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Preconfigurations PmTeco - Communication set with data and panel

Communication driver configuration PmTeco - Driver for communication with TECO PLC devices
 
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 / TECO 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: PmCommMsg, PmData and 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.
 
After the installation is finished, define the desired PLC variables in the PmData object by using the ExtComm.
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: "Teco"

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).
61682 - Ethernet UDP

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

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
TECO Ethernet
TECO address of this applicationSee: TECO address of this application

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

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 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
Create PmCommMsg for reading the information from the PLCCreates the PmCommMsg object that allow to test the communication, read the names of all variables from the PLC and set PLC time.
PLC addressAfter this preconfiguration is done the PLC address will be set in PmCommMsg > Data-sent.
Create panel that is used for running and reading PmCommMsg messages.The panel is used for running the Run method that provides the communication result info.
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