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Click Click PLUS Communication Modbus RTU Modbus TCP PLC PLC Learning WiFi

Click to Click PLC Communication – Remote IO

We will connect two Click PLUS PLCs and communicate in three different ways. Using the send and receive commands, we will set up one PLC to be the master (client) and communicate with the slave (server). WiFi, Ethernet, and Serial communication will share common memory areas between the Click PLCs.
Click to Click PLC CommunicationThe send and receive commands have been covered before in our Click PLC Series, but we will look further at the timing of the communication. Detecting and correcting communication errors will be discussed and implemented. We will also create a heartbeat for the remote Click slave (server) PLC. This will allow the remote controller to determine if communications have stopped with the Click master (client). Wiring a pushbutton and some ladder logic code will allow us to time the throughput of each of the communication methods. Let’s get started.

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Click Communication Modbus RTU Modbus TCP PLC PLC Basics

Click PLC Establish Communication

So far in this series, we have discussed the Click PLC System Hardware (Video) and Installed the Software (Video). Today we will be establishing PC to PLC communications. This will allow us to program, edit or alter the way in which our Click PLC will function.