Fernhill SCADA Omron PLC Driver

Omron Driver

Introduction

The Fernhill SCADA Omron driver supports both the Omron Host Link and Omron Factory Intelligent Network Service (FINS) protocols. The variants of protocol supported by the driver include:

ProtocolDescription
Host LinkOmron C-Mode Commands over Host Link protocol over serial links
FINS SerialOmron FINS protocol over serial links (framed in Host Link)
FINS Ethernet (TCP/IP)Omron FINS protocol over TCP/IP
FINS Ethernet (UDP/IP)Omron FINS protocol over UDP/IP

The driver is intended to work with any Omron PLC or communication module supporting at least one of the protocols listed above.

See the Omron Ethernet Guide for a detailed description of using FINS over Ethernet.

Supported PLCs and Modules

The driver supports a range of Omron PLCs:

PLC Range Type
CS1 Rack based
CJ1/CJ2 Modular
CP1 Compact
CPM1/CPM2 Compact
CQM1 Modular
C200H Rack based
C2xH/C40H/C60H Compact

These communication modules are also supported:

PLC RangeCommunication Modules
CS1 CS1W-SCB41, CS1W-SCB41, CS1W-SCU21-V1, CS1W-ETN21, CS1W-ETN11
CJ1/CJ2 CJ1W-SCU21-V1, CJ1W-SCU22, CJ1W-SCU31-V1,
CJ1W-SCU41-V1, CJ1W-SCU42, CJ1W-ETN21, CJ1W-ETN11
CP1 CP1W-CIF01, CP1W-CIF11, CP1W-CIF12, CP1W-CIF41
CPM1/CMP2 CPM1-CIF01, CPM1-CIF11
CQM1 CPM1-CIF01, CPM1-CIF11
C200H CPM1-CIF01, CPM1-CIF11, C200H-LK201-V1, C200H-LK202-V1
C2xH/C40H/C60H CPM1-CIF01, CPM1-CIF11

The Omron driver supports these data types: CIO, LR, HR, DM, AR, TIM PV, TIM FLAG, CNT PV, CNT FLAG, EM.

Fernhill SCADA Omron Tags

The Omron driver provides these tag types to support communication with Omron PLCs:

Icon Tag Type Version Description
Channel Icon Omron UDP/IP channel 1.0 A connection to an Omron device using the UDP/IP protocol.
Channel Icon Omron TCP/IP channel 1.0 A connection to an Omron device using the TCP/IP protocol.
Channel Icon Omron serial channel 1.0 A serial port used for Omron serial communications.
PLC Device Icon Omron Host Link PLC Tag 1.0 An Omron PLC using Host Link protocol.
PLC Device Icon Omron FINS PLC Tag 1.0 An Omron PLC using FINS protocol.
Register Block Tag Omron register block 1.0 A block of registers read from an Omron PLC.

The Omron tags you configure tells the driver how to interact with Omron PLCs.

The Serial Device Configuration Walkthrough provides step by step instructions on configuring tags manually.

Fernhill SCADA IO Data Tags

You can use these IO Data Tags to represent individual data points in the PLC:

Icon Tag Type Version Description
Analog Data Tag IO Analog Data Tag 3.12 Maps an analog tag to an external data source.
Digital Data Tag IO Digital Data Tag 3.12 Maps a digital tag to an external data source.
Word Data Tag IO Word Tag 3.12 Maps a 16-bit unsigned integer tag to an external data source.
Double Word Data Tag IO Double Word Tag 3.12 Maps a 32-bit unsigned integer tag to an external data source.

Autodetect Wizards

The Omron driver supports these Autodetect Wizards:

WizardDescription
Omron Serial Searches serial ports for Omron PLCs.
Supports CS/CJ, CP1, CPM1, CPM2, CQM1, C200H, C2xH, C40H PLCs.
Omron FINS/TCP Searches an Ethernet network for Omron PLCs.
Supports CS/CJ and CP1 PLCs.
Omron FINS/UDP Searches an Ethernet network for Omron PLCs.
Supports CS/CJ and CP1 PLCs.

Equipment Setup Guides

These equipment setup guides are available:

Further Information

Omron Ethernet Guide

A guide to using Omron PLCs with Ethernet.

Omron PLC Data Address Format

To learn about how to specify a data location in an Omron PLC.

Serial Communications

For general 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.