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  1. #1
    takarlsson Gast

    Default Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    Hej
    We have 3 projects in a Windows XP with Zenon 6.22.
    Each of the project is also downloaded to a panel with Windows CE.
    When we edit/create a recipe in RT in one of the projects on the Windows XP we want to copy/sync with the CE panel.
    Any suggestion?
    regards
    Tommy

  2. #2

    Default Re: Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    You could consider making the Windows XP a server for all three projects, and the three CE devices a client of one project each, when these are connected in a network with TCP/IP support (ethernet, wireless, 3G, ...)

    You probably already have an integration project on the Windows XP PC. All you would have to change in your project, is activate the checkbox "network active" and define the server name (XP PC name).

    In this case the Windows XP PC is the server and starts the drivers and communicates to the PC, and the CE devices are client to the Windows XP PC.

    Please note, that the other way around, with the three CE devices as a server for each one of the projects, and the XP PC as a client of all three projects, is also possible!

    When a recipe is created on either the server or the client, this is transferred automatically over the network and available on reopening the standard recipe screen.

    Normally with 6.22 your CE license should include the license for the network, but do please verify with your local COPA-DATA sales representative to make sure.

    Please also check whether your CE devices and the XP PC have a name resolution in the network (CE devices can ping the server with the pc name, and the PC can ping the CE devices via the device name).

  3. #3
    takarlsson Gast

    Default Re: Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    Hej
    We have the three CE devices as a server for each one of the projects, and the XP PC as a client of all three projects.
    The PC can ping the CE devices via the device name.
    I will verify with our local COPA-DATA sales representative to check whether your CE devices and the XP PC have a name resolution in the network.
    Regards
    Tommy

  4. #4

    Default Re: Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    Hej,

    I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand your last post. Is everything working?

    Regards,
    Mark

  5. #5
    takarlsson Gast

    Default Re: Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    Hej
    Sorry, they were answer to your question and I got a reply from our local dealer that the license should be correct.
    But it still does not work.
    Regards
    Tommy

  6. #6

    Default Re: Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    You will have to be more specific. What exactly does not work?

    - you have to make sure that each CE device has a unique device name. While remote transport may work with the ip-address, the zenon network requires the name resolution, and each CE device must have a unique name.

    Some CE devices ship with a factory default name that is identical for all devices. This causes conflicts in the network with the name resolution.

    - can you do remote transport via the device name to all three of the CE devices?

    - Did you set the option "network active" for all three sub-projects in the project properties?

    - Did you enter the device name (not the IP-Address) of the respective CE devices for each of the sub-projects at the property "Server" in the project properties?

    - Are the CE devices running normally, and communicating to the PLC?

    - Did you transfer the runtime files for all projects to the CE devices after making the settings? (network active, server name)

    -> try and add the system driver variable "current server" and "names of connected clients" to your project, and display them in a screen. What do they display?

    - When you enter a server name "nocomputer" for one sub project (a name that does not exist in the network), and you transfer the rutnime files and start the runtime on the CE device, can you see "blue" squares at the elements indicating that the CE device cannot connect to the server as a client? Can you see the progress bar while starting the runtime, that the CE device tries to connect to "nocomputer" as the server?

  7. #7
    takarlsson Gast

    Default Re: Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    -you have to make sure that each CE device has a unique device name. While remote transport may work with the ip-address, the zenon network requires the name resolution, and each CE device must have a unique name.


    *** Establishing connection to system server SESMAE007

    *** Getting system status of remote computer
    Computer name: 'SESMAE007'
    Platform Microsoft® Windows® CE Version 6.0
    Runtime: inactive
    Runtime start project: 'SESMAE007' Runtime folder: '\hard disk\storage card\data\SESMAE007'
    Real memory 225464KB free
    Drive \hard disk\Zenon\: 1851MBs free
    Remote serial number: **.9201000.8.-128.0
    Remote activation number: ***
    Remote Version: 6.22.1....... Compatibility: 'GUARANTEED'
    **
    *** 164 of 171 Runtime files have been transported successfully


    *** Establishing connection to system server SESMAE006

    *** Getting system status of remote computer
    Computer name: 'SESMAE006'
    Platform Microsoft® Windows® CE Version 6.0
    Runtime: inactive
    Runtime start project: 'SESMAE006' Runtime folder: '\hard disk\storage card\data\SESMAE'
    Real memory 233152KB free
    Drive \hard disk\Zenon\: 1829MBs free
    Remote serial number: **.9201000.8.-256.0
    Remote activation number: ***
    Remote Version: 6.22.1....... Compatibility: 'GUARANTEED'
    ***
    *** 178 of 185 Runtime files have been transported successfully


    *** Establishing connection to system server SESMAE005

    *** Getting system status of remote computer
    Computer name: 'SESMAE005'
    Platform Microsoft® Windows® CE Version 6.0
    Runtime: inactive
    Runtime start project: 'SESMAE005' Runtime folder: '\hard disk\storage card\data\SESMAE'
    Real memory 162008KB free
    Drive \hard disk\Zenon\: 1830MBs free
    Remote serial number: **.9201000.8.-256.0
    Remote activation number: ***
    Remote Version: 6.22.1....... Compatibility: 'GUARANTEED'
    ***
    *** 169 of 176 Runtime files have been transported successfully


    Some CE devices ship with a factory default name that is identical for all devices. This causes conflicts in the network with the name resolution.
    Check! unic names


    - can you do remote transport via the device name to all three of the CE devices?
    Check!

    - Did you set the option "network active" for all three sub-projects in the project properties?
    Check!

    - Did you enter the device name (not the IP-Address) of the respective CE devices for each of the sub-projects at the property "Server" in the project properties?
    Check!

    - Are the CE devices running normally, and communicating to the PLC?
    Check!

    - Did you transfer the runtime files for all projects to the CE devices after making the settings? (network active, server name)
    Check!

    -> try and add the system driver variable "current server" and "names of connected clients" to your project, and display them in a screen. What do they display?
    current server SESMAE007
    names of connected clients:SESMAE001
    current server SESMAE006
    names of connected clients:SESMAE001
    current server SESMAE005
    names of connected clients:SESMAE001


    - When you enter a server name "nocomputer" for one sub project (a name that does not exist in the network), and you transfer the rutnime files and start the runtime on the CE device, can you see "blue" squares at the elements indicating that the CE device cannot connect to the server as a client? Can you see the progress bar while starting the runtime, that the CE device tries to connect to "nocomputer" as the server?
    Not tested, the factory is running 24h*7d
    __________________
    Regards
    Tommy
    Last edited by markclemens : 5th April 2011 at 13:03 Reason: please don't post serial numbers on the forum

  8. #8

    Default Re: Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    so SESMAE001 is a client of all three Windows CE devices, according to the system driver variable.

    From what I can see here, you have a normal structure with three servers, as the CE devices, and a integration project on the XP PC SESMAE001.

    What exactly is not working?

    From what I can see from your information, the server client connection generally seems to be OK

  9. #9
    takarlsson Gast

    Default Re: Copy recipe to a CE panel.

    Hej
    Its working now. I do not know why.
    I found testing your questions that
    -The licens for panel 5 and 6 was the same, corrected.
    -General.Remote transport was set to IP. corrected to name.

    And I did a full remote transfer to all panels.

    Thanks for your help.
    regards
    Tommy

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