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Let’s download our two PLC programs into the Studio 5000 Logix Emulate software so we can test the “Produce Consume” and “Explicit Message Block” communication methods.
With both programs running Online, we’ll enter a value in the Local PLC1 ME_to_REMOTE_DINT tag of 1111 and observe the communication to Remote PLC2 REMOTE_to_ME_DINT tag value changed to 1111.
Then, we’ll enter a value in the Remote PLC2 ME_to_REMOTE_DINT tag of 2222 and observe the communication to Local PLC1 REMOTE_to_ME_DINT tag value changed to 2222.
This is all that is required for “Produce Consume” communication.
We can see the timers running and the timer done bits energizing the rungs for both READ and WRITE message blocks.
We’ll enter a value in the Local PLC1 MSG_ME_to_REMOTE_DINT tag of 3333 and observe the communication to Remote PLC2 MSG_REMOTE_to_ME_DINT tag value changed to 3333.
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