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- Date Created
- Fri, 5th Oct 2012
- Date Modified
- Fri, 4th Dec 2015
Configuring EtherNet/IP for the Gocator
How do I configure EtherNet/IP for the Gocator?
Gocator supports EtherNet/IP explicit messaging via TCP, which requires setup through the Message Configuration dialog in Allen-Bradley software. A step-by-step configuration guide is available at http://lmi3d.com/sites/default/files/gocator_appnote_ethernetip_allenbradley.pdf.
Gocator 4.1 and higher also supports implicit messaging (Cyclic and Change of State), via UDP. For more information, see http://lmi3d.com/sites/default/files/APPNOTE_Implicit_Messaging_with_Allen-Bradley_PLCs.pdf.
Before attempting anything else, you should confirm the connection to the sensor by doing one of the following:
Explicit messaging – Read the sensor's serial number from the identity object. If that fails, please take screen shots of the EtherNet/IP configuration dialogues and attach them to an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Implicit messaging – Check the sensor's running state, which is allocated to byte 0 in the byte index.
Note that there is no Add-On Profile (AOP) available for the Gocator and it cannot be automatically configured through the EDS file. Please follow the step-by-step guide. Our experience is that users are able to quickly establish the connection when they follow the guide.