Node-RED Modbus TCP Handling Errors

Node-RED Modbus TCP Handling Communication Errors

Node-RED Modbus TCP can recover from communication errors automatically. Options are available to you the programmer to continue the Node-RED flow upon detection of these errors. Broken Ethernet cable, Modbus Server power, and Node-RED Client offline are just a few of the errors that can occur on the industrial plant floor. Our Node-RED program must … Read more

Simple Click Data Logging – Node-RED

Simple Click Data Logging

We will now be looking at simple data logging using a Click PLC with an Ethernet port. Node-RED will be used to communicate to the controller via Modbus TCP protocol. Information collected will be then stored in an SQLite SQL database. A Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer will be used for the Node-RED collecting and … Read more

Waveshare USB to Serial PC Installation

Waveshare WS USB RS485 PC Installation

We will be installing an industrial USB to RS485 converter on our computer. The Waveshare USB to serial port is a 2-wire USB to RS-485 serial communication adapter for RS485 use. It does not require an external power supply or complicated configuration. It has a Type A (plug) USB connector for the computer side and … Read more

Do-More PLC Node-RED HTTP Request

Do-More PLC Node-RED HTTP Request

Node-RED HTTP Request can be used to read any BRX Do-More PLC memory area. This HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) communication will only read information from our controller. The BRX Do-More REST API is used to read information using a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or web address. We will be using the HTTP request node in … Read more

Node-RED User Interface – Dashboards

Node-RED User Interface - Dashboards

Node-RED can easily display interactive information to the user or operator using a web browser on your phone, tablet, or computer. Any device that has access to the network in which node-red is running. We will be installing the node-red-dashboard palette. This allows us to create a live data dashboard user interface. (UI) The information … Read more

Node-RED Modbus RTU / TCP Communication

Node-RED Modbus RTU / TCP Communication

Node-RED can easily connect to industrial controls using Modbus communication. Modbus is a master-slave type of communication. Masters will always send the commands to read or write to the slaves on the network. The slaves will respond if the communication is directed at them. We will be installing the node-red-contrib-modbus palette. This will allow us … Read more