Let’s program an example of “Produce Consume” method.
We will program and setup two PLC programs and “Studio 5000 Logix Emulate” on a PC to simplify our example and call them “RealPars_ProduceConsume_PLC1” and “RealPars_ProduceConsume_PLC2”.
Obtain these files here:
PLC1 will be the local PLC and PLC2 will be the remote PLC.
These two PLCs will Produce and Consume each other’s tag data. PLC1 will produce a tag and PLC2 will consume this tag's data. And vice-versa, PLC2 will produce a tag and PLC1 will consume this tag's data.
We will not be using actual PLC processors but instead, use a PLC emulator on the same programming PC.