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Connect to a Device

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  1. Go to the Configure section of the Gateway webpage.
     
  2. Scroll down and select OPC-UA > Devices.
     
  3. On the Devices page, find the blue arrow and click on Create new Device.
     
  4. On the Add Device Step 1: Choose Type page, select Allen-Bradley Logix Driver, and click Next.
     
  5. On the New Device page, leave all the default values and type in the following fields:
    Name: CLX
    Hostname: type the IP address for the PLC, for example 10.20.1.54
     
  6. Click Create New Device.
    The Devices page is displayed showing the ControlLogix device is added to Ignition. The Status will show as Disconnected and then Connected.
     
  7. To see all the tags, go to OPC Connections > Quick Client in the Configure section, on the OPC Quick Client page expand the ControlLogix folder and in the Global folder you can see all the tags.
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URLhttps://www.inductiveuniversity.com/video/connecting-to-controllogix-v21?r=/course/opc-ua-devices-in-ignition
NameConnecting to ControlLogix v21







Device Connection Settings

The General settings are common to all Allen Bradley devices, and the Connectivity settings are device dependent.

General

Name

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.

DescriptionThe user-defined description for the device. This is only used as a note to differentiate between devices.
Enable DeviceOnly devices that are enabled appear in Connections > Devices of the Status page of the Gateway and thus have their tags available for use.
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Port - The port number for the Logic driver device connection.


Connectivity

Hostname

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.

TimeoutAfter 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.
Port


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The port number for the Logic driver device connection.

Max Concurrent RequestsThe 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.
Slot NumberThe Slot Number value is the zero based ControlLogix chassis slot number of the ControlLogix processor to connect to.


Advanced

Automatic Rebrowse

Monitor for tag additions and UDT changes and automatically initiate a re-browse when detected. If this is disabled tags will only be browsed when connecting and reconnecting. (default: true)

CIP Connection Size

The CIP connection size to use during Forward Open requests. (default: 500)