WEBfactory 2010

Saia S-Bus OPC Server Configuration Tool

The configuration tool for the WEBfactory Saia S-Bus OPC Server is accessible via the Start Menu > Programs > WEBfactory 2010 > OPC Server Configuration > Saia S-Bus OPC Server.

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Saia S-Bus OPC Server configuration tool

Main menu
Project
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Project menu

Description

Function

New Project

Creates a new configuration

Open Configuration

Opens and exits configuration

Save Configuration

Saves the configuration

Save Configuration as...

Saves the configuration using a different name

Exit

Closes the program

Edit
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Edit menu

Description

Function

Undo

Undoes the last change

Redo

Redoes the previous undone change

Insert station

Inserts a new station in the configuration

Copy station

Duplicates a station

Delete station...

Deletes a selected station

Insert item

Inserts an item in the configuration

Delete item(s)...

Deletes the selected items

Import Saia Project

Opens a dialog allowing the user to select a Saia project and import it

Saia S-Bus Configuration

Configures the Saia S-Bus device and the communication properties

Server
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Server menu

Description

Function

Start OPC Server

Starts the OPC Server

Stop OPC Server

Stops the OPC Server

Set active configuration file...

Allows the user to the select the .xml configuration file and set it as active

Toolbar

The toolbar below the menu contains all commands that are accessible via the menus:

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Configurator toolbar

Description 

Function

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Create new configuration

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Open existing configuration

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Save current configuration

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Insert a new station

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Copy station

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Delete station

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Insert tag

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Delete tag

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Undo

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Redo

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Starts the OPC Server

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Stops the OPC Server

Main view
Station properties
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Station properties panel

Description

Function

Name

The station name. The name is created in SAIA Communications library.

Ex:

When using only one station, assign the value -1 to the Ex property.

S-Bus Station

The station number from the PLC project.

Extra Station

The IP address of the controller followed by the port via which the communication takes place (:5050).

Update

The actualization rate of the OPC server.

Profi S-Bus Station

The station number from the PLC project.

Filter
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Filter panel

Description

Function

Column

Select the column to be used in filtering.

Value

The value to be filtered by. Supports wildcards.

Name

The item name.

Item Type

The type of the item.

Type

The type of the value.

Access

The access permissions (read/write/read&write)

Count

The amount of values read from a specific address.

Address

The address of the item.

DBNum

The address of the Data Block from which the reading is done when the data type is set to DB (Data Block).

Item Properties
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Item Properties panel

Description

Function

Name

The item name.

Type

The type of the value

Access

The access permissions (read/write/read&write)

Count

The amount of values read from a specific address

Address

The address of the item

DBNum

The address of the Data Block from which the reading is done when the data type is set to DB (Data Block)

Substitute For Null

Replacement value (Hex value) which is used to replace NULL values inside a string value.

CPU

The ID from which the data is coming.

General Settings
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General Settings panel

Description

Function

Flat names

If the option is checked, it removes the data type from the connection name, making it shorter.

Connection name

The name of the connection.