Has anyone ever connected Ignition to one of these
to talk to a Rockwell PLC (in this case a PLC5).
I currently have a Red Lion Datastation successfully communicating and am wondering if Ignition could talk directly to the Brainbox.
Looking at how it’s configured in the Red Lion software it uses a driver called “Allen-Bradley Encapsulated DF1 Master” (whereas a direct Ethernet connection uses “Allen-Bradley DF1 Master”).
One difference in the encapsulated bit is the configuration allows you to specify a TCP Port number, in this case 9001.
On the Device configuration page in Ignition, the PLC5 driver only allows you to put in a hostname (or IP address), there is no mention of a port number.
Does anyone know if there is a way of getting this working?
(I’m thinking ahead here as I’m not yet in the position of having the kit available to test. Worse case scenario I think I might be able to go Modbus TCP from Ignition to the Red Lion and leave the existing Red Lion to Brainbox comms in place)