In this article and video, Brad Vorrie, one of the
automation specialist for Ramco, shows us the Remote IO Blocks from Turck. Remote
IO Blocks from Turck are a cost-effective solution to send IO long distances as
long as your device can communicate using the Ethernet IP protocol. This is a great
solution, although we're not an Allen Bradley distributor, we’re going to show
you how to setup Turck FE EN 20 series Ethernet IP remote IO Block to an Allen
Bradley compact logic PLC. Let’s take a look.
Using an Allen Bradley software, right-click Ethernet and
select new module on communications. Find the generic Ethernet module and press
ok. Give the block a name, typically this is based off the location of the
block, and choose data integers to include 16-bit integers, then give it an IP address.
Enter in 103 for the assembly input instance the size of 5 and 10. For outlet
instance with a size of two configuration will be 10 60 bits and then leave the
default of 10 milliseconds and press open. Then you can download to verify that
there are no errors. Make sure there are no check marks under Ethernet module. Under
controller tags we can lock the information for your inputs, then your inputs
will be under data one and include in this block 16 input bits word. There are
indicators to indicate that output has been short, your output bits will be
under data one and in this block will be 16 output bits.