Industrial Automation Tech Note 23 - TNIA23
This document describes a basic configuration example of an ICM8 communicating with a device that supports the Red Lion Instrument protocol.
ICM8000 along with devices that support the Red Lion Instrument protocol
Use Case: ICM8 Configuration
The ICM8 is designed solely* to convert the Red Lion Instrument ASCII serial protocol to an Ethernet protocol from another manufacturer.
* One of the protocols involved in the conversion MUST be the RLC Instrument protocol.
Crimson® 2.0 / 2.1
Crimson 2.0 Build 299+ / Crimson 2.1
Panel Meter Communication Settings
The available settings will vary unit to unit; referring to figure 1 the black items are common between all units.
*1 NOTE: setting must be configured to match in Crimson
*2 NOTE: should be non-zero
ICM8 Communication Configuration
1. Referring to Figure 2, click on the port to be configured.
2. Click Edit… next to the Driver.
3. Select Red Lion – RLC Instrument.
4. Click OK.
5. Configure Port Settings to match the meter.
Red Lion Device Configuration
1. Referring to Figure 3, click on the device below the port.
2. Set the Drop Number to match the Addr setting of the meter.
3. Select the appropriate Red Lion Device.
4. Set the Protocol Mode to Abbreviated.
Ethernet Port Configuration
1. Referring to Figure 4, click on Ethernet.
2. Set the Port Mode to the appropriate settings for the network that the ICM8 will be connected to.
Destination Device Configuration
1. Referring to Figure 5, click on one of the available Ethernet protocols.
2. Click Edit… next to the Driver.
3. Select the Manufacturer and driver required for the application.
4. Referring to Figure 6, click on the device that appears below the port and configure its setting to match the device the ICM8 will be communicating with.
5. Click the Add Gateway Block button.
6. Click on the block that appears below the device and then the Edit… button next to the Start Address.
7. Referring to Figure 7, select the first destination register in the remote device.
a. All values from Red Lion Instruments are INTEGERS, some 32-bit, which may have an implied decimal precision. I.E. a meter configured to display 2 digits after the decimal place may show 1.23 on its display, but this will be transferred to the destination in the remote device as 123.
8. Click OK.
9. Click Edit… next to the Block Size.
10. Enter the number of consecutive registers to be written to in the remote device.
11. Click OK.
12. Set the Direction.
a. G3 to Device is data that will be read from the Red Lion instrument and written to the remote device.
b. Device to G3 is data that will be read from the remote device and written to the Red Lion instrument.
13. Click on one of the destination registers below the block.
14. Click on the + next to the Red Lion instrument under the Available Mapping section to expand the mapping options.
15. Click and drag Registers to the desired destination.
16. Referring to Figure 8, type in the Address (Register ID) of the parameter to be associated with the destination register.
a. Refer to the Register Identification Chart in the communications section of the meter’s manual.
17. Click OK.
18. Referring to Figure 9, repeat steps 13 (or 5) through 17 as needed until all desired transfers are configured.
It is the customer's responsibility to review the advice provided herein and its applicability to the system. Red Lion makes no representation about specific knowledge of the customer's system or the specific performance of the system. Red Lion is not responsible for any damage to equipment or connected systems. The use of this document is at your own risk. Red Lion standard product warranty applies.
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