Iconics Suite - Connecting FX5 via MODBUS to Iconics Suite / Genesis64

Iconics Suite - MODBUS connection with FX5 Iconics Suite [Iconics Suite connection]

Detailed description how to configure connection between Iconics Suite SCADA and FX5 plc controller via MODBUS.

FX5 side configuration

Open Your FX5 project in GX Works3 to add new MODBUS connection.
Go to the Navigation tree -> Parameter -> FX5UCPU -> Module Parameter -> Ethernet Port.
Then from the Module Parameter Ethernet Port tab please open External Device Configuration -> Detailed Setting.




Drag and drop MODBUS/TCP connection  from Module List -> Ethernet Selection -> Ethernet Device (General) -> MODBUS/TCP connection. Save and close actual window.




Now go to the MODBUS detailed settings to configure/confirm the devices addresses.



Confirm the devieces addresses then click OK.




Workbench application side configuration

Open the Workbench and go to : ProjectExplorer -> YourProjectName -> DataConnectivity -> Modbus -> Channels. Open context menu and select Add Channel
      



Please add Channel Name, IP address and click Apply. Remember to open the TCP port (default 502) on the PC.



Go to the Project tree and in Modbus branch open context menu on Address Space and select Add Device




Name Your device, select Channel (the one You just configured for Your FX5), select Device Type to Default Device Type. Click Apply. In case of FX5 check the "Use zero based register addressing".



Go to the project tree. Open context menu on Your Device and select Add Data Item.



Name Your Data Item. Select Location Type. Click Apply.




Now You can check Your connection by reading D0 register by Data Explorer application.




Pay attention that on FX5 side the starting address starts from 0 but in the Workbench by default the starting address starts from 1. If You want You can change the starting address to 0 on Device card in Address Space.


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