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Entry type: Application example, Entry ID: 108740380, Entry date: 10/24/2017
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Open user communication to 3rd party control system (CLX/GLX controller)

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This library allows to communicate via a standard protocol (TCP/IP) between SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500 and Rockwell ControlLogix/GuardLogix without using a Gateway.

To communicate between different controllers of different manufacturers, several options are available. One is the possibility of using a gateway. Another one is the use of own communication blocks for the controllers.

Solution
The libraries in this article provide communication blocks for the communication between S7-1500/S7-1200 controllers and ControlLogix/GuardLogix controllers. They provide a function block for the S7-1500/S7-1200 and an AOI for the ControlLogix/GuardLogix.


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Advantages
This article offers you the following advantages:

  • communication blocks which are flexible to use (as Server or Client, for sending or receiving, ...)
  • easy-to-use and easy-to-adapt program blocks.
  • detailed step-by-step instructions for the use of the libraries

Documentation and Projects
 Documentation (2,0 MB) (2,0 MB) 
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Last Changes 
Update to STEP V14 SP1

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