Selecting the Proper EDS File
The first step is to select the proper EDS file based upon the firmware version of your ConveyLinx ERSC modules. Our Pulseroller.com website contains all EDS files for download including older versions. The following chart lists firmware version, operation mode, and EDS file cross-reference information:
|ERSC Firmware||ERSC Mode||EDS File|
|4.24 and Earlier||ZPA Mode Only||ConveyLinx_ZPA_Instance_1.eds|
|4.24 and Earlier||PLC I/O Mode Only||ConveyLinx_PLC_IO_Instance_1.eds|
|4.25 and 4.27||ZPA & PLC I/O Mode||ConveyLinx_V5_6.eds|
|5.02 and Later||ZPA & PLC I/O Mode||ConveyLinx_V5_6.eds|
Installing the EDS file provided by Pulseroller into your RSLogix 5000 environment will allow you to select the ERSC module from your list of known devices without having to use the Generic Ethernet Module method. The EDS file contains the Instance and size parameters so you do not have to fill in this information. When you connect to an ERSC, the data is arranged in assembled registers with the data appearing in your Controller Tags similarly to how the data appears when you connect to an ERSC as a Generic Ethernet Module.