Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] And FA Communications Software can be used to access PLC data by using only tag names to enable more flexible and higher-speed access of PLC data from personal computers, and that lowers costs by eliminating the need for a special board for data links.
Simultaneous Upgrade for All OMRON FA Communications Software
Two types of access are supported.
Tag access Tag access
Virtual PLC memory
Personal computers become nodes on EtherNet/IP data links just like PLCs.
Flexibility You can easily handle changes to specifications.
High-speed, large-capacity data links are possible.
FA Communications Software
System Applications Device-embedded Applications
SYSMAC Gateway can be used as the communications driver on most networks. It is the successor to FinsGateway and has inherited all FinsGateway functionality.
Access to collected data in personal computers
(formerly SYSMAC Compolet)
Easy PLC Data Reading and Writing with VB. NET and VC#. NET Control Objects
As-needed access to PLCs on networks
No special Board required. NEW
Reduced costs and greater communications capacity.
CX-Compolet software enables easily reading and writing PLC data using Visual Basic. NET and Visual C#. NET. [. . . ] · Notification of data changes is provided immediately, eliminating wasted communications time.
Note: USB and Ethernet can also be used for communications.
Developing or Modifying PLC Applications Is Too Much Work Solution with SYSMAC Gateway
Cyclic data checking is not required.
Costumers who have created their own communications programs
Modifying programs for different networks is a lot of work.
Time spent on programming communications can be reduced by absorbing the differences between networks.
CX-Compolet SYSMAC Gateway
Network differences are absorbed.
-Insufficient speed. -Insufficient data link capacity.
Using EtherNet/IP enables high-speed, large-capacity data links with no need for a special communications board.
Customers who are already using FinsGateway
Main SYSMAC Gateway Functions
Programming communications to send and receive messages for each node or block of data is too much work.
Programming is required for each node or block of data.
Environment for SYSMAC Gateway
Item Languages Supported OS Description English or Japanese Windows 2000, XP, or Vista and 2003 Server
Description SYSWAY, SYSWAY-CV, Peripheral Bus (Toolbus), FINS, and CIP CJ2, CJ1, CS1, CP1, C, and CVM1/CV
Communications efficiency can be optimized by using EtherNet/IP data links.
Notification of changes is sent.
CIP Service Specifications
No special board is required.
High-speed, large-capacity data links
RS-232C (SYSWAY, SYSWAY-CV, Peripheral Bus (Toolbus)) USB, EtherNet/IP1, Ethernet (FINS), Controller Link (FINS), and SYSMAC LINK (FINS)
Number of connections Allowable communications bandwidth
256 5, 000 pps 1 to 10, 000 ms (unit: 1 ms)1 184, 832 words max. 722 words (1, 444 bytes) max.
CIP connectionless (UCMM) and CIP connection (Class 3) communications CIP connectionless (UCMM) and CIP connection (Class 3) communications
Tag data links
Refresh period (RPI) Link data capacity
Data links are supported.
Customers who want to standardize personal computer applications
Having to modify personal computer applications whenever the PLC memory map is changed is too much work.
Personal computer applications must also be modified.
For the CJ2 with EtherNet/IP functionality, tag access and tag data links (1) provide freedom from PLC memory maps.
Data size per connection
Message send function (client)
Personal computer applications do not need to be modified.
Virtual event memory
CIO, Auxiliary (A), Holding (H), Work (W), DM, and EM1 to EM1F
Changes to PLC memory map
Tag data links are not possible from a C language library. They are possible only with . NET.
Even when the PLC memory map is changed.
Tag access For the CJ2 (with EtherNet/IP functionality), access by tag name is enabled.
Message receive function (server) Data size CIP routing
502 bytes Not supported.
The RPIs that can be set depend on the number of connections.
Easily Create Programming to Read and Write PLC Data using VB or VC#.
System Configuration Examples
CX-Compolet can access the PLCs in all of the following configurations.
. NET Control Objects
ActiveX Control Objects are also included.
CX-Compolet is a package of software components that make it easy to program reading and writing OMRON PLC data.
Read and write I/O memory in the PLC, change the operating mode, read error logs, and perform other operations. For the CJ2 with EtherNet/IP functionality, I/O memory in the PLC can be accessed by using tag names rather than addresses. NEW Array variable access is possible.
Press the button to read the value (D0 in this example).
VB. NET/VC#. NET
USB Commercially available USB cable CJ2/CP1
RS-232C Special Cable CJ2/CJ1/CS1
CJ2/ CJ1/ CS1
CJ2/ CJ1/ CS1
CJ2/ CJ1/ CS1
User-created Applications VB. NET or VC#. NET
CJ2/ CJ1/ CS1
CJ2/ CJ1/ CS1
CJ2/ CJ1/ CS1
. NET Controls
Simply paste to the form and specify the tags (addresses).
CJ2/ CJ1/ CS1
Example: Reading I/O Memory
Controller Link Support Board
Note: The above configurations are only examples. Communications are also possible with PLCs other than those shown here. For details, refer to page 8.
Easily Program Device Alarm Monitoring.
Using the control components provided by CX-Compolet frees the application designers from having to program the communications portions of the application. Data for device alarms and other data are sent to the applications using non-solicited EtherNet/IP communications events. Standardization is made easy by specifying data using tag names (such as "Alarm A" and "Alarm B") in the applications.
Creating and Modifying VB/VC# Communications Programming Is Too Much Work
Solution with CX-Compolet
Having to program communications frame assembly, reception response interpretation, and monitoring is too much work. Having to change communications processing, e. g. , for Ethernet and serial communications, is too much work. For a block of data of the same data type, it is too much work to have to specify the addresses one by one rather than being able to view them as one group and access that data as an element. (The tag name below is "PV. ")
Reading and writing I/O memory
Creating I/O tables
4 Set the remote PLC in
Force-setting, force-resetting and clearing bits
Text1=SYSMAC CJ2. ReadVariable "PV")
Communications with SYSMAC PLCs FINS service execution Events Scheduled events
Note: Only the components compatible with SYSMAC Compolet version 2003 are supported. A development environment of . NET 2003 or higher is required for CIP communications.
SYSMAC Gateway (Communications Middleware)
Product name Specification Model Standards Communications middleware for personal computers running Windows. Supports CIP communications and tag data links (EtherNet/IP) in addition to FinsGateway functions. WS02-SGWC1 Supported communications: RS-232C, USB, Controller Link, SYSMAC LINK, Ethernet, EtherNet/IP 10 additional licenses (This product provides only additional licenses. ) Software development kit for creating communications programs using SYSMAC Gateway. SYSMAC Gateway SDK Development languages: C, C++, Visual Basic. NET, Visual C#. NET WS02-SGWC1-L10 WS02-SGWC1S
Product name Specification
Supported OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000, and 2003 Server 1 One license is required per computer. Model Standards
Software components that can make it easy to create programs for communications between a computer and controllers. [. . . ] Never use the products for any application requiring special safety requirements, such as nuclear energy control systems, railroad systems, aviation systems, medical equipment, amusement machines, vehicles, safety equipment, or other application involving serious risk to life or property, without ensuring that the system as a whole has been designed to address the risks, and that the OMRON products are properly rated and installed for the intended use within the overall equipment or system.
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