Connecting to Omron PLC

#1

Hi there,
I’d like to make sure my understanding is correct.
I saw that Ignition has a Omron module that enable us to connect NJ series to Ignition
So if it is other than the NJ series, we can connect the devices via default OPC UA? is that correct?

Is there any Omron PLC that is not compatible with Ignition? If there is can anyone tell me what are those?

Cheers

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#2

Many of the Omron PLCs are not compatible with Ignition right now. Anything that requires using the FINS protocol (CS, CJ, CV series) will not work.

NJ and newer PLCs work using either Ignition’s driver or if you have a newer firmware revision they have a built-in OPC UA server and you can make an OPC UA connection directly to the PLC instead.

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#3

Thank you Kevin, I will soon find out the details about the Omron PLCs soon. For now at least I know which one is compatible. Cheers :slight_smile:

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#4

Hi @Kevin.Herron,
Sorry, another quick question,
So with FINS protocol (CS, CJ, CV series) , we will need to use e,g, kapware OPC to connect to ignition. Is that correct?
Cheers,

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#5

Yes, for now.

We’re nearing completion of an Omron FINS driver that should support CS/CJ/CP/NSJ series (not CV or CVM1), but it will only be available in Ignition 8.

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#6

https://ideas.inductiveautomation.com/ignition-features-and-ideas/p/omron-fins-driver-1

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#7

So… not that I’m trying to poke the bear or anything… and I’ve been really good this year… but do you have a rough ETA?

I’m going to duck back under my desk now before you take a swing at me. :slight_smile:

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#8

Should have something beta level in a couple weeks? Depends on how the QA process goes.

We also need to order a few more models/variations and make sure routing works, even though as far as the driver is concerned routing is just setting the right sna/sa1/sa2/dna/da1/da2 and all the actual routing is done by the PLCs.

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#9

Will it support FINS TCP?

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#10

Yes, FINS/TCP and FINS/UDP.

And as a bonus, in the course of implementing FINS/TCP for the driver I also contributed FINS/TCP support to Wireshark.

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#11

awesome!! keep us posted!

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#12

You’re a saint! Thanks!

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