Omron Serial Channel Tag

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Introduction

The Omron Serial Channel Tag Channel Tag Icon provides a serial SCADA/HMI communication channel to Omron PLCs.

Configuration Properties

The Omron serial channel supports the properties of the Active Channel Tag plus these properties:

Property Type Version Description
Port WSTRING 1.0 The name of the communications port. For example 'COM1:'
Mode WSTRING 1.0 The serial port communication speed, data format and handshake mode.
Click the Browse button Browse button to edit the serial port mode using the Serial Port Mode Editor. You can also type in the serial port mode string directly. See Serial Port Mode String for how this property is formatted.

Tag Commands

The Omron Serial Channel Tag supports the tag commands of the Omron Channel Tag.

Example Configuration

This is an example of channel configuration suitable for serial communication to an Omron PLC:

PropertyValue
ReplyTimeoutT#5s
FINSSourceNetworkAddress0
FINSSourceNodeAddress2
PortCOM1
ModeBaud=9600 Parity=E Data=7 Stop=2

Notes:

Relationships to Other Tag Types

The Omron Serial Channel Tag builds on the features of these tag types:

Further Information

Omron CS/CJ Serial Port Connection guide

For information about setting serial ports on Omron CS/CJ PLCs.

Serial Port Mode Editor

To learn how to set the communications speed, data format, and handshake mode of the serial port.

Omron Channel Tag

To learn about the properties common to all Omron channel types.

Omron UDP/IP channel

To learn about Omron UDP/IP Channels.

Omron TCP/IP channel

To learn about Omron TCP/IP channels.

Omron PLC FINS protocol

To learn about Omron PLC FINS protocols that can be associated with Omron serial channels.

Omron PLC Host Link protocol

To learn about Omron PLC Host Link protocols that can be associated with Omron serial channels.

Alarm Handling

To learn about alarm management.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.