An example of a conveyor layout is a great way to illustrate the Integrated PLC Topology Configuration method.
|DAP from Hardware Catalog
|ConveyLinx in ZPA mode
|Full ZPA with Merger
|ConveyLinx in PLC mode with ConveyLogix
|Full PLC Controlled
|ConveyLinx in PLC mode
|ConveyLinx in reduced ZPA mode
|Reduced PLC Controlled
|ConveyLinx in reduced PLC mode
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.