Preconfigurations PmMBus - Sontex Supercal531 meter - Communication set with data and panel

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 protocol".

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

The preconfiguration creates the PmComm communication object and a testing data set. Also the panel with complex graphic items is created for displaying the status.
- Preconfiguration creates an object of type PmFolder containing PmComm object with PmCommData subobject and following objects: PmPanel, PmData.
- 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.
In the PmComm object named Comm the communication parameters (TCP-IP address, ....) are set. The required data is defined in the PmData object and connected via the ExtComm to the PmCommData object.
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: "CommSupercal531"

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
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.

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.

Filter ECHO charsSpecification if the received data have to be removed (filtered) because it goes about repeating characters transmitted from the message.

Note: Received filtered ECHO characters are recorded together with other characters in the INFO system in the /COMM/Monitor item.

It depends on M-BUS/RS232 converter.
No (default) - no filtr
Yes - filter. As many first received characters are removed as many characters were transmitted last. Must be set if the port (converter) returns transmitted characters.
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]
The address of the meter that sends the data (254 is a universal address)
Default meter addressValid device address within the M-Bus network.   Default meter address   See: Description of the PmCommData > Parameters > Special Parameters configurator
Create panel "Meter value information"Creates a configured object PmCommMsg together with a panel displaying information regarding the connected device
Create examples of testing dataA set of exemplary data is created
Create panel "Received data"Creates a panel that monitors the statistics of communication values
Panel titleDisplayed in the panel header
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