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Preconfigurations PmSBUS - PLC DIGIControl - Communication set with data and panel

Communication driver configuration PmSBUS - Driver for communication with SAIA and DIGIControl PLC devices by S-BUS/S-BUS+ 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 / S-BUS protocol (SAIA, DIGIControl)".

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: PmSBUS - Driver for communication with SAIA and DIGIControl PLC devices by S-BUS/S-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: "CommDigiControl"

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
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
600
1200
2400
4800
9600
14400
19200
38400
57600
115200
128000
256000
Protocol data typeSee: Protocol data type

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

The same data as for serial link
SAIA S-BUS in UDP-frame
DIGIControl S-BUS TBETH protocol
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).
5050 - SBUS in UDP-frame for PLC SAIA
5556 - for PLC DIGIControl
5558 - for PLC DIGIControl

After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmComm > Settings of the Ethernet parameters > TCP/UDP port number

Transfer modeSee: Transfer mode

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

1: Parity
2: Data
SBUS address of this applicationFor "DIGIControl S-BUS TBETH protocol" data type
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]
Default PLC addressThe address defined here can be used for definitions in the ItemID configurator for the variables in this object (i.e. the variables on the Data page or in the ExtComm data extensions). The address can be defined in ItemID:
- as for example dev1... - then the value will be read from the PLC with address 1.
- or devD... - the "D" character means default, and the address is taken from this configurator.

This parameter can be modified and read in runtime by the methods: SetSpecParam("SlaveAddr") and GetSpecParam("SlaveAddr").

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

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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