How to Use Omron Sysmac C200H Software 31 for PLC Programming
Omron Sysmac C200H Software 31 is a software tool that allows you to program and configure Omron's C200H series of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The C200H series is a compact and versatile PLC that can handle various applications such as machine control, process control, and data acquisition.
In this article, we will show you how to use Omron Sysmac C200H Software 31 to create, edit, and download a simple PLC program. We will also introduce some of the features and functions of the software that can help you troubleshoot and optimize your PLC program.
Step 1: Install Omron Sysmac C200H Software 31
To install Omron Sysmac C200H Software 31, you need to have a license for the software. You can request a free, 30-day trial from Omron's website[^2^]. If you already have a license, you can download the 64-bit or 32-bit version of the software from the same website[^2^]. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process.
To connect your PC to the PLC, you need to have a communication cable that matches the port type of your PLC. The C200H series has various port types such as RS-232C, RS-422A, and RS-485. You can also use a USB-to-serial converter if your PC does not have a serial port. Refer to the user manual of your PLC for more details on the communication settings and wiring.
Step 3: Create a New Project
To create a new project, launch Omron Sysmac C200H Software 31 and click on File > New Project. A dialog box will appear where you can enter the project name, description, and location. You can also select the PLC type, model number, and communication settings from the drop-down menus. Click OK to create the project.
Step 4: Write Your PLC Program
To write your PLC program, you can use either ladder diagram (LD) or instruction list (IL) as the programming language. You can switch between LD and IL by clicking on View > LD/IL Editor. You can also use function blocks (FBs) to simplify your program structure and reuse common functions. You can access the FB library by clicking on Tools > FB Library.
To write your program logic, you can use various instructions such as contacts, coils, timers, counters, arithmetic operations, comparisons, jumps, calls, etc. You can enter the instructions manually or select them from the instruction palette on the left side of the screen. You can also drag and drop FBs from the FB library to your program.
To assign addresses to your inputs and outputs, you can use either symbols or direct addressing. Symbols are user-defined names that represent physical or internal addresses. Direct addressing uses hexadecimal or decimal notation to specify the address directly. You can switch between symbol mode and direct mode by clicking on View > Symbol/Direct Mode.
To create symbols for your addresses, you can use the symbol editor by clicking on Tools > Symbol Editor. You can enter the symbol name, address, data type, comment, and initial value for each symbol. You can also import or export symbols from or to a CSV file.
Step 5: Download Your PLC Program
To download your PLC program to the PLC, you need to first compile your program by clicking on Project > Compile Project. This will check your program for any errors or warnings and generate a binary file that can be transferred to the PLC. If there are any errors or warnings, you need to fix them before downloading.
To download your program to the PLC, click on Online > Transfer Project > PC to PLC. A dialog box will appear where you can select the communication settings and transfer options. Click OK to start the transfer process. You can monitor the progress of the transfer on the status bar at the bottom of the screen.
Step 6: Test and Troubleshoot Your PLC Program
To test and troubleshoot your PLC program, you can use various tools and functions provided by Omron Sysmac C200H Software 29c81ba772