Device Connection Settings
The General settings are common to all Allen Bradley devices, and the Connectivity settings are device dependent.
The user-defined name for this Device. The name chosen will show up in OPC Item Paths and under OPC-UA Server > Devices of the Configure page of the Gateway. The Device Name must be alphanumeric.
|Description||The user-defined description for the device. This is only used as a note to differentiate between devices.|
|Enable Device||Only devices that are enabled appear in Connections > Devices of the Status page of the Gateway and thus have their tags available for use.|
This is the IP Address of the ControlLogix Ethernet module (1756-ENET) to route through to connect a ControlLogix processor. EthernetIP protocol on TCP port 44818 (0xAF12) is used to communicate to ControlLogix processors.
|Timeout||After sending a request to the ControlLogix processor, the Communication Timeout setting is the amount of time in msec to wait for a response before treating it as a failure.|
|Slot Number||The Slot Number value is the zero based ControlLogix chassis slot number of the ControlLogix processor to connect to.|
The Connection Path value is used to define the route of the PLC-5 processor to connect to. Currently routing through the ControlLogix Ethernet Communication Interface Module (1756-ENET) to the ControlLogix Data Highway Plus-Remote I/O Communication Interface Module (1756-DHRIO) and on to a PLC-5 processor of the DH+ network is supported.
|Concurrent Requests||The number of requests that Ignition will try to send to the device at the same time. Increasing this number can sometimes help with your request throughput, however increasing this too much can overwhelm the device and hurt your communications with the device.|
Supported Connection Methods
ControlLogix 5500 connected through 1756-ENET/A or 1756-ENET/B.