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Analog-Digital Converter Module
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-Q64AD
-Q68ADV
-Q68ADI
-GX Configurator-AD (SW2D5C-QADU-E)

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  • Page 1 Analog-Digital Converter Module User's Manual -Q64AD -Q68ADV -Q68ADI -GX Configurator-AD (SW2D5C-QADU-E)
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

     SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  (Read these precautions before using this product.) Before using this product, please read this manual and the relevant manuals carefully and pay full attention to safety to handle the product correctly. In this manual, the safety precautions are classified into two levels: " WARNING"...
  • Page 4 [SECURITY PRECAUTIONS] WARNING  To maintain the security (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) of the programmable controller and the system against unauthorized access, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, computer viruses, and other cyberattacks from external devices via the network, take appropriate measures such as firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), and antivirus solutions.
  • Page 5 [WIRING PRECAUTIONS] WARNING  After wiring, attach the included terminal cover to the module before turning it on for operation. Failure to do so may result in electric shock. CAUTION  Individually ground the FG terminal of the programmable controller with a ground resistance of 100...
  • Page 6 [STARTING AND MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS] WARNING  Do not touch any terminal while power is on. Doing so will cause electric shock or malfunction.  Shut off the external power supply (all phases) used in the system before cleaning the module or retightening the terminal screws or module fixing screws.
  • Page 7: Conditions Of Use For The Product

     CONDITIONS OF USE FOR THE PRODUCT  (1) Mitsubishi programmable controller ("the PRODUCT") shall be used in conditions; i) where any problem, fault or failure occurring in the PRODUCT, if any, shall not lead to any major or serious accident; and ii) where the backup and fail-safe function are systematically or automatically provided outside of the PRODUCT for the case of any problem, fault or failure occurring in the PRODUCT.
  • Page 8: Revisions

    REVISIONS The manual number is given on the bottom left of the back cover. Print Date Manual Number Revision Dec., 1999 SH (NA)-080055-A First printing Oct., 2000 SH (NA)-080055-B Add the contents of the function version B. Correction About the Generic Terms and Abbreviations, Section 2.1, Section 3.1.3, 3.4.1, Section 4.3, 4.4.2, Section 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.3, 5.6.1 Partial addition Section 1.1, Section 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, Section 4.5, Section...
  • Page 9 The manual number is given on the bottom left of the back cover. Print Date Manual Number Revision Feb., 2003 SH (NA)-080055-F Correction SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, Section 1.2, Section 2.1, Section 3.4.1 to 3.4.3, 3.4.15, Section 4.5, Section 5.1, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.2, 5.6.1 to 5.6.3, Section 7.3.1, 7.3.3 to 7.3.6, Appendix 1.1, Appendix 1.2, Appendix 2.2, Appendix 2.3 Addition...
  • Page 10 This manual confers no industrial property rights or any rights of any other kind, nor does it confer any patent licenses. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation cannot be held responsible for any problems involving industrial property rights which may occur as a result of using the contents noted in this manual.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the MELSEC-Q series programmable controller. Before using the product, please read this manual carefully to develop full familiarity with the functions and performance of the Q series programmable controllers to ensure correct use. CONTENTS SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ..........................A- 1 CONDITIONS OF USE FOR THE PRODUCT ....................
  • Page 12 3.4.10 Setting range (buffer memory address 20, 21: Un\G20, Un\G21) ..........3-30 3.4.11 Offset/gain setting mode Offset/gain specification (buffer memory address 22, 23: Un\G22, Un\G23) ..............3-31 3.4.12 Maximum and minimum value storage area (buffer memory address 30 to 45: Un\G30 to Un\G45) ..............3-31 3.4.13 Mode switching setting (buffer memory address 158, 159: Un\G158, Un\G159) ......
  • Page 13 6.2 For Use in Remote I/O Network ......................6- 6 6.2.1 Programming example using the utility package ................6- 7 6.2.2 Programming example without using the utility package .............. 6-10 7 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE 7- 1 to 7-36 7.1 Online Module Change Conditions ....................... 7- 2 7.2 Online Module Change Operations ......................
  • Page 14: About Manuals

    ABOUT MANUALS The following manuals are also related to this product. If necessary, order them by quoting the details in the tables below. Related Manuals Manual Number Manual Name (Model Code) GX Developer Version 8 Operating Manual SH-080373E Describes the methods of using GX Developer to create a program and print out, monitor, and debug (13JU41) the program.
  • Page 15: About The Generic Terms And Abbreviations

    ABOUT THE GENERIC TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Unless otherwise specified, this manual uses the following general terms and abbreviations. Abbreviation/general terms Description of the abbreviation/general terms A/D converter module Generic term for Q64AD, Q68ADI, Q68ADV Personal computer IBM PC/AT ® or compatible computer with DOS/V. GX Developer Product name of the software package for the MELSEC programmable controllers GX Works2...
  • Page 16: Product Structure

    PRODUCT STRUCTURE The product structure of this product is given in the table below. (GX Configurator-AD is sold separately.) Model code Product name Quantity Q64AD Q64AD Model Analog-Digital Converter Module Q68ADV Q68ADV Model Analog -Digital Converter Module Q68ADI Q68ADI Model Analog -Digital Converter Module The product structure of GX Configurator-AD is given in the table below.
  • Page 17: Overview

    OVERVIEW MELSEC-Q 1 OVERVIEW This User's Manual describes the specifications, handling and programming methods for the Q64AD analog-digital converter module (hereinafter referred to as the Q64AD), Q68ADV analog-digital converter module (hereinafter referred to as the Q68ADV), and Q68ADI analog-digital converter module (hereinafter referred to as the Q68ADI), which are used in conjunction with MELSEC-Q Series CPUs.
  • Page 18: Functions Added To Function Version B And Later

    OVERVIEW MELSEC-Q 1.2 Functions Added to Function Version B and Later (1) Functions added to function version B The functions added by the function version B A/D converter module are listed below. Item Function overview Reference section Multiple CPU system Compatible with a multiple CPU system.
  • Page 19: System Configuration

    SYSTEM CONFIGURATION MELSEC-Q 2 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION This chapter explains the system configuration of the A/D converter module. 2.1 Applicable Systems This section describes applicable systems. Applicable modules and base units, and No. of modules (a) When mounting to CPU module For the applicable modules, the number of modules, and base units applicable to the A/D converter module, refer to the user’s manual for the CPU module used.
  • Page 20 (4) Supported software packages Relation between the system containing the A/D converter modules and software package is shown in the following table. GX Developer or GX Works2 are necessary when using the A/D converter module. Software Version GX Configurator-AD GX Developer GX Works2 Version 1.10L or later Single CPU system...
  • Page 21 POINT The products of function version C include the functions of the products of function versions A and B. Depending on the version of GX Configurator-AD, systems, CPU modules, and functions of the A/D converter modules differ. When using GX Works2, refer to the following. •...
  • Page 22: Precautions On System Configuration

    2.2 Precautions on System Configuration (1) Using A/D converter modules with Redundant CPU (a) Dedicated instruction The dedicated instruction cannot be used. (b) GX Configurator-AD GX Configurator-AD cannot be used when accessing the Redundant CPU via an intelligent function module on an extension base unit from GX Developer.
  • Page 23: Checking Function Version, Serial Number, And Software Version

    2.3 Checking Function Version, Serial Number, and Software Version Checking the function version and serial number of the A/D converter modules The serial number and function version of the A/D converter modules are described in the rating plate, on the front part of the module, or displayed in the System monitor dialog box of GX Developer.
  • Page 24 Checking on the front of the module The serial number and function version on the rating place is shown on the front (at the bottom) of the module. Checking in the System monitor dialog box (Product Information List) To display the system monitor, select [Diagnostics] [System monitor] and click the Product Information List...
  • Page 25 Checking the software version of GX Configurator-AD The software version of GX Configurator-AD can be checked by selecting [Help] [Product information] on GX Developer. Software version (In the case of GX Developer Version 7) REMARK The version indication for GX Configurator-AD has been changed as shown below from the SW0D5C-QADU-E 50F upgrade product.
  • Page 26 MEMO 2 - 8 2 - 8...
  • Page 27: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3 SPECIFICATIONS 3.1 Performance Specifications 3.1.1 Performance specifications list Table 3.1 shows the performance specifications of the A/D converter modules. Table 3.1 Performance specifications Model name Q64AD Q68ADV Q68ADI Item Analog input points 4 points (4 channels) 8 points (8 channels) 8 points (8 channels) Voltage –10 to 10 V DC (Input resistance value 1M...
  • Page 28: I/O Conversion Characteristic

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Model name Q64AD Q68ADV Q68ADI Item s/channel (When there is temperature drift, the time calculated by adding 160 s will be used Conversion speed regardless of the number of channels used) Absolute maximum input Voltage : ± 15 V Current : ±...
  • Page 29 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Voltage input characteristic Voltage input characteristic in normal resolution mode Figure 3.1 shows a graph of the voltage input characteristic in normal resolution mode. Analog input practical range 4095 4000 3) 4) 2000 –96 –2000 –4000 –4096 –15 –10 –5 Analog input voltage (V)
  • Page 30 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Voltage input characteristic in high resolution mode Figure 3.2 shows a graph of the voltage input characteristic in high resolution mode. Analog input practical range 16383 16000 12287 12000 3) 4) 8000 –288 –384 –8000 –16000 –16384 –15 –10 –5 Analog input voltage (V)
  • Page 31 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q POINT Set within the analog input range and digital output range for each input range. If these ranges are exceeded, the maximum resolution and accuracy may not fall within the performance specifications. (Avoid using the dotted line area shown in Figures 3.1 and 3.2.) When inputting an analog voltage out of the range between -15 to 15V, the elements may be damaged.
  • Page 32 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Current input characteristic Current input characteristic in normal resolution mode Figure 3.3 shows a graph of the current input characteristic in normal resolution mode. Analog input practical range 4095 4000 2000 –96 –2000 –4000 –4096 –30 –20 –10 Analog input current (mA) Analog input Maximum...
  • Page 33 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Current input characteristic in high resolution mode Figure 3.4 shows a graph of the current input characteristic in high resolution mode. Analog input practical range 12287 12000 6000 –288 –6000 –12000 –12288 –30 –20 –10 Analog input current (mA) Analog input Maximum Digital output value...
  • Page 34 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q POINT Set within the analog input range and digital output range for each input range. If these ranges are exceeded, the maximum resolution and accuracy may not fall within the performance specifications. (Avoid using the dotted line area shown in Figures 3.3 and 3.4.) When inputting an analog current out of the range between -30mA to 30mA, the elements may be damaged.
  • Page 35: Accuracy

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.1.3 Accuracy Accuracy is represented with respect to the maximum value of Digital output value. Accuracy does not change and remains within the range listed in the performance specification even if the input characteristic is changed by changing offset/gain settings, input range and resolution mode.
  • Page 36: Function List

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.2 Function List Table 3.2 shows the function list of the A/D converter modules. Table 3.2 Function list Item Function Reference section (1) Specifies whether to enable or disable the A/D conversion for each A/D conversion enable/ channel. Section 3.4.2 disable setting (2) By disabling the conversion for the channels that are not used, the...
  • Page 37: A/D Conversion Methods

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.2.1 A/D conversion methods There are two A/D conversion methods, sampling processing and averaging processing. Sampling processing A/D conversion is performed successively for the analog input value, and the converted Digital output value is stored in the buffer memory. The sampling processing time depends on the number of channels used (the number of channels set to A/D conversion enable) and whether the temperature drift compensation function is available.
  • Page 38 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q When averaging processing is specified for the set amount of time The number of processing repetitions within the set time differs according to the number of channels used (number of channels for which A/D conversion is enabled) and whether or not temperature-drift compensation is used.
  • Page 39: Maximum And Minimum Value Hold Function

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.2.2 Maximum and minimum value hold function The maximum and minimum value of Digital output value for each channel are stored in Maximum and minimum values storage area (buffer memory address 30 to 45: Un\G30 to Un\G45). When Operating condition setting completed flag (X9) turns off, the values are cleared to 0 and new maximum and minimum values are stored when conversion begins.
  • Page 40: Details Of I/O Signals

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.3.2 Details of I/O signals I/O signals for the A/D converter modules are explained in detail below. Input signals Device No. Signal Name Description (1) When the programmable controller CPU is powered on or reset, this signal turns on once the preparation for A/D conversion has been completed, and A/D conversion processing is then performed.
  • Page 41 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Device No. Signal Name Description [In offset/gain setting mode] (1) This is used as an interlock condition for setting User range writing request (YA) to on/off when registering the value after adjustment of the offset/gain settings have been completed. (2) Refer to Section 4.6 regarding the offset/gain settings.
  • Page 42 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Device No. Signal name Description (1) This is used as an interlock condition for setting Channel change request (YB) to on/off when changing the channel for which the offset/gain settings are to be performed. (2) Refer to Section 4.6 regarding the offset/gain settings. Performed by the A/D converter module Performed by the sequence program Offset/gain setting mode...
  • Page 43 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Output signals Device No. Signal name Description (1) Turn on this signal to enable the following setting contents. • A/D conversion enable/disable setting (buffer memory address 0: Un\G0) Operating • CH Average time/average number of times (buffer memory address 1 to 8: condition setting Un\G1 to Un\G8) request...
  • Page 44: Buffer Memory

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4 Buffer Memory The detailed explanation of the buffer memory in Section 3.4.4 and later is based on the 8-channel analog input (CH1 to CH8) of the Q68ADV and Q68ADI. 3.4.1 Buffer memory assignment (Q64AD) This section describes the assignment of the Q64AD buffer memory. POINT Do not write data from System area or sequence program to the buffer memory area where writing is disabled.
  • Page 45 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Table 3.4 Buffer memory assignment (Q64AD) (2/2) Address Reference Read/write Description Default Hexadecimal Decimal section System area — — — Mode switching setting Section 3.4.13 System area — — — Pass data classification setting Section 3.4.14 System area —...
  • Page 46: Buffer Memory Assignment (Q68Adv)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.2 Buffer memory assignment (Q68ADV) This section describes the assignment of the Q68ADV buffer memory. POINT Do not write data from System area or sequence program to the buffer memory area where writing is disabled. Doing so may cause malfunction. Table 3.5 Buffer memory assignment (Q68ADV) (1/3) Address Reference...
  • Page 47 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Table 3.5 Buffer memory assignment (Q68ADV) (2/3) Address Reference Read/write Description Default Hexadecimal Decimal section CH5 Maximum value CH5 Minimum value CH6 Maximum value CH6 Minimum value Section 3.4.12 CH7 Maximum value CH7 Minimum value CH8 Maximum value CH8 Minimum value System area —...
  • Page 48 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Table 3.5 Buffer memory assignment (Q68ADV) (3/3) Address Reference Read/write Description Default Hexadecimal Decimal section CH3 User range settings offset value CH3 User range settings gain value CH4 User range settings offset value CH4 User range settings gain value CH5 User range settings offset value CH5 User range settings gain value Section 3.4.15...
  • Page 49: Buffer Memory Assignment (Q68Adi)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.3 Buffer memory assignment (Q68ADI) This section describes the assignment of the Q68ADI buffer memory. POINT Do not write data from System area or sequence program to the buffer memory area where writing is disabled. Doing so may cause malfunction. Table 3.6 Buffer memory assignment (Q68ADI) (1/3) Address Reference...
  • Page 50 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Table 3.6 Buffer memory assignment (Q68ADI) (2/3) Address Reference Read/write Description Default Hexadecimal Decimal section CH5 Maximum value CH5 Minimum value CH6 Maximum value CH6 Minimum value Section 3.4.12 CH7 Maximum value CH7 Minimum value CH8 Maximum value CH8 Minimum value System area —...
  • Page 51 SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q Table 3.6 Buffer memory assignment (Q68ADI) (3/3) Address Reference Description Default Hexadecimal Decimal section CH3 User range settings offset value CH3 User range settings gain value CH4 User range settings offset value CH4 User range settings gain value CH5 User range settings offset value CH5 User range settings gain value Section 3.4.15...
  • Page 52: A/D Conversion Enable/Disable Setting (Buffer Memory Address 0: Un\G0)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.4 A/D conversion enable/disable setting (buffer memory address 0: Un\G0) Sets whether the output of an A/D conversion value is enabled or disabled for each channel. It is necessary to set Operating condition setting request (Y9) to on/off in order to enable the setting.
  • Page 53: Averaging Process Setting (Buffer Memory Address 9: Un\G9)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.6 Averaging process setting (buffer memory address 9: Un\G9) When selecting sampling processing or averaging processing, write the setting to Averaging process setting (buffer memory address 9: Un\G9). When averaging processing is selected, select average time or average number of times.
  • Page 54: A/D Conversion Completed Flag (Buffer Memory Address 10: Un\G10)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.7 A/D conversion completed flag (buffer memory address 10: Un\G10) When A/D conversion for the channels enabled for conversion is complete, A/D conversion completed flag is set to 1. A/D conversion completed flag (XE) is set to on when the conversion for all A/D conversion enabled channels is complete. When Operating condition setting request (Y9) is set to on, the flag returns to the default setting of 0 and changes to 1 when A/D conversion is complete.
  • Page 55: Digital Output Value (Buffer Memory Address 11 To 18: Un\G11 To Un\G18)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.8 CH Digital output value (buffer memory address 11 to 18: Un\G11 to Un\G18) Digital output values after A/D conversion are stored in CH Digital output value (buffer memory address 11 to 18: Un\G11 to Un\G18) for each channel. Digital output value is expressed with 16-bit signed binary values.
  • Page 56: Error Code (Buffer Memory Address 19: Un\G19)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.9 Error code (buffer memory address 19: Un\G19) The error codes generated by the A/D converter modules are stored here. Refer to Section 8.1 for the details of Error code. 3.4.10 Setting range (buffer memory address 20, 21: Un\G20, Un\G21) These areas are used to confirm Setting range of the A/D converter module.
  • Page 57: Offset/Gain Setting Mode Offset/Gain Specification (Buffer Memory Address 22, 23: Un\G22, Un\G23)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.11 Offset/gain setting mode Offset/gain specification (buffer memory address 22, 23: Un\G22, Un\G23) Specifies the channel to be adjusted for the offset/gain settings. The channel for which the offset is to be adjusted is specified in Offset/gain setting mode Offset specification (buffer memory address 22: Un\G22) and the channel for which the gain is to be adjusted is specified in Offset/gain setting mode Gain specification (buffer memory address 23: Un\G23).
  • Page 58: Mode Switching Setting (Buffer Memory Address 158, 159: Un\G158, Un\G159)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.13 Mode switching setting (buffer memory address 158, 159: Un\G158, Un\G159) Set the values of the mode to which you want to switch. After setting the values, turning Operating condition setting request (Y9) from off to on switches the mode. When mode switching is performed, this area is cleared to zero and Operating condition setting completed flag (X9) turns off.
  • Page 59: Industrial Shipment Settings And User Range Settings Offset/Gain Value (Buffer Memory Address 202 To 233: Un\G202 To Un\G233)

    SPECIFICATIONS MELSEC-Q 3.4.15 Industrial shipment settings and User range settings offset/gain value (buffer memory address 202 to 233: Un\G202 to Un\G233) Areas used to restore the user range settings offset/gain values when online module change is made. Refer to chapter 7 for details of online module change. When the offset/gain values of the user range setting are restored, the used data are stored.
  • Page 60: Setup And Procedures Before Operation

    SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q 4 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION 4.1 Handling Precautions Do not drop the module or subject it to heavy impact. Do not remove the PCB of the module from its case. Doing so may cause the module to fail.
  • Page 61 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q 4.2 Setup and Procedures before Operation Start Module mounting Mount the A/D conversion module in the specified slot. Wiring Wire external devices to the A/D conversion module. Intelligent function module switch settings Perform settings using GX Developer (refer to Section 4.5).
  • Page 62: Part Identification Nomenclature

    SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q 4.3 Part Identification Nomenclature The name of each part of the A/D converter module is listed below. Name and Number Description appearance RUN LED Displays the operating status of the A/D converter module. : Normal operation Flashing : During offset/gain setting mode : 5V power switched off, watchdog timer error occurred, or online module change enabled...
  • Page 63 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q Signal name Terminal number Q64AD Q68ADV Q68ADI V – V – I – V – I – V – V – I – V – I – V – V – I – V – I –...
  • Page 64: Wiring

    SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q 4.4 Wiring The wiring precautions and examples of module connection are provided below. 4.4.1 Wiring precautions In order to optimize the functions of the A/D converter module and ensure system reliability, external wiring that is protected from noise is required. Please observe the following precautions for external wiring: Use separate cables for the AC control circuit and the external input signals of the Q64AD and Q68ADV(I) to avoid the influence of the AC side surges and...
  • Page 65: External Wiring

    SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q 4.4.2 External wiring Q64AD (a) For voltage input Signal source 0 to 10 V 500k 500k Shielded (b) For current input Signal source 0 to 20 mA 500k 500k A.G. Shielded 1 Use a twisted two core shielded wire for the power wire. 2 Shows input resistance of the Q64AD.
  • Page 66 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q Q68ADV 500k 500k A.G. 1 Shielded 1 Use a twisted two core shielded wire for the power wire. 2 Shows input resistance of the Q68ADV. 3 "A.G." terminal does not normally require wiring. However, it can be used as GND for external device ground under the following conditions.
  • Page 67: Switch Setting For Intelligent Function Module

    SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q 4.5 Switch Setting for Intelligent Function Module The settings for the intelligent function module are performed using the I/O assignment settings for GX Developer. Setting item The intelligent function module switches consist of switches 1 to 5 and are set using 16 bit data.
  • Page 68 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q POINT If the offset/gain setting mode is set using intelligent function module switch 4, other settings by switch 4 (settings for resolution mode and temperature drift compensation) will be ignored. Setting of the offset/gain setting mode differs from function version A to function version B.
  • Page 69: Offset/Gain Settings

    SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q 4.6 Offset/Gain Settings When the user range setting is used, perform the offset and gain settings according to the following procedure. When the industrial shipment setting is used, offset/gain setting is not necessary. If the utility package is installed, perform the offset/gain settings according to the procedure described in Section 5.6.2.
  • Page 70 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q 1 The mode switching (normal mode to offset/gain setting mode to normal mode) method is given below. • Dedicated instruction (G(P).OFFGAN) ..Refer to Section 4.6 (2), (a) • Setting made to Mode switching setting (buffer memory address 158, 159: Un\G158, Un\G159) and turning Operating condition setting request (Y9) from off to on ...............
  • Page 71 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q (2) Program examples The program in the dotted area of (a) is common to (a), (b) and (c). In this example, the I/O signals for the A/D converter module are X/Y0 to X/YF. • Channel selection ................M0 •...
  • Page 72 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q When switching the mode using Mode switching setting (buffer memory address 158, 159: Un\G158, Un\G159) and Operating condition setting request (Y9) Switches to offset/gain setting mode Sets 4144 to buffer memory address 158. Sets 964 to buffer memory address 159.
  • Page 73 SETUP AND PROCEDURES BEFORE OPERATION MELSEC-Q MEMO 4 - 14 4 - 14...
  • Page 74: Utility Package (Gx Configurator-Ad)

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) 5.1 Utility Package Functions Table 5.1 shows an overview of the utility package functions. Table 5.1 Utility package (GX Configurator-AD) function list Item Description Reference section (1) Sets the following items that require initial setting. •...
  • Page 75: Installing And Uninstalling The Utility Package

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.2 Installing and Uninstalling the Utility Package For how to install or uninstall the utility package, refer to "Method of installing the MELSOFT Series" included in the utility package. 5.2.1 Handling precautions The following explains the precautions on using GX Configurator-AD. For safety Since GX Configurator-AD is add-in software for GX Developer, read "Safety Precautions"...
  • Page 76 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Number of parameters that can be set in GX Configurator-AD When multiple intelligent function modules are mounted, the number of parameter settings must not exceed the following limit. Maximum number of parameter settings When intelligent function modules are installed to: Initial setting Auto refresh setting Q00J/Q00/Q01CPU...
  • Page 77: Operating Environment

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.2.2 Operating environment This section explains the operating environment of the personal computer that runs GX Configurator-AD. Item Description Installation (Add-in) target Add-in to GX Developer Version 4 (English version) or later Computer A personal computer with any of the operating systems below Refer to the next page "Operating system and performance required for personal computer".
  • Page 78 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Operating system and performance required for personal computer Performance required for personal computer Operating system Memory ® ® Windows Pentium 133MHz or more 32MB or more ® ® Windows Pentium 133MHz or more 32MB or more ®...
  • Page 79: Utility Package Operation

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.3 Utility Package Operation 5.3.1 Common utility package operations Control keys Special keys that can be used for operation of the utility package and their applications are shown in the table below. Application Cancels the current entry in a cell. Closes the window.
  • Page 80 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Data created with the utility package The following data or files that are created with the utility package can be also handled in GX Developer. Figure 5.1 shows respective data or files are handled in which operation. Intelligent function module parameter This represents the data created in Auto refresh setting, and they are stored in an intelligent function module parameter file in a project created...
  • Page 81 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Text files A text file can be created by clicking the Make text file button on the initial setting, Auto refresh setting, or Monitor/Test screen. The text files can be utilized to create user documents. GX Developer/ Disk GX Configurator-AD...
  • Page 82: Operation Overview

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.3.2 Operation overview GX Developer screen [Tools] – [Intelligent function utility] – [Start] Screen for selecting a target intelligent function module See Section 5.3.3 Enter "Start I/O No.", and select "Module type" and "Module model name". Initial setting Auto refresh Initial setting screen...
  • Page 83 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q [Online] [Monitor/Test] <<FB support parameter>> tab – FB conversion Selecting monitor/test module screen FB conversion screen See Section 5.7 Select a module to be monitored/tested. Monitor/Test screen See Section 5.6 5 - 10 5 - 10...
  • Page 84: Starting The Intelligent Function Module Utility

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.3.3 Starting the intelligent function module utility [Operating procedure] Intelligent function module utility is started from GX Developer. [Tools] [Intelligent function utility] [Start] [Setting screen] Display when the <<FB support parameter>> tab is selected [Explanation of items] (1) Activation of other screens Following screens can be displayed from the intelligent function module utility screen.
  • Page 85 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Command buttons Common operations to the <<Intelligent function module parameter>> tab and <<FB support parameter>> tab Deletes the initial setting and auto refresh setting of the selected Delete module. However, if initial setting and auto refresh setting have been prepared and the cell of "initial setting"...
  • Page 86 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q POINT Saving intelligent function module parameters in a file Since intelligent function module parameters cannot be saved in a file by the project saving operation of GX Developer, save them on the shown module selection screen. Reading/writing intelligent function module parameters from/to a programmable controller CPU using GX Developer Intelligent function module parameters can be read from and written into...
  • Page 87: Initial Setting

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.4 Initial Setting [Purpose] The following A/D initial setting parameters are set: • A/D conversion enable/disable setting • Averaging process setting • Time/number of times specifying • Average time/average number of times setting Setting parameters in the Initial setting screen will not required parameter settings with sequence program.
  • Page 88: Auto Refresh Settings

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.5 Auto Refresh Settings [Purpose] Configure the A/D converter module's buffer memory for auto refresh. [Operating procedure] "Start I/O No. 1" "Module type" "Module model name" Auto refresh 1: Enter the start I/O No. in hexadecimal. [Setting screen] [Explanation of items] Items...
  • Page 89 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Command buttons Creates a file containing the screen data in text file format. Make text file Saves the setting data and ends the operation. End setup Cancels the setting and ends the operation. Cancel POINT The auto refresh settings are stored in an intelligent function module parameter file.
  • Page 90: Monitoring /Test

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.6 Monitoring /Test 5.6.1 Monitor/test screen [Purpose] Buffer memory monitoring/testing, I/O signals monitoring/testing, operating condition setting, offset/gain settings (refer to Section 5.6.2, 5.6.3), pass data (refer to Section 5.6.5, 5.6.6) are started from this screen. [Operating procedure] "Select monitor/test module"...
  • Page 91 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Pass data Operating setting Offset/gain setting Conversion characteristic 5 - 18 5 - 18...
  • Page 92 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q [Explanation of items] Items Setting item : Displays I/O signals and buffer memory names. Current value : Monitors the I/O signal states and present buffer memory values. Setting value : Select or enter the data to be written during test operation. Command buttons Displays the current value of the item selected.
  • Page 93 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Operation examples of "Execute test" The following explains changing CH1 A/D conversion method, from the sampling processing to Averaging process setting of every ten conversions, and enables the settings. Click the Operating condition setting button on the Monitor/Test screen. Change the "setting value"...
  • Page 94: Offset/Gain Setting Operation (Function Version C Or Later)

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.6.2 Offset/gain setting operation (Function version C or later) Perform the offset/gain setting operation in the following sequence. Switch to the offset/gain setting screen Perform the operation in Section 5.6.1 to display the offset/gain setting screen. At this point, a dialog box to confirm the transition of module’s operation mode (normal mode ->...
  • Page 95 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Switch to the normal mode When the offset/gain setting screen is closed by clicking the Close button after the setting operation has finished, module’s operation mode transits to the normal mode. POINT If an error code is displayed while performing the setting operation, the details and measure of the error can be confirmed by clicking the ...
  • Page 96: Offset/Gain Setting Operation (Function Version B Or Earlier)

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.6.3 Offset/gain setting operation (Function version B or earlier) Perform the offset/gain setting operation in the following sequence. Switch to the offset/gain setting mode Change switch 4 for intelligent function module switch setting to the offset/gain setting mode (refer to Section 4.5).
  • Page 97 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Switch to the normal mode After the setting has finished, click the Close button to close the offset/gain setting screen, and set Switch 4 of the intelligent function module switch settings to the normal mode. (Refer to Section 4.5.) POINT If an error code is displayed while performing the setting operation, the details and measure of the error can be confirmed by clicking the...
  • Page 98: Confirmation Of Conversion Characteristic

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.6.4 Confirmation of Conversion Characteristic [Purpose] The converted value of digital-analog conversion can be confirmed according to the tilt of the graph, based on the offset/gain setting. [Operating procedure] Monitor/test screen Offset/gain setting Conversion characteristic [Setting screen] [Explanation of items] Items displayed on the screen...
  • Page 99 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q Analog/Digital conversion: Select a conversion type shown below for confirming the correspondence between an analog value and a digital value caused by the conversion characteristic.  Digital Analog  Analog Digital Analog value: <When converted to a digital value> Enter an analog value to be converted to a digital value <When converted to an analog value>...
  • Page 100: Pass Data (Q64Ad)

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.6.5 Pass data (Q64AD) Perform operation in the following sequence to save/restore the user range. (1) Switch to the pass data screen Perform the operation in Section 5.6.1 to display the Pass data screen. (2) User range saving Set "Voltage specified"...
  • Page 101 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q User range restoration Set "Voltage specified" or "Current specified" in the Setting value field of Pass data classification setting, and click the Execute test button. When the setting is completed, the setting data is displayed in the Current value field of CH Pass data classification setting.
  • Page 102: Pass Data (Q68Adv/Q68Adi)

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.6.6 Pass data (Q68ADV/Q68ADI) Perform operation in the following sequence to save/restore the user range. Switch to the pass data screen Perform the operation in Section 5.6.1 to display the pass data screen. User range saving Change the Setting value field of pass data read request to "Request", and click the Execute test...
  • Page 103: Fb Conversion Of Initial Setting/Auto Refresh Setting

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.7 FB Conversion of Initial Setting/Auto Refresh Setting [Purpose] FB is generated automatically from the intelligent function module parameter (initial setting/auto refresh setting). [Operating procedure] Intelligent Function Module Parameter Setting Module Selection Screen <<FB Support Parameter>> tab FB conversion [Setting screen] [Explanation of items]...
  • Page 104: Usage Of Fb

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.8 Usage of FB This section describes the procedure for using FB with GX Developer. For details, refer to "GX Developer Version 8 Operating Manual (Function Block). " 5.8.1 Outline The procedure for creating FB is shown below. (1) Set up the intelligent function module parameter (initial setting/auto refresh setting).
  • Page 105 UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q POINT The initial setting/auto refresh setting of the intelligent function module can be performed by each of the following methods. (1) Set intelligent function parameters (Initial setting/Auto refresh setting) and write them to the programmable controller CPU. (2) Create an FB of the intelligent function module parameter (initial setting/auto refresh setting) and paste it to the sequence program.
  • Page 106: Paste An Fb To A Sequence Program

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.8.2 Paste an FB to a Sequence Program [Purpose of operation] Paste an FB in order to use it with a sequence program. [Operation procedure] Switch the <<Project>> tab into the <<FB>> tab on GX Developer, and drag & drop the FB to be used onto the sequence program.
  • Page 107: Convert (Compile) A Sequence Program

    UTILITY PACKAGE (GX Configurator-AD) MELSEC-Q 5.8.3 Convert (Compile) a Sequence Program [Purpose of operation] Convert (compile) the sequence program to which an FB was pasted so that it can be executed. [Operation procedure] Click the [Convert] menu [Convert/Compile] menu of GX Developer. 5 - 34 5 - 34...
  • Page 108: Programming

    PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q 6 PROGRAMMING This chapter describes the programs of the A/D converter module. When applying any of the program examples introduced in this chapter to the actual system, verify the applicability and confirm that no problems will occur in the system control.
  • Page 109: Programming Example Using The Utility Package

    PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q 6.1.1 Programming example using the utility package Operating the utility package Initial setting (refer to Section 5.4) CH1, CH2, CH3 A/D conversion enable/disable setting .."Enable" CH1 Averaging process setting .......... "Sampling" CH2 Averaging process setting .......... "Averaging" CH2 Time/number of times specifying ........
  • Page 110 PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q Writing the intelligent function module parameters (refer to Section 5.3.3) Write the intelligent function module parameters to the CPU module. This operation is performed using the parameter setting module selection screen. Programming example Digital output value read processing Read Module operating...
  • Page 111: Programming Example Without Using The Utility Package

    PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q 6.1.2 Programming example without using the utility package Programming example using the FROM/TO commands Set the A/D conversion enabled channel (initial setting) A/D conversion enable/disable setting CH2 Average time/average number of times CH3 Average time/average number of times Averaging process specification Turns on Operating condition setting request (Y9)
  • Page 112 PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q Programming example using the intelligent function module device (U \G ) 6 - 5 6 - 5...
  • Page 113: For Use In Remote I/O Network

    PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q 6.2 For Use in Remote I/O Network System configuration used in the program explanation System configuration Perform the following intelligent function module switch settings in advance. • Switch 1 0430 (CH1: 4 to 20mA, CH2: 0 to 5V, CH3: -10 to 10V) •...
  • Page 114: Programming Example Using The Utility Package

    PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q 6.2.1 Programming example using the utility package Operating GX Developer CPU parameter setting • Network type : MNET/H (Remote master) • Starting I/O No. : 0000 • Network No. • Total stations • Mode : Online • Network range assignment •...
  • Page 115 PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q Operating the utility package Operate the utility package on the remote I/O station side. Set the following in the Intelligent function module parameter setting module select area. • Start I/O No. : 20 • Module type : A/D Conversion Module •...
  • Page 116 PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q Auto refresh setting (refer to Section 5.5) CH1 Digital output value ...."W11" CH2 Digital output value ...."W12" CH3 Digital output value ...."W13" Error code ........."W14" Writing the intelligent function module parameters (refer to Section 5.3.3) The intelligent function module parameters are written to the remote I/O station.
  • Page 117: Programming Example Without Using The Utility Package

    PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q 6.2.2 Programming example without using the utility package POINT The dedicated instructions used for reading/writing the buffer memory of the intelligent function module on a remote I/O station (REMTO and REMFR) are the execution type for which several scans are needed. Therefore, transmissions of the execution results are not synchronized with the I/O signal operations.
  • Page 118 PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q Programming example 6 - 11 6 - 11...
  • Page 119 PROGRAMMING MELSEC-Q 6 - 12 6 - 12...
  • Page 120: Online Module Change

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE When performing an online module change, carefully read the following. • QCPU User's Manual (Hardware Design, Maintenance and Inspection) This chapter describes the specifications of an online module change. Perform an online module change by operating GX Developer. To ensure ease of offset/gain re-setting, there is a user range save/restoration function that is performed by executing the dedicated instruction or read/write from/to buffer memory.
  • Page 121: Online Module Change Conditions

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.1 Online Module Change Conditions The CPU, MELSECNET/H remote I/O module, A/D converter module, GX Developer and base unit given below are needed to perform an online module change. The Process CPU or Redundant CPU are required. For precautions for multiple CPU system configuration, refer to the QCPU User’s Manual (Multiple CPU System).
  • Page 122: Online Module Change Operations

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.2 Online Module Change Operations The following gives the operations performed for an online module change. CPU operation : Executed : Not executed GX Configurator FROM/TO (Intelligent function module Dedicated Device (User operation) Initial operation) instruction Monitor/ refresh instruction...
  • Page 123: Online Module Change Procedure

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.3 Online Module Change Procedure There are the following online module change procedures depending on whether the user range setting has been made or not, whether the initial setting of GX Configurator- AD has been made or not, and whether the other system exists or not. Range setting Initial setting Other system...
  • Page 124 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (2) Dismounting of module After choosing [Diagnosis] - [Online module change] on GX Developer to enter the "Online module change" mode, double-click the module to be changed online to display the "Online module change" dialog box. Click the "Execution"...
  • Page 125 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (3) Mounting of new module Mount a new module to the same slot and install the terminal block. After mounting the module, click the [Execution] button and make sure that the "RUN" LED is lit. Module READY (X0) remains off. (4) Operation check To make an operation check, click the [Cancel] button to cancel control resumption.
  • Page 126 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q Click the [Close] button to close the System monitor dialog box. Monitor CH Digital output value (buffer memory address 11 to 18: Un\G11 to Un\G18) to check that proper conversion has been made. 7 - 7 7 - 7...
  • Page 127 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (5) Resumption of control After choosing the [Diagnostics] - [Online module change] dialog box on GX Developer to display the "Online module change" dialog box again, click the [Execution] button to resume control. Module READY (X0) is turned on. The "Online module change completed"...
  • Page 128: When Industrial Shipment Setting Is Used And Initial Setting Was Made With Sequence Program

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.3.2 When industrial shipment setting is used and initial setting was made with sequence program (1) Conversion disable Take the following steps to disable the conversion: Set A/D conversion enable/disable setting (buffer memory address 0: Un\G0) to All channel conversion disable (F Turn Operating condition setting request (Y9) from off to on to stop the conversion.
  • Page 129 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (2) Dismounting of module Take the following steps to disable the conversion: Set A/D conversion enable/disable setting (buffer memory address 0: Un\G0) to All channel conversion disable (FH). Turn Operating condition setting request (Y9) from off to on to stop the conversion.
  • Page 130 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q Click the "Execution" button to enable a module change. If the following error dialog box appears, click the [OK] button, dismount the module as-is, and mount a new module. (c) After confirming that the "RUN" LED of the module has turned off, remove the terminal block and dismount the module.
  • Page 131 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (4) Operation check To make an operation check, click the [Cancel] button to cancel control resumption. Click the [OK] button to leave the "Online module change" mode. (c) Click the [Close] button to close the System monitor dialog box. Set the channels to be used to "A/D conversion enabled"...
  • Page 132 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q Since the new module is in a default status, it must be initialized by a sequence program after control resumption. Before performing initialization, check whether the contents of the initialization program are correct or not. Normal system configuration The sequence program should perform initialization on the leading edge of Module READY (X0) of the A/D converter module.
  • Page 133: When User Range Setting Is Used And Initial Setting Was Made With Gx Configurator-Ad (Other System Is Available)

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.3.3 When user range setting is used and initial setting was made with GX Configurator-AD (other system is available) (1) Conversion disable Take the following steps to disable the conversion: Set A/D conversion enable/disable setting (buffer memory address 0: Un\G0) to All channel conversion disable (F Turn Operating condition setting request (Y9) from off to on to stop the conversion.
  • Page 134 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (2) Dismounting of module After choosing [Diagnosis] - [Online module change] on GX Developer to enter the "Online module change" mode, double-click the module to be changed online to display the "Online module change" dialog box. Click the "Execution"...
  • Page 135 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q After confirming that the "RUN" LED of the module has turned off, remove the terminal block and dismount the module. POINT Always dismount the module. If mounting confirmation is made without the module being dismounted, the module will not start properly and the "RUN" LED will not be lit.
  • Page 136 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (4) Operation check To make an operation check, click the [Cancel] button to cancel control resumption. Click the [OK] button to leave the "Online module change" mode. Click the [Close] button to close the System monitor dialog box. 7 - 17 7 - 17...
  • Page 137 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q Monitor CH Digital output value (buffer memory address 11 to 18: Un\G11 to Un\G18) to check that proper conversion has been made. (5) Resumption of control After choosing the [Diagnostics] - [Online module change] dialog box on GX Developer to display the "Online module change"...
  • Page 138: When User Range Setting Is Used And Initial Setting Was Made With Gx Configurator-Ad (Other System Is Unavailable)

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.3.4 When user range setting is used and initial setting was made with GX Configurator-AD (other system is unavailable) (1) Conversion disable On the Operating condition setting screen of GX Configurator-AD, set "Disable" in the Setting value field of CH A/D conversion enable/disable setting, and click the [Execute test] button.
  • Page 139 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q After making sure that the indication in the Current value field of CH conversion enable/disable setting is "Disable", change the Setting value field of Operating condition setting request to "Setting request", and click the [Execute test] button to stop conversion. If the saved buffer memory contents are not yet prerecorded, record them in the following procedure.
  • Page 140 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (2) Dismounting of module After choosing [Diagnosis] - [Online module change] on GX Developer to enter the "Online module change" mode, double-click the module to be changed online to display the "Online module change" dialog box. Click the "Execution"...
  • Page 141 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q After confirming that the "RUN" LED of the module has turned off, remove the terminal block and dismount the module. POINT Always dismount the module. If mounting confirmation is made without the module being dismounted, the module will not start properly and the "RUN" LED will not be lit.
  • Page 142 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q Click the [Close] button to close the System monitor dialog box. On the pass data screen of GX Configurator-AD, set the prerecorded values and perform User range writing request. (Refer to Section 5.6.5, 5.6.6) Monitor CH Digital output value (buffer memory address 11 to 18: Un\G11 to Un\18) to check that proper conversion has been made.
  • Page 143 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (5) Resumption of control After choosing the [Diagnostics] - [Online module change] dialog box on GX Developer to display the "Online module change" dialog box again, click the [Execution] button to resume control. Module READY (X0) is turned on. The "Online module change completed"...
  • Page 144: When User Range Setting Is Used And Initial Setting Was Made With Sequence Program (Other System Is Available)

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.3.5 When user range setting is used and initial setting was made with sequence program (other system is available) (1) Conversion disable Take the following steps to disable the conversion: Set A/D conversion enable/disable setting (buffer memory address 0: Un\G0) to All channel conversion disable (F Turn Operating condition setting request (Y9) from off to on to stop the conversion.
  • Page 145 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (2) Dismounting of module After choosing [Diagnosis] - [Online module change] on GX Developer to enter the "Online module change" mode, double-click the module to be changed online to display the "Online module change" dialog box. Click the "Execution"...
  • Page 146 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q After confirming that the "RUN" LED of the module has turned off, remove the terminal block and dismount the module. POINT Always dismount the module. If mounting confirmation is made without the module being dismounted, the module will not start properly and the "RUN" LED will not be lit.
  • Page 147 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (4) Operation check To make an operation check, click the [Cancel] button to cancel control resumption. Click the [OK] button to leave the "Online module change" mode. Click the [Close] button to close the System monitor dialog box. Set the channels to be used to "A/D conversion enabled"...
  • Page 148 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q Since the new module is in a default status, it must be initialized by a sequence program after control resumption. Before performing initialization, check whether the contents of the initialization program are correct or not. Normal system configuration The sequence program should perform initialization on the leading edge of Module READY (X0) of the A/D converter module.
  • Page 149: When User Range Setting Is Used And Initial Setting Was Made With Sequence Program (Other System Is Unavailable)

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.3.6 When user range setting is used and initial setting was made with sequence program (other system is unavailable) (1) Conversion disable Take the following steps to disable the conversion: Set A/D conversion enable/disable setting (buffer memory address 0: Un\G0) to All channel conversion disable (F Turn Operating condition setting request (Y9) from off to on to stop the conversion.
  • Page 150: Range Reference Table

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q If the saved buffer memory contents are not yet prerecorded, record them in the following procedure. Make Pass data classification setting (buffer memory address 200: Un\G200) Turn Operating condition setting request (Y9) from off to on. Compare the offset/gain values of Industrial shipment settings and User range settings (buffer memory address 202 to 233: Un\G202 to Un\G233) with the range reference table.
  • Page 151 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q Click the "Execution" button to enable a module change. If the following error dialog box appears, the user range cannot be saved. Click the "OK" button, and execute the operations described in (2)(c) or later in this section. After confirming that the "RUN"...
  • Page 152 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q (4) Operation check To make an operation check, click the [Cancel] button to cancel control resumption. Click the [OK] button to leave the "Online module change" mode. Click the [Close] button to close the System monitor dialog box. Choose [Online] - [Debug] - [Device test] on GX Developer and set the prerecorded values to the buffer memory.
  • Page 153 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q Turn User range writing request (YA) from off to on to restore the user set values to the module. After confirming that Offset/gain setting mode flag (XA) is on, turn off User range writing request (YA). Set the channels to be used to "A/D conversion enabled"...
  • Page 154 ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.4 Range Reference Table The range reference tables are given below. (1) Reference table for Industrial shipment settings offset/gain values (buffer memory address 202 to 217: Un\G202 to Un\G217) (a) For the Q64AD The reference values change depending on the setting of Pass data classification setting (buffer memory address 200: Un\G200).
  • Page 155: Precautions For Online Module Change

    ONLINE MODULE CHANGE MELSEC-Q 7.5 Precautions for Online Module Change The following are the precautions for online module change. Always perform an online module change in the correct procedure. A failure to do so can cause a malfunction or failure. If an online module change is made with the user range setting, the accuracy after that will fall to about less than three times of the accuracy before that.
  • Page 156: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING MELSEC-Q 8 TROUBLESHOOTING The following section explains the types of errors that may occur when the A/D converter module is used, and how to troubleshoot such errors. 8.1 Error Code List If an error occurs in the A/D converter module while writing to or reading data from the programmable controller CPU, the applicable error code is written to buffer memory address 19 (Un\G19).
  • Page 157: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING MELSEC-Q POINT If more than one error occurs, the error code first detected by the A/D converter module is stored. No other error codes will be stored. Error code marked with 2 can be cleared by turning on Error clear request (YF).
  • Page 158: When The "Run" Led Is Flashing Or Turned Off

    TROUBLESHOOTING MELSEC-Q 8.2 Troubleshooting 8.2.1 When the "RUN" LED is flashing or turned off When flashing Check item Corrective action Reset switch 4 of the intelligent function module setting for Is the mode set to the offset/gain setting mode? GX Developer to the normal mode (refer to Section 4.5). When off Check item Corrective action...
  • Page 159: When The Digital Output Values Cannot Be Read

    TROUBLESHOOTING MELSEC-Q 8.2.3 When the digital output values cannot be read Check item Corrective action Is there any fault with the analog signal lines such as Check for faulty condition of the lines visually and perform a disconnection? continuity check of the signal lines. Is the CPU module in the STOP status? Set the CPU module to the RUN status.
  • Page 160: Checking The A/D Converter Module Status Using Gx Developer System Monitor

    TROUBLESHOOTING MELSEC-Q 8.2.4 Checking the A/D converter module status using GX Developer system monitor When the A/D converter module detail information is selected in GX Developer system monitor, Error code, LED on status and status of the intelligent function module switch setting can be checked.
  • Page 161 TROUBLESHOOTING MELSEC-Q H/W information H/W LED information The LED on status is displayed. LED name Status RUN LED 0000 : Indicates that LED is unlit. ERROR LED 0001 : Indicates that LED is lit H/W SW information The status of the intelligent function module switch setting is displayed. Switch setting for intelligent function module Switch 1 Switch 2...
  • Page 162: Appendices

    APPENDICES MELSEC-Q APPENDICES Appendix 1 Function Upgrade for the A/D Converter Module The A/D converter modules of function versions B and C have more functions than the conventional model (function version A). This section describes a comparison of functions of the A/D converter module based on the function additions, combinations with GX Configurator-AD software version and precautions when replacing the module.
  • Page 163: Appendix 1.2 Combinations Of A/D Converter Module Functions And Gx Configurator-Ad Software Versions

    APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Appendix 1.2 Combinations of A/D converter module functions and GX Configurator-AD software versions The following table indicates the A/D converter module functions and corresponding GX Configurator-AD software versions. Software version GX Configurator- GX Configurator- Function SW0D5C-QADU SW0D5C-QADU AD Version 1.10L AD Version 1.16S -E 00A -E 10B...
  • Page 164: Appendix 2 Dedicated Instruction List And Available Devices

    APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Appendix 2 Dedicated Instruction List and Available Devices Dedicated instruction list The following table lists the dedicated instructions that can be used with the A/D converter modules. Reference Instruction Description section Switches to the offset/gain setting mode. G(P).OFFGAN Appendix 2.1 Switches to the normal mode.
  • Page 165: Appendix 2.1 G(P).Offgan

    APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Appendix 2.1 G(P).OFFGAN Switches the mode of the A/D converter module. (Normal mode to offset/gain setting mode, offset/gain setting mode to normal mode) Usable devices Internal device Link direct device Intelligent Constant Setting (System, user) function Index File data module register...
  • Page 166 APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Program example The following program is designed to switch the A/D converter module mounted in the position of I/O number X/Y0 to X/YF to the offset/gain setting mode when M10 is turned on, and to return it to the normal mode when M10 is turned off. Switches to offset/gain setting mode Stores setting of dedicated instruction (G.OFFGAN) into D1.
  • Page 167: Appendix 2.2 G(P).Ogload

    APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Appendix 2.2 G(P).OGLOAD Reads the offset/gain values of the user range setting of the A/D converter module to the CPU. Usable devices Internal device Link direct device Intelligent Constant Setting (System, user) function Index File data module register Others register device...
  • Page 168 APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Control data of the Q64AD (2/2) Device Item Setting data Setting range Set by (S) + 10 CH4 Industrial shipment settings offset value — — System (S) + 11 CH4 Industrial shipment settings gain value — — System (S) + 12 CH1 User range settings offset value —...
  • Page 169 APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Control data of the Q68ADV (2/2) Device Item Setting data Setting range Set by (S) + 30 CH6 User range settings offset value — — System (S) + 31 CH6 User range settings gain value — — System (S) + 32 CH7 User range settings offset value —...
  • Page 170 APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Functions Reads the offset/gain values of the user range setting of the A/D converter module to the CPU. There are two types of interlock signals for the G(P).OGLOAD instruction: the completion device (D) and the status display device at completion (D) + Completion device Turns on in the END processing of the scan where the G(P).OGLOAD instruction is completed, and turns off in the next END processing.
  • Page 171: Appendix 2.3 G(P).Ogstor

    APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Appendix 2.3 G(P).OGSTOR Restores the offset/gain values of the user range setting stored in the CPU to the A/D converter module. Usable devices Internal device Link direct device Intelligent Setting Index Constant (System, user) File function data register Others register module device...
  • Page 172 APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Control data of the Q64AD (2/2) Device Item Setting data Setting range Set by (S) + 11 CH4 Industrial shipment settings gain value — — System (S) + 12 CH1 User range settings offset value — — System (S) + 13 CH1 User range settings gain value —...
  • Page 173 APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Control data of the Q68ADV (2/2) Device Item Setting data Setting range Set by (S) + 34 CH8 User range settings offset value — — System (S) + 35 CH8 User range settings gain value — — System Control data of the Q68ADI Device Item...
  • Page 174 APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Functions Restores the offset/gain values of the user range setting stored in the CPU to the A/D converter module. There are two types of interlock signals for the G(P).OGSTOR instruction: the completion device (D) and the status display device at completion (D) + Completion device Turns on in the END processing of the scan where the G(P).OGSTOR instruction is completed, and turns off in the next END processing.
  • Page 175 APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Program example The following program is designed to read the offset/gain values of the A/D converter module mounted in the position of I/O number X/Y0 to X/YF when M11 is turned on. Control data setting Offset/gain value restoration Dedicated instruction (GP.OGSTOR) Performs processing at abnormal completion...
  • Page 176: Appendix 3 External Dimension Diagram

    APPENDICES MELSEC-Q Appendix 3 External Dimension Diagram Q64AD, Q68ADV, Q68ADI 27.4 Unit: mm App. - 15 App. - 15...
  • Page 177 INDEX Absolute maximum input ......... 3-2 G(P).OFFGAN ........... App.-4 Accuracy ........... 3-1, 3-9 G(P).OGLOAD ........... App.-6 A/D conversion completed flag .... 3-13, 3-16 G(P).OGSTOR ......... App.-10 A/D conversion enable/disable setting Gain value ............3-2 .............. 3-10, 3-26 GX Configurator-AD ......... 2-4 A/D conversion methods .......
  • Page 178 Normal resolution mode ........3-1 Uninstall ............5-2 User range settings offset/gain value .... 3-32 User range writing request ......3-17 Offset value ............. 3-2 Utility package ..........5-1 Offset/gain setting mode flag ......3-15 Offset/gain setting mode ....... 3-31 Offset/gain settings.....
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