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Preconfigurations PmABradleyDF1 - Communication set with data and panel by protocol DF1 (for Micrologix1000 ..)

Communication driver configuration PmABradleyDF1 - Driver for communication with Allen Bradley PLC devices with DF1 protocol
 
This preconfiguration can be activated when creating a new object (e.g. by "New object" in the local object menu or by pressing the Insert key after selecting the object) and is included in the group: " / Communications / Allen Bradley PLC".

This preconfiguration can be used with the objects: PmFolder or PmRoot.

 
- Preconfiguration creates an object of type PmFolder containing PmComm object with PmCommData subobject and following objects: PmPanel.
- The preconfiguration is created including the panel (PmPanel object) functionality as a WEB panel.
- The panel is used for communication testing and it is not essential for the functionality.
 
The preconfiguration allows to choose two types of connection with the computer:
- via the computer's serial port (RS232/RS485..)
- via Ethernet using the RS232/Ethernet converter

The created preconfigured connection is usually functional immediately. In other cases, it is necessary to obtain the connection parameters specified by the device manufacturer or in the documentation: PmModbusMr - Driver for communication by Modbus Master protocol.

These configurators can be set before the preconfiguration is created:
The name of created objectName of the object created in the application object tree. This is a system name and must not contain empty string, diacritics, spaces and the first character must not be a number.

Default: "AllenBradleyDF1"

Communication type
Network TCP IP communication (default)
Serial communication
Network addressNetwork address to which the communication will be connected. The address can be entered by both IP address (e.g. 192.168.0.15) or by name (e.g. server11).

Macro expression can be used for input (it is evaluated while the application is launching).

After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmComm > Settings of the Ethernet parameters > Network address
TCP/UDP port numberEthernet port number for communication. For communication with the PLC this number is usually hardware predefined and the PROMOTIC application must use the same value (see the note below).
Ethernet transfer typeDeatiled Ethernet protocol type specification. The communication protocol is usually firmly implemented into the automated machine, therefore the PROMOTIC system has to adapt identical protocol type (see the note below).
TCP (default) - Allows unlimited, security checked data transfers. The data is transfered by separate portions so called packets.
UDP - Only limited data transfers are allowed (often limited to 500 Bytes). The data transfer is very fast.
Close the connection after each transmissionThis option sets the following configurators simultaneously:

Not connect until first transfer. See: PmComm > Settings of the Ethernet parameters > Not connect until first transfer

Close connection after every transfer. See: PmComm > Settings of the Ethernet parameters > Close connection after every transfer

Serial portSelection of the communication serial port.

After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmComm > Settings of the serial link parameters > Serial port.

Not set - The object is not connected to any port at the start of the application and the serial port can be selected dynamically by the algorithm (by the PmComm.OpenPort method).
Modem - The object is meant for the data transfer over the dialed phone line (over the PmModem object). The serial port is assigned by the PmModem.SetPmComm method or by the PmComm object configurator of the PmModem object.
COM1, COM2,..,COM66 - The specified serial port is opened at the start of the application. This port must be correctly configured and accessible in the OS Windows (no one can use it).

For serial link each PmComm object must have defined another communication port. For example, when one PmComm object communicates through COM1, then next PmComm object can communicate for example through COM2 (COM3,..) but it mustn't communicate through COM1.

Baud rateSelection of the baud rate (bps, bit per second).

This configurator sets the initial value of the property BaudRate.

After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmComm > Settings of the serial link parameters > Baud rate

110
300
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2400
4800
9600
14400
19200
38400
57600
115200
128000
256000
Communication refresh rate [ms]The time period in milliseconds to be used for reading the data by the PROMOTIC application. After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmCommData > Parameters > Communication refresh rate [ms]
Protocol data typeOnly for Ethernet. Specifies the protocol data form. It is possible to set:
The same data as for serial link - This option can be selected, for example, if the device is equipped with the serial link and it is connected to the Ethernet through the RS232/Ethernet converter. If the converter does no modifications to the transmitted data, then it is a very easy way how to communicate via Ethernet with devices not equipped with Ethernet interface.
Encapsulating into EtherNet/IP - this option is suitable for example for PLC MicroLogix with Ethernet connection.
port number in PLCOnly for "Encapsulating into EtherNet/IP". The preset value is 1.
slot number in PLCOnly for "Encapsulating into EtherNet/IP". The preset value is 0.
PLC address The PLC address for communication. The PLC is often preset to address 0.

After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmCommData > Parameters > Special Parameters > PLC address

Master address (SRC)Number of the PROMOTIC stations, for example 0.

After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmComm > Parameters > Protocol parameters

Check sum typeAfter this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmComm > Parameters > Protocol parameters
BCC
CRC
Link ProtocolLink Protocol

After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmComm > Parameters > Protocol parameters

Full-duplex -
Half-duplex
Create examples of testing dataA set of exemplary data is created
O-Output
I-Input
B-Binary
N-Integer
F-Float
Create panel "Received data"Creates a panel that monitors the statistics of communication values
Panel titleDisplayed in the panel header
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