Resources : User Manuals & Application Notes

 

Detailed usage instructions for TOPDOC NexGen and SoftPLC Web Studio are embedded in the respective products context-sensitive help system. The documents below are overview and installation information, hardware information, or supplementary to the help system.

  • SoftPLC PAC CPU's, Gateways & Remote Hardware Manuals

    • Smart Quick Start Guide
    • Quick start communication configuration and troubleshooting guide for Smart family products.

    • Smart Netbox Setup Manual
    • Configuration and options for setting up Smart Netbox communication ports, firewall settings, modem, etc.

  • SoftPLC Control Software & TOPDOC Programming Software

    Application Notes

    • Watchdog
    • Application note describes how to easily implement a watchdog timer in a SoftPLC installation.

    • Powerout
    • Example of system wiring/logic for safe shut-down of SoftPLC systems.

    • Using MSG Instruction
    • An informational text file along with sample ladder program that shows how to use the MSG instruction on SoftPLC.

    Manuals

    • TOPDOC NexGen Installation Guide
    • Updated information on installing TOPDOC NexGen for Win7/Win8.

    • SoftPLC TOPDOC/Reference Guide
    • User Guide includes SoftPLC & TOPDOC NexGen installation & configuration, communications driver setup, and describes how SoftPLC operates.

    • SoftPLC Web HMI
    • User manual for creating animated pages for the embedded SoftPLC Web Server and for Tagwell pages.

    • Hot Backup User Guide
    • User manual for the Hot Backup system, includes hardware configuration/wiring, HOTBACK.TLM configuration and programming examples.

    • COMGENIUS
    • Instructions which enable SoftPLC to perform general purpose ASCII communications to/from serial devices. This TLM includes Modbus Master text. This TLM is included with every SoftPLC.General Motors reduced a PLC-5 program by over 400 rungs with the use of COMGENIE in place of PLC-5 String instructions!

    • Logger
    • Instructions which enable SoftPLC to log data to CSV files. Includes instruction to copy a file to an alternative location, such as a USB memory stick or network drive.

    • Send Mail
    • An add-on firmware option for SoftPLC version 4.x and later (Cat No SPZ-MSG) which provides the capability to send SMTP emails or text messages.

    • SMS
    • User manual for the SMS TLM which allows SoftPLC to send/recieve SMS text messages.

    • SoftPLC ModbusTCP/UDP Slave Driver TLM
    • Describes the installation, usage, and functionality of the SoftPLC version 4 for the slave (or server) side of the Modbus TCP protocol, used to communicate to HMI/SCADA or controller peer-to-peer over Ethernet.

    • SoftPLC Modbus Serial Slave TLM
    • Describes the installation, usage, and functionality of the driver for SoftPLC version 4 for the Modbus slave protocol, used to communicate between intelligent devices on RS-232, -485, or -422.

  • Hardware Manuals

    I/O Driver Manuals

    • Smart SoftPLC Tealware local I/O Driver TLM
    • Explains how to configure the I/O driver for local Tealware I/O when used with a Smart SoftPLC CPU.

    • SoftPLC ModbusTCP/UDP Master Driver TLM
    • Describes the installation, usage, and functionality of the SoftPLC version 4 TLM for the master (or client) side of the Modbus TCP/UDP protocol.

    • SoftPLC Modbus Serial RTU Master TLM
    • Describes the installation, usage, and functionality of the driver for SoftPLC version 4 for the Modbus Master RTU protocol, used to communicate with I/O and other devices on RS-485, -232 or -422.

    • Smart SoftPLC A-B Remote I/O Scanner Driver TLM
    • Describes the installation, usage, and functionality of the Allen-Bradley Remote I/O (RIO) Scanner driver for Smart SoftPLC's internal SM-ABRIOM interface.

    • Smart SoftPLC A-B Remote I/O Adapter Driver TLM
    • Describes the installation, usage, and functionality of the Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Slave TLM, which enables a Smart SoftPLC to emulate remote racks on an Allen-Bradly Remote I/O network via its internal SM-ABRIOA interface.

    • SoftPLC A-B Remote I/O Driver TLM for use with the 1784-KTx
    • Describes the installation, usage, and functionality of the driver for SoftPLC that is used with the Allen-Bradley 1784-KTX, -KTXD, -KTS, -PKTX, -PKTXD, and -PKTS cards for Remote I/O connectivity.

    • Profibus
    • Our powerful Hilscher driver lets SoftPLC be both master and/or slave on the network! Communicate to any compatible products from up to 8 Hilscher interface cards for ISA, PCI or PC/104 buses. The network configuration software comes with the interface card.

    • SDI-12 User Manual
    • User manual for the SoftPLC SDI-12 sensor bus driver.

  • The Web Studio User Manual is the online help. You can find the product download at Support.

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