Uploading a RunTime configuration

Each time you wish to upload RT configuration changes, make sure, that you downloaded the PLC config beforehand. We also recommend to double-check settings of your network card and make sure it is compatible with the required configuration (mainly if the DHCP client is enabled). After these checks, set the configuration.

Axon
Neuron
Unipi 1.1

After finishing the configuration, right-click on the PLC, select PLC OperationPLC SetupUpload configuration

Now select UDP broadcast and click on Next, prompting the IDE to search for your PLC. Upon detecting the previously attached PLC the configuration will be uploaded into it.

UDP broadcast can be used only in a local network, and as such utilizes MAC addresses. It allows you to detect PLCs without the need to manually enter their IP address - this is also helpful in situations where you disable DHCP by mistake, or you set a wrong IP address.

Note: If you set up a new login and password, the old credentials are still used for the configuration upload. After a successful upload, you need to enter the new credentials again into PLC Connection Parameters. From that moment a new password is saved and each project uploaded into the PLC must use the new credentials.

For uploading configurations or projects, the fast and reliable TCP is used. However, this method also requires you to know connection parameters, such as IP address. Through the TCP it is possible to communicate also via a proxy server.

Caution: if you are unable to upload configuration, upload a new project etc. after a password change, the most likely cause is you uploaded a wrong password by error. If you can't remember the correct password, you can reflash the PLC's operating system as a last-resort solution. See the corresponding guides for Unipi Axon and Unipi Neuron/Unipi 1.1.

The following articles will explain all configurations you need to perform before uploading the RT:

Controller properties

Name – name of the PLC
Device Identifier – MAC address
Assigned Device Type – Model of the PLC
History Runtime Indentification – Name used by Mervis DB
Application version – enter the version of your program
Stop on Exception – reaction to any forbidden program exceptions
Ignore Points – (non)indication of memory usage
Language (Web) – sets the language used by Mervis HMI (CZE/ENG)

PLC Connection Parameters

Username – the current username
Password – the current password
SSCP address – address of the PLC in SSCP protocol, used by both TCP and serial communication
Connection Type – type of communication with the PLC

Connection Parameters

Server – PLC address for communication
TCP Port – TCP port number, default value = 12346
SSL Enabled – SSL protocol settings


Variable Backup

Enabled – enables the variable backup
Periodic Save Enable – enables a periodic save
Period – time period of the backup
Trigger Variable – rising edge on the selected variable will trigger the save

Date/Time Settings

Daylight Offsets – sets timezone and and time offset
UTC Offset [h] – a difference between the selected timezone and the UTC timezone - information value only
NTP Server URL – time synchronization server

Additional info about time/date settings is available in this tutorial

Wireless Card

Name – name of the Wi-Fi adapter
Enabled – enables the Wi-Fi adapter
IP Configuration – selects between static, dynamic and no IP address
IP Address – IP address of the particular Wi-Fi adapter
Wi-Fi ESSID – name of the network the PLC will connect to
Wi-Fi Security – open, WEP, WPA, WPA2
Password – password to the Wi-Fi network (if needed)


Networking

Use DHCP – enables automatic allocation of IP addresses in the network
IP address – IP address of the particular adapter
Netmask, Gateway, DNS – network settings
Enable Configuration over UDP – enables the configuration services (depends on network security)
Enable Web Server – enables web server
Web Server Port – TCP port used for connecting to web server

Mervis DB Parameters

Enabled – enables saving into database
URL – database address
Communication period [min] – interval of storing the internal buffer into database
Certification validity: set to FALSE by default. More info available in the SSL Certification validity article. User Name – database access login
Password – database access password

Proxy Parameters

Enabled – enables connection to proxy server
Proxy ID – proxy identification, used by PLC for accessing the proxy server
URL – address of the proxy server the PLC should connect to
Certification validity - set to FALSE by default. Learn more in the SSL Certification validity article
Keep-alive Period – time interval of control messages (serves for prevent closure of TCP connection, recommended value is 10 seconds)


SSCP Parameters

SSCP address – address of the PLC for SSCP protocol, used both for TCP and serial communication
Number of Registrable Groups – number of variable groups
Number of Variables in Group – number of variables in the variable group
Enable TCP Server – enables the TCP communication
Enable Serial Server – enables the serial communication
Serial Server Port – TCP port number, default value = 12346
Enable Serial Router
Serial Router Port
Serial Router Baudrate – serial line transmission speed
Enable SSL server – enables SSL secure transmission
SSL Server Port – number of the secure communication port, default value = 12347

Users Definition

Username (Engineering) – user with full access to the PLC
Password (Engineering) – his password
Username (Full Control) – user able to read from or write into variables
Password (Full Control) – his password
Username (Read Only) – user able only to read variables
Username (Read Only) – his password


Unipi specific

SSH Enabled – enables the SSH server connection
SSH password for Unipi user – password for SSH access to the PLC (login: unipi)

OPC Parameters

Refresh timeout [ms] – data refresh period
Max data flow [kb/s] – max data flow from PLC to OPC