Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0
Genesis OPC Explorer: Configuration of OFS Server over Ethernet TCP/IP
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Configuration of OFS Server over Ethernet TCP/IP
The prerequisites are:
There is no specific rules for programming a PLC in sight of a connection to an OPC Server. However, it's much easier to configure tag names in the PLC application, so that configuration of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 is straighforward. Furthermore, some OPC Server does not allow the use of memory adresses.
So, for now, It will be take for granted that the data to be read by Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 will be identified by a unique tag.
For this configuration, the program will be run on a PLC TSX57202 programmed with PL7Pro V 4.5. The application simply increments a counter (up to 2048) and generates random numbers. The data are stored in WORD memories using the following tag names: Counter, Rand1, Rand2 and Rand3. The random data are also limited to 2048 (to get nicer trends ...)
2. Export of Application
To make things really easy to configure, OFS requires the generation of a FEF file. This file is simply a Text Export of the PLC application. By the way, this is one point where PL7Pro shines as the FEF files allow the automation of PLC programming in a quite amazing way .... But this is an other story ...
To export the application,
In this example, the Ethernet connection will be supported by the card ETY-110. Quite an old card but a real cart-horse as it works during years without almost no problem at all....
Configure the Ethernet Card
A. Type in the Name of the Alias ('OFS Check IP' in this example)
B. Select the Protocol 'TCP IP'
C. Select the PLCs Type 'Pl7' (for this example) or any that fits your needs
D. Enter the Network and Station Addresses (as defined in XIP Driver Manager)
E. Confirm with 'Ok'
Select the menu 'Server | Apply' Note that the OFS Configuration Tool warns about the requirement to Restart the OFS Server to take the New Configuration in Account ....
Select the menu 'Server | Exit'
From this point, the configuration is a standard Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 configuration.
Select the OPC Server 'Schneider-Aut OPC factory Server (Schneider-Aut. OFS.2)
Note that, once selected, the OFS Server will be automaticallt started (if it not already done)
A. Expand the item 'Schneider-Aut OFS.2'
B. Select the Item 'OFS Check IP'
C. Add the Tags 'Counter', 'Rand1', 'Rand2 and 'Rand3' to the OPC Group
D. Confirm with the 'Ok Button
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