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Today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
MODBUS Break Condition & Checksum
Originally posted by Derek on 16 April, 2014 - 12:14 pm
MODBUS RTU using RS485 to RS232 converter connected to RS232 to USB converter to communicate with electric meter using MODBUS Poll.
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Maybe try a different converter (or your current setup with another slave). FTDI sells some that...
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the Forum department...
Vijeo Citect ModBus RTU Write Problem
Originally posted by Rui Monteiro on 21 December, 2011 - 2:19 pm
Vijeo Citect ModBus RTU Write Problem
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> Anyone got the solution? try without tagwrite tagname = ArgValue1...
Hello, I have the same problem. > I'm facing a problem in sending data to a Modbus RTU...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Automation and EMS department...
Modbus Data transmission time
Originally posted by Bhadresh Sarvaiya on 12 April, 2014 - 7:58 am
How to calculate time to receive data from slave to master in daisy chain connection of slaves, if my slaves are 20 and single master.
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By Patrick Lansdorf on 16 April, 2014 - 1:55 am -
Hi, I have made a simple Excel sheet, where one can calculate the line time. You will need to...
Slick idea on the prefetch! ...
By Lynn August Linse on 15 April, 2014 - 9:31 am -
>> What's a rule-of-thumb value for >> RTU-TCP latency in a Digi Modbus bridge...
By Bhadresh Sarvaiya on 15 April, 2014 - 1:29 am -
> Mr. Linse, > What's a rule-of-thumb value for RTU-TCP latency in a Digi Modbus bridge...
Mr. Linse, What's a rule-of-thumb value for RTU-TCP latency in a Digi Modbus bridge product? ...
By Lynn August Linse on 14 April, 2014 - 10:36 am -
Just be careful to accommodate the delay-back off during failure. With a single device, it might...
It depends on how it's written. In the system I just set up, I use a state machine to do the...
By Bhadresh Sarvaiya on 13 April, 2014 - 5:14 am -
Thank you for your kind reply.. but i didn't get answer as i want.. i didn't understand your...
You know - the word size, 11 bits - the number of words in the master message - silent...
Topic: Local and wide area networking in factory automation.
from the I'm in trouble department...
MODBUS ABB ACS550 Connection trouble
Originally posted by Christopher James Churchill on 13 April, 2014 - 7:59 am
MODBUS connection trouble... How to create a virtual COMM port
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Looks like USB conversion would be your best alternative. Here's a device from a company that...
The port behind the keypad, although RJ45, is serial, not Ethernet, so even if you could find a...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
8-bit data types in Modbus registers
Originally posted by Jay on 10 April, 2014 - 5:26 am
Are 8-bit data types obsolete for Modbus?
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By Lynn August Linse on 14 April, 2014 - 10:39 am -
A bit of historical trivia... Modbus never had 8-bit data types. The original PLC were made back in...
> Since registers are always 16 bits, does it even make sense to provide data types of 8 bits...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Tag Prefix WinCC V7.2 department...
Tag Prefix WinCC V7.2
Posted by / on 14 April, 2014 - 1:14 am
Communicating with Tag Prefix WinCC V7.2 using MODBUS TCP/IP protocol.
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Annoying Exceptions department...
Negative Acknowledge and Bad Karma
Originally posted by Julie in Austin on 18 February, 2012 - 2:05 pm
How do you feel about security exceptions not being, you know, informative?
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> What product are you working on, and are there any other security enhancements you are making?...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Automation department...
DCS Yokogawa Communication Issue
Posted by Zarar on 13 April, 2014 - 2:21 pm
Yokogawa DCS communication with Modbus slave device using ethernet redundant connection with ALE111.
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the Forum department...
Connecting Floboss 107 to DeltaV
Posted by John on 11 April, 2014 - 5:13 pm
Student with a project to connect a Floboss 107 to DeltaV for an HMI.
Originally posted by andyt76 on 24 July, 2012 - 7:19 am
Connecting a Honeywell UDC temperature controller to Modicon PLC via Modbus. any ideas on this?
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Latest edition of Honeywell's Modbus RTU communications manual 51-22-25-66, Rev T, dated February...
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the Instruments Department department...
Modbus Max. Length
Originally posted by Franco Kew on 8 April, 2014 - 10:34 pm
Measure the total Modbus Length
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No that's a star and it's a bad idea because 20 M of unterminated cable will give you reflections...
Dear CWW, Maybe I use the wrong wording in my post, but I am not using the star topology. I try...
Hadn't thought of segmenting the network with repeaters to fix the topology - slick! Franco,...
By Lynn August Linse on 9 April, 2014 - 9:46 am -
This is an RS-485 issue, not Modbus question. Max length is more an issue of the cable quality...
You're not supposed to run RS485 in a star topology. Not sure if short branches are officially...
That doesn't sound like a workable configuration. 485 doesn't like star layouts. You can use...
Originally posted by Fuzzy Logic on 6 April, 2014 - 7:17 am
Are sites moving past communication standards originated by serial communications?
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You all have been extremely helpful, thank you!...
Thanks, Lynn! I'll be sure to take a look at those. Understand about the mesh, but so far the...
By Lynn August Linse on 9 April, 2014 - 9:58 am -
> Lynn, if I read your post correctly, you're saying there are standalone RS485 radios, not...
> This may be crazy talk, but are there sites that implement wireless Ethernet/Modbus? I'm...
By Lynn August Linse on 8 April, 2014 - 9:55 am -
>This may be crazy talk, but are there >sites that implement wireless Ethernet/Modbus? ...
This may be crazy talk, but are there sites that implement wireless Ethernet/Modbus? I understand...
I agree, another reason that RS485 will be around is there is an enormous installed base of RS485,...
By Lynn August Linse on 7 April, 2014 - 9:37 am -
Adding to what Curt mentioned, I think the bulk of small companies find Modbus support FAR MORE...
By Ken Emmons Jr. on 7 April, 2014 - 8:16 am -
Many instrument and control device manufacturers (drives, panel meters, laser micrometers, etc)...
I have seem Modbus/TCP far more than Modbus serial in recent years.  Modbus/TCP and A-B Ethernet/IP...
You don't have to look very hard, many vendors can do Modbus/TCP. Often you have to ask as they...
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the HC900-C70R department...
Split Range Control on two valves - HC900-C70R
Originally posted by Frederik on 8 April, 2014 - 7:45 am
Split Range Control on two valves - HC900-C70R
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The pressure transmitter is the input to an analog input function block. Its analog value is the...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
WinConX driver (MBX driver 4.2)
Originally posted by Julio Mtz on 8 April, 2014 - 9:46 am
I need the WinConX driver (MBX driver 4.2) to install an old PCI-85 card
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Contact your local Schneider Modicon representative. They might be able to give you a complimentary...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the ICCP Objects department...
MODBUS and ICCP integration
Originally posted by Krishna on 6 April, 2014 - 8:33 pm
How to integrate ICCP and MODBUS?
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There are several solutions available that will interface between these 2 protocols. Kalkitech and...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Instrument department...
Modbus Master/Slave on fiber optics
Originally posted by self on 7 April, 2014 - 12:31 am
Problem with modbus comunication
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Have you tried removing the devices one at a time and see when the problem goes away? Can you tell...
Posted by Automation1971 on 5 April, 2014 - 4:01 am
Is there a simple Device to send multiple digital Inputs to a Modbus Slave Register?
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Forum department...
Problem in Modbus Master Simulation Tools
Originally posted by Rupak Shrestha on 4 April, 2014 - 4:26 am
I'm having problem to communicate over Modbus RTU and TCP/IP frame with my computer using free softwares such as Simply Modbus Master 7.1 and TCP Client 7.1, and Modbus Poll.
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It sounds like you just don't have a connection. RS-485 has some issues. The A/B or (+)/(-)...
By Lynn August Linse on 4 April, 2014 - 11:50 am -
Well, if 3 different test tools don't work, a fourth wouldn't work either. So one of these is...
>>...with the Simply Modbus software, I'm not able to get the response from the slave device....
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Process Automation department...
Bailey Infi90 System
Originally posted by Harsha on 20 March, 2009 - 6:10 am
Limitations of Bailey Infi90 System.
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The only way I know to create a .NBS file is to save from controller, then look for it in the...
Topic: Local and wide area networking in factory automation.
from the Modbus department...
Modbus over GPRS
Originally posted by Antonio Mota on 16 September, 2013 - 11:11 am
Retrieve data from MODBUS energy meters remotely using GSM GPRS.
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Hi Antonio, The GT-540 (2G) and GT-540-3GWA (3G) are Modbus RTU device servers that allow you to...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Sending control words to the drive department...
Altivar 12 control via Modbus
Originally posted by TeaMan on 8 February, 2014 - 10:49 pm
Unable to send control or speed signals to my Altivar 12 drives from Mach 3 software on a PC.
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Maybe you have the same problem as i did; please see http://modbus.control.com/thread/1396077823...
Topic: Motion control, servos, steppers, etc.
from the Forum department...
Beginner question: starting an Altivar 12
Originally posted by Jaap P on 29 March, 2014 - 3:23 am
I'm trying to get an Altivar 12 running through modbus without succes. Any help greatly appreciated!
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Finally got things going, in case anybody is struggling with the same here my solution: Modbus...
> I'm hex illiterate. > What's the URL for the device's modbus manual with a map? ...
I'm hex illiterate. What's the URL for the device's modbus manual with a map?...
Posted by Heru Iqbal on 30 March, 2014 - 12:49 am
After you read this thread, Now you can create your own HMI by using Microsoft Excel and HINET Modbus DDE Server.
Posted by Cleto on 27 March, 2014 - 10:42 pm
Equivalent register address of PLC to SCADA
Originally posted by Mohid on 27 March, 2014 - 6:16 am
Trying to receive process parameters from an APB PLC to Honeywell DCS over modbus
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DCS documentation is available only to the privileged few, which doesn't include me, so I can only...
Posted by Sara on 27 March, 2014 - 12:03 pm
Please read the text for full information. The attack codes I am talking about are for DoS and Injection attacks.
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the High voltage generators department...
Modbus Exception Code
Originally posted by MF on 24 March, 2014 - 10:13 am
exception code question if packet not correct
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If you are lacking fields in your Modbus request, the CRC is likely incorrect as well. Even if the...
Posted by santosh das on 24 March, 2014 - 5:05 am
Developing a Modbus protocol based rs485 to usb and ethernet converter in which there are three sets of read holding registers
Topic: Local and wide area networking in factory automation.
from the Forum department...
MODBUS slaves
Originally posted by Prem Sanil on 20 March, 2014 - 1:18 am
Modbus allow only 247 slaves
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Besides, on Modbus RTU or ASCII, you probably don't want to talk to more than maybe 50 slaves with...
Address bandwidth in the frame. ...
Originally posted by Pedro Luis Guimarães Esteque on 19 March, 2014 - 10:57 am
A Stand-alone system to control a lighting system and and their respective power factor via a microcontroller. Additionally, microcontroller can be communicate with a PLC to available the data via a SCADA system.
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hi Pedro, Arduino's are always a good choice, and there is apparently some code (not sure of...
Originally posted by AvdLinden on 11 March, 2014 - 8:41 am
I am creating a Labview VI which aims to send a MODBUS command over a TCP connection every 10 ms however, this only works up until 113655 bytes of data have been sent then the connection times out.
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Can you install Wireshark to track TCP/IP messages to see if Labview really sends that last message...
Perhaps check if you are leaving connections open. Regards cww...
Sound like a memory leak. Is it possible Labview is keeping each and every response in memory...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
Modbus Register Set
Originally posted by JAspinall on 16 March, 2014 - 10:31 am
Is anyone able to point me in the right direction as per configuring this register set based on my Modbus list?
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One of two situations is likely - word order mixup or mixing words from different values. ...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Forum department...
Citect Modnet driver
Originally posted by kk on 19 February, 2014 - 12:43 pm
MODBUS TCP I/O driver modnet not responding to input discrete tags, but is able to read all analog input register data and able to respond to output discrete tags.
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I had used the citect modnet driver many times - it works OK. You must read the device modbus...
Topic: Programming languages.
from the Forum department...
Programming Language for Modbus + HMI
Originally posted by Christopher Bärwald on 27 February, 2014 - 12:22 pm
Which language is best to learn for making windows applications to view/trend/make HMI for modbus signals.
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There are multiple advantages of using the most recent platforms and tools: .NET framework, LINQ,...
Originally posted by eep on 11 March, 2014 - 2:02 am
Converting the analog signal such as 4-20ma,0-10V to rs232/rs485
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If all you need is monitoring functions, we've had success with the Advantech ADAM-4000 series...
Get a Koyo Click from Automation Direct. Up to 36 channels of analog + RS232 and RS485 built in...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Forum department...
Modbus read error "break condition"
Posted by Abdel-Qader on 11 March, 2014 - 10:41 am
Schneider converter with modbus poll
Posted by alfman_grady on 7 March, 2014 - 1:01 pm
pinouts for a Gigaware (bought at Radio Shack) model #2603487 USB to serial converter.

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