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communication with micrologix 1200
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Posted by Eng. Antwan Naseem on 21 July, 2012 - 5:49 pm
I have plant running with PLC Allen Bradley Micrologix 1200 and i can't connect it with programming cable. when i try this cable in another plant connect without any problem. but i don't know why didn't connect in this PLC. Is this PLC is being protected? and i use RSlinx 2.57


Posted by bob peterson on 21 July, 2012 - 7:28 pm
It could be several things.

The most likely thing is that your communication settings in RSLinx don't match what the PLC is set to. Could be something as simple as baud rate. Did you try autoconfig in the DF1 driver?

It might also be that the PLC is set to DH485. You would need to use a DH485 driver to access the PLC if that is the case.

--
Bob


Posted by Ken Roach on 21 July, 2012 - 10:39 pm
The serial port might be configured for another protocol; DH485, DF1 Half Duplex, ASCII, Modbus, etc.

You can set the Channel 0 serial port of a MicroLogix 1200 controller to default settings by pressing and holding the DCOMM button until the DCOMM LED comes on steady. The port will run at 19200 baud, 8/N/1 framing, DF1 Full Duplex.

If you press and hold the DCOMM button again until the LED turns off, it will revert to whatever configuration it is programmed to use.


Posted by Riaz on 9 August, 2012 - 3:44 pm
if i want to change the default configuration for coummincation and set my own can u tell how i can???

and Lets suppose there is some configuration set to communicate b/w HMI (panel view) and Micrologix 1200, i dont know abt these settings i make it default by DCOMM button download my new program through RSLogix 500 and again toggle the setting with the same DCOMM button. Will the setting revert and the processor will communicate to the same HMI ?

your reply will be appreciated.. :)


Posted by zahid ali Khan on 22 July, 2012 - 3:39 am
Is you PLC is connect with other device?
which port Are you using to connect with PLC?
May be your port of PLC set for modbus.

Regard,
Zahid Ali Khan,
roxtech2002@yahoo.co.uk


Posted by Antwan Naseem on 22 July, 2012 - 1:30 pm
> Is you PLC is connect with other device?
> which port Are you using to connect with PLC?
> May be your port of PLC set for modbus.

yes this PLC connected with Panel view 550 from communication port (CH 0) and i removed HMI cable and connect programmable cable but i can't connect.

and i try also to connect HMI (PanelView 550) but the same problem found


Posted by Bob Peterson on 22 July, 2012 - 7:06 pm
what protocol is the PV using? DF1 or DH485? You would need to set your RSLinx to the same protocol.


Posted by antwan Naseem on 23 July, 2012 - 1:50 pm
> what protocol is the PV using? DF1 or DH485? You would need to set your RSLinx to the same protocol.

I think DF1 PV contain one port only Serial


Posted by bob peterson on 23 July, 2012 - 6:34 pm
Just because it is an RS232 port does not mean it cannot be DH485 protocol.

--
Bob


Posted by antwan Naseem on 25 July, 2012 - 6:15 am
> Just because it is an RS232 port does not mean it cannot be DH485 protocol.

Sorry I want to know how i can define the connection of DH485 on RSlinx and i will try


Posted by B Warden on 22 July, 2012 - 6:35 am
The 1200 is capable of talking many formats via comport 0. If it is configured to communicate MODBUS RTU for example RSLinx can not establish communications. Make sure the DCOMM LED is illuminated. If it isn't press and hold the DCOMM button until it is illuminated. See Chapter 4 in the link to AB documentation.

http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/docu ments/um/1762-um001_-en-p.pdf


Posted by antwan Naseem on 22 July, 2012 - 1:17 pm
>http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/doc uments/um/1762-um001_-en-p.pdf

Sorry file not found. and i need to know if i press DCOMM button while Program running can make any problem in program.

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