We are looking at putting all our machines online to track OEE/Downtime. A good majority of machines here are not online, no plc/or plc locked and manufacturer won’t give us password to get in.
Therefore I need the smallest device possible PLC or some type of remote mini remote i/o i can hook up to ethernet, and browse tags on via ignition. That I can squeeze into already crammed panels to get the signals I need.
I attempted with a Micro820 from Allen Bradley. Size and functionality was decent. But I could not get it to connect to ignition on my network for the life of me. And IT was not the most helpful in debugging the issue. So I ended up using a micrologix 1400 which is just to big and bulky.
I would like something with a fairly straightforward setup.
Thank you in advance I appreciate any help provided.