GE Fanuc Driver

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Introduction

The GE Fanuc Driver in Fernhill SCADA supports these PLC Devices:

Model NameDescription
GE Fanuc Series 90 MicroCompact PLC
GE Fanuc Series 90-20Compact PLC
GE Fanuc Series 90-30Rack Based PLC
GE Fanuc Series 90-70Rack Based PLC

The Fernhill SCADA Driver for GE Fanuc PLCs supports these data types: %I, %Q, %M, %AI, %AQ, %R.

Fernhill SCADA GE Fanuc Tags

The GE Fanuc driver provides these tag types to support communication with GE Fanuc PLC Devices:

IconTag TypeVersionDescription
Channel Icon GE Fanuc Serial Channel Tag 3.74 A serial port used for GE Fanuc serial communications.
PLC Tag GE Fanuc PLC Tag 3.74 An GE Fanuc PLC Tag.

To configure Fernhill SCADA to communicate with a GE Fanuc PLC do the following:

  1. Create and configure a GE Fanuc Serial Channel Tag.
  2. Create a GE Fanuc PLC Tag. Set the Channel property of the GE Fanuc PLC Tag to the channel tag you created in step 1.
  3. Create I/O Data Point Tags to represent the data in the GE Fanuc PLC. For each I/O Data Point Tag you create:

Fernhill SCADA I/O Data Point Tags

You can use these I/O Data Point Tags to represent individual data points in the PLC:

IconTag TypeVersionDescription
Analog Data Point Tag I/O Analog Data Point Tag 3.12 Maps an Analog Data Point Tag to an external data source.
Digital Data Point Tag I/O Digital Data Point Tag 3.12 Maps a Digital Data Point Tag to an external data source.
Word Data Point Tag I/O Word Data Point Tag 3.12 Maps a 16-bit Word Data Point Tag to an external data source.
Double Word Data Point Tag I/O Double Word Data Point Tag 3.12 Maps a 32-bit Double Word Data Point Tag to an external data source.
Long Word Data Point Tag I/O Long Word Data Point Tag 3.48 Maps a 64-bit Long Word Data Point Tag to an external data source.

Autodetect Wizard

The GE Fanuc Serial Autodetect Wizard searches serial ports for GE Fanuc PLC Devices. The Wizard tries different combinations of parameters to try and find PLC Devices. If a PLC is found, the wizard will automatically create the correct configuration to communicate with the PLC.

Further Information

GE Fanuc PLC Data Address Format

To learn how to choose a data location in a GE Fanuc PLC.

Serial Communications

For background information on serial communications.

Fernhill SCADA Drivers

For information about other drivers available in Fernhill SCADA.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.