Omron CP1H Establish Communication

The Omron CP1H series of programmable logic controllers is programmed from CX-Programmer. CX-Programmer is part of Omron CX-One Factory Automation Integrated Tool Package. We will now establish communication to our CP1H PLC using CX Programmer. We will be using the USB connection (Built into the CPU) as well as a RS485 connection using the CP1W-CIF11 module. The Start Stop and Jog circuit that we developed last time will be transferred to the PLC unit. We will then verify that the program in the PLC is the same as the program logic in CX Programmer. Continue Reading!

Omron CP1H CX Programmer

The Omron CP1H series of programmable logic controllers is programmed from CX-Programmer. CX-Programmer is part of Omron CX-One Factory Automation Integrated Tool Package. This software package integrates support software for Omron PLC and other components. Traditionally you had to purchase and install individual support software compatible with each unit and then connect to each PLC and component. CX-One FA Integrated Tool Package eliminates this by providing one package for operating and setup of Omron PLC’s, Special I/O units, components, networking start up and monitoring. This improves the efficiency of PLC system start-ups. We will be looking at starting CX-Programmer within the CX-One Software package and starting a new project for our CP1H PLC. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

Omron CP1H System Hardware

The Omron CP1 series of programmable logic controllers consist of three different units. CP1E is the cost effective unit, CP1L is the high performing controller that can come with embedded Ethernet and the CP1H is the position control and comprehensive programmable logic controller.
We will be looking a the CP1H for this series, but a majority of the information can be applied to the CP1E and the CP1L controllers as well.
Let’s start by looking at the CP1H hardware.

The CP1 series is designed with the same basic architecture as the CS and CJ Series. The special I/O units and CPU bus units of the CJ series can then be used. Always use CPM1A expansions units and CPM1A expansion I/O units when expanding the I/O capacity. The following diagram indicates the position of the unit with respect to the CJ and CS series. Continue Reading!

Installing SQL Server Express 2014

Microsoft SQL Server Express 2014 is a free, edition of SQL Server this is ideal for learning and developing desktop, web and small server applications. The database size can be 10 gigabytes in size. SQL Server Express 2014 release includes the full version of SQL Server 2014 Management Studio. This is a method to read, write and maintain our database. (Tools) We will be installing this SQL Server database so we can connect to it for data acquisition (data logging) from our PLC applications.

Installing the software
The download file can be obtained from the website for SQL Express 2014.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=42299
We will be installing the ExpressAdv 64Bit\SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe on a windows 7 64 bit machine.
This is the latest software that can be installed on the Windows 7 operating system. Continue Reading!