An I/O Driver is a built-in feature of Factory I/O responsible for "talking" to an external controller. Factory I/O includes many I/O Drivers, each one intended to be used with a specific technology. You select a driver based on the controller you want to use.
To show the Drivers Menu, click on File > Drivers (or press F4). Alternatively, Left-click on the driver label displayed on the status bar.
On the Driver Menu, select a driver from the list and Left-click on CONFIGURATION to open the configuration panel. Once the chosen driver is correctly configured, you can map sensor and actuator tags to the driver I/O points.
You can export the mapping of scene tags and driver I/O points by clicking on the export button . Data is exported as a csv file for all supported drivers except for Siemens which are exported as TIA Portal compatible xml. This feature is implemented in Allen-Bradley, Automgen, MHJ, Modbus and Siemens drivers.
|Advantech USB 4750 & USB 4704||Interface for Advantech USB 4750 and 4704 interface boards.|
|Allen-Bradley Logix5000||Ethernet connection to Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or SoftLogix PAC.|
|Allen-Bradley Micro800||Ethernet connection to Allen-Bradley Micro800 PLC.|
|Allen-Bradley MicroLogix||Ethernet connection to Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC.|
|Allen-Bradley SLC 5/05||Ethernet connection to Allen-Bradley SLC-5/05 PLC.|
|Automgen Server||Interface for Automgen through a TCP/IP server.|
|Control I/O||Interface for Control I/O: a brand independent SoftPLC, designed from the ground up for Factory I/O.|
|MHJ||Interface for WinPLC-Engine and WinSPS-S7 software.|
|Modbus TCP/IP Client||Implements a Modbus TCP/IP client.|
|Modbus TCP/IP Server||Implements a Modbus TCP/IP server.|
|OPC Client DA/UA||Implements an OPC DA/UA client.|
|Siemens LOGO!||Ethernet connection to Siemens LOGO! Logic Module.|
|Siemens S7-200/300/400||Ethernet connection to Siemens S7-200/S7-200 SMART/300/400 PLC.|
|Siemens S7-1200/1500||Ethernet connection to Siemens S7-1200/1500 PLC.|
|Siemens S7-PLCSIM||Interface for Siemens S7-PLCSIM.|