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OPC-UA and Devices in Ignition

With OPC-UA, a platform and vendor-neutral data access specification, connecting any PLC device to Ignition is easy. Device connections are done over the Ethernet for those devices for which there is an Ignition device driver.

 
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Connecting to Allen-Bradley Ethernet

The Allen Bradley drivers in Ignition include: ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC-5, MicroLogix, and SLC Allen-Bradley. They can connect directly through the Gateway to devices that support Ethernet communications.

  • This topic includes 37 minutes of video and 8 challenge questions.
  • Challenge requires downloading the:
    Ignition challenge backup file
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Connecting to Modbus

The Modbus driver allows Ignition to communicate with any device that supports Modbus TCP protocol.

  • This topic includes 17 minutes of video and 5 challenge questions.
  • Challenge requires downloading the:
    Ignition challenge backup file
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Connecting to Siemens

The Siemens drivers in Ignition provide support for connecting to S7-300, S7-400, and S7-1200 PLCs via TCP/IP using the S7 protocol.

  • This topic includes 7 minutes of video and 5 challenge questions.
  • Challenge requires downloading the:
    Ignition challenge backup file
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Connecting to DNP3

The DNP3 driver allows Ignition to communicate with any device that supports the DNP3 protocol and set up Alias Point lists for those devices.

  • This topic includes 12 minutes of video and 4 challenge questions.
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Connecting to TCP Driver

The TCP driver allows you to communicate to barcode scanners, scales, and more. They are strictly passive listeners and are configured to connect to one or more ports on a given IP address and any ASCII characters that are brought in as tags.

  • This topic includes 7 minutes of video and 4 challenge questions.
  • Challenge requires downloading the:
    Ignition challenge backup file
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Connecting to Third Party OPC

Ignition can easily and quickly connect to third party OPC servers via OPC-UA or OPC-DA (using the OPC-COM module) for devices that do not have a supported driver.

  • This topic includes 6 minutes of video and 2 challenge questions.