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1224-QSDJ-4415
Date Created
Fri, 5th Oct 2012
Date Modified
Fri, 4th Dec 2015

   Configuring EtherNet/IP for the Gocator

Question 

How do I configure EtherNet/IP for the Gocator?

Answer 

Sensor Model All
Firmware Version 3.x, 4.x
SDK Version n/a

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 support@lmi3d.com.

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.