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.
That’s fast enough to likely be a problem counting in Ignition. 250 items per minute means you would need to capture both rising and falling edge every 1/4 second. My Ethernet/IP module can keep up with that, as long as you have enough server horsepower to keep garbage collection latency low.
However, the Advantech 6050 that Kevin mentions can count on each DI. You can then read the counts at a slower pace. The only downside to the ADAM family is the form factor. The flat design occupies more backplate real estate than I normally like.