Omron FINS PLC Tag

Introduction

The Omron FINS PLC Tag PLC Device Tag Icon represents a logical link to an Omron PLC using the FINS protocol.

Configuration Properties

The Omron FINS PLC Tag supports the configuration properties of the Omron Device, plus these properties:

Property Type Version Description
Channel Reference 1.0 The Omron Serial Communication Channel or Omron TCP/IP Communication Channel or Omron UDP/IP Communication Channel to the device.
CModeUnit USINT 1.0 If the device is connected to a serial channel, this is the Unit number used in the Host Link outer frame.
BridgeMode BOOL 1.0 True if bridge communications mode is used. False if bridge mode is not used.
NetworkNumber USINT 1.0 The destination network address of the device (ignored if BridgeMode is False).
NodeNumber USINT 1.0 The destination node address of the device (ignored if BridgeMode is False).
UnitNumber USINT 1.0 The destination unit address of the device.

BridgeMode Property

When communicating on serial links, the BridgeMode property defines the type of message sent to the PLC:

When BridgeMode is true, messages sent to the PLC are 12 bytes longer than when BridgeMode is false.

The BridgeMode property is ignored if the PLC is connected with an Ethernet connection.

Tag Commands

The Omron FINS PLC Tag supports the tag commands of the Omron PLC Tag.

Example Configuration

FINS over Host Link (serial)

The following example is suitable for an Omron PLC using a serial connection and FINS protocol:

PropertyValue
Channel.Remote Plant
CModeUnit0
BridgeModeFalse
NetworkNumber0
NodeNumber0
UnitNumber0

Notes:

FINS over UDP/IP

The following example is suitable for an Omron PLC using UDP/IP (Ethernet):

PropertyValue
Channel.Local Plant
CModeUnit0
BridgeModeTrue
NetworkNumber3
NodeNumber1
UnitNumber0

Notes:

Relationships to Other Tag Types

The Omron FINS PLC Tag builds on the features of these tag types:

Further Information

Omron Device Tag

For properties common to all types of Omron device.

Omron Serial Communication Channel

For more information on Omron serial communications channels.

Omron TCP/IP Communication Channel

For more information on Omron TCP/IP communications channels.

Omron UDP/IP Communication Channel

For more information on Omron UDP/IP communications channels.

Omron Register Blocks

For more information on the Omron register block tags that can be associated with Omron FINS PLC Tag tags.

Alarm Handling

To learn about alarm management.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.