Contents OPC

1 Overview of OPC

1.1 General information of the OPC server

1.2 Fields of application of the OPC server

1.3 What has to be taken into account?

1.3.1 General

1.3.2 System requirements

1.3.3 Preparations of the CoDeSys project

1.3.4 Configuration of the OPC server

1.3.5 Project planning of the client

2 Installation of the CoDeSys OPC server

2.1 Required files

2.1.1 Gateway files

2.1.2 OPC server files

2.2 Installation and registration

2.2.1 Installation of Gateway and OPC server

2.2.2 OPC server, installation and registration

2.2.3 Register the OPC server (update)

2.2.4 Deinstall the OPC server

3 Use of the CoDeSys OPC server

3.1 General notes

3.2 Settings in the programming software CoDeSys

3.2.1 Step 1: Creating the data objects

3.2.2 Step 2: Configuration of the symbol files

3.2.3 Step 3: Setting of the communication parameters in the project

3.2.4 Step 4, optional: Store project

3.2.5 Step 5: Creating of the symbol file and transmission to the gateway

3.3 Configuration of the OPC server with OPCconfig.exe

3.3.1 Menu <File>

3.3.2 Menu <Edit>

3.3.3 Multi-PLC configuration

3.3.3.1 General

3.3.3.2 Settings for the OPC server

3.3.3.3 Settings for the PLC

3.3.3.4 Settings for the connection to the PLC

3.3.4 Single-PLC configuration

3.3.4.1 General

3.3.4.2 Settings for the OPC server

3.3.4.3 Settings for the PLC

3.3.4.4 Settings for the connection to the PLC

3.3.5 Registry entries (example)

3.4 Start of CoDeSysOPC.exe

3.5 End of CoDeSysOPC.exe

3.6 Starting and ending of Gateway.exe

4 Behaviour of the OPC server

4.1 General recommendations

4.2 Time response of the OPC server

4.3 OPC configuration

4.3.1 General

4.3.2 Standard configuration with one PC

4.3.2.1 Construction

4.3.2.2 Configuration of the components

4.3.3 Configuration 1 with gateway on another PC

4.3.3.1 Construction

4.3.3.2 Configuration of the components

4.3.4 Configuration 3 with a multiple OPC server access to a PLC

4.3.4.1 Construction

4.3.4.2 Configuration of the components

5 Example of an ini file for the OPC server configuration

5.1 Example of a Multi-PLC configuration

6 Short checklist

6.1 Short checklist

7 Index

8 Glossary