Omron Driver

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Introduction

The Fernhill SCADA Omron driver supports both the Omron Host Link and Omron 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/TCPOmron FINS protocol over TCP/IP
FINS/UDPOmron FINS protocol over UDP

The driver is intended to work with any Omron PLC Device 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 PLC Devices and Modules

The driver supports a range of Omron PLC Devices:

PLC RangeType
CS1Rack based
CJ1/CJ2Modular
CP1Compact
CPM1/CPM2Compact
CQM1Modular
C200HRack based
C2xH/C40H/C60HCompact

These communication modules are also supported:

PLC RangeCommunication Modules
CS1CS1W-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
CP1CP1W-CIF01, CP1W-CIF11, CP1W-CIF12, CP1W-CIF41
CPM1/CMP2CPM1-CIF01, CPM1-CIF11
CQM1CPM1-CIF01, CPM1-CIF11
C200HCPM1-CIF01, CPM1-CIF11, C200H-LK201-V1, C200H-LK202-V1
C2xH/C40H/C60HCPM1-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 PLC Devices:

IconTag TypeVersionDescription
Channel IconOmron FINS/UDP Channel Tag1.0A connection to an Omron device using the FINS/UDP protocol.
Channel IconOmron FINS/TCP Channel Tag1.0A connection to an Omron device using the FINS/TCP protocol.
Channel IconOmron serial channel1.0A serial port used for Omron serial communications.
PLC Device IconOmron Host Link PLC Tag1.0An Omron PLC using Host Link protocol.
PLC Device IconOmron FINS PLC Tag1.0An Omron PLC using FINS protocol.
Register Block TagOmron register block1.0A block of registers read from an Omron PLC.

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

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

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 TagI/O Analog Data Point Tag3.12Maps an Analog Data Point Tag to an external data source.
Digital Data Point TagI/O Digital Data Point Tag3.12Maps a Digital Data Point Tag to an external data source.
Word Data Point TagI/O Word Data Point Tag3.12Maps a 16-bit Word Data Point Tag to an external data source.
Double Word Data Point TagI/O Double Word Data Point Tag3.12Maps a 32-bit Double Word Data Point Tag to an external data source.
Long Word Data Point TagI/O Long Word Data Point Tag3.48Maps a 64-bit Long Word Data Point Tag to an external data source.

Autodetect Wizards

The Omron driver supports these Autodetect Wizards:

WizardDescription
Omron SerialSearches serial ports for Omron PLC Devices.
Supports CS/CJ, CP1, CPM1, CPM2, CQM1, C200H, C2xH, C40H PLC Devices.
Omron FINS/TCPSearches an Ethernet network for Omron PLC Devices.
Supports CS/CJ and CP1 PLC Devices.
Omron FINS/UDPSearches an Ethernet network for Omron PLC Devices.
Supports CS/CJ and CP1 PLC Devices.

Equipment Connection Guides

These equipment Connection guides are available:

Further Information

Omron Ethernet Guide

A guide to using Omron PLC Devices with Ethernet.

Omron PLC Data Address Format

To learn how to choose 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.