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Connecting C-more Touch Panels

There are several ways to connect C-more Operator Panels to PLC's, depending on the cabling distance from PLC to panel, and whether the Ethernet port, on full-featured panels, is required for communication with multiple PLCs (and multiple brands of
PLCs), to talk with a second slave panel, or for advanced features such as e-mail and FTP access and allowing the panel to act as a Web server.

Wiring Options: (Note: No Ethernet port on basic panels EA7-S6C-R or EA7-S6M-R).
  • Ready-made serial RS232 cables (3m max.) - for internal control panel connection.
  • Site-installed serial RS422 / 485 cable (1500m max.) - to suit connected devices.
        RS422 (4-wire 10 point multidrop) - high noise immunity fast serial network.
        RS485 (2-wire 32 point multidrop) - serial polling network.
        RS485 (4-wire 32 point multidrop) - option to support specific devices.
  • Ethernet (100m per hub/switch connection) - high-speed communications for fast update of screens with large quantity of variables. Either use an Ethernet crossover cable directly between the C-more touch panel Ethernet port and the PLC Ethernet port (full feature panels only), or connect the C-more touch panel and PLC together via an Ethernet hub or switch, and CAT5 Ethernet cables (full feature panels only)
Download chapter 6 from C-more manual, covering Communications, Cables & Wiring

DirectLogic (AutomationDirect by Koyo)DirectLogic (AutomationDirect by Koyo)
The full family of DirectLogic PLC's - using K-Sequence, DirectNet and Modbus protocols.
Data Communications modules (DCM) - using Modbus RTU serial protocol.
EtherNet Communications modules (ECOM) - using 10Mb, 100Mb and fibre Ethernet.
ECOM100 modules - using Modbus TCP/IP protocol.

Allen-Bradley PLCsAllen-Bradley PLCs
SLC500 (5/01, 5/02, 5/03, 5/04, 5/05) - DF1 full/half duplex, or DH485, also (SLC5/05 - EtherNet/IP Client)
MicroLogix 1000, 1100, 1200 & 1500 - DF1 full/half duplex, or DH485, also (MicroLogix 1100 - using EtherNet/IP Client)
PLC5 - DF1 full duplex.
ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix - DF1 full/half duplex Tag-Based, EtherNet/IP Client Tag-Based, or EtherNet/IP Server: (Generic IO Messaging).
ENI Adapter - EtherNet/IP Client, and AIC - via DH485

Mitsubishi PLCsMitsubishi PLCs
25-pin D ports:
FX, FX2 and FX2C series
8-pin mini-DIN ports:
FX0, FX0n, FX0s, FX1s, FX1n series

Omron PLCsOmron PLCs
25-pin D ports - Host Link protocol:
C200 Adapter, C500, CQM1 using CQM1-CIF02 Peripheral Port connecting cable.
9-pin D ports - FINS Protocol:
CQM1, CPM1, CPM2, C200, CJ1 and CS1.

Siemens PLCsSiemens PLCs
Siemens S7-200 CPU, RS485 serial
Siemens S7-300 Ethernet, ISO over TCP

Modbus RTU and ModiconModbus RTU and Modicon
Modicon Modbus 984 CPU.
Quantum 113 CPU.
AEG Modicon Micro series 110 CPU 311, 411, 512, 612.
Modicon Modbus with RJ45 connector.

GE Fanuc PLCsGE Fanuc PLCs
SNPX protocol:
90/30, 90/70, VersaMax, VersaMax Micro and Micro 90