GP-Pro EX Device/PLC Connection Manual


Pass-Through Function

Please see below for required drivers and the system requirements to use the pass-through function.

Please refer to [Pass-Through Function Guide] for installation or settings of the pass-through function.

When using the Pass-Through Function by SIMATIC S7 MPI Direct Driver, please refer to [SIMATIC S7 MPI Direct Driver Pass-Through Function Guide].

For details about how to connect to the Display, click the hyperlink in the Driver column to open the manual PDF (portable document format) file for that driver.

Drivers list

Maker

Driver

System Requirements

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

A Series CPU Direct

The following GPP function software packages are required.

Windows XP:
GX Developer Ver.8 or higher

Windows Vista:
GX Developer Ver.8.58L or higher

Windows 7:
GX Developer Ver8.98C or higher / GX Works 2 V1.56J / GX Works 3

Windows 8:
GX Developer Ver8.114U or higher / GX Works 2 V1.492N / GX Works 3

Windows 8.1:
GX Works 2 V1.507D / GX Works 3

note

When using iQ-R/F Ethernet, the following limitations apply.

- Pass-Through Function can be used only when the display is connected to the Ethernet Port on CPU unit.

- You cannot connect External Devices from the same series (iQ-R or iQ-F) at the same time. However, you can connect 1 device each from iQ-R and iQ-F series at the same time.

- Set up 120 secords or more for GX Works3's [Check at Communication Time]. Additionally, set the GP-Pro EX [Timeout] to 60 seconds or more.

- When using a hub, GX Works3 may generate the following error, "Unable to communicate with PLC."

Q Series CPU Direct

QnA Series CPU Direct

QUTE Series CPU Direct

FX Series CPU Direct

iQ-R/F Ethernet

YASKAWA Electric Corporation

MP Series SIO (Extension)

The following engineering tool is required.

MPE720 Ver5.38 / Ver6.04 or higher

MP Ethernet/MECHATROLINK

The following engineering tool is required.

MPE720 Ver5.38 / Ver6.04 or higher

note

When GP-3200 series, GP-3300 series, and LT3000 series are connected with the MP3000 series, the ladder program cannot be read out with the pass-through function.

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Personal Computer Link SIO

The following programming tool is required.

WideField2 R3.01 or higher

note

- Pass-Through Function can be used only when the display is connected to the programming port on the CPU.

- Windows 7 (64 bit) and Windows 8 (64 bit) are not supported.

Personal Computer Link Ethernet

The following programming tool is required.

WideField2 R3.01 or higher

note

Windows 7 (64 bit) and Windows 8 (64 bit) are not supported.

OMRON Corporation

CS/CJ Series HOST Link

The following programming support tool is required.

CX-Programmer Version 3.00 or higher

note

To use Pass-Through Function, [SYSMAC WAY] needs to be specified for [Network Type] in the ladder software.

CS/CJ Series Ethernet

The following programming support tool is required.

CX-Programmer Version 3.00 or higher

note

- If High Performance Unit is written by the Pass Through Function, response of Link Unit temporarily stops and an error may be displayed on the Display.

- To use Pass-Through Function, [SYSMAC WAY] needs to be specified for [Network Type] in the ladder software.

- The following CPU unit does not support the Pass-Through Function.

CJ2H-CPU68-EIP

CJ2H-CPU67-EIP

CJ2H-CPU66-EIP

CJ2H-CPU65-EIP

CJ2H-CPU64-EIP

CJ2M-CPU35

CJ2M-CPU34

CJ2M-CPU33

CJ2M-CPU32

CJ2M-CPU31

Rockwell Automation, Inc.

DF1

The following programming support tools are required.

RSLogix500

RSLogix5000

note

Windows 7 (64 bit) is supported only when RSLogix5000 is used.

Siemens AG

SIMATIC S7 MPI Direct

The following programming tools are required.

SIEMENS SIMATIC SoftwareSTEP7 Version 5.1 or higher

STEP7 - Micro/WIN Version 4.0.1.10 or higher

note

SIMATIC S7-1200 Series does not support the Pass-Through Function.

KEYENCE Corporation

KV-700/1000/3000/5000 CPU Direct

The following ladder support software is required.

KV STUDIO: 
Ver1.17, Ver2.50, Ver4.14, Ver5.02, Ver6.12, Ver8.00

KV BUILDER:
1.13M, 2.02A, 4.70

note

- During [Transfer to PLC] and [Read from PLC] on the Ladder Support Software, the communications with the Display may be temporarily interrupted.

- When using the pass-through function, use the same value for the communication speed between the ladder software and the Display.
When the setting value is different, the communication speed between the External Device and the Display is changed to the setting value for the ladder software. To restore the changed communication settings, restart the Display.

- Windows 7 (64 bit) is supported only when KV STUDIO is used.

Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX Co., Ltd.

FP Series Computer Link SIO

The following programming tool software is required.

Control FPWIN GR Ver.2.30 or higher

note

- When using Pass-Through function, it is necessary to connect Display to Tool port of the control unit.

- "C-NET (RS232C)" needs to be selected for [Network type] in the [Communication Settings].

- "Station home" or "C-NET" needs to be selected for [Network selection] in the [Specify Station No.]. However, select "C-NET" when you use Control FPWIN GR Ver. 2.30.

- During [Upload from PLC] and [Download to PLC] on the Programming Tool Software, the communications with the Display may be temporarily interrupted.

TOSHIBA MACHINE CO.,LTD.

TC Series (TCmini/TC200)

The following programming software is required.

Windows XP:
TCPRGOS-W Ver.2.27 or higher

Windows 7:
TCPRGOS-W Ver.2.30 or higher

note

- In the 1:n connection, the Eternal Device to be connected with is specified using the programming software. For a Pass-Through configuration tool, specify the External Device directly to be connected.

- Please refer to TOSHIBA MACHINE CO.,LTD. for the model that can use the Pass-Through Function.