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 Post subject: Downloading program to T10A
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:30 am 

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Hello,

I've been trying to download a program I wrote in iX developer 2.0 to a T10A PLC via ethernet. Each time I try I get an error message saying that the process timed out when setting the target in transfer state. The PLC doesn't seem to recognize a USB input either. Can anyone offer any help? Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Downloading program to T10A
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:20 am 

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Can you ping the HMI from your PC? Normally if you get such an error that means that your PC can not communicate to the HMI over the Ethernet network.

I am not sure what you mean "USB input". If you are trying to load a project on the HMI via a usb stick, then you go to Project->Export and export the project to the root of the USB stick. Putting the stick into the HMI and cycling the HMI power should cause it to load the project from the stick.

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 Post subject: Re: Downloading program to T10A
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:52 am 

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Thanks for the help - got it to work from a USB stick. For some reason the first few times I tried it I didn't get an option to load the program, but it's been working fine since then.

Now that the program is on the HMI, I'm trying to get the program to collect data from the PLC, but have been getting a Controller1: Comm err message. I'm trying to connect to a Allen-Bradley Micrologix PLC. Originally, we had a Beijer E300 HMI connected to it but are currently in the process of upgrading. I've tried using the same communication settings that worked for the E300 but have had no luck getting the new T10A to connect to the PLC. Any advice?


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 Post subject: Re: Downloading program to T10A
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:41 am 

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That error means that the HMI and the PLC are not talking with each other at all. If the PLC was unplugged from the network, you would get such an error. You need to go through the standard process used to debug Ethernet communication between devices.

That normally entails seeing if you can ping each unit from a PC that is on the same network, verify that the lights are "on" on the Ethernet ports of your devices, double checking the IP address used in the iX Panel's controller settings for that device, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Downloading program to T10A
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:31 am 

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Ah, we need to be using an ethernet connection? We were under the impression from the literature we could use a 9 pin d-sub cable to connect the HMI to the PLC.


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 Post subject: Re: Downloading program to T10A
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:07 am 

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There are multiple drivers you can use in iX Developer. Most people use the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix Ethernet driver. If you select the Controller in iX Developer, then click on settings, you can set the driver up. Normally in the controller setup it tells you whether or not is it going to use serial or Ethernet.

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