An example of a conveyor layout is a great way to illustrate the Integrated PLC Topology Configuration method.
|Module Mode||I.P. Address||DAP from Hardware Catalog||Profinet Name|
|Full ZPA||192.168.0.20||ConveyLinx-Ai in ZPA mode||feeder|
|Full ZPA with Merger||192.168.0.21||ConveyLinx-Ai merger||merge|
|ConveyLogix Interface||192.168.0.22||ConveyLinx-Ai in PLC mode with ConveyLogix||divert|
|Full PLC Controlled||192.168.0.23||ConveyLinx-Ai in PLC mode||workstation|
|Reduced ZPA||192.168.10.20||ConveyLinx-Ai in reduced ZPA mode||spur|
|Reduced PLC Controlled||192.168.15.20||ConveyLinx-Ai in reduced PLC mode||reject|
For this example, add these to your network in the same fashion as described earlier in the Examples of Adding Modules section. Because our example is using a switch, you need to select a Profinet switch from the Catalog. In our example we selected a SCLANCE XF204 four port switch. Here is a view showing all the items added to our topology including the Profinet switch and ConveyLinx modules.
Connecting PLC and Switch
To make a topology connection, click and drag from the small connection square on the PLC to one of the ports on the switch.