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Kepware Kepserver Application Note

Note: Before proceeding, make sure  

  • ANC-120e Driver is installed (Only if using ANC-120e)  
  • Network adapter is correctly configured to access 
  • ANC-120e or ANC-100e  ANC-120e is connected to the computer and DH+ network or ANC-100e is connected to the same Ethernet network or directly to your computer, and to the DH+ network. 

1. Open “KEPServerEX” 

2. Right Click on the empty space on the left side of the window to create a new channel 

3. Name the new channel as you prefer (Channel2 in this example) and click “Next” 

4. From the “Device driver” dropdown list select “Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Ethernet” and click “Next”

5. From the “Network Adapter:” dropdown list select the ANC-120e or the Network adapter connected to the same Ethernet network than ANC-100e and click “Next” 

6. Use the default settings for “Write Optimizations” options and click “Next” 

7. Use the default settings for “Non- Normalized Float Handling” and click “Next” 

8. Click “Next”

9. Review the “Summary” and click “Finish”

10. Click on the new Channel to select it and then click on “Click to add a device”

11. Under “Device Name”, enter a name meaningful for you and click “Next”

12. From the “Device Model:” dropdown list, select “DH+ Gateway: SLC 5/04” and click “Next” 

13. Under “Device ID”, enter the following path: , 

  1, 1. A. Target_DH+_Node_number Please notice that there are “,” and “.” in the path When you are finished with the path, click “Next” 

14. Use default values for “Scan Mode” and click “Next” 

15. Use defaults values for “Timing” and click “Next” 

16. Use defaults values for “Auto-Demotion” and click “Next”

17. Use default values for “Database Creation” and click “Next” 

18. Use default values for “ENI DF1/DH+/CN Gtwy Communications Parameters” and click “Next” 

19. Use default values for “SLC Slot Configuration” and click “Next” 

20. Read the “Summary” and click “Finish”

21. Click on the recently created device under our channel to select it and then click on “Click to add a static tag”

22. Enter a meaningful name for the tag in the “Name:” field 

23. Enter a known address of your PLC in the “Address:” field (N7:0 for our example) 

24. Select the corresponding “Data type:” from the dropdown list and click “OK” 

25. With this, you can test the connection to your PLC on DH+ using the Quick OPC Client 

26. In our example, N7:0 is known to hold the value 1616 Use Tools -> OPC Quick Client Find your tag in the list of items and confirm that you get the correct value. 

This concludes this application note. 

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