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Preconfiguration "PmTeco - Communication set with data and panel"

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

This preconfiguration can be used with the objects: PmaFolder or PmaRoot.

 
- The preconfiguration creates an object of the PmaFolder type containing PmaComm object with PmaCommGroup subobject and following objects: PmaCommMsg, PmaData and PmaPanel.
- The preconfiguration is created including the panel (object of the PmaPanel type) is functional also 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 PmaData 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 tree of Pma objects. The maximum name length is 30 characters. This is a system name, so it must contain only alphanumeric and must not contain any diacritics, empty string, 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 after starting the application).

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the Ethernet-client > Network address" configurator will be set to this value.

TCP/UDP port numberEthernet port number for communication.
61682 - Ethernet UDP

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the Ethernet-client > TCP/UDP port number" configurator will be set to this value.

Close the connection after each transmissionThis option sets the following configurators simultaneously:

Not connect until first transfer. See: PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the Ethernet-client > Not connect until first transfer

Close connection after every transfer. See: PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the Ethernet-client > Close connection after every transfer

Serial portSelection of the communication serial port.

The value can be change by the OpenPort method. The value can be detected by method GetProtParam(""SerPort"").

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the serial link > Serial port" configurator will be set to this value.

Not set - The object is not connected to any port after starting the application and the serial port can be selected dynamically by the algorithm (by the PmaComm.OpenPort method).
COM1, COM2,..,COM66 - The specified serial port is opened after starting the application. This port must be correctly configured and accessible in the OS Windows (no one can use it).

For serial link each PmaComm object must have defined another communication port. For example, if one PmaComm object communicates through COM1, then next PmaComm 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 BaudRate property.

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the serial link > Baud rate" configurator will be set to this value.

110
300
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2400
4800
9600
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57600
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128000
256000
Protocol data typeSee: Protocol data type

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Parameters > Protocol parameters" configurator will be set to this value.

The same data as for serial link
TECO Ethernet
TECO address of this applicationSee: TECO address of this application

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Parameters > Protocol parameters" configurator will be set to this value.

Communication refresh rate [ms]The time period in milliseconds to be used for reading the current data by the PROMOTIC application.

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaCommGroup > Parameters > Communication refresh rate [ms]" configurator will be set to this value.

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

History:
Pm8.00.05: Created
PROMOTIC 9.0.12 SCADA system documentation - MICROSYS, spol. s r.o.

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