Save Engineering Time
with Automatic Tag Generation




Creating Tags with a Click

One tedious but required step of any Industrial application project is the creation of tags or linking of device/PLC addresses with the variables in your system.  Some OPC Client application make this easier by letting you browse the OPC Server and bring the tags right in.  Since these addresses have been defined in the Programming software for the PLC, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just import these values right in without having to recreate what has already been done?  Many of the TOP Server drivers let you do just that.  If the driver you are using supports this feature you can pull the addressing right into the TOP server and let it create all the tags for you.  If the OPC Client your using supports the ability to import the tags from the OPC Server, you can eliminate the individual tag creation step from your project start up!  At the vary least this feature should greatly reduce the time you need to build your project.


If the Industrial Application Software you are using does not bring the tags in or if it requires that you create all the tags in it’s user interface anyway, the TOP Server can help with that too.  Many applications allow CSV import to create their tag database.  You can speed the tag creation process, by auto generating your tags in the TOP Server, exporting this list and bring it in to your Client Software. 

But I already have the PLC addresses in my Client Application?
That’s ok too.  The TOP Server does not require tag.  Click here to learn about how to add dynamic tags and what the advantages are of creating tags in the Server.

Here is a list of drivers that support this feature:

  • Allen Bradley Bulletin 900
  • Allen Bradley ControlLogix - and directly from the PLC or RSLogix5000 project file (.L5K)
  • AutomationDirect Ethernet Base Controller (EBC)
  • AutomationDirect ECOM
  • AutomationDirect DirectNet
  • AutomationDirect K Sequence
  • BACnet IP
  • Beckhoff TwinCAT Ethernet Driver
  • Bristol/IP Driver (Via .sig file import)
  • CID Driver
  • Dataforth isoLynx
  • Fisher ROC Serial
  • Fisher ROC Plus Serial
  • GE Fanuc Ethernet Global Data
  • GE Ethernet
  • GE SNP
  • Hilscher Universal
  • Honeywell HC900
  • IDEC
  • IEC 61850 MMS Client Driver
  • InTouch Client Driver
  • Lufkin Modbus Driver (Card Items - RPC/VSD Models Only))
  • Modbus RTU Serial
  • Modbus Plus
  • Modbus Ethernet
  • MTConnect Client Driver
  • Optimation OptiLogic Ethernet I/O
  • Scanivalve
  • SNMP
  • Thermo Westronics SV100/SV180
  • Thermo Westronics Serial Communications
  • Triconex Ethernet
  • Weatherford 8500 Serial Driver
  • WAGO 750 Ethernet I/O
  • Wonderware InTouch Client Driver
  • Yokogawa CX Ethernet
  • Yokogawa Darwin
  • Yokogawa Darwin Serial
  • Yokogawa DX Ethernet
  • Yokogawa DX Serial
  • Yokogawa DXP Ethernet
  • Yokogawa HR 2400
  • Yokogawa MW
  • Yokogawa MX



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