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Welsyntoffie

Has anyone tried interfacing an arduino and Factorytalk view scada?
I know to use the modbus protocol when connecting the arduino via usb to pc and Kepserverex to communicate with the arduino and then create an opc in factorytalk and add the kepserverex server into it.

rockwallaby

Or maybe you could look at implementing the EtherNet/IP, as used by AB on some of their gear, as detailed in this epub. Not sure if there is a library, but I did have an inkling that someone had done something here from some research I did a year or so ago.

Something else you could look into is having the Arduino being polled by a PLC, say even a MicroLogix that has Modbus capability and then have that MicroLogix also connected to the FactoryTalk Network.

Is there something special that you need to use an Arduino that a small MicroLogix or CompactLogix controller couldn't do ?
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Paul
Paul - VK7KPA

Welsyntoffie

Or maybe you could look at implementing the EtherNet/IP, as used by AB on some of their gear, as detailed in this epub. Not sure if there is a library, but I did have an inkling that someone had done something here from some research I did a year or so ago.

Something else you could look into is having the Arduino being polled by a PLC, say even a MicroLogix that has Modbus capability and then have that MicroLogix also connected to the FactoryTalk Network.

Is there something special that you need to use an Arduino that a small MicroLogix or CompactLogix controller couldn't do ?
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Paul
I want visualize the i/o from the arduino. The micrologix and compactlogix controllers are to expensive and want to go down that road.
I have researched some scada software that can work with the arduino, but they are either open source and not that great or way expensive. I already have factorytalk view and would like to use that without adding extra costs.

rockwallaby

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I have researched some scada software that can work with the arduino, but they are either open source and not that great or way expensive
Can list what you have looked at, in terms of open source ?
Which ones are not great and what open source SCADA is expensive ?

If all you want to do is visualise data, there are a number of ways to do this, but, again, depending on your needs. There are choices that can be based on Python or Bitlash commander and others.

Do you need real time data, historical logging, alarm logging, setpoint capability ?
I wonder if you would be willing to elaborate more on your needs in terms of an HMI or SCADA ?

I'm also curious why you would use FactoryTalk SE just to communicate with an Arduino, especially considering the cost of FactoryTalk Site Edition ?
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Paul
Paul - VK7KPA

Welsyntoffie

I have seen mango, not want I want.
I have seen Reliance scada. Extra costs
I have seen monitoriza, good but not what I want.
Factorytalk view can run for 2hours at a time. After 7 days you have to restart the pc to restart the 7day trail.
What I want to do with a hmi/scada is read and visualize analog and digital i/o's.
I also want to switch an output on via the scada. I want to control servo position via the scada software.
I want to use ftview because I have worked with it before and know how to make the visual indications and to setup communications to a plc.
I just have never used an arduino to ftview in that way.
I want to see realtime data, logging might become an option later on but not with the 2hour limit for now. Setpoint capability-yes.

Welsyntoffie

I am assuming that no one has done this before. I am trying to use kepserverex and the modbus library. The only this I dont understand is how to address kepserver to my arduino.

Welsyntoffie

For anyone who ever comes across this post. I have successfully interfaced my Arduino into Factory Talk View 6.10.
Any version of FTView should work.
KepServerEx (anyversion) with modbus serial
Arduino modbus library.

Works great.   

notausp

So, I went through something just like this. On one side I have SAGE SCADA as OPC UA Server and on the other, Factorytalk View Network Distributed SE as client. I know SAGE SCADA can provide Modbus TCP or RTU instead OPC UA. So, using KepServerEx, will I be able to reach my goals?

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