www.advantech.com/products Online Download Using Ethernet I/O Modules as Controllers ADAM-6000 GCL is the Simplest Logic Ethernet I/O ƒ ƒ Complete Graphic Configuration Environment Unlike other text-based logic configuration utilities, Advantech GCL provides a complete graphic configuration utility, which is very intuitive to use. By simply clicking the icons, all related configurations can be made through the pop-up dialog window. GCL is not only easy-to-use, but it also offers powerful functionality. ƒ ƒ Supports Both Local and Remote Output When users define the destination of output stage (such as digital output, analog output, counter and pulse output), users can choose either the local module or another remote module as the target. ADAM-6000 GCL Features ƒ ƒ Cascade Logic The output of one logic rule can be another rule. Therefore, different rules can be combined together. GCL provides this kind of functionality called Cascade Logic. For example, if users combine rule 1 and rule 2 with rule 3, the maximum inputs become seven. (Two inputs of rule 3 will be rule 1 and rule 2. Refer to figure below.) So users can define complex logic architecture to satisfy various application requirements. ƒ ƒ Rich I/O Options Analog Input Thermocouple, RTD, Voltage, Current Analog Output Voltage, Current Digital Input Dry Contact, Wet Contact, Counter/Frequency input Digital Output Sink, Source, Relay output, Pulse output ƒ ƒ Fast Execution Time Advantech GCL feature the shortest logic rule execution time in the market. When you choose local output (input and output channels are on the same module), the processing time (including hardware input delay time, logic rule, execution time, and hardware output delay time) is less than 1 millisecond. When you choose remote output (input and output channel are on different modules), the total time needed (including processing and communication time) is less than 3 milliseconds. ƒ ƒ Analog Input Scaling When configuring analog input conditions, GCL provides a linear scaling function to convert measured voltage/current values to its engineer unit value (such as temperature or pressure unit). Then users can use the engineer unit value to define the logic condition, making it is more intuitive. ƒ ƒ Online Monitoring After users complete all GCL configurations in the ADAM.NET Utility, they can simply click the “Run Monitoring” button. Then users can see the real-time execution workflow of the logic rule on ADAM-6000 modules. Current input values will also be displayed, this helps users to easily maintain the system. ƒ ƒ Sending Messages In GCL, you can define your customized message. When conditions are satisfied, The message, module's IP and I/O status will be sent to defined PC or device. ƒ ƒ Local DO Status Can be Input Condition In GCL, you can read the local DO channel value and use it in the input condition. So you can define logic rules based on the local DO status. What is GCL? GraphicConditionLogic(GCL)givesEthernetI/Omodulescontrollability.Userscandefine the control logic rules using the graphic configuration environment in the ADAM series and download defined logic rules to ADAM-6000 Ethernet I/O modules. The Ethernet I/O module will then execute the logic rules automatically just like a standalone controller. For each Ethernet I/O module, 16 logic rules can be defined. In the configuration environment of ADAM.NET Utility, four graphic icons show the four stages of one logic rule: Input, Logic, Execution and Output (Refer to figure below). Users can simply click on each icon and a dialog window will pop-up for users to configure each stage. After completing all configurations, users can click a button to download the defined logic rules for their specific Ethernet I/O module. ƒ ƒ Feedback Users can assign input and output of logic rule to the same internal register. This gives GCL feedback ability. No hardware wiring is needed. ƒ ƒ Distributed Cascade Logic Users can assign other rules as the output of one logic rule. In fact, that “other rule” can be on the same module, or on another remote module. So, one GCL logic architecture can operate across different modules. Several Ethernet I/O modules can be integrated into one complete logic system. Power & Energy Automation 8 5 4 4 10 Panel PCs 9 iDoor Technology Modules 8 Industrial monitors 7 Industrial IoT Gateways 6 Control Cabinet PCs High-Performance Control Panels Industrial Operator Panels 3 2 IntelligentMotionControl andMachineVision 1 11 Control IPCs 12 Remote DA&C Systems 13 Wireless IoT Sensing Devices 14 Ethernet I/O Modules 15 RS-485 I/O Modules 16 Thin-Client Terminals Industrial Ethernet Solutions 17 IP Gateway and Serial Device Servers iNetworking 18 19 WebAccess+ Solution Chapter 15 Table of Contents Table of Contents