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SeanP

Communicating with old panelview plus

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I have some old Panelview plus displays (version5) that are not being used.  I would like to set them up to communicate with some version 30 PLCs for some basic indication (nothing important).  I know the hardware version won't support it communicating in the standard way, but has anybody been able to set up generic communication for something like this.  I hate for the displays to go to waste, but AB will just tell me to buy a new display.  I figure there has to be a way to communicate to the display with MSG statements or something.  This isn't for a specific project, just trying to not watse displays that we have.

 

Thanks.

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You should have no problem at all getting the HMIs to talk to your PLCs over Ethernet/IP if the PLCs support it. We have a bunch of older version PV+ HMIs. I just worked on one of them at hardware v5.00 that's talking to an L81E at v30.

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I am not able to select the newer processors in the communication path of the version 5 PV+ HMIs.  I was hoping to be able to select a sort of generic ethernet path or something similar.  Thanks.

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