Torque Tool Ethernet Driver
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The TOP Server Torque Tool Ethernet Driver is designed to work with any device that supports the Torque Tool Open Protocol. It is intended for use with applications such as HMIs or custom applications that support OPC, Fast DDE, SuiteLink, AdvancedDDE, NIO/PDB and DDE to connect them to Torque Tool devices communicating over Ethernet, such as the Stanley QA Alpha Controller and Atlas Copco Power Focus units.
Includes support for Wonderware FastDDE AND Suitelink! - More
The TOP Server Torque Tool Ethernet Driver can support up to 256 channels of communication and to 1024 different Torque Tool devices per channel. Support of the Torque Tool Open Protocol gives you the ability to key production data into your HMI and SCADA Systems.
Supported Device Models
The below are the command sets are available. Each command set has a number of available items it can accept. Some command sets also send unsolicited data directly from the device without polling (the "Use Unsolicited Data Packing" setting, which is enabled by default, controls updating all tags for a given command set at once).
The MIDs (Message IDs) supported by the Torque Tool Ethernet driver are regularly updated. For V6.12.361.0 or newer, a flag for NEWDATA is available for MID 1201 / 1202 tightening updates - the NEWDATA flag is set to True (1) when MID 1201 is received and is reset to 0 upon any client write of any value to the tag.
For the most current list of supported MIDs, refer to the "Address Descriptions" section of the driver help file - Click for Torque Tool Ethernet Driver Help File. This driver also has support for subscribing to relay functions for devices that only support generic subscriptions.
See http://www.toolboxopc.com for more information on the TOP Server.
This communications driver is a member of the TOP Server family of products and shares a number of powerful features in common with all of the products in the TOP Server family. The TOP Server family represents the latest in client-server communications technology for connecting HMI, Historian, Database, and other applications to plant floor equipment.
Broad OPC Technology Support
This level of OPC support gives you the choice of the widest range of OPC client applications. The TOP Server is continuously tested with the most popular OPC client applications on the market to insure ease of use, integration, and reliability, including popular names as Wonderware, Siemens WinCC, Intellution, Iconics, Cimplicity, RSView and more.
Full Support for Wonderware SuiteLink and FastDDE
Intellution NIO/PDB native interface supported - no OPC Power Tool needed!
Legacy Support for DDE
Other Key Features in the TOP Server
Runtime Configuration Changes A very unique feature to this product is the ability to change your configuration while the server is running and has clients connected. The connected client application has access to an expansive group of system tags that allow the client to request the TOP Server to change a number of different settings at runtime.
Online Full Time The TOP Server allows you to make changes to your tag database configuration at any time. In older versions, you could be online, but not add tags, or be offline to add tags but not read data. With the TOP Server you make changes when you need to, on the fly.
User Management With powerful features such as online changes, you want to make sure you manage who is allowed to make certain changes. The User Manager in the TOP Server lets you define what different people can change and update in the servers' configuration.
Security Policies Plug-in Aside from standard user management, the included Security Policies plug-in for TOP Server provides even further granular control of access by users with respect to what changes can and cannot be made by certain users, including all the way down to the individual channel, device and even tag level. You must be using an OPC UA client application in order to benefit from this plug in as the OPC UA standard supports passing OPC UA authentication.
Tag Management You want to organize your tag database around your process. With the TOP Server we've taken full advantage of OPC grouping capabilities to let you segregate and organize your tags the way you want them. Drag and Drop configuration lets you quickly move, add, copy large numbers of tags quickly and easily. CSV (Ascii comma-delimited) format import and export lets you bring in your tags from an Excel worksheet or export them, edit them in bulk and bring them back in.
Tag Scaling Display your data in units that are meaningful to you. The TOP Server supports Linear and Square Root tag scaling. You define the display format and the engineering units display string to meet your needs.
Diagnostics The TOP Server family of communications products provides real-time OPC diagnostics for all tag read/write operations between TOP Server and your OPC clients (DA and UA) to keep tabs on what is going on in the server. For those tough to debug communications problems, you can turn on our communication diagnostics and capture protocol packets off to disk to find out what is really happening between the computer and the hardware device.
Redundancy The TOP Server includes a Media-Level Redundancy plug-in at no additional cost (simply select it from the list of available option while installing TOP Server). Easily configure redundant paths for redundant devices and redundant communication connections to the same device as part of your device configurations in TOP Server. Automatic failover handling is flexible, with multiple options for how to trigger a failover.
Other Powerful Features in the TOP Server include:
Operating System Support: