I tried you set up an EthernetIP communication with a WAGO PFC200 and a FANUC robot in E!COCKPIT but unfortunately I did not succeed in achieving that. For the lack of documentation I decided to try the WAGO PFC200 plugin for CODESYS and everything worked flawlessly there.
Now I would like to be able to use the WAGO PFC200 with E!COCKPIT again but as far as I understand now the PFC200 does not run e!runtime anymore. The webserver is also a bit different than before having some CODESYS logos.
Before migrating to CODESYS I downloaded a project from E!COCKPIT with an EthernetIP Scanner license to the PFC200.
What should I do to revert back tp e!runtime and be able to use E!COCKPIT again?
How can I retrieve that license back from the PFC200?
Are you using PFC200 SL (CODESYS Store) or CODESYS runtime from WAGO ?
If you are using from PFC200 SL you can remove the CODESYS runtime from the “PFC200 Update” tab directly in CODESYS. You can also perform a firmware upgrade back to original firmware 22.
If you are using CODESYS from WAGO (>=firmware 23) you need to downgrade to firmware 22.
I would suggest anyhow switching to CODESYS runtime from WAGO.
Here you will find it :
The plugin I use is from CODESYS Store in evaluation mode - every 2 hours the PFC200 needs a restart.
I managed to revert back to E!COCKPIT by chance. I decided to look at the menu and look for some kind of revert or remove option and it was sitting there, waiting to be pressed.
A question about the second CODESYS option you described - CODESYS Runtime from WAGO. Where can I fin this CODESYS Runtime from WAGO? Is it a plugin or it is the one that can be selected from the web server?
And another question about license management - what is the procedure for retrieving a license from the controller and get it back available in E!COCKPIT?
I managed to remove an EthernetIP Scanner license using the WAGO Update Tool but I got some errors. Neither of this licenses is an EthernetIP license. Everytime I open a project in E!COCKPIT, I get this two error but I am still able to download an application to the controller. The controller SYS light is blink orange/red which indicates that an evaluation period is started for some licenses. The EthernetIP license is not on the PFC 200 now.
WAGO is moving to CODESYS as engineering tool. In the link I provided (Download center) you will find the CODESYS IDE, the runtime, the DSP, libraries, etc…
In the CODESYS option you won’t need a license anymore for EtherNet/IP or EtherCAT.
For your license issue, contact your local WAGO after sales support.
Some customers use the Codesys EIP adapter and then use the EIP scanner in the robot to R/W to the PLC.
Here is an application note for Remote IO, but the only difference with the adapter is the assembly instances will change.
Today I decided to try to use the WAGO plugin for CODESYS from the download center.
I updated the PLC to firmware 22 and version 3.10.10. But after reading the documentation about firmware and CODESYS compatibility I found out that the version of the WAGO PFC200 should version 4 above.
I tried to connect the PLC to CODESYS but I got an error telling me that the version the the selected target device(220.127.116.11) is different from the version of the online device(18.104.22.168).
But since my firmware version is below 4, I cannot use CODESYS environment. It is also written explicitly that NO e!cockpit support for firmware version above 4.
What if I update the PFC200 to firmware 24 and the version will be above 4, will I have the opportunity to revert back to a firmware that can be used with e!cockpit?
Hi @KonstantinKolev ,
FW22 SP1 is the last FW supporting e!COCKPIT.
From FW23 (currently FW24) only the CODESYS runtime is supported.
Make sure you get the right device description and matching CODESYS version.
CODESYS 22.214.171.124 / Device description 126.96.36.199
Yes, you can at anytime downgrade the firmware to FW22 in order to use e!COCKPIT again.
After updating to firmware version 24, everything works. I managed to download a CODESYS program to the PFC200.
If I understand you correct - Wago will stop developing e!Cockpit, and move completely to CODESYS?
e!COCKPIT is officially discontinued. You can continue to operate new and existing PFC200 G2 Series, Touch Panels 600 Series and the WAGO Edge Controller with the new CODESYS 3.5 engineering platform and supporting WAGO tools. This requires use of firmware version 23 or higher. The CODEYS 3.5 engineering tool and WAGO device firmware are available for download for no charge from our Download Center.
December 31st, 2023 is the last-call date. The last-call date is the latest date on which you can order it.
To help you with converting existing applications from e!COCKPIT to CODESYS 3.5, WAGO offers an online migration guide, which you can find in the WAGO Download Center or click here: Migration Guide – from e!COCKPIT to CODESYS V3.5.