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GE Mk VI interface to DCS on Modbus
method of connecting a DCS system to GE Mk6 using Modbus serial...

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.

Regards,
hmp

By Bob Johnston on 31 October, 2006 - 12:33 am

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.

By Jason Berry on 1 February, 2009 - 8:24 pm

>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

What do you meen by DCS?

By Rahul Kathar on 14 April, 2007 - 4:54 am

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
independently.
for more details mail to rahulkathar@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."

markvguy

By S. Chatterjee on 11 August, 2007 - 7:32 pm

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.

Regards,
Santanu Chatterjee

Hello markvguy
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: sonnt_baria@yahoo.com
Thank you very much.

By Capriconian on 6 February, 2010 - 12:37 pm

Hi Markvguy,

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.

Thanks
Capriconian

Hi Markvguy,

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.

James
email: bcf008 [at] yahoo.com

xenand@gmail.com. Can some one send GEI-100517 to my email address

Can you email me a copy of this manual?
Thanks,
Robert. rktuck@southernco.com

how i can make GE Mk VI interface to DCS on Modbus

> 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 vjbastian@gmail.com. Please send me a copy of the manual
Regards

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

If you want to connect the MK-VI directly, you need a RS232/RS485 converter, then to DCS via RS485.

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?

markvguy

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.

I want a copy. my mail address is auntu_dh @ yahoo. com.

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.

By Rshivabalan on 25 October, 2009 - 6:38 am

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.

By Wassim Daoud on 25 November, 2009 - 12:12 pm

Have you considered using OPC? It's way easier. Let me know

Wassim Daoud
Global Solutions Architect
MatrikonOPC

By Peter Clout on 28 November, 2009 - 7:23 pm

My company has developed a native communications driver for the GE Mk VI controller. If interested, let me know.

Peter Clout
clout [at] vista-control-com

By Wassim Daoud on 8 February, 2010 - 12:01 pm

You can use OPC for this. Here is an OPC server for Modbus:
http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/128/base-driver-details.aspx

And here is an OPC server for MarkVI:
http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/209/base-driver-details.aspx

You need OPC Data Manager to bridge them both:
http://www.matrikonopc.com/products/opc-data-management/opc-data-manager.aspx

Wassim Daoud
Global Solutions Architect
www.MatrikonOPC.com

By Wassim Daoud on 23 May, 2010 - 1:12 pm

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

http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/opc-mark-vi-direct/base-driver-details.aspx

Please forward me the File GEI-100517.pdf and other info related to Modbus in GE systems to

gtmark6[@]gmail[.]com

Thanks.