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GE Fanuc TOP Server Suite

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GE Fanuc TOP Server Suite

Part Number:   41233135  
Domestic Price:   US$895
Availability:   In Stock - Ships in 0 to 1 days.
Delivery Method:   CD and/or Online Delivery
Includes:   License to use the server and drivers in this suite on a single computer with no artificial limits on number of devices, tags, or connected client applications, 90 days of email/phone support and upgrades.
Extended Support:   Adds an additional 12 months of phone/email support and free upgrades. (for a total of 15 months). More Info
Domestic Price: US$179.00 when purchased with license.

This OPC Server and IO Server product uses GE SRTP Ethernet, EGD Ethernet, SNP, SNP-X, or CCM protocols to connect GE Fanuc Series 90-30, 90-70, Versamax, PacSystems RX3i, and PacSystems RX7i PLCs to any HMI/SCADA system using OPC DA, UA, A&E, DDE, Suitelink, FastDDE protocols.
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When you purchase this item, you receive a license for use of the GE Fanuc TCP/IP Ethernet driver described on this page, but also licenses to use our GE Ethernet Global Data, GE Fanuc SNP Serial Master, GE Fanuc SNP-X Serial Master, and GE Fanuc CCM Protocol drivers on the same machine.

This GE SRTP Ethernet protocol driver supports direct integration with the GE Fanuc VersaPro and Logic Developer programming packages for the 90-70 and 90-30 PLC families. By using the tag database export function (SNF file) of both programming packages these drivers can directly interpret the tag configurations of your Ladder Logic application with out additional work.

In the PacSystems PLCs (RX3i, RX7i), the SRTP Ethernet driver included in this suite supports Symbolic Variables. A variable is a named storage space for data in the PLC. A reference variable is a variable that is mapped to a specific I/O or internal register location in the PLC (I00001, R00100, etc). A Symbolic Variable is a variable that is not mapped to a specific register. The PLC will allocate memory for Symbolic Variables, as needed, from its managed memory area. This driver has the ability to read and write to Symbolic Variables defined in the RX3i and RX7i PacSystems PLCs.

This driver Includes support for Wonderware FastDDE AND Suitelink making it easy to use with Wonderware InTouch More. ALSO, this driver supports the same Item Naming conventions as Wonderware´s GE HCS driver, making this product a more robust, faster, and more powerful drop in replacement for that native Wonderware driver that has proven popular with many Wonderware/GE users.

This 32 bit GE Fanuc PLCs TCP/IP Ethernet device driver provides a data exchange connection between OPC/DDE Clients and GE Fanuc PLCs supporting TCP/IP Ethernet connections. This driver also supports our NIC Selectability feature that lets you control and specify which network card to use in your PC when multiple cards are present.

PLCs supported by Ethernet Driver:

  • Ethernet TCP/IP Connection
  • PACSystem RX3i-Supports Symbolic Variable Memory Access
  • PACSystem RX7i-Supports Symbolic Variable Memory Access
  • Versamax Micro,Nano, and Modular PLCs via SNP, SNP-X or Ethernet as available on specific models of the hardware
  • Versamax SE via the GE Ethernet Driver in this Suite
  • Series 90-30 311, 313, 331, 341, 350, 360 and higher
  • Series 90-70 731, 732, 771, 772, 781, 782 and higher
  • GE OPEN-Allows connection to any VersaMax or Series 90-30 or 90-70 Model supporting SNP, SNP-X, or SRTP Ethernet Protocol
  • Horner OCS-Horner Operator Control Stations
GE Ethernet Driver Features:
  • Enhanced request blocking for reading multiple blocks within a single read request for maximum performance, especially with large projects.
  • Bit-level access within Symbolic variables for PACSystems models
  • Data can be transferred in arrays of up to 2048 bytes in length.
  • Where available on the PLC, supports access to system parameters such as: PRIVLEVEL, _SWEEPTIME, _SNPID, _PROGNAME, _SNUM_PROGS, _SPROG_FLAGS, _TIME, _OVERSWEEP, _CONSWEEP, _NEWFT, _NEWIOFT, _FTSTATUS, _IOSTATUS, _PROGATTACH, etc..

Data Formats Supported

  • I - Discrete Input
  • Q - Discrete Output
  • G - Discrete Globals
  • M - Internal Coils
  • T - Temporary Coils
  • S - Status References
  • R - Register References
  • AI - Analog Inputs
  • AQ - Analog Outputs
  • Supports %L and %P program variables on Series 90-70 PLCs

  • Boolean – bit
  • Byte - unsigned 8 bit
  • Word - unsigned 16 bit
  • Short - signed 16 bit
  • Long - signed 32 bit
  • Float - 32 bit
  • Double - 32 bit (GE Ethernet Only)
  • DWord - unsigned 32 bit
  • 2 Byte BCD
  • 4 Byte BCD

Operating System Support:


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This communications driver is a member of the TOP Server family of products and shares a number of powerful features in common with all of the products in the TOP Server family. The TOP Server family represents the latest in client-server communications technology for connecting HMI, Historian, Database, and other applications to plant floor equipment.

Broad OPC Support
The TOP Server implements both the OPC 1.0a, 2.0, and 3.0 Data Access Specifications giving you the choice of the widest range of OPC client applications. The TOP Server is continuously tested with the most popular OPC client applications on the market to insure ease of use, integration, and reliability, including popular names as Wonderware, Siemens WinCC, Intellution, Iconics, Cimplicity, RSView and more.

Full Support for Wonderware FastDDE and Suitelink
The TOP Server's support of Wonderware Corporation's FastDDE and SuiteLink simplifies the task of connecting the server with FactorySuite applications such as InTouch. By using the Wonderware connectivity toolkit, our TOP Server can simultaneously provide OPC and FastDDE/SuiteLink connectivity to address your communications needs. With built-in support of these Client/Server technologies, the TOP Server allows you to quickly access device data without the need to use an intermediary software bridge (i.e. OPC Link) as is done when using a strictly OPC only communications server. For Wonderware users the familiar look and feel of FastDDE/SuiteLink tag database setup is maintained. Backwards compatibility for legacy DDE is also supported.

Intellution NIO native interface supported - no OPC Power Tool needed!
Direct connection to the iFix Process Database allows you to skip the OPC Power Tool. Enabling the iFix PDB interface on the TOP Server Tools->Options menus causes the TOP server to appear as a native Intellution driver named "IDS". Never before has connecting TOP Server to Intellution iFix been easier.

Legacy Support for DDE
While OPC has become the defacto format of choice for communications drivers in the automation market, we realize that not everyone can replace their client software with the latest OPC client versions. For this reason, the TOP Server is one of the few OPC servers on the market to also simulataneously support Wonderware's FastDDE and Suitelink interfaces, Rockwell's AdvanceDDE and Microsoft's standard DDE interfaces for connecting the TOP Server to your client application. With the TOP Server you can connect to your legacy DDE clients today and move smoothly to the world of OPC when you are ready and not have to worry about replacing or re-configuring the communications driver connecting you to your production machinery.

Other Key Features in the TOP Server

Runtime Configuration Changes A very unique feature to this product is the ability to change your configuration while the server is running and has clients connected. The connected client application has access to a group of system tags that allow the client to request the TOP Server to change which network card it is using, change which com port it is using, change the IP address of the target device, change the Device ID of a target serial device, change serial communications parameters including RTS line control and flow control, and change diagnostic settings. This capability enables you to do Redundancy at the network media, serial connection media, and device levels -- your client application makes the determination that the target device is no longer operable by any means you choose, including monitoring our _Error system tag for communications errors, and when the client application wants the TOP Server to switch, it simply writes to the appropriate system level tag to change network connection, com port, or target device ID/IP address. Redundancy is just one of the powerful types of complex applications that these runtime-configurable features can enable.

Import Tag Databases from KEPServer Your existing KEPServer version 3.x/4.x tag databases are readable by the new TOP Server so you can migrate your existing application seamlessly to the TOP Server.

Online Full Time The TOP Server allows you to make changes to your tag database configuration at any time. In older versions, you could be online, but not add tags, or be offline to add tags but not read data. With the TOP Server you make changes when you need to, on the fly.

User Management With powerful features such as online changes, you want to make sure you manage who is allowed to make what changes. The User Manager in the TOP Server lets you define what different people can change and update in the servers' configuration.

Tag Management You want to organize your tag database around your process. With the TOP Server we've taken full advantage of OPC grouping capabilities to let you segregate and organize your tags the way you want them. Drag and Drop configuration lets you quickly move, add, copy large numbers of tags quickly and easily. CSV (Ascii comma-delimited) format import and export lets you bring in your tags from an Excel worksheet or export them, edit them in bulk and bring them back in.

Tag Scaling Display your data in units that are meaningful to you. The TOP Server supports Linear and Square Root tag scaling. You define the display format and the engineering units display string to meet your needs.

Diagnostics The TOP Server family of communications products provide real time diagnostics on all tag read/write operations that can be viewed in your OPC client to keep tabs on what is going on in the server. For those tough to debug communications problems, you can turn on our diagnostic window and capture protocol packets off to disk to find out what is really happening between the computer and the hardware device.

Other Powerful Features in the TOP Server include:

  • Tag Browsing
  • Modem support built in for serial drivers
  • Extensive help files and examples of how to use the TOP Server with popular OPC clients
  • Visual Basic OPC client sample code
  • 32-bit high performance multi-threaded drivers
  • Auto-Start for unattended operation
  • Works with any OPC client or DDE, AdvancedDDE client application
  • Works with Wonderware's FastDDE and SuiteLink interfaces

 

 

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