installed, or if the version is old, the FinsGateway
installation will display a warning to update it. Update the HTML Help runtime component as follows:
1
Execute the following program from the FinsGateway CD:
<CD-ROM drive>:¥Update¥hhupd.exe
2
3
Update the HTML Help runtime component according to the instructions displayed
on the screen.
The program will suggest a system restart when it finishes.
Do not proceed to the next step without restarting the computer. If the installation is
continued without restarting the computer, the FinsGateway will not operate properly.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader Installation
FinsGateway provides some of the online documentation as a PDF file format. To display PDF files,
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. Install Acrobat Reader as follows:
1
Execute the following program from the FinsGateway CD:
<CD-ROM drive>:¥Acroread¥English¥ar405eng.exe
2
2.2.9
Install Acrobat Reader according to the instructions displayed on the screen.
FinsGateway Version3 Installation
If a manual was included with the product, follow the procedure described in
that manual to install FinsGateway.
If a dialog similar to the following is displayed when the product CD is inserted into the drive, follow the
procedure below to install FinsGateway.
1
Inserting the FinsGateway CD into the CD-ROM drive should display the following
dialog:
If it does not execute the following:
<CD-ROM drive>:¥Setup.exe
2
3
4
5
6
2.2.10
Enter the Part Number and Serial Number shown on the Product/Box.
Click Readme in the dialog, and read that file thoroughly.
Click Install in the dialog.
Follow the instructions displayed on the screen to install FinsGateway.
The program will suggest a system restart when it finishes.
Do not proceed to the next step without restarting the computer. If the installation is
continued without restarting the computer, the FinsGateway will not operate properly.
System Restart
After installing FinsGateway, restart the computer. If the computer is not restarted, FinsGateway will not
operate properly.
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Adding the Plug and Play Support Board driver
In order to use the Plug and Play Support Board, the device driver for the Board must be installed. This
installation is performed separately from the standard FinsGateway setup procedure. Refer to the
Adding the Plug and Play Support Board Device Driver explanation to install.
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2.3 Installation Check
Use the following check list to confirm the complete and proper installation of FinsGateway:
The FinsGateway installation program completed normally. If any error messages
were displayed, refer to the Troubleshooting section for details.
The following selections are available from the Windows start menu:
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The programs registered to the Windows Start menu start properly. The dialog sizes
are adjusted in this document for space reasons.
FinsGateway Configuration
FinsGateway Help
Service Manager
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The installed products are registered to the system.
1
Select Programs | FinsGateway | FinsGateway Configuration from the Windows
Start menu.
2
Click the Product Information icon on the Info tab.
3
Confirm the products installed by checking the Product Information List
display:
2.3.1
FinsGateway Configuration
The FinsGateway setup procedures after installation are explained using the FinsGateway Help:
1 Select Programs | FinsGateway | FinsGateway Help from the Windows Start menu.
2 On the Contents tab of the Help display, select the necessary network from the
Networks icon under Using FinsGateway | Setup.
3 Perform the FinsGateway settings according the explanation in the Help.
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15
Restoring Backed Up Setting Data
If the previous FinsGateway setting data is needed, restore the backed up settings as follows. In order
for this to work, the system configuration and the FinsGateway configuration must be identical to the
previous configurations. If they are not identical, operation is not guaranteed.
Do not save any files that FinsGateway created after installing. To remove FinsGateway, do not delete
any files that FinsGateway created after installing. The EventMemory system files are an example of
files created after installation.
1
Execute the FinsGateway UnRegister program from the CD:
<CD-ROM drive>:¥FgwUtils¥SettingSalvage.exe
Select the Restore from File option, and click OK.
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2.4 Installing Driver for Network Board with Plug and Play Function
The Plug and Play Network Support Board can be used for operating systems such as Windows 2000,
or Windows Me, which support Plug and Play. The device driver for the Plug and Play Board must be
installed separately from the standard FinsGateway setup procedure. Perform this installation as
described below:
The following example shows the Controller Link for PCI board.
A user authorized as the Administrator must log in to perform this installation.
Device drivers for products such as the CS1 Bus Interface Board do not support
Plug and Play functionality (such as is found in Windows 2000, etc.). If the window
shown below appears, click the [Cancel] button.
Please refer to “Disabling the OS Plug and Play Function for New Hardware” for the
details.
2.4.1
1
If the system recognizes a new device
First time the system is started, the following window is shown. Click [Next].
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Select the [Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended).] radio
button, and click [Next].
3
Select the [CD-ROM drive] check box, and click [Next].
Insert the CD-ROM for this product to the CD-ROM drive beforehand.
For Windows 98, click the Specify Location checkbox, specify the driver folder of
the distribution CD, and click OK.
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4
Click [Next].
5
This completes the installation.
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2.4.2
When adding a new device from the Control panel
1
Select [Start] - [Settings] - [Control Panel] - [Add/Remove Hardware] in Windows.
2
Select the [Add/Troubleshoot a device] radio button, and click [Next].
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Select “Add new device” and click [Next].
4
Select the [No, I want to select the hardware from a list] radio button, and click [Next].
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6
Select “Other devices” and click [Next].
Confirm that the distribution CD is in the CD-ROM drive, and click the Use Disk
button.
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Specify INF file in the following directory of CD-ROM drive, and click [OK].
Insert the CD-ROM for this product in the CD-ROM drive beforehand.
8
Select the device to be added, and click [Next].
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Click [Next].
10
Click the Finish button to complete the installation.
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2.5 Disabling the OS Plug and Play Function for New Hardware
Device drivers for products such as the CS1 Bus Interface Board do not support Plug and Play
functionality (such as is found in Windows 2000, etc.). When installing hardware devices that do not
support Plug and Play to an OS that supports it, disable the OS Plug and Play functionality for new
hardware.
These products can be used by installing FinsGateway.
1
After the CS1 bus interface board is inserted into the computer, the system will
show the following window when the computer is started up. Click the [Cancel]
button.
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Select [Start]-[Control Panel]-[Administrative Tools]-[Computer Management]
on Windows.
3
Select [Device Manager], followed by the [Other Devices]-[Network Controller]
list, and then press the [Action]-[Disable] menu.
4
Click the [Yes] button, then Plug and Play function for the Board is disabled.
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If multiple [Network Controller]s exist, select [Network Controller], and then
press the [Action]-[Properties] menu. If the following window appears, it will be
a target [Network Controller]. The address is different according to the
personal computer. Operations 3 and 4 described above are required for the
target [Network Controller].
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2.6 Uninstalling FinsGateway
Remove FinsGateway as follows:
A user with Administrator authorization must log in to perform this removal.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Stop all the programs and services using FinsGateway.
Right-click the FinsGateway Service Manager displayed in the task tray and select the
Stop All Services option.
Right-click the FinsGateway Service Manager displayed in the task tray and select the
Exit Service Manager option.
Select Add/Remove Applications from the Windows Control Panel.
Select the product to remove:
Click the Add/Remove button to begin removing the product. Follow the instruction
displayed on the screen to remove the product.
After removing FinsGateway be sure to restart the computer.
If FinsGateway is re-installed or run without restarting the computer after
removing another product, it will not operate properly.
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2.7 Uninstalling Driver for Network Board with Plug and Play Function
Use the following procedure to delete the Plug and Play device driver:
A user with Administrator authorization must log in to perform this removal.
1
Click [Start] - [Settings] - [Control panel] - [Add/Remove Hardware] in Windows.
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Select the [Uninstall/Unplug a device] radio button, and click [Next].
3
Select the [Uninstall a device] radio button, and click [Next].
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Select the device to be deleted and click the [Next] button.
5
Select the [Yes, I want to uninstall this device] radio button, and click [Next].
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Click the Finish button to complete the installation.
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3 Installation Errors
3.1 Errors during Setup
The following explains the error message that might be displayed during FinsGateway installation or
removal. The appropriate corrections and solutions are also provided:
Symptom, Message
Correction
Nothing happens when inserting the
FinsGateway CD.
Use this procedure to execute the Setup.exe in the
root directory of the CD. From the Windows Start
menu, select the Execute File option, and enter
following:
<CD-ROM drive>:Setup.exe
Alternatively, execute Setup.exe from Explorer.
Uninstall all of FinsGateway, and execute
FgwRemover3.exe. Restart the system, and
re-install FinsGateway Version3.
A message such as, 'loadDll failed 126 0x0, E',
'Cannot load sub-DLL: TrsRegIF.dll', or
'FgwGen.dll dynamic link library not found in the
specified path xxxxx' is displayed, and
installation cannot continue.
Setup found the following products on the
system. Remove the old product versions, then
install FinsGateway Version3.
Refer to the manual for details about removing
the previous product versions.
Setup fails during installation program startup.
<xxx> file delete failure.
Check whether the file is read-only, or being
used by another application. Then, run Setup
again.
The FinsGateway online Help requires Internet
Explorer Version3.02, or higher.
Currently, Internet Explorer is not installed, or an
older version is installed.
If the online Help does not display properly,
install Internet Explorer Version3.02, or higher.
Setup will continue.
The FinsGateway online Help requires the
HTML Help runtime component version 1.31, or
higher.
Currently, the HTML Help runtime component is
not installed, or an older version is installed.
If the online Help does not display properly,
install the HTML Help runtime component.
Setup will continue.
No products are selected to install. Exit Setup?
If a previous version of FinsGateway is installed,
remove the previous version. Refer to the
Removing the Previous FinsGateway explanation
to remove.
The product installer startup failed.
Be sure the Setup.exe is being executed from the
CD.
A file deletion failed. The file may be used by
another application program.
Close all the applications that use FinsGateway,
and try again.
To open the FinsGateway Help an appropriate
version of Internet Explorer is required. For details,
refer to Setup Procedure in this manual. For
details, refer to Setup Procedure in this manual.
Internet Explorer can be installed after installing
FinsGateway.
To open the FinsGateway Help an appropriate
version of the HTML Help runtime component is
required. For details, refer to Setup Procedure in
this manual.
The HTML Help runtime component can be
installed after installing FinsGateway.
To continue Setup, click No, and select at least one
product to install.
To exit Setup, click Yes.
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Setup found FinsGateway Version 1. Previous
versions of FinsGateway cannot be on the same
system.
Before installing FinsGateway Version3, remove
FinsGateway Version 1.
Clicking Yes will delete the appropriate version 1
files, and continue the FinsGateway Version3
installation.
Clicking No will exit Setup.
Insufficient hard disk space available to install.
Cannot continue Setup. Exiting now.
After switching applications, and closing the
FinsGateway Service Manager, click Yes. To exit
Setup, click No.
Could not create temporary files. Could not
modify the environment variable, PATH.
FinsGateway Version 1, or another previous
version cannot be installed and run on the same
system.
Remove Version 1 first, then install the new
FinsGateway version.
Install to a different drive, or open some of the
space on the same drive. Then, start Setup, again.
This message is displayed when the confirmation
dialog for stopping FinsGateway services is
rejected. Setup cannot run with services running.
The FinsGateway Service Manager is running. To
continue Setup, close the Service Manager from
the icon in the task tray.
To exit Setup, click No.
The environment variable setting failed.
Add the following to the Autoexec.bat file in the root
directory of the boot disk:
SET FinsServer=<full path to the FinsGateway
installation folder>
The following is an example of the default
installation to the C drive:
SET FinsServer = C:¥Program
Files¥OMRON¥FinsServer95
3.2 Errors after Setup
The following explains the error message that might be displayed after FinsGateway installation. The
appropriate corrections and solutions are also provided:
Symptom, Message
Selecting FinsGateway Help from the Start
menu does not start the Help.
This control requires COMCTL32.DLL version
4.70, or higher.
Clicking on the Help hyperlinks does not
display the target file.
Correction
To open the FinsGateway Help an appropriate
version of Internet Explorer and the HTML Help
runtime component are required. For details, refer
to Setup Procedure in this manual.
The system COMCTL32.DLL needs to be
updated.
Follow the procedure described in ComCtl32.dl.
To open a PDF file, Acrobat Reader 4 is required.
For details, refer to Setup Procedure in this
manual.
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4 Copyrights
FinsGateway was developed using Microsoft Visual C++ Version 6.0, Version 5.0, Microsoft HTML Help
Workshop, Microsoft Office 2000, and Borland C++ Builder 4.0.
The FinsGateway manual, and software copyrights are help exclusively by OMRON Corporation. The
following are the only exceptions to this:
The FinsGateway release includes the Microsoft ATL.DLL, MFC42.DLL, MSVCRT.DLL,
MSVCP50.dll, MSVCP60.dll, OLEAUT32.dll, OLEPRO32.dll, 401comupd.exe, HHUPD.EXE, and
dcom95.exe, MSFLXGRD.OCX files.
It also includes the Borland Software Corporation vcl40.bpl, vcl40.jpn, vcldb40.bpl, borlndmm.dll,
cp3245mt.dll files.
These copyrights are held by Microsoft Corporation and Borland Software Corporation, respectively.
Omron Corporation is redistributing these files with FinsGateway in accordance with the module
redistribution conditions of Microsoft Corporation and Borland Software Corporation. According to this
contract, Omron customers are not allowed to redistribute these files.
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