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Using Bridgeview as HMI for AB SLC504

I'm a student studying systems and control engineering at CWRU. For my
senior project I developed some SLC 504 code. For my presentation one of
the requirements is a demo of the product. Since I was familiar with and
had access to Bridgeview, I chose it for an HMI. Everything is going well
except that I have been unable to get the SLC and Bridgeview to communicate.
I had an engineer at the comapny that sponsored my project helping me with
the communications (they've done it twice before), but we couldn't get it
working.

Specifics:

Bridgeview 2.0 (with some added server stuff) running on win95 (the OS may
change for the final presentation so let me know if this should be changed).
I am using RSLinx (full not lite)
2.1 and the SLC is connected via serial.
I was using the Allen-Bradley (RSLinx) server in Bridgeview.

Are there any step-by-step instructions or pointers anyone can give?

Thanks-in-advance,
-Kari Olson
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First.)
Can you talk to the PLC with RSLinx and program it with RSLogix 500 ?

Second.)
Verify that you can communicate with the PLC and RSLinx using National
Instruments IA Server Explorer,
also called Industrial Automation Servers. ( The yellow telescope icon.)
IA Server Explorer 1.1 should have come with BridgeVIEW 2.0.
Without going into a lot of detail here, you should be able to connect to
the RSlinx RS232 PLC device name,
and create tags, connect to the server and then read and write the the tags,
( without even starting BridgeVIEW.)
Once IA server Explorer is happy, then try it in BridgeVIEW.
IA Server explorer is more of a "direct connection" to the RSLinx server as
opposed to the BridgeVIEW Engine
which uses Citadel as the interface to the PLC Server.

Good Luck,
A
lan Sharrow

Kari Olson wrote in message
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> I'm a student studying systems and control engineering at CWRU. For my
> senior project I developed some SLC 504 code. For my presentation one of
> the requirements is a demo of the product. Since I was familiar with and
> had access to Bridgeview, I chose it for an HMI. Everything is going well
> except that I have been unable to get the SLC and Bridgeview to
communicate.
> I had an engineer at the comapny that sponsored my project helping me with
> the communications (they've done it twice before), but we couldn't get it
> working.
>
> Specifics:
>
> Bridgeview 2.0 (with some added server stuff) running on win95 (the OS may
> change for the final presentation so let me know if this should be
changed).
> I am using RSLinx (full not lite) 2.1 and the SLC is connected via serial.
> I was using the Allen-Bradley (RSLinx) server in Bridgeview.
>
> Are there any step-by-step instructions or
pointers anyone can give?
>
> Thanks-in-advance,
> -Kari Olson
>
>
>
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