Omron NT Transfer Utility

NT Transfer Utility
With the Support Tool on CD-ROM, the NT Transfer Utility, which can transmit screen data to a PT easily on site, is supplied.
It can download the screen data file in mmi format to a PT and can save the
screen data uploaded from a PT to a file in mmi format.
Screen data file in mmi format is less than 1.44 Mbytes. So it is useful when you save the file in a floppy disk to transfer the data to and from a PT on site.
Reference: S NT Transfer Utility is a software that is exclusively used for downloading/uploading the screen data without modifying the contents.
  • NT Transfer Utility can handle only the file in mmi format. It is not possible to
read or write the file in onw format, which is a standard format of the Support
Tool. Therefore, please be sure to save the screen data in mmi format when
you use the NT Transfer Utility. For details of the restriction of the file types and mmi format, refer to 3-3-3 Saving the Screen Data (Application) File.
  • NT Transfer utility downloads/uploads the screen data in the application unit. It is not possible to perform individual transmission such as the transmission in the screen unit.
Equipment necessary for using the NT Transfer Utility
The following indicates the equipment necessary for using the Support Tool.
  • Recommended CPU: Pentium 100 MHz or faster CPU
  •  Personal Computer: Use an IBM personal computer or 100% compatible.
  •  Recommended Memory: 32 Mbytes minimum
  •  Free Area in Hard Disk: At least 3.5 Mbytes
Operating System
The NT Transfer Utility runs on Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. Version 4.05 or higher of the NT Transfer Utility also runs on Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP.
Version 4.80 or higher of the NT Transfer Utility also runs on Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 7.
The NT Transfer Utility will not run on Windows 3.1.
Operation on a 64-bit OS or server OS is also not supported.


True Integrated Development Environment

Created to give machine developers complete control from a single environment, Sysmac Studio integrates configuration, programming, simulation, and monitoring in a simple interface. This advanced software tool is the sole software required for the NJ-Series machine automation controller, which brings together logic, motion, and vision onto a single platform. The main hardware product series inside the IDE are…

  • NJ/NX Series controllers
  • NA Series HMI
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  • G5 Series servo
  • MX2 Series and RX-series frequency inverter
  • FH and FQM vision system and sensor
  • GX network components
  • E3 N-Smart sensors
  • ZW-series measurement sensors

Other utilities for HMI design, and expanded information network configuration are also included in the software suite. One software to control and configure the entire machine with a single connection gives you the power and efficiency to develop and create like never before.



Compliance With Familiar Standards

Fully compliant with the open standard IEC 61131-3, Sysmac Studio provides a state-of-the-art programming environment based on the ladder diagram, structured text programming languages and on program organization units which include programs, functions, and function blocks. Additionally, motion control instructions that are based on PLCopen standards and an instruction set that follows IEC rules are included. Providing a familiar programming environment virtually eliminates the learning curve for a new software allowing for quick adoption.



Programming with Variables

There is no need to learn the internal memory map of the NJ-series controller. Sysmac Studio automatically assigns memory in the CPU Unit to variables that you create promoting faster development and reducing errors. This also eliminates the need to wait for memory address definitions for hardware before the start of software development. Hardware and software can be designed independently and developed in parallel.



Easy Operation

Sysmac Studio places as few restrictions as possible on the design procedures to allow you to start design work from any part of the system. The design concept features easy-to-understand operating procedures with suitable guides that do not interfere with the workflow. This provides user-friendly operation for flexible design work in which even mistakes in settings and procedures can be corrected immediately or left until the project is finalized as long as they will not lead to serious accidents.



Complete Debugging

Sysmac Studio provides complete functions for debugging sequence control, such as changing present values and changing programming online. It also provides debugging functions with simulations of motion control, such as displaying results in 2D or 3D and displaying traces on virtual devices. The new 3D Simulation tool offers a programmer the opportunity to see the physical movement and machine sequence that is a direct result of the code and configuration they choose to implement.

To accurately simulate motion control, Sysmac Studio provides instructions to create virtual external signals such as positive/negative limit switch, home proximity signal, external latch and intermediate stop input signals. Motion alarm and warning instructions can be implemented as well to provide the programmer with additional fault recovery testing measures. The included data trace feature also gives a high level of detail and displays a time chart graph in parallel with 2D or 3D path markers. The simulation results are recorded in a data trace file, allowing closer examination of the performance to guarantee proper operation. Combining 3D motion simulation with the CPU emulator gives the programmer utilities to assess the correct sequencing, optimum path control, minimum execution time and other critical operations. As a result, the gap between machine concept and operation is dramatically reduced.


Maximum Security

Advanced functions to protect your investment and secure the machine are standard in Sysmac Studio. Preventing incorrect connections, operation or theft of assets are paramount for both large and small projects. Features such as confirmation of Controller names and serial ID’s, administrator access rights and controller write protections protect your machine while authentication of user program execution and password protection for project files protect your intellectual development property. With 32 digit security passwords, your system is always safe.


Task Control

A function of both the NJ-series controller and Sysmac Studio, task management ensures your control system operates exactly as planned. The Task System used by NJ-series controllers is used to assign an execution condition and execution order to a series of processes, such as I/O refreshing and user program execution. This new level of control allows a programmer to select how the CPU operates during run-time to guarantee consistently fast operation for the life of the machine. Sysmac Studio provides simple and clear adjustments for your task settings as well as powerful performance evaluation tools. Only valid options are shown for task selection, guiding the user to an appropriate configuration. Once a configuration is chosen, program timing can be monitored to ensure optimal operation. The Task Execution Time Monitor can be used with the Simulator to display execution times before downloading to the physical controller. These new software tools allow the user to predict the operation of the machine before implementation rather than responding to unexpected behavior during commissioning.


Complete Control over Your Automation System

Graphics-oriented configuration allows quick set-up of the controller, field devices and networks
while machine and motion programming based on IEC standard and PLCopen Function
Blocks for Motion Control cuts programming time.

Smart Editor with On-line debugging helps quick and error free programming. Advanced simulation
of sequence and motion control, and data trace reduce machine tuning and set-up.

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Password can be set to protect each project, by
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Information Processing

Projects can generate a huge volume of data, such
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Integrated robotics Function Block library
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simulator is also integrated in the Sysmac
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The Function Block Diagram editor
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IEC 61131-3 standard programming and
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Motion trajectories in 3D can be pre-tested with
advanced simulation of sequence and motion
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Motion Control

The graphical CAM editor allows quick implemen-
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Multi-tasking and fully compliant with IEC 61131-3
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clear color segregation of variables and symbols. ST
instructions can be directly written in Ladder
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