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Moti Pansky
01-03-2014 11:37 PM

Information of application with many PLCs connected in Ethernet?

Hello I am interesting to get information on an application with many PLCs connected in Ethernet (tcp/IP) network .Or in literature of this type of network
01-04-2014 02:18 AM
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Adriano Reis, PMP
01-04-2014 02:18 AM
Hi Moti, you may find inforation in: It is an open standards system based on HSE protocol.
01-04-2014 04:30 AM
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Sloan Zupan
01-04-2014 04:30 AM
I would recommend you learn more about CC-Link ( CC-Link provide seamless message communication from the device to the enterprise and everything in between. CC-Link IE Control and CC-Link IE Field are 1 GB Ethernet network solutions that utilize standard cables and connectors. Let me know if you want additional information.
01-04-2014 06:50 AM
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Cesar Zuñiga
01-04-2014 06:50 AM
What is it that you need?, Do want to implement this kind of project or are you just looking for information for homework?
01-04-2014 08:57 AM
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Jeffrey T. Johannessen, MBA
01-04-2014 08:57 AM
The model of plc will determine the network protocol. It is not recommended to use commercial tcp/IP hardware due to the lack of deterministic timing. All of the major plc/package mfg have data on there web sites.
01-04-2014 11:35 AM
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Mark Nelsons
01-04-2014 11:35 AM
I"m not sure if I understand fully but I would probably use a REDLION DataStation Plus as it has over 200 supported protocols and can talk up to 7 or more PLC's at the same time exchange data. Check here for the datasheet:
01-04-2014 01:42 PM
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Richard Dambaugh
01-04-2014 01:42 PM
There are many schemes available. First you need to define your platform like Simatic, Rockwell, Omron, Mitsubshi, etc. Most PLC's offer ethernet connectivity. I have used the Siemens Simatic S7-400, Rockwell RS5000, directly on Ethernet. A few years back I used the CTC HMI unit to build an Ethernet back bone with Mitsubishi PLC's connected to dedicated HMI's with a serial port link and networked multiple HMI/PLC sets on Ethernet. Now there are a number of options available to use Ethernet to link PLC's to VFD's and Remote I/O racks. Go to the manufacturer's web sites for most of this.
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