I am getting ready to commission a program change on an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC. I intend to test the changes with an Ignition HMI I have built. However right now, I have no OPC tag binding set-up in the HMI program because the OPC tags do not yet exist in Ignition.
I intend to create a new device in the Ignition Gateway and point it the processor. However, right now, there is a different existing, more SCADA-like project that uses a few tags from the current PLC program. Can I simply disable the device in the gateway, create a new device with the same IP address and thus set up a separate device from which I can pull in tags for the new PLC project?
Will this have any deleterious effect on the other existing project with its existing tag binding? I may need to roll it back if I can’t get the kinks worked out before production starts again.