Allen-Bradley Communications Features

The Allen-Bradley Communications enabler:

Provides the following features:

Configuration functions for defining the logical communication ports used by CIMPLICITY software for the device interface. A device communications process is attached to each port, and up to four communication processes can be configured for a CIMPLICITY computer.

Configuration functions for defining the devices accessed via each communication port and the data or "points" to be exchanged.

Asynchronous exchange of data between CIMPLICITY software and a variety of devices.

Support for collecting data from the Allen­Bradley processors via unsolicited data messages.

Alarm generation when a communication failure occurs.

A utility program for Ethernet communications, abiping.exe, which is used for validating the network addresses that must be specified for each device to which communications are to be established.

Supports the following CIMPLICITY features:

Polled reads at user defined rates

Poll after setpoint

Triggered reads

Analog deadband

Alarm on communications failure

Server Redundancy configurations

Supports the following data types:

Signed 8, 16, and 32 bit integer

Unsigned 8, 16, and 32 bit integers



Floats (for most supported device types).

More information

Required hardware/software.

About Allen-Bradley Communications.