Allen-Bradley: Write#

The Allen-Bradley: Write Node allows you to write to multiple tags on your Allen-Bradley CompactLogix or ControlLogix programmable logic controller (PLC) through EtherNet/IP. This node is only available in edge workflows.

Allen-Bradley Write Node

Configuration#

There are three main parts of the configuration for this node ...

Address Configuration#

Allen-Bradley Write Node Configuration

Address Configuration contains three fields:

  • Host: (Required) A string template for the IP address at which the PLC or EtherNet/IP Module resides.
  • Slot: (Required) A string template or integer for the PLC Slot number.
  • Keep-Alive Interval: (Optional) A string template or integer for the seconds between keep-alive connection requests. Set this value lower than your device's connection timeout. Blank (the default) or 0 turns off the keep-alive request.

Write Instructions#

Allen-Bradley Write Node Write Instructions

You may define multiple write instructions for the Allen-Bradley: Write Node, and you must define at least one. Each instruction has the following fields:

  • Controller or Program Tag: (Required) A string template.
  • Program: (Optional) A string template for the program which your program tag is a member of. In case of a controller tag (above) leave this blank.
  • Data Type: Atomic (SINT, INT, DINT, REAL, BOOL) or STRING.
  • Value: (Required) A string template of the value to write to the tag.

Destination Path#

Allen-Bradley Write Node Result

The success or failure of each write instruction will be placed in an object at the Destination Path (a payload path) (optional) under the write key. If the write is successful the write value will be success, and conversely if the write failed the write value will be fail.

If the write failed there will be a list of errors at the Destination Path under the key errors. Because the tags are written as a group one failed write for a tag may cause the other writes in the group to fail.

Along with the write and possible errors, each write object at the Destination Path will include a plcProperties object key. The PLC Properties object includes current device information about various possible faults, status, version, time, slot, serial number, and name.

The following is an example of a successful write, where the Destination Path is destination.allenWrite:

{
  "destination": {
    "allenWrite": {
      "plcProperties":{
        "io_faluted": false,
        "majorUnrecoverableFault": false,
        "majorRecoverableFault": false,
        "minorUnrecoverableFault": false,
        "minorRecoverableFault": false,
        "faulted": false,
        "status": 12640,
        "version": "31.11",
        "time": null,
        "slot": 0,
        "serial_number": 1622838845,
        "name": "1769-L16ER/B LOGIX5316ER"
      },
      "write": "success"
    }
  }
}

The following is an example of a failure to write:

{
  "destination": {
    "allenWrite": {
      "plcProperties":{
        "io_faulted": false,
        "majorUnrecoverableFault": false,
        "majorRecoverableFault": false,
        "minorUnrecoverableFault": false,
        "minorRecoverableFault": true,
        "faulted": true,
        "status": 12640,
        "version": "31.11",
        "time": null,
        "slot": 0,
        "serial_number": 1622838845,
        "name": "1769-L16ER/B LOGIX5316ER"
      },
      "write": "fail",
      "errors": [ { "type": "ALLEN-BRADLEY_WRITE_ERROR", "message": "Something useful to help you fix the issue." } ]
    }
  }
}