Delta Industrial Automation

Tips & Tricks


August 2012

New product announcement – DVS (Unmanaged Ethernet Switches)

Delta put things in order, and give the total ethernet solution with new launch of Delta Industrial Unmanaged Ethernet switches.

With the rise of industrial automation technology, Ethernet has become the most popular and widely used communication protocol.
Based on Delta’s accumulated Ethernet communication experience and industrial know-how, the Delta Industrial Ethernet Solution helps customers build up an industrial Ethernet network that will satisfy their requirements in a wide range of applications.
All of Delta’s Ethernet products are certified to UL, CE and FCC standards.

FTP Information link
Web page information link

Announcement: ISPSoft 2.00 and COMMGR 1.0 Tutorial

New PLC software generation is coming!
Delta is preparing the tools for the future coming middle size PLC AH500.
The first step must be of course a powerful software tool able to manage the requirements of the industry.

This new version of ISPSoft v2.00 is ready to manage the 5 different languages demanded to be able to accomplish the IEC61131 standard.
But unfortunately only AH500 MPU will have enough power to support them.
The other Delta CPU´s are going to be able to work with ISPSoft 2.0 but not with ST (Structured Text)

This new software have several new tools like HWConfig and NWConfig, and we will go in deep with those tools on further posts.

What we´re interested to show in the first steps of this new ISPSoft.
Is the communication port manager designed to simplify the programming tasks, this tool is called COMMGR.
And it will detect the different communication gateways of your computer giving you the possibility to enable/disable each one when needed.

Take a look on the following tutorials to clearly understand the working way
COMMGR Tutorial 1 (Enable Serial port)

Full screen recommended

COMMGRTutorial 2 (Enable Ethernet port)

Full screen recommended

COMMGR Tutorial 3 (Enable Off-line Simulation)

Full screen recommended

The new ISPSoft is fully compatible with all the new and old Delta PLC series, and the programs are easily convertible from older versions.

Don´t hesitate to download on the following Links

FTP PLC-Suite (ISPSoft v2.00 + COMMGR v1.00 in one link)
Delta PLC Software Website

As always, don´t hesitate to let us know your opinion!

CANOpen Communication: DVPCOPM-SL with VFD-EC

Why Can Open?

Modbus is strong an with a long and successful story of applications, but when interpolation is needed, you should need something else..
Is strong, easy to use, and more important fully compatible with many different brand devices on the market.

Because of that we want to start a new Can Open Category with simple applications, easy to work on.
In the near future we will keep adding Can Open examples with all our new compatible Can Open devices (ASDA-A2, C2000, etc…) but for start our cost effective CANOpen drive VFD-EC will work.
Let´s start with the Hardware.

Hardware Configuration:

1. DVP-SX2 + DVPCOPM-SL (CANOpen Master)
2. VFD-EC (CANOpen Embedded Slave)
3. TAP-CN03 (CANOpen Splitter with terminal resistor)
4. TAP-CB03 (CANOpen Cable)

Be aware on the following advices:
– Use CANOpen wirings, Ethernet cables have the same pin-out, and they will work on short distances, but it can give you problems due they don´t have same internal impedance.
– Remember to turn on the terminal resistor switch of TAP-CN03! If you don´t want to use it, remember to put 120 Ohm terminal resistor.
– No need to supply V+ and V- connections for short distances, for long ones is recommended.

So at last, you may have something similar to this:

VFD-EC Configuration:

P0.02 -> 9 Reset fatory default values

P2.00 -> 5 CANopen of First master frequency command
P2.01 -> 5 CANOpen of forst operation command
P4.08 -> 23 multi-function input terminal (MI6) as Emergency STOP (link MI6 and DCM to work)
P9.20 -> 2 CANopen Station Address
P9.21 -> 0 CANOpen Baudrate 1Mbps
P9.24 -> 1 Adapt DS402 protocol

CANOpen Builder Configuration:

Full screen recommended

As you can see in the video, once you link on the EDS files the inverter parameters with the PLC registers, you just have to work with them as local registers in the PLC.
The PDO frames are going to be sended automatically in a continuous matter, so every change will be automatically updated in the other device.

HMI and PLC Program:
And after that, you only need to download the PLC and HMI programs.
You will find it in the following link.
The HMI and PLC are connected trough RS232 (DVPACAB2030), but you can change it with no problem.

CANOpen VFD-EC Control.rar

If it´s your first step with CANopen, test it in your lab, and let us know your experience.

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