I’ve been working on this library for a while now, and just made the repository public. Originally based on the FactoryPacks project from the Ignition Exchange. Once Flintium is stable, a version will be posted to the Exchange, but for now, feel free to try out the working version on Github.
The project needs input from this community! For information on contributing, please see the Contributing Wiki page. Anyone is welcome to post comments, feature requests, and report bugs on the issues page.
Flintium is a faceplate library, as well as an experiment in open-source Ignition collaboration using Git/Github. I’d like it to be a resource for Ignition users who want to start using Git for their projects. Feel free to ask Git & Ignition related questions, and use the tools included in Flintium’s repository to help with your project’s version control. Suggestions to help improve Flintium’s workflow are appreciated as well.
First of all, nice job done with the Library, Looks Great!.
I have Tried to Play Around with This Flintum Library, as I Have a Customer which Wants Ignition, but I’m coming from PlantPAX Based system normally, and i Want the Same Functionality and Look, So i Came Across this Library. I have Succesfully got this up running and everything.
The Issue is:
Have Any of you Guys had Problems With Communication with Multiple AOI with this Library?
I Seems like the Gateway is Choking?
i Have Around 550.xxx Tags Linked to the PLC, And it seems like the Gateway is Choking if we Implement more than 10. The Response Times is somehow between 30 sec - 1 Minute.
If i Only have 10 motors, everything is good.
CIP Connection Sizes is set to 4002. and Max Memory is set to 4096.
Has anyone had a Workaround of how to Fix this problem, or has gone another way?
i’m A bit Curios if this Library only works with Small Prcoess Plants?
Mabye i was to quick Writing, but yeah, I Mean 550,000 Tags for an Example (Half a Million of tags) after Importing My Program Tags into Ignition.
After that, using the Flintum Library etc. is just Chokes the Gateway and response time is 30 sec-60sec.
By Now i’m Pretty sure it has something to do with the Logix Gateway Ignition is using or has, Compared to RSLinx that i’m Familiar with. It Could be the Optimized Communication Rockwell do, that Ignition cant ? Any Thoughts on that?
How many devices for 550,000 tags? You mentioned 10 motors it’s fine. How many tags for 10 motors? I liked the idea of PlantPax but it’s way too much bloat, I took what they had and stripped it down and then used UDTs.
At This Moment 16Gb Of Memory is Available for the Server. Also Possible to Turn this up if you think that Could Help. But didnt See Any Changes, Going From 8 to 16.
And no other Application is Running, Except Studio 5000 for PLC Development.
I have made a VBA Code, that Creates all my Tags from my PLC (P_Motor, P_ValveSO, P_ValveC, Etc) Into a Json File after playing around with Flinktum and made it work. So this I can Import, and i also have connection for all Motors Etc when its done, but the Gateway Gets Choked,.
So Yes, I Will need those 500.000 Tags, as this is needed to get the FULL Functionality, that the PlantPAX has and FLintum
550,000 OPC tags will require a well-spec’d gateway and an incredible amount of patience on your part because there is no ControlLogix model that exists that would be able to serve those up via explicit messaging in any reasonable time.
A look at the diagnostics page (response times and overload) should clue you in.
Seems fairly small, to be honest. A customer of ours has 70+ PLCs and only have 350k Ignition tags, but they’re not using BloatPAX. We have issues with reading more than 15k tags from PLCs (a few are 81’s) with load factors above 100% reading AOI tags.