Interfacing with Allen Bradley PLC
I want to obtain data from a Allen Bradley PLC-5 via the serial port , any suggestions .....
Do you know anything about collecting data from serial ports?
AB has a number of packages available that provide i/o to their PLCs. Talk to your local distributor, they're usually very helpful and knowledgeable. Be prepared to send some money though, you're dealing with high-end hardware and they are priced accordingly.
I did a project similar to this 10 years ago. AB's manuals were quite extensive, and documented the protocols quite well. As JWA said, talk to the AB people, they sholed be able to get you the documentation.
Allen Bradley? Wasn't he Dick van Dykes's boss on the old Dick van Dyke Show?
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