Automgen Server

Requirements

  • Automgen or Ultimate Edition
  • Automgen

This I/O driver provides connectivity with AUTOMGEN through a TCP/IP server. AUTOMGEN is a tool for control algorithm design/simulation and PLC programming. It is especially suited for developing controllers using GRAFCET but also allows the design of controllers using standard languages such as the ones defined by IEC 61131-3 and SysML standards.

It is configured by default to start the server once this driver is selected. You may change this behavior by disabling the Auto connect option on the Configuration Panel which will allow to START and STOP the server manually.

automgen driver

Configuration

automgen configuration

Auto start Automatically starts the server once this driver is selected. You won't be able to start and stop the server manually if this option is checked.
Host Displays the local IP address (read-only). You will need this IP address when setting up AUTOMGEN to connect to FACTORY I/O.
Port Sets the server port number (default port is 4000).
Scale Floating sensors values are multiplied by this value; actuators are divided by it. Using this approach, a floating value can be converted into an integer, sent to AUTOMGEN in a WORD and then converted back to a real number (e.g. an input value of 3.14 with 100 as scale, writes 314 into the memory input, then it can be divided by the same scale to obtain the real value of 3.14).
Digital Inputs Defines AUTOMGEN memory address offset and the number of digital inputs (max 256).
Digital Outputs Defines AUTOMGEN memory address offset and the number of digital outputs (max 256).
WORD Inputs Defines AUTOMGEN memory address offset and the number of WORD inputs (max 64). These are used to send floating and integer values to AUTOMGEN. Floating sensor values are multiplied by the Scale factor, converted into integers and sent to AUTOMGEN in a WORD. In order to convert them back to floating values, you must divide them by the same scale.
WORD Outputs Defines AUTOMGEN memory address offset and number of WORD outputs (max 64). These are used to receive floating and integer values from AUTOMGEN. Floating sensor values must be divided by the Scale factor in AUTOMGEN since they will be multiplied by it when converted to floating values.