I/O Drivers

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 ont he driver label displayed on the status bar.

open the driver menu

On the Driver Menu, select a driver from the list and Left-click on CONFIGURATION to open the configuration panel. Once the chose driver is correctly configured, you map sensor and actuator tags to the driver I/O points.

driver configuration

Driver Description
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 Data Access Implements an OPC Client Data Access.
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.