RCO Overview

  1. The routing control object (RCO) monitors triggers that are either manually initiated via RCO_UI or predefined sequences of CIMPLICITY points.

  2. When it finds that a trigger has been set, the RCO executes a routing logic module to determine what decisions, if any, to make based upon that new information.

  3. RCO executes the decision-specific output logic module associated with the selected decision.

  4. RCO executes a common output module if one has been configured for the control site.

  5. The output logic modules are used to communicate the RCO's decision to a PLC on the factory floor.

Optional configurations include:

  1. The RCO can also be configured to wait for a ready point to hold a predefined value before executing any logic.

  2. Once all logic has been executed, the site can also be configured to set a done point.

The Done point informs the PLC that all signals for this decision have been sent, and to wait for a verification point to be set by the PLC acknowledging completion, before returning to trigger detection.

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