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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.
Enter the Description and then set the Type as “Produced”.
Select the Connection button and set the Produced Tag Connection window, the “Max Consumers” to using only “1” consumer.
Let’s create the PLC’s 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.
In each PLC we configured a “Produce” tag and a “Consume” tag.
The “Local PLC Produce” tag data will be consumed by the “Remote PLC Consume” tag. The “Remote PLC Produce” tag data will be consumed by the “Local PLC Consume” tag.
You can always check for configured “Produce” tags by left-clicki...
When we use “Message Blocks”, we’ll only need to program the Local to perform the READ and WRITE between the two Local and Remote PLCs.
First, under the Controller Organizer, we created a new Program named “Explicit Messaging”. Then we created a new ladder Routine named ME_READ_WRITE_REMOTE.