Importing from OMRON CX Programmer Databases

Note: This import wizard creates the communication driver for the OMRON communication driver, which is enabled only for customers that purchase the product directly from OMRON. Consult your software vendor for further details. Moreover, the OMRON communication driver communicates with the OMRON PLCs by the FINS Gateway, which is supported for the Windows 2000/XP operating systems. Therefore, the FINS Gateway must be installed on the computer to enable communication between IWS and the PLCs through the OMRON driver.

This wizard allows you to import tags from a program for OMRON PLCs developed with CX Programmer and exported to a CXT file. When importing tags from the CX Programmer CXT file, the OMRON driver worksheet is automatically created to link the tags imported with the PLC, eliminating the need to configure the communication interface between IWS and the PLC manually.

Figure 1.

In the grid displayed in Step 3 for this Data Source Type, there is an additional field with the label Address, which displays the name of the tags from the CX Programmer program.

Note: See Steps 1, 2 and 3 of Import Wizard for the settings and fields that are common for all Source Types.