Woodhead (ApplicomIO) I/O configuration

The system includes a fully integrated configurator for ApplicomIO devices. The bus configuration is performed using the ApplicomIO Console by Woodhead, and can be directly imported as a single click command.Please refer to the following topics in that page for detailed information on how to use and configurate ApplicomIO devicess:

Data exchange
Data types

Data exchange - configuration:

The T5 runtime manages a intermediate variable map representing ApplicomIO inputs and outputs. A dedicated configuration tool is integrated in the Workbench. Run it using the "File / Open / Fieldbus Configuration" menu command from the main window. Then select the "ApplicomIO" tab.

The configuration is represented as a tree:

- ApplicomIO configuration
  - ApplicomIO Board (*)
    - ApplicomIO Equipment (*)
      - exchanged Variable (*)

(*) The items with this mark can appear several times in the configuration.


You need to configurate the networks in order to map I/Os to variables. An ApplicomIO board is identified by its board number and a free description text. An ApplicomIO equipment is identified by its equipment number and a free description text.

For each linked variable you have to enter:

- its symbol
- an offset (in equipment)
- a mode (input or output)
- a data format on the ApplicomIO board

Alternatively, when the main node of the tree is selected, run the "Import ApplicomIO configuration" command from the right click popup menu and select a ApplicomIO configuration file. All I/O tags defined in the ApplicomIO configuration will automatically be inserted in the configuration. If needed, all linked variables will automatically be created in the project.

Data types:

You can freely map a variable of any data type to an I/O. The runtime automatically converts the value to the type of the variable. STRING variables are not supported.