We have an OEM machine builder who is supplying several machines that are networked together. They have proposed to move all relevant machine status information to one PLC and that PLC will be connected to Ignition.
Here is their question - **How do you want the data formatted? **
We are considering a data structure to poll a single tag structure for each of the machines and under that tag will have all of the data points that we are providing.
I’m not familiar with Allen Bradley data structures, we are a Siemens based facility and we have to turn off optimized block access because Ignition can access data block structures.
So, my understanding of what they want to do, is to transfer each machine status data structure to a master PLC and then make available those “Single Tag” data structures available to Ignition.
Can Ignition access (browse) this kind of tag?