Pro-Server EX Ver.1.3 Reference Manual

Thank you for purchasing the Data Management Software Pro-Server EX. This manual describes Pro-Server EX operation procedures and details for features.Please read this and all related manuals carefully in order to use this software properly.

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Safety Symbols and Terms
This manual uses the following symbols and terms to identify important information related to the correct and safe operation of Pro-Server EX. The symbols and the descriptions are as follows.
The addition of this symbol to a "Danger" or "Warning" safety label indicates that an electrical hazard exists which will result in personal injury if the instructions are not followed.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.

NOTICE is used to address practices not related to physical injury.

General Information Symbols and Terms
This manual uses the following symbols and terms for general information.
Display Description
States precautions and restrictions that must be followed.
Provides hints on correct product use, or supplementary information.
Indicates an item with an explanatory footnote.
Indicates an item's related information.
Indicates an operation procedure.Follow the numbered steps.
This manual uses the following terms and acronyms in its descriptions.
Display Description
Pro-Studio EX System configuration software to manage Display units and devices/PLCs connected to the network. Use this software to create a network project file that manages information about the Display unit, device/PLC, and conditions for data collection.
Pro-Server EX Middleware that reads and writes data between the PC and either the Display unit or device/PLC, as defined in the network project file designed in Pro-Studio EX.
Display unit Pro-face touch panel display unit, WinGP, or Factory Gateway.
Node PC or Display unit registered in Pro-Studio EX to read and write data from a device/PLC.
WinGP Application that runs GP-Pro EX projects on PC/AT compatible machines or Pro-face industrial computers (PS Series, PE Series, and PL Series). Also refers to PC/AT compatible machines and Pro-face industrial computers with this application installed.
Device/PLC A device, such as a PLC, that connects to a Display unit
PLC Indicates Programable Logic Controllers
Personal Computer Indicates the SP5000 Series Open Box (SP-5B40) or PC/AT compatible machine.
GP Display unit
SRAM Backup memory that retains data even when the display unit is shut down. The type of backup memory on display units varies depending on the model, but in this document backup memory is generically referred to as SRAM. You can check the type of backup memory installed on your display unit by referring to the corresponding hardware manual.
About substitution
This manual describes how to use and set up the GP3000 series. If you use models other than the GP3000 series, references to "display unit" and "GP" apply to the model you use.
For models that support an SD card or CFast card, references to "CF"/"CF Card" apply to the memory card you are using.
Make sure to check Supported Features in this manual, because available functions vary depending on the model.
Refer to the following sections for the system configuration used to explain the operations and features.
Depending on the operating system you are using, the display and part names may differ in the Windows setup screens. If so, replace the names with those with similar features used in your system configuration.
Global Code
A global code is assigned to every Pro-face product as a universal model number.
For more information on product models and their matching global codes, please refer to the following URL.

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