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Omron Sysmac Way ID:17


Interface Description

The IGSS32 Omron SYSMAC Way communication interface offers connection to all Omron PLCs supporting the SYSMAC Way protocol. SYSMAC Way is a serial protocol developed by Omron Electronics providing communication facilities for Omron's C-series of PLCs. It is an asyncronous protocol which provides an interface for both single-link and multi-link systems by means of Omron Host link Units.

The communication interface supports both direct and dialled-up connections.

The IGSS32 system polls the PLC equipment cyclically according to one of four user-defined time intervals. The time intervals are configurable from 100 milliseconds to 999 seconds. The system automatically groups process data in data blocks - thus fully exploiting the the communication link in relation to the present configuration.

Technical Data

Electrical Interface:RS232
Protocol:SYSMAC Way
Types of data:String, Fixed point 8, 16, 32, BCD 16, 32, Timer, Counter
PLC types supported:All PLCs types supporting the Omron Sysmac Way Protocol e.g. C200H, C500, C1000H, C2000H, all 3G2A6 except C20, C20K and C20P.
Addressing:Node (PLC), data type (IR, DM, HR, AR and LR areas), Area index, bit offset (a whole number of words is read or written)
Supported platforms:Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000
Max. telegram size:54 bytes pr. Telegram
Transmission speed:Up to 115Kbaud depending on the PLC port speed.
Throughput:Up til 4 telegrams pr. Channel pr. Second (depending on available bandwidth).
Max. number of channels:Up to 8 COM ports are supported concurrently.
Max. number of nodes:32 pr. COM port
PC hardware requirements:1-8 standard serial ports (COM ports). Standard modem(s) if dialled-up is used.
PC software requirements:None