OMRON FINS (TCP)
Omron Fins TCP is a protocol for communication between Omron PLCs and other devices. It is a TCP/IP based protocol. The fins plugin is used for Omron PLCs with network port, such as CP2E.
Neuron supports Fins TCP protocol, which can be used to communicate with Omron PLCs through Fins TCP protocol.
Go to Configuration -> South Devices, then click Add Device to add the driver. Configure the following settings in the popup dialog box.
- Name: The name of this device node.
- Plugin: Select the Omron FINS TCP plugin.
After clicking Create, you will be redirected to the Device Configuration page, where we will set up the parameters required for Neuron to establish a connection with the northbound application. You can also click the device configuration icon on the southbound device card to enter the Device Configuration interface.
|Equipment Type||Target PLC Equipment type|
|PLC IP Address||Target PLC IPv4 address|
|PLC Port||Target PLC port, default 9600|
Configure Data Groups and Tags
After the plug-in is added and configured, the next step is to establish communication between your device and Neuron by adding groups and tags to the Southbound driver.
Once device configuration is completed, navigate to the South Devices page. Click on the device card or device row to access the Group List page. Here, you can create a new group by clicking on Create, then specifying the group name and data collection interval.
Upon successfully creating a group, click on its name to proceed to the Tag List page. This page allows you to add device tags for data collection. You'll need to provide information such as the tag address, attributes, and data type.
For information on general configuration items, see Connect to Southbound Devices. The subsequent section will concentrate on configurations specific to the driver.
|CIO||All types except uint8/int8||read/write||CIO Area|
|A||All types except uint8/int8||read||Auxiliary Area|
|W||All types except uint8/int8||read/write||Work Area|
|H||All types except uint8/int8||read/write||Holding Area|
|D||All types except uint8/int8||read/write||Data Memory Area|
|P||All types except uint8/int8, but bit only supports read||read/write||PVs|
|EM||All types except uint8/int8||read/write||Extended Memory|
|F0||uint8||F area, address is 0|
|F1||int8||F area, address is 1|
|CIO1||int16||CIO area, address is 1|
|CIO2||uint16||CIO area, address is 2|
|A2||int32||A area, address is 2|
|A4||uint32||A area, address is 4|
|W5||float||W area, address is 5|
|W10||float||W area, address is 10|
|H20||double||H area, address is 20|
|H30||uint32||H area, address is 30|
|D10||int32||D area, address is 10|
|D20||float||D area, address is 20|
|EM10W100||float||EM10 area, address is 100|
Optional, referring to a bit of an address.
When the data type is string type, it is a required,
.LEN indicates the length of the string, including H and L two endianness, the default is H.
|CIO0.0||bit||CIO area, address is 0, bit 0|
|CIO1.2||bit||CIO area, address is 1, bit 2|
|A2.1||bit||A area, address is 2, bit 1|
|A2.3||bit||A area, address is 2, bit 3|
|W3.4||bit||W area, address is 3, bit 4|
|W3.0||bit||W area, address is 3, bit 0|
|H4.15||bit||H area, address is 4, bit 15|
|H4.10||bit||H area, address is 4, bit 10|
|D5.2||bit||D area, address is 5, bit 2|
|D5.3||bit||D area, address is 5, bit 3|
|EM10W100.0||bit||EM10 area, address is 100, bit 0|
|CIO0.20||string||CIO area, address 0, the string length is 20 bytes and the endianness is L|
|CIO1.20H||string||CIO area, address 1, the string length is 20 bytes and the endianness is H|
|A2.10L||string||A area, address 2, the string length is 10 bytes and the endianness is L|
|A2.30||string||A area, address 2, the string length is 30 bytes and the endianness is L|
|W3.40H||string||W area, address 3, the string length is 40 bytes and the endianness is H|
|W3.10||string||W area, address 3, the string length is 10 bytes and the endianness is L|
|H4.15L||string||H area, address 4, the string length is 15 bytes and the endianness is L|
|H4.10||string||H area, address 4, the string length is 10 bytes and the endianness is L|
|D5.20H||string||D area, address 5, the string length is 20 bytes and the endianness is H|
|D5.30||string||D area, address 5, the string length is 30 bytes and the endianness is L|
|EM10.10||string||EM area, address 10, the string length is 10 bytes and the endianness is L|
After completing the point configuration, you can click Monitoring -> Data Monitoring to view device information and control devices. For details, refer to Data Monitoring.