4. INTERFACE BETWEEN NC AND PMC
The on–line debugging function enables the monitoring and modification
of ladder programs and signal status on personal computer’s screen using
a personal computer connected to the Power Mate through an RS–232–C
FANUC FAPT LADDER–II is necessary to use the on–line debugging
function. (This software is a programming system for developing
FANUC PMC sequence programs which operate on IBM PC/AT and
Software name Specification Personal computer
FAPT LADDER–II A08B–9201–J503 IBM PC/AT and compatible
In this section, only the parameter of on–line monitor driver for Power
Mate–i and attention in use is described. Other points (connection of cable
with personal computer, details of the operation, etc.) are described in the
Name of Manual Spec.No. Reference Items
FAPT LADDER–II OPERATOR’S
B–66184EN On–line function
When using the on–line debugging function to connect a personal
computer to the PMC, first start the driver that provides the
communication function of the PMC.
When starting or stopping the driver, it is necessary to set the following
D Parameter screen for on–line monitor ([PARAMETERS FOR
Pressing the [MONIT] then [ONLINE] soft keys on the PMC menu screen
displays the on–line monitor parameter screen .
Parameter [RS–232–C] =
[USE] : On–line monitor driver is used.
[NOT USE] : On–line monitor driver is not used.
The CRT/MDI is necessary when the parameter is set on the
”PARAMETERS FOR ONLINE MONITOR” screen.
D Parameter in the Power Mate i (No.0024)
Port for communication with the PMC ladder development tool (FAPT LADDER–II)
[Data type] Byte
This parameter sets the port to be used for communication with the PMC
ladder development tool (FAPT LADDER 2).
0 : HSSB(COP7)
1 : RS–232–C serial port 1 (JD42)
2 : RS–232–C serial port 2 (JD42)
Setting entry is acceptable.
Starting and stopping
the on–line debugging