AI5 to TOPDOC NexGen

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Introduction

This utility converts (migrates, translates) Allen-Bradley (AB) PLC5 (1785) programs that were created with the AI-PLC5 programming software to SoftPLC TOPDOC NexGen.

Data

Each data table will be converted into a data file of identical data type (O,I,N,B as INT; F as Float; T as Timer; C as Counter; R as Control). For example, N7:59 will become N7:59.

Logic

The ladder logic is converted using Smart Translation Technology.

Most instructions will convert without any issues. Some instructions convert but have additional logic added by the conversion utility to emulate the original instruction. A few instructions cannot be converted. They will be noted in the conversion log.

Documentation

All documentation converts with the following exceptions:

Symbols are converted to tags. Some characters cannot be used in tag names. These tags will be renamed.

I/O

There is one option for remapping the I/O:

NONE: I/O addresses stay at their I or O address.

Conversion samples

AI5_program  AI5_TDNG (a picture's worth a thousand words) Coming soon.

Miscellaneous

This conversion requires manual intervention to complete.

BC comic, time capsule

Price

Three options are available:

This is an automated conversion. Your program is converted and sent to you. This option is not available with all services.
1 - This option is not available 
Typical turn around time: 24 hours or less
Starting at: $1.00 (USD) per rung

Your program is converted then we review it to make sure it will work the way you want it. This option is not available with all services.
2 - Program conversion plus review by our engineer (minimal cleanup). 
Typical turn around time: 1 business day or less
Starting at: $1.50 (USD) per rung

We convert your program, review it, and manually edit the logic so that you can download it and start testing. Including remapping the I/O.
3 - Program conversion plus initial cleanup by our engineer. 
Typical turn around time: 5 business days or less
Starting at: $2.00 (USD) per rung (recommended)


What do I need to do

Upload the program from the PLC!
Save the program (<project name>.*) as a zip or7-zip file.  Do not include the path. (One PLC program per zip file.)
Your program will include file extensions such as: X5, ADR, ATT, CFG, DSC, PRF...

What to expect

You will be asked to fill out your contact information and upload your program through our secure website.
You will select specific options for this conversion, such as processor type, redundancy, and I/O remapping.
You will receive a Ticket Number.
Your program will be queued for automated processing.
Your program will be converted and a log file generated to show trouble spots.
When your program is ready to be picked up you will receive a notice via email.
Return to PLCConversions.com and login.
Click on the Will Call link.
Enter your Ticket Number.
Pay for your converted program with any major credit card, PayPal account or company purchase order.
If you enter a company PO, you will be asked to enter your billing information and an invoice will be emailed to you.
Please note that if you are paying with a company PO your converted program will not be released until payment is received or you have made prior arrangements.
Download the zip file containing your converted program and conversion log.
Take the rest of the day off. 

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We guarantee that your program will be converted correctly.  (no fine print)

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