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In this video, you will learn about the producer-consumer and the explicit messaging models, benefits, and considerations.
An Allen-Bradley Logix 5000 controller produces and consumes system shared tags.
For two or more controllers to share produced or consumed tags, controllers must be on the same backplane or connected to the same control network, such as ControlNet or EtherNet/IP network.
For more information please refer to the Logix 5000 Controllers Produced and Consumed Tags programming manual: https://bit.ly/3my0iwi
We will add the Remote PLC2 “Produce Tag”. This tag will be consumed by the “Local PLC1”.
On the “Edit Tags” tab, create the new tag. The tag will be named, “ME_to_REMOTE_DINT” and created as a “Double Integer” data type.
Then right-click anywhere over the tag and select Edit “ME_to_REMOTE_DIN...
Let’s create the PLC “Consume tag”. On the Edit Tags tab, create another new tag. The tag will be named, “REMOTE_to_ME_DINT” and created as a “Double Integer” data type.
Right-click anywhere over the tag and select, Edit “REMOTE_to_ME_DINT” properties. Select “Consumed” as the data type.
Let’s add the “Produce” tag in the “Local PLC1” program.
The produce tag will be named “ME_to_REMOTE_DINT”. Create the tag in the “Edit tags” section as a Double Integer data type.
Then right-click anywhere over the tag and select Edit “ME_to_REMOTE_DINT” properties.
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