Can you advise me on possibility/method of connecting a DCS system to GE Mk6 using Modbus serial where the DCS shall be able to do the required DCS control/monitor functions?
My Mark V LM connected to Cimplicity HMI, the HMI then connected to serial Honeywell HPM. The serial communication use TCI modbus. The Cimplicity HMI also act as a master for taking some data from HIMA plc, use serial cimplicity.
Hope that help.
Yes you can, if you are familiar with MK V it is not much different, RS232C over Modbus. If you need any more info, give me your Email and I can send you the relevant section of the MK VI Manual.
>if you are familiar with MK V it is not much different, RS232C over Modbus... give me your Email and I can send you the relevant section of the MK VI Manual<
please forward relevant section of manual. jasonberry @ solarempowered. com
DCS means Distributed control system.Its is state of the art technology to control almost any kind of process (chemical)through various controllers.
A set of computers along with a software are interfaced to the real time input outputs from a plant.
This is an integrated solution with various functions are done by periferals over a network
for more details mail to email@example.com
Post your email address and you will receive a copy of GEI-100517, 'MODBUS for HMI Applications.' Should answer just about all your questions. In the meantime, refer to GEI-6126, Chapter 6, the section "MODBUS Data Interface."
Hi, my email address is thisissantanu(at)gmail.com. Could you please send me a copy of GEI-100517,
'MODBUS for HMI Applications'
Thanks in advance for your response.
Would you please send me a TCI configuration information, I have a PC crashed and could not use a restore CD to get back the original configuration.
Thanks in advance
> Post your email address and you will receive a copy of GEI-100517, 'MODBUS for HMI Applications.' Should answer just about all your questions. In the meantime, refer to GEI-6126, Chapter 6, the section "MODBUS Data Interface."
> markvguy <
Please send a copy of GEI-100517 to me!
My Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much.
I am looking for these manual very desperately. Can you please send me the manuals at capriconian20[at]yahoo.com. I also need GEI-6126. This will solve my alot of problems.
We are studying the MarkV communication protocol with Bailey Infi90 DCS, and to tap the data from Mark V to other application usage. Could you please send me a copy of the MarkV manual? Really appreciated.
email: bcf008 [at] yahoo.com
> Post your email address and you will receive a copy of GEI-100517, 'MODBUS
> for HMI Applications.' Should answer just about all your questions. In the
> meantime, refer to GEI-6126, Chapter 6, the section "MODBUS Data Interface."
my mail id is email@example.com. Please send me a copy of the manual
moderator's note: I know markvguy doesn't post here anymore. But if some one sends me a copy of this, I'll forward it to vjbastian
Wouldn't this only be required if the DCS only had an RS-485 port?
And, can you explain "...connect the MK-VI directly,..." Do you mean through the GE Mark VI HMI or directly to a Mk VI processor or serial communications card/port?
DCS can RS232c communicate with Mk6 control panel processor using a VSCA card . But MK6 seems to be a MASTER,DCS to be a SLAVE.
There are two ways to do this. CIMPLICITY has a Modbus Slave, but so does TCI. The TCI Modbus Slave actually gets the Mark VI data from CIMPLICITY using a program called Cimmod, which will run if you select the TCI Modbus option from the CIMPLICITY workbench. This can connect from a seriaal port or over TCP/IP, depending on the configuration in io_ports.dat. TCI Modbus is quite robust, but a little tricky to configure.
in my plant, our Foxboro DCS is connected to Mark V using GE GSM protocol.
i'm sure GSM still exist for Mark VI.
The one of the ways to connect the MKVI HMI with the Foxboro DCS is by the GEGSM protocol. We are using this design in one of our project. which also works well without any problem.
Have you considered using OPC? It's way easier. Let me know
Global Solutions Architect
My company has developed a native communications driver for the GE Mk VI controller. If interested, let me know.
clout [at] vista-control-com
You can use OPC for this. Here is an OPC server for Modbus:
And here is an OPC server for MarkVI:
You need OPC Data Manager to bridge them both:
Global Solutions Architect
MatrikonOPC Server for Mark VI direct has just been released ... This OPC Server can communicate directly to the Mark VI controllers without the GE TCI/GSM software. it is simply an open interface that natively speaks to the Mark VI