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FA Integrated Tool Package


The CX-One is a comprehensive software package that integrates PLC Programming Software with Support Software for setting up Networks, Programmable Terminals, Servo Systems, Inverters, and Temperature Controllers.

Further Advanced Integrated Tool Package CX-One Version 4
ST programming for further easy and simple programing and configuration of PLC systems

The CX-One is an integrated package of Support Software including setup applications for networks, PTs, Servo Drives, Inverters, and Temperature Controllers as well as programming software of PLCs.

Data structures, the timer data type, and the counter data type can be used in ST and SFC programs.

Data Structures

A data structure is a user-defined data type that groups various data together. By grouping the data, the large volumes of data handled by a program are made easier to understand and can be registered or changed much easier.

Timer and Counter Data Types

Timer and counter data types can be treated as symbols in ST and SFC programs. You can thus use them as symbols in arrays to build programs that can be easily reused.

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Quickly adjust the gain using a wizard.

The autotuning feature provided with the CX-Drive makes it easy to adjust the Servo Drive gain.
You can use a wizard to complete gain adjustment in approximately five minutes or less per axis simply by selecting the machine configuration and entering the target set time.

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(Support for New Operating System)

Windows 8 is supported

In addition to Windows XP, Vista, and 7, Windows 8 is now supported. The CX-One runs on the Windows 8 desktop.


Resume Function for Automatic Update

The auto update function using OMRON Automation Upgrade Utility allows you to suspend and resume downloading the version upgrade program. When a download is arbitrarily interrupted or connecting to the server fails during a download, the download can be resumed from the point where it was suspended.

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CX-One Tools

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Microsoft, Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual Studio and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.
EtherCATĀ® is registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.
DeviceNet, DeviceNet Safety, CompoNet, and EtherNet/IP are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ODVA.
Other company names and product names in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Input without Wasted Effort!
Use Mnemonics to Input Instructions Directly or Use 1-key Inputs
A Smart Input Function greatly reduces the work required to input programs

A new method is available that lets you input instructions directly using mnemonics.
Other functions include automatic addresses for operands, including input bits and output bits, automatic insertion of connecting lines for output and application instructions, and other smart input functions that greatly reduce the work required to input ladder diagrams.
* This function is supported only for ladder diagrams.

Instruction and Address Input Assistance

When you begin typing an instruction from the keyboard while in the Ladder Editor Window, suggested instructions are displayed.
All you have to do is select the instruction from the list for easy input even if you do not remember the entire mnemonic.

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Automatic Insertion of Connecting Lines

When an output or application instruction is input, the required connecting line is inserted automatically starting at the cursor location.
This greatly simplifies the work required to insert lines.

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Address Incremental Copy

To create the same group of ladder instructions more than once, the address incremental copy function can be used to reuse the instructions simply by inputting an address offset. Also, address offsets can be set individually and I/O comments can be created automatically.

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Auxiliary Bit Input from Lists

Clock Pulse Flags, Condition Flags, and other special bits in the Auxiliary can be selected from lists, eliminating the need to remember addresses.

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Address Incrementing

The address of the next operand, including input bits and output bits, is incremented by one and displayed as the default.
This enables easily inputting consecutive addresses.

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Quick-key Input of Both Instruction and Operands, and Consecutive Input of Instructions

When an instruction is displayed with a default operand, just press the Shift + Enter Keys to confirm input of both the instruction and operand.
To input the same instruction consecutively, just press the Ctrl + Enter Keys.
We've eliminated the number of steps for key operations wherever possible.

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Easily program numeric calculations and text string operations with structured text.
Structured Text for Simple and easy-to-understand Programming

Structured Text (ST)

Numeric calculations, conditional branching, and text string processing, all of which can be difficult with ladder diagrams, can be easily programmed using ST.

Calculating the Length and Angle from X,Y Coordinates Using Numeric Calculations and Conditional Branching

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Collecting Date Information from the PLC Using Text String Operations

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Data Structures, Timer Data Type, and Counter Data Type
Support for data structures, a timer data type, and a counter data type makes reusing program designs much easier

(Applicable Models: CJ2)

Data Structures

A data structure is a user-defined data type that groups various data together. By grouping the data, large volumes of data handled by a program are made easier to understand and can be registered or changed much easier.

Data can be easily reused as one entity.

If the same pattern is repeated in the data, you can define a data structure to enable easily reusing the data in programming.

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Data can be easily changed.

Even if there are changes to the data, the definition of the data structures can be modified to automatically change the data structures symbols in the symbol table as well.

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Timer and Counter Data Types

The timer and counter data types can now be used in ST. This enables using timers in ST to perform wait processing.

Example of Processing after a Specified Period of Time Elapses

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Improved Functionality for Position Control
Preliminary Verification of Memory Operation for Position Control

(Applicable Models: CJ1W-NC[][]4/NC[]81)

Use Memory Operation Previews for Smoother Startup

Verifying operation before transferring the memory operation data to the Unit enables smoother startup and reduces the work involved in system verification.

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Display Axis Movement Patterns for Two Interpolated Axes or for All Axes

You can verify movements by axis for each task. (Up to four axes can be displayed for each task.) Just click to switch the frame of reference for confirming operating patterns between one/two-axis interpolation, all axes, and pulse output instructions.

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Position Control Unit and Communications Setup Integrated into the CX-Programmer
Easily Achieve Position Control without Wading Through User Manuals

(Applicable Models: CJ1W-NC[]81)

Setup the Position Control Units and Servo Drives from One Connection

Just connect the computer to a CPU Unit port to set up the Position Control Units with EtherCAT interface and EtherCAT communications.
You can also directly start the CX-Drive Support Software to set the Servo Drives connected to the Position Control Units.

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Automatic Network Setup

The communications parameters for Position Control Units with EtherCAT interface can be set simply by selecting a menu command.

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USB and EtherNet/IP Ports are available for CJ2 CPU Units
Easier Connection to PLCs

(Applicable Models: CJ2)

Easy connection with USB

A standard USB cable can be easily connected to the USB port on the front of the CPU Unit.

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Easy Connection with EtherNet/IP

Easy connection by specifying the computer LAN (Ethernet) port and IP address only.

* CJ2(built-in EtherNet/IP) CPU Units only.

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Prevent Connection Errors by Verifying PLC Names

The CJ2 CPU Unit can record a PLC name. Errors in transfers can be prevented ahead of time because the PLC name can be compared with what is in the project file when connecting online.

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Browse and Connect from the EtherNet/IP Connection List

Even if the IP address is unknown, you can browse a list of PLCs connected to the EtherNet/IP and select one to connect to it. With this, remote debugging and maintenance can be conducted smoothly on site.

* CJ2(built-in EtherNet/IP) CPU Units only.

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Integration of Network Construction and Parameter Settings
Easy Setting of Tag Data Links for EtherNet/IP

In addition to creating data links with the EtherNet/IP Datalink Tool using I/O memory addresses, you can also use network symbols for tags to easily create the data links.
With EtherNet/IP, high-speed, high-volume data links can be created with different cycle specifications for each applications, regardless of the number of nodes.

* CJ2(built-in EtherNet/IP) CPU Units only.

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EtherNet/IP Tag Data Link Setting Wizard

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A wizard can be used to easily set the tag data links for Ethernet/IP by importing the network symbols for tags from the CX-Programmer.
(Network Configurator)

EtherNet/IP Datalink Tool

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EtherNet/IP data links can be easily created by setting I/O memory addresses in data link tables.
(Network Configurator)

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Comprehensive Debugging for Networks
Time Required for Onsite Startup and Debugging Has Been Significantly Reduced

With CX-One version 3.0, debugging is efficient with simultaneously monitoring and management of multiple networks and PLCs.

Management of Multiple Networks

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The operation of networks with configurations consisting of multiple networks including PLC networks such as EtherNet/IP and Controller Link, field networks such as DeviceNet and CompoNet, and networks for Programmable Terminals and Serial Devices, can be restored simultaneously from the CX-One. Onsite start up and debugging can be conducted efficiently and without errors because PLCs and devices can be selected from the window to transfer programs and parameter data to the computer during operation.

Ladder diagram Monitoring for Multiple PLCs

Multiple PLCs can be monitored by displaying them in series on the screen. This way it is easy to debug data links between PLCs and monitor the inputs and outputs of different PLCs.

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Group Monitoring of Multiple PLC Input/Outputs in the Watch Window

The desired I/O data can be selected for multiple PLCs, such as input bits, output bits, and word I/O data, and monitored simultaneously. There are also functions such as the Binary Monitor and Forced Set/Reset functions that enables graphical monitoring the ON/OFF status of word data. All of these monitoring functions are easy to use.

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Time Require for Debugging and Maintenance Has Been Reduced with the Comprehensive Data Trace Function

Functionality and operability has been significantly upgraded compared to the previous data trace function. The new data trace function provides comprehensive debugging, such as I/O comment display of sampled addresses, specification using symbols, checking the measurement time between two selected points, and layering waveforms. Furthermore, data sampled from the CPU Unit's trace memory can be saved to a file on the computer at a specified frequency. This can be used as for long-term logging of data.

Data Trace Function

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Continuous Data Trace Logging

(Applicable Models: CJ2)

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Simulation Debugging

Programs can be debugged using a computer without the actual PLC. A wide range of languages, such as ladder diagram, sequential function charts (SFC), structured text (ST), and programs within function blocks are supported. Furthermore, programs can be edited online, bits can be forceset/reset, breakpoints can be set, and a PLC error simulator can be used.

Simulation of SFC, Ladder Diagrams, and Function Blocks

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No Size Restrictions for Online Editing of Function Blocks and Sequential Function Charts

(Applicable Models: CJ2)

There are no size restrictions for the function blocks and SFC that can be edited online.

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Products Are Highly Compatible and Easy to Use Because They Are from a Comprehensive PLC Manufacturer
The CX-Designer Simplifies the Processes from Screen Design to Debugging for the NS-series Programmable Terminals

(Applicable Models: NS Series, NSJ Series)
The time required for designing can be significantly reduced because of the compatibility with CJ-series PLCs. The process of designing screens is easier with expanded function.

Integrated Simulation with the PLC Ladder Diagrams

Test functions for the CX-Designer and CX-Programmer are linked through the CX-Simulator on a computer. This enables screens and ladder diagrams to be checked simultaneously, significantly improving the debugging efficiency. A new Integrated Simulation Button has been added to the CX-Programmer.
Furthermore, work efficiency has been significantly improved with the function that enables work windows to be pinned in front, and a flexible zoom function.

Screens and Ladder Diagrams Can Be Simultaneously Checked on a Computer

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CJ2 Data Structure Supported, Enhanced designing efficiency and design work reduction in overall system

Special function which can be used for a system with Omron PLC CJ2 and NS-series programmable terminal.
Just drag the data structures on the CX-Programmer and drop it on the CX-Designer.

Data structures can be shared between the PLC ladder program and screen editor of programmable terminal.

Note 1: To use CJ2 data structure, prepare CX-Designer Ver.3.2 or higher and NS system program Ver.8.4 or higher.
Note 2: This function can be used when the PLC and programmable terminal are connected via EtherNet/IP.

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Communications Components and the Smart Active Parts (SAP) Library Significantly Reduces the Time Required to Create Ladder Diagrams and Screens

There are over 3,000 Smart Active Parts that can directly access OMRON PLCs and components. Simply select and paste a part from the SAP library onto the screen. Detailed screens and ladder diagrams do not need to be created.

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Using Software Components, Error Checking and Parameter Setting Can Be Done without a Computer

There are many software components in the Software Function SAP Library that can be easily incorporated into the NS-series Programmable Terminals.
Simply select and paste software components on the screen. Device errors can be checked and parameters set without a computer.

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The Troubleshooter SAPs Can Be Used Onsite without Computers or Manuals

There is a troubleshooter SAP library that covers all PLC Units. If there is a PLC error, the troubleshooter SAP library explains the cause and how to implement countermeasures in a way that it is easy to understand.

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Improved Troubleshooter SAP Library

In addition to the DeviceNet Units and Position Control Units, the CX-Designer also includes Basic I/O Unit, Analog I/O Units, Serial Communications Units, High-speed Counter Units, Controller Link Unit, and ID Sensor Units. Including the EtherNet Units and Motion Control Units is planned in future development stages.

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Easily Built Intelligent Motion Control
Optimum Motion System Support for Applications with Motion Networks or Generic Interfaces

Support from system starting to Maintenance. Also Provides EtherCAT Compatibility CX-Drive

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Easy Management of Parameters While Connected to PLCs CX-Motion-NCF

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Even Easier to Start Up a System CX-Motion-MCH

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From Parameter Settings to Temperature Data Management
The CX-Thermo/CX-Process Tool Software Supports High-level Temperature Control

Setting Temperature Controller Parameters Is Easier CX-Thermo

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Parameters can be easily set from a list

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Easy Parameter Settings

Parameters can be set even for Temperature Controllers that do not support communications.
Parameters can be saved, and then copied, or reused and edited (Parameters can be exported in CSV or HTML format.)

Displays Only What Is Used

To avoid unintentional use of parameters, unused parameters can be masked (i.e., hidden)

Applicable Units:
The DeviceNet type is excluded
* Discontinuation models in March 2015.

Programming for the Process Controller Is Easier CX-Process Tool

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Control Programs Can Be Constructed By Pasting Function Blocks

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Control Can Be Customized

Control programs can be constructed by pasting function blocks and connecting them. They can be used for simple PID control, program control, and cascade control.

Easy Creation of an HMI

Screens for the NS-series PTs (NS runtime screen) are automatically generated from the function block programs. Standard control screens and tuning screens do not need to be created manually.

Applicable Units:

* Discontinuation models in March 2012.

CX-Thermo/CX-Process Tool Support Software

Adjusting Parameters While Monitoring Trends

PID parameters can be adjusted while monitoring the present value (PV), setting point (SP), and manipulated variable (MV). Trend data can be saved in CSV format.
(CX-Thermo Trend Viewer, CX-Process Tool Support Software Tuning Screen)

Controlling with a Reliable Control Algorithm (See note.)

The execution of the autotuning (AT) function that calculates the PID constants and the fine tuning (FT) function that improves controllability exactly as required are made easy with an intuitive user interface. The interference overshooting adjustment function is supported to adjust overshooting when interference occurs, and the gradient temperature control function achieves constant internal temperatures for multi-point temperature control with interference.

Note: Supported functions depends on the product being used. Refer to product manuals for details.

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Note: CX-One Version 4.[] does not include CX-Compolet and SYSMAC Gateway.

Easily write programs to read and write PLC data with VB or C#.

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Easy to Use without Any Technical Knowledge

  • Provides software components that help you easily and quickly develop PLC communications.
  • Read and write PLC data without the need to consider differences between networks.
  • Supports Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2013.
  • For the CJ2 with EtherNet/IP functionality, I/O memory in the PLC can be accessed by using tag names rather than addresses.
  • Array and structure variable access is possible.

Communications Middleware to Connect a Computer and PLCs
SYSMAC Gateway

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Direct Connection of the Industrial Ethernet: EtherNet/IP
Direct Access to High-speed and High-capacity Networks

  • In addition to FINS communications, SYSMAC Gateway supports EtherNet/IP communications.
  • Absorbs differences in the physical layer between RS-232C, USB, Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, and Controller Link.
  • Just install the software on the computer to enable data communications for controls and information.
Note: Communications are possible via USB and Ethernet too.

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Web Support Services for CX-One

OMRON'S CX-One offers many service options in the Internet environment so that engineers and online support is available from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day.

Online User Registration

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When you register online as a user of CX-One, all CX-One software components can be registered at once. The online registration website can be accessed from Japan, North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, China, Taiwan, and Korea. You can access the Internet services from anywhere once you have registered.

Automatic Update

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With the automatic update function of CX-One, the latest update information for your computer environment can be searched for and applied using the network environment. Your CX-One can be constantly updated to the latest state. It is also possible to update only the necessary tools.

Download Services

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Control devices that were made available after you purchased the Support Software can be used if you download the latest Smart Libraries from the Internet. A customized library can be made by downloading the Smart FB Library and Smart Active Parts for the hardware that you require. Programming is also easy by selecting and pasting the necessary parts.