TechTalk - Telepace SCADAPack : RTC Logic Sample With Contract Hour

TechTalk - Telepace SCADAPack : RTC Logic Sample With Contract Hour

Here is a sample of to write an RTC and trap the contract hour. Contract hour is a time in a day where production number are consolidated for reporting.

Xybernetics TechTalk - Telepace SCADAPack : RTC Logic Sample With Contract Hour

The logic is designed to trigger end day (contract hour) at 0800hrs using Modbus register 1001. I am also trapping a trigger at 2 seconds past 0800hrs as Modbus register 1002

Note that you will have to assign SCADAPack Real Time Clock And Alarm module to this project. See image below.

Xybernetics TechTalk - Telepace SCADAPack : RTC Logic Sample With Contract Hour

The first register is assigned on “AO Start Register” textbox and the rest of the registers are automatically assigned. The table below is from Telepace Studio help file which outlines what each of the AO# registers denote.

Register Assignment

Assignment to Module Hardware

AO1 Real time clock hour         0 to 23
AO2 Real time clock minute         0 to 59
AO3 Real time clock second         0 to 59
AO4 Real time clock year       00 to 99
AO5 Real time clock month     1 to 12
AO6 Real time clock day             1 to 31
AO7 Real time clock day of week 1 to 7
1 = Sunday 2 = Monday 7 = Saturday
AO8 Alarm hour               0 to 23
AO9 Alarm minute             0 to 59
AO10 Alarm second             0 to 59
AO11 Alarm control        
         
           
 
0 = no alarm
1 = absolute time
2 = elapsed time
alarm (relative from now)1

The Alarm Control register (AO11) enables or disables the alarm. A value of 0 in this register disables the alarm. A value of 1 sets an alarm to be triggered in absolute time, based on the values in the preceding three registers. A value of 2 sets the alarm to be triggered at a latter time, starting now.

Additional Information

  • The alarm settings above and those in the Sleep (SLP) ladder element will trigger the same interrupt. Using both alarm settings, therefore, in the same program is not recommended.
  • SCADAPack Controllers have a hardware based real-time clock that independently maintains the time and date for the operating system. The time and date remain accurate during power-off. The calendar automatically handles leap years.
  • Set the 7 registers for the real time clock to valid values for the clock to operate properly.
  • Eleven holding registers are assigned to the I/O database when you use this module.