Preconfigurations PmMBus - Communication set with data and panel for non-defined device

Configuration of the PmMBus communication driver with test panel.
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 / M-BUS communication protocol".

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 using the RS232/M-Bus converter
- via Ethernet using the Ethernet/M-Bus 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: PmMBus - Driver for communication with M-BUS 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: "CommMBus"

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. 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

Values defined in the M-Bus/Ethernet converter.

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).

Values defined in the M-Bus/Ethernet converter.

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 transferred 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

Default meter addressValid device address within the M-Bus network.   Default meter address   See:Description of the PmCommData > Parameters > Special Parameters configurator
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]
Create panel "Meter value information"Creates a configured object PmCommMsg together with a panel displaying information regarding the connected device
Create panel "Received data"Creates a panel that monitors the statistics of communication values
Panel titleDisplayed in the panel header
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