Beckhoff Automation is proud to announce the release of the new EtherNet/IP Tag Wizard that accelerates and simplifies programming of EtherNet/IP I/O architectures. It is made to optimize programming time; its free EtherNet/IP Tag Wizard is a very dynamic tool, which permits simple integration of cost-effective Beckhoff I/O to the Allen-Bradley Logix controllers using a RSLogix™ 5000 programming.
The EtherNet/IP Tag Wizard tool can give immediate benefits to all EtherNet/IP applications, which uses Beckhoff I/O to cut down equipment costs. The company makes comprehensive Beckhoff Bus Terminal I/O system of more than 400 different signal types available to EtherNet/IP users. The IP 67-rated IL2301-B905 Fieldbus Box and IP 20-rated BK9105 Bus Coupler from Beckhoff are ODVA-certified and follow the consumer and producer model for I/O data. It is developed with the use of advanced Industrial Ethernet technology, the IL2301-B905 and BK9105 provide EtherNet/IP operators dramatic price-to-performance ratio.
After saving the RSLogix™ 5000 programmable logic controller (“PLC”) program, the EtherNet/IP Tag Wizard opens up – just like other small applications such as Microsoft Word or Excel. When it is open, the operator can map multiple I/O nodes by choosing an IL2301-B905 EtherNet/IP Fieldbus Box or a Beckhoff BK9105 EtherNet/IP Bus Coupler. After the box or coupler is addressed and selected, I/O terminals are simply added to the system by double clicking the I/O to the correct category. When a node been mapped, it can be imported by the operator into the program using a previously saved RSLogix™ 5000 program.