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Post Unix based systems communications
Hi,
Can I communicate UNIX based system with FPMI. What are the settings to be done? And the PLC is MP200/1(ABB).


Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:13 am
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Post Re: Unix based systems communications
I'm sorry, I don't have any idea what you're asking. Could you be more specific please?

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Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:49 pm
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Post Re: Unix based systems communications
The communication from the PLC needs to be converted to the OPC standard, either via OPC-DA or OPC-UA. OPC-DA servers need to be ran on Windows, because it is COM based. I doubt you will see a native UNIX OPC-UA server this early as well. Looks like your sticking with running some box on Windows my friend. Also To get FactoryPMI to talk to a PLC, you need some sort of transaction manager, in this case, FactorySQL, which only runs in Windows.


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Post Re: Unix based systems communications
Kyle Chase wrote:
I doubt you will see a native UNIX OPC-UA server this early as well. Looks like your sticking with running some box on Windows my friend. Also To get FactoryPMI to talk to a PLC, you need some sort of transaction manager, in this case, FactorySQL, which only runs in Windows.

Have you checked out Ignition yet? :D

... to be specific, look into the OPC-UA and SQL Bridge modules.


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Have you checked out Ignition yet? :D

Are you kidding?

The problem with your answer is that no one has an OPC UA server to talk to his PLC, so hes stuck running Windows for now. I am fully aware that Ignition can be run in Linux.


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Post Re: Unix based systems communications
Whoops, didn't see the MP200/1(ABB) part ... guess I should try reading instead of skimming ...


Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:29 am
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Post Re: Unix based systems communications
lol I figured, but wasnt sure.


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