KEPWare KEPServer application note

ANC-100e and ANC-120e USB Ethernet/IP to DH+ PLC Programming Cable / Converter.

This document provides information to configure Kepware KEPServerEX HMI to communicate with a DH+ network from a computer with an ANC-120e USB to Data Highway Plus adapter or ANC-100e Ethernet to Data Highway Plus adapter.

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

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

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

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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”.

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

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

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8. Click “Next”

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

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

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

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

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

(IP of ANC adapter) , 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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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”

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

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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.

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This concludes this application note.